US Patent No: 7,419,081

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Surgical fastener applying apparatus

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An improved surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a cartridge half-section and an anvil half-section with the cartridge and anvil half-sections being relatively movable from an unclamped position to a fully clamped position. The apparatus includes a replaceable staple cartridge assembly having a plurality of surgical staples and a pivotably mounted safety lock-out. The safety lock-out is pivotable between an initial position in which a relative movement of the cartridge and anvil half-sections to the fully clamped position is permitted and a blocking position in which a relative movement of the cartridge and anvil half-sections to return them to their fully clamped position after the plurality of staples have been at least partially fired is prevented. The apparatus further includes a pivotably mounted firing lever for moving a pair of camming surfaces longitudinally. In addition, each of the presently disclosed cartridge and anvil half-sections of the fastener applying apparatus includes a clamping lever, which clamping levers are configured and adapted to enable the applying apparatus to be opened by either one of the cartridge half-section and the anvil half-section.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3176

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrenfels, Karl H Cheshire, CT 31 1849
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 53 1871
Lehn, Randolph F Stratford, NY 60 5162
Pedros, Roberto Seymour, CT 44 1949
Rethy, Csaba L Fairfield, CT 44 1883
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 438 20371

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
United States Surgical Corporation (22)
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 280 1989
5,071,052 Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout 193 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 262 1990
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 178 1991
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 269 1991
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 214 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 169 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 162 1994
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 254 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 194 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 356 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 199 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 269 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 271 1995
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 49 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 207 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 211 1996
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 269 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 336 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 413 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 511 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 328 1998
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (18)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 245 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 213 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 356 1993
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 270 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 317 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 421 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 179 1994
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 181 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 398 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 275 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 396 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 405 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 455 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 502 1996
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 288 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 140 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 338 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 224 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (16)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 110 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 345 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 383 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 315 1984
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 304 1986
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 297 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 434 1988
D322143 Combined linear surgical stapler and cutter 51 1989
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 481 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 540 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 327 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 200 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 349 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 310 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 435 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 234 1994
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 223 2001
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 283 2005
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 174 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 261 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 73 2001
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 413 1996
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,915,615 Tissue fastening device 16 1996
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 463 1985
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 493 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 176 1992
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 199 1989
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 428 1994
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 63 1980
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 64 1984
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
4,244,372 Surgical instrument for suturing organs 181 1979
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 329 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 263 1990
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 119 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 73 1992

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COVIDIEN LP (8)
7,942,304 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 0 2008
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
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (4)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 0 2010
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 0 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 0 2011
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 0 2013

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