US Patent No: 5,411,506

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Anchor driver

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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, IN374

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chervitz, Alan Logan, UT 65 3663
Goble, E Marlowe Logan, UT 139 13411
Jensen, Kenneth L Logan, UT 5 451
Luman, David P Logan, UT 19 2184

Cited Art Landscape

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IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (6)
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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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PAULOS, LONNIE E. (1)
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GOBLE, E. MARLOWE, ATTORNEY IN-FACT FOR BIOTRON, LABS, INC., 550 EAST 1400 NORTH, SUITE M, LOGAN, UTAH (1)
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McGarrity; Amy A. (1)
* 5,102,421 Suture anchor and method of forming 342 1990
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
D587807 Surgical suture anchor 37 2008
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TAKEI, TSUNENORI (1)
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TECHWOOD SHUTTER, INC. (1)
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DEPUY MITEK, LLC (4)
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* 2005/0288,682 Suture anchor inserter 20 2004
8,460,309 Suture anchor inserter 0 2011
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (2)
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* 2006/0058,885 Cap and activation tool 5 2005
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
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MEDSHAPE, INC. (3)
D605763 Suture anchor device 7 2009
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Foundry Newco Xl, Inc. (1)
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THE FOUNDRY, LLC (4)
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R.J. THOMPSON FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
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ARTHREX, INC. (4)
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8,821,541 Suture anchor with insert-molded rigid member 12 2006
8,623,052 Suture anchor 14 2013
8,801,755 Suture anchor 12 2014
 
HS WEST INVESTMENTS, LLC (1)
9,402,618 Suture anchors and assemblies for attaching soft tissue to bone 0 2012
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (18)
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7,993,368 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 43 2001
8,105,351 Method of promoting tissue adhesion 4 2001
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8,075,573 Single intubation, multi-stitch endoscopic suturing system 6 2004
* 2006/0009,789 Tissue capturing devices 114 2005
8,992,570 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 0 2006
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9,005,220 Suturing devices and methods with energy emitting elements 0 2007
* 2008/0058,798 Suturing devices and methods with energy emitting elements 32 2007
7,951,157 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 27 2007
8,057,386 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 7 2008
8,100,920 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 15 2008
8,882,785 Endoscopic suturing device 0 2008
8,206,284 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 7 2010
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (4)
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Dexterity Surgical, Inc. (3)
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6,451,024 Surgical method for treating urinary incontinence, and apparatus for use in same 66 1999
 
DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
* 2004/0150,973 Daughter card service position 0 2003
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
D385352 Suture anchor screw 58 1994
 
R. J. AND J. A. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 6,042,583 Bone anchor-insertion tool and surgical method employing same 134 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (6)
6,146,406 Bone anchor 234 1998
* 6,132,442 Graft clamp 26 1999
6,599,289 Graft anchor 125 2000
* 2008/0009,904 Soft Tissue Fixation 60 2007
9,393,006 Threaded suture anchor 0 2010
9,308,080 Composite interference screws and drivers 0 2012
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (24)
* 5,766,221 Bone anchor implantation device 256 1995
* 5,938,686 Method of installing bone anchor 36 1997
6,077,216 Device for transvaginally suspending the bladder neck 125 1998
6,264,676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 152 1999
6,096,041 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 36 1999
6,241,736 Manual bone anchor placement devices 105 1999
6,939,355 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 6 2000
6,660,010 Bone anchor placement device with recessed anchor mount 10 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 113 2002
7,025,772 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 105 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 191 2002
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7,131,973 Bone anchor implantation device 16 2002
* 2003/0216,743 Bone anchor implantation device 1 2002
6,893,446 Manual bone anchor placement devices 7 2003
* 2003/0204,191 Manual bone anchor placement devices 28 2003
7,361,138 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 23 2003
8,033,983 Medical implant 4 2003
7,402,133 Spacer for sling delivery system 27 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 204 1995
* 5,697,950 Pre-loaded suture anchor 172 1996
* 5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 63 1996
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (2)
* 7,232,455 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 18 2004
* 2011/0152,930 SUTURE ANCHOR INSERTER 2 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
6,053,935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 272 1996
6,319,272 Transvaginal anchor implantation device and method of use 69 2000
* Cited By Examiner