US Patent No: 7,867,251

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Reattachment of tissue to base tissue

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An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue without the use of knots.

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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.MEMPHIS, TN790

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis North Attleborough, US 35 3661
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, US 27 896

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 175 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 421 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 424 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 429 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 319 1993
5,536,273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 76 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 505 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 195 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 221 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 376 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 246 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 315 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 263 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 258 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 251 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 216 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 337 1996
5,810,854 Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissue to each other or underlying bone 81 1997
* 5,709,708 Captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 337 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 300 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 252 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 192 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 219 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 72 1999
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 152 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 252 1996
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 380 1994
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 515 1985
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (5)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 82 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 174 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 179 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 243 1999
6,179,840 Graft fixation device and method 302 1999
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 266 1997
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 8 2003
 
Societe Etudes et Developpements-S.E.D. (1)
5,941,882 Medical screw particularly for surgery and emplacement tool 45 1997
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 468 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 262 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 204 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 170 1997
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 339 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 195 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 277 1997
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 427 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 195 1996
 
TRAIL, IAN A. (1)
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 159 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 437 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 938 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 177 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 68 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 510 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 396 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 311 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 162 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 146 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 66 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 169 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 52 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 280 1999
 
M&R MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 314 1995
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 364 1998
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (2)
* 5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 181 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 214 1996
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 290 1995
 
MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,728,864 Liquid crystal compound having ferrielectric phase and liquid crystal composition 11 1996
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (5)
5,403,348 Suture anchor 290 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 252 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 266 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 291 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 190 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 183 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 411 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 132 1998
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 325 1995
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,534,011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 75 1994
 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1)
6,517,542 Bone anchoring system 209 2000
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 157 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 357 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 303 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 69 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 172 2001
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 273 1992
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 448 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 484 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 390 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 267 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 153 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 255 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 136 1994
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 125 1995
5,961,538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 119 1996
5,725,557 Suture anchor 185 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 401 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 127 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 132 1997
5,906,624 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 37 1998
 
Crystal Medical Technology, a division of Folsom Metal Products (1)
* 5,605,457 Implant connector 37 1995
 
University of Massachusetts (1)
6,200,329 Suture collet 416 1998
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 274 1994
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 118 2002
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 135 1997
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 308 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (13)
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 553 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 817 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 389 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 282 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 479 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 416 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 455 1992
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 174 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 272 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 244 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 250 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 249 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 179 2001
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 245 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 185 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 347 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 137 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 51 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 64 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 159 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 71 2003
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 435 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 395 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 393 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 228 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 101 2001
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 383 1992
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
6,508,830 Suture anchor 169 2001
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PIVOT MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 8,936,620 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone 1 2008
* 2010/0016,892 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING SOFT TISSUE TO BONE 27 2008
 
ZIMMER, INC. (8)
8,414,599 Dynamic suture tensioning device and methods 1 2008
* 8,613,755 Knotless dynamic suture tensioning device and methods 1 2009
8,303,591 Load shaping for dynamic tensioning mechanisms and methods 2 2009
8,579,901 Suture band buckle and methods 1 2010
8,715,297 Flat suture banding system and methods 0 2010
8,668,696 Low friction buckle tightening systems and methods 1 2010
8,974,456 Hybrid medical device implant with migration management 0 2012
8,790,344 Load shaping for dynamic tensioning mechanisms and methods 0 2012
 
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 8,435,294 Devices, systems and methods for material fixation 7 2009
* 2010/0152,850 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATERIAL FIXATION 4 2009
 
Dunamis, LLC (4)
D741480 Suture anchor 0 2014
D740417 Suture anchor 0 2014
D740418 Suture anchor 0 2014
D740419 Suture anchor 0 2014
 
ARTHREX, INC. (2)
* 2013/0150,885 KNOTLESS GRAFT FIXATION USING AN IMPLANT HAVING A POINTED TIP 24 2013
9,179,907 Knotless graft fixation assembly 7 2014
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (12)
8,685,060 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 5 2009
8,444,672 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 10 2009
* 2009/0222,040 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ATTACHING CONNECTIVE TISSUES TO BONE USING A KNOTLESS SUTURE ANCHORING DEVICE 18 2009
* 2009/0222,041 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ATTACHING CONNECTIVE TISSUES TO BONE USING A KNOTLESS SUTURE ANCHORING DEVICE 23 2009
9,186,133 Bone anchor insertion device 0 2010
* 2011/0028,997 BONE ANCHOR INSERTION DEVICE 6 2010
8,617,186 Independent suture tensioning and snaring apparatus 0 2011
9,364,210 Biased wedge suture anchor and method for soft tissue repair 0 2012
9,226,742 Restricted wedge suture anchor and method for soft tissue repair 0 2012
9,198,649 Rotating locking member suture anchor and method for soft tissue repair 0 2012
9,034,014 Free floating wedge suture anchor for soft tissue repair 0 2012
9,023,083 Method for soft tissue repair with free floating suture locking member 0 2012
 
COLOPLAST A/S (4)
* 8,568,428 Suture system and assembly including a tubular leader having a clasp 0 2011
* 2012/0172,897 SUTURE SYSTEM AND ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A TUBULAR LEADER HAVING A CLASP 4 2011
9,220,495 Suture system and assembly including a suture clip 0 2011
8,591,528 Suture system and assembly including a suture cap formed around a tubular sleeve 0 2011
 
LUMACA ORTHOPAEDICS PTY LTD (4)
* 8,932,354 Tenodesis fixation method 1 2010
* 8,845,725 Tenodesis system 1 2010
* 2011/0106,253 TENODESIS FIXATION METHOD 9 2010
9,468,518 Tenodesis system 0 2014
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (7)
* 8,888,798 Tissue repair device 0 2009
* 8,663,325 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 6 2010
* 2011/0009,885 Tissue Graft Anchor Assembly and Instrumentation For Use Therewith 63 2010
9,364,276 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 0 2014
9,333,020 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 0 2014
9,498,203 Tissue repair device 0 2014
9,357,994 Tissue repair device 0 2014
 
SIESTA MEDICAL, INC. (3)
8,460,322 Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression 3 2011
9,386,981 Suture passer systems and methods for palate suspension and compression 0 2013
9,463,014 Tether line systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension or compression 0 2013
 
JMEA CORPORATION (4)
9,463,009 Expandable prosthesis for a tissue repair system 0 2012
9,433,456 Method and system for implanting multiple prostheses 0 2012
9,198,704 Impact and drive system for prosthesis deployment device 0 2012
9,089,379 Multi-impact system for prosthesis deployment device 2 2012
 
VENTUREMD INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
9,131,937 Suture anchor 0 2012
 
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL - PSG IV (024) (2)
* 9,277,912 Systems and methods for ankle syndesmosis fixation 0 2012
* 2013/0030,480 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANKLE SYNDESMOSIS FIXATION 4 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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