US Patent Application No: 2004/0093,024

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Advanced wound site management systems and methods

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A pledget is provided for use with a surgical staple having a plurality of prongs. The pledget includes a central region that is configured to be retained adjacent to a wound site by the surgical staple. The pledget may promote hemostasis by stemming the flow of blood from a wound that is being closed by the staple. Additionally, the pledget may be provided including physiologically active agents that may inhibit infection, promote extraluminal clotting, and inhibit intraluminal clotting.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDTRONIC ANGIOLINK, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA4

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bollinger, Steve Mansfield, MA 16 814
Eliasen, Kenneth Arden East Bridgewater, MA 23 1197
Epperly, Scott Bridgewater, MA 10 207
Kanner, Glenn Plymouth, MA 17 1568
Letson, Richard Stoughton, MA 1 198
Lobello, Richard Johnston, RI 2 198
Lousararian, James Mansfield, MA 1 198
Piemonte, Thomas Dover, MA 1 198
Rego, Richard Mansfield, MA 7 264
Tallarida, Steven Mansfield, MA 4 206

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
9,089,674 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 0 2006
* 2009/0318,957 EXPANDABLE BACKSPAN STAPLE 9 2009
9,089,311 Vessel closure devices and methods 0 2010
9,089,326 Dual staple cartridge for surgical stapler 0 2011
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (5)
8,303,624 Bioabsorbable plug 5 2010
8,758,399 Expandable bioabsorbable plug apparatus and method 1 2010
8,603,116 Closure device with long tines 0 2010
8,617,184 Vessel closure system 0 2011
9,055,932 Suture fastener combination device 0 2011
 
ARSTASIS, INC. (9)
8,241,325 Access and closure device and method 0 2006
8,083,767 Access and closure device and method 1 2006
8,012,168 Access and closure device and method 0 2006
8,002,791 Access and closure device and method 0 2006
8,002,792 Access and closure device and method 0 2006
8,002,793 Access and closure device and method 0 2006
7,998,169 Access and closure device and method 0 2006
8,002,794 Access and closure device and method 0 2007
8,979,882 Devices, methods, and kits for forming tracts in tissue 0 2009
 
KLS-MARTIN, L.P. (1)
* 7,803,176 Sternal closure clamp device 2 2006
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
* 2010/0298,870 ABSORBABLE SURGICAL FASTENERS 0 2010
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (26)
8,128,644 Closure device and methods for making and using them 11 2003
8,579,932 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 0 2004
8,486,108 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
8,454,650 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
8,236,026 Closure device and methods for making and using them 5 2006
8,690,910 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
8,758,396 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 0 2006
8,808,310 Resettable clip applier and reset tools 0 2007
8,257,390 Closure device and methods for making and using them 9 2007
8,603,136 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 0 2007
8,758,398 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 0 2007
8,956,388 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant 0 2008
9,050,087 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 0 2008
8,202,293 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2008
8,905,937 Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen 0 2009
8,486,092 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2009
8,182,497 Closure device 6 2010
8,758,400 Closure system and methods of use 0 2010
8,202,283 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 12 2010
8,597,325 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 1 2010
8,821,534 Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use 0 2010
8,202,294 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2010
8,926,656 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2011
8,398,656 Clip applier and methods of use 2 2011
8,529,587 Methods of use of a clip applier 1 2012
8,585,836 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 0 2012
 
COVIDIEN LP (3)
* 8,097,017 Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials 124 2005
8,435,263 Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials 0 2011
8,758,404 Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (9)
8,118,822 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 2 2001
8,066,724 Anastomosis apparatus and methods 5 2003
7,896,892 Multiple bias surgical fastener 0 2003
7,879,047 Surgical connection apparatus and methods 0 2003
RE40377 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 61 2004
7,914,544 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 4 2004
* RE44075 Means and method of replacing a heart valve in a minimally invasive manner 4 2008
8,353,921 Tissue connector apparatus and methods 2 2010
8,353,092 Multiple bias surgical fastener 0 2011
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (10)
8,784,447 Surgical stapler 0 2005
8,590,760 Surgical stapler 2 2005
9,060,769 Surgical stapler 0 2008
8,398,676 Closure device 2 2009
8,192,459 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 6 2010
* 8,685,047 Scaffold device for preventing tissue trauma 0 2011
* 2012/0203,328 SCAFFOLD DEVICE FOR PREVENTING TISSUE TRAUMA 0 2011
8,728,119 Surgical staple 0 2011
8,469,995 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 0 2012
8,657,852 Closure device 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (110)
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 68 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 36 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 48 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 48 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 53 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 18 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 40 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 38 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 52 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 42 2007
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 22 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 20 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 23 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 28 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 53 2008
9,050,083 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 81 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 26 2008
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 46 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 71 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 46 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 58 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 106 2009
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 18 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 36 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 12 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 36 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 14 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 39 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 75 2010
9,044,227 Collapsible fastener cartridge 0 2010
9,044,228 Fastener system comprising a plurality of fastener cartridges 0 2010
9,033,203 Fastening instrument for deploying a fastener system comprising a retention matrix 0 2010
8,978,956 Jaw closure arrangements for surgical instruments 1 2010
8,925,782 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising multiple layers 5 2010
8,899,463 Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets 7 2010
8,864,007 Implantable fastener cartridge having a non-uniform arrangement 8 2010
8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 10 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 13 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 12 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 13 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 13 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 13 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 52 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 45 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 83 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 18 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 82 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 90 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 91 2011
9,028,519 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 36 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 37 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 26 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 6 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 6 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 26 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 30 2011
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 1 2011
8,864,009 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler comprising an adjustable anvil 8 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 13 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 13 2011
9,072,535 Surgical stapling instruments with rotatable staple deployment arrangements 0 2011
9,060,770 Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver 0 2011
8,992,422 Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 3 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 11 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 14 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 97 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 102 2011
8,998,059 Adjunct therapy device having driver with cavity for hemostatic agent 0 2011
8,998,060 Resistive heated surgical staple cartridge with phase change sealant 0 2011
8,814,025 Fibrin pad matrix with suspended heat activated beads of adhesive 0 2011
9,055,941 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck 0 2011
9,050,084 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement 0 2011
8,985,429 Surgical stapling device with adjunct material application feature 0 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 7 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 13 2011
8,899,464 Attachment of surgical staple buttress to cartridge 0 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 14 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 12 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 14 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 16 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 13 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 36 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 39 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 44 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 44 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 57 2012
9,044,230 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 14 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 21 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 26 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 38 2012
9,072,536 Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments 0 2012
9,028,494 Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement 0 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 14 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 5 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 14 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 21 2013
9,005,230 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 7 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 16 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 5 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 1 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,991,677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
9,072,515 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2014
 
Guided Delivery Systems Inc. (8)
8,287,555 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 2 2003
8,287,557 Methods and devices for termination 1 2007
8,066,766 Methods and devices for termination 12 2007
8,641,727 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 2 2008
7,922,762 Devices and methods for cardiac annulus stabilization and treatment 8 2008
8,343,173 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 0 2008
9,072,513 Methods and devices for termination 0 2008
8,790,367 Multi-window guide tunnel 0 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (12)
8,926,633 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 0 2006
8,556,930 Vessel closure device 2 2006
8,313,497 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2006
8,226,681 Methods, devices, and apparatus for managing access through tissue 6 2007
8,893,947 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2007
* 2008/0312,686 ANTIMICROBIAL CLOSURE ELEMENT AND CLOSURE ELEMENT APPLIER 72 2008
8,323,312 Closure device 3 2009
8,858,594 Curved closure device 0 2009
8,820,602 Modular clip applier 0 2010
8,672,953 Tissue closure system and methods of use 1 2011
8,518,057 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2012
9,050,068 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (4)
7,766,208 Low-profile vascular closure systems and methods of using same 12 2007
7,628,306 Low-profile vascular closure systems and methods of using same 2 2007
7,552,853 Low-profile vascular closure systems and methods of using same 15 2007
* 7,942,301 Vascular puncture stapling system 0 2008
* Cited By Examiner