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)

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4296

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, US 12 481
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, US 68 3905

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4,988,355 Arterial clamp 75 1990
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7,056,330 Method for applying tissue fastener 387 2003
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7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 61 2005
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5,464,416 Ligating clip 87 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 291 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 275 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 169 1993
5,368,600 Steerable bulldog clamp applier 262 1993
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5,474,567 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 90 1993
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4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 48 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 79 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 95 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 97 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 203 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 166 1990
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,723,109 Deployable surgical clamp with delivery/retrieval device and actuator 61 2001
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 79 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 61 1999
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,214,230 Flexible instrument 164 2001
 
Femcare (Cyprus) Limited (1)
5,575,802 Medical clip 100 1995
 
OWEN, A. JAMES, JR. (1)
5,035,692 Hemostasis clip applicator 211 1990
 
VENTRITEX, INC. (1)
5,290,299 Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue 224 1993
 
Innovation Interventional Technologies B.V. (1)
6,966,917 Deformable connector for mechanically connecting hollow structures 77 2000
 
Vitalitec International, S.A. (1)
6,599,298 Automatic surgical clip applier 66 2000
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 72 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 49 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 230 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 100 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 108 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 139 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 111 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 106 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 86 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 57 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 69 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 76 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2005/0288,690 Suture passing 80 2005
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 388 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 210 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 197 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 173 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 163 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 96 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 251 1995
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 254 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 121 2004
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 367 2003
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
6,896,682 Method and system for internal ligation of tubular structures 116 2000
 
MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT (1)
6,966,875 Adjustable gastric implant 163 2000
 
FLORIDA HOSPITAL SUPPLY, INC. (1)
5,053,045 Surgical clip 81 1990
 
INTERRAD Medical, Inc. (1)
2006/0004,390 Non-invasive surgical ligation clip 48 2005
 
Concentric Medical, Inc. (2)
6,905,503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements 88 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 66 2002
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
6,626,916 Tissue fastening devices and methods for sustained holding strength 292 1999
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
7,052,504 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 71 2002
 
TOWERTECH RESEARCH GROUP (1)
2007/0034,669 Surgical fastener apparatus and reinforcing material 193 2005
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 146 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 130 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 96 1982
4,932,955 Clip 114 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 89 1985
 
VASCULAR CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2005/0228,416 Multi-axial uterine artery identification, characterization, and occlusion pivoting devices and methods 45 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
2005/0085,830 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 53 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 43 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 50 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 47 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 342 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 472 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 46 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 43 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 56 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 45 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 50 2006
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 99 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 113 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 106 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 111 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 90 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 169 1996
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 47 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 47 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 43 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 44 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 48 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 65 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 58 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 91 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 257 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 275 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 127 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 95 2005
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
4,562,839 Surgical instrument 153 1983
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 174 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 99 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 234 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 268 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 712 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 50 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 145 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 57 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 100 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 86 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 87 2004
 
METACARDIA, INC. (1)
6,916,327 Device for creating an anastomosis, including penetration structure and eversion structure 65 2001
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
6,793,664 System and method of minimally-invasive exovascular aneurysm treatment 73 2001
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 178 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 159 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 191 2004
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 96 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 86 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 136 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 168 2001
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 251 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 76 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 82 2001
2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 55 2007
 
ONUX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,837,893 Multi-fastener surgical apparatus and method 181 2001
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 463 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 71 2003
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 138 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 54 1988
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
4,646,740 Automatic hemoclip applier 79 1981
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 167 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 158 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 117 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 118 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 96 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 239 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 128 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 106 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 154 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 175 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 252 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 84 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 131 1995
7,316,696 Ligating clip with integral interlocking latch mechanism 44 2004
2005/0171,560 Endoscopic clip applying apparatus with improved aperture for clip release and related method 50 2004
 
Nomel (1)
4,487,204 Device for applying haemostatic clips 62 1982
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 219 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 98 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 121 2007
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W (1)
4,532,925 Ligator device 106 1981
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (9)
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 531 2003
2005/0090,837 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a force limiting actuator 135 2004
2005/0277,955 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator with an energy storage element 109 2004
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 239 2005
2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 68 2005
2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 68 2005
2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 82 2005
2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 68 2005
2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 75 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 50 1997
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,241,740 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 133 1998
6,527,786 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 133 1999
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
2006/0009,789 Tissue capturing devices 108 2005
 
CASEY MEDICAL PRODUCTS LIMITED (3)
4,822,348 Surgical clips 87 1987
5,002,552 Surgical clip 74 1988
5,846,255 Surgical clip 79 1996
 
BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
5,702,048 Device for microanatomosis of blood vessels 83 1995
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 375 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 316 1997
 
OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG (1)
6,849,078 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 138 2001
 
Research Medical, Inc. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 171 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 94 1985
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,104,394 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator 108 1990
5,282,807 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator 227 1992
 
PIOLAX INC. (1)
5,817,116 Detaching tool for a tube for medical treatment 64 1997
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 98 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 58 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 82 2000
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 66 2002
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 127 1999
6,217,590 Surgical instrument for applying multiple staples and cutting blood vessels and organic structures and method therefor 176 1999
 
USGI MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2005/0119,671 Apparatus and methods for endoscopic suturing 138 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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* 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
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
* 9,370,400 Clip applier adapted for use with a surgical robot 0 2012
 
COVIDIEN LP (29)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 3 2004
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 34 2005
* 8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 21 2008
* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 42 2009
* 8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 22 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 11 2009
* 2010/0057,103 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CLIP RETENTION 11 2009
9,358,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with wedge plate 0 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 12 2009
* 2010/0057,105 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 26 2009
* 2011/0082,347 SPRING JAW RETRACTION DEVICE 3 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 14 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 3 2010
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 27 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 5 2011
9,186,153 Locking cam driver and jaw assembly for clip applier 3 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 3 2012
* 8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2012
9,364,216 Surgical clip applier with integrated clip counter 0 2012
9,364,239 Jaw closure mechanism for a surgical clip applier 0 2012
9,011,465 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 5 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 3 2013
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 14 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 14 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 5 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 14 2013
9,113,893 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 11 2013
9,364,240 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,358,011 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2015
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