US Patent No: 7,721,933

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Surgical fastener applying apparatus

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A surgical fastener applying apparatus is provided including a cartridge half-section and an anvil half-section, the cartridge half-section and anvil half-section being relatively movable from an unclamped position to a clamped position; and a loading unit receivable in the cartridge half-section and having a plurality of staples and a plurality of staple pusher members. The cartridge half-section includes a frame; a member being longitudinally movable through the loading unit to interact with the plurality of staple pusher members to fire the staples; and a lockout mechanism arranged to block advancement of the member in a locked-out position of the lockout mechanism. In use, after loading of the loading unit in the surgical fastener applying apparatus and subsequent clamping of the cartridge and anvil half-sections, the lockout mechanism is moved to an unlocked position to allow advancement of the member.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA2970

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrenfels, Karl H Cheshire, CT 31 1693
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 52 1703
Lehn, Randolph F Stratford, NY 60 4782
Pedros, Roberto Seymour, CT 43 1792
Rethy, Csaba L Fairfield, CT 42 1726
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 432 18548

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
United States Surgical Corporation (22)
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 270 1989
5,071,052 Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout 185 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 252 1990
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 169 1991
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 252 1991
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 205 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 160 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 153 1994
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 241 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 184 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 331 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 188 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 249 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 251 1995
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 48 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 197 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 199 1996
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 248 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 316 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 394 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 482 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 304 1998
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (18)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 225 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 202 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 334 1993
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 260 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 296 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 399 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 175 1994
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 176 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 376 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 264 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 372 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 383 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 425 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 465 1996
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 268 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 136 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 316 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 214 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (16)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 108 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 333 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 372 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 310 1984
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 290 1986
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 277 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 421 1988
D322143 Combined linear surgical stapler and cutter 50 1989
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 454 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 513 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 314 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 190 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 330 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 296 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 411 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 223 1994
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 212 2001
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 262 2005
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 165 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 241 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 69 2001
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 391 1996
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,915,615 Tissue fastening device 16 1996
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 452 1985
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 462 1998
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 172 1992
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 195 1989
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 402 1994
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 61 1980
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 62 1984
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
4,244,372 Surgical instrument for suturing organs 175 1979
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 310 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 247 1990
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 116 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 71 1992

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COVIDIEN LP (5)
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 0 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 0 2010
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 0 2013
 
HOM, DAVID B. (1)
8,387,849 Fastener deployment system and method 1 2009
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,438,294 Cable sleeve with an entrance socket of shrinkable material 18 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 0 2010
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 0 2011
8,636,188 Fastener deployment system 0 2013

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