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, MA3637

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrenfels, Karl H Cheshire, CT 31 2277
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 53 2343
Lehn, Randolph F Stratford, NY 63 6080
Pedros, Roberto Seymour, CT 45 2381
Rethy, Csaba L Fairfield, CT 49 2350
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 449 24906

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 216 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 364 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 302 1990
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 132 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 80 1992
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 499 1985
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 201 1992
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 546 1998
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,915,615 Tissue fastening device 17 1996
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 258 2001
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 329 2005
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 474 1994
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 465 1996
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 195 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 297 1996
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (18)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 281 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 246 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 408 1993
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 302 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 359 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 475 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 204 1994
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 198 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 444 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 308 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 442 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 453 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 504 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 560 1996
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 333 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 152 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 380 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 253 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (16)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 116 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 380 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 421 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 337 1984
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 337 1986
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 335 1988
* 4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 472 1988
D322143 Combined linear surgical stapler and cutter 53 1989
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 531 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 599 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 363 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 228 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 401 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 350 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 479 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 265 1994
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 92 2001
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 76 1980
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 71 1984
 
United States Surgical Corporation (22)
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 308 1989
5,071,052 Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout 219 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 294 1990
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 204 1991
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 308 1991
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 241 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 191 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 183 1994
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 289 1995
* 5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 223 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 400 1995
* 5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 228 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 309 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 310 1995
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 51 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 236 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 240 1996
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 316 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 377 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 466 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 570 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 371 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. (18)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 9 2010
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 0 2011
9,060,770 Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 0 2011
9,033,204 Circular stapling devices with tissue-puncturing anvil features 0 2011
8,833,632 Firing member displacement system for a stapling instrument 6 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 9 2011
9,055,941 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck 0 2011
9,050,084 Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement 0 2011
8,893,949 Surgical stapler with floating anvil 2 2011
9,044,230 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2012
9,028,494 Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement 0 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 1 2012
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 11 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 1 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 21 1982
 
COVIDIEN LP (13)
8,418,907 Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism 2 2010
8,308,041 Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure 3 2010
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
9,016,539 Multi-use loading unit 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 2 2012
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
 
HOM, DAVID B. (2)
* 8,387,849 Fastener deployment system and method 3 2009
* 2011/0036,896 FASTENER DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2009
* Cited By Examiner

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