Surgical clip applier

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5868761
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08698430

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Abstract

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A surgical clip applicator having a housing, a pair of handles pivotally connected to opposite sides of the housing, and a jaw blade assembly fixedly connected to the housing is provided. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws for receiving and deforming a clip therebetween and a clip carrier for supplying a series of clips to the jaws. A channel assembly is slidably mounted with respect to the housing and envelops the jaw blade assembly for camming the jaws closed upon closing of the handles. The clips are urged by a pusher bar which provides a biasing force to advance the clips to be retained by the jaws. A jaw clamp is provided to maintain the jaw assembly in abutting relation to a clip cover. The applicator housing is formed from a pair of housing half-sections that may be secured together using interlocking and/or snap-fit structure. The instrument may be used in conventional surgical procedures, or may be adapted for endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical procedures requiring the application of microsurgical clips.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC.SAN JOSE, CA19

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alesi, Daniel E Sherman, CT 36 9515
Maffei, Frank C Shelton, CT 28 2729
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 65 7685

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TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
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* 5330487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 240 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
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Aesculap-Werke AG vormals Jetter & Scheerer (1)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (3)
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SYNERGETICS, INC. (1)
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ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (1)
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KAUFMAN, JACK W. (1)
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SENCORP (1)
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WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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OLD KENT BANK (1)
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JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
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Habley Medical Technology Corporation (1)
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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
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Klieman; Charles H. (5)
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COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
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8382773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 36 2008
8506580 Surgical clip applier 113 2008
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8267946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 181 2010
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8814884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 26 2013
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9549741 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 2 2013
9439654 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 2 2013
9498227 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
9113893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 39 2013
9526501 Surgical clip applier 2 2013
9364240 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 4 2013
9480477 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 2 2013
9414844 Surgical clip appliers 4 2014
9398917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 4 2014
9393024 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 4 2014
9687247 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 0 2014
9717505 Articulating clip applier cartridge 0 2015
9642627 Self-centering clip and jaw 0 2015
9358011 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 4 2015
9545254 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 2 2016
 
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (6)
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