US Patent No: 7,867,251

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Reattachment of tissue to base tissue

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030120309

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Abstract

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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, TN704

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis Frisco, TX 50 2294
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, MA 32 458

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 331 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 361 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 295 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 215 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 110 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 167 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 95 1994
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 75 1995
5,961,538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 80 1996
5,725,557 Suture anchor 129 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 264 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 97 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 97 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 397 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 591 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 282 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 223 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 357 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 318 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 337 1992
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 125 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 187 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 141 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 158 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 164 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 109 2001
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 101 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 317 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 582 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 123 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 50 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 333 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 251 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 200 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 102 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 83 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 44 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 108 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 21 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 186 1999
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 171 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 124 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 231 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 118 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 30 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 50 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 98 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 35 2003
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 109 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 238 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 211 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 47 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 92 2001
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (5)
5,403,348 Suture anchor 178 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 155 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 155 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 183 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 107 1998
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 299 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 293 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 277 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 138 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 43 2001
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (4)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 54 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 115 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 98 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 172 1999
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 204 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 127 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 182 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 140 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 102 1997
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (2)
5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 136 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 158 1996
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 325 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 146 1996
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 269 1992
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 61 2002
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 183 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 206 1999
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 227 1995
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 3 2003
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 384 1985
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 182 1995
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 305 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 161 1997
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 187 1992
 
M & R Medical, Inc. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 201 1995
 
MARCTEC, LLC (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 174 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 98 2001
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 227 1998
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 261 1994
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 161 1996
 
Societe Etudes et Developpements-S.E.D. (1)
5,941,882 Medical screw particularly for surgery and emplacement tool 39 1997
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 274 1994
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
6,517,542 Bone anchoring system 115 2000
 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS (1)
6,200,329 Suture collet 282 1998
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,534,011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 49 1994
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 110 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 124 1994
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 85 1997
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 212 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (25)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 119 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 290 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 277 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 277 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 231 1993
5,536,273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 54 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 326 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 148 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 154 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 246 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 138 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 227 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 165 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 177 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 169 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 143 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 243 1996
5,810,854 Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissue to each other or underlying bone 66 1997
5,709,708 Captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 210 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 194 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 164 1998
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 85 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 141 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 124 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 50 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 4 2009
 
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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