US Patent No: 7,326,232

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Surgical stapling apparatus and method

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The present disclosure is directed to staple-gap adjustment members for use in surgical stapling apparatus and methods. A gap adjustment member includes one or more bearing portions sharing a common rotational axis and one or more cam surface portions having a periphery with at least two different points along the periphery, with each point along the periphery having a different radius from the rotational axis. The one or more cam surface portions can have a central axis parallel to and spaced a distance from the rotational axis of the one or more bearing portions.

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Patent Owner(s)

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA2772

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 49 1411
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 420 15920

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON, INC. (52)
4,470,533 Surgical instrument for suturing tissues and organs 64 1982
4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 238 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 583 1983
4,585,153 Surgical instrument for applying two-piece fasteners comprising frictionally held U-shaped staples and receivers (Case III) 60 1984
4,607,636 Surgical instrument for applying fasteners having tissue locking means for maintaining the tissue in the instrument while applying the fasteners (case I) 66 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 310 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 348 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 295 1984
4,570,633 Surgical clip applier instrument adapter jaws 32 1985
4,648,542 Disposable stapler 34 1985
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 269 1986
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 391 1988
5,018,657 Pneumatically actuated surgical stapler head 164 1989
5,005,754 Bladder and mandrel for use with surgical stapler 56 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 416 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 246 1991
5,170,925 Laparoscopic stapler with knife means 261 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 473 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 289 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 170 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 304 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 392 1992
5,205,459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 378 1992
5,381,943 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 250 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 457 1992
5,285,945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 283 1992
5,275,322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 216 1993
5,292,053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 278 1993
5,312,024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 194 1993
5,431,323 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 169 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 275 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 634 1993
5,484,451 Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 381 1993
5,405,073 Flexible support shaft assembly 114 1993
5,465,894 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 303 1993
5,439,156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 138 1994
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 373 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 201 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 301 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 492 1994
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 215 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 326 1995
5,632,433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 272 1995
5,735,848 Electrosurgical stapling device 508 1995
5,603,443 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 256 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 292 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 247 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 315 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 352 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 416 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 412 1995
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 344 1999
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (47)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 198 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 180 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 298 1993
5,376,095 Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile 272 1993
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 457 1994
5,452,836 Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism 198 1994
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 237 1994
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 395 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 334 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 261 1994
5,452,837 Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge 260 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 358 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 164 1994
5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 505 1995
5,553,765 Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement 299 1995
5,597,107 Surgical stapler instrument 421 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 330 1995
5,547,117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 210 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 304 1995
5,580,067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 259 1995
5,605,273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 194 1995
5,855,311 Reloadable surgical instrument 343 1995
5,641,111 Surgical stapling instrument with anvil cutting guide 47 1995
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 163 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 335 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 238 1996
5,794,834 Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft 207 1996
5,605,272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 218 1996
5,697,543 Linear stapler with improved firing stroke 212 1996
5,588,581 Surgical instrument 326 1996
5,634,584 Surgical instrument 335 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 334 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 342 1996
5,716,366 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 490 1996
5,662,662 Surgical instrument and method 315 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 374 1996
5,669,544 Surgical instrument 324 1996
5,673,840 Surgical instrument 369 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 347 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 384 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 380 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 415 1996
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 503 1997
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 231 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 124 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 278 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 191 1997
 
United States Surgical Corporation (12)
4,863,088 Surgical stapling instrument 206 1988
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 231 1990
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 219 1991
5,447,265 Laparoscopic surgical instrument with a mechanism for preventing its entry into the abdominal cavity once it is depleted and removed from the abdominal cavity 152 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 285 1993
5,497,934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 73 1993
5,464,144 Surgical apparatus with indicator 75 1993
5,470,007 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 177 1994
5,458,279 Surgical stapler with safety feature 53 1994
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 45 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 175 1996
6,045,560 Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric 323 1996
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 19 2009
 
COVIDIEN LP (4)
5,797,537 Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism 456 1996
5,820,009 Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism 336 1996
6,264,087 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 386 1999
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 209 2002
 
SYNOVIS LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
5,549,628 Soft tissue stapling buttress 266 1995
5,575,803 Soft tissue stapling buttress 238 1995
5,752,965 Apparatus and method for producing a reinforced surgical fastener suture line 253 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
6,544,271 Device for full-thickness resectioning of an organ 37 2000
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 66 2001
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,344,061 Ratchet assembly for medical instrument 54 1993
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 418 1998
 
J. CRAYTON PRUITT (2)
4,848,637 Staple device for use on the mesenteries of the abdomen 156 1988
4,930,503 Stapling process and device for use on the mesenteries of the abdomen 124 1989
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,665,085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 197 1994
5,531,744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 524 1994
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (2)
5,240,163 Linear surgical stapling instrument 145 1991
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 160 1992
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 148 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 207 1996
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
5,702,409 Device and method for reinforcing surgical staples 237 1995
5,810,855 Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples 376 1997
 
ALCHEMIA A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF CA (1)
4,550,870 Stapling device 138 1983
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 351 1996
 
COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
4,316,468 Surgical stapler 108 1980
 
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (1)
6,258,107 Apparatus for connecting a variety of surgical instruments to an operating control device 194 1999
 
GABBAY, SHLOMO (1)
6,099,551 Pericardial strip and stapler assembly for dividing and sealing visceral tissues and method of use thereof 280 1998
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 426 1985
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 335 1993
 
IVANO-FRANKOVSKY GOSUDARSTVENNY MEDITSINSKY INSTITUT, USSR, IVANO-FRANKOVSK, ULITSA GALITSKAYA, 2 (1)
4,453,661 Surgical instrument for applying staples 33 1981
 
Klieman; Charles H. (1)
4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 142 1980
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
4,477,007 Stapler with intermediate latching mechanism 26 1983
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 280 1995
 
PM DEVICES, INC. (1)
5,769,892 Surgical stapler sleeve for reinforcing staple lines 192 1996
 
PROBLEMNAYA NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKAYA LABORATORIA VCPOMOGATELNOGO KROVOOBRASCHENIA, USSR, BLAGOVESCHENSK (1)
4,784,137 Surgical suturing instrument 320 1987
 
SENCO PROUCTS, INC. (1)
4,442,964 Pressure sensitive and working-gap controlled surgical stapling instrument 184 1981
 
Sinha; Brajnandan (1)
4,317,105 Condition indicating device for wheeled vehicle shock absorbers 28 1980
 
SMITH, LAWRENCE M. (1)
4,272,002 Internal surgical stapler 26 1979
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 182 1989
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 361 1994
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I IPSYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,684,051 Surgical instrument 56 1985
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 56 1980
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 55 1984
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNY TSENTR KHIRURGII USSR, (1)
4,485,811 Resection apparatus 43 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (18)
4,216,890 Surgical apparatus for suturing organs with metal staples 25 1978
4,216,891 Surgical stapler 38 1979
4,290,542 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of organs 52 1979
4,296,881 Surgical stapler using cartridge 108 1980
4,378,901 Apparatus for applying a staple suture 33 1980
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 285 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 214 1990
5,172,845 Right angle articulated intestinal stapler 49 1991
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 109 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 64 1992
5,397,324 Surgical stapler instrument and method for vascular hemostasis 366 1993
5,551,622 Surgical stapler 190 1994
5,655,698 Surgical stapler with curved jaws 370 1996
5,662,259 Method of stapling anatomical tissue 134 1996
5,662,260 Surgical staple cartridge 304 1996
5,676,674 Non-invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease 412 1996
6,131,790 Surgical stapler and cartridge 52 1998
6,315,183 Disposable surgical stapler cartridge 102 2000

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COVIDIEN LP (6)
7,942,304 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 0 2008
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 0 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 0 2010
8,205,620 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 0 2011
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
8,523,042 Apparatus and method for preserving a tissue margin 0 2010

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