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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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1506

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Rothfuss, Robert G Bellevue, KY 17 3042

Cited Art Landscape

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ETHICON, INC. (1)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 104 1984

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (122)
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 231 1997
7,669,746 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 81 2005
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 19 2006
7,845,537 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 63 2006
7,770,775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 90 2006
7,766,210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 67 2006
7,753,904 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 75 2006
8,322,455 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 10 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 74 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 1 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 7 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 7 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 9 2006
7,794,475 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 109 2006
7,665,647 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 100 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 2 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 44 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 58 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 70 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 78 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 74 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 1 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 10 2007
7,673,781 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 78 2007
8,056,787 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with travel-indicating retraction member 28 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 89 2007
7,721,934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 69 2007
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 50 2007
7,731,072 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 92 2007
7,753,245 Surgical stapling instruments 80 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 0 2007
7,966,799 Method of manufacturing staples 34 2007
7,735,703 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 93 2007
7,954,684 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 49 2008
7,658,311 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 140 2008
7,766,209 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 90 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 0 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 0 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 0 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 5 2008
7,913,891 Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith 59 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 85 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 97 2008
7,857,185 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus 79 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 84 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 84 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 96 2008
7,810,692 Disposable loading unit with firing indicator 88 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 109 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 89 2008
8,371,491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 9 2008
7,980,443 End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 47 2008
7,959,051 Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 54 2008
7,934,630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 55 2008
7,954,686 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 57 2008
7,905,381 Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement 66 2008
7,857,186 Surgical stapler having an intermediate closing position 82 2008
7,832,612 Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler 92 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 29 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 0 2008
8,020,743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 41 2008
8,517,239 Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver 1 2009
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 1 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 8 2009
8,066,167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 38 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 24 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 0 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 5 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 16 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 14 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 14 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 39 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 25 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 0 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 2 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 22 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 12 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 1 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 7 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 13 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 0 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 0 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 13 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 1 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 2 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 4 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 2 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 27 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 20 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 1 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 2 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 17 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 7 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 36 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 31 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 34 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 34 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 1 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 36 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 1 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 0 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 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 33 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 21 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 38 2011
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 0 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 0 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 0 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 0 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 3 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 4 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 0 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 1 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 1 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (71)
6,817,508 Surgical stapling device 240 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 179 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 203 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 251 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 187 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 332 2001
7,695,485 Surgical device 2 2001
8,016,855 Surgical device 4 2002
7,951,071 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 1 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 166 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 162 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 157 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 156 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 209 2002
7,803,151 System and method for calibrating a surgical instrument 36 2002
7,334,717 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 91 2003
7,824,426 Directionally biased staples and cartridge having directionally biased staples 1 2003
7,238,195 Wound closure material applicator and stapler 216 2003
7,743,960 Surgical device 88 2003
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 251 2004
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 211 2004
8,025,199 Surgical cutting and stapling device 39 2004
7,296,722 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 10 2004
8,357,144 Electro-mechanical surgical device 2 2005
7,398,907 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 134 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 227 2005
7,293,685 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 26 2006
7,326,232 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 7 2006
7,188,758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 175 2006
7,275,674 Surgical stapling device 8 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 31 2006
7,407,076 Surgical stapling device 20 2006
7,740,160 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 3 2006
7,631,793 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 120 2007
7,419,081 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 5 2007
7,571,845 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 12 2007
8,033,439 Surgical stapling device 3 2007
7,611,038 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 95 2007
7,543,729 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 13 2007
7,942,300 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2008
7,568,604 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 86 2008
7,631,794 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 10 2008
7,721,933 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 6 2008
7,963,433 Surgical device having multiple drivers 7 2008
7,918,230 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 8 2008
7,699,205 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 5 2009
7,926,692 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly 3 2009
8,074,861 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2009
8,011,552 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 2 2010
8,021,373 Surgical device 0 2010
8,353,436 Pin locking mechanism for a surgical instrument 0 2010
8,328,064 Pin locking mechanism for a surgical instrument 5 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 4 2010
8,091,754 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2010
7,992,758 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 3 2011
8,123,101 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 2 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 0 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
 
BIONX IMPLANTS OY (1)
6,010,513 Device for installing a tissue fastener 38 1997
 
Dworak, Frank W. (1)
6,953,138 Surgical stapler anvil with nested staple forming pockets 222 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
6,315,183 Disposable surgical stapler cartridge 102 2000
7,891,531 Sub-miniature surgical staple cartridge 6 2007
8,210,415 Sub-miniature surgical staple cartridge 6 2011