US Patent No: 5,833,696

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Apparatus for applying surgical clips

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A surgical clip applying instrument is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a body extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of surgical clips disposed within the body. A jaw assembly is mounted adjacent a distal end portion of the body. The jaw assembly includes first and second jaw portions movable between a spaced-apart and an approximated position. A clip pusher is provided to individually distally advance a distalmost surgical clip to the jaw assembly while the jaw portions are in the spaced-apart position. An actuator at least partially disposed within the body is longitudinally movable in response to actuation of the handle portion. A jaw closure member is positioned adjacent the first and second jaw portions to move the jaw portions to the approximated position. The actuator and the jaw closure member define an interlock therebetween to produce simultaneous movement of the actuator and the jaw closure member when the actuator is positioned adjacent the distal end portion of the body.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATIONNORWALK, CT1174

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chelednik, George M Bethel, CT 3 393
Nohilly, Martin J Trumbull, CT 12 602
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, CT 95 1698

Cited Art Landscape

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United States Surgical Corporation (15)
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4,299,224 Disposable clip applier 118 1979
4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 318 1982
D276650 Surgical clip applier 25 1982
4,492,232 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jaws 95 1982
4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 128 1982
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4,557,263 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 94 1984
4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 223 1984
4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 340 1985
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TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
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Klieman; Charles H. (5)
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4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 114 1984
 
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Richard Wolf GmbH (4)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (4)
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AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (2)
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CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
4,226,239 Surgical ligating instrument and method 97 1978
4,230,116 Tubal ligation instrument with anesthesia means 45 1978
 
COVELL, L. DAVID (2)
4,188,953 Hemostatic clip 55 1977
4,316,468 Surgical stapler 109 1980
 
COVIDIEN AG (2)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 252 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 132 1993
 
JARVIK, ROBERT K. (2)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
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NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (2)
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AKTIEBOLAGET STILLE-WERNER, A LIMITED COMPANY OF SWEDEN (1)
4,257,419 Suction-assisted hemorrhoid ligator 47 1978
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,228,895 Magazine tape containing a plurality of hemostatic clips 73 1979
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
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CIRCON CORPORATION (1)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
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FEMCARE LIMITED (1)
4,858,608 Applicator 145 1987
 
GAMBA GROUP LIMITED (1)
2009/0138,353 System and method for providing alarming notification and real-time, critical emergency information to occupants in a building or emergency designed area and evacuation guidance system to and in the emergency exit route 6 2008
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
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JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
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KAUFMAN, JACK W. (1)
4,532,925 Ligator device 88 1981
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 5 2003
 
MDC INVESTMENT HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
4,900,307 Safety retracting needle for use with syringe 163 1988
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (1)
5,207,691 Electrosurgical clip applicator 320 1991
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
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OILES CORPORATION (1)
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OLD KENT BANK (1)
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PACESETTER, INC. (1)
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PHARMACIA BIOSYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
4,935,010 Devices for sampling, drainage or infusion of liquids from or to the human or animal body 308 1987
 
PROBLEMNAYA NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKAYA LABORATORIA VCPOMOGATELNOGO KROVOOBRASCHENIA, USSR, BLAGOVESCHENSK (1)
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RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
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SENCORP (1)
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SHERIDAN CATHETER CORP. (1)
4,850,350 Closed system combined suction and ventilation devices 104 1986
 
SPETZLER, ROBERT F. (1)
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Symbiosis Corporation (1)
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Syntex (U.S.A.) Inc. (1)
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Technalytics, Inc. (1)
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VENTRITEX, INC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
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4,241,734 Device for putting clips on blood vessels 22 1978
4,481,952 Device for the study of the alimentary canal 33 1979
4,367,746 Clip-holder instrument for clipping blood vessels 121 1980
4,505,414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 449 1983
4,674,504 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 104 1985
4,682,491 Apparatus and method for testing prosthetic heart valves 30 1986
4,841,888 Sewing machine 283 1987
5,100,418 Suture tie device system and applicator therefor 283 1989

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (96)
7,056,330 Method for applying tissue fastener 253 2003
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 16 2005
7,699,860 Surgical clip 2 2005
7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 15 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 130 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 42 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 42 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 5 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 14 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 15 2005
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 41 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 14 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 24 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 25 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 29 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 1 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 16 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 16 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 28 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 8 2007
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 9 2007
8,808,319 Surgical instruments 0 2007
8,523,889 Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length 3 2007
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 0 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 13 2007
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 1 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 3 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 4 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 6 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 25 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 54 2008
8,623,027 Ergonomic surgical instruments 2 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 6 2008
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 23 2009
8,262,679 Clip advancer 9 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 46 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 23 2009
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 14 2009
8,556,920 Surgical clip 0 2009
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 16 2010
8,579,928 Outer sheath and blade arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 3 2010
8,531,064 Ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotating cutting implement 3 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 1 2010
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 10 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 0 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 9 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 49 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 125 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 22 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 58 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 1 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 57 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 63 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 66 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 16 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 72 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 17 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 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 9 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 10 2011
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 0 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 6 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 13 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 9 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 67 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 0 2011
8,591,536 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 1 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 0 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 0 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 0 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 0 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 5 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 6 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 10 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 10 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 20 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 1 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 6 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 16 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 0 2012
8,546,999 Housing arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 3 2012
8,779,648 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 0 2012
8,704,425 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 0 2012
8,749,116 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 0 2012
8,546,996 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 2 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 0 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,754,570 Ultrasonic surgical instruments comprising transducer arrangements 0 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 2 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 0 2013
8,773,001 Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (32)
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 0 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 8 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 10 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 10 2005
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2006
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 7 2007
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 5 2008
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 5 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 6 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 6 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 5 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 5 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2009
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 0 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 5 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 5 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 5 2011
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 5 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 5 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2012
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (7)
7,156,863 Fundoplication apparatus and method 138 2001
6,872,214 Stapler for endoscopes 197 2002
8,128,645 Stapler for endoscopes 57 2005
8,807,415 Stapler for endoscopes 0 2007
8,257,373 Device for performing a fundoplication surgical procedure 0 2007
8,328,827 Stapler for endoscopes 1 2007
8,006,886 Stapler for endoscopes 1 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
6,592,596 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 182 2000
7,204,842 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 15 2003
7,918,866 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 4 2007
8,361,087 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 0 2011
8,728,095 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 0 2013
 
Symbiosis Corporation (5)
6,312,437 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 158 2000
6,551,328 Surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 67 2001
6,663,640 End effector for use with a flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 64 2001
7,083,636 Tissue fasteners and related methods 6 2002
7,686,819 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 0 2003
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC MIAMI CORPORATION (2)
7,553,315 Surgical instrument and related methods 0 2006
8,409,220 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 0 2010
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
7,621,926 Multi-fire surgical clip applier 2 2004
 
CENTUM RESEARCH LLC (1)
8,012,166 Laparoscopic instrument tip and method of specimen collection 0 2006
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 50 2001
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,632,520 Vein closure and injection kits and methods 0 2006
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,926,722 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 65 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
D502994 Repeating multi-clip applier 69 2003
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2009
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 0 2011
8,888,793 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 0 2012