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, TN649

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis North Attleborough, US 35 1680
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, US 26 441

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5,261,914 Surgical fastener 141 1990
5,123,913 Suture device 350 1990
5,601,557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 328 1991
5,417,691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 336 1993
5,324,308 Suture anchor 259 1993
5,536,273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 65 1993
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 389 1994
5,591,177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 171 1994
5,609,597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 179 1995
5,571,139 Bidirectional suture anchor 314 1995
5,569,306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 175 1995
5,720,765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 263 1995
5,658,313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 198 1996
5,665,112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 205 1996
5,683,419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 201 1996
5,728,136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 167 1996
5,810,848 Suturing system 278 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 267 1997
5,891,168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 226 1997
6,024,758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 198 1998
5,993,459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 173 1998
6,045,574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 160 1999
6,159,235 Selflock anchor screw 61 1999
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS AGENT (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 124 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,733,307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 189 1996
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5,630,824 Suture attachment device 310 1994
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 442 1985
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (5)
5,843,087 Suture anchor installation tool 66 1997
5,782,866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 134 1997
5,885,294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 128 1997
6,045,573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 197 1999
6,179,840 Graft fixation device and method 240 1999
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
5,735,875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 213 1997
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 5 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 366 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,149,669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 202 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5,893,592 Partially tied surgical knot 169 1997
5,897,564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 124 1997
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 255 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 155 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 215 1997
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5,370,662 Suture anchor assembly 367 1993
5,824,011 Suture anchor assembly 160 1996
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4,532,926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 374 1983
4,548,202 Mesh tissue fasteners 714 1983
5,282,809 Endoscopic suturing device 142 1992
5,330,491 Endoscopic suturing device 59 1993
5,486,197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 408 1994
5,545,180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 312 1994
5,669,935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 260 1995
6,036,701 Spiral surgical tack 132 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 111 1997
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 56 1997
5,904,696 Spiral surgical tack 137 1997
5,980,557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 36 1998
6,306,159 Meniscal repair device 219 1999
 
M&R MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,725,556 Suture locking apparatus 249 1995
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6,066,160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 284 1998
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (2)
* 5,522,843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 152 1994
5,720,766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 181 1996
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5,647,874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 221 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 220 1993
5,522,846 Suture anchor 190 1995
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 190 1996
5,948,002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 219 1998
5,897,574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 137 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,391,173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 157 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5,464,427 Expanding suture anchor 328 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,168,598 Soft tissue securing anchor 104 1998
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 266 1995
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,534,011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 60 1994
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
6,517,542 Bone anchoring system 149 2000
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6,117,162 Corkscrew suture anchor 126 1997
6,027,523 Suture anchor with attached disk 290 1998
5,964,783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 248 1998
6,214,031 Corkscrew suture anchor 53 2000
6,544,281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 119 2001
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5,336,240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 220 1992
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4,946,468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 386 1989
5,002,550 Suture anchor installation tool 415 1990
5,013,316 Soft tissue anchor system 335 1990
5,192,303 Suture anchor 247 1992
5,578,057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 126 1993
5,411,523 Suture anchor and driver combination 207 1994
5,554,171 Suture anchor 119 1994
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 92 1995
5,961,538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 98 1996
5,725,557 Suture anchor 157 1996
5,782,864 Knotless suture system and method 323 1997
5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 114 1997
6,007,566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 112 1997
5,906,624 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 24 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 337 1998
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,573,548 Suture anchor 232 1994
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 83 2002
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,899,920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 109 1997
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5,980,558 Suture anchor system 229 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (14)
5,037,422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 454 1990
5,041,129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 690 1990
5,100,417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 320 1990
5,152,790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 239 1991
5,224,946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 409 1991
5,258,016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 355 1992
5,236,445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 384 1992
5,312,438 Suture anchor and method of use 142 1993
5,423,860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 217 1993
5,522,844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 173 1993
5,690,676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 184 1995
6,146,406 Bone anchor 203 1998
6,656,183 Tissue repair system 134 2001
6,986,781 Tissue repair system 121 2001
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5,372,604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 201 1993
5,645,589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 154 1994
5,472,452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 286 1994
5,501,683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 126 1994
5,741,300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 40 1996
5,827,291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 57 1996
6,022,373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 122 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 45 2003
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (5)
5,383,905 Suture loop locking device 357 1992
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 340 1993
5,480,403 Suture anchoring device and method 324 1994
5,944,739 Suture anchor installation system 173 1998
7,037,324 Knotless tissue anchor 68 2001
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5,156,616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 307 1992
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
6,508,830 Suture anchor 118 2001
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Patent Citation Ranking

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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 40 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 15 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 3 2012
 
Siesta Medical, Inc. (1)
8,460,322 Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression 1 2011
 
ARTHREX, INC. (1)
* 2013/0150,885 KNOTLESS GRAFT FIXATION USING AN IMPLANT HAVING A POINTED TIP 11 2013
 
JMEA Corporation (1)
9,089,379 Multi-impact system for prosthesis deployment device 0 2012
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (A DELAWARE 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 3 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
* Cited By Examiner

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