US Patent No: 7,770,775

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Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback

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Abstract

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A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector, a main drive shaft assembly, and a handle. The end effector comprising a cutting instrument for cutting an object positioned therein. The handle comprises a motor for actuating the shaft via a gear drive train, a firing trigger, and a run motor sensor for sensing retracting of the firing trigger. When retraction of the firing trigger is sensed by the run motor sensor, the motor is signaled to forward rotate to cause cutting of the object positioned in the end effector by the cutting instrument. The instrument may also include a reverse motor sensor for sensing a condition indicative of an end of a cutting stroke by the cutting instrument and a stop motor sensor for sensing a condition indicative of retraction of the cutting instrument.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1572

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Morgan, Jerome R Cincinnati, OH 271 17575
Ouwerkerk, John N Cinncinnati, OH 50 3086
Shelton,, IV Frederick E - 629 25076

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2009/0001,125 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 142 2007
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2009/0005,807 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 181 2007
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2009/0209,946 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 180 2008
2009/0206,125 PACKAGING FOR ATTACHING BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 222 2008
2009/0206,126 BUTTRESS MATERIAL WITH ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION FEATURES FOR USE WITH SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 229 2008
2009/0206,131 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 170 2008
2009/0206,132 FEEDBACK AND LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 164 2008
2009/0206,137 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNITS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 167 2008
2009/0206,138 CLOSURE SYSTEMS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 97 2008
2009/0206,139 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 222 2008
2009/0206,140 END EFFECTORS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 120 2008
2009/0206,141 BUTTRESS MATERIAL HAVING AN ACTIVATABLE ADHESIVE 221 2008
2009/0206,142 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 226 2008
2009/0206,143 SURGICAL END EFFECTOR HAVING BUTTRESS RETENTION FEATURES 205 2008
2008/0210,738 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 149 2008
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2009/0076,534 ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 176 2008
 
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6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 338 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 281 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 212 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 371 2001
2003/0105,478 Surgical device 105 2001
2003/0130,677 Surgical device 148 2002
2004/0111,081 Electro-mechanical surgical device 111 2002
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 237 2002
2002/0165,541 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 169 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 180 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 174 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 183 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 173 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 241 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 280 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 278 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 359 2003
7,070,083 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 256 2003
2004/0006,372 Directionally biased staple and method of manufacturing 165 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 231 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 292 2003
2006/0011,699 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 291 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 220 2003
7,303,106 Surgical stapling device with visual indicator 213 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 242 2004
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 287 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 253 2004
2004/0232,201 Surgical stapling device 314 2004
2006/0241,655 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 88 2004
2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 255 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 324 2004
7,168,604 Surgical stapling device 277 2004
2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 263 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 281 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 101 2005
7,097,089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 259 2005
7,143,924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 208 2005
7,172,104 Surgical stapling apparatus 177 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 270 2005
2006/0085,033 Surgical apparatus and structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 195 2005
2006/0108,393 Structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 202 2005
7,398,907 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 162 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 262 2005
7,188,758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 207 2006
2006/0273,135 Surgical instruments employing sensors 101 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 177 2006
2007/0055,219 Shaft, e.g., for an electro-mechanical surgical device 73 2006
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 227 2006
2008/0083,813 Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument 156 2006
7,398,908 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 205 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 174 2007
7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 200 2007
2007/0181,632 Anvil assembly with improved cut ring 166 2007
2008/0251,568 Powered surgical instrument 149 2007
2008/0308,608 Interlocking buttress material retention system 199 2007
2008/0314,960 Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device 185 2007
2008/0035,701 Surgical stapling device 175 2007
2008/0041,917 Surgical stapling device 175 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 189 2007
7,546,940 Pivoting anvil assembly for surgical stapling device 173 2007
2009/0090,763 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE 140 2008
2009/0255,974 SINGLE LOOP SURGICAL FASTENER APPARATUS FOR APPLYING VARIABLE COMPRESSION 155 2009
2009/0255,975 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 144 2009
2009/0255,976 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 159 2009
2009/0255,977 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER APPARATUS 142 2009
2009/0255,978 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 150 2009
 
ETHICON, INC. (58)
4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 246 1983
4,527,724 Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument 256 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 624 1983
4,591,085 Surgical instrument for applying fasteners, said instrument having an improved trigger interlocking mechanism (Case VI) 184 1984
4,655,222 Coated surgical staple 212 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
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 277 1988
4,892,244 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 421 1988
4,938,408 Surgical stapler safety and sequencing mechanisms 174 1989
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 396 1990
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 454 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 274 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 513 1991
5,246,156 Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism 295 1991
5,171,247 Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft 304 1991
RE34519 Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device 314 1991
5,275,323 Surgical stapler 190 1992
5,307,976 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 421 1992
5,330,502 Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism 393 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 292 1992
5,409,498 Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument 174 1992
5,383,880 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 487 1992
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 305 1993
5,431,668 Ligating clip applier 171 1993
5,332,142 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 296 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 674 1993
5,403,312 Electrosurgical hemostatic device 917 1993
5,447,513 Endoscopic ligation and division instrument 168 1993
5,484,451 Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 432 1993
5,405,344 Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor 305 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 411 1994
6,131,789 Surgical stapler 223 1994
5,395,033 Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor 326 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 546 1994
5,607,095 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 281 1995
5,797,536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 307 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 358 1995
5,632,433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 301 1995
5,603,443 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 288 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 325 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 278 1995
5,518,163 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 340 1995
5,518,164 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 378 1995
5,667,517 Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means 456 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 463 1995
5,829,662 Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 343 1996
5,833,690 Electrosurgical device and method 502 1997
6,325,810 Foam buttress for stapling apparatus 383 1999
6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 327 2000
6,629,988 Composite staple for completing an anastomosis 225 2001
7,143,923 Surgical stapling instrument having a firing lockout for an unclosed anvil 163 2003
7,220,272 Composite staple and method for using same 148 2003
6,786,382 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track 404 2003
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 355 2003
6,981,628 Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control 437 2003
7,111,769 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 268 2003
2005/0131,457 Variable stiffness shaft 109 2003
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (19)
5,366,479 Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue 386 1993
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 473 1993
5,762,256 Surgical stapler 386 1995
5,782,396 Surgical stapler 395 1995
5,749,893 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 358 1996
5,657,921 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 293 1996
5,817,109 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 229 1996
6,716,232 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 247 1998
6,032,849 Surgical stapler 515 1998
2002/0117,534 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 187 2001
2004/0173,659 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 263 2004
2004/0243,151 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 245 2004
2005/0131,390 Surgical instruments including mems devices 209 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 296 2004
2005/0216,055 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 226 2005
2005/0263,563 Surgical stapling device 181 2005
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 322 2005
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 261 2006
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 247 2006
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (9)
5,339,799 Medical system for reproducing a state of contact of the treatment section in the operation unit 332 1992
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 498 1993
5,467,911 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 369 1994
5,582,611 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 456 1994
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 306 1995
5,649,937 Tissue-fixing surgical device, and method of fixing tissues 278 1995
6,099,537 Medical treatment instrument 202 1997
5,906,625 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissue 184 1997
6,050,472 Surgical anastomosis stapler 283 1997
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (8)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
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PRIVASYS, INC. (6)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 16 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 16 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 16 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 16 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 16 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 16 2001
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (5)
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 230 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 206 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 202 2002
2004/0028,502 Surgical staple 49 2003
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 258 2005
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (5)
5,240,163 Linear surgical stapling instrument 157 1991
5,342,395 Absorbable surgical repair devices 304 1992
5,258,009 Malleable, bioabsorbable,plastic staple having a knotted configuration; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple 185 1992
5,350,400 Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple 237 1992
5,904,693 Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator 144 1994
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (5)
5,207,697 Battery powered surgical handpiece 270 1991
5,743,456 Hand actuable surgical handpiece 347 1995
5,747,953 Cordless, battery operated surical tool 115 1996
6,522,101 Rechargeable battery with memory that contains charging sequence data 112 2000
6,752,816 Powered surgical handpiece with removable control switch 95 2001
 
RICHARD A. HILLSTEAD, INC. (4)
6,830,174 Medical instrument 387 2001
6,755,338 Medical instrument 353 2002
2004/0243,176 Medical instrument 150 2004
2005/0107,824 Medical instrument 145 2004
 
BLACK & DECKER INC. (3)
5,200,280 Terminal cover for a battery pack 95 1992
6,223,835 Battery-powered hand-guided power tool 103 2000
7,207,233 Mechanism for use in a power tool and a power tool including such a mechanism 68 2002
 
DEPUY MITEK, INC. (3)
6,620,166 Suture buttress system 132 1998
6,156,056 Suture buttress 166 1998
6,814,741 Suture buttress 128 2000
 
HOLOBEAM, INC. (3)
5,342,396 Staples 223 1993
5,667,527 Staples 230 1995
6,083,242 Surgical staples with deformation zones of non-uniform cross section 253 1999
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (3)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 289 2002
7,090,684 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 168 2004
2006/0241,692 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 161 2006
 
SYNOVIS LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
5,503,638 Soft tissue stapling buttress 259 1994
5,549,628 Soft tissue stapling buttress 302 1995
5,575,803 Soft tissue stapling buttress 277 1995
 
ACUMED LLC (2)
2004/0122,471 Connective tissue repair system 85 2002
7,343,920 Connective tissue repair system 89 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6,119,913 Endoscopic stapler 472 1996
6,126,058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 355 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
6,578,751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 212 2001
2005/0125,009 Full thickness resection device control handle 186 2004
 
CONMED CORPORATION (2)
5,562,682 Surgical Instrument with adjustable arms 266 1993
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 391 1996
 
COVIDIEN AG (2)
6,682,528 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 299 2002
7,160,299 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 239 2004
 
GENOIL INC. (2)
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 9 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 9 2004
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (2)
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 413 1996
6,588,643 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 196 2001
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
7,118,582 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures 160 1998
6,436,107 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 326 1999
 
J. CRAYTON PRUITT (2)
4,941,623 Stapling process and device for use on the mesentery of the abdomen 344 1989
5,027,834 Stapling process for use on the mesenteries of the abdomen 175 1990
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (2)
6,077,286 Instrument with a bendable handle 74 1999
6,436,122 Handle for a medical instrument 72 2000
 
Klieman; Charles H. (2)
5,582,617 Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery 363 1994
5,817,119 Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery 277 1996
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (2)
4,728,876 Orthopedic drive assembly 113 1986
5,553,675 Orthopedic surgical device 151 1994
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,839,639 Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument 364 1995
2004/0034,369 System for endoscopic suturing 218 2003
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
6,723,087 Apparatus and method for performing surgery on a patient 78 2001
2005/0171,522 Transurethral needle ablation system with needle position indicator 76 2004
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 139 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 473 2002
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (2)
7,121,446 Palm-size surgical stapler for single hand operation 173 2004
7,328,829 Palm size surgical stapler for single hand operation 191 2006
 
SOFRADIM PRODUCTION (2)
6,171,330 Pneumatic surgical instrument for the distribution and placement of connecting or fastening means 165 1999
2006/0122,636 Appliance for storing, distributing and placing surgical fasteners 109 2005
 
Technalytics, Inc. (2)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 324 1980
5,458,579 Mechanical trocar insertion apparatus 76 1992
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (2)
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 134 1994
6,162,208 Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same 154 1998
 
TOTAL FINA ELF (2)
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 2002
2002/0197,174 Electrical pump, and method for using plurality of submersible electrical pumps for well completion 2002
 
TUEBINGEN SCIENTIFIC SURGICAL PRODUCT GMBH (2)
7,241,288 Surgical instrument 195 2004
2005/0033,357 Surgical instrument comprising an instrument handle and zero point adjustment 78 2004
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 165 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 241 1996
 
ALLEGIANCE HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (1)
5,395,312 Surgical tool 391 1993
 
ALLGEYER, DEAN (1)
5,730,758 Staple and staple applicator for use in skin fixation of catheters 133 1996
 
Alpha Surgical Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,782,397 Stapling device 439 1996
 
AQUAJET SYSTEMS HOLDING AB (1)
8,033,641 Method and a device for moving a jet member 96 2005
 
Archimedes Surgical, Inc. (1)
5,558,665 Surgical instrument and method for intraluminal retraction of an anatomic structure 215 1994
 
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (1)
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B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,505,273 Surgical staple 267 1983
 
BHL PATENT HOLDINGS LLC (1)
2002/0143,320 Tracking medical products with integrated circuits 11 2002
 
Bieffe Medital S.A. (1)
5,139,513 Apparatus and method for suturing 280 1990
 
BINFORMA GROUP LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
7,098,794 Deactivating a data tag for user privacy or tamper-evident packaging 126 2004
 
BIODYNAMICS LLC (1)
2006/0142,772 Surgical fasteners and related implant devices having bioabsorbable components 103 2004
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (1)
6,387,113 Method and apparatus for repairing a torn meniscus 241 2000
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
6,022,352 Bone fixation screw system 210 1998
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
6,309,403 Dexterous articulated linkage for surgical applications 96 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6,302,311 Endoscopic stapler 287 2000
 
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5,275,608 Generic endoscopic instrument 278 1991
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
2003/0137,680 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM 1 1998
 
CAREFUSION 2200, INC. (1)
7,122,028 Reconfiguration surgical apparatus 77 2001
 
Catheter Research, Inc. (1)
5,188,111 Device for seeking an area of interest within a body 199 1991
 
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5,574,431 Deactivateable security tag 122 1995
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
5,094,247 Biopsy forceps with handle having a flexible coupling 78 1990
 
DAVID NEEDLEMAN (1)
6,270,508 End effector and instrument for endoscopic and general surgery needle control 260 1999
 
Dean Allgeyer, M.D., Inc. (1)
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Desoutter Limited (1)
4,729,260 Two speed gearbox 81 1986
 
DETROIT NEUROSURGICAL FOUDATION (1)
5,061,269 Surgical rongeur power grip structure and method 107 1990
 
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6,752,768 Surgical biopsy system with remote control for selecting an operational mode 214 2002
 
DISCUS DENTAL, LLC (1)
2006/0008,787 Voice alert in dentistry 70 2005
 
Dworak, Frank W. (1)
6,953,138 Surgical stapler anvil with nested staple forming pockets 257 2004
 
Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Europe) G.m.b.H. (1)
6,978,922 Surgical stapling instrument 227 2002
 
GABBAY, SHLOMO (1)
6,099,551 Pericardial strip and stapler assembly for dividing and sealing visceral tissues and method of use thereof 317 1998
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
5,080,556 Thermal seal for a gas turbine spacer disc 103 1990
 
GENESIS ORTHOPEDICS (1)
5,591,170 Intramedullary bone cutting saw 191 1994
 
GLOBE CONTROL FINANZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,817,847 Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis 301 1988
 
GWATHMEY, OWEN M., THE MEADOW (1)
4,809,695 Suturing assembly and method 405 1987
 
Habley Medical Technology Corporation (1)
5,282,806 Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly 246 1992
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 380 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 462 1998
 
KIRWAN SURGICAL PRODUCTS LLC (1)
6,228,084 Electro-surgical forceps having recessed irrigation channel 111 1999
 
KLIEMAN, CHARLES H., M.D. (1)
5,792,165 Endoscopic instrument with detachable end effector 334 1995
 
KMS MEDICAL, LLC (1)
2007/0027,469 Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device 157 2006
 
MABUCHI, KEN-ICHI (1)
4,565,189 Beauty treatment device 63 1982
 
MARLOW SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,618,303 Endoscopic instrument system and method 148 1993
 
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6,786,896 Robotic apparatus 156 2000
 
Medical Ventures, Inc. (1)
2007/0246,505 SURGICAL BUTTRESS ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF USES THEREOF 208 2007
 
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6,511,468 Device and method for controlling injection of liquid embolic composition 157 1999
 
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7,051,273 Customizing forms in an electronic mail system utilizing custom field behaviors and user defined operations 169 1996
 
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4,526,174 Staple and cartridge for use in a tissue stapling device and a tissue closing method 208 1983
 
OLYMPUS CORPORATION (1)
2004/0116,952 Surgical apparatus permitting recharge of battery-driven surgical instrument in noncontact state 116 2003
 
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6,550,546 Spindle lock and chipping mechanism for hammer drill 100 2001
 
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5,948,030 Steering angle determaination method and apparatus 76 1997
 
PANDUIT CORP. (1)
4,790,225 Dispenser of discrete cable ties provided on a continuous ribbon of cable ties 92 1986
 
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7,048,687 Limited use medical probe 206 2003
 
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4,442,964 Pressure sensitive and working-gap controlled surgical stapling instrument 199 1981
 
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5,784,934 Ratchet wrench with pivotable head 106 1997
 
SMITH, W. ALAN, JR., TRUSTEE (1)
4,619,262 Surgical stapling device 153 1985
 
SOUNDCRAFT, INC. (1)
6,828,902 Wireless data input to RFID reader 120 2001
 
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6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 198 2003
 
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6,126,670 Cordless surgical handpiece with disposable battery; and method 104 1999
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (1)
5,873,885 Surgical handpiece 89 1997
 
STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (1)
4,944,443 Surgical suturing instrument and method 378 1988
 
SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD. (1)
6,638,108 Connector with plural housings accommodated in a casing 77 2001
 
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6,086,600 Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication 409 1997
 
SYNTHSON, LLC (1)
7,404,508 Surgical stapling and cutting device 283 2006
 
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL LLC (1)
6,082,577 Cable tie dispensing apparatus 70 1999
 
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7,210,609 Stapling apparatus having a curved anvil and driver 201 2005
 
Tracor, Inc. (1)
5,715,987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 325 1996
 
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6,705,503 Electrical motor driven nail gun 94 2003
 
TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC (1)
7,295,907 Recovery of calibrated center steering position after loss of battery power 72 2005
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (1)
7,090,673 Vessel sealer and divider 295 2002
 
Tyco Healthcare Group, Inc. (1)
2005/0189,397 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 235 2005
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 402 1994
 
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5,211,649 Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff 202 1988
 
VLEUGELS HOLDING B.V. (1)
7,300,450 Surgical instrument 83 2002
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
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2004/0167,572 Coated medical devices 287 2003
 
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6,806,808 Wireless event-recording device with identification codes 198 1999
 
YOON, INBAE (1)
6,214,028 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors and method of using the same 205 1999
 
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4,475,679 Multi-staple cartridge for surgical staplers 254 1981
4,505,414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 422 1983
4,664,305 Surgical stapler 375 1985
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4,880,015 Biopsy forceps 411 1988
5,111,987 Semi-disposable surgical stapler 310 1990
5,221,036 Surgical stapler 261 1992
5,222,975 Surgical staples 204 1992
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5,833,695 Surgical stapling system and method of applying staples from multiple staple cartridges 445 1995
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5,843,132 Self-contained, self-powered temporary intravenous pacing catheter assembly 169 1996
H1904 Electrosurgical hemostatic method and device 367 1997
6,264,086 Surgical apparatus and method 404 1997
6,320,123 System and method for shielding electrical components from electromagnetic waves 108 1999
6,241,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 478 2000
2004/0108,357 Surgical stapling apparatus 271 2003
2004/0230,214 Finger operated switch for controlling a surgical handpiece 84 2003
2005/0203,550 Surgical fastener 147 2004
7,066,944 Surgical fastening system 177 2004
2004/0222,268 Surgical stapling instrument 188 2004
7,080,769 Luminal anastomotic device 177 2004
2006/0180,634 Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an e-beam firing mechanism 220 2005
2006/0100,643 Surgical fastening system 165 2005
7,278,563 Surgical instrument for progressively stapling and incising tissue 222 2006

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (102)
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 75 2007
8,523,889 Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length 3 2007
8,512,365 Surgical instruments 3 2007
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 0 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 1 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 1 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 16 2008
8,623,027 Ergonomic surgical instruments 2 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 3 2008
8,650,728 Method of assembling a transducer for a surgical instrument 0 2009
8,663,220 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2009
8,461,744 Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments 5 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 63 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 36 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 38 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 2 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 11 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 32 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 22 2010
8,579,928 Outer sheath and blade arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 3 2010
8,531,064 Ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotating cutting implement 3 2010
8,486,096 Dual purpose surgical instrument for cutting and coagulating tissue 5 2010
8,469,981 Rotatable cutting implement arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 5 2010
8,419,759 Ultrasonic surgical instrument with comb-like tissue trimming device 6 2010
8,382,782 Ultrasonic surgical instruments with partially rotating blade and fixed pad arrangement 7 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 0 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 11 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 16 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 23 2010
8,631,987 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist 1 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 1 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 23 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 11 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 11 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 13 2010
8,783,543 Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices 0 2010
8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 0 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 11 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 37 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 33 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 1 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 0 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 0 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 0 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 0 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 0 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 0 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 0 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 13 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 14 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 30 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 0 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 104 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 16 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 47 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 0 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 43 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 48 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 51 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 11 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 54 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 11 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 6 2011
8,763,879 Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 5 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 12 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 7 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 0 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 0 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 0 2011
8,657,176 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 0 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 0 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 0 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 51 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 35 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 55 2011
8,734,478 Rectal manipulation devices 0 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 1 2011
8,591,536 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 1 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 2011
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 2 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 3 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 7 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 7 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 14 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 0 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 0 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 14 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 3 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 0 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 11 2012
8,546,999 Housing arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 3 2012
8,779,648 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 0 2012
8,704,425 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 0 2012
8,749,116 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 0 2012
8,546,996 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 2 2012
8,709,031 Methods for driving an ultrasonic surgical instrument with modulator 0 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 0 2012
8,754,570 Ultrasonic surgical instruments comprising transducer arrangements 0 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 0 2013
8,773,001 Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (17)
7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 5 2008
8,733,614 End effector identification by mechanical features 0 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 0 2010
8,714,430 Indicator for surgical stapler 0 2010
8,561,871 Indicators for surgical staplers 0 2010
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 0 2011
8,496,157 Tilting anvil for annular surgical stapler 0 2011
8,292,148 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 1 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2011
8,292,150 Adapter for powered surgical devices 0 2011
8,657,177 Surgical apparatus and method for endoscopic surgery 0 2011
8,740,036 Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm 0 2011
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 0 2012
8,459,522 Powered surgical stapling device 0 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 0 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 0 2010
8,789,739 Continuous stapling instrument 0 2011
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 0 2011
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 0 2012

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