US Patent No: 6,436,108

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Movable ligating band dispenser

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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, GA7

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mears, Eric L Duluth, GA 16 530

Cited Art Landscape

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DABEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
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ENSURG, INC. (3)
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6,059,797 Self-disposing ligating band dispenser 25 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
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CONMED ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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BOSTON SCITNTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
5,269,789 Multiple ligating band dispenser for ligating instruments 51 1992
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
4,226,239 Surgical ligating instrument and method 93 1978
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOP (1)
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Merrimac Industries, Inc. (1)
5,308,353 Surgical suturing device 174 1992
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,857,585 Ligating band dispenser 19 1996
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,814,062 Implant delivery assembly with expandable coupling/decoupling mechanism 116 1994
 
SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD. (1)
5,507,797 Slidable kit for endoscopic ligation 71 1994
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (1)
5,337,734 Disposable sheath with optically transparent window formed continuously integral therewith 84 1992
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,990,152 Applicator device housing multiple elastic ligatures in series and for dilating and applying elastic ligatures onto anatomical tissue 64 1988
5,224,497 Method of removing diverticula in the colon 13 1992

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C.R. BARD, INC. (10)
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7,993,368 Suture clips, delivery devices and methods 14 2001
8,105,351 Method of promoting tissue adhesion 0 2001
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6,869,395 Endoscopic accessory attachment mechanism 33 2003
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8,206,284 Integrated endoscope and accessory treatment device 0 2010
 
RAPTOR RIDGE, LLC (3)
7,992,757 Systems and methods of tissue closure 8 2007
8,647,350 Delivery device and method for compliant tissue fasteners 0 2010
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CONMED ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,189,247 Endoscopic band ligator 5 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
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SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD. (1)
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WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC. (1)
7,751,677 Optical fiber feedthrough using axial seals for bi-directional sealing 0 2008
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,518,056 Device for applying successive resilient ligating bands to tissue 0 2011

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