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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed Bodily tissue connector. Quill Medical, Michael G Johnston, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, June 5, 2001: US06241747 (814 worldwide citation)

A barbed tissue connector is disclosed for use in closing a body wound. The connector includes an elongated body and a pointed end to facilitate insertion of the connector into tissue. A plurality of closely-spaced barbs are disposed on the body from the pointed end of the connector to a predetermin ...


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Jeffrey C Leung, Gregory Ruff, Andrew Kaplan: Suture anchor and method. Quill Medical, Michael G Johnston, Jennifer L Skord, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, August 10, 2004: US06773450 (203 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for approximating tissue to bone comprises an anchor member for securing the suture anchor to the bone and a plurality of sutures mounted to the anchor member so that the sutures extend outwardly from the anchor member. Each suture has a sharp pointed end for penetrating the tissue a ...


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Jeffrey C Leung, Matthew A Megaro, Gregory Ruff, Andrew Kaplan: Suture method. Quill Medical, Michael G Johnston, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, July 29, 2003: US06599310 (194 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for joining and holding closed a wound in bodily tissue using a barbed suture including sharp pointed ends. The pointed end of the suture is inserted on a first side of the wound and pushed through the faces of the wound to an exit point on the second side of the wound that is l ...


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Andrew Kaplan, Gregory L Ruff, Jeffrey C Leung, Matthew A Megaro: Suture method. Quill Medical, Michael G Johnston, Matthew W Witsil, Moore & VanAllen PLLC, June 6, 2006: US07056331 (103 worldwide citation)

A method for joining and holding closed a wound in bodily tissue, fastening junctions of wounds, tying off wounds, joining a foreign element to tissue, and altering the position of tissue using a barbed suture including sharp pointed ends. Each end of the suture includes barbs on that permit movemen ...


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Perry Genova, Robert C Williams III, Warren Jewett: Method of forming barbs on a suture and apparatus for performing same. Quill Medical, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Ronald R Santucci, February 1, 2005: US06848152 (94 worldwide citation)

A method of making a barbed suture by varying the blade geometry and/or the movement of the blade when cutting a suture. The method can also be accomplished with a cutting device to create a plurality of barbs on the exterior of surgical suture. The barbs produced using the method with the cutting d ...


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Gregory L Ruff: Barbed bodily tissue connector. Quill Medical, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Michael G Johnston, June 5, 2007: US07226468 (64 worldwide citation)

A barbed tissue connector is disclosed for use in closing a body wound. The connector includes an elongated body and a pointed end to facilitate insertion of the connector into tissue. A plurality of closely-spaced barbs are disposed on the body from the pointed end of the connector to a predetermin ...


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Perry A Genova, Robert C Williams III, Warren Jewett, Matthew A Megaro: Method of forming barbs on a suture and apparatus for performing same. Quill Medical, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, June 5, 2007: US07225512 (55 worldwide citation)

A method of making a barbed suture by varying the blade geometry and/or the movement of the blade when cutting a suture is disclosed. The method can also be accomplished with a cutting device to create a plurality of barbs on the exterior of surgical suture. The barbs produced using the method with ...


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Jeffrey C Leung, Gregory Ruff, Andrew Kaplan: Suture anchor and method. Quill Medical, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Michael G Johnston, Jennifer L Skord, May 13, 2008: US07371253 (50 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor for approximating tissue to bone comprises an anchor member for securing the suture anchor to the bone and a plurality of sutures mounted to the anchor member so that the sutures extend outwardly from the anchor member. Each suture has a sharp pointed end for penetrating the tissue a ...


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Leung Jeffrey C, Ruff Gregory, Megaro Matthew A: Barbed suture in combination with surgical needle. Quill Medical, Leung Jeffrey C, Ruff Gregory, Megaro Matthew A, SKORD Jennifer L, April 15, 2004: WO/2004/030705 (50 worldwide citation)

A barbed suture for connecting tissue, and a combination surgical needle with a barbed suture. The suture includes an elongated body and a plurality of barbs projecting from the body. Each barb causes the suture to resist movement in an opposite direction from which the barb faces. The disposition o ...


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Leung Jeffrey C, Ruff Gregory, Megaro Matthew: Barb configurations for barbed sutures. Quill Medical, Leung Jeffrey C, Ruff Gregory, Megaro Matthew, SKORD Jennifer L, April 15, 2004: WO/2004/030704 (47 worldwide citation)

A barbed suture (1) for connecting tissue, and a combination surgical needle with a barbed suture (1). The suture includes an elongated body (2) and a plurality of barbs (7, 9) projecting from the body. Each barb (7, 9) causes the suture (1) to resist movement in an opposite direction from which the ...