Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7413542
APP PUB NO 20050171470A1
SERIAL NO

10769629

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A removable, resilient atraumatic sheath for arthroscopic instruments. The sheath covers sharp edges on the arthroscopic instrument, particularly the distal tip of the rigid cannula, and thereby protects tissue and objects near a surgical site from accidental trauma. The sheath may be provided in the form of an inflow/outflow sheath that allows a surgeon to irrigate and drain a surgical field without the use of a separate irrigation instrument.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CANNUFLOW, INC.SAN JOSE, CA46

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kucklick, Theodore R Los Gatos, CA 79 2213
Trieb, Martin San Jose, CA 20 253

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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* 2003/0018,340 Method and apparatus for installing cannula 27 2002
 
CANNUFLOW, INC. (2)
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COOPERSURGICAL, INC. (1)
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BIOMET DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
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XOMED SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
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XOMED, INC. (1)
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TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
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CIRCON CORPORATION (1)
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EndoMedical Technologies, Inc. (1)
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VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (1)
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6293909 Device and method of using a surgical assembly with mesh sheath 122 1999
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
* 5575753 Endoscopic apparatus using a covered type endoscope fitted in an endoscope cover 21 1993
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AOB PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
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VISION-SCIENCES, INC. (2)
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O.S. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF WASHINGTON (1)
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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
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FUJINON CORPORATION (1)
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Archimedes Surgical, Inc. (1)
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GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
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GYRUS ENT, L.L.C. (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
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CHASE MANHATTAN BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CANNUFLOW, INC. (4)
* 8226548 Rigid arthroscope system 1 2007
* 2012/0029,280 Arthroscopic System 12 2011
8870748 Rigid arthroscope system 0 2012
9204786 Rigid arthroscope system 0 2014
 
PROACT MEDICAL LIMITED (1)
D635668 Endoscope sheath assembly 9 2009
 
MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL (1)
9693856 Biceps repair device 1 2015
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (4)
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* 2006/0106,285 Fluid delivery system for use with an endoscope 12 2005
7597662 Multi-fluid delivery system 6 2006
* 2006/0276,689 Multi-fluid delivery system 10 2006
 
ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. (1)
8852091 Devices, systems, and methods for pupil expansion 2 2012
 
GYRUS ACMI, INC. (4)
9332894 Endoscope system including a resilient reservoir 0 2014
9585547 Adjustable endoscope sheath 0 2014
9345386 Adjustable endoscope sheath 0 2014
9782525 Multi-way valve for a medical instrument 0 2015
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (2)
* 7708689 Endoscope and related system 7 2005
* 2005/0267,330 Endoscope and related system 4 2005
 
HYBRID CANNULA LP (4)
9149294 Hybrid cannula and methods for manufacturing the same 2 2013
9119663 Hybrid cannula and methods for manufacturing the same 2 2013
9314269 Hybrid cannula and methods for manufacturing the same 2 2013
9398924 Hybrid cannula and methods for manufacturing the same 0 2015
 
TIDI PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
D731652 Dental curing light sleeve 0 2014
9433468 Sheath for a medical or dental instrument 0 2014
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (3)
D594119 Medical instrument 31 2008
* D729384 Bronchoscope 13 2013
D810934 Bronchoscope 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner

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