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, OH1646

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cosentino, Louis F Cincinnati, OH 1 486
Vaitekunas, Jeffrey J West Chester, OH 37 2588
VanZandt, Richard Cincinnati, OH 1 486

Cited Art Landscape

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
5,324,299 Ultrasonic scalpel blade and methods of application 126 1992
5,322,055 Clamp coagulator/cutting system for ultrasonic surgical instruments 241 1993
5,562,700 Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments 57 1995
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 956 1993
5,405,344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 326 1993
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,458,598 Cutting and coagulating forceps 331 1993
 
EVERST MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
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Graduate Hospital Foundation Research Corporation (1)
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
5,445,638 Bipolar coagulation and cutting forceps 461 1993
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 524 1993
 
SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V. (1)
5,105,025 2',4,4"-m-terphenyltriols and fungal strain used to make same 5 1991
 
SONOKINETICS INC. (1)
5,176,677 Endoscopic ultrasonic rotary electro-cauterizing aspirator 121 1989
 
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COVIDIEN LP (254)
6,533,157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 177 2000
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 298 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 216 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 245 2001
6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 371 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 314 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 404 2001
7,695,485 Surgical device 11 2001
8,016,855 Surgical device 17 2002
7,951,071 Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device 10 2002
8,292,888 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 12 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 205 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 201 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 193 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 190 2002
8,281,973 Surgical stapling device 8 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 397 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 261 2003
7,743,960 Surgical device 135 2003
7,726,537 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 124 2003
7,617,961 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 21 2003
7,588,177 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 95 2003
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 318 2004
8,025,199 Surgical cutting and stapling device 73 2004
8,714,429 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 0 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 360 2004
8,770,459 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 0 2004
8,357,144 Electro-mechanical surgical device 11 2005
7,780,055 Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism 79 2005
7,608,073 Energy based partial circumferential hemorrhoid repair device 3 2005
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
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 198 2006
7,461,767 Battery powered surgical instrument 158 2006
7,819,886 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 11 2006
7,537,602 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 40 2006
7,721,935 Surgical stapling device 4 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 1 2006
7,845,535 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 16 2006
7,637,410 Surgical instrument including a locking assembly 22 2006
8,033,438 Surgical stapling device 5 2006
7,951,149 Ablative material for use with tissue treatment device 25 2006
7,766,910 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 54 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 199 2007
D574323 Generator 53 2007
D649249 End effectors of an elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 27 2007
D575395 Hemostat style elongated dissecting and dividing instrument 175 2007
7,559,453 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 18 2007
7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 224 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 4 2007
8,800,837 Powered surgical instrument 0 2007
7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 123 2007
7,823,760 Powered surgical stapling device platform 12 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 10 2007
8,070,746 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 9 2007
D575401 Vessel sealer 187 2007
7,597,230 Surgical stapling device 25 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 220 2007
8,506,565 Electrosurgical device with LED adapter 0 2007
8,128,643 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 7 2007
7,584,880 Surgical stapling device 16 2007
8,596,513 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 0 2007
7,934,628 Surgical stapling device 7 2008
8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2008
8,506,580 Surgical clip applier 5 2008
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 11 2008
7,770,774 Surgical stapler 80 2008
7,690,547 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 15 2008
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 70 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 9 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 4 2008
7,637,409 Powered surgical stapling device 135 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 99 2008
8,257,387 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 17 2008
8,162,973 Method of transferring pressure in an articulating surgical instrument 20 2008
7,866,525 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 9 2008
8,795,274 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 0 2008
8,784,417 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 0 2008
8,317,787 Tissue fusion jaw angle improvement 6 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 126 2008
8,241,282 Vessel sealing cutting assemblies 11 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 29 2008
8,221,416 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with thermoplastic clevis 6 2008
8,303,582 Electrosurgical instrument having a coated electrode utilizing an atomic layer deposition technique 6 2008
8,241,283 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,734,443 Vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 0 2008
7,877,852 Method of manufacturing an end effector assembly for sealing tissue 14 2008
7,877,853 Method of manufacturing end effector assembly for sealing tissue 17 2008
7,963,433 Surgical device having multiple drivers 13 2008
7,918,230 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 18 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
8,267,936 Insulating mechanically-interfaced adhesive for electrosurgical forceps 1 2008
8,251,996 Insulating sheath for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,235,992 Insulating boot with mechanical reinforcement for electrosurgical forceps 5 2008
8,236,025 Silicone insulated electrosurgical forceps 6 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 9 2008
8,235,993 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps with exohinged structure 7 2008
8,535,312 Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 4 2008
8,142,473 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 33 2008
8,469,957 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 4 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 124 2008
8,636,761 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an endoscopic electrosurgical procedure 2 2008
8,016,827 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 32 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 122 2008
8,486,107 Method of sealing tissue using radiofrequency energy 4 2008
7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 7 2008
8,235,987 Thermal penetration and arc length controllable electrosurgical pencil 1 2008
7,793,814 Surgical stapling device 8 2008
8,197,479 Vessel sealer and divider 27 2008
8,764,748 End effector assembly for electrosurgical device and method for making the same 0 2009
8,216,236 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 2 2009
8,623,276 Method and system for sterilizing an electrosurgical instrument 1 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 6 2009
8,298,232 Endoscopic vessel sealer and divider for large tissue structures 18 2009
8,136,713 Surgical stapling instrument having transducer effecting vibrations 2 2009
8,357,158 Jaw closure detection system 1 2009
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 2 2009
7,845,538 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 14 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 2 2009
7,762,445 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 20 2009
7,891,534 Surgical stapling device 5 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
7,819,896 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 4 2009
8,292,886 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 20 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 4 2009
8,038,693 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 45 2009
8,388,647 Apparatus for tissue sealing 9 2009
7,857,184 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 6 2009
8,020,742 Powered surgical stapling device 44 2009
7,913,893 Surgical stapler 24 2009
7,845,534 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 103 2009
8,282,655 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 9 2010
8,808,288 Surgical forceps including belt blade reverser mechanism 0 2010
8,033,440 Surgical stapling device 6 2010
8,021,373 Surgical device 1 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 49 2010
8,357,171 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 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 2 2010
8,056,786 Surgical device 0 2010
8,579,918 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 0 2010
8,167,186 Surgical stapling device 3 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 0 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2010
8,061,577 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 4 2010
8,267,946 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2010
8,091,753 Surgical stapling device 3 2010
8,545,486 Surgical clip applier 5 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 0 2010
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,191,752 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 9 2010
8,052,024 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 6 2010
8,056,791 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 6 2010
8,245,900 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 4 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 3 2010
8,403,945 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 1 2011
8,746,534 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,113,408 Surgical stapling device 3 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 10 2011
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 47 2011
8,348,125 Battery powered surgical instrument 1 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 0 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 5 2011
8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 2 2011
8,272,554 Surgical device having multiple drivers 4 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 1 2011
8,403,946 Articulating clip applier cartridge 5 2011
8,353,440 Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion 1 2011
8,561,874 Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 4 2011
8,512,359 Surgical device 1 2011
8,162,197 Surgical stapler 16 2011
8,240,536 Powered surgical stapling device 1 2011
8,518,074 Surgical device 1 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,286,848 Surgical stapling device 0 2011
8,424,739 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 8 2011
8,535,340 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 0 2011
8,535,341 Methods for ultrasonic tissue sensing and feedback 0 2011
8,408,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 8 2011
8,336,556 Surgical clip applier and method of assembly 5 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 1 2011
8,118,208 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 3 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 3 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,425,504 Radiofrequency fusion of cardiac tissue 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 2 2011
8,292,151 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 8 2011
8,418,904 Surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,186,559 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 3 2012
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,603,109 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 5 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 0 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 0 2012
8,568,444 Method of transferring rotational motion in an articulating surgical instrument 0 2012
8,491,608 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 5 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,459,523 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 2 2012
8,454,602 Apparatus, system, and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 3 2012
8,770,458 Surgical instrument having a plastic surface 0 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 1 2012
8,459,522 Powered surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 1 2012
8,696,667 Dual durometer insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 1 2012
8,523,898 Endoscopic electrosurgical jaws with offset knife 0 2012
8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2012
8,453,912 Surgical stapler 14 2012
8,523,890 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 0 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 0 2012
8,616,427 Tool assembly for surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 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
 
COVIDIEN AG (126)
6,511,480 Open vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 229 1999
6,451,018 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 212 2000
6,585,735 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 216 2000
6,458,130 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 309 2001
7,582,087 Vessel sealing instrument 29 2001
7,118,570 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 162 2001
7,103,947 Molded insulating hinge for bipolar instruments 151 2002
7,083,618 Vessel sealer and divider 243 2002
7,101,371 Vessel sealer and divider 236 2002
6,960,210 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 170 2002
6,682,528 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 314 2002
7,267,677 Vessel sealing instrument 155 2002
7,776,036 Bipolar concentric electrode assembly for soft tissue fusion 17 2003
7,597,693 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 45 2003
7,156,846 Vessel sealer and divider for use with small trocars and cannulas 212 2003
7,393,354 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 19 2003
7,244,257 Electrosurgical pencil having a single button variable control 115 2003
7,799,026 Compressible jaw configuration with bipolar RF output electrodes for soft tissue fusion 35 2003
7,442,193 Electrically conductive/insulative over-shoe for tissue fusion 101 2003
7,156,844 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 59 2003
7,179,258 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 152 2004
7,160,299 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 257 2004
7,753,909 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces thermal damage to adjacent tissue 20 2004
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7,491,201 Tissue sealer with non-conductive variable stop members and method of sealing tissue 157 2004
7,252,667 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism and distal lockout 167 2004
7,887,535 Vessel sealing wave jaw 13 2004
7,276,068 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 157 2004
7,150,749 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety cutting mechanism 159 2004
7,156,842 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 180 2004
7,811,283 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and over-ratchet safety 22 2004
D567943 Over-ratchet safety for a vessel sealing instrument 168 2004
7,232,440 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 165 2004
7,367,976 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 141 2004
7,131,970 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 164 2004
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7,491,202 Electrosurgical forceps with slow closure sealing plates and method of sealing tissue 104 2005
7,377,920 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 100 2005
7,207,990 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 143 2005
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7,708,735 Incorporating rapid cooling in tissue fusion heating processes 20 2005
7,503,917 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 16 2005
7,628,791 Single action tissue sealer 32 2005
7,540,872 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 147 2005
7,955,332 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 12 2005
7,628,792 Bilateral foot jaws 44 2005
7,500,975 Spring loaded reciprocating tissue cutting mechanism in a forceps-style electrosurgical instrument 108 2005
7,686,827 Magnetic closure mechanism for hemostat 22 2005
7,594,916 Electrosurgical forceps with energy based tissue division 30 2005
7,329,256 Vessel sealing instrument 167 2005
7,686,804 Vessel sealer and divider with rotating sealer and cutter 25 2006
7,909,823 Open vessel sealing instrument 15 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 6 2006
7,771,425 Vessel sealer and divider having a variable jaw clamping mechanism 22 2006
7,131,971 Vessel sealer and divider 151 2006
7,641,653 Open vessel sealing forceps disposable handswitch 23 2006
7,846,158 Apparatus and method for electrode thermosurgery 13 2006
7,270,664 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 160 2006
8,128,624 Electrosurgical instrument that directs energy delivery and protects adjacent tissue 11 2006
7,776,037 System and method for controlling electrode gap during tissue sealing 34 2006
7,744,615 Apparatus and method for transecting tissue on a bipolar vessel sealing instrument 47 2006
8,597,297 Vessel sealing instrument with multiple electrode configurations 0 2006
7,255,697 Vessel sealer and divider 153 2006
7,922,953 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 15 2006
7,846,161 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 19 2006
7,819,872 Flexible endoscopic catheter with ligasure 15 2006
7,789,878 In-line vessel sealer and divider 23 2006
7,922,718 Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism 17 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 32 2006
7,722,607 In-line vessel sealer and divider 36 2006
7,959,633 Electrosurgical pencil with improved controls 1 2006
7,857,812 Vessel sealer and divider having elongated knife stroke and safety for cutting mechanism 16 2006
7,655,007 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 24 2006
7,955,327 Motion detector for controlling electrosurgical output 9 2007
7,935,052 Forceps with spring loaded end effector assembly 17 2007
7,931,649 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 43 2007
8,211,105 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 5 2007
7,481,810 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 109 2007
7,445,621 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 119 2007
7,442,194 Bipolar forceps having monopolar extension 106 2007
7,963,965 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels 12 2007
8,128,622 Electrosurgical pencil having a single button variable control 4 2007
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8,192,433 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 6 2007
7,553,312 Vessel sealing instrument 99 2007
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7,828,798 Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument 21 2008
7,621,909 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 2 2008
8,123,743 Mechanism for dividing tissue in a hemostat-style instrument 7 2008
8,361,071 Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes 1 2008
8,298,228 Electrosurgical instrument which reduces collateral damage to adjacent tissue 0 2008
7,799,028 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 27 2008
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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 1 2009
7,896,878 Vessel sealing instrument 15 2009
8,623,017 Open vessel sealing instrument with hourglass cutting mechanism and overratchet safety 1 2009
7,947,041 Vessel sealing instrument 12 2009
7,887,536 Vessel sealing instrument 33 2009
8,016,824 Electrosurgical pencil with drag sensing capability 0 2009
8,277,447 Single action tissue sealer 10 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 23 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 2 2010
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8,361,072 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 5 2010
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8,147,489 Open vessel sealing instrument 9 2011
8,197,633 Method for manufacturing an end effector assembly 5 2011
8,551,091 Vessel sealing instrument with electrical cutting mechanism 0 2011
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8,366,709 Articulating bipolar electrosurgical instrument 2 2011
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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 0 2012
RE44834 Insulating boot for electrosurgical forceps 0 2012
 
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D457958 Vessel sealer and divider 419 2001
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7,303,570 Anastomosis tool having a connector holder 1 2004
7,682,368 Anastomosis tool actuated with stored energy 13 2005
8,701,960 Surgical stapler with reduced clamp gap for insertion 0 2009
8,475,474 Anastomosis method utilizing tool with fluid-driven actuator 0 2009
7,963,432 Driverless surgical stapler 14 2010
8,272,551 Method of utilizing a driverless surgical stapler 1 2011
8,789,738 Surgical method for stapling tissue 0 2011
8,679,155 Surgical method utilizing a true multiple-fire surgical stapler 0 2011
8,439,245 True multi-fire endocutter 0 2011
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (13)
6,676,685 Arterial hole closure apparatus 148 2001
8,206,415 Arterial hole closure apparatus 0 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 322 2004
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 353 2005
RE40514 Surgical stapler 18 2005
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 273 2006
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 292 2006
7,278,562 Surgical stapler 211 2006
7,308,998 Surgical stapler 141 2007
7,891,532 Surgical stapler 18 2008
8,011,553 Surgical stapler 25 2010
8,056,788 Surgical stapler 17 2011
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6,500,188 Ultrasonic surgical instrument with finger actuator 90 2001
6,561,983 Attachments of components of ultrasonic blades or waveguides 93 2001
6,558,376 Method of use of an ultrasonic clamp and coagulation apparatus with tissue support surface 91 2001
8,246,642 Ultrasonic medical instrument and medical instrument connection assembly 0 2005
7,303,108 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack 257 2005
7,621,930 Ultrasound medical instrument having a medical ultrasonic blade 4 2006
7,854,735 Energy-based medical treatment system and method 29 2006
8,590,761 Single fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 0 2007
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APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (4)
8,568,411 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (4)
6,464,704 Bipolar electrosurgical instrument with replaceable electrodes 214 2001
6,932,810 Apparatus and method for sealing and cutting tissue 221 2001
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IMMERSION CORPORATION (3)
8,801,710 Electrosurgical sealing tool having haptic feedback 0 2010
8,523,043 Surgical stapler having haptic feedback 0 2010
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SRA DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (2)
6,425,906 Ultrasonic cutting tool 8 2000
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TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
6,660,016 Integrated vein dissector and cauterizing apparatus for endoscopic harvesting of blood vessels 23 2002
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AXYA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,488,196 Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue 253 2000
 
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Coviden IP (1)
D680220 Slider handle for laparoscopic device 1 2012
 
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8,628,534 Ultrasonic cutting device 0 2005
 
GUIDANT INVESTMENT CORPORATION (1)
7,014,644 Tissue bonding system and method for controlling a tissue site during anastomosis 1 2002
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 68 2003
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
6,699,245 Anastomosis system and related methods 18 2002
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (1)
7,837,699 Ultrasonic treatment apparatus 21 2006
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
8,033,442 Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device 6 2007
 
SOUND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
7,361,172 Ultrasonic device and method for tissue coagulation 9 2003
 
STURTEVANT, DONALD LEE (1)
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THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (1)
8,097,012 Endocardial lead removing apparatus 2 2005
 
TOHOKU TECHNO ARCH CO., LTD. (1)
7,942,063 Processing apparatus 1 2008
 
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6,722,552 Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue 218 2002
 
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WEBROOT SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
8,348,123 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 8 2010
 
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8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2009
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
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