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 7405
Maffei, Frank C Shelton, CT 26 1881
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 65 5687

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
* 4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 160 1985
* 5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 152 1987
* 5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 232 1991
* 5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 122 1991
* 5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 95 1992
* 5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 130 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,674,504 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 117 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 62 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 161 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 89 1981
* 4,598,711 Surgical instrument 122 1984
* 4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 118 1985
 
SYNERGETICS, INC. (1)
* 5,370,658 Microsurgical instrument having dexterous handle with interchangeable instrument heads 53 1992
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (1)
* 4,372,316 Surgical device 124 1980
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W (1)
* 4,532,925 Ligator device 100 1981
 
SENCORP (1)
* 4,549,544 Clip stop for a surgical ligating instrument 73 1983
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 456 1991
 
OLD KENT BANK (1)
* 4,850,355 Hemostatic clip applicator for applying multiple hemostatic clips 130 1987
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
* 4,562,839 Surgical instrument 148 1983
 
Habley Medical Technology Corporation (1)
* 5,282,806 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly 389 1992
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 60 2009
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
* 5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 414 1991
 
VASO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,211,649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 312 1988
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
* 4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 103 1984
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,501,698 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 179 1994
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
* 4,586,503 Surgical microclip 257 1983
* 4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 107 1985
* 4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 282 1987
* 4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 329 1989
 
ETHICON, INC. (14)
* 4,480,640 Ligating device 92 1980
* 4,565,199 Ligator 16 1980
* 4,430,997 Multiple clip applier 98 1980
* 4,471,780 Multiple ligating clip applier instrument 62 1982
* 4,478,220 Ligating clip cartridge 67 1982
* 4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 103 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 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 75 1984
* 5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 438 1991
* 5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 280 1992
* 5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 271 1993
 
Klieman; Charles H. (5)
* 4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 159 1980
* 4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 172 1982
* 4,452,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 69 1983
* 4,452,357 Surgical stapler 35 1983
* 4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 128 1984
 
COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
* 4,316,468 Surgical stapler 113 1980
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (6)
* 4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 347 1982
* 4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 145 1982
* 4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 255 1984
* 4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 411 1985
* 5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 675 1990
* 5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 215 1990
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
* 5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 132 1989
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
* 7,264,625 Surgical clip applier with remote operation 39 2000
9,326,776 Manually actuated surgical clip applier 0 2006
* 2012/0150,216 Distally Actuated Surgical Instrument 0 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 18 2004
 
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL INC. (1)
* 2004/0267,244 Medical instrument handle 1 2004
 
Cardica, Inc. (10)
* 6,786,914 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 9 2000
7,048,751 Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device 2 2002
7,309,343 Method for cutting tissue 9 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 10 2004
7,468,066 Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 42 2005
* 2005/0149,078 Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 5 2005
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (28)
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 85 2005
7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 22 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 219 2005
* 2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 62 2005
* 2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 62 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 15 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 83 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 22 2005
* 2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 69 2005
* 2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 62 2005
* 2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 76 2005
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 7 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 81 2007
* 2008/0027,465 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER METHODS 49 2007
8,262,679 Clip advancer 22 2009
* 2011/0087,241 Clip Advancer 20 2009
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 22 2010
* 2010/0185,215 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 14 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 21 2010
* 2010/0249,804 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 13 2010
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 7 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 16 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 26 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 21 2011
* 2011/0224,696 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 18 2011
* 2011/0218,555 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 18 2011
* 2011/0218,553 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 17 2011
* 2011/0218,556 CLIP ADVANCER WITH LOCKOUT MECHANISM 18 2011
 
SCOTT AND WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND SCOTT, SHERWOOD AND BRINDLEY FOUNDATION (1)
* 2008/0147,083 Method and device for fixation of ophthalmic tissue 3 2007
 
PHOTOGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,652,544 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 39 2001
 
Femcare (Cyprus) 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 (60)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 9 2005
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 17 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 22 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 25 2005
* 2007/0173,866 Surgical hemostatic clip 6 2006
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 86 2006
* 2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 44 2006
* 2007/0288,039 Clip applying apparatus with curved jaws, and clip 16 2007
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 31 2007
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 24 2008
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 78 2009
* 2009/0228,024 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 10 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 15 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 25 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 17 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 17 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 9 2009
* 2009/0299,382 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY 10 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 15 2009
* 2010/0057,105 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 21 2009
* 2010/0057,107 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH WEDGE PLATE 82 2009
* 2010/0057,106 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CONNECTOR PLATE 10 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 24 2009
* 2010/0049,216 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY 8 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 17 2009
* 2010/0121,351 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 12 2009
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 17 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 17 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 9 2010
* 2011/0087,242 SUTURE CLIP APPLIER 21 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 80 2010
* 2011/0028,994 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 7 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 0 2010
* 2011/0137,323 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 17 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 15 2010
* 2011/0144,665 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 6 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 79 2011
* 2011/0208,211 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 6 2011
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 11 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 15 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 1 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 16 2011
9,186,153 Locking cam driver and jaw assembly for clip applier 0 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2012
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 15 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 15 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 15 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 1 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 9 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 9 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 1 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 9 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 4 2013
 
JAFCO GC 1 INVESTMENT ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (3)
* 2002/0099,394 Sutureless anastomosis systems 63 2002
* 2003/0014,063 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 23 2002
* 2003/0014,061 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 1 2002
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 64 2001
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
6,217,585 Mechanical stent and graft delivery system 134 1997
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 67 1999
6,599,302 Aortic aneurysm treatment systems 34 1999
6,361,559 Thermal securing anastomosis systems 69 1999
 
Microline Pentax Inc. (1)
* 2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 37 2005
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (6)
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 55 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 56 2005
* 2006/0235,439 SURGICAL CLIP ADVANCEMENT MECHANISM 37 2005
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 21 2007
8,915,930 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 0 2007
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 26 2009
 
Femcare-Nikomed Limited (1)
D631964 Medical equipment 1 2009
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (15)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 85 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 52 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 40 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 10 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 22 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 84 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 28 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 48 2001
* 2002/0173,809 Sutureless anastomosis system deployment concepts 24 2002
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 60 2002
* 2003/0229,365 Angled vascular anastomosis system 8 2002
7,083,631 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 30 2002
* 2004/0068,278 Anastomosis systems 9 2003
* 2006/0064,119 Vascular anastomosis systems 4 2004
* 2005/0251,163 Vascular anastomosis systems 4 2004
 
BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
7,892,246 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 13 2002
7,351,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting body conduits 24 2002
7,892,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 41 2002
* 2003/0088,256 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 80 2002
8,690,816 Implantable flow connector 4 2008
8,366,651 Implantable flow connector 7 2008
8,961,446 Implantable flow connector 0 2012
9,282,967 Implantable flow connector 0 2013
9,314,600 Delivery system for implantable flow connector 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
* 6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 57 2001
* 7,094,245 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 11 2001
7,488,334 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 9 2003
7,879,052 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 5 2005
* 2005/0182,426 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 17 2005
8,043,307 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 1 2005
* 2005/0192,596 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 22 2005
8,187,286 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 3 2008
* 2009/0149,870 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING BODY TISSUE 4 2008
 
Grieshaber & Co. AG Schaffhausen (2)
* 6,855,156 Ophthalmic microsurgical instrument 5 2001
* 2001/0056,286 Surgical instrument 5 2001
 
BIO CONNECT SYSTEMS (1)
* 2009/0036,820 IMPLANTABLE FLOW CONNECTOR 9 2008
 
PILLING WECK INCORPORATED (2)
7,211,091 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 47 2002
* 2004/0044,352 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 6 2002
* Cited By Examiner