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, TN729

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis North Attleborough, US 35 3333
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, US 27 762

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 164 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 391 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 380 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 388 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 289 1993
5,536,273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 72 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 455 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 183 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 204 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 346 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 218 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 286 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 231 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 232 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 226 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 189 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 304 1996
5,810,854 Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissue to each other or underlying bone 80 1997
* 5,709,708 Captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 303 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 265 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 225 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 183 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 192 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 69 1999
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 135 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 219 1996
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 345 1994
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 479 1985
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (5)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 74 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 150 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 152 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 217 1999
6,179,840 Graft fixation device and method 272 1999
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 239 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 428 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 232 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 183 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 143 1997
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 299 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 180 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 244 1997
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 393 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 175 1996
 
TRAIL, IAN A. (1)
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 137 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 406 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 845 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 158 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 65 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 464 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 357 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 291 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 144 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 123 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 63 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 155 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 47 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 246 1999
 
M&R MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 283 1995
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 327 1998
 
Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd. (2)
* 5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 163 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 194 1996
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 257 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 255 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 216 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 230 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 253 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 161 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 170 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 373 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 114 1998
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 292 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 178 2000
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 138 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 322 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 280 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 64 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 142 2001
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 243 1992
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 416 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 450 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 368 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 256 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 135 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 238 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 128 1994
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 113 1995
5,961,538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 113 1996
5,725,557 Suture anchor 165 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 366 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 123 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 124 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 378 1998
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 253 1994
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 93 2002
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 130 1997
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 268 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (13)
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 514 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 757 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 360 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 258 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 451 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 388 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 420 1992
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 157 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 245 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 203 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 216 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 225 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 156 2001
 
Linvatec Corporation (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 222 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 172 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 316 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 132 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 46 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 60 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 137 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 63 2003
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 407 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 368 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 359 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 196 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 85 2001
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V. (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 354 1992
 
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (1)
6,508,830 Suture anchor 142 2001
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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 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 16 2013
9,179,907 Knotless graft fixation assembly 2 2014
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (11)
8,685,060 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 4 2009
8,444,672 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 8 2009
* 2009/0222,040 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ATTACHING CONNECTIVE TISSUES TO BONE USING A KNOTLESS SUTURE ANCHORING DEVICE 16 2009
* 2009/0222,041 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ATTACHING CONNECTIVE TISSUES TO BONE USING A KNOTLESS SUTURE ANCHORING DEVICE 20 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
9,226,742 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. (4)
* 8,888,798 Tissue repair device 0 2009
* 8,663,325 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 5 2010
* 2011/0009,885 Tissue Graft Anchor Assembly and Instrumentation For Use Therewith 47 2010
9,333,020 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 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

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