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, MA3481

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrenfels, Karl H Cheshire, CT 31 2133
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 53 2187
Lehn, Randolph F Stratford, NY 62 5757
Pedros, Roberto Seymour, CT 44 2246
Rethy, Csaba L Fairfield, CT 47 2215
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 447 23302

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 208 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 350 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 286 1990
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 129 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 78 1992
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 484 1985
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 190 1992
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 526 1998
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,915,615 Tissue fastening device 17 1996
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 248 2001
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 314 2005
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 457 1994
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 448 1996
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 188 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 284 1996
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (18)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 269 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 233 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 389 1993
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 290 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 343 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 455 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 194 1994
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 191 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 428 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 296 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 425 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 437 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 483 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 538 1996
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 318 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 147 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 363 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 244 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (16)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 114 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 367 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 407 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 327 1984
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 326 1986
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 321 1988
* 4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 457 1988
D322143 Combined linear surgical stapler and cutter 51 1989
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 513 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 578 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 349 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 217 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 385 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 336 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 462 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 256 1994
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 84 2001
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 71 1980
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 69 1984
 
United States Surgical Corporation (22)
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 297 1989
5,071,052 Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout 211 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 282 1990
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 195 1991
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 292 1991
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 232 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 184 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 176 1994
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 278 1995
* 5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 214 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 383 1995
* 5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 219 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 296 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 296 1995
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 51 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 227 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 231 1996
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 301 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 361 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 446 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 550 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 355 1998
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,636,188 Fastener deployment system 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (12)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 4 2010
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 0 2011
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 2 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 4 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 0 2011
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 0 2012
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 5 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 0 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 0 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,991,677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,438,294 Cable sleeve with an entrance socket of shrinkable material 19 1982
 
COVIDIEN LP (11)
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
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,864,010 Curved guide member for articulating instruments 0 2012
8,979,827 Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism 0 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 1 2012
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 0 2013
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
 
HOM, DAVID B. (2)
* 8,387,849 Fastener deployment system and method 2 2009
* 2011/0036,896 FASTENER DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2009
* Cited By Examiner

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