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, MA3277

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, CT 16 179
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, CT 98 1818

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United States Surgical Corporation (54)
4,509,518 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 321 1982
4,492,232 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jaws 97 1982
4,512,345 Surgical clip applying apparatus, and clips and clip train for use therein 131 1982
4,556,058 Apparatus for ligation and division with fixed jaws 141 1984
4,557,263 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 97 1984
4,576,165 Surgical ligation and cutting device with safety means 82 1984
4,616,650 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 229 1984
4,934,364 Surgical clip applying apparatus having fixed jams 163 1984
4,624,254 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 348 1985
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 316 1989
5,129,885 Safety device for trocars and surgical instruments therefor 144 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 553 1990
5,366,458 Latchless surgical clip 173 1990
5,030,226 Surgical clip applicator 190 1990
5,197,970 Surgical clip applicator 73 1991
5,201,746 Surgical hemostatic clip 147 1991
5,282,832 Suture clip 231 1992
* 5,300,081 Surgical clip applier having clip advancement control 132 1992
5,330,442 Suture retaining clip 161 1992
5,382,254 Actuating handle for surgical instruments 79 1992
5,382,255 Apparatus and method for assembly of surgical instruments 163 1993
5,395,381 Apparatus and method for applying latchless surgical clips 106 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 143 1993
5,607,436 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 180 1993
5,462,555 Umbilical cord clip and applicator 60 1993
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 161 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 383 1994
5,501,693 Surgical hemostatic clip 98 1994
5,514,149 Surgical clip applicator 86 1994
5,509,920 Surgical hemostatic clip 103 1994
5,527,319 Surgical fastener applying instrument for ligating and dividing tissue 169 1994
5,462,558 Suture clip applier 134 1994
5,645,551 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips 61 1994
5,626,585 Ligating clip advance 101 1994
5,441,509 Vessel clips 85 1994
5,527,318 Surgical clip advancing system 88 1995
5,645,553 Suture clip applier 122 1995
5,792,150 Apparatus for applying surgical clips with improved jaw and closure mechanisms 71 1995
5,695,502 Surgical clip applicator 74 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 300 1995
5,700,271 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 112 1995
5,626,592 Surgical hemostatic clip 44 1995
5,772,673 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 229 1996
5,755,726 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 173 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 145 1996
5,713,911 Surgical clip 141 1996
5,792,149 Clamp applicator 127 1996
5,833,696 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 163 1996
RE36720 Apparatus and method for applying latchless surgical clips 117 1997
* 5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 233 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 401 1997
5,928,251 Occlusion clamp and occlusion clamp applicator 110 1997
5,868,759 Surgical clip applier 76 1997
* 6,059,799 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 74 1998
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (44)
5,171,249 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 315 1991
5,439,468 Surgical clip applier 90 1994
5,601,573 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instruments and method for their placement 193 1995
RE35525 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier 74 1995
6,004,335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 495 1996
5,681,330 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement 162 1996
5,833,700 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement 122 1996
5,921,997 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement 113 1997
5,951,574 Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism 144 1998
6,773,438 Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism 289 2000
6,743,240 Flexible surgical device having a rotatable end effector assembly 260 2001
6,824,548 Flexible surgical clip applier 149 2001
6,843,794 Surgical clip applier having jaws adapted to guide and deform a clip 119 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 121 2001
7,232,445 Apparatus for the endoluminal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 81 2001
6,551,333 Method for attaching hernia mesh 217 2001
2002/0068,947 Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism 44 2001
6,773,440 Method and device for use in tissue approximation and fixation 279 2002
6,835,200 Method and devices for tissue reconfiguration 363 2002
7,056,330 Method for applying tissue fastener 262 2003
2003/0225,423 Surgical clip 31 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 379 2003
2005/0177,176 Single-fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 146 2004
2005/0203,547 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 92 2004
2005/0203,548 Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ 84 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 97 2004
2005/0277,954 Endoscopic clip applier actuator 87 2004
2005/0277,955 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a rotational actuator with an energy storage element 80 2004
2005/0277,956 Clip storage for endoscopic clip applier 82 2004
7,261,724 Surgical clip advancement mechanism 43 2005
7,288,098 Force limiting mechanism for medical instrument 43 2005
7,297,149 Surgical clip applier methods 135 2005
2006/0235,440 SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER RATCHET MECHANISM 50 2005
2006/0235,441 Surgical Clip Advancement and Alignment Mechanism 49 2005
2006/0235,442 CLIP APPLIER WITH MIGRATIONAL RESISTANCE FEATURES 48 2005
2006/0235,443 CLIP APPLIER CONFIGURED TO PREVENT CLIP FALLOUT 50 2005
2006/0235,444 CLIP ADVANCER MECHANISM WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES 55 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 66 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 54 2007
2008/0004,639 FORCE LIMITING MECHANISM FOR MEDICAL INSTRUMENT 42 2007
 
ETHICON, INC. (30)
4,480,640 Ligating device 83 1980
4,480,641 Tip configuration for a ligating clip applier 76 1982
4,491,133 Folding cartridge for a multiple clip applier 49 1982
4,487,205 Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips 89 1982
4,534,351 Ligator 103 1982
4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 278 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 65 1984
4,616,651 Surgical clip applier instrument adapter jaws 70 1985
4,799,481 Surgical hemostatic clips 100 1987
5,160,339 Endoscopic suture clip 175 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 332 1991
5,163,945 Surgical clip applier 123 1991
5,171,251 Surgical clip having hole therein and method of anchoring suture 237 1992
5,306,280 Endoscopic suture clip applying device with heater 179 1992
5,199,566 Surgical clip applier 56 1992
5,342,373 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 81 1992
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 193 1992
5,464,416 Ligating clip 67 1992
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 190 1993
5,413,584 "Omega"-shaped staple for surgical, especially endoscopic, purposes 231 1993
5,340,360 Ligating clip applier 137 1993
5,368,600 Steerable bulldog clamp applier 225 1993
5,447,513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 192 1993
5,474,567 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 70 1993
5,601,574 Sterile clips and instrument for their placement 82 1995
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 402 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 493 2003
2005/0288,689 Applicator and method for deploying a surgical fastener 54 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 115 1996
6,579,304 Surgical clamp with improved traction 50 1997
6,139,555 Grasping clip applier 286 1998
6,258,105 Malleable clip applier and method 44 1998
6,626,922 Surgical instruments with improved traction 34 1999
6,461,363 Surgical clips and clamps 42 2000
6,818,009 Surgical clip 43 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 34 2004
2005/0222,590 Suture clip with stop ribs and method for making same 34 2004
2005/0234,478 Multi-fire surgical clip applier 34 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 72 2005
2007/0073,314 MANUALLY ACTUATED SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER 28 2006
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
4,646,740 Automatic hemoclip applier 64 1981
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 143 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 140 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 100 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 97 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 74 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 210 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 110 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 84 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 60 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 143 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 153 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 68 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 97 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 36 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 36 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 33 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 219 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 317 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 31 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 30 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 39 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 32 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 33 2006
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 136 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 83 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 128 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 163 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 518 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 35 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 54 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 42 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 59 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 65 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 67 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
6,676,659 Steerable sphincterotome and methods for cannulation, papillotomy and sphincterotomy 43 2001
6,911,032 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 43 2001
6,793,666 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 57 2001
6,974,462 Surgical anchor implantation device 159 2001
6,869,436 Surgical clip with a self-releasing fluid reservoir 42 2002
6,991,597 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 98 2002
6,679,894 Multiple hemoclip system for an endoscope 48 2002
6,955,643 Endoscopic suture instrument 104 2003
2005/0107,809 Endoscopic hemostatic clipping apparatus 48 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 92 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 46 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 77 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 88 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 69 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 38 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 52 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 58 2002
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 32 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 32 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 79 1981
4,598,711 Surgical instrument 110 1984
4,590,937 Nonmetallic surgical clip 91 1985
4,662,373 Surgical ligating instrument 109 1985
5,306,283 Two-part surgical ligation clip 63 1992
5,354,304 Modular ligation clip applicator 81 1992
5,904,693 Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator 162 1994
5,972,003 Single-free ligation clip module 65 1997
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 264 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 171 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 159 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 139 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 130 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 80 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 196 1995
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (6)
4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 34 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 64 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 81 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 74 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 171 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 145 1990
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 81 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 93 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 84 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 95 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 72 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 153 1996
 
SURGICON, INC. (5)
5,858,018 Low profile tool for applying spring action ligation clips 92 1994
5,593,414 Method of applying a surgical ligation clip 135 1995
6,350,269 Ligation clip and clip applier 114 1999
6,607,540 Pre-clamping method 75 1999
6,652,539 Method for applying a ligation clip 74 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 113 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 79 1982
4,932,955 Clip 96 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 74 1985
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 78 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 70 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 104 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 128 2001
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 197 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 197 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 105 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 63 2005
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (4)
6,814,742 Physiological tissue clipping apparatus, clipping method and clip unit mounting method 72 2001
6,923,818 Apparatus for ligating living tissues 89 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 375 1991
RE38445 Pistols for setting surgical clamps 37 1999
2006/0163,312 Angled surgical fastener apparatus 68 2003
2005/0222,665 Endovascular fastener applicator 37 2005
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 58 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 35 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 118 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 59 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 63 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 136 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 127 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 147 2004
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (3)
5,304,183 Tethered clamp retractor 177 1992
5,569,274 Endoscopic vascular clamping system and method 401 1994
5,976,159 Surgical clips and methods for tissue approximation 406 1996
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 170 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 79 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 91 2007
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (3)
6,210,418 Instrument for use in endoscopic surgery 43 1997
6,440,144 Medical instrument having a lockable force transmitting element 221 2000
6,889,116 Manipulator 328 2001
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 70 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 43 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 60 2000
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,649,937 Tissue-fixing surgical device, and method of fixing tissues 311 1995
6,099,537 Medical treatment instrument 232 1997
5,766,189 Clip device 164 1997
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,837,894 Method and apparatus for endoscopic repair of the lower esophageal sphincter 38 2002
6,613,060 Textured ligating band 59 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 82 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 92 1985
4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 256 1987
4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 286 1989
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (2)
6,964,668 Articulating suturing device and method 151 2002
2008/0004,636 CLIP APPLIER AND METHODS OF USE 92 2006
 
Aesculap-Werke AG vormals Jetter & Scheerer (2)
4,612,932 Magazine for C-shaped scalp clips 84 1984
4,854,317 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 56 1988
 
ATRICURE, INC. (2)
6,546,935 Method for transmural ablation 116 2000
6,517,536 Transmural ablation device and method 201 2001
 
CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,905,503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements 59 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 46 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 147 1995
2005/0149,068 Left atrial appendage exclusion device 46 2003
 
ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
2005/0149,069 Left atrial appendage devices and methods 56 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 75 1985
4,821,721 Apparatus and method for applying hemostatic scalp clips 85 1987
 
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH (2)
5,522,823 Clip for surgical use and clip applicator 55 1994
6,793,663 Surgical applicator tip for delivering clips of clamps 33 2002
 
GRANIT MEDICAL INNOVATIONS LLC (2)
7,175,648 Deep endoscopic staple and stapler 33 2003
2005/0216,036 Endoscopic fastening system with multiple fasteners 61 2005
 
ID, LLC (2)
6,716,226 Surgical clip 106 2001
6,966,919 Instrument for applying a surgical fastener particularly for the transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 137 2002
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 304 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 273 1997
 
Klieman; Charles H. (2)
4,522,207 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 160 1982
4,611,595 Spring activated hemostatic clip applicator 117 1984
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (2)
5,207,691 Electrosurgical clip applicator 322 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 89 1990
5,282,807 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator 187 1992
 
ORIGIN MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,241,740 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 98 1998
6,527,786 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 108 1999
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 209 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 89 2004
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 58 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 47 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 324 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 51 2003
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 98 1999
6,217,590 Surgical instrument for applying multiple staples and cutting blood vessels and organic structures and method therefor 135 1999
 
SYNOVIS LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,144,402 Vascular clamp 50 2003
2006/0173,470 Surgical fastener buttress material 217 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 93 1987
 
WECK CLOSURE SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
6,391,035 Hemostatic clip removal instrument 173 2000
6,494,886 Off-set clamp mechanism and associated method for minimally invasive surgery 39 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 40 1999
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 118 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 95 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 66 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 78 1985
 
BLAKE, JOSEPH W. III (1)
6,849,079 Clip detent spring for repeating multi-clip applier 39 2002
 
BRAINLAB AG (1)
2007/0123,916 NON-PENETRATING FIXING DEVICE 28 2006
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
2006/0009,789 Tissue capturing devices 82 2005
 
CARDIAC DIMENSIONS PTY. LTD. (1)
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CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
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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 39 1988
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
6,520,972 Surgical clip applier 52 2001
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 47 2002
 
Cook Urological Incorporated (1)
6,464,710 Releasable, surgical clamp 60 1997
 
CREATECHNIC AG (1)
5,779,720 One-piece surgical clip 50 1996
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (1)
7,214,232 Graft fixation device 40 2002
 
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. (1)
4,660,558 Aneurysm clip and method of manufacture 72 1985
 
DESIGN STANDARDS CORPORATION (1)
5,382,253 Clip applier tool 39 1993
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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DEXIDE (GERMANY) GMBH (1)
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8,900,253 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 0 2004
8,920,438 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 0 2005
* 8,382,773 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2008
* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 6 2009
* 8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 7 2009
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8,734,469 Suture clip applier 0 2010
* 8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 6 2012
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2013
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