US Patent No: 5,716,366

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Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument

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A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in a cutting instrument wherein a hemostatic line is formed along a cut line using therapeutic heat energy. Surgical fasteners, for example, staples may be also included in the instrument.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1572

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Yates, David C West Chester, OH 131 12902

Cited Art Landscape

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Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,458,598 Cutting and coagulating forceps 321 1993
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
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HEMOSTATIC SURGERY CORPORATION (1)
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
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MICROSURGE, INC. (1)
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 498 1993
 
OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH (1)
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PLS LIQUIDATING LLC (1)
5,336,221 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp 276 1992
 
PROCLOSURE, LLC (1)
5,364,389 Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue 147 1992

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COVIDIEN LP (185)
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 273 2000
8,281,973 Surgical stapling device 4 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 241 2002
7,334,717 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 114 2003
7,517,356 Surgical stapler and method 73 2003
7,431,730 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 165 2003
7,238,195 Wound closure material applicator and stapler 250 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 231 2003
7,726,537 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 107 2003
7,617,961 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 18 2003
7,588,177 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 87 2003
7,559,449 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 8 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 324 2004
7,296,722 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 15 2004
8,770,459 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 0 2004
7,455,682 Structure containing wound treatment material 62 2005
7,780,055 Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism 69 2005
7,744,628 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 10 2005
7,608,073 Energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device 2 2005
7,326,232 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 9 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 177 2006
7,461,767 Battery powered surgical instrument 142 2006
7,721,935 Surgical stapling device 3 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 0 2006
7,845,535 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 10 2006
7,637,410 Surgical instrument including a locking assembly 20 2006
8,033,438 Surgical stapling device 3 2006
7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 22 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 50 2006
7,740,160 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 5 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 174 2007
7,631,793 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 146 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 22 2007
D575395 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 159 2007
7,559,453 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 16 2007
7,571,845 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 15 2007
8,267,935 Electrosurgical instrument reducing current densities at an insulator conductor junction 0 2007
8,066,166 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 3 2007
7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 104 2007
7,823,760 Powered surgical stapling device platform 10 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 7 2007
8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 8 2007
D575401 Vessel sealer 171 2007
7,597,230 Surgical stapling device 18 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 189 2007
7,584,880 Surgical stapling device 14 2007
7,543,729 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 17 2007
8,596,513 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 0 2007
7,942,300 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 3 2008
7,934,628 Surgical stapling device 5 2008
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 8 2008
7,631,794 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 13 2008
7,770,774 Surgical stapler 71 2008
7,690,547 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 13 2008
7,635,073 Surgical stapler and method 36 2008
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 60 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 6 2008
8,336,752 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 0 2008
8,469,956 Variable resistor jaw 2 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 88 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 15 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 18 2008
7,866,525 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 5 2008
8,784,417 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 0 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 4 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 106 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 10 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 25 2008
8,221,416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 6 2008
8,303,582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 4 2008
8,241,283 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,734,443 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 0 2008
7,877,852 Method of manufacturing an end effector assembly for sealing tissue 11 2008
7,877,853 Method of manufacturing end effector assembly for sealing tissue 14 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
8,267,936 Insulating mechanically-interfaced adhesive for electrosurgical forceps 1 2008
8,251,996 Insulating sheath for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,235,992 Insulating boot with mechanical reinforcement for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,236,025 Silicone insulated electrosurgical forceps 6 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 7 2008
8,235,993 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with exohinged structure 7 2008
8,535,312 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 1 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 31 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 106 2008
8,636,761 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an endoscopic electrosurgical procedure 0 2008
8,016,827 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 29 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 103 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 2 2008
7,699,204 Structure containing wound treatment material 122 2008
7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 5 2008
7,793,814 Surgical stapling device 6 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 25 2008
7,699,205 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 8 2009
8,764,748 End effector assembly for electrosurgical device and method for making the same 0 2009
8,216,236 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 1 2009
8,623,276 Method and system for sterilizing an electrosurgical instrument 0 2009
8,192,428 Electrosurgical instrument and method 2 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 16 2009
8,187,273 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 19 2009
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 1 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 1 2009
7,762,445 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 16 2009
7,891,534 Surgical stapling device 3 2009
7,819,896 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 3 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 3 2009
7,857,184 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 3 2009
8,074,861 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2009
8,413,869 Surgical stapler and method 0 2009
7,913,893 Surgical stapler 18 2009
7,845,534 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 92 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2010
8,066,169 Structure containing wound treatment material 3 2010
8,011,552 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 5 2010
8,490,852 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 0 2010
8,033,440 Surgical stapling device 4 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 38 2010
8,118,207 Surgical stapling device 0 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 1 2010
8,286,850 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 0 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 0 2010
8,167,186 Surgical stapling device 1 2010
8,388,652 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 0 2010
8,091,754 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2010
8,061,577 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 2 2010
8,091,753 Surgical stapling device 1 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 0 2010
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,191,752 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 5 2010
8,052,024 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 5 2010
8,245,900 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 2 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2010
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 0 2011
8,746,534 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,113,408 Surgical stapling device 2 2011
8,740,039 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 37 2011
8,348,125 Battery powered surgical instrument 1 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 0 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 3 2011
8,292,148 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 1 2011
8,561,874 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2011
8,292,149 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 0 2011
8,162,197 Surgical stapler 12 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,286,848 Surgical stapling device 0 2011
8,424,739 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 4 2011
8,408,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 4 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 2 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2011
8,322,588 Structure containing wound treatment material 0 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 2 2011
8,505,801 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2011
8,292,151 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 4 2011
8,418,904 Surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 0 2012
8,568,444 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,454,602 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 2 2012
8,770,458 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 0 2012
8,529,566 Vessel sealer and divider with knife lockout 0 2012
8,696,667 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2012
8,523,898 Endoscopic electrosurgical jaws with offset knife 0 2012
8,453,912 Surgical stapler 10 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 0 2012
8,701,961 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 0 2012
8,616,427 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,616,429 Structure containing wound treatment material 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,740,035 Surgical stapler 0 2013
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (181)
6,773,409 Surgical system for applying ultrasonic energy to tissue 176 2001
6,929,644 Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery 285 2001
6,913,579 Electrosurgical working end and method for obtaining tissue samples for biopsy 90 2002
7,083,619 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 197 2002
6,802,843 Electrosurgical working end with resistive gradient electrodes 259 2002
6,926,716 Electrosurgical instrument 285 2002
6,770,072 Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery 273 2002
7,011,657 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument and method of use 215 2003
7,112,201 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 90 2003
7,041,102 Electrosurgical working end with replaceable cartridges 281 2003
7,311,709 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 160 2003
6,905,497 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument 177 2003
7,070,597 Electrosurgical working end for controlled energy delivery 202 2003
7,087,054 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 199 2003
7,169,146 Electrosurgical probe and method of use 222 2004
7,189,233 Electrosurgical instrument 80 2004
7,354,440 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 85 2004
7,309,849 Polymer compositions exhibiting a PTC property and methods of fabrication 68 2004
7,632,269 Electrosurgical instrument with replaceable cartridge 4 2005
7,955,331 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 19 2005
8,057,508 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 1 2005
7,186,253 Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery 70 2005
8,075,558 Electrosurgical instrument and method 3 2005
7,669,746 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 107 2005
7,799,039 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 94 2005
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 29 2006
7,845,537 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 90 2006
7,770,775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 123 2006
7,766,210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 94 2006
7,753,904 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 105 2006
7,644,848 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 145 2006
7,568,603 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 124 2006
8,322,455 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 20 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 97 2006
8,720,766 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 0 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 10 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 16 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 17 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 20 2006
8,220,690 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 26 2006
7,794,475 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 135 2006
7,665,647 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 138 2006
7,506,791 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 205 2006
7,467,740 Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights 172 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 11 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 66 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 82 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 93 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 101 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 97 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 11 2007
7,381,209 Electrosurgical instrument 70 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 20 2007
7,673,781 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 104 2007
7,500,979 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 155 2007
8,075,555 Surgical sealing surfaces and methods of use 1 2007
8,056,787 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with travel-indicating retraction member 42 2007
7,490,749 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member 187 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 120 2007
7,721,934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 91 2007
7,731,072 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 116 2007
7,588,175 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved firing system 137 2007
7,588,176 Surgical cutting instrument with improved closure system 160 2007
7,753,245 Surgical stapling instruments 103 2007
7,604,150 Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism 163 2007
7,597,229 End effector closure system for a surgical stapling instrument 147 2007
7,549,564 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulating end effector 193 2007
8,727,197 Staple cartridge cavity configuration with cooperative surgical staple 0 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 3 2007
7,966,799 Method of manufacturing staples 53 2007
7,735,703 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 117 2007
7,673,782 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 131 2007
7,669,747 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 158 2007
7,604,151 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 218 2007
7,438,209 Surgical stapling instruments having a releasable staple-forming pocket 262 2007
7,954,684 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 70 2008
7,658,311 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 178 2008
8,758,391 Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments 0 2008
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 0 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 1 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 1 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 2 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 16 2008
7,913,891 Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith 84 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 111 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 128 2008
7,857,185 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus 105 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 111 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 111 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 130 2008
7,810,692 Disposable loading unit with firing indicator 116 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 141 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 115 2008
7,980,443 End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 68 2008
7,934,630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 79 2008
7,981,113 Electrosurgical instrument 18 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 43 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 3 2008
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 17 2009
8,747,404 Surgical instrument for transmitting energy to tissue comprising non-conductive grasping portions 0 2009
8,574,231 Surgical instrument for transmitting energy to tissue comprising a movable electrode or insulator 0 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 35 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 1 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 15 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 27 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 25 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 25 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 57 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 38 2009
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 11 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 22 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 11 2010
8,696,665 Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force 0 2010
8,709,035 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion 0 2010
8,623,044 Cable actuated end-effector for a surgical instrument 0 2010
8,496,682 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws 1 2010
8,535,311 Electrosurgical instrument comprising closing and firing systems 0 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 16 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 23 2010
8,685,020 Surgical instruments and end effectors therefor 0 2010
8,631,987 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 1 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 1 2010
8,764,747 Electrosurgical instrument comprising sequentially activated electrodes 0 2010
8,753,338 Electrosurgical instrument employing a thermal management system 0 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 23 2010
8,613,383 Surgical instruments with electrodes 0 2010
8,453,906 Surgical instruments with electrodes 2010
8,702,704 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instrument 0 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 11 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 11 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 37 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 33 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 0 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 0 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 0 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 0 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 0 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 0 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 13 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 14 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 30 2010
8,628,529 Surgical instrument with magnetic clamping force 0 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 16 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 47 2010
8,715,277 Control of jaw compression in surgical instrument having end effector with opposing jaw members 0 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 43 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 48 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 51 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 11 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 54 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 11 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 6 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 5 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 7 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 0 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 0 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 0 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 0 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 0 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 51 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 35 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 55 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,460,292 Electrosurgical instrument and method 0 2011
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 2 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 3 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 7 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 7 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 14 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 0 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 0 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 3 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 11 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 0 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 0 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN AG (104)
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 27 2001
7,118,570 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 157 2001
7,103,947 Molded insulating hinge for bipolar instruments 147 2002
7,083,618 Vessel sealer and divider 237 2002
7,267,677 Vessel sealing instrument 148 2002
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 15 2003
7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 39 2003
7,156,846 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 205 2003
7,799,026 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 31 2003
7,442,193 Electrically conductive/insulative over-shoe for tissue fusion 95 2003
7,179,258 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 147 2004
7,160,299 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 239 2004
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 17 2004
7,147,638 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 217 2004
7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 152 2004
7,252,667 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout 159 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 11 2004
7,276,068 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 148 2004
7,150,749 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety cutting mechanism 155 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 20 2004
D567943 Over-ratchet safety for a vessel sealing instrument 152 2004
7,232,440 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 158 2004
7,367,976 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 136 2004
7,131,970 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 158 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 93 2004
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 96 2005
7,377,920 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 96 2005
7,207,990 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 139 2005
7,837,685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument 13 2005
7,708,735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 17 2005
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 27 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 137 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 10 2005
7,628,792 Bilateral foot jaws 38 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 103 2005
7,686,827 Magnetic closure mechanism for hemostat 20 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 28 2005
7,329,256 Vessel sealing instrument 162 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 23 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 13 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 20 2006
7,131,971 Vessel sealer and divider 147 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 20 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 11 2006
7,270,664 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 149 2006
8,128,624 Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue 8 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 29 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 44 2006
8,597,297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 0 2006
7,255,697 Vessel sealer and divider 149 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 12 2006
7,846,161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 15 2006
7,819,872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 13 2006
7,789,878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 20 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 15 2006
8,647,341 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 0 2006
7,879,035 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 26 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 32 2006
7,857,812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 14 2006
7,655,007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 21 2006
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 15 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 36 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 105 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 112 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 102 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 9 2007
8,540,711 Vessel sealer and divider 0 2007
8,192,433 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 6 2007
7,553,312 Vessel sealing instrument 95 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 104 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 19 2008
8,123,743 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 6 2008
8,361,071 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 1 2008
8,298,228 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 0 2008
7,799,028 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 25 2008
8,241,284 Vessel sealer and divider with non-conductive stop members 6 2009
8,496,656 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 0 2009
8,382,754 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 0 2009
8,303,586 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 1 2009
7,896,878 Vessel sealing instrument 13 2009
8,623,017 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and overratchet safety 0 2009
7,947,041 Vessel sealing instrument 10 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 30 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 10 2009
8,740,901 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2010
7,951,150 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 21 2010
8,668,689 In-line vessel sealer and divider 0 2010
8,679,114 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 0 2010
8,348,948 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 0 2010
8,257,352 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 5 2010
8,641,713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 0 2010
8,034,052 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 4 2010
8,361,072 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 4 2010
8,394,095 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2011
8,147,489 Open vessel sealing instrument 8 2011
8,197,633 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 5 2011
8,551,091 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2011
8,394,096 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 0 2011
8,366,709 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 1 2011
8,333,765 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2012
8,597,296 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 0 2012
8,591,506 Vessel sealing system 0 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2012
 
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7,435,249 Electrosurgical instruments which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 94 2001
7,160,298 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces effects to adjacent tissue structures 142 2001
7,135,020 Electrosurgical instrument reducing flashover 137 2001
7,118,587 Vessel sealer and divider 209 2001
7,101,372 Vessel sealer and divider 214 2001
7,101,373 Vessel sealer and divider 208 2001
7,090,673 Vessel sealer and divider 295 2002
7,150,097 Method of manufacturing jaw assembly for vessel sealer and divider 190 2003
7,033,354 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 143 2003
7,241,296 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 149 2003
D541938 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 229 2004
7,384,420 Vessel sealer and divider 104 2004
D533942 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 229 2004
7,195,631 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 180 2004
D541418 Lung sealing device 247 2004
D535027 Low profile vessel sealing and cutting mechanism 247 2004
D531311 Pistol grip style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 246 2004
D525361 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 231 2004
D564662 Hourglass-shaped knife for electrosurgical forceps 218 2004
7,384,421 Slide-activated cutting assembly 97 2005
7,223,265 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 141 2006
7,458,972 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 97 2007
 
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7,044,353 Surgical stapler 296 2004
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 322 2005
RE40514 Surgical stapler 15 2005
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 247 2006
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 261 2006
7,278,562 Surgical stapler 185 2006
7,308,998 Surgical stapler 120 2007
7,891,532 Surgical stapler 13 2008
8,430,876 Vessel sealer and divider with knife lockout 6 2009
8,011,553 Surgical stapler 17 2010
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7,306,599 Medical instrument and medical instrument system 7 2004
 
Vascular Insights LLC (2)
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Coviden IP (1)
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ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (1)
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LINA MEDICAL APS (1)
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Medical Scientific, Inc. (1)
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MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7,329,255 System for regulating heating in a tissue sealing and cutting device 13 2003
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
8,033,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 3 2007
 
VNUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
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WEBROOT SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
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