US Patent No: 6,004,335

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Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument

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A therapeutic ultrasonic instrument is provided for hemostatic cutting and/or cauterizing of tissue. A preferred embodiment provides an end effector which grasps tissue while a cutting element energized by ultrasonic energy is passed through the tissue to cut and cauterize the tissue while it is being held by the tissue grasping portion of the end effector. One embodiment further includes staples which are applied to the tissue as well.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1771

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cosentino, Louis F Cincinnati, OH 1 534
Vaitekunas, Jeffrey J West Chester, OH 32 2949
VanZandt, Richard Cincinnati, OH 1 534

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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (2)
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7,367,983 Vessel harvesting apparatus 0 2005
9,113,878 Pinion clip for right angle linear cutter 0 2011
9,113,898 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2011
9,113,940 Trigger lockout and kickback mechanism for surgical instruments 0 2012
9,113,863 Surgical fastening assembly 0 2012
9,113,903 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 0 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,113,847 Electro-mechanical surgical device 0 2013
9,113,905 Variable resistor jaw 0 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 0 2013
9,113,876 Powered surgical instrument 0 2014
 
SOUND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (4)
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6,932,810 Apparatus and method for sealing and cutting tissue 268 2001
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (13)
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8,206,415 Arterial hole closure apparatus 0 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 377 2004
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 413 2005
RE40514 Surgical stapler 43 2005
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 326 2006
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 362 2006
7,278,562 Surgical stapler 260 2006
7,308,998 Surgical stapler 190 2007
7,891,532 Surgical stapler 49 2008
8,011,553 Surgical stapler 56 2010
8,056,788 Surgical stapler 44 2011
8,272,553 Surgical stapler 42 2012
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (30)
7,435,249 Electrosurgical instruments which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 119 2001
7,160,298 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces effects to adjacent tissue structures 170 2001
7,135,020 Electrosurgical instrument reducing flashover 161 2001
7,118,587 Vessel sealer and divider 246 2001
7,101,372 Vessel sealer and divider 264 2001
7,101,373 Vessel sealer and divider 247 2001
D457958 Vessel sealer and divider 555 2001
D457959 Vessel sealer 396 2001
7,090,673 Vessel sealer and divider 369 2002
6,726,686 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 191 2002
D499181 Handle for a vessel sealer and divider 405 2003
D496997 Vessel sealer and divider 435 2003
7,150,097 Method of manufacturing jaw assembly for vessel sealer and divider 221 2003
7,241,294 Pistol grip electrosurgical pencil with manual aspirator/irrigator and methods of using the same 43 2003
7,033,354 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 162 2003
7,241,296 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 173 2003
7,252,666 Arterial hole closure apparatus 1 2004
7,235,072 Motion detector for controlling electrosurgical output 22 2004
D541938 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 366 2004
7,384,420 Vessel sealer and divider 126 2004
D533942 Open vessel sealer with mechanical cutter 366 2004
7,195,631 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 213 2004
D541418 Lung sealing device 398 2004
D535027 Low profile vessel sealing and cutting mechanism 387 2004
D531311 Pistol grip style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 395 2004
D525361 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 363 2004
D564662 Hourglass-shaped knife for electrosurgical forceps 353 2004
7,384,421 Slide-activated cutting assembly 115 2005
7,223,265 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 163 2006
7,458,972 Electrosurgical electrode having a non-conductive porous ceramic coating 115 2007
 
Coviden IP (1)
D680220 Slider handle for laparoscopic device 4 2012
 
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8,568,411 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,915,910 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,579,894 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,562,598 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,551,088 Electrosurgical system 2 2009
 
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7,556,633 Method and apparatus for endoscopic dissection of blood vessels 1 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (287)
6,533,157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 222 2000
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 357 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 257 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 290 2001
* 6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 430 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 372 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 474 2001
7,695,485 Surgical device 36 2001
8,016,855 Surgical device 46 2002
7,951,071 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 35 2002
8,292,888 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 47 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 243 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 243 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 231 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 227 2002
8,281,973 Surgical stapling device 33 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 465 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 333 2003
7,743,960 Surgical device 183 2003
7,726,537 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 176 2003
7,617,961 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 33 2003
7,588,177 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 139 2003
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 384 2004
8,025,199 Surgical cutting and stapling device 124 2004
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
* 8,714,429 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 0 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 441 2004
8,770,459 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 0 2004
8,357,144 Electro-mechanical surgical device 38 2005
7,780,055 Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism 116 2005
* 7,608,073 Energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device 4 2005
8,652,152 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 6 2005
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 5 2005
7,905,890 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2005
7,717,926 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 18 2005
7,637,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2005
D629101 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
D625009 Surgical clip applier 2 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 251 2006
7,461,767 Battery powered surgical instrument 200 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 38 2006
7,537,602 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 56 2006
7,721,935 Surgical stapling device 8 2006
8,708,210 Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument 0 2006
8,608,043 Surgical instrument having a multi-layered drive beam 0 2006
8,584,921 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 2 2006
7,845,535 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 47 2006
7,637,410 Surgical instrument including a locking assembly 31 2006
8,033,438 Surgical stapling device 11 2006
7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 34 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 81 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 245 2007
D574323 Generator 71 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 71 2007
D575395 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 253 2007
7,559,453 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 25 2007
* 7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 270 2007
8,267,935 Electrosurgical instrument reducing current densities at an insulator conductor junction 1 2007
8,066,166 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 6 2007
8,800,837 Powered surgical instrument 0 2007
7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 170 2007
7,823,760 Powered surgical stapling device platform 20 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 31 2007
8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 13 2007
D575401 Vessel sealer 264 2007
7,597,230 Surgical stapling device 58 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 270 2007
8,506,565 Electrosurgical device with LED adapter 0 2007
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 16 2007
7,584,880 Surgical stapling device 25 2007
8,596,513 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 0 2007
9,039,736 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 0 2008
7,934,628 Surgical stapling device 13 2008
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 13 2008
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 20 2008
7,770,774 Surgical stapler 132 2008
7,690,547 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 23 2008
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 19 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 100 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 17 2008
8,663,218 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,663,219 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,632,536 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,591,509 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2008
8,162,937 High volume fluid seal for electrosurgical handpiece 1 2008
8,469,956 Variable resistor jaw 6 2008
* 7,637,409 Powered surgical stapling device 192 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 138 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 24 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 25 2008
7,866,525 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 36 2008
8,795,274 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 1 2008
8,784,417 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 1 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 8 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 176 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 14 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 39 2008
8,221,416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 9 2008
8,303,582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 7 2008
8,241,283 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 9 2008
8,734,443 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 1 2008
7,877,852 Method of manufacturing an end effector assembly for sealing tissue 20 2008
7,877,853 Method of manufacturing end effector assembly for sealing tissue 24 2008
7,963,433 Surgical device having multiple drivers 33 2008
7,918,230 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 36 2008
9,023,043 Insulating mechanically-interfaced boot and jaws for electrosurgical forceps 0 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
8,267,936 Insulating mechanically-interfaced adhesive for electrosurgical forceps 2 2008
8,251,996 Insulating sheath for electrosurgical forceps 6 2008
8,235,992 Insulating boot with mechanical reinforcement for electrosurgical forceps 7 2008
8,236,025 Silicone insulated electrosurgical forceps 7 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 34 2008
8,235,993 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with exohinged structure 11 2008
8,968,314 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 1 2008
8,535,312 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 6 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 38 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 5 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 172 2008
8,636,761 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an endoscopic electrosurgical procedure 3 2008
8,016,827 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 39 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 183 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 8 2008
7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 13 2008
8,235,987 Thermal penetration and arc length controllable electrosurgical pencil 2 2008
7,793,814 Surgical stapling device 17 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 33 2008
8,764,748 End effector assembly for electrosurgical device and method for making the same 1 2009
8,216,236 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 4 2009
8,623,276 Method and system for sterilizing an electrosurgical instrument 2 2009
8,231,620 Extension cutting blade 0 2009
8,636,733 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2009
8,597,292 Electrosurgical pencil including improved controls 0 2009
8,409,222 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 29 2009
8,136,713 Surgical stapling instrument having transducer effecting vibrations 24 2009
8,357,158 Jaw closure detection system 2 2009
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 7 2009
7,845,538 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 26 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 23 2009
7,762,445 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 34 2009
8,931,683 Surgical stapling device 0 2009
7,891,534 Surgical stapling device 11 2009
9,022,271 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2009
8,585,717 Single stroke endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2009
8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 13 2009
8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 14 2009
8,056,565 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 14 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2009
8,419,752 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 13 2009
8,465,502 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 13 2009
7,819,896 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 9 2009
8,292,886 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 26 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 16 2009
8,038,693 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 66 2009
8,388,647 Apparatus for tissue sealing 12 2009
7,857,184 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 12 2009
8,020,742 Powered surgical stapling device 84 2009
7,913,893 Surgical stapler 55 2009
7,845,534 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 144 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 15 2010
8,808,288 Surgical forceps including belt blade reverser mechanism 1 2010
8,033,440 Surgical stapling device 12 2010
8,021,373 Surgical device 4 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 87 2010
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2010
8,118,207 Surgical stapling device 0 2010
8,821,514 Powered tack applier 0 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 4 2010
8,056,786 Surgical device 2 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 14 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 2 2010
8,167,186 Surgical stapling device 5 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 2 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 7 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 2 2010
8,061,577 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 7 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2010
8,091,753 Surgical stapling device 6 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 13 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 3 2010
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,191,752 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 33 2010
8,052,024 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 12 2010
8,056,791 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 10 2010
8,245,900 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 25 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 9 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 20 2011
8,746,534 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,113,408 Surgical stapling device 5 2011
8,740,039 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,752,748 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 0 2011
7,992,758 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 21 2011
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 89 2011
8,348,125 Battery powered surgical instrument 3 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 18 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 11 2011
9,017,371 Surgical device having multiple drivers 0 2011
8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 8 2011
8,272,554 Surgical device having multiple drivers 30 2011
9,033,868 Couplings for interconnecting components of an electro-mechanical surgical device 0 2011
8,628,467 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 0 2011
8,292,148 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 3 2011
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 0 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 13 2011
8,353,440 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 7 2011
8,561,874 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 0 2011
8,512,359 Surgical device 5 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,162,197 Surgical stapler 43 2011
8,240,536 Powered surgical stapling device 3 2011
8,518,074 Surgical device 1 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 3 2011
8,286,848 Surgical stapling device 2 2011
8,424,739 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 35 2011
8,535,340 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 17 2011
8,535,341 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 17 2011
8,408,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 33 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 13 2011
8,540,733 Surgical method and device having a first jaw and a second jaw in opposed correspondence for clamping, cutting, and stapling tissue 20 2011
8,118,208 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 5 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 5 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 8 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 2 2011
8,968,309 Surgical forceps 1 2011
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 3 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 4 2011
8,292,151 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 34 2011
8,418,904 Surgical stapling device 2 2012
8,186,559 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 7 2012
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2012
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,898,888 System for manufacturing electrosurgical seal plates 1 2012
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 13 2012
8,852,228 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2012
8,387,850 Surgical stapling instrument having transducer effecting vibrations 2 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 6 2012
8,568,444 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 1 2012
9,028,493 In vivo attachable and detachable end effector assembly and laparoscopic surgical instrument and methods therefor 0 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 13 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 2 2012
8,459,523 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 4 2012
8,454,602 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 2012
9,033,202 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2012
8,925,783 Powered surgical instrument 1 2012
9,107,664 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 6 2012
8,770,458 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 1 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 20 2012
8,459,522 Powered surgical stapling device 2 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2012
8,945,124 Thermal penetration and arc length controllable electrosurgical pencil 0 2012
8,696,667 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 4 2012
8,523,898 Endoscopic electrosurgical jaws with offset knife 2 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 13 2012
8,453,912 Surgical stapler 41 2012
8,523,890 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 0 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 2 2012
8,616,427 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 2 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2012
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2013
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
8,740,035 Surgical stapler 1 2013
8,858,554 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2013
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,858,589 Surgical device 0 2013
8,740,932 Surgical device 0 2013
8,845,665 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 0 2013
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 1 2013
8,887,979 Surgical stapler 0 2014
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9,078,654 Surgical device 0 2014
9,004,340 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2014
 
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9,067,362 Method of using ultrasonic vibration to secure body tissue with fastening element 0 2007
 
GUIDANT INVESTMENT CORPORATION (1)
7,014,644 Tissue bonding system and method for controlling a tissue site during anastomosis 1 2002
 
BONUTTI 2003 TRUST (1)
* 2004/0230,223 Method and device for securing body tissue 51 2004
 
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6,500,188 Ultrasonic surgical instrument with finger actuator 127 2001
6,561,983 Attachments of components of ultrasonic blades or waveguides 130 2001
6,558,376 Method of use of an ultrasonic clamp and coagulation apparatus with tissue support surface 104 2001
8,246,642 Ultrasonic medical instrument and medical instrument connection assembly 11 2005
* 7,303,108 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack 322 2005
7,621,930 Ultrasound medical instrument having a medical ultrasonic blade 8 2006
* 7,854,735 Energy-based medical treatment system and method 48 2006
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* 2012/0109,184 VIBRATORY MOTOR USE 0 2010
* 2013/0103,065 ULTRASONIC DEVICE FOR CUTTING AND COAGULATING 1 2012
 
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* 8,523,043 Surgical stapler having haptic feedback 2 2010
* 2012/0138,658 SURGICAL STAPLER HAVING HAPTIC FEEDBACK 86 2010
8,845,667 Surgical tool having a programmable rotary module for providing haptic feedback 0 2011
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (1)
* 7,837,699 Ultrasonic treatment apparatus 40 2006
 
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6,488,196 Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue 313 2000
 
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6,398,797 Tissue bonding system and method for controlling a tissue site during anastomosis 297 2000
6,478,804 Anastomosis system and method for controlling a tissue site 81 2001
7,063,712 Anastomosis method 167 2002
6,994,714 Anastomosis system 45 2002
7,300,444 Surgical system and method for connecting hollow tissue structures 54 2003
7,371,243 Surgical apparatus and method for anastomosis 4 2003
7,850,703 System for performing anastomosis 12 2004
7,217,285 Apparatus for performing anastomosis 83 2004
7,699,859 Method of performing anastomosis 111 2004
7,303,570 Anastomosis tool having a connector holder 2 2004
7,682,368 Anastomosis tool actuated with stored energy 22 2005
8,915,934 Anastomosis system with anvil entry hole sealer 1 2007
8,701,960 Surgical stapler with reduced clamp gap for insertion 0 2009
8,475,474 Anastomosis method utilizing tool with fluid-driven actuator 18 2009
7,963,432 Driverless surgical stapler 47 2010
8,272,551 Method of utilizing a driverless surgical stapler 3 2011
8,789,738 Surgical method for stapling tissue 1 2011
8,679,155 Surgical method utilizing a true multiple-fire surgical stapler 1 2011
8,439,245 True multi-fire endocutter 2 2011
 
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8,033,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 13 2007
 
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* 7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 105 2003
 
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6,511,480 Open vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 253 1999
6,451,018 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 227 2000
6,585,735 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 236 2000
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 339 2001
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 35 2001
7,118,570 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 186 2001
7,103,947 Molded insulating hinge for bipolar instruments 169 2002
7,083,618 Vessel sealer and divider 275 2002
7,101,371 Vessel sealer and divider 298 2002
6,960,210 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 186 2002
6,682,528 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 362 2002
7,267,677 Vessel sealing instrument 176 2002
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 25 2003
* 7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 58 2003
7,156,846 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 243 2003
7,393,354 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 22 2003
7,244,257 Electrosurgical pencil having a single button variable control 128 2003
7,799,026 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 59 2003
7,442,193 Electrically conductive/insulative over-shoe for tissue fusion 114 2003
7,156,844 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 64 2003
7,179,258 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 172 2004
7,160,299 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 335 2004
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 27 2004
7,147,638 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 243 2004
7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 177 2004
7,252,667 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout 191 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 40 2004
7,276,068 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 178 2004
7,150,749 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety cutting mechanism 181 2004
7,156,842 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 201 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 32 2004
D567943 Over-ratchet safety for a vessel sealing instrument 244 2004
7,232,440 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 200 2004
7,367,976 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 164 2004
7,131,970 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 194 2004
7,510,556 Vessel sealing instrument 111 2004
7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 117 2005
7,377,920 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 113 2005
7,207,990 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 159 2005
7,837,685 Switch mechanisms for safe activation of energy on an electrosurgical instrument 20 2005
7,708,735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 26 2005
7,503,917 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 20 2005
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 45 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 171 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 17 2005
7,628,792 Bilateral foot jaws 59 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 121 2005
7,686,827 Magnetic closure mechanism for hemostat 27 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 36 2005
7,329,256 Vessel sealing instrument 192 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 32 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 21 2006
8,882,766 Method and system for controlling delivery of energy to divide tissue 0 2006
7,879,033 Electrosurgical pencil with advanced ES controls 14 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 29 2006
7,131,971 Vessel sealer and divider 174 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 39 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 17 2006
7,270,664 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 182 2006
8,128,624 Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue 37 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 56 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 59 2006
9,107,672 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 0 2006
8,597,297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 1 2006
7,255,697 Vessel sealer and divider 177 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 21 2006
7,846,161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 33 2006
7,819,872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 22 2006
7,789,878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 30 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 29 2006
8,647,341 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 0 2006
7,879,035 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 48 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 68 2006
7,959,633 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 5 2006
7,857,812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 23 2006
7,655,007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 35 2006
7,955,327 Motion detector for controlling electrosurgical output 12 2007
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 22 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 61 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 13 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 127 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 142 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 122 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 21 2007
8,128,622 Electrosurgical pencil having a single button variable control 8 2007
8,540,711 Vessel sealer and divider 0 2007
8,192,433 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 9 2007
7,553,312 Vessel sealing instrument 111 2007
7,513,898 Vessel sealing instrument 123 2008
7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 28 2008
7,621,909 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 2 2008
8,123,743 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 11 2008
8,361,071 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 1 2008
8,298,228 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 3 2008
9,095,347 Electrically conductive/insulative over shoe for tissue fusion 0 2008
7,799,028 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 36 2008
8,241,284 Vessel sealer and divider with non-conductive stop members 10 2009
8,496,656 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 0 2009
8,382,754 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 0 2009
8,449,540 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 0 2009
8,303,586 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 2 2009
7,896,878 Vessel sealing instrument 21 2009
8,623,017 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and overratchet safety 4 2009
7,947,041 Vessel sealing instrument 16 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 40 2009
8,016,824 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 1 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 13 2009
8,740,901 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2010
7,951,150 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 33 2010
8,668,689 In-line vessel sealer and divider 0 2010
8,679,114 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 0 2010
8,348,948 Vessel sealing system using capacitive RF dielectric heating 5 2010
8,257,352 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 15 2010
8,945,125 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 0 2010
8,641,713 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 4 2010
8,034,052 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 14 2010
8,361,072 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 6 2010
8,394,095 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 2 2011
8,147,489 Open vessel sealing instrument 13 2011
8,197,633 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 6 2011
8,551,091 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 1 2011
8,394,096 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 5 2011
8,366,709 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 3 2011
8,460,289 Electrode with rotatably deployable sheath 0 2012
8,333,765 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 3 2012
8,668,688 Soft tissue RF transection and resection device 0 2012
8,597,296 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 0 2012
8,591,506 Vessel sealing system 14 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 4 2012
8,945,126 Single action tissue sealer 0 2013
8,939,973 Single action tissue sealer 0 2013
8,945,127 Single action tissue sealer 0 2014
 
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