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, MA4850

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Marczyk, Stanislaw Stratford, US 150 9833

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7111769 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 565 2003
6905057 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission 730 2003
6959852 Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism 621 2003
7000819 Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism 578 2003
7364061 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing position indicator and retraction mechanism 476 2003
7380695 Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 616 2003
7118564 Medical treatment system with energy delivery device for limiting reuse 203 2003
7059508 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission 508 2004
7128254 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission 463 2004
7083075 Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction 527 2005
7140528 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing 419 2005
2006/0022,014 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP complete firing system lockout mechanism 175 2005
7143925 Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism 510 2005
7147138 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated buttress deployment mechanism 686 2005
7303108 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack 511 2005
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 315 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 241 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 199 2006
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2008/0164,296 Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument 181 2007
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9510846 Articulating medical instrument 0 2012
 
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8701959 Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument 124 2008
7789283 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 39 2008
* 2009/0302,091 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 20 2008
8132706 Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism 146 2009
* 2010/0308,099 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 13 2009
* 8061576 Surgical instrument 115 2009
* 8006887 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 37 2010
* 2010/0163,596 SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS WITH POWERED ARTICULATION 17 2010
8328061 Surgical instrument for joining tissue 85 2010
8348127 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 207 2010
8074862 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 23 2010
8342378 One handed stapler 35 2010
* 2011/0036,891 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH VISUAL POSITIONAL INDICATOR 163 2010
* 2011/0036,892 ONE HANDED STAPLER 32 2010
8459521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 17 2010
* 2010/0320,254 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE PLATFORM 37 2010
9113880 Internal backbone structural chassis for a surgical device 58 2010
* 2011/0022,032 BATTERY EJECTION DESIGN FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 213 2010
* 2011/0017,801 INTERNAL BACKBONE STRUCTURAL CHASSIS FOR A SURGICAL DEVICE 317 2010
8418907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 8 2010
* 2011/0101,067 SURGICAL STAPLER 32 2010
8308041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 15 2010
8517242 Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing 3 2011
8267924 Powered surgical instrument 121 2011
8852185 Apparatus for performing an electrosurgical procedure 11 2011
8763876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 4 2011
* 8092493 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 15 2011
8899461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 2 2011
8235274 Surgical instrument 12 2011
9016539 Multi-use loading unit 1 2011
8328065 Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument 8 2011
8740036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 1 2011
8240537 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 13 2011
8864010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 1 2012
8979827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8505799 Battery powered surgical instrument 9 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 12 2012
8419768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 11 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 12 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 78 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 7 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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