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, MA4021

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Marczyk, Stanislaw Stratford, US 128 5490

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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (4)
6,515,273 System for indicating the expiration of the useful operating life of a pulse oximetry sensor 452 2000
6,388,240 Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication 492 2001
6,861,639 Systems and methods for indicating an amount of use of a sensor 421 2003
7,186,966 Amount of use tracking device and method for medical product 301 2005
 
CARDIOLOGICS, L.L.C. (1)
5,861,005 Arterial stapling device 233 1997
 
CATHRX PTY LTD (1)
6,346,104 System for simultaneous unipolar multi-electrode ablation 203 1998
 
KONICA CORPORATION (1)
6,900,004 Concentrated color developer composition used for silver halide photographic sensitized material and processing method by use thereof 33 2003
 
E.P. Technologies Inc. (1)
5,991,650 Surface coatings for catheters, direct contacting diagnostic and therapeutic devices 183 1997
 
ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6,039,731 Apparatus and method for determining the extent of ablation 168 1998
6,113,592 Apparatus and method for controlling ablation depth 188 1998
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,807,628 Method and apparatus for storing, dispensing, and applying surgical staples 96 1985
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (4)
6,063,095 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 281 1998
6,007,550 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures 133 1998
6,436,107 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 482 1999
6,699,177 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 118 2000
 
Modern Medical Equip. MFG., Ltd. (1)
6,601,748 Surgical stapler 63 2001
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (19)
6,988,649 Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout 419 2003
6,905,057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 561 2003
6,959,852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 461 2003
7,000,819 Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism 436 2003
7,364,061 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing position indicator and retraction mechanism 331 2003
7,380,695 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 440 2003
7,118,564 Medical treatment system with energy delivery device for limiting reuse 171 2003
7,059,508 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission 363 2004
7,128,254 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission 331 2004
7,083,075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 393 2005
7,140,528 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 288 2005
7,303,108 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack 358 2005
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 288 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 225 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 187 2006
2007/0084,896 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING AN ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER ACTUATED SINGLE LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR PREVENTION OF FIRING 58 2006
2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 172 2007
2008/0169,329 Curved end effector for a surgical stapling device 416 2007
2008/0185,419 Electrically Self-Powered Surgical Instrument With Cryptographic Identification of Interchangeable Part 191 2008
 
ENGO CORP. (2)
6,258,111 Apparatus and method for performing ophthalmic procedures 175 1999
6,629,986 Apparatus and method for performing opthalmic procedures 62 2000
 
TIMI 3 SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
7,220,232 Method for delivering ultrasonic energy 49 2002
7,241,270 Systems and methods for monitoring and enabling use of a medical instrument 37 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 50 2002
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (1)
2005/0228,341 Medicament dispenser 28 2004
 
ETHICON, LLC (1)
5,342,376 Inserting device for a barbed tissue connector 530 1993
 
DIEHL IDENT GMBH (1)
5,891,156 Device for equipping birds with a transponder 40 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 69 1999
 
HOWMEDICA INC. (1)
4,570,623 Arched bridge staple 302 1983
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (4)
5,730,757 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 173 1996
5,976,171 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 95 1996
5,906,607 Surgical devices for imposing a negative pressure to stabilize cardiac tissue during surgery 180 1997
5,944,736 Access platform for internal mammary dissection 110 1997
 
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (1)
5,944,717 Micromachined electrical cauterizer 51 1997
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
6,412,279 Twin turbine exhaust gas re-circulation system having a second stage variable nozzle turbine 45 2000
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, L (1)
6,248,117 Anastomosis apparatus for use in intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis 276 1999
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
9,022,273 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 1 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (47)
8,701,959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 33 2008
7,789,283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 19 2008
* 2009/0302,091 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 17 2008
8,132,706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 39 2009
* 8,061,576 Surgical instrument 26 2009
* 8,006,887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 18 2010
8,328,061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 2 2010
8,348,127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 108 2010
8,074,862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 6 2010
8,342,378 One handed stapler 2 2010
* 2011/0036,891 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH VISUAL POSITIONAL INDICATOR 51 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 2 2010
* 2010/0320,254 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE PLATFORM 17 2010
9,113,880 Internal backbone structural chassis for a surgical device 1 2010
* 2011/0022,032 BATTERY EJECTION DESIGN FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 120 2010
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 2 2010
* 2011/0101,067 SURGICAL STAPLER 15 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 3 2010
8,517,242 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 2 2011
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 33 2011
8,852,185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 5 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
* 8,092,493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 8 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,235,274 Surgical instrument 5 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 0 2011
8,328,065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 2 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,240,537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 5 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 2 2012
8,413,868 Surgical instrument 6 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 4 2012
9,155,537 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
9,113,863 Surgical fastening assembly 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 2 2012
8,573,460 Surgical instrument 1 2013
9,192,381 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 0 2013
9,232,944 Surgical instrument and bushing 0 2013
8,925,784 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 2 2013
8,888,814 Surgical instrument 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 1 2013
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
9,027,817 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2014
9,226,752 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 0 2015
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