US Patent No: 7,637,917

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Endoscopic surgical clip applier

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Abstract

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A surgical clip applying apparatus is disclosed which has a handle portion, a body extending distally from the handle portion defining a longitudinal axis and a number of surgical clips disposed within the body. The apparatus has a movable member biased in the housing adjacent the wedge plate. An actuator longitudinally advances the wedge plate a predetermined distance to a distal most position. The wedge plate has an end being disposed between first and second jaw portions at the distal most position. The wedge plate end is configured to maintain the jaw assembly in the spaced apart position during loading of the surgical clip and the wedge plate end reduces torque and external forces on the jaw assembly during the loading. The movable member holds the wedge plate in the distal most position during the loading and the movable member is deflected at a conclusion of the loading. The movable member releases the wedge plate upon deflection. The movable member allows a longitudinal proximal retraction of the wedge plate from the distal most position.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3581

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, CT 18 236
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, CT 102 2218

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (3)
4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 100 1985
4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 263 1987
4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 297 1989
 
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (1)
5,662,676 Instrument set for laparoscopic hysterectomy 96 1995
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
2007/0213,747 Surgical compression clips 64 2006
 
STARBURST TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
6,780,195 Device for clamping and cutting a flexible deformable tube 41 2002
 
WILD, TERESA KATHLEEN (1)
2007/0162,060 Surgical clip 32 2004
 
UNIVERSAL ENGRAVING, INC. (1)
5,336,458 Process of manufacturing embossed signage for handicapped individuals 17 1992
 
FUJITA SHIGEKIYO, 8-22, KITASHINZAIKE 1-CHOME, HIMEJI-SHI, HYOGO, JAPAN (1)
4,943,298 Cerebral aneurysm clip 64 1989
 
ESOPHYX, INC. (1)
2006/0009,792 Tissue fixation assembly having prepositioned fasteners and method 41 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (6)
4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 38 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 68 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 85 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 78 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 176 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 150 1990
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,723,109 Deployable surgical clamp with delivery/retrieval device and actuator 43 2001
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 64 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 51 1999
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,214,230 Flexible instrument 139 2001
 
FEMCARE LIMITED (1)
5,575,802 Medical clip 85 1995
 
OWEN, A. JAMES, JR. (1)
5,035,692 Hemostasis clip applicator 184 1990
 
VENTRITEX, INC. (1)
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Innovation Interventional Technologies B.V. (1)
6,966,917 Deformable connector for mechanically connecting hollow structures 66 2000
 
Vitalitec International, S.A. (1)
6,599,298 Automatic surgical clip applier 52 2000
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 62 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 39 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 134 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 81 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 96 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 57 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 81 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 94 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 73 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 42 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 56 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 62 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2005/0288,690 Suture passing 64 2005
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 279 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 177 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 164 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 145 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 136 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 84 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 209 1995
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 222 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 100 2004
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 252 2003
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
6,896,682 Method and system for internal ligation of tubular structures 101 2000
 
MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT (1)
6,966,875 Adjustable gastric implant 132 2000
 
FLORIDA HOSPITAL SUPPLY, INC. (1)
5,053,045 Surgical clip 70 1990
 
INTERRAD MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0004,390 Non-invasive surgical ligation clip 38 2005
 
CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,905,503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements 67 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 50 2002
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
6,626,916 Tissue fastening devices and methods for sustained holding strength 248 1999
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
7,052,504 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 58 2002
 
TowerTech Research Group (1)
2007/0034,669 Surgical fastener apparatus and reinforcing material 143 2005
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 127 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 117 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 83 1982
4,932,955 Clip 102 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 78 1985
 
VASCULAR CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2005/0228,416 Multi-axial uterine artery identification, characterization, and occlusion pivoting devices and methods 35 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
2005/0085,830 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 43 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 33 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 40 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 37 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 238 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 346 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 35 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 34 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 44 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 36 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 37 2006
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 86 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 98 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 90 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 99 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 77 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 157 1996
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 36 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 35 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 32 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 33 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 36 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 32 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 47 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 35 2005
 
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6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 212 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 221 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 111 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 73 2005
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
4,562,839 Surgical instrument 143 1983
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 144 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 87 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 142 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 178 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 561 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 39 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 63 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 46 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 68 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 72 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 73 2004
 
METACARDIA, INC. (1)
6,916,327 Device for creating an anastomosis, including penetration structure and eversion structure 46 2001
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
6,793,664 System and method of minimally-invasive exovascular aneurysm treatment 57 2001
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. (3)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 149 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 136 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 161 2004
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 82 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 74 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 109 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 135 2001
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 214 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 63 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 68 2001
2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 41 2007
 
ONUX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,837,893 Multi-fastener surgical apparatus and method 134 2001
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 351 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 57 2003
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 126 1989
 
COMPAQ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, L.P. (1)
4,929,239 Device for filling the magazine of a scalp clip applicator with C-shaped scalp clips 43 1988
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
4,646,740 Automatic hemoclip applier 69 1981
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 150 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 146 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 105 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 102 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 81 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 218 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 114 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 88 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 69 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 149 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 166 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 72 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 107 1995
7,316,696 Ligating clip with integral interlocking latch mechanism 33 2004
2005/0171,560 Endoscopic clip applying apparatus with improved aperture for clip release and related method 40 2004
 
Nomel (1)
4,487,204 Device for applying haemostatic clips 51 1982
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 178 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 84 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 96 2007
 
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4,532,925 Ligator device 95 1981
 
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6,991,634 Clip device of endoscope 17 2002
 
RAMSEY, JAMES (1)
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6,241,740 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 104 1998
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CASEY MEDICAL PRODUCTS LIMITED (3)
4,822,348 Surgical clips 76 1987
5,002,552 Surgical clip 64 1988
5,846,255 Surgical clip 66 1996
 
BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
5,702,048 Device for microanatomosis of blood vessels 71 1995
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 317 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 283 1997
 
OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG (1)
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RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 141 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 82 1985
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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PIOLAX INC. (1)
5,817,116 Detaching tool for a tube for medical treatment 52 1997
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 75 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 48 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 65 2000
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 53 2002
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 108 1999
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TECPHARMA LICENSING AG (1)
6,974,446 Storage container comprising a dosing means for dispensing an injectable product to an injection device in doses 12 2003
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* 2013/0253,540 AUTOMATIC SURGICAL LIGATION CLIP APPLIER 0 2012
 
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8,690,887 Method and system for identification of a center of a vertebral disc space and corresponding central axis of a spinal column 1 2011
9,005,214 Method and system for identification of a center of a vertebral disc space and corresponding central axis of a spinal column 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (17)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 2 2005
* 8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 10 2008
* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 10 2009
* 8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 11 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 7 2009
* 2010/0057,103 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CLIP RETENTION 7 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 2 2009
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 4 2010
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 0 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 0 2011
* 8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 10 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2012
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 4 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 4 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 4 2013
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