Patents by Inventor Myra D. Stephens

Myra D. Stephens has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20010016772
    Abstract: A biochemical implant is described which comprises at least two matrix components. The first matrix component is composed of collagen with a porous macrostructure with the ability to withstand tensile or shear forces. The second matrix component is a hydrated alginate gel which substantially fills the porous macrostructure of the first component and exerts a swelling pressure. The implant additionally comprises a population of cells comprising chondrocytes, fibrochondrocytes, fibroblasts or osteoblasts, or precursors thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: David A. Lee, Daniel L. Bader, Myra D. Stephens