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Patent Issued for Clamping Assemblies for Securing Ligaments to a Bone

August 29, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Linares Medical Devices, LLC (Auburn Hills, MI) has been issued patent number 8801784, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by NewsRx editors (see also Linares Medical Devices, LLC).

The patent's inventor is Linares, Miguel A. (Bloomfield Hills, MI).

This patent was filed on June 9, 2010 and was published online on August 12, 2014.

From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "The prior art is documented with various assemblies for repairing or installing artificial ligaments associated with any of a repaired, reconstructed or artificially installed joint implant. A continual objective is the ability to properly size and install ligaments for ensuring long term use of the reconditioned joint.

"As is known, a problem with both (natural) existing joint assemblies and artificial implanted joints is the ability to securely anchor and maintain the arrangement of ligaments which are necessary for proper joint operation. It is further known that such ligaments can be damaged apart from the associated joint application, thus requiring repair or replacement. Such artificial ligaments can include such as graphite and composite plasticized constructions, these providing the desired properties of durability combined with stretch resistance."

Supplementing the background information on this patent, NewsRx reporters also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "The present invention discloses an assembly for securing a plurality of ligaments to a bone includes a first portion such as a ring shaped clamp with a tab and slot or a split stem incorporating a plurality of spaced apart ring shaped clamps compressively gripping about the ligaments. A second portion includes at least one of a screw or a ring extending portion engaging a ligament end loop or an undercut recess seating portion extending from an end of a body, such as further including first and second split portions incorporating the undercut seating portion, and such that the second portion extends from an end of the ligaments and mounts to the bone.

"The ligaments may further include first and second end-to-end attached sections, between which are configured angled and opposing/aligning incisions. Additional features include the first portion ring shaped clamp further exhibiting an inwardly serrated and ligament gripping surface. The undercut recess seating portion further can exhibit first and second trigger displaceable undercut seating portions outwardly displaceable from a housing. The trigger seating portions further can include a slot defined in a stem portion of the body, a button slidable along the slot and actuating a linkage connected to the displaceable seating portions."

For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Linares, Miguel A.. Clamping Assemblies for Securing Ligaments to a Bone. U.S. Patent Number 8801784, filed June 9, 2010, and published online on August 12, 2014. Patent URL:

Keywords for this news article include: Bone Research, Linares Medical Devices LLC.

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Source: Health & Medicine Week

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