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, MN4608

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gellman, Barry N North Easton, MA 154 4108
Sauvageau, David J Methuen, MA 25 399

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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 374 1981
4,422,567 Medical suturing device 46 1981
4,664,305 Surgical stapler 449 1985
4,632,101 Orthopedic fastener 249 1985
4,635,634 Surgical clip applicator system 137 1985
4,741,330 Method and apparatus for anchoring and manipulating cartilage 647 1986
4,744,353 Method for attaching soft tissue to bone tissue 146 1986
4,883,048 Apparatus and method for use in performing a surgical operation 132 1988
4,997,434 Prosthetic ligaments and instruments for use in the surgical replacement of ligaments 101 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 193 1989
5,019,032 Refined suspension procedure with implement for treating female stress incontinence 157 1990
5,108,397 Method and apparatus for stabilization of pelvic fractures 105 1990
5,372,146 Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue 238 1990
5,064,434 Genitourinary implant 89 1991
5,256,133 Device for correcting stress urinary incontinence 198 1991
5,176,682 Surgical implement 307 1992
5,328,077 Method and apparatus for treating female urinary incontinence 286 1992
5,474,543 Single needle apparatus and method for performing retropublic urethropexy 91 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 382 1994
* 5,636,846 Arrowhead 15 1994
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 167 1995
5,871,503 Apparatus and method for anchoring sutures 27 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 262 1995
5,810,866 Automatic retractable safety penetrating instrument for portal sleeve introduction 19 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 197 1996
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
* 5,403,344 Multi-faceted surgical needle 9 1993
 
Darmin, Inc. (1)
5,538,427 Subperiosteal bone anchor 33 1993
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
5,366,479 Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue 470 1993
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (1)
5,112,344 Surgical instrument and method of utilization of such 365 1991
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 432 1985
 
ZIMMER, INC. (3)
4,438,769 Medical staple device 141 1982
4,454,875 Osteal medical staple 302 1982
5,057,112 Pneumatically powered orthopedic broach 57 1990
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (3)
5,116,338 Apparatus for knee prosthesis 104 1991
5,217,462 Screw and driver 99 1991
* 5,814,070 Suture anchor and driver 159 1996
 
GOBLE, E. MARLOWE (3)
5,037,426 Procedure for verifying isometric ligament positioning 93 1988
5,129,902 Endosteal ligament retainer and process 186 1990
5,141,520 Harpoon suture anchor 356 1991
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,440,154 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation device 51 2001
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 40 2009
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (4)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 364 1993
5,443,482 Suture anchor assembly 207 1994
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 158 1996
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INFLUENCE, INC. (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (4)
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4,889,119 Surgical fastener made from glycolide-rich polymer blends 94 1988
5,242,457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 476 1992
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ACE ORTHOPEDIC COMPANY INC. (1)
4,537,185 Cannulated fixation screw 274 1983
 
ACUMED LLC (1)
5,868,789 Removable suture anchor apparatus 197 1997
 
MIDAS REX, L.P. (1)
5,167,665 Method of attaching objects to bone 125 1991
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.), PAOLI, PA A CORP. OF PA (1)
5,019,078 Bone screw 47 1989
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (2)
5,190,543 Anchoring device 242 1991
5,180,382 Bone screw 71 1991
 
ANSPACH EFFORT, INC., THE (1)
5,725,541 Soft tissue fastener device 187 1997
 
MEMORY MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,584,695 Bone anchoring apparatus and method 117 1994
 
Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc. (1)
5,868,747 Directional bone fixation device 42 1997
 
ORTHOPEDIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,872,451 Glenohumeral ligament repair 124 1987
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (1)
5,203,787 Suture retaining arrangement 397 1990
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (4)
4,938,760 Female suspension procedure 196 1989
5,520,700 Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing 559 1993
5,807,403 Medical anchor device with suture thread and method for implantation into bone 284 1996
5,972,000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 237 1996
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
4,960,420 Channel ligament clamp and system 196 1988
4,870,957 Ligament anchor system 425 1988
5,019,079 Bone screw 128 1989
5,411,506 Anchor driver 72 1994
5,573,548 Suture anchor 229 1994
5,752,963 Suture anchor driver 112 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (8)
5,180,388 Bone pinning system 98 1990
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 449 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 678 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 316 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 238 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 355 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 383 1992
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 216 1993
 
AMS, INC. (1)
4,969,892 Suturing anchoring device for use in a female suspension procedure 155 1990
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (2)
4,750,492 Absorbable suture apparatus, method and installer 432 1985
5,067,956 Apparatus for fastening a medical implant 34 1990
 
KEWI AC (1)
2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 0 2003
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 301 1992
 
Applied Biological Concepts, Inc. (1)
* 6,264,677 Wedge screw suture anchor 62 1999
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (1)
4,456,006 Contracting bone clip 58 1983
 
UNITED BANK & TRUST COMPANY (1)
5,849,004 Surgical anchor 239 1996
 
TREK ACQUISITION CORP., A PA CORP. (1)
4,784,138 Method for implanting retinal tack 36 1987
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
4,278,091 Soft tissue retainer for use with bone implants, especially bone staples 161 1980
* 5,792,142 Cutting tip 76 1996
 
STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (1)
5,125,553 Surgical suturing instrument and method 100 1990
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 364 1996
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,268,001 Bone fastener 380 1991
5,725,529 Bone fastener 248 1993
5,814,071 Suture anchor assembly and methods 163 1996
 
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (1)
4,739,751 Apparatus and method for reconstructive surgery 214 1986
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (5)
5,336,225 Bone fastening device 42 1992
5,464,425 Medullary suture anchor 66 1994
5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 148 1994
5,728,100 Medullary Anchor 14 1995
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 180 1996
 
KFx Medical Corporation (1)
5,782,865 Stabilizer for human joints 159 1996
 
CENTERPULSE DENTAL INC. (1)
5,061,181 Dental implant including plural anchoring means 140 1989
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (2)
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 188 1996
5,814,072 Method and apparatus for use in anchoring a suture 183 1996
 
R.J. THOMPSON FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
5,662,654 Bone anchor, insertion tool and surgical kit employing same 88 1995
 
CENTERPULSE USA INC. (1)
4,421,112 Tibial osteotomy guide assembly and method 226 1982
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,149,329 Surgical suture carrier and method for urinary bladder neck suspension 228 1990
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4,873,977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 286 1987
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (2)
5,030,219 Glenoid component installation tools 172 1990
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 264 1995
 
ARTHREX, INC. (1)
5,690,677 Method for installing a suture anchor through a cannulated tissue-shifting guide 87 1996
 
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 369 1989
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (22)
4,898,156 Suture anchor 378 1987
4,899,743 Suture anchor installation tool 306 1987
4,968,315 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 371 1989
5,046,513 Method for anchoring suture to bone 460 1989
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 386 1989
4,997,433 Endosteal fixation stud and system 156 1990
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 415 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 330 1990
5,078,730 Holder for suture anchor assembly 89 1990
5,217,486 Suture anchor and installation tool 300 1992
5,192,303 Suture anchor 247 1992
5,207,679 Suture anchor and installation tool 347 1992
5,441,502 System and method for re-attaching soft tissue to bone 101 1993
5,505,735 Surgical anchor and method for using the same 171 1993
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 124 1993
5,417,712 Bone anchor 255 1994
5,683,418 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 118 1994
5,520,696 Bone anchor installation tool 66 1994
5,522,845 Bone anchor and bone anchor installation 233 1994
5,725,557 Suture anchor 157 1996
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 112 1997
5,851,219 Suture anchor assembly 63 1997
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (1)
5,437,603 Apparatus and method for implanting prostheses within periurethral tissues 95 1993
 
DEXTERITY SURGICAL, INC. (3)
5,591,163 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethropexy 150 1995
5,643,288 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethropexy 86 1995
5,697,931 Apparatus and method for laparoscopic urethopexy 134 1995
 
ALPHATEC MANUFACTURING, INC. (1)
* 5,098,435 Cannula 230 1990
 
McGarrity; Amy A. (1)
5,102,421 Suture anchor and method of forming 300 1990
 
KINETIKOS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,681,352 Method and apparatus for anchoring surgical ties to bone 113 1996
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,527,342 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissues, tendons and ligaments to bone 296 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,842,478 Method of securing a bone anchor 201 1996
 
VESITEC, INC. (1)
5,611,515 Bladder neck suspension procedure 336 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
5,544,664 Method of advancing a suture through tissue 184 1994
5,938,686 Method of installing bone anchor 30 1997
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (10)
4,414,967 Internal fixation of bone, tendon, and ligaments 73 1981
4,527,726 Bone stapler 53 1983
5,203,784 Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue and apparatus for deploying same 158 1991
5,470,334 Bioabsorbable interference bone fixation screw 238 1992
5,500,001 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 70 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 281 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 125 1994
5,607,432 Threaded suture anchor retriever 61 1995
5,591,207 Driving system for inserting threaded suture anchors 174 1995
5,690,649 Anchor and anchor installation tool and method 249 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 437 1986
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (5)
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 423 1980
4,576,167 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 396 1981
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 714 1989
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 271 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 350 1994
 
CLINICON CORPORATION (1)
* 5,951,543 Delivery system and method for surgical laser 50 1997
 
Boston Scientific Corporation (1)
6,053,935 Transvaginal anchor implantation device 243 1996
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Zimmer Spine, Inc. (5)
7,491,218 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 121 2003
8,075,592 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 7 2007
7,914,558 Spinal stabilization systems and methods using minimally invasive surgical procedures 44 2007
8,496,685 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 1 2011
8,956,362 Spinal stabilization systems and methods 0 2013
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (1)
* 7,320,701 Push-in suture anchor, insertion tool, and method for inserting a push-in suture anchor 71 2003
* Cited By Examiner

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