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, MN4881

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gellman, Barry N N. Easton, MA 238 3598
Sauvageau, David J Methuen, MA 34 326

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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4,997,433 Endosteal fixation stud and system 145 1990
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 357 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 293 1990
5,078,730 Holder for suture anchor assembly 83 1990
5,217,486 Suture anchor and installation tool 259 1992
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5,505,735 Surgical anchor and method for using the same 134 1993
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 109 1993
5,417,712 Bone anchor 214 1994
5,683,418 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 101 1994
5,520,696 Bone anchor installation tool 65 1994
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5,725,557 Suture anchor 128 1996
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 95 1997
5,851,219 Suture anchor assembly 60 1997
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (10)
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4,527,726 Bone stapler 49 1983
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5,470,334 Bioabsorbable interference bone fixation screw 208 1992
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5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 228 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 117 1994
5,607,432 Threaded suture anchor retriever 59 1995
5,591,207 Driving system for inserting threaded suture anchors 142 1995
5,690,649 Anchor and anchor installation tool and method 218 1995
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (8)
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5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 391 1990
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5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 222 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 317 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 336 1992
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 185 1993
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
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5,573,548 Suture anchor 209 1994
5,752,963 Suture anchor driver 97 1996
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (5)
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5,464,425 Medullary suture anchor 56 1994
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5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 155 1996
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (4)
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5,520,700 Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing 448 1993
5,807,403 Medical anchor device with suture thread and method for implantation into bone 219 1996
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ETHICON, INC. (4)
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4,889,119 Surgical fastener made from glycolide-rich polymer blends 93 1988
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 393 1992
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STONE, KEVIN R. (4)
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DEXTERITY SURGICAL, INC. (3)
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GOBLE, E. MARLOWE (3)
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5,129,902 Endosteal ligament retainer and process 174 1990
5,141,520 Harpoon suture anchor 297 1991
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (3)
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5,217,462 Screw and driver 92 1991
5,814,070 Suture anchor and driver 144 1996
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,268,001 Bone fastener 335 1991
5,725,529 Bone fastener 201 1993
5,814,071 Suture anchor assembly and methods 144 1996
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (3)
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4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 141 1980
5,792,142 Cutting tip 64 1996
 
ZIMMER, INC. (3)
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4,454,875 Osteal medical staple 262 1982
5,057,112 Pneumatically powered orthopedic broach 49 1990
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (2)
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 152 1996
5,814,072 Method and apparatus for use in anchoring a suture 147 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
5,544,664 Method of advancing a suture through tissue 147 1994
5,938,686 Method of installing bone anchor 28 1997
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (2)
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5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 225 1995
 
IMPLICO B.V. (2)
4,535,768 Set of surgical instruments 128 1982
4,784,126 Surgical device 138 1987
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (2)
4,750,492 Absorbable suture apparatus, method and installer 385 1985
5,067,956 Apparatus for fastening a medical implant 33 1990
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
5,190,543 Anchoring device 227 1991
5,180,382 Bone screw 66 1991
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 262 1992
 
ACE ORTHOPEDIC COMPANY INC. (1)
4,537,185 Cannulated fixation screw 255 1983
 
ACUMED LLC (1)
5,868,789 Removable suture anchor apparatus 170 1997
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
 
ALPHATEC MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
5,098,435 Cannula 206 1990
 
AMS, INC. (1)
4,969,892 Suturing anchoring device for use in a female suspension procedure 127 1990
 
ANSPACH EFFORT, INC., THE (1)
5,725,541 Soft tissue fastener device 136 1997
 
Applied Biological Concepts, Inc. (1)
6,264,677 Wedge screw suture anchor 56 1999
 
ARTHREX, INC. (1)
5,690,677 Method for installing a suture anchor through a cannulated tissue-shifting guide 75 1996
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4,873,977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 247 1987
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (1)
5,203,787 Suture retaining arrangement 333 1990
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,527,342 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissues, tendons and ligaments to bone 252 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6,053,935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 205 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,842,478 Method of securing a bone anchor 160 1996
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
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CENTERPULSE DENTAL INC. (1)
5,061,181 Dental implant including plural anchoring means 135 1989
 
CENTERPULSE USA INC. (1)
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Clinicon Corporation (1)
5,951,543 Delivery system and method for surgical laser 41 1997
 
Darmin, Inc. (1)
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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 387 1986
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 378 1985
 
INFLUENCE, INC. (1)
5,674,247 Staple and tread assembly particularly for use in power-driven staplers for medical suturing 53 1995
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 297 1996
 
INNVOSURG, LLC. (1)
5,782,865 Stabilizer for human joints 140 1996
 
JAQUET ORTHOPEDIE SA (1)
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
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KEWI AC (1)
2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 2003
 
KINETIKOS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,681,352 Method and apparatus for anchoring surgical ties to bone 93 1996
 
McGarrity; Amy A. (1)
5,102,421 Suture anchor and method of forming 270 1990
 
MEMORY MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,584,695 Bone anchoring apparatus and method 105 1994
 
MIDAS REX, L.P. (1)
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ORTHOPEDIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,872,451 Glenohumeral ligament repair 110 1987
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
4,456,006 Contracting bone clip 51 1983
 
R.J. THOMPSON FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
5,662,654 Bone anchor, insertion tool and surgical kit employing same 76 1995
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,440,154 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation device 38 2001
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,403,344 Multi-faceted surgical needle 9 1993
 
STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (1)
5,125,553 Surgical suturing instrument and method 90 1990
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.), PAOLI, PA A CORP. OF PA (1)
5,019,078 Bone screw 45 1989
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (1)
4,739,751 Apparatus and method for reconstructive surgery 190 1986
 
THURGAUER KANTONALBANK, A CORPORATION CHARTERED IN AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF SWITZERLAND, THAT MAINTAINS ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT: (1)
5,084,050 Implant for bone reinforcement and for anchoring bone screws, implants and implant parts 332 1989
 
TREK ACQUISITION CORP., A PA CORP. (1)
4,784,138 Method for implanting retinal tack 34 1987
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (1)
5,112,344 Surgical instrument and method of utilization of such 310 1991
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
5,366,479 Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue 396 1993
 
UNITED BANK & TRUST COMPANY (1)
5,849,004 Surgical anchor 217 1996
 
VESITEC, INC. (1)
5,611,515 Bladder neck suspension procedure 286 1993
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,149,329 Surgical suture carrier and method for urinary bladder neck suspension 187 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (27)
4,415,111 Stapling devices 33 1981
4,409,974 Bone-fixating surgical implant device 330 1981
4,422,567 Medical suturing device 35 1981
4,664,305 Surgical stapler 381 1985
4,632,101 Orthopedic fastener 221 1985
4,635,634 Surgical clip applicator system 121 1985
4,741,330 Method and apparatus for anchoring and manipulating cartilage 567 1986
4,744,353 Method for attaching soft tissue to bone tissue 132 1986
4,883,048 Apparatus and method for use in performing a surgical operation 113 1988
4,997,434 Prosthetic ligaments and instruments for use in the surgical replacement of ligaments 93 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 172 1989
5,019,032 Refined suspension procedure with implement for treating female stress incontinence 136 1990
5,108,397 Method and apparatus for stabilization of pelvic fractures 93 1990
5,372,146 Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue 204 1990
5,064,434 Genitourinary implant 88 1991
5,256,133 Device for correcting stress urinary incontinence 166 1991
5,176,682 Surgical implement 265 1992
5,328,077 Method and apparatus for treating female urinary incontinence 238 1992
5,474,543 Single needle apparatus and method for performing retropublic urethropexy 76 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 319 1994
5,636,846 Arrowhead 15 1994
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 129 1995
5,871,503 Apparatus and method for anchoring sutures 27 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 223 1995
5,810,866 Automatic retractable safety penetrating instrument for portal sleeve introduction 18 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 162 1996

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ZIMMER SPINE, INC. (4)
7,491,218 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 100 2003
8,075,592 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 3 2007
7,914,558 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 33 2007
8,496,685 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 0 2011
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (1)
7,320,701 Push-in suture anchor, insertion tool, and method for inserting a push-in suture anchor 51 2003

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