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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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA2959

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, CT 15 127
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, CT 91 1450

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
United States Surgical Corporation (54)
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4,492,232 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jaws 92 1982
4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 123 1982
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4,557,263 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 91 1984
4,576,165 Surgical ligation and cutting device with safety means 76 1984
4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 218 1984
4,934,364 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jams 149 1984
4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 317 1985
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 295 1989
5,129,885 Safety device for trocars and surgical instruments therefor 133 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 515 1990
5,366,458 Latchless surgical clip 157 1990
5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 176 1990
5,197,970 Surgical clip applicator 67 1991
5,201,746 Surgical hemostatic clip 137 1991
5,282,832 Suture clip 202 1992
5,300,081 Surgical clip applier having clip advancement control 122 1992
5,330,442 Suture retaining clip 151 1992
5,382,254 Actuating handle for surgical instruments 66 1992
5,382,255 Apparatus and method for assembly of surgical instruments 149 1993
5,395,381 Apparatus and method for applying latchless surgical clips 97 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 124 1993
5,607,436 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 160 1993
5,462,555 Umbilical cord clip and applicator 53 1993
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 137 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 338 1994
5,501,693 Surgical hemostatic clip 90 1994
5,514,149 Surgical clip applicator 78 1994
5,509,920 Surgical hemostatic clip 96 1994
5,527,319 Surgical fastener applying instrument for ligating and dividing tissue 157 1994
5,462,558 Suture clip applier 124 1994
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5,626,585 Ligating clip advance 90 1994
5,441,509 Vessel clips 77 1994
5,527,318 Surgical clip advancing system 78 1995
5,645,553 Suture clip applier 108 1995
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5,695,502 Surgical clip applicator 64 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 271 1995
5,700,271 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 104 1995
5,626,592 Surgical hemostatic clip 38 1995
5,772,673 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 208 1996
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5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 125 1996
5,713,911 Surgical clip 123 1996
5,792,149 Clamp applicator 114 1996
5,833,696 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 141 1996
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5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 201 1997
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (44)
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5,439,468 Surgical clip applier 82 1994
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5,833,700 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement 109 1996
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5,951,574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 122 1998
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 246 2000
6,743,240 Flexible surgical device having a rotatable end effector assembly 242 2001
6,824,548 Flexible surgical clip applier 138 2001
6,843,794 Surgical clip applier having jaws adapted to guide and deform a clip 109 2001
6,945,979 Surgical device having a handle adapted to impart tensile and compressive forces to elements at a distal end of the device 111 2001
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2002/0068,947 Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism 39 2001
6,551,333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 174 2001
6,773,440 Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation 254 2002
6,835,200 Method and devices for tissue reconfiguration 335 2002
7,056,330 Method for applying tissue fastener 221 2003
2003/0225,423 Surgical clip 28 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 330 2003
2005/0177,176 Single-fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 133 2004
2005/0203,547 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 82 2004
2005/0203,548 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 74 2004
2005/0090,837 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a force limiting actuator 86 2004
2005/0277,954 Endoscopic clip applier actuator 79 2004
2005/0277,955 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator with an energy storage element 73 2004
2005/0277,956 Clip storage for endoscopic clip applier 75 2004
7,223,272 Endoscopic clip applier with hermaphroditic jaws mounted on non-collinear axes 75 2004
2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 45 2005
2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 44 2005
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 39 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 39 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 116 2005
2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 40 2005
2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 45 2005
2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 48 2005
2006/0047,305 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER-BASED ARTICULATION MECHANISM FOR MULTI-FIRE SURGICAL FASTENING INSTRUMENT 30 2005
2007/0118,163 Surgical clip and applier device and method of use 60 2005
2007/0027,458 Surgical Clip Applier Having Clip Chamber with Clip Chain 31 2006
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2007/0265,640 Surgical clip application assembly 49 2007
2008/0004,639 FORCE LIMITING MECHANISM FOR MEDICAL INSTRUMENT 39 2007
 
ETHICON, INC. (30)
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4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 67 1982
4,491,133 Folding cartridge for a multiple clip applier 45 1982
4,487,205 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips 85 1982
4,534,351 Ligator 98 1982
4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 243 1983
4,498,476 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means 72 1983
4,545,377 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips (two piece configured to lock tighter the larger the vessel being closed) 33 1984
4,572,183 Positive feed system for a surgical ligating instrument 61 1984
4,616,651 Surgical clip applier instrument adapter jaws 66 1985
4,799,481 Surgical hemostatic clips 93 1987
5,160,339 Endoscopic suture clip 163 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 303 1991
5,163,945 Surgical clip applier 114 1991
5,171,251 Surgical clip having hole therein and method of anchoring suture 220 1992
5,306,280 Endoscopic suture clip applying device with heater 165 1992
5,199,566 Surgical clip applier 50 1992
5,342,373 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 75 1992
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 173 1992
5,464,416 Ligating clip 63 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 170 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 212 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 124 1993
5,368,600 Steerable bulldog clamp applier 213 1993
5,447,513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 166 1993
5,474,567 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 66 1993
5,601,574 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 77 1995
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 352 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 434 2003
2005/0288,689 Applicator and method for deploying a surgical fastener 45 2004
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (19)
5,653,720 Surgical clip and method of assembly 41 1995
5,776,146 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 29 1996
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 102 1996
6,579,304 Surgical clamp with improved traction 45 1997
6,139,555 Grasping clip applier 273 1998
6,258,105 Malleable clip applier and method 38 1998
6,626,922 Surgical instruments with improved traction 31 1999
6,461,363 Surgical clips and clamps 35 2000
6,818,009 Surgical clip 39 2002
2006/0100,649 Surgical staple-clip and applier 30 2003
2006/0195,125 Spring clip and method for assembling same 26 2004
2004/0153,100 Multiple clip applier apparatus and method 26 2004
2005/0222,588 Convertible surgical clip applier system 30 2004
2005/0222,590 Suture clip with stop ribs and method for making same 30 2004
2005/0234,478 Multi-fire surgical clip applier 30 2004
2005/0113,847 Surgical instrument with improved handle assembly 63 2004
2005/0251,184 Vessel occlusion clamp 26 2005
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 62 2005
2007/0073,314 MANUALLY ACTUATED SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 26 2006
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
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4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 134 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 133 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 95 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 91 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 66 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 199 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 102 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 78 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 49 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 135 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 133 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 62 1995
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7,316,696 Ligating clip with integral interlocking latch mechanism 27 2004
2005/0171,560 Endoscopic clip applying apparatus with improved aperture for clip release and related method 32 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
2005/0085,830 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 36 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 26 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 31 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 30 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 184 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 267 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 27 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 32 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 28 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 31 2006
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 129 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 74 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 112 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 138 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 471 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 31 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 45 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 38 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 55 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 61 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 63 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
6,676,659 Steerable sphincterotome and methods for cannulation, papillotomy and sphincterotomy 37 2001
6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 36 2001
6,793,666 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 55 2001
6,974,462 Surgical anchor implantation device 133 2001
6,869,436 Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir 37 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 73 2002
6,679,894 Multiple hemoclip system for an endoscope 44 2002
6,955,643 Endoscopic suture instrument 93 2003
2005/0107,809 Endoscopic hemostatic clipping apparatus 44 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 87 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 36 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 69 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 82 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 61 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 33 2000
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 51 2002
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 44 2002
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 26 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 28 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 26 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 27 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 29 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 26 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 40 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 28 2005
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (8)
4,576,166 Surgical ligating instrument 74 1981
4,598,711 Surgical instrument 105 1984
4,590,937 Nonmetallic surgical clip 84 1985
4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 104 1985
5,306,283 Two-part surgical ligation clip 59 1992
5,354,304 Modular ligation clip applicator 74 1992
5,904,693 Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator 143 1994
5,972,003 Single-free ligation clip module 58 1997
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 233 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 154 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 142 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 124 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 114 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 71 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 173 1995
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (6)
4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 31 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 60 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 76 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 66 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 157 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 129 1990
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 74 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 86 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 76 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 88 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 64 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 147 1996
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (5)
4,296,751 Surgical device 116 1979
4,372,316 Surgical device 107 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 74 1982
4,932,955 Clip 92 1984
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SURGICON, INC. (5)
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5,593,414 Method of applying a surgical ligation clip 131 1995
6,350,269 Ligation clip and clip applier 110 1999
6,607,540 Pre-clamping method 69 1999
6,652,539 Method for applying a ligation clip 70 2002
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 70 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 62 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 89 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 114 2001
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
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2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 170 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 99 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 51 2005
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (4)
6,814,742 Physiological tissue clipping apparatus, clipping method and clip unit mounting method 64 2001
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2005/0143,767 Living tissue ligation device 32 2005
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (4)
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2006/0163,312 Angled surgical fastener apparatus 61 2003
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VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 54 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 31 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 90 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 65 2004
 
CASEY MEDICAL PRODUCTS LIMITED (3)
4,822,348 Surgical clips 66 1987
5,002,552 Surgical clip 57 1988
5,846,255 Surgical clip 57 1996
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 55 1995
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2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 35 2007
 
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HEARTPORT, INC. (3)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 164 1992
5,569,274 Endoscopic vascular clamping system and method 388 1994
5,976,159 Surgical clips and methods for tissue approximation 386 1996
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 149 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 68 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 80 2007
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (3)
6,210,418 Instrument for use in endoscopic surgery 38 1997
6,440,144 Medical instrument having a lockable force transmitting element 208 2000
6,889,116 Manipulator 297 2001
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 63 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 39 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 52 2000
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
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TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED (3)
7,211,092 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 73 2002
2006/0217,749 Reduced closure force ligating clip 26 2005
2007/0118,161 Non-snag polymer ligating clip 26 2005
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (3)
4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 85 1985
4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 240 1987
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (2)
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2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 80 2006
 
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FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (2)
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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH (2)
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GRANIT MEDICAL INNOVATIONS LLC (2)
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ID, LLC (2)
6,716,226 Surgical clip 96 2001
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INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 277 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 255 1997
 
Klieman; Charles H. (2)
4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 155 1982
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Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
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PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
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6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 43 1999
 
PILLING WECK INCORPORATED (2)
7,211,091 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 36 2002
2007/0083,218 Coated ligating clip 26 2005
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
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6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 44 2003
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 89 1999
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2006/0173,470 Surgical fastener buttress material 185 2005
 
THOMAS P. CARNEY (2)
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WECK CLOSURE SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
6,391,035 Hemostatic clip removal instrument 164 2000
6,494,886 Off-set clamp mechanism and associated method for minimally invasive surgery 35 2000
 
ADAMS, BRIAN D. (1)
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AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
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Applied Vascular Devices, Inc. (1)
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B & B Tools (1)
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BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
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BLAKE, JOSEPH W. III (1)
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