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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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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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1691

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Morgan, Jerome R Cincinnati, OH 315 23510
Ouwerkerk, John N Cinncinnati, OH 52 4361
Shelton,, IV Frederick E - 746 36750

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2009/0206,133 ARTICULATABLE LOADING UNITS FOR SURGICAL STAPLING AND CUTTING INSTRUMENTS 213 2008
2009/0206,134 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNIT FOR SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS 78 2008
2009/0206,135 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNIT WITH FIRING INDICATOR 66 2008
2009/0206,136 DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS 63 2008
2009/0206,144 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNIT WITH USER FEEDBACK FEATURES AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR USE THEREWITH 101 2008
2009/0209,946 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 227 2008
2009/0206,125 PACKAGING FOR ATTACHING BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 273 2008
2009/0206,126 BUTTRESS MATERIAL WITH ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION FEATURES FOR USE WITH SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 283 2008
2009/0206,131 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 216 2008
2009/0206,132 FEEDBACK AND LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 199 2008
2009/0206,137 DISPOSABLE LOADING UNITS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 212 2008
2009/0206,138 CLOSURE SYSTEMS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 109 2008
2009/0206,139 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 273 2008
2009/0206,140 END EFFECTORS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 143 2008
2009/0206,141 BUTTRESS MATERIAL HAVING AN ACTIVATABLE ADHESIVE 272 2008
2009/0206,142 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 277 2008
2009/0206,143 SURGICAL END EFFECTOR HAVING BUTTRESS RETENTION FEATURES 239 2008
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2009/0289,096 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH AUTOMATICALLY RECONFIGURABLE ARTICULATING END EFFECTOR 107 2008
2009/0076,534 ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 216 2008
 
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5,339,799 Medical system for reproducing a state of contact of the treatment section in the operation unit 377 1992
5,389,098 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 561 1993
5,467,911 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 419 1994
5,582,611 Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues 509 1994
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 346 1995
5,649,937 Tissue-fixing surgical device, and method of fixing tissues 323 1995
6,099,537 Medical treatment instrument 245 1997
5,906,625 Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissue 226 1997
6,050,472 Surgical anastomosis stapler 324 1997
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (1)
6,387,113 Method and apparatus for repairing a torn meniscus 300 2000
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,752,768 Surgical biopsy system with remote control for selecting an operational mode 266 2002
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR INC. (5)
6,616,686 Surgical staples and methods for stapling 283 2001
7,108,709 Surgical staple 257 2002
7,008,435 Surgical stapling device and method 252 2002
2004/0028,502 Surgical staple 50 2003
2005/0274,768 SURGICAL STAPLER 310 2005
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,505,273 Surgical staple 320 1983
 
TUEBINGEN SCIENTIFIC SURGICAL PRODUCT GMBH (2)
7,241,288 Surgical instrument 232 2004
2005/0033,357 Surgical instrument comprising an instrument handle and zero point adjustment 104 2004
 
Alpha Surgical Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,782,397 Stapling device 504 1996
 
Klieman; Charles H. (2)
5,582,617 Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery 418 1994
5,817,119 Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery 328 1996
 
PANDUIT CORP. (1)
4,790,225 Dispenser of discrete cable ties provided on a continuous ribbon of cable ties 112 1986
 
STENUMED, INC. (1)
6,126,670 Cordless surgical handpiece with disposable battery; and method 125 1999
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI, USSR, MOSCOW (1)
4,629,107 Ligating instrument 216 1984
 
ZIMMER ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,931,853 Physiologic tourniquet with safety circuit 120 1997
 
PROTHIA (1)
7,048,687 Limited use medical probe 251 2003
 
Medical Ventures Inc. (1)
2007/0246,505 SURGICAL BUTTRESS ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF USES THEREOF 256 2007
 
GENOIL INC. (2)
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 13 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 13 2004
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (5)
* 5,207,697 Battery powered surgical handpiece 309 1991
5,743,456 Hand actuable surgical handpiece 408 1995
5,747,953 Cordless, battery operated surical tool 135 1996
6,522,101 Rechargeable battery with memory that contains charging sequence data 131 2000
6,752,816 Powered surgical handpiece with removable control switch 121 2001
 
VLEUGELS HOLDING B.V. (1)
7,300,450 Surgical instrument 112 2002
 
TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC (1)
7,295,907 Recovery of calibrated center steering position after loss of battery power 92 2005
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (6)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 22 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 22 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 22 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 22 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 22 2001
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 22 2001
 
BINFORMA GROUP LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
7,098,794 Deactivating a data tag for user privacy or tamper-evident packaging 148 2004
 
GABBAY, SHLOMO (1)
6,099,551 Pericardial strip and stapler assembly for dividing and sealing visceral tissues and method of use thereof 391 1998
 
STRYKER SALES CORPORATION (1)
4,944,443 Surgical suturing instrument and method 417 1988
 
SYNOVIS LIFE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
5,503,638 Soft tissue stapling buttress 306 1994
5,549,628 Soft tissue stapling buttress 361 1995
5,575,803 Soft tissue stapling buttress 333 1995
 
MABUCHI, KEN-ICHI (1)
4,565,189 Beauty treatment device 81 1982
 
Desoutter Limited (1)
4,729,260 Two speed gearbox 99 1986
 
Archimedes Surgical, Inc. (1)
5,558,665 Surgical instrument and method for intraluminal retraction of an anatomic structure 251 1994
 
Bieffe Medital S.A. (1)
5,139,513 Apparatus and method for suturing 328 1990
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA, INC. (1)
5,725,554 Surgical staple and stapler 453 1993
 
IMAGYN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,010,054 Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge 525 1998
 
THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL LLC (1)
6,082,577 Cable tie dispensing apparatus 88 1999
 
CONMED CORPORATION (2)
5,562,682 Surgical Instrument with adjustable arms 312 1993
5,762,255 Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms 447 1996
 
WYETH (1)
2004/0167,572 Coated medical devices 358 2003
 
CAREFUSION 2200, INC. (1)
7,122,028 Reconfiguration surgical apparatus 105 2001
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
6,022,352 Bone fixation screw system 248 1998
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
6,309,403 Dexterous articulated linkage for surgical applications 127 1999
 
YOON, INBAE (1)
6,214,028 Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors and method of using the same 246 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
6,578,751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 253 2001
2005/0125,009 Full thickness resection device control handle 224 2004
 
LINVATEC CORPORATION (2)
4,728,876 Orthopedic drive assembly 132 1986
5,553,675 Orthopedic surgical device 174 1994
 
United States Surgical Corporation (147)
4,331,277 Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler 363 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 405 1980
4,349,028 Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence 236 1980
4,383,634 Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies 357 1981
4,402,445 Surgical fastener and means for applying same 469 1981
4,415,112 Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil 241 1981
4,520,817 Surgical instruments 446 1982
4,429,695 Surgical instruments 574 1982
4,506,671 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 248 1983
4,522,327 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 250 1983
4,530,453 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 268 1983
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 489 1984
4,566,620 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 469 1984
4,573,622 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays 355 1984
4,580,712 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener 295 1984
4,665,916 Surgical stapler apparatus 172 1985
4,728,020 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 555 1985
4,767,044 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 337 1985
4,715,520 Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control 318 1985
4,752,024 Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus 474 1986
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 424 1987
4,821,939 Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler 274 1987
4,869,414 Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus 325 1988
4,955,959 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 297 1989
4,978,049 Three staple drive member 445 1989
5,040,715 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 684 1989
5,100,420 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 326 1989
5,071,430 Surgical instrument 428 1989
5,116,349 Surgical fastener apparatus 286 1990
5,084,057 Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 574 1990
5,031,814 Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus 260 1990
5,083,695 Stapler and firing device 282 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 261 1991
5,156,315 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 310 1991
5,413,267 Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means 271 1991
5,158,567 One-piece surgical staple 228 1991
5,106,008 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 195 1991
5,282,829 Hollow body implants 293 1991
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 214 1992
5,318,221 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 443 1992
5,485,952 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 382 1992
5,397,046 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 341 1993
5,391,180 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 138 1993
5,379,933 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 198 1993
5,478,354 Wound closing apparatus and method 521 1993
5,503,320 Surgical apparatus with indicator 383 1993
5,383,881 Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation 152 1993
5,413,268 Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 302 1993
5,542,594 Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric 400 1993
5,478,003 Surgical apparatus 292 1993
5,487,499 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter 399 1993
5,560,532 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue 469 1993
5,484,095 Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue 440 1993
5,425,745 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 477 1993
5,431,322 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 279 1993
5,509,596 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 272 1994
5,522,817 Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements 253 1994
5,449,365 Surgical clamp apparatus 171 1994
5,456,401 Surgical apparatus having articulation mechanism 287 1994
5,470,007 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 228 1994
5,474,566 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 399 1994
5,711,472 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 386 1994
5,482,197 Articulating surgical cartridge assembly 415 1994
5,445,304 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 232 1994
5,465,896 Linear surgical stapling instrument 184 1994
5,480,089 Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets 377 1994
5,571,116 Non-invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease 670 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 271 1994
5,779,130 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 498 1994
5,476,206 Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 272 1994
5,653,373 Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 330 1994
5,472,132 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 252 1994
5,462,215 Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 164 1994
5,636,779 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 176 1994
5,579,978 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 179 1994
5,476,479 Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure 186 1995
5,575,799 Articulating surgical apparatus 542 1995
5,540,375 Endoscopic stapler 307 1995
5,630,540 Surgical staple and staple drive member 422 1995
5,535,935 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 409 1995
5,586,711 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 369 1995
5,894,979 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 278 1995
5,554,169 Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures 392 1995
5,680,983 Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge 214 1995
5,706,997 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 274 1995
5,752,644 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 383 1995
5,706,998 Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism 202 1995
5,584,425 Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus 321 1995
5,715,988 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 197 1995
5,718,359 Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism 219 1995
5,560,530 Graduated anvil for surgical stapling instruments 257 1995
5,700,270 Surgical clip applier 313 1995
5,651,491 Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units 296 1995
5,941,442 Surgical stapler 296 1995
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 385 1995
5,647,526 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 325 1995
5,645,209 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 319 1995
5,630,539 Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock 410 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 468 1996
5,709,334 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 262 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 388 1996
5,636,780 Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus 377 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 314 1996
5,653,374 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 424 1996
5,690,269 Endoscopic stapler 435 1996
5,628,446 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 345 1996
5,680,981 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus 362 1996
5,988,479 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 227 1996
6,045,560 Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric 424 1996
5,643,291 Surgical clip applicator 154 1996
5,893,506 Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout 231 1996
5,901,895 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 469 1996
5,782,859 Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus 274 1996
5,836,960 Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock 146 1997
5,797,538 Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue 366 1997
5,735,445 Surgical stapler 201 1997
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 328 1997
5,908,427 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 296 1997
6,024,748 Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method 360 1997
* 5,954,259 Self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 477 1997
5,938,667 Surgical clip applier 244 1997
5,918,791 Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 417 1997
5,865,361 Surgical stapling apparatus 523 1997
5,878,937 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 187 1997
6,109,500 Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler 446 1997
5,897,562 Non-invasive apparatus for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease 540 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 544 1997
5,911,353 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 355 1998
6,079,606 Surgical stapling apparatus 355 1998
6,083,234 Anastomosis instrument and method 249 1999
6,155,473 Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus 205 1999
6,202,914 Surgical stapler 436 1999
6,250,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 461 2000
6,330,965 Surgical stapling apparatus 466 2000
6,681,978 Surgical stapler 253 2001
6,644,532 Surgical stapling apparatus 380 2001
RE38708 Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler 328 2001
6,669,073 Surgical stapling apparatus 382 2001
6,619,529 Surgical stapling apparatus 345 2002
6,877,647 Surgical stapling apparatus 353 2003
6,817,509 Surgical stapler 259 2003
6,953,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 370 2004
7,296,724 Surgical stapling apparatus 239 2005
2006/0049,229 Surgical stapling apparatus 275 2005
7,303,107 Surgical stapling apparatus 244 2006
7,431,188 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 222 2007
2008/0041,916 Surgical stapling apparatus 119 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6,119,913 Endoscopic stapler 540 1996
6,126,058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 409 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6,302,311 Endoscopic stapler 338 2000
 
Tracor, Inc. (1)
5,715,987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 382 1996
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (19)
5,366,479 Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue 446 1993
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 557 1993
5,762,256 Surgical stapler 440 1995
5,782,396 Surgical stapler 441 1995
5,749,893 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 404 1996
5,657,921 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 341 1996
5,817,109 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 272 1996
6,716,232 Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife 300 1998
6,032,849 Surgical stapler 579 1998
2002/0117,534 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 232 2001
2004/0173,659 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 309 2004
2004/0243,151 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 292 2004
2005/0131,390 Surgical instruments including mems devices 258 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 345 2004
2005/0216,055 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 278 2005
2005/0263,563 Surgical stapling device 218 2005
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 377 2005
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 324 2006
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 294 2006
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP AG (1)
7,090,673 Vessel sealer and divider 339 2002
 
BLACK & DECKER INC. (3)
5,200,280 Terminal cover for a battery pack 114 1992
6,223,835 Battery-powered hand-guided power tool 122 2000
7,207,233 Mechanism for use in a power tool and a power tool including such a mechanism 88 2002
 
DEPUY MITEK, LLC (3)
6,620,166 Suture buttress system 163 1998
6,156,056 Suture buttress 210 1998
6,814,741 Suture buttress 163 2000
 
DISCUS DENTAL, LLC (1)
2006/0008,787 Voice alert in dentistry 88 2005
 
V.I.R. ENGINEERING, INC. (1)
5,489,058 Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force 457 1994
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,601,749 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 306 2001
 
GWATHMEY, OWEN M., THE MEADOW (1)
4,809,695 Suturing assembly and method 466 1987
 
DETROIT NEUROSURGICAL FOUDATION (1)
5,061,269 Surgical rongeur power grip structure and method 127 1990
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (2)
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 466 1996
6,588,643 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 236 2001
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (2)
7,121,446 Palm-size surgical stapler for single hand operation 215 2004
7,328,829 Palm size surgical stapler for single hand operation 234 2006
 
ACUMED LLC (2)
7,343,920 Connective tissue repair system 126 2002
2004/0122,471 Connective tissue repair system 98 2002
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
2003/0137,680 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM 3 1998
 
TRICORD SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
6,705,503 Electrical motor driven nail gun 112 2003
 
SYNTHSON, LLC (1)
7,404,508 Surgical stapling and cutting device 363 2006
 
KIRWAN SURGICAL PRODUCTS LLC (1)
6,228,084 Electro-surgical forceps having recessed irrigation channel 141 1999
 
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (1)
7,036,680 Device for dispensing plastic fasteners 86 2004
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,839,639 Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument 423 1995
2004/0034,369 System for endoscopic suturing 259 2003
 
VIR Engineering (2)
5,678,748 Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism 188 1995
5,785,232 Surgical stapler 284 1996
 
Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Europe) G.m.b.H. (1)
6,978,922 Surgical stapling instrument 278 2002
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
5,533,581 Electric hand tool, in particular drill 132 1993
 
KLIEMAN, CHARLES H., M.D. (1)
5,792,165 Endoscopic instrument with detachable end effector 396 1995
 
DAVID NEEDLEMAN (1)
6,270,508 End effector and instrument for endoscopic and general surgery needle control 303 1999
 
COVIDIEN AG (2)
6,682,528 Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps 335 2002
7,160,299 Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy 286 2004
 
STARION INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION (1)
6,821,273 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 246 2003
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
2005/0059,997 Circular stapler buttress 284 2003
 
CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,574,431 Deactivateable security tag 143 1995
 
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
 
HOLOBEAM, INC. (3)
5,342,396 Staples 279 1993
5,667,527 Staples 282 1995
6,083,242 Surgical staples with deformation zones of non-uniform cross section 312 1999
 
XOMED SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,796,188 Battery-powered medical instrument with power booster 128 1995
 
ALLEGIANCE HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (1)
5,395,312 Surgical tool 439 1993
 
Catheter Research, Inc. (1)
5,188,111 Device for seeking an area of interest within a body 226 1991
 
COVIDIEN LP (81)
5,725,536 Articulated surgical instrument with improved articulation control mechanism 488 1996
5,797,537 Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism 568 1996
5,820,009 Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism 430 1996
6,315,184 Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 418 1999
6,443,973 Electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 470 1999
6,264,087 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 489 1999
6,358,224 Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery 128 1999
6,488,197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 379 2000
6,491,201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 362 2000
6,517,565 Carriage assembly for controlling a steering wire steering mechanism within a flexible shaft 285 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 392 2000
6,986,451 Surgical stapler 323 2000
6,817,508 Surgical stapling device 325 2000
6,793,652 Electro-mechanical surgical device 233 2000
6,981,941 Electro-mechanical surgical device 263 2001
6,505,768 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 395 2001
7,032,798 Electro-mechanical surgical device 338 2001
7,055,730 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 248 2001
6,843,403 Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device 434 2001
2003/0105,478 Surgical device 127 2001
2003/0130,677 Surgical device 182 2002
2004/0111,081 Electro-mechanical surgical device 139 2002
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 286 2002
2002/0165,541 Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device 202 2002
6,846,308 Electro-mechanical surgical device 219 2002
6,846,309 Electro-mechanical surgical device 211 2002
6,849,071 Electro-mechanical surgical device 223 2002
6,846,307 Electro-mechanical surgical device 207 2002
7,032,799 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 288 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 330 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 328 2002
6,698,643 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 424 2003
7,070,083 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 308 2003
2004/0006,372 Directionally biased staple and method of manufacturing 206 2003
7,207,471 Electrosurgical stapling apparatus 297 2003
2004/0094,597 Surgical device 346 2003
7,303,106 Surgical stapling device with visual indicator 257 2003
2006/0011,699 Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp 341 2003
2006/0151,567 Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device 243 2003
7,077,856 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 297 2004
7,114,642 Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device 346 2004
2005/0187,576 Surgical cutting and stapling device 312 2004
2004/0232,201 Surgical stapling device 369 2004
2006/0241,655 Energy stored in spring with controlled release 112 2004
2005/0119,669 Dissecting tip for surgical stapler 300 2004
7,159,750 Surgical stapling device 396 2004
7,168,604 Surgical stapling device 331 2004
2005/0184,121 Surgical stapler and method 301 2004
2005/0103,819 Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation 333 2004
2005/0192,609 Electro-mechanical surgical device 125 2005
7,097,089 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 300 2005
7,143,924 Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism 243 2005
7,172,104 Surgical stapling apparatus 213 2005
2007/0023,477 Surgical device 335 2005
2006/0085,033 Surgical apparatus and structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 248 2005
2006/0108,393 Structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material 251 2005
7,398,907 Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple 206 2005
7,140,527 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 314 2005
7,188,758 Surgical stapling apparatus and method 254 2006
2006/0273,135 Surgical instruments employing sensors 114 2006
7,464,847 Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display 222 2006
2007/0055,219 Shaft, e.g., for an electro-mechanical surgical device 104 2006
2007/0034,668 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 276 2006
2008/0083,813 Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument 195 2006
7,398,908 Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes 253 2006
7,424,965 Surgical stapling device 219 2007
7,422,136 Powered surgical stapling device 244 2007
2007/0181,632 Anvil assembly with improved cut ring 203 2007
2008/0251,568 Powered surgical instrument 188 2007
2008/0308,608 Interlocking buttress material retention system 240 2007
2008/0314,960 Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device 232 2007
7,494,039 Surgical stapling device 242 2007
2008/0035,701 Surgical stapling device 209 2007
2008/0041,917 Surgical stapling device 210 2007
7,546,940 Pivoting anvil assembly for surgical stapling device 218 2007
2009/0090,763 POWERED SURGICAL STAPLING DEVICE 183 2008
2009/0255,974 SINGLE LOOP SURGICAL FASTENER APPARATUS FOR APPLYING VARIABLE COMPRESSION 197 2009
2009/0255,975 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 182 2009
2009/0255,976 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 203 2009
2009/0255,977 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER APPARATUS 181 2009
2009/0255,978 VARIABLE COMPRESSION SURGICAL FASTENER CARTRIDGE 187 2009
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
6,723,087 Apparatus and method for performing surgery on a patient 104 2001
2005/0171,522 Transurethral needle ablation system with needle position indicator 99 2004
 
Tyco Healthcare Group, Inc. (1)
2005/0189,397 Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces 283 2005
 
MICROLINE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
6,569,171 Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device 173 2001
6,602,252 Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device 546 2002
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,786,896 Robotic apparatus 209 2000
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
7,051,273 Customizing forms in an electronic mail system utilizing custom field behaviors and user defined operations 182 1996
 
PACIFIC CENTURY MOTORS, INC. (1)
5,948,030 Steering angle determaination method and apparatus 98 1997
 
REX MEDICAL, L.P. (3)
6,835,199 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 339 2002
7,090,684 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 207 2004
2006/0241,692 Apparatus and method for resectioning gastro-esophageal tissue 208 2006
 
YASUMI CAPITAL, LLC (1)
6,806,808 Wireless event-recording device with identification codes 225 1999
 
TECHNOLOGY HOLDING COMPANY II (2)
5,527,320 Surgical clip applying instrument 162 1994
6,162,208 Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same 203 1998
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
5,080,556 Thermal seal for a gas turbine spacer disc 122 1990
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
* 7,118,582 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures 203 1998
6,436,107 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures 393 1999
 
GENESIS ORTHOPEDICS (1)
5,591,170 Intramedullary bone cutting saw 234 1994
 
STORZ INSTRUMENT COMPANY (1)
5,873,885 Surgical handpiece 115 1997
 
BHL PATENT HOLDINGS LLC (1)
2002/0143,320 Tracking medical products with integrated circuits 16 2002
 
BIODYNAMICS LLC (1)
2006/0142,772 Surgical fasteners and related implant devices having bioabsorbable components 127 2004
 
SMITH, W. ALAN, JR., TRUSTEE (1)
4,619,262 Surgical stapling device 191 1985
 
AQUAJET SYSTEMS HOLDING AB (1)
8,033,641 Method and a device for moving a jet member 96 2005
 
Dworak, Frank W. (1)
6,953,138 Surgical stapler anvil with nested staple forming pockets 309 2004
 
ALLGEYER, DEAN (1)
5,730,758 Staple and staple applicator for use in skin fixation of catheters 173 1996
 
Technalytics, Inc. (2)
4,396,139 Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple 375 1980
5,458,579 Mechanical trocar insertion apparatus 95 1992
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,005,230 Motorized surgical instrument 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (155)
8,905,977 Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser 0 2005
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 117 2007
8,882,791 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 0 2007
8,808,319 Surgical instruments 1 2007
8,523,889 Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length 4 2007
8,512,365 Surgical instruments 4 2007
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 8 2008
8,636,736 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument 9 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 12 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 36 2008
8,623,027 Ergonomic surgical instruments 3 2008
* 8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 15 2008
8,650,728 Method of assembling a transducer for a surgical instrument 1 2009
8,663,220 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 1 2009
8,461,744 Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments 6 2009
8,136,712 Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback 96 2009
8,851,354 Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness 2 2009
8,220,688 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 61 2009
8,267,300 Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler 62 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 13 2010
8,464,923 Surgical stapling devices for forming staples with different formed heights 26 2010
8,215,531 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 54 2010
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 40 2010
8,961,547 Ultrasonic surgical instruments with moving cutting implement 0 2010
8,951,272 Seal arrangements for ultrasonically powered surgical instruments 0 2010
8,579,928 Outer sheath and blade arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 4 2010
8,531,064 Ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotating cutting implement 4 2010
8,486,096 Dual purpose surgical instrument for cutting and coagulating tissue 6 2010
8,469,981 Rotatable cutting implement arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 6 2010
8,419,759 Ultrasonic surgical instrument with comb-like tissue trimming device 8 2010
8,382,782 Ultrasonic surgical instruments with partially rotating blade and fixed pad arrangement 9 2010
8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 7 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 25 2010
8,858,571 Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments 3 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 33 2010
8,308,040 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 42 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 12 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 3 2010
8,632,535 Interlock and surgical instrument including same 12 2010
8,322,589 Surgical stapling instruments 42 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 25 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 27 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 30 2010
8,801,734 Circular stapling instruments with secondary cutting arrangements and methods of using same 4 2010
8,801,735 Surgical circular stapler with tissue retention arrangements 5 2010
8,789,740 Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member 4 2010
8,783,543 Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices 4 2010
8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 6 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 27 2010
8,196,795 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 62 2010
8,973,803 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand 0 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 54 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 12 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 5 2010
8,978,956 Jaw closure arrangements for surgical instruments 0 2010
8,925,782 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising multiple layers 0 2010
8,899,463 Surgical staple cartridges supporting non-linearly arranged staples and surgical stapling instruments with common staple-forming pockets 0 2010
8,864,007 Implantable fastener cartridge having a non-uniform arrangement 2 2010
8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 3 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 4 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 4 2010
8,763,877 Surgical instruments with reconfigurable shaft segments 4 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 4 2010
8,752,699 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising bioabsorbable layers 4 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 4 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 4 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 33 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 38 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 56 2010
8,986,302 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
8,956,349 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
8,951,248 Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices 0 2010
8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 6 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 142 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 33 2010
8,167,185 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 70 2010
8,875,971 Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system 0 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 7 2011
8,196,796 Shaft based rotary drive system for surgical instruments 69 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 77 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 78 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 25 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 87 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 26 2011
8,875,972 End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument 0 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 17 2011
8,820,603 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 0 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 16 2011
8,926,598 Surgical instruments with articulatable and rotatable end effector 0 2011
8,857,693 Surgical instruments with lockable articulating end effector 2 2011
8,800,841 Surgical staple cartridges 4 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 32 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 19 2011
8,978,954 Staple cartridge comprising an adjustable distal portion 0 2011
8,864,009 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler comprising an adjustable anvil 2 2011
8,857,694 Staple cartridge loading assembly 2 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 4 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 4 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 4 2011
8,657,176 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 6 2011
8,992,422 Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel 0 2011
8,931,682 Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments 0 2011
8,752,749 Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit 3 2011
8,684,253 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor 5 2011
8,292,155 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback 81 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 60 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 86 2011
8,978,955 Anvil assemblies with collapsible frames for circular staplers 0 2011
8,858,590 Tissue manipulation devices 2 2011
8,827,903 Modular tool heads for use with circular surgical instruments 3 2011
8,734,478 Rectal manipulation devices 5 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 11 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
8,789,741 Surgical instrument with trigger assembly for generating multiple actuation motions 4 2011
8,591,536 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 5 2011
8,746,529 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 4 2011
8,844,789 Automated end effector component reloading system for use with a robotic system 2 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 3 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 4 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 4 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 18 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 20 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 25 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 25 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 38 2012
8,900,259 Surgical instruments 0 2012
8,752,747 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 4 2012
8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 9 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 34 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 15 2012
8,747,238 Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors 4 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 27 2012
8,546,999 Housing arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments 8 2012
8,779,648 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 4 2012
8,704,425 Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output 4 2012
8,749,116 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 1 2012
8,546,996 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 7 2012
8,709,031 Methods for driving an ultrasonic surgical instrument with modulator 5 2012
8,911,471 Articulatable surgical device 0 2012
8,746,530 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 4 2012
8,986,333 Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments 0 2012
8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 0 2012
8,754,570 Ultrasonic surgical instruments comprising transducer arrangements 1 2012
8,794,497 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 4 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 9 2013
8,899,465 Staple cartridge comprising drivers for deploying a plurality of staples 0 2013
8,763,875 End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument 5 2013
8,773,001 Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments 4 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
 
COVIDIEN LP (28)
* 7,954,685 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 11 2008
8,733,614 End effector identification by mechanical features 0 2010
8,459,521 Powered surgical stapling device platform 1 2010
8,714,430 Indicator for surgical stapler 1 2010
8,561,871 Indicators for surgical staplers 1 2010
8,267,924 Powered surgical instrument 7 2011
8,496,157 Tilting anvil for annular surgical stapler 1 2011
8,292,148 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 2 2011
8,763,876 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 1 2011
8,899,461 Tissue stop for surgical instrument 0 2011
* 8,292,150 Adapter for powered surgical devices 6 2011
* 2012/0104,071 ADAPTER FOR POWERED SURGICAL DEVICES 1 2011
8,899,462 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 0 2011
8,657,177 Surgical apparatus and method for endoscopic surgery 2 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
8,505,799 Battery powered surgical instrument 1 2012
* 8,459,522 Powered surgical stapling device 1 2012
8,419,768 Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation 2 2012
8,496,152 Articulation and firing force mechanisms 1 2012
8,893,950 Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners 0 2012
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 1 2012
8,888,762 Flexible shaft extender and method of using same 0 2013
8,939,343 Surgical stapling apparatus including a drive beam 0 2013
8,851,355 Apparatus for endoscopic procedures 1 2014
8,985,428 Indicator for surgical stapler 0 2014
8,931,681 Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith 0 2014
 
MICROAIRE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS LLC (1)
* 8,956,342 Method and device for ergonomically and ambidextrously operable surgical device 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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