Anchor driver

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5411506
SERIAL NO

08225768

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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, IN373

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chervitz, Alan Logan, UT 67 4234
Goble, E Marlowe Logan, UT 140 14901
Jensen, Kenneth L Logan, UT 5 497
Luman, David P Logan, UT 19 2460

Cited Art Landscape

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IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
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GOBLE, E. MARLOWE (1)
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MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
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McGarrity; Amy A. (1)
* 5102421 Suture anchor and method of forming 362 1990
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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DEPUY MITEK, LLC (4)
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MEDSHAPE, INC. (3)
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THE FOUNDRY, LLC (6)
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ARTHREX, INC. (8)
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8623052 Suture anchor 24 2013
8801755 Suture anchor 22 2014
9549726 Suture anchor with insert-molded rigid member 0 2014
9622739 Suture anchor 0 2014
9526493 Suture anchor with insert-molded rigid member 0 2015
 
HS WEST INVESTMENTS, LLC (1)
9402618 Suture anchors and assemblies for attaching soft tissue to bone 0 2012
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (18)
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8992570 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 0 2006
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9005220 Suturing devices and methods with energy emitting elements 0 2007
* 2008/0058,798 Suturing devices and methods with energy emitting elements 35 2007
7951157 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 32 2007
8057386 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 13 2008
8100920 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 24 2008
8882785 Endoscopic suturing device 0 2008
8206284 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 13 2010
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
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ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (1)
9636101 Bone anchor having an integrated stress isolator 0 2012
 
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R. J. AND J. A. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (9)
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9393006 Threaded suture anchor 0 2010
9308080 Composite interference screws and drivers 0 2012
9579188 Anchor having a controlled driver orientation 0 2013
9579189 Helicoil interference fixation system for attaching a graft ligament to a bone 0 2014
9642611 Threaded suture anchor 0 2016
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (2)
* 8202275 Cap and activation tool 3 2005
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6939355 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 8 2000
6660010 Bone anchor placement device with recessed anchor mount 10 2000
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8162816 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 1 2002
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7361138 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 24 2003
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7824326 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 1 2008
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LINVATEC CORPORATION (3)
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DEPUY MITEK, INC. (2)
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