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, MA4188

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, US 12 392
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, US 68 3402

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JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (6)
4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 44 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 74 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 90 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 92 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 198 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 161 1990
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,723,109 Deployable surgical clamp with delivery/retrieval device and actuator 56 2001
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 74 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 56 1999
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,214,230 Flexible instrument 156 2001
 
Femcare (Cyprus) Limited (1)
5,575,802 Medical clip 95 1995
 
OWEN, A. JAMES, JR. (1)
5,035,692 Hemostasis clip applicator 205 1990
 
VENTRITEX, INC. (1)
5,290,299 Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue 217 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 61 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 216 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 95 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 103 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 125 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 97 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 100 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 81 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 52 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 64 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 69 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2005/0288,690 Suture passing 75 2005
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 372 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 203 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 190 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 166 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 156 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 89 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 239 1995
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 248 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 116 2004
 
Starion Instrument Corporation (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 353 2003
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
6,896,682 Method and system for internal ligation of tubular structures 111 2000
 
MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT (1)
6,966,875 Adjustable gastric implant 157 2000
 
FLORIDA HOSPITAL SUPPLY, INC. (1)
5,053,045 Surgical clip 76 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 82 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 59 2002
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
6,626,916 Tissue fastening devices and methods for sustained holding strength 279 1999
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
7,052,504 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 65 2002
 
TOWERTECH RESEARCH GROUP (1)
2007/0034,669 Surgical fastener apparatus and reinforcing material 180 2005
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 139 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 124 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 90 1982
4,932,955 Clip 109 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 84 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 49 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 38 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 46 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 42 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 327 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 449 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 41 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 39 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 52 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 41 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 45 2006
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 93 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 107 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 99 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 105 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 84 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 164 1996
 
Microline Pentax Inc. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 42 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 42 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 37 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 39 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 42 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 52 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 53 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 76 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 249 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 266 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 120 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 90 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 167 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 93 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 219 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 253 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 691 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 45 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 130 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 52 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 94 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 81 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 82 2004
 
Metacardia, Inc. (1)
6,916,327 Device for creating an anastomosis, including penetration structure and eversion structure 60 2001
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
6,793,664 System and method of minimally-invasive exovascular aneurysm treatment 68 2001
 
Guided Delivery Systems, Inc. (3)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 170 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 152 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 181 2004
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 90 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 80 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 129 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 156 2001
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 242 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 71 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 76 2001
2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 50 2007
 
ONUX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,837,893 Multi-fastener surgical apparatus and method 170 2001
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 444 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 66 2003
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 132 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 160 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 152 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 110 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 112 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 90 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 233 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 122 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 95 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 135 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 163 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 237 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 78 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 120 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 57 1982
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 208 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 93 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 116 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 505 2003
2005/0090,837 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a force limiting actuator 130 2004
2005/0277,955 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator with an energy storage element 104 2004
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 224 2005
2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 62 2005
2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 62 2005
2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 76 2005
2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 62 2005
2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 69 2005
 
PENTAX CORPORATION (1)
6,991,634 Clip device of endoscope 20 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 126 1998
6,527,786 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 127 1999
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
2006/0009,789 Tissue capturing devices 102 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 74 1996
 
BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
5,702,048 Device for microanatomosis of blood vessels 78 1995
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 363 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 311 1997
 
Ovesco Endoscopy AG (1)
6,849,078 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 131 2001
 
RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 165 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 88 1985
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,104,394 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator 101 1990
5,282,807 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator 215 1992
 
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 93 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 77 2000
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 61 2002
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 121 1999
6,217,590 Surgical instrument for applying multiple staples and cutting blood vessels and organic structures and method therefor 170 1999
 
USGI Medical, Inc. (1)
2005/0119,671 Apparatus and methods for endoscopic suturing 132 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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8,690,887 Method and system for identification of a center of a vertebral disc space and corresponding central axis of a spinal column 2 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 1 2014
9,271,849 Method and system for identification of a center of a patient's body part 0 2015
 
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* 9,271,737 Automatic surgical ligation clip applier 0 2012
* 2013/0253,540 AUTOMATIC SURGICAL LIGATION CLIP APPLIER 0 2012
9,208,429 Multiple delivery device counter and counting method 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (24)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 21 2005
* 8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 16 2008
* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 29 2009
* 8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 17 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 9 2009
* 2010/0057,103 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CLIP RETENTION 9 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 7 2009
* 2010/0057,105 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 21 2009
* 2011/0082,347 SPRING JAW RETRACTION DEVICE 3 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 9 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 0 2010
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 15 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
* 8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 15 2012
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 5 2013
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