US Patent No: 7,607,557

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Surgical stapling instruments structured for pump-assisted delivery of medical agents

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A medical agent dispensing system and surgical instruments that employ the medical agent dispensing system are provided. The dispensing system may be structured for use with a surgical severing/stapling instrument structured for severing and stapling tissue. The dispensing system may include at least one storage reservoir structured for storing at least a component of a medical agent and a pump in communication with the storage reservoir; a delivery tube in communication with the pump which is structured to receive a quantity of the medical agent from the storage reservoir during operation of the pump; and, at least one agent tube in communication with the delivery tube which is structured for communication with a least one agent port formed in a staple cartridge or an anvil of the surgical instrument for dispensing the medical agent therethrough.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1572

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Morgan, Jerome R Cincinnati, OH 274 17575
Shelton,, IV Frederick E - 632 25076

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (155)
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 487 1994
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 260 1994
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 436 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 375 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 399 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 485 1994
5,688,270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 453 1995
5,807,393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 346 1995
5,535,934 Identification device for surgical instrument 324 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 359 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 332 1995
5,693,042 Identification device for surgical instrument 193 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 376 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 264 1996
5,713,505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 329 1996
5,823,066 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 280 1996
5,577,654 Surgical instrument 401 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 372 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 383 1996
5,702,408 Articulating surgical instrument 278 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 413 1996
5,673,840 Surgical instrument 411 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 390 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 430 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 425 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 465 1996
5,817,093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 374 1996
6,024,741 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 403 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 214 1997
6,017,356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 195 1997
6,416,486 Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface 187 1999
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 249 2000
6,503,257 Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device 313 2001
6,592,597 Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device 325 2001
6,656,193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 341 2001
6,805,273 Surgical stapling instrument 239 2002
6,978,921 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E-beam firing mechanism 341 2003
6,988,649 Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout 304 2003
7,044,352 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 298 2003
7,055,731 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint 320 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 427 2003
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 162 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 282 2005
2006/0190,028 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 69 2005
2006/0025,812 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated pivoting articulation mechanism 182 2005
2006/0226,196 Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member 281 2005
2006/0025,813 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 176 2005
2007/0045,379 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 155 2005
7,407,078 Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector 187 2005
7,410,086 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for circular stapler 180 2005
7,328,828 Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same 225 2005
2007/0102,453 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 135 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 253 2005
2007/0102,473 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 174 2005
2007/0102,474 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 161 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 266 2005
7,354,447 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 190 2005
2007/0114,261 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 216 2005
7,246,734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 360 2005
2007/0158,385 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 154 2006
7,416,101 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback 185 2006
7,422,139 Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 175 2006
7,464,846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 201 2006
7,464,849 Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components 171 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 256 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 286 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 255 2006
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 228 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 258 2006
2007/0175,956 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 175 2006
2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 165 2006
2007/0175,958 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 169 2006
2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 157 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 193 2006
2007/0179,476 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 118 2006
2007/0295,780 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 204 2006
7,431,189 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion 173 2006
7,441,684 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features 192 2006
7,448,525 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with manually operated retraction apparatus 184 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 315 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 257 2006
2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 255 2006
2008/0029,575 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member 254 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 161 2006
7,467,740 Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights 172 2006
7,472,815 Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height 216 2006
2008/0078,800 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 241 2006
2008/0078,801 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 132 2006
2008/0078,802 Surgical staples and stapling instruments 229 2006
2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 211 2006
2008/0078,804 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 221 2006
2008/0078,805 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 109 2006
2008/0078,806 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 204 2006
2008/0078,807 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 227 2006
2008/0078,808 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 204 2006
2008/0082,124 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 130 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 151 2007
2008/0167,522 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 205 2007
2008/0167,644 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 127 2007
2008/0167,670 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 94 2007
2008/0167,671 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 128 2007
2008/0167,672 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 191 2007
2008/0167,736 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 97 2007
7,434,717 Apparatus for closing a curved anvil of a surgical stapling device 253 2007
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 287 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 303 2007
2008/0169,330 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 272 2007
2008/0169,331 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 283 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 285 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 284 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 232 2007
2007/0194,080 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 134 2007
2007/0194,081 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 203 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 223 2007
2007/0262,116 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 120 2007
2008/0237,296 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with side mounted retraction member 164 2007
2008/0237,298 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member 57 2007
2009/0012,556 Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices 191 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 236 2007
2007/0233,053 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 120 2007
2008/0300,579 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 83 2007
2008/0296,346 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms 210 2007
2008/0300,580 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 156 2007
2008/0296,345 Surgical instrument having a common trigger for actuating an end effector closing system and a staple firing system 111 2007
2008/0296,347 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 118 2007
2008/0300,613 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 113 2007
2008/0308,601 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 96 2007
2008/0308,602 Surgical stapling and cutting instruments 207 2007
2008/0308,603 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved cable attachment arrangements 208 2007
2008/0308,604 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with apparatus for preventing inadvertant cable disengagement 53 2007
2008/0308,606 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved firing system 84 2007
2008/0308,607 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved closure system 109 2007
7,441,685 Surgical stapling instrument with a return mechanism 191 2007
2008/0314,955 Surgical stapling instruments 102 2007
2008/0314,956 Surgical stapling instrument with an artculating end effector 53 2007
2008/0314,961 End effector closure system for a surgical stapling instrument 84 2007
2008/0314,962 Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism 84 2007
7,438,209 Surgical stapling instruments having a releasable staple-forming pocket 262 2007
2008/0082,115 Method of manufacturing staples 137 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 190 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 249 2007
2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 261 2007
2009/0001,123 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 148 2007
2009/0001,124 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 255 2007
2009/0001,125 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 142 2007
2009/0001,126 Surgical staples with improved tissue compression features 138 2007
2009/0001,128 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 123 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 259 2007
2009/0005,807 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 181 2007
2009/0005,808 Staple cartridge cavity configuration with cooperative surgical staple 270 2007
2009/0005,809 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 181 2007
2008/0314,954 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 89 2008
2008/0314,957 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 145 2008
2008/0296,343 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ARTICULATION JOINT COVER 104 2008
2008/0210,738 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 149 2008
 
United States Surgical Corporation (93)
4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 314 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 370 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 313 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 412 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 204 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 411 1982
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 213 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 228 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 435 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 420 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 313 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 258 1984
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 498 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 293 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 275 1985
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 376 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 236 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 283 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 270 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 407 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 639 1989
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 231 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 229 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 267 1991
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 240 1991
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 169 1991
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 188 1992
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 406 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 332 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 309 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 168 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 321 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 270 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 341 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 375 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 415 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 247 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 232 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 216 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 250 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 342 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 334 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 364 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 205 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 160 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 323 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 433 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 279 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 222 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 144 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 153 1994
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 322 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 241 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 334 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 184 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 331 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 170 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 286 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 166 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 188 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 249 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 251 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 332 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 353 1995
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 336 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 269 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 367 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 296 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 308 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 197 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 199 1996
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 318 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 177 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 316 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 413 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 368 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 460 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 394 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 304 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 317 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 214 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 175 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 380 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 402 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 406 2000
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 327 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 278 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 331 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 291 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 302 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 216 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 312 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 227 2005
 
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4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 624 1983
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 333 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 372 1984
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4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 421 1988
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 396 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 454 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 274 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 513 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 295 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 314 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 190 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 421 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 292 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 487 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 296 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 674 1993
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 917 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 411 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 223 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 326 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 546 1994
5,797,536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 307 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 325 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 278 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 340 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 378 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 456 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 463 1995
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 502 1997
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 383 1999
6,494,896 Applicator for laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery 108 1999
6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 327 2000
6,629,988 Composite staple for completing an anastomosis 225 2001
6,786,382 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track 404 2003
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 355 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 437 2003
2005/0125,035 Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids 31 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (37)
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6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 195 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 219 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 281 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 212 2001
2003/0105,478 Surgical device 105 2001
2003/0130,677 Surgical device 148 2002
2004/0111,081 Electro-mechanical surgical device 111 2002
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 237 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 180 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 174 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 183 2002
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7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 241 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 280 2002
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2004/0094,597 Surgical device 292 2003
7,303,106 Surgical stapling device with visual indicator 213 2003
2006/0011,699 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 291 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 220 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 242 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 253 2004
2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 255 2004
2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 263 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 281 2004
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 270 2005
7,407,075 Staple cartridge having multiple staple sizes for a surgical stapling instrument 173 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 262 2005
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 227 2006
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
4,526,174 Staple and cartridge for use in a tissue stapling device and a tissue closing method 208 1983
 
PROTHIA (1)
7,048,687 Limited use medical probe 206 2003
 
RAMBUS INC. (1)
6,007,357 Chip socket assembly and chip file assembly for semiconductor chips 158 1997
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,350,400 Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple 237 1992
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (1)
2006/0122,636 Appliance for storing, distributing and placing surgical fasteners 109 2005
 
SOUNDCRAFT, INC. (1)
6,828,902 Wireless data input to RFID reader 120 2001
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 198 2003
 
STENUMED, INC. (1)
6,126,670 Cordless surgical handpiece with disposable battery; and method 104 1999
 
STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (1)
4,944,443 Surgical suturing instrument and method 378 1988
 
SYNTHSON, LLC (1)
7,404,508 Surgical stapling and cutting device 283 2006
 
Technalytics, Inc. (1)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 324 1980
 
Tracor, Inc. (1)
5,715,987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 325 1996
 
Tyco Healthcare Group, Inc. (1)
2005/0189,397 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 235 2005
 
VASO PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,211,649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 202 1988
 
VIR Engineering (1)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 165 1995
 
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4,629,107 Ligating instrument 180 1984
 
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5,796,188 Battery-powered medical instrument with power booster 105 1995
 
YASUMI CAPITAL, LLC (1)
6,806,808 Wireless event-recording device with identification codes 198 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
4,475,679 Multi-staple cartridge for surgical staplers 254 1981
4,709,120 Underground utility equipment vault 114 1986
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 310 1990
5,221,036 Surgical stapler 261 1992
5,843,132 Self-contained, self-powered temporary intravenous pacing catheter assembly 169 1996
H1904 Electrosurgical hemostatic method and device 367 1997
6,033,427 Method and device for percutaneous sealing of internal puncture sites 214 1999
6,320,123 System and method for shielding electrical components from electromagnetic waves 108 1999
6,241,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 478 2000
7,066,944 Surgical fastening system 177 2004
2005/0203,550 Surgical fastener 147 2004
2004/0222,268 Surgical stapling instrument 188 2004
2006/0100,643 Surgical fastening system 165 2005

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (94)
8,057,508 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation locking mechanism 1 2005
7,857,183 Surgical instrument incorporating an electrically actuated articulation mechanism 41 2005
8,317,074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 6 2005
7,914,551 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument 1 2005
7,879,070 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for grasper 23 2005
7,862,579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 2 2005
7,784,663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 49 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 11 2007
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 75 2007
8,186,560 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 35 2009
8,622,275 Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion 1 2009
8,414,577 Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments 15 2009
8,353,438 Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal 27 2009
8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 25 2009
8,348,129 Surgical stapler having a closure mechanism 25 2009
8,141,762 Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket 57 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 63 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 36 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 38 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 2 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 11 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 32 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 22 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 11 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 16 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 23 2010
8,646,674 Methods and apparatus for delivering tissue treatment compositions to stapled tissue 0 2010
8,464,925 Methods and apparatus for delivering tissue treatment compositions to stapled tissue 22 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 1 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 1 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 23 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 11 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 11 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 13 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 11 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 37 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 33 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 1 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 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 13 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 14 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 30 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 0 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 104 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 16 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 47 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 43 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 48 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 51 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 11 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 54 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 11 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 6 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 5 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 12 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 7 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 51 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 35 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 55 2011
8,734,478 Rectal manipulation devices 0 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 1 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 2 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 3 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 7 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 7 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 14 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 14 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 3 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 11 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 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 (14)
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 0 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 6 2008
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 1 2009
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 0 2010
8,074,859 Surgical instrument 1 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 38 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 1 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 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
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 0 2010
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 0 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 0 2011
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 0 2012

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