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, MA4407

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 32 3857
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 276 38899

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
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COVIDIEN LP (4)
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AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (47)
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5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 345 1993
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5,376,095 Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile 436 1993
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 680 1994
5,452,836 Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism 349 1994
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5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 655 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 560 1994
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5,452,837 Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge 481 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 640 1994
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5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 806 1995
5,553,765 Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement 536 1995
5,597,107 Surgical stapler instrument 707 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 545 1995
5,547,117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 369 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 520 1995
5,580,067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 456 1995
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5,641,111 Surgical stapling instrument with anvil cutting guide 73 1995
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PM DEVICES, INC. (1)
5,769,892 Surgical stapler sleeve for reinforcing staple lines 437 1996
 
SYNOVIS LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
5,549,628 Soft tissue stapling buttress 528 1995
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SENCO PROUCTS, INC. (1)
4,442,964 Pressure sensitive and working-gap controlled surgical stapling instrument 322 1981
 
ETHICON, INC. (52)
4,470,533 Surgical instrument for suturing tissues and organs 72 1982
4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 377 1983
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4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 495 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 526 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 375 1984
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4,648,542 Disposable stapler 40 1985
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 442 1986
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 580 1988
5,018,657 Pneumatically actuated surgical stapler head 231 1989
5,005,754 Bladder and mandrel for use with surgical stapler 104 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 660 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 421 1991
5,170,925 Laparoscopic stapler with knife means 333 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 753 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 468 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 325 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 546 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 631 1992
5,205,459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 644 1992
5,381,943 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 334 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 719 1992
5,285,945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 513 1992
5,275,322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 271 1993
5,292,053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 397 1993
5,312,024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 356 1993
5,431,323 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 233 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 476 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 938 1993
5,484,451 Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 660 1993
5,405,073 Flexible support shaft assembly 258 1993
5,465,894 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 466 1993
5,439,156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 293 1994
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 602 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 364 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 504 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 792 1994
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5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 532 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 570 1995
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4,317,105 Condition indicating device for wheeled vehicle shock absorbers 31 1980
 
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TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
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IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
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CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 614 1996
 
ALCHEMIA A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF CA (1)
4,550,870 Stapling device 197 1983
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 280 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 404 1996
 
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 425 1999
 
Klieman; Charles H. (1)
4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 161 1980
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
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COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
4,316,468 Surgical stapler 114 1980
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
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VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 86 1984
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I IPSYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,684,051 Surgical instrument 157 1985
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (12)
4,863,088 Surgical stapling instrument 264 1988
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 393 1990
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 418 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 209 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 530 1993
5,497,934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 103 1993
5,464,144 Surgical apparatus with indicator 208 1993
5,470,007 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 336 1994
5,458,279 Surgical stapler with safety feature 61 1994
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 60 1996
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6,045,560 Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric 613 1996
 
MORE CHARM, LTD. (1)
8,453,835 Protective cover for communication device 12 2011
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
8,523,042 Apparatus and method for preserving a tissue margin 0 2010
* 2011/0089,221 Apparatus and Method For Preserving A Tissue Margin 20 2010
 
COVIDIEN LP (27)
7,942,304 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 1 2008
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 42 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 3 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 7 2010
8,205,620 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 2 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 3 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 1 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 1 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 1 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
9,289,209 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
9,271,728 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
9,155,537 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
9,364,217 In-situ loaded stapler 0 2012
9,113,863 Surgical fastening assembly 0 2012
9,295,465 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 4 2012
9,345,480 Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith 0 2013
9,370,359 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2013
9,232,944 Surgical instrument and bushing 0 2013
9,289,211 Surgical stapling apparatus 1 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 39 2013
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2014
9,364,227 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2014
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