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Telescoping bone screw

Telescoping bone screw

Periprosthetic bone plates

Periprosthetic bone plates

Periprosthetic bone plates

Device and method for orthopedic fracture fixation

Date/App# patent app List of recent Fracture-related patents
11/13/14
20140337811
 Sub-module physical refinement flow patent thumbnailSub-module physical refinement flow
A computer system is provided that enables a designer of a circuit design to fracture and reconstitute a larger design for both computer modeling of the functionality and the physical implementation or rendering of the circuit design. More particularly, the designer may refine or re-work a sub-module of the larger sub-circuit without having to create a corresponding sub-module in the physical implementation.
11/13/14
20140336715
 Telescoping bone screw patent thumbnailTelescoping bone screw
A bone screw for treating a bone fracture having a detent assembly on a body portion thereof. The detent assembly includes a detent member that is movable between a first and second position.
11/13/14
20140336713
 Periprosthetic bone plates patent thumbnailPeriprosthetic bone plates
The present disclosure relates to bone plates that are configured for use with bones having periprosthetic fractures. For example, in the event that a proximal femur is fractured in an area that is adjacent to a prosthetic component, such as a femoral stem used in a hip replacement, the periprosthetic bone plates of the present invention may be used.
11/13/14
20140336710
 Device and method for orthopedic fracture fixation patent thumbnailDevice and method for orthopedic fracture fixation
The present invention relates invention relates to devices and methods for the fixation and stabilization of orthopedic fractures and more specifically to stabilization of compression fractures of spinal vertebrae. The systems comprise cannulated orthopedic screws and mechanical expandable implants introducible through the lumen of such screws.
11/13/14
20140336656
 Microfracture pick patent thumbnailMicrofracture pick
A microfracture pick having features configured to aid a user in advancing the microfracture pick through bone. The microfracture pick has an elongated member with a proximal end, a distal end, a sharp, optionally angled tip disposed adjacent the distal end of the elongated member, and at least one engaging feature disposed at one or more locations on the elongated member for engaging a complementary feature of a strike instrument.
11/13/14
20140336299
 Solution based polymer nanofiller-composites synthesis patent thumbnailSolution based polymer nanofiller-composites synthesis
A solution based polymer nanofiller composite processing method to improve mechanical, electrical, thermal and/or chemical properties. The solution based synthesis method may include the steps of surface functionalizing carbon nanomaterials and dissolving a polymer in a solvent.
11/13/14
20140335344
 Metallic foam material patent thumbnailMetallic foam material
The invention provides a metallic foam material with better mechanical properties than known foamed materials, and a method of making such a material. Although known foamed metals are light in weight, and sandwich structures formed of such materials can be formed into structural components, the tendency for the structure to crush and fracture under compressive loading, with consequent crack propagation, limits their use in applications in which the integrity of the component is important.
11/13/14
20140334262
 Method and apparatus for active seismic shear wave monitoring of hydro-fracturing of oil and gas reservoirs using arrays of multi-component sensors and controlled seismic sources patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for active seismic shear wave monitoring of hydro-fracturing of oil and gas reservoirs using arrays of multi-component sensors and controlled seismic sources
Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a technique to monitor hydro-fracturing in oil and gas wells by use of active seismic sources and arrays of monitoring sensors. The invention utilizes combinations of seismic sources such as vertical vibrators in anti-phase pairs.
11/13/14
20140332934
 Substrates for semiconductor devices patent thumbnailSubstrates for semiconductor devices
A method of manufacturing a composite substrate for a semiconductor device, the method comprising: selecting a substrate wafer comprising: a first layer of single crystal material suitable for epitaxial growth of a compound semiconductor thereon and having a thickness of 100 μm or less;a second layer having a thickness of no less than 0.5 μm and formed of a material having a lower thermal expansion coefficient than the first layer of single crystal material and/or is formed of a material which has a higher fracture strength than that of the first layer of single crystal material; and a third layer forming a handling wafer on which the first and second layers are disposed, wherein the substrate wafer has an aspect ratio, defined by a ratio of thickness to width, of no less than 0.25/100; growing a first polycrystalline cvd diamond layer on the first layer of single crystal material using a chemical vapour deposition technique to form a composite comprising the substrate wafer bonded to the polycrystalline diamond layer via the first layer of single crystal material, wherein during growth of the first polycrystalline cvd diamond layer a temperature difference at a growth surface between an edge and a centre point thereof is maintained to be no more than 80° c.; and removing the second and third layers of the substrate wafer to form a composite substrate comprising the polycrystalline diamond layer directly bonded to the first layer of single crystal material.. .
11/13/14
20140332643
 Rotary unit apparatus and rotation supporting apparatus patent thumbnailRotary unit apparatus and rotation supporting apparatus
To provide a rotary unit and a rotation support used for television, etc., with a simple structure, which can generate an adequate friction torque and has a strength enough to prevent an escape and fracture during its use, even if it is made of aluminum die-cast material or synthetic resin article, a lower interior cylindrical body and an upper interior cylindrical body are provided on an upper disc portion and a lower disc portion of a fixed cylindrical body and/or a rotary cylindrical body rotatably connected by a hinge shaft, and a reinforcing member is attached to the lower and the upper interior cylindrical bodies. The reinforcing member comprises an insertion hole in which the hinge shaft is inserted, wherein locking portions provided on a plurality of locking pieces (which are provided by folding the outer circumference portions) are locked by the lower and the upper interior cylindrical bodies..
11/13/14
20140332577
Method for fracture splitting a connecting rod and corresponding device
A method and a device for fracture splitting a connecting rod and a connecting rod formed therefrom are provided, in which a force exerted on an outer rim of an eye of the connecting rod by a separating tool is generated by an electromagnetic force. The separating tool includes at least two separating members inserted into the eye, and the electromagnetic force is generated by displacing the at least two separating members away from each other inside the eye in response to application of the electromagnetic force.
11/13/14
20140332451
Fracture water treatment method and system
A method and system for treatment of flow-back and produced water from a hydrocarbon well in which fracturing operations are carried out using a phase separation and creating of positive charge in the water.. .
11/13/14
20140332391
Fracture water treatment method and system
A method and system for treatment of flow-back and produced water from a hydrocarbon well in which fracturing operations are carried out using a phase separation and creating of positive charge in the water.. .
11/13/14
20140332214
Hydraulic fracturing composition, method for making and use of same
A hydraulic fracturing composition includes: a superabsorbent polymer in an expanded state; a plurality of proppant particles disposed in the superabsorbent polymer; an additive comprising a surfactant, a viscose polymer, or a combination thereof, and a fluid to expand the superabsorbent polymer into the expanded state. A process for disposing a plurality of proppant particles in a fracture comprises: disposing a hydraulic fracturing composition in a downhole environment; forming a fracture; disposing the hydraulic fracturing composition in the fracture; breaking the superabsorbent polymer after forming the fracture; and releasing the plurality of proppant particles from superabsorbent polymer.
11/13/14
20140332213
Hydraulic fracturing composition, method for making and use of same
A hydraulic fracturing composition includes: a superabsorbent polymer in an expanded state and configured to break in response to a breaking condition; a plurality of proppant particles disposed in the superabsorbent polymer prior to release of the plurality of proppant particles from the superabsorbent polymer in response to breaking the superabsorbent polymer; and a fluid to expand the superabsorbent polymer into the expanded state. The hydraulic fracturing composition can be made by contacting a superabsorbent polymer with a fluid to expand the superabsorbent polymer into an expanded state; and disposing a plurality of proppant particles in the superabsorbent polymer to make the hydraulic fracturing composition.
11/06/14
20140330322
Combination holder/impactor and bone plate for fracture fixation
A combination of a bone fixation plate for fixation of fractures having a small terminal bone fragment, such as fractures of the distal radius and a holder/impactor for gripping the bone plate and for facilitating impacting the bone plate, with or without predrilled holes. The bone plate includes hook members configured to provide subchondral support to a distal bone fragment, without causing shortening of the fragment into the metaphyseal bone, and without providing a bending torque directed to the base of the plate.
11/06/14
20140330321
Method of stabilizing a fracture at a metaphysis defining a concave articular surface
A volar distal radius plate includes a shaft and a head. The head includes a radial side that seats below the volar rim, and an ulnar side with two extending tabs that provide a buttress support to ulnar fragments from the volar rim.
11/06/14
20140330275
Flexible plate fixation of bone fractures
Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for fixation of a fractured bone with a bone plate. In various embodiments, the systems and plates provide elastic suspension of the receiving holes relative to an osteosynthesis plate.
11/06/14
20140330190
Adjustable wrist orthotic
An adjustable wrist orthotic suitable for the treatment of wrist fractures and similar injuries. The orthotic preferably includes a top panel joined to a bottom panel.
11/06/14
20140330189
Wrist orthotic with taper adjusting binding strap
An adjustable wrist orthotic suitable for the treatment of wrist fractures and similar injuries. The orthotic includes a panel which encircles the hand, the wrist, and a portion of the forearm.
11/06/14
20140330188
Wrist orthotic including adjustable ulna gap
An adjustable wrist orthotic suitable for the treatment of wrist fractures and similar injuries. The orthotic preferably includes a top panel joined to a bottom panel.
11/06/14
20140329051
Material model that couples rotation of micro structural elements with the path of energy flux
The invention is a material model that treats all charge carriers, micro structural elements and disturbances as sets of energy flux vectors. The curvature and direction of the path of the energy flux vectors are vector functions whose coefficients are summations of linear and trigonometric functions.
11/06/14
20140328460
Method and device for assisting in the treatment of bone fractures
A bone fracture is treated by employing a database with comparison data records. The records each include at least one 3d image data record of at least one bone.
11/06/14
20140327261
Disk hoisting tool
Provided is a disk hoisting tool which can prevent deformation or fracture of corner portions of a fitting groove, falling of a disk, and damage to a surface forming the fitting groove, and can safely reverse the disk. The disk hoisting tool which is mounted so as to hoist a disk where a plurality of fitting grooves penetrating in a plate thickness direction are circumferentially formed in a peripheral portion, the disk hoisting tool including a hoisting body (11) that includes: an eye plate (21) having a through hole penetrating in a plate thickness direction; and a fitting projection (22) formed so as to be fitted with the fitting groove..
11/06/14
20140326849
Superelastic alloy structural geometry for ultrahigh mechanical damping
A mechanical structure is provided with a crystalline superelastic alloy that is characterized by an average grain size and that exhibits a martensitic phase transformation resulting from a mechanical stress input greater than a characteristic first critical stress. A configuration of the superelastic alloy is provided with a geometric structural feature of the alloy that has an extent that is no greater than about 200 micrometers and that is no larger than the average grain size of the alloy.
11/06/14
20140326567
Drive shaft structure
The invention relates to a power transmission system of the automotive vehicle. A drive shaft structure, comprising a drive shaft and a hydraulic overload protector, the drive shaft comprises a first shaft and a coaxial second shaft, the hydraulic overload protector comprises a mounting rack, a crank shaft and at least a pair of hydraulic cylinders, a communicating tube is provided between two cylinders of the pair of hydraulic cylinders, a bi-directional pressure valve is provided on the communicating tube, said crank shaft comprises a spindle and a connecting rod shaft, said spindle is connected with said mounting rack rotatably, said first shaft is fixed with said mounting rack, said second shaft is fixed with said spindle, said connecting rod shaft is connected with said mounting rack via said cylinders.
11/06/14
20140326511
Enhanced smear effect fracture plugging process for drilling systems
This invention relates to drilling a well, particularly an oil or gas well, where casing or liner will be installed to stabilize the wellbore. The present invention is intended to permit more drilling and longer lengths of casing or liner to be installed at one time.
10/30/14
20140324355
Fracture detection using monopole source in acoustic well logging
The present disclosure relates generally to well logging and measurement in subterranean formations and more particularly, the present disclosure relates to a system and method for identifying anisotropic formations, such as fractures and fracture patterns, in subterranean formations. The method uses waveforms transmitted from a monopole source.
10/30/14
20140324014
Safety fluid connector for an extracorporeal fluid line
A safety fluid connector for exchange of fluid with the human body of a substantially non-flexible polymer material has a first open end and a second open end connected by a fluid passage and comprises a predetermined breaking point designed to fracture unintentionally at a predetermined breaking force of from 1n to 20 n. Also disclosed is a medical tubing comprising the connector, a method of fluid exchange with the human body and the use of the tubing in the method..
10/30/14
20140323262
Overload protection
An overload protection device in combination with a prime mover and gearbox transmission supplies torque through a gearbox transmission to a load. An input shaft with is driven by the prime mover and rotates therewith.
10/30/14
20140322491
Oblong configuration for bonded patch
A patch for a structure has a rework area with an inconsistency formed therein. The patch comprises a patch body having at least two regions including a fail-safe region and a safe-life region encompassing the fail-safe region.
10/30/14
20140318808
Fracturing multiple zones with inflatables
One or more inflatables are used to initiate fractures in a formation. The onset of fractures after inflation to a predetermined pressure also results in damage to the inflatable and the ability to follow up the stress that initiated the fracture with high flow at high pressure to further propagate the initiated fractures at a location close to their origin.
10/30/14
20140318786
Compositions and methods for servicing subterranean wells
Subterreanean formations penetrated by a wellbore may be stimulated by injecting a well-treatment fluid at a rate and pressure sufficient to create and propagate a fracture in the formation. The treatment fluid comprises a first slurry comprising at least one inorganic cement, water and at least one disruptive agent that may cause the formation of open channels in the fracture through which hydrocarbons in the formation may flow into the wellbore.
10/30/14
20140318779
Methods of coating proppant particulates for use in subterranean formation operations
Methods including providing resin double-coated proppant comprising proppant coated with a first resin and thereafter coated with a second resin atop of the first resin; wherein the first resin is curable by a first curing agent and wherein the second resin is curable by a second curing agent that is different than the first curing agent; curing the second resin by exposing it to the second curing agent; introducing the resin double-coated proppant into at least a portion of a fracture within a subterranean formation; breaking the cured second resin to expose the first resin; introducing the first curing agent into the portion of the fracture where the resin double-coated proppant was placed; and curing the first resin by exposing it to the first curing agent to form a proppant pack.. .
10/30/14
20140318775
Compositions and methods for use of proppant surface chemistry to improve proppant consolidation and flowback control
The present invention relates to methods for hydraulically fracturing a subterranean formation to improve the production rates and ultimate recovery by contacting unconsolidated resin-coated proppant particulates residing in a propped fracture with a reactive crosslinker in order to form a consolidated proppant pack. The present invention also relates to methods for use in water injection wells to consolidate the resin-coated proppant particulates in a gravel packed or frac packed region of a wellbore..
10/30/14
20140318771
Formation pressure sensing system
A method of installing a pressure transducer in a borehole to measure the fluid prepare of a geological formation the pressure transducer is installed into the borehole at a desired, depth, and then the borehole is filled with a cement grout. The fluid connection between the pressure transducer and the formation is opened by pumping a fluid through tubing to displace the cement grout.
10/30/14
20140318672
High strength hot rolled steel sheet for line pipe use excellent in low temperature toughness and ductile fracture arrest performance and method of production of same
For this purpose, the hot rolled steel sheet of the present invention comprises c, si, mn, al, n, nb, ti, ca, v, mo, cr, cu, and ni in predetermined ranges and a balance of fe and unavoidable impurities, in which the microstructure is a continuously cooled transformed structure, in which continuously cooled transformed structure, precipitates containing nb have an average size of 1 to 3 nm and are included dispersed at an average density of 3 to 30×1022/m3, granular bainitic ferrite and/or quasi-polygonal ferrite are included in 50% or more in terms of fraction, furthermore, precipitates containing ti nitrides are included, and they have an average circle equivalent diameter of 0.1 to 3 μm and include complex oxides including ca, ti, and al in 50% or more in terms of number.. .
10/23/14
20140316549
Method for producing a three-dimensional object by means of a stereolithography process, including a computer graphic design of said object
A three-dimensional object (1) made by way of a stereolithography process, includes a plurality of supports (3) that are connected to the body (2) of the object through joining elements (4) in each one of which it is possible to identify a shaped area (5), recessed with respect to the external surface of the joining element (4) and having the bottom corner (6) that delimits a pre-established fracture area (7) for the detachment of the support (3). Each one of the joining elements (4) includes a first body (8) projecting from the external surface that delimits the body (2) of the object and a second body (9) projecting from the support (3), the bodies (8) and (9) being connected to each other so as to define the shaped area (5) whose bottom corner (6) delimits the pre-established fracture area (7).
10/23/14
20140316472
Low-profile, high tension mesh plate for subcutaneous fracture fixation
A fixation device and method for the subcutaneous fixation of bone fragments. A fixation mesh is formed by the intersection of a plurality of linear legs that are interconnected in sagittal planes to form linear sagittal lines and a plurality of crimped legs that are interconnected in transverse planes to form transverse lines.
10/23/14
20140316428
Fracturing calcifications in heart valves
A device for fracturing calcifications in heart valves characterised by a stabilizer assembly and an impactor assembly assembled on and deployed by a delivery system, wherein said delivery system is operable to cause relative motion between said impactor assembly and said stabilizer assembly with sufficient energy so as to fracture a calcification located in tissue which is sandwiched between said stabilizer assembly and said impactor assembly, wherein said impactor assembly and said stabilizer assembly have shaped impact delivery portions of which the footprint on the valve leaflets is shaped in accordance with a shape of desired fracture sites.. .
10/23/14
20140316411
Systems and methods for minimally invasive fracture reduction and fixation
Systems and methods of using expandable elements inserted into a bone, such as the distal radius, to provide for minimally invasive reduction and fixation of fractures. An introducer is used to insert the expandable elements to create a cavity within the bone, to precisely reposition displaced bone fragments and to form a cavity for introduction of an implant material for bone fixation..
10/23/14
20140316410
Intramedullary nail having self-retaining compression slot
An intramedullary nail has a scalloped compression slot so as to define a plurality of pockets and intersections between the pockets that are narrower than the pockets. Accordingly, a compression member can be inserted into a bone segment of a fractured bone and into the slot.
10/23/14
20140316368
Reduced pressure augmentation of microfracture procedures for cartilage repair
A system for applying a treatment to a defect in one bone of two bones forming a joint that comprises a bladder for delivering a reduced pressure to the defect and for providing a positive pressure as bracing between the two bones of the joint is disclosed. A method for applying such treatment is also disclosed.
10/23/14
20140316319
Pelvic compression positioning device and method of use
A pelvic compression positioning device and method are provided. The pelvic compression device comprises an extension handle, a friction shield attached to the extension handle, the friction shield being releasably connected to a bracing portion of an orthotic device, wherein, the extension handle and the friction shield are slid underneath a fractured body part of a patient without substantially moving the fractured body part..
10/23/14
20140315015
Cubic boron nitride sintered body
A cubic boron nitride sintered body with excellent wear resistance and fracture resistance. The cubic boron nitride sintered body includes 85 to 95% by volume of cubic boron nitride, and 5 to 15% by volume of a binder phase and inevitable impurities.
10/23/14
20140314291
Detection of tooth fractures in cbct image
A method for analyzing a subject tooth. The method includes obtaining volume image data including at least the subject tooth and segments the subject tooth from within the volume data according to one or more operator instructions.
10/23/14
20140312160
Flight vehicles including scribed frangible seals and methods for the manufacture thereof
Embodiments of a flight vehicle including a scribed frangible seal are provided, as are embodiments of a scribed frangible seal and a method for equipping a flight vehicle with a scribed frangible seal. In one embodiment, the flight vehicle includes a vehicle body having a deployment opening therein, and a deployable element residing in a stowed position within the vehicle body and movable into a deployed position.
10/23/14
20140311769
Composite conductor and electric wire using the same
A composite conductor 10, including an internal layer 11 having a conductive material a, the conductive material a having fatigue strength of at least 150 mpa after being subjected to 106 cycles of cyclic loading in a fatigue test, and an external layer 12 having a conductive material b, the external layer coating the internal layer 11, the conductive material b having tensile strength higher than that of the conductive material a, the tensile strength being at least 250 mpa, in which the composite conductor 10 has fracture resistance to a sudden load and impact as well as bending durability.. .
10/23/14
20140311647
Heavy load pneumatic radial tire
Provided is heavy load pneumatic radial tire capable of providing excellent durability by effectively preventing progression of fracture to low heat generation-type base rubber that contributes to improve high-speed durability. Heavy load pneumatic radial tire according to the present invention includes: tread rubber 6 having laminated structure of cap rubber 5 and base rubber 4; and four or more belt layers 3a-3e disposed radially inward of tread rubber 6.
10/16/14
20140309937
Active noise injection computations for improved predictability in oil and gas reservoir characterization and microseismic event analysis
Application of nonlinear resonance interferometry is introduced as a new geophysical approach to improve predictability in characterization of subsurface microseismic event analysis and propagation of fracture. In contrast to reflection methods that remove random information noise, nonlinear resonance interferometry exploits the full microseismic acquisition spectrum.
10/16/14
20140309699
Sternum fixation device and method
An apparatus and technique for internally securing a plurality of bone segments together. The device incorporates a plate-like structure stabilizing the fracture and integrated fasteners to attach fasteners circumscribing the bone segments..
10/16/14
20140309690
Pelvic cable solution
A device for treating bone fractures, comprises an actuating mechanism removably coupleable to a clamping mechanism including a clamp defining a cable receiving channel extending therethrough and a compression member coupled to the clamp for movement relative thereto, movement of the compression member relative to the clamp in a first direction moving the clamping mechanism into a clamping configuration in which at least a portion of the clamp is compressed into the channel to fix a cable received therein relative to the clamping mechanism. The actuating mechanism includes a first member and a second member removably engagable with a clamping mechanism so that, when engaged, relative movement between the first and second members causes relative movement between the clamp and the compression member to move the clamping member between the clamping configuration and a release configuration, the actuating mechanism further including a tensioning mechanism..
10/16/14
20140309637
Devices and methods for interlocking surgical screws and nails
The present invention demonstrates and improved interlocking nail and screw combination to repair fracture bones. The preferred combination uses an hourglass shaped intramedullary nail wherein the larger ends of the nail have holes capable of receiving screws.
10/16/14
20140309636
Intramedullary fixation system for management of pelvic and acetabular fractures
Devices for treating a bone and methods of inserting such devices into a bone are disclosed. A device for treating a bone may include a flexible tube, a stiffening mechanism and an actuator.
10/16/14
20140309337
Epoxy resin composition for fiber-reinforced composite materials, prepreg, and fiber-reinforced composite material
Provided are: a fiber-reinforced composite material which is suppressed in morphology variation due to the molding conditions, while having excellent mode i interlaminar fracture toughness and excellent wet heat resistance; an epoxy resin composition for obtaining the fiber-reinforced composite material; and a prepreg which is obtained using the epoxy resin composition. An epoxy resin composition for fiber-reinforced composite materials, which contains at least the following constituent elements [a]-[f], and which is characterized by containing 5-25 parts by mass of constituent element [c] and 2-15 parts by mass of constituent element [e] per 100 parts by mass of the total epoxy resin blended therein.
10/16/14
20140309149
Dual function proppants
Proppants for use in fractured or gravel packed/frac packed oil and gas wells are provided with a contaminant removal component to remove one or more of the contaminants found in subterranean water/hydrocarbon from a production well. The water/hydrocarbon cleaning proppant solids may be used as discrete particles in a proppant formulation, as a coating on proppant solids in pores of a porous proppant solid or as part of the proppant's internal structure.
10/16/14
20140308479
Architectures for high temperature tbcs with ultra low thermal conductivity and abradability and method of making
A method for fabricating thermal barrier coatings. The thermal barrier coatings are produced with a fine grain size by reverse co-precipitation of fine powders.
10/16/14
20140308477
Textured film and process for manufacture
A textured film, a process for manufacture of the textured film, and a light management stack, a backlight, and a display using the textured film are described. The textured film and process for manufacture thereof, include processes in which the surface texture of the optical film is controlled by incorporation of a patterned coating.
10/16/14
20140306321
Semiconductor device fabrication method and semiconductor device
There is provided a method of fabricating a semiconductor device, the method including: forming a semiconductor component portion at a first surface of a substrate; applying a grinding treatment to a second surface of the substrate that is opposite from the first surface to form a fracture surface; applying a fracture surface removal treatment to predetermined positions of the fracture surface of the second surface; and forming an electrode at the second surface.. .
10/16/14
20140305638
Modeling of interaction of hydraulic fractures in complex fracture networks
Methods of performing a fracture operation at a wellsite with a fracture network are provided. The methods involve obtaining wellsite data and a mechanical earth model, and generating a hydraulic fracture growth pattern for the fracture network over time.
10/16/14
20140305293
Armor plate with shock wave absorbing properties
A composite armor plate includes a fracture layer placed adjacent to a ceramic layer. The ceramic layer provides a ballistic resistant layer that receives a ballistic impact and propagates a compression wave.
10/09/14
20140303634
Bone treatment systems and methods
Systems and methods for treating bone, such as vertebral compression fractures are disclosed. A method includes controllably applying energy to a bone cement volume outside of a patient's body to selectively accelerate the polymerization rate of the bone fill material volume prior to introduction into a bone.
10/09/14
20140303633
Methods and apparatus for treating vertebral fractures
Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include an inflation device for cavity creation and an inflation and containment device for maintaining vertebral height and cement containment. Methods for treating a bone comprising: creating a cavity in the bone; inflating a containment jacket in the cavity; inflating a balloon within the containment jacket so that the balloon occupies a first portion of the containment jacket; introducing a first filler material into a second portion of the containment jacket, wherein the second portion of the containment jacket is not occupied by the balloon; removing the balloon from the containment jacket; and introducing a second filler material into the first portion of the containment jacket..
10/09/14
20140303628
Tissue cavitation device and method
A percutaneous surgical device and method for creating a cavity within tissue during a minimally invasive procedure. A cavitation device includes a shaft interconnected to a flexible cutting element.
10/09/14
20140303622
Multi-axis adjustable splint
A multi-axis adjustable splint for treating the fracture of bones includes a rail body that has a longitudinal axis. The splint further includes a fixed clamp assembly coupled to the rail body for securing at least one first bone screw in a first desired orientation.
10/09/14
20140303621
Orthopedic external fixation device
Devices for the fixation of a bone fracture and methods of using the devices are provided. The devices comprise at least one distal pin assembly configured to engage a first bone fragment, at least one proximal pin assembly configured to engage a second bone fragment, and a rail bar system configured to connect the distal and proximal pin assemblies together across the bone fracture.
10/09/14
20140303525
Method and device for non-invasive acoustic stimulation of stem cells and progenitor cells in a patient
The present invention provides a method for non-invasive acoustic stimulation of stem cells and/or progenitor cells in a patient. The invention also provides a device for non-invasive stimulation of stem cells and/or progenitor cells in the patient by generating and delivering acoustic waves of a suitable frequency and intensity to the stem cells and/or progenitor cells.


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