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, CA45

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alesi, Daniel E Sherman, CT 41 5552
Maffei, Frank C Shelton, CT 39 1281
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 73 3945

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON, INC. (14)
4,480,640 Ligating device 81 1980
4,565,199 Ligator 16 1980
4,430,997 Multiple clip applier 96 1980
4,471,780 Multiple ligating clip applier instrument 57 1982
4,478,220 Ligating clip cartridge 61 1982
4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 73 1982
4,425,915 Surgical clip applier with in-line cartridge and interruptable biased feeder 85 1982
4,427,008 Multiple ligating clip applier with rocking escapement 51 1982
4,448,193 Surgical clip applier with circular clip magazine 41 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 63 1984
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 322 1991
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 185 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 181 1993
 
United States Surgical Corporation (8)
4,242,902 Surgical clip applicator 128 1978
4,299,224 Disposable clip applier 118 1979
4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 318 1982
4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 128 1982
4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 223 1984
4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 340 1985
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 540 1990
5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 184 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (6)
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 139 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 137 1987
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 206 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 106 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 81 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 54 1992
 
Klieman; Charles H. (5)
4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 151 1980
4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 158 1982
4,452,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 66 1983
4,452,357 Surgical stapler 35 1983
4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 114 1984
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (4)
4,586,503 Surgical microclip 234 1983
4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 88 1985
4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 249 1987
4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 279 1989
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (3)
4,576,166 Surgical ligating instrument 77 1981
4,598,711 Surgical instrument 108 1984
4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 107 1985
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (2)
4,296,751 Surgical device 120 1979
4,372,316 Surgical device 111 1980
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (2)
4,202,480 Stapler including means for preventing double feeding of staples 115 1979
4,317,535 Stapler with tapered anvil 26 1980
 
AESCULAP AG (1)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 90 1984
 
Aesculap-Werke AG vormals Jetter & Scheerer (1)
4,462,404 Forceps- or tweezers-shaped surgical instrument 54 1982
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
 
COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
4,316,468 Surgical stapler 109 1980
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
5,501,698 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 165 1994
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 303 1991
 
Habley Medical Technology Corporation (1)
5,282,806 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly 271 1992
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 141 1990
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
4,562,839 Surgical instrument 137 1983
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W. (1)
4,532,925 Ligator device 88 1981
 
OLD KENT BANK (1)
4,850,355 Hemostatic clip applicator for applying multiple hemostatic clips 117 1987
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 118 1989
 
SENCORP (1)
4,549,544 Clip stop for a surgical ligating instrument 62 1983
 
SMITH, LAWRENCE M. (1)
4,256,251 Surgical staplers and staple 117 1979
 
SYNERGETICS, INC. (1)
5,370,658 Microsurgical instrument having dexterous handle with interchangeable instrument heads 47 1992
 
VASO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,211,649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 220 1988
 
WILK AND NAKAO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,156,609 Endoscopic stapling device and method 331 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
4,201,314 Cartridge for a surgical clip applying device 49 1978
4,674,504 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 104 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 52 1990

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COVIDIEN LP (32)
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 0 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 8 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 10 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 10 2005
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2006
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 7 2007
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 5 2008
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 5 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 6 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 6 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 5 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 5 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2009
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 0 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 5 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 5 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 5 2011
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 5 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 5 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2012
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (19)
7,731,724 Surgical clip advancement and alignment mechanism 16 2005
7,686,820 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 15 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 130 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 42 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 42 2005
8,523,882 Clip advancer mechanism with alignment features 5 2005
8,038,686 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 14 2005
7,740,641 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 15 2005
8,236,012 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 9 2007
8,753,356 Surgical clip applier methods 0 2007
8,075,571 Surgical clip applier methods 13 2007
8,262,679 Clip advancer 9 2009
8,267,945 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 14 2009
8,246,634 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 10 2010
8,246,635 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 9 2010
8,821,516 Clip applier with migrational resistance features 0 2011
8,496,673 Clip advancer with lockout mechanism 6 2011
8,328,822 Surgical clip applier ratchet mechanism 13 2011
8,216,257 Clip applier configured to prevent clip fallout 9 2011
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (10)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 72 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 46 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 30 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 9 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 16 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 62 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 21 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 45 2001
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 43 2002
7,083,631 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 22 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (6)
6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 40 2001
7,094,245 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 6 2001
7,488,334 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 6 2003
7,879,052 Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping 4 2005
8,043,307 Apparatus for compressing body tissue 1 2005
8,187,286 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 3 2008
 
Cardica, Inc. (6)
6,786,914 Sutureless closure and deployment system for connecting blood vessels 6 2000
7,048,751 Implantable medical device such as an anastomosis device 2 2002
7,309,343 Method for cutting tissue 1 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 28 2005
 
BIOCONNECT SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
7,892,246 Devices and methods for interconnecting conduits and closing openings in tissue 8 2002
7,351,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting body conduits 16 2002
7,892,247 Devices and methods for interconnecting vessels 8 2002
8,690,816 Implantable flow connector 0 2008
8,366,651 Implantable flow connector 1 2008
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
6,217,585 Mechanical stent and graft delivery system 92 1997
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 44 1999
6,599,302 Aortic aneurysm treatment systems 22 1999
6,361,559 Thermal securing anastomosis systems 58 1999
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 50 2001
 
FEMCARE LIMITED (1)
7,875,040 Visual indication of a trigger intermediate position on an applicator 0 2004
 
FEMCARE-NIKOMED LIMITED (1)
D631964 Medical equipment 1 2009
 
Grieshaber & Co. AG Schaffhausen (1)
6,855,156 Ophthalmic microsurgical instrument 2 2001
 
PHOTOGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,652,544 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 30 2001
 
PILLING WECK INCORPORATED (1)
7,211,091 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 38 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
7,264,625 Surgical clip applier with remote operation 29 2000
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2009