US Patent No: D532108

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Surgical stapler

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4296

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Milliman, Keith L Bethel, CT 125 18344

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
4,350,160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 334 1980
4,476,863 Surgical instrument for establishing circular coloanastomoses 177 1981
4,505,414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 617 1983
4,957,499 Surgical suturing instrument 333 1989
5,042,707 Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same 757 1990
5,197,648 Surgical stapling apparatus 267 1991
5,188,638 Apparatus and method for preforming anastomosis fastener securement of hollow organs 187 1992
5,221,036 Surgical stapler 428 1992
5,314,436 Method and apparatus for performing end-to-end anastomoses 138 1992
5,330,486 Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments 582 1992
5,868,760 Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue 613 1994
5,720,755 Tubular suturing device and methods of use 229 1995
5,855,312 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 216 1996
6,264,086 Surgical apparatus and method 623 1997
6,117,148 Intraluminal anastomotic device 411 1998
6,279,809 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 246 1999
6,068,636 Intra-intestinal bypass gun 73 1999
6,402,008 Surgical stapler assembly with interchangeable heads 71 2000
6,338,737 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 333 2001
6,387,105 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 213 2001
2005/0051,597 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 79 2001
6,769,590 Luminal anastomotic device and method 223 2002
6,763,993 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 64 2003
2005/0107,813 Bone fixing device for cranial surgery 50 2004
 
Tracor, Inc. (1)
5,715,987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 511 1996
 
GENOIL INC. (7)
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 16 2004
 
GLOBE CONTROL FINANZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,817,847 Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis 458 1988
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
6,769,594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 321 2002
 
NICOLO, ENRICO (1)
6,520,398 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 72 2001
 
Privasys, Inc (1)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 31 2001
 
Takasago Medical Industry Co., Ltd. (1)
4,708,141 Soluble suturing device for an intestine 267 1986
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
7,711,347 Mixer 97 2006
 
COVIDIEN LP (7)
6,488,197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 507 2000
6,491,201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 485 2000
6,533,157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 314 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 524 2000
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 405 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 437 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 435 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
6,179,195 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 267 1999
6,241,140 Method and device for full-thickness resectioning of an organ 207 2000
6,343,731 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 196 2001
6,601,749 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 421 2001
2003/0111,507 Balloon actuator for use in a resectioning device 80 2001
6,742,692 method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 63 2003
 
SENCORP (1)
4,592,354 Tissue retention spool for intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument and methods 254 1983
 
Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (1)
5,669,918 Surgical instrument for preparing an anastomosis in minimally invasive surgery 462 1996
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (2)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 285 1999
6,517,566 Devices and methods for treating e.g. urinary stress incontinence 397 2000
 
OTICON A/S (1)
5,993,468 Method and anastomotic instrument for use when performing an end-to-side anastomosis 231 1998
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
5,348,259 Flexible, articulable column 359 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
6,083,241 Method of use of a circular stapler for hemorrhoidal procedure 166 1998
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 508 1998
6,193,129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 448 2000
 
ELF ATOCHEM S.A. (1)
5,957,363 Method of performing vascular anastomosis 210 1997
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (11)
5,709,335 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 212 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 601 1996
5,881,943 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 229 1997
5,947,363 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 229 1998
6,253,984 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 96 1999
6,209,773 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 133 1999
6,176,413 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 215 2000
6,450,390 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 88 2001
6,588,643 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 342 2001
6,631,837 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 64 2001
6,659,327 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 78 2002
 
Niti Surgical Solutions Ltd. (1)
6,884,250 Intratubular anastomosis apparatus 85 2002
 
ETHICON, INC. (25)
4,319,576 Intralumenal anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 292 1980
4,289,133 Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument 305 1980
4,703,887 Collapsible purse string aid for use with intraluminal stapling device 309 1985
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 566 1990
5,222,963 Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means 493 1991
5,271,543 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 487 1992
5,355,897 Method of performing a pyloroplasty/pylorectomy using a stapler having a shield 238 1992
5,261,920 Anvil bushing for circular stapler 158 1992
5,205,459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 626 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 474 1992
5,333,773 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 308 1992
5,285,945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 498 1992
5,271,544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 416 1993
5,275,322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 268 1993
5,292,053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 386 1993
5,312,024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 345 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 919 1993
5,350,104 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 248 1994
5,439,156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 281 1994
5,445,644 Pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield 326 1994
5,404,870 Method of using a transanal inserter 113 1994
5,533,661 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 514 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 535 1995
5,632,433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 467 1995
6,503,259 Expandable anastomotic device 416 2000
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (2)
5,197,649 Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler 429 1991
5,411,508 Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device 631 1993
 
Kaster; Robert L. (1)
5,403,333 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 207 1993
 
CMS SURGICAL, INC. (1)
5,951,576 End-to-side vascular anastomosing stapling device 268 1998
 
Odis Lynn Avant (1)
5,047,039 Method and apparatus for effecting dorsal vein ligation and tubular anastomosis and laparoscopic prostatectomy 291 1990
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4,873,977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 369 1987
 
Resnick; Semion (2)
4,700,703 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 349 1986
4,903,697 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 266 1988
 
Bieffe Medital S.A. (1)
5,139,513 Apparatus and method for suturing 447 1990
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, LC (1)
6,626,921 Externally positioned anvil apparatus for cutting anastomosis 109 2001
 
Cardica, Inc. (1)
6,905,504 Tool for performing end-to-end anastomosis 71 2002
 
ENCISION, INC. (1)
6,494,877 Electrosurgical apparatus for laparoscopic and like procedures 83 1998
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 704 1993
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 473 1995
6,050,472 Surgical anastomosis stapler 432 1997
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,839,639 Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument 552 1995
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (2)
6,872,214 Stapler for endoscopes 324 2002
2005/0145,674 Stapler for endoscopes 81 2005
 
ALCHEMIA A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF CA (1)
4,550,870 Stapling device 190 1983
 
ITT CORPORATION (1)
5,285,810 Pressure-reducing regulator for compressed natural gas 25 1993
 
Active Protective Technologies, Inc. (2)
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 18 2004
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 18 2004
 
Bio-Seal Tech, Inc. (1)
6,632,237 Device and method for sealing a puncture in a blood vessel 105 2001
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
2005/0143,758 Anastomosis device, tools and methods of using 37 2004
 
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 413 1999
6,269,997 Apparatus for actuating a variety of interchangeable surgical instruments for hollow organ anastomosis 84 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (19)
6,592,596 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 221 2000
6,398,795 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 195 2000
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 175 2001
6,629,630 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 332 2001
6,632,227 Endoscopic resection devices 201 2001
6,578,751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 359 2001
6,605,078 Full thickness resection device 244 2001
6,478,210 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 208 2002
6,716,222 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 140 2002
6,685,079 Full thickness resectioning device 68 2002
6,695,198 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 183 2003
6,840,423 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 204 2003
6,827,246 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 142 2003
6,820,791 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 139 2003
6,938,814 Full thickness resectioning device 65 2003
6,866,178 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 273 2003
2005/0145,675 CIRCUMFERENTIAL FULL THICKNESS RESECTIONING DEVICE 262 2003
6,874,669 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 338 2004
2005/0125,009 Full thickness resection device control handle 318 2004
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,667,673 Anastomotic device applicator and method 199 1984
 
Edrich Vascular Devices, Inc. (1)
5,346,115 Surgical staple inserter 108 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6,119,913 Endoscopic stapler 682 1996
6,126,058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 538 1998
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4,505,272 Surgical suturing instrument for performing anastomoses between structures of the digestive tract 283 1983
 
United States Surgical Corporation (47)
4,304,236 Stapling instrument having an anvil-carrying part of particular geometric shape 344 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 514 1980
4,351,466 Disposable instrument for surgical fastening 189 1980
4,379,457 Indicator for surgical stapler 329 1981
4,573,468 Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents 385 1981
4,576,167 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 484 1981
4,603,693 Instrument for circular surgical stapling of hollow body organs and disposable cartridge therefor 359 1981
4,473,077 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 451 1982
4,485,817 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 293 1982
4,488,523 Flexible, hydraulically actuated device for applying surgical fasteners 342 1982
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 622 1984
4,646,745 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 283 1985
5,119,983 Surgical stapler apparatus 335 1987
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 541 1987
4,893,622 Method of stapling tubular body organs 261 1988
4,917,114 Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus 201 1988
5,005,749 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 263 1988
5,193,731 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 151 1990
5,285,944 Surgical stapler apparatus 95 1990
5,122,156 Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs 405 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 371 1991
5,158,222 Surgical stapler apparatus 122 1991
5,314,435 Anvil delivery system 160 1992
5,360,154 Apparatus for creating partial anastomoses 92 1992
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 304 1992
5,368,215 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 75 1992
5,344,059 Surgical apparatus and anvil delivery system therefor 123 1992
5,437,684 Circular anastomosis device 133 1993
5,447,514 Circular anastomosis device 156 1993
5,454,825 Circular anastomosis device with seal 188 1993
5,522,534 Anvil for surgical stapler 76 1993
5,497,934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 101 1993
5,392,979 Surgical stapler apparatus 485 1993
5,474,223 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 123 1994
5,443,198 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 200 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 382 1994
5,718,360 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 340 1994
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 513 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 615 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 507 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 431 1996
5,860,581 Anvil for circular stapler 274 1996
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 442 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 710 1997
6,053,390 Anvil for surgical stapler 377 1999
6,203,553 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 151 1999
6,676,671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 169 2001
 
WILLIAM C. SHAW AND LORETTA SHAW (1)
6,623,227 Drill screw for adjusting molding relative to an underlying wall 32 2001
 
MORE CHARM, LTD. (1)
8,453,835 Protective cover for communication device 12 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6,302,311 Endoscopic stapler 462 2000
 
ROSATI, RICCARDO (1)
4,907,591 Surgical instrument for establishing compression anastomosis 336 1988
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (2)
D701306 Surgical stapler handle 0 2012
D700325 Surgical stapler handle 0 2012
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (1)
* 2006/0201,989 Surgical anvil and system for deploying the same 164 2006
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