US Patent No: 5,174,300

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Endoscopic surgical instruments having rotatable end effectors

1 Status Updates

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

Medical instruments are provided having end effectors and end effector actuator apparatus which are rotatable relative to the end effectors. The instruments generally include a tube which is typically coupled to the end effectors via a clevis around which the end effectors pivot, a push rod extending through the tube and coupled to the end effectors, an actuator apparatus engaging the tube and the push rod and imparting reciprocal axial motion to the push rod relative to the tube, and end effectors. The actuator apparatus includes a sleeve, spring, handle, and lever arm. The sleeve is movable along the longitudinal axis of the tube against a biasing force of the spring, but is restrained from rotating about the tube. The sleeve has a locking element on its proximal end. The handle surrounds and rotatably engages the proximal end of the tube and has a locking element on its distal end which mates with the locking element of the sleeve and disengages therewith when the sleeve is advanced along the tube. Upon disengagement, the tube, push rod, and end effectors can be rotated. The lever arm pivotally engages the handle and is coupled to the push rod such that pivotal movement of the lever arm relative to the handle effects movement of the push rod relative to the tube and pivotal movement of the end effectors. To decouple rotation of the push rod from the lever arm, a generally spherical push rod engaging element is provided in a generally cylindrical bore of the lever arm.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SYMBIOSIS CORPORATIONMIAMI, FL146

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bales, Thomas O Coral Gables, FL 112 6691
Murphy, Gregory J Sunrise, FL 11 931
Scarfone, Frank A Boca Raton, FL 27 1940
Slater, Charles R Fort Lauderdale, FL 130 8539
Smith, Kevin W Miami, FL 308 11765

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4,872,456 Template incision device 138 1987
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,945,920 Torqueable and formable biopsy forceps 123 1988
 
VANCE PRODUCTS INCORPORATED (1)
* 4,760,848 Rotational surgical instrument 193 1986
 
YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 4,688,817 Apparatus for adjusting a vehicle steering mechanism 29 1986
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 4,896,678 Endoscopic treating tool 105 1987
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LIVNEH, STEVE (1)
* 8,012,154 Modular electrosurgical adaptors and multi function active shafts for use in electrosurgical instruments 4 2008
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
* 5,350,391 Laparoscopic instruments 333 1992
* 5,578,052 Insulated laparoscopic grasper with removable shaft 235 1994
* 5,582,084 Extension locking pliers 5 1995
* 5,611,352 Cervical biopsy device 41 1995
* 5,800,362 Cervical biopsy device 44 1997
* 6,068,311 Sanitary pickup device 10 1999
7,017,581 Devices and methods for port-access multivessel coronary artery bypass surgery 5 2001
* 2002/0056,460 Devices and methods for port-access multivessel coronary artery bypass surgery 18 2001
* 2008/0154,299 Forceps for performing endoscopic surgery 49 2007
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (3)
6,712,773 Biopsy system 142 2000
7,189,207 Biopsy system having a single use loading unit operable with a trocar driver, a knife driver and firing module 107 2003
8,128,577 Biopsy system 5 2007
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
7,704,253 Single use resection guide 44 2006
 
Institute Surgical, Inc. (1)
7,248,944 Roll-pitch-roll wrist methods for minimally invasive robotic surgery 143 2006
 
HABLEY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 5,275,614 Axially extendable endoscopic surgical instrument 46 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (48)
* 5,827,279 Knife coupler mechanism for an endoscopic instrument 248 1996
* 5,800,449 Knife shield for surgical instruments 293 1997
7,655,004 Electroporation ablation apparatus, system, and method 50 2007
7,815,662 Surgical suture anchors and deployment device 55 2007
8,075,572 Surgical suturing apparatus 7 2007
8,100,922 Curved needle suturing tool 6 2007
8,480,657 Detachable distal overtube section and methods for forming a sealable opening in the wall of an organ 3 2007
8,579,897 Bipolar forceps 2 2007
8,262,655 Bipolar forceps 2 2007
8,262,680 Anastomotic device 5 2008
8,568,410 Electrical ablation surgical instruments 2 2008
8,771,260 Actuating and articulating surgical device 1 2008
8,679,003 Surgical device and endoscope including same 1 2008
8,652,150 Multifunction surgical device 1 2008
8,317,806 Endoscopic suturing tension controlling and indication devices 2 2008
8,114,072 Electrical ablation device 5 2008
8,070,759 Surgical fastening device 8 2008
8,906,035 Endoscopic drop off bag 1 2008
8,403,926 Manually articulating devices 2 2008
8,361,112 Surgical suture arrangement 2 2008
8,888,792 Tissue apposition clip application devices and methods 1 2008
8,262,563 Endoscopic translumenal articulatable steerable overtube 3 2008
8,211,125 Sterile appliance delivery device for endoscopic procedures 122 2008
8,529,563 Electrical ablation devices 3 2008
8,241,204 Articulating end cap 4 2008
8,480,689 Suturing device 2 2008
8,409,200 Surgical grasping device 3 2008
8,114,119 Surgical grasping device 7 2008
8,337,394 Overtube with expandable tip 5 2008
8,157,834 Rotational coupling device for surgical instrument with flexible actuators 5 2008
8,172,772 Specimen retrieval device 7 2008
8,828,031 Apparatus for forming an anastomosis 1 2009
8,361,066 Electrical ablation devices 2 2009
8,252,057 Surgical access device 3 2009
8,037,591 Surgical scissors 33 2009
8,608,652 Vaginal entry surgical devices, kit, system, and method 2 2009
8,029,504 Electroporation ablation apparatus, system, and method 8 2009
8,353,487 User interface support devices for endoscopic surgical instruments 3 2009
9,028,483 Surgical instrument comprising an electrode 0 2009
8,506,564 Surgical instrument comprising an electrode 8 2009
8,449,538 Electroporation ablation apparatus, system, and method 2 2010
9,005,198 Surgical instrument comprising an electrode 0 2010
8,939,897 Methods for closing a gastrotomy 1 2011
8,425,505 Electroporation ablation apparatus, system, and method 3 2011
8,986,199 Apparatus and methods for cleaning the lens of an endoscope 0 2012
9,049,987 Hand held surgical device for manipulating an internal magnet assembly within a patient 0 2012
9,078,662 Endoscopic cap electrode and method for using the same 0 2012
9,011,431 Electrical ablation devices 0 2012
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (1)
6,613,069 Tunneling instrument for port access multivessel coronary artery bypass surgery 9 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (4)
* 5,306,280 Endoscopic suture clip applying device with heater 197 1992
* 5,330,502 Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism 495 1992
* 5,468,250 Endoscopic mechanism with friction maintaining handle 85 1993
* 5,374,277 Surgical instrument 470 1993
 
KRANOS IP II CORPORATION (1)
6,783,524 Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument 372 2002
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (4)
* 5,439,461 Grip for a surgical instrument 6 1994
D633613 Handle for a medical instrument 7 2009
D632785 Handle for a medical instrument 9 2009
* 2013/0018,404 MEDICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT FOR CUTTING MUSCLES AND TENDONS 0 2012
 
BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (1)
8,585,734 Ergonomic handle and articulating laparoscopic tool 0 2009
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (3)
6,635,072 Safety ratchet mechanism 9 2000
6,679,886 Tools and methods for creating cavities in bone 133 2001
7,476,226 Tools and methods for creating cavities in bone 66 2003
 
KARL STORZ ENDOVISION, INC. (1)
8,496,574 Selectively positionable camera for surgical guide tube assembly 5 2009
 
BARNEL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
7,318,610 Picking tool with changeable end effector 0 2005
 
Symbiosis Corporation (10)
* 5,359,993 Apparatus for counting the number of times a medical instrument has been used 122 1992
* 5,352,223 Endoscopic instruments having distally extending lever mechanisms 85 1993
* 5,569,243 Double acting endoscopic scissors with bipolar cautery capability 318 1994
* 5,624,398 Endoscopic robotic surgical tools and methods 155 1996
* 5,741,285 Endoscopic instrument having non-bonded, non-welded rotating actuator handle and method for assembling the same 126 1996
* 5,833,656 Endoscopic robotic surgical tools and methods 62 1997
6,447,511 Bipolar endoscopic surgical scissor blades and instrument incorporating the same 72 1997
* 5,954,692 Endoscopic robotic surgical tools and methods 96 1997
6,296,635 Endoscopic robotic surgical tools and methods 32 1999
7,063,697 Bipolar endoscopic surgical scissor blades and instrument incorporating the same 58 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (5)
8,357,111 Method and system for designing patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instruments 13 2007
8,398,645 Femoral tibial customized patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrumentation 12 2008
8,377,068 Customized patient-specific instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgical procedures 47 2008
8,361,076 Patient-customizable device and system for performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure 19 2008
8,357,166 Customized patient-specific instrumentation and method for performing a bone re-cut 38 2008
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,699,835 Robotically controlled surgical instruments 59 2003
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,039,752 Treating instrument for operation and medical device using the treatment device 8 1997
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (13)
* 5,775,333 Apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 338 1996
* 6,017,316 Vacuum control system and method for automated biopsy device 186 1997
* 5,980,469 Method and apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 219 1998
* 5,928,164 Apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 259 1998
6,428,486 Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 145 2000
7,226,424 Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 132 2003
7,981,050 Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 14 2007
7,648,466 Manually rotatable piercer 66 2007
7,794,411 Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 10 2007
7,918,803 Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 13 2009
8,591,435 Methods and devices for biopsy and collection of soft tissue 1 2011
8,808,199 Methods and devices for biopsy and collection of soft tissue 0 2013
8,790,276 Methods and devices for biopsy and collection of soft tissue 0 2013
 
DVL ACQUISITION SUB, INC. (12)
6,332,889 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 112 1999
6,786,913 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 28 2000
6,527,785 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 36 2001
6,767,352 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 105 2001
6,663,643 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 24 2001
* 6,511,489 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 49 2001
7,131,980 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 54 2002
7,011,668 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 16 2002
7,037,315 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 42 2002
7,666,194 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 14 2003
7,131,978 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 70 2003
7,131,979 Surgical suturing instrument and method of use 79 2003
 
Biopsys Medical (1)
* 5,526,822 Method and apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue 494 1994
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (4)
* 5,501,698 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 177 1994
* 5,618,306 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 161 1995
* 5,810,877 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 279 1996
6,322,578 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments 58 1997
 
TUEBINGEN SCIENTIFIC SURGICAL PRODUCTS GMBH (5)
* 7,241,288 Surgical instrument 260 2004
* 7,241,289 Surgical instrument 3 2004
* 2004/0260,336 Surgical instrument 0 2004
* 7,549,998 Surgical instrument comprising an instrument handle and zero point adjustment 58 2004
8,267,958 Surgical instrument comprising an instrument handle and zero point adjustment 1 2009
 
KLIEMAN, CHARLES H., M.D. (2)
* 5,792,165 Endoscopic instrument with detachable end effector 448 1995
* 5,827,323 Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery 341 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (4)
* 5,620,415 Surgical instrument 305 1994
* 5,620,447 Surgical instrument 150 1995
* 5,833,692 Surgical instrument 78 1996
* 5,782,834 Surgical instrument 157 1997
 
DAVID NEEDLEMAN (1)
6,270,508 End effector and instrument for endoscopic and general surgery needle control 336 1999
 
TUEBINGEN SCIENTIFIC MEDICAL GMBH (2)
* 7,674,255 Surgical instrument 105 2004
* 2004/0260,335 Surgical instrument 3 2004
 
Klieman; Charles H. (2)
* 5,582,617 Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery 468 1994
* 5,817,119 Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery 375 1996
 
CONVERTALIGHT LLC (1)
D632786 Handle for a medical instrument 8 2009
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,637,110 Electrocautery surgical tool with relatively pivoted tissue engaging jaws 266 1995
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (4)
8,277,475 Laparoscopic scissors 0 2009
8,523,893 Laparoscopic scissors 0 2011
8,518,070 Laparoscopic scissors 0 2012
8,721,670 Laparoscopic scissors 0 2013
 
OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH (2)
* 6,752,821 Endoscope pincers with rotary connector 0 2001
* 2002/0082,640 Endoscope pincers with rotary connector 0 2001
 
COVIDIEN LP (5)
6,860,860 Tissue sampling and removal apparatus and method 56 2001
7,513,877 Tissue sampling and removal apparatus and method 51 2004
8,398,633 Jaw roll joint 0 2009
8,574,263 Coaxial coil lock 0 2011
9,084,607 Jaw roll joint 0 2013
 
P TECH, LLC. (1)
8,747,439 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 0 2006
 
KABAYASHI, MAKOTO (1)
7,351,201 Treatment instrument for endoscope 3 2004
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (4)
* 6,620,184 Release mechanism for grasping device 108 2001
7,141,056 Multiplier extension arrangement 2 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 49 2003
7,431,724 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 14 2004
 
RICHARD WOLF GMBH (1)
* 2011/0106,143 MEDICAL INSTRUMENT 0 2010
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (30)
6,702,821 Instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement and methods for using same 244 2001
6,770,078 Movable knee implant and methods therefor 171 2001
7,104,996 Method of performing surgery 130 2002
7,635,390 Joint replacement component having a modular articulating surface 44 2003
8,133,229 Knee arthroplasty method 16 2003
7,806,896 Knee arthroplasty method 149 2003
7,959,635 Limited incision total joint replacement methods 13 2004
7,892,236 System and method for total joint replacement 20 2005
7,510,557 Cutting guide 42 2005
7,806,897 Knee arthroplasty and preservation of the quadriceps mechanism 27 2005
7,749,229 Total knee arthroplasty through shortened incision 33 2005
7,708,740 Method for total knee arthroplasty and resecting bone in situ 27 2005
7,708,741 Method of preparing bones for knee replacement surgery 44 2005
8,814,902 Method of securing body tissue 0 2006
7,931,690 Method of resurfacing an articular surface of a bone 20 2007
7,828,852 Inlaid articular implant 20 2007
7,837,736 Minimally invasive surgical systems and methods 27 2007
8,425,522 Joint replacement method 17 2010
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 0 2010
9,101,443 Methods for robotic arthroplasty 0 2012
8,845,699 Method of securing tissue 0 2012
8,808,329 Apparatus and method for securing a portion of a body 0 2012
8,641,726 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 11 2013
8,632,552 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 10 2013
8,623,030 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 10 2013
8,845,687 Anchor for securing a suture 0 2013
8,858,557 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 1 2013
8,840,629 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 1 2013
8,834,490 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 2 2013
9,060,797 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2014
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
8,265,949 Customized patient surgical plan 14 2007
8,343,159 Orthopaedic bone saw and method of use thereof 2 2008
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (7)
6,346,072 Multi-component telepresence system and method 180 1999
6,491,701 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 297 2001
6,620,173 Method for introducing an end effector to a surgical site in minimally invasive surgery 68 2001
7,048,745 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 56 2001
6,840,938 Bipolar cauterizing instrument 129 2001
7,524,320 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 152 2002
7,422,592 Bipolar cauterizing instrument 22 2007
 
SUTTER MEDIZINTECHNIK GMBH (1)
* 7,144,395 Bipolar tubular shaft instrument 0 2004
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (28)
* 6,132,368 Multi-component telepresence system and method 368 1997
6,331,181 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 384 1999
6,866,671 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 187 2001
7,386,365 Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery 30 2004
7,357,774 Multi-component telepresence system and method 14 2004
* 2005/0021,050 Multi-component telepresence system and method 8 2004
8,398,634 Wristed robotic surgical tool for pluggable end-effectors 4 2005
8,100,133 Indicator for tool state and communication in multi-arm robotic telesurgery and method of use 4 2006
8,608,773 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 2 2006
7,862,580 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 9 2007
* 2007/0287,993 Tool with rotation lock 47 2007
7,890,211 Master-slave manipulator system and apparatus 0 2007
7,819,885 Multi-component telepresence system and method 4 2008
8,758,352 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 2 2009
8,142,447 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 5 2009
8,827,996 Methods for pluggable end-effectors of robotic surgical instruments 1 2010
8,105,320 Methods for replaceable end-effector cartridges 3 2010
8,337,521 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 6 2010
8,790,243 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 2 2011
8,452,447 Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery 9 2011
8,911,428 Apparatus for pitch and yaw rotation 1 2012
9,005,112 Articulate and swapable endoscope for a surgical robot 0 2012
8,998,930 Disposable sterile surgical adaptor 0 2012
8,998,799 Sterile surgical adaptor 0 2012
9,095,317 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 0 2012
8,894,634 Indicator for tool state and communication in multi-arm robotic telesurgery 0 2012
8,690,908 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 3 2012
9,085,083 Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery 0 2014
 
ARTHREX, INC. (1)
* 8,591,523 Mid-point lock suture cutter 7 2008
 
CONMED CORPORATION (7)
* 5,478,351 Endoscopic surgical tool with handle and detachable tool assembly 280 1994
* 5,499,992 Reuseable endoscopic surgical instrument 74 1995
* 5,810,805 Bipolar surgical devices and surgical methods 178 1996
* 5,609,573 Electrosurgical suction/irrigation instrument 114 1996
* 5,827,280 Device for locking a protective endoscopic electrode sleeve 10 1996
* 5,746,759 Reusable endoscopic surgical instrument 80 1996
* 5,928,255 Reusable endoscopic surgical instrument 70 1997
 
CAREFUSION 2200, INC. (2)
* 5,569,298 Resposable scissors 56 1994
7,846,177 Surgical device 2 2006
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 5,397,333 Surgical hook knife 26 1993
* 5,628,760 Surgical hook knife 85 1995
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (14)
7,837,690 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 16 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 42 2003
7,887,542 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 11 2004
7,789,885 Instrumentation for knee resection 18 2005
7,695,479 Femoral sizer 5 2005
8,551,100 Instrumentation for knee resection 3 2006
7,780,672 Femoral adjustment device and associated method 42 2006
7,695,520 Prosthesis and implementation system 13 2006
8,070,752 Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment 47 2008
8,123,758 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 5 2009
8,518,047 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 3 2010
8,870,883 Method for less invasive knee resection 0 2011
8,834,486 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 0 2012
9,023,053 Instrumentation for knee resection 0 2013
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
* 5,891,140 Electrosurgical device for harvesting a vessel especially the internal mammary artery for coronary artery bypass grafting 66 1996
 
JSTONE, INC. (1)
* 2012/0265,242 LAPAROSCOPIC INSTRUMENT 0 2012
 
IDM Worldwide L.L.C. (1)
7,344,171 Hand-held device for picking up objects 17 2004
 
Weck Closure Systems, Inc. (1)
* 6,679,874 Ratcheting mechanism for endoscopic instruments 2 2001
 
AtriCure, Inc. (2)
* 8,876,820 Surgical clamp 0 2010
* 2010/0185,232 SURGICAL CLAMP 12 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (13)
* 5,476,099 High velocity tissue sample cutter 30 1994
8,617,048 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 0 2002
8,162,816 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 1 2002
7,235,043 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 76 2002
7,025,772 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 65 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 138 2002
6,936,052 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 91 2002
7,361,138 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 14 2003
8,033,983 Medical implant 4 2003
7,402,133 Spacer for sling delivery system 18 2003
8,469,993 Endoscopic instruments 1 2004
7,824,326 Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly 1 2008
8,632,453 Spacer for sling delivery system 0 2008
 
PARK, ADRIAN E. (1)
8,986,287 Adjustable laparoscopic instrument handle 0 2011
 
GYRUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* RE36795 Surgical scissors with bipolar coagulation feature 227 1996
 
Boston Scientific Miami Corporation (2)
8,114,074 Bipolar endoscopic surgical scissor blades and instrument incorporating the same 1 1998
8,409,197 Methods of cutting tissue using a medical instrument 0 2006
 
PARK, ADRIAN (1)
D685907 Handle for a surgical instrument 0 2012
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (16)
* 5,383,888 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 349 1992
* 5,417,203 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 141 1992
* 5,411,519 Surgical apparatus having hinged jaw structure 247 1992
* 5,403,342 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 314 1993
* 5,456,695 Multi-tool surgical apparatus 19 1993
* 5,483,952 Handle for surgical instruments 117 1994
* 5,609,601 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 154 1994
* 5,607,450 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 181 1994
* 5,879,365 Surgical cutting apparatus 53 1995
* 5,626,608 Surgical instrument having locking handle 61 1996
* 5,700,275 Articulating endoscopic surgical instrument 74 1996
* 5,873,886 Surgical cutting apparatus 71 1997
* 5,836,960 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 171 1997
* 5,797,959 Surgical apparatus with articulating jaw structure 174 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 485 1997
7,087,071 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 176 2001
 
MARTEC, LLC (1)
7,615,054 Bicompartmental knee implant and method 85 2003
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (4)
* 5,788,710 Calculus removal 60 1996
* 5,938,685 Locking handle for surgical instruments 3 1997
* 5,957,932 Calculus removal 76 1998
6,319,262 Calculus removal 161 1999
* Cited By Examiner