ETHICON LLC

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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
A61B DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION 14069
 
 
 
A61N ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY 4861
 
 
 
A61M DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY 45109
 
 
 
2402 MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INSTRUMENTS AND TOOLS FOR LABORATORY USE439
 
 
 
H02J CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY 3981
 
 
 
A61L METHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES 2744
 
 
 
H01M PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY 27127
 
 
 
H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 18344
 
 
 
B21F WORKING OR PROCESSING OF WIRE 146
 
 
 
B25C HAND-HELD NAILING OR STAPLING TOOLS; MANUALLY -OPERATED PORTABLE STAPLING TOOLS 1215

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0070,974 ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FEATURES FOR FORMING BUBBLES TO ENHANCE CAVITATIONSep 01, 17Mar 15, 18[A61B]
2018/0070,976 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH TISSUE DENSITY SENSINGSep 26, 17Mar 15, 18[A61B]
2018/0055,512 SURGICAL STAPLERAug 17, 17Mar 01, 18[A61B]
2018/0055,531 ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL CONNECTIONS FOR ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCERAug 17, 17Mar 01, 18[A61B, B29C]
2018/0055,559 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SENSOR AND POWERED CONTROLSep 05, 17Mar 01, 18[A61B]
2018/0028,182 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTABLE INTEGRAL OR EXTERNAL POWER SOURCEAug 18, 17Feb 01, 18[A61B]
2018/0028,210 Laparoscopic Instrument with Attachable End EffectorOct 09, 17Feb 01, 18[A61B]
2018/0021,562 Surgical Devices Having Controlled Tissue Cutting and SealingOct 04, 17Jan 25, 18[A61N, A61B]
2018/0008,337 BIPOLAR ELECTROSURGICAL HAND SHEARSJul 28, 17Jan 11, 18[A61B]
2018/0000,484 CIRCULAR ANVIL INTRODUCTION SYSTEM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATUREJul 17, 17Jan 04, 18[A61B]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9918704 Surgical instrumentMay 04, 15Mar 20, 18[A61B]
9918716 Staple cartridge comprising implantable layersNov 13, 14Mar 20, 18[A61B]
9918730 Methods and devices for controlling motorized surgical devicesApr 08, 14Mar 20, 18[A61B]
9913639 Laparoscopic suturing instrument with dual-action needle graspersMar 14, 12Mar 13, 18[A61B]
9913642 Surgical instrument comprising a sensor systemMar 26, 14Mar 13, 18[A61B, H01M]
9913645 Lockout feature for movable cutting member of surgical instrumentFeb 22, 17Mar 13, 18[A61B]
9913646 Devices for sealing staples in tissueJun 10, 14Mar 13, 18[A61B]
9913647 Disposable loading unit for use with a surgical instrumentMar 30, 15Mar 13, 18[A61B]
9913655 Surgical instrument with active element and suction cageNov 18, 13Mar 13, 18[A61B]
9913656 Ultrasonic surgical instrumentsNov 10, 14Mar 13, 18[A61B]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2016/0317,184 Access DeviceAbandonedJul 11, 16Nov 03, 16[A61B]
2015/0351,745 Ratchet Controlled Circular Needle DriverAbandonedJun 06, 14Dec 10, 15[A61B]
2015/0327,882 ULTRASONIC DEVICE FOR CUTTING AND COAGULATINGAbandonedJul 23, 15Nov 19, 15[A61N, A61B]
2015/0313,594 RETAINER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATORAbandonedJun 22, 15Nov 05, 15[A61B]
2015/0272,659 TWO STAGE TRIGGER, CLAMP AND CUT BIPOLAR VESSEL SEALERAbandonedMar 27, 14Oct 01, 15[A61B]
2015/0245,849 Mechanism for Assembly of Ultrasonic InstrumentAbandonedApr 29, 15Sep 03, 15[B25B, A61B]
2015/0209,025 Access DeviceAbandonedApr 10, 15Jul 30, 15[A61B]
2015/0133,967 Elongate Needle CartridgeAbandonedJan 20, 15May 14, 15[A61B]
2015/0134,077 SEALING MATERIALS FOR USE IN SURGICAL STAPLINGAbandonedNov 08, 13May 14, 15[A61B, A61F]
2015/0112,335 ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES WITH FLUID FLOW CONTROLAbandonedOct 18, 13Apr 23, 15[A61B]
2015/0080,876 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS FOR ELECTROSURGICAL STEAM OR SMOKE CONTROLAbandonedSep 16, 13Mar 19, 15[A61B]
2015/0060,521 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENTAbandonedOct 30, 14Mar 05, 15[A61B]
2015/0053,746 TORQUE OPTIMIZATION FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTSAbandonedAug 23, 13Feb 26, 15[A61B]
2014/0330,161 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTSAbandonedMay 12, 14Nov 06, 14[A61B]
2014/0330,298 CLAMP ARM FEATURES FOR ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTAbandonedApr 21, 14Nov 06, 14[A61B]
2014/0299,648 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEMAbandonedJun 18, 14Oct 09, 14[A61B]
2014/0291,379 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A CUTTING MEMBER PATHAbandonedMar 27, 13Oct 02, 14[A61B]
2014/0263,541 ARTICULATABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT COMPRISING AN ARTICULATION LOCKAbandonedMar 14, 13Sep 18, 14[A61B]
2014/0263,552 STAPLE CARTRIDGE TISSUE THICKNESS SENSOR SYSTEMAbandonedMar 13, 13Sep 18, 14[A61B]
2014/0276,730 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH REINFORCED ARTICULATION SECTIONAbandonedMar 14, 13Sep 18, 14[A61B]

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