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, MA4614

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, US 12 632
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, US 75 4785

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5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 174 1990
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,723,109 Deployable surgical clamp with delivery/retrieval device and actuator 71 2001
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 90 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 68 1999
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,214,230 Flexible instrument 182 2001
 
Femcare Limited (1)
5,575,802 Medical clip 111 1995
 
OWEN, A. JAMES, JR. (1)
5,035,692 Hemostasis clip applicator 227 1990
 
VENTRITEX, INC. (1)
5,290,299 Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue 237 1993
 
Innovation Interventional Technologies B.V. (1)
6,966,917 Deformable connector for mechanically connecting hollow structures 85 2000
 
Vitalitec International, S.A. (1)
6,599,298 Automatic surgical clip applier 75 2000
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 81 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 57 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 258 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 110 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 116 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 166 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 133 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 116 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 95 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 65 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 78 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 85 2002
 
BIOENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, LTD (1)
6,981,505 Urological device for the incontinent male 57 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2005/0288,690 Suture passing 93 2005
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 425 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 225 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 212 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 187 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 179 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 105 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 274 1995
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 276 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 132 2004
 
HEIFETZ, LAURENCE JAY, DR. (1)
5,571,121 Atraumatic clamp for temporary occlusion of blood vessels 101 1995
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 407 2003
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
6,896,682 Method and system for internal ligation of tubular structures 124 2000
 
MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT (1)
6,966,875 Adjustable gastric implant 174 2000
 
FLORIDA HOSPITAL SUPPLY, INC. (1)
5,053,045 Surgical clip 88 1990
 
ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (ESTECH) (1)
2007/0016,228 Surgical clip applicator and apparatus including the same 76 2005
 
INTERRAD MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0004,390 Non-invasive surgical ligation clip 56 2005
 
Concentric Medical, Inc. (2)
6,905,503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements 98 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 74 2002
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
6,626,916 Tissue fastening devices and methods for sustained holding strength 315 1999
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
7,052,504 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 80 2002
 
TOWERTECH RESEARCH GROUP (1)
2007/0034,669 Surgical fastener apparatus and reinforcing material 212 2005
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 162 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 138 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 103 1982
4,932,955 Clip 120 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 97 1985
 
VASCULAR CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2005/0228,416 Multi-axial uterine artery identification, characterization, and occlusion pivoting devices and methods 52 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
2005/0085,830 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 57 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 50 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 54 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 54 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 374 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 509 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 53 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 47 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 64 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 49 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 57 2006
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 108 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 121 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 115 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 120 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 98 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 181 1996
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 54 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 56 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 50 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 51 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 56 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 87 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 65 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 119 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 279 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 303 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 136 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 111 2005
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
4,562,839 Surgical instrument 160 1983
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 193 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 107 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 264 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 296 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 764 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 58 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 172 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 66 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 121 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 94 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 95 2004
 
METACARDIA, INC. (1)
6,916,327 Device for creating an anastomosis, including penetration structure and eversion structure 72 2001
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
6,793,664 System and method of minimally-invasive exovascular aneurysm treatment 83 2001
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. (3)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 193 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 173 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 207 2004
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 103 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 93 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 149 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 186 2001
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 268 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 83 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 90 2001
2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 63 2007
 
ONUX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,837,893 Multi-fastener surgical apparatus and method 202 2001
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 506 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 79 2003
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 145 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 62 1988
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
4,646,740 Automatic hemoclip applier 87 1981
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 178 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 167 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 125 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 128 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 106 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 254 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 137 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 113 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 181 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 182 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 280 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 91 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 142 1995
7,316,696 Ligating clip with integral interlocking latch mechanism 53 2004
2005/0171,560 Endoscopic clip applying apparatus with improved aperture for clip release and related method 59 2004
 
Nomel (1)
4,487,204 Device for applying haemostatic clips 69 1982
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 237 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 107 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 136 2007
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W (1)
4,532,925 Ligator device 113 1981
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (10)
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 572 2003
2005/0090,837 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a force limiting actuator 147 2004
2005/0277,955 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator with an energy storage element 120 2004
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 266 2005
2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 77 2005
2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 77 2005
2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 94 2005
2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 77 2005
2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 84 2005
2006/0047,305 ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER-BASED ARTICULATION MECHANISM FOR MULTI-FIRE SURGICAL FASTENING INSTRUMENT 56 2005
 
PENTAX CORPORATION (1)
6,991,634 Clip device of endoscope 22 2002
 
Ramsey; James (1)
5,913,862 Umbilical cord cutting and clamping device 57 1997
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,241,740 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 147 1998
6,527,786 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 145 1999
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
2006/0009,789 Tissue capturing devices 117 2005
 
Casey Medical Products Limited (3)
4,822,348 Surgical clips 97 1987
5,002,552 Surgical clip 83 1988
5,846,255 Surgical clip 93 1996
 
BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
5,702,048 Device for microanatomosis of blood vessels 91 1995
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 393 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 330 1997
 
OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG (1)
6,849,078 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 158 2001
 
RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 188 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 101 1985
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,104,394 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator 116 1990
5,282,807 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator 244 1992
 
PIOLAX INC. (1)
5,817,116 Detaching tool for a tube for medical treatment 73 1997
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 107 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 65 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 94 2000
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 76 2002
 
SCION INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 135 1999
6,217,590 Surgical instrument for applying multiple staples and cutting blood vessels and organic structures and method therefor 187 1999
 
USGI MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2005/0119,671 Apparatus and methods for endoscopic suturing 147 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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9,456,824 Manual surgical ligation clip applier 0 2012
* 9,271,737 Automatic surgical ligation clip applier 0 2012
* 2013/0253,540 AUTOMATIC SURGICAL LIGATION CLIP APPLIER 1 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 (36)
8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 10 2004
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 55 2005
* 8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 28 2008
* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 63 2009
* 8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 29 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 14 2009
* 2010/0057,103 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CLIP RETENTION 14 2009
9,358,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with wedge plate 0 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 19 2009
* 2010/0057,105 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 33 2009
* 2011/0082,347 SPRING JAW RETRACTION DEVICE 3 2010
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 20 2010
9,186,136 Surgical clip applier 10 2010
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 53 2011
9,011,464 Self-centering clip and jaw 12 2011
9,186,153 Locking cam driver and jaw assembly for clip applier 10 2011
9,089,334 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 10 2012
* 8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 27 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 12 2012
9,113,892 Surgical clip applier 10 2013
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 12 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 20 2013
9,408,610 Surgical clip applier with dissector 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 26 2013
9,364,240 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
9,480,477 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 0 2013
9,414,844 Surgical clip appliers 0 2014
9,398,917 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2014
9,393,024 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2014
9,358,011 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with connector plate 0 2015
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