US Patent No: 5,361,782

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Intranasal septal stapling method

1 Status Updates

Stats

See full text
ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A stapling device is provided including first and second arms, each arm having a distal portion, a central portion and proximal portion; a stapler head rotatably coupled to a free end of the distal portion of the second arm. The stapler head has a first, inoperative position and a second operative position. The device includes a member for moving the stapler head from the inoperative position to the operative position, and elements for pivotly coupling the central portion of the first arm to the central portion of the second arm. The stapling device further includes first and second handle elements each pivotly coupled to each other and to the proximal portions of the first and second arms and operatively coupled to the moving member so that initial displacement of the handle elements from an inoperative position towards each other moves the distal portions of the first and second arms towards each other and actuates the moving member to move the stapler head from the inoperative position to the operative position. Further displacement of the handle elements displaces the second arm to bring the stapler head and the first arm into contact with tissue structure to be stapled. Release of the handle elements allows the moving member to return the stapler head to the inoperative position. A method for employing the stapling device is also provided.

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

First Claim

See full text

all claims..

Related Publications

Loading Related Publications... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ENTRIGUE SURGICAL, INC.SAN ANTONIO, TX11

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bauer, William Newnan Medical Plaza, Suite 204, 58 Hospital Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 14 204

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
D279501 Surgical stapling instrument 5 1982
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 299 1984
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
 
ATRIX LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
4,938,763 Biodegradable in-situ forming implants and methods of producing the same 414 1988
 
STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (1)
5,125,553 Surgical suturing instrument and method 86 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 185 1989
 
United States Surgical Corporation (1)
D301740 Surgical stapler 8 1986
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,615,474 Instrument for ligating bone tissues of ribs and clavicles with metal staples 11 1984
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,402,314 Surgical nasal septum splint 31 1981
4,664,305 Surgical stapler 341 1985

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON, INC. (6)
7,131,944 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapses in female patients 34 2003
7,527,588 System and method for surgical implant placement 12 2004
7,481,314 Packaging assembly for surgical mesh implants 2 2005
7,985,173 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapses in female patients 6 2006
8,480,556 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapses in female patients 0 2011
8,460,170 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapses in female patients 0 2011
 
ENTRIGUE SURGICAL, INC. (3)
7,438,208 Septal stapler apparatus 25 2006
8,579,179 Septal stapler apparatus 0 2008
8,192,450 Methods and systems for medializing a turbinate 0 2009
 
ZIMMER, INC. (2)
7,799,086 Modular bone implant, tools, and method 1 2003
8,075,628 Modular bone implant, tools, and method 0 2009
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,540,240 Intranasal septal fastener driving method 13 1994
 
INVICTUS MEDICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
8,070,032 Apparatus, system, and method for middle turbinate medializer 0 2008
 
ZIMMER GMBH (1)
8,690,951 Base platform for an artificial joint 0 2006