Medical screwdrivers and methods

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7947047
APP PUB NO 20070005076A1
SERIAL NO

11156915

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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, MN188
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5513

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arnal, Kevin R Excelsior, US 45 888

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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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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)
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SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
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ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (2)
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6592610 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 100 2001
 
EMHART LLC (1)
5142954 Masonry anchor installation tool 9 1991
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
5782862 Suture anchor inserter assembly and method 305 1996
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
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Mitek Surgical Products Div. of Ethicon, Inc. (2)
5584860 Suture anchor loader and driver 148 1995
* 5814051 Suture anchor insertion system 141 1997
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (8)
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5972000 Non-linear anchor inserter device and bone anchors 300 1996
6334446 Medical sling procedures and anchor insertion methods and devices 263 1999
6328744 Bone suturing device 194 1999
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6663642 System for bone screw insertion 20 2001
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ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4549538 Pin inserter sheath 53 1982
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
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SNAP-ON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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VESITEC, INC. (1)
5611515 Bladder neck suspension procedure 415 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (13)
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5860425 Bladder neck suspension procedure 304 1996
5836314 Surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence 218 1996
6322492 Transvaginal method for securing a bone anchor 123 1999
6328686 Transvaginal system and method for treating female urinary incontinence 211 1999
6264676 Protective sheath for transvaginal anchor implantation devices 172 1999
6382214 Methods and apparatus for correction of urinary and gynecological pathologies including treatment of male incontinence and female cystocele 285 1999
6241736 Manual bone anchor placement devices 129 1999
6387041 Tack device 148 1999
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* 6602260 Powered bone screw device 60 2001
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Linvatec Biomaterials Ltd. (1)
* 6951565 Device for inserting surgical implants 147 2002
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG (2)
* 9439778 Device for inserting an intervertebral implant into a body and system including an intervertebral implant and a device for inserting same 1 2012
* 2013/0006,362 DEVICE FOR INSERTING AN INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT INTO A BODY AND SYSTEM INCLUDING AN INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANT AND A DEVICE FOR INSERTING SAME 12 2012
 
MEDICINELODGE, INC. (2)
* 8439593 Quarter turn locking mechanism 7 2010
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TOLOMATIC, INC. (2)
* 9431868 Manual override device for an electric actuator and method for use 0 2011
* 2012/0019,109 MANUAL OVERRIDE DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRIC ACTUATOR AND METHOD FOR USE 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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