Anastomosis system and related methods

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United States of America Patent

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6699245

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20020128672A1

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10068777

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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, CA203

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Charbonneau, Paul Sacramento, CA 1 36
Dinger, Fred Sacramento, CA 1 36

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4350160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 343 1980
4662068 Suture fusing and cutting apparatus 278 1985
5865830 Noncontact laser microsurgical apparatus 52 1995
6176854 Percutaneous laser treatment 75 1997
6113598 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 321 1999
6126658 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for vessel welding 324 1999
6132429 Radiofrequency medical instrument and methods for luminal welding 127 1999
 
LASERSCOPE A CORP. OF CA (1)
5249192 Multiple frequency medical laser 31 1991
 
ACCESS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5234447 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 661 1990
 
BAKER, JAMES A. (1)
6083223 Methods and apparatus for welding blood vessels 316 1998
 
ASEA BROWN BOVERI LTD. (1)
5409781 High-temperature component, especially a turbine blade, and process for producing this component 8 1993
 
STRONG RIVER INVESTMENTS, INC. (1)
5290278 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to luminal tissue 94 1992
 
PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM-OREGON (1)
6087552 Method of producing fused biomaterials and tissue 68 1997
 
Schlossberg; Steven Mark (1)
5334191 Laser tissue welding control system 99 1992
 
Rare Earth Medical Lasers, Inc. (1)
5071417 Laser fusion of biological materials 204 1990
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (7)
5540684 Method and apparatus for electrosurgically treating tissue 501 1994
5709680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 733 1994
5624452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 854 1995
5693051 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 621 1995
6004335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 684 1996
5810811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 818 1997
5876401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 577 1997
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5665085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 432 1994
5531744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 807 1994
 
ETHICON, INC. (3)
5403312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 1290 1993
5833690 Electrosurgical device and method 706 1997
6110188 Anastomosis method 490 1998
 
FUSION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
* 5749895 Method for bonding or fusion of biological tissue and material 207 1994
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5827265 Intraluminal tissue welding for anastomosis 123 1997
 
St. Jude Medical ATG, Inc. (1)
6113612 Medical anastomosis apparatus 368 1998
 
CARDIOFOCUS, INC. (1)
5725522 Laser suturing of biological materials 88 1995
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (1)
5612050 Apparatus and method for local application of polymeric material to tissue 107 1995
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6086586 Bipolar tissue grasping apparatus and tissue welding method 397 1998
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
5571216 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 142 1994
5925078 Methods and apparatus for joining collagen-containing materials 103 1996
 
NEOMEND, INC. (1)
6033401 Vascular sealing device with microwave antenna 76 1997
 
Unilink Inc. (3)
4624257 Surgical instrument for performing anastomosis 209 1984
4917090 Method for performing an anastomosis 197 1988
4917091 Annular fastening means 197 1989
 
A MAJOR DIFFERENCE, INC. (1)
5272716 Hand held laser apparatus 47 1991
 
PROCLOSURE, LLC (5)
5140984 Laser healing method and apparatus 85 1991
5409479 Method for closing tissue wounds using radiative energy beams 77 1992
5300065 Method and apparatus for simultaneously holding and sealing tissue 134 1992
5364389 Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue 168 1992
5354323 Optical heating system 85 1992
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
4892098 Tubular tissue welding device without moving parts 102 1988
 
AORTECH, INC., A CORP. OF MN (2)
4366819 Anastomotic fitting 423 1980
4368736 Anastomotic fitting 521 1980
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6171319 Anastomosis device with hole punch 121 1999
 
PLS LIQUIDATING LLC (1)
5336221 Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp 323 1992
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
5156613 Collagen welding rod material for use in tissue welding 425 1991
5824015 Method for welding biological tissue 188 1995
 
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5846241 Bipolar electrocautery valvulotome 16 1996
 
THERMAGE, INC. (1)
5871524 Apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue 266 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (1)
4955378 Apparatus and methods for performing electrofusion at specific anatomical sites 55 1989
 
EVEREST MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5217458 Bipolar biopsy device utilizing a rotatable, single-hinged moving element 420 1992
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
5662643 Laser welding system 112 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
 
BAJA RESEARCH, LLC. (3)
9452015 Intravascular arterial to venous anastomosis and tissue welding catheter 0 2011
9445868 Systems and methods for creating arteriovenous (AV) fistulas 0 2011
9439728 Systems for creating arteriovenous (AV) fistulas 0 2013
 
AESCULAP AG (22)
8728072 Electrocautery method and apparatus 2 2007
8696662 Electrocautery method and apparatus 3 2007
* 2007/0129,726 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 20 2007
8574229 Surgical tool 2 2007
* 2008/0172,052 Surgical Tool 17 2007
* 2009/0198,272 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ARTICULATING THE WRIST OF A LAPAROSCOPIC GRASPING INSTRUMENT 156 2008
* 2008/0228,179 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 21 2008
9339323 Electrocautery method and apparatus 0 2008
* 2008/0221,565 ELECTROCAUTERY METHOD AND APPARATUS 55 2008
8419727 Impedance mediated power delivery for electrosurgery 1 2010
* 2011/0238,062 Impedance Mediated Power Delivery for Electrosurgery 1 2010
8827992 Impedance mediated control of power delivery for electrosurgery 24 2010
* 2011/0238,056 IMPEDANCE MEDIATED CONTROL OF POWER DELIVERY FOR ELECTROSURGERY 2 2010
* 9492172 Surgical system for connecting body tissue 0 2010
* 2011/0152,861 Surgical System For Connecting Body Tissue 4 2010
* 2011/0184,404 LAPAROSCOPIC RADIOFREQUENCY SURGICAL DEVICE 6 2011
8870867 Articulable electrosurgical instrument with a stabilizable articulation actuator 3 2011
9277962 Impedance mediated control of power delivery for electrosurgery 2 2011
8888770 Apparatus for tissue cauterization 0 2011
* 2011/0202,058 Apparatus for Tissue Cauterization 10 2011
9173698 Electrosurgical tissue sealing augmented with a seal-enhancing composition 0 2011
9339327 Electrosurgical tissue dissecting device 0 2012
 
COAPTUS MEDICAL CORPORATION (3)
* 2007/0203,479 Transseptal closure of a patent foramen ovale and other cardiac defects 26 2007
* 2008/0009,859 TRANSSEPTAL LEFT ATRIAL ACCESS AND SEPTAL CLOSURE 46 2007
8308723 Tissue-penetrating guidewires with shaped tips, and associated systems and methods 0 2009
 
AVENU MEDICAL, INC. (5)
9138230 Systems and methods for creating arteriovenous (AV) fistulas 0 2012
8951276 Systems and methods for percutaneous intravascular access and guidewire placement 0 2012
9474562 Intravascular arterial to venous anastomosis and tissue welding catheter 0 2013
9439710 Intravascular arterial to venous anastomosis and tissue welding catheter 0 2013
9522016 Systems and methods for percutaneous intravascular access and guidewire placement 0 2015
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
* 7083615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 202 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
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (12)
8057508 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 109 2005
* 2006/0025,810 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 68 2005
* 7857183 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 214 2005
* 2006/0025,811 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 325 2005
8905977 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 6 2005
* 2006/0025,813 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 323 2005
8317074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 130 2005
7914551 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument 106 2005
7879070 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for grasper 174 2005
7862579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 118 2005
7784663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 233 2005
* 2006/0212,069 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 263 2005
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
* 8328797 Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis 1 2005
* 2006/0142,788 Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis 9 2005
9307992 Blood vessel transecting and anastomosis 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 7493154 Methods and apparatus for locating body vessels and occlusions in body vessels 83 2002
 
BEATING HEART SURGICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
* 2006/0111,698 Apparatus and method for performing laser-assisted vascular anastomoses 0 2004
* Cited By Examiner