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, MA3776

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ehrenfels, Karl H Cheshire, US 18 2288
Ivanko, David San Diego, US 30 2343
Lehn, Randolph F Stratford, US 40 6111
Pedros, Roberto Oxford, US 30 2414
Rethy, Csaba L Fairfield, US 30 2361
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, US 270 23545

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (1)
4,991,764 Surgical stapling instrument 222 1989
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 377 1990
5,074,454 Surgical stapler 319 1990
5,180,092 Linear surgical stapling instrument 137 1992
5,188,274 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 82 1992
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY (1)
4,633,874 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge 514 1985
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
5,395,034 Linear surgical stapling instrument 213 1992
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 570 1998
 
GE SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,915,615 Tissue fastening device 17 1996
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 271 2001
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 347 2005
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 491 1994
 
CONMED CORPORATION (1)
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 483 1996
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 205 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 313 1996
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (18)
4,805,823 Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers 301 1988
5,364,003 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 258 1993
5,415,334 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 431 1993
5,415,335 Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism 314 1994
5,417,361 Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler 375 1994
5,632,432 Surgical instrument 498 1994
5,630,541 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 215 1994
5,697,542 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 201 1995
5,562,241 Surgical stapler instrument 462 1995
5,673,842 Surgical stapler with locking mechanism 319 1996
5,871,135 Surgical stapler and staple cartridge 460 1996
5,662,258 Surgical stapler instrument 471 1996
5,826,776 Surgical instrument 525 1996
5,673,841 Surgical instrument 584 1996
5,919,198 Disposable cartridge with drivers 347 1997
5,769,303 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 154 1997
5,779,132 Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile 396 1997
5,878,938 Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism 264 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (16)
4,589,582 Cartridge and driver assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 120 1984
4,605,001 Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism 397 1984
4,608,981 Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism 435 1984
4,633,861 Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism 345 1984
4,741,336 Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII) 349 1986
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 353 1988
* 4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 487 1988
D322143 Combined linear surgical stapler and cutter 56 1989
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 552 1990
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 626 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 377 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 241 1992
5,263,629 Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line 421 1992
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 366 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 499 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 278 1994
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 104 2001
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIK, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,397,311 Surgical instrument for staple suturing of hollow organs 84 1980
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,596,351 Surgical stapling apparatus 73 1984
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (22)
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 320 1989
5,071,052 Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout 231 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 306 1990
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 214 1991
5,141,144 Stapler and firing device 326 1991
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 251 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 199 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 192 1994
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 302 1995
* 5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 233 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 420 1995
* 5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 241 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 327 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 326 1995
5,810,240 Surgical fastener applying device 52 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 249 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 254 1996
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 333 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 394 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 484 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 596 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 386 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. (28)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 18 2010
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 3 2011
9,072,535 Surgical stapling instruments with rotatable staple deployment arrangements 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 7 2011
9,113,884 Modular surgical tool systems 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 14 2011
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 18 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 11 2011
9,044,230 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status 0 2012
9,078,653 Surgical stapling device with lockout system for preventing actuation in the absence of an installed staple cartridge 0 2012
9,101,358 Articulatable surgical instrument comprising a firing drive 0 2012
9,101,385 Electrode connections for rotary driven surgical tools 0 2012
9,072,536 Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments 0 2012
9,028,494 Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement 0 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 9 2012
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 20 2013
9,084,601 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2013
8,925,788 End effectors for surgical stapling instruments 9 2014
8,973,804 Cartridge assembly having a buttressing member 3 2014
9,095,339 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,998,058 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
8,991,677 Detachable motor powered surgical instrument 0 2014
9,113,874 Surgical instrument system 0 2014
9,072,515 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2014
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,438,294 Cable sleeve with an entrance socket of shrinkable material 21 1982
 
COVIDIEN LP (14)
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
9,113,863 Surgical fastening assembly 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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