US Patent No: 7,648,055

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation

2 Status Updates

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

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.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4614

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Marczyk, Stanislaw Stratford, US 146 8303

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (32)
4,635,637 Surgical suture 310 1984
D286422 Angel-doll 11 1984
4,962,877 Hydraulic device with flexible body for surgical anastomosts 153 1989
5,203,864 Surgical fastener system 220 1991
5,246,443 Clip and osteosynthesis plate with dynamic compression and self-retention 465 1992
5,258,008 Surgical stapling device and associated method 224 1992
5,330,486 Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments 600 1992
5,584,835 Soft tissue to bone fixation device and method 501 1994
5,634,926 Surgical bone fixation apparatus 147 1995
5,788,698 Osteosynthesis clip and ancillary material for its emplacement 99 1995
5,676,674 Non-invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease 564 1996
5,928,222 Fiber optic sensing techniques in laser medicine 75 1996
5,849,023 Disposable remote flexible drive cutting apparatus 159 1996
5,738,474 Surgical staple and staple drive member 284 1997
5,785,713 Surgical fixation apparatus 147 1997
H1904 Electrosurgical hemostatic method and device 680 1997
H2037 Electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil 653 1997
6,013,077 Orthopaedic posting device 54 1997
6,015,417 Surgical fastener 160 1997
5,980,518 Microcautery surgical tool 48 1997
6,264,086 Surgical apparatus and method 663 1997
6,030,410 Sternal closure technique and kit for performing same 112 1998
6,126,651 Motorized motion-canceling suture tool holder 71 1998
5,992,724 Stapler with staple quantity indicator 47 1999
6,290,701 Bioabsorbable rivet bone fastener 59 2000
6,241,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 772 2000
6,554,852 Multi-anchor suture 285 2000
6,562,071 Fixation anchor 201 2001
6,540,751 Bioabsorbable rivet bone fastener 36 2001
2003/0114,851 Electrosurgical jaws for controlled application of clamping pressure 347 2001
2002/0103,489 Medical staple 30 2002
2007/0029,363 Surgical apparatus with remote drive 89 2006
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
4,719,917 Surgical staple 636 1987
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,355,066 Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction hamstring tendon fixation system 150 1998
 
NICOLIA, JOSEPH (1)
2004/0118,056 Wedge-lock building blocks 2 2002
 
ZIMMER, INC. (1)
4,454,875 Osteal medical staple 362 1982
 
OPTIM LLC (1)
7,193,519 Reusable instruments and related systems and methods 47 2003
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
D697065 Tablet computer 17 2012
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (54)
5,529,235 Identification device for surgical instrument 677 1994
5,558,671 Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument 732 1994
5,624,452 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 827 1995
5,535,934 Identification device for surgical instrument 545 1995
5,535,937 Identification device for surgical instrument 567 1995
5,562,239 Identification device for surgical instrument 542 1995
5,855,311 Reloadable surgical instrument 590 1995
6,004,335 Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument 658 1996
5,713,505 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 555 1996
5,823,066 Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments 480 1996
5,716,366 Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument 791 1996
5,662,662 Surgical instrument and method 583 1996
5,704,534 Articulation assembly for surgical instruments 727 1996
5,669,544 Surgical instrument 569 1996
5,680,982 Surgical instrument 604 1996
5,692,668 Surgical instrument 659 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 731 1996
5,810,811 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 789 1997
5,876,401 Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes 555 1997
6,187,019 Surgical anastomosis instrument 145 1999
6,656,177 Electrosurgical systems and techniques for sealing tissue 560 2002
2005/0177,176 Single-fold system for tissue approximation and fixation 195 2004
7,380,696 Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism 536 2004
2005/0139,636 Replaceable cartridge module for a surgical stapling and cutting instrument 74 2004
7,143,926 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system 441 2005
2005/0247,753 Surgical stapler having a plastic closure plate 72 2005
2007/0029,364 Swing gate for device lockout in a curved cutter stapler 56 2005
2007/0039,995 Fired device lockout for a curved cutter stapler with a free moving trigger 42 2005
7,328,828 Lockout mechanisms and surgical instruments including same 446 2005
2007/0102,472 Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit 469 2005
2007/0102,473 Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector 204 2005
2007/0102,474 Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument 193 2005
7,246,734 Rotary hydraulic pump actuated multi-stroke surgical instrument 595 2005
2007/0152,014 Surgical instrument with bending articulation controlled articulation pivot joint 89 2005
2007/0158,385 Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector 181 2006
7,464,846 Surgical instrument having a removable battery 497 2006
2007/0175,949 Surgical instrument having a feedback system 426 2006
2007/0175,950 Disposable staple cartridge having an anvil with tissue locator for use with a surgical cutting and fastening instrument and modular end effector system therefor 517 2006
2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 477 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 479 2006
2007/0175,956 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 212 2006
2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 197 2006
2007/0175,958 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system 202 2006
2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 186 2006
2007/0219,563 Reprocessing indicator ink for medical instruments 52 2006
2007/0175,947 SURGICAL FASTENER AND CUTTER WITH SINGLE CABLE ACTUATOR 76 2006
2008/0029,570 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with improved volume storage 587 2006
2008/0029,573 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with replaceable power sources 478 2006
2008/0029,574 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with actuator at distal end 475 2006
2008/0029,575 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with distally mounted pneumatically powered rotary drive member 477 2006
2007/0039,996 Articulating curved cutter stapler 51 2006
2007/0039,997 Rotating curved cutter stapler 53 2006
2007/0084,897 ARTICULATING SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT INCORPORATING A TWO-PIECE E-BEAM FIRING MECHANISM 442 2006
2007/0265,640 Surgical clip application assembly 82 2007
 
Medical Scientific, Inc. (4)
5,665,085 Electrosurgical cutting tool 408 1994
5,531,744 Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool 780 1994
5,713,896 Impedance feedback electrosurgical system 529 1995
6,436,097 Electrosurgical cutting tool 355 1995
 
RICHARD A. HILLSTEAD, INC. (1)
6,830,174 Medical instrument 633 2001
 
NXP B.V. (1)
6,127,811 Micro-electromechanical system and voltage shifter, method of synchronizing an electronic system and a micromechanical system of a micro-electromechanical system 58 1999
 
GREATBATCH LTD. (1)
6,228,534 Annealing of mixed metal oxide electrodes to reduce polarization resistance 41 1998
 
ETHICON, INC. (38)
4,428,376 Plastic surgical staple 411 1982
4,534,350 Two-piece tissue fastener with compressible leg staple and retaining receiver 220 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 854 1983
4,612,923 Glass-filled, absorbable surgical devices 118 1983
4,606,344 Surgical instrument for applying fasteners having improved gap indicating means (Case V) 80 1984
4,671,280 Surgical fastening device and method for manufacture 66 1985
4,627,437 Method of applying a fastener to tissue with a pair of hollow needles 140 1985
4,805,617 Surgical fastening systems made from polymeric materials 264 1987
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 682 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 777 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 483 1991
5,271,543 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 513 1992
5,571,285 Surgical staple for insertion into tissue 277 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 658 1992
5,381,943 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 347 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 747 1992
5,312,024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 368 1993
5,431,323 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 241 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 499 1993
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 1256 1993
5,405,344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 499 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 618 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 524 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 811 1994
5,533,661 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 541 1995
5,607,095 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 474 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 559 1995
5,632,433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 488 1995
5,735,848 Electrosurgical stapling device 794 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 553 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 593 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 701 1995
5,895,396 Surgical pins 43 1996
5,829,662 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 551 1996
5,728,116 Spiral surgical tack 207 1996
6,524,316 Bone fastener 208 1999
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 747 2003
7,111,769 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 516 2003
 
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLC (1)
6,544,273 Tack device with shield 131 2000
 
SYNTHES USA, LLC (1)
6,187,009 Osteosynthesis implant 76 1999
 
The Regents of the University of California (1)
6,979,328 Minimally invasive glaucoma surgical instrument and method 100 2002
 
INCISIVE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
2002/0111,641 Bioabsorbable surgical clip with engageable expansion structure 97 2002
 
Symbiosis Corporation (2)
5,359,993 Apparatus for counting the number of times a medical instrument has been used 140 1992
5,313,935 Apparatus for counting the number of times a surgical instrument has been used 84 1993
 
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (1)
6,193,501 Microcombustor having submillimeter critical dimensions 90 1999
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (6)
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 769 1993
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 736 1993
5,467,911 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 587 1994
5,582,611 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 672 1994
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 510 1995
5,609,560 Medical operation device control system for controlling a operation devices accessed respectively by ID codes 261 1995
 
TORNIER SAS (1)
5,702,447 Device for the attachment of a glenoid prosthesis of the shoulder blade 190 1996
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,425,903 Implantable surgical marker 91 2000
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,960,420 Channel ligament clamp and system 212 1988
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
6,051,007 Sternal closure device and instruments therefor 170 1998
 
TORNIER, INC. (1)
6,669,705 Apparatus and method for welding sutures 91 2001
 
Alpha Surgical Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,782,397 Stapling device 687 1996
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (1)
6,217,573 System and method for measuring surface temperature of tissue during ablation 162 1999
 
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6,077,246 Medical irrigation pump and system 93 1999
 
PROTHIA (1)
7,048,687 Limited use medical probe 375 2003
 
GENOIL INC. (1)
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (5)
5,207,697 Battery powered surgical handpiece 453 1991
6,017,354 Integrated system for powered surgical tools 349 1996
6,090,123 Powered surgical handpiece with state marker for indicating the run/load state of the handpiece coupling assembly 196 1999
6,329,778 Integrated system for powered surgical tools 142 1999
7,217,269 Electrosurgical control system 164 2004
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (2)
4,444,181 Bone clip 61 1981
4,456,006 Contracting bone clip 67 1983
 
Hemostatix Corporation (1)
5,400,267 Local in-device memory feature for electrically powered medical equipment 516 1992
 
Vascular Control System (1)
2003/0120,306 Method and apparatus for the detection and occlusion of blood vessels 74 2002
 
SRI INTERNATIONAL (1)
6,461,372 System and method for releasably holding a surgical instrument 102 2000
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
2007/0278,277 Surgical stapler 67 2007
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (8)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
 
HUNTER DOUGLAS INDUSTRIES SWITZERLAND GMBH (1)
5,482,100 Cordless, balanced venetian blind or shade with consistent variable force spring motor 125 1994
 
SENCORP (1)
4,612,933 Multiple-load cartridge assembly for a linear surgical stapling instrument 108 1984
 
J. MORITA MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
6,899,538 Identification type instrument assembly, identification type adapter, identification type tube, and medical apparatus using them 139 2001
 
BIAS FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGSLABOR FUR ANGEWANDTE STRAHLTECHNIK (1)
4,724,839 Surgical fastening systems made from polymeric materials 143 1986
 
INNOVASIVE DEVICES, INC. (3)
5,725,529 Bone fastener 336 1993
5,968,044 Bone fastener 194 1996
5,911,721 Bone fastener 274 1997
 
G.I.R. (1)
5,143,453 Temperature monitoring device containing at least one element of an alloy which memorizes its shape 85 1990
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
4,995,877 Device with a rotationally-driven surgical instrument 247 1989
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (3)
5,507,743 Coiled RF electrode treatment apparatus 510 1994
6,132,425 Cell necrosis apparatus 53 1998
6,080,150 Cell necrosis apparatus 94 1998
 
BROADLEY TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
6,616,821 Reference electrode having a microfluidic flowing liquid junction 50 2000
 
CTS CORPORATION (1)
6,288,534 Non-contacting throttle valve position sensor 63 1999
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 712 1998
 
GLISSON, RICHARD R. (1)
5,500,000 Soft tissue repair system and method 470 1993
 
ENDOMEDICAL CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
2005/0010,235 SURGICAL DEVICE 26 2003
 
IRVINE BIOMEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,849,028 Catheter and method for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue 205 1997
 
Kells Medical, Inc. (1)
4,535,772 Skin closure device 200 1983
 
WESTAR PHOTONICS (1)
6,696,008 Maskless laser beam patterning ablation of multilayered structures with continuous monitoring of ablation 76 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (10)
6,123,702 Systems and methods for controlling power in an electrosurgical probe 329 1998
6,245,065 Systems and methods for controlling power in an electrosurgical probe 359 1998
6,237,604 Systems and methods for preventing automatic identification of re-used single use devices 241 1999
6,387,092 Systems and methods to identify and disable re-used single use devices based on time elapsed from first therapeutic use 124 1999
6,611,793 Systems and methods to identify and disable re-use single use devices based on detecting environmental changes 142 1999
6,651,669 Systems and methods to identify and disable re-used single use devices based on cataloging catheter usage 138 1999
6,264,653 System and method for gauging the amount of electrode-tissue contact using pulsed radio frequency energy 119 1999
6,578,579 Systems and methods for preventing automatic identification of re-used single use devices 184 2001
6,478,210 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 229 2002
6,792,390 Systems and methods to identify and disable re-used devices based on detecting environmental changes 100 2003
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (1)
6,166,538 Autoclave cycle monitor for autoclaved instruments 42 1998
 
Luper, Jerry (1)
6,926,636 Gear driven power converter 36 2002
 
United States Surgical Corporation (44)
4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 498 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 540 1980
4,485,817 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 302 1982
4,429,695 Surgical instruments 770 1982
4,488,523 Flexible, hydraulically actuated device for applying surgical fasteners 367 1982
4,508,253 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 128 1983
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 606 1984
4,994,073 Skin fastener 212 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 876 1989
5,089,009 Inwardly biased skin fastener 83 1989
4,990,153 Surgical suturing system and probe assembly 47 1990
5,108,422 Skin fastener 144 1990
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 395 1991
5,282,829 Hollow body implants 463 1991
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 624 1992
5,326,013 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 463 1992
5,300,081 Surgical clip applier having clip advancement control 165 1992
5,312,023 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 744 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 550 1993
5,364,001 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 321 1993
5,464,144 Surgical apparatus with indicator 220 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 566 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 676 1993
5,478,344 Surgical suturing apparatus with loading mechanism 223 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 671 1994
5,575,799 Articulating surgical apparatus 730 1995
5,658,312 Skin fastener 121 1995
5,720,753 Orthopedic fastener 255 1995
5,997,552 Meniscal fastener applying device 282 1995
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 594 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 515 1996
5,755,726 Apparatus for applying surgical clips 232 1996
5,728,110 Procedure for use of laparoscopic surgical instruments 379 1997
5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 657 1997
6,190,401 Device for applying a meniscal staple 306 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 580 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 619 1997
5,897,562 Non-invasive apparatus for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease 716 1997
5,964,394 Surgical fastener applying device 249 1998
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 591 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 625 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 631 2000
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 525 2004
* 7,431,188 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 345 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,126,058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 564 1998
 
NEW STAR LASERS, INC. (1)
7,122,029 Thermal quenching of tissue 110 2005
 
TRACOR, INC. (1)
5,715,987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 540 1996
 
HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5,642,848 Tool for driving fastening elements into a receiving material 54 1996
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (6)
5,356,064 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 209 1992
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 764 1993
6,032,849 Surgical stapler 796 1998
2005/0131,390 Surgical instruments including mems devices 387 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 488 2004
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 542 2005
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (6)
6,179,840 Graft fixation device and method 299 1999
6,364,884 Method of securing a graft using a graft fixation device 73 2000
6,447,517 Instrument for inserting graft fixation device 69 2000
6,497,707 Graft fixation device combination 115 2000
6,402,766 Graft fixation device combination 235 2001
6,436,110 Method of securing a graft using a graft fixation device 266 2001
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
4,852,558 Compressible bone staple 78 1987
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,601,749 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 446 2001
 
MAX CO., LTD. (2)
7,240,817 Residual staple amount detection device of electric stapler 34 2003
2008/0135,600 Medical Stapler 61 2005
 
AUTOMATED MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, INC. (1)
5,350,355 Automated surgical instrument 143 1992
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (1)
5,411,508 Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device 670 1993
 
ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
6,281,471 Energy-efficient, laser-based method and system for processing target material 171 1999
 
TRACOR AEROSPACE, INC. (1)
5,695,524 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 343 1995
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
2008/0110,957 VARIABLE ANGLE SURGICAL STAPLE INSERTER 26 2006
 
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (2)
5,893,813 Speed reducer 35 1997
2003/0137,680 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM 5 1998
 
SEEDHOM, BAHAA BOTROS (1)
5,209,756 Ligament fixation staple 391 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,092,422 Mechanical signal producer based on micromechanical oscillators and intelligent acoustic detectors and systems based thereon 51 1998
 
ULTIMATE MEDICAL PTY. LTD (1)
6,736,085 Heat cycle indicating device 33 2002
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5,991,355 Device for counting the number of uses of a sensor 83 1998
 
SYNTHSON, LLC (1)
7,404,508 Surgical stapling and cutting device 605 2006
 
SMITH & NEPHEW ENDOSCOPY, INC. (1)
5,601,558 Soft tissue anchors and systems for implantation 242 1994
 
Intramed Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,114,399 Surgical device 169 1990
 
ALCHEMIA, 2275 EAST BAYSHORE, PALO ALTO, CA 94303 A LIMITED PARTNERSHHIP (1)
4,485,816 Shape-memory surgical staple apparatus and method for use in surgical suturing 703 1981
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (2)
6,872,214 Stapler for endoscopes 346 2002
2005/0145,674 Stapler for endoscopes 82 2005
 
D.A.O. s.r.l. (1)
4,913,144 Adjustable staple 195 1989
 
ASAHI KASEI MEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,759,171 Sprayer for fibrin glue 95 1996
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (3)
5,383,874 Systems for identifying catheters and monitoring their use 547 1992
6,293,943 Tissue heating and ablation systems and methods which predict maximum tissue temperature 287 1998
6,165,169 Systems and methods for identifying the physical, mechanical, and functional attributes of multiple electrode arrays 187 1999
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (4)
4,522,206 Surgical instrument 196 1983
4,705,038 Surgical system for powered instruments 325 1985
4,662,371 Surgical instrument 217 1985
5,961,521 Surgical screw and washer 159 1998
 
ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,830,121 Endoscopic apparatus having an endoscope and a peripheral device wherein total usage of the endoscope is quantified and recorded 94 1996
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,667,513 Soft tissue anchor delivery apparatus 362 1995
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (1)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 0 2002
 
HOLOBEAM, INC. (2)
5,667,527 Staples 424 1995
6,083,242 Surgical staples with deformation zones of non-uniform cross section 457 1999
 
MORE CHARM, LTD. (1)
8,453,835 Protective cover for communication device 12 2011
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
5,980,548 Transmyocardial revascularization system 155 1997
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (1)
5,695,506 Catheter device with a flexible housing 190 1996
 
TREK ACQUISITION CORP., A PA CORP. (1)
4,712,550 Retinal tack 83 1986
 
COVIDIEN LP (36)
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 714 1997
6,231,565 Robotic arm DLUs for performing surgical tasks 409 1998
6,236,874 Electrode connector system 69 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 496 1998
6,315,184 Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 590 1999
6,443,973 Electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 666 1999
6,264,087 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 667 1999
6,533,157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 346 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 556 2000
6,817,508 Surgical stapling device 483 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 365 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 406 2001
6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 550 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 495 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 613 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 531 2001
2002/0165,541 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 326 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 349 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 330 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 349 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 318 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 602 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 476 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 275 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 452 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 470 2004
2004/0232,201 Surgical stapling device 507 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 226 2005
7,097,089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 442 2005
7,143,924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 372 2005
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 372 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 507 2005
7,461,767 Battery powered surgical instrument 308 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 368 2006
7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 366 2007
7,556,185 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 280 2007
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6,063,078 Method and apparatus for tissue ablation 232 1997
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 761 2002
 
FERAG AG (1)
4,508,523 Drive means for the shaft of a mobile apparatus 42 1983
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (4)
6,515,273 System for indicating the expiration of the useful operating life of a pulse oximetry sensor 485 2000
6,388,240 Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication 529 2001
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 454 2003
7,186,966 Amount of use tracking device and method for medical product 337 2005
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 268 1997
 
CATHRX LTD (1)
6,346,104 System for simultaneous unipolar multi-electrode ablation 235 1998
 
Konica Corporation (1)
6,900,004 Concentrated color developer composition used for silver halide photographic sensitized material and processing method by use thereof 35 2003
 
E.P. Technologies Inc. (1)
5,991,650 Surface coatings for catheters, direct contacting diagnostic and therapeutic devices 196 1997
 
ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6,039,731 Apparatus and method for determining the extent of ablation 182 1998
6,113,592 Apparatus and method for controlling ablation depth 202 1998
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,807,628 Method and apparatus for storing, dispensing, and applying surgical staples 99 1985
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (4)
6,063,095 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 320 1998
6,007,550 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures 146 1998
6,436,107 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 594 1999
6,699,177 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 152 2000
 
Modern Medical Equip. MFG., Ltd. (1)
6,601,748 Surgical stapler 69 2001
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (22)
6,988,649 Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout 520 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 676 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 569 2003
7,000,819 Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism 530 2003
7,364,061 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing position indicator and retraction mechanism 427 2003
7,380,695 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 555 2003
7,118,564 Medical treatment system with energy delivery device for limiting reuse 195 2003
7,059,508 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission 460 2004
7,128,254 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission 416 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 480 2005
7,140,528 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 378 2005
2006/0022,014 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP complete firing system lockout mechanism 168 2005
7,143,925 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism 463 2005
7,147,138 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated buttress deployment mechanism 629 2005
7,303,108 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack 451 2005
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 309 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 234 2006
2008/0029,576 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 195 2006
2007/0084,896 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING AN ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATED SINGLE LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR PREVENTION OF FIRING 62 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 178 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 465 2007
2008/0185,419 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Part 270 2008
 
ENGO CORP. (2)
6,258,111 Apparatus and method for performing ophthalmic procedures 194 1999
6,629,986 Apparatus and method for performing opthalmic procedures 70 2000
 
TIMI 3 SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
7,220,232 Method for delivering ultrasonic energy 52 2002
7,241,270 Systems and methods for monitoring and enabling use of a medical instrument 41 2002
7,335,169 Systems and methods for delivering ultrasound energy at an output power level that remains essentially constant despite variations in transducer impedance 57 2002
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
2005/0228,341 Medicament dispenser 31 2004
 
ETHICON, LLC (1)
5,342,376 Inserting device for a barbed tissue connector 610 1993
 
DIEHL IDENT GMBH (1)
5,891,156 Device for equipping birds with a transponder 43 1997
 
MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB (1)
6,295,330 Device for repeated registration of the number of thermal cycles to which a part for medical usage has been subjected 78 1999
 
HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
4,570,623 Arched bridge staple 346 1983
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (4)
5,730,757 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 177 1996
5,976,171 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 99 1996
5,906,607 Surgical devices for imposing a negative pressure to stabilize cardiac tissue during surgery 185 1997
5,944,736 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 117 1997
 
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (1)
5,944,717 Micromachined electrical cauterizer 54 1997
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
6,412,279 Twin turbine exhaust gas re-circulation system having a second stage variable nozzle turbine 47 2000
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, L (1)
6,248,117 Anastomosis apparatus for use in intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis 346 1999
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
9,022,273 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 1 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (64)
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 94 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 31 2008
* 2009/0302,091 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 19 2008
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 109 2009
* 8,061,576 Surgical instrument 85 2009
* 8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 29 2010
* 2010/0163,596 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH POWERED ARTICULATION 15 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 55 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 174 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 17 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 9 2010
* 2011/0036,891 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH VISUAL POSITIONAL INDICATOR 122 2010
* 2011/0036,892 ONE HANDED STAPLER 24 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 13 2010
* 2010/0320,254 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE PLATFORM 28 2010
9,113,880 Internal backbone structural chassis for a surgical device 34 2010
* 2011/0022,032 BATTERY EJECTION DESIGN FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 183 2010
* 2011/0017,801 INTERNAL BACKBONE STRUCTURAL CHASSIS FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 299 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 5 2010
* 2011/0101,067 SURGICAL STAPLER 25 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 11 2010
8,517,242 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 2 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 94 2011
8,852,185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 9 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 4 2011
* 8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 11 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 1 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 9 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 5 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 1 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 10 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 1 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 5 2012
9,451,959 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
9,289,209 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
9,271,728 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 9 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 7 2012
9,155,537 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
9,364,217 In-situ loaded stapler 0 2012
9,113,863 Surgical fastening assembly 0 2012
9,295,465 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 8 2012
9,345,480 Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith 0 2013
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
9,192,381 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 0 2013
9,370,359 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2013
9,232,944 Surgical instrument and bushing 0 2013
9,364,222 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2013
9,445,810 Stapling device with grasping jaw mechanism 0 2013
9,289,211 Surgical stapling apparatus 1 2013
8,925,784 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 2 2013
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
9,445,811 Knife bar for surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 48 2013
9,498,216 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2014
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2014
9,492,169 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 0 2014
9,364,227 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 1 2014
9,226,752 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jul 19, 2017
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jul 19, 2021
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00