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, MA3429

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrenfels, Karl H Cheshire, CT 31 2076
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 53 2132
Lehn, Randolph F Stratford, NY 61 5625
Pedros, Roberto Seymour, CT 44 2184
Rethy, Csaba L Fairfield, CT 47 2138
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 446 22616

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 207 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 344 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 281 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 478 1985
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 186 1992
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 518 1998
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,915,615 Tissue fastening device 17 1996
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 240 2001
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 307 2005
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 451 1994
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 439 1996
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 183 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 279 1996
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (18)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 262 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 227 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 381 1993
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 284 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 337 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 447 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 190 1994
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 190 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 422 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 290 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 419 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 431 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 477 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 530 1996
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 312 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 146 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 357 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 239 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 362 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 401 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 324 1984
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 319 1986
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 316 1988
* 4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 450 1988
D322143 Combined linear surgical stapler and cutter 51 1989
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 507 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 566 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 343 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 212 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 370 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 328 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 456 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 251 1994
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 81 2001
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 69 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 292 1989
5,071,052 Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout 206 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 276 1990
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 190 1991
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 287 1991
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 227 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 179 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 171 1994
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 271 1995
* 5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 209 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 377 1995
* 5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 214 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 290 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 291 1995
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 51 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 222 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 226 1996
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 290 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 355 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 440 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 537 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 349 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. (10)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 2 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 0 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 2 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 2 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 0 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 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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