Suture Retaining Means (e.g., Buttons) Patents (Class 606/232)
  • Patent number: 11064993
    Abstract: A button inserter apparatus for the insertion of a surgical button includes an inserter handle and an elongated inserter shaft connected at one end to the inserter handle. An inserter head is connected to the inserter shaft at an end opposite to the inserter handle. The inserter head includes opposing engagement projections for engaging and retaining a surgical button there between. One of the engagement projections is longitudinally movable relative to the other of the engagement projections. A button engage and release assembly extends from the inserter handle to the inserter head, and selectively prevents relative longitudinal movement between the engagement projections, and selectively permits relative movement of the engagement projections and thereby release of the surgical button. The engage and release assembly is operable from the inserter handle to cause relative longitudinal movement of the engagement projections and release of the surgical button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PARCUS MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Brunsvold, Barton W. Bracy, Joel Harshbarger
  • Patent number: 11058410
    Abstract: An anchoring system for securing tissue to bone includes an implant having a body through which a suture eyelet extends transversely, a suture recess extending along a portion of a length of the body, having a predetermined depth below an outer surface of the body, and a suture pinch ramp disposed at a proximal end of the suture recess. The suture pinch ramp has a depth approximately equal to the predetermined depth at a distal end thereof and sloping outwardly in a proximal direction so that a depth of a proximal end of the suture pinch ramp approaches zero. An insertion member includes an insertion tube and a handle which is engageable with the anchor body to deploy the anchor in a selected bone site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Cayenne Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin N. Baird
  • Patent number: 11058470
    Abstract: An insertion tool for deploying a flip anchor cable, including: a mechanism having a safety button and a slider, wherein the mechanism is configured to apply a clamping force on a portion of the flip anchor cable when the mechanism is in a first position; an inner tube having a proximal end connected to the mechanism configured to house a second portion of the flip anchor cable; a handle including a safety button opening and a slider opening, wherein the handle is configured to enclose a portion of the mechanism; and an outer tube having a proximal end connected to the handle configured to receive the inner tube; wherein the mechanism is configured to decrease the clamping force on the flip anchor cable when the mechanism is in a second position and to deploy a flip anchor of the flip anchor cable in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Rhett A. Rapier, Simon M. Bosshard, This Aebi, Darko Selkic, Mario Wyss
  • Patent number: 11051803
    Abstract: Suture/needle constructs are disclosed in which either a first round or flat section of suture can be crimped on a needle. If the first section is round, then a transition to flat second section is formed by a braiding machine. After a short space of flat, the braiding machine weaves a bifurcation into the second section, forming third and fourth suture sections. The third and fourth suture sections transition back together again into a woven fifth section at a distance from the needle, which forms a suture loop. This looped section of the suture can then be used for whipstitching a tendon or a ligament graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Mason Bettenga
  • Patent number: 11045184
    Abstract: A tissue anchor, tissue anchor assembly, and tissue anchor system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: John J. Allen
  • Patent number: 11039825
    Abstract: A suture connection system and method includes a suture connector having a body configured to be inserted into a hole in a bone plate, the body being threaded to secure the suture connector in to the bone plate. At least one recess extends inwardly from a sidewall of the suture connector to define a proximal engagement portion and a through hole configured to receive a suture extends through the proximal engagement portion and is open to the recess. A driver includes an elongate rod and an engagement element coupled to the distal end of the rod, the engagement element having at least one prong configured to engage the proximal engagement portion to insert the suture connector into the bone plate hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianluca Tordi, Daniel Andermatt, This Aebi
  • Patent number: 11039827
    Abstract: A surgical filament snare assembly including an anchor capable of being fixated in bone and having a filament engagement feature. A first filament has a noose on a first portion of at least a first limb and has a second portion connected to the filament engagement feature of the anchor. Preferably, at least one free filament limb, which in some embodiments is a length of the first filament and in other embodiments is a second filament, is capable of being passed through tissue to be repaired and has at least one end passable through the noose to enable incremental tensioning of the tissue after the anchor is fixated in bone. The noose strangulates the free filament limb when tension is applied to at least one of the free filament limb and the noose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Howard C. Tang, David B. Spenciner, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gerome Miller
  • Patent number: 11039842
    Abstract: A surgical drill bit and corresponding systems and methods of use are disclosed. The surgical drill bit being adapted and configured for cutting first and second, collinear holes within first and second portions of a patient's bone. In one embodiment, the drill bit includes a smaller diameter distal cutting portion, a larger diameter proximal cutting portion, and a shoulder positioned between the smaller diameter distal cutting portion and the larger diameter proximal cutting portion. In use, the smaller diameter distal cutting portion is adapted and configured to cut when rotated in a first direction, the larger diameter proximal cutting portion is adapted and configured to cut when rotated in a second, opposite direction. In this manner, over-drilling of the patient's bone is thereby prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Smith & Nephew Pte. Limited, Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG
    Inventor: Charles Ramsey Bennett
  • Patent number: 11033259
    Abstract: A suture anchor method including a suture anchor and a suture anchor drive. The suture anchor is positionable on a rod of the suture anchor drive. The rod defines an awl for forming a hole in a bone. The suture anchor drive further has an impactor for moving the suture anchor along the rod between a retracted position and an advanced position so as to implant the suture anchor in the bone with the awl positioned in the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Bouduban, Patrick Burki, Beat Lechmann, Philippe Gedet
  • Patent number: 11020227
    Abstract: An anchor includes (a) an anchor head; and (b) a tissue-engaging member extending distally away from the anchor head until a distal tip of the tissue-engaging member, and configured to anchor the anchor to tissue. An anchor driver can include (a) a longitudinal shaft, having a flexible distal portion and a distal end; (b) a deployment element at the distal end of the shaft, reversibly lockable to the anchor head, and reversibly movable between (i) a locked state that retains locking between the deployment element and the anchor head, and (ii) an unlocked state that unlocks the deployment element from the anchor head; and (c) a tissue-piercing lance, reversibly movable between (i) an extended state in which the lance extends distally from the shaft past the distal tip of the anchor, and retains the deployment element in the locked state, and (ii) a retracted state in which the deployment element automatically moves into the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Valtech Cardio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ehud Iflah, Tal Reich, Tal Sheps, Ilia Hariton, Haim Brauon, Meir Kutzik, Alexei Koifman, Yaron Herman
  • Patent number: 11020124
    Abstract: A device to close the left atrial appendage of a patient including a hollow shell having opposed male and female ratchet latches with the shell moveable into the left atrial appendage orifice to close the orifice by interconnecting the latches to expand the shell in conformance with the profile of the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Henry Copeland
  • Patent number: 11013507
    Abstract: An anchor system for securing suture tissue to bone. The system includes an anchor and an inserter. The anchor is printed from a polymer by selective laser sintering in accordance with a CAD file having a geometric description of the anchor. A socket at the proximal region of the anchor has cross-section that has a width in a first dimension D1. The system includes an inserter having a protrusion being configured to matingly engage with the socket. The protrusion defines a cross-section that decreases progressively in width in the dimension D1 along the protrusion length distally from the base of the protrusion toward the distal tip of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Roberts, Andrus Maandi, Severine Valdant Zygmont, James Porteus
  • Patent number: 11013504
    Abstract: A medical device for wound closure, e.g., repairing perforations and tissue wall defects. The medical device has a barbed elongate body and an outer member. The medical device may further include a foam structure. The medical device may also include an inner member which may be a tissue scaffold. A method for closing tissue is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Steven Bennett
  • Patent number: 11000267
    Abstract: Various devices, systems and methods for knotless suturing of tissue are disclosed. These devices allow sutures to be anchored to bone, and more specifically provide a suture anchor which eliminates the need for knotting the suture. Thus, damaged tissue may be re-attached to a substrate tissue. The anchors have a minimum of moving parts may be suited to being a single molded polymer construction. The anchors will find particular utility in hip and shoulder arthroscopy, e.g. labral re-attachment and similar procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hendricksen, Mark Hirotsuka, Mark Deem, Jeffry J. Grainger, Darin Gittings
  • Patent number: 10993710
    Abstract: A knotless button includes a body defining a proximal portion and a distal portion. The body further defines an internal cavity and a first loop opening extending from the internal cavity to an outer surface of the body. A locking insert is slideably positioned within the internal cavity. The locking insert defines a second loop opening extending from a first side of the locking insert to a second side of the locking insert. The locking insert is slideably moveable from a first position to a second position within the internal cavity. A flexible strand defines a first adjustable loop extending through the first loop opening and the second loop opening. The locking insert is slideably moveable from a first position configured to allow adjustment of the first adjustable loop to a second position configured to lock the first adjustable loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Beniamin Zakhary
  • Patent number: 10987136
    Abstract: A system for establishing an anchorage in an operation site of a human or animal patient with the aid of a material having thermoplastic properties and vibration energy. The system includes a transmitting piece connected or connectable to an energy source for generating vibration energy, and a housing with an opening. The transmitting piece is arranged moveably within the housing, the opening being adapted to the transmitting piece for a distal portion of the transmitting piece to be able to protrude from the opening. The system also includes a driver being activatable for exerting a compression force on the transmitting piece, and a thermoplastic element arranged to be compressible between the transmitting piece and a counter element by the compression force. Furthermore, the system is equipped for shock-free initial positioning and pre-pressing of the transmitting piece against the thermoplastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SPINEWELDING AG
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Domenico Romeo, Philipp Bernhard, Mario Weiss
  • Patent number: 10980530
    Abstract: Methods and devices for fixation of soft tissue to bone are provided. In one embodiment, a suture anchor is provided having an elongate cylindrical body with proximal and distal ends and an inner lumen extending therethrough. The elongate body can be configured so that upon partial insertion into a bone hole, it is securely anchored within the bone hole and a suture extending through the inner lumen is freely slidable. It can also configured so that, upon further insertion into the bone hole, at least a portion of the elongate body compresses to lock the suture within the inner lumen such that the suture is prevented from sliding. In another embodiment, a suture anchor is provided having arms that have an open position for receiving a suture therebetween, and a closed position in which the suture is retained but allowed to slide freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10973513
    Abstract: A wound closure device having a filamentary element having a proximal end and a distal end, and a stop element coupled thereto and having a leading edge area defined by thickness and a width and having a total surface area. The leading edge area is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the filamentary element. The device may have a ratio of the leading edge area to the total surface area that is less than 10%, a ratio of the length to the maximum thickness of the stop element that is at least 4, or a ratio of the length to the width of the stop element is at least 1 for any given thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ETHICON, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse G. Nawrocki, David C. Lindh, Sr., Jason T. Perkins, Dennis L. Furman
  • Patent number: 10966705
    Abstract: A knotless tissue repair assembly for attachment of tissue to bone includes an anchoring implant with a length of suture threaded therethrough. The implant is preferably a soft flexible three-dimensional structure. The implant may be actuated from a first elongate low profile shape into a second short radially expanded shape having a larger diameter than the hole through which it was placed. The suture extends through the anchor, through a tissue to be secured, and back through a designated suture-binding region or passageway within the anchor enabling the suture to be secured therein and without the need for a physician to tie a knot. Further tension applied to a suture leg approximates the tissue to the anchor until a desired tension or distance between the tissue and anchor is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Rodriguez, Tri Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10966698
    Abstract: A device for sealing an aperture in a tissue includes: a foot including a distal portion configured to be disposed distal to the tissue when the device is implanted in a position to seal the aperture; and a flexible wing positionable against a distal surface of the tissue adjacent the aperture such that the flexible wing is disposed between the distal portion of the foot and the distal surface adjacent the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Vivasure Medical Limited
    Inventors: Peter Grant, Christopher Martin, Michael Dunning, Damien Ryan, Joseph Dolphin, Micheál Hession, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Mark McGoldrick, Ger Brett, MIchael McCartin, Des Regan, Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 10959718
    Abstract: Assemblies, devices and methods are provided for suture management associated with surgical procedures for anchoring suture to bone. Suture elements mounted to suture anchors are terminated in suture loops or tags, and associated stop members that in combination with visual coding provide suture identification, prevent accidental unmounting of suture from suture anchors, and reduce the number of suture legs requiring active management during complex arthroscopic repairs. The present invention also provides exemplary drivers that can be used with the various methods and devices disclosed herein, or with other methods and devices known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Zirps, Charles S. Brunner, Jeffrey S. Hovis, Christopher Kilburn-Peterson
  • Patent number: 10952719
    Abstract: A knotless suture anchor construct for securing a tissue in a desired position relative to a bone hole. The construct includes an anchor body extending between first and second ends and having first and second sides. The construct also includes a filament having a first end and a second end. The filament is woven through a plurality of passing locations along the anchor body such that the first end of the filament extends from the first end of the anchor body and the second end of the filament extends from the second end of the anchor body. The construct additionally includes a first loop in the filament between a first adjacent pair of the plurality of passing locations and a second loop in the filament between a second adjacent pair of the plurality of passing locations. In a pre-deployment configuration, the second loop extends through the first loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giuseppe Lombardo, Adrian Bosworth
  • Patent number: 10952749
    Abstract: A cannula tool in combination with other tools is used to provide multiple instruments necessary for surgical procedures. The cannula tool is used in combination with a piercing tool to form a dilator instrument to access a treatment site and in combination with a plunger tool to deliver biological or grafting material to a treatment site. Each of the plunger and piercing tools includes a guide lumen to track the tools over a K-wire or other guide device for placement at the treatment site. The application discloses asymmetrical piercing and plunger tools for placement proximate to a facet joint for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Advance Research System, LLC
    Inventor: Hamid R. Abbasi
  • Patent number: 10952782
    Abstract: A plating system is described that uses various configurations of bone fixation implants that are configured to attach to one or more portions of a bone. An exemplary bone fixation implant includes a two-dimensional structure comprising a bone-engaging surface and a tissue-engaging surface. A plurality of openings is defined in the two-dimensional structure, and arranged across a length and a width of the bone fixation implant. At least some of openings are configured to receive an attachment member for securing the bone fixation implant to an underlying bone structure. The tissue-engaging surface is configured to engage an overlying tissue structure for encouraging incorporation of the tissue structure into the bone fixation implant to promote stabilization of the underlying bone structure during healing. In certain embodiments, at least 50% of the area defined by and/or between the length and the width of the two-dimensional structure is an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: JCOR-1, INC.
    Inventors: Jeko Metodiev Madjarov, Sophia Jekova Madjarova, Svetozar Madzharov
  • Patent number: 10945716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for closing a passageway in a body, for example a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in a heart, and related methods of using such closure devices for closing the passageway. The method includes introducing a mechanical closure device into an atrium of the heart and transeptally deploying the closure device across the interatrial septum to provide proximation of the septum secundum and septum primum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CORDIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chao-Chin Chen, Randy David B Grishaber, Gene W Kammerer, Isaac John Khan, Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10939992
    Abstract: Apparatus for reconstructing a ligament, the apparatus comprising a fixation device for maintaining a graft ligament in a bone hole, the fixation device comprising a fixation screw comprising a body having screw threads formed thereon; and a ligament spacer mounted to the fixation screw, the ligament spacer comprising a canted face disposed opposite the fixation screw; such that the fixation screw and ligament spacer may be advanced into the bone hole with the graft ligament so that the fixation screw and the ligament spacer maintain the graft ligament within the bone hole and the canted face of the ligament spacer is aligned with the adjacent surface of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AnatomACL, LLC
    Inventor: Kelly G. Ammann
  • Patent number: 10933161
    Abstract: Cosmetic threads for reducing wrinkle size include at least one synthetic collagen fiber that wells after placement under the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MiMedx Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebeccah Brown, Thomas J. Koob
  • Patent number: 10932897
    Abstract: A method for reconstructing a joint according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, fixating at least one suture inside a joint space, retrieving the at least one suture from inside the joint space, passing the at least one suture through a graft at a location external to the joint space, shuttling the graft into the joint space, and fixating the graft using the at least one suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Adams, Alan Hirahara, Thomas Dooney, Jr., Stephen S. Burkhart
  • Patent number: 10925610
    Abstract: An aspect of the present teachings includes a method of percutaneously treating a paravalvular leakage. In a preferred embodiment, the method includes providing an anchor having an elongate anchor member and a tensioning member, positioning the anchor through a paravalvular leakage, deploying the anchor wherein at least a part of the distal portion of the elongate anchor member is on one side of the paravalvular leakage, and applying tension to the tensioning member so that at least a part of the distal portion of the elongate anchor member transitions from the elongate configuration to the shortened configuration. Another aspect of the present teachings includes a device that can be used in a method of percutaneously treating a paravalvular leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Cahalane, Jason Robinson
  • Patent number: 10925731
    Abstract: Methods and devices for transvascular prosthetic chordae tendinea implantation are disclosed. A catheter is advanced into the left atrium, through the mitral valve, and into the left ventricle. A ventricular anchor is deployed from the catheter and into a wall of the left ventricle, leaving a ventricular suture attached to the ventricular anchor and extending proximally through the catheter. A leaflet anchor is deployed to secure a mitral valve leaflet to a leaflet suture, with the leaflet suture extending proximally through the catheter. The leaflet suture is secured to the ventricular suture to limit a range of travel of the leaflet in the direction of the left atrium. Also disclosed is an assembled in situ mitral valve leaflet restraint, having a neo papillary muscle and a neo chordae tendinea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pipeline Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon B. Bishop, Randall T. Lashinski, Erik Griswold
  • Patent number: 10905482
    Abstract: A bone anchoring element comprising a shaft (2) for anchoring in a bone, with a plurality of barb elements (7) arranged in at least one helical line around the shaft axis (M) is described, wherein said barb elements are elastically movable relative to the shaft. The bone anchoring element (1) is easy to press into a core hole bore in a bone. The barb elements (7) act in a similar manner as do the threads on a conventional bone screw and thus provide for depth positioning. Moreover, the barb elements at the same time secure the bone anchoring element and prevent it from sliding-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BIEDERMANN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Helmar Rapp
  • Patent number: 10905554
    Abstract: A device for repairing a heart valve includes at least one hollow inner portion, a first flexible outer portion, and a second flexible outer portion. The first flexible outer portion and the second flexible outer portion are connected to the at least one hollow inner portion. The first flexible outer portion and the second flexible outer portion each include a frame formed from a loop of metal. The frames each have a central longitudinal section formed by substantially straight parallel segments and a shaped portion that connects the substantially straight parallel segments. The first flexible outer portion and the at least one hollow inner portion are configured to compress tissue of a first heart valve leaflet therebetween. The second flexible outer portion and the at least one hollow inner portion are configured to compress tissue of a second heart valve leaflet therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Hengchu Cao
  • Patent number: 10898178
    Abstract: Devices and methods for soft tissue reconstruction are provided. One exemplary embodiment of a device includes a body a suture filament extending through through-holes formed in the body. The suture is formed into an overhand knot having three collapsible openings with filament limbs extending from the knot. The limbs can be passed through the thru-holes of the body and selectively into the collapsible openings of the overhand knot to form coils extending to an opposite side of the body. For example, one limb can be passed through first and second collapsible openings to form two coils, while the other limb can be passed through the first and third collapsible openings to form two coils. The collapsible openings are collapsed around the limbs disposed in the openings, resulting in a secured overhand knot. Other configurations of knots, as well as devices and methods for use in tissue reconstruction, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventor: David B. Spenciner
  • Patent number: 10894156
    Abstract: A method, for use with an implantable medical device, including the steps of stretching a mounting tab in such a manner that an aperture on the mounting tab increases in size and separating the mounting tab from a bone anchor by moving the stretched mounting tab in such a manner that the bone anchor does not extend through the aperture in the mounting tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventor: Sarah Elizabeth Clabeaux
  • Patent number: 10893933
    Abstract: Tissue anchors, kits that include a tissue anchor, and methods of anchoring tissue to a bone are described. An example embodiment of a tissue anchor includes a screw and a stem releasably attached to the screw. The screw defines a first opening, a second opening, and a lumen that extends from the first opening to the second opening. A portion of the stem is sized and configured to be received within the lumen defined by the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: James Jastifer
  • Patent number: 10888269
    Abstract: A wound or incision closure apparatus comprises a first and second panel. Each of the panels comprises a bottom adhesive layer, a medial substrate layer, and an upper load distribution layer which connect the two panels. A sensory or therapeutic element is disposed adjacent, within, or between two or more of the layers. The sensory or therapeutic element can provide sensing and/or therapy for the incision and/or monitor the incision so that the therapy can be customized and updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ZIPLINE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Amir Belson, Edward C. Driscoll, Jr., Eric Storne, Alan Schaer
  • Patent number: 10881389
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for anchoring suture to bone. In one exemplary embodiment, a suture anchor is provided that includes a proximal component, a distal component, and an intermediate component positioned between the distal component and the proximal component. The proximal and distal components can each be configured to move independent of one another and to move relative to the intermediate component. In this way, the proximal, intermediate, and distal components of the suture anchor can be configured to cooperate with one another to prevent removal of the suture anchor from a bone hole in which the suture anchor is disposed and to lock a suture relative to the suture anchor and to the bone hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventor: Joseph Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10881500
    Abstract: An orthopedic attachment system includes a first bone anchor, a second bone anchor, and a flexible connector. The flexible connector is connected between the first bone anchor and the second bone anchor. The flexible connector includes a sliding loop, a tensioning end and a fixed end. The sliding loop is connected to a sling loop bone anchor, and the fixed end is connected to the fixed end bone anchor. The tensioning end is slidably connected and lockable to the fixed end. A flexible connector, a method for attaching a flexible connector between at least two bone anchors in a patient's body, and a method of making a flexible connector are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PARCUS MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Brunsvold, Barton W. Bracy, Anderson A. Brunsvold
  • Patent number: 10869707
    Abstract: A surgical fixation assembly includes a shank having an outer surface. The outer surface of the shank includes a threaded portion. The surgical fixation assembly includes a first cupped washer supported on the shank, a sleeve, and a nut threadably engaged with the threaded portion of the shank. The nut is positioned to slide the sleeve axially along the shank to deform the first cupped washer and enable the first cupped washer to penetrate osseous tissue for securing the shank to osseous tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry McClintock
  • Patent number: 10863978
    Abstract: A suture tape construct having a first section formed from a fibrous filament that extends from a first end to a second end and has a pair of a one-way protrusions extending therefrom. An anchor is positioned along the suture construct and, when the construct is deployed, is captured between the protrusions. The anchor may be a second section formed from braided suture material that is woven about the first section. The braided suture material can be deployed to form an all suture anchor while protrusions extending from the suture anchor proximately to the location of the deployed suture anchor prevent movement of the second section relative to the first section, thus forming a non-sliding suture tape anchored by the deployed braided material. The anchor may be a threaded anchor having an eyelet that is captured between the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ConMed Corporation
    Inventor: Grady Breslich
  • Patent number: 10864028
    Abstract: An adjustable, knotless button/loop construct for fixation of ankle syndesmosis tibio-fibular diastasis and an associated method of ankle repair using the same. The knotless construct comprises a pair of buttons attached to a flexible, continuous, self-cinching, adjustable loop integrated with two splices that are interconnected. The knotless construct is passed through fibular and tibia tunnels and the buttons are secured on the cortical surfaces of tibia and fibula. One of the buttons (for example, an oblong button) is secured on the medial side of the tibia by passing the button and the flexible, adjustable loop though the fibular and tibia tunnels and then flipping and seating the button outside the tibia. The length of the flexible adjustable loop is adjusted so that the second button (for example, a round button) is appropriately secured on the lateral fibula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Eric S. Zajac, Ricardo Albertorio, Brandon L. Roller
  • Patent number: 10856959
    Abstract: An insertion device includes an elongate member and a stylet. The elongate member has a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and defines a lumen therethrough. The stylet has a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and is slidably coupled to the elongate member. The stylet is configured to move from a first position to a second position with respect to the elongate member. The distal end portion of the stylet is configured to removably couple a mesh carrier thereto. A portion of the distal end portion of the stylet is disposed outside of the lumen of the elongate member when the stylet is in its first position and is disposed within the lumen when the stylet is in its second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. H. Chu, Karthik Lavakumar, Steven A. Olivieri
  • Patent number: 10856862
    Abstract: A method for treating reflux esophagitis includes orally inserting an endoscope into a digestive canal; an esophageal side opening forming an esophageal side opening in a mucosal layer in a part of an esophagus; a tunnel forming step of introducing the endoscope between the mucosal and a muscle layer from the esophageal side opening forming a tunnel; an abdominal cavity side opening passing from the tunnel to an abdominal cavity closer to an anus; a protrusion step of a distal end portion of the endoscope passing through the tunnel from the abdominal cavity side opening into the abdominal cavity; and a stenosis forming a wrap on a part of an outer circumference of the digestive canal near the diaphragm closer to the anus using a medical instrument inserted into a channel of the endoscope in the abdominal cavity to form a local stenosis inside the digestive canal forming a wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10856863
    Abstract: The first fixing member and the second fixing member are arranged such that the first clamping surface and the second clamping surface face each other in an axis line direction of the insertion portion. When the manipulation portion is manipulated and the insertion portion and manipulation member is rotated relatively, the first clamping surface and the second clamping surface are configured to approach by screw-fitting with the second fixing member and the first fixing member. When a predetermined manipulation is performed to the manipulation portion, a coupling between the manipulation member and the other is configured to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 10856967
    Abstract: A device having one or more adjustable loops or coils associated with an implant body for use in soft tissue reconstructions is provided. One exemplary embodiment of a device includes a body and a suture filament, with the filament being used to form a self-locking sliding knot disposed on a top side of the body and a plurality of adjustable coils that are substantially disposed on the body's bottom side. Terminal ends of the filament located above the body's top side can be passed through an opening of a Lark's Head knot from opposite sides, thus forming a self-locking sliding knot, and then the terminal ends can be tensioned to adjust a circumference of the coils. Changing a coil's circumference changes a location of a ligament graft disposed on the coil. Other configurations of devices and systems, as well as methods for performing ACL repairs, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Hugh S. West, Meghan A. Pasquali, David B. Spenciner, William Reiser, Jeff Parrish
  • Patent number: 10849734
    Abstract: Surgical constructs and methods of soft tissue repairs. A tendon is approximated to bone with a surgical construct in the form of a soft anchor that includes a soft anchor sheath and shuttling sutures passed through the soft anchor sheath. The soft anchor sheath loaded with the shuttling sutures is inserted either unicortically or bicortically. Suture limbs extending from sutured tendon are passed/shuttled through the sheath by employing the shuttling sutures. The tendon is secured into or onto the bone. The suture limbs may be passed through the soft anchor sheath in various directions and/or orientations and/or locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Allen E. Holowecky, Loren D. Crook
  • Patent number: 10849757
    Abstract: A soft anchor surgical fixation device includes two soft anchoring implants. The implants have a first elongate state where the implants may slide easily through a bone hole or tunnel, and a second axially compressed state where the implants are prevented from sliding through the bone hole or tunnel. The device also includes a suture pathway extending at least partially along and through the sidewalls of the implants. Tension on the suture transitions the implants from the first elongate state to the second compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Mason Bettenga, Steven Astorino, Stephen M. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10849607
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sealing an opening in a wall within the body of a patient are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system has an elongated body coupled to a vascular closure device and a resisting member, the elongated body having a high resistance portion and a low resistance portion and being constructed and arranged to interface with a resisting member to apply a conforming force to a vascular closure device. In some exemplary embodiments, the elongated body comprises a large diameter portion positioned in a proximal end region of the elongated body. Methods and other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cleon Stanley, Ram H. Paul, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10835231
    Abstract: An adjustable anchor system provides for securing tissue to bone and includes an anchor with a collapsible suture loop affixed thereto and a tissue suture connected to the collapsible suture loop. After the tissue suture is loaded into the tissue and the anchor implanted into the bone the collapsible loop is collapsed to tension the tissue suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SÀRL
    Inventors: Joseph Hernandez, Mehmet Ziya Sengun, Gerome Miller, Gregory R. Whittaker, Gary B. McAlister
  • Patent number: 10835300
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an implant for correcting a deformity in or near a joint of a subject includes an implant body having an internal lumen, a suture side hole or window extending through a wall of the implant body and providing access to the internal lumen through an exterior of the implant body, a tension assembly comprising a first bone anchor and a second bone anchor, wherein the first and second bone anchors are configured to be placed on opposite sides of the implant body, and an adjustable suture loop coupling the first bone anchor to the second bone anchor, wherein at least a portion of the at least one adjustable suture loop is positioned within the internal lumen of the implant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CARTIVA, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Wales, Jeff Peters