US Patent No: 6,699,245

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Anastomosis system and related methods

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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, CA376

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Charbonneau, Paul Sacramento, CA 2 19
Dinger, Fred Sacramento, CA 2 17

Cited Art Landscape

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
5,540,684 Method and apparatus for electrosurgically treating tissue 430 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 504 1994
5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 581 1995
5,693,051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 421 1995
6,004,335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 481 1996
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 559 1997
5,876,401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 377 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 72 1992
5,300,065 Method and apparatus for simultaneously holding and sealing tissue 119 1992
5,364,389 Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue 147 1992
5,354,323 Optical heating system 77 1992
 
ETHICON, INC. (3)
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 949 1993
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 517 1997
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 447 1998
 
UNILINK INC., A CORP. OF VA (3)
4,624,257 Surgical instrument for performing anastomosis 201 1984
4,917,090 Method for performing an anastomosis 189 1988
4,917,091 Annular fastening means 189 1989
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (2)
4,366,819 Anastomotic fitting 398 1980
4,368,736 Anastomotic fitting 473 1980
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
5,156,613 Collagen welding rod material for use in tissue welding 370 1991
5,824,015 Method for welding biological tissue 160 1995
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,665,085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 230 1994
5,531,744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 568 1994
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
5,571,216 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 127 1994
5,925,078 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 88 1996
 
A MAJOR DIFFERENCE, INC. (1)
5,272,716 Hand held laser apparatus 42 1991
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
5,662,643 Laser welding system 102 1994
 
ACCESS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,234,447 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 496 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 258 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 80 1995
 
EVEREST MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,217,458 Bipolar biopsy device utilizing a rotatable, single-hinged moving element 381 1992
 
FUSION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,749,895 Method for bonding or fusion of biological tissue and material 166 1994
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (1)
5,612,050 Apparatus and method for local application of polymeric material to tissue 73 1995
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,086,586 Bipolar tissue grasping apparatus and tissue welding method 343 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 93 1988
 
NEOMEND, INC. (1)
6,033,401 Vascular sealing device with microwave antenna 60 1997
 
PLS LIQUIDATING LLC (1)
5,336,221 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp 281 1992
 
PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM - OREGON (1)
6,087,552 Method of producing fused biomaterials and tissue 62 1997
 
Rare Earth Medical Lasers, Inc. (1)
5,071,417 Laser fusion of biological materials 169 1990
 
Schlossberg; Steven Mark (1)
5,334,191 Laser tissue welding control system 89 1992
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
6,113,612 Medical anastomosis apparatus 283 1998
 
STRONG RIVER INVESTMENTS, INC. (1)
5,290,278 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to luminal tissue 69 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 99 1997
 
THERMAGE, INC. (1)
5,871,524 Apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue 141 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (1)
4,955,378 Apparatus and methods for performing electrofusion at specific anatomical sites 51 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4,350,160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 311 1980
4,662,068 Suture fusing and cutting apparatus 161 1985
5,865,830 Noncontact laser microsurgical apparatus 36 1995
6,176,854 Percutaneous laser treatment 45 1997
6,113,598 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 279 1999
6,126,658 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 285 1999
6,132,429 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for luminal welding 111 1999

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
8,057,508 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 2 2005
7,857,183 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 47 2005
8,317,074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 9 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 31 2005
7,862,579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 2 2005
7,784,663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 57 2005
 
AESCULAP AG (5)
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
8,827,992 Impedance mediated control of 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 66 2003
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
7,493,154 Methods and apparatus for locating body vessels and occlusions in body vessels 18 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,870,867 Articulable electrosurgical instrument with a stabilizable articulation actuator 0 2011

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