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, CA199

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Charbonneau, Paul Sacramento, CA 1 29
Dinger, Fred Sacramento, CA 1 29

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4,350,160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 334 1980
4,662,068 Suture fusing and cutting apparatus 235 1985
5,865,830 Noncontact laser microsurgical apparatus 47 1995
6,176,854 Percutaneous laser treatment 70 1997
6,113,598 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 313 1999
6,126,658 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 315 1999
6,132,429 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for luminal welding 122 1999
 
LASERSCOPE, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (1)
5,249,192 Multiple frequency medical laser 31 1991
 
ACCESS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,234,447 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 618 1990
 
BAKER, JAMES A. (1)
6,083,223 Methods and apparatus for welding blood vessels 297 1998
 
Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. (1)
5,409,781 High-temperature component, especially a turbine blade, and process for producing this component 8 1993
 
STRONG RIVER INVESTMENTS, INC. (1)
5,290,278 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to luminal tissue 86 1992
 
Providence Health System - Oregon (1)
6,087,552 Method of producing fused biomaterials and tissue 68 1997
 
Schlossberg; Steven Mark (1)
5,334,191 Laser tissue welding control system 95 1992
 
Rare Earth Medical Lasers, Inc. (1)
5,071,417 Laser fusion of biological materials 196 1990
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
5,540,684 Method and apparatus for electrosurgically treating tissue 489 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 670 1994
5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 791 1995
5,693,051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 569 1995
6,004,335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 623 1996
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 749 1997
5,876,401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 529 1997
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,665,085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 379 1994
5,531,744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 740 1994
 
ETHICON, INC. (3)
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 1200 1993
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 662 1997
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 485 1998
 
FUSION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
* 5,749,895 Method for bonding or fusion of biological tissue and material 192 1994
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5,827,265 Intraluminal tissue welding for anastomosis 119 1997
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
6,113,612 Medical anastomosis apparatus 337 1998
 
CARDIOFOCUS, INC. (1)
5,725,522 Laser suturing of biological materials 87 1995
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (1)
5,612,050 Apparatus and method for local application of polymeric material to tissue 93 1995
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,086,586 Bipolar tissue grasping apparatus and tissue welding method 384 1998
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
5,571,216 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 141 1994
5,925,078 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 100 1996
 
NEOMEND, INC. (1)
6,033,401 Vascular sealing device with microwave antenna 72 1997
 
Unilink, Inc. (3)
4,624,257 Surgical instrument for performing anastomosis 208 1984
4,917,090 Method for performing an anastomosis 196 1988
4,917,091 Annular fastening means 196 1989
 
A MAJOR DIFFERENCE, INC. (1)
5,272,716 Hand held laser apparatus 46 1991
 
PROCLOSURE, LLC (5)
5,140,984 Laser healing method and apparatus 83 1991
5,409,479 Method for closing tissue wounds using radiative energy beams 76 1992
5,300,065 Method and apparatus for simultaneously holding and sealing tissue 132 1992
5,364,389 Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue 166 1992
5,354,323 Optical heating system 85 1992
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
4,892,098 Tubular tissue welding device without moving parts 99 1988
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (2)
4,366,819 Anastomotic fitting 414 1980
4,368,736 Anastomotic fitting 507 1980
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,171,319 Anastomosis device with hole punch 118 1999
 
PLS LIQUIDATING LLC (1)
5,336,221 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp 315 1992
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
5,156,613 Collagen welding rod material for use in tissue welding 414 1991
5,824,015 Method for welding biological tissue 182 1995
 
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,846,241 Bipolar electrocautery valvulotome 15 1996
 
Thermage, Inc. (1)
5,871,524 Apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue 237 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (1)
4,955,378 Apparatus and methods for performing electrofusion at specific anatomical sites 54 1989
 
Everest Medical Corporation (1)
* 5,217,458 Bipolar biopsy device utilizing a rotatable, single-hinged moving element 412 1992
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
5,662,643 Laser welding system 109 1994
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2007/0244,495 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING LASER-ASSISTED VASCULAR ANASTOMOSES USING BIOGLUE 0 2007
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (12)
8,057,508 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 78 2005
* 2006/0025,810 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 66 2005
* 7,857,183 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 168 2005
* 2006/0025,811 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 285 2005
8,905,977 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 0 2005
* 2006/0025,813 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 293 2005
8,317,074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 97 2005
7,914,551 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument 76 2005
7,879,070 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for grasper 134 2005
7,862,579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 83 2005
7,784,663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 187 2005
* 2006/0212,069 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 223 2005
 
AESCULAP AG (21)
8,728,072 Electrocautery method and apparatus 2 2007
8,696,662 Electrocautery method and apparatus 3 2007
* 2007/0129,726 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 19 2007
8,574,229 Surgical tool 2 2007
* 2008/0172,052 Surgical Tool 16 2007
* 2009/0198,272 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ARTICULATING THE WRIST OF A LAPAROSCOPIC GRASPING INSTRUMENT 123 2008
* 2008/0228,179 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 20 2008
9,339,323 Electrocautery method and apparatus 0 2008
* 2008/0221,565 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 47 2008
8,419,727 Impedance mediated power delivery for electrosurgery 0 2010
* 2011/0238,062 Impedance Mediated Power Delivery for Electrosurgery 0 2010
8,827,992 Impedance mediated control of power delivery for electrosurgery 13 2010
* 2011/0238,056 IMPEDANCE MEDIATED CONTROL OF POWER DELIVERY FOR ELECTROSURGERY 1 2010
* 2011/0152,861 Surgical System For Connecting Body Tissue 1 2010
* 2011/0184,404 LAPAROSCOPIC RADIOFREQUENCY SURGICAL DEVICE 6 2011
8,870,867 Articulable electrosurgical instrument with a stabilizable articulation actuator 1 2011
9,277,962 Impedance mediated control of power delivery for electrosurgery 0 2011
8,888,770 Apparatus for tissue cauterization 0 2011
* 2011/0202,058 Apparatus for Tissue Cauterization 9 2011
9,173,698 Electrosurgical tissue sealing augmented with a seal-enhancing composition 0 2011
9,339,327 Electrosurgical tissue dissecting device 0 2012
 
CoAptus Medical Corporation (3)
* 2007/0203,479 Transseptal closure of a patent foramen ovale and other cardiac defects 22 2007
* 2008/0009,859 TRANSSEPTAL LEFT ATRIAL ACCESS AND SEPTAL CLOSURE 43 2007
8,308,723 Tissue-penetrating guidewires with shaped tips, and associated systems and methods 0 2009
 
Avenu Medical, Inc. (2)
9,138,230 Systems and methods for creating arteriovenous (AV) fistulas 0 2012
8,951,276 Systems and methods for percutaneous intravascular access and guidewire placement 0 2012
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
* 7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 167 2003
* 2004/0167,515 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 7 2003
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
* 2005/0228,212 Pulmonary and circulatory blood flow support devices and methods for heart surgery procedures 2 2005
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (3)
* 8,328,797 Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis 1 2005
* 2006/0142,788 Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis 3 2005
9,307,992 Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 7,493,154 Methods and apparatus for locating body vessels and occlusions in body vessels 72 2002
 
BEATING HEART SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 2006/0111,698 Apparatus and method for performing laser-assisted vascular anastomoses 0 2004
* Cited By Examiner