US Patent No: 7,648,055

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Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation

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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, MA4672

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Marczyk, Stanislaw Stratford, US 147 8641

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6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 460 2003
7,186,966 Amount of use tracking device and method for medical product 342 2005
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 271 1997
 
CATHRX LTD (1)
6,346,104 System for simultaneous unipolar multi-electrode ablation 240 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 200 1997
 
ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6,039,731 Apparatus and method for determining the extent of ablation 183 1998
6,113,592 Apparatus and method for controlling ablation depth 203 1998
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,807,628 Method and apparatus for storing, dispensing, and applying surgical staples 100 1985
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (4)
6,063,095 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 328 1998
6,007,550 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures 149 1998
6,436,107 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 605 1999
6,699,177 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 157 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 529 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 688 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 583 2003
7,000,819 Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism 540 2003
7,364,061 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing position indicator and retraction mechanism 438 2003
7,380,695 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 569 2003
7,118,564 Medical treatment system with energy delivery device for limiting reuse 197 2003
7,059,508 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission 469 2004
7,128,254 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission 427 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 490 2005
7,140,528 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 387 2005
2006/0022,014 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP complete firing system lockout mechanism 169 2005
7,143,925 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism 474 2005
7,147,138 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated buttress deployment mechanism 640 2005
7,303,108 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack 463 2005
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 310 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 235 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 196 2006
2007/0084,896 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING AN ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATED SINGLE LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR PREVENTION OF FIRING 64 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 179 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 470 2007
2008/0185,419 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Part 276 2008
 
ENGO CORP. (2)
6,258,111 Apparatus and method for performing ophthalmic procedures 196 1999
6,629,986 Apparatus and method for performing opthalmic procedures 72 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 615 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 82 1999
 
HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
4,570,623 Arched bridge staple 353 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 100 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 353 1999
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,539,007 Surgical fastener applying aparatus 0 2012
 
ARTACK MEDICAL (2013) LTD. (1)
9,510,846 Articulating medical instrument 0 2012
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
9,022,273 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 1 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (68)
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 99 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 36 2008
* 2009/0302,091 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 20 2008
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 117 2009
* 2010/0308,099 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 12 2009
* 8,061,576 Surgical instrument 91 2009
* 8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 33 2010
* 2010/0163,596 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH POWERED ARTICULATION 16 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 58 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 179 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 20 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 11 2010
* 2011/0036,891 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH VISUAL POSITIONAL INDICATOR 132 2010
* 2011/0036,892 ONE HANDED STAPLER 28 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 13 2010
* 2010/0320,254 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE PLATFORM 32 2010
9,113,880 Internal backbone structural chassis for a surgical device 37 2010
* 2011/0022,032 BATTERY EJECTION DESIGN FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 190 2010
* 2011/0017,801 INTERNAL BACKBONE STRUCTURAL CHASSIS FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 306 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 5 2010
* 2011/0101,067 SURGICAL STAPLER 29 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 100 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 1 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 8 2012
9,345,480 Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith 1 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
9,526,497 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2013
9,510,827 Micro surgical instrument and loading unit for use therewith 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 2 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 52 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
9,526,499 Multi-use loading unit 0 2015
* Cited By Examiner

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