US Patent No: D532108

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Surgical stapler

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4188

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Milliman, Keith L Bethel, CT 125 17598

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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 331 1980
4,476,863 Surgical instrument for establishing circular coloanastomoses 173 1981
4,505,414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 599 1983
4,957,499 Surgical suturing instrument 328 1989
5,042,707 Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same 741 1990
5,197,648 Surgical stapling apparatus 255 1991
5,188,638 Apparatus and method for preforming anastomosis fastener securement of hollow organs 184 1992
5,221,036 Surgical stapler 412 1992
5,314,436 Method and apparatus for performing end-to-end anastomoses 134 1992
5,330,486 Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments 572 1992
5,868,760 Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue 598 1994
5,720,755 Tubular suturing device and methods of use 225 1995
5,855,312 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 212 1996
6,264,086 Surgical apparatus and method 602 1997
6,117,148 Intraluminal anastomotic device 398 1998
6,279,809 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 238 1999
6,068,636 Intra-intestinal bypass gun 70 1999
6,402,008 Surgical stapler assembly with interchangeable heads 68 2000
6,338,737 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 321 2001
6,387,105 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 208 2001
2005/0051,597 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 75 2001
6,769,590 Luminal anastomotic device and method 210 2002
6,763,993 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 61 2003
2005/0107,813 Bone fixing device for cranial surgery 47 2004
 
Tracor, Inc. (1)
5,715,987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 496 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 445 1988
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
6,769,594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 309 2002
 
NICOLO, ENRICO (1)
6,520,398 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 69 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 254 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 492 2000
6,491,201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 470 2000
6,533,157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 297 2000
6,716,233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 505 2000
6,945,444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 392 2002
6,681,979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 424 2002
6,695,199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 422 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
6,179,195 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 254 1999
6,241,140 Method and device for full-thickness resectioning of an organ 195 2000
6,343,731 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 183 2001
6,601,749 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 407 2001
2003/0111,507 Balloon actuator for use in a resectioning device 76 2001
6,742,692 method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 60 2003
 
SENCORP (1)
4,592,354 Tissue retention spool for intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument and methods 250 1983
 
Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (1)
5,669,918 Surgical instrument for preparing an anastomosis in minimally invasive surgery 450 1996
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (2)
6,149,667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 276 1999
6,517,566 Devices and methods for treating e.g. urinary stress incontinence 380 2000
 
OTICON A/S (1)
5,993,468 Method and anastomotic instrument for use when performing an end-to-side anastomosis 227 1998
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
5,348,259 Flexible, articulable column 346 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
6,083,241 Method of use of a circular stapler for hemorrhoidal procedure 163 1998
6,102,271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 495 1998
6,193,129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 436 2000
 
ELF ATOCHEM S.A. (1)
5,957,363 Method of performing vascular anastomosis 205 1997
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (11)
5,709,335 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 207 1995
5,732,872 Surgical stapling instrument 586 1996
5,881,943 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 225 1997
5,947,363 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 225 1998
6,253,984 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 93 1999
6,209,773 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 130 1999
6,176,413 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 212 2000
6,450,390 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 85 2001
6,588,643 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 330 2001
6,631,837 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 61 2001
6,659,327 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 75 2002
 
Niti Surgical Solutions Ltd. (1)
6,884,250 Intratubular anastomosis apparatus 81 2002
 
ETHICON, INC. (25)
4,319,576 Intralumenal anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 286 1980
4,289,133 Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument 292 1980
4,703,887 Collapsible purse string aid for use with intraluminal stapling device 299 1985
5,104,025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 551 1990
5,222,963 Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means 481 1991
5,271,543 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 472 1992
5,355,897 Method of performing a pyloroplasty/pylorectomy using a stapler having a shield 234 1992
5,261,920 Anvil bushing for circular stapler 154 1992
5,205,459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 608 1992
5,309,927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 461 1992
5,333,773 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 296 1992
5,285,945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 484 1992
5,271,544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 403 1993
5,275,322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 264 1993
5,292,053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 373 1993
5,312,024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 328 1993
5,433,721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 891 1993
5,350,104 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 243 1994
5,439,156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 268 1994
5,445,644 Pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield 317 1994
5,404,870 Method of using a transanal inserter 110 1994
5,533,661 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 499 1995
5,609,285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 520 1995
5,632,433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 452 1995
6,503,259 Expandable anastomotic device 403 2000
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (2)
5,197,649 Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler 416 1991
5,411,508 Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device 612 1993
 
Kaster; Robert L. (1)
5,403,333 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 204 1993
 
CMS SURGICAL, INC. (1)
5,951,576 End-to-side vascular anastomosing stapling device 263 1998
 
Odis Lynn Avant (1)
5,047,039 Method and apparatus for effecting dorsal vein ligation and tubular anastomosis and laparoscopic prostatectomy 287 1990
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4,873,977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 355 1987
 
Resnick; Semion (2)
4,700,703 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 331 1986
4,903,697 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 253 1988
 
Bieffe Medital S.A. (1)
5,139,513 Apparatus and method for suturing 434 1990
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, LC (1)
6,626,921 Externally positioned anvil apparatus for cutting anastomosis 106 2001
 
Cardica, Inc. (1)
6,905,504 Tool for performing end-to-end anastomosis 68 2002
 
ENCISION, INC. (1)
6,494,877 Electrosurgical apparatus for laparoscopic and like procedures 80 1998
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5,395,030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 688 1993
5,658,300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 452 1995
6,050,472 Surgical anastomosis stapler 417 1997
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,839,639 Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument 538 1995
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (2)
6,872,214 Stapler for endoscopes 310 2002
2005/0145,674 Stapler for endoscopes 76 2005
 
ALCHEMIA A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF CA (1)
4,550,870 Stapling device 187 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 16 2004
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 16 2004
 
Bio-Seal Tech, Inc. (1)
6,632,237 Device and method for sealing a puncture in a blood vessel 101 2001
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
2005/0143,758 Anastomosis device, tools and methods of using 36 2004
 
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (2)
6,258,107 Apparatus for connecting a variety of surgical instruments to an operating control device 396 1999
6,269,997 Apparatus for actuating a variety of interchangeable surgical instruments for hollow organ anastomosis 80 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (19)
6,592,596 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 217 2000
6,398,795 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 191 2000
6,585,144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 163 2001
6,629,630 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 320 2001
6,632,227 Endoscopic resection devices 196 2001
6,578,751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 347 2001
6,605,078 Full thickness resection device 232 2001
6,478,210 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 194 2002
6,716,222 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 137 2002
6,685,079 Full thickness resectioning device 65 2002
6,695,198 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 171 2003
6,840,423 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 192 2003
6,827,246 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 129 2003
6,820,791 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 126 2003
6,938,814 Full thickness resectioning device 62 2003
6,866,178 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 261 2003
2005/0145,675 CIRCUMFERENTIAL FULL THICKNESS RESECTIONING DEVICE 250 2003
6,874,669 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 326 2004
2005/0125,009 Full thickness resection device control handle 306 2004
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,667,673 Anastomotic device applicator and method 195 1984
 
Edrich Vascular Devices, Inc. (1)
5,346,115 Surgical staple inserter 105 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6,119,913 Endoscopic stapler 666 1996
6,126,058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 522 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 270 1983
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (47)
4,304,236 Stapling instrument having an anvil-carrying part of particular geometric shape 331 1980
4,606,343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 497 1980
4,351,466 Disposable instrument for surgical fastening 185 1980
4,379,457 Indicator for surgical stapler 316 1981
4,573,468 Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents 372 1981
4,576,167 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 469 1981
4,603,693 Instrument for circular surgical stapling of hollow body organs and disposable cartridge therefor 353 1981
4,473,077 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 435 1982
4,485,817 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 287 1982
4,488,523 Flexible, hydraulically actuated device for applying surgical fasteners 326 1982
4,671,445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 604 1984
4,646,745 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 277 1985
5,119,983 Surgical stapler apparatus 330 1987
4,754,909 Flexible stapler 527 1987
4,893,622 Method of stapling tubular body organs 249 1988
4,917,114 Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus 196 1988
5,005,749 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 257 1988
5,193,731 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 148 1990
5,285,944 Surgical stapler apparatus 92 1990
5,122,156 Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs 392 1990
5,253,793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 354 1991
5,158,222 Surgical stapler apparatus 119 1991
5,314,435 Anvil delivery system 157 1992
5,360,154 Apparatus for creating partial anastomoses 89 1992
5,470,006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 292 1992
5,368,215 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 72 1992
5,344,059 Surgical apparatus and anvil delivery system therefor 120 1992
5,437,684 Circular anastomosis device 129 1993
5,447,514 Circular anastomosis device 153 1993
5,454,825 Circular anastomosis device with seal 184 1993
5,522,534 Anvil for surgical stapler 73 1993
5,497,934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 98 1993
5,392,979 Surgical stapler apparatus 468 1993
5,474,223 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 119 1994
5,443,198 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 192 1994
5,685,474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 364 1994
5,718,360 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 328 1994
5,588,579 Anvil for circular stapler 498 1995
5,799,857 Circular anastomosis device 597 1996
5,639,008 Anvil for circular stapler 494 1996
5,836,503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 418 1996
5,860,581 Anvil for circular stapler 261 1996
5,758,814 Anvil for circular stapler 429 1997
5,915,616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 688 1997
6,053,390 Anvil for surgical stapler 363 1999
6,203,553 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 148 1999
6,676,671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 164 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 448 2000
 
ROSATI, RICCARDO (1)
4,907,591 Surgical instrument for establishing compression anastomosis 332 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 152 2006
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