Reattachment of tissue to base tissue

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7867251
APP PUB NO 20030120309A1
SERIAL NO

10305998

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.MEMPHIS, TN871

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Colleran, Dennis North Attleborough, US 35 4204
Gabriel, Stefan Mattapoisett, US 27 1054

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
5261914 Surgical fastener 187 1990
5123913 Suture device 451 1990
5601557 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 470 1991
5417691 Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue 467 1993
5324308 Suture anchor 345 1993
5536273 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 78 1993
5584835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 559 1994
5591177 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 201 1994
5609597 Apparatus and method of extracorporeally applying and locking laparoscopic suture and loop ligatures 231 1995
5571139 Bidirectional suture anchor 409 1995
5569306 Knotless suture anchor assembly 278 1995
5720765 Knotless suture anchor assembly 338 1995
5658313 Knotless suture anchor assembly 293 1996
5665112 Knotless suture anchor assembly 282 1996
5683419 Knotless suture anchor assembly 276 1996
5728136 Knotless suture anchor assembly 238 1996
5810848 Suturing system 363 1996
5810854 Method and apparatus for attaching connective tissue to each other or underlying bone 88 1997
* 5709708 Captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 369 1997
5891168 Process for attaching tissue to bone using a captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 334 1997
6024758 Two-part captured-loop knotless suture anchor assembly 278 1998
5993459 Suture anchor installation system with insertion tool 208 1998
6045574 Sleeve and loop knotless suture anchor assembly 246 1999
6159235 Selflock anchor screw 80 1999
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS AGENT (1)
6355066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 173 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5733307 Bone anchor having a suture trough 287 1996
 
RANDALL, RICHARD (1)
5630824 Suture attachment device 412 1994
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4632100 Suture anchor assembly 547 1985
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (5)
5843087 Suture anchor installation tool 96 1997
5782866 System for anchoring tissue to bone 194 1997
5885294 Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece 201 1997
6045573 Suture anchor having multiple sutures 274 1999
6179840 Graft fixation device and method 327 1999
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
5735875 Surgical devices assembled using heat bondable materials 293 1997
 
FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS CC (1)
2004/0088,004 Suture anchor 8 2003
 
Societe Etudes et Developpements-S.E.D. (1)
5941882 Medical screw particularly for surgery and emplacement tool 52 1997
 
INNOVASIVE ACQUISITION CORP. (1)
5702397 Ligament bone anchor and method for its use 521 1996
 
LI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6149669 Surgical fastener assembly method of use 292 1997
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
5893592 Partially tied surgical knot 221 1997
5897564 Endoscopic instrument assembly for fastening tissue 190 1997
 
Innovasive Devices, Inc. (3)
5725529 Bone fastener 379 1993
5968044 Bone fastener 213 1996
5911721 Bone fastener 308 1997
 
STONE, KEVIN R. (2)
5370662 Suture anchor assembly 462 1993
5824011 Suture anchor assembly 217 1996
 
TRAIL, IAN A. (1)
6986781 Tissue repair system 180 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
4532926 Two-piece tissue fastener with ratchet leg staple and sealable latching receiver 471 1983
4548202 Mesh tissue fasteners 1031 1983
5282809 Endoscopic suturing device 193 1992
5330491 Endoscopic suturing device 71 1993
5486197 Two-piece suture anchor with barbs 558 1994
5545180 Umbrella-shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 432 1994
5669935 One-way suture retaining device for braided sutures 329 1995
6036701 Spiral surgical tack 172 1997
RE36289 Umbrella shaped suture anchor device with actuating ring member 164 1997
5944724 Suture anchor insertion system 69 1997
5904696 Spiral surgical tack 182 1997
5980557 Fastener for fastening a muscle tendon to a bone 57 1998
6306159 Meniscal repair device 307 1999
 
M & R Medical, Inc. (1)
5725556 Suture locking apparatus 343 1995
 
QUICKIE, LLC (1)
6066160 Passive knotless suture terminator for use in minimally invasive surgery and to facilitate standard tissue securing 401 1998
 
ORTHOPAEDIC BIOSYSTEMS LTD., INC. (2)
* 5522843 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 202 1994
5720766 Apparatus for attaching soft tissue to bone 237 1996
 
Hayhurst; John O. (1)
5647874 Anchoring and manipulating tissue 319 1995
 
MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC. (1)
5728864 Liquid crystal compound having ferrielectric phase and liquid crystal composition 11 1996
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (5)
5403348 Suture anchor 321 1993
5522846 Suture anchor 284 1995
5782862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 288 1996
5948002 Apparatus and method for use in positioning a suture anchor 321 1998
5897574 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 209 1998
 
WILK PATENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5391173 Laparoscopic suturing technique and associated device 196 1994
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
5464427 Expanding suture anchor 452 1994
 
VITE TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6168598 Soft tissue securing anchor 148 1998
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5643320 Soft tissue anchor and method 355 1995
 
VESICA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5534011 Method and apparatus for threading a suture anchor 86 1994
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
6517542 Bone anchoring system 244 2000
 
ARTHREX, INC. (5)
6117162 Corkscrew suture anchor 179 1997
6027523 Suture anchor with attached disk 395 1998
5964783 Suture anchor with insert-molded suture 332 1998
6214031 Corkscrew suture anchor 83 2000
6544281 Graft fixation using a screw or plug against suture or tissue 207 2001
 
LIEBSCHER KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK (1)
5336240 Bone-dowel assembly for anchoring a suture 302 1992
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (14)
4946468 Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool 483 1989
5002550 Suture anchor installation tool 521 1990
5013316 Soft tissue anchor system 404 1990
5192303 Suture anchor 276 1992
5578057 Anchoring device installation tool assembly and method 176 1993
5411523 Suture anchor and driver combination 273 1994
5554171 Suture anchor 144 1994
5584860 Suture anchor loader and driver 139 1995
5961538 Wedge shaped suture anchor and method of implantation 130 1996
5725557 Suture anchor 202 1996
5782864 Knotless suture system and method 432 1997
5814051 Suture anchor insertion system 137 1997
6007566 System for anchoring tissue to bone 140 1997
5906624 Suture threader assembly, suture anchor assembly, and method for threading suture 41 1998
 
CRYSTAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, A DIVISION OF FOLSOM METAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5605457 Implant connector 38 1995
 
University of Massachusetts (1)
6200329 Suture collet 452 1998
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5573548 Suture anchor 303 1994
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
2003/0105,489 Suture anchor system for joining pieces of tissue and instrument for inserting an anchor implant 134 2002
 
WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5899920 Suture anchor assembly and kit 147 1997
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
5980558 Suture anchor system 341 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (13)
5037422 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 589 1990
5041129 Slotted suture anchor and method of anchoring a suture 868 1990
5100417 Suture anchor and driver assembly 424 1990
5152790 Ligament reconstruction graft anchor apparatus 309 1991
5224946 Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 508 1991
5258016 Suture anchor and driver assembly 452 1992
5236445 Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone 485 1992
5312438 Suture anchor and method of use 195 1993
5423860 Protective carrier for suture anchor 297 1993
5522844 Suture anchor, suture anchor installation device and method for attaching a suture to a bone 283 1993
5690676 Suture anchor and drive assembly 284 1995
6146406 Bone anchor 270 1998
6656183 Tissue repair system 211 2001
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (8)
5372604 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 265 1993
5645589 Anchor and method for securement into a bore 201 1994
5472452 Rectilinear anchor for soft tissue fixation 374 1994
5501683 Suture anchor for soft tissue fixation 141 1994
5741300 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 61 1996
5827291 Suture anchor driver with suture retainer 75 1996
6022373 Surgical anchor and package and cartridge for surgical anchor 183 1998
2004/0133,239 Knotless suture anchor 79 2003
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (5)
5383905 Suture loop locking device 471 1992
5354298 Suture anchor installation system 423 1993
5480403 Suture anchoring device and method 426 1994
5944739 Suture anchor installation system 254 1998
7037324 Knotless tissue anchor 119 2001
 
ABN AMRO BANK N.V., NEW YORK BRANCH (1)
5156616 Apparatus and method for suture attachment 417 1992
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION (1)
6508830 Suture anchor 192 2001
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PIVOT MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 8936620 Method and apparatus for securing soft tissue to bone 1 2008
* 2010/0016,892 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURING SOFT TISSUE TO BONE 31 2008
 
ZIMMER, INC. (8)
8414599 Dynamic suture tensioning device and methods 1 2008
* 8613755 Knotless dynamic suture tensioning device and methods 1 2009
8303591 Load shaping for dynamic tensioning mechanisms and methods 3 2009
8579901 Suture band buckle and methods 1 2010
8715297 Flat suture banding system and methods 0 2010
8668696 Low friction buckle tightening systems and methods 1 2010
8974456 Hybrid medical device implant with migration management 1 2012
8790344 Load shaping for dynamic tensioning mechanisms and methods 0 2012
 
Cayenne Medical, Inc. (2)
* 8435294 Devices, systems and methods for material fixation 10 2009
* 2010/0152,850 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATERIAL FIXATION 4 2009
 
Dunamis, LLC (4)
D741480 Suture anchor 0 2014
D740417 Suture anchor 1 2014
D740418 Suture anchor 1 2014
D740419 Suture anchor 1 2014
 
ARTHREX, INC. (3)
* 2013/0150,885 KNOTLESS GRAFT FIXATION USING AN IMPLANT HAVING A POINTED TIP 28 2013
9179907 Knotless graft fixation assembly 13 2014
9706986 Knotless suture and tissue securing method 0 2015
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (13)
8685060 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 6 2009
8444672 Methods and devices for attaching connective tissues to bone using a knotless suture anchoring device 16 2009
* 2009/0222,040 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ATTACHING CONNECTIVE TISSUES TO BONE USING A KNOTLESS SUTURE ANCHORING DEVICE 20 2009
* 2009/0222,041 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ATTACHING CONNECTIVE TISSUES TO BONE USING A KNOTLESS SUTURE ANCHORING DEVICE 25 2009
9186133 Bone anchor insertion device 0 2010
* 2011/0028,997 BONE ANCHOR INSERTION DEVICE 7 2010
8617186 Independent suture tensioning and snaring apparatus 0 2011
9364210 Biased wedge suture anchor and method for soft tissue repair 0 2012
9226742 Restricted wedge suture anchor and method for soft tissue repair 0 2012
9198649 Rotating locking member suture anchor and method for soft tissue repair 0 2012
9034014 Free floating wedge suture anchor for soft tissue repair 2 2012
9023083 Method for soft tissue repair with free floating suture locking member 2 2012
9636101 Bone anchor having an integrated stress isolator 0 2012
 
COLOPLAST A/S (4)
* 8568428 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
9220495 Suture system and assembly including a suture clip 0 2011
8591528 Suture system and assembly including a suture cap formed around a tubular sleeve 2 2011
 
Venture MD Innovations, LLC (1)
9687221 Method of anchoring a suture 0 2014
 
LUMACA ORTHOPAEDICS PTY LTD (4)
* 8932354 Tenodesis fixation method 2 2010
* 8845725 Tenodesis system 2 2010
* 2011/0106,253 TENODESIS FIXATION METHOD 11 2010
9468518 Tenodesis system 0 2014
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (8)
* 8888798 Tissue repair device 0 2009
* 8663325 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 7 2010
* 2011/0009,885 Tissue Graft Anchor Assembly and Instrumentation For Use Therewith 76 2010
9364276 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 0 2014
9333020 Tissue graft anchor assembly and instrumentation for use therewith 0 2014
9549725 Tissue repair device 0 2014
9498203 Tissue repair device 0 2014
9357994 Tissue repair device 0 2014
 
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL - PSG IV (024) (2)
* 9277912 Systems and methods for ankle syndesmosis fixation 0 2012
* 2013/0030,480 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANKLE SYNDESMOSIS FIXATION 4 2012
 
Siesta Medical, Inc. (3)
8460322 Suture passer systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension and compression 3 2011
9386981 Suture passer systems and methods for palate suspension and compression 0 2013
9463014 Tether line systems and methods for tongue or other tissue suspension or compression 0 2013
 
JMEA CORPORATION (5)
9572615 Detachable front delivery assembly for a tissue repair system 0 2012
9463009 Expandable prosthesis for a tissue repair system 0 2012
9433456 Method and system for implanting multiple prostheses 0 2012
9198704 Impact and drive system for prosthesis deployment device 0 2012
9089379 Multi-impact system for prosthesis deployment device 3 2012
 
VENTUREMD INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
9131937 Suture anchor 0 2012
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