|| List of recent Fracture-related patents
|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).
|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.
|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.. .
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Method to generate diversion and distribution for unconventional fracturing in shale|
Relatively high viscosity materials and methods for introducing them as discrete bodies or masses into relatively low viscosity fluids, such as brine, give fracturing fluids that help control the diversion and distribution of fluids as they are pumped downhole against a subterranean formation, particularly shale, to fracture it. A wide range of relatively viscous materials may be used, including polymers, crosslinked polymers and/or surfactant gels, for instance gels created with viscoelastic surfactants (vess).
|Method of increasing fracture network complexity and conductivity|
A complex fracture network within a hydrocarbon-bearing subterranean formation is created by first pumping a first fluid into the formation to create or enlarge a primary fracture and then pumping a second fluid into the formation wherein the second fluid contains a viscous material and the first fluid. By diverting the flow of the second flow, a secondary fracture is created having a directional orientation distinct from the directional orientation of the primary fracture..
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.
|System and method for performing stimulation operations|
A system and method is provided for performing stimulation operations at a wellsite having a subterranean formation with a reservoir therein. The method involves acquiring integrated wellsite data (e.g., geomechanical, geological, and/or geophysical properties of the formation, and/or geometrical properties of the mechanical discontinuities in the formation).
|Bonded abrasive article and method of grinding|
An abrasive article configured to grind a workpiece having a fracture toughness of at least about 5.5 mpa·m0.5 may include 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 at least about 1 micron and not greater than about 20 microns.. .
|Separable pedicle screw|
Techniques are generally described related to a method and system for treating an injury with a bone screw. One example bone screw may be configured to fracture at a pre-selected frangible location so that the point of failure is not in an inaccessible location, e.g., deeply embedded below the surface of a treated bone.
|Bone end (epiphysis) fracture fixation device and method of use|
A bone end (epiphysis) fracture device including a rotatable fixation plate having a guide pin aperture and a plurality of fixation screw apertures formed therethrough. The guide pin aperture is used by a surgeon to position the fixation plate so that one or more fixation screw apertures are properly positioned to receive fixation screws inserted by the surgeon for repairing a bone end fracture.
|Osteosynthesis system for the multidirectional, angular-stable treatment of fractures of tubular bones comprising an intramedullary nail and bone screws|
An osteosynthesis system for treating fractures of tubular bones includes an intramedullary nail with an elongated nail body consisting of a hard metal material with two end sections and a middle section that has at least one transverse screw hole close to the end for screwing in at least one bone screw into each end section. The nail body has a through-channel for pushing through a guide element, in the middle section on the side of the through-channel with the lowest wall thickness, at least two transverse one-sided screw holes for screwing in bone screws are placed proximate to a fracture, all one-sided screw holes are formed as inlays made out of soft metal material securely joined to the nail body, and bone screws with an initial thread consisting of hard metal material that can be screwed into the bone and screw holes while forming threads..
|Osteosynthesis system for the multidirectional, angular-stable treatment of fractures of tubular bones comprising an intramedullary nail and bone screws|
An osteosynthesis system for treating fractures of tubular bones includes an intramedullary nail with an elongated nail body consisting of a hard metal material with two end sections and a middle section therebetween that has at least one transverse screw hole close to the end for screwing in at least one bone screw into each end section. The nail body is solid or has a through-channel arranged in the center in the cross-section of the nail body.
|Industrial component comprising a silicon eutectic alloy and method of making the component|
An industrial component comprising a si eutectic alloy comprises a body having a wear surface, where both the body and the wear surface comprise a eutectic alloy including silicon, one or more metallic elements m, and a eutectic aggregation of a first phase comprising the silicon and a second phase of formula msi2, where the second phase is a disilicide phase. The wear surface comprises a resistance to erosive wear sufficient to limit transfer of, when an abrasive product is passing thereacross, at least one of the one or more more metallic elements therefrom to the abrasive product, such that the abrasive product comprises an increase in contamination level of 200 parts per billion (ppb) or less of the at least one of the one or more metallic elements m after the passage.
|Method for evaluating voids in a subterranean formation|
Voids adjacent a wellbore wall and in a region surrounding a wellbore wall can be detected by monitoring gamma rays scattered from the fractures. Gamma rays are strategically directed from a tool disposed within the wellbore and to the wall and/or the region.
|Stabilized fluids in well treatment|
Proppant pillar placement in a fracture with a stabilized slurry treatment fluid. A method of placing a proppant pack by injecting a well treatment fluid comprising proppant and a stabilized slurry, and a slurry destabilizing system to consolidate solids from the slurry, and placing the proppant in the fracture in a plurality of proppant clusters forming pillars spaced apart by fluid flow channels from the formation through the fracture toward the wellbore.
|Shale fracture flow simulation apparatus|
An apparatus having conduits, flattened tubing or pipes of varying widths, heights and/or lengths may simulate a network of fractures that may be used to experimentally evaluate the flow of treatment fluids (e.g. Fracturing fluids) within narrow, shale-type fractures.
|Hydraulic fracture monitoring using active seismic sources with receivers in the treatment well|
A method for obtaining information about a hydraulic fracturing operation in a fracture zone in a well, comprises a) providing at least one acoustic sensor in the well and at least one acoustic source, b) injecting fracturing fluid into the well so as to cause fractures in a fracture zone in the surrounding formation, c) using the acoustic source to send an acoustic signal and using the acoustic receiver to receive the signal, d) repeating step c) at least once, and e) processing the received signals using a microprocessor so as to obtain information about the fractures. The source may be at the earth's surface or in a second well.
|Fenestrated humeral prosthesis and methods of shoulder arthroplasty|
A humeral prosthesis includes a stem component and a head component joined by an inclination component or block. The stem component and the inclination component are provided with openings/holes/fenestrations/eyelets that allow attachment of soft tissue (and optional fracture repair).
|Traumatic bone fracture repair systems and methods|
A hand and/or wrist implant, including a web structure having a space truss with two or more planar truss units having a plurality of struts joined at nodes. The web structure is configured for the repair of traumatic bone fractures..
|Odontoid fracture dynamic compression apparatus and method|
A cervical fixation system and method for repairing odontoid fractures includes securing an anterior plate to caudal portion of c2 body below the odontoid neck. The anterior plate houses lag screw within a posterior shaft.
|Anchor/suture used for medical procedures|
For suture tying in a medical procedure including the use of an anchor that includes a suture locking device that includes a sliding pin guided by axial side slots formed in the locking device that forces the suture where the two ends thereof are inserted into the interior of the suture locking mechanism to drive the captured suture and pin to fit into a recess on the top of the suture locking mechanism such that the top of the pin binds the suture against the upper inner surface of the recess. The recess can be serrated to enhance the locking capability and the pin is polygonal shaped to provide side surfaces that run parallel to the wall of the recess to assure that the side portion of the pin does not fracture the suture and cause it to weaken.
|Fibre reinforced plastic composite|
A fibre reinforced plastic composite is provided having a matrix material, a plurality of fibres for reinforcement of the matrix material, and at least one thermoplastic additive material for enhancing a fracture toughness of the fibre reinforced plastic composite, wherein the thermoplastic additive material is dissolved in the matrix material. The thermoplastic additive material may initially, i.e., before dissolution in a base material, be in a powdery or granulate form.
|Composition for maintaining bone health and for treating osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis of the joints|
The claimed invention relates to a composition for preventing, treating and alleviating connective tissue diseases. The composition contains the following components: a plant, drone brood, quercetin, dihydroquercetin, and rutin.
|Thermoplastic resin composition and molded products formed thereof|
One form of the present invention provides a resin composition and a molded product formed thereof, wherein a polymer composition which includes a thermoplastic base polymer or base polyblend (a), a thermoplastic base polymer or base polyblend (b) having no compatibility with the (a), and fluid (c) included as a nanoparticle suspension having compatibility with neither (a) nor (b) and containing nanoparticles uniformly dispersed at a temperature lower than or equal to the thermal decomposition temperature of (a) or (b), and in which interfaces between three layers made of (a), (b), and (c) form three-dimensional continuous parallel interfaces, and the nanoparticles of (c) having an average particle size from 1 μm to 1 nm after removal of a dispersion medium of (c) by evaporation are locally unevenly dispersed in the pattern of a curve or a straight line connecting consecutive points at a fracture surface, and are macroscopically uniformly dispersed.. .
|Treatment of gas well hydrofracture wastewaters|
Discharge water from a coal mine, and/or water from an abandoned coal mine, is used as a source of sulfate ions to precipitate barium from gas well hydrofracture wastewater.. .
|Pressure response fracture port tool for use in hydraulic fracturing applications|
A pressure response fracture port tool and method for its use reliably provides a noticeable indication at surface to an operator as to when the flow port is opened. The tool includes an outer housing and a sliding sleeve which resides within the outer housing.
|Method of determination of fracture extent|
A pressure pulse is initiated from the wellbore into the fractured formation where the frac fluid brings into the fractures a material that is responsive to the pressure pulse alone. Alternatively, or with a combination with a wellbore pressure pulse, well conditions such as time exposure and temperature can initiate local pressure pulses within the fracture with the result being signal generation of an electromagnetic signal that is measured with multiple sensors to allow triangulation of the location of the fracture extremities.