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, OH1510

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doll, Kevin R Mason, OH 35 2416
Shelton, IV Frederick E New Vienna, OH 45 8588
Swayze, Jeffrey S Hamilton, OH 191 10938
Timperman, Eugene L Cincinnati, OH 91 6832

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (143)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 263 1991
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 461 1994
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 240 1994
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 398 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 337 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 361 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 459 1994
5,688,270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 425 1995
5,807,393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 323 1995
5,626,587 Method for operating a surgical instrument 197 1995
5,597,107 Surgical stapler instrument 424 1995
5,535,934 Identification device for surgical instrument 289 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 332 1995
5,547,117 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having clamp lock and emergency release 211 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 306 1995
5,580,067 Handle actuator for surgical instrument having flexible cable 261 1995
5,605,273 Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion 196 1995
5,693,042 Identification device for surgical instrument 179 1995
5,855,311 Reloadable surgical instrument 346 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 339 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 240 1996
5,794,834 Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft 209 1996
5,605,272 Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments 220 1996
5,697,543 Linear stapler with improved firing stroke 214 1996
5,713,505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 294 1996
5,823,066 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 257 1996
5,577,654 Surgical instrument 352 1996
5,588,580 Surgical instrument 263 1996
5,588,581 Surgical instrument 329 1996
5,634,584 Surgical instrument 339 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 337 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 346 1996
5,702,408 Articulating surgical instrument 250 1996
5,662,662 Surgical instrument and method 317 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 377 1996
5,669,544 Surgical instrument 327 1996
5,673,840 Surgical instrument 372 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 351 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 388 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 383 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 419 1996
5,817,093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 349 1996
6,024,741 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 378 1997
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 506 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 282 1997
5,951,552 Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument 108 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 193 1997
6,017,356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 180 1997
5,951,574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 106 1998
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 276 1998
6,416,486 Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface 165 1999
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 213 2000
6,503,257 Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device 278 2001
6,592,597 Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device 288 2001
6,656,193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 303 2001
6,805,273 Surgical stapling instrument 211 2002
6,978,921 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E-beam firing mechanism 307 2003
6,988,649 Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout 273 2003
7,000,818 Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems 309 2003
7,044,352 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 265 2003
7,055,731 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint 282 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 391 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 296 2003
7,000,819 Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism 283 2003
7,059,508 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission 240 2004
7,128,254 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission 187 2004
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 137 2004
6,988,650 Retaining pin lever advancement mechanism for a curved cutter stapler 169 2004
7,207,472 Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler 128 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 247 2005
7,143,926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 203 2005
2006/0190,028 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 64 2005
2006/0025,811 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 125 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 167 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 248 2005
2006/0229,665 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground 44 2005
2006/0025,813 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 161 2005
7,143,925 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism 222 2005
2006/0289,602 Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground 209 2005
2006/0060,630 Multiple firing stroke surgical instrument incorporating electroactive polymer anti-backup mechanism 159 2005
2006/0190,029 Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint 30 2005
2007/0045,379 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 144 2005
2006/0047,303 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER-BASED ACTUATION MECHANISM FOR GRASPER 77 2005
2007/0102,452 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 108 2005
2007/0102,453 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 129 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 221 2005
2007/0102,473 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 164 2005
2007/0102,474 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 148 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 228 2005
7,246,734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 324 2005
2007/0158,385 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 144 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 222 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 252 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 221 2006
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 204 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 222 2006
2007/0175,956 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 163 2006
2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 154 2006
2007/0175,958 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 158 2006
2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 146 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 180 2006
2007/0179,476 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 111 2006
2007/0295,780 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 182 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 279 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 223 2006
2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 221 2006
2008/0029,575 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member 220 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 150 2006
2007/0073,340 Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height 114 2006
2008/0078,800 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 211 2006
2008/0078,801 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 123 2006
2008/0078,802 Surgical staples and stapling instruments 197 2006
2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 189 2006
2008/0078,804 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 200 2006
2008/0078,805 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 99 2006
2008/0078,806 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 183 2006
2008/0078,807 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 205 2006
2008/0078,808 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 183 2006
2008/0082,124 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 122 2006
2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 207 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 142 2007
2008/0167,522 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 173 2007
2008/0167,644 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 122 2007
2008/0167,670 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 89 2007
2008/0167,671 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 121 2007
2008/0167,672 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 172 2007
2008/0167,736 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 92 2007
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 254 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 271 2007
2008/0169,330 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 249 2007
2008/0169,331 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 251 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 253 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 252 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 199 2007
2007/0194,080 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 124 2007
2007/0194,081 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 180 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 191 2007
2007/0262,116 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 112 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 204 2007
2007/0233,053 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 113 2007
2008/0082,115 Method of manufacturing staples 130 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 164 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 222 2007
 
United States Surgical Corporation (128)
4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 285 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 354 1980
4,349,028 Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence 203 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 284 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 377 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 179 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 389 1982
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 187 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 201 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 398 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 391 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 285 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 231 1984
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 461 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 264 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 246 1985
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 344 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 211 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 256 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 251 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 383 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 614 1989
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 278 1989
5,116,349 Surgical fastener apparatus 203 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 485 1990
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 212 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 211 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 239 1991
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 224 1991
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 153 1991
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 173 1992
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 379 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 299 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 286 1993
5,391,180 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 102 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 151 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 287 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 112 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 248 1993
5,478,003 Surgical apparatus 236 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 304 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 351 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 337 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 376 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 223 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 204 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 193 1994
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 122 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 229 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 306 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 297 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 329 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 187 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 146 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 289 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 195 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 395 1994
5,476,206 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 216 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 249 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 199 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 130 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 138 1994
5,579,978 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 134 1994
5,476,479 Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure 140 1995
5,575,799 Articulating surgical apparatus 418 1995
5,540,375 Endoscopic stapler 226 1995
5,630,540 Surgical staple and staple drive member 334 1995
5,535,935 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 332 1995
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 285 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 220 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 296 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 167 1995
5,706,997 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 212 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 294 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 152 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 262 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 147 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 169 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 252 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 218 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 221 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 300 1995
5,647,526 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 250 1995
5,645,209 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 254 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 315 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 380 1996
5,709,334 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 207 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 304 1996
5,636,780 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 293 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 239 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 330 1996
5,690,269 Endoscopic stapler 336 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 261 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 274 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 178 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 112 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 178 1996
5,901,895 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 374 1996
5,782,859 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 203 1996
5,836,960 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 107 1997
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 283 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 161 1997
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 248 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 285 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 374 1997
5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 180 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 341 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 424 1997
5,878,937 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 146 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 365 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 447 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 270 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 292 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 187 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 156 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 345 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 367 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 368 2000
6,681,978 Surgical stapler 180 2001
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 294 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 245 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 306 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 257 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 269 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 186 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 277 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 195 2005
2008/0041,916 Surgical stapling apparatus 87 2007
 
COVIDIEN LP (55)
5,797,537 Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism 460 1996
5,820,009 Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism 340 1996
6,315,184 Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 323 1999
6,443,973 Electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 363 1999
6,264,087 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 389 1999
6,358,224 Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery 94 1999
6,488,197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 289 2000
6,491,201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 278 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 297 2000
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 239 2000
6,817,508 Surgical stapling device 242 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 179 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 203 2001
6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 301 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 252 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 190 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 335 2001
2003/0105,478 Surgical device 93 2001
2003/0130,677 Surgical device 128 2002
2004/0111,081 Electro-mechanical surgical device 96 2002
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 207 2002
2002/0165,541 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 148 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 162 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 157 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 166 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 156 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 211 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 253 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 251 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 322 2003
7,070,083 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 227 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 196 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 257 2003
2006/0011,699 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 257 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 206 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 212 2004
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 253 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 221 2004
2004/0232,201 Surgical stapling device 279 2004
2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 222 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 284 2004
7,168,604 Surgical stapling device 244 2004
2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 242 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 246 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 90 2005
7,097,089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 236 2005
7,143,924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 187 2005
2006/0108,393 Structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 173 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 231 2005
7,188,758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 177 2006
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 199 2006
7,398,908 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 179 2006
2007/0181,632 Anvil assembly with improved cut ring 139 2007
2008/0035,701 Surgical stapling device 150 2007
2008/0041,917 Surgical stapling device 150 2007
 
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4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 219 1983
4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 239 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 587 1983
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 313 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 352 1984
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 246 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 395 1988
4,938,408 Surgical stapler safety and sequencing mechanisms 159 1989
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 371 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 420 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 248 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 477 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 267 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 280 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 291 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 172 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 396 1992
5,330,502 Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism 369 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 263 1992
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 161 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 459 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 157 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 278 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 637 1993
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 875 1993
5,447,513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 151 1993
5,405,344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 286 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 376 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 204 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 303 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 495 1994
5,607,095 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 249 1995
5,797,536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 272 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 327 1995
5,603,443 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 258 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 294 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 249 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 317 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 355 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 418 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 415 1995
5,829,662 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 304 1996
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 478 1997
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 347 1999
6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 298 2000
6,629,988 Composite staple for completing an anastomosis 192 2001
6,786,382 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track 363 2003
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 318 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 392 2003
7,111,769 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 236 2003
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (18)
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 428 1993
5,762,256 Surgical stapler 348 1995
5,782,396 Surgical stapler 367 1995
5,749,893 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 332 1996
5,657,921 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 258 1996
5,817,109 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 205 1996
6,716,232 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 214 1998
6,032,849 Surgical stapler 477 1998
2002/0117,534 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 157 2001
2004/0173,659 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 230 2004
2004/0243,151 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 213 2004
2005/0131,390 Surgical instruments including mems devices 187 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 262 2004
2005/0216,055 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 193 2005
2005/0263,563 Surgical stapling device 154 2005
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 287 2005
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 222 2006
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 214 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 314 1992
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 470 1993
5,467,911 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 348 1994
5,582,611 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 424 1994
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 282 1995
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5,207,697 Battery powered surgical handpiece 250 1991
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6,830,174 Medical instrument 348 2001
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Klieman; Charles H. (2)
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7,036,680 Device for dispensing plastic fasteners 57 2004
 
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2006/0142,772 Surgical fasteners and related implant devices having bioabsorbable components 89 2004
 
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4,709,120 Underground utility equipment vault 101 1986
4,880,015 Biopsy forceps 393 1988
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5,221,036 Surgical stapler 233 1992
5,480,409 Laparoscopic surgical instrument 323 1994
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5,655,698 Surgical stapler with curved jaws 375 1996
5,662,260 Surgical staple cartridge 309 1996
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (103)
7,607,557 Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents 87 2005
7,673,780 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 83 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 2 2007
7,954,682 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 44 2007
7,900,805 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 58 2007
7,738,971 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 70 2007
7,721,931 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 78 2007
7,721,936 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 74 2007
7,810,693 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 90 2007
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 0 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 0 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 0 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 5 2008
7,866,527 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 85 2008
7,861,906 Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components 98 2008
7,819,296 Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems 84 2008
7,819,297 Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly 84 2008
7,819,298 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 97 2008
7,798,386 Surgical instrument articulation joint cover 110 2008
7,793,812 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 89 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 29 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 0 2008
8,020,743 Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member 41 2008
7,918,377 Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback 66 2008
8,517,239 Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver 1 2009
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 1 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 8 2009
8,066,167 Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system 38 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 24 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 0 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 5 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 16 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 14 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 14 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 39 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 43 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 24 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 25 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 0 2010
8,245,899 Driven surgical stapler improvements 1 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 2 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 22 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 12 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 1 2010
8,696,665 Surgical cutting and sealing instrument with reduced firing force 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 1 2010
8,535,311 Electrosurgical instrument comprising closing and firing systems 0 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 7 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 13 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 0 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 0 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 13 2010
8,613,383 Surgical instruments with electrodes 0 2010
8,453,906 Surgical instruments with electrodes 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 1 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 2 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 4 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 2 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 27 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 20 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 0 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 1 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 2 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 17 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 0 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 80 2010
8,628,529 Surgical instrument with magnetic clamping force 0 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 7 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 36 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 31 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 34 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 34 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 1 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 36 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 1 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 0 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 1 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 0 2011
8,657,176 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 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 33 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 21 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 38 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 0 2011
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 0 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 0 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 0 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 0 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 3 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 4 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 0 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 1 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (52)
7,950,560 Powered surgical instrument 81 2007
7,931,660 Powered tacker instrument 3 2007
7,556,185 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 85 2007
7,757,925 Battery powered surgical instrument 6 2008
7,942,303 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 50 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 4 2008
7,870,989 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 74 2008
7,624,902 Surgical stapling apparatus 83 2008
7,648,055 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 23 2008
8,628,544 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,896,214 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 4 2008
7,909,221 Battery powered surgical instrument 83 2008
7,922,063 Powered surgical instrument 79 2008
8,127,976 Stapler cartridge and channel interlock 1 2009
8,074,858 Surgical retraction mechanism 2 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 69 2009
8,061,576 Surgical instrument 3 2009
8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 5 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 19 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 4 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
8,201,721 Powered surgical instrument 21 2011
8,328,823 Powered tacker instrument 0 2011
8,015,976 Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument 1 2011
8,342,379 Surgical device having multiple drivers 1 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
8,240,537 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 0 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 0 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] (3)
7,955,275 Laparoscopic instrument and method for distance measurements of body parts 0 2007
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 0 2008
8,702,704 Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instrument 0 2010

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