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, CA18

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alesi, Daniel E Sherman, CT 36 11434
Maffei, Frank C Shelton, CT 29 3424
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 69 9712

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TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (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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9763668 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2015
9642627 Self-centering clip and jaw 0 2015
9358011 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 14 2015
9848886 Surgical clip applier 0 2015
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