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, IN374

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chervitz, Alan Logan, UT 65 3476
Goble, E Marlowe Logan, UT 139 12865
Jensen, Kenneth L Logan, UT 5 436
Luman, David P Logan, UT 19 2086

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)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
D587807 Surgical suture anchor 30 2008
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DEPUY MITEK, LLC (4)
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8,460,309 Suture anchor inserter 0 2011
 
FINSBURY (DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED (2)
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MEDSHAPE, INC. (3)
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THE FOUNDRY, LLC (4)
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R.J. THOMPSON FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
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8,623,052 Suture anchor 10 2013
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C. R. Bard, Inc. (18)
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* 2003/0171,760 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 52 2002
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* 2003/0208,209 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 76 2003
8,075,573 Single intubation, multi-stitch endoscopic suturing system 6 2004
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8,992,570 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 0 2006
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8,882,785 Endoscopic suturing device 0 2008
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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R. J. AND J. A. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (5)
6,146,406 Bone anchor 225 1998
* 6,132,442 Graft clamp 25 1999
6,599,289 Graft anchor 114 2000
* 2008/0009,904 Soft Tissue Fixation 56 2007
9,308,080 Composite interference screws and drivers 0 2012
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (24)
* 5,766,221 Bone anchor implantation device 244 1995
* 5,938,686 Method of installing bone anchor 33 1997
6,077,216 Device for transvaginally suspending the bladder neck 121 1998
6,264,676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 144 1999
6,096,041 Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device 36 1999
6,241,736 Manual bone anchor placement devices 93 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
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7,025,772 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 90 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 173 2002
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6,893,446 Manual bone anchor placement devices 2 2003
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7,361,138 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 21 2003
8,033,983 Medical implant 4 2003
7,402,133 Spacer for sling delivery system 25 2003
7,674,269 Bone anchor implantation device 0 2006
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8,632,453 Spacer for sling delivery system 0 2008
 
Linvatec Corporation (3)
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* 5,697,950 Pre-loaded suture anchor 166 1996
* 5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 60 1996
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (2)
* 7,232,455 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 17 2004
* 2011/0152,930 SUTURE ANCHOR INSERTER 2 2011
 
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