US Patent No: 5,411,506

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Anchor driver

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Abstract

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An anchor driver for mounting a ligament anchor and turning it into a bone, which ligament anchor includes a suture attached to a rear end that is maintained in a driver body until the anchor driver is pulled off of the ligament anchor seated in the bone. The driver body is preferably a rigid straight tube that includes an anchor mount disposed on a forward end whereto the ligament anchor is fitted. So arranged, a suture, that is disposed on the ligament anchor coupling end, will extend therefrom as a suture strand or strands that are fitted through the anchor mount, to pass through the driver body and are then bent to double back upon themselves and fitted back into the driver body. For maintaining the suture strand or stands in a straight attitude, in one embodiment a resilient cap is provided that has a hole or slot formed therein wherethrough the suture strand bend or bends are fitted into a cavity within the cap, which cap is then fitted over the driver body open end. With, in another embodiment, a grommet and thin walled tube are disposed end to end in the driver body wherethrough the suture strand or strands are fitted that are then bent to double back alongside the tube, and are maintained within the driver body, which driver body then receives a cap fitted over an open rear end thereof.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC.WESTWOOD, MA46
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC.WARSAW, IN380

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chervitz, Alan Palm Harbor, FL 85 2893
Goble, E Marlowe Logan, UT 188 11031
Jensen, Kenneth L Providence, UT 6 352
Luman, David P Logan, UT 19 1762

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
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IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (6)
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* 5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 353 1992
* 5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 379 1992
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
* 4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 427 1985
 
GOBLE, E. MARLOWE (1)
* 5,037,426 Procedure for verifying isometric ligament positioning 93 1988
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
* 4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 383 1989
* 5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 326 1990
* 5,207,679 Suture anchor and installation tool 345 1992
 
PAULOS, LONNIE E. (1)
* 5,071,420 Isometry testing device 66 1991
 
GOBLE, E. MARLOWE, ATTORNEY IN-FACT FOR BIOTRON, LABS, INC., 550 EAST 1400 NORTH, SUITE M, LOGAN, UTAH (1)
* 4,738,255 Suture anchor system 434 1986
 
McGarrity; Amy A. (1)
* 5,102,421 Suture anchor and method of forming 299 1990
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
D587807 Surgical suture anchor 22 2008
 
TAKEI, TSUNENORI (1)
7,022,124 Surgical instrument 6 2002
 
TECHWOOD SHUTTER, INC. (1)
* 6,860,887 Suture management method and system 26 2001
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (3)
* 6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 192 1999
7,914,538 Suture anchor inserter 2 2004
8,460,309 Suture anchor inserter 0 2011
 
ARTHREX, INC. (4)
* 5,626,613 Corkscrew suture anchor and driver 176 1995
8,821,541 Suture anchor with insert-molded rigid member 5 2006
8,623,052 Suture anchor 6 2013
8,801,755 Suture anchor 5 2014
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
* 5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 89 1995
* 5,904,704 Suture anchor assembly 24 1995
* 5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 112 1997
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (12)
7,399,304 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 88 2001
7,993,368 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 28 2001
8,105,351 Method of promoting tissue adhesion 3 2001
7,220,266 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 20 2001
8,075,573 Single intubation, multi-stitch endoscopic suturing system 5 2004
8,992,570 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 0 2006
9,005,220 Suturing devices and methods with energy emitting elements 0 2007
7,951,157 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 21 2007
8,057,386 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 0 2008
8,100,920 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 4 2008
8,882,785 Endoscopic suturing device 0 2008
8,206,284 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 0 2010
 
DEXTERITY SURGICAL, INC. (3)
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6,451,024 Surgical method for treating urinary incontinence, and apparatus for use in same 48 1999
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,440,154 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation device 51 2001
6,589,249 Manual bone anchor placement devices 40 2001
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (1)
* 8,202,275 Cap and activation tool 2 2005
 
MEDSHAPE, INC. (3)
D605763 Suture anchor device 7 2009
D649248 Suture anchor device 1 2010
D681811 Suture anchor device 0 2011
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
* 5,665,110 Suture anchor system and method 46 1995
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
D385352 Suture anchor screw 52 1994
 
R. J. AND J. A. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 6,042,583 Bone anchor-insertion tool and surgical method employing same 113 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (3)
6,146,406 Bone anchor 196 1998
* 6,132,442 Graft clamp 22 1999
6,599,289 Graft anchor 89 2000
 
M & R Medical, Inc. (1)
* 6,001,106 System for tensioning ligament grafts 86 1997
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (1)
6,743,233 Medical screw and method of installation 24 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (22)
* 5,766,221 Bone anchor implantation device 205 1995
* 5,938,686 Method of installing bone anchor 30 1997
6,077,216 Device for transvaginally suspending the bladder neck 104 1998
6,264,676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 115 1999
6,096,041 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 32 1999
6,241,736 Manual bone anchor placement devices 77 1999
6,939,355 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 6 2000
6,660,010 Bone anchor placement device with recessed anchor mount 7 2000
8,617,048 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 0 2002
8,162,816 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 1 2002
7,235,043 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 69 2002
7,025,772 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 55 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 123 2002
6,936,052 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 79 2002
7,131,973 Bone anchor implantation device 16 2002
6,893,446 Manual bone anchor placement devices 1 2003
7,361,138 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 10 2003
8,033,983 Medical implant 4 2003
7,402,133 Spacer for sling delivery system 14 2003
7,674,269 Bone anchor implantation device 0 2006
7,824,326 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 1 2008
8,632,453 Spacer for sling delivery system 0 2008
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (3)
* 5,591,207 Driving system for inserting threaded suture anchors 173 1995
* 5,697,950 Pre-loaded suture anchor 144 1996
* 5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 57 1996
 
THE FOUNDRY, LLC (1)
8,545,535 Suture anchors with one-way cinching mechanisms 1 2010
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (1)
* 7,232,455 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 17 2004
 
R.J. THOMPSON FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 5,662,654 Bone anchor, insertion tool and surgical kit employing same 87 1995
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
6,053,935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 239 1996
6,319,272 Transvaginal anchor implantation device and method of use 51 2000
* Cited By Examiner