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, CA11

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bollinger, Steve Mansfield, MA 22 858
Eliasen, Kenneth Arden East Bridgewater, MA 36 1284
Epperly, Scott Bridgewater, MA 10 155
Kanner, Glenn Plymouth, MA 24 1479
Letson, Richard Stoughton, MA 1 152
Lobello, Richard Johnston, RI 2 152
Lousararian, James Mansfield, MA 1 152
Piemonte, Thomas Dover, MA 1 152
Rego, Richard Mansfield, MA 8 214
Tallarida, Steven Mansfield, MA 5 163

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (78)
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8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 28 2006
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8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 7 2007
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8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 5 2008
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8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 53 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 5 2008
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8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 33 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 71 2009
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 15 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 0 2010
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8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 0 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 19 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 21 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 56 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 0 2011
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8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 8 2011
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8,814,025 Fibrin pad matrix with suspended heat activated beads of adhesive 0 2011
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8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 0 2012
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8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 0 2012
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8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 0 2012
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8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 5 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 15 2012
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8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 0 2012
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8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 1 2013
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INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (22)
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8,808,310 Resettable clip applier and reset tools 0 2007
8,257,390 Closure device and methods for making and using them 6 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
8,202,293 Clip applier and methods of use 5 2008
8,486,092 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2009
8,182,497 Closure device 5 2010
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8,202,283 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 11 2010
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8,202,294 Clip applier and methods of use 5 2010
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (9)
8,118,822 Bridge clip tissue connector apparatus and methods 2 2001
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7,896,892 Multiple bias surgical fastener 0 2003
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (8)
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8,672,953 Tissue closure system and methods of use 1 2011
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ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (8)
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8,728,119 Surgical staple 0 2011
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ARSTASIS, INC. (8)
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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (4)
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MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (4)
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COVIDIEN LP (3)
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8,758,404 Surgical fasteners coated with wound treatment materials 0 2013
 
KLS-MARTIN, L.P. (1)
7,803,176 Sternal closure clamp device 2 2006