Surgical stapler

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4795

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Milliman, Keith L Bethel, CT 127 21679

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
4350160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 347 1980
4476863 Surgical instrument for establishing circular coloanastomoses 189 1981
4505414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 692 1983
4957499 Surgical suturing instrument 356 1989
5042707 Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same 864 1990
5197648 Surgical stapling apparatus 318 1991
5188638 Apparatus and method for preforming anastomosis fastener securement of hollow organs 199 1992
5221036 Surgical stapler 492 1992
5314436 Method and apparatus for performing end-to-end anastomoses 151 1992
5330486 Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments 625 1992
5868760 Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue 674 1994
5720755 Tubular suturing device and methods of use 252 1995
5855312 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 240 1996
6264086 Surgical apparatus and method 710 1997
6117148 Intraluminal anastomotic device 476 1998
6279809 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 269 1999
6068636 Intra-intestinal bypass gun 85 1999
6402008 Surgical stapler assembly with interchangeable heads 82 2000
6338737 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 390 2001
6387105 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 236 2001
2005/0051,597 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 92 2001
6769590 Luminal anastomotic device and method 278 2002
6763993 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 76 2003
2005/0107,813 Bone fixing device for cranial surgery 60 2004
 
TRACOR, INC. (1)
5715987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 579 1996
 
GENOIL INC. (7)
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 17 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 17 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 17 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 17 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 17 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 17 2004
2005/0173,337 Method and apparatus for separating immiscible phases with different densities 17 2004
 
GLOBE CONTROL FINANZ AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4817847 Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis 512 1988
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
6769594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 377 2002
 
Nicolo, Enrico (1)
6520398 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 83 2001
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (1)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 35 2001
 
Takasago Medical Industry Co., Ltd. (1)
4708141 Soluble suturing device for an intestine 321 1986
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
7711347 Mixer 97 2006
 
COVIDIEN LP (7)
6488197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 577 2000
6491201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 555 2000
6533157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 383 2000
6716233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 597 2000
6945444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 474 2002
6681979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 498 2002
6695199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 495 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
6179195 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 324 1999
6241140 Method and device for full-thickness resectioning of an organ 262 2000
6343731 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 257 2001
6601749 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 482 2001
2003/0111,507 Balloon actuator for use in a resectioning device 92 2001
6742692 method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 74 2003
 
SENCORP (1)
4592354 Tissue retention spool for intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument and methods 267 1983
 
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (1)
5669918 Surgical instrument for preparing an anastomosis in minimally invasive surgery 517 1996
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (2)
6149667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 320 1999
6517566 Devices and methods for treating e.g. urinary stress incontinence 464 2000
 
OTICON A/S (1)
5993468 Method and anastomotic instrument for use when performing an end-to-side anastomosis 254 1998
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
5348259 Flexible, articulable column 420 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
6083241 Method of use of a circular stapler for hemorrhoidal procedure 178 1998
6102271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 576 1998
6193129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 510 2000
 
ELF ATOCHEM S.A. (1)
5957363 Method of performing vascular anastomosis 224 1997
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (11)
5709335 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 224 1995
5732872 Surgical stapling instrument 672 1996
5881943 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 243 1997
5947363 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 245 1998
6253984 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 108 1999
6209773 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 144 1999
6176413 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 232 2000
6450390 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 100 2001
6588643 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 397 2001
6631837 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 75 2001
6659327 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 89 2002
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6884250 Intratubular anastomosis apparatus 100 2002
 
ETHICON, INC. (25)
4319576 Intralumenal anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 307 1980
4289133 Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument 355 1980
4703887 Collapsible purse string aid for use with intraluminal stapling device 336 1985
5104025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 631 1990
5222963 Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means 550 1991
5271543 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 550 1992
5355897 Method of performing a pyloroplasty/pylorectomy using a stapler having a shield 260 1992
5261920 Anvil bushing for circular stapler 173 1992
5205459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 710 1992
5309927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 551 1992
5333773 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 364 1992
5285945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 571 1992
5271544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 478 1993
5275322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 288 1993
5292053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 446 1993
5312024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 400 1993
5433721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 1012 1993
5350104 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 273 1994
5439156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 335 1994
5445644 Pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield 375 1994
5404870 Method of using a transanal inserter 127 1994
5533661 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 583 1995
5609285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 596 1995
5632433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 525 1995
6503259 Expandable anastomotic device 484 2000
 
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (2)
5197649 Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler 487 1991
5411508 Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device 713 1993
 
Kaster; Robert L. (1)
5403333 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 219 1993
 
CMS SURGICAL, INC. (1)
5951576 End-to-side vascular anastomosing stapling device 296 1998
 
Odis Lynn Avant (1)
5047039 Method and apparatus for effecting dorsal vein ligation and tubular anastomosis and laparoscopic prostatectomy 311 1990
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4873977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 432 1987
 
Resnick; Semion (2)
4700703 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 413 1986
4903697 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 322 1988
 
Bieffe Medital S.A. (1)
5139513 Apparatus and method for suturing 504 1990
 
Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, LC (1)
6626921 Externally positioned anvil apparatus for cutting anastomosis 120 2001
 
DEXTERA SURGICAL INC. (1)
6905504 Tool for performing end-to-end anastomosis 80 2002
 
ENCISION, INC. (1)
6494877 Electrosurgical apparatus for laparoscopic and like procedures 95 1998
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5395030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 777 1993
5658300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 549 1995
6050472 Surgical anastomosis stapler 490 1997
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5839639 Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument 613 1995
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (2)
6872214 Stapler for endoscopes 380 2002
2005/0145,674 Stapler for endoscopes 91 2005
 
ALCHEMIA A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF CA (1)
4550870 Stapling device 216 1983
 
ITT CORPORATION (1)
5285810 Pressure-reducing regulator for compressed natural gas 27 1993
 
ACTIVE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 31 2004
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 31 2004
 
Bio-Seal Tech, Inc. (1)
6632237 Device and method for sealing a puncture in a blood vessel 119 2001
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
2005/0143,758 Anastomosis device, tools and methods of using 39 2004
 
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (2)
6258107 Apparatus for connecting a variety of surgical instruments to an operating control device 478 1999
6269997 Apparatus for actuating a variety of interchangeable surgical instruments for hollow organ anastomosis 97 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (19)
6592596 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 241 2000
6398795 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 210 2000
6585144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 226 2001
6629630 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 390 2001
6632227 Endoscopic resection devices 217 2001
6578751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 414 2001
6605078 Full thickness resection device 295 2001
6478210 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 263 2002
6716222 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 151 2002
6685079 Full thickness resectioning device 79 2002
6695198 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 236 2003
6840423 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 255 2003
6827246 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 195 2003
6820791 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 190 2003
6938814 Full thickness resectioning device 76 2003
6866178 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 328 2003
2005/0145,675 CIRCUMFERENTIAL FULL THICKNESS RESECTIONING DEVICE 317 2003
6874669 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 393 2004
2005/0125,009 Full thickness resection device control handle 367 2004
 
AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY (1)
4667673 Anastomotic device applicator and method 210 1984
 
EDRICH VASCULAR DEVICES, INC. (1)
5346115 Surgical staple inserter 119 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6119913 Endoscopic stapler 750 1996
6126058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 601 1998
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4505272 Surgical suturing instrument for performing anastomoses between structures of the digestive tract 339 1983
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (47)
4304236 Stapling instrument having an anvil-carrying part of particular geometric shape 385 1980
4606343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 573 1980
4351466 Disposable instrument for surgical fastening 200 1980
4379457 Indicator for surgical stapler 381 1981
4573468 Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents 440 1981
4576167 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 538 1981
4603693 Instrument for circular surgical stapling of hollow body organs and disposable cartridge therefor 377 1981
4473077 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 510 1982
4485817 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 327 1982
4488523 Flexible, hydraulically actuated device for applying surgical fasteners 399 1982
4671445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 690 1984
4646745 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 295 1985
5119983 Surgical stapler apparatus 348 1987
4754909 Flexible stapler 600 1987
4893622 Method of stapling tubular body organs 318 1988
4917114 Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus 216 1988
5005749 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 277 1988
5193731 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 160 1990
5285944 Surgical stapler apparatus 105 1990
5122156 Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs 470 1990
5253793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 431 1991
5158222 Surgical stapler apparatus 131 1991
5314435 Anvil delivery system 171 1992
5360154 Apparatus for creating partial anastomoses 104 1992
5470006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 357 1992
5368215 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 85 1992
5344059 Surgical apparatus and anvil delivery system therefor 135 1992
5437684 Circular anastomosis device 144 1993
5447514 Circular anastomosis device 166 1993
5454825 Circular anastomosis device with seal 198 1993
5522534 Anvil for surgical stapler 86 1993
5497934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 114 1993
5392979 Surgical stapler apparatus 548 1993
5474223 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 157 1994
5443198 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 225 1994
5685474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 441 1994
5718360 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 395 1994
5588579 Anvil for circular stapler 573 1995
5799857 Circular anastomosis device 684 1996
5639008 Anvil for circular stapler 567 1996
5836503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 486 1996
5860581 Anvil for circular stapler 332 1996
5758814 Anvil for circular stapler 505 1997
5915616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 787 1997
6053390 Anvil for surgical stapler 437 1999
6203553 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 164 1999
6676671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 190 2001
 
WILLIAM C. SHAW AND LORETTA SHAW (1)
6623227 Drill screw for adjusting molding relative to an underlying wall 34 2001
 
MORE CHARM, LTD. (1)
8453835 Protective cover for communication device 15 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6302311 Endoscopic stapler 532 2000
 
ROSATI, RICCARDO (1)
4907591 Surgical instrument for establishing compression anastomosis 349 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 216 2006
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