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, OH1510

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Yates, David C West Chester, OH 125 11595

Cited Art Landscape

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Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,207,691 Electrosurgical clip applicator 303 1991
5,417,687 Bipolar electrosurgical trocar 370 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,458,598 Cutting and coagulating forceps 316 1993
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,306,280 Endoscopic suture clip applying device with heater 158 1992
 
HEMOSTATIC SURGERY CORPORATION (1)
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
5,445,638 Bipolar coagulation and cutting forceps 441 1993
 
MICROSURGE, INC. (1)
5,147,356 Surgical instrument 82 1991
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 468 1993
 
OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH (1)
4,655,216 Combination instrument for laparoscopical tube sterilization 314 1985
 
PLS LIQUIDATING LLC (1)
5,336,221 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp 271 1992
 
PROCLOSURE, LLC (1)
5,364,389 Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue 145 1992

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COVIDIEN LP (172)
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 237 2000
8,281,973 Surgical stapling device 0 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 209 2002
7,334,717 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 91 2003
7,517,356 Surgical stapler and method 56 2003
7,431,730 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 139 2003
7,238,195 Wound closure material applicator and stapler 216 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 194 2003
7,726,537 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 85 2003
7,617,961 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 14 2003
7,588,177 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 71 2003
7,559,449 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 4 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 281 2004
7,296,722 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 10 2004
7,455,682 Structure containing wound treatment material 45 2005
7,780,055 Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism 55 2005
7,744,628 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 4 2005
7,608,073 Energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device 2 2005
7,326,232 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 7 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 150 2006
7,461,767 Battery powered surgical instrument 125 2006
7,721,935 Surgical stapling device 2 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 3 2006
7,637,410 Surgical instrument including a locking assembly 17 2006
8,033,438 Surgical stapling device 1 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 43 2006
7,740,160 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 3 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 149 2007
7,631,793 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 120 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 16 2007
D575395 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 143 2007
7,559,453 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 13 2007
7,571,845 Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly 12 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 81 2007
7,823,760 Powered surgical stapling device platform 8 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 3 2007
8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 8 2007
D575401 Vessel sealer 155 2007
7,597,230 Surgical stapling device 11 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 161 2007
7,584,880 Surgical stapling device 11 2007
7,543,729 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 13 2007
8,596,513 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 0 2007
7,942,300 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2008
7,934,628 Surgical stapling device 3 2008
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 6 2008
7,631,794 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 10 2008
7,770,774 Surgical stapler 54 2008
7,690,547 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 10 2008
7,635,073 Surgical stapler and method 32 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 50 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 4 2008
8,336,752 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 0 2008
8,469,956 Variable resistor jaw 1 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 74 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 12 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 15 2008
7,866,525 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 1 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 3 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 82 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 8 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 22 2008
8,221,416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 5 2008
8,303,582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 3 2008
8,241,283 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 5 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 5 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 4 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 0 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 28 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 1 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 83 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 26 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 79 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 1 2008
7,699,204 Structure containing wound treatment material 100 2008
7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 3 2008
7,793,814 Surgical stapling device 4 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 22 2008
7,699,205 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 5 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 1 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 12 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 10 2009
7,891,534 Surgical stapling device 1 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 1 2009
8,074,861 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 1 2009
8,413,869 Surgical stapler and method 0 2009
7,913,893 Surgical stapler 7 2009
7,845,534 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 78 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 5 2010
8,066,169 Structure containing wound treatment material 2 2010
8,011,552 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with controlled beam deflection 2 2010
8,490,852 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 0 2010
8,033,440 Surgical stapling device 2 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 19 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 0 2010
8,052,024 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 5 2010
8,245,900 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2010
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 0 2011
8,113,408 Surgical stapling device 2 2011
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 21 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 1 2011
8,292,148 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 1 2011
8,561,874 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 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 3 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 0 2011
8,408,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 0 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
8,240,537 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 0 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
8,506,557 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 1 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 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
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (156)
6,773,409 Surgical system for applying ultrasonic energy to tissue 156 2001
6,929,644 Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery 268 2001
6,913,579 Electrosurgical working end and method for obtaining tissue samples for biopsy 76 2002
7,083,619 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 177 2002
6,802,843 Electrosurgical working end with resistive gradient electrodes 237 2002
6,926,716 Electrosurgical instrument 262 2002
6,770,072 Electrosurgical jaw structure for controlled energy delivery 254 2002
7,011,657 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument and method of use 196 2003
7,112,201 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 74 2003
7,041,102 Electrosurgical working end with replaceable cartridges 261 2003
7,311,709 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 141 2003
6,905,497 Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument 152 2003
7,070,597 Electrosurgical working end for controlled energy delivery 185 2003
7,087,054 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 181 2003
7,169,146 Electrosurgical probe and method of use 201 2004
7,189,233 Electrosurgical instrument 65 2004
7,354,440 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 70 2004
7,309,849 Polymer compositions exhibiting a PTC property and methods of fabrication 54 2004
7,632,269 Electrosurgical instrument with replaceable cartridge 4 2005
7,955,331 Electrosurgical instrument and method of use 15 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 55 2005
8,075,558 Electrosurgical instrument and method 3 2005
7,669,746 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 81 2005
7,799,039 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 70 2005
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 19 2006
7,845,537 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 63 2006
7,770,775 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 90 2006
7,766,210 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 67 2006
7,753,904 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 75 2006
7,644,848 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 113 2006
7,568,603 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 97 2006
8,322,455 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 10 2006
7,740,159 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 74 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 1 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 7 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 7 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 9 2006
8,220,690 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 16 2006
7,794,475 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 109 2006
7,665,647 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 100 2006
7,506,791 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 172 2006
7,467,740 Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights 142 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 0 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 2 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 44 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 58 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 70 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 78 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 74 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 1 2007
7,381,209 Electrosurgical instrument 54 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 10 2007
7,673,781 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 78 2007
7,500,979 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 129 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 28 2007
7,490,749 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member 158 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 89 2007
7,721,934 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 69 2007
7,731,072 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 92 2007
7,588,175 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved firing system 111 2007
7,588,176 Surgical cutting instrument with improved closure system 126 2007
7,753,245 Surgical stapling instruments 80 2007
7,604,150 Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism 128 2007
7,597,229 End effector closure system for a surgical stapling instrument 119 2007
7,549,564 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulating end effector 162 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 0 2007
7,966,799 Method of manufacturing staples 34 2007
7,735,703 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 93 2007
7,673,782 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 103 2007
7,669,747 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 130 2007
7,604,151 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 186 2007
7,438,209 Surgical stapling instruments having a releasable staple-forming pocket 228 2007
7,954,684 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 49 2008
7,658,311 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 140 2008
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 0 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 0 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 0 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 0 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 5 2008
7,913,891 Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith 59 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 85 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 97 2008
7,857,185 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus 79 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 84 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 84 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 96 2008
7,810,692 Disposable loading unit with firing indicator 88 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 109 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 89 2008
7,980,443 End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 47 2008
7,934,630 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 55 2008
7,981,113 Electrosurgical instrument 14 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 29 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 0 2008
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 8 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 24 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 0 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 5 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 16 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 14 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 14 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 39 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 25 2009
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 2 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 12 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 1 2010
8,696,665 Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force 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 7 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 13 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 0 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 0 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 13 2010
8,613,383 Surgical instruments with electrodes 0 2010
8,453,906 Surgical instruments with electrodes 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 1 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 2 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 27 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 20 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 1 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 2 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 17 2010
8,628,529 Surgical instrument with magnetic clamping force 0 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 7 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 36 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 0 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 31 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 34 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 34 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 1 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 36 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 1 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 0 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 0 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 0 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 33 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 21 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 38 2011
8,460,292 Electrosurgical instrument and method 0 2011
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 0 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 0 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 0 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 0 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 3 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 0 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 0 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 1 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN AG (103)
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 26 2001
7,118,570 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 152 2001
7,103,947 Molded insulating hinge for bipolar instruments 142 2002
7,083,618 Vessel sealer and divider 224 2002
7,267,677 Vessel sealing instrument 143 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 33 2003
7,156,846 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 194 2003
7,799,026 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 29 2003
7,442,193 Electrically conductive/insulative over-shoe for tissue fusion 91 2003
7,179,258 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 141 2004
7,160,299 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 216 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 208 2004
7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 142 2004
7,252,667 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout 151 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 11 2004
7,276,068 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 142 2004
7,150,749 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety cutting mechanism 149 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 137 2004
7,232,440 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 154 2004
7,367,976 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 130 2004
7,131,970 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 153 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 89 2004
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 92 2005
7,377,920 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 92 2005
7,207,990 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 133 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 26 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 131 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 10 2005
7,628,792 Bilateral foot jaws 31 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 99 2005
7,686,827 Magnetic closure mechanism for hemostat 20 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 26 2005
7,329,256 Vessel sealing instrument 156 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 140 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 19 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 11 2006
7,270,664 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 143 2006
8,128,624 Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue 7 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 25 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 43 2006
8,597,297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 0 2006
7,255,697 Vessel sealer and divider 143 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 11 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 19 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 21 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 27 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 29 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 100 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 104 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 98 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 91 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 99 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 18 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 12 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 28 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 10 2009
7,951,150 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 20 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 2 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
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (22)
7,435,249 Electrosurgical instruments which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 90 2001
7,160,298 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces effects to adjacent tissue structures 137 2001
7,135,020 Electrosurgical instrument reducing flashover 132 2001
7,118,587 Vessel sealer and divider 200 2001
7,101,372 Vessel sealer and divider 199 2001
7,101,373 Vessel sealer and divider 200 2001
7,090,673 Vessel sealer and divider 272 2002
7,150,097 Method of manufacturing jaw assembly for vessel sealer and divider 184 2003
7,033,354 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 139 2003
7,241,296 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 144 2003
D541938 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 207 2004
7,384,420 Vessel sealer and divider 99 2004
D533942 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 207 2004
7,195,631 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 174 2004
D541418 Lung sealing device 220 2004
D535027 Low profile vessel sealing and cutting mechanism 224 2004
D531311 Pistol grip style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 219 2004
D525361 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 209 2004
D564662 Hourglass-shaped knife for electrosurgical forceps 196 2004
7,384,421 Slide-activated cutting assembly 93 2005
7,223,265 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 136 2006
7,458,972 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 93 2007
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (12)
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 260 2004
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 284 2005
RE40514 Surgical stapler 6 2005
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 212 2006
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 218 2006
7,278,562 Surgical stapler 154 2006
7,308,998 Surgical stapler 91 2007
7,891,532 Surgical stapler 3 2008
8,430,876 Vessel sealer and divider with knife lockout 5 2009
8,011,553 Surgical stapler 6 2010
8,056,788 Surgical stapler 3 2011
8,272,553 Surgical stapler 2 2012
 
GYRUS MEDICAL LIMITED (3)
7,211,081 Electrosurgical generator 108 2003
7,195,627 Electrosurgical generator 105 2005
7,717,910 Electrosurgical generator 1 2007
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
8,197,472 Tissue welding and cutting apparatus and method 1 2005
7,918,848 Tissue welding and cutting apparatus and method 34 2005
8,623,003 Apparatus and method for regulating tissue welder jaws 0 2012
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (2)
7,909,819 Monopolar electrosurgical return electrode 6 2006
8,048,068 Monopolar electrosurgical return electrode 0 2011
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (2)
7,458,969 Therapeutic device for tissue from living body 0 2002
7,306,599 Medical instrument and medical instrument system 5 2004
 
Vascular Insights LLC (2)
7,967,834 Vascular treatment device 2 2007
8,696,645 Vascular treatment devices and methods 0 2011
 
Cardica, Inc. (1)
7,875,029 Surgical device switchable between clip application and coagulation modes 1 2009
 
Coviden IP (1)
D680220 Slider handle for laparoscopic device 0 2012
 
ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH (1)
D668337 Electro-surgical clamp and cutting device 6 2011
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
7,431,720 Multi-function clamping device with stapler and ablation heads 5 2003
 
LINA MEDICAL APS (1)
6,679,882 Electrosurgical device for coagulating and for making incisions, a method of severing blood vessels and a method of coagulating and for making incisions in or severing tissue 225 2000
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (1)
6,174,309 Seal & cut electrosurgical instrument 420 1999
 
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)
7,329,257 Medical treatment instrument 169 2003
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
7,270,660 Apparatus and method for sealing and cutting tissue 130 2005
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
8,033,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 1 2007
 
VNUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
7,517,349 Electrosurgical instrument and method 24 2005
 
WEBROOT SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
8,348,123 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 0 2010
 
ZIMMER CFP USA HOLDING CO. (1)
6,423,059 Radio frequency ablation apparatus with remotely articulating and self-locking electrode wand 43 1999