Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7648055
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The surgical stapling apparatus includes a handle assembly, an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly, and an articulation mechanism for articulating a tool assembly. The articulation mechanism includes a first gear rotatably mounted on a transmission shaft and configured to engage a second gear, a clutch interconnecting the second gear and a main shaft; and a yoke shaft coupled to the main shaft and adapted to linearly advance a J-channel, the J-channel operatively connected to an articulation link. A motor assembly may rotate the transmission shaft of the articulation mechanism. Alternatively, the articulation mechanism may include an articulation knob. Users may manually rotate the articulation knob to articulate the tool assembly of the surgical stapling apparatus.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4795

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Marczyk, Stanislaw Stratford, US 150 9488

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2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 313 2006
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ARTACK MEDICAL (2013) LTD. (1)
9510846 Articulating medical instrument 0 2012
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
9022273 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 1 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (73)
8701959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 117 2008
7789283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 38 2008
* 2009/0302,091 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 20 2008
8132706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 138 2009
* 2010/0308,099 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 13 2009
* 8061576 Surgical instrument 108 2009
* 8006887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 36 2010
* 2010/0163,596 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH POWERED ARTICULATION 17 2010
8328061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 76 2010
8348127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 200 2010
8074862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 22 2010
8342378 One handed stapler 29 2010
* 2011/0036,891 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH VISUAL POSITIONAL INDICATOR 155 2010
* 2011/0036,892 ONE HANDED STAPLER 30 2010
8459521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 16 2010
* 2010/0320,254 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE PLATFORM 36 2010
9113880 Internal backbone structural chassis for a surgical device 51 2010
* 2011/0022,032 BATTERY EJECTION DESIGN FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 207 2010
* 2011/0017,801 INTERNAL BACKBONE STRUCTURAL CHASSIS FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 314 2010
8418907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 7 2010
* 2011/0101,067 SURGICAL STAPLER 31 2010
8308041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 13 2010
8517242 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 3 2011
8267924 Powered surgical instrument 115 2011
8852185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 9 2011
8763876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 4 2011
* 8092493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 14 2011
8899461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 1 2011
8235274 Surgical instrument 11 2011
9016539 Multi-use loading unit 1 2011
8328065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 7 2011
8740036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 1 2011
8240537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 12 2011
8864010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 1 2012
8979827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8505799 Battery powered surgical instrument 8 2012
9451959 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
9289209 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
9271728 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
8413868 Surgical instrument 11 2012
8419768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 10 2012
9539007 Surgical fastener applying aparatus 0 2012
9155537 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
8893950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
9364217 In-situ loaded stapler 0 2012
9113863 Surgical fastening assembly 0 2012
9295465 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 1 2012
8636766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 10 2012
9345480 Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith 1 2013
8573460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
9192381 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 0 2013
9370359 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2013
9526497 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2013
9510827 Micro surgical instrument and loading unit for use therewith 0 2013
9232944 Surgical instrument and bushing 0 2013
9364222 Powered surgical stapling device platform 1 2013
9445810 Stapling device with grasping jaw mechanism 0 2013
9566064 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
9289211 Surgical stapling apparatus 3 2013
9585659 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8925784 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 2 2013
8888814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
9445811 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2013
8939343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 71 2013
9498216 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2014
8931681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2014
9492169 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 0 2014
9364227 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9027817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 4 2014
9566067 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2015
9226752 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 0 2015
9526499 Multi-use loading unit 0 2015
9585664 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2016
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