US Patent No: 5,868,761

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Surgical clip applier

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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, CA17

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alesi, Daniel E Sherman, CT 36 6417
Maffei, Frank C Shelton, CT 26 1067
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 61 4388

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
* 4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 153 1985
* 5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 149 1987
* 5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 227 1991
* 5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 118 1991
* 5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 91 1992
* 5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 84 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,674,504 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 114 1985
* 4,630,608 Surgical instrumentation including a clamp assembly to facilitate attachment of blood vessel sections 16 1985
* 5,122,150 Neurosurgical clip applier 60 1990
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
* 4,317,535 Stapler with tapered anvil 26 1980
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
* 5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 155 1990
 
Aesculap-Werke Aktiengesellschaft vormals Jetter & Scheerer (1)
* 4,462,404 Forceps- or tweezers-shaped surgical instrument 54 1982
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (3)
* 4,576,166 Surgical ligating instrument 87 1981
* 4,598,711 Surgical instrument 120 1984
* 4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 116 1985
 
SYNERGETICS, INC. (1)
* 5,370,658 Microsurgical instrument having dexterous handle with interchangeable instrument heads 49 1992
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (1)
* 4,372,316 Surgical device 120 1980
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W (1)
* 4,532,925 Ligator device 98 1981
 
SENCORP (1)
* 4,549,544 Clip stop for a surgical ligating instrument 71 1983
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 387 1991
 
OLD KENT BANK (1)
* 4,850,355 Hemostatic clip applicator for applying multiple hemostatic clips 127 1987
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
* 4,562,839 Surgical instrument 146 1983
 
HABLEY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 5,282,806 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly 324 1992
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 41 2009
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
* 5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 354 1991
 
VASO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,211,649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 258 1988
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
* 4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 100 1984
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,501,698 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 177 1994
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
* 4,586,503 Surgical microclip 247 1983
* 4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 104 1985
* 4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 271 1987
* 4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 306 1989
 
ETHICON, INC. (14)
* 4,480,640 Ligating device 90 1980
* 4,565,199 Ligator 16 1980
* 4,430,997 Multiple clip applier 97 1980
* 4,471,780 Multiple ligating clip applier instrument 59 1982
* 4,478,220 Ligating clip cartridge 64 1982
* 4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 90 1982
* 4,425,915 Surgical clip applier with in-line cartridge and interruptable biased feeder 86 1982
* 4,427,008 Multiple ligating clip applier with rocking escapement 53 1982
* 4,448,193 Surgical clip applier with circular clip magazine 43 1982
* 4,450,839 Surgical clip applier with serpentine spring clip feeder 32 1982
* 4,572,183 Positive feed system for a surgical ligating instrument 72 1984
* 5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 378 1991
* 5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 225 1992
* 5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 219 1993
 
Klieman; Charles H. (5)
* 4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 154 1980
* 4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 169 1982
* 4,452,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 67 1983
* 4,452,357 Surgical stapler 35 1983
* 4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 124 1984
 
COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
* 4,316,468 Surgical stapler 111 1980
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (6)
* 4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 341 1982
* 4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 142 1982
* 4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 241 1984
* 4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 382 1985
* 5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 614 1990
* 5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 204 1990
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
* 5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 129 1989
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 7,264,625 Surgical clip applier with remote operation 37 2000
* 2012/0150,216 Distally Actuated Surgical Instrument 0 2011
* 2012/0150,217 Proximally Actuated Surgical Instrument 0 2011
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 0 2013
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
* 2004/0193,213 Clip applying apparatus with curved jaws, and clip 16 2004
 
CARDICA, INC. (6)
* 6,786,914 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 7 2000
7,048,751 Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device 2 2002
7,309,343 Method for cutting tissue 4 2003
7,144,405 Tissue punch 4 2003
7,357,807 Integrated anastomosis tool with graft vessel attachment device and cutting device 0 2004
7,468,066 Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 36 2005
 
PHOTOGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,652,544 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 35 2001
 
Femcare (Cyprus) Limited (1)
* 7,875,040 Visual indication of a trigger intermediate position on an applicator 0 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (40)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 6 2005
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 5 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 18 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2005
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 38 2006
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 16 2007
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 13 2008
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 13 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 14 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 14 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 13 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 13 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2009
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 14 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 7 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 13 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2011
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 0 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 13 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 0 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 13 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2012
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 13 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 13 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2012
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2013
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 60 2001
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
6,217,585 Mechanical stent and graft delivery system 113 1997
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 56 1999
6,599,302 Aortic aneurysm treatment systems 28 1999
6,361,559 Thermal securing anastomosis systems 65 1999
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (20)
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 40 2005
7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 20 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 168 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 51 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 51 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 13 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 38 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 21 2005
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 18 2007
8,915,930 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 0 2007
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 5 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 37 2007
8,262,679 Clip advancer 18 2009
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 23 2009
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 19 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 18 2010
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 5 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 14 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 22 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 18 2011
 
FEMCARE-NIKOMED LIMITED (1)
D631964 Medical equipment 1 2009
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (11)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 79 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 51 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 38 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 10 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 19 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 74 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 27 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 47 2001
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 56 2002
7,083,631 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 25 2002
* 2005/0251,163 Vascular anastomosis systems 3 2004
 
BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
7,892,246 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 11 2002
7,351,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting body conduits 20 2002
7,892,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 23 2002
8,690,816 Implantable flow connector 3 2008
8,366,651 Implantable flow connector 3 2008
8,961,446 Implantable flow connector 0 2012
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (7)
* 6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 52 2001
* 7,094,245 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 10 2001
7,488,334 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 9 2003
7,879,052 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 4 2005
* 2005/0182,426 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 14 2005
8,043,307 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 1 2005
8,187,286 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 3 2008
 
Grieshaber & Co. AG Schaffhausen (2)
* 6,855,156 Ophthalmic microsurgical instrument 4 2001
* 2001/0056,286 Surgical instrument 4 2001
 
PILLING WECK INCORPORATED (1)
7,211,091 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 45 2002
* Cited By Examiner