|| List of recent Fracture-related patents
|Microfracture pick for femoral head|
The present teachings provide one or more surgical implements for repairing damaged tissue, such as cartilage on the femoral head. A microfracture pick system for repairing cartilage on a femoral head is provided.
|Sequentially programmed magnetic field therapeutic system (spmf)|
A comprehensive system for inducing cellular regeneration and/or degeneration processes and methods of treatment based on such processes through generating and applying a sequentially programmed magnetic field (spmf) to the area to be treated. In the case of regeneration and degeneration of cells, the pulsing frequencies are in the range of about 0.1 to about 2000 hz based on the indication of the disease type which was determined by either the patient's mri, ct, ultrasound or other diagnostic information.
|Rubber composition and tire using the same as well as modified conjugated diene-based polymer and method for producing the same|
This invention relates to a rubber composition being excellent in the low heat buildup and fracture properties (resistance to crack growth). And more particularly to a rubber composition, characterized by compounding 10-100 parts by mass of an inorganic filler and/or carbon black based on 100 parts by mass of a rubber component including not less than 10 mass % of a modified conjugated diene-based polymer having a cis-1,4 bond content of not less than 90% and a vinyl bond content of not more than 1.2% and a primary amino group.
|Workpiece cutting method|
Fractures (17a, 17b) are generated from modified regions (7a, 7b) to front and rear faces (12a, 12b) of a object to be processed (1), respectively, while an unmodified region (2) is interposed between the modified regions (7a, 7b). This can prevent fractures from continuously advancing in the thickness direction of a silicon substrate (12) when forming a plurality of rows of modified regions (7).
|Spinel-germanate glass composite as an ir window|
This disclosure involves a new spinel and glass micro-composite material and process for making such. The composite has excellent transmission in the 0.5-5.0 μm wavelength region suitable for various visible and mid ir applications utilizing windows, domes and other geometric shapes.
|Aluminum alloy products having improved property combinations and method for artificially aging same|
Aluminum alloy products about 4 inches thick or less that possesses the ability to achieve, when solution heat treated, quenched, and artificially aged, and in parts made from the products, an improved combination of strength, fracture toughness and corrosion resistance, the alloy consisting essentially of: about 6.8 to about 8.5 wt. % zn, about 1.5 to about 2.00 wt.
|Constant-resistance and large deformation anchor cable and constant-resistance device|
A constant-resistance and large deformation anchor cable and a constant-resistance device are provided. The constant-resistance and large deformation anchor cable comprises cables (7), an anchoring device (13), a loading plate (12) and clipping sheets (4).
A box culvert assembly and method of forming a box culvert assembly is provided. The boxes forming the assembly comprise portions configured to allow pivoted assembly of one box into another, while reducing the likelihood of high stress or fracture.
|Distributing a wellbore fluid through a wellbore|
A method includes preparing a hydraulic fracturing fluid that includes a proppant mixture; adjusting the hydraulic fracturing fluid to a flow pattern operable to distribute a substantially equal distribution of an amount of proppant from the proppant mixture into a plurality of fracture clusters formed in a subterranean zone; and distributing the hydraulic fracturing fluid in the substantially equal distribution of the amount of proppant from the proppant mixture into the plurality of fracture clusters, each of the plurality of fracture clusters formed in the subterranean zone at a unique depth from the terranean surface.. .
|Downhole tool having slip inserts composed of different materials|
A downhole tool, such as a fracture plug used during a fracture operation, installs in a downhole tubular, such as casing. The tool has a mandrel with a sealing element disposed thereon between uphole and downhole ends.
|Diaphragm pressure expansion vessel|
A diaphragm pressure expansion vessel (1) which is intended to be connected to a line system having two vessel parts (2, 3) which are connected to one another in a pressure-tight and fluid-tight manner in a peripheral connecting region (4), wherein the closed vessel interior (10) which is formed by the two vessel parts (2, 3) is separated into a water chamber (6) and a gas chamber by a diaphragm (5), wherein the water chamber (6) can be connected to the line system via a connection piece (7), wherein the diaphragm (5) is formed from an at least single-layered plastic and is in the form of a bubble, should be developed further such that the risk of fracture of the plastic diaphragm when subjected to loading during replacement is considerably reduced. This is achieved in that the gas chamber is formed by the diaphragm interior (9) and by the vessel interior (10) between that side of the diaphragm (5) which is averted from the water chamber (6) and the adjoining vessel part, wherein that side of the diaphragm (5) which is averted from the water chamber (6) is provided with perforations..
|Modeling subterranean rock blocks in an injection treatment simulation|
Systems, methods, and software can be used to simulate a fracture treatment. In some aspects, physically separate rock blocks of a subterranean zone are modeled by separate block models.
|Simulating an injection treatment of a subterranean zone|
Systems, methods, and software can be used to simulate a fracture treatment. In some aspects, a common solution vector for multiple distinct subsystem models is defined.
|Bone reduction device having ro markers and method of using the same|
A device and method for treating bone fractures/lesions using an inflatable body is provided. The inflatable body has a substantially flat horizontal surface for quick easy insertion into bone beneath the fracture so as to align misaligned fragments of the fracture and/or to collapsed bone.
|Orthopedic implant having non-circular cross section and method of use thereof|
Orthopedic implants capable of compressing adjacent bone segments into which they are inserted, effective for the fusion, management and repair of bone joints and bone fractures, and methods for their installation, are described. One embodiment of such implants includes an elongated shaft coated to encourage bony in-growth, having a non-round cross section, and a flange at one end, which is laterally inserted into a preformed insertion path formed in adjacent bone segments traversing a joint or fracture location, to the point where further insertion is blocked by the flange intersecting one of the bone segments.
|Abyssal sequestration of nuclear waste and other types of hazardous waste|
A system and method of disposing nuclear waste and other hazardous waste includes means for, and the steps of, blending a waste stream, which includes either a radioactive waste or a hazardous waste (or both), with a liquid and, optionally, a solid material to produce a dense fluid and pumping the dense fluid into a tubing string of an injection boring. The dense fluid then exits a perforation in a casing of the injection boring and enters a fracture in a rock strata, where it continues to propagate downward until it reaches an immobilization point.
|Molded body for dental use|
Provided is a molded body for dental use, said molded body being made from a polyester resin which as a material for esthetic dentures exhibits excellent fracture resistance and moderate bendability, and which ensures excellent polishability during denture fabrication, and has an alkali resistance which prevents a denture from fracturing due to denture cleaning. This molded body for dental use is made from a polyester resin which is composed of a dicarboxylic acid component containing a terephthalic acid residue, and a glycol component containing a 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residue and a 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residue, wherein the proportions of the terephthalic acid residue, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol residue and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol residue in the polyester resin are 30 to 70 mol %, 5 to 25 mol %, and 25 to 50 mol %, respectively..
|Hot-forging micro-alloyed steel and hot-rolled steel excellent in fracture-splitability and machinability, and component made of hot-forged microalloyed steel|
The hot-forging micro-alloyed steel comprises, in mass %, c: greater than 0.35 to 0.60%, si: 0.50 to 2.50%, mn: 0.20 to 2.00%, p: 0.010 to 0.150%, s: 0.040 to 0.150%, v: 0.10 to 0.50%, zr: 0.0005 to 0.0050%, ca: 0.0005 to 0.0050% and n: 0.0020 to 0.0200%, al being limited to less than 0.010%, and a balance substantially of fe and unavoidable impurities.. .
|Method for removing contaminants from wastewater in hydraulic fracturing process|
A borehole is drilled from the surface to an underground shale matrix. A pipe is inserted into the borehole.
|Method and apparatus for generating seismic pulses to map subterranean fractures|
The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Micro-seismic events are generated, after cessation of fracturing and establishment of fracture networks, by particles introduced into the fractures which are capable of explosive or chemical reaction.
|Method for determining fracture network volume using passive seismic signals|
A method for determining a volume of a fracture network includes detecting seismic signals deployed over an area of the subsurface during pumping of fracturing fluid into at least one wellbore drilled through the area. A hypocenter of each fracture induced by the pumping is determined using the seismic signals.
|Hydraulic drillstring sound generator|
Acoustic radiators for coal bed methane or shale gas production are configured to be strategically placed on drillstrings within gas production exhaust boreholes and hydraulically powered so they will radiate intense harmonic sonic waves to shake the solid media immediate to the wall areas. The gas volume output that can be realized by an exhaust well depends highly on the permeability of the media, especially at inside faces of the borehole.
|Frac adapter for wellhead|
There is provided a frac adapter configured to couple a frac tree to a wellhead component. The frac adapter may couple the frac tree to a casing head without a tubing head, thereby enabling the well to be fractured before the tubing head is installed.
|Wellbore fluid testing assembly|
An assembly for the test chamber of a wellbore fluid testing apparatus for simulating fractures in a wellbore is provided comprising base plate of a first diameter having an aperture therethrough configured to be removably secured within the test chamber. A solid end plate of a second diameter smaller than the first diameter is provided that is removably secured to the base plate.
|Distal radius volar locking plate with extension for ulnar volar fragment|
A distal radius fixation plate for volar plating may comprise a distal radius fixation plate body configured to be placed adjacent a fractured volar distal radius and proximal to a watershed line of the volar distal radius and a distal radius fixation plate extension approximately 60 to 80% thinner on average than the distal radius fixation plate and projecting from the distal radius fixation plate body and configured to be placed so that it extends distal to the watershed line, the plate extension configured to curve around an ulnar/volar corner of the distal radius bone so as to engage the volar lip preferably without curving around other parts of the volar lip of the distal radius. The plate extension may have a hook at its upper end.
|Methods and devices for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth|
Methods and devices are provided for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument set can include a driver having a first mating element, and a bone pick have a second mating element configured to releasably mate with the first mating element at any of a plurality of angular orientations.
|Cannulated telescopic femoral neck screw device and related fixation method|
A screw assembly and method developed for the fixation of femoral neck fractures without interruption of the growth process is disclosed. The screw assembly includes a male component that is attached to the lateral cortex and a female component that is attached at the proximal epiphysis.
|Absorbable multi-putty bone cements and hemostatic compositions and methods of use|
The present invention relates to absorbable polyurethane compositions suitable for use in bone repair or reconstruction. The present invention relates to the field of polyurethane-based cements, and putties for use in bone hemostasis, repair and reconstruction.
|Golf club fabricated from bulk metallic glasses with high toughness and high stiffness|
Golf clubs formed from bulk-solidifying amorphous metals (i.e., metallic glasses) having high elastic modulus and fracture toughness, and to methods of forming the same are provided. Among other components, the golf club materials disclosed enable fabrication of flexural membranes or shells used in golf club heads (drivers, fairways, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters) exhibiting enhanced flexural or bending compliance together with the ability to deform plastically and avoid brittle fracture or catastrophic failure when overloaded under bending loads.
|Targets and agents for the treatment of impaired bone fracture healing|
The application teaches a composition comprising one or more pharmaceutical active ingredients selected from the group consisting of interleukin-8 (il-8 or cxcl8), a functional fragment of il-8, a functional variant of il-8, and an agonist of il-8 receptor, for therapeutic and/orprophylactic interventions in impaired bone fracture healing, such as but not limited to non-union fractures, mal-union fractures, or delayed union fractures.. .
|Optical monitoring device for monitoring curvature of a flexible medical instrument|
The invention relates to a method for predicting kinking, breaking or fracturing of flexible medical instruments 100 such as guidewires. Fiber optic methods for determining curvature are known.
|Non-destructive inspection apparatus and method for toughened composite materials|
A non-destructive composite material inspection apparatus and method thereof inspect the fiber direction and fracture toughness. The apparatus includes a light module and a stereoscopic microcamera module.
|Method of increasing the hardness of wurtzite crystalline materials|
The method of increasing the hardness of wurtzite crystalline materials is directed to the production of tool bits and inserts having a hardness approaching that of diamond, while simultaneously providing greater toughness and fracture resistance than diamond. The method includes forming a workpiece of boron nitride having a wurtzite crystal structure (wbn), and optionally combining boron nitride having a cubical crystal structure (cbn) with the wbn material.
|Techniques for enhancing fracture resistance of interconnects|
Techniques and structure are disclosed for enhancing fracture resistance of back-end interconnects and other such interconnect structures by increasing via density. Increased via density can be provided, for example, within the filler/dummified portion(s) of adjacent circuit layers within a die.
|System and method for hemi knee replacement for tibial plateau fracture|
The present invention provides a prosthetic implant for partial replacement of an anatomical part. The implant includes a unitary body with a generally flat lower end face for supporting the body on a cortical surface, a generally curved exterior side face and a generally flat upper end face.
|Propeller shaft assembly with grease retention and vent cap|
Disclosed is a cap that will act as a grease retention feature and venting system, while allowing crash optimization of a propeller shaft with a plunging constant velocity joint. The cap is located between a constant velocity joint and a tube of the propeller shaft system.
|Stealth dicing for ultrasound transducer array|
An ultrasound transducer array is formed with stealth dicing. A laser is used to form defects within the piezoelectric substrate and along the desired kerf locations.
|Method for determining fracture plane orientation using passive seismic signals|
A method for determining fracture plane orientation from seismic signals detected above a subsurface formation of interest includes detecting seismic signals using an array of seismic sensors deployed above the subsurface formation during pumping of a hydraulic fracture treatment of the subsurface formation. A time of origin and a spatial position of origin (hypocenter) of microseismic events resulting from the hydraulic fracture treatment are determined.
|Determining fracture length via resonance|
A system and method to determine a length of a fracture induced from a borehole are described. The method includes isolating a portion of the borehole, the portion of the borehole including an end of the fracture at the borehole wall, increasing fluid pressure in the portion of the borehole, deploying a low-frequency source in the portion of the borehole, and varying a frequency of the low-frequency source to generate resonance oscillations at a resonance frequency in the fracture.
|Lightweight, crash-sensitive automotive component|
The present invention provides a casting having increased crashworthiness including an an aluminum alloy of about 6.0 wt % to about 8.0 wt % si; about 0.12 wt % to about 0.25 wt % mg; less than or equal to about 0.35 wt % cu; less than or equal to about 4.0 wt % zn; less than or equal to about 0.6 wt % mn; and less than or equal to about 0.15 wt % fe, wherein the cast body is treated to a t5 or t6 temper and has a tensile strength ranging from 100 mpa to 180 mpa and has a critical fracture strain greater than 10%. The present invention further provides a method of forming a casting having increased crashworthiness..
|Rapid setting high strength calcium phosphate cements comprising cyclodextrins|
Rapid setting high strength calcium phosphate cements and methods of using the same are provided. Aspects of the cements include fine and coarse calcium phosphate particulate reactants and a cyclodextrin which, upon combination with a setting fluid, produce a flowable composition that rapidly sets into a high strength product.
|Fracture fixation device|
Assemblies for securing fractured bone are provided. The assembly includes a first fixation element, a second fixation element, and an adjustable flexible member construct.
|Devices, systems and methods for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat|
Sinusitis, mucocysts, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, choanal atresia, fractures and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes, lachrymal ducts and other ear, nose, throat and mouth structures are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies and endoscopic studies.
A secondary battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the battery includes an electrode assembly, a can accommodating the electrode assembly therein and a cap assembly sealing the can.
|S-wave anisotropy estimate by automated image registration|
The present disclosure provides a system and method for estimating fracture density within a subsurface formation from s-wave seismic data. In one embodiment, the s-wave seismic data is separated into fast (“s1”) and slow (“s2”) data.
|Method for removing contaminants from wastewater in hydraulic fracturing process|
The method begins drilling a borehole from the surface to an underground shale matrix. A pipe is inserted into the borehole.
|Device, composition and method for prevention of bone fracture and pain|
Methods, apparatus, compositions for reinforcing bone structures are disclosed as well as a reinforced bone structure itself. By injecting a low viscosity polymeric solution into a trabecular bone region at least partly surrounded by cortical bone allowing it to cross-link in-situ, a non-degradable gel can effectively reinforce the region by retaining fluid in the constrained space within the cortical shell.
|Orthopedic fastener device|
Orthopedic fastener devices for fixation of fractured bones are disclosed. The orthopedic fastener device is in the form of an orthopedic fastener having an im nail coated on its external surface with a bioabsorbable or biodegradable hydrogel.
|Dmz fracture boundary limit|
A method of establishing a boundary for a material improvement process on a workpiece is disclosed. The method may include identifying a maximum allowable damage depth on the workpiece; identifying a maximum constant thickness line on the workpiece at an extent of the maximum allowable damage depth; identifying a peak vibratory stress gradient on the workpiece; identifying a peak combined engine stress on the workpiece; and specifying the boundary for the material improvement process on the workpiece relative to the maximum constant thickness line, peak vibratory stress gradient, and peak combined engine stress..
|Primary ultrafine-crystalline alloy ribbon and its cutting method, and nano-crystalline, soft magnetic alloy ribbon and magnetic device using it|
A method for cutting a primary ultrafine-crystalline alloy ribbon having a structure in which ultrafine crystal grains having an average grain size of 30 nm or less are dispersed in a proportion of 5-30% by volume in an amorphous matrix, comprising placing the ribbon on a soft base deformable to an acute angle by local pressing, bringing a cutter blade into horizontal contact with a surface of the ribbon, and pressing the cutter to the ribbon to apply uniform pressure thereto, thereby bending the ribbon along a cutter blade edge to brittly fracture-cut the ribbon.. .
|Planar heating element for underfloor heating|
A heating element includes two flexible plastics layers connected in overlying relationship with first and second conductors each running along the element between the layers the side edges with a row of printed conductive strips at right angles to the conductors. A grounding layer comprising a sheet of foil laminated to a carrier is laminated to the heating element.
|Method of treating ultra-low permeable subterranean formations using proppant particulates coated with degradable material|
Methods of treating an ultra-low permeability subterranean formation having a fracture complexity comprising interconnected fractures including providing a fracturing fluid comprising a base fluid and coated proppant, wherein the coated proppant comprise proppant coated with a degradable material; introducing the fracturing fluid into the ultra-low permeability subterranean formation at a rate and pressure above a fracture gradient of the ultra-low permeability subterranean formation; placing the coated proppant into a fracture of the interconnected fractures so as to form a temporarily impermeable proppant pack comprising the coated proppant therein and reduce or prevent the extension of the fracture; reducing the pressure below the fracture gradient; and degrading the degradable material coated onto the coated proppant so as to cause the temporarily impermeable proppant pack to become a permeable proppant pack.. .
An improvement over known hydraulic fracturing fluids. Boundary layer kinetic mixing material is added to components of fracturing fluid wherein kinetic mixing material is a plurality of particles wherein at least 25% of particles are several types, i.e., having surface characteristics of thin walls, three dimensional wedge-like sharp blades, points, jagged bladelike surfaces, thin blade surfaces, three-dimensional blade shapes that may have shapes similar to a “y”, “v” or “x” shape or other geometric shape, slightly curved thin walls having a shape similar to an egg shell shape, crushed hollow spheres, sharp bladelike features, 90° corners that are well defined, conglomerated protruding arms in various shapes, such as cylinders, rectangles, y-shaped particles, x-shaped particles, octagons, pentagon, triangles, and diamonds.
|Methods, devices and systems for extraction of thermal energy from a heat conducting metal conduit|
Provided are methods, devices and systems for controlled removal of thermal energy from a fluid within a thermally conducting metal conduit. The system allows for the in situ formation of a reversible plug that can stop the flow of fluid through the conduit, particularly without inducing thermally induced stress fractures or breaches in the conduit.
|Method and system of mask data preparation for curvilinear mask patterns for a device|
A method comprises: (a) transforming a layout of a layer of an integrated circuit (ic) or micro electro-mechanical system (mems) to a curvilinear mask layout; (b) replacing at least one pattern of the curvilinear mask layout with a previously stored fracturing template having approximately the same shape as the pattern, to form a fractured ic or mems layout; and (c) storing, in a non-transitory storage medium, an e-beam generation file including a representation of the fractured ic or mems layout, to be used for fabricating a photomask.. .
|Estimating fracture dimensions from microseismic data|
Method for imaging of a hydraulic fracture generated by fluid injection. Microseismic data of the hydraulic fracture treatment is collected and analyzed for the location and magnitude of microseismic events.
|Posterior lumbar plate|
The present invention relates to stable fixation of spine segments, allowing for fusion in, e.g., skeletally mature patients. More particularly, the invention relates to a bone fixation device that can be affixed to vertebrae of a spine to provide reduction (or enlargement) capabilities and allow for fixation in the treatment of various conditions, including, e.g., spondyloslisthesis, degenerative disc disease, fracture, dislocation, spinal tumor, failed previous fusion, and the like, in the spine.
|Periprosthetic fracture management enhancements|
The present invention provides for a variety of fracture fixation options should a fracture occur after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty, and provides associated methods and apparatus for application of provided fixation. The ability to pre-engineer fracture fixation contingent solutions into femoral or tibial components provides for a distinct clinical advantage in the planning and execution for periprosthetic fracture fixation.
A surgical nail for treating a fractured bone includes a nail body extending along a longitudinal axis from a trailing end to a leading end and including a trailing end locking aperture extending transversely through a trailing end portion thereof and a leading end locking aperture extending transversely through a leading end portion thereof; a trailing end connecting element located at the trailing end of the nail body adapted and configured to be coupled to a trailing end aiming guide; and a leading end connecting element at the leading end of the nail body adapted and configured to be coupled to a leading end aiming guide.. .
|Estrogen receptor ligands and methods of use thereof|
The present invention relates to methods for reducing testosterone levels in a male subject and methods of treating, suppressing, reducing the incidence, reducing the severity, or inhibiting prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer, castration resistant prostate cancer (crpc), metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mcrpc), and methods of reducing high or increasing psa levels and/or increasing shbg levels in a subject suffering from prostate cancer, advanced prostate cancer, castration resistant prostate cancer (crpc) and metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mcrpc). The compounds of this invention suppress free or total testosterone levels despite castrate levels secondary to adt and reduce high or increasing psa levels.
|Bonded abrasive article and method of grinding|
An abrasive article configured to grind a workpiece having a fracture toughness at least about 7 mpa·m0.5 includes a body comprising abrasive particles contained within a bond material comprising a metal, wherein the body comprises a ratio of vag/vbm of at least about 1.3, wherein vag is a volume percent of abrasive particles within a total volume of the body and vbm is a volume percent of bond material within the total volume of the body, and wherein the abrasive particles have an average particle size of 40 to 60 microns.. .
|Bonded abrasive article and method of grinding|
An abrasive article configured to grind a workpiece having a fracture toughness of less than about 6 mpa·m ½ includes a body comprising abrasive particles contained within a bond material comprising a metal, wherein the body comprises a ratio of vag/vbm of at least about 1.3, wherein vag is a volume percent of abrasive particles within a total volume of the body and vbm is a volume percent of bond material within the total volume of the body, and wherein the abrasive particles have an average particle size of 1 to 45 microns.. .