US Patent No: 7,867,251

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Reattachment of tissue to base tissue

3 Status Updates

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

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.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.MEMPHIS, TN735

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis North Attleborough, US 35 3363
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, US 27 782

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 166 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 397 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 384 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 394 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 293 1993
5,536,273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 73 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 464 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 185 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 207 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 351 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 221 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 291 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 235 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 236 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 230 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 194 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 311 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 309 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 270 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 230 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 185 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 197 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 70 1999
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 140 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 225 1996
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 350 1994
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 485 1985
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (5)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 79 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 153 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 157 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 221 1999
6,179,840 Graft fixation device and method 278 1999
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 244 1997
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 7 2003
 
Societe Etudes et Developpements-S.E.D. (1)
5,941,882 Medical screw particularly for surgery and emplacement tool 44 1997
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 435 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 237 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 187 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 153 1997
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 308 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 184 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 251 1997
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 398 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 178 1996
 
TRAIL, IAN A. (1)
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 140 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 411 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 861 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 161 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 66 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 471 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 363 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 293 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 148 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 127 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 64 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 158 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 49 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 250 1999
 
M&R MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 288 1995
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 333 1998
 
Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd. (2)
* 5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 166 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 197 1996
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 263 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 261 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 222 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 235 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 260 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 166 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 171 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 379 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 117 1998
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 298 1995
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,534,011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 71 1994
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
6,517,542 Bone anchoring system 185 2000
 
Arthrex, Inc. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 141 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 328 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 284 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 65 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 147 2001
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 248 1992
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 421 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 455 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 371 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 257 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 138 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 240 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 129 1994
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 114 1995
5,961,538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 115 1996
5,725,557 Suture anchor 167 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 372 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 124 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 125 1997
5,906,624 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 32 1998
 
CRYSTAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, A DIVISION OF FOLSOM METAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,605,457 Implant connector 35 1995
 
University of Massachusetts (1)
6,200,329 Suture collet 384 1998
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 257 1994
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 98 2002
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 132 1997
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 274 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (13)
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 768 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 365 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 263 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 456 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
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 160 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 249 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 213 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 221 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 230 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 160 2001
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 226 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 174 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 322 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 133 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 46 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 62 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 142 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 65 2003
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 410 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 372 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 363 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 203 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 86 2001
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V. (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 358 1992
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
6,508,830 Suture anchor 147 2001
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PIVOT MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 8,936,620 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone 0 2008
* 2010/0016,892 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING SOFT TISSUE TO BONE 24 2008
 
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 20 2013
9,179,907 Knotless graft fixation assembly 5 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 9 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 22 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
 
DALLEN MEDICAL, 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 0 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
 
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 (3)
* 8,932,354 Tenodesis fixation method 0 2010
* 8,845,725 Tenodesis system 0 2010
* 2011/0106,253 TENODESIS FIXATION METHOD 8 2010
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (6)
* 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 51 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
9,357,994 Tissue repair device 0 2014
 
Siesta Medical, Inc. (1)
8,460,322 Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression 1 2011
 
JMEA Corporation (2)
9,198,704 Impact and drive system for prosthesis deployment device 0 2012
9,089,379 Multi-impact system for prosthesis deployment device 0 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

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jul 11, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jul 11, 2022
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00