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, MA3334

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Marczyk, Stanislaw Stratford, CT 177 3665

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6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 384 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 328 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 419 2001
2002/0165,541 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 193 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 209 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 201 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 213 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 197 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 413 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 333 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 238 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 286 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 298 2004
2004/0232,201 Surgical stapling device 356 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 117 2005
7,097,089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 287 2005
7,143,924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 233 2005
2007/0023,476 Surgical device 221 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 320 2005
7,461,767 Battery powered surgical instrument 167 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 209 2006
7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 235 2007
7,556,185 Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism 140 2007
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6,063,078 Method and apparatus for tissue ablation 186 1997
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 526 2002
 
FERAG AG (1)
4,508,523 Drive means for the shaft of a mobile apparatus 36 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 403 2000
6,388,240 Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication 437 2001
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 370 2003
7,186,966 Amount of use tracking device and method for medical product 247 2005
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 208 1997
 
CATHRX LTD (1)
6,346,104 System for simultaneous unipolar multi-electrode ablation 151 1998
 
Konica Corporation (1)
6,900,004 Concentrated color developer composition used for silver halide photographic sensitized material and processing method by use thereof 30 2003
 
E.P. Technologies Inc. (1)
5,991,650 Surface coatings for catheters, direct contacting diagnostic and therapeutic devices 170 1997
 
ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6,039,731 Apparatus and method for determining the extent of ablation 151 1998
6,113,592 Apparatus and method for controlling ablation depth 172 1998
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,807,628 Method and apparatus for storing, dispensing, and applying surgical staples 91 1985
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (4)
6,063,095 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 229 1998
6,007,550 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures 111 1998
6,436,107 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 375 1999
6,699,177 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 84 2000
 
Modern Medical Equip. MFG., Ltd. (1)
6,601,748 Surgical stapler 55 2001
 
ENGO CORP. (2)
6,258,111 Apparatus and method for performing ophthalmic procedures 149 1999
6,629,986 Apparatus and method for performing opthalmic procedures 51 2000
 
TIMI 3 SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
7,220,232 Method for delivering ultrasonic energy 45 2002
7,241,270 Systems and methods for monitoring and enabling use of a medical instrument 32 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 44 2002
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
2005/0228,341 Medicament dispenser 26 2004
 
ETHICON, LLC (1)
5,342,376 Inserting device for a barbed tissue connector 451 1993
 
DIEHL IDENT GMBH (1)
5,891,156 Device for equipping birds with a transponder 37 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 54 1999
 
HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
4,570,623 Arched bridge staple 268 1983
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (4)
5,730,757 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 169 1996
5,976,171 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 91 1996
5,906,607 Surgical devices for imposing a negative pressure to stabilize cardiac tissue during surgery 173 1997
5,944,736 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 102 1997
 
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (1)
5,944,717 Micromachined electrical cauterizer 48 1997
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
6,412,279 Twin turbine exhaust gas re-circulation system having a second stage variable nozzle turbine 42 2000
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, L (1)
6,248,117 Anastomosis apparatus for use in intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis 223 1999
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COVIDIEN LP (33)
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 1 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 12 2008
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 4 2009
* 8,061,576 Surgical instrument 4 2009
* 8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 12 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 1 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 58 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 3 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 1 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 1 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 1 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 2 2010
8,517,242 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 0 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 3 2011
8,852,185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 0 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
* 8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 6 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 4 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 1 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 3 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 1 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 4 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 2 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 1 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
8,925,784 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 0 2013
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 0 2013
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
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