US Patent No: 7,947,047

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Medical screwdrivers and methods

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070005076

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Abstract

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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, MN368

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arnal, Kevin R Excelsior, MN 61 437

Cited Art Landscape

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BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (17)
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6,322,492 Transvaginal method for securing a bone anchor 84 1999
6,328,686 Transvaginal system and method for treating female urinary incontinence 143 1999
6,334,446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 208 1999
6,382,214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 204 1999
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6,328,744 Bone suturing device 139 1999
6,387,041 Tack device 110 1999
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6,635,058 Bone anchor 23 2001
6,663,642 System for bone screw insertion 17 2001
6,746,455 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 20 2001
6,592,610 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 59 2001
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ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
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VESITEC, INC. (1)
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Linvatec Biomaterials Ltd. (1)
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United States Surgical Corporation (2)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
* 8,439,593 Quarter turn locking mechanism 1 2010
* 2011/0110,716 QUARTER TURN LOCKING MECHANISM 1 2010
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