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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1506

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Morgan, Jerome R Cincinnati, OH 249 14266
Shelton,, IV Frederick E - 573 18760

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (155)
5,465,895 Surgical stapler instrument 457 1994
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 237 1994
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 395 1994
5,487,500 Surgical stapler instrument 334 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 358 1994
5,709,680 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 458 1994
5,688,270 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes 424 1995
5,807,393 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 322 1995
5,535,934 Identification device for surgical instrument 287 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 330 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 304 1995
5,693,042 Identification device for surgical instrument 179 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 335 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 238 1996
5,713,505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 293 1996
5,823,066 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 256 1996
5,577,654 Surgical instrument 349 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 334 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 342 1996
5,702,408 Articulating surgical instrument 250 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 374 1996
5,673,840 Surgical instrument 369 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 347 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 384 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 380 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 415 1996
5,817,093 Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument 348 1996
6,024,741 Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism 376 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 191 1997
6,017,356 Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision 179 1997
6,416,486 Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface 164 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 276 2001
6,592,597 Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device 286 2001
6,656,193 Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device 300 2001
6,805,273 Surgical stapling instrument 209 2002
6,978,921 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E-beam firing mechanism 304 2003
6,988,649 Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout 271 2003
7,044,352 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 263 2003
7,055,731 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint 279 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 389 2003
2005/0143,759 Curved cutter stapler shaped for male pelvis 136 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 245 2005
2006/0190,028 Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism 64 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 246 2005
2006/0025,813 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 161 2005
2007/0045,379 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 142 2005
7,407,078 Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector 156 2005
7,410,086 Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for circular stapler 154 2005
7,328,828 Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same 193 2005
2007/0102,453 Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents 128 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 218 2005
2007/0102,473 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 162 2005
2007/0102,474 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 146 2005
2007/0106,317 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 225 2005
7,354,447 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 158 2005
2007/0114,261 Surgical stapler with a bendable end effector 185 2005
7,246,734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 322 2005
2007/0158,385 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 142 2006
7,416,101 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback 152 2006
7,422,139 Motor-driven surgical cutting fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 143 2006
7,464,846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 162 2006
7,464,849 Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components 140 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 220 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 248 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 219 2006
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 202 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 220 2006
2007/0175,956 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 161 2006
2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 152 2006
2007/0175,958 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 156 2006
2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 144 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 178 2006
2007/0179,476 Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft 110 2006
2007/0295,780 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 180 2006
7,431,189 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion 142 2006
7,441,684 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features 156 2006
7,448,525 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with manually operated retraction apparatus 153 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 277 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 221 2006
2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 219 2006
2008/0029,575 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member 218 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 148 2006
7,467,740 Surgical stapling instruments having flexible channel and anvil features for adjustable staple heights 142 2006
7,472,815 Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height 179 2006
2008/0078,800 Surgical stapling instruments and staples 209 2006
2008/0078,801 Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force 121 2006
2008/0078,802 Surgical staples and stapling instruments 195 2006
2008/0078,803 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 187 2006
2008/0078,804 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 198 2006
2008/0078,805 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical mechanism for limiting maximum tissue compression 97 2006
2008/0078,806 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 181 2006
2008/0078,807 Connected surgical staples and stapling instruments for deploying the same 203 2006
2008/0078,808 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 181 2006
2008/0082,124 Surgical staples having compressible or crushable members for securing tissue therein and stapling instruments for deploying the same 121 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 140 2007
2008/0167,522 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 171 2007
2008/0167,644 Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance 121 2007
2008/0167,670 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 88 2007
2008/0167,671 Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector 120 2007
2008/0167,672 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 171 2007
2008/0167,736 Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments 91 2007
7,434,717 Apparatus for closing a curved anvil of a surgical stapling device 219 2007
2008/0169,328 Buttress material for use with a surgical stapler 251 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 269 2007
2008/0169,330 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 246 2007
2008/0169,331 Surgical stapling device having supports for a flexible drive mechanism 248 2007
2008/0169,332 Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member 250 2007
2008/0169,333 Surgical stapler end effector with tapered distal end 249 2007
2007/0194,079 Surgical stapling device with staple drivers of different height 197 2007
2007/0194,080 Surgical stapling device with staple driver that supports multiple wire diameter staples 122 2007
2007/0194,081 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 178 2007
2007/0194,082 Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths 189 2007
2007/0262,116 Surgical stapling device with multiple stacked actuator wedge cams for driving staple drivers 111 2007
2008/0237,296 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with side mounted retraction member 145 2007
2008/0237,298 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member 48 2007
2009/0012,556 Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices 164 2007
2007/0170,225 Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same 202 2007
2007/0233,053 Articulatable drive shaft arrangements for surgical cutting and fastening instruments 112 2007
2008/0300,579 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector 79 2007
2008/0296,346 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms 178 2007
2008/0300,580 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 141 2007
2008/0296,345 Surgical instrument having a common trigger for actuating an end effector closing system and a staple firing system 102 2007
2008/0296,347 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 108 2007
2008/0300,613 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 108 2007
2008/0308,601 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features 87 2007
2008/0308,602 Surgical stapling and cutting instruments 175 2007
2008/0308,603 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved cable attachment arrangements 176 2007
2008/0308,604 Cable driven surgical stapling and cutting instrument with apparatus for preventing inadvertant cable disengagement 46 2007
2008/0308,606 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved firing system 76 2007
2008/0308,607 Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved closure system 94 2007
7,441,685 Surgical stapling instrument with a return mechanism 162 2007
2008/0314,955 Surgical stapling instruments 93 2007
2008/0314,956 Surgical stapling instrument with an artculating end effector 50 2007
2008/0314,961 End effector closure system for a surgical stapling instrument 76 2007
2008/0314,962 Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism 76 2007
7,438,209 Surgical stapling instruments having a releasable staple-forming pocket 228 2007
2008/0082,115 Method of manufacturing staples 129 2007
2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 163 2007
2008/0082,126 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 221 2007
2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 227 2007
2009/0001,123 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 137 2007
2009/0001,124 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 223 2007
2009/0001,125 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 132 2007
2009/0001,126 Surgical staples with improved tissue compression features 128 2007
2009/0001,128 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 117 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 225 2007
2009/0005,807 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 154 2007
2009/0005,808 Staple cartridge cavity configuration with cooperative surgical staple 236 2007
2009/0005,809 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 154 2007
2008/0314,954 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 80 2008
2008/0314,957 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 131 2008
2008/0296,343 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ARTICULATION JOINT COVER 95 2008
2008/0210,738 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 138 2008
 
United States Surgical Corporation (93)
4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 284 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 354 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 283 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 376 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 178 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 387 1982
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 186 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 200 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 396 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 390 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 284 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 230 1984
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 459 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 263 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 244 1985
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 343 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 210 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 255 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 250 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 381 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 612 1989
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 210 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 210 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 235 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 152 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 377 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 297 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 284 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 148 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 285 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 246 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 302 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 336 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 374 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 222 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 203 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 193 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 227 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 304 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 295 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 327 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 186 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 146 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 287 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 393 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 246 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 198 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
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 283 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 218 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 294 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 167 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 292 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 152 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 261 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 145 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 167 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 215 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 220 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 299 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 312 1995
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 303 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 237 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 328 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 259 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 272 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 175 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 176 1996
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 281 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 161 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 372 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 339 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 422 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 361 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 268 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 289 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 187 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 155 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 342 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 365 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 366 2000
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 292 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 243 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 305 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 255 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 267 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 184 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 275 2004
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 193 2005
 
ETHICON, INC. (39)
4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 218 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 583 1983
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 310 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 348 1984
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 244 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 391 1988
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 369 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 416 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 246 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 473 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 266 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 289 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 170 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 392 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 262 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 457 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 275 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 634 1993
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 872 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 373 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 201 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 301 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 492 1994
5,797,536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 270 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 292 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 247 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 315 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 352 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 416 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 412 1995
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 478 1997
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 344 1999
6,494,896 Applicator for laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery 91 1999
6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 297 2000
6,629,988 Composite staple for completing an anastomosis 191 2001
6,786,382 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track 360 2003
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 316 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 390 2003
2005/0125,035 Active suture for the delivery of therapeutic fluids 21 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (37)
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6,264,087 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 386 1999
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6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 296 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 179 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 203 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 251 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 187 2001
2003/0105,478 Surgical device 93 2001
2003/0130,677 Surgical device 126 2002
2004/0111,081 Electro-mechanical surgical device 96 2002
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 206 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 209 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 252 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 250 2002
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 255 2003
7,303,106 Surgical stapling device with visual indicator 186 2003
2006/0011,699 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 254 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 203 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 211 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 220 2004
2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 220 2004
2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 239 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 244 2004
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 235 2005
7,407,075 Staple cartridge having multiple staple sizes for a surgical stapling instrument 148 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 227 2005
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 198 2006
7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 174 2007
 
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PROTHIA (1)
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RAMBUS INC. (1)
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SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (1)
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SOUNDCRAFT, INC. (1)
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STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
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4,944,443 Surgical suturing instrument and method 350 1988
 
SYNTHSON, LLC (1)
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Technalytics, Inc. (1)
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VIR Engineering (1)
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4,709,120 Underground utility equipment vault 101 1986
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 285 1990
5,221,036 Surgical stapler 231 1992
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H1904 Electrosurgical hemostatic method and device 339 1997
6,033,427 Method and device for percutaneous sealing of internal puncture sites 191 1999
6,320,123 System and method for shielding electrical components from electromagnetic waves 93 1999
6,241,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 435 2000
7,066,944 Surgical fastening system 148 2004
2005/0203,550 Surgical fastener 118 2004
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (74)
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 34 2005
8,317,074 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler 2 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 13 2005
7,862,579 Electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for grasper 2 2005
7,784,663 Surgical stapling instrument having load sensing control circuitry 35 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
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 50 2007
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
8,464,923 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
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 7 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 13 2010
8,646,674 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 6 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
8,540,129 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
D650074 Surgical instrument 80 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 (11)
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 4 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 19 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
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
 
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8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 0 2010

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