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, MA4487

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 32 3978
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 277 39997

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5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 470 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 418 1990
5,172,845 Right angle articulated intestinal stapler 64 1991
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 157 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 100 1992
5,397,324 Surgical stapler instrument and method for vascular hemostasis 642 1993
5,551,622 Surgical stapler 385 1994
5,655,698 Surgical stapler with curved jaws 639 1996
5,662,259 Method of stapling anatomical tissue 196 1996
5,662,260 Surgical staple cartridge 553 1996
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NICOLIA, JOSEPH (4)
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (2)
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GABBAY, SHLOMO (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (4)
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V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
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J. CRAYTON PRUITT (2)
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AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (47)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 405 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 353 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 556 1993
5,376,095 Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile 444 1993
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 690 1994
5,452,836 Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism 355 1994
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 406 1994
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 664 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 569 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 481 1994
5,452,837 Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge 489 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 652 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 310 1994
5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 815 1995
5,553,765 Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement 544 1995
5,597,107 Surgical stapler instrument 719 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 555 1995
5,547,117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 375 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 530 1995
5,580,067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 461 1995
5,605,273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 375 1995
5,855,311 Reloadable surgical instrument 583 1995
5,641,111 Surgical stapling instrument with anvil cutting guide 74 1995
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 280 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 571 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 416 1996
5,794,834 Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft 364 1996
5,605,272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 375 1996
5,697,543 Linear stapler with improved firing stroke 404 1996
5,588,581 Surgical instrument 577 1996
5,634,584 Surgical instrument 586 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 574 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 580 1996
5,716,366 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 779 1996
5,662,662 Surgical instrument and method 571 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 706 1996
5,669,544 Surgical instrument 561 1996
5,673,840 Surgical instrument 644 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 596 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 651 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 637 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 720 1996
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 776 1997
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 454 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 175 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 500 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 358 1997
 
PM DEVICES, INC. (1)
5,769,892 Surgical stapler sleeve for reinforcing staple lines 449 1996
 
SYNOVIS LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
5,549,628 Soft tissue stapling buttress 541 1995
5,575,803 Soft tissue stapling buttress 515 1995
5,752,965 Apparatus and method for producing a reinforced surgical fastener suture line 523 1996
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,665,085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 400 1994
5,531,744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 767 1994
 
SENCO PROUCTS, INC. (1)
4,442,964 Pressure sensitive and working-gap controlled surgical stapling instrument 327 1981
 
ETHICON, INC. (52)
4,470,533 Surgical instrument for suturing tissues and organs 73 1982
4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 383 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 844 1983
4,585,153 Surgical instrument for applying two-piece fasteners comprising frictionally held U-shaped staples and receivers (Case III) 159 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) 75 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 502 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 535 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 379 1984
4,570,633 Surgical clip applier instrument adapter jaws 49 1985
4,648,542 Disposable stapler 40 1985
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 449 1986
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 590 1988
5,018,657 Pneumatically actuated surgical stapler head 236 1989
5,005,754 Bladder and mandrel for use with surgical stapler 109 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 670 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 427 1991
5,170,925 Laparoscopic stapler with knife means 338 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 766 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 476 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 332 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 561 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 645 1992
5,205,459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 654 1992
5,381,943 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 340 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 733 1992
5,285,945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 519 1992
5,275,322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 273 1993
5,292,053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 404 1993
5,312,024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 360 1993
5,431,323 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 239 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 489 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 950 1993
5,484,451 Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 669 1993
5,405,073 Flexible support shaft assembly 265 1993
5,465,894 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 474 1993
5,439,156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 298 1994
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 610 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 371 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 513 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 800 1994
5,470,010 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 413 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 552 1995
5,632,433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 482 1995
5,735,848 Electrosurgical stapling device 782 1995
5,603,443 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 459 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 503 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 450 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 541 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 580 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 690 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 703 1995
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 641 1999
 
Sinha; Brajnandan (1)
4,317,105 Condition indicating device for wheeled vehicle shock absorbers 31 1980
 
IVANO-FRANKOVSKY GOSUDARSTVENNY MEDITSINSKY INSTITUT, USSR, IVANO-FRANKOVSK, ULITSA GALITSKAYA, 2 (1)
4,453,661 Surgical instrument for applying staples 36 1981
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 247 1989
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 618 1985
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 611 1993
 
PROBLEMNAYA NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKAYA LABORATORIA VCPOMOGATELNOGO KROVOOBRASCHENIA, USSR, BLAGOVESCHENSK (1)
4,784,137 Surgical suturing instrument 384 1987
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,344,061 Ratchet assembly for medical instrument 100 1993
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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 498 1995
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 626 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 285 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 412 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 435 1999
 
Klieman; Charles H. (1)
4,325,376 Hemostatic clip applicator 162 1980
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
* 6,544,271 Device for full-thickness resectioning of an organ 51 2000
* 6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 187 2001
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 156 1980
 
COVELL, L. DAVID (1)
4,316,468 Surgical stapler 114 1980
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
5,702,409 Device and method for reinforcing surgical staples 500 1995
5,810,855 Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples 693 1997
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNY TSENTR KHIRURGII USSR, (1)
4,485,811 Resection apparatus 62 1982
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 89 1984
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I IPSYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,684,051 Surgical instrument 162 1985
 
United States Surgical Corporation (12)
4,863,088 Surgical stapling instrument 268 1988
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 401 1990
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 426 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 217 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 540 1993
5,497,934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 104 1993
5,464,144 Surgical apparatus with indicator 214 1993
5,470,007 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 344 1994
5,458,279 Surgical stapler with safety feature 62 1994
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 62 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 341 1996
6,045,560 Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric 629 1996
 
MORE CHARM, LTD. (1)
8,453,835 Protective cover for communication device 12 2011
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,451,959 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
 
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 23 2010
 
COVIDIEN LP (30)
7,942,304 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 3 2008
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 49 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 4 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 10 2010
8,205,620 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 4 2011
* 2011/0192,880 TWO PIECE ANVIL FOR SURGICAL STAPLER 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 4 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 6 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
9,445,810 Stapling device with grasping jaw mechanism 0 2013
9,289,211 Surgical stapling apparatus 1 2013
9,445,811 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 43 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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