US Patent No: 7,913,891

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Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith

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Abstract

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A disposable loading unit for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may have a spent cartridge indication system for providing an indication of whether the loading unit has been previously fired. Other embodiments are disclosed that employ a blade monitoring system for providing feedback to the user concerning the amount of strain being experienced by the blade during cutting and stapling.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1506

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blair, Gregory B - 21 1205
Bruewer, Dean B - 35 1939
Doll, Kevin R Mason, OH 35 2402
Hoffman, Douglas B Harrison, OH 42 3194
Hueil, Geoffrey C Mason, OH 39 1900
Ortiz, Mark S Milford, OH 327 6857
Scheib, Charles J Kettering, OH 73 3241
Shelton,, IV Frederick E - 573 18760
Uth, Joshua R Cincinnati, OH 26 1628
Weizman, Patrick A Liberty Township, OH 40 1410

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2007/0175,951 Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument 219 2006
2007/0175,953 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 202 2006
2007/0175,955 Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism 220 2006
2007/0175,956 Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same 161 2006
2007/0175,957 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback 152 2006
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2007/0175,959 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector 144 2006
2007/0175,964 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 178 2006
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2008/0167,672 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 171 2007
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7,441,685 Surgical stapling instrument with a return mechanism 162 2007
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2008/0082,125 Surgical staple having a deformable member with a non-circular cross-sectional geometry 163 2007
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2009/0001,121 Surgical staple having an expandable portion 227 2007
2009/0001,123 Re-loadable surgical stapling instrument 137 2007
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2009/0001,125 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 132 2007
2009/0001,126 Surgical staples with improved tissue compression features 128 2007
2009/0001,128 Washer for use with a surgical stapling instrument 117 2007
2009/0001,130 Surgical procedure using a cutting and stapling instrument having releasable staple-forming pockets 225 2007
2009/0005,807 Surgical staple having a slidable crown 154 2007
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2008/0296,343 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ARTICULATION JOINT COVER 95 2008
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2009/0206,136 DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS 55 2008
2009/0209,946 INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 152 2008
2009/0206,125 PACKAGING FOR ATTACHING BUTTRESS MATERIAL TO A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 194 2008
2009/0206,126 BUTTRESS MATERIAL WITH ALIGNMENT AND RETENTION FEATURES FOR USE WITH SURGICAL END EFFECTORS 201 2008
2009/0206,131 END EFFECTOR COUPLING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 143 2008
2009/0206,132 FEEDBACK AND LOCKOUT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 140 2008
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2009/0206,138 CLOSURE SYSTEMS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 90 2008
2009/0206,139 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 194 2008
2009/0206,140 END EFFECTORS FOR A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 106 2008
2009/0206,141 BUTTRESS MATERIAL HAVING AN ACTIVATABLE ADHESIVE 193 2008
2009/0206,142 BUTTRESS MATERIAL FOR A SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 198 2008
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2008/0210,738 STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR FORMING STAPLES HAVING DIFFERING FORMED STAPLE HEIGHTS 138 2008
2009/0289,096 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH AUTOMATICALLY RECONFIGURABLE ARTICULATING END EFFECTOR 85 2008
2010/0065,605 END EFFECTOR FOR USE WITH A SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING INSTRUMENT 95 2008
2010/0065,609 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH DEVICE FOR INDICATING WHEN THE INSTRUMENT HAS CUT THROUGH TISSUE 57 2008
2010/0069,942 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ELAPSED TIME BETWEEN ACTIONS 128 2008
2010/0072,251 LOCKOUT ARRANGEMENT FOR A SURGICAL STAPLER 47 2008
2010/0072,252 SURGICAL STAPLER WITH APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING STAPLE HEIGHT 74 2008
2010/0072,253 SURGICAL STAPLER HAVING AN INTERMEDIATE CLOSING POSITION 49 2008
2010/0072,256 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH CUTTING MEMBER ARRANGEMENT 67 2008
2009/0076,534 ACCESSING DATA STORED IN A MEMORY OF A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 156 2008
2010/0076,474 MOTOR-DRIVEN SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT 103 2008
2010/0076,475 MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 126 2008
2010/0089,970 POWERED SURGICAL CUTTING AND STAPLING APPARATUS WITH MANUALLY RETRACTABLE FIRING SYSTEM 122 2008
2010/0089,974 POWERED ARTICULATABLE SURGICAL CUTTING AND FASTENING INSTRUMENT WITH FLEXIBLE DRIVE MEMBER 88 2008
2010/0096,435 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT WITH APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ANVIL POSITION FEEDBACK 68 2008
2010/0193,566 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT 112 2009
2010/0193,567 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING AN ARTICULATION JOINT 122 2009
2010/0193,568 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT COMPRISING A MAGNETIC ELEMENT DRIVER 108 2009
2010/0193,569 STERILIZABLE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT 101 2009
2010/0032,470 SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEMS AND STAPLE CARTRIDGES FOR DEPLOYING SURGICAL STAPLES WITH TISSUE COMPRESSION FEATURES 116 2009
2010/0198,220 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND COMPONENTS FOR USE IN STERILE ENVIRONMENTS 103 2009
2010/0181,364 SURGICAL STAPLING INSTRUMENT HAVING A MEDICAL SUBSTANCE DISPENSER 93 2010
2010/0133,317 Motor-Driven Surgical Cutting And Fastening Instrument with Tactile Position Feedback 115 2010
2010/0133,318 Surgical Stapling Instrument With A Geared Return Mechanism 104 2010
2010/0179,382 HYDRAULICALLY AND ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED ARTICULATION JOINTS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 110 2010
 
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4,500,024 Multiple clip applier 218 1983
4,610,383 Disposable linear surgical stapler 583 1983
4,655,222 Coated surgical staple 184 1984
4,869,415 Energy storage means for a surgical stapler 244 1988
5,129,570 Surgical stapler 416 1990
5,137,198 Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument 246 1991
5,065,929 Surgical stapler with locking means 473 1991
5,304,204 Receiverless surgical fasteners 269 1993
5,484,451 Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures 381 1993
5,485,947 Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means 373 1994
5,601,224 Surgical instrument 492 1994
5,797,536 Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge 270 1995
5,607,094 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 292 1995
5,732,871 Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft 247 1995
5,564,615 Surgical instrument 412 1995
6,273,897 Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus 297 2000
6,629,988 Composite staple for completing an anastomosis 191 2001
7,143,923 Surgical stapling instrument having a firing lockout for an unclosed anvil 143 2003
7,220,272 Composite staple and method for using same 123 2003
6,964,363 Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar 316 2003
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (19)
5,366,479 Surgical staple for attaching an object to body tissue 349 1993
5,497,933 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 426 1993
5,762,256 Surgical stapler 346 1995
5,782,396 Surgical stapler 366 1995
5,657,921 Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners 256 1996
6,032,849 Surgical stapler 474 1998
2002/0117,534 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 156 2001
6,769,594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 149 2002
2004/0173,659 Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue 228 2004
2004/0243,151 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 211 2004
7,044,353 Surgical stapler 260 2004
2005/0216,055 Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip 191 2005
2005/0263,563 Surgical stapling device 153 2005
7,128,253 Surgical stapler 284 2005
7,225,964 Surgical stapler 218 2006
7,258,262 Surgical stapler 212 2006
7,278,562 Surgical stapler 154 2006
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
6,578,751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 186 2001
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HOLOBEAM, INC. (3)
5,342,396 Staples 194 1993
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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (3)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6,119,913 Endoscopic stapler 436 1996
6,126,058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 324 1998
 
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5,562,682 Surgical Instrument with adjustable arms 234 1993
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4,505,414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 386 1983
4,664,305 Surgical stapler 340 1985
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5,352,235 Laparoscopic grasper and cutter 128 1992
5,397,324 Surgical stapler instrument and method for vascular hemostasis 366 1993
5,868,760 Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue 389 1994
5,833,695 Surgical stapling system and method of applying staples from multiple staple cartridges 403 1995
5,655,698 Surgical stapler with curved jaws 370 1996
5,662,260 Surgical staple cartridge 304 1996
6,264,086 Surgical apparatus and method 365 1997
6,241,139 Surgical stapling apparatus 435 2000
2004/0108,357 Surgical stapling apparatus 235 2003
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7,080,769 Luminal anastomotic device 153 2004
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (56)
8,186,555 Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system 19 2006
8,322,455 Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument 10 2006
8,485,412 Surgical staples having attached drivers and stapling instruments for deploying the same 1 2006
8,365,976 Surgical staples having dissolvable, bioabsorbable or biofragmentable portions and stapling instruments for deploying the same 7 2006
8,360,297 Surgical cutting and stapling instrument with self adjusting anvil 7 2006
8,348,131 Surgical stapling instrument with mechanical indicator to show levels of tissue compression 9 2006
8,652,120 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 0 2007
8,459,520 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 2 2007
8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 1 2007
8,317,070 Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths 10 2007
8,157,145 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback 50 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 0 2008
8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 0 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 0 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 5 2008
8,210,411 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument 21 2008
8,161,977 Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument 29 2008
8,485,413 Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint 1 2009
8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 8 2009
8,353,437 Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism 12 2010
8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 0 2010
8,360,296 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 20 2010
8,632,525 Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries 0 2010
8,529,600 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix 1 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 2 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 17 2010
D650074 Surgical instrument 80 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 31 2011
8,172,124 Surgical instrument having recording capabilities 34 2011
8,157,153 Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities 34 2011
8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 1 2011
8,113,410 Surgical stapling apparatus with control features 36 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 1 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 0 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 0 2011
8,540,131 Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same 1 2011
8,567,656 Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights 0 2011
8,657,176 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler 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 33 2011
8,333,313 Surgical stapling instrument with a firing member return mechanism 21 2011
8,205,781 Surgical stapler with apparatus for adjusting staple height 38 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 0 2011
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 0 2012
8,602,288 Robotically-controlled motorized surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems having variable actuation speeds 0 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 0 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 0 2012
8,479,969 Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot 3 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 4 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 0 2012
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 1 2012
8,517,244 Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser 1 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
8,636,766 Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism 0 2012
 
VIA SURGICAL LTD. (1)
8,535,339 Apparatus and method for suturing 0 2012
 
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8,695,866 Surgical instrument having a power control circuit 0 2010

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