US Patent No: 7,947,047

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Medical screwdrivers and methods

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070005076

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The invention provides a medical screwdriver having a sleeve that can be coupled to the medical screwdriver without the need to align the sleeve to the medical screwdriver. The medical screwdriver includes a body portion having a receiver, a drive shaft, a sleeve, and a coupling connecting the sleeve to the receiver. The sleeve surrounds at least a portion of the drive shaft when coupled to the receiver. The coupling comprises an end of the sleeve and the receiver of the body portion. The end of the sleeve and the receiver are designed so that the end of the sleeve can be coupled with the receiver of the body portion without rotationally aligning the end of the sleeve to the receiver of the body portion and so that the sleeve is prevented from rotating in a direction of rotation during use.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATIONMINNETONKA, MN344

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arnal, Kevin R Excelsior, MN 58 354

Cited Art Landscape

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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (17)
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5,972,000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 213 1996
6,322,492 Transvaginal method for securing a bone anchor 77 1999
6,328,686 Transvaginal system and method for treating female urinary incontinence 133 1999
6,334,446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 194 1999
6,382,214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 189 1999
6,406,480 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 104 1999
6,328,744 Bone suturing device 126 1999
6,387,041 Tack device 95 1999
* 6,602,260 Powered bone screw device 34 2001
6,635,058 Bone anchor 15 2001
6,663,642 System for bone screw insertion 15 2001
6,746,455 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 14 2001
6,592,610 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 50 2001
6,575,984 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 21 2001
6,575,998 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 54 2001
2002/0095,181 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 90 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (6)
5,364,408 Endoscopic suture system 433 1992
5,860,425 Bladder neck suspension procedure 225 1996
5,836,314 Surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence 167 1996
6,264,676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 94 1999
6,241,736 Manual bone anchor placement devices 67 1999
6,660,010 Bone anchor placement device with recessed anchor mount 7 2000
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 78 1995
* 5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 102 1997
 
ROMANO, DAVID (2)
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5,002,546 Curved bore drilling apparatus 102 1990
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,440,154 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation device 42 2001
6,589,249 Manual bone anchor placement devices 39 2001
 
United States Surgical Corporation (2)
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 307 1993
5,628,751 Orthopedic fastener applicator with rotational or longitudinal driver 54 1995
 
APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2004/0127,916 Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods with implantation force resolution 17 2003
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 164 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 6,319,272 Transvaginal anchor implantation device and method of use 43 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,842,478 Method of securing a bone anchor 174 1996
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 240 1995
 
DISK WHISK, INC. (1)
5,968,062 Surgical cutting device removeably connected to a rotarty drive element 79 1997
 
EMHART INC. (1)
5,142,954 Masonry anchor installation tool 9 1991
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 46 1997
 
Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
4,632,100 Suture anchor assembly 400 1985
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
* 6,282,998 Fastener-driving accessory for rotary driving tool 10 1998
 
INFLUENCE, INC. (1)
5,674,247 Staple and tread assembly particularly for use in power-driven staplers for medical suturing 55 1995
 
Linvatec Biomaterials Ltd. (1)
* 6,951,565 Device for inserting surgical implants 84 2002
 
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
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SNAP-ON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5,685,204 Miniature reversible ratcheting screwdriver 20 1996
 
VESITEC, INC. (1)
5,611,515 Bladder neck suspension procedure 306 1993
 
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
5,464,407 Flexible surgical screwdriver and methods of arthroscopic ligament reconstruction 139 1994
 
YEH-HSING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. (1)
* 7,089,828 Ratchet screwdriver with a quick retractable positioning joint 3 2004
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,549,538 Pin inserter sheath 34 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 6,089,133 Screwdriver 38 1999
6,423,072 Bone anchor delivery device with an articulating head 20 2000
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (1)
* 8,439,593 Quarter turn locking mechanism 1 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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