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)

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1653

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doll, Kevin R Mason, OH 42 3546
Shelton, IV Frederick E New Vienna, OH 45 11433
Swayze, Jeffrey S Hamilton, OH 224 16505
Timperman, Eugene L Cincinnati, OH 102 9894

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (143)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 315 1991
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 516 1994
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 279 1994
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 483 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 410 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 439 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 522 1994
5,688,270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 489 1995
5,807,393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 376 1995
5,626,587 Method for operating a surgical instrument 245 1995
5,597,107 Surgical stapler instrument 501 1995
5,535,934 Identification device for surgical instrument 368 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 392 1995
5,547,117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 251 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 366 1995
5,580,067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 324 1995
5,605,273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 252 1995
5,693,042 Identification device for surgical instrument 212 1995
5,855,311 Reloadable surgical instrument 420 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 415 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 285 1996
5,794,834 Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft 248 1996
5,605,272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 257 1996
5,697,543 Linear stapler with improved firing stroke 274 1996
5,713,505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 372 1996
5,823,066 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 309 1996
5,577,654 Surgical instrument 453 1996
5,588,580 Surgical instrument 341 1996
5,588,581 Surgical instrument 412 1996
5,634,584 Surgical instrument 424 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 412 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 423 1996
5,702,408 Articulating surgical instrument 313 1996
5,662,662 Surgical instrument and method 396 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 468 1996
5,669,544 Surgical instrument 404 1996
5,673,840 Surgical instrument 455 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 433 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 474 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 469 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 520 1996
5,817,093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 402 1996
6,024,741 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 431 1997
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 582 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 351 1997
5,951,552 Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument 135 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 234 1997
6,017,356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 219 1997
5,951,574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 144 1998
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 363 1998
6,416,486 Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface 208 1999
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 291 2000
6,503,257 Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device 355 2001
6,592,597 Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device 365 2001
6,656,193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 382 2001
6,805,273 Surgical stapling instrument 276 2002
6,978,921 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E-beam firing mechanism 382 2003
6,988,649 Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout 340 2003
7,000,818 Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems 401 2003
7,044,352 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 336 2003
7,055,731 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint 363 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 474 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 379 2003
7,000,819 Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism 360 2003
7,059,508 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission 295 2004
7,128,254 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission 258 2004
6,988,650 Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler 227 2004
7,207,472 Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler 186 2004
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 187 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 321 2005
7,143,926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 280 2005
2006/0190,028 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 72 2005
2006/0025,811 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 174 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 207 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 319 2005
2006/0229,665 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground 52 2005
2006/0025,813 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 195 2005
7,143,925 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism 287 2005
2006/0289,602 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground 282 2005
2006/0060,630 Multiple firing stroke surgical instrument incorporating electroactive polymer anti-backup mechanism 199 2005
2006/0190,029 Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint 38 2005
2007/0045,379 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 166 2005
2006/0047,303 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER-BASED ACTUATION MECHANISM FOR GRASPER 106 2005
2007/0102,452 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 117 2005
2007/0102,453 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 139 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 299 2005
2007/0102,473 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 186 2005
2007/0102,474 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 171 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 311 2005
7,246,734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 408 2005
2007/0158,385 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 166 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 302 2006
2007/0175,950 Disposable staple cartridge having an anvil with tissue locator for use with a surgical cutting and fastening instrument and modular end effector system therefor 333 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 303 2006
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 258 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 305 2006
2007/0175,956 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 189 2006
2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 177 2006
2007/0175,958 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 181 2006
2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 167 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 211 2006
2007/0179,476 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 125 2006
2007/0295,780 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 231 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 364 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 305 2006
2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 302 2006
2008/0029,575 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member 302 2006
2008/0029,576 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 173 2006
2007/0073,340 Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height 134 2006
2008/0078,800 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 283 2006
2008/0078,801 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 141 2006
2008/0078,802 Surgical staples and stapling instruments 271 2006
2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 243 2006
2008/0078,804 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 253 2006
2008/0078,805 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 117 2006
2008/0078,806 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 233 2006
2008/0078,807 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 255 2006
2008/0078,808 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 232 2006
2008/0082,124 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 139 2006
2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 278 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 162 2007
2008/0167,522 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 243 2007
2008/0167,644 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 136 2007
2008/0167,670 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 98 2007
2008/0167,671 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 139 2007
2008/0167,672 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 223 2007
2008/0167,736 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 100 2007
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 329 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 345 2007
2008/0169,330 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 305 2007
2008/0169,331 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 324 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 329 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 327 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 273 2007
2007/0194,080 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 142 2007
2007/0194,081 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 231 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 263 2007
2007/0262,116 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 127 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 276 2007
2007/0233,053 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 123 2007
2008/0082,115 Method of manufacturing staples 148 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 225 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 286 2007
 
United States Surgical Corporation (128)
4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 349 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 395 1980
4,349,028 Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence 229 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 348 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 453 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 232 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 436 1982
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 241 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 259 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 477 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 460 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 346 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 286 1984
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 541 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 327 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 308 1985
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 415 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 265 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 316 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 288 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 432 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 668 1989
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 316 1989
5,116,349 Surgical fastener apparatus 272 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 554 1990
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 250 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 252 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 295 1991
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 262 1991
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 186 1991
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 206 1992
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 431 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 369 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 330 1993
5,391,180 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 129 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 187 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 367 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 143 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 291 1993
5,478,003 Surgical apparatus 281 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 384 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 452 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 426 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 461 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 269 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 263 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 242 1994
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 161 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 275 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 383 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 373 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 402 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 223 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 175 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 365 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 259 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 483 1994
5,476,206 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 259 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 317 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 242 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 157 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 168 1994
5,579,978 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 171 1994
5,476,479 Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure 174 1995
5,575,799 Articulating surgical apparatus 517 1995
5,540,375 Endoscopic stapler 294 1995
5,630,540 Surgical staple and staple drive member 410 1995
5,535,935 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 391 1995
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 357 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 264 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 379 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 204 1995
5,706,997 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 263 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 371 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 191 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 310 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 186 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 208 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 300 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 283 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 285 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 374 1995
5,647,526 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 311 1995
5,645,209 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 304 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 393 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 453 1996
5,709,334 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 251 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 378 1996
5,636,780 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 364 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 305 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 410 1996
5,690,269 Endoscopic stapler 416 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 333 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 350 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 216 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 145 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 220 1996
5,901,895 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 455 1996
5,782,859 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 258 1996
5,836,960 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 137 1997
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 353 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 193 1997
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 318 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 350 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 463 1997
5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 233 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 401 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 508 1997
5,878,937 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 179 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 427 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 526 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 342 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 343 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 240 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 195 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 422 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 448 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 452 2000
6,681,978 Surgical stapler 242 2001
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 366 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 316 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 371 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 331 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 338 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 248 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 358 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 264 2005
2008/0041,916 Surgical stapling apparatus 111 2007
 
COVIDIEN LP (55)
5,797,537 Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism 550 1996
5,820,009 Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism 416 1996
6,315,184 Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 406 1999
6,443,973 Electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 456 1999
6,264,087 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 477 1999
6,358,224 Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery 121 1999
6,488,197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 365 2000
6,491,201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 351 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 377 2000
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 309 2000
6,817,508 Surgical stapling device 308 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 221 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 254 2001
6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 383 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 327 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 233 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 418 2001
2003/0105,478 Surgical device 120 2001
2003/0130,677 Surgical device 169 2002
2004/0111,081 Electro-mechanical surgical device 129 2002
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 274 2002
2002/0165,541 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 193 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 208 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 200 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 212 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 196 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 276 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 319 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 317 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 412 2003
7,070,083 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 294 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 278 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 332 2003
2006/0011,699 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 328 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 238 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 284 2004
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 333 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 297 2004
2004/0232,201 Surgical stapling device 356 2004
2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 288 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 375 2004
7,168,604 Surgical stapling device 316 2004
2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 294 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 317 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 117 2005
7,097,089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 286 2005
7,143,924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 232 2005
2006/0108,393 Structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 238 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 299 2005
7,188,758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 243 2006
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 263 2006
7,398,908 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 242 2006
2007/0181,632 Anvil assembly with improved cut ring 193 2007
2008/0035,701 Surgical stapling device 200 2007
2008/0041,917 Surgical stapling device 201 2007
 
ETHICON, INC. (50)
4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 278 1983
4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 270 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 671 1983
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 395 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 356 1984
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 310 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 444 1988
4,938,408 Surgical stapler safety and sequencing mechanisms 189 1989
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 432 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 498 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 304 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 555 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 326 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 332 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 337 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 208 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 447 1992
5,330,502 Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism 429 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 337 1992
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 193 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 536 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 190 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 321 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 729 1993
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 973 1993
5,447,513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 192 1993
5,405,344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 339 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 449 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 244 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 355 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 604 1994
5,607,095 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 321 1995
5,797,536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 347 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 400 1995
5,603,443 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 323 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 365 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 311 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 373 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 410 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 505 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 511 1995
5,829,662 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 389 1996
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 532 1997
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 428 1999
6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 369 2000
6,629,988 Composite staple for completing an anastomosis 263 2001
6,786,382 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track 451 2003
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 402 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 493 2003
7,111,769 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 312 2003
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (18)
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 540 1993
5,762,256 Surgical stapler 426 1995
5,782,396 Surgical stapler 424 1995
5,749,893 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 392 1996
5,657,921 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 329 1996
5,817,109 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 258 1996
6,716,232 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 282 1998
6,032,849 Surgical stapler 560 1998
2002/0117,534 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 222 2001
2004/0173,659 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 298 2004
2004/0243,151 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 280 2004
2005/0131,390 Surgical instruments including mems devices 243 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 333 2004
2005/0216,055 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 265 2005
2005/0263,563 Surgical stapling device 209 2005
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 364 2005
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 305 2006
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 282 2006
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (7)
5,339,799 Medical system for reproducing a state of contact of the treatment section in the operation unit 360 1992
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 538 1993
5,467,911 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 406 1994
5,582,611 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 491 1994
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 335 1995
6,099,537 Medical treatment instrument 232 1997
5,906,625 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissue 216 1997
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (6)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 21 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 21 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 21 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 21 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 21 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 21 2001
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (5)
2004/0164,123 Surgical stapling device 211 2004
D697065 Tablet computer 2 2012
D697065 Tablet computer 2 2012
D697065 Tablet computer 2 2012
D697065 Tablet computer 2 2012
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (5)
* 5,207,697 Battery powered surgical handpiece 295 1991
5,743,456 Hand actuable surgical handpiece 394 1995
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6,522,101 Rechargeable battery with memory that contains charging sequence data 124 2000
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (175)
8,905,977 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 0 2005
7,607,557 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 151 2005
7,673,780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 146 2005
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 4 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 22 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 95 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 116 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 127 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 137 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 129 2007
8,893,946 Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices 0 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 158 2007
8,758,391 Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments 1 2008
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 4 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 5 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 7 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 10 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 29 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 150 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 167 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 147 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 148 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 173 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 181 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 152 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 59 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 11 2008
8,020,743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 81 2008
7,918,377 Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback 122 2008
8,517,239 Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver 20 2009
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 20 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 28 2009
8,066,167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 72 2009
8,906,016 Surgical instrument for transmitting energy to tissue comprising steam control paths 0 2009
8,747,404 Surgical instrument for transmitting energy to tissue comprising non-conductive grasping portions 0 2009
8,574,231 Surgical instrument for transmitting energy to tissue comprising a movable electrode or insulator 0 2009
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 51 2009
8,899,466 Devices and methods for introducing a surgical circular stapling instrument into a patient 0 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 8 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 28 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 42 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 40 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 39 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 80 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 87 2009
8,851,354 Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness 0 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 55 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 56 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 9 2010
8,245,899 Driven surgical stapler improvements 14 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 21 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 46 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 34 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 4 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 21 2010
8,858,571 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 0 2010
8,696,665 Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force 1 2010
8,834,518 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws 0 2010
8,709,035 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with jaws having a parallel closure motion 0 2010
8,623,044 Cable actuated end-effector for a surgical instrument 0 2010
8,496,682 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws 2 2010
8,535,311 Electrosurgical instrument comprising closing and firing systems 1 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 27 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 36 2010
8,685,020 Surgical instruments and end effectors therefor 0 2010
8,631,987 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 8 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 0 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 8 2010
8,926,607 Electrosurgical instrument employing multiple positive temperature coefficient electrodes 0 2010
8,888,776 Electrosurgical instrument employing an electrode 0 2010
8,795,276 Electrosurgical instrument employing a plurality of electrodes 0 2010
8,790,342 Electrosurgical instrument employing pressure-variation electrodes 0 2010
8,764,747 Electrosurgical instrument comprising sequentially activated electrodes 0 2010
8,753,338 Electrosurgical instrument employing a thermal management system 0 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 36 2010
8,834,466 Surgical instrument comprising an articulatable end effector 0 2010
8,613,383 Surgical instruments with electrodes 0 2010
8,453,906 Surgical instruments with electrodes 2010
8,702,704 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instrument 0 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 21 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 21 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 24 2010
8,801,734 Circular stapling instruments with secondary cutting arrangements and methods of using same 1 2010
8,801,735 Surgical circular stapler with tissue retention arrangements 1 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 1 2010
8,783,543 Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices 1 2010
8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 3 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 21 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 55 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 49 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 8 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 2 2010
8,925,782 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising multiple layers 0 2010
8,899,463 Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets 0 2010
8,864,007 Implantable fastener cartridge having a non-uniform arrangement 0 2010
8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 0 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 1 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 1 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 1 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 1 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 1 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 1 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 1 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 26 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 28 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 47 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 3 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 134 2010
8,628,529 Surgical instrument with magnetic clamping force 2 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 27 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 63 2010
8,875,971 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 0 2010
8,715,277 Control of jaw compression in surgical instrument having end effector with opposing jaw members 0 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 4 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 62 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 69 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 71 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 21 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 78 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 22 2011
8,875,972 End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 0 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 13 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 12 2011
8,926,598 Surgical instruments with articulatable and rotatable end effector 0 2011
8,857,693 Surgical instruments with lockable articulating end effector 0 2011
8,800,841 Surgical staple cartridges 1 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 24 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 15 2011
8,864,009 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler comprising an adjustable anvil 0 2011
8,857,694 Staple cartridge loading assembly 0 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 1 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 1 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 1 2011
8,657,176 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 3 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 0 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 0 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 2 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 74 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 54 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 78 2011
8,858,590 Tissue manipulation devices 0 2011
8,827,903 Modular tool heads for use with circular surgical instruments 0 2011
8,734,478 Rectal manipulation devices 2 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 7 2011
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 0 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 1 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 0 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 1 2011
8,734,476 Coupling for slip ring assembly and ultrasonic transducer in surgical instrument 0 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 1 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 0 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 0 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 1 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 1 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 8 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 10 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 15 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 15 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 25 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 1 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 4 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 26 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 10 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 1 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 21 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 0 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 1 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 1 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 4 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 0 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 1 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 0 2014
 
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8,800,837 Powered surgical instrument 0 2007
* 7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 134 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 13 2007
* 7,556,185 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 139 2007
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 14 2008
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 1 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 74 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 11 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 105 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 137 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 32 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 13 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 135 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 133 2008
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 2 2009
8,074,858 Surgical retraction mechanism 4 2009
7,753,248 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 13 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 3 2009
8,011,551 Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus 123 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 4 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 11 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 0 2010
8,074,859 Surgical instrument 2 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 57 2010
8,821,514 Powered tack applier 0 2010
8,733,614 End effector identification by mechanical features 0 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 2 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 0 2010
8,038,044 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 10 2010
8,733,612 Safety method for powered surgical instruments 0 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 1 2010
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 3 2010
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 3 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 55 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 1 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 7 2011
* 8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 2 2011
8,852,185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 5 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 0 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 3 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2011
8,899,462 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 0 2011
8,657,177 Surgical apparatus and method for endoscopic surgery 1 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,820,607 Surgical retraction mechanism 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 2 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,925,783 Powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 3 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 3 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 1 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 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
8,851,355 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 0 2014
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (5)
8,568,411 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,915,910 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,579,894 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,562,598 Electrosurgical system 0 2009
8,551,088 Electrosurgical system 1 2009
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (2)
8,876,857 End effector with redundant closing mechanisms 0 2010
8,852,174 Surgical tool with a two degree of freedom wrist 0 2010
 
HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,622,271 Fastener driving tool 0 2009
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 8,568,442 Medical gripping and/or cutting instrument 0 2006
 
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* 7,955,275 Laparoscopic instrument and method for distance measurements of body parts 0 2007
8,939,974 Surgical instrument comprising first and second drive systems actuatable by a common trigger mechanism 0 2009
* 2013/0282,023 DOUBLE UNIVERSAL JOINT 2 2013
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