Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot

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PATENT NO 8479969
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13369609

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A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector.

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ETHICON LLCGUAYNABO, PR681

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Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 960 110304

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7641093 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 301 2006
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7832408 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 377 2007
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7658311 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 456 2008
7954684 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 278 2008
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7766209 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 333 2008
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7810692 Disposable loading unit with firing indicator 338 2008
7819296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 335 2008
7819297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 335 2008
7819298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 388 2008
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7861906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 407 2008
7866527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 339 2008
7913891 Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith 294 2008
2009/0209,946 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 298 2008
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2009/0209,990 MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT HAVING HANDLE BASED POWER SOURCE 264 2008
2012/0286,019 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH LOAD-SENSITIVE FIRING MECHANISM 118 2008
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7959051 Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 301 2008
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8371491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 255 2008
2009/0206,131 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 373 2008
2009/0206,132 FEEDBACK AND LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 230 2008
2008/0185,419 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Part 304 2008
7934630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 295 2008
2008/0245,841 Method for Operating an Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimal Tissue Compression 227 2008
2008/0251,569 Optimal Tissue Compression Electrical Surgical Instrument 260 2008
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8245898 Surgical stapling and cutting device 220 2008
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8083120 End effector for use with a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 237 2008
7832612 Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler 373 2008
7857186 Surgical stapler having an intermediate closing position 324 2008
7905381 Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement 306 2008
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8210411 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument 234 2008
2010/0076,475 MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 277 2008
7959050 Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release 350 2008
2009/0057,369 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 140 2008
2010/0089,970 POWERED SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS WITH MANUALLY RETRACTABLE FIRING SYSTEM 261 2008
8020743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 278 2008
7918377 Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback 290 2008
2010/0193,567 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING AN ARTICULATION JOINT 221 2009
2010/0193,568 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A MAGNETIC ELEMENT DRIVER 196 2009
2010/0193,569 STERILIZABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 178 2009
8066167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 231 2009
8186560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 211 2009
8141762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 269 2009
8348129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 185 2009
2010/0198,220 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND COMPONENTS FOR USE IN STERILE ENVIRONMENTS 185 2009
2011/0114,700 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INTRODUCING A SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENT INTO A PATIENT 270 2009
8034077 Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob 282 2009
8136712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 261 2009
8220688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 213 2009
2011/0155,781 SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT THAT ANALYZES TISSUE THICKNESS 260 2009
8267300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 217 2009
2011/0163,147 TEST DEVICE FOR A SURGICAL TOOL 195 2010
2011/0024,479 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 262 2010
2010/0127,042 Staple Cartridges for Forming Staples Having Differing Formed Staple Heights. 192 2010
8215531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 186 2010
8353437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 182 2010
2010/0243,709 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING A RELEASABLE BUTTRESS MATERIAL 228 2010
2010/0213,241 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 185 2010
8308040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 180 2010
2010/0264,193 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH AN ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 190 2010
2010/0230,465 Methods for Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Parts for Surgical Instruments 266 2010
2010/0224,669 PNEUMATICALLY POWERED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT WITH A VARIABLE CONTROL OF THE ACTUATING RATE OF FIRING WITH MECHANICAL POWER ASSIST 191 2010
2010/0294,829 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND SENSOR TRANSPONDERS 232 2010
2010/0301,095 INTERLOCK AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INCLUDING SAME 234 2010
2010/0305,552 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH A HANDLE THAT CAN ARTICULATE WITH RESPECT TO THE SHAFT 324 2010
8322589 Surgical stapling instruments 181 2010
2011/0011,914 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH IMPROVED FIRING TRIGGER ARRANGEMENT 193 2010
2011/0006,103 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH CUTTING MEMBER REVERSING MECHANISM 194 2010
2011/0011,915 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH MECHANISMS FOR ADJUSTING A TISSUE GAP WITHIN THE END EFFECTOR 190 2010
2011/0068,145 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH IMPROVED FIRING TRIGGER ARRANGEMENT 182 2010
8196795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 214 2010
2011/0006,099 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH CONTROL FEATURES OPERABLE WITH ONE HAND 258 2010
2011/0060,363 SURGICAL STAPLES HAVING COMPRESSIBLE OR CRUSHABLE MEMBERS FOR SECURING TISSUE THEREIN AND STAPLING INSTRUMENTS FOR DEPLOYING THE SAME 305 2010
2012/0071,711 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND BATTERIES FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 247 2010
2012/0080,482 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES SUPPORTING NON-LINEARLY ARRANGED STAPLES AND SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH COMMON STAPLE-FORMING POCKETS 204 2010
2011/0042,441 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A DIRECTIONAL SWITCHING MECHANISM 179 2010
8167185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 223 2010
2011/0068,148 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH INTERLOCKABLE FIRING SYSTEM 238 2010
8196796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 224 2011
2011/0147,434 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 228 2011
8157153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 220 2011
8172124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 230 2011
2011/0125,177 MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 230 2011
2011/0132,965 DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS 187 2011
8113410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 245 2011
2011/0132,963 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR 183 2011
2011/0132,964 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 237 2011
2011/0144,430 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 245 2011
2011/0147,433 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 328 2011
2011/0226,837 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 191 2011
2011/0155,787 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 324 2011
2011/0174,863 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 187 2011
2011/0210,156 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Manual Release 263 2011
2012/0080,488 SURGICAL STAPLER ANVIL COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FORMING POCKETS 258 2011
2011/0288,573 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT 276 2011
2011/0290,851 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES THAT PRODUCE FORMED STAPLES HAVING DIFFERENT LENGTHS 268 2011
2011/0290,853 ROBOTICALLY-DRIVEN SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH E-BEAM DRIVER 256 2011
2011/0290,854 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SHAFT BASED ROTARY DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 228 2011
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2011/0295,242 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 245 2011
2011/0295,269 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 309 2011
2011/0295,270 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A CONTROL UNIT OF A ROBOTIC SYSTEM AND REMOTE SENSOR 179 2011
8292155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 227 2011
8205781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 245 2011
8333313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 203 2011
2012/0046,692 Adjustable Compression Staple and Method for Stapling with Adjustable Compression 244 2011
2012/0022,523 Electrical Surgical Instrument with Optimized Power Supply and Drive 172 2011
2012/0080,475 Method for Operating a Surgial Stapling and Cutting Device 252 2011
2012/0074,196 ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 165 2011
2012/0132,450 SHIFTABLE DRIVE INTERFACE FOR ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL TOOL 171 2012
2012/0138,660 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED CABLE-BASED SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 245 2012
2012/0199,630 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES 227 2012
2012/0199,631 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM WITH ROTARY ACTUATED CLOSURE SYSTEMS HAVING VARIABLE ACTUATION SPEEDS 155 2012
2012/0199,632 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTIVELY ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 316 2012
2012/0199,633 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH CAM-DRIVEN STAPLE DEPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS 150 2012
2012/0203,247 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM 223 2012
2012/0205,421 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL END EFFECTOR SYSTEM WITH ROTARY ACTUATED CLOSURE SYSTEMS 148 2012
2013/0012,957 AUTOMATED END EFFECTOR COMPONENT RELOADING SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A ROBOTIC SYSTEM 162 2012
2012/0292,367 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED END EFFECTOR 270 2012
2012/0175,399 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING RECORDING CAPABILITIES 155 2012
2012/0292,370 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS AND STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR DEPLOYING SURGICAL STAPLES WITH TISSUE COMPRESSION FEATURES 122 2012
2012/0239,012 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT WITH ELECTRIC ACTUATOR DIRECTIONAL CONTROL ASSEMBLY 96 2012
2012/0265,230 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT 136 2012
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2013/0012,931 ARTICULATABLE SURGICAL DEVICE 138 2012
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2006/0142,772 Surgical fasteners and related implant devices having bioabsorbable components 268 2004
 
Dworak, Frank W. (1)
6953138 Surgical stapler anvil with nested staple forming pockets 504 2004
 
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4396139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 543 1980
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6790173 Shape lockable apparatus and method for advancing an instrument through unsupported anatomy 373 2002
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Phillips Petroleum Company (1)
2005/0131,173 Compositions that can produce polymers 193 2005
 
GLOBE CONTROL FINANZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4817847 Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis 517 1988
 
GENNADY VATEL (1)
5341724 Pneumatic telescoping cylinder and method 216 1993
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (15)
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4787387 Surgical closure element 245 1987
4988334 Ultrasonic surgical system with aspiration tubulation connector 249 1988
4986808 Magnetostrictive transducer 205 1988
5240163 Linear surgical stapling instrument 315 1991
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5236440 Surgical fastener 437 1992
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5350400 Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple 476 1992
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5472442 Moveable switchable electrosurgical handpiece 411 1994
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5628743 Dual mode ultrasonic surgical apparatus 244 1994
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6511468 Device and method for controlling injection of liquid embolic composition 382 1999
 
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
2004/0164,123 Surgical stapling device 367 2004
 
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Brasseler USA Medical LLC (1)
2006/0217,729 Surgical apparatus and tools for same 276 2005
 
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4941623 Stapling process and device for use on the mesentery of the abdomen 550 1989
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4805823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 456 1988
5171249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 510 1991
5364003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 394 1993
5415334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 623 1993
5465895 Surgical stapler instrument 762 1994
5452836 Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism 394 1994
5415335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 448 1994
5529235 Identification device for surgical instrument 720 1994
5487500 Surgical stapler instrument 618 1994
5417361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 529 1994
5558671 Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument 774 1994
5452837 Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge 541 1994
5632432 Surgical instrument 747 1994
5709680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 752 1994
5688270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 691 1995
5599350 Electrosurgical clamping device with coagulation feedback 485 1995
5624452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 876 1995
5693051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 636 1995
5553765 Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement 593 1995
5807393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 583 1995
5562701 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 303 1995
5562702 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 312 1995
5626587 Method for operating a surgical instrument 469 1995
5597107 Surgical stapler instrument 794 1995
5535934 Identification device for surgical instrument 586 1995
5535937 Identification device for surgical instrument 603 1995
5547117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 412 1995
5562239 Identification device for surgical instrument 583 1995
5580067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 499 1995
5605273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 410 1995
5693042 Identification device for surgical instrument 369 1995
5855311 Reloadable surgical instrument 625 1995
5653721 Override mechanism for an actuator on a surgical instrument 417 1995
5562241 Surgical stapler instrument 621 1995
5755717 Electrosurgical clamping device with improved coagulation feedback 593 1996
5673842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 456 1996
5794834 Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft 399 1996
5605272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 410 1996
5697543 Linear stapler with improved firing stroke 439 1996
5713505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 602 1996
5823066 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 523 1996
5577654 Surgical instrument 720 1996
5588580 Surgical instrument 546 1996
5588581 Surgical instrument 626 1996
5634584 Surgical instrument 635 1996
5871135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 629 1996
5735874 Variable position handle locking mechanism 232 1996
5662258 Surgical stapler instrument 634 1996
5702408 Articulating surgical instrument 511 1996
5716366 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 841 1996
5662662 Surgical instrument and method 631 1996
5704534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 795 1996
5669544 Surgical instrument 611 1996
5673840 Surgical instrument 715 1996
5680982 Surgical instrument 646 1996
5692668 Surgical instrument 702 1996
5826776 Surgical instrument 686 1996
5673841 Surgical instrument 781 1996
5817093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 596 1996
5931847 Surgical cutting instrument with improved cutting edge 389 1997
6024741 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 686 1997
5810811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 839 1997
5876401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 593 1997
5919198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 496 1997
5779131 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 464 1997
5779132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 548 1997
5951552 Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument 266 1997
5937951 Skin stapler with rack and pinion staple feed mechanism 266 1997
5878938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 396 1997
6017356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 396 1997
5846254 Surgical instrument for forming a knot 461 1997
6063098 Articulable ultrasonic surgical apparatus 411 1998
6003517 Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue 442 1998
5951574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 313 1998
6102271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 582 1998
6165175 RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector 269 1999
6296640 RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments 300 1999
6416486 Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface 394 1999
6117158 Ratchet release mechanism for hand held instruments 490 1999
6168605 Curved laparoscopic scissor having arcs of curvature 295 1999
6193129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 516 2000
6468275 RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector 337 2000
6773438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 489 2000
6406440 Specimen retrieval bag 292 2000
6485490 RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments 332 2001
6503257 Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device 599 2001
6592597 Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device 627 2001
6656193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 670 2001
* 7273483 Apparatus and method for alerting generator functions in an ultrasonic surgical system 343 2001
6551333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 447 2001
6676660 Feedback light apparatus and method for use with an electrosurgical instrument 515 2002
6638297 Surgical staple 299 2002
6543456 Method for minimally invasive surgery in the digestive system 412 2002
7108695 Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects 357 2002
6981978 Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach 414 2002
7001408 Surgical device with expandable member 231 2002
6805273 Surgical stapling instrument 455 2002
2004/0193,189 Passive surgical clip 279 2003
7056330 Method for applying tissue fastener 451 2003
7431694 Method of guiding medical devices 216 2003
7815565 Endcap for use with an endoscope 214 2003
6905497 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument 438 2003
2004/0254,608 Surgical implant with preferential corrosion zone 376 2003
7094202 Method of operating an endoscopic device with one hand 211 2003
2005/0070,929 Apparatus and method for attaching a surgical buttress to a stapling apparatus 382 2003
7380696 Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism 592 2004
6988650 Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler 402 2004
7147139 Closure plate lockout for a curved cutter stapler 292 2004
7207472 Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler 349 2004
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 336 2004
7143926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 482 2005
7559450 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 406 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 373 2005
7784662 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground 404 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 497 2005
7914543 Single fold device for tissue fixation 268 2005
7615003 Track for medical devices 205 2005
2006/0258,904 Feeding tube and track 212 2005
7559452 Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaws 366 2005
2006/0289,602 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground 474 2005
7780054 Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint 374 2005
2007/0027,468 Surgical instrument with an articulating shaft locking mechanism 236 2005
7641092 Swing gate for device lockout in a curved cutter stapler 228 2005
7407078 Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector 440 2005
7455208 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with rigid firing bar supports 490 2005
2006/0052,825 Surgical implant alloy 355 2005
7328828 Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same 489 2005
7607557 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 355 2005
7673783 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 337 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 510 2005
7673780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 350 2005
7799039 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 327 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 567 2005
2007/0114,261 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 301 2005
7246734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 643 2005
7481824 Surgical instrument with bending articulation controlled articulation pivot joint 275 2005
7670334 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 435 2006
7416101 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback 496 2006
7422139 Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 493 2006
7464846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 548 2006
7464849 Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components 430 2006
7568603 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 379 2006
7644848 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 432 2006
7766210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 360 2006
7770775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 426 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 444 2006
2007/0175,950 Disposable staple cartridge having an anvil with tissue locator for use with a surgical cutting and fastening instrument and modular end effector system therefor 558 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 517 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 522 2006
7771396 Intubation device for enteral feeding 193 2006
7575144 Surgical fastener and cutter with single cable actuator 427 2006
2007/0225,562 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC ACCESSORY CHANNEL 347 2006
7431189 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion 427 2006
7441684 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features 497 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 633 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 519 2006
2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 516 2006
2008/0029,575 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member 518 2006
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* 2007/0039,997 Rotating curved cutter stapler 55 2006
7780663 End effector coatings for electrosurgical instruments 268 2006
7467740 Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights 411 2006
7472815 Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height 500 2006
7506791 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 539 2006
7665647 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 439 2006
8220690 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 202 2006
8348131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 177 2006
8360297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 171 2006
8365976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 172 2006
2008/0078,802 Surgical staples and stapling instruments 476 2006
2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 317 2006
2008/0082,114 Adhesive Mechanical Fastener for Lumen Creation Utilizing Tissue Necrosing Means 243 2006
2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 484 2006
7708180 Surgical fastening device with initiator impregnation of a matrix or buttress to improve adhesive application 257 2006
7780685 Adhesive and mechanical fastener 276 2006
7721930 Disposable cartridge with adhesive for use with a stapling device 343 2006
2008/0114,385 Method and Device for Effecting Anastomosis of Hollow Organ Structures Using Adhesive and Fasteners 217 2006
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 577 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 575 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 573 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 463 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 450 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 464 2007
7479608 Force switch 191 2007
7721934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 281 2007
2008/0296,346 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms 442 2007
2008/0308,602 Surgical stapling and cutting instruments 436 2007
2008/0308,603 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved cable attachment arrangements 454 2007
2010/0108,740 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 271 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 384 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 502 2007
2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 549 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 545 2007
2009/0005,809 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 379 2007
2009/0206,133 ARTICULATABLE LOADING UNITS FOR SURGICAL STAPLING AND CUTTING INSTRUMENTS 366 2008
2009/0206,125 PACKAGING FOR ATTACHING BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 474 2008
2009/0206,126 BUTTRESS MATERIAL WITH ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION FEATURES FOR USE WITH SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 493 2008
2009/0206,137 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNITS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 367 2008
2009/0206,139 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 477 2008
2009/0206,141 BUTTRESS MATERIAL HAVING AN ACTIVATABLE ADHESIVE 475 2008
2009/0206,142 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 479 2008
2009/0308,907 PARTIALLY REUSABLE SURGICAL STAPLER 255 2008
2010/0023,024 RELOADABLE LAPAROSCOPIC FASTENER DEPLOYING DEVICE WITH DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE FOR USE IN A GASTRIC VOLUME REDUCTION PROCEDURE 226 2008
8211125 Sterile appliance delivery device for endoscopic procedures 235 2008
2010/0069,942 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN ACTIONS 399 2008
7714239 Force switch 190 2008
2010/0193,566 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 367 2009
2010/0096,431 ACTIVE BRAKING ELECTRICAL SURGICAL IINSTRUMENT AND METHOD FOR BRAKING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT 191 2009
2011/0087,276 METHOD FOR FORMING A STAPLE 336 2009
2011/0114,697 CIRCULAR STAPLER INTRODUCER WITH MULTI-LUMEN SHEATH 326 2009
2011/0024,477 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 335 2010
2011/0024,478 Driven Surgical Stapler Improvements 335 2010
2010/0133,317 Motor-Driven Surgical Cutting And Fastening Instrument with Tactile Position Feedback 366 2010
2010/0186,219 Force Switch 171 2010
2010/0179,382 HYDRAULICALLY AND ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED ARTICULATION JOINTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 227 2010
2011/0276,083 BENDABLE SHAFT FOR HANDLE POSITIONING 274 2010
2010/0222,901 Post-Sterilization Programming of Surgical Instruments 318 2010
2011/0006,101 MOTOR DRIVEN SURGICAL FASTENER DEVICE WITH CUTTING MEMBER LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENTS 356 2010
2012/0024,934 TRANSWALL VISUALIZATION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLERS 153 2010
2012/0024,935 TISSUE ACQUISITION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICES 159 2010
2012/0024,936 LINEAR CUTTING AND STAPLING DEVICE WITH SELECTIVELY DISENGAGEABLE CUTTING MEMBER 160 2010
2012/0029,272 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING ADJACENT STRUCTURES DURING THE INSERTION OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INTO A TUBULAR ORGAN 275 2010
2012/0029,544 CIRCULAR STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH SECONDARY CUTTING ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS OF USING SAME 160 2010
2012/0029,547 SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLER WITH TISSUE RETENTION ARRANGEMENTS 165 2010
2012/0080,332 COLLAPSIBLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE 246 2010
2012/0080,333 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX 126 2010
2012/0080,345 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING BIOABSORBABLE LAYERS 173 2010
2012/0080,478 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES WITH DETACHABLE SUPPORT STRUCTURES AND SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENTS WITH SYSTEMS FOR PREVENTING ACTUATION MOTIONS WHEN A CARTRIDGE IS NOT PRESENT 279 2010
2012/0080,479 IMPLANTABLE FASTENER CARTRIDGE COMPRISING MULTIPLE LAYERS 205 2010
2012/0080,480 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF CONNECTED RETENTION MATRIX ELEMENTS 184 2010
2012/0080,483 FASTENERS SUPPORTED BY A FASTENER CARTRIDGE SUPPORT 182 2010
2012/0080,484 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH A VARIABLE STAPLE FORMING SYSTEM 230 2010
2012/0080,485 FASTENING INSTRUMENT FOR DEPLOYING A FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A RETENTION MATRIX 221 2010
2012/0080,486 FASTENER SYSTEM COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF FASTENER CARTRIDGES 224 2010
2012/0080,496 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH RECONFIGURABLE SHAFT SEGMENTS 179 2010
2012/0080,499 JAW CLOSURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 217 2010
2012/0080,500 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH COMPACT ARTICULATION CONTROL ARRANGEMENT 191 2010
2012/0080,502 SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENTS WITH SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FASTENER DEPLOYMENT AND TISSUE CUTTING SYSTEMS 225 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 291 2010
2012/0080,477 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING A POWER CONTROL CIRCUIT 157 2010
2011/0125,176 MOTORIZED SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT 307 2011
2011/0174,861 Surgical Instrument With Wireless Communication Between Control Unit and Remote Sensor 245 2011
2012/0234,893 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH LOCKABLE ARTICULATING END EFFECTOR 153 2011
2012/0234,895 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES AND END EFFECTORS WITH VESSEL MEASUREMENT ARRANGEMENTS 260 2011
2012/0234,896 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES 145 2011
2012/0234,899 SURGICAL FASTENER INSTRUMENTS 258 2011
2012/0234,900 SURGICAL STAPLE CARTRIDGES WITH TISSUE TETHERS FOR MANIPULATING DIVIDED TISSUE AND METHODS OF USING SAME 110 2011
2012/0239,009 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATABLE AND ROTATABLE END EFFECTOR 164 2011
2011/0192,882 SURGICAL STAPLE HAVING AN EXPANDABLE PORTION 346 2011
2012/0080,339 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR FOR A SURGICAL STAPLER 164 2011
2012/0080,490 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING DETACHABLE PORTIONS 181 2011
2012/0080,491 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING COMPRESSIBLE DISTORTION RESISTANT COMPONENTS 224 2011
2012/0083,834 COMPRESSIBLE STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING ALIGNMENT MEMBERS 174 2011
2012/0083,835 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR 232 2011
2012/0083,836 STAPLE CARTRIDGE COMPRISING AN ADJUSTABLE DISTAL PORTION 210 2011
2012/0160,721 STAPLE CARTRIDGE LOADING ASSEMBLY 182 2011
2011/0290,856 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH FORCE-FEEDBACK CAPABILITIES 340 2011
2011/0295,295 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT HAVING RECORDING CAPABILITIES 295 2011
2012/0241,498 TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF LAYERS 256 2012
2012/0234,897 SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH SELF ADJUSTING ANVIL 260 2012
2012/0283,707 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND REMOTE SENSOR 244 2012
 
MARLOW SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5618303 Endoscopic instrument system and method 338 1993
 
VASO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5211649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 371 1988
 
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7909191 Connectable instrument trays for creating a modular case 189 2006
 
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6830174 Medical instrument 679 2001
6755338 Medical instrument 622 2002
2004/0243,176 Medical instrument 305 2004
2005/0107,824 Medical instrument 299 2004
 
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6786864 Endoscopic system and method for positioning an indwelling tube 347 2002
7494499 Surgical therapeutic instrument 239 2003
2004/0116,952 Surgical apparatus permitting recharge of battery-driven surgical instrument in noncontact state 326 2003
7530985 Endoscopic suturing system 194 2004
2005/0119,525 Insertion auxiliary implement 206 2004
2005/0228,224 Endoscope therapeutic device 280 2005
2006/0259,073 Surgical instrument 246 2006
2008/0228,029 OVER-TUBE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OVER-TUBE, METHOD OF DISPOSING OVER-TUBE, AND METHOD OF TREATMENT IN ABDOMINAL CAVITY 205 2008
 
CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C. (1)
7098794 Deactivating a data tag for user privacy or tamper-evident packaging 271 2004
 
SENCO PROUCTS, INC. (1)
4442964 Pressure sensitive and working-gap controlled surgical stapling instrument 358 1981
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (2)
6171330 Pneumatic surgical instrument for the distribution and placement of connecting or fastening means 351 1999
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4317451 Plastic surgical staple 468 1980
4289133 Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument 358 1980
4428376 Plastic surgical staple 444 1982
4500024 Multiple clip applier 448 1983
4527724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 413 1983
4548202 Mesh tissue fasteners 983 1983
4573469 Two-piece tissue fastener with coinable leg staple and retaining receiver and method and instrument for applying same 258 1983
4610383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 896 1983
4591085 Surgical instrument for applying fasteners, said instrument having an improved trigger interlocking mechanism (Case VI) 331 1984
4605004 Surgical instrument for applying fasteners said instrument including force supporting means (case IV) 279 1984
4655222 Coated surgical staple 411 1984
4605001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 546 1984
4608981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 582 1984
4693248 Two-piece tissue fastener with deformable retaining receiver 223 1985
4741336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 500 1986
4844068 Bariatric surgical instrument 307 1987
4890613 Two piece internal organ fastener 224 1987
4805617 Surgical fastening systems made from polymeric materials 290 1987
4869415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 491 1988
4892244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 632 1988
4938408 Surgical stapler safety and sequencing mechanisms 324 1989
5104025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 638 1990
5129570 Surgical stapler 722 1990
5222963 Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means 555 1991
5137198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 459 1991
5065929 Surgical stapler with locking means 821 1991
5297714 Surgical staple with modified "B" shaped configuration 246 1991
5246156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 513 1991
5171247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 541 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 518 1991
5271543 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 555 1992
5275323 Surgical stapler 369 1992
5242457 Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 674 1992
5219111 Pneumatically actuated linear stapling device 307 1992
5263629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 608 1992
5258012 Surgical fasteners 253 1992
5307976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 704 1992
5205459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 718 1992
5330502 Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism 681 1992
5309927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 555 1992
5409498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 360 1992
5356006 Sterile package for surgical devices 213 1992
5383880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 793 1992
5271544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 484 1993
5358510 Two part surgical fastener 263 1993
5333772 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 277 1993
5304204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 556 1993
5374277 Surgical instrument 617 1993
5431668 Ligating clip applier 349 1993
5332142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 542 1993
5433721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 1020 1993
5403312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 1314 1993
5441494 Manipulable hand for laparoscopy 405 1993
5447513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 367 1993
5484451 Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 719 1993
5405344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 546 1993
5465894 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 516 1993
5485947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 660 1994
5445644 Pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield 379 1994
6131789 Surgical stapler 412 1994
5395033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 565 1994
5601224 Surgical instrument 859 1994
5533661 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 591 1995
5573543 Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 497 1995
5607095 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 514 1995
5797536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 539 1995
5609285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 602 1995
5632433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 530 1995
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* 8968187 Articulating laparoscopic surgical access instrument 0 2012
* 2012/0296,169 Articulating Laparoscopic Surgical Access Instrument 2 2012
9566064 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
9289211 Surgical stapling apparatus 3 2013
9445811 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2013
8939343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 75 2013
* 9539006 Hand held electromechanical surgical handle assembly for use with surgical end effectors, and methods of use 0 2014
9498216 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2014
9027817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 6 2014
9566067 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2015
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Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 Jan 9, 2017
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jan 9, 2021
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jan 9, 2025
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00