US Patent No: 4,805,823

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Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers

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A guiding pocket for driving staples is described, in which a first set of parallel sides helps form the opening for the guiding pockets. These parallel sides are connected to tapered sides, which are in turn connected to a second pair of parallel sides, creating a hexagonal shaped pocket. The resultant pocket configuration possesses self-centering features, which in turn reduces jamming and misformed staples and allows for simpler manufacturing and inspection.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1611

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Rothfuss, Robert G Bellevue, KY 17 3351

Cited Art Landscape

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ETHICON, INC. (1)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 109 1984

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (154)
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 274 1997
7,669,746 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 116 2005
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 34 2006
7,845,537 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 100 2006
7,770,775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 134 2006
7,766,210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 104 2006
7,753,904 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 116 2006
8,322,455 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 25 2006
7,740,159 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 107 2006
8,720,766 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 0 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 11 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 20 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 21 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 25 2006
7,794,475 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 145 2006
7,665,647 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 149 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 0 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 12 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 72 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 91 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 103 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 110 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 106 2007
8,827,133 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 0 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 12 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 24 2007
7,673,781 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 113 2007
8,056,787 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with travel-indicating retraction member 48 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 131 2007
7,721,934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 100 2007
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 84 2007
7,731,072 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 125 2007
7,753,245 Surgical stapling instruments 112 2007
8,727,197 Staple cartridge cavity configuration with cooperative surgical staple 0 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 4 2007
7,966,799 Method of manufacturing staples 59 2007
7,735,703 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 126 2007
7,954,684 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 77 2008
7,658,311 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 189 2008
7,766,209 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 126 2008
8,758,391 Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments 0 2008
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 0 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 1 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 1 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 2 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 21 2008
7,913,891 Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith 93 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 122 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 140 2008
7,857,185 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus 115 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 121 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 121 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 141 2008
7,810,692 Disposable loading unit with firing indicator 127 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 151 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 125 2008
8,371,491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 26 2008
7,980,443 End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 74 2008
7,959,051 Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 82 2008
7,934,630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 88 2008
7,954,686 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 85 2008
7,905,381 Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement 102 2008
7,857,186 Surgical stapler having an intermediate closing position 117 2008
7,832,612 Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler 135 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 48 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 3 2008
8,020,743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 63 2008
8,517,239 Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver 11 2009
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 12 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 19 2009
8,066,167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 58 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 40 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 1 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 18 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 33 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 31 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 30 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 63 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 46 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 2 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 12 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 37 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 25 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 12 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 18 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 27 2010
8,631,987 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 1 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 1 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 27 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 12 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 12 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 15 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 0 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 12 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 42 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 39 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 0 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 0 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 0 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 0 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 0 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 0 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 0 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 15 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 17 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 35 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 18 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 52 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 0 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 51 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 57 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 59 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 12 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 63 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 13 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 6 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 6 2011
8,800,841 Surgical staple cartridges 0 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 7 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 0 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 0 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 0 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 0 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 0 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 60 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 43 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 64 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 0 2011
8,814,025 Fibrin pad matrix with suspended heat activated beads of adhesive 0 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 0 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 0 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 0 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 0 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 2 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 3 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 7 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 7 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 16 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 0 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 0 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 16 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 3 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 13 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 0 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 13 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 0 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,794,497 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 0 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (76)
6,817,508 Surgical stapling device 282 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 203 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 230 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 292 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 217 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 383 2001
7,695,485 Surgical device 9 2001
8,016,855 Surgical device 9 2002
7,951,071 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 6 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 193 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 189 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 182 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 182 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 248 2002
7,803,151 System and method for calibrating a surgical instrument 50 2002
7,334,717 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 120 2003
7,824,426 Directionally biased staples and cartridge having directionally biased staples 13 2003
7,238,195 Wound closure material applicator and stapler 263 2003
7,743,960 Surgical device 122 2003
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 297 2004
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 258 2004
8,025,199 Surgical cutting and stapling device 62 2004
7,296,722 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 16 2004
8,357,144 Electro-mechanical surgical device 6 2005
7,398,907 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 169 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 269 2005
7,293,685 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 34 2006
7,326,232 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 9 2006
7,188,758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 217 2006
7,275,674 Surgical stapling device 10 2006
7,758,613 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 3 2006
7,537,602 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 35 2006
7,407,076 Surgical stapling device 36 2006
7,740,160 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 5 2006
7,631,793 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 152 2007
7,419,081 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 10 2007
7,571,845 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 16 2007
8,033,439 Surgical stapling device 4 2007
7,611,038 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 126 2007
7,543,729 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 17 2007
7,942,300 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 3 2008
7,568,604 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 117 2008
7,631,794 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 13 2008
7,721,933 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 11 2008
7,963,433 Surgical device having multiple drivers 9 2008
7,918,230 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 11 2008
7,699,205 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 8 2009
7,926,692 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly 5 2009
8,074,861 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2009
8,011,552 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 5 2010
8,021,373 Surgical device 1 2010
8,353,436 Pin locking mechanism for a surgical instrument 1 2010
8,328,064 Pin locking mechanism for a surgical instrument 20 2010
8,056,786 Surgical device 0 2010
8,286,850 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 0 2010
8,016,858 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 11 2010
8,091,754 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2010
8,752,748 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 0 2011
7,992,758 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 6 2011
8,827,137 Pin alignment assembly for surgical stapler 0 2011
8,123,101 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 3 2011
8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 1 2011
8,272,554 Surgical device having multiple drivers 2 2011
8,628,467 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 0 2011
8,353,440 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 0 2011
8,690,913 Electromechanical drive and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 0 2011
8,292,149 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 0 2011
8,512,359 Surgical device 1 2011
8,518,074 Surgical device 0 2011
8,371,494 Surgical stapling device 0 2011
8,540,733 Surgical method and device having a first jaw and a second jaw in opposed correspondence for clamping, cutting, and stapling tissue 0 2011
8,505,801 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2011
8,684,249 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly 0 2012
8,701,961 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 0 2012
8,777,083 Surgical stapling device 0 2013
8,740,932 Surgical device 0 2013
 
BIONX IMPLANTS OY (1)
6,010,513 Device for installing a tissue fastener 40 1997
 
Dworak, Frank W. (1)
6,953,138 Surgical stapler anvil with nested staple forming pockets 264 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
6,315,183 Disposable surgical stapler cartridge 113 2000
7,891,531 Sub-miniature surgical staple cartridge 20 2007
8,210,415 Sub-miniature surgical staple cartridge 20 2011