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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.MEMPHIS, TN719

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis Frisco, TX 50 2365
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, MA 32 483

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 339 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 370 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 303 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 219 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 111 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 174 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 98 1994
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 78 1995
5,961,538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 85 1996
5,725,557 Suture anchor 134 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 270 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 99 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 98 1997
5,906,624 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 21 1998
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (14)
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 409 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 602 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 289 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 226 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 366 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 325 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 344 1992
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 128 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 192 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 148 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 163 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 170 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 113 2001
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 104 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 326 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 595 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 125 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 52 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 347 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 263 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 210 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 105 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 87 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 45 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 113 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 23 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 189 1999
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 174 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 130 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 240 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 120 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 32 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 51 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 101 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 36 2003
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 114 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 242 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 215 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 50 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 96 2001
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (5)
5,403,348 Suture anchor 182 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 162 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 160 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 190 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 113 1998
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 306 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 300 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 284 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 140 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 48 2001
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (4)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 55 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 116 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 102 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 173 1999
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 215 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 134 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 190 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 143 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 105 1997
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (2)
5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 137 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 160 1996
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 333 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 147 1996
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 275 1992
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 63 2002
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 191 1997
 
CRYSTAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, A DIVISION OF FOLSOM METAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,605,457 Implant connector 33 1995
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (1)
6,179,840 Graft fixation device and method 212 1999
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 237 1995
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 3 2003
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 396 1985
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 189 1995
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 315 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 166 1997
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 193 1992
 
M & R Medical, Inc. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 206 1995
 
MARCTEC, LLC (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 178 1997
 
MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,728,864 Liquid crystal compound having ferrielectric phase and liquid crystal composition 10 1996
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
6,508,830 Suture anchor 101 2001
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 230 1998
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 266 1994
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 166 1996
 
Societe Etudes et Developpements-S.E.D. (1)
5,941,882 Medical screw particularly for surgery and emplacement tool 40 1997
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 284 1994
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
6,517,542 Bone anchoring system 118 2000
 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS (1)
6,200,329 Suture collet 288 1998
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,534,011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 49 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 87 1998
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 112 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 127 1994
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 86 1997
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 215 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 126 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 294 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 284 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 285 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 237 1993
5,536,273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 58 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 334 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 153 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 158 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 259 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 144 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 231 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 170 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 182 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 172 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 148 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 246 1996
5,810,854 Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissue to each other or underlying bone 67 1997
5,709,708 Captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 217 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 200 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 168 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 148 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 129 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 53 1999

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DALLEN MEDICAL, INC. (7)
8,414,599 Dynamic suture tensioning device and methods 0 2008
8,613,755 Knotless dynamic suture tensioning device and methods 1 2009
8,303,591 Load shaping for dynamic tensioning mechanisms and methods 0 2009
8,579,901 Suture band buckle and methods 0 2010
8,715,297 Flat suture banding system and methods 0 2010
8,668,696 Low friction buckle tightening systems and methods 0 2010
8,790,344 Load shaping for dynamic tensioning mechanisms and methods 0 2012
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (3)
8,685,060 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 0 2009
8,444,672 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 0 2009
8,617,186 Independent suture tensioning and snaring apparatus 0 2011
 
COLOPLAST A/S (2)
8,568,428 Suture system and assembly including a tubular leader having a clasp 0 2011
8,591,528 Suture system and assembly including a suture cap formed around a tubular sleeve 0 2011
 
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,435,294 Devices, systems and methods for material fixation 5 2009
 
Lumaca Orthopaedics Pty Ltd (1)
8,845,725 Tenodesis system 0 2010
 
Siesta Medical, Inc. (1)
8,460,322 Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression 0 2011
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
8,663,325 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 1 2010

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