US Patent No: 7,947,047

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Medical screwdrivers and methods

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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, MN195
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4795

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arnal, Kevin R Excelsior, US 44 599

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
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Goble; Marlowe E. (1)
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
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6,589,249 Manual bone anchor placement devices 45 2001
 
YEH-HSING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. (1)
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ROMANO, DAVID (2)
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DISK WHISK, INC. (1)
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INFLUENCE, INC. (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,944,724 Suture anchor insertion system 63 1997
 
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0107,562 Technique of forming expandable devices from cells that may be transitioned between a contracted state and an expanded state 38 2002
 
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (8)
6,322,492 Transvaginal method for securing a bone anchor 102 1999
6,328,686 Transvaginal system and method for treating female urinary incontinence 174 1999
6,406,480 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 130 1999
6,387,041 Tack device 126 1999
* 6,602,260 Powered bone screw device 45 2001
6,592,610 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 76 2001
6,575,984 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 22 2001
6,575,998 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 73 2001
 
EMHART LLC (1)
5,142,954 Masonry anchor installation tool 9 1991
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
5,782,862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 228 1996
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
5,643,320 Soft tissue anchor and method 289 1995
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
5,584,860 Suture anchor loader and driver 110 1995
* 5,814,051 Suture anchor insertion system 123 1997
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (8)
5,520,700 Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing 675 1993
5,972,000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 256 1996
6,334,446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 229 1999
6,328,744 Bone suturing device 158 1999
6,635,058 Bone anchor 30 2001
6,663,642 System for bone screw insertion 18 2001
6,746,455 Bone anchor inserter with retractable shield 31 2001
2002/0095,181 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 144 2001
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,549,538 Pin inserter sheath 38 1982
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
* 6,282,998 Fastener-driving accessory for rotary driving tool 10 1998
 
SNAP-ON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5,685,204 Miniature reversible ratcheting screwdriver 20 1996
 
APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,842,478 Method of securing a bone anchor 218 1996
 
VESITEC, INC. (1)
5,611,515 Bladder neck suspension procedure 360 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (7)
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5,860,425 Bladder neck suspension procedure 266 1996
5,836,314 Surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence 199 1996
6,264,676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 140 1999
6,382,214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 237 1999
6,241,736 Manual bone anchor placement devices 91 1999
6,660,010 Bone anchor placement device with recessed anchor mount 9 2000
 
Linvatec Biomaterials Ltd. (1)
* 6,951,565 Device for inserting surgical implants 107 2002
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
5,354,298 Suture anchor installation system 368 1993
5,628,751 Orthopedic fastener applicator with rotational or longitudinal driver 95 1995
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 6,319,272 Transvaginal anchor implantation device and method of use 58 2000
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 2013/0006,362 DEVICE FOR INSERTING AN INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT INTO A BODY AND SYSTEM INCLUDING AN INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT AND A DEVICE FOR INSERTING SAME 3 2012
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. DBA IMDS CO-INNOVATION (2)
* 8,439,593 Quarter turn locking mechanism 3 2010
* 2011/0110,716 QUARTER TURN LOCKING MECHANISM 2 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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