US Patent No: 5,497,933

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Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue

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An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery, preferably with surgical mesh. The apparatus includes a staple storage cartridge supported on a pivotal support system at the distal end of the endoscopic section. An elongated pusher system extends from the frame to the endoscopic section and individually advances the staples distally. A pair of legs project distally from the pusher plate to engage the staple during closure to prevent unwanted roll or deformation of the staple. A trigger system actuates the pusher. An anvil structure having rounded anvil legs to match the configuration of the staples provides for individually closing each staple to encompass at least a portion of the surgical mesh and to penetrate the body tissue to attach the portion of the mesh to the body tissue. The staple storage cartridge may be pivoted with respect to the longitudinal axis of the endoscopic section from 0.degree. to about 20.degree., 45.degree., and 65.degree. and the cartridge may be rotated about its own axis independent of the endoscopic section. The distalmost tip of the instrument includes two distally extending members which engage the body tissue to stabilize the orientation of the instrument during application of staples.

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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LPMANSFIELD, MA257

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
DeFonzo, Stephan A Bridgeport, CT 46 3210
Komlosi, Andrew Fairfield, CT 3 1096
Pennatto, Samson L Danbury, CT 6 1398
Young, Wayne P Brewster, NY 52 10608

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (8)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (9)
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WELCH ALLYN, INC. (1)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
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WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
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JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
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DESIGN STANDARDS CORPORATION (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
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STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (4)
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ACME United Corporation (1)
* 4,619,391 Surgical stapling instrument 94 1984
 
ETHICON, INC. (13)
* 4,485,953 Surgical stapling instrument and cartridge therefor 33 1982
* 4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 292 1983
* 4,532,927 Two-piece tissue fastener with non-reentry bent leg staple and retaining receiver 129 1983
* 4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 710 1983
* 4,596,350 Surgical stapler drive apparatus 52 1984
* 4,747,531 Anvil and driver assembly for a surgical skin stapling instrument 50 1987
* 4,811,886 Staple positioning tab 13 1988
4,951,861 Surgical stapler pressure regulator 74 1989
5,174,487 Endoscopic stapler and hernia repair mechanism 100 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 357 1991
5,163,945 Surgical clip applier 131 1991
5,161,725 Rotating head skin stapler 46 1991
5,381,943 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 294 1992
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 127 1989
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (7)
* 4,375,866 Skin clip applier 54 1981
* 4,523,707 Surgical stapler 72 1982
* 4,807,628 Method and apparatus for storing, dispensing, and applying surgical staples 93 1985
* 4,662,555 Surgical stapler 71 1986
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 147 1987
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 89 1992
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Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc. (2)
* 4,550,715 Endoscope insertion cannula assembly 60 1983
5,002,551 Method and material for prevention of surgical adhesions 173 1985
 
PROBLEMNAYA NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKAYA LABORATORIA VCPOMOGATELNOGO KROVOOBRASCHENIA, USSR, BLAGOVESCHENSK (1)
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Beta Phase, Inc. (1)
* 4,671,279 Surgical staple applying method 40 1984
 
INTERMEDICAT GMBH (2)
* 4,523,695 Surgical stapler 137 1983
* 4,592,498 Surgical stapler 134 1985
 
ALCHEMIA, 2275 EAST BAYSHORE, PALO ALTO, CA 94303 A LIMITED PARTNERSHHIP (1)
* 4,485,816 Shape-memory surgical staple apparatus and method for use in surgical suturing 542 1981
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
* 4,505,273 Surgical staple 341 1983
 
ACTIVE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 6 2004
 
RadioMed Corporation (1)
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MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
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COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
* 4,316,468 Surgical stapler 111 1980
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (2)
* 4,527,726 Bone stapler 53 1983
* RE33362 Bone stapler cartridge 23 1988
 
BAXTER TRAVONOL LABORATORIES (1)
* 4,688,555 Endoscope with cable compensating mechanism 157 1986
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (18)
* 4,349,028 Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence 250 1980
* 4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 332 1982
* 4,520,817 Surgical instruments 465 1982
* 4,407,286 Surgical staples 115 1982
* 4,489,875 Self-centering surgical staple and stapler for applying the same 265 1982
* 4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 239 1984
* 4,934,364 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jams 177 1984
* 4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 487 1984
* 4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 373 1984
* 4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 369 1985
* 4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 579 1985
* 4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 290 1987
* 4,821,942 Driver for surgical microstapler 94 1988
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 466 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 714 1989
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 341 1989
5,071,430 Surgical instrument 454 1989
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Technalytics, Inc. (2)
* 4,691,853 Surgical stapler 58 1985
* 4,919,320 Surgical stapler 32 1988
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BIONX IMPLANTS OY (1)
* 6,457,625 Device for installing a tissue fastener 9 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 6,030,410 Sternal closure technique and kit for performing same 82 1998
9,089,674 Apparatus and methods for positioning a vascular sheath 0 2006
9,089,311 Vessel closure devices and methods 0 2010
* 2014/0288,593 METHODS AND APPARATUS HAVING BOWSTRING-LIKE STAPLE DELIVERY TO A TARGET TISSUE 0 2014
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (3)
8,303,624 Bioabsorbable plug 5 2010
8,758,399 Expandable bioabsorbable plug apparatus and method 1 2010
8,603,116 Closure device with long tines 0 2010
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (12)
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 365 2004
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 399 2005
RE40514 Surgical stapler 37 2005
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 315 2006
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 351 2006
7,278,562 Surgical stapler 249 2006
7,308,998 Surgical stapler 179 2007
7,891,532 Surgical stapler 43 2008
8,091,755 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 12 2009
8,011,553 Surgical stapler 50 2010
8,056,788 Surgical stapler 38 2011
8,272,553 Surgical stapler 36 2012
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (4)
7,552,854 Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism 125 2007
7,731,073 Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism 4 2009
7,934,629 Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism 1 2010
8,281,972 Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism 0 2011
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
7,704,253 Single use resection guide 43 2006
 
ROTATION MEDICAL, INC. (10)
8,821,536 Methods and apparatus for delivering staples to a target tissue 0 2010
* 8,763,878 Methods and apparatus having bowstring-like staple delivery to a target tissue 0 2010
8,668,718 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 1 2010
* 9,033,201 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2012
8,864,780 Methods and apparatus for delivering and positioning sheet-like materials 0 2012
8,821,537 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2013
8,840,642 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2014
8,920,464 Methods and apparatus for fixing sheet-like materials to a target tissue 0 2014
* 9,027,819 Methods and apparatus having bowstring-like staple delivery to a target tissue 0 2014
9,005,224 Methods and apparatus for delivering and positioning sheet-like materials 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (142)
7,887,553 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 6 2002
7,896,896 Endoscopic surgical clip 0 2003
* 7,824,426 Directionally biased staples and cartridge having directionally biased staples 45 2003
* 8,636,191 Anastomotic staple with capillary which expels a bonding agent upon deformation 0 2003
7,726,537 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 165 2003
7,617,961 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 29 2003
7,588,177 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 132 2003
7,780,055 Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism 111 2005
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 4 2005
7,398,907 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 226 2005
7,721,935 Surgical stapling device 8 2006
8,708,210 Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument 0 2006
8,608,043 Surgical instrument having a multi-layered drive beam 0 2006
8,584,921 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 2 2006
7,845,535 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 41 2006
7,637,410 Surgical instrument including a locking assembly 30 2006
8,033,438 Surgical stapling device 11 2006
7,434,716 Staple driver for articulating surgical stapler 13 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 236 2007
8,800,837 Powered surgical instrument 0 2007
7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 161 2007
7,823,760 Powered surgical stapling device platform 20 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 27 2007
7,597,230 Surgical stapling device 51 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 260 2007
7,611,038 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 183 2007
7,584,880 Surgical stapling device 24 2007
8,596,513 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 0 2007
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 19 2008
7,770,774 Surgical stapler 124 2008
7,690,547 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 22 2008
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 15 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 96 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 16 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 134 2008
* 7,942,304 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 0 2008
7,866,525 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 32 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 165 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 37 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 30 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 163 2008
7,641,095 Staple driver for articulating surgical stapler 105 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 171 2008
7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 13 2008
7,793,814 Surgical stapling device 17 2008
* 8,231,040 Variable compression surgical fastener cartridge 35 2009
* 2009/0255,975 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 198 2009
* 9,016,541 Varying tissue compression with an anvil configuration 0 2009
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 5 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 19 2009
8,931,683 Surgical stapling device 0 2009
9,022,271 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2009
7,819,896 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 9 2009
7,926,692 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly 14 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 12 2009
7,857,184 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 12 2009
7,913,893 Surgical stapler 49 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 15 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 2 2010
8,074,859 Surgical instrument 5 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 79 2010
8,118,207 Surgical stapling device 0 2010
8,821,514 Powered tack applier 0 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 4 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 2 2010
8,167,186 Surgical stapling device 5 2010
8,906,045 Articulating patch deployment device and method of use 0 2010
8,888,811 Device and method for attaching an implant to biological tissue 0 2010
8,753,359 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 2 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 2 2010
8,317,808 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 3 2010
8,808,314 Device and method for deploying and attaching an implant to a biological tissue 0 2010
8,758,373 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 1 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 2 2010
8,061,577 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 6 2010
8,091,753 Surgical stapling device 5 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 3 2010
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,900,616 System and method for satellite drug delivery 0 2010
8,191,752 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 27 2010
8,245,900 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 21 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 9 2010
8,652,151 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 19 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 16 2011
8,746,534 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,039 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,372,095 Endoscopic surgical clip 3 2011
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 79 2011
8,348,125 Battery powered surgical instrument 3 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 14 2011
8,123,101 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 8 2011
* 8,424,735 Variable compression surgical fastener cartridge 2 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 11 2011
8,205,620 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 0 2011
8,292,148 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 3 2011
8,561,874 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,162,197 Surgical stapler 37 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 3 2011
8,408,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 27 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 5 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 8 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 2 2011
9,010,607 Surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 4 2011
8,292,151 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 28 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,684,249 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly 1 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 6 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
* 8,998,061 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 2 2012
9,033,202 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2012
8,925,783 Powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 6 2012
8,770,458 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 1 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 16 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2012
8,448,832 Variable compression surgical fastener cartridge 2 2012
8,453,912 Surgical stapler 35 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 2 2012
8,616,427 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,734,473 Device and method for rolling and inserting a prosthetic patch into a body cavity 1 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 2 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
8,740,035 Surgical stapler 1 2013
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
9,044,235 Magnetic clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
9,034,002 Lock bar spring and clip for implant deployment device 0 2013
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 1 2013
8,887,979 Surgical stapler 0 2014
8,905,287 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly 0 2014
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
* 9,004,340 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2014
 
MAX CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,002,161 Stapler having specific clincher groove for stabilizing staple path 1 2007
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (278)
* 5,794,834 Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft 272 1996
* 5,702,408 Articulating surgical instrument 350 1996
7,727,246 Methods for endoluminal treatment 6 2001
7,232,445 Apparatus for the endoluminal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 96 2001
7,070,602 Method of applying surgical clips to tissue 68 2001
6,824,548 Flexible surgical clip applier 166 2001
* 2002/0068,946 Apparatus for the endoluminal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 6 2001
7,105,000 Surgical jaw assembly with increased mechanical advantage 77 2003
8,216,255 Endoscopic clip applier actuator 3 2004
8,211,119 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator 0 2004
7,367,939 Rotational, translational and torqueing control members for an endoscopic instrument 1 2004
7,357,806 Clip ejector for endoscopic clip applier 38 2004
7,331,968 Endoscopic clip applier with threaded clip 39 2004
7,223,272 Endoscopic clip applier with hermaphroditic jaws mounted on non-collinear axes 97 2004
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 34 2005
7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 18 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 161 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 49 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 49 2005
8,905,977 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 0 2005
7,669,746 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 177 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 11 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 32 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 19 2005
7,673,783 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 178 2005
7,607,557 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 187 2005
7,799,039 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 165 2005
7,673,780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 181 2005
8,708,213 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 21 2006
7,845,537 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 176 2006
7,770,775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 219 2006
7,766,210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 169 2006
7,753,904 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 178 2006
7,644,848 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 230 2006
7,568,603 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 204 2006
7,464,846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 310 2006
7,464,849 Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components 252 2006
7,422,139 Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 268 2006
8,721,630 Methods and devices for controlling articulation 1 2006
8,236,010 Surgical fastener and cutter with mimicking end effector 38 2006
7,575,144 Surgical fastener and cutter with single cable actuator 250 2006
8,322,455 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 53 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 166 2006
7,448,525 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with manually operated retraction apparatus 265 2006
7,441,684 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features 291 2006
7,431,189 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion 251 2006
* 7,766,207 Articulating curved cutter stapler 16 2006
* 7,549,563 Rotating curved cutter stapler 134 2006
7,942,885 Surgical clip applier having clip chamber with clip chain 10 2006
8,720,766 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 18 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 36 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 48 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 48 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 53 2006
* 8,220,690 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 60 2006
7,794,475 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 213 2006
7,665,647 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 237 2006
7,506,791 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 309 2006
7,467,740 Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights 246 2006
8,062,314 Methods for the endoluminal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 0 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 18 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 40 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 133 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 147 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 170 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 170 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 167 2007
8,827,133 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 13 2007
8,701,958 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 17 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 38 2007
7,434,717 Apparatus for closing a curved anvil of a surgical stapling device 342 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 52 2007
7,673,781 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 173 2007
8,066,721 Surgical clip application assembly 7 2007
7,828,811 Surgical clip application assembly 6 2007
8,893,946 Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices 7 2007
8,056,787 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with travel-indicating retraction member 86 2007
7,490,749 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member 260 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 206 2007
7,721,934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 151 2007
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 143 2007
7,905,380 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 160 2007
7,832,408 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 198 2007
7,819,299 Surgical instrument having a common trigger for actuating an end effector closing system and a staple firing system 176 2007
7,731,072 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 183 2007
7,588,175 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved firing system 208 2007
7,588,176 Surgical cutting instrument with improved closure system 251 2007
7,753,245 Surgical stapling instruments 166 2007
7,604,150 Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism 252 2007
7,597,229 End effector closure system for a surgical stapling instrument 224 2007
7,549,564 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulating end effector 292 2007
8,991,676 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 0 2007
8,727,197 Staple cartridge cavity configuration with cooperative surgical staple 18 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 42 2007
7,966,799 Method of manufacturing staples 103 2007
7,735,703 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 181 2007
7,673,782 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 204 2007
7,669,747 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 241 2007
7,604,151 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 310 2007
7,438,209 Surgical stapling instruments having a releasable staple-forming pocket 353 2007
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 16 2007
8,915,930 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 0 2007
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 3 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 31 2007
7,862,503 Rotational, translational and torqueing control members for an endoscopic instrument 1 2007
7,954,684 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 130 2008
7,658,311 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 271 2008
7,766,209 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 184 2008
8,758,391 Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments 14 2008
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 22 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 20 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 23 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 28 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 53 2008
7,913,891 Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith 146 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 183 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 218 2008
7,857,185 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus 177 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 180 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 181 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 213 2008
7,810,692 Disposable loading unit with firing indicator 186 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 236 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 188 2008
8,608,044 Feedback and lockout mechanism for surgical instrument 25 2008
8,371,491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 75 2008
7,980,443 End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 126 2008
7,959,051 Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 140 2008
7,934,630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 142 2008
7,922,061 Surgical instrument with automatically reconfigurable articulating end effector 154 2008
8,083,120 End effector for use with a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 88 2008
7,837,080 Surgical stapling instrument with device for indicating when the instrument has cut through tissue 185 2008
7,954,686 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 139 2008
7,905,381 Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement 156 2008
7,857,186 Surgical stapler having an intermediate closing position 173 2008
7,832,612 Lockout arrangement for a surgical stapler 204 2008
9,050,083 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2008
8,210,411 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument 75 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 81 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 26 2008
8,020,743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 109 2008
8,517,239 Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver 37 2009
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 44 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 46 2009
8,262,679 Clip advancer 16 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 71 2009
8,899,466 Devices and methods for introducing a surgical circular stapling instrument into a patient 3 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 23 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 46 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 60 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 57 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 58 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 106 2009
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 21 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 111 2009
8,851,354 Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness 10 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 73 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 75 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 24 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 37 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 66 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 55 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 18 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 36 2010
8,858,571 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 14 2010
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 17 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 46 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 55 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 23 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 12 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 23 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 16 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 56 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 36 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 39 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 42 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 14 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 39 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 75 2010
8,973,803 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 1 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 15 2010
9,044,227 Collapsible fastener cartridge 0 2010
9,044,228 Fastener system comprising a plurality of fastener cartridges 0 2010
9,033,203 Fastening instrument for deploying a fastener system comprising a retention matrix 0 2010
8,978,956 Jaw closure arrangements for surgical instruments 1 2010
8,925,782 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising multiple layers 5 2010
8,899,463 Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets 7 2010
8,864,007 Implantable fastener cartridge having a non-uniform arrangement 8 2010
8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 10 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 13 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 12 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 13 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 13 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 13 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 12 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 13 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 52 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 59 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 81 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 17 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 45 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 83 2010
8,875,971 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 7 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 18 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 82 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 90 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 91 2011
9,028,519 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 36 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 101 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 37 2011
8,875,972 End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 4 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 26 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 6 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 6 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 26 2011
8,926,598 Surgical instruments with articulatable and rotatable end effector 5 2011
8,800,841 Surgical staple cartridges 14 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 30 2011
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 1 2011
8,864,009 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler comprising an adjustable anvil 8 2011
8,857,694 Staple cartridge loading assembly 10 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 13 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 14 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 13 2011
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 3 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 12 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 20 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 16 2011
9,072,535 Surgical stapling instruments with rotatable staple deployment arrangements 0 2011
9,060,770 Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver 0 2011
8,992,422 Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 3 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 11 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 14 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 97 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 76 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 102 2011
9,033,204 Circular stapling devices with tissue-puncturing anvil features 0 2011
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 10 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 14 2011
9,055,941 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck 0 2011
9,050,084 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement 0 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 7 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 13 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 14 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 12 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 14 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 16 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 13 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 36 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 39 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 44 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 44 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 57 2012
9,044,230 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 14 2012
9,078,653 Surgical stapling device with lockout system for preventing actuation in the absence of an installed staple cartridge 0 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 21 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 47 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 26 2012
9,072,536 Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments 0 2012
9,028,494 Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement 0 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 14 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 39 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 5 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 14 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 21 2013
9,005,230 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 7 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 16 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 5 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 1 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,991,677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
9,072,515 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2014
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR DEVICES (1)
7,806,904 Closure device 29 2004
 
TRANSENTERIX, INC. (2)
* 8,827,135 Hernia stapler with integrated mesh manipulator 0 2010
8,870,049 Hernia stapler 0 2012
 
RICHARD A. HILLSTEAD, INC. (7)
6,830,174 Medical instrument 477 2001
6,755,338 Medical instrument 437 2002
8,043,328 Medical instrument 28 2004
7,503,474 Medical instrument 111 2004
7,922,742 Medical instrument 11 2008
8,308,757 Hydraulically actuated robotic medical instrument 1 2011
8,647,363 Robotically controlled hydraulic end effector system 0 2012
 
INTECH DIRECT, INC. (1)
* 7,887,563 Surgical staple 16 2005
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (2)
* 7,121,446 Palm-size surgical stapler for single hand operation 234 2004
7,328,829 Palm size surgical stapler for single hand operation 254 2006
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (1)
7,641,094 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 2 2003
 
BAROSENSE, INC. (1)
* 2008/0294,179 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR STOMACH PARTITIONING 39 2008
 
POLYTOCH MEDICAL LTD. (1)
9,005,241 Means and method for reversibly connecting a patch to a patch deployment device 0 2014
 
MANI, INC. (2)
* 7,458,494 Surgical stapler with sound producing mechanism to signal the completion of the stapling process 37 2006
* 2011/0029,015 Medical Staple And Magazine 0 2008
 
BONUTTI SKELETAL INNOVATIONS LLC (25)
6,702,821 Instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement and methods for using same 239 2001
6,770,078 Movable knee implant and methods therefor 168 2001
7,104,996 Method of performing surgery 126 2002
7,635,390 Joint replacement component having a modular articulating surface 42 2003
8,133,229 Knee arthroplasty method 15 2003
7,806,896 Knee arthroplasty method 142 2003
7,959,635 Limited incision total joint replacement methods 12 2004
7,892,236 System and method for total joint replacement 19 2005
7,510,557 Cutting guide 40 2005
7,806,897 Knee arthroplasty and preservation of the quadriceps mechanism 25 2005
7,749,229 Total knee arthroplasty through shortened incision 30 2005
7,708,740 Method for total knee arthroplasty and resecting bone in situ 24 2005
7,708,741 Method of preparing bones for knee replacement surgery 42 2005
7,931,690 Method of resurfacing an articular surface of a bone 19 2007
7,828,852 Inlaid articular implant 18 2007
7,837,736 Minimally invasive surgical systems and methods 25 2007
8,425,522 Joint replacement method 15 2010
8,784,495 Segmental knee arthroplasty 0 2010
8,641,726 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 10 2013
8,632,552 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 9 2013
8,623,030 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 9 2013
8,858,557 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2013
8,840,629 Robotic arthroplasty system including navigation 0 2013
8,834,490 Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation 1 2013
9,060,797 Method of preparing a femur and tibia in knee arthroplasty 0 2014
 
SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LLC (2)
7,553,275 Medical device with articulating shaft 18 2005
7,670,284 Medical device with articulating shaft 7 2007
 
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
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (39)
7,842,068 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 62 2001
7,931,669 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 12 2002
7,901,428 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 19 2002
7,905,900 Clip applier and methods of use 20 2003
7,879,071 Closure device and methods for making and using them 20 2003
7,887,555 Closure device and methods for making and using them 15 2003
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 28 2003
8,128,644 Closure device and methods for making and using them 11 2003
8,007,512 Plunger apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 8 2003
7,854,810 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 26 2003
8,579,932 Sheath apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 0 2004
7,857,828 Clip applier and methods of use 26 2005
7,828,817 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 2 2005
8,486,108 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
8,454,650 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
8,236,026 Closure device and methods for making and using them 5 2006
8,690,910 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2006
7,819,895 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 101 2006
8,758,396 Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use 0 2006
8,808,310 Resettable clip applier and reset tools 0 2007
8,257,390 Closure device and methods for making and using them 9 2007
8,603,136 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 0 2007
8,758,398 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 0 2007
8,956,388 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant 0 2008
9,050,087 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 0 2008
8,202,293 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2008
8,905,937 Methods and apparatus for locating a surface of a body lumen 0 2009
8,486,092 Closure device and methods for making and using them 0 2009
7,850,797 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 24 2009
8,182,497 Closure device 6 2010
8,758,400 Closure system and methods of use 0 2010
8,202,283 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 12 2010
8,597,325 Apparatus and methods for providing tactile feedback while delivering a closure device 1 2010
8,821,534 Clip applier having improved hemostasis and methods of use 0 2010
8,202,294 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2010
8,926,656 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2011
8,398,656 Clip applier and methods of use 2 2011
8,529,587 Methods of use of a clip applier 1 2012
8,585,836 Methods for manufacturing a clip and clip 0 2012
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
8,033,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 12 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (5)
8,357,111 Method and system for designing patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instruments 10 2007
8,398,645 Femoral tibial customized patient-specific orthopaedic surgical instrumentation 11 2008
8,377,068 Customized patient-specific instrumentation for use in orthopaedic surgical procedures 43 2008
8,361,076 Patient-customizable device and system for performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure 15 2008
8,357,166 Customized patient-specific instrumentation and method for performing a bone re-cut 34 2008
 
INGENIUM MEDICAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED (1)
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7,850,709 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 31 2003
8,784,447 Surgical stapler 0 2005
8,590,760 Surgical stapler 2 2005
8,920,442 Vascular opening edge eversion methods and apparatuses 0 2006
7,918,873 Surgical staple 17 2006
9,060,769 Surgical stapler 0 2008
8,048,108 Vascular closure methods and apparatuses 3 2009
8,398,676 Closure device 2 2009
8,192,459 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 6 2010
8,728,119 Surgical staple 0 2011
8,469,995 Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device 0 2012
8,657,852 Closure device 0 2013
 
INSCOPE DEVELOPMENT, LLC (1)
8,021,378 Surgical clip 11 2003
 
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7,837,690 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 15 2003
* 2004/0138,670 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 22 2003
7,488,324 Femoral guide for implanting a femoral knee prosthesis 40 2003
7,887,542 Method and apparatus for less invasive knee resection 10 2004
7,789,885 Instrumentation for knee resection 16 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 41 2006
7,695,520 Prosthesis and implementation system 13 2006
8,070,752 Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment 42 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
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (14)
8,926,633 Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element 0 2006
8,556,930 Vessel closure device 2 2006
8,313,497 Clip applier and methods of use 6 2006
7,806,910 Multi-element biased suture clip 1 2006
8,226,681 Methods, devices, and apparatus for managing access through tissue 6 2007
D611144 Apparatus for delivering a closure element 67 2007
8,893,947 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2007
7,841,502 Modular clip applier 25 2007
8,323,312 Closure device 3 2009
8,858,594 Curved closure device 0 2009
8,820,602 Modular clip applier 0 2010
8,672,953 Tissue closure system and methods of use 1 2011
8,518,057 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2012
9,050,068 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2013
 
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6,974,462 Surgical anchor implantation device 205 2001
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (3)
* 5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 289 1994
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7,087,071 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 167 2001
 
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7,615,054 Bicompartmental knee implant and method 80 2003
 
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* 8,945,151 Surgical clip applicator and apparatus including the same 0 2005
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