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)

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3671

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrenfels, Karl H Cheshire, CT 18 2181
Ivanko, David Fairfield, CT 30 2229
Lehn, Randolph F Stratford, CT 40 5883
Pedros, Roberto Seymour, CT 30 2311
Rethy, Csaba L Fairfield, CT 30 2245
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 270 22494

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 217 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 368 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 306 1990
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 132 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 80 1992
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 504 1985
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 205 1992
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 553 1998
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,915,615 Tissue fastening device 17 1996
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 264 2001
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 335 2005
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 479 1994
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 470 1996
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 200 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 302 1996
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (18)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 288 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 250 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 415 1993
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 306 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 364 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 484 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 209 1994
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 198 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 449 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 313 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 447 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 458 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 509 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 566 1996
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 337 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 152 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 385 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 258 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (16)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 117 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 385 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 426 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 339 1984
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 342 1986
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 341 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 477 1988
D322143 Combined linear surgical stapler and cutter 54 1989
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 537 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 606 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 368 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 233 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 407 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 354 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 485 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 270 1994
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 97 2001
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 80 1980
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 71 1984
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (22)
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 313 1989
5,071,052 Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout 223 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 298 1990
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 208 1991
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 313 1991
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 245 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 195 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 188 1994
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 295 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 228 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 407 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 233 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 314 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 315 1995
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 51 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 241 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 245 1996
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 321 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 382 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 473 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 576 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 375 1998
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (23)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 14 2010
* 2011/0155,787 STAPLE CARTRIDGE 179 2011
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 1 2011
9,072,535 Surgical stapling instruments with rotatable staple deployment arrangements 0 2011
9,060,770 Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 3 2011
9,033,204 Circular stapling devices with tissue-puncturing anvil features 0 2011
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 10 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 14 2011
9,055,941 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck 0 2011
9,050,084 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement 0 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 7 2011
9,044,230 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2012
9,072,536 Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments 0 2012
9,028,494 Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement 0 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 5 2012
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 16 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 5 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 1 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,991,677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
9,072,515 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (15)
7,942,304 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 0 2008
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 2 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 3 2010
8,205,620 Two piece anvil for surgical stapler 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 2 2012
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 1 2013
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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