US Patent No: D532108

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Surgical stapler

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA3126

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Milliman, Keith L Bethel, CT 174 11384

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
United States Surgical Corporation (47)
4,304,236 Stapling instrument having an anvil-carrying part of particular geometric shape 279 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 383 1980
4,351,466 Disposable instrument for surgical fastening 161 1980
4,379,457 Indicator for surgical stapler 216 1981
4,573,468 Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents 254 1981
4,576,167 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 355 1981
4,603,693 Instrument for circular surgical stapling of hollow body organs and disposable cartridge therefor 317 1981
4,473,077 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 326 1982
4,485,817 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 260 1982
4,488,523 Flexible, hydraulically actuated device for applying surgical fasteners 221 1982
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 455 1984
4,646,745 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 245 1985
5,119,983 Surgical stapler apparatus 291 1987
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 397 1987
4,893,622 Method of stapling tubular body organs 146 1988
4,917,114 Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus 166 1988
5,005,749 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 222 1988
5,193,731 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 130 1990
5,285,944 Surgical stapler apparatus 76 1990
5,122,156 Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs 261 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 239 1991
5,158,222 Surgical stapler apparatus 98 1991
5,314,435 Anvil delivery system 139 1992
5,360,154 Apparatus for creating partial anastomoses 75 1992
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 197 1992
5,368,215 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 59 1992
5,344,059 Surgical apparatus and anvil delivery system therefor 104 1992
5,437,684 Circular anastomosis device 111 1993
5,447,514 Circular anastomosis device 136 1993
5,454,825 Circular anastomosis device with seal 159 1993
5,522,534 Anvil for surgical stapler 60 1993
5,497,934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 79 1993
5,392,979 Surgical stapler apparatus 326 1993
5,474,223 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 97 1994
5,443,198 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 133 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 244 1994
5,718,360 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 209 1994
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 355 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 435 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 360 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 287 1996
5,860,581 Anvil for circular stapler 155 1996
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 300 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 506 1997
6,053,390 Anvil for surgical stapler 242 1999
6,203,553 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 127 1999
6,676,671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 129 2001
 
ETHICON, INC. (26)
4,207,898 Intralumenal anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 183 1978
4,319,576 Intralumenal anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 254 1980
4,289,133 Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument 192 1980
4,703,887 Collapsible purse string aid for use with intraluminal stapling device 252 1985
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 415 1990
5,222,963 Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means 354 1991
5,271,543 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 347 1992
5,355,897 Method of performing a pyloroplasty/pylorectomy using a stapler having a shield 199 1992
5,261,920 Anvil bushing for circular stapler 135 1992
5,205,459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 430 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 317 1992
5,333,773 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 249 1992
5,285,945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 331 1992
5,271,544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 291 1993
5,275,322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 225 1993
5,292,053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 294 1993
5,312,024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 219 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 701 1993
5,350,104 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 206 1994
5,439,156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 161 1994
5,445,644 Pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield 210 1994
5,404,870 Method of using a transanal inserter 83 1994
5,533,661 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 361 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 381 1995
5,632,433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 321 1995
6,503,259 Expandable anastomotic device 262 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (19)
6,592,596 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 180 2000
6,398,795 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 159 2000
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 72 2001
6,629,630 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 197 2001
6,632,227 Endoscopic resection devices 165 2001
6,578,751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 229 2001
6,605,078 Full thickness resection device 132 2001
6,478,210 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 101 2002
6,716,222 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 118 2002
6,685,079 Full thickness resectioning device 51 2002
6,695,198 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 74 2003
6,840,423 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 94 2003
6,827,246 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 41 2003
6,820,791 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 41 2003
6,938,814 Full thickness resectioning device 42 2003
6,866,178 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 137 2003
2005/0145,675 CIRCUMFERENTIAL FULL THICKNESS RESECTIONING DEVICE 139 2003
6,874,669 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 195 2004
2005/0125,009 Full thickness resection device control handle 201 2004
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (11)
5,709,335 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 186 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 435 1996
5,881,943 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 202 1997
5,947,363 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 201 1998
6,253,984 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 79 1999
6,209,773 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 107 1999
6,176,413 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 189 2000
6,450,390 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 72 2001
6,588,643 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 212 2001
6,631,837 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 48 2001
6,659,327 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 60 2002
 
COVIDIEN LP (7)
6,488,197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 343 2000
6,491,201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 331 2000
6,533,157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 172 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 359 2000
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 255 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 301 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 299 2002
 
GENOIL INC. (7)
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 11 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 11 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 11 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 11 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 11 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 11 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 11 2004
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
6,179,195 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 156 1999
6,241,140 Method and device for full-thickness resectioning of an organ 101 2000
6,343,731 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 81 2001
6,601,749 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 278 2001
2003/0111,507 Balloon actuator for use in a resectioning device 61 2001
6,742,692 method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 48 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
6,083,241 Method of use of a circular stapler for hemorrhoidal procedure 130 1998
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 339 1998
6,193,129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 301 2000
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 539 1993
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 319 1995
6,050,472 Surgical anastomosis stapler 295 1997
 
ACTIVE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 1 2004
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 1 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6,119,913 Endoscopic stapler 502 1996
6,126,058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 379 1998
 
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (2)
6,258,107 Apparatus for connecting a variety of surgical instruments to an operating control device 240 1999
6,269,997 Apparatus for actuating a variety of interchangeable surgical instruments for hollow organ anastomosis 65 1999
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (2)
6,872,214 Stapler for endoscopes 194 2002
2005/0145,674 Stapler for endoscopes 60 2005
 
Resnick; Semion (2)
4,700,703 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 237 1986
4,903,697 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 148 1988
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (2)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 205 1999
6,517,566 Devices and methods for treating e.g. urinary stress incontinence 226 2000
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (2)
5,197,649 Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler 329 1991
5,411,508 Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device 438 1993
 
ALCHEMIA A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF CA (1)
4,550,870 Stapling device 148 1983
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,667,673 Anastomotic device applicator and method 163 1984
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4,873,977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 252 1987
 
Bieffe Medital S.A. (1)
5,139,513 Apparatus and method for suturing 302 1990
 
Bio-Seal Tech, Inc. (1)
6,632,237 Device and method for sealing a puncture in a blood vessel 79 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6,302,311 Endoscopic stapler 307 2000
 
Cardica, Inc. (1)
6,905,504 Tool for performing end-to-end anastomosis 49 2002
 
CMS SURGICAL, INC. (1)
5,951,576 End-to-side vascular anastomosing stapling device 225 1998
 
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (1)
5,669,918 Surgical instrument for preparing an anastomosis in minimally invasive surgery 331 1996
 
EDRICH VASCULAR DEVICES, INC. (1)
5,346,115 Surgical staple inserter 91 1993
 
ELF ATOCHEM S.A. (1)
5,957,363 Method of performing vascular anastomosis 182 1997
 
ENCISION, INC. (1)
6,494,877 Electrosurgical apparatus for laparoscopic and like procedures 60 1998
 
GLOBE CONTROL FINANZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,817,847 Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis 318 1988
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, LC (1)
6,626,921 Externally positioned anvil apparatus for cutting anastomosis 81 2001
 
ITT CORPORATION (1)
5,285,810 Pressure-reducing regulator for compressed natural gas 22 1993
 
KASTER, ROBERT L. (1)
5,403,333 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 190 1993
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,839,639 Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument 389 1995
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
2005/0143,758 Anastomosis device, tools and methods of using 30 2004
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
5,348,259 Flexible, articulable column 236 1992
 
Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases (1)
4,198,982 Surgical stapling instrument and method 271 1978
 
MORE CHARM, LTD. (1)
8,453,835 Protective cover for communication device 1 2011
 
NICOLO, ENRICO (1)
6,520,398 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 56 2001
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,884,250 Intratubular anastomosis apparatus 55 2002
 
Odis Lynn Avant (1)
5,047,039 Method and apparatus for effecting dorsal vein ligation and tubular anastomosis and laparoscopic prostatectomy 263 1990
 
OTICON A/S (1)
5,993,468 Method and anastomotic instrument for use when performing an end-to-side anastomosis 193 1998
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (1)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 20 2001
 
ROSATI, RICCARDO (1)
4,907,591 Surgical instrument for establishing compression anastomosis 303 1988
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
7,711,347 Mixer 96 2006
 
SENCORP (1)
4,592,354 Tissue retention spool for intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument and methods 221 1983
 
Takasago Medical Industry Co., Ltd. (1)
4,708,141 Soluble suturing device for an intestine 147 1986
 
Tracor, Inc. (1)
5,715,987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 349 1996
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
6,769,594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 190 2002
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,505,272 Surgical suturing instrument for performing anastomoses between structures of the digestive tract 166 1983
 
WILLIAM C. SHAW AND LORETTA SHAW (1)
6,623,227 Drill screw for adjusting molding relative to an underlying wall 30 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
4,350,160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 310 1980
4,476,863 Surgical instrument for establishing circular coloanastomoses 149 1981
4,505,414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 440 1983
4,957,499 Surgical suturing instrument 280 1989
5,042,707 Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same 559 1990
5,197,648 Surgical stapling apparatus 158 1991
5,188,638 Apparatus and method for preforming anastomosis fastener securement of hollow organs 168 1992
5,221,036 Surgical stapler 278 1992
5,314,436 Method and apparatus for performing end-to-end anastomoses 118 1992
5,330,486 Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments 463 1992
5,868,760 Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue 450 1994
5,720,755 Tubular suturing device and methods of use 189 1995
5,855,312 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 178 1996
6,264,086 Surgical apparatus and method 432 1997
6,117,148 Intraluminal anastomotic device 262 1998
6,279,809 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 195 1999
6,068,636 Intra-intestinal bypass gun 55 1999
6,402,008 Surgical stapler assembly with interchangeable heads 54 2000
6,338,737 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 201 2001
6,387,105 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 140 2001
2005/0051,597 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 41 2001
6,769,590 Luminal anastomotic device and method 96 2002
6,763,993 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 49 2003
2005/0107,813 Bone fixing device for cranial surgery 34 2004

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (2)
D701306 Surgical stapler handle 0 2012
D700325 Surgical stapler handle 0 2012

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