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, OH1618

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doll, Kevin R Mason, OH 39 3110
Shelton, IV Frederick E New Vienna, OH 45 10348
Swayze, Jeffrey S Hamilton, OH 216 14521
Timperman, Eugene L Cincinnati, OH 100 8759

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (143)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 294 1991
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 496 1994
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 266 1994
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 450 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 386 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 411 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 498 1994
5,688,270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 464 1995
5,807,393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 355 1995
5,626,587 Method for operating a surgical instrument 228 1995
5,597,107 Surgical stapler instrument 474 1995
5,535,934 Identification device for surgical instrument 337 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 369 1995
5,547,117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 238 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 342 1995
5,580,067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 305 1995
5,605,273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 236 1995
5,693,042 Identification device for surgical instrument 200 1995
5,855,311 Reloadable surgical instrument 393 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 387 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 270 1996
5,794,834 Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft 237 1996
5,605,272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 247 1996
5,697,543 Linear stapler with improved firing stroke 257 1996
5,713,505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 344 1996
5,823,066 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 291 1996
5,577,654 Surgical instrument 419 1996
5,588,580 Surgical instrument 314 1996
5,588,581 Surgical instrument 383 1996
5,634,584 Surgical instrument 394 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 385 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 394 1996
5,702,408 Articulating surgical instrument 290 1996
5,662,662 Surgical instrument and method 370 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 429 1996
5,669,544 Surgical instrument 379 1996
5,673,840 Surgical instrument 424 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 404 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 443 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 437 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 480 1996
5,817,093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 387 1996
6,024,741 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 412 1997
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 550 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 328 1997
5,951,552 Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument 125 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 220 1997
6,017,356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 206 1997
5,951,574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 130 1998
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 332 1998
6,416,486 Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface 195 1999
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 263 2000
6,503,257 Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device 326 2001
6,592,597 Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device 338 2001
6,656,193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 355 2001
6,805,273 Surgical stapling instrument 253 2002
6,978,921 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E-beam firing mechanism 356 2003
6,988,649 Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout 317 2003
7,000,818 Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems 366 2003
7,044,352 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 309 2003
7,055,731 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint 333 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 443 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 345 2003
7,000,819 Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism 333 2003
7,059,508 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission 275 2004
7,128,254 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission 234 2004
6,988,650 Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler 207 2004
7,207,472 Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler 165 2004
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 172 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 296 2005
7,143,926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 252 2005
2006/0190,028 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 71 2005
2006/0025,811 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 157 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 191 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 292 2005
2006/0229,665 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground 50 2005
2006/0025,813 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 184 2005
7,143,925 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism 263 2005
2006/0289,602 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground 256 2005
2006/0060,630 Multiple firing stroke surgical instrument incorporating electroactive polymer anti-backup mechanism 185 2005
2006/0190,029 Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint 36 2005
2007/0045,379 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 158 2005
2006/0047,303 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER-BASED ACTUATION MECHANISM FOR GRASPER 95 2005
2007/0102,452 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 116 2005
2007/0102,453 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 137 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 269 2005
2007/0102,473 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 179 2005
2007/0102,474 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 165 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 281 2005
7,246,734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 374 2005
2007/0158,385 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 158 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 275 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 302 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 273 2006
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 239 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 275 2006
2007/0175,956 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 181 2006
2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 170 2006
2007/0175,958 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 174 2006
2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 162 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 201 2006
2007/0179,476 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 122 2006
2007/0295,780 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 213 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 333 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 274 2006
2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 272 2006
2008/0029,575 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member 272 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 167 2006
2007/0073,340 Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height 128 2006
2008/0078,800 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 256 2006
2008/0078,801 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 135 2006
2008/0078,802 Surgical staples and stapling instruments 244 2006
2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 224 2006
2008/0078,804 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 232 2006
2008/0078,805 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 112 2006
2008/0078,806 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 214 2006
2008/0078,807 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 236 2006
2008/0078,808 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 213 2006
2008/0082,124 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 134 2006
2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 252 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 156 2007
2008/0167,522 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 222 2007
2008/0167,644 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 130 2007
2008/0167,670 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 96 2007
2008/0167,671 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 134 2007
2008/0167,672 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 206 2007
2008/0167,736 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 99 2007
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 302 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 320 2007
2008/0169,330 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 286 2007
2008/0169,331 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 297 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 301 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 300 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 246 2007
2007/0194,080 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 137 2007
2007/0194,081 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 212 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 237 2007
2007/0262,116 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 124 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 250 2007
2007/0233,053 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 122 2007
2008/0082,115 Method of manufacturing staples 143 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 204 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 264 2007
 
United States Surgical Corporation (128)
4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 328 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 379 1980
4,349,028 Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence 221 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 325 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 430 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 216 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 418 1982
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 225 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 240 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 448 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 436 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 326 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 270 1984
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 514 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 306 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 288 1985
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 391 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 248 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 296 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 276 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 413 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 648 1989
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 302 1989
5,116,349 Surgical fastener apparatus 250 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 524 1990
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 237 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 236 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 275 1991
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 249 1991
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 175 1991
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 196 1992
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 414 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 343 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 315 1993
5,391,180 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 120 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 174 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 337 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 132 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 276 1993
5,478,003 Surgical apparatus 265 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 353 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 416 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 392 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 433 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 253 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 245 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 228 1994
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 148 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 258 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 355 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 344 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 376 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 211 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 167 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 335 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 238 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 449 1994
5,476,206 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 243 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 290 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 228 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 151 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 160 1994
5,579,978 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 157 1994
5,476,479 Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure 159 1995
5,575,799 Articulating surgical apparatus 481 1995
5,540,375 Endoscopic stapler 270 1995
5,630,540 Surgical staple and staple drive member 384 1995
5,535,935 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 371 1995
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 333 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 249 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 351 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 191 1995
5,706,997 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 244 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 344 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 178 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 293 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 172 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 195 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 281 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 259 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 261 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 348 1995
5,647,526 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 290 1995
5,645,209 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 286 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 364 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 430 1996
5,709,334 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 234 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 353 1996
5,636,780 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 340 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 280 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 380 1996
5,690,269 Endoscopic stapler 388 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 306 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 321 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 203 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 133 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 207 1996
5,901,895 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 425 1996
5,782,859 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 235 1996
5,836,960 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 126 1997
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 330 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 184 1997
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 293 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 329 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 428 1997
5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 213 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 378 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 477 1997
5,878,937 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 170 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 405 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 500 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 317 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 326 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 226 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 182 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 394 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 417 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 422 2000
6,681,978 Surgical stapler 221 2001
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 340 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 291 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 346 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 305 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 314 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 227 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 328 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 239 2005
2008/0041,916 Surgical stapling apparatus 103 2007
 
COVIDIEN LP (55)
5,797,537 Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism 517 1996
5,820,009 Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism 390 1996
6,315,184 Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 375 1999
6,443,973 Electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 421 1999
6,264,087 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 443 1999
6,358,224 Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery 114 1999
6,488,197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 334 2000
6,491,201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 322 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 349 2000
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 284 2000
6,817,508 Surgical stapling device 285 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 205 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 232 2001
6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 354 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 296 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 218 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 387 2001
2003/0105,478 Surgical device 110 2001
2003/0130,677 Surgical device 155 2002
2004/0111,081 Electro-mechanical surgical device 117 2002
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 249 2002
2002/0165,541 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 179 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 190 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 184 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 194 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 183 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 251 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 295 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 293 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 377 2003
7,070,083 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 269 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 245 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 307 2003
2006/0011,699 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 303 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 226 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 261 2004
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 302 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 274 2004
2004/0232,201 Surgical stapling device 330 2004
2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 265 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 342 2004
7,168,604 Surgical stapling device 290 2004
2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 272 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 291 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 109 2005
7,097,089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 269 2005
7,143,924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 217 2005
2006/0108,393 Structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 215 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 272 2005
7,188,758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 220 2006
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 239 2006
7,398,908 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 218 2006
2007/0181,632 Anvil assembly with improved cut ring 177 2007
2008/0035,701 Surgical stapling device 185 2007
2008/0041,917 Surgical stapling device 185 2007
 
ETHICON, INC. (50)
4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 257 1983
4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 263 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 642 1983
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 379 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 341 1984
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 288 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 429 1988
4,938,408 Surgical stapler safety and sequencing mechanisms 180 1989
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 411 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 469 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 287 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 528 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 305 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 310 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 322 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 196 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 430 1992
5,330,502 Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism 404 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 313 1992
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 180 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 501 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 177 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 304 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 694 1993
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 939 1993
5,447,513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 177 1993
5,405,344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 314 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 424 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 230 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 335 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 564 1994
5,607,095 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 293 1995
5,797,536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 318 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 374 1995
5,603,443 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 304 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 340 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 290 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 351 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 388 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 473 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 477 1995
5,829,662 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 358 1996
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 513 1997
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 398 1999
6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 345 2000
6,629,988 Composite staple for completing an anastomosis 243 2001
6,786,382 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track 418 2003
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 367 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 452 2003
7,111,769 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 281 2003
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (18)
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 497 1993
5,762,256 Surgical stapler 399 1995
5,782,396 Surgical stapler 403 1995
5,749,893 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 369 1996
5,657,921 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 304 1996
5,817,109 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 239 1996
6,716,232 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 257 1998
6,032,849 Surgical stapler 532 1998
2002/0117,534 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 202 2001
2004/0173,659 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 274 2004
2004/0243,151 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 256 2004
2005/0131,390 Surgical instruments including mems devices 223 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 309 2004
2005/0216,055 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 240 2005
2005/0263,563 Surgical stapling device 192 2005
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 339 2005
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 276 2006
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 261 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 342 1992
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 508 1993
5,467,911 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 382 1994
5,582,611 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 469 1994
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 316 1995
6,099,537 Medical treatment instrument 212 1997
5,906,625 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissue 196 1997
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (6)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 18 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 18 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 18 2001
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2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 18 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 18 2001
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (5)
2004/0164,123 Surgical stapling device 195 2004
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STRYKER CORPORATION (5)
5,207,697 Battery powered surgical handpiece 281 1991
5,743,456 Hand actuable surgical handpiece 361 1995
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (151)
7,607,557 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 126 2005
7,673,780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 119 2005
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 0 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 13 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 75 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 93 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 106 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 113 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 109 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 133 2007
8,758,391 Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments 0 2008
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 0 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 1 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 2 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 3 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 22 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 125 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 142 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 123 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 124 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 145 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 154 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 128 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 49 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 4 2008
8,020,743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 64 2008
7,918,377 Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback 104 2008
8,517,239 Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver 12 2009
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 13 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 20 2009
8,066,167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 59 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 41 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 2 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 19 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 34 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 32 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 31 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 66 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 74 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 45 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 47 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 3 2010
8,245,899 Driven surgical stapler improvements 7 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 13 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 38 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 26 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 13 2010
8,696,665 Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force 0 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 19 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 28 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 2 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 2 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 28 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 13 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 13 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 16 2010
8,801,734 Circular stapling instruments with secondary cutting arrangements and methods of using same 0 2010
8,801,735 Surgical circular stapler with tissue retention arrangements 0 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 0 2010
8,783,543 Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices 0 2010
8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 0 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 13 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 44 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 40 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 2 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 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 0 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 0 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 0 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 0 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 0 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 0 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 0 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 16 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 18 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 36 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 0 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 117 2010
8,628,529 Surgical instrument with magnetic clamping force 1 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 19 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 54 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 0 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 53 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 59 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 61 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 13 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 65 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 14 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 7 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 7 2011
8,800,841 Surgical staple cartridges 0 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 15 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 8 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 0 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 0 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 0 2011
8,657,176 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 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 0 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 62 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 45 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 66 2011
8,827,903 Modular tool heads for use with circular surgical instruments 0 2011
8,734,478 Rectal manipulation devices 0 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 2 2011
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 0 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 0 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 0 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 0 2011
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 0 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 0 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 0 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 3 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 4 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 8 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 8 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 17 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 0 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 0 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 17 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 4 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 0 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 14 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 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 0 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (62)
8,800,837 Powered surgical instrument 0 2007
7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 114 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 8 2007
7,556,185 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 118 2007
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 8 2008
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 67 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 6 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 94 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 116 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 25 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 7 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 115 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 114 2008
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 1 2009
8,074,858 Surgical retraction mechanism 3 2009
7,753,248 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 10 2009
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 1 2009
8,011,551 Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus 104 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 3 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 0 2010
8,074,859 Surgical instrument 1 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 44 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 1 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 0 2010
8,038,044 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 6 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 0 2010
8,215,532 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2010
8,132,705 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2010
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 0 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 43 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 0 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 3 2011
8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 1 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2011
8,556,152 Retraction mechanism with clutch-less drive for use with a surgical apparatus 0 2011
8,276,594 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 2 2011
8,157,150 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 2 2011
8,657,177 Surgical apparatus and method for endoscopic surgery 0 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
8,505,802 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 2 2012
8,506,557 Powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 1 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,685,004 Powered surgical instrument 0 2013
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (4)
8,568,411 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
 
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
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
7,955,275 Laparoscopic instrument and method for distance measurements of body parts 0 2007

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