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, CA198

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Charbonneau, Paul Sacramento, CA 1 27
Dinger, Fred Sacramento, CA 1 27

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4,350,160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 329 1980
4,662,068 Suture fusing and cutting apparatus 226 1985
5,865,830 Noncontact laser microsurgical apparatus 46 1995
6,176,854 Percutaneous laser treatment 66 1997
6,113,598 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 308 1999
6,126,658 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 310 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 596 1990
 
BAKER, JAMES A. (1)
6,083,223 Methods and apparatus for welding blood vessels 291 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 84 1992
 
Providence Health System - Oregon (1)
6,087,552 Method of producing fused biomaterials and tissue 67 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 194 1990
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
5,540,684 Method and apparatus for electrosurgically treating tissue 479 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 639 1994
5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 753 1995
5,693,051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 542 1995
6,004,335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 584 1996
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 713 1997
5,876,401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 501 1997
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,665,085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 348 1994
5,531,744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 704 1994
 
ETHICON, INC. (3)
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 1164 1993
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 634 1997
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 481 1998
 
FUSION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
* 5,749,895 Method for bonding or fusion of biological tissue and material 188 1994
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5,827,265 Intraluminal tissue welding for anastomosis 118 1997
 
St. Jude Medical ATG, Inc. (1)
6,113,612 Medical anastomosis apparatus 325 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 91 1995
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,086,586 Bipolar tissue grasping apparatus and tissue welding method 376 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 99 1996
 
NEOMEND, INC. (1)
6,033,401 Vascular sealing device with microwave antenna 69 1997
 
Unilink, Inc. (3)
4,624,257 Surgical instrument for performing anastomosis 206 1984
4,917,090 Method for performing an anastomosis 194 1988
4,917,091 Annular fastening means 194 1989
 
A MAJOR DIFFERENCE, INC. (1)
5,272,716 Hand held laser apparatus 45 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 129 1992
5,364,389 Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue 163 1992
5,354,323 Optical heating system 84 1992
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
4,892,098 Tubular tissue welding device without moving parts 97 1988
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (2)
4,366,819 Anastomotic fitting 412 1980
4,368,736 Anastomotic fitting 503 1980
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,171,319 Anastomosis device with hole punch 116 1999
 
PLS LIQUIDATING LLC (1)
5,336,221 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp 309 1992
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
5,156,613 Collagen welding rod material for use in tissue welding 407 1991
5,824,015 Method for welding biological tissue 178 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 226 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 408 1992
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
5,662,643 Laser welding system 109 1994
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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 60 2005
* 2006/0025,810 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 64 2005
* 7,857,183 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 146 2005
* 2006/0025,811 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 265 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 273 2005
8,317,074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 79 2005
7,914,551 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument 58 2005
7,879,070 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for grasper 114 2005
7,862,579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 65 2005
7,784,663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 165 2005
* 2006/0212,069 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 202 2005
 
AESCULAP AG (18)
8,728,072 Electrocautery method and apparatus 1 2007
8,696,662 Electrocautery method and apparatus 2 2007
* 2007/0129,726 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 17 2007
8,574,229 Surgical tool 1 2007
* 2008/0172,052 Surgical Tool 13 2007
* 2009/0198,272 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ARTICULATING THE WRIST OF A LAPAROSCOPIC GRASPING INSTRUMENT 101 2008
* 2008/0228,179 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 17 2008
* 2008/0221,565 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 43 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 10 2010
* 2011/0238,056 IMPEDANCE MEDIATED CONTROL OF POWER DELIVERY FOR ELECTROSURGERY 0 2010
* 2011/0152,861 Surgical System For Connecting Body Tissue 0 2010
* 2011/0184,404 LAPAROSCOPIC RADIOFREQUENCY SURGICAL DEVICE 4 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
9,173,698 Electrosurgical tissue sealing augmented with a seal-enhancing composition 0 2011
 
CoAptus Medical Corporation (3)
* 2007/0203,479 Transseptal closure of a patent foramen ovale and other cardiac defects 21 2007
* 2008/0009,859 TRANSSEPTAL LEFT ATRIAL ACCESS AND SEPTAL CLOSURE 42 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 149 2003
* 2004/0167,515 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 6 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 65 2002
 
BEATING HEART SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 2006/0111,698 Apparatus and method for performing laser-assisted vascular anastomoses 0 2004
* Cited By Examiner