US Patent No: 7,637,917

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Endoscopic surgical clip applier

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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)

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3227

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, CT 15 167
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, CT 96 1732

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
United States Surgical Corporation (54)
4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 320 1982
4,492,232 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jaws 96 1982
4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 130 1982
4,556,058 Apparatus for ligation and division with fixed jaws 139 1984
4,557,263 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 95 1984
4,576,165 Surgical ligation and cutting device with safety means 80 1984
4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 225 1984
4,934,364 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jams 159 1984
4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 343 1985
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 311 1989
5,129,885 Safety device for trocars and surgical instruments therefor 142 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 546 1990
5,366,458 Latchless surgical clip 168 1990
5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 186 1990
5,197,970 Surgical clip applicator 71 1991
5,201,746 Surgical hemostatic clip 144 1991
5,282,832 Suture clip 222 1992
* 5,300,081 Surgical clip applier having clip advancement control 129 1992
5,330,442 Suture retaining clip 159 1992
5,382,254 Actuating handle for surgical instruments 76 1992
5,382,255 Apparatus and method for assembly of surgical instruments 159 1993
5,395,381 Apparatus and method for applying latchless surgical clips 103 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 139 1993
5,607,436 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 175 1993
5,462,555 Umbilical cord clip and applicator 59 1993
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 158 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 376 1994
5,501,693 Surgical hemostatic clip 95 1994
5,514,149 Surgical clip applicator 84 1994
5,509,920 Surgical hemostatic clip 101 1994
5,527,319 Surgical fastener applying instrument for ligating and dividing tissue 167 1994
5,462,558 Suture clip applier 132 1994
5,645,551 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips 59 1994
5,626,585 Ligating clip advance 98 1994
5,441,509 Vessel clips 83 1994
5,527,318 Surgical clip advancing system 86 1995
5,645,553 Suture clip applier 119 1995
5,792,150 Apparatus for applying surgical clips with improved jaw and closure mechanisms 69 1995
5,695,502 Surgical clip applicator 70 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 295 1995
5,700,271 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 110 1995
5,626,592 Surgical hemostatic clip 43 1995
5,772,673 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 223 1996
5,755,726 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 166 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 141 1996
5,713,911 Surgical clip 138 1996
5,792,149 Clamp applicator 123 1996
5,833,696 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 159 1996
RE36720 Apparatus and method for applying latchless surgical clips 113 1997
* 5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 226 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 394 1997
5,928,251 Occlusion clamp and occlusion clamp applicator 106 1997
5,868,759 Surgical clip applier 74 1997
* 6,059,799 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 72 1998
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (44)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 308 1991
5,439,468 Surgical clip applier 87 1994
5,601,573 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instruments and method for their placement 190 1995
RE35525 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 72 1995
6,004,335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 489 1996
5,681,330 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement 159 1996
5,833,700 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement 120 1996
5,921,997 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement 110 1997
5,951,574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 140 1998
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 284 2000
6,743,240 Flexible surgical device having a rotatable end effector assembly 258 2001
6,824,548 Flexible surgical clip applier 148 2001
6,843,794 Surgical clip applier having jaws adapted to guide and deform a clip 117 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 119 2001
7,232,445 Apparatus for the endoluminal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 80 2001
6,551,333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 210 2001
2002/0068,947 Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism 43 2001
6,773,440 Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation 277 2002
6,835,200 Method and devices for tissue reconfiguration 360 2002
7,056,330 Method for applying tissue fastener 259 2003
2003/0225,423 Surgical clip 31 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 369 2003
2005/0177,176 Single-fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 143 2004
2005/0203,547 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 91 2004
2005/0203,548 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 83 2004
7,223,272 Endoscopic clip applier with hermaphroditic jaws mounted on non-collinear axes 82 2004
2005/0090,837 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a force limiting actuator 96 2004
2005/0277,954 Endoscopic clip applier actuator 85 2004
2005/0277,955 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator with an energy storage element 79 2004
2005/0277,956 Clip storage for endoscopic clip applier 81 2004
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 42 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 42 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 132 2005
2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 49 2005
2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 48 2005
2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 48 2005
2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 49 2005
2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 52 2005
2006/0047,305 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER-BASED ARTICULATION MECHANISM FOR MULTI-FIRE SURGICAL FASTENING INSTRUMENT 34 2005
2007/0118,163 Surgical clip and applier device and method of use 64 2005
2007/0027,458 Surgical Clip Applier Having Clip Chamber with Clip Chain 35 2006
2007/0142,851 Methods for the endoluminal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 28 2006
2007/0265,640 Surgical clip application assembly 53 2007
2008/0004,639 FORCE LIMITING MECHANISM FOR MEDICAL INSTRUMENT 42 2007
 
ETHICON, INC. (30)
4,480,640 Ligating device 82 1980
4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 74 1982
4,491,133 Folding cartridge for a multiple clip applier 48 1982
4,487,205 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips 89 1982
4,534,351 Ligator 102 1982
4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 274 1983
4,498,476 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips with interlocking latch means 75 1983
4,545,377 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips (two piece configured to lock tighter the larger the vessel being closed) 36 1984
4,572,183 Positive feed system for a surgical ligating instrument 64 1984
4,616,651 Surgical clip applier instrument adapter jaws 69 1985
4,799,481 Surgical hemostatic clips 98 1987
5,160,339 Endoscopic suture clip 173 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 326 1991
5,163,945 Surgical clip applier 120 1991
5,171,251 Surgical clip having hole therein and method of anchoring suture 234 1992
5,306,280 Endoscopic suture clip applying device with heater 176 1992
5,199,566 Surgical clip applier 54 1992
5,342,373 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 80 1992
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 188 1992
5,464,416 Ligating clip 66 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 185 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 227 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 133 1993
5,368,600 Steerable bulldog clamp applier 223 1993
5,447,513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 187 1993
5,474,567 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 69 1993
5,601,574 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 81 1995
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 392 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 485 2003
2005/0288,689 Applicator and method for deploying a surgical fastener 51 2004
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (19)
5,653,720 Surgical clip and method of assembly 44 1995
5,776,146 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 32 1996
5,776,147 Laparoscopic surgical clamp 112 1996
6,579,304 Surgical clamp with improved traction 50 1997
6,139,555 Grasping clip applier 283 1998
6,258,105 Malleable clip applier and method 43 1998
6,626,922 Surgical instruments with improved traction 34 1999
6,461,363 Surgical clips and clamps 39 2000
6,818,009 Surgical clip 42 2002
2006/0100,649 Surgical staple-clip and applier 33 2003
2006/0195,125 Spring clip and method for assembling same 28 2004
2004/0153,100 Multiple clip applier apparatus and method 29 2004
2005/0222,588 Convertible surgical clip applier system 33 2004
2005/0222,590 Suture clip with stop ribs and method for making same 33 2004
2005/0234,478 Multi-fire surgical clip applier 33 2004
2005/0113,847 Surgical instrument with improved handle assembly 69 2004
2005/0251,184 Vessel occlusion clamp 29 2005
2007/0112,365 Partial occlusion surgical guide clip 70 2005
2007/0073,314 MANUALLY ACTUATED SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 28 2006
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
4,646,740 Automatic hemoclip applier 63 1981
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 140 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 138 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 99 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 96 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 72 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 208 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 107 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 82 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 57 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 140 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 148 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 66 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 94 1995
7,316,696 Ligating clip with integral interlocking latch mechanism 29 2004
2005/0171,560 Endoscopic clip applying apparatus with improved aperture for clip release and related method 35 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
2005/0085,830 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 39 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 29 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 35 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 33 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 214 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 311 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 30 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 30 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 37 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 31 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2006
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 134 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 79 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 122 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 159 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 509 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 34 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 50 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 41 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 59 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 64 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 66 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
6,676,659 Steerable sphincterotome and methods for cannulation, papillotomy and sphincterotomy 42 2001
6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 42 2001
6,793,666 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 57 2001
6,974,462 Surgical anchor implantation device 155 2001
6,869,436 Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir 41 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 94 2002
6,679,894 Multiple hemoclip system for an endoscope 47 2002
6,955,643 Endoscopic suture instrument 102 2003
2005/0107,809 Endoscopic hemostatic clipping apparatus 48 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 91 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 43 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 75 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 86 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 67 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 37 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 51 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 57 2002
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 30 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 31 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 28 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 29 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 31 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 28 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 43 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 31 2005
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (8)
4,576,166 Surgical ligating instrument 78 1981
4,598,711 Surgical instrument 109 1984
4,590,937 Nonmetallic surgical clip 89 1985
4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 108 1985
5,306,283 Two-part surgical ligation clip 62 1992
5,354,304 Modular ligation clip applicator 79 1992
5,904,693 Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator 158 1994
5,972,003 Single-free ligation clip module 63 1997
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 256 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 166 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 154 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 134 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 125 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 78 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 189 1995
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (6)
4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 34 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 63 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 79 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 73 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 167 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 143 1990
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 79 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 91 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 82 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 93 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 70 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 152 1996
 
SURGICON, INC. (5)
5,858,018 Low profile tool for applying spring action ligation clips 90 1994
5,593,414 Method of applying a surgical ligation clip 135 1995
6,350,269 Ligation clip and clip applier 113 1999
6,607,540 Pre-clamping method 73 1999
6,652,539 Method for applying a ligation clip 73 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 112 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 78 1982
4,932,955 Clip 96 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 73 1985
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 76 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 67 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 100 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 125 2001
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 187 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 192 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 104 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 60 2005
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (4)
6,814,742 Physiological tissue clipping apparatus, clipping method and clip unit mounting method 69 2001
6,923,818 Apparatus for ligating living tissues 88 2002
7,223,271 Apparatus for ligating living tissues 39 2002
2005/0143,767 Living tissue ligation device 35 2005
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (4)
5,289,963 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 367 1991
RE38445 Pistols for setting surgical clamps 35 1999
2006/0163,312 Angled surgical fastener apparatus 66 2003
2005/0222,665 Endovascular fastener applicator 36 2005
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 57 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 34 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 114 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 71 2004
 
CASEY MEDICAL PRODUCTS LIMITED (3)
4,822,348 Surgical clips 71 1987
5,002,552 Surgical clip 60 1988
5,846,255 Surgical clip 61 1996
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 58 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 62 2001
2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 37 2007
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. (3)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 135 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 125 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 145 2004
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (3)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 174 1992
5,569,274 Endoscopic vascular clamping system and method 399 1994
5,976,159 Surgical clips and methods for tissue approximation 400 1996
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 164 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 76 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 88 2007
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (3)
6,210,418 Instrument for use in endoscopic surgery 42 1997
6,440,144 Medical instrument having a lockable force transmitting element 219 2000
6,889,116 Manipulator 323 2001
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 69 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 42 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 58 2000
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,649,937 Tissue-fixing surgical device, and method of fixing tissues 307 1995
6,099,537 Medical treatment instrument 226 1997
5,766,189 Clip device 161 1997
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,837,894 Method and apparatus for endoscopic repair of the lower esophageal sphincter 37 2002
6,613,060 Textured ligating band 55 2003
2006/0259,045 Multiple hemoclip system for an endoscope 31 2006
 
TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED (3)
7,211,092 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 79 2002
2006/0217,749 Reduced closure force ligating clip 28 2005
2007/0118,161 Non-snag polymer ligating clip 28 2005
 
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (3)
4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 90 1985
4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 251 1987
4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 282 1989
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (2)
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 146 2002
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 89 2006
 
Aesculap-Werke AG vormals Jetter & Scheerer (2)
4,612,932 Magazine for C-shaped scalp clips 83 1984
4,854,317 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 55 1988
 
ATRICURE, INC. (2)
6,546,935 Method for transmural ablation 115 2000
6,517,536 Transmural ablation device and method 198 2001
 
CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,905,503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements 58 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 44 2002
 
DATASCOPE CORP. (2)
2005/0096,670 Surgical end effector 38 2003
2005/0096,671 Control mechanism for a surgical instrument 38 2003
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
5,618,306 Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods 145 1995
2005/0149,068 Left atrial appendage exclusion device 45 2003
 
ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
2005/0149,069 Left atrial appendage devices and methods 53 2004
2007/0016,228 Surgical clip applicator and apparatus including the same 36 2005
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (2)
4,671,278 Scalp hemostatic clip and dispenser therefor 73 1985
4,821,721 Apparatus and method for applying hemostatic scalp clips 83 1987
 
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH (2)
5,522,823 Clip for surgical use and clip applicator 54 1994
6,793,663 Surgical applicator tip for delivering clips of clamps 30 2002
 
GRANIT MEDICAL INNOVATIONS LLC (2)
7,175,648 Deep endoscopic staple and stapler 31 2003
2005/0216,036 Endoscopic fastening system with multiple fasteners 60 2005
 
ID, LLC (2)
6,716,226 Surgical clip 104 2001
6,966,919 Instrument for applying a surgical fastener particularly for the transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 135 2002
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 298 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 271 1997
 
Klieman; Charles H. (2)
4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 159 1982
4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 115 1984
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,207,691 Electrosurgical clip applicator 321 1991
5,201,900 Bipolar surgical clip 156 1992
 
MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL ALSO KNOWN AS THE MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL SOCIETY OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC., ALSO KNOWN AS MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, ALSO KNOWN A (2)
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5,059,202 Tendon approximator 43 1990
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,104,394 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator 88 1990
5,282,807 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator 183 1992
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,241,740 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 94 1998
6,527,786 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 107 1999
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 206 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 86 2004
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 57 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 46 1999
 
PILLING WECK INCORPORATED (2)
7,211,091 Fingertip-actuated surgical clip applier and related methods 38 2002
2007/0083,218 Coated ligating clip 28 2005
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 318 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 48 2003
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 97 1999
6,217,590 Surgical instrument for applying multiple staples and cutting blood vessels and organic structures and method therefor 133 1999
 
SYNOVIS LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,144,402 Vascular clamp 50 2003
2006/0173,470 Surgical fastener buttress material 214 2005
 
THOMAS P. CARNEY (2)
4,815,466 Surgical clip 41 1983
4,777,949 Surgical clip for clamping small blood vessels in brain surgery and the like 92 1987
 
WECK CLOSURE SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
6,391,035 Hemostatic clip removal instrument 172 2000
6,494,886 Off-set clamp mechanism and associated method for minimally invasive surgery 38 2000
 
ADAMS, BRIAN D. (1)
6,322,571 Apparatus and method for placing sutures in the lacerated end of a tendon and similar body tissues 39 1999
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 116 2002
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
5,733,295 Surgical vascular clip 42 1996
 
Applied Vascular Devices, Inc. (1)
4,931,058 Parallel jaw spring clip and method of making same 55 1989
 
B & B Tools (1)
4,706,668 Aneurysm clip pliers 94 1985
 
Balagan Medical Inc. (1)
5,797,922 Umbilical cord clamping device 45 1997
 
BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
5,702,048 Device for microanatomosis of blood vessels 65 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 76 1985
 
BLAKE, JOSEPH W. III (1)
6,849,079 Clip detent spring for repeating multi-clip applier 38 2002
 
BRAINLAB AG (1)
2007/0123,916 NON-PENETRATING FIXING DEVICE 28 2006
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
2006/0009,789 Tissue capturing devices 80 2005
 
CARDIAC DIMENSIONS PTY. LTD. (1)
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CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 200 1997
 
CENTURY SIMPLIMATIC, INC. (1)
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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 38 1988
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 51 2001
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 44 2002
 
Cook Urological Incorporated (1)
6,464,710 Releasable, surgical clamp 58 1997
 
CREATECHNIC AG (1)
5,779,720 One-piece surgical clip 49 1996
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (1)
7,214,232 Graft fixation device 39 2002
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
4,660,558 Aneurysm clip and method of manufacture 71 1985
 
DESIGN STANDARDS CORPORATION (1)
5,382,253 Clip applier tool 38 1993
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,261,302 Applier for implantable surgical marker 138 1998
 
DEXIDE (GERMANY) GMBH (1)
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