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, MA4672

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, US 12 683
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, US 75 5056

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4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 109 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 216 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 177 1990
 
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Femcare Limited (1)
5,575,802 Medical clip 114 1995
 
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Vitalitec International, S.A. (1)
6,599,298 Automatic surgical clip applier 78 2000
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 84 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 61 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 264 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 114 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 119 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 172 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 138 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 119 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 99 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 68 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 81 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 88 2002
 
BIOENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, LTD (1)
6,981,505 Urological device for the incontinent male 60 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
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COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 432 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 228 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 215 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 190 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 182 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 108 1993
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TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
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ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
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2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 57 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 380 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 516 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 56 2005
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5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 111 1995
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5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 118 1996
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5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 101 1996
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6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 110 2000
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6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 777 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 61 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 178 2002
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CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
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4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 182 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 171 1987
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5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 131 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 109 1990
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5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 140 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 117 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 188 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 186 1993
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2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 97 2005
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9,456,824 Manual surgical ligation clip applier 0 2012
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9,545,254 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2016
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (38)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 12 2004
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 60 2005
* 8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 31 2008
* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 68 2009
* 8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 32 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 15 2009
* 2010/0057,103 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CLIP RETENTION 15 2009
9,358,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with wedge plate 1 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 22 2009
* 2010/0057,105 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 36 2009
* 2011/0082,347 SPRING JAW RETRACTION DEVICE 3 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 23 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 12 2010
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 58 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 15 2011
9,186,153 Locking cam driver and jaw assembly for clip applier 12 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 12 2012
* 8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 30 2012
9,364,216 Surgical clip applier with integrated clip counter 1 2012
9,364,239 Jaw closure mechanism for a surgical clip applier 1 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 15 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 12 2013
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 23 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 23 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 15 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 23 2013
9,408,610 Surgical clip applier with dissector 1 2013
9,532,787 Endoscopic clip applier 0 2013
9,439,654 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,498,227 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 28 2013
9,526,501 Surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,364,240 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 1 2013
9,480,477 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 0 2013
9,414,844 Surgical clip appliers 1 2014
9,398,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 1 2014
9,393,024 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 1 2014
9,358,011 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 1 2015
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