US Patent No: 7,867,251

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Reattachment of tissue to base tissue

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030120309

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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, TN636

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis Frisco, TX 51 2846
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, MA 34 590

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 136 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 342 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 320 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 327 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 254 1993
5,536,273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 64 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 377 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 168 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 177 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 303 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 165 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 259 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 195 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 202 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 196 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 165 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 270 1996
5,810,854 Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissue to each other or underlying bone 75 1997
* 5,709,708 Captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 259 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 222 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 192 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 169 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 150 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 61 1999
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 123 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 182 1996
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 300 1994
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 427 1985
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (5)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 66 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 132 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 118 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 192 1999
6,179,840 Graft fixation device and method 233 1999
 
P Tech, LLC (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 204 1997
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 4 2003
 
Societe Etudes et Developpements-S.E.D. (1)
5,941,882 Medical screw particularly for surgery and emplacement tool 42 1997
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 359 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 193 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 162 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 119 1997
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 246 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 149 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 211 1997
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 361 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 157 1996
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 368 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 687 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 139 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 59 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 393 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 304 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 247 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 125 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 105 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 52 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 129 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 32 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 210 1999
 
M & R Medical, Inc. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 240 1995
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 273 1998
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (2)
* 5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 148 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 176 1996
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 215 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 213 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 187 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 184 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 215 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 134 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 152 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 322 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 99 1998
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 260 1995
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,534,011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 57 1994
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
6,517,542 Bone anchoring system 146 2000
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 124 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 283 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 244 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 53 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 114 2001
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 217 1992
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 383 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 412 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 326 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 246 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 123 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 199 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 119 1994
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 89 1995
5,961,538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 92 1996
5,725,557 Suture anchor 157 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 314 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 112 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 111 1997
5,906,624 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 23 1998
 
CRYSTAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, A DIVISION OF FOLSOM METAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,605,457 Implant connector 34 1995
 
University of Massachusetts (1)
6,200,329 Suture collet 322 1998
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 228 1994
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 81 2002
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 101 1997
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 216 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (14)
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 446 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 673 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 313 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 237 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 403 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 353 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 379 1992
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 141 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 215 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 168 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 180 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 196 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 132 2001
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 118 2001
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 196 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 149 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 277 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 125 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 36 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 57 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 118 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 44 2003
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 340 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 332 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 319 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 169 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 60 2001
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 298 1992
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
6,508,830 Suture anchor 116 2001
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COLOPLAST A/S (3)
* 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 2 2011
8,591,528 Suture system and assembly including a suture cap formed around a tubular sleeve 0 2011
 
LUMACA ORTHOPAEDICS PTY LTD (2)
* 8,932,354 Tenodesis fixation method 0 2010
* 8,845,725 Tenodesis system 0 2010
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (3)
* 8,888,798 Tissue repair device 0 2009
* 8,663,325 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 2 2010
* 2011/0009,885 Tissue Graft Anchor Assembly and Instrumentation For Use Therewith 39 2010
 
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 14 2008
 
CAYENNE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 8,435,294 Devices, systems and methods for material fixation 6 2009
* 2010/0152,850 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATERIAL FIXATION 3 2009
 
University of South Florida (1)
* 2013/0030,480 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANKLE SYNDESMOSIS FIXATION 2 2012
 
Siesta Medical, Inc. (1)
8,460,322 Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression 0 2011
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (5)
8,685,060 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 2 2009
8,444,672 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 2 2009
8,617,186 Independent suture tensioning and snaring apparatus 0 2011
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 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 1 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
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