US Patent No: 5,868,761

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Surgical clip applier

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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, CA18

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alesi, Daniel E Sherman, CT 36 8301
Maffei, Frank C Shelton, CT 27 2235
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 65 6569

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
* 4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 178 1985
* 5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 167 1987
* 5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 254 1991
* 5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 137 1991
* 5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 113 1992
* 5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 181 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,674,504 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 131 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 74 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 174 1990
 
Aesculap-Werke Aktiengesellschaft vormals Jetter & Scheerer (1)
* 4,462,404 Forceps- or tweezers-shaped surgical instrument 55 1982
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (3)
* 4,576,166 Surgical ligating instrument 101 1981
* 4,598,711 Surgical instrument 135 1984
* 4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 130 1985
 
SYNERGETICS, INC. (1)
* 5,370,658 Microsurgical instrument having dexterous handle with interchangeable instrument heads 57 1992
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (1)
* 4,372,316 Surgical device 138 1980
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W (1)
* 4,532,925 Ligator device 113 1981
 
SENCORP (1)
* 4,549,544 Clip stop for a surgical ligating instrument 86 1983
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 512 1991
 
OLD KENT BANK (1)
* 4,850,355 Hemostatic clip applicator for applying multiple hemostatic clips 143 1987
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
* 4,562,839 Surgical instrument 160 1983
 
HABLEY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 5,282,806 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly 438 1992
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 70 2009
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
* 5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 476 1991
 
VASO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,211,649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 347 1988
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
* 4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 116 1984
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,501,698 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 184 1994
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
* 4,586,503 Surgical microclip 270 1983
* 4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 121 1985
* 4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 303 1987
* 4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 370 1989
 
ETHICON, INC. (14)
* 4,480,640 Ligating device 104 1980
* 4,565,199 Ligator 16 1980
* 4,430,997 Multiple clip applier 99 1980
* 4,471,780 Multiple ligating clip applier instrument 64 1982
* 4,478,220 Ligating clip cartridge 70 1982
* 4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 119 1982
* 4,425,915 Surgical clip applier with in-line cartridge and interruptable biased feeder 87 1982
* 4,427,008 Multiple ligating clip applier with rocking escapement 54 1982
* 4,448,193 Surgical clip applier with circular clip magazine 44 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 87 1984
* 5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 506 1991
* 5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 329 1992
* 5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 321 1993
 
Klieman; Charles H. (5)
* 4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 163 1980
* 4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 188 1982
* 4,452,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 70 1983
* 4,452,357 Surgical stapler 35 1983
* 4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 142 1984
 
COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
* 4,316,468 Surgical stapler 114 1980
 
United States Surgical Corporation (6)
* 4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 367 1982
* 4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 161 1982
* 4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 286 1984
* 4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 452 1985
* 5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 751 1990
* 5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 237 1990
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
* 5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 145 1989
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 7,264,625 Surgical clip applier with remote operation 55 2000
* 2012/0150,216 Distally Actuated Surgical Instrument 1 2011
* 2012/0150,217 Proximally Actuated Surgical Instrument 1 2011
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
* 2004/0193,213 Clip applying apparatus with curved jaws, and clip 29 2004
 
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL INC. (1)
* 2004/0267,244 Medical instrument handle 1 2004
 
Cardica, Inc. (11)
* 6,786,914 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 10 2000
7,048,751 Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device 2 2002
7,309,343 Method for cutting tissue 10 2003
7,144,405 Tissue punch 4 2003
* 2004/0098,011 Method for cutting tissue 5 2003
* 2004/0073,248 Tissue punch 0 2003
7,357,807 Integrated anastomosis tool with graft vessel attachment device and cutting device 3 2004
* 2004/0249,400 Anastomosis device 11 2004
7,468,066 Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 44 2005
* 2005/0149,078 Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 5 2005
* 2007/0043,387 Surgical method for treating a vessel wall 6 2006
 
DATASCOPE CORP. (1)
9,375,218 Systems and methods of tissue closure 0 2013
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (2)
9,326,776 Manually actuated surgical clip applier 0 2006
* 2007/0073,314 MANUALLY ACTUATED SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 50 2006
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (29)
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 130 2005
7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 35 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 266 2005
* 2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 77 2005
* 2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 77 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 27 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 128 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 34 2005
* 2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 84 2005
* 2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 77 2005
* 2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 94 2005
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 19 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 126 2007
* 2008/0027,465 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER METHODS 62 2007
* 2008/0027,466 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER METHODS 74 2007
8,262,679 Clip advancer 35 2009
* 2011/0087,241 Clip Advancer 33 2009
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 35 2010
* 2010/0185,215 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 15 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 33 2010
* 2010/0249,804 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 14 2010
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 19 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 28 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 38 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 34 2011
* 2011/0224,696 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 30 2011
* 2011/0218,555 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 30 2011
* 2011/0218,553 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 29 2011
* 2011/0218,556 CLIP ADVANCER WITH LOCKOUT MECHANISM 30 2011
 
SCOTT AND WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND SCOTT, SHERWOOD AND BRINDLEY FOUNDATION (1)
* 2008/0147,083 Method and device for fixation of ophthalmic tissue 4 2007
 
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
* 2007/0089,433 Methods and systems for monitoring a shelf life of a product stored within a container 7 2005
 
PHOTOGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,652,544 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 45 2001
 
Femcare Limited (2)
* 7,875,040 Visual indication of a trigger intermediate position on an applicator 0 2004
* 2008/0109,016 Applicator 0 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (72)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 10 2004
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 21 2005
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 55 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 36 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 39 2005
* 2007/0173,866 Surgical hemostatic clip 17 2006
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 133 2006
* 2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 57 2006
* 2007/0288,039 Clip applying apparatus with curved jaws, and clip 27 2007
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 71 2007
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 28 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 63 2008
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 124 2009
* 2009/0228,024 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 15 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 63 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 29 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 30 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 14 2009
* 2009/0299,382 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY 22 2009
9,358,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with wedge plate 0 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 19 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 27 2009
* 2010/0057,105 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 33 2009
* 2010/0057,107 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH WEDGE PLATE 127 2009
* 2010/0057,106 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CONNECTOR PLATE 15 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 62 2009
* 2010/0049,216 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY 19 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 30 2009
* 2010/0121,351 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 18 2009
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 30 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 29 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 20 2010
* 2011/0087,242 SUTURE CLIP APPLIER 32 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 126 2010
* 2011/0028,994 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 12 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 10 2010
* 2011/0137,323 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 30 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 27 2010
* 2011/0144,665 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 17 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 124 2011
* 2011/0208,211 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 12 2011
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 53 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 28 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 12 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 28 2011
9,186,153 Locking cam driver and jaw assembly for clip applier 10 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 10 2012
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 27 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 27 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 2012
9,364,216 Surgical clip applier with integrated clip counter 0 2012
9,364,239 Jaw closure mechanism for a surgical clip applier 0 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 12 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 10 2013
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 12 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2013
9,408,610 Surgical clip applier with dissector 0 2013
9,439,654 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,498,227 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 26 2013
9,364,240 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,480,477 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 0 2013
9,414,844 Surgical clip appliers 0 2014
9,398,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2014
9,393,024 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2014
9,358,011 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2015
 
JAFCO GC 1 INVESTMENT ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (4)
* 2002/0099,394 Sutureless anastomosis systems 65 2002
* 2003/0014,063 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 27 2002
* 2003/0014,061 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 1 2002
* 2003/0014,062 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 12 2002
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 78 2001
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
6,217,585 Mechanical stent and graft delivery system 153 1997
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 70 1999
6,599,302 Aortic aneurysm treatment systems 36 1999
6,361,559 Thermal securing anastomosis systems 73 1999
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (1)
* 2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 50 2005
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 68 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 69 2005
* 2006/0235,439 SURGICAL CLIP ADVANCEMENT MECHANISM 52 2005
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 34 2007
8,915,930 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 0 2007
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 39 2009
9,370,400 Clip applier adapted for use with a surgical robot 0 2012
 
FEMCARE-NIKOMED LIMITED (1)
D631964 Medical equipment 1 2009
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (15)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 95 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 57 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 46 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 12 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 25 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 95 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 34 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 52 2001
* 2002/0173,809 Sutureless anastomosis system deployment concepts 29 2002
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 76 2002
* 2003/0229,365 Angled vascular anastomosis system 9 2002
7,083,631 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 33 2002
* 2004/0068,278 Anastomosis systems 11 2003
* 2006/0064,119 Vascular anastomosis systems 5 2004
* 2005/0251,163 Vascular anastomosis systems 5 2004
 
BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (11)
7,892,246 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 16 2002
7,351,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting body conduits 33 2002
* 2003/0100,920 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 136 2002
7,892,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 56 2002
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8,690,816 Implantable flow connector 4 2008
8,366,651 Implantable flow connector 10 2008
8,961,446 Implantable flow connector 1 2012
9,282,967 Implantable flow connector 0 2013
9,314,600 Delivery system for implantable flow connector 0 2013
9,345,485 Implantable flow connector 0 2015
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (10)
* 6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 74 2001
* 2002/0062,130 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 32 2001
* 7,094,245 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 17 2001
7,488,334 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 15 2003
7,879,052 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 6 2005
* 2005/0182,426 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 19 2005
8,043,307 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 2 2005
* 2005/0192,596 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 26 2005
8,187,286 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 6 2008
* 2009/0149,870 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING BODY TISSUE 6 2008
 
Grieshaber & Co. AG Schaffhausen (2)
* 6,855,156 Ophthalmic microsurgical instrument 8 2001
* 2001/0056,286 Surgical instrument 8 2001
 
BIO CONNECT SYSTEMS (1)
* 2009/0036,820 IMPLANTABLE FLOW CONNECTOR 10 2008
 
PILLING WECK INCORPORATED (2)
7,211,091 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 60 2002
* 2004/0044,352 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 17 2002
* Cited By Examiner