US Patent No: 6,699,245

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Anastomosis system and related methods

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Abstract

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Devices and methods for sealingly joining a graft vessel, such as a coronary bypass graft, to the side wall of a target vessel, such as the aorta or a coronary artery, in an anastomosis.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLCSAN JOSE, CA370

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Charbonneau, Paul Sacramento, CA 2 16
Dinger, Fred Sacramento, CA 2 15

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
5,540,684 Method and apparatus for electrosurgically treating tissue 420 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 483 1994
5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 549 1995
5,693,051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 405 1995
6,004,335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 468 1996
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 536 1997
5,876,401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 363 1997
 
PROCLOSURE, LLC (5)
5,140,984 Laser healing method and apparatus 78 1991
5,409,479 Method for closing tissue wounds using radiative energy beams 70 1992
5,300,065 Method and apparatus for simultaneously holding and sealing tissue 117 1992
5,364,389 Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue 146 1992
5,354,323 Optical heating system 74 1992
 
ETHICON, INC. (3)
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 915 1993
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 500 1997
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 432 1998
 
UNILINK INC., A CORP. OF VA (3)
4,624,257 Surgical instrument for performing anastomosis 198 1984
4,917,090 Method for performing an anastomosis 186 1988
4,917,091 Annular fastening means 185 1989
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (2)
4,366,819 Anastomotic fitting 390 1980
4,368,736 Anastomotic fitting 466 1980
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
5,156,613 Collagen welding rod material for use in tissue welding 356 1991
5,824,015 Method for welding biological tissue 157 1995
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,665,085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 218 1994
5,531,744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 551 1994
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
5,571,216 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 121 1994
5,925,078 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 83 1996
 
A MAJOR DIFFERENCE, INC. (1)
5,272,716 Hand held laser apparatus 41 1991
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
5,662,643 Laser welding system 101 1994
 
ACCESS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,234,447 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 471 1990
 
ASEA BROWN BOVERI LTD. (1)
5,409,781 High-temperature component, especially a turbine blade, and process for producing this component 5 1993
 
BAKER, JAMES A. (1)
6,083,223 Methods and apparatus for welding blood vessels 254 1998
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,171,319 Anastomosis device with hole punch 109 1999
 
CARDIOFOCUS, INC. (1)
5,725,522 Laser suturing of biological materials 78 1995
 
EVEREST MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,217,458 Bipolar biopsy device utilizing a rotatable, single-hinged moving element 376 1992
 
FUSION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,749,895 Method for bonding or fusion of biological tissue and material 158 1994
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (1)
5,612,050 Apparatus and method for local application of polymeric material to tissue 71 1995
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,086,586 Bipolar tissue grasping apparatus and tissue welding method 336 1998
 
LASERSCOPE, A CORP. OF CA (1)
5,249,192 Multiple frequency medical laser 28 1991
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
4,892,098 Tubular tissue welding device without moving parts 92 1988
 
NEOMEND, INC. (1)
6,033,401 Vascular sealing device with microwave antenna 56 1997
 
PLS LIQUIDATING LLC (1)
5,336,221 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp 276 1992
 
PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM - OREGON (1)
6,087,552 Method of producing fused biomaterials and tissue 60 1997
 
Rare Earth Medical Lasers, Inc. (1)
5,071,417 Laser fusion of biological materials 168 1990
 
Schlossberg; Steven Mark (1)
5,334,191 Laser tissue welding control system 88 1992
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
6,113,612 Medical anastomosis apparatus 275 1998
 
STRONG RIVER INVESTMENTS, INC. (1)
5,290,278 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to luminal tissue 68 1992
 
The Johns Hopkins University (1)
5,846,241 Bipolar electrocautery valvulotome 15 1996
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5,827,265 Intraluminal tissue welding for anastomosis 93 1997
 
THERMAGE, INC. (1)
5,871,524 Apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue 136 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (1)
4,955,378 Apparatus and methods for performing electrofusion at specific anatomical sites 50 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4,350,160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 307 1980
4,662,068 Suture fusing and cutting apparatus 155 1985
5,865,830 Noncontact laser microsurgical apparatus 36 1995
6,176,854 Percutaneous laser treatment 43 1997
6,113,598 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 274 1999
6,126,658 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 281 1999
6,132,429 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for luminal welding 109 1999

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
8,057,508 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 1 2005
7,857,183 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 40 2005
8,317,074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 5 2005
7,914,551 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument 1 2005
7,879,070 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for grasper 22 2005
7,862,579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 2 2005
7,784,663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 47 2005
 
AESCULAP AG (4)
8,728,072 Electrocautery method and apparatus 0 2007
8,696,662 Electrocautery method and apparatus 0 2007
8,574,229 Surgical tool 0 2007
8,419,727 Impedance mediated power delivery for electrosurgery 0 2010
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
8,328,797 Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis 0 2005
 
COAPTUS MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
8,308,723 Tissue-penetrating guidewires with shaped tips, and associated systems and methods 0 2009
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 57 2003
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
7,493,154 Methods and apparatus for locating body vessels and occlusions in body vessels 17 2002

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