US Patent No: 6,436,108

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Movable ligating band dispenser

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Abstract

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A ligating band dispenser capable of retraction during movement and exploration to offer an improved field of view for an image sensing device of a hosting endoscope as well as extension to facilitate a conventional ligating procedure.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ENSURG, INC.NORCROSS, GA4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mears, Eric L Duluth, GA 16 574

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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5,224,497 Method of removing diverticula in the colon 16 1992
 
SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD. (1)
5,507,797 Slidable kit for endoscopic ligation 90 1994
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (1)
* 5,337,734 Disposable sheath with optically transparent window formed continuously integral therewith 88 1992
 
ENSURG, INC. (3)
6,042,591 Movable ligating band dispenser and method 11 1998
6,136,009 Ligating band dispenser 37 1998
6,059,797 Self-disposing ligating band dispenser 30 1998
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,857,585 Ligating band dispenser 26 1996
 
CONMED ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,681,328 Reciprocating serial transparent elastic band ligator 22 1996
5,788,715 Telescoping serial elastic band ligator 93 1997
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,419,311 Endoscope apparatus of a type having cover for covering the endoscope 45 1993
 
DABEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
5,320,630 Endoscopic ligating instrument for applying elastic bands 139 1993
5,462,559 Endoscopic ligating instrument 86 1994
5,624,453 Endoscopic ligating instrument 86 1995
 
Merrimac Industries, Inc. (1)
5,308,353 Surgical suturing device 201 1992
 
BEL-ART PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,207,690 Arrangement for stabilizing the hormonal effects produced by the ovaries of a small female mammalian creature 29 1992
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,814,062 Implant delivery assembly with expandable coupling/decoupling mechanism 146 1994
 
RadioMed Corporation (1)
8,320,995 Fiducial marker with rings 5 2007
 
BOSTON SCITNTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
5,269,789 Multiple ligating band dispenser for ligating instruments 60 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
5,356,416 Combined multiple ligating band dispenser and sclerotherapy needle instrument 73 1993
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
5,735,861 Channel mounted activating mechanism for an endoscopic ligator 73 1995
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOP (1)
5,569,268 Endoscopic instrument for ligating varix 35 1995
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
5,398,844 Multiple ligating band dispenser 91 1994
5,697,940 Multiple ligating band dispenser 54 1994
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 8,518,056 Device for applying successive resilient ligating bands to tissue 1 2011
* 2012/0078,272 Device For Applying Successive Resilient Ligating Bands To Tissue 1 2011
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
* 7,641,652 Band ligation and coagulation 3 2006
 
WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
* 7,751,677 Optical fiber feedthrough using axial seals for bi-directional sealing 1 2008
 
OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP. (2)
* 8,262,677 Ligation tool for endoscope and endoscopic ligation system 0 2008
* 2009/0125,037 LIGATION TOOL FOR ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPIC LIGATION SYSTEM 0 2008
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
9,016,830 Inkjet cleaning unit and method 0 2009
 
DATASCOPE CORP. (3)
7,992,757 Systems and methods of tissue closure 37 2007
8,647,350 Delivery device and method for compliant tissue fasteners 0 2010
8,561,872 Systems and methods of tissue closure 0 2011
 
SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,591,525 Hemorrhoid ligation apparatus, ligation kit containing the apparatus and method for ligating hemorrhoid 0 2008
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (13)
7,399,304 Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports 88 2001
7,993,368 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 28 2001
8,105,351 Method of promoting tissue adhesion 3 2001
7,220,266 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 19 2001
6,869,395 Endoscopic accessory attachment mechanism 38 2003
8,075,573 Single intubation, multi-stitch endoscopic suturing system 5 2004
8,992,570 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 0 2006
9,005,220 Suturing devices and methods with energy emitting elements 0 2007
7,951,157 Tissue capturing and suturing device and method 21 2007
8,057,386 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 0 2008
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8,882,785 Endoscopic suturing device 0 2008
8,206,284 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 0 2010
 
CONMED ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 7,189,247 Endoscopic band ligator 8 2003
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