US Patent No: 6,939,355

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Bone anchors for bone anchor implantation device

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Bone anchors and bone anchor implantation devices can be used to maintain or improve urinary continence by suspending or stabilizing the bladder neck of a patient. The bone anchors have a generally cone-shaped head with two or more cutting edges which reduce the amount of force required to implant the bone anchor into bone.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4832

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gellman, Barry N North Easton, MA 158 6505
Sauvageau, David J Methuen, MA 25 651

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (27)
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4,409,974 Bone-fixating surgical implant device 411 1981
4,422,567 Medical suturing device 63 1981
4,664,305 Surgical stapler 541 1985
4,632,101 Orthopedic fastener 277 1985
4,635,634 Surgical clip applicator system 149 1985
4,741,330 Method and apparatus for anchoring and manipulating cartilage 726 1986
4,744,353 Method for attaching soft tissue to bone tissue 157 1986
4,883,048 Apparatus and method for use in performing a surgical operation 153 1988
4,997,434 Prosthetic ligaments and instruments for use in the surgical replacement of ligaments 109 1989
4,978,351 Guiding instrument to pierce the bone cortical, auxiliary in the location of the holes for intra-marrow pins 45 1989
4,940,467 Variable length fixation device 205 1989
5,019,032 Refined suspension procedure with implement for treating female stress incontinence 169 1990
5,108,397 Method and apparatus for stabilization of pelvic fractures 109 1990
5,372,146 Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue 266 1990
5,064,434 Genitourinary implant 90 1991
5,256,133 Device for correcting stress urinary incontinence 217 1991
5,176,682 Surgical implement 355 1992
5,328,077 Method and apparatus for treating female urinary incontinence 317 1992
5,474,543 Single needle apparatus and method for performing retropublic urethropexy 101 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 464 1994
* 5,636,846 Arrowhead 15 1994
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 221 1995
5,871,503 Apparatus and method for anchoring sutures 27 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 291 1995
5,810,866 Automatic retractable safety penetrating instrument for portal sleeve introduction 21 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 230 1996
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
* 5,403,344 Multi-faceted surgical needle 12 1993
 
Darmin, Inc. (1)
5,538,427 Subperiosteal bone anchor 35 1993
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
5,366,479 Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue 563 1993
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (1)
5,112,344 Surgical instrument and method of utilization of such 402 1991
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 486 1985
 
ZIMMER, INC. (3)
4,438,769 Medical staple device 154 1982
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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (3)
5,116,338 Apparatus for knee prosthesis 106 1991
5,217,462 Screw and driver 108 1991
* 5,814,070 Suture anchor and driver 175 1996
 
GOBLE, E. MARLOWE (3)
5,037,426 Procedure for verifying isometric ligament positioning 101 1988
5,129,902 Endosteal ligament retainer and process 206 1990
5,141,520 Harpoon suture anchor 419 1991
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,440,154 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation device 65 2001
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 60 2009
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (4)
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5,443,482 Suture anchor assembly 223 1994
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 178 1996
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INFLUENCE, INC. (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (4)
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Ace Orthopedic Company Inc. (1)
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ACUMED LLC (1)
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MIDAS REX, L.P. (1)
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SYNTHES (U.S.A.), PAOLI, PA A CORP. OF PA (1)
5,019,078 Bone screw 50 1989
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
5,190,543 Anchoring device 264 1991
5,180,382 Bone screw 80 1991
 
The Anspach Effort, Inc. (1)
5,725,541 Soft tissue fastener device 241 1997
 
MEMORY MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,584,695 Bone anchoring apparatus and method 129 1994
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,868,747 Directional bone fixation device 46 1997
 
Orthopedic Systems, Inc. (1)
4,872,451 Glenohumeral ligament repair 136 1987
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (1)
5,203,787 Suture retaining arrangement 464 1990
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (4)
4,938,760 Female suspension procedure 214 1989
5,520,700 Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing 704 1993
5,807,403 Medical anchor device with suture thread and method for implantation into bone 328 1996
5,972,000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 264 1996
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
4,960,420 Channel ligament clamp and system 208 1988
4,870,957 Ligament anchor system 477 1988
5,019,079 Bone screw 139 1989
5,411,506 Anchor driver 73 1994
5,573,548 Suture anchor 257 1994
5,752,963 Suture anchor driver 118 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (8)
5,180,388 Bone pinning system 113 1990
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 521 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 770 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 365 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 263 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 392 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 425 1992
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 249 1993
 
AMS, Inc. (1)
4,969,892 Suturing anchoring device for use in a female suspension procedure 177 1990
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC. (2)
4,750,492 Absorbable suture apparatus, method and installer 484 1985
5,067,956 Apparatus for fastening a medical implant 41 1990
 
KEWI AC (1)
2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 3 2003
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V. (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 358 1992
 
Applied Biological Concepts, Inc. (1)
* 6,264,677 Wedge screw suture anchor 73 1999
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
4,456,006 Contracting bone clip 64 1983
 
UNITED BANK & TRUST COMPANY (1)
5,849,004 Surgical anchor 260 1996
 
TREK ACQUISITION CORP., A PA CORP. (1)
4,784,138 Method for implanting retinal tack 37 1987
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 174 1980
* 5,792,142 Cutting tip 87 1996
 
STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (1)
5,125,553 Surgical suturing instrument and method 104 1990
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 435 1996
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,268,001 Bone fastener 421 1991
5,725,529 Bone fastener 309 1993
5,814,071 Suture anchor assembly and methods 184 1996
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (1)
4,739,751 Apparatus and method for reconstructive surgery 239 1986
 
Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd. (5)
5,336,225 Bone fastening device 45 1992
5,464,425 Medullary suture anchor 80 1994
5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 166 1994
5,728,100 Medullary Anchor 14 1995
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 197 1996
 
KFX MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,782,865 Stabilizer for human joints 174 1996
 
CENTERPULSE DENTAL INC. (1)
5,061,181 Dental implant including plural anchoring means 142 1989
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (2)
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 236 1996
5,814,072 Method and apparatus for use in anchoring a suture 219 1996
 
R.J. THOMPSON FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
5,662,654 Bone anchor, insertion tool and surgical kit employing same 92 1995
 
CENTERPULSE USA INC. (1)
4,421,112 Tibial osteotomy guide assembly and method 243 1982
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,149,329 Surgical suture carrier and method for urinary bladder neck suspension 265 1990
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4,873,977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 369 1987
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (2)
5,030,219 Glenoid component installation tools 206 1990
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 299 1995
 
Arthrex, Inc. (1)
5,690,677 Method for installing a suture anchor through a cannulated tissue-shifting guide 98 1996
 
THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (1)
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MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (22)
4,898,156 Suture anchor 407 1987
4,899,743 Suture anchor installation tool 334 1987
4,968,315 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 421 1989
5,046,513 Method for anchoring suture to bone 529 1989
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 421 1989
4,997,433 Endosteal fixation stud and system 171 1990
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 455 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 372 1990
5,078,730 Holder for suture anchor assembly 92 1990
5,217,486 Suture anchor and installation tool 336 1992
5,192,303 Suture anchor 257 1992
5,207,679 Suture anchor and installation tool 370 1992
5,441,502 System and method for re-attaching soft tissue to bone 138 1993
5,505,735 Surgical anchor and method for using the same 219 1993
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 138 1993
5,417,712 Bone anchor 301 1994
5,683,418 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 143 1994
5,520,696 Bone anchor installation tool 74 1994
5,522,845 Bone anchor and bone anchor installation 263 1994
5,725,557 Suture anchor 167 1996
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 124 1997
5,851,219 Suture anchor assembly 70 1997
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
5,437,603 Apparatus and method for implanting prostheses within periurethral tissues 96 1993
 
DEXTERITY SURGICAL, INC. (3)
5,591,163 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethropexy 166 1995
5,643,288 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethropexy 90 1995
5,697,931 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethopexy 154 1995
 
ALPHATEC MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
* 5,098,435 Cannula 256 1990
 
McGarrity; Amy A. (1)
5,102,421 Suture anchor and method of forming 336 1990
 
KINETIKOS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,681,352 Method and apparatus for anchoring surgical ties to bone 136 1996
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,527,342 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissues, tendons and ligaments to bone 345 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,842,478 Method of securing a bone anchor 223 1996
 
VESITEC, INC. (1)
5,611,515 Bladder neck suspension procedure 369 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
5,544,664 Method of advancing a suture through tissue 201 1994
5,938,686 Method of installing bone anchor 33 1997
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (10)
4,414,967 Internal fixation of bone, tendon, and ligaments 74 1981
4,527,726 Bone stapler 55 1983
5,203,784 Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue and apparatus for deploying same 182 1991
5,470,334 Bioabsorbable interference bone fixation screw 262 1992
5,500,001 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 71 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 322 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 133 1994
5,607,432 Threaded suture anchor retriever 74 1995
5,591,207 Driving system for inserting threaded suture anchors 198 1995
5,690,649 Anchor and anchor installation tool and method 270 1995
 
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 492 1986
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 514 1980
4,576,167 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 484 1981
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 838 1989
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 372 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 450 1994
 
Clinicon Corporation (1)
* 5,951,543 Delivery system and method for surgical laser 54 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6,053,935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 267 1996
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ABBOTT SPINE, INC. (1)
* 2004/0147,928 Spinal stabilization system using flexible members 333 2003
 
ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (7)
7,491,218 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 147 2003
8,075,592 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 12 2007
* 2008/0039,838 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 126 2007
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* 2008/0045,957 SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES 105 2007
8,496,685 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 4 2011
8,956,362 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 3 2013
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (2)
* 7,320,701 Push-in suture anchor, insertion tool, and method for inserting a push-in suture anchor 100 2003
* 2004/0243,178 Push-in suture anchor, insertion tool, and method for inserting a push-in suture anchor 87 2003
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