Connect public, paid and private patent data with Google Patents Public Datasets

Surgical stapling device

Info

Publication number
CA2529442A1
CA2529442A1 CA 2529442 CA2529442A CA2529442A1 CA 2529442 A1 CA2529442 A1 CA 2529442A1 CA 2529442 CA2529442 CA 2529442 CA 2529442 A CA2529442 A CA 2529442A CA 2529442 A1 CA2529442 A1 CA 2529442A1
Authority
CA
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
assembly
portion
rigid
link
member
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Granted
Application number
CA 2529442
Other languages
French (fr)
Other versions
CA2529442C (en )
Inventor
David C. Racenet
Ralph Stearns
John W. Beardsley
Philip Roy
Lee Ann Olson
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Covidien LP
Original Assignee
David C. Racenet
Ralph Stearns
John W. Beardsley
Philip Roy
Lee Ann Olson
Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date

Links

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/068Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/064Surgical staples, i.e. penetrating the tissue
    • A61B17/0644Surgical staples, i.e. penetrating the tissue penetrating the tissue, deformable to closed position
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/068Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps
    • A61B17/072Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps for applying a row of staples in a single action, e.g. the staples being applied simultaneously
    • A61B17/07207Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps for applying a row of staples in a single action, e.g. the staples being applied simultaneously the staples being applied sequentially
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/10Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets for applying or removing wound clamps, e.g. containing only one clamp or staple; Wound clamp magazines
    • A61B17/105Wound clamp magazines
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B34/00Computer-aided surgery; Manipulators or robots specially adapted for use in surgery
    • A61B34/70Manipulators specially adapted for use in surgery
    • A61B34/71Manipulators operated by drive cable mechanisms
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/068Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps
    • A61B2017/0688Packages or dispensers for surgical staplers
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/068Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps
    • A61B17/072Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps for applying a row of staples in a single action, e.g. the staples being applied simultaneously
    • A61B2017/07214Stapler heads
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/068Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps
    • A61B17/072Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps for applying a row of staples in a single action, e.g. the staples being applied simultaneously
    • A61B2017/07214Stapler heads
    • A61B2017/07278Stapler heads characterised by its sled or its staple holder
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/068Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps
    • A61B17/072Surgical staplers, e.g. containing multiple staples or clamps for applying a row of staples in a single action, e.g. the staples being applied simultaneously
    • A61B2017/07214Stapler heads
    • A61B2017/07285Stapler heads characterised by its cutter
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/28Surgical forceps
    • A61B17/29Forceps for use in minimally invasive surgery
    • A61B17/2909Handles
    • A61B2017/291Handles the position of the handle being adjustable with respect to the shaft
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/28Surgical forceps
    • A61B17/29Forceps for use in minimally invasive surgery
    • A61B17/2909Handles
    • A61B2017/2912Handles transmission of forces to actuating rod or piston
    • A61B2017/2923Toothed members, e.g. rack and pinion
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/28Surgical forceps
    • A61B17/29Forceps for use in minimally invasive surgery
    • A61B2017/2926Details of heads or jaws
    • A61B2017/2927Details of heads or jaws the angular position of the head being adjustable with respect to the shaft
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/28Surgical forceps
    • A61B17/29Forceps for use in minimally invasive surgery
    • A61B2017/2926Details of heads or jaws
    • A61B2017/2931Details of heads or jaws with releasable head
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/32Surgical cutting instruments
    • A61B2017/320052Guides for cutting instruments
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B90/00Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
    • A61B90/08Accessories or related features not otherwise provided for
    • A61B2090/0807Indication means
    • A61B2090/0811Indication means for the position of a particular part of an instrument with respect to the rest of the instrument, e.g. position of the anvil of a stapling instrument

Abstract

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion (12), a central body portion (14) and a SULU (16). The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly (232). The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and the tool assembly is pivotally secured to the intermediate pivot member about a second pivot axis which is orthogonal to the first pivot axis.
The SULU includes a plurality of articulation links which are operably connected to the tool assembly by non-rigid links. The articulation links are adapted to releasably engage articulation links positioned in the central body portion. The body portion articulation links are connected to an articulation actuator which is supported for omni-directional movement to effect articulation of the tool assembly about the first and second axes. The handle portion includes a spindle and barrel assembly drive mechanism for advancing and retracting a drive member positioned in the tool assembly.

Claims (34)

1. A surgical device comprising:
a handle portion having a stationary handle and a movable trigger;
a central body portion defining a first longitudinal axis and extending distally from the handle portion, the central body portion including an operating link operably connected to the movable trigger; and a disposable loading unit removably secured to the distal end of the central body portion, the disposable loading unit including a tool assembly having a movable drive member for effecting operation of the tool assembly, a non-rigid link, and a substantially rigid link, the non-rigid link interconnecting the substantially rigid link to the movable drive member, wherein the substantially rigid link includes engagement structure for releasably engaging the operating link of the central body portion.
2. A surgical device according to Claim 1, wherein the tool assembly includes a cartridge assembly having a plurality of staples supported therein and an anvil assembly, the anvil assembly being movable in relation to the cartridge assembly between spaced and approximated positions.
3. A surgical device according to Claim 2, wherein the staples of the cartridge assembly are aligned in a plurality of linear rows.
4. A surgical device according to any one of the preceding claims, further including an actuation sled positioned adjacent to the movable drive member wherein the movable drive member includes a knife blade, the non-rigid link being operatively engaged with the movable drive member such that actuation of the movable trigger effects movement of the operating link, the substantially rigid link and the non-rigid link to effect translation of the drive member and of the actuation sled through at least a portion of the tool assembly.
5. A surgical device according to any one of Claims 2, 3 or 4, wherein the cartridge assembly includes a distal end and a guide positioned at or near the distal end, the non-rigid link having a first end connected to the substantially rigid link, a central portion which extends through the cartridge assembly around a portion of the guide, and a second end operably engaged to the drive member, wherein proximal movement of the non-rigid link effects distal movement of the drive member and the actuation sled through at least a portion of the tool assembly.
6. A surgical device according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the disposable loading unit further includes a proximal body portion and an intermediate pivot member, the proximal body portion being removably secured to the central body portion of the stapling device, wherein the intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and the tool assembly is pivotally secured to the intermediate pivot member about a second pivot axis, the first pivot axis being substantially orthogonal to the second pivot axis.
7. A surgical device according to Claim 6, further including an articulation actuator supported adjacent the handle portion, the articulation actuator being movable to pivot the tool assembly about the first and second pivot axes.
8. A surgical device according to Claim 7, wherein the articulation actuator is supported on a base member having substantially semi-spherical outer surface, wherein the articulation actuator is supported for generally omni-directional movement about the base member.
9. A surgical device according to Claim 8, wherein the central body portion includes four articulation links, each articulation link having a first end connected to the articulation actuator by a non-rigid link and a second end adapted to releasably engage a corresponding articulation link supported in the disposable loading unit.
10. A surgical device according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the central body portion is rotatable in relation to the handle portion.
11. A surgical device according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the non-rigid link is selected from the group consisting of woven and non-woven cables, ropes, cords, filaments, threads, wires and Kevlar strands.
12. A disposable loading unit comprising:
a tool assembly including a cartridge assembly having a plurality of staples and an anvil assembly, the anvil assembly being movable in relation to the cartridge assembly between spaced and approximated positions;
a proximal body portion; and an intermediate pivot member pivotally secured to the tool assembly about a first pivot axis and pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a second pivot axis, the first pivot axis being substantially orthogonal to the second pivot axis.
13. A disposable loading unit according to Claim 12, wherein the proximal body portion includes a plurality of substantially rigid articulation links, the substantially rigid articulation links being operably connected to the tool assembly by non-rigid articulation links.
14. A disposable loading unit according to Claim 13, wherein the plurality of substantially rigid articulation links each include proximal engagement structure for releasably engaging a surgical stapling instrument.
15. A disposable loading unit according to any one of Claims 13 or 14, wherein each of the non-rigid articulation links extends through a channel formed through the intermediate pivot member and is operably engaged with the tool assembly.
16. A disposable loading unit according to any one of Claims 13, 14 or 15, wherein the plurality of rigid articulation links includes four articulation links, each of the non-rigid articulation links having a first end secured to a first substantially rigid articulation link, a central portion operably associated with the tool assembly and a second end secured to a second substantially rigid articulation link.
17. A disposable loading unit according to Claim 16, wherein the central portion of each non-rigid articulation link is operably associated with a proximal end of the cartridge assembly.
18. A disposable loading unit according to any one of Claims 14, 15 or 16, wherein the proximal engagement structure includes an extension having a bore formed therethrough.
19. A disposable loading unit according to any one of Claims 12-18, wherein the tool assembly includes a drive member positioned to translate through the tool assembly to eject the staples from the cartridge assembly.
20. A disposable loading unit according to Claim 12, further including a substantially rigid firing link movably supported in the proximal body portion, the substantially rigid firing link being operably connected to the drive member by a non-rigid firing link.
21. A disposable loading unit according to Claim 20, wherein the non-rigid firing link has a first end connected to the substantially rigid firing link, a central portion extending through the tool assembly and about a guide supported in the distal end of the tool assembly and a second end operably engaged with the drive member, wherein proximal movement of the substantially rigid firing link within the proximal body portion effects distal advancement of the drive member within the tool assembly.
22. A disposable loading unit according to Claim 21, further including a substantially rigid retraction link movably supported in the proximal body portion, the substantially rigid retraction link being operably connected to the drive member by a non-rigid retraction link.
23. A disposable loading unit according to Claim 22, wherein the non-rigid retraction link operably engages the drive member such that proximal movement of the rigid retraction link effects proximal movement of the drive member within the tool assembly.
24. A disposable loading unit according to any one of Claims 19-23, wherein the drive member supports a knife blade.
25. A disposable loading unit according to any one of Claims 22-24, wherein the proximal end of each of the substantially rigid articulation links and the substantially rigid firing retraction links includes engagement structure for releasably engaging a surgical stapling device.
26. A disposable loading unit according to any one of Claims 22-24, wherein the non-rigid firing link and the non-rigid retraction link are cables.
27. A surgical device comprising:
a handle portion including a body defining a stationary handle, a movable trigger, a spindle supported within the body and a barrel assembly slidably positioned about the spindle, the spindle defining a first guide track for slidably receiving a first rack, the first rack being operably connected to a drive member of the surgical device, the barrel assembly including a first pawl which is selectively movable from a first position engaging the first rack to a second position disengaged from the first rack, the movable trigger being operably associated with the barrel assembly such that movement of the movable trigger effects axial movement of the barrel assembly in relation to the spindle, wherein when the first pawl is in its first position, movement of the barrel assembly in a first axial direction effects corresponding axial movement of the first rack to effect movement of the drive member of the surgical device.
28. A surgical device according to Claim 27, wherein the spindle defines a second guide track for slidably receiving a second rack, the second rack being operably connected to the drive member of the surgical device, the barrel assembly including a second pawl which is selectively movable from a first position engaging the second rack to a second position disengaged from the second rack, wherein when the second pawl is in its first position, axial movement of the barrel assembly in relation to the spindle in a first direction effects corresponding axial movement of the second rack to effect axial movement of the drive member of the surgical device.
29. A surgical device according to Claim 28, further including a first shift ring assembly supported in the handle portion, the first shift ring assembly being operably associated with the first and second pawls and being movable from a first position in which the first pawl is in its first position and the second pawl is in its second position to a second position in which the first pawl is in its second position and the second pawl is in its first position.
30. A surgical device according to Claim 29, wherein the first rack is connected to the second rack by a pinion, wherein movement of the first rack in one direction effects movement of the second rack in an opposite direction.
31. A surgical device according to any one of Claims 29 or 30, wherein the first shift ring assembly includes an outer ring and an inner ring, the inner ring being positioned about the barrel assembly and having a first rod extending across the inner ring through a first cam slot formed in the first pawl and a second rod extending across the inner ring through a second cam slot in the second pawl, wherein the inner ring is slidable in relation to the barrel assembly to move the first and second pawls between their first and second positions.
32. A surgical device according to Claim 31, wherein the spindle, the barrel assembly and the inner ring are rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the spindle.
33. A surgical device according to Claim 32, wherein the outer ring is positioned about the inner ring of the first shift ring assembly within the body of the handle portion, the outer ring being rotatably fixed in relation to the body of the handle portion and including a spring arm having an inner protrusion dimensioned to be received in an annular recess formed in the inner ring, the spring arm being inwardly deformable to position the inner protrusion of the spring arm into the annular recess of the inner ring such that linear movement of the outer ring is translated to linear movement of the inner ring.
34. A surgical device according to Claim 33, further including a cam surface on an inner wall of the body of the handle portion, the spring arm further including an outer abutment member, wherein engagement between the abutment member and the cam surface urges the inner protrusion of the spring arm into the annular recess of the inner ring when the outer ring of the first shift ring assembly is moved linearly in relation to the barrel assembly to translate movement of the outer ring to movement of the inner ring.
CA 2529442 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device Active CA2529442C (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US47937903 true 2003-06-17 2003-06-17
US60/479,379 2003-06-17
PCT/US2004/019710 WO2004112618A3 (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device

Applications Claiming Priority (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
CA 2724140 CA2724140C (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device
CA 2724284 CA2724284C (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
CA2529442A1 true true CA2529442A1 (en) 2004-12-29
CA2529442C CA2529442C (en) 2012-08-21

Family

ID=33539170

Family Applications (3)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
CA 2724140 Active CA2724140C (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device
CA 2529442 Active CA2529442C (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device
CA 2724284 Active CA2724284C (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device

Family Applications Before (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
CA 2724140 Active CA2724140C (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device

Family Applications After (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
CA 2724284 Active CA2724284C (en) 2003-06-17 2004-06-17 Surgical stapling device

Country Status (6)

Country Link
US (10) US7159750B2 (en)
JP (3) JP4664909B2 (en)
CA (3) CA2724140C (en)
EP (3) EP1635713B1 (en)
ES (2) ES2516091T3 (en)
WO (1) WO2004112618A3 (en)

Families Citing this family (466)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5762256A (en) * 1995-08-28 1998-06-09 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler
US5782396A (en) 1995-08-28 1998-07-21 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler
US7624902B2 (en) * 2007-08-31 2009-12-01 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US5865361A (en) 1997-09-23 1999-02-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus
EP1545332B1 (en) * 2002-10-04 2007-08-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Tool assembly for surgical stapling device
US9138226B2 (en) 2005-03-30 2015-09-22 Covidien Lp Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling device
EP1702568B1 (en) * 2002-10-04 2008-07-23 Tyco Healthcare Group LP Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp
ES2348273T3 (en) 2002-10-04 2010-12-02 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device.
US20070084897A1 (en) * 2003-05-20 2007-04-19 Shelton Frederick E Iv Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism
US9060770B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2015-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver
US7494039B2 (en) * 2003-06-17 2009-02-24 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device
EP1635713B1 (en) * 2003-06-17 2012-04-11 Tyco Healthcare Group LP Surgical stapling device
US7434715B2 (en) * 2003-09-29 2008-10-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing with opening lockout
US8905977B2 (en) 2004-07-28 2014-12-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated medical substance dispenser
US8215531B2 (en) 2004-07-28 2012-07-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser
US8876820B2 (en) * 2004-10-20 2014-11-04 Atricure, Inc. Surgical clamp
EP1719468A1 (en) * 2004-12-17 2006-11-08 Zimmer GmbH Intervertebral stabilization system
US7654431B2 (en) * 2005-02-18 2010-02-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member
US7559450B2 (en) * 2005-02-18 2009-07-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument incorporating a fluid transfer controlled articulation mechanism
US7559452B2 (en) * 2005-02-18 2009-07-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaws
US7780054B2 (en) * 2005-02-18 2010-08-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with laterally moved shaft actuator coupled to pivoting articulation joint
US7784662B2 (en) * 2005-02-18 2010-08-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with single pivot closure and double pivot frame ground
US7780055B2 (en) * 2005-04-06 2010-08-24 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism
US7645287B2 (en) * 2005-05-03 2010-01-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulating anastomotic ring applier
US7862565B2 (en) * 2005-05-12 2011-01-04 Aragon Surgical, Inc. Method for tissue cauterization
US8696662B2 (en) * 2005-05-12 2014-04-15 Aesculap Ag Electrocautery method and apparatus
US8574229B2 (en) * 2006-05-02 2013-11-05 Aesculap Ag Surgical tool
US9339323B2 (en) * 2005-05-12 2016-05-17 Aesculap Ag Electrocautery method and apparatus
US8728072B2 (en) 2005-05-12 2014-05-20 Aesculap Ag Electrocautery method and apparatus
US20060289602A1 (en) * 2005-06-23 2006-12-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground
US8579176B2 (en) 2005-07-26 2013-11-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device
JP4336386B2 (en) * 2005-07-26 2009-09-30 エシコン エンド−サージェリー,インク. Using a surgical stapling and cutting device and this device
US9554803B2 (en) 2005-07-26 2017-01-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release
US9662116B2 (en) 2006-05-19 2017-05-30 Ethicon, Llc Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part
US20070027468A1 (en) * 2005-08-01 2007-02-01 Wales Kenneth S Surgical instrument with an articulating shaft locking mechanism
US20070194082A1 (en) 2005-08-31 2007-08-23 Morgan Jerome R Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths
US7934630B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2011-05-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights
US7669746B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2010-03-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights
US8800838B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2014-08-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors
US9237891B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2016-01-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths
US20130334284A1 (en) 2005-08-31 2013-12-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a fixed anvil and different staple heights
US7472815B2 (en) * 2005-09-21 2009-01-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instruments with collapsible features for controlling staple height
CA2563147C (en) 2005-10-14 2014-09-23 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device
US20070102472A1 (en) * 2005-11-04 2007-05-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical stapling instrument with disposable severing / stapling unit
US7673783B2 (en) 2005-11-04 2010-03-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents
US7673780B2 (en) 2005-11-09 2010-03-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument
US7799039B2 (en) * 2005-11-09 2010-09-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector
US20070106317A1 (en) 2005-11-09 2007-05-10 Shelton Frederick E Iv Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments
US7354447B2 (en) * 2005-11-10 2008-04-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same
FR2895071B1 (en) * 2005-12-19 2008-01-18 Giat Ind Sa debounce device for locking a deployable fin of a projectile.
US7670334B2 (en) 2006-01-10 2010-03-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector
US9861359B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2018-01-09 Ethicon Llc Powered surgical instruments with firing system lockout arrangements
US20110295295A1 (en) 2006-01-31 2011-12-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled surgical instrument having recording capabilities
US7753904B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2010-07-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft
US8708213B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2014-04-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a feedback system
US7845537B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2010-12-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having recording capabilities
US8763879B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2014-07-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument
US20070175951A1 (en) * 2006-01-31 2007-08-02 Shelton Frederick E Iv Gearing selector for a powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument
US7766210B2 (en) * 2006-01-31 2010-08-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system
US7644848B2 (en) * 2006-01-31 2010-01-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electronic lockouts and surgical instrument including same
US8161977B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2012-04-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument
US20120292367A1 (en) * 2006-01-31 2012-11-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled end effector
US20070175950A1 (en) * 2006-01-31 2007-08-02 Shelton Frederick E Iv Disposable staple cartridge having an anvil with tissue locator for use with a surgical cutting and fastening instrument and modular end effector system therefor
US8186555B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2012-05-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system
US20070175955A1 (en) * 2006-01-31 2007-08-02 Shelton Frederick E Iv Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with closure trigger locking mechanism
US7464846B2 (en) * 2006-01-31 2008-12-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a removable battery
US7770775B2 (en) * 2006-01-31 2010-08-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback
US7568603B2 (en) * 2006-01-31 2009-08-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector
US8820603B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2014-09-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument
US7464849B2 (en) * 2006-01-31 2008-12-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electro-mechanical surgical instrument with closure system and anvil alignment components
US8992422B2 (en) 2006-03-23 2015-03-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel
US20070225562A1 (en) 2006-03-23 2007-09-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulating endoscopic accessory channel
US8721630B2 (en) 2006-03-23 2014-05-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Methods and devices for controlling articulation
US7278563B1 (en) * 2006-04-25 2007-10-09 Green David T Surgical instrument for progressively stapling and incising tissue
EP2015681A4 (en) 2006-05-03 2014-03-05 Raptor Ridge Llc Systems and methods of tissue closure
US8038046B2 (en) 2006-05-19 2011-10-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive
US8627995B2 (en) 2006-05-19 2014-01-14 Ethicon Endo-Sugery, Inc. Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part
US8322455B2 (en) 2006-06-27 2012-12-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument
US7431189B2 (en) * 2006-08-02 2008-10-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical linkage coupling end effector and trigger motion
US7740159B2 (en) 2006-08-02 2010-06-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with a variable control of the actuating rate of firing with mechanical power assist
US20100133317A1 (en) * 2006-09-29 2010-06-03 Shelton Iv Frederick E Motor-Driven Surgical Cutting And Fastening Instrument with Tactile Position Feedback
US7665647B2 (en) * 2006-09-29 2010-02-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical cutting and stapling device with closure apparatus for limiting maximum tissue compression force
US8708210B2 (en) 2006-10-05 2014-04-29 Covidien Lp Method and force-limiting handle mechanism for a surgical instrument
US20080083807A1 (en) * 2006-10-06 2008-04-10 Beardsley John W Surgical instrument including a locking assembly
US7845535B2 (en) 2006-10-06 2010-12-07 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument having a plastic surface
US8336751B2 (en) 2006-10-06 2012-12-25 Covidien Lp Grasping jaw mechanism
US8608043B2 (en) * 2006-10-06 2013-12-17 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument having a multi-layered drive beam
US8584921B2 (en) 2006-10-06 2013-11-19 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly
US7866525B2 (en) 2006-10-06 2011-01-11 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument having a plastic surface
US7963431B2 (en) * 2006-10-06 2011-06-21 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Grasping jaw mechanism
US7967178B2 (en) * 2006-10-06 2011-06-28 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Grasping jaw mechanism
US7637410B2 (en) * 2006-10-06 2009-12-29 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument including a locking assembly
US8652120B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2014-02-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders
US7900805B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2011-03-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with enhanced battery performance
US8459520B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2013-06-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor
US8684253B2 (en) * 2007-01-10 2014-04-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor
US7721936B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2010-05-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Interlock and surgical instrument including same
US7721931B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2010-05-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Prevention of cartridge reuse in a surgical instrument
US7738971B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2010-06-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Post-sterilization programming of surgical instruments
US7954682B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2011-06-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector
US20080169332A1 (en) * 2007-01-11 2008-07-17 Shelton Frederick E Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member
US7753246B2 (en) * 2007-01-31 2010-07-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument with replaceable loading unit
US7950562B2 (en) 2007-01-31 2011-05-31 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument with replaceable loading unit
US7682367B2 (en) * 2007-02-28 2010-03-23 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US8710957B2 (en) * 2007-02-28 2014-04-29 Rf Surgical Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus and article for detection of transponder tagged objects, for example during surgery
EP2087850A2 (en) * 2007-03-12 2009-08-12 Rf Surgical Systems, Inc. Transponder housing and device to mark implements
US8142461B2 (en) 2007-03-22 2012-03-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments
US8226675B2 (en) * 2007-03-22 2012-07-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments
US8911460B2 (en) * 2007-03-22 2014-12-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments
US20080234709A1 (en) * 2007-03-22 2008-09-25 Houser Kevin L Ultrasonic surgical instrument and cartilage and bone shaping blades therefor
US8056787B2 (en) 2007-03-28 2011-11-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with travel-indicating retraction member
US7490749B2 (en) * 2007-03-28 2009-02-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with manually retractable firing member
US8893946B2 (en) 2007-03-28 2014-11-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices
US7798386B2 (en) 2007-05-30 2010-09-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument articulation joint cover
US7810693B2 (en) 2007-05-30 2010-10-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector
US20080296346A1 (en) * 2007-05-31 2008-12-04 Shelton Iv Frederick E Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical control and recording mechanisms
US8157145B2 (en) 2007-05-31 2012-04-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback
US7819299B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2010-10-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a common trigger for actuating an end effector closing system and a staple firing system
US8931682B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2015-01-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments
US7905380B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2011-03-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism
US7832408B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2010-11-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism
US8534528B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2013-09-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism
US7731072B2 (en) 2007-06-18 2010-06-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with improved anvil opening features
US7753245B2 (en) 2007-06-22 2010-07-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instruments
US7658311B2 (en) * 2007-06-22 2010-02-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with a geared return mechanism
US7604150B2 (en) * 2007-06-22 2009-10-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with an anti-back up mechanism
US7549564B2 (en) * 2007-06-22 2009-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with an articulating end effector
US8408439B2 (en) 2007-06-22 2013-04-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector
US8590762B2 (en) * 2007-06-29 2013-11-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge cavity configurations
US20090001121A1 (en) * 2007-06-29 2009-01-01 Hess Christopher J Surgical staple having an expandable portion
US8523889B2 (en) 2007-07-27 2013-09-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length
US8257377B2 (en) * 2007-07-27 2012-09-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Multiple end effectors ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8808319B2 (en) 2007-07-27 2014-08-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments
US8348967B2 (en) 2007-07-27 2013-01-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8882791B2 (en) * 2007-07-27 2014-11-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments
US9044261B2 (en) * 2007-07-31 2015-06-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Temperature controlled ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8430898B2 (en) 2007-07-31 2013-04-30 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8512365B2 (en) * 2007-07-31 2013-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments
US8252012B2 (en) * 2007-07-31 2012-08-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instrument with modulator
US8061576B2 (en) 2007-08-31 2011-11-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument
US8556151B2 (en) * 2007-09-11 2013-10-15 Covidien Lp Articulating joint for surgical instruments
USD594983S1 (en) * 2007-10-05 2009-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Handle assembly for surgical instrument
EP2217157A2 (en) 2007-10-05 2010-08-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ergonomic surgical instruments
US7909220B2 (en) 2007-10-05 2011-03-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapler having an articulation mechanism
US20090105713A1 (en) * 2007-10-09 2009-04-23 William Cook, Europe Aps Deployment handle for an implant deployment device
US7942304B2 (en) * 2007-10-19 2011-05-17 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Two piece anvil for surgical stapler
US8636939B2 (en) * 2007-11-06 2014-01-28 Covidien Lp Mold for actuation sled
US7954685B2 (en) 2007-11-06 2011-06-07 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Articulation and firing force mechanisms
US7901423B2 (en) * 2007-11-30 2011-03-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Folded ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length
US20090143806A1 (en) * 2007-11-30 2009-06-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical blades
US8057498B2 (en) 2007-11-30 2011-11-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades
USD700699S1 (en) 2011-08-23 2014-03-04 Covidien Ag Handle for portable surgical device
US8006365B2 (en) * 2008-01-30 2011-08-30 Easylap Ltd. Device and method for applying rotary tacks
US8870867B2 (en) * 2008-02-06 2014-10-28 Aesculap Ag Articulable electrosurgical instrument with a stabilizable articulation actuator
US20090198272A1 (en) * 2008-02-06 2009-08-06 Lawrence Kerver Method and apparatus for articulating the wrist of a laparoscopic grasping instrument
US8561870B2 (en) 2008-02-13 2013-10-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument
US7766209B2 (en) 2008-02-13 2010-08-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement
US8453908B2 (en) * 2008-02-13 2013-06-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement
US7861906B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2011-01-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components
US7810692B2 (en) * 2008-02-14 2010-10-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable loading unit with firing indicator
US7793812B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2010-09-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus
US7866527B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2011-01-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system
US8459525B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2013-06-11 Ethicon Endo-Sugery, Inc. Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device
US8657174B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-02-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source
US8752749B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-06-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit
US7857185B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2010-12-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus
US8584919B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2013-11-19 Ethicon Endo-Sugery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism
US7913891B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2011-03-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable loading unit with user feedback features and surgical instrument for use therewith
US8622274B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-01-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage
US7819297B2 (en) * 2008-02-14 2010-10-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly
US7819296B2 (en) * 2008-02-14 2010-10-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems
US7819298B2 (en) * 2008-02-14 2010-10-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand
US8758391B2 (en) * 2008-02-14 2014-06-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments
US9179912B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2015-11-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument
US8636736B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-01-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument
US20090206133A1 (en) * 2008-02-14 2009-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulatable loading units for surgical stapling and cutting instruments
US7980443B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2011-07-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
US8608044B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2013-12-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Feedback and lockout mechanism for surgical instrument
US7959051B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2011-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Closure systems for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
US20130153636A1 (en) 2008-02-15 2013-06-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Implantable arrangements for surgical staple cartridges
US9770245B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2017-09-26 Ethicon Llc Layer arrangements for surgical staple cartridges
US20090206137A1 (en) * 2008-02-15 2009-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable loading units for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
US20090206131A1 (en) * 2008-02-15 2009-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. End effector coupling arrangements for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
US20090206142A1 (en) 2008-02-15 2009-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Buttress material for a surgical stapling instrument
ES2428719T3 (en) 2008-03-31 2013-11-11 Applied Medical Resources Corporation electrosurgical system with means for measuring permittivity and conductivity of the tissue
US7922061B2 (en) 2008-05-21 2011-04-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with automatically reconfigurable articulating end effector
US8358212B2 (en) * 2008-05-27 2013-01-22 Rf Surgical Systems, Inc. Multi-modal transponder and method and apparatus to detect same
US8701959B2 (en) 2008-06-06 2014-04-22 Covidien Lp Mechanically pivoting cartridge channel for surgical instrument
US7942303B2 (en) 2008-06-06 2011-05-17 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Knife lockout mechanisms for surgical instrument
US7789283B2 (en) 2008-06-06 2010-09-07 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Knife/firing rod connection for surgical instrument
US8007513B2 (en) * 2008-06-12 2011-08-30 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Partially reusable surgical stapler
US7543730B1 (en) 2008-06-24 2009-06-09 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Segmented drive member for surgical instruments
US8074858B2 (en) 2008-07-17 2011-12-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical retraction mechanism
US8354931B2 (en) * 2008-08-06 2013-01-15 Rf Surgical Systems, Inc. Transponder device to mark implements, such as surgical implements, and method of manufacturing and using same
US8058771B2 (en) 2008-08-06 2011-11-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating with stepped output
US9089360B2 (en) 2008-08-06 2015-07-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue
US20100051668A1 (en) * 2008-09-03 2010-03-04 Milliman Keith L Surgical instrument with indicator
US8113405B2 (en) * 2008-09-03 2012-02-14 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Surgical instrument with indicator
US8083120B2 (en) 2008-09-18 2011-12-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. End effector for use with a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
US7837080B2 (en) 2008-09-18 2010-11-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with device for indicating when the instrument has cut through tissue
US7905381B2 (en) 2008-09-19 2011-03-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with cutting member arrangement
US8540133B2 (en) * 2008-09-19 2013-09-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge
US9005230B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2015-04-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized surgical instrument
US7896214B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2011-03-01 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Tissue stop for surgical instrument
US8210411B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2012-07-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument
US8628544B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2014-01-14 Covidien Lp Knife bar for surgical instrument
US9050083B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2015-06-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized surgical instrument
US7988028B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2011-08-02 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument having an asymmetric dynamic clamping member
US8215532B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2012-07-10 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Tissue stop for surgical instrument
US9386983B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2016-07-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Robotically-controlled motorized surgical instrument
US8608045B2 (en) 2008-10-10 2013-12-17 Ethicon Endo-Sugery, Inc. Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system
US8020743B2 (en) * 2008-10-15 2011-09-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member
US7918377B2 (en) 2008-10-16 2011-04-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with apparatus for providing anvil position feedback
US8264342B2 (en) 2008-10-28 2012-09-11 RF Surgical Systems, Inc Method and apparatus to detect transponder tagged objects, for example during medical procedures
US8726911B2 (en) 2008-10-28 2014-05-20 Rf Surgical Systems, Inc. Wirelessly detectable objects for use in medical procedures and methods of making same
DE202008015256U1 (en) * 2008-11-18 2009-02-12 DAUMÜLLER, Thomas A surgical instrument with Transmission
US9393023B2 (en) 2009-01-13 2016-07-19 Atricure, Inc. Apparatus and methods for deploying a clip to occlude an anatomical structure
US8414577B2 (en) 2009-02-05 2013-04-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments and components for use in sterile environments
US8485413B2 (en) 2009-02-05 2013-07-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument comprising an articulation joint
US8397971B2 (en) * 2009-02-05 2013-03-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Sterilizable surgical instrument
US20100193566A1 (en) * 2009-02-05 2010-08-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument
US8517239B2 (en) 2009-02-05 2013-08-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver
US8453907B2 (en) 2009-02-06 2013-06-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism
US8444036B2 (en) 2009-02-06 2013-05-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector
US8066167B2 (en) 2009-03-23 2011-11-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular surgical stapling instrument with anvil locking system
US8292154B2 (en) 2009-04-16 2012-10-23 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical apparatus for applying tissue fasteners
US8127976B2 (en) * 2009-05-08 2012-03-06 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Stapler cartridge and channel interlock
US8308043B2 (en) * 2009-05-19 2012-11-13 Covidien Lp Recognition of interchangeable component of a device
US9700339B2 (en) 2009-05-20 2017-07-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Coupling arrangements and methods for attaching tools to ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8132706B2 (en) * 2009-06-05 2012-03-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus having articulation mechanism
US8827134B2 (en) 2009-06-19 2014-09-09 Covidien Lp Flexible surgical stapler with motor in the head
US8319400B2 (en) * 2009-06-24 2012-11-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments
US9017326B2 (en) 2009-07-15 2015-04-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Impedance monitoring apparatus, system, and method for ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8461744B2 (en) 2009-07-15 2013-06-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8663220B2 (en) 2009-07-15 2014-03-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments
US20110036891A1 (en) * 2009-08-11 2011-02-17 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapler with visual positional indicator
US8342378B2 (en) * 2009-08-17 2013-01-01 Covidien Lp One handed stapler
US8951248B2 (en) 2009-10-09 2015-02-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices
US8141762B2 (en) * 2009-10-09 2012-03-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket
US9168054B2 (en) 2009-10-09 2015-10-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical generator for ultrasonic and electrosurgical devices
US8322590B2 (en) * 2009-10-28 2012-12-04 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling instrument
US8418907B2 (en) * 2009-11-05 2013-04-16 Covidien Lp Surgical stapler having cartridge with adjustable cam mechanism
US8186558B2 (en) 2009-11-10 2012-05-29 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Locking mechanism for use with loading units
US8353438B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2013-01-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal
US8622275B2 (en) * 2009-11-19 2014-01-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion
US8353439B2 (en) * 2009-11-19 2013-01-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion
US8899466B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2014-12-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Devices and methods for introducing a surgical circular stapling instrument into a patient
US9226686B2 (en) * 2009-11-23 2016-01-05 Rf Surgical Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus to account for transponder tagged objects used during medical procedures
US8136712B2 (en) 2009-12-10 2012-03-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback
US8851354B2 (en) 2009-12-24 2014-10-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness
US8220688B2 (en) 2009-12-24 2012-07-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly
US8267300B2 (en) 2009-12-30 2012-09-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler
US8714430B2 (en) 2009-12-31 2014-05-06 Covidien Lp Indicator for surgical stapler
US8561871B2 (en) 2009-12-31 2013-10-22 Covidien Lp Indicators for surgical staplers
US8608046B2 (en) 2010-01-07 2013-12-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Test device for a surgical tool
WO2011092692A3 (en) 2010-01-26 2011-09-22 Novolap Medical Ltd. Articulating medical instrument
US8328061B2 (en) 2010-02-02 2012-12-11 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument for joining tissue
KR101786410B1 (en) * 2010-02-04 2017-10-17 아에스쿨랍 아게 Laparoscopic radiofrequency surgical device
US8486096B2 (en) 2010-02-11 2013-07-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Dual purpose surgical instrument for cutting and coagulating tissue
US8951272B2 (en) 2010-02-11 2015-02-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Seal arrangements for ultrasonically powered surgical instruments
US8579928B2 (en) 2010-02-11 2013-11-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Outer sheath and blade arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8382782B2 (en) * 2010-02-11 2013-02-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments with partially rotating blade and fixed pad arrangement
US8961547B2 (en) * 2010-02-11 2015-02-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments with moving cutting implement
US9259234B2 (en) 2010-02-11 2016-02-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Ultrasonic surgical instruments with rotatable blade and hollow sheath arrangements
US8531064B2 (en) 2010-02-11 2013-09-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotating cutting implement
US8419759B2 (en) * 2010-02-11 2013-04-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instrument with comb-like tissue trimming device
US8469981B2 (en) 2010-02-11 2013-06-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Rotatable cutting implement arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments
US8323302B2 (en) * 2010-02-11 2012-12-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Methods of using ultrasonically powered surgical instruments with rotatable cutting implements
US8419727B2 (en) 2010-03-26 2013-04-16 Aesculap Ag Impedance mediated power delivery for electrosurgery
US8827992B2 (en) * 2010-03-26 2014-09-09 Aesculap Ag Impedance mediated control of power delivery for electrosurgery
US8348127B2 (en) 2010-04-07 2013-01-08 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US8834518B2 (en) 2010-04-12 2014-09-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical cutting and sealing instruments with cam-actuated jaws
GB201008510D0 (en) 2010-05-21 2010-07-07 Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc Medical device
US8672207B2 (en) 2010-07-30 2014-03-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers
US8783543B2 (en) 2010-07-30 2014-07-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices
US8789740B2 (en) 2010-07-30 2014-07-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member
US8360296B2 (en) 2010-09-09 2013-01-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler
US9289212B2 (en) 2010-09-17 2016-03-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments and batteries for surgical instruments
US9173698B2 (en) 2010-09-17 2015-11-03 Aesculap Ag Electrosurgical tissue sealing augmented with a seal-enhancing composition
US8632525B2 (en) 2010-09-17 2014-01-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries
US8800842B2 (en) * 2010-09-17 2014-08-12 Thomas E. Menzel Internal gastric bander for obesity
US9220559B2 (en) 2010-09-24 2015-12-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulation joint features for articulating surgical device
US9545253B2 (en) 2010-09-24 2017-01-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical instrument with contained dual helix actuator assembly
US20120078244A1 (en) 2010-09-24 2012-03-29 Worrell Barry C Control features for articulating surgical device
US9089327B2 (en) 2010-09-24 2015-07-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with multi-phase trigger bias
US8733613B2 (en) 2010-09-29 2014-05-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge
US9386988B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-07-12 Ethicon End-Surgery, LLC Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator
US20120080340A1 (en) 2010-09-30 2012-04-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge comprising a variable thickness compressible portion
US20120080498A1 (en) 2010-09-30 2012-04-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Curved end effector for a stapling instrument
US8893949B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2014-11-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with floating anvil
US9232941B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-01-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising a reservoir
US9629814B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2017-04-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue thickness compensator configured to redistribute compressive forces
US9788834B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2017-10-17 Ethicon Llc Layer comprising deployable attachment members
US9414838B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2016-08-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue thickness compensator comprised of a plurality of materials
US9615826B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2017-04-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Multiple thickness implantable layers for surgical stapling devices
US9204880B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2015-12-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising capsules defining a low pressure environment
RU2013119928A (en) 2010-09-30 2014-11-10 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Crosslinking system comprising a retaining matrix and an alignment matrix
RU2604397C2 (en) 2011-04-29 2016-12-10 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Tissue thickness compensator for surgical suturing instrument comprising adjustable support
RU2606493C2 (en) 2011-04-29 2017-01-10 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Staple cartridge, containing staples, located inside its compressible part
US8783542B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2014-07-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support
US9364233B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue thickness compensators for circular surgical staplers
RU2014143342A (en) 2012-03-28 2016-05-20 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Node limitation, tissue thickness compensator comprising
US9332974B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-05-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Layered tissue thickness compensator
US9211120B2 (en) 2011-04-29 2015-12-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of medicaments
US9314246B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-04-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an anti-inflammatory agent
US9220501B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2015-12-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensators
US9386984B2 (en) 2013-02-08 2016-07-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Staple cartridge comprising a releasable cover
US9433419B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-09-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of layers
US8695866B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2014-04-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a power control circuit
US8979890B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2015-03-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with jaw member
US8888809B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2014-11-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with jaw member
EP2621389B1 (en) 2010-10-01 2015-03-18 Applied Medical Resources Corporation Electrosurgical instrument with jaws and with an electrode
US8899461B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2014-12-02 Covidien Lp Tissue stop for surgical instrument
USD650074S1 (en) 2010-10-01 2011-12-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument
US8308041B2 (en) 2010-11-10 2012-11-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Staple formed over the wire wound closure procedure
US8336754B2 (en) 2011-02-04 2012-12-25 Covidien Lp Locking articulation mechanism for surgical stapler
US8986287B2 (en) 2011-02-14 2015-03-24 Adrian E. Park Adjustable laparoscopic instrument handle
US8496157B2 (en) 2011-02-18 2013-07-30 Covidien Lp Tilting anvil for annular surgical stapler
JP2014087378A (en) * 2011-02-23 2014-05-15 Olympus Medical Systems Corp Treatment tool for endoscope
US8632462B2 (en) 2011-03-14 2014-01-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Trans-rectum universal ports
US8926598B2 (en) * 2011-03-15 2015-01-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments with articulatable and rotatable end effector
US8540131B2 (en) 2011-03-15 2013-09-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical staple cartridges with tissue tethers for manipulating divided tissue and methods of using same
US8857693B2 (en) * 2011-03-15 2014-10-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments with lockable articulating end effector
US8800841B2 (en) 2011-03-15 2014-08-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical staple cartridges
US9044229B2 (en) 2011-03-15 2015-06-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical fastener instruments
US8573463B2 (en) 2011-03-31 2013-11-05 Covidien Lp Locking articulation mechanism
CN102266244B (en) * 2011-04-26 2013-07-03 朱春林 Incision stitching instrument
US9198662B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2015-12-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator having improved visibility
US9072535B2 (en) 2011-05-27 2015-07-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instruments with rotatable staple deployment arrangements
US9451959B2 (en) 2011-06-09 2016-09-27 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US9289209B2 (en) 2011-06-09 2016-03-22 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US9271728B2 (en) 2011-06-09 2016-03-01 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US9339327B2 (en) 2011-06-28 2016-05-17 Aesculap Ag Electrosurgical tissue dissecting device
US8763876B2 (en) 2011-06-30 2014-07-01 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith
US20130012958A1 (en) * 2011-07-08 2013-01-10 Stanislaw Marczyk Surgical Device with Articulation and Wrist Rotation
US20130023859A1 (en) * 2011-07-21 2013-01-24 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Articulating Links with Middle Link Control System
US9155537B2 (en) 2011-08-08 2015-10-13 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US9724095B2 (en) 2011-08-08 2017-08-08 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US9539007B2 (en) 2011-08-08 2017-01-10 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying aparatus
KR20130017624A (en) * 2011-08-11 2013-02-20 주식회사 모바수 Apparatus for holding articulative structure
JP6239509B2 (en) * 2011-08-15 2017-11-29 アトリキュア インクAtricure Inc. The surgical device
US9107663B2 (en) 2011-09-06 2015-08-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Stapling instrument comprising resettable staple drivers
US9050084B2 (en) 2011-09-23 2015-06-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement
USD687549S1 (en) 2011-10-24 2013-08-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument
US9016539B2 (en) 2011-10-25 2015-04-28 Covidien Lp Multi-use loading unit
US8740036B2 (en) 2011-12-01 2014-06-03 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument with actuator spring arm
US9282973B2 (en) * 2012-01-20 2016-03-15 Atricure, Inc. Clip deployment tool and associated methods
US8864010B2 (en) 2012-01-20 2014-10-21 Covidien Lp Curved guide member for articulating instruments
WO2013119545A1 (en) 2012-02-10 2013-08-15 Ethicon-Endo Surgery, Inc. Robotically controlled surgical instrument
US9044230B2 (en) 2012-02-13 2015-06-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical cutting and fastening instrument with apparatus for determining cartridge and firing motion status
US8979827B2 (en) 2012-03-14 2015-03-17 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism
US9078653B2 (en) 2012-03-26 2015-07-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling device with lockout system for preventing actuation in the absence of an installed staple cartridge
RU2639857C2 (en) 2012-03-28 2017-12-22 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Tissue thickness compensator containing capsule for medium with low pressure
US9307989B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2016-04-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorportating a hydrophobic agent
US9241731B2 (en) 2012-04-09 2016-01-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Rotatable electrical connection for ultrasonic surgical instruments
US9439668B2 (en) 2012-04-09 2016-09-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Switch arrangements for ultrasonic surgical instruments
US9226766B2 (en) 2012-04-09 2016-01-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Serial communication protocol for medical device
US9237921B2 (en) 2012-04-09 2016-01-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue
US9724118B2 (en) 2012-04-09 2017-08-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue for ultrasonic surgical instruments
US9526497B2 (en) 2012-05-07 2016-12-27 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism
US9101358B2 (en) 2012-06-15 2015-08-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulatable surgical instrument comprising a firing drive
US9364220B2 (en) * 2012-06-19 2016-06-14 Covidien Lp Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
US9101385B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-08-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrode connections for rotary driven surgical tools
US9125662B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-09-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Multi-axis articulating and rotating surgical tools
US9289256B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-03-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical end effectors having angled tissue-contacting surfaces
US9408606B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-08-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Robotically powered surgical device with manually-actuatable reversing system
US9364230B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical stapling instruments with rotary joint assemblies
US9204879B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-12-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Flexible drive member
US9119657B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-09-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Rotary actuatable closure arrangement for surgical end effector
US9561038B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2017-02-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Interchangeable clip applier
US9072536B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-07-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments
US8747238B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2014-06-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors
US20140001234A1 (en) 2012-06-28 2014-01-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Coupling arrangements for attaching surgical end effectors to drive systems therefor
US9028494B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-05-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement
US9282974B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-03-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Empty clip cartridge lockout
US20140005702A1 (en) * 2012-06-29 2014-01-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned transducers
US9326788B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-05-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Lockout mechanism for use with robotic electrosurgical device
US9283045B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-03-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical instruments with fluid management system
US9232944B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-01-12 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument and bushing
US9408622B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-08-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical instruments with articulating shafts
US9393037B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-07-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical instruments with articulating shafts
US9820768B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2017-11-21 Ethicon Llc Ultrasonic surgical instruments with control mechanisms
US9226767B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-01-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Closed feedback control for electrosurgical device
US9351754B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-05-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Ultrasonic surgical instruments with distally positioned jaw assemblies
US9198714B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2015-12-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Haptic feedback devices for surgical robot
US9463009B2 (en) 2012-07-18 2016-10-11 Jmea Corporation Expandable prosthesis for a tissue repair system
US9402604B2 (en) 2012-07-20 2016-08-02 Covidien Lp Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
ES2628297T3 (en) 2012-09-26 2017-08-02 Aesculap Ag Cutting apparatus and sealing tissue
US9386985B2 (en) 2012-10-15 2016-07-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical cutting instrument
US9364217B2 (en) 2012-10-16 2016-06-14 Covidien Lp In-situ loaded stapler
US9095367B2 (en) 2012-10-22 2015-08-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Flexible harmonic waveguides/blades for surgical instruments
US9470297B2 (en) * 2012-12-19 2016-10-18 Covidien Lp Lower anterior resection 90 degree instrument
US9566065B2 (en) * 2012-12-21 2017-02-14 Cardica, Inc. Apparatus and methods for surgical stapler clamping and deployment
US9345480B2 (en) 2013-01-18 2016-05-24 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith
US9421003B2 (en) * 2013-02-18 2016-08-23 Covidien Lp Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
US9307986B2 (en) 2013-03-01 2016-04-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical instrument soft stop
US9814463B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-11-14 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US9629628B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-04-25 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US9566064B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-02-14 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US9717498B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-08-01 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US20140263552A1 (en) 2013-03-13 2014-09-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge tissue thickness sensor system
US9351726B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2016-05-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Articulation control system for articulatable surgical instruments
US9351727B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2016-05-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Drive train control arrangements for modular surgical instruments
US9808244B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-11-07 Ethicon Llc Sensor arrangements for absolute positioning system for surgical instruments
US9629623B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-04-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Drive system lockout arrangements for modular surgical instruments
US9629629B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-04-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgey, LLC Control systems for surgical instruments
US9687230B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-06-27 Ethicon Llc Articulatable surgical instrument comprising a firing drive
US9241728B2 (en) 2013-03-15 2016-01-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with multiple clamping mechanisms
US9510827B2 (en) 2013-03-25 2016-12-06 Covidien Lp Micro surgical instrument and loading unit for use therewith
US9795384B2 (en) 2013-03-27 2017-10-24 Ethicon Llc Fastener cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator and a gap setting element
US9572577B2 (en) 2013-03-27 2017-02-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Fastener cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator including openings therein
US9332984B2 (en) 2013-03-27 2016-05-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Fastener cartridge assemblies
US9649110B2 (en) 2013-04-16 2017-05-16 Ethicon Llc Surgical instrument comprising a closing drive and a firing drive operated from the same rotatable output
US9844368B2 (en) 2013-04-16 2017-12-19 Ethicon Llc Surgical system comprising first and second drive systems
US9801626B2 (en) 2013-04-16 2017-10-31 Ethicon Llc Modular motor driven surgical instruments with alignment features for aligning rotary drive shafts with surgical end effector shafts
US9357984B2 (en) 2013-04-23 2016-06-07 Covidien Lp Constant value gap stabilizer for articulating links
US9574644B2 (en) 2013-05-30 2017-02-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Power module for use with a surgical instrument
US9445810B2 (en) 2013-06-12 2016-09-20 Covidien Lp Stapling device with grasping jaw mechanism
CN104224254B (en) * 2013-06-20 2016-03-30 瑞奇外科器械(中国)有限公司 And drive the surgical instrument
US20150053746A1 (en) 2013-08-23 2015-02-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Torque optimization for surgical instruments
US9662108B2 (en) 2013-08-30 2017-05-30 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
CN104434246B (en) * 2013-09-24 2017-11-24 无锡德瑞克机械科技有限公司 With one kind of a single hand endoscopic linear cutter stapler drive means
US9295522B2 (en) * 2013-11-08 2016-03-29 Covidien Lp Medical device adapter with wrist mechanism
US9867613B2 (en) 2013-12-19 2018-01-16 Covidien Lp Surgical staples and end effectors for deploying the same
US9724092B2 (en) 2013-12-23 2017-08-08 Ethicon Llc Modular surgical instruments
US9681870B2 (en) 2013-12-23 2017-06-20 Ethicon Llc Articulatable surgical instruments with separate and distinct closing and firing systems
US9642620B2 (en) 2013-12-23 2017-05-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical cutting and stapling instruments with articulatable end effectors
US9763662B2 (en) 2013-12-23 2017-09-19 Ethicon Llc Fastener cartridge comprising a firing member configured to directly engage and eject fasteners from the fastener cartridge
US9839428B2 (en) 2013-12-23 2017-12-12 Ethicon Llc Surgical cutting and stapling instruments with independent jaw control features
US9848874B2 (en) 2014-02-14 2017-12-26 Covidien Lp Small diameter endoscopic stapler
US20140166724A1 (en) 2014-02-24 2014-06-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge including a barbed staple
US9554854B2 (en) 2014-03-18 2017-01-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Detecting short circuits in electrosurgical medical devices
JP2017513567A (en) 2014-03-26 2017-06-01 エシコン・エンド−サージェリィ・エルエルシーEthicon Endo−Surgery, LLC Power management with segmentation circuit and variable voltage protection
US9733663B2 (en) 2014-03-26 2017-08-15 Ethicon Llc Power management through segmented circuit and variable voltage protection
US20150272572A1 (en) 2014-03-26 2015-10-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Interface systems for use with surgical instruments
US9750499B2 (en) 2014-03-26 2017-09-05 Ethicon Llc Surgical stapling instrument system
US9724096B2 (en) 2014-03-29 2017-08-08 Standard Bariatrics, Inc. End effectors, surgical stapling devices, and methods of using same
US9737355B2 (en) 2014-03-31 2017-08-22 Ethicon Llc Controlling impedance rise in electrosurgical medical devices
US9757126B2 (en) 2014-03-31 2017-09-12 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus with firing lockout mechanism
JP2017510356A (en) * 2014-04-03 2017-04-13 ジンマー,インコーポレイティド Orthopedic tools for bone fixation
US20150297234A1 (en) 2014-04-16 2015-10-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. End effector comprising an anvil including projections extending therefrom
US9757186B2 (en) 2014-04-17 2017-09-12 Ethicon Llc Device status feedback for bipolar tissue spacer
US9668733B2 (en) 2014-04-21 2017-06-06 Covidien Lp Stapling device with features to prevent inadvertent firing of staples
US9861366B2 (en) 2014-05-06 2018-01-09 Covidien Lp Ejecting assembly for a surgical stapler
US20150327851A1 (en) * 2014-05-16 2015-11-19 Covidien Lp Surgical Instrument
US20150374365A1 (en) * 2014-06-25 2015-12-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Translatable articulation joint unlocking feature for surgical stapler
US9700333B2 (en) 2014-06-30 2017-07-11 Ethicon Llc Surgical instrument with variable tissue compression
US9757128B2 (en) 2014-09-05 2017-09-12 Ethicon Llc Multiple sensors with one sensor affecting a second sensor's output or interpretation
US20160066915A1 (en) 2014-09-05 2016-03-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Polarity of hall magnet to detect misloaded cartridge
US9788836B2 (en) 2014-09-05 2017-10-17 Ethicon Llc Multiple motor control for powered medical device
US9737301B2 (en) 2014-09-05 2017-08-22 Ethicon Llc Monitoring device degradation based on component evaluation
US9801627B2 (en) 2014-09-26 2017-10-31 Ethicon Llc Fastener cartridge for creating a flexible staple line
US20160089143A1 (en) 2014-09-26 2016-03-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling buttresses and adjunct materials
US9700316B2 (en) * 2014-10-01 2017-07-11 Covidien Lp Surgical loading units and mounting members thereof
US9844376B2 (en) 2014-11-06 2017-12-19 Ethicon Llc Staple cartridge comprising a releasable adjunct material
US20160174971A1 (en) * 2014-12-18 2016-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument assembly comprising a lockable articulation system
US9844375B2 (en) 2014-12-18 2017-12-19 Ethicon Llc Drive arrangements for articulatable surgical instruments
US20160174969A1 (en) * 2014-12-18 2016-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument assembly comprising lockable systems
US20160174973A1 (en) * 2014-12-18 2016-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors and improved firing beam support arrangements
US9844374B2 (en) 2014-12-18 2017-12-19 Ethicon Llc Surgical instrument systems comprising an articulatable end effector and means for adjusting the firing stroke of a firing member
US9848937B2 (en) 2014-12-22 2017-12-26 Ethicon Llc End effector with detectable configurations
USD748259S1 (en) 2014-12-29 2016-01-26 Applied Medical Resources Corporation Electrosurgical instrument
US9855040B2 (en) * 2015-03-04 2018-01-02 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling loading unit having articulating jaws
US9808246B2 (en) 2015-03-06 2017-11-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Method of operating a powered surgical instrument
US9872725B2 (en) 2015-04-29 2018-01-23 Ethicon Llc RF tissue sealer with mode selection
US20170100250A1 (en) * 2015-10-09 2017-04-13 Evalve, Inc. Delivery catheter handle and methods of use

Family Cites Families (350)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US34519A (en) * 1862-02-25 Improvement in potato-diggers
US3079606A (en) * 1960-01-04 1963-03-05 Bobrov Boris Sergeevich Instrument for placing lateral gastrointestinal anastomoses
US3490675A (en) * 1966-10-10 1970-01-20 United States Surgical Corp Instrument for placing lateral gastrointestinal anastomoses
US3675688A (en) 1970-04-27 1972-07-11 United States Surgical Corp Instrument for ligating, suturing and dividing organic tubular structures
US3777538A (en) 1972-03-15 1973-12-11 Weck & Co Edward Surgical clip applicator
DE7318970U (en) 1973-05-19 1973-08-30 Wolf R Gmbh Tongs for putting of tantalum clips
US4027510A (en) 1974-05-15 1977-06-07 Siegfried Hiltebrandt Forceps
JPS51149985U (en) 1975-05-27 1976-11-30
GB1555455A (en) 1976-06-11 1979-11-07 Cox Mastic Appliances Ltd P C Dispensing gun
US4086926A (en) 1976-10-08 1978-05-02 United States Surgical Corporation Ligating and dividing organic structures
US4244372A (en) 1978-03-31 1981-01-13 Kapitanov Nikolai N Surgical instrument for suturing organs
DE2903159A1 (en) 1979-01-27 1980-07-31 Georg Kirchner Motor driven medical instrument with piercing needles - has needle carrier reciprocated by eccentric drive mounted on motor shaft
DE2917783C2 (en) 1979-05-03 1982-07-01 Richard Wolf Gmbh, 7134 Knittlingen, De
US4429695A (en) * 1980-02-05 1984-02-07 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical instruments
US4319576B1 (en) 1980-02-26 1986-02-25
DE3012447C2 (en) * 1980-03-31 1982-04-01 Harald 7200 Tuttlingen De Maslanka
US4296881A (en) * 1980-04-03 1981-10-27 Sukoo Lee Surgical stapler using cartridge
US4331277A (en) 1980-05-23 1982-05-25 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler
DE3114135C2 (en) 1981-04-08 1985-01-31 Aesculap-Werke Ag Vormals Jetter & Scheerer, 7200 Tuttlingen, De
EP0096694B1 (en) 1981-12-22 1989-03-01 Hospital Products Limited Surgical stapling instrument
US4482197A (en) * 1982-10-29 1984-11-13 At&T Technologies, Inc. Low-insertion force solder-bearing lead
FR2542188B1 (en) 1983-03-11 1985-08-16 Foures Bernard Tweezers for linear mechanical suture viscera of the chest and abdominal cavities
US4527724A (en) 1983-06-10 1985-07-09 Senmed, Inc. Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument
US4589413A (en) 1983-07-21 1986-05-20 Malyshev Boris N Surgical instrument for resection of hollow organs
US4602634A (en) * 1983-09-23 1986-07-29 Ethicon, Inc. Method and instrument for applying a fastener to a tissue using means to grasp, guide and pull the fastener through the tissue
US4530453A (en) 1983-10-04 1985-07-23 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US4505414A (en) * 1983-10-12 1985-03-19 Filipi Charles J Expandable anvil surgical stapler
US4610383A (en) 1983-10-14 1986-09-09 Senmed, Inc. Disposable linear surgical stapler
US4612933A (en) 1984-03-30 1986-09-23 Senmed, Inc. Multiple-load cartridge assembly for a linear surgical stapling instrument
US4671445A (en) * 1984-08-09 1987-06-09 Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. Flexible surgical stapler assembly
GB8422863D0 (en) 1984-09-11 1984-10-17 Univ London Sewing machine
US4633861A (en) * 1984-10-19 1987-01-06 Senmed, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with jaw clamping mechanism
US4580712A (en) * 1984-10-19 1986-04-08 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener
US4608981A (en) 1984-10-19 1986-09-02 Senmed, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism
US4633874A (en) * 1984-10-19 1987-01-06 Senmed, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge
US4566620A (en) * 1984-10-19 1986-01-28 United States Surgical Corporation Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus
US4703887A (en) 1985-01-28 1987-11-03 Ethicon, Inc. Collapsible purse string aid for use with intraluminal stapling device
US4665916A (en) 1985-08-09 1987-05-19 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus
US4728020A (en) * 1985-08-30 1988-03-01 United States Surgical Corporation Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus
US4715520A (en) 1985-10-10 1987-12-29 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control
US4700703A (en) 1986-03-27 1987-10-20 Semion Resnick Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument
US4752024A (en) 1986-10-17 1988-06-21 Green David T Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus
US5119983A (en) 1987-05-26 1992-06-09 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus
US4976686A (en) * 1987-09-18 1990-12-11 Schering Agrochemicals Limited Implant gun
FR2622429A1 (en) 1987-11-16 1989-05-05 Blagoveschensky G surgical suture device
US4951860A (en) 1987-12-28 1990-08-28 Edward Weck & Co. Method and apparatus for storing, dispensing and applying surgical staples
EP0324637B1 (en) 1988-01-15 1994-03-23 Ethicon Inc. Surgical stapler pressure regulator
GB8800909D0 (en) 1988-01-15 1988-02-17 Ethicon Inc Gas powered surgical stapler
EP0324638A1 (en) 1988-01-15 1989-07-19 Ethicon Inc. Surgical stapler safety and sequencing mechanisms
US4863088A (en) 1988-03-09 1989-09-05 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Surgical stapling instrument
US4944443A (en) 1988-04-22 1990-07-31 Innovative Surgical Devices, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method
US5071052A (en) * 1988-09-22 1991-12-10 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout
US4869415A (en) 1988-09-26 1989-09-26 Ethicon, Inc. Energy storage means for a surgical stapler
US4892244B1 (en) * 1988-11-07 1991-08-27 Ethicon Inc
DE68924692T2 (en) 1988-11-11 1996-04-25 United States Surgical Corp A surgical instrument.
US4991764A (en) * 1989-01-23 1991-02-12 Edward Weck Incorporated Surgical stapling instrument
US5111987A (en) * 1989-01-23 1992-05-12 Moeinzadeh Manssour H Semi-disposable surgical stapler
US5486185A (en) 1989-01-30 1996-01-23 Dexide, Inc. Surgical apparatus
US5505363A (en) 1989-05-26 1996-04-09 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical staples with plated anvils
US5413268A (en) 1989-05-26 1995-05-09 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for placing stables in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures
US4978049A (en) 1989-05-26 1990-12-18 United States Surgical Corporation Three staple drive member
US5318221A (en) * 1989-05-26 1994-06-07 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures
US5040715B1 (en) 1989-05-26 1994-04-05 United States Surgical Corp Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures
US5084057A (en) 1989-07-18 1992-01-28 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures
US5922001A (en) 1989-12-05 1999-07-13 Yoon; Inbae Surgical instrument with jaws and a movable internal blade member and method for use thereof
FR2660851A1 (en) 1990-04-11 1991-10-18 Cardial Sa Device for unblocking vascular channels, such as the arteries
US4994065A (en) * 1990-05-18 1991-02-19 Zimmer, Inc. Apparatus for dispensing low viscosity semi-fluid material under pressure
US5074454A (en) 1990-06-04 1991-12-24 Peters Ronald L Surgical stapler
US5674232A (en) * 1990-06-05 1997-10-07 Halliburton; Alexander George Catheter and method of use thereof
US5531744A (en) * 1991-11-01 1996-07-02 Medical Scientific, Inc. Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool
JPH0560936B2 (en) * 1990-09-11 1993-09-03 Hiroshi Watanabe
US5389102A (en) * 1990-09-13 1995-02-14 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for subcuticular stapling of body tissue
DE69120208T3 (en) 1990-10-05 2001-02-15 United States Surgical Corp An apparatus for applying clips in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures
US5282807A (en) 1990-11-05 1994-02-01 Knoepfler Dennis J Automatic stapler for laparoscopic procedure with selective cutter, nontraumatic jaws and suction irrigator
US5129570A (en) * 1990-11-30 1992-07-14 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical stapler
CA2055943C (en) 1990-12-06 2003-09-23 Daniel P. Rodak Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism
DE69119607D1 (en) 1990-12-18 1996-06-20 United States Surgical Corp Safety device for surgical staplers
US5141144A (en) 1990-12-18 1992-08-25 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Stapler and firing device
US5083695A (en) * 1990-12-18 1992-01-28 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Stapler and firing device
CA2061885A1 (en) 1991-03-14 1992-09-15 David T. Green Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure
US5336232A (en) 1991-03-14 1994-08-09 United States Surgical Corporation Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure and method of using the same
US5170925A (en) 1991-03-18 1992-12-15 Ethicon, Inc. Laparoscopic stapler with knife means
US5065929A (en) 1991-04-01 1991-11-19 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical stapler with locking means
US5171247A (en) 1991-04-04 1992-12-15 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft
US5470010A (en) 1991-04-04 1995-11-28 Ethicon, Inc. Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism
US5339799A (en) 1991-04-23 1994-08-23 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Medical system for reproducing a state of contact of the treatment section in the operation unit
EP0514139B1 (en) 1991-05-14 1999-08-18 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means
US5246156A (en) 1991-09-12 1993-09-21 Ethicon, Inc. Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism
FR2681775B1 (en) 1991-10-01 1998-09-11 Boutmy Ets Endoscopic surgery pliers tool tilt.
US5485947A (en) * 1992-07-20 1996-01-23 Ethicon, Inc. Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means
US5711472A (en) * 1991-10-18 1998-01-27 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US6250532B1 (en) 1991-10-18 2001-06-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus
US5312023A (en) * 1991-10-18 1994-05-17 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
CA2078794C (en) 1991-10-18 1998-10-06 Frank J. Viola Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
CA2080160C (en) * 1991-10-18 2003-12-23 David T. Green Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5484095A (en) 1992-03-31 1996-01-16 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for endoscopically applying staples individually to body tissue
US5366134A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-11-22 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastening apparatus
US5397046A (en) * 1991-10-18 1995-03-14 United States Surgical Corporation Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus
US5307976A (en) * 1991-10-18 1994-05-03 Ethicon, Inc. Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means
US5289963A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-03-01 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue
US5326013A (en) * 1991-10-18 1994-07-05 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
CA2079756A1 (en) 1991-10-18 1993-04-19 David T. Green Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5497933A (en) 1991-10-18 1996-03-12 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue
US5364001A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-11-15 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5431322A (en) 1991-10-18 1995-07-11 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5478003A (en) 1991-10-18 1995-12-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus
US5197649A (en) * 1991-10-29 1993-03-30 The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler
US5240163A (en) 1991-10-30 1993-08-31 American Cyanamid Company Linear surgical stapling instrument
US5665085A (en) 1991-11-01 1997-09-09 Medical Scientific, Inc. Electrosurgical cutting tool
CA2122475C (en) 1991-11-01 2005-01-11 Paul C. Nardella Electrosurgical cutting tool
US5395034A (en) 1991-11-07 1995-03-07 American Cyanamid Co. Linear surgical stapling instrument
US5163942A (en) * 1991-12-09 1992-11-17 Everest Medical Corporation Surgical instrument with grasping loop for laparoscopic procedures
US5433721A (en) * 1992-01-17 1995-07-18 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic instrument having a torsionally stiff drive shaft for applying fasteners to tissue
US5383880A (en) 1992-01-17 1995-01-24 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic surgical system with sensing means
FI90622C (en) 1992-01-24 1994-03-10 Biocon Oy Surgical installation instrument
US5271543A (en) * 1992-02-07 1993-12-21 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism
US5484451A (en) 1992-05-08 1996-01-16 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures
US5431667A (en) 1992-05-26 1995-07-11 Origin Medsystems, Inc. Gas-sealed instruments for use in laparoscopic surgery
US5658300A (en) 1992-06-04 1997-08-19 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues
CA2099100C (en) 1992-06-30 2005-02-22 David T. Green Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
CA2100532C (en) 1992-09-21 2004-04-20 David T. Green Device for applying a meniscal staple
CA2103507C (en) 1992-09-23 1998-09-15 David A. Nicholas Locking mechanism for endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instruments
US5485952A (en) * 1992-09-23 1996-01-23 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5423471A (en) 1992-10-02 1995-06-13 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures
US5330502A (en) 1992-10-09 1994-07-19 Ethicon, Inc. Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism
US5374277A (en) 1992-10-09 1994-12-20 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical instrument
US5626587A (en) * 1992-10-09 1997-05-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for operating a surgical instrument
US5381943A (en) * 1992-10-09 1995-01-17 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge
US5662662A (en) 1992-10-09 1997-09-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument and method
US5431323A (en) * 1992-10-09 1995-07-11 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge
US5601224A (en) * 1992-10-09 1997-02-11 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical instrument
US5275166A (en) 1992-11-16 1994-01-04 Ethicon, Inc. Method and apparatus for performing ultrasonic assisted surgical procedures
US5328077A (en) 1992-11-19 1994-07-12 Lou Ek Seng Method and apparatus for treating female urinary incontinence
US5403327A (en) * 1992-12-31 1995-04-04 Pilling Weck Incorporated Surgical clip applier
DE4300307C2 (en) 1993-01-08 1996-09-19 Aesculap Ag A surgical instrument
US5382255A (en) 1993-01-08 1995-01-17 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for assembly of surgical instruments
DE69409565T2 (en) 1993-01-29 1998-10-01 Smith & Nephew Inc Swiveling curved instrument
US5571215A (en) * 1993-02-22 1996-11-05 Heartport, Inc. Devices and methods for intracardiac procedures
US5397324A (en) * 1993-03-10 1995-03-14 Carroll; Brendan J. Surgical stapler instrument and method for vascular hemostasis
US5540375A (en) 1993-04-20 1996-07-30 United States Surgical Corporation Endoscopic stapler
US5897652A (en) * 1993-04-23 1999-04-27 Sony Corporation Memory control device and address generating circuit
US5467911A (en) 1993-04-27 1995-11-21 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues
US5407293A (en) * 1993-04-29 1995-04-18 Crainich; Lawrence Coupling apparatus for medical instrument
US5464300A (en) 1993-04-29 1995-11-07 Crainich; Lawrence Medical instrument and coupling apparatus for same
US5447265A (en) 1993-04-30 1995-09-05 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Laparoscopic surgical instrument with a mechanism for preventing its entry into the abdominal cavity once it is depleted and removed from the abdominal cavity
JP3559561B2 (en) * 1993-04-30 2004-09-02 ユナイテッド・ステイツ・サージカル・コーポレイション Surgical instrument with a joint jaw structure and a removable knife
US6716232B1 (en) 1993-04-30 2004-04-06 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife
US5415334A (en) * 1993-05-05 1995-05-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Surgical stapler and staple cartridge
US5364003A (en) * 1993-05-05 1994-11-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler
CA2124109A1 (en) * 1993-05-24 1994-11-25 Mark T. Byrne Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor
CA2128136C (en) * 1993-07-22 1999-10-26 David C. Yates Electrosurgical stapling device
US5810811A (en) 1993-07-22 1998-09-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical hemostatic device
US5765256A (en) * 1993-08-19 1998-06-16 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Nonwoven cleaning brush
CA2133159A1 (en) * 1993-09-30 1995-03-31 Eric J. Butterfield Surgical instrument having improved manipulating means
US5439155A (en) 1993-10-07 1995-08-08 United States Surgical Corporation Cartridge for surgical fastener applying apparatus
CA2132503C (en) 1993-10-07 2005-05-10 Donald F. Wilson Curved knife for linear staplers
US5725554A (en) 1993-10-08 1998-03-10 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Surgical staple and stapler
US5487499A (en) 1993-10-08 1996-01-30 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter
US5560532A (en) 1993-10-08 1996-10-01 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue
US5562682A (en) 1993-10-08 1996-10-08 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Surgical Instrument with adjustable arms
CA2117744A1 (en) * 1993-10-14 1995-04-15 David T. Green Gas powered apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue
US5376095A (en) 1993-11-04 1994-12-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile
US5465894A (en) * 1993-12-06 1995-11-14 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft
US5743456A (en) * 1993-12-16 1998-04-28 Stryker Corporation Hand actuable surgical handpiece
WO1995018572A1 (en) * 1994-01-04 1995-07-13 Alpha Surgical Technologies, Inc. Stapling device
US5452837A (en) 1994-01-21 1995-09-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge
US5487500A (en) * 1994-02-03 1996-01-30 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler instrument
US5465895A (en) 1994-02-03 1995-11-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler instrument
US5597107A (en) * 1994-02-03 1997-01-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler instrument
US5452836A (en) * 1994-02-07 1995-09-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with improved jaw closure and staple firing actuator mechanism
US5507773A (en) * 1994-02-18 1996-04-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments
CA2145723A1 (en) * 1994-03-30 1995-10-01 Steven W. Hamblin Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft
CA2144818C (en) 1994-04-07 2006-07-11 Henry Bolanos Graduated anvil for surgical stapling instruments
US5415335A (en) * 1994-04-07 1995-05-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Surgical stapler cartridge containing lockout mechanism
US5529235A (en) 1994-04-28 1996-06-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Identification device for surgical instrument
US5489058A (en) * 1994-05-02 1996-02-06 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force
US5470007A (en) 1994-05-02 1995-11-28 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock
US5474566A (en) 1994-05-05 1995-12-12 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
US5628446A (en) * 1994-05-05 1997-05-13 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
CA2148667A1 (en) 1994-05-05 1995-11-06 Carlo A. Mililli Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
US5551622A (en) 1994-07-13 1996-09-03 Yoon; Inbae Surgical stapler
US5833695A (en) 1994-07-13 1998-11-10 Yoon; Inbae Surgical stapling system and method of applying staples from multiple staple cartridges
JPH0856953A (en) 1994-08-02 1996-03-05 Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument
EP0699418A1 (en) 1994-08-05 1996-03-06 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
US5507426A (en) 1994-08-05 1996-04-16 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5779130A (en) * 1994-08-05 1998-07-14 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
US5480089A (en) 1994-08-19 1996-01-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets
DE4431561C2 (en) * 1994-09-05 1997-11-06 Univ Ludwigs Albert Medical handling device
US5571116A (en) 1994-10-02 1996-11-05 United States Surgical Corporation Non-invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
US5797538A (en) 1994-10-05 1998-08-25 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue
US5901895A (en) * 1994-10-05 1999-05-11 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue
EP0705571A1 (en) 1994-10-07 1996-04-10 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
US5868760A (en) 1994-12-07 1999-02-09 Mcguckin, Jr.; James F. Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue
US5632432A (en) 1994-12-19 1997-05-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument
US5704534A (en) * 1994-12-19 1998-01-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulation assembly for surgical instruments
US5575799A (en) 1995-03-30 1996-11-19 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating surgical apparatus
US5624452A (en) * 1995-04-07 1997-04-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument
JPH08289895A (en) * 1995-04-21 1996-11-05 Olympus Optical Co Ltd Suture device
US5553765A (en) 1995-04-28 1996-09-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement
US5630540A (en) * 1995-05-24 1997-05-20 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical staple and staple drive member
US5579107A (en) 1995-05-25 1996-11-26 Horiba Instruments, Inc. Method and apparatus for dry particle analysis
US5653928A (en) 1995-06-15 1997-08-05 Schnipke Family Partnership Method for assembling a surgical stapling cartridge
US5752644A (en) * 1995-07-11 1998-05-19 United States Surgical Corporation Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler
USRE38708E1 (en) 1995-07-11 2005-03-01 United States Surgical Corporation Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler
EP0757087B1 (en) * 1995-07-14 1999-09-15 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation A recording liquid suitable for ink-jet recording
US5706998A (en) * 1995-07-17 1998-01-13 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism
US5810855A (en) 1995-07-21 1998-09-22 Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples
US6032849A (en) * 1995-08-28 2000-03-07 United States Surgical Surgical stapler
US5782396A (en) * 1995-08-28 1998-07-21 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler
US5762256A (en) 1995-08-28 1998-06-09 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler
US5814055A (en) 1995-09-19 1998-09-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical clamping mechanism
US5860995A (en) * 1995-09-22 1999-01-19 Misener Medical Co. Inc. Laparoscopic endoscopic surgical instrument
US5653721A (en) 1995-10-19 1997-08-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Override mechanism for an actuator on a surgical instrument
US5697542A (en) * 1995-10-19 1997-12-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile
US5941442A (en) * 1995-10-27 1999-08-24 United States Surgical Surgical stapler
JPH09135837A (en) 1995-11-13 1997-05-27 Yasumasa Onuki Ligating and suturing device
US5797537A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-08-25 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism
US6010054A (en) * 1996-02-20 2000-01-04 Imagyn Medical Technologies Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge
US5725536A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-03-10 Richard-Allen Medical Industries, Inc. Articulated surgical instrument with improved articulation control mechanism
US5762255A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-06-09 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms
US5820009A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-10-13 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism
US5673842A (en) 1996-03-05 1997-10-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Surgical stapler with locking mechanism
US5772673A (en) 1996-03-07 1998-06-30 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical clips
US5810240A (en) * 1996-03-15 1998-09-22 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying device
US5732806A (en) * 1996-03-29 1998-03-31 Pilling Weck, Incorporated Compensator to prevent backlash in a surgical instrument
US5823066A (en) 1996-05-13 1998-10-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments
US5713505A (en) * 1996-05-13 1998-02-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulation transmission mechanism for surgical instruments
US5792135A (en) 1996-05-20 1998-08-11 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity
US5782811A (en) * 1996-05-30 1998-07-21 Target Therapeutics, Inc. Kink-resistant braided catheter with distal side holes
US6024748A (en) * 1996-07-23 2000-02-15 United States Surgical Corporation Singleshot anastomosis instrument with detachable loading unit and method
US6338737B1 (en) * 1997-07-17 2002-01-15 Haviv Toledano Flexible annular stapler for closed surgery of hollow organs
US6109500A (en) * 1996-10-04 2000-08-29 United States Surgical Corporation Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler
US5891140A (en) * 1996-12-23 1999-04-06 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Electrosurgical device for harvesting a vessel especially the internal mammary artery for coronary artery bypass grafting
US5765255A (en) * 1997-03-21 1998-06-16 Bychkowsky; Mark Walter Dipstick wiping device
US5919198A (en) 1997-04-17 1999-07-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable cartridge with drivers
US5913866A (en) * 1997-06-19 1999-06-22 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Devices and methods for harvesting vascular conduits
US5865361A (en) 1997-09-23 1999-02-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus
US5873873A (en) 1997-10-10 1999-02-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having improved clamp mechanism
US5980510A (en) 1997-10-10 1999-11-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having improved clamp arm pivot mount
US6548490B1 (en) 1997-10-28 2003-04-15 Vivus, Inc. Transmucosal administration of phosphodiesterase inhibitors for the treatment of erectile dysfunction
JP3123490B2 (en) 1997-11-17 2001-01-09 日本電気株式会社 Portable communication device and a display information selection method
US6197017B1 (en) * 1998-02-24 2001-03-06 Brock Rogers Surgical, Inc. Articulated apparatus for telemanipulator system
US20020128662A1 (en) * 1998-02-24 2002-09-12 Brock David L. Surgical instrument
US6554844B2 (en) * 1998-02-24 2003-04-29 Endovia Medical, Inc. Surgical instrument
US6279809B1 (en) 1998-03-10 2001-08-28 Enrico Nicolo Circular stapler for side to end, side to side and end to side anastomosis
US6003517A (en) * 1998-04-30 1999-12-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue
US6131790A (en) 1998-09-02 2000-10-17 Piraka; Hadi A. Surgical stapler and cartridge
JP2002532751A (en) 1998-12-16 2002-10-02 ウェズリー ジェッセン コーポレイション Aspheric multifocal contact lenses
US6394998B1 (en) 1999-01-22 2002-05-28 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Surgical tools for use in minimally invasive telesurgical applications
US6565554B1 (en) * 1999-04-07 2003-05-20 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Friction compensation in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus
US6594552B1 (en) 1999-04-07 2003-07-15 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery
US6443973B1 (en) 1999-06-02 2002-09-03 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments
US6315184B1 (en) 1999-06-02 2001-11-13 Powermed, Inc. Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments
US6488196B1 (en) * 1999-06-30 2002-12-03 Axya Medical, Inc. Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue
US6325810B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2001-12-04 Ethicon, Inc. Foam buttress for stapling apparatus
US6264087B1 (en) * 1999-07-12 2001-07-24 Powermed, Inc. Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device
US6269977B1 (en) 2000-01-26 2001-08-07 Kim Ira Moore Stackable container cover
JP2001276091A (en) * 2000-03-29 2001-10-09 Toshiba Corp Medical manipulator
US6731473B2 (en) 2000-04-12 2004-05-04 Seagate Technology Llc Dual pseudo spin valve heads
WO2002017799A1 (en) * 2000-08-30 2002-03-07 Cerebral Vascular Applications Inc. Medical instrument
US6755338B2 (en) 2001-08-29 2004-06-29 Cerebral Vascular Applications, Inc. Medical instrument
KR100381188B1 (en) 2000-09-15 2003-04-23 엘지전자 주식회사 Power brush assembly of vacuum cleaner
JP4014792B2 (en) 2000-09-29 2007-11-28 株式会社東芝 manipulator
US6817508B1 (en) * 2000-10-13 2004-11-16 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Surgical stapling device
ES2398538T3 (en) 2000-10-13 2013-03-20 Covidien Lp Apparatus applying surgical fasteners
GB2368222B (en) 2000-10-17 2003-02-19 Ericsson Telefon Ab L M Method and telecommunications network for controlling an external device
US20040267310A1 (en) 2000-10-20 2004-12-30 Racenet David C Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple
US6869437B1 (en) * 2000-11-13 2005-03-22 Cardica, Inc. Method and system for performing closed-chest bypass
US6439446B1 (en) 2000-12-01 2002-08-27 Stephen J. Perry Safety lockout for actuator shaft
US6612053B2 (en) 2000-12-08 2003-09-02 Chu-Yuan Liao Fluid decoration
US6674232B2 (en) 2000-12-13 2004-01-06 Thomson Licensing S. A. Getter placement and attachment assembly
US6571529B2 (en) 2000-12-13 2003-06-03 New Technology Resources, Inc. Environment resistant retaining wall block and methods of use thereof
EP1359851B1 (en) 2001-01-31 2010-09-22 Rex Medical, Inc. Apparatus for stapling and resectioning gastro-edophageal tissue
CA2662557C (en) 2001-04-03 2011-03-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device
US7083618B2 (en) 2001-04-06 2006-08-01 Sherwood Services Ag Vessel sealer and divider
US6783524B2 (en) 2001-04-19 2004-08-31 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument
US6544274B2 (en) * 2001-05-02 2003-04-08 Novare Surgical Systems, Inc. Clamp having bendable shaft
DE10121305A1 (en) 2001-05-02 2002-12-12 Ethicon Endo Surgery Europe A surgical instrument
US6592597B2 (en) 2001-05-07 2003-07-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device
US6503257B2 (en) * 2001-05-07 2003-01-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device
US6656193B2 (en) 2001-05-07 2003-12-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device
US6755854B2 (en) * 2001-07-31 2004-06-29 Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Control device and mechanism for deploying a self-expanding medical device
EP1435822A4 (en) 2001-09-14 2009-09-09 Dvl Acquisition Sub Inc Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US6587750B2 (en) 2001-09-25 2003-07-01 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Removable infinite roll master grip handle and touch sensor for robotic surgery
WO2003030742A3 (en) 2001-10-05 2003-06-19 Tyco Healthcare Surgical stapling apparatus and method
JP4252454B2 (en) 2001-10-05 2009-04-08 タイコ ヘルスケア グループ エルピー Surgical stapling device
JP2003144448A (en) * 2001-11-15 2003-05-20 Mizuho Co Ltd Active forceps for endoscopic operation
US6953135B2 (en) 2001-11-28 2005-10-11 Nrz, Inc. Liquid delivery apparatus for bicycle
US6676668B2 (en) * 2001-12-12 2004-01-13 C.R. Baed Articulating stone basket
US6602252B2 (en) 2002-01-03 2003-08-05 Starion Instruments Corporation Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device
US7070083B2 (en) 2002-04-11 2006-07-04 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces
US7377928B2 (en) 2002-04-15 2008-05-27 Cook Biotech Incorporated Apparatus and method for producing a reinforced surgical staple line
WO2003105702A3 (en) 2002-06-14 2004-04-08 Power Med Interventions Inc Device for clamping cutting and stapling tissue
US6873524B2 (en) * 2002-08-15 2005-03-29 Audavi Corporation Data storage device
ES2348273T3 (en) 2002-10-04 2010-12-02 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device.
ES2379348T3 (en) 2002-10-04 2012-04-25 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Motorized surgical stapling device pneumatically
EP1702568B1 (en) 2002-10-04 2008-07-23 Tyco Healthcare Group LP Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp
US20040199181A1 (en) 2003-04-02 2004-10-07 Knodel Bryan D. Surgical device for anastomosis
US8714429B2 (en) 2003-04-29 2014-05-06 Covidien Lp Dissecting tip for surgical stapler
US20040243151A1 (en) 2003-04-29 2004-12-02 Demmy Todd L. Surgical stapling device with dissecting tip
US6988649B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-01-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout
US7000818B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-02-21 Ethicon, Endo-Surger, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems
US7380695B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2008-06-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing
US7044352B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-05-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing
US7140528B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-11-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing
US7380696B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2008-06-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece E-beam firing mechanism
US7143923B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-12-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a firing lockout for an unclosed anvil
EP1635713B1 (en) * 2003-06-17 2012-04-11 Tyco Healthcare Group LP Surgical stapling device
EP1635712B1 (en) 2003-06-20 2015-09-30 Covidien LP Surgical stapling device
US7111769B2 (en) 2003-07-09 2006-09-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis
US7055731B2 (en) 2003-07-09 2006-06-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a tapered firing bar for increased flexibility around the articulation joint
US6964363B2 (en) 2003-07-09 2005-11-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having articulation joint support plates for supporting a firing bar
US6981628B2 (en) 2003-07-09 2006-01-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control
US6786382B1 (en) 2003-07-09 2004-09-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track
US7213736B2 (en) 2003-07-09 2007-05-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an electroactive polymer actuated firing bar track through an articulation joint
US7303108B2 (en) * 2003-09-29 2007-12-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with a flexible rack
US6905057B2 (en) 2003-09-29 2005-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission
US7000819B2 (en) 2003-09-29 2006-02-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having multistroke firing incorporating a traction-biased ratcheting mechanism
US7083075B2 (en) 2003-09-29 2006-08-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Multi-stroke mechanism with automatic end of stroke retraction
US6959852B2 (en) 2003-09-29 2005-11-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with multistroke firing incorporating an anti-backup mechanism
CA2542532C (en) 2003-10-17 2012-08-14 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation
EP1563794B1 (en) 2004-02-17 2007-04-25 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism
DE602005000889T2 (en) 2004-02-17 2008-01-17 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp, Norwalk A surgical stapling device with locking mechanism
DE602005001328T2 (en) 2004-02-17 2008-02-14 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp, Norwalk A surgical stapling device
EP1563792B1 (en) 2004-02-17 2007-04-18 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism
US6953138B1 (en) 2004-02-18 2005-10-11 Frank W. Dworak Surgical stapler anvil with nested staple forming pockets
US8252009B2 (en) 2004-03-09 2012-08-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Devices and methods for placement of partitions within a hollow body organ
US7059508B2 (en) 2004-06-30 2006-06-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an uneven multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission
US7661791B2 (en) * 2004-06-30 2010-02-16 Lexmark International, Inc. Apparatus and method for performing mechanical printhead alignment in an imaging apparatus
US7367485B2 (en) 2004-06-30 2008-05-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission
CN100343803C (en) * 2004-07-26 2007-10-17 国际商业机器公司 Method and syste mfor transplanting prsonalized computation environment from source platform to target platform
US7147138B2 (en) 2004-07-28 2006-12-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having an electroactive polymer actuated buttress deployment mechanism
US7143925B2 (en) 2004-07-28 2006-12-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument incorporating EAP blocking lockout mechanism
US7487899B2 (en) 2004-07-28 2009-02-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument incorporating EAP complete firing system lockout mechanism
JP2006073095A (en) * 2004-09-01 2006-03-16 Toshiba Corp Information recording medium, information recording method, information reproduction method, information recording apparatus, and information reproduction apparatus
US7128254B2 (en) 2004-09-07 2006-10-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary slip-clutch transmission
US7143926B2 (en) 2005-02-07 2006-12-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multi-stroke firing mechanism with return spring rotary manual retraction system
US7559452B2 (en) 2005-02-18 2009-07-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having fluid actuated opposing jaws
US7654431B2 (en) 2005-02-18 2010-02-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member
US7780055B2 (en) 2005-04-06 2010-08-24 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism
JP2009506799A (en) 2005-06-03 2009-02-19 タイコ ヘルスケア グループ リミテッド パートナーシップ Powered surgical instruments
US7464847B2 (en) 2005-06-03 2008-12-16 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display
US20060289602A1 (en) 2005-06-23 2006-12-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with articulating shaft with double pivot closure and single pivot frame ground
US8336751B2 (en) * 2006-10-06 2012-12-25 Covidien Lp Grasping jaw mechanism
US7967178B2 (en) * 2006-10-06 2011-06-28 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Grasping jaw mechanism
US8011555B2 (en) * 2007-03-06 2011-09-06 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US7422136B1 (en) * 2007-03-15 2008-09-09 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Powered surgical stapling device
US8393516B2 (en) * 2009-02-26 2013-03-12 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus with curved cartridge and anvil assemblies
US20140014707A1 (en) * 2013-09-16 2014-01-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical Stapling Instrument Having An Improved Coating
US20160367255A1 (en) * 2015-06-18 2016-12-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Movable firing beam support arrangements for articulatable surgical instruments

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
US7597230B2 (en) 2009-10-06 grant
JP5213900B2 (en) 2013-06-19 grant
US20070108252A1 (en) 2007-05-17 application
US7793814B2 (en) 2010-09-14 grant
EP1635713A2 (en) 2006-03-22 application
EP2428168B1 (en) 2014-09-17 grant
US8931683B2 (en) 2015-01-13 grant
CA2724284C (en) 2013-02-26 grant
US7159750B2 (en) 2007-01-09 grant
CA2724284A1 (en) 2004-12-29 application
US20070034670A1 (en) 2007-02-15 application
EP2428168A2 (en) 2012-03-14 application
EP1635713B1 (en) 2012-04-11 grant
CA2724140A1 (en) 2004-12-29 application
US7424965B2 (en) 2008-09-16 grant
US20090283568A1 (en) 2009-11-19 application
JP2007524451A (en) 2007-08-30 application
US7584880B2 (en) 2009-09-08 grant
JP2012148101A (en) 2012-08-09 application
US7721935B2 (en) 2010-05-25 grant
US20080041917A1 (en) 2008-02-21 application
CA2529442C (en) 2012-08-21 grant
US9855039B2 (en) 2018-01-02 grant
EP2474272A3 (en) 2012-10-17 application
EP2428168A3 (en) 2012-08-29 application
JP4664909B2 (en) 2011-04-06 grant
US20150105823A1 (en) 2015-04-16 application
JP2010207584A (en) 2010-09-24 application
US20100282819A1 (en) 2010-11-11 application
EP2474272A2 (en) 2012-07-11 application
US8167186B2 (en) 2012-05-01 grant
US20090078738A1 (en) 2009-03-26 application
ES2516091T3 (en) 2014-10-30 grant
US20050006432A1 (en) 2005-01-13 application
ES2384974T3 (en) 2012-07-16 grant
US20090050671A1 (en) 2009-02-26 application
WO2004112618A2 (en) 2004-12-29 application
US20100200638A1 (en) 2010-08-12 application
CA2724140C (en) 2012-09-25 grant
US8118207B2 (en) 2012-02-21 grant
WO2004112618A3 (en) 2005-04-14 application

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US8480703B2 (en) Surgical device
US7753248B2 (en) Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism
EP2036505B1 (en) Articulating joint for surgical instruments
US7273488B2 (en) High-rigidity forceps tip assembly for active forceps and active forceps equipped with the same
US6371952B1 (en) Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity
US7673780B2 (en) Articulation joint with improved moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument
US20160183944A1 (en) Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness
US20030208186A1 (en) Wrist with decoupled motion transmission
US8020743B2 (en) Powered articulatable surgical cutting and fastening instrument with flexible drive member
US5916146A (en) System for support and actuation with vertebrae in particular for surgical and diagnostic instruments
EP1980214A2 (en) Surgical stapling apparatus with powered retraction
US20140352463A1 (en) Power module for use with a surgical instrument
US8074859B2 (en) Surgical instrument
US8034077B2 (en) Method for surgical stapling and cutting device with dual actuating control knob
EP1749485A1 (en) Surgical instrument with an articulating shaft locking mechanism
US20160220268A1 (en) Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback
US5643294A (en) Surgical apparatus having an increased range of operability
US7575144B2 (en) Surgical fastener and cutter with single cable actuator
US20130282052A1 (en) Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
EP1785097B1 (en) Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments
US7654431B2 (en) Surgical instrument with guided laterally moving articulation member
US6981628B2 (en) Surgical instrument with a lateral-moving articulation control
US7810693B2 (en) Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector
US20060000868A1 (en) Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing mechanism having a rotary transmission
US20140236173A1 (en) Apparatus for Endoscopic Procedures

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
EEER Examination request