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, IN384

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chervitz, Alan Palm Harbor, FL 84 2567
Goble, E Marlowe Logan, UT 187 10124
Jensen, Kenneth L Providence, UT 6 320
Luman, David P Logan, UT 19 1604

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (6)
* 4,779,616 Surgical suture-snagging method 96 1987
* 5,139,520 Method for ACL reconstruction 240 1990
* 5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 293 1990
* 5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 372 1991
* 5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 333 1992
* 5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 352 1992
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
* 4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 348 1989
* 5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 304 1990
* 5,207,679 Suture anchor and installation tool 322 1992
 
GOBLE, E. MARLOWE (1)
* 5,037,426 Procedure for verifying isometric ligament positioning 88 1988
 
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 408 1986
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
* 4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 400 1985
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5,211,650 Dual function suturing device and method 185 1992
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
* 5,021,059 Plug device with pulley for sealing punctures in tissue and methods of use 629 1990
 
McGarrity; Amy A. (1)
* 5,102,421 Suture anchor and method of forming 283 1990
 
PAULOS, LONNIE E. (1)
* 5,071,420 Isometry testing device 60 1991
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (22)
* 5,766,221 Bone anchor implantation device 184 1995
* 5,938,686 Method of installing bone anchor 29 1997
6,077,216 Device for transvaginally suspending the bladder neck 91 1998
6,264,676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 94 1999
6,096,041 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 30 1999
6,241,736 Manual bone anchor placement devices 67 1999
6,939,355 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 5 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 52 2002
7,025,772 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 40 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 94 2002
6,936,052 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 63 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 9 2003
8,033,983 Medical implant 4 2003
7,402,133 Spacer for sling delivery system 12 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
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (9)
7,399,304 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 72 2001
7,993,368 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 20 2001
8,105,351 Method of promoting tissue adhesion 2 2001
7,220,266 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 18 2001
8,075,573 Single intubation, multi-stitch endoscopic suturing system 3 2004
7,951,157 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 17 2007
8,057,386 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 0 2008
8,100,920 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 1 2008
8,206,284 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 0 2010
 
ARTHREX, INC. (4)
* 5,626,613 Corkscrew suture anchor and driver 169 1995
8,821,541 Suture anchor with insert-molded rigid member 0 2006
8,623,052 Suture anchor 1 2013
8,801,755 Suture anchor 0 2014
 
DEXTERITY SURGICAL, INC. (3)
* 5,697,931 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethopexy 115 1995
* 5,643,288 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethropexy 78 1995
6,451,024 Surgical method for treating urinary incontinence, and apparatus for use in same 35 1999
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (3)
* 5,591,207 Driving system for inserting threaded suture anchors 154 1995
* 5,697,950 Pre-loaded suture anchor 128 1996
* 5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 51 1996
 
MEDSHAPE, INC. (3)
D605763 Suture anchor device 5 2009
D649248 Suture anchor device 1 2010
D681811 Suture anchor device 0 2011
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
* 5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 78 1995
* 5,904,704 Suture anchor assembly 24 1995
* 5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 102 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (3)
6,146,406 Bone anchor 176 1998
* 6,132,442 Graft clamp 19 1999
6,599,289 Graft anchor 77 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
6,053,935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 223 1996
6,319,272 Transvaginal anchor implantation device and method of use 43 2000
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (2)
* 6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 176 1999
* 7,232,455 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 14 2004
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (2)
7,914,538 Suture anchor inserter 2 2004
8,460,309 Suture anchor inserter 0 2011
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,440,154 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation device 42 2001
6,589,249 Manual bone anchor placement devices 39 2001
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (1)
* 8,202,275 Cap and activation tool 2 2005
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
* 5,665,110 Suture anchor system and method 42 1995
 
M & R Medical, Inc. (1)
* 6,001,106 System for tensioning ligament grafts 78 1997
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (1)
6,743,233 Medical screw and method of installation 22 2000
 
R. J. AND J. A. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 6,042,583 Bone anchor-insertion tool and surgical method employing same 96 1996
 
R.J. THOMPSON FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 5,662,654 Bone anchor, insertion tool and surgical kit employing same 80 1995
 
TAKEI, TSUNENORI (1)
7,022,124 Surgical instrument 6 2002
 
TECHWOOD SHUTTER, INC. (1)
* 6,860,887 Suture management method and system 23 2001
 
THE FOUNDRY, LLC (1)
8,545,535 Suture anchors with one-way cinching mechanisms 0 2010
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
D385352 Suture anchor screw 50 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
D587807 Surgical suture anchor 17 2008
8,882,785 Endoscopic suturing device 0 2008
* Cited By Examiner