US Patent No: 7,464,846

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Surgical instrument having a removable battery

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A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument comprises a handle, a battery, a motor, and a lockout system. The handle comprises a primary portion and a grip portion. The grip portion is releasably connected to the primary portion. The battery is within the grip portion. The motor is in electrical communication with the battery. The lockout system is within the handle, and is structured and arranged to block connection of the grip portion to the primary portion after the grip portion is disconnected from the primary portion a predetermined number of times.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1783

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doll, Kevin R Mason, OH 30 2886
Shelton, IV Frederick E New Vienna, OH 39 12702
Swayze, Jeffrey S Hamilton, OH 180 13669
Timperman, Eugene L Cincinnati, OH 70 8100

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Desoutter Limited (1)
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6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 371 2002
7,090,684 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 229 2004
 
YASUMI CAPITAL, LLC (1)
6,806,808 Wireless event-recording device with identification codes 241 1999
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
5,080,556 Thermal seal for a gas turbine spacer disc 138 1990
 
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5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 182 1994
6,162,208 Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same 229 1998
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC (1)
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THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL LLC (1)
6,082,577 Cable tie dispensing apparatus 104 1999
 
GENESIS ORTHOPEDICS (1)
5,591,170 Intramedullary bone cutting saw 258 1994
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (1)
5,873,885 Surgical handpiece 134 1997
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 483 1996
 
WYETH (1)
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BIODYNAMICS LLC (1)
2006/0142,772 Surgical fasteners and related implant devices having bioabsorbable components 150 2004
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
6,022,352 Bone fixation screw system 268 1998
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
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4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 389 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 432 1980
4,349,028 Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence 255 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 386 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 500 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 265 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 477 1982
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 274 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 292 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 529 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 498 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 383 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 319 1984
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 591 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 367 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 344 1985
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 458 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 298 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 352 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 320 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 479 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 729 1989
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 347 1989
5,116,349 Surgical fastener apparatus 316 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 614 1990
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 283 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 289 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 347 1991
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 294 1991
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 214 1991
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 235 1992
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 484 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 415 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 372 1993
5,391,180 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 157 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 219 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 421 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 172 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 331 1993
5,478,003 Surgical apparatus 317 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 438 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 516 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 476 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 532 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 306 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 298 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 283 1994
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 194 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 308 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 436 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 423 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 451 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 251 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 199 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 409 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 301 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 538 1994
5,476,206 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 302 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 363 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 279 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 180 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 192 1994
5,579,978 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 196 1994
5,476,479 Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure 212 1995
5,575,799 Articulating surgical apparatus 586 1995
5,540,375 Endoscopic stapler 342 1995
5,630,540 Surgical staple and staple drive member 454 1995
5,535,935 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 437 1995
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 401 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 302 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 433 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 233 1995
5,706,997 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 297 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 420 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 221 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 349 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 219 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 241 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 344 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 327 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 326 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 423 1995
5,647,526 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 355 1995
5,645,209 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 344 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 446 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 512 1996
5,709,334 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 285 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 424 1996
5,636,780 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 409 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 350 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 464 1996
5,690,269 Endoscopic stapler 480 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 379 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 394 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 249 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 174 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 254 1996
5,901,895 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 505 1996
5,782,859 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 306 1996
5,836,960 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 170 1997
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 399 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 218 1997
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 362 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 394 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 518 1997
5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 271 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 450 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 566 1997
5,878,937 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 204 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 484 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 596 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 386 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 382 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 276 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 225 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 471 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 500 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 503 2000
6,681,978 Surgical stapler 282 2001
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 419 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 358 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 413 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 379 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 388 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 288 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 404 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 305 2005
2008/0041,916 Surgical stapling apparatus 135 2007
 
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8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 78 2009
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8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 46 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 49 2010
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8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 46 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 83 2010
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8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 16 2010
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8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 17 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 16 2010
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8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 18 2012
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8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 17 2012
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8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 18 2012
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9,101,385 Electrode connections for rotary driven surgical tools 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
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 18 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 46 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 9 2012
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9,095,367 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 0 2012
8,986,333 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 0 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,794,497 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 18 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 26 2013
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8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 11 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 20 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
9,066,747 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 0 2013
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9,095,339 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
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7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 138 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 176 2008
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7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 34 2008
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8,821,514 Powered tack applier 0 2010
8,733,614 End effector identification by mechanical features 1 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 4 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 2 2010
8,038,044 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 14 2010
8,733,612 Safety method for powered surgical instruments 0 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 2 2010
9,113,880 Internal backbone structural chassis for a surgical device 0 2010
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
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 9 2010
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 20 2011
8,746,534 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,039 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 89 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 18 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 11 2011
* 8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 8 2011
8,852,185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 2 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2011
8,556,152 Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus 0 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 3 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 5 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 8 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,899,462 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 1 2011
8,657,177 Surgical apparatus and method for endoscopic surgery 3 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 2 2011
8,820,607 Surgical retraction mechanism 0 2011
9,010,607 Surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 4 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 6 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 2 2012
8,925,783 Powered surgical instrument 1 2012
9,107,664 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 6 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 20 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
9,113,863 Surgical fastening assembly 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 2 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
8,888,762 Flexible shaft extender and method of using same 0 2013
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 1 2013
8,851,355 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 4 2014
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9,010,611 End effector identification by mechanical features 0 2014
9,016,545 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 0 2014
9,113,876 Powered surgical instrument 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2014
 
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* 8,568,442 Medical gripping and/or cutting instrument 0 2006
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