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, MA4021

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, US 12 338
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, US 66 2925

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2006/0009,792 Tissue fixation assembly having prepositioned fasteners and method 53 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (6)
4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 44 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 73 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 90 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 87 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 189 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 159 1990
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,723,109 Deployable surgical clamp with delivery/retrieval device and actuator 49 2001
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 72 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 56 1999
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,214,230 Flexible instrument 155 2001
 
Femcare (Cyprus) Limited (1)
5,575,802 Medical clip 94 1995
 
OWEN, A. JAMES, JR. (1)
5,035,692 Hemostasis clip applicator 197 1990
 
VirtnetX, Inc. (1)
5,290,299 Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue 211 1993
 
Innovation Interventional Technologies B.V. (1)
6,966,917 Deformable connector for mechanically connecting hollow structures 71 2000
 
Vitalitec International, S.A. (1)
6,599,298 Automatic surgical clip applier 58 2000
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 67 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 44 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 181 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 92 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 103 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 92 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 86 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 99 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 79 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 51 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 63 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 68 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2005/0288,690 Suture passing 72 2005
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 328 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 194 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 182 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 160 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 149 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 89 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 227 1995
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 235 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 115 2004
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORP. (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 299 2003
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
6,896,682 Method and system for internal ligation of tubular structures 108 2000
 
MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT (1)
6,966,875 Adjustable gastric implant 155 2000
 
FLORIDA HOSPITAL SUPPLY, INC. (1)
5,053,045 Surgical clip 75 1990
 
INTERRAD MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0004,390 Non-invasive surgical ligation clip 43 2005
 
Concentric Medical, Inc. (2)
6,905,503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements 78 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 57 2002
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
6,626,916 Tissue fastening devices and methods for sustained holding strength 268 1999
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
7,052,504 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 64 2002
 
TowerTech Research Group (1)
2007/0034,669 Surgical fastener apparatus and reinforcing material 175 2005
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 137 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 122 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 88 1982
4,932,955 Clip 107 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 83 1985
 
Vascular Control Systems, Inc. (1)
2005/0228,416 Multi-axial uterine artery identification, characterization, and occlusion pivoting devices and methods 40 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
2005/0085,830 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 48 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 38 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 45 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 42 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 287 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 404 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 40 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 39 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 51 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 41 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 42 2006
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 91 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 103 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 97 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 104 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 82 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 163 1996
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 41 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 41 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 37 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 38 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 41 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 37 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 52 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 46 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 235 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 254 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 118 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 85 2005
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
4,562,839 Surgical instrument 148 1983
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 162 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 92 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 180 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 218 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 632 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 44 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 95 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 51 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 86 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 79 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 81 2004
 
METACARDIA, INC. (1)
6,916,327 Device for creating an anastomosis, including penetration structure and eversion structure 57 2001
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
6,793,664 System and method of minimally-invasive exovascular aneurysm treatment 64 2001
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 165 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 149 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 176 2004
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 89 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 80 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 123 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 149 2001
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 233 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 68 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 74 2001
2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 49 2007
 
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6,837,893 Multi-fastener surgical apparatus and method 158 2001
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 398 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 64 2003
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 131 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 49 1988
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
4,646,740 Automatic hemoclip applier 74 1981
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 157 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 151 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 110 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 111 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 87 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 231 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 121 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 94 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 101 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 161 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 201 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 77 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 118 1995
7,316,696 Ligating clip with integral interlocking latch mechanism 39 2004
2005/0171,560 Endoscopic clip applying apparatus with improved aperture for clip release and related method 45 2004
 
Nomel (1)
4,487,204 Device for applying haemostatic clips 56 1982
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 197 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 92 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 111 2007
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W. (1)
4,532,925 Ligator device 100 1981
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (9)
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 461 2003
2005/0090,837 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a force limiting actuator 125 2004
2005/0277,955 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator with an energy storage element 100 2004
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 188 2005
2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 62 2005
2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 61 2005
2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 73 2005
2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 62 2005
2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 68 2005
 
PENTAX CORPORATION (1)
6,991,634 Clip device of endoscope 18 2002
 
RAMSEY, JAMES (1)
5,913,862 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 45 1997
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,241,740 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 120 1998
6,527,786 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 123 1999
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
2006/0009,789 Tissue capturing devices 100 2005
 
CASEY MEDICAL PRODUCTS LIMITED (3)
4,822,348 Surgical clips 82 1987
5,002,552 Surgical clip 69 1988
5,846,255 Surgical clip 73 1996
 
BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
5,702,048 Device for microanatomosis of blood vessels 77 1995
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 347 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 304 1997
 
Ovesco Endoscopy AG (1)
6,849,078 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 118 2001
 
RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 156 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 87 1985
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,104,394 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator 100 1990
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PIOLAX INC. (1)
5,817,116 Detaching tool for a tube for medical treatment 59 1997
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 89 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 53 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 73 2000
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 58 2002
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 119 1999
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USGI Medical, Inc. (1)
2005/0119,671 Apparatus and methods for endoscopic suturing 131 2004
 
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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8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 7 2005
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* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 15 2009
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8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2009
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8,734,469 Suture clip applier 9 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 0 2010
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 1 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 1 2011
9,186,153 Locking cam driver and jaw assembly for clip applier 0 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2012
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9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 1 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 9 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 9 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 1 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 9 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 2 2013
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