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, TN582

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis Frisco, TX 50 2502
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, MA 32 504

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 348 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 378 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 304 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 224 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 112 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 179 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 102 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 138 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 279 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 102 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 100 1997
5,906,624 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 22 1998
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (14)
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 416 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 617 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 293 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 228 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 372 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 333 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 352 1992
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 130 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 196 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 151 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 166 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 176 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 117 2001
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 107 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 331 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 614 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 128 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 52 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 354 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 269 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 216 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 107 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 90 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 46 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 115 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 23 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 193 1999
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 177 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 136 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 244 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 120 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 33 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 51 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 103 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 36 2003
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 116 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 248 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 220 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 51 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 98 2001
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (5)
5,403,348 Suture anchor 188 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 166 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 164 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 194 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 117 1998
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 310 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 307 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 291 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 147 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 50 2001
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (4)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 57 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 119 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 103 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 176 1999
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 218 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 134 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 192 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 146 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 106 1997
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (2)
* 5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 139 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 164 1996
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 338 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 149 1996
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 279 1992
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 66 2002
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 194 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 217 1999
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 240 1995
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 3 2003
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 400 1985
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 192 1995
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5,702,397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 322 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 167 1997
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 197 1992
 
M & R Medical, Inc. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 213 1995
 
MARCTEC, LLC (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 183 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 103 2001
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 239 1998
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 272 1994
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 168 1996
 
Societe Etudes et Developpements-S.E.D. (1)
5,941,882 Medical screw particularly for surgery and emplacement tool 41 1997
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 291 1994
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
6,517,542 Bone anchoring system 121 2000
 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS (1)
6,200,329 Suture collet 294 1998
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,534,011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 51 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 89 1998
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 114 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 133 1994
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 89 1997
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 218 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 128 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 303 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 292 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 293 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 239 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 338 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 156 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 161 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 269 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 146 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 236 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 173 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 186 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 176 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 152 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 251 1996
5,810,854 Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissue to each other or underlying bone 68 1997
* 5,709,708 Captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 224 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 203 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 172 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 152 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 132 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 55 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
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (2)
* 8,888,798 Tissue repair device 0 2009
* 8,663,325 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 1 2010
 
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
* Cited By Examiner

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