Continuous gas flow trocar assembly

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8216189
APP PUB NO 20070088276A1
SERIAL NO

11517750

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A trocar assembly for providing a pressurized insufflation fluid into a patient cavity and for providing sealable access to the patient cavity by a surgical instrument. The assembly comprises an inner tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end. An outer tubular member is disposed about the inner tubular member, the outer tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the inner tubular member and the distal end of the outer tubular member define a trocar seal nozzle arranged therebetween.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SurgiQuest, Inc.ORANGE, CT39

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Campbell, Michael J Louisville, US 31 853
Halgren, Donald N Manchester, US 44 1000
Hartman, George A J Waynesville, US 5 266
Stubbs, Jack B Waynesville, US 27 1721
Thompson, Ronald J Ft. Thomas, US 81 2051

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SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
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Applied Medical Resources Corporation (2)
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Porous Media Corporation (1)
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Erblan Surgical Inc. (2)
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PALL CORPORATION (1)
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COVIDIEN LP (2)
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CONMED CORPORATION (1)
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SurgiQuest, Inc. (4)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LEXION MEDICAL, LLC (1)
9199046 Trocar sleeve 0 2014
 
TELEFLEX MEDICAL DEVICES S.À R.L. (1)
9439667 Apparatus and methods to install, support and/or monitor performance of intraosseous devices 0 2010
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