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, CT833

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chelednik, George M Bethel, CT 3 463
Nohilly, Martin J Trumbull, CT 11 697
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, CT 66 1380

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SENCORP (1)
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OLD KENT BANK (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
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JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
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SPETZLER, ROBERT F. (1)
5,258,007 Powered surgical instrument 141 1992
 
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
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Medical Scientific, Inc. (1)
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PHARMACIA BIOSYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (14)
* 4,430,997 Multiple clip applier 97 1980
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* 4,425,915 Surgical clip applier with in-line cartridge and interruptable biased feeder 86 1982
* 4,450,839 Surgical clip applier with serpentine spring clip feeder 32 1982
* 4,534,351 Ligator 108 1982
* 4,572,183 Positive feed system for a surgical ligating instrument 70 1984
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 357 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 367 1991
5,163,945 Surgical clip applier 131 1991
5,306,280 Endoscopic suture clip applying device with heater 194 1992
5,199,566 Surgical clip applier 63 1992
5,333,772 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 149 1993
 
Pacesetter, Inc. (1)
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RICHARD WOLF GMBH (3)
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RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 127 1989
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
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TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
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5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 147 1987
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 219 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 116 1991
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc. (1)
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PROBLEMNAYA NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKAYA LABORATORIA VCPOMOGATELNOGO KROVOOBRASCHENIA, USSR, BLAGOVESCHENSK (1)
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Symbiosis Corporation (1)
5,176,702 Ratchet locking mechanism for surgical instruments 163 1992
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W (1)
* 4,532,925 Ligator device 96 1981
 
JARVIK, ROBERT K. (1)
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Femcare (Cyprus) Limited (1)
4,858,608 Applicator 160 1987
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
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VENTRITEX, INC. (1)
5,290,299 Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue 199 1993
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
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NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,104,394 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator 94 1990
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COVIDIEN AG (2)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 296 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 152 1993
 
RadioMed Corporation (4)
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MDC INVESTMENT HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
4,900,307 Safety retracting needle for use with syringe 165 1988
 
Klieman; Charles H. (5)
* 4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 154 1980
* 4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 167 1982
* 4,452,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 67 1983
* 4,452,357 Surgical stapler 35 1983
* 4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 122 1984
 
GAMBA GROUP LIMITED (1)
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COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
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UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (13)
* 4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 332 1982
D276650 Surgical clip applier 25 1982
* 4,492,232 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jaws 103 1982
* 4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 140 1982
* 4,556,058 Apparatus for ligation and division with fixed jaws 149 1984
* 4,557,263 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 102 1984
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5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 341 1989
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SHERIDAN CATHETER CORP. (1)
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Technalytics, Inc. (1)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
D502994 Repeating multi-clip applier 116 2003
9,089,360 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 0 2010
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2012
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (133)
7,056,330 Method for applying tissue fastener 297 2003
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 34 2005
7,699,860 Surgical clip 17 2005
* 7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 18 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 161 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 49 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 49 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 11 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 32 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 19 2005
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 68 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 36 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 48 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 48 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 53 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 18 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 40 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 38 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 52 2007
8,991,676 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 0 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 42 2007
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 16 2007
8,808,319 Surgical instruments 3 2007
8,523,889 Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length 5 2007
8,915,930 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 0 2007
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 3 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 31 2007
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 22 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 20 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 23 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 28 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 53 2008
9,050,083 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 81 2008
8,623,027 Ergonomic surgical instruments 4 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 26 2008
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 46 2009
9,017,326 Impedance monitoring apparatus, system, and method for ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2009
8,262,679 Clip advancer 16 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 71 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 46 2009
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 21 2009
8,556,920 Surgical clip 3 2009
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 37 2010
8,951,272 Seal arrangements for ultrasonically powered surgical instruments 0 2010
8,579,928 Outer sheath and blade arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 5 2010
8,531,064 Ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotating cutting implement 5 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 18 2010
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 17 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 12 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 16 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 75 2010
9,060,775 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
9,060,776 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
9,050,093 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
9,039,695 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
8,986,302 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
8,956,349 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
8,951,248 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 161 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 45 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 83 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 18 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 82 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 90 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 91 2011
9,028,519 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 36 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 101 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 37 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 6 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 6 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 26 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 30 2011
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 1 2011
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 3 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 12 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 20 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 16 2011
9,072,535 Surgical stapling instruments with rotatable staple deployment arrangements 0 2011
9,060,770 Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver 0 2011
8,992,422 Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 3 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 11 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 14 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 97 2011
9,055,941 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck 0 2011
9,050,084 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement 0 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 7 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 13 2011
8,591,536 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 10 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 14 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 12 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 14 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 16 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 13 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 36 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 39 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 44 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 44 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 57 2012
9,044,230 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 14 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 21 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 26 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 38 2012
9,072,536 Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments 0 2012
9,028,494 Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement 0 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 14 2012
9,050,124 Ultrasonic surgical instrument and cartilage and bone shaping blades therefor 0 2012
8,546,999 Housing arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 14 2012
8,779,648 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 10 2012
8,704,425 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 10 2012
9,072,539 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 0 2012
8,749,116 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 3 2012
8,546,996 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 13 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 5 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 14 2012
8,986,333 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 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 2 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 21 2013
9,005,230 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 7 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 16 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,773,001 Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments 10 2013
9,066,747 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 0 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 5 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 1 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,991,677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
9,072,515 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2014
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 9,017,347 Suture clip deployment devices 0 2012
* 2013/0165,953 SUTURE CLIP DEPLOYMENT DEVICES 0 2012
 
CENTUM RESEARCH LLC (1)
8,012,166 Laparoscopic instrument tip and method of specimen collection 0 2006
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
* 7,621,926 Multi-fire surgical clip applier 2 2004
 
Symbiosis Corporation (5)
6,312,437 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 168 2000
6,551,328 Surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 75 2001
6,663,640 End effector for use with a flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 68 2001
7,083,636 Tissue fasteners and related methods 6 2002
7,686,819 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 1 2003
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,632,520 Vein closure and injection kits and methods 0 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (6)
6,592,596 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 199 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 5 2007
8,361,087 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 0 2011
8,888,793 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 0 2012
8,728,095 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (40)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 4 2005
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 3 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 14 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 18 2005
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 32 2006
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 14 2007
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 11 2008
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 11 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 12 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 12 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 3 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 11 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 11 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2009
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 12 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 5 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 11 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 2011
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 0 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 11 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 0 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 11 2011
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 11 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 11 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2012
* 8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2013
* 8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2013
* 2013/0190,780 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 11 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2013
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,926,722 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 67 2002
 
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
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 58 2001
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (7)
7,156,863 Fundoplication apparatus and method 173 2001
6,872,214 Stapler for endoscopes 236 2002
8,128,645 Stapler for endoscopes 87 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
* Cited By Examiner