Surgical stapler

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA4974

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Milliman, Keith L Bethel, CT 127 23088

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (24)
4350160 Instrument for establishing vascular anastomoses 355 1980
4476863 Surgical instrument for establishing circular coloanastomoses 195 1981
4505414 Expandable anvil surgical stapler 722 1983
4957499 Surgical suturing instrument 362 1989
5042707 Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same 894 1990
5197648 Surgical stapling apparatus 335 1991
5188638 Apparatus and method for preforming anastomosis fastener securement of hollow organs 203 1992
5221036 Surgical stapler 517 1992
5314436 Method and apparatus for performing end-to-end anastomoses 155 1992
5330486 Laparoscopic or endoscopic anastomosis technique and associated instruments 645 1992
5868760 Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue 696 1994
5720755 Tubular suturing device and methods of use 256 1995
5855312 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 244 1996
6264086 Surgical apparatus and method 749 1997
6117148 Intraluminal anastomotic device 495 1998
6279809 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 281 1999
6068636 Intra-intestinal bypass gun 89 1999
6402008 Surgical stapler assembly with interchangeable heads 86 2000
6338737 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 414 2001
6387105 Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis 244 2001
2005/0051,597 Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs 97 2001
6769590 Luminal anastomotic device and method 295 2002
6763993 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 80 2003
2005/0107,813 Bone fixing device for cranial surgery 64 2004
 
TRACOR, INC. (1)
5715987 Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method 601 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 533 1988
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
6769594 End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same 397 2002
 
Nicolo, Enrico (1)
6520398 Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis 87 2001
 
PRIVASYS, INC. (1)
2003/0061,168 Method for generating customer secure card numbers 37 2001
 
Takasago Medical Industry Co., Ltd. (1)
4708141 Soluble suturing device for an intestine 341 1986
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
7711347 Mixer 98 2006
 
COVIDIEN LP (7)
6488197 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments 598 2000
6491201 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 581 2000
6533157 Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device 411 2000
6716233 Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities 625 2000
6945444 Surgical stapling device for performing circular anastomoses 505 2002
6681979 Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments 518 2002
6695199 Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments 515 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
6179195 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 344 1999
6241140 Method and device for full-thickness resectioning of an organ 282 2000
6343731 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 279 2001
6601749 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 505 2001
2003/0111,507 Balloon actuator for use in a resectioning device 96 2001
6742692 method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 78 2003
 
SENCORP (1)
4592354 Tissue retention spool for intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapling instrument and methods 272 1983
 
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V. (1)
5669918 Surgical instrument for preparing an anastomosis in minimally invasive surgery 537 1996
 
SURGICAL CONNECTIONS, INC. (2)
6149667 Devices and methods for treating E.G. urinary stress incontinence 331 1999
6517566 Devices and methods for treating e.g. urinary stress incontinence 491 2000
 
OTICON A/S (1)
5993468 Method and anastomotic instrument for use when performing an end-to-side anastomosis 258 1998
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
5348259 Flexible, articulable column 445 1992
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
6083241 Method of use of a circular stapler for hemorrhoidal procedure 186 1998
6102271 Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery 599 1998
6193129 Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 538 2000
 
ELF ATOCHEM S.A. (1)
5957363 Method of performing vascular anastomosis 229 1997
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (11)
5709335 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 229 1995
5732872 Surgical stapling instrument 692 1996
5881943 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 248 1997
5947363 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 249 1998
6253984 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 113 1999
6209773 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 150 1999
6176413 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 240 2000
6450390 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 104 2001
6588643 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 417 2001
6631837 Surgical stapling instrument and method thereof 79 2001
6659327 Surgical anastomosis apparatus and method thereof 93 2002
 
NITI SURGICAL SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6884250 Intratubular anastomosis apparatus 108 2002
 
ETHICON, INC. (25)
4319576 Intralumenal anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 319 1980
4289133 Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument 372 1980
4703887 Collapsible purse string aid for use with intraluminal stapling device 351 1985
5104025 Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil 659 1990
5222963 Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means 569 1991
5271543 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 577 1992
5355897 Method of performing a pyloroplasty/pylorectomy using a stapler having a shield 271 1992
5261920 Anvil bushing for circular stapler 177 1992
5205459 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 739 1992
5309927 Circular stapler tissue retention spring method 568 1992
5333773 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 390 1992
5285945 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 594 1992
5271544 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 505 1993
5275322 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 299 1993
5292053 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 473 1993
5312024 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 418 1993
5433721 Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue 1050 1993
5350104 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 286 1994
5439156 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 356 1994
5445644 Pyloroplasty/pylorectomy shield 389 1994
5404870 Method of using a transanal inserter 134 1994
5533661 Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument 614 1995
5609285 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 624 1995
5632433 Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism 548 1995
6503259 Expandable anastomotic device 506 2000
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (2)
5197649 Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler 507 1991
5411508 Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device 736 1993
 
Kaster; Robert L. (1)
5403333 Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus 223 1993
 
CMS SURGICAL, INC. (1)
5951576 End-to-side vascular anastomosing stapling device 302 1998
 
Odis Lynn Avant (1)
5047039 Method and apparatus for effecting dorsal vein ligation and tubular anastomosis and laparoscopic prostatectomy 316 1990
 
AVANT, OTIS LYNN (1)
4873977 Stapling method and apparatus for vesicle-urethral re-anastomosis following retropubic prostatectomy and other tubular anastomosis 457 1987
 
Resnick; Semion (2)
4700703 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 441 1986
4903697 Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument 341 1988
 
Bieffe Medital S.A. (1)
5139513 Apparatus and method for suturing 528 1990
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, LC (1)
6626921 Externally positioned anvil apparatus for cutting anastomosis 127 2001
 
DEXTERA SURGICAL INC. (1)
6905504 Tool for performing end-to-end anastomosis 87 2002
 
ENCISION, INC. (1)
6494877 Electrosurgical apparatus for laparoscopic and like procedures 99 1998
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (3)
5395030 Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues 801 1993
5658300 Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues 577 1995
6050472 Surgical anastomosis stapler 513 1997
 
LSI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5839639 Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument 635 1995
 
MEDIGUS LTD. (2)
6872214 Stapler for endoscopes 397 2002
2005/0145,674 Stapler for endoscopes 96 2005
 
ALCHEMIA A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF CA (1)
4550870 Stapling device 223 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 34 2004
2005/0067,816 Method and apparatus for body impact protection 34 2004
 
Bio-Seal Tech, Inc. (1)
6632237 Device and method for sealing a puncture in a blood vessel 123 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 502 1999
6269997 Apparatus for actuating a variety of interchangeable surgical instruments for hollow organ anastomosis 103 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (19)
6592596 Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold 249 2000
6398795 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 215 2000
6585144 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 245 2001
6629630 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 410 2001
6632227 Endoscopic resection devices 224 2001
6578751 Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter 434 2001
6605078 Full thickness resection device 312 2001
6478210 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 284 2002
6716222 Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices 155 2002
6685079 Full thickness resectioning device 83 2002
6695198 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 257 2003
6840423 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 276 2003
6827246 Multi fire full thickness resectioning device 215 2003
6820791 Non-circular resection device and endoscope 210 2003
6938814 Full thickness resectioning device 82 2003
6866178 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 350 2003
2005/0145,675 CIRCUMFERENTIAL FULL THICKNESS RESECTIONING DEVICE 337 2003
6874669 Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device 415 2004
2005/0125,009 Full thickness resection device control handle 384 2004
 
AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY (1)
4667673 Anastomotic device applicator and method 217 1984
 
EDRICH VASCULAR DEVICES, INC. (1)
5346115 Surgical staple inserter 123 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
6119913 Endoscopic stapler 778 1996
6126058 Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ 625 1998
 
VSESOJUZNY NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKY I ISPYTATELNY INSTITUT MEDITSINSKOI TEKHNIKI (1)
4505272 Surgical suturing instrument for performing anastomoses between structures of the digestive tract 360 1983
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (47)
4304236 Stapling instrument having an anvil-carrying part of particular geometric shape 405 1980
4606343 Self-powered surgical fastening instrument 594 1980
4351466 Disposable instrument for surgical fastening 205 1980
4379457 Indicator for surgical stapler 401 1981
4573468 Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents 461 1981
4576167 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 558 1981
4603693 Instrument for circular surgical stapling of hollow body organs and disposable cartridge therefor 386 1981
4473077 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 533 1982
4485817 Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft 341 1982
4488523 Flexible, hydraulically actuated device for applying surgical fasteners 422 1982
4671445 Flexible surgical stapler assembly 719 1984
4646745 Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft 302 1985
5119983 Surgical stapler apparatus 360 1987
4754909 Flexible stapler 622 1987
4893622 Method of stapling tubular body organs 340 1988
4917114 Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus 221 1988
5005749 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 289 1988
5193731 Anastomosis surgical stapling instrument 166 1990
5285944 Surgical stapler apparatus 109 1990
5122156 Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs 489 1990
5253793 Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners 456 1991
5158222 Surgical stapler apparatus 136 1991
5314435 Anvil delivery system 178 1992
5360154 Apparatus for creating partial anastomoses 108 1992
5470006 Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism 375 1992
5368215 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 89 1992
5344059 Surgical apparatus and anvil delivery system therefor 140 1992
5437684 Circular anastomosis device 148 1993
5447514 Circular anastomosis device 172 1993
5454825 Circular anastomosis device with seal 204 1993
5522534 Anvil for surgical stapler 90 1993
5497934 Surgical apparatus with indicator 124 1993
5392979 Surgical stapler apparatus 574 1993
5474223 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 171 1994
5443198 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 236 1994
5685474 Tactile indicator for surgical instrument 466 1994
5718360 Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor 415 1994
5588579 Anvil for circular stapler 595 1995
5799857 Circular anastomosis device 713 1996
5639008 Anvil for circular stapler 587 1996
5836503 Insertion device for surgical apparatus 506 1996
5860581 Anvil for circular stapler 351 1996
5758814 Anvil for circular stapler 525 1997
5915616 Surgical fastener applying apparatus 829 1997
6053390 Anvil for surgical stapler 461 1999
6203553 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 168 1999
6676671 Stapling apparatus and method for heart valve replacement 194 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 19 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
6302311 Endoscopic stapler 556 2000
 
ROSATI, RICCARDO (1)
4907591 Surgical instrument for establishing compression anastomosis 357 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 235 2006
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