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, CA18

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alesi, Daniel E Sherman, CT 36 7881
Maffei, Frank C Shelton, CT 26 2060
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 65 6099

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
* 4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 169 1985
* 5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 160 1987
* 5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 244 1991
* 5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 130 1991
* 5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 108 1992
* 5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 160 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,674,504 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 125 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 69 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 168 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 96 1981
* 4,598,711 Surgical instrument 130 1984
* 4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 125 1985
 
SYNERGETICS, INC. (1)
* 5,370,658 Microsurgical instrument having dexterous handle with interchangeable instrument heads 54 1992
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (1)
* 4,372,316 Surgical device 132 1980
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W (1)
* 4,532,925 Ligator device 108 1981
 
SENCORP (1)
* 4,549,544 Clip stop for a surgical ligating instrument 80 1983
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 488 1991
 
OLD KENT BANK (1)
* 4,850,355 Hemostatic clip applicator for applying multiple hemostatic clips 138 1987
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
* 4,562,839 Surgical instrument 155 1983
 
Habley Medical Technology Corporation (1)
* 5,282,806 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly 414 1992
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 62 2009
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
* 5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 450 1991
 
VASO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 5,211,649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 331 1988
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
* 4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 110 1984
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,501,698 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 180 1994
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
* 4,586,503 Surgical microclip 260 1983
* 4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 115 1985
* 4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 289 1987
* 4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 343 1989
 
ETHICON, INC. (14)
* 4,480,640 Ligating device 99 1980
* 4,565,199 Ligator 16 1980
* 4,430,997 Multiple clip applier 98 1980
* 4,471,780 Multiple ligating clip applier instrument 63 1982
* 4,478,220 Ligating clip cartridge 68 1982
* 4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 113 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 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 82 1984
* 5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 479 1991
* 5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 308 1992
* 5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 298 1993
 
Klieman; Charles H. (5)
* 4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 160 1980
* 4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 180 1982
* 4,452,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 70 1983
* 4,452,357 Surgical stapler 35 1983
* 4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 136 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 358 1982
* 4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 154 1982
* 4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 267 1984
* 4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 430 1985
* 5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 720 1990
* 5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 226 1990
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
* 5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 140 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 46 2000
* 2012/0150,216 Distally Actuated Surgical Instrument 0 2011
* 2012/0150,217 Proximally Actuated Surgical Instrument 1 2011
9,398,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2014
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
* 2004/0193,213 Clip applying apparatus with curved jaws, and clip 24 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 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 43 2005
* 2005/0149,078 Trocar for use in deploying an anastomosis device and method of performing anastomosis 5 2005
 
DATASCOPE CORP. (1)
9,375,218 Systems and methods of tissue closure 0 2013
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
9,326,776 Manually actuated surgical clip applier 0 2006
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (29)
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 110 2005
7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 30 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 246 2005
* 2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 71 2005
* 2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 71 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 22 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 108 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 29 2005
* 2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 78 2005
* 2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 71 2005
* 2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 87 2005
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 14 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 106 2007
* 2008/0027,465 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER METHODS 57 2007
* 2008/0027,466 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER METHODS 67 2007
8,262,679 Clip advancer 30 2009
* 2011/0087,241 Clip Advancer 27 2009
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 30 2010
* 2010/0185,215 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 15 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 28 2010
* 2010/0249,804 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 14 2010
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 14 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 23 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 33 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 29 2011
* 2011/0224,696 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 25 2011
* 2011/0218,555 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 25 2011
* 2011/0218,553 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 24 2011
* 2011/0218,556 CLIP ADVANCER WITH LOCKOUT MECHANISM 25 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 40 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 (66)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 5 2004
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 16 2005
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 38 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 29 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2005
* 2007/0173,866 Surgical hemostatic clip 11 2006
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 112 2006
* 2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 52 2006
* 2007/0288,039 Clip applying apparatus with curved jaws, and clip 22 2007
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 53 2007
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 23 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 45 2008
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 103 2009
* 2009/0228,024 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 12 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 22 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 46 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 24 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 25 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 11 2009
* 2009/0299,382 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY 17 2009
9,358,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with wedge plate 0 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 14 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 22 2009
* 2010/0057,105 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 28 2009
* 2010/0057,107 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH WEDGE PLATE 107 2009
* 2010/0057,106 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CONNECTOR PLATE 12 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 45 2009
* 2010/0049,216 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY 14 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 24 2009
* 2010/0121,351 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 15 2009
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 24 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 24 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 16 2010
* 2011/0087,242 SUTURE CLIP APPLIER 25 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 105 2010
* 2011/0028,994 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 9 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 5 2010
* 2011/0137,323 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 25 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 22 2010
* 2011/0144,665 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 12 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 104 2011
* 2011/0208,211 ARTICULATING ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 9 2011
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 31 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 22 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 7 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 23 2011
9,186,153 Locking cam driver and jaw assembly for clip applier 5 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 5 2012
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 22 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 22 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 22 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 7 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 5 2013
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 7 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 13 2013
9,364,240 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
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 (3)
* 2002/0099,394 Sutureless anastomosis systems 63 2002
* 2003/0014,063 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 25 2002
* 2003/0014,061 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 1 2002
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 72 2001
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLGIES, INC. (4)
6,217,585 Mechanical stent and graft delivery system 141 1997
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 69 1999
6,599,302 Aortic aneurysm treatment systems 35 1999
6,361,559 Thermal securing anastomosis systems 72 1999
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (1)
* 2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 45 2005
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 63 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 64 2005
* 2006/0235,439 SURGICAL CLIP ADVANCEMENT MECHANISM 46 2005
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 29 2007
8,915,930 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 0 2007
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 34 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 88 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 54 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 42 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 11 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 23 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 88 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 29 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 49 2001
* 2002/0173,809 Sutureless anastomosis system deployment concepts 25 2002
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 68 2002
* 2003/0229,365 Angled vascular anastomosis system 9 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 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 14 2002
7,351,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting body conduits 26 2002
* 2003/0100,920 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 129 2002
7,892,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 47 2002
* 2003/0088,256 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 85 2002
8,690,816 Implantable flow connector 4 2008
8,366,651 Implantable flow connector 9 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. (9)
* 6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 67 2001
* 7,094,245 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 16 2001
7,488,334 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 12 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 18 2005
8,043,307 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 2 2005
* 2005/0192,596 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 24 2005
8,187,286 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 6 2008
* 2009/0149,870 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPRESSING BODY TISSUE 4 2008
 
Grieshaber & Co. AG Schaffhausen (2)
* 6,855,156 Ophthalmic microsurgical instrument 7 2001
* 2001/0056,286 Surgical instrument 5 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 54 2002
* 2004/0044,352 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 12 2002
* Cited By Examiner