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 Owner(s)

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

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bollinger, Steve Mansfield, MA 16 829
Eliasen, Kenneth Arden East Bridgewater, MA 23 1214
Epperly, Scott Bridgewater, MA 10 215
Kanner, Glenn Plymouth, MA 17 1595
Letson, Richard Stoughton, MA 1 206
Lobello, Richard Johnston, RI 2 206
Lousararian, James Mansfield, MA 1 206
Piemonte, Thomas Dover, MA 1 206
Rego, Richard Mansfield, MA 7 275
Tallarida, Steven Mansfield, MA 4 214

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 5,093,263 Method of making and using a pledget composition to minimize interferences in measuring calcium ion concentration of blood 2 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
* 5,170,926 Surgical stapler 22 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (10)
* 5,007,921 Surgical staple 286 1989
* 5,074,454 Surgical stapler 319 1990
* 5,026,390 Surgical staple 199 1990
* 5,115,958 Hemostatic surgical instrument comprising stapler and stapler combined with surgical scalpel 2 1990
* 5,544,802 Surgical staple and stapler device therefor 105 1994
* 5,584,856 Removable surgical staple 31 1994
* 5,645,567 Surgical staple and stapler device therefor 116 1996
* 5,738,474 Surgical staple and staple drive member 193 1997
* 6,015,417 Surgical fastener 107 1997
* 5,919,207 Percutaneous arterial closure with staples 193 1998
 
OPHTHALMIC VENTURES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, NORWOOD, (1)
* 4,887,601 Adjustable surgical staple and method of using the same 267 1987
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
* 5,496,332 Wound closure apparatus and method for its use 243 1994
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (1)
* 5,397,310 Catheter introducer sheath assembly 77 1993
 
CORONEO, INC. (1)
* 2003/0093,091 Surgical suturing clamp 7 2002
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
* 5,366,479 Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue 480 1993
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (8)
* 6,197,042 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 357 2000
* 6,461,364 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 133 2000
* 6,391,048 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 205 2000
* 6,277,140 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 142 2001
* 6,632,238 Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 147 2001
* 6,695,867 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 150 2002
* 6,623,510 Closure device and methods for making and using them 159 2002
* 6,749,621 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 172 2002
 
ELECTIVE VASCULAR INTERVENTIONS, INC. (1)
* 6,149,658 Sutured staple surgical fasteners, instruments and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery 182 1997
 
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC (2)
* 6,780,197 Apparatus and methods for delivering a vascular closure device to a body lumen 138 2000
* 2002/0026,208 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 39 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO B.V. (1)
* 6,368,341 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a hemostatic closure device into an incision 83 1997
 
BARD ASDI INC. (1)
* 5,634,931 Hernia mesh patches and methods of their use 185 1994
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC (1)
* 5,108,421 Insertion assembly and method of inserting a vessel plug into the body of a patient 396 1990
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
* 2004/0162,580 Sutures and coatings made from therapeutic absorbable glass 13 2003
 
MITEK SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,893,856 Apparatus and method for binding a first layer of material to a second layer of material 256 1996
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 5,972,004 Wire fasteners for use in minimally invasive surgery and apparatus and methods for handling those fasteners 71 1998
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,941,890 Implantable surgical marker 190 1998
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (1)
* 7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 285 2002
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (6)
* 5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 431 1993
* 5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 561 1994
* 5,507,776 Surgical staple suturing means 22 1994
* 5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 215 1994
* 5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 460 1996
* 5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 396 1997
 
Matsutani Seisakusho Co., Ltd. (1)
* 4,955,898 Surgical staple 26 1989
 
Loma Linda University Medical Center (1)
* 6,004,341 Vascular wound closure device 148 1996
 
ETHICON, INC. (6)
* 5,129,570 Surgical stapler 552 1990
* 5,297,714 Surgical staple with modified "B" shaped configuration 141 1991
* 5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 251 1993
* 5,423,857 Three piece surgical staple 133 1993
* 6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 501 1999
* 6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 433 2000
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (8)
* 4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 298 1987
* 5,158,567 One-piece surgical staple 256 1991
* 5,478,354 Wound closing apparatus and method 561 1993
* 5,392,978 Surgical staple and endoscopic stapler 142 1993
* 5,540,375 Endoscopic stapler 342 1995
* 5,630,540 Surgical staple and staple drive member 454 1995
* 5,810,846 Vascular hole closure 180 1995
* 5,690,269 Endoscopic stapler 480 1996
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 2009/0318,957 EXPANDABLE BACKSPAN STAPLE 9 2009
9,113,862 Surgical stapling instrument with a variable staple forming system 0 2010
9,113,864 Surgical cutting and fastening instruments with separate and distinct fastener deployment and tissue cutting systems 0 2010
9,113,865 Staple cartridge comprising a layer 0 2011
9,113,874 Surgical instrument system 0 2014
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (5)
8,303,624 Bioabsorbable plug 6 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. (27)
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
9,089,674 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 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 1 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 1 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 134 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. (11)
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
9,089,311 Vessel closure devices and methods 0 2010
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. (115)
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 75 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 43 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 55 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 55 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 60 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 23 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 48 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 45 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 59 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 53 2007
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 27 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 25 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 29 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 35 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 60 2008
9,050,083 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 91 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 33 2008
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 53 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 78 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 53 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 65 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 114 2009
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 23 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 43 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 16 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 43 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 18 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 46 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 83 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 3 2010
8,925,782 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising multiple layers 9 2010
8,899,463 Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets 11 2010
8,864,007 Implantable fastener cartridge having a non-uniform arrangement 12 2010
8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 14 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 17 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 16 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 17 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 17 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 17 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 63 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 52 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 90 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 23 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 89 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 97 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 99 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 43 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 44 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 33 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 10 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 10 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 32 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 37 2011
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 3 2011
8,864,009 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler comprising an adjustable anvil 12 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 17 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 17 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 7 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 16 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 19 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 106 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 111 2011
8,998,059 Adjunct therapy device having driver with cavity for hemostatic agent 0 2011
9,101,359 Surgical staple cartridge with self-dispensing staple buttress 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 11 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 17 2011
8,899,464 Attachment of surgical staple buttress to cartridge 0 2011
9,089,326 Dual staple cartridge for surgical stapler 0 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 18 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 16 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 18 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 20 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 17 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 45 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 49 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 54 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 54 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 67 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 18 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 26 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 33 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 44 2012
9,101,358 Articulatable surgical instrument comprising a firing drive 0 2012
9,101,385 Electrode connections for rotary driven surgical tools 0 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 18 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 9 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 18 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 26 2013
9,005,230 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 11 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 20 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 9 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 3 2014
9,095,339 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 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. (9)
8,287,555 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 2 2003
* 2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 141 2004
8,287,557 Methods and devices for termination 1 2007
8,066,766 Methods and devices for termination 13 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 16 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 17 2007
* 7,942,301 Vascular puncture stapling system 1 2008
* Cited By Examiner