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, MA3430

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Sorrentino, Greg Wallingford, CT 17 206
Whitfield, Kenneth H New Haven, CT 101 2012

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (3)
4,733,664 Surgical clip, applier, and method 98 1985
4,929,240 Surgical clip and applier 260 1987
4,983,176 Deformable plastic surgical clip 291 1989
 
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (1)
5,662,676 Instrument set for laparoscopic hysterectomy 94 1995
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
2007/0213,747 Surgical compression clips 62 2006
 
STARBURST TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
6,780,195 Device for clamping and cutting a flexible deformable tube 39 2002
 
WILD, TERESA KATHLEEN (1)
2007/0162,060 Surgical clip 30 2004
 
UNIVERSAL ENGRAVING, INC. (1)
5,336,458 Process of manufacturing embossed signage for handicapped individuals 17 1992
 
FUJITA SHIGEKIYO, 8-22, KITASHINZAIKE 1-CHOME, HIMEJI-SHI, HYOGO, JAPAN (1)
4,943,298 Cerebral aneurysm clip 62 1989
 
ESOPHYX, INC. (1)
2006/0009,792 Tissue fixation assembly having prepositioned fasteners and method 39 2005
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (6)
4,827,930 Reinforcing closer for aneurysm clip 36 1982
4,796,625 Aneurysm clip 66 1982
4,658,822 Aneurysm clip 83 1985
4,681,107 Device for holding an aneurysm clip 76 1985
4,777,950 Vascular clip 174 1986
5,207,692 Surgical clip applier with reciprocating clip sleeve and dual ratchet mechanism 147 1990
 
KARL STORZ ENDOSCOPY-AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,723,109 Deployable surgical clamp with delivery/retrieval device and actuator 41 2001
 
PETILLO, PHILLIP J. (2)
5,876,410 Hydraulic powered surgical device 61 1996
6,099,536 Hydraulic powered surgical device 49 1999
 
HANSEN MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,214,230 Flexible instrument 133 2001
 
FEMCARE LIMITED (1)
5,575,802 Medical clip 82 1995
 
OWEN, A. JAMES, JR. (1)
5,035,692 Hemostasis clip applicator 182 1990
 
VENTRITEX, INC. (1)
5,290,299 Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue 186 1993
 
Innovation Interventional Technologies B.V. (1)
6,966,917 Deformable connector for mechanically connecting hollow structures 64 2000
 
Vitalitec International, S.A. (1)
6,599,298 Automatic surgical clip applier 50 2000
 
VITALITEC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (4)
6,802,848 Surgical clip with adjustable biasing force 60 2002
6,942,676 Surgical clamp pads with deflecting elements 37 2002
6,821,284 Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces 126 2003
7,108,703 Clamp having bendable shaft 75 2004
 
AESCULAP AG (8)
4,637,395 Applicator for C-shaped scalp clips 94 1984
5,709,706 Surgical instrument 52 1996
5,843,097 Surgical applicator 79 1997
5,895,394 Surgical Applicator for U-shaped clips 91 1997
6,352,541 Magazine for a surgical clip applicator 71 2000
6,273,898 Clip applicator 40 2000
6,837,895 Instrument for placing surgical clips 54 2002
2002/0099,388 Instrument for placing surgical clips 60 2002
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
2005/0288,690 Suture passing 61 2005
 
COVIDIEN AG (7)
5,192,288 Surgical clip applier 271 1992
5,269,792 Surgical clip 175 1992
5,547,474 Surgical clip closure apparatus with safety stop 162 1992
5,282,808 Closure prevention apparatus for surgical clip applier 143 1993
5,431,667 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 134 1993
5,431,669 Surgical clip applier with distal hook 82 1993
5,618,291 Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery 202 1995
 
OVALIS, INC. (2)
6,776,784 Clip apparatus for closing septal defects and methods of use 217 2001
2005/0267,495 Systems and methods for closing internal tissue defects 94 2004
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 243 2003
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
6,896,682 Method and system for internal ligation of tubular structures 98 2000
 
MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT (1)
6,966,875 Adjustable gastric implant 126 2000
 
FLORIDA HOSPITAL SUPPLY, INC. (1)
5,053,045 Surgical clip 68 1990
 
INTERRAD MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0004,390 Non-invasive surgical ligation clip 36 2005
 
CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC. (2)
6,905,503 Methods and devices for delivering occlusion elements 63 2002
6,953,465 Containers and methods for delivering vaso-occluding filaments and particles 48 2002
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
6,626,916 Tissue fastening devices and methods for sustained holding strength 237 1999
 
TELEFLEX INCORPORATED (1)
7,052,504 Automated-feed surgical clip applier and related methods 56 2002
 
TowerTech Research Group (1)
2007/0034,669 Surgical fastener apparatus and reinforcing material 130 2005
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,978 Heart valve catheter 124 2002
 
ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION (4)
4,372,316 Surgical device 115 1980
4,408,603 Surgical device 81 1982
4,932,955 Clip 99 1984
4,702,247 Ligating clip 76 1985
 
VASCULAR CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2005/0228,416 Multi-axial uterine artery identification, characterization, and occlusion pivoting devices and methods 33 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
2005/0085,830 Right angle clip applier apparatus and method 41 2003
2006/0184,182 Clip applying apparatus with angled jaw 31 2004
2005/0177,177 Surgical clip applier with high torque jaws 38 2004
2005/0228,411 Method and apparatus for anastomosis including annular joining member 35 2004
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 230 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 333 2005
2006/0064,117 Clip applying apparatus and ligation clip 33 2005
2006/0079,912 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 32 2005
2006/0079,913 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 41 2005
2006/0085,015 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 34 2005
2007/0093,856 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 35 2006
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (6)
5,591,178 Surgical clip applier 84 1995
5,868,761 Surgical clip applier 96 1996
5,720,756 Surgical clip applier 87 1996
5,725,537 Method of performing a vessel anastomosis using a surgical clip applier 97 1996
5,725,538 Surgical clip applier 75 1996
5,779,718 Method of anastomosing a vessel using a surgical clip applier 155 1996
 
MICROLINE PENTAX, INC. (8)
2006/0190,013 Curved closure jaw arrangement for a medical clip applier device 34 2005
2005/0273,122 Clip with enhanced gripping arrangement 33 2005
2007/0049,947 Cinch control device 30 2005
2007/0049,949 Clip feeder mechanism for clip applying device 31 2005
2007/0049,950 Medical clip applying device 34 2005
2007/0049,951 Apparatus alignment device 30 2005
2007/0185,504 Medical clip feeding mechanism 45 2005
2007/0191,868 Indicating system for clip applying device 33 2005
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,913,607 Self-closing surgical clip for tissue 205 2001
2005/0107,871 Apparatus and methods for valve repair 212 2004
2005/0101,975 Minimally invasive valve repair procedure and apparatus 108 2004
2006/0020,271 Methods and devices for occlusion of an atrial appendage 70 2005
 
JOSEPH W. BLAKE, III (1)
4,562,839 Surgical instrument 141 1983
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (11)
5,993,465 Method of ligating a vessel or duct 141 1996
6,277,131 Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism 85 2000
6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism 134 2000
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 171 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 540 2002
6,840,945 Medical clip applier safety arrangement 37 2002
6,911,033 Medical clip applying device 59 2002
7,179,265 Reduced diameter clip applying arrangement 44 2003
7,207,997 Ligation clip and clip applier 63 2003
2005/0119,677 Ligation clip applier 69 2004
2005/0149,063 Clip applier tool having a discharge configuration and method for use thereof 70 2004
 
METACARDIA, INC. (1)
6,916,327 Device for creating an anastomosis, including penetration structure and eversion structure 44 2001
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
6,793,664 System and method of minimally-invasive exovascular aneurysm treatment 54 2001
 
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. (3)
2005/0107,810 Devices and methods for heart valve repair 144 2004
2005/0107,811 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 132 2004
2005/0107,812 Delivery devices and methods for heart valve repair 157 2004
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (4)
6,695,854 Blood vessel clip and applicator 80 1999
6,537,289 Blood vessel clip applicator 72 2000
6,673,083 Method for blood vessel clip application 107 2000
6,652,538 Apparatus and method for surgical fastening 133 2001
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 210 1997
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
5,897,565 Releasable, surgical clamp 61 1995
6,974,466 Ligating band delivery apparatus 65 2001
2007/0282,355 Release mechanisms for a clip device 39 2007
 
ONUX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,837,893 Multi-fastener surgical apparatus and method 127 2001
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (2)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 336 2002
6,949,107 Injection method for locating vessel lumen 55 2003
 
RICHARD-ALLAN MEDICAL INDUSTRIES, A CORP. OF ILLINOIS (1)
5,049,152 Hemostatic clip applicator 123 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 41 1988
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (16)
4,646,740 Automatic hemoclip applier 66 1981
4,712,549 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 147 1985
5,047,038 Automatic hemostatic clip applier 143 1987
4,834,096 Plastic ligating clips 103 1988
5,062,846 Penetrating plastic ligating clip 100 1989
5,100,416 Ligating clip applying instrument 78 1990
5,112,343 Endoscopic clip appliers 214 1991
5,104,395 Automatic hemostatic clip applicator 112 1991
5,246,450 High capacity medical clip feeding and dispensing mechanism 86 1992
5,330,487 Drive mechanism for surgical instruments 65 1992
5,403,327 Surgical clip applier 145 1993
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 160 1994
5,634,930 clip applicator system 70 1995
5,582,615 Handle for surgical clip applicator systems 103 1995
7,316,696 Ligating clip with integral interlocking latch mechanism 31 2004
2005/0171,560 Endoscopic clip applying apparatus with improved aperture for clip release and related method 38 2004
 
Nomel (1)
4,487,204 Device for applying haemostatic clips 49 1982
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
6,942,674 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 174 2002
2006/0020,270 Clip applier and methods of use 82 2005
2007/0250,080 RESETTABLE CLIP APPLIER AND RESET TOOLS 94 2007
 
KAUFMAN, JACK W. (1)
4,532,925 Ligator device 93 1981
 
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6,991,634 Clip device of endoscope 17 2002
 
RAMSEY, JAMES (1)
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6,241,740 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 101 1998
6,527,786 System and method of use for ligating and cutting tissue 111 1999
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
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CASEY MEDICAL PRODUCTS LIMITED (3)
4,822,348 Surgical clips 74 1987
5,002,552 Surgical clip 62 1988
5,846,255 Surgical clip 63 1996
 
BAUDET, JACQUES (1)
5,702,048 Device for microanatomosis of blood vessels 68 1995
 
INBAE YOON (2)
5,782,844 Suture spring device applicator 310 1996
6,017,358 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors 279 1997
 
OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG (1)
6,849,078 Apparatus and method for compressing body tissue 85 2001
 
RESEARCH MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,683,405 Vascular occluder 138 1995
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
4,662,374 Ligator device 80 1985
 
NUSURG MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,104,394 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter and suction irrigator 91 1990
5,282,807 Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator 192 1992
 
PIOLAX INC. (1)
5,817,116 Detaching tool for a tube for medical treatment 50 1997
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,921,996 Surgical clamp applier/remover and detachable clamp 73 1997
6,648,898 Clip applying apparatuses and methods for vascular ligation 46 2000
6,776,783 Surgical clips and apparatus and method for clip placement 63 2000
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 50 2002
 
Scion International, Inc. (2)
6,228,097 Surgical instrument for clipping and cutting blood vessels and organic structures 102 1999
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USGI MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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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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* 2013/0253,540 AUTOMATIC SURGICAL LIGATION CLIP APPLIER 0 2012
 
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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 0 2011
 
COVIDIEN LP (15)
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 8 2008
* 8,409,223 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with clip retention 8 2009
* 8,267,944 Endoscopic surgical clip applier with lock out 9 2009
* 2010/0057,104 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH LOCK OUT 6 2009
* 2010/0057,103 ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER WITH CLIP RETENTION 6 2009
8,894,665 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 0 2009
8,734,469 Suture clip applier 2 2010
8,968,337 Articulating clip applier 0 2011
* 8,486,091 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 8 2012
8,814,884 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 2 2013
8,747,423 Endoscopic surgical clip applier 2 2013
8,961,542 Articulating clip applier cartridge 0 2013
8,845,659 Articulating endoscopic surgical clip applier 2 2013
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