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

在控制单元和远程传感器之间能够无线通信的外科器械

Info

Publication number
CN101224119A
CN101224119A CN 200810002620 CN200810002620A CN101224119A CN 101224119 A CN101224119 A CN 101224119A CN 200810002620 CN200810002620 CN 200810002620 CN 200810002620 A CN200810002620 A CN 200810002620A CN 101224119 A CN101224119 A CN 101224119A
Authority
CN
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
surgical
instrument
wireless
communication
control
Prior art date
Application number
CN 200810002620
Other languages
English (en)
Other versions
CN101224119B (zh )
Inventor
F·E·谢尔顿四世
J·R·乔达诺
J·S·斯韦兹
Original Assignee
伊西康内外科公司
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
    • A61B17/068Surgical 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
    • 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
    • A61B90/90Identification means for patients or instruments, e.g. tags
    • A61B90/98Identification means for patients or instruments, e.g. tags using electromagnetic means, e.g. transponders
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00017Electrical control of surgical instruments
    • A61B2017/00022Sensing or detecting at the treatment site
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00017Electrical control of surgical instruments
    • A61B2017/00221Electrical control of surgical instruments with wireless transmission of data, e.g. by infrared radiation or radiowaves
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00367Details of actuation of instruments, e.g. relations between pushing buttons, or the like, and activation of the tool, working tip, or the like
    • A61B2017/00398Details of actuation of instruments, e.g. relations between pushing buttons, or the like, and activation of the tool, working tip, or the like using powered actuators, e.g. stepper motors, solenoids
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B2017/00681Aspects not otherwise provided for
    • A61B2017/00734Aspects not otherwise provided for battery operated
    • 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
    • A61B2017/07271Stapler heads characterised by its cartridge
    • 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
    • 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
    • A61B90/06Measuring instruments not otherwise provided for
    • A61B2090/064Measuring instruments not otherwise provided for for measuring force, pressure or mechanical tension
    • A61B2090/065Measuring instruments not otherwise provided for for measuring force, pressure or mechanical tension for measuring contact or contact pressure
    • 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
    • A61B2090/0814Preventing re-use

Abstract

公开了在控制单元和远程传感器之间能够无线通信的外科器械,例如内窥镜或腹腔镜器械。外科器械可以包括具有至少一个传感器的端部执行器。该外科器械还包括导电轴,其远端连接到所述端部执行器上,所述传感器与所述轴电绝缘。该外科器械还可包括手柄,其连接到所述轴的近端上。所述手柄包括控制单元,所述控制单元与所述轴电连接,使得所述轴能够作为天线将来自控制单元的信号发送到传感器并从传感器接收发送的信号。电连接到轴上的其他部件也可发送信号。

Description

在控制单元和远程传感器之间能够无线通信的外科器械相关申请的交叉引用本申请与下列同时提交的美国专利申请相关,这些专利申请的内容通过引用并入本文:(1) J. Giordano等人的题为"在控制单元和传感器转发器之间 能够无线通信的夕卜科器械,,(SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND SENSOR TRANSPONDERS )的 美国专利申请(律师档案号060338/END5923USNP);(2) J. Giordano等人的题为"在控制单元和端部执行器之间具有通孑言元^f牛的夕卜牙牛器才成"(SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ELEMENTS TO COMMUNICATE BETWEEN CONTROL UNIT AND END EFFECTOR )的美国专利申 请(律师档案号060340/END5925USNP);(3) F. Shelton等人的题为"对仓重新用在外科器械中的防止"利申请(律师档案号060341 / END5926USNP);(4) J. Swayze等人的题为"外科器械的消毒后程序,,(POST-STERILIZATION PROGRAMMING OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS )的美国 专利申请(律师档案号060342/END5924USNP);(5) F. Shelton等人的题为"互锁机构和包含互锁机构的外科器 械"(INTERLOCK AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENT INCLUDING SAME )的美国专 利申请(律师档案号060343/END5928USNP);和(6) F. Shelton等人的题为"具有增强的电池性能的外科器械"(SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ENHANCED BATTERY PERFORMANCE )的美国专利申请(律师档案号060347/END5931USNP)。 技术领域本发明涉及一种在控制单元和远程传感器之间能够无线通信的 外科器械。背景技术与传统的开放式外科器械相比,内窺镜外科器械通常更受青睐, 这是因为较小的切口易于减少术后恢复时间和并发症。因此,各种 内窺镜外科器械已经有了显著的发展,这些器械适于通过套管针的 插管将远侧端部执行器精确放置在所需的手术部位。这些远侧端部 执行器(例如,内切割器、抓钳、切割器、缝合器、夹具施放器、进入装置、药物/基因治疗输送装置、以及使用超声波、RF、或激光 等的能量装置)以各种方式与组织接合,达到诊断或治疗的效果。已知的外科缝合器包括端部执行器,该端部执行器在组织中形 成纵向切口的同时在切口的相对两侧上施加多排缝4丁。所述端部^丸 行器包括一对相配合的钳口构件,如果器械用于内窥镜或者腹腔镜 应用,这对钳口构件能够穿过插管通道。钳口构件中的一个装納具 有至少两个横向间隔的缝钉排的钉仓。另 一个钳口构件限定了具有 缝钉成形凹口的钉砧,所述凹口与钉仓中的缝钉排对准。该器械包 括多个往复运动的楔形件,这些楔形件在被向远侧驱动时穿过钉仓 中的开口并与支撑缝钉的驱动器接合,向着钉砧击发缝钉。在美国专利No.5465895中描述了适用于内窺镜应用的外科缝合 器的例子,其披露了具有不同闭合和击发动作的内切割器。使用该 装置的临床医生可在击发之前闭合组织上的钳口构件来定位组织。 一旦临床医生确定钳口构件正确地夹持了组织,则临床医生就可用 单个击发行程击发外科缝合器,由此缝合和切割组织。击发将所有 缝钉放置到组织中并使刀片行进对组织进行切割。同时切割和缝合 避免了在使用分别仅仅进行切割或缝合手术的不同外科工具顺序地 进行所述动作时引起的并发症。可在击发之前在组织上闭合的一个具体的优点在于,临^:医生可以通过内窥镜确认到达了需要切割的部位,包括确认已经在相对的钳口之间捕获了足量的组织。否则,相对的钳口会被拉得太近,特别是在其远端夹紧,不能在切割的组织中有效成形闭合的缝钉。 用于外科缝合器的可多次使用的端部执行器通常是有利的。在另一 极端,夹紧过量的组织可导致故障和不完全的击发。每 一 代内窥镜缝合器/切割器不断增加复杂性和功能。 一 个主要的原因是为了满足低击发力(FTF)的要求,使所有或大多数外科医 生能够处理。降低FTF的一种已知方案是采用C02马达或电动马达。 这些装置比传统的手动功能装置并不具有明显优势,但原因不同。 外科医生通常青睐感受与在成形缝钉时由端部执行器承受的力成比 例的力分布,以确保切割/缝合周期完成,上限在大多数外科医生的 能力范围内(通常大约15-301bs)。他们通常希望保持控制缝钉的展 开,并希望能够在感到装置的手柄中的力太大或因为其他一些临床 原因随时停止。为了满足这种需求,已经开发了所谓的"动力辅助"内窥镜外 科器械,其中附加的功率源辅助器械的击发。例如,在一些动力辅 助设备中,马达向使用者通过按压击发扳机输入的动力提供附加的 电功率。这样的设备能够向操作者提供负载力反馈和控制,以减小 为了完成切割操作而需要操作者施加的击发力。 一 种这样的动力辅 助设备描述在Shelton等人于2006年1月31日提交的题为 "Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with loading force feedback" ( " '573申请")的美国专利申请No. 11/343573 中,通过引用将其包含在这里。这些动力辅助设备通常包括 一 些纯机械的内窺镜外科器械所不 具有的其他部件,例如传感器和控制系统。在外科器械中使用这些 电子器件的一个难题是向传感器输送功率和/或信息并从传感器获取 数据,特别是在外科器械中存在自由旋转接头时。发明内容在一个总的方面,本发明涉及一种外科器械,例如内窥镜或腹腔镜器械。根据一种实施方式,该外科器械包括具有至少一个无源驱动的传感器转发器的端部执行器。该外科器械还包括:轴,其远 端连接到所述端部执行器上;以及手柄,其连接到所述轴的近端上。 所述手柄包括控制单元(例如微控制器),其通过至少一个电感耦 合与所述传感器转发器通信。另外,该外科器械可包括用于旋转轴 的旋转接头。在这种情况下,该外科器械可包括:位于轴中且位于 旋转接头远侧的第一感应元件,其感应耦合到控制单元上;以及第 二感应元件,其位于轴中远侧并感应耦合到至少 一个传感器转发器 上。第一和第二感应元件可通过接线物理连接。这样,控制单元可与端部执行器中的转发器通信,在难以保持 接线连接的位置无须通过复杂机械接头例如旋转接头来直接接线连 接。另外,由于感应元件之间的距离是固定的和已知的,可以最优 化耦合以感应传送能量。另外,这些距离可以较短,使得可使用较 低功率的信号,由此最小化与器械使用环境中其他系统的干涉。在本发明另 一 总的方面,外科器械的导电轴可用作用于控制单 元的天线,以将信号无线传送到传感器转发器或者从其传送信号。其中,所述非导电部件例如是塑料仓,由此使传感器与端部执行器 的导电元件和轴绝缘。此外,手柄中的控制单元可以电连接到轴。 这样,轴和/或端部执行器可用作用于控制单元的天线,从控制单元 发射信号到传感器和/或从传感器接收发射的信号。这种设计尤其适 用于具有复杂机械接头(例如旋转接头)的外科器械,所述机械接 头使得难以在传感器和控制单元之间采用直接接线连接来传送数据 信号。在另一实施方式中,轴和/或端部执行器的部件可用作用于传感 器的天线,将信号发送到控制单元并从控制单元接收发送的信号。 根据该实施方式,控制单元与轴和端部执行器电绝缘。在另一总的方面,本发明涉及一种外科器械,其包括可编程的 控制单元,该控制单元可在器械被包装和消毒之后通过编程装置进行编程。在该实施方式中,编程装置可对控制单元无线编程。控制 单元可在编程操作期间由来自编程装置的无线信号无源驱动。在另 一实施方式中,无菌容器可包括连接接口,使得编程单元可连接到 外科器械上同时外科器械处于无菌容器中。具体而言,本发明公开了如下内容: (1 )、 一种外科器械,包括: 端部执行器,其包括至少一个传感器;导电轴,其远端连接到所述端部执行器上,所述传感器与所述 轴电绝纟彖;以及手柄,其连接到所述轴的近端上,所述手柄容纳控制单元,其 中,所述控制单元与所述轴电连接,使得所述轴能够将来自控制单 元的信号发送到传感器并从传感器接收发送的信号。(2) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述手柄还包括: 与所述控制单元通信的马达,所述马达用于驱动所述端部执行器;以及用于为所述马达供电的电池。(3) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械 感器包括磁阻传感器。(4) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械 感器包括压力传感器。(5) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械 感器包括射频识别传感器。(6) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械 感器包括微机电系统传感器。(7) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械 感器包括机电传感器。(8) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械 感器连接到所述端部执行器的塑料仓上。(9) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个传 ,其中,所述至少一个传 ,其中,所述至少一个传 ,其中,所述至少一个传 ,其中,所述至少一个传 ,其中,所述至少一个传 ,其中,所述端部执行器包括连接到所述轴上的导电部件,所述导电部件能够发送数据信号 到传感器并能够从传感器接收数据信号。(10) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述外科器械包 括内窺镜外科器械。(11) 、如第(1)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述外科器械包 括切割和紧固外科器械。(12) 、如第(11)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述端部执行器包括切割器械。(13) 、如第(12)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述端部执行 器包括塑料仓,所述至少一个传感器布置在所述仓中。(14) 、 一种外科器械,包括: 端部执行器,其包括至少一个传感器;导电轴,其远端连接到所述端部执行器上,所述传感器与所述 轴电绝缘;以及控制单元,其与所述轴电连接,使得所述轴能够将来自控制单 元的信号发送到传感器并从传感器接收发送的信号。(15) 、如第(14)项所述的外科器械,还包括: 与所述控制单元通信的马达,所述马达用于驱动所述端部执行器;以及用于为所述马达供电的电池。(16) 、如第(14)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个 传感器连接到所述端部执行器的塑料仓上。(17) 、如第(14)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述端部执行 器包括连接到所述轴上的导电部件,所述导电部件能够发送数据信 号到传感器并且从传感器接收数据信号。(18) 、如第(17)项所述的外科器械,其中,所述端部执行 器包括塑料钉仓,所述至少一个传感器布置在所述钉仓中。(19) 、 一种外科器械,包括: 端部执行器,其包括至少一个传感器;导电轴,其远端连接到所述端部执行器上,所述传感器与所述轴电连4妾;以及控制单元,其与所述轴电绝缘,使得所述轴能够将来自传感器 的信号发送到控制单元并从控制单元接收发送的信号。(20) 、 一种方法,包括: 获得外科器械,其中所述外科器械包括:端部执行器,其包括至少一个传感器; 轴,其远端连接到所述端部执行器上,所述传感器与所述轴 电绝缘;以及控制单元,其与所述轴电连接,使得所述轴能够将来自控制 单元的信号发送到传感器并从传感器接收发送的信号; 对所述外科器械进行消毒;以及 将所述外科器械存储在无菌容器中。(21) 、如第(20)项所述的方法,还包括在所述器械处于无 菌容器中的同时对所述控制单元进行远程编程。附图说明结合附图通过例子的方式描述本发明的各种实施方式,其中: 图1和2是根据本发明各种实施方式的内窺镜外科器械的透视图;图3-5是根据本发明各种实施方式的器械的端部执行器和轴的 分解图;图6是根据本发明各种实施方式的端部执行器的侧视图; 图7是根据本发明各种实施方式的器械的手柄的分解图; 图8和9是根据本发明各种实施方式的手柄的局部透视图; 图IO是根据本发明各种实施方式的手柄的侧视图; 图11、 13-14、 16和22是根据本发明各种实施方式的外科器械 的透视图;图12和19是根据本发明各种实施方式的控制单元的框图;行器的侧视图;图17和18是根据本发明各种实施方式的位于无菌容器中的器 械的视图;图20是根据本发明各种实施方式的远程编程装置的框图; 图21是根据本发明各种实施方式的包装的器械的视图。具体实施方式本发明的各种实施方式总体涉及外科器械,其具有至少一个远 程传感器转发器和用于从控制单元传送功率和/或数据信号到转发器 (一个或多个)的装置。本发明可以与包括至少一个传感器转发器 的任何类型的外科器械一起使用,例如内窥镜或腹腔镜外科器械, 但是特别适用于一些特征(例如自由旋转接头)防止或者不利于使 用接线连接到传感器(一个或多个)的外科器械。在描述系统的各 个方面之前,首先通过示例的方式来描述可以使用本发明的一种外 科器械一一内窥镜缝合和切割器械(也就是内切割器)。图1和2示出了内窺镜外科器械10,内窺镜外科器械10包括手 柄6、轴8和在关节运动枢轴14处枢转连接到轴8上的关节运动端 部执行器12。可以通过对手柄6的控制来辅助端部执行器12的正确 定位和定向,手柄6包括(1 ):旋钮28,用于在轴8的自由旋转接 头29处旋转闭合管(以下将结合图4-5更详细地描述)以旋转端部 执行器12;和(2)关节运动控制器16,以实现端部执行器12绕关 节运动枢轴14的旋转关节运动。在所示的实施方式中,端部执行器 12能够用作内切割器,用于夹紧、切割和缝合组织,但是在其他实 施方式中,可以使用其他类型的端部执行器,例如用于其他类型的 外科装置的端部执行器,如抓钳、切割器、缝合器、夹具施放器、 进入装置、药物/基因治疗输送装置、超声、RF、或激光装置等。器械10的手柄6可包括闭合扳机18和击发扳机20,用乎致动 端部执行器12。应当理解,具有用于不同手术任务的端部执行器的器械可具有不同数量和类型的扳机或者其他适合的控制器,用于操作端部执行器12。所示的端部执行器12通过优选的细长轴8与手柄 6分离。在一种实施方式中,器械10的临床医生或者操作者可以通 过利用关节运动控制器16使端部执行器12相对于轴8关节运动, 如Geoffrey C.Hueil等人2006年1月10日提交的名称为"Surgical Instrument Having An Articulating End Effector"的4寺审美国专利申"i青 No.l 1/329020中更详细地描述的一^f,该申"i貪通过引用并入本文。在该示例中,除了别的以外,端部执行器12包括缝钉通道22 和可枢转平移的夹紧构件如钉砧24等,它们之间保持确保有效缝合 和切割夹紧在端部执行器12中的组织的间距。手柄6包括手枪式握 把26,临床医生向着手枪式握把26枢转地拉动闭合扳机18,使钉 砧24朝着端部执行器12的缝钉通道22夹紧或者闭合,从而夹紧定 位在钉砧24和缝钉通道22之间的组织。击发扳机20在闭合扳机18 更远的外侧。 一旦闭合扳机18锁定在闭合位置,击发4反机20可朝 着手枪式握把26稍微转动,从而操作者可用一只手触及。然后操作 者可以向着手枪式握把26枢转地拉动击发扳机20,从而缝合和切割 端部执行器12中夹紧的组织。'573申请描述了用于锁定和解锁闭 合扳机18的各种构造。在其他实施方式中,可以使用除钉砧24之 外的不同类型的夹紧构件,例如,相对的夹钳等。应当理解,此处使用的术语"近侧"和"远侧"是相对于握持 手柄6的临床医生而言。因此,相对于更近侧的手柄6而言,端部 执行器12位于远侧。还应当理解,为了方便和清楚起见,使用的空 间术语例如"垂直"和"水平"是相对附图而言。但是,可以多种 方位和位置使用外科器械,这些术语并不意味着限制和绝对化。可以首先致动闭合扳机18。 一旦临床医生对端部执行器12的定 位满意,医生可将闭合扳机18拉回到邻近手枪式握把26的其完全 闭合的锁定位置。然后致动击发扳机20。当医生从击发扳机20移除 压力时,击发扳机20返回打开位置(图1和2所示)。按压手柄6 上(在该示例中是手柄的手枪式握把26上)的释放按钮30时可释放锁定的闭合扳机18。图3是根据各种实施方式的端部执行器12的分解图。如图示实 施方式所示,除了前面描述的通道22和钉砧24之外,端部执行器 12还可包括切割器械32、滑块33、钉仓34以及螺旋轴36,钉仓34 可移除地安置于通道22中。切割器械32例如可以是刀。4丁砧24可 以在连接到通道22的近端上的枢转点25处可枢转地打开和闭合。 钉砧24还可在近端包括突起27,突起27插入机械闭合系统(下面 将进一步描述)的部件中,以打开和关闭钉砧24。当致动闭合扳机 18时,即当器械10的用户拉动闭合扳机18时,钉砧24可以围绕枢 转点25枢转到夹紧或者闭合位置。如果端部执行器12的夹紧是满 意的,操作者可致动击发扳机20 (下面将更详细地描述),使得刀 32和滑块33沿着通道22纵向运动,由此切割夹紧在端部^L行器12 中的组织。滑块33沿着通道22的运动使得钉仓34的缝钉被驱动通 过切割的组织,靠在闭合的钉砧24上,使得缝钉紧固切割的组织。 名牙尔为 "Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an E画beam firing mechanism"的美国专利No, 6,978,921更详细地描述了这种双行程式 切割和紧固器械,该专利通用引用并入本文。滑块33可以是钉仓34 的部件,使得当刀32在切割操作后缩回时,滑块33不会缩回。通 道22和钉砧24可由导电材料(例如金属)制成,使得它们作为可 与端部执行器中的传感器(一个或多个)通信的部分天线,下面将 更详细描述。仓34可以由非导电材料(例如塑料)制成,传感器可 连接到或者布置在仓34中,下面将进一步描述。应当注意,尽管这里描述的器械10的实施方式采用缝合切割的 组织的端部执行器12,在其他实施方式中可以采用其他技术来紧固 或者密封切割的组织。例如,也可采用利用RF能量或者粘结剂来紧 固切割的组织的端部执行器。Yates等人的名称为"Electrosurgical Hemostatic Device with Recessed and/or Offset Electrodes"的美国专矛J No.5,688,270和Yates等人的名称为"Electrosurgical Hemostatic t)evice" 的美国专利No. 5,709,680披露了利用RF能量来紧固切割的组织的切割器械,这两篇专利通过引用并入本文。Morgan等人的美国专利 申请No. 11/267,811和Shelton等人的美国专利申请No. 11/267,363 公开了采用粘结剂来紧固切割的组织的切割器械,这两篇申请通过 引用并入本文。因此,尽管这里的描述涉及切割/缝合操作和下面的 类似操作,应当理解,这只是示例性的实施方式,并不因为这限制。 可釆用其他组织紧固技术。图4和5是根据各个实施方式的端部执行器12和轴8的分解视 图,而图6是其侧视图。如图示的实施方式所示,轴8可包括由枢 转连接件44枢转连接的近侧闭合管40和远侧闭合管42。远侧闭合 管42包括开口45,钉砧24上的突起27插入该开口 45,以打开和 闭合钉砧24。近侧脊管46可设置在闭合管40、 42内。主旋转(或 近侧)驱动轴48可设置在近侧脊管46内,驱动轴48通过锥齿4仑组 件52与第二 (远侧)驱动轴50连接。副驱动轴50连接到驱动齿轮 54上,驱动齿轮54接合螺旋轴36的近侧驱动齿轮56。垂直锥齿轮 52b可安座于近侧脊管46的远端的开口 57中,并可在该开口 57中 枢转。远侧脊管58可用于装纳副驱动轴50和驱动齿4仑54、 56。主 驱动轴48、副驱动轴50和关节运动组件(例如4,齿4仑组件52a-c) 有时整体称作"主驱动轴组件"。闭合管40、 42可以由导电材料(例 如金属)制成,从而它们可以用作天线的部件,下面将进一步描述。 主驱动轴组件的部件(例如驱动轴48、 50)可以由绝^^材津4"(例如 塑料)制成。位于钉通道22远端的轴承38接收螺旋传动螺杆36,允许螺旋 传动螺杆36相对于通道22自由旋转。螺旋轴36可以与刀32的螺 紋开口 (未示出)互相作用,使得轴36的旋转引起刀32向远侧或 近侧(根据旋转的方向)移动穿过钉通道22。由此,当主驱动轴48 由于击发扳机20的致动而旋转时(如下更详细的描述),锥齿轮组 件52a-c使副驱动轴50旋转,由于驱动齿轮54、 56的接合,这又使 得螺旋轴36旋转,这引起刀32沿着通道22纵向移动,以4刀割夹在 端部执行器中的任何组织。滑块33可例如由塑料制成,并可具有倾斜的远侧表面。当滑块33横过通道22时,倾斜向上的表面可向上 推动或驱动钉仓中的缝钉通过夹紧的组织,靠在钉砧24上。钉砧24 转动缝钉,由此缝合切割的组织。当刀32缩回时,刀32和滑块33 可脱离接合,由此使滑块33留在通道22的远端。根据各种实施方式,如图7至10所示,外科器械可以在手柄6 中包含电池64。图示的实施方式提供了有关端部执行器12中的切割 器械的展开和加载力的用户反馈。另外,该实施方式可采用用户在 缩回击发扳机20时提供的能量,以对器械10供能(所谓的动力辅 助模式)。如该示例性实施方式所示,手柄6包括外部下侧件59、 60和外部上侧件61、 62,它们相互配合整体上形成手柄6的外部。 手柄件59-62可以由电绝缘材料例如塑料制成。电池64可i殳置在手 柄6的手枪式握4巴26中。电池64对设置在手柄6的手4&式握4巴26 的上部中的马达65供电。电池64可以根据任何合适的结构或者化 学方式来构造,例如包括诸如LiCo02或LiNi02之类的Li离子化学 电池、镍金属氢化物化学电池等。根据各种实施方式,马达65可以 是DC电刷驱动马达,其最大转速为大约5000至100000RPM。马达 65可驱动包括第一锥齿轮68和第二锥齿轮70的90°的锥齿轮组件 66。锥齿轮组件66可驱动行星齿轮组件72。行星齿轮组件72可包 括连接到驱动轴76上的小齿4仑74。小齿4仑74可驱动相配合的环形 齿轮7S,环形齿轮78通过驱动轴82驱动螺旋齿轮鼓80。环84可 拧在螺旋齿轮鼓80上。因此,当马达65转动时,通过中间夹设的 锥齿轮组件66、行星齿轮组件72和环形齿轮78使环84沿着螺旋齿 轮鼓80运动。手柄6还可包括与击发扳机20连通的马达运行传感器110,当 操作者朝着手柄6的手枪式握把26拉近(或者"关闭")击发扳机 20时,马达运行传感器110进行^r测,由此通过端部l^行器12致动 切割/缝合操作。传感器110可以是比例传感器,例如变阻器或者可 变电阻器。当拉近击发扳机20时,传感器110检测运动^f发出电信 号,其表示待供给马达65的电压(或功率)。当传感器110是可变电阻器等时,马达65的转速可以与击发扳机20的运动量大致成比 例。也就是说,如果操作者仅轻微拉动或者关闭击发扳机20,马达 65的转速较低。当完全拉近击发扳机20 (或者处于完全关闭位置) 时,马达65的转速为其最大值。换句话说,用户越用力拉动击发扳 机20,施加到马达65上的电压越多,产生更大的转速。在另一实施 方式中,例如,控制单元(后面将进一步描述)可根据来自传感器 110的输入来输出PWM控制信号到马达65以控制马达65。手柄6可包括位于击发扳才几20的上部附近的中间手柄件104。 手柄6还可包括偏压弹簧112,其连接在中间手柄件104上的柱和击 发扳机20上的柱之间。偏压弹簧112可将击发扳机20偏压到其完 全打开位置。这样,当操作者释放击发扳机20时,偏压弹簧112将 击发扳机20拉到其打开位置,由此去除传感器110的致动,从而停 止马达65的转动。此外,借助于偏压弹簧112,每当用户关闭击发 扳机20时,用户会感到关闭操作的阻碍,由此提供给用户有关马达 65转动量的反馈。另外,操作者可停止缩回击发扳机20,以从传感 器110移除力,由此停止马达65。同样,用户可停止展开端部执行 器12,由此为操作者提供对切割/紧固操作的控制的测量。螺旋齿轮鼓80的远端包括驱动环形齿4仑122的远侧驱动轴120, 该环形齿轮122与小齿轮124啮合。小齿轮124连接到主驱动轴组 件的主驱动轴48上。这样,马达65的转动使得主驱动轴组件转动, 从而致动端部执行器12,如上面所描述的一样。拧在螺旋齿轮鼓80上的环84可包括设置在带槽臂90的槽88 中的柱86。带槽臂90的相对端部94具有开口 92,其装纳连接在手 柄外侧件59、 60之间的枢轴销96。枢轴销96还穿过击发4反机20 中的开口 IOO和中间手柄件104中的开口 102。另外,手柄6可包括反转马达(或行程结束)传感器130和停止 马达(行程开始)传感器142。在各种实施方式,反转马达传感器 130可以是位于螺旋齿轮鼓80远端的限制开关,使得当环84到达螺 旋齿轮鼓80的远端时拧在螺旋齿轮鼓80上的环84接触和断开(trip )反转马达传感器130。反转马达传感器130在启动时对控制单元发送 信号,控制单元发动信号至马达65,以倒转其转动方向,由此在切 割操作之后缩回端部执行器12的刀32。停止马达传感器142例如可以是常通限制开关。在各种实施方式 中,停止马达传感器142可以位于螺旋齿轮鼓80的近端,使得当环 84到达螺旋齿轮鼓80的近端时环84断开开关142。在操作中,当器械10的操作者拉回击发扳机20时,传感器IIO 检测击发扳机20的展开并对控制单元发送信号,控制单元向马达65 发送信号,使得马达65例如以与操作者拉回击发扳机20所用力的 程度成比例的速度向前旋转。马达65的向前旋转又使得行星齿轮组 件72远端的环形齿轮78旋转,由此使得螺旋齿轮鼓80转动,从而 使拧在螺旋齿轮鼓80上的环84沿着螺旋齿轮鼓80向远侧运动。螺 旋齿轮鼓80的转动还驱动如上所述的主驱动轴组件,这又使得端部 执行器12中的刀32展开。也就是说,使得刀32和滑块33纵向运 动经过通道22,由此切割夹紧在端部执行器12中的组织。此外,在 使用缝合式端部执行器的实施方式中使端部执行器12产生缝合操 作。当端部执行器12的切割/缝合操作完成时,螺旋齿轮鼓80上的 环84到达螺旋齿轮鼓80的远端,由此使反转马达传感器130断开, 对控制单元发送信号,控制单元向马达65发送信号以使马达65倒 转其转动方向。这使得刀32缩回,从而使螺旋齿轮鼓80上的环84 运动回到螺旋齿轮鼓80的近端。如图8和9中最清楚地显示的一样,中间手柄件104包括后侧肩 部106,后侧肩部106接合带槽臂90。中间手柄件104还具有接合 击发扳机20的向前运动挡块107。带槽臂90的运动如上所述受马达 65的转动控制。当环84从螺旋齿轮鼓80的近端朝远端运动时,在 带槽臂90逆时针转动(CCW)的情况下,中间手柄件104自由逆时 针转动。因此,当用户拉近击发扳机20时,击发4反机20接合中间 手柄件104的向前运动挡块107,使得中间手柄件104逆时针转动。由于后侧肩部106接合带槽臂90,中间手柄件104仅能够在带槽臂 90允许的范围内逆时针转动。这样,如果马达65由于一些原因停止 转动,带槽臂90也会停止转动,用户就不能进一步拉近击发扳机20, 因为带槽臂90使得中间手柄件104不能自由逆时针转动。图7-10还显示出了用于通过缩回闭合扳机18闭合(或夹紧)端 部执行器12的钉砧24的示例性闭合系统的部件。在该示例性实施 方式中,闭合系统包括轭250,其通过销251连接到闭合扳机18上, 销251通过闭合扳机18和辄250中对准的开口插入。枢轴销252通 过闭合扳机18中的另一个孔插入,该孔偏离销251插入闭合扳机18 中的那个孔,闭合扳机18围绕枢轴销252枢转。这样,闭合扳机18 的缩回使得闭合扳机18的上部逆时针转动,轭250通过销251连接 到闭合扳机18的所述上部上。轭250的远端通过销254连接到第一 闭合支架256上。第一闭合支架256连接到第二闭合支架258上。 闭合支架256、 258整体限定了一个开口 ,近侧闭合管40(参见图4) 的近端安座并保持在该开口中,从而闭合支架256、 258的纵向运动 使得近侧闭合管40纵向运动。器械10还包括设置在近侧闭合管40 内的闭合杆260。闭合杆260可包括窗口 261,手柄外部件中的一个 (例如该示例性实施方式中的外部下侧件59)上的柱263设置在窗 口 261中,以将闭合杆260固定地连接到手柄6上。这样,近侧闭 合管40能够相对于闭合杆260纵向运动。闭合杆260还可包括远侧 轴环267,轴环267装配到近侧脊管46的腔269中并通过帽271 (参 见图4)保持在其中。在操作中,当由于闭合扳机18缩回使得轭250转动时,闭合支 架256、 258使近侧闭合管40向远侧(远离器械10的手柄端部)运 动,这使得远侧闭合管42向远侧运动,从而使钉砧24围绕枢转点 25转动到夹紧或者闭合位置。当闭合扳机18从锁定位置解锁时,使 近侧闭合管40向近侧滑动,这又通过插在远侧闭合管42的窗口 45 中的突起27使得远侧闭合管42向近侧滑动,从而使钉砧"24围绕枢 转点25转动到打开或者松开位置。这样,通过缩回和锁定闭合扳机18,,搡作者可夹紧钉砧24和通道22之间的组织,并且可以在切割/ 缝合操作之后通过从锁定位置解锁闭合扳机18来松开组织。控制单元(以下进一 步描述)可以接收来自行程结束传感器和行 程开始传感器130、 142以及马达运行传感器110的输出,并可以基 于输入来控制马达65。例如,当操作者在锁定闭合扳机18之后首次 拉击发扳机20时,马达运行传感器110被启动。当钉仓34存在于 端部执行器12中时,仓锁定传感器(未示出)可以关闭,在这种情 况下,控制单元可以向马达65输出控制信号以使马达65在向前方 向上旋转。当端部执行器12到达其行程末端时,反转马达传感器130 被启动。控制单元可以从反转马达传感器130接收该输出并使马达 65的转向反向。当刀32完全回縮时,停止马达传感器开关142启动, 使得控制单元停止马达65。在其他实施方式中,可以使用开-关式传感器而不是比例式传感 器IIO。在这些实施方式中,马达65的转动速度与操作者施加的力 不成比例。马达65是以大致恒定的速度转动。但是操作者还是感到 力的反馈,因为击发扳机20连接在齿轮传动系统中。器械10可以在端部执行器12中包括大量传感器转发器,用于感 测与端部执行器12相关的各种状态,例如用于确定钉仓34(或者根 据外科器械的类型而变化的其他类型的仓)的状态的传感器转发器、 在闭合和击发过程中用于确定缝合器进程的传感器转发器等。传感 器转发器可以通过感应信号来无源地驱动,下面将进一步描述,但 是在其他实施方式中,转发器可以通过远程电源驱动,例如端部执 行器12中的电池。传感器转发器(一个或多个)可例如包括磁阻、 光学、机电、RFID、 MEMS、运动或压力传感器。这些传感器转发 器可与如图11所示例如可容纳在器械10的手柄6中的控制单元300 通信。如图12所示,根据各种实施方式,控制单元300可包括处理器 306和一个或多个存储单元308。通过执行存储在存储单元。08中的 指令代码,处理器306可根据从各个端部执行器传感器转发器和其他传感器(例如马达运行传感器110、行程结束传感器130和行程开 始传感器142)接收的输入信号来控制器械10的各个部件,例如马 达65或者用户显示器(未示出)。在手术中使用器械10期间,控 制单元300可通过电池64来驱动。控制单元300可包括感应元件302 (例如线圈或天线)来从传感器转发器拾取无线信号,下面将更详 细描述。由用作接收天线的感应元件302接收的输入信号可通过解 调器310解调或者通过解码器312解码。输入信号可包括来自端部 执行器12中的传感器转发器的数据,处理器306可利用这些数据来 控制器械10的各个方面。为了将信号发送给传感器转发器,控制单元300可包括用于对信 号进行编码的编码器316和用于根据调制方案对信号调制的调制器 318。感应元件302可用作发射天线。控制单元300可利用任何适合 的无线通信协议和任何适合的频率(例如ISM频带)与传感器转发 器通信。而且,控制单元300可以以不同于从传感器转发器接收的 信号的频率范围的频率范围发射信号。此外,尽管图12中仅示出了 一个天线(感应元件302 ),在其他实施方式中控制单元300可具有 独立的接收天线和发射天线。根据不同的实施方式,控制单元300可包括微控制器、微处理器、 现场可编程门阵列(FPGA)、 一个或多个其他类型的集成电^各(例 如RF接收器和PWM控制器)、和/或分立无源元件。控制单元还可 例如实施为片上系统(SoC)或者封装系统(SIP)。如图11所示,控制单元300可容纳在器械10的手柄6中,用于 器械10的一个或多个传感器转发器368可位于端部执行器12中。 为了从端部执行器12中的传感器转发器368或者向其传送能量和/ 或发送数据,控制单元300的感应元件302可电感耦合到位于轴8 中且在旋转接头29远侧的第二感应元件(例如线圏)320上。第二 感应元件320优选与导电轴8电绝缘。第二感应元件320可通过导电且外部绝缘的线322耦合到位于端 部执行器12附近优选位于关节运动枢轴14远侧的远侧感应元件(例如线圏)324上。线322可由导电的聚合物和/金属(例如铜)制成 并且可以具有充足的柔性以便能够穿过关节运动枢轴14并且不会在 关节运动时损坏。远侧感应元件324可电感井禹合到例如位于端部4丸 行器12的仓34中的传感器转发器368上。下面更详细描述的转发 器368可包括:天线(或线圏),以电感耦合到远侧线圈324;以及 传感器和集成控制电子元件,以接收和发射无线通信信号。能量来对转发器368无源驱动。 一旦转发器368由感应信号充足地 驱动,可通过如下手段接收和发送数据到手柄6中的控制单元300:(i)转发器368和远侧感应元件324之间的电感耦合;(ii)线322; 以及(iii)第二感应元件320和控制单元300之间的电感耦合。这 样,控制单元300可与端部执行器12中的转发器368通信,无须通 过复杂的机械接头(例如旋转接头29)的直接接线连接,和/或无须 从轴8到端部执行器12的直接接线连接,这些地方难以保持这种接 线连接。另外,因为感应元件之间的距离(例如(i)转发器368和 远侧感应元件324之间;和(ii)第二感应元件320和控制单元300 之间的间距)是固定的并且已知的,可最优化耦合关系以感应传送 能量。另外,这些距离可较短,从而较低功率的信号可用来最小化 与器械10的使用环境中的其他系统的干涉。在图12所示的实施方式中,控制单元300的感应元件302相对 靠近控制单元300。根据其他实施方式,如图13所示,控制单元300 的感应元件302可离旋转接头29更近,从而离第二感应元件320更 近,由此减小该实施方式中的电感耦合的距离。或者,控制单元300(因而感应元件302 )可定位得离第二感应元件320更近,以减小间 距。在其他实施方式中,可以4吏用多于或者少于两个感应元件。例如, 在一些实施方式中,外科器械10可使用手柄6中的控制单元300和 端部执行器12中的转发器368之间的单个电感耦合,从而省略感应 元件320、 324和线322。当然,在该实施方式中,由于手柄6中的控制单元300和端部执行器12中的转发器368之间的更长的距离, 需要更强的信号。另外,可使用两个以上电感耦合。例如,如果外 科器械IO具有难以保持直接接线连接的多个复杂的机械接头,可以 采用电感耦合来跨接这些接头。例如,可以在旋转接头29的两侧和 关节运动枢轴14的两侧使用电感耦合器,其中,如图14所示,通 过线322将旋转接头29远侧上的感应元件321连接到关节运动枢轴 近侧的感应元件324上,线323连接关节运动枢轴14远侧上的感应 元件325、 326。在该实施方式中,感应元件326可与传感器转发器 368通信。另外,转发器368可包括多个不同的传感器。例如,它可包括传 感器阵列。另外,端部执行器12可包括与远侧感应元件(因而与控 制单元300 )通信的多个传感器转发器368。另外,感应元件320、 324可包括铁芯或者不具有铁芯。如前所述,它们优选与器械10的 导电外轴(或框架)(例如闭合管40、 42)电绝缘,线322也优选 由外轴8电绝缘。图15是端部执行器12的视图,其包括保持或嵌置在仓34中位 于通道22远端的转发器368。转发器368可通过合适的粘结材料例 如环氧树脂连接到仓34。在该实施方式中,转发器368包括磁阻传 感器。钉砧24还可在其远端包括基本上面向转发器368的永磁体 369。在该示例性实施方式中,端部执行器12还包括连接到滑块33 上的永磁体370。这允许转发器368检测端部执行器的打开/关闭(由 于当钉砧24打开和关闭时永磁体369运动离转发器更远或更近)以 及缝合/切割操作的完成(由于当滑块33横过通道22 (作为一部分 切割操作)时永磁体370移向转发器368 )。图15还示出了缝钉380和钉仓34的缝钉驱动器382。如前所述, 根据不同的实施方式,当滑块33横过通道22时,滑块33驱动缝4丁 驱动器382,缝钉驱动器382驱动缝钉380进入保持在端部执行器 12中的切割的组织,缝4丁 380抵靠钉砧24成形。如前所述,这种外 科切割和紧固器械是本发明有利地采用的 一种类型的外科器械。本发明的各种实施方式可用于具有一个或多个传感器转发器的任何类 型的外科器械中。在上述实施方式中,电池64对器械的击发操作(至少部分地) 驱动。这样,器械可以是所谓的"动力辅助"设备。动力辅助设备 的更多细节和其他实施方式在美国专利申请11/343,573中进行了描 述,该申请通过引用结合于本文。但是,应当理解,器械10不一定 是动力辅助设备,其仅仅是可利用本发明的方面的一个例子。例如, 器械IO可包括用户显示器(例如LCD或LED显示器),其由电池 64驱动并由控制单元300控制。来自端部执行器12中的传感器转发 器368的数据可显示在这种显示器上。在另一实施方式中,器械10的轴8 (例如包括近侧闭合管40和 远侧闭合管42)可整体用作用于控制单元300的部分天线,对传感 器转发器368发射信号并从传感器转发器368接收发射的信号。这 样,可通过器械10的轴8来传送来自端部执行器12中的远程传感 器的信号或发送到该传感器。近侧闭合管40可在其近端通过由例如塑料的非导电材料制成的 外部下侧和上侧件59- 62接地。在近侧和远侧闭合管40、 42内的 驱动轴組件的部件(包4舌主驱动轴48和副驱动轴50)也可由例如塑 料的非导电材料制成。另外,端部执行器12的部件(例如钉砧24 和通道22)可电连接(直接或间接电接触)到远侧闭合管42,从而 它们可用作部分天线。另外,传感器转发器368可定位成使得其与 轴8和端部执行器12的用作天线的部件绝缘。例如,传感器转发器 368可定位在由例如塑料的非导电材料制成的4丁仓34中。由于轴8 的远端(例如远侧闭合管42的远端)和端部执行器12的用作天线 的部分可相对靠近传感器368,用于发送的信号的能量可保持在低水 平,由此最小化或者减小了与器械10的使用环境中的其他系统的干 涉。在该实施方式中,如图16所示,控制单元300可通过导电连接 件400 (例如导线)电连接到器械10的轴8例如近侧闭合管40上。轴8的部分例如闭合管40、 42因此可用作用于控制单元300的部分 天线,对传感器368发送信号并从传感器368接收发出的信号。控 制单元300接收的输入信号可通过解调器310解调并通过解码器312 解码(参见图12)。输入信号可包括来自端部执行器12中的传感器 368的数据,处理器306可利用这些数据来控制器械10的各个方面, 例如马达65或者用户显示器。为了发送数据到端部执行器12中的转发器368或者从其传送数 据,连接件400可将控制单元300连接到器械10的轴8的部件上, 例如近侧闭合管40上,其可电连接到远侧闭合管42上。远侧闭合 管42优选与远程传感器368电绝缘,该传感器368可定位在塑料仓 34中(参见图3)。如前所述,端部执行器12的部件例如通道22 和钉砧24 (参见图3)可以是导电的并且与远侧闭合管42电接触, ,人而它们也可用作天线的部件。由于轴8用作用于控制单元300的天线,控制单元300可与端部 执行器12中的传感器368通信,无须直接接线连接。另外,由于轴 8和远程传感器368之间的距离是固定的并且是已知的,可将功率水 平最优化成低水平,由此最小化与器械10的使用环境中的其他系统 的干涉。如前所述,传感器368可包括用于发射信号到控制单元300 和从控制单元300接收信号的通信电路。通信电路可以与传感器368 集成在一起。在其他实施方式中,轴8和/或端部执行器12的部件可用作用于 远程传感器368的天线。在该实施方式中,远程传感器368电连接 到轴(例如电连接到远侧闭合管42,其可电连接到近侧闭合管40), 控制单元300与轴8绝缘。例如,传感器368可连接到端部执行器 的导电部件(例如通道22),该导电部件又连接到轴8的导电部件 (例如闭合管40、 42)。或者,端部执行器12可包括线(未示出), 其连接远程传感器368和远侧闭合管42。通常,例如器械10的外科器械在使用前进行清洁和消毒。在一 种消毒技术中,器械IO放置在闭合且密封的容器280中,例如塑料或者TYVEK容器或者袋,如图17和18所示。该容器和器械然后放 置在射线场中,射线能穿透容器,射线例如有伽马射线、X射线或 者高能电子束。射线杀死器械IO上和容器280中的细菌。消毒的器 械10可存储在无菌容器280中。密封的无菌容器280保持器械10 无菌,直到其在医疗室或者其他使用环境中打开。也可使用其他消 毒器械10的手段来代替射线,例如,环氧乙烷或者蒸汽。当例如伽马射线的射线用来消毒器械10时,控制单元300的部 件,特别是存储器308和处理器306可被损害和变得不稳定。这样, 根据本发明各种实施方式,可在包装和消毒器械IO之后对控制单元 300编程。如图17所示,可手持的远程编程装置320可与控制单元300无 线通信。远程编程装置320可发射无线信号,该信号由控制单元300 接收,以对控制单元300编程并在编程操作期间驱动控制单元300。 这样,电池64不必在编程期间驱动控制单元300。才艮据不同的实施 方式,下载到控制单元300中的程序码可相对4交小,例如1MB或更 少,从而如果需要的话可使用具有较低数据传输率的通信协议。另 外,远程编程装置320可物理靠近外科器械10,从而可使用较低的 功率信号。回到图19,控制单元300可包括感应线圏402,以冲合取来自远程 编程装置320的无线信号。 一部分接收的信号可被供电电路404使 用,以当控制单元300没有被电池64驱动时驱动控制单元300。由用作接收天线的线圈402接收的输入信号可以通过解调器410 解调并可以通过解码器412解码。输入信号可包括编程指令(例如 代码),其可存储在存储器308的非易失性存储部分中。当器械IO 操作时处理器306可执行代码。例如,代码可根据从传感器368接 收的数据使处理器306输出控制信号到器械10的各个子系统,例如 马达65。控制单元300还可包括非易失性存储单元414,其包括用于由处 理器306执行的启动序列码。当控制单元300在消毒后程序运算期间从来自远程编程单元320的信号接收足够的功率时,处理器306 首先执行启动序列码("引导装入程序")414,其可为处理器306 装载操作系统。控制单元300还可将信号发回到远程编程单元320,这些信号例 如确认和握手信号。控制单元300可包括:编码器416,用于将信号 编码,然后编码信号被发送到编程装置320;以及调制器418,用于 根据调制方案调制信号。线圈402可用作发射天线。控制单元300 和远程编程装置320可利用任何适合的的无线通信协议(例如蓝牙) 和任何适合的频率(例如ISM频带)通信。而且,控制单元300可 以以不同于从远程编程单元320接收的信号的频率范围的频率范围 发射信号。图20是根据本发明各种实施方式的远程编程装置320的简图。 如图20所示,远程编程装置320可包括主控制板230和升压天线板 232。主控制板230可包括控制器234、电源模块236和存储器238。 存储器238可存储用于控制器234的操作指令和待发送到外科器械 10的控制单元300的编程指令。电源模块236可从内部电池(未示 出)或者外部AC或DC电源(未示出)对远程编程装置320的部件 提供稳定的DC电压。升压天线板232可包括耦合器电路240,其例如通过I2C总线与 控制器234通信。耦合器电路240可通过天线244与外科器械的控 制单元300通信。耦合器电路240可处理调制/解调和编码/解码操作 以与控制单元之间进行传输。根据其他实施方式,远程编程装置320 可具有分离的调制器、解调器、编码器和解码器。如图20所示,升 压天线板232可包括传送功率放大器246、用于天线244的匹配电路 248和用于接收信号的过滤器/放大器249 。根据其他实施方式,如图20所示,远程编程装置可以例如通过 USB和/或RS232接口与计算机装置460,例如PC或侵^携式电脑通 信。在这种构造中,计算机装置460的存储器可存储待发送到控制 单元300的编程指令。在另一实施方式中,计算机装置460可构造有无线传送系统以将编程指令发送到控制单元3 00 。另外,根据其他实施方式,代替在控制单元300和远程编程装置 320之间使用电感耦合,可使用电容耦合。在该实施方式中,控制单 元300可具有板而不是线圈,远程编程单元320也是如此。在另一实施方式中,代替在控制单元300和远程编程装置320 之间使用无线通信连接,编程装置320可以物理连接到控制单元300 同时器械10处于无菌容器280中,器械10保持无菌。图21是根据 该实施方式的包装的器械10的视图。如图22所示,器械10的手柄 6可包括外部连接接口 470。容器280还可包括连接接口 472,当器 械10包装在容器280中时该接口 472与器械IO的外部连接接口 470 配合。编程装置320可包括外部连接接口 (未示出),该接口可在 容器280的外部连接到连接接口 472,由此在编程装置320和器械 IO的外部连接接口 470之间提供接线连接。已经结合切割式外科器械描述了本发明的各种实施方式。但是, 应当注意,在其他实施方式,这里公开的发明的外科器械不必需是 切割式外科器械,而是可以用在包括远程传感器转发器的任何类型 外科器械中。例如,其可以是非切割的内窥镜器械、抓钳、缝合器、 夹具施放器、进入装置、药物/基因治疗输送装置、以及使用超声波、 RF、或激光等的能量装置。此外,本发明例如可以是腹腔镜器械。 本发明还可以应用于传统的内窥镜器械和开放式外科器械以及机械 手辅助的外科手术。这里公开的设备也可以被设计成在单次使用后被处置,或者它们 可以^皮设计成多次使用。然而,在任一情况中,在至少一次使用之 后设备可以被整修以供再使用。整修可以包括以下步骤的任何组合: 拆卸设备,然后清洁或替换特殊零件,随后再组装。特别地,设备 可以被拆卸,并且设备的许多特殊零件或部分可以在任何组合中选 择性地被替换或去除。 一旦清洁和/或替换特殊部分,在^卜科操作将 要开始之前设备可以在整修设备或者由手术团队再组装供随后使 用。本领域的技术人员将会理解设备的整修可以利用拆卸、清洁和/或替换和再组装的多种技术。这种技术的使用以及形成的整修的装 置都在本申请的范围内。尽管本发明已经对一些公开的实施方式进行了描述,但可以对这 些实施方式进行许多改进和变型。例如,可以使用不同类型的端部 执行器。此外,对于公开的用于一些部件的材料,可以采用其他的 材料。前述说明和后附的权利要求书旨在覆盖所有这些改进和变型。者其它公开的材料,仅限于不会与在本申请中公开的定义、陈述或 者其它公开的材料相矛盾的部分。如此一来,必要时这里明显阐述被声明公开的定义、陈述或者其它公 开的材料矛盾的任何材料或其部分将只并入不会使得所并入的材料 与本发明公开的材料相矛盾的部分。

Claims (10)

1.一种外科器械,包括: 端部执行器,其包括至少一个传感器; 导电轴,其远端连接到所述端部执行器上,所述传感器与所述轴电绝缘;以及 手柄,其连接到所述轴的近端上,所述手柄容纳控制单元,其中,所述控制单元与所述轴电连接,使得所述轴能够将来自控制单元的信号发送到传感器并从传感器接收发送的信号。
2. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述手柄还包括: 与所述控制单元通信的马达,所述马达用于驱动所述端部执行器;以及用于为所述马达供电的电池。
3. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个传感器 包括》兹阻传感
4. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个传感器 包括压力传感器。
5. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个传感器 包括射频识别传感器。
6. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个传感器 包括微机电系统传感器。
7. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个传感器 包括机电传感器。
8. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述至少一个传感器 连接到所述端部执行器的塑料仓上。
9. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述端部执行器包括 连接到所述轴上的导电部件,所述导电部件能够发送数据信号到传 感器并能够从传感器接收数据信号。
10. 如权利要求1所述的外科器械,其中,所述外科器械包括 内窥镜外科器械。
CN 200810002620 2007-01-10 2008-01-10 在控制单元和远程传感器之间能够无线通信的外科器械 CN101224119B (zh)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11/651,807 2007-01-10
US11651807 US8459520B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2007-01-10 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
CN101224119A true true CN101224119A (zh) 2008-07-23
CN101224119B CN101224119B (zh) 2011-09-21

Family

ID=39365621

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
CN 200810002620 CN101224119B (zh) 2007-01-10 2008-01-10 在控制单元和远程传感器之间能够无线通信的外科器械

Country Status (4)

Country Link
US (3) US8459520B2 (zh)
JP (1) JP5220423B2 (zh)
CN (1) CN101224119B (zh)
EP (2) EP1943955B1 (zh)

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CN102188266A (zh) * 2010-03-05 2011-09-21 Tyco医疗健康集团 具有集成式无线摄像机的手术器械
CN102823232A (zh) * 2010-03-25 2012-12-12 橄榄医疗公司 提供用于医学应用的一次性使用的成像装置的系统和方法
CN103402444A (zh) * 2011-03-01 2013-11-20 伊西康内外科公司 在控制单元与遥感器之间具有无线通信的外科器械
CN102123670B (zh) 2009-03-24 2014-03-19 奥林巴斯医疗株式会社 内窥镜处置用机器人系统
CN105101887A (zh) * 2013-03-01 2015-11-25 伊西康内外科公司 具有用于信号通信的导电通路的能够关节运动的外科器械

Families Citing this family (270)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5865361A (en) 1997-09-23 1999-02-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus
US9060770B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2015-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver
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
US7959050B2 (en) * 2005-07-26 2011-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release
US8579176B2 (en) 2005-07-26 2013-11-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting device and method for using the device
US9662116B2 (en) 2006-05-19 2017-05-30 Ethicon, Llc Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part
US9554803B2 (en) 2005-07-26 2017-01-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release
US20130334284A1 (en) 2005-08-31 2013-12-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a fixed anvil and different staple heights
US20070194082A1 (en) 2005-08-31 2007-08-23 Morgan Jerome R Surgical stapling device with anvil having staple forming pockets of varying depths
US8800838B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2014-08-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors
US7669746B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2010-03-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights
US7934630B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2011-05-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights
US9237891B2 (en) 2005-08-31 2016-01-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths
US7673783B2 (en) 2005-11-04 2010-03-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instruments structured for delivery of medical agents
US7799039B2 (en) 2005-11-09 2010-09-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector
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
US20070106317A1 (en) 2005-11-09 2007-05-10 Shelton Frederick E Iv Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments
US7670334B2 (en) 2006-01-10 2010-03-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having an articulating end effector
US7766210B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2010-08-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with user feedback system
US7568603B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2009-08-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable 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
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
US8186555B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2012-05-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with mechanical closure system
US7845537B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2010-12-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having recording capabilities
US8820603B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2014-09-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Accessing data stored in a memory of a surgical instrument
US7770775B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2010-08-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with adaptive user feedback
US8763879B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2014-07-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Accessing data stored in a memory of surgical instrument
US8708213B2 (en) 2006-01-31 2014-04-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a feedback system
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
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
US8627995B2 (en) * 2006-05-19 2014-01-14 Ethicon Endo-Sugery, Inc. Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part
US7479608B2 (en) 2006-05-19 2009-01-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Force switch
US8038046B2 (en) 2006-05-19 2011-10-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive
US8322455B2 (en) 2006-06-27 2012-12-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument
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
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
US20080083807A1 (en) 2006-10-06 2008-04-10 Beardsley John W Surgical instrument including a locking assembly
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
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
US7954682B2 (en) 2007-01-10 2011-06-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with elements to communicate between control unit and end effector
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
US20080169332A1 (en) 2007-01-11 2008-07-17 Shelton Frederick E Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member
US8893946B2 (en) 2007-03-28 2014-11-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Laparoscopic tissue thickness and clamp load measuring devices
US8056787B2 (en) 2007-03-28 2011-11-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with travel-indicating retraction member
US7810693B2 (en) 2007-05-30 2010-10-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector
US7798386B2 (en) 2007-05-30 2010-09-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument articulation joint cover
US8157145B2 (en) 2007-05-31 2012-04-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback
US7832408B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2010-11-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism
US8931682B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2015-01-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments
US8534528B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2013-09-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism
US7905380B2 (en) 2007-06-04 2011-03-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism
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
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
US8408439B2 (en) 2007-06-22 2013-04-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector
US8991676B2 (en) 2007-06-29 2015-03-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical staple having a slidable crown
US20110046659A1 (en) * 2007-07-09 2011-02-24 Immersion Corporation Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools With Haptic Feedback
US8061576B2 (en) 2007-08-31 2011-11-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument
US7922063B2 (en) 2007-10-31 2011-04-12 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Powered surgical instrument
DE102008061418A1 (de) * 2007-12-12 2009-06-18 Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh Vorrichtung zur kontaktlosen Kommunikation und Verwendung einer Speichereinrichtung
US8453908B2 (en) 2008-02-13 2013-06-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement
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
US8636736B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-01-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument
US7819298B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2010-10-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand
US7866527B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2011-01-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system
US7819296B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2010-10-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems
US8758391B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-06-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Interchangeable tools for surgical instruments
US8622274B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-01-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage
US7861906B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2011-01-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with articulatable components
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
US9179912B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2015-11-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument
US8657174B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-02-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source
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
US7857185B2 (en) * 2008-02-14 2010-12-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable loading unit for surgical stapling apparatus
US8752749B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2014-06-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-controlled disposable motor-driven loading unit
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
US7819297B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2010-10-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly
US7810692B2 (en) 2008-02-14 2010-10-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable loading unit with firing indicator
US20090206125A1 (en) * 2008-02-15 2009-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Packaging for attaching buttress material to a surgical stapling instrument
US7959051B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2011-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Closure systems 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
US8608044B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2013-12-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Feedback and lockout mechanism for surgical instrument
US20130153636A1 (en) 2008-02-15 2013-06-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Implantable arrangements for surgical staple cartridges
US20090206126A1 (en) * 2008-02-15 2009-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Buttress material with alignment and retention features for use with surgical end effectors
US20090206142A1 (en) 2008-02-15 2009-08-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Buttress material for a surgical stapling instrument
US9770245B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2017-09-26 Ethicon Llc Layer arrangements for surgical staple cartridges
US7980443B2 (en) 2008-02-15 2011-07-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. End effectors for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument
US7922061B2 (en) * 2008-05-21 2011-04-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument with automatically reconfigurable articulating end effector
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
US7988028B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2011-08-02 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical instrument having an asymmetric dynamic clamping member
US8628544B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2014-01-14 Covidien Lp Knife bar for surgical instrument
US8210411B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2012-07-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument
US9386983B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2016-07-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Robotically-controlled motorized surgical instrument
US7896214B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2011-03-01 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Tissue stop for surgical instrument
US9050083B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2015-06-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motorized surgical instrument
US9005230B2 (en) 2008-09-23 2015-04-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. 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
US8397971B2 (en) 2009-02-05 2013-03-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Sterilizable surgical instrument
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
US8517239B2 (en) 2009-02-05 2013-08-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument comprising a magnetic element driver
US8245899B2 (en) 2009-02-06 2012-08-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Driven surgical stapler improvements
US8453907B2 (en) 2009-02-06 2013-06-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism
US20110006101A1 (en) * 2009-02-06 2011-01-13 EthiconEndo-Surgery, Inc. Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member lockout arrangements
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
US8708211B2 (en) * 2009-02-12 2014-04-29 Covidien Lp Powered surgical instrument with secondary circuit board
US20130066304A1 (en) 2009-02-27 2013-03-14 Modular Surgical, Inc. Apparatus and methods for hybrid endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery
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
US8141762B2 (en) 2009-10-09 2012-03-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler comprising a staple pocket
US8353438B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2013-01-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular stapler introducer with rigid cap assembly configured for easy removal
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
US8353439B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2013-01-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion
US8622275B2 (en) 2009-11-19 2014-01-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular stapler introducer with rigid distal end portion
US8136712B2 (en) 2009-12-10 2012-03-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with discrete staple height adjustment and tactile feedback
US8220688B2 (en) 2009-12-24 2012-07-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly
US8851354B2 (en) 2009-12-24 2014-10-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical cutting instrument that analyzes tissue thickness
US8267300B2 (en) 2009-12-30 2012-09-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler
US8608046B2 (en) 2010-01-07 2013-12-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Test device for a surgical tool
US8672207B2 (en) 2010-07-30 2014-03-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers
US8789740B2 (en) 2010-07-30 2014-07-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Linear cutting and stapling device with selectively disengageable cutting member
US8783543B2 (en) 2010-07-30 2014-07-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue acquisition arrangements and methods for surgical stapling devices
EP2417925B1 (en) 2010-08-12 2016-12-07 Immersion Corporation Electrosurgical tool having tactile feedback
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
US8632525B2 (en) 2010-09-17 2014-01-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries
US20120078243A1 (en) 2010-09-24 2012-03-29 Worrell Barry C Control features for articulating surgical device
US8733613B2 (en) 2010-09-29 2014-05-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge
US9386984B2 (en) 2013-02-08 2016-07-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Staple cartridge comprising a releasable cover
RU2013119928A (ru) 2010-09-30 2014-11-10 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Сшивающая система, содержащая удерживающую матрицу и выравнивающую матрицу
US9386988B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-07-12 Ethicon End-Surgery, LLC Retainer assembly including a tissue thickness compensator
US20120080498A1 (en) 2010-09-30 2012-04-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Curved end effector for a stapling instrument
US9414838B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2016-08-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue thickness compensator comprised of a plurality of materials
US9629814B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2017-04-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue thickness compensator configured to redistribute compressive forces
US9232941B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-01-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising a reservoir
US9615826B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2017-04-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Multiple thickness implantable layers for surgical stapling devices
RU2604397C2 (ru) 2011-04-29 2016-12-10 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Компенсатор толщины ткани для хирургического сшивающего инструмента, содержащий регулируемый упор
US9220501B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2015-12-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensators
US8893949B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2014-11-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with floating anvil
US9788834B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2017-10-17 Ethicon Llc Layer comprising deployable attachment members
CN104379068B (zh) 2012-03-28 2017-09-22 伊西康内外科公司 包括组织厚度补偿件的保持器组件
US9433419B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-09-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of layers
US9314246B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-04-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an anti-inflammatory agent
US20120080340A1 (en) 2010-09-30 2012-04-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge comprising a variable thickness compressible portion
US8783542B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2014-07-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support
RU2606493C2 (ru) 2011-04-29 2017-01-10 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Кассета со скобками, содержащая скобки, расположенные внутри ее сжимаемой части
US9211120B2 (en) 2011-04-29 2015-12-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of medicaments
US9364233B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue thickness compensators for circular surgical staplers
US9204880B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2015-12-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Tissue thickness compensator comprising capsules defining a low pressure environment
US9332974B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2016-05-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Layered tissue thickness compensator
US8695866B2 (en) * 2010-10-01 2014-04-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument having a power control circuit
USD650074S1 (en) 2010-10-01 2011-12-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument
US8899461B2 (en) 2010-10-01 2014-12-02 Covidien Lp Tissue stop for surgical instrument
US9072523B2 (en) 2010-11-05 2015-07-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Medical device with feature for sterile acceptance of non-sterile reusable component
US8801710B2 (en) 2010-12-07 2014-08-12 Immersion Corporation Electrosurgical sealing tool having haptic feedback
US8523043B2 (en) * 2010-12-07 2013-09-03 Immersion Corporation Surgical stapler having haptic feedback
US8986287B2 (en) 2011-02-14 2015-03-24 Adrian E. Park Adjustable laparoscopic instrument handle
US8632462B2 (en) 2011-03-14 2014-01-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Trans-rectum universal ports
US8857693B2 (en) 2011-03-15 2014-10-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instruments with lockable articulating end effector
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
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
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
US8763876B2 (en) 2011-06-30 2014-07-01 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument and cartridge for use therewith
US8845667B2 (en) 2011-07-18 2014-09-30 Immersion Corporation Surgical tool having a programmable rotary module for providing haptic feedback
US9155537B2 (en) 2011-08-08 2015-10-13 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US9539007B2 (en) 2011-08-08 2017-01-10 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying aparatus
US9724095B2 (en) 2011-08-08 2017-08-08 Covidien Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US9107663B2 (en) 2011-09-06 2015-08-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Stapling instrument comprising resettable staple drivers
US8753344B2 (en) 2011-09-23 2014-06-17 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Dynamic orthoscopic sensing
US9050084B2 (en) 2011-09-23 2015-06-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge including collapsible deck arrangement
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
RU2481066C1 (ru) * 2011-12-20 2013-05-10 Юрий Иванович Русанов Устройство зажима инструмента многофункциональной диагностико-хирургической робототехнической композиции операционного стола с возможностью информационно-компьютерного управления им. ю.и. русанова
US20130178853A1 (en) * 2012-01-05 2013-07-11 International Business Machines Corporation Surgical tool management
US9549738B2 (en) * 2012-01-05 2017-01-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Ratcheting feature on tissue staple trigger to prevent premature jaw opening
US8864010B2 (en) 2012-01-20 2014-10-21 Covidien Lp Curved guide member for articulating instruments
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 (ru) 2012-03-28 2017-12-22 Этикон Эндо-Серджери, Инк. Компенсатор толщины ткани, содержащий капсулу для среды с низким давлением
US9307989B2 (en) 2012-03-28 2016-04-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorportating a hydrophobic agent
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
US9204879B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-12-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Flexible drive member
US8747238B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2014-06-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Rotary drive shaft assemblies for surgical instruments with articulatable end effectors
US9028494B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-05-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Interchangeable end effector coupling arrangement
US9364230B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-06-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical stapling instruments with rotary joint assemblies
US9072536B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-07-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Differential locking arrangements for rotary powered surgical instruments
US9282974B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-03-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Empty clip cartridge lockout
US9561038B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2017-02-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Interchangeable clip applier
US9289256B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-03-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Surgical end effectors having angled tissue-contacting surfaces
US20140001234A1 (en) 2012-06-28 2014-01-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Coupling arrangements for attaching surgical end effectors to drive systems therefor
US9119657B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-09-01 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Rotary actuatable closure arrangement for surgical end effector
US9101385B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-08-11 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrode connections for rotary driven surgical tools
US9408606B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2016-08-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Robotically powered surgical device with manually-actuatable reversing system
US9125662B2 (en) 2012-06-28 2015-09-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Multi-axis articulating and rotating surgical tools
US9232944B2 (en) 2012-06-29 2016-01-12 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument and bushing
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
US9345480B2 (en) 2013-01-18 2016-05-24 Covidien Lp Surgical instrument and cartridge members for use therewith
US9814463B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-11-14 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US20140263552A1 (en) 2013-03-13 2014-09-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Staple cartridge tissue thickness sensor system
US9566064B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-02-14 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US9629628B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-04-25 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US9717498B2 (en) 2013-03-13 2017-08-01 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus
US9687230B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-06-27 Ethicon Llc Articulatable surgical instrument comprising a firing drive
US9808244B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-11-07 Ethicon Llc Sensor arrangements for absolute positioning system for surgical instruments
US9351727B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2016-05-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Drive train control arrangements for modular surgical instruments
US9351726B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2016-05-31 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Articulation control system for articulatable surgical instruments
US20140263541A1 (en) 2013-03-14 2014-09-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulatable surgical instrument comprising an articulation lock
US9629629B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2017-04-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgey, LLC Control systems for surgical instruments
US9510827B2 (en) 2013-03-25 2016-12-06 Covidien Lp Micro surgical instrument and loading unit for use therewith
US9332984B2 (en) 2013-03-27 2016-05-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Fastener cartridge assemblies
US9572577B2 (en) 2013-03-27 2017-02-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Fastener cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator including openings therein
US9795384B2 (en) 2013-03-27 2017-10-24 Ethicon Llc Fastener cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator and a gap setting element
US9844368B2 (en) 2013-04-16 2017-12-19 Ethicon Llc Surgical system comprising first and second drive systems
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
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
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
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
US9867613B2 (en) 2013-12-19 2018-01-16 Covidien Lp Surgical staples and end effectors for deploying the same
US9839428B2 (en) 2013-12-23 2017-12-12 Ethicon Llc Surgical cutting and stapling instruments with independent jaw control features
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
US9724092B2 (en) 2013-12-23 2017-08-08 Ethicon Llc Modular surgical instruments
US9848874B2 (en) 2014-02-14 2017-12-26 Covidien Lp Small diameter endoscopic stapler
US9693777B2 (en) 2014-02-24 2017-07-04 Ethicon Llc Implantable layers comprising a pressed region
JP2017513567A (ja) 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 セグメント化回路及び可変電圧保護による電源管理
US9750499B2 (en) * 2014-03-26 2017-09-05 Ethicon Llc Surgical stapling instrument system
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
US9757126B2 (en) 2014-03-31 2017-09-12 Covidien Lp Surgical stapling apparatus with firing lockout mechanism
US20150297232A1 (en) 2014-04-16 2015-10-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Fastener cartridge comprising non-uniform fasteners
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
US9737301B2 (en) 2014-09-05 2017-08-22 Ethicon Llc Monitoring device degradation based on component evaluation
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
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
US9844376B2 (en) 2014-11-06 2017-12-19 Ethicon Llc Staple cartridge comprising a releasable adjunct material
US9844375B2 (en) 2014-12-18 2017-12-19 Ethicon Llc Drive arrangements for articulatable surgical instruments
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
US9808246B2 (en) 2015-03-06 2017-11-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Llc Method of operating a powered surgical instrument

Family Cites Families (1842)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US1306107A (en) 1919-06-10 Assigotob to amebxcak
US1314601A (en) 1919-09-02 Flexible shaft
DE273689C (zh) 1913-08-07 1914-05-08
US66052A (en) 1867-06-25 smith
US662587A (en) 1900-05-18 1900-11-27 Charles Chandler Blake Insulated support for electric conductors.
US670748A (en) 1900-10-25 1901-03-26 Paul Weddeler Flexible shafting.
US951393A (en) 1909-04-06 1910-03-08 John N Hahn Staple.
US1677337A (en) 1924-09-27 1928-07-17 Thomas E Grove Antrum drill
US2037727A (en) 1934-12-27 1936-04-21 United Shoe Machinery Corp Fastening
US2132295A (en) 1937-05-05 1938-10-04 Hawkins Earl Stapling device
US2211117A (en) 1937-09-06 1940-08-13 Rieter Joh Jacob & Cie Ag Device for drawing rovings in speeders and spinning machines
US2161632A (en) 1937-12-20 1939-06-06 Martin L Nattenheimer Fastening device
US2214870A (en) 1938-08-10 1940-09-17 William J West Siding cutter
US2441096A (en) 1944-09-04 1948-05-04 Singer Mfg Co Control means for portable electric tools
US2526902A (en) 1947-07-31 1950-10-24 Norman C Rublee Insulating staple
FR999646A (fr) 1949-11-16 1952-02-04 Dispositif serre-câble
US2674149A (en) 1952-03-01 1954-04-06 Jerry S Benson Multiple pronged fastener device with spreading means
US2804848A (en) 1954-09-30 1957-09-03 Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co Drilling apparatus
FR1112936A (fr) 1954-10-20 1956-03-20 Moteur électrique et commande à trois vitesses enfermés dans une gaine
US2808482A (en) 1956-04-12 1957-10-01 Miniature Switch Corp Toggle switch construction
US2853074A (en) 1956-06-15 1958-09-23 Edward A Olson Stapling instrument for surgical purposes
DE1775926U (de) 1958-06-11 1958-10-16 Rudolf W Dipl Ing Ihmig Kugelschreibermine.
US3032769A (en) 1959-08-18 1962-05-08 John R Palmer Method of making a bracket
US3078465A (en) 1959-09-09 1963-02-26 Bobrov Boris Sergueevitch Instrument for stitching gastric stump
GB939929A (en) 1959-10-30 1963-10-16 Vasilii Fedotovich Goodov Instrument for stitching blood vessels, intestines, bronchi and other soft tissues
US3075062A (en) 1960-02-02 1963-01-22 J B T Instr Inc Toggle switch
US3166072A (en) 1962-10-22 1965-01-19 Jr John T Sullivan Barbed clips
US3266494A (en) 1963-08-26 1966-08-16 Possis Machine Corp Powered forceps
US3269630A (en) 1964-04-30 1966-08-30 Fleischer Harry Stapling instrument
US3357296A (en) 1965-05-14 1967-12-12 Keuneth W Lefever Staple fastener
US3490675A (en) * 1966-10-10 1970-01-20 United States Surgical Corp Instrument for placing lateral gastrointestinal anastomoses
GB1210522A (en) 1966-10-10 1970-10-28 United States Surgical Corp Instrument for placing lateral gastro-intestinal anastomoses
US3494533A (en) 1966-10-10 1970-02-10 United States Surgical Corp Surgical stapler for stitching body organs
GB1217159A (en) 1967-12-05 1970-12-31 Coventry Gauge & Tool Co Ltd Torque limiting device
US3551987A (en) 1968-09-12 1971-01-05 Jack E Wilkinson Stapling clamp for gastrointestinal surgery
US3572159A (en) 1969-06-12 1971-03-23 Teleflex Inc Motion transmitting remote control assembly
US3643851A (en) * 1969-08-25 1972-02-22 United States Surgical Corp Skin stapler
US3598943A (en) 1969-12-01 1971-08-10 Illinois Tool Works Actuator assembly for toggle switch
US3744495A (en) 1970-01-02 1973-07-10 M Johnson Method of securing prolapsed vagina in cattle
US3662939A (en) 1970-02-26 1972-05-16 United States Surgical Corp Surgical stapler for skin and fascia
CA960189A (en) 1971-07-12 1974-12-31 Hilti Aktiengesellschaft Nail holder assembly
US3740994A (en) 1970-10-13 1973-06-26 Surgical Corp Three stage medical instrument
US3717294A (en) * 1970-12-14 1973-02-20 Surgical Corp Cartridge and powering instrument for stapling skin and fascia
US3746002A (en) 1971-04-29 1973-07-17 J Haller Atraumatic surgical clamp
US3851196A (en) 1971-09-08 1974-11-26 Xynetics Inc Plural axis linear motor structure
US3734207A (en) 1971-12-27 1973-05-22 M Fishbein Battery powered orthopedic cutting tool
US3940844A (en) 1972-02-22 1976-03-02 Pci Group, Inc. Method of installing an insulating sleeve on a staple
US3751902A (en) 1972-02-22 1973-08-14 Emhart Corp Apparatus for installing insulation on a staple
GB1339394A (en) 1972-04-06 1973-12-05 Vnii Khirurgicheskoi Apparatur Dies for surgical stapling instruments
USRE28932E (en) 1972-09-29 1976-08-17 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling instrument
US3819100A (en) 1972-09-29 1974-06-25 United States Surgical Corp Surgical stapling instrument
US3892228A (en) 1972-10-06 1975-07-01 Olympus Optical Co Apparatus for adjusting the flexing of the bending section of an endoscope
US3821919A (en) 1972-11-10 1974-07-02 Illinois Tool Works Staple
US3885491A (en) 1973-12-21 1975-05-27 Illinois Tool Works Locking staple
US4169990A (en) 1974-06-24 1979-10-02 General Electric Company Electronically commutated motor
US3894174A (en) 1974-07-03 1975-07-08 Emhart Corp Insulated staple and method of making the same
US4129059A (en) 1974-11-07 1978-12-12 Eck William F Van Staple-type fastener
US4060089A (en) 1975-09-03 1977-11-29 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastening method and device therefor
FR2446509B1 (zh) 1977-04-29 1981-07-03 Garret Roger
US4573468A (en) 1977-05-26 1986-03-04 United States Surgical Corporation Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents
US4250438A (en) * 1978-03-07 1981-02-10 Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. Digitally controlled acceleration and deceleration system
US4207898A (en) 1978-03-27 1980-06-17 Senco Products, Inc. Intralumenal anastomosis surgical stapling instrument
US4321002A (en) 1978-03-27 1982-03-23 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Medical stapling device
US4198982A (en) 1978-03-31 1980-04-22 Memorial Hospital For Cancer And Allied Diseases Surgical stapling instrument and method
DE3065494D1 (en) 1979-03-16 1983-12-15 Robotgruppen Hb Flexible arm, particularly a robot arm
US4340331A (en) 1979-03-26 1982-07-20 Savino Dominick J Staple and anviless stapling apparatus therefor
US4305539A (en) 1979-03-26 1981-12-15 Korolkov Ivan A Surgical suturing instrument for application of a staple suture
US4261244A (en) 1979-05-14 1981-04-14 Senco Products, Inc. Surgical staple
US4272662A (en) 1979-05-21 1981-06-09 C & K Components, Inc. Toggle switch with shaped wire spring contact
US4275813A (en) 1979-06-04 1981-06-30 United States Surgical Corporation Coherent surgical staple array
US4250436A (en) 1979-09-24 1981-02-10 The Singer Company Motor braking arrangement and method
CA1163890A (en) 1980-02-05 1984-03-20 David T. Green Surgical stapling instruments
US4429695A (en) * 1980-02-05 1984-02-07 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical instruments
US4396139A (en) 1980-02-15 1983-08-02 Technalytics, Inc. Surgical stapling system, apparatus and staple
US4317451A (en) 1980-02-19 1982-03-02 Ethicon, Inc. Plastic surgical staple
US4289133A (en) 1980-02-28 1981-09-15 Senco Products, Inc. Cut-through backup washer for the scalpel of an intraluminal surgical stapling instrument
US4428376A (en) 1980-05-02 1984-01-31 Ethicon Inc. Plastic surgical staple
US4331277A (en) 1980-05-23 1982-05-25 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained gas powered surgical stapler
US4380312A (en) 1980-07-17 1983-04-19 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Stapling tool
US4606343A (en) 1980-08-18 1986-08-19 United States Surgical Corporation Self-powered surgical fastening instrument
US4353371A (en) * 1980-09-24 1982-10-12 Cosman Eric R Longitudinally, side-biting, bipolar coagulating, surgical instrument
DE3036217C2 (zh) 1980-09-25 1986-12-18 Siemens Ag, 1000 Berlin Und 8000 Muenchen, De
US4349028A (en) 1980-10-03 1982-09-14 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence
CA1170537A (en) 1980-10-17 1984-07-10 John O. Crawford Self-centering surgical staple
US4500024A (en) * 1980-11-19 1985-02-19 Ethicon, Inc. Multiple clip applier
US4347450A (en) 1980-12-10 1982-08-31 Colligan Wallace M Portable power tool
US4451743A (en) 1980-12-29 1984-05-29 Citizen Watch Company Limited DC-to-DC Voltage converter
US4379457A (en) 1981-02-17 1983-04-12 United States Surgical Corporation Indicator for surgical stapler
US4526174A (en) 1981-03-27 1985-07-02 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Staple and cartridge for use in a tissue stapling device and a tissue closing method
US4434796A (en) 1981-04-07 1984-03-06 Vsesojuzny Nauchno-Issledovatelsky I Ispytatelny Institut Meditsinskoi Tekhniki Surgical staple, a method of and forceps for its removal
DE3115192C2 (zh) 1981-04-15 1983-05-19 Christian Prof. Dr.Med. 2400 Luebeck De Krueger
US4383634A (en) 1981-05-26 1983-05-17 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus with pivotally mounted actuator assemblies
US4485816A (en) 1981-06-25 1984-12-04 Alchemia Shape-memory surgical staple apparatus and method for use in surgical suturing
FR2509490B1 (zh) 1981-07-09 1985-02-22 Tractel Sa
US4486928A (en) 1981-07-09 1984-12-11 Magnavox Government And Industrial Electronics Company Apparatus for tool storage and selection
US4475679A (en) 1981-08-07 1984-10-09 Fleury Jr George J Multi-staple cartridge for surgical staplers
US4632290A (en) 1981-08-17 1986-12-30 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus
US4576167A (en) 1981-09-03 1986-03-18 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft
JPS5844033A (en) 1981-09-11 1983-03-14 Fuji Photo Optical Co Ltd Adaptor type treating tool introducing apparatus for endoscope
JPS6116456B2 (zh) 1981-10-08 1986-04-30 Kenichi Mabuchi
US4402445A (en) 1981-10-09 1983-09-06 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener and means for applying same
US4809695A (en) 1981-10-21 1989-03-07 Owen M. Gwathmey Suturing assembly and method
US4415112A (en) 1981-10-27 1983-11-15 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling assembly having resiliently mounted anvil
US4442964A (en) 1981-12-07 1984-04-17 Senco Products, Inc. Pressure sensitive and working-gap controlled surgical stapling instrument
DE3204532C2 (zh) 1982-02-10 1983-12-08 B. Braun Melsungen Ag, 3508 Melsungen, De
CA1192467A (en) 1982-02-23 1985-08-27 Rustam I. Utyamyshev Surgical suturing instrument for performing anastomoses between structures of the digestive tract
DE3210466A1 (de) 1982-03-22 1983-09-29 Peter Dipl Kfm Dr Gschaider Verfahren und vorrichtung zur durchfuehrung von handhabungsprozessen
US4408692A (en) 1982-04-12 1983-10-11 The Kendall Company Sterile cover for instrument
US4664305A (en) 1982-05-04 1987-05-12 Blake Joseph W Iii Surgical stapler
US4473077A (en) 1982-05-28 1984-09-25 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft
US4467805A (en) 1982-08-25 1984-08-28 Mamoru Fukuda Skin closure stapling device for surgical procedures
US4488523A (en) 1982-09-24 1984-12-18 United States Surgical Corporation Flexible, hydraulically actuated device for applying surgical fasteners
US4604786A (en) 1982-11-05 1986-08-12 The Grigoleit Company Method of making a composite article including a body having a decorative metal plate attached thereto
US4790225A (en) 1982-11-24 1988-12-13 Panduit Corp. Dispenser of discrete cable ties provided on a continuous ribbon of cable ties
US4676245A (en) 1983-02-09 1987-06-30 Mamoru Fukuda Interlocking surgical staple assembly
JPS59168848A (en) 1983-03-11 1984-09-22 Ethicon Inc Antiseptic surgical apparatus made of nonmetal having affinity to organism
US4506671A (en) 1983-03-30 1985-03-26 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners
US4522327A (en) 1983-05-18 1985-06-11 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US4527724A (en) 1983-06-10 1985-07-09 Senmed, Inc. Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument
US4532927A (en) 1983-06-20 1985-08-06 Ethicon, Inc. Two-piece tissue fastener with non-reentry bent leg staple and retaining receiver
US4548202A (en) 1983-06-20 1985-10-22 Ethicon, Inc. Mesh tissue fasteners
CA1247966A (en) 1983-06-20 1989-01-03 James J. Bedi Apparatus for applying a fastener to tissue with a pair of hollow needles
US4693248A (en) 1983-06-20 1987-09-15 Ethicon, Inc. Two-piece tissue fastener with deformable retaining receiver
US4573469A (en) 1983-06-20 1986-03-04 Ethicon, Inc. Two-piece tissue fastener with coinable leg staple and retaining receiver and method and instrument for applying same
US4531522A (en) 1983-06-20 1985-07-30 Ethicon, Inc. Two-piece tissue fastener with locking top and method for applying same
US4629107A (en) 1983-08-16 1986-12-16 Vsesojuzny Nauchno-Issledovatelsky I Ispytatelny Institute Meditsinskoi Tekhniki Ligating instrument
US4667674A (en) 1983-10-04 1987-05-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener exhibiting improved hemostasis
US4589416A (en) 1983-10-04 1986-05-20 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener retainer member assembly
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
US4571213A (en) 1983-11-17 1986-02-18 Nikko Co., Ltd. Direction-converting device for a toy car
JPS60137406U (zh) 1984-02-24 1985-09-11
US4612933A (en) 1984-03-30 1986-09-23 Senmed, Inc. Multiple-load cartridge assembly for a linear surgical stapling instrument
US4607638A (en) 1984-04-20 1986-08-26 Design Standards Corporation Surgical staples
US5002553A (en) 1984-05-14 1991-03-26 Surgical Systems & Instruments, Inc. Atherectomy system with a clutch
US5464013A (en) 1984-05-25 1995-11-07 Lemelson; Jerome H. Medical scanning and treatment system and method
GB8417562D0 (en) 1984-07-10 1984-08-15 Surgical Design Services Fasteners
US4605004A (en) 1984-07-16 1986-08-12 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical instrument for applying fasteners said instrument including force supporting means (case IV)
US4741336A (en) 1984-07-16 1988-05-03 Ethicon, Inc. Shaped staples and slotted receivers (case VII)
US4591085A (en) 1984-07-16 1986-05-27 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical instrument for applying fasteners, said instrument having an improved trigger interlocking mechanism (Case VI)
US4655222A (en) 1984-07-30 1987-04-07 Ethicon, Inc. Coated surgical staple
US4671445A (en) 1984-08-09 1987-06-09 Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. Flexible surgical stapler assembly
US4754909A (en) 1984-08-09 1988-07-05 Barker John M Flexible stapler
US4580712A (en) 1984-10-19 1986-04-08 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener
US4573622A (en) 1984-10-19 1986-03-04 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays
US4566620A (en) * 1984-10-19 1986-01-28 United States Surgical Corporation Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus
US4608981A (en) 1984-10-19 1986-09-02 Senmed, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism
US4605001A (en) 1984-10-19 1986-08-12 Senmed, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with dual staple height mechanism
US4633874A (en) 1984-10-19 1987-01-06 Senmed, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument with jaw latching mechanism and disposable staple cartridge
US4767044A (en) 1984-10-19 1988-08-30 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus
US4787387A (en) 1984-11-08 1988-11-29 American Cyanamid Company Surgical closure element
US4646722A (en) 1984-12-10 1987-03-03 Opielab, Inc. Protective endoscope sheath and method of installing same
US4641076A (en) * 1985-01-23 1987-02-03 Hall Surgical-Division Of Zimmer, Inc. Method and apparatus for sterilizing and charging batteries
JPS635697Y2 (zh) 1985-04-04 1988-02-17
US4665916A (en) 1985-08-09 1987-05-19 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus
US4750488A (en) 1986-05-19 1988-06-14 Sonomed Technology, Inc. Vibration apparatus preferably for endoscopic ultrasonic aspirator
US4750902A (en) 1985-08-28 1988-06-14 Sonomed Technology, Inc. Endoscopic ultrasonic aspirators
US4728020A (en) 1985-08-30 1988-03-01 United States Surgical Corporation Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus
US4610250A (en) 1985-10-08 1986-09-09 United States Surgical Corporation Two-part surgical fastener for fascia wound approximation
US4715520A (en) 1985-10-10 1987-12-29 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control
US4729260A (en) 1985-12-06 1988-03-08 Desoutter Limited Two speed gearbox
US4634419A (en) 1985-12-13 1987-01-06 Cooper Lasersonics, Inc. Angulated ultrasonic surgical handpieces and method for their production
US4728876A (en) 1986-02-19 1988-03-01 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Orthopedic drive assembly
US4903697A (en) 1986-03-27 1990-02-27 Semion Resnick Cartridge assembly for a surgical stapling instrument
US4827911A (en) 1986-04-02 1989-05-09 Cooper Lasersonics, Inc. Method and apparatus for ultrasonic surgical fragmentation and removal of tissue
US4747820A (en) 1986-04-09 1988-05-31 Cooper Lasersonics, Inc. Irrigation/aspiration manifold and fittings for ultrasonic surgical aspiration system
US4988334A (en) 1986-04-09 1991-01-29 Valleylab, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical system with aspiration tubulation connector
US4817847A (en) 1986-04-21 1989-04-04 Finanzaktiengesellschaft Globe Control Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis
FR2598905B1 (fr) 1986-05-22 1993-08-13 Chevalier Jean Michel Dispositif d'interruption de la circulation d'un fluide dans un conduit a paroi souple, notamment un viscere creux et ensemble de pince comportant ce dispositif
US4709120A (en) 1986-06-06 1987-11-24 Pearson Dean C Underground utility equipment vault
US4727308A (en) 1986-08-28 1988-02-23 International Business Machines Corporation FET power converter with reduced switching loss
US4743214A (en) 1986-09-03 1988-05-10 Tai Cheng Yang Steering control for toy electric vehicles
US4890613A (en) 1986-09-19 1990-01-02 Ethicon, Inc. Two piece internal organ fastener
US4752024A (en) 1986-10-17 1988-06-21 Green David T Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus
US4893622A (en) 1986-10-17 1990-01-16 United States Surgical Corporation Method of stapling tubular body organs
JPH0755222B2 (ja) 1986-12-12 1995-06-14 オリンパス光学工業株式会社 処置具
US4865030A (en) 1987-01-21 1989-09-12 American Medical Systems, Inc. Apparatus for removal of objects from body passages
EP0302093A4 (en) 1987-02-10 1989-08-30 Vaso Products Australia Pty Lt Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff.
US4719917A (en) 1987-02-17 1988-01-19 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Surgical staple
US5217478A (en) 1987-02-18 1993-06-08 Linvatec Corporation Arthroscopic surgical instrument drive system
DE3709067A1 (de) 1987-03-19 1988-09-29 Ewald Hensler Medizinisches, insbesondere chirurgisches instrument
US4777780A (en) 1987-04-21 1988-10-18 United States Surgical Corporation Method for forming a sealed sterile package
US4730726A (en) 1987-04-21 1988-03-15 United States Surgical Corporation Sealed sterile package
US5027834A (en) 1987-06-11 1991-07-02 United States Surgical Corporation Stapling process for use on the mesenteries of the abdomen
US4941623A (en) 1987-05-12 1990-07-17 United States Surgical Corporation Stapling process and device for use on the mesentery of the abdomen
US5542949A (en) 1987-05-14 1996-08-06 Yoon; Inbae Multifunctional clip applier instrument
US5285944A (en) 1987-05-26 1994-02-15 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus
US4844068A (en) 1987-06-05 1989-07-04 Ethicon, Inc. Bariatric surgical instrument
US4930503A (en) 1987-06-11 1990-06-05 Pruitt J Crayton Stapling process and device for use on the mesenteries of the abdomen
US4848637A (en) 1987-06-11 1989-07-18 Pruitt J Crayton Staple device for use on the mesenteries of the abdomen
US4773420A (en) 1987-06-22 1988-09-27 U.S. Surgical Corporation Purse string applicator
US5158567A (en) 1987-09-02 1992-10-27 United States Surgical Corporation One-piece surgical staple
US4821939A (en) 1987-09-02 1989-04-18 United States Surgical Corporation Staple cartridge and an anvilless surgical stapler
US4931047A (en) 1987-09-30 1990-06-05 Cavitron, Inc. Method and apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis
US5015227A (en) 1987-09-30 1991-05-14 Valleylab Inc. Apparatus for providing enhanced tissue fragmentation and/or hemostasis
US4805617A (en) 1987-11-05 1989-02-21 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical fastening systems made from polymeric materials
US4834720A (en) 1987-12-24 1989-05-30 Becton, Dickinson And Company Implantable port septum
US4819853A (en) 1987-12-31 1989-04-11 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener cartridge
GB8800909D0 (en) 1988-01-15 1988-02-17 Ethicon Inc Gas powered surgical stapler
US4805823A (en) * 1988-03-18 1989-02-21 Ethicon, Inc. Pocket configuration for internal organ staplers
US4944443A (en) 1988-04-22 1990-07-31 Innovative Surgical Devices, Inc. Surgical suturing instrument and method
US4880015A (en) 1988-06-03 1989-11-14 Nierman David M Biopsy forceps
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
CA1308782C (en) 1988-10-13 1992-10-13 Gyrus Medical Limited Screening and monitoring instrument
US4892244B1 (zh) 1988-11-07 1991-08-27 Ethicon Inc
DE68924692T2 (de) 1988-11-11 1996-04-25 United States Surgical Corp Chirurgisches Instrument.
US5197648A (en) 1988-11-29 1993-03-30 Gingold Bruce S Surgical stapling apparatus
US4915100A (en) 1988-12-19 1990-04-10 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus with tissue shield
US4986808A (en) 1988-12-20 1991-01-22 Valleylab, Inc. Magnetostrictive transducer
US4978333A (en) 1988-12-20 1990-12-18 Valleylab, Inc. Resonator for surgical handpiece
US5111987A (en) 1989-01-23 1992-05-12 Moeinzadeh Manssour H Semi-disposable surgical stapler
US5061269A (en) 1989-02-07 1991-10-29 Joseph J. Berke Surgical rongeur power grip structure and method
US4930674A (en) 1989-02-24 1990-06-05 Abiomed, Inc. Surgical stapler
US5522817A (en) 1989-03-31 1996-06-04 United States Surgical Corporation Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements
US5062563A (en) 1989-04-10 1991-11-05 United States Surgical Corporation Fascia stapler
US5104397A (en) 1989-04-14 1992-04-14 Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. Multi-position latching mechanism for forceps
US5009661A (en) 1989-04-24 1991-04-23 Michelson Gary K Protective mechanism for surgical rongeurs
US5222976A (en) 1989-05-16 1993-06-29 Inbae Yoon Suture devices particularly useful in endoscopic surgery
US4955959A (en) 1989-05-26 1990-09-11 United States Surgical Corporation Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening apparatus
US4978049A (en) 1989-05-26 1990-12-18 United States Surgical Corporation Three staple drive member
US5106008A (en) 1989-05-26 1992-04-21 United States Surgical Corporation Locking mechanism for a surgical fastening 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
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
US5031814A (en) 1989-05-26 1991-07-16 United States Surgical Corporation Locking mechanism for surgical fastening apparatus
US5383881A (en) 1989-07-18 1995-01-24 United States Surgical Corporation Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation
US5100420A (en) 1989-07-18 1992-03-31 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for applying surgical clips 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
US4932960A (en) 1989-09-01 1990-06-12 United States Surgical Corporation Absorbable surgical fastener
DE69009935T2 (de) 1989-10-17 1994-12-08 Bieffe Medital Sa Vorrichtung zum Vernähen von Anastomosen.
US5239981A (en) 1989-11-16 1993-08-31 Effner Biomet Gmbh Film covering to protect a surgical instrument and an endoscope to be used with the film covering
US5156609A (en) 1989-12-26 1992-10-20 Nakao Naomi L Endoscopic stapling device and method
US5195968A (en) 1990-02-02 1993-03-23 Ingemar Lundquist Catheter steering mechanism
US6033378A (en) 1990-02-02 2000-03-07 Ep Technologies, Inc. Catheter steering mechanism
US5100042A (en) 1990-03-05 1992-03-31 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener apparatus
US5088997A (en) 1990-03-15 1992-02-18 Valleylab, Inc. Gas coagulation device
US5217457A (en) 1990-03-15 1993-06-08 Valleylab Inc. Enhanced electrosurgical apparatus
US5244462A (en) 1990-03-15 1993-09-14 Valleylab Inc. Electrosurgical apparatus
US5014899A (en) 1990-03-30 1991-05-14 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus
US5116349A (en) 1990-05-23 1992-05-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener apparatus
US5074454A (en) 1990-06-04 1991-12-24 Peters Ronald L Surgical stapler
US5342395A (en) 1990-07-06 1994-08-30 American Cyanamid Co. Absorbable surgical repair devices
US5531744A (en) 1991-11-01 1996-07-02 Medical Scientific, Inc. Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool
RU2008830C1 (ru) 1990-07-13 1994-03-15 Константин Алексеевич Додонов Электрохирургический аппарат
US5163598A (en) 1990-07-23 1992-11-17 Rudolph Peters Sternum stapling apparatus
US5234447A (en) 1990-08-28 1993-08-10 Robert L. Kaster Side-to-end vascular anastomotic staple apparatus
US5094247A (en) 1990-08-31 1992-03-10 Cordis Corporation Biopsy forceps with handle having a flexible coupling
US5156614A (en) 1990-09-17 1992-10-20 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners
US5253793A (en) 1990-09-17 1993-10-19 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners
US5156315A (en) 1990-09-17 1992-10-20 United States Surgical Corporation Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners
US5653373A (en) 1990-09-17 1997-08-05 United States Surgical Corporation Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners
US5104025A (en) 1990-09-28 1992-04-14 Ethicon, Inc. Intraluminal anastomotic surgical stapler with detached anvil
US5080556A (en) 1990-09-28 1992-01-14 General Electric Company Thermal seal for a gas turbine spacer disc
DE69120208T3 (de) 1990-10-05 2001-02-15 United States Surgical Corp Vorrichtung zum Anbringen von Klammern bei laparoskopischen oder endoskopischen Eingriffen
US5088979A (en) 1990-10-11 1992-02-18 Wilson-Cook Medical Inc. Method for esophageal invagination and devices useful therein
US5042707A (en) 1990-10-16 1991-08-27 Taheri Syde A Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same
FR2668361B1 (zh) 1990-10-30 1995-04-21 Christian Mai
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
US5470009A (en) 1990-12-06 1995-11-28 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism
US5209747A (en) 1990-12-13 1993-05-11 Knoepfler Dennis J Adjustable angle medical forceps
USRE36720E (en) 1990-12-13 2000-05-30 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for applying latchless surgical clips
US5122156A (en) 1990-12-14 1992-06-16 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for securement and attachment of body organs
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
DE69119607D1 (de) 1990-12-18 1996-06-20 United States Surgical Corp Sicherheitsvorrichtung für chirurgische klammersetzgeräte
CA2055985A1 (en) 1990-12-20 1992-06-21 Daniel Shichman Fascia clip
US5354303A (en) 1991-01-09 1994-10-11 Endomedix Corporation Devices for enclosing, manipulating, debulking and removing tissue through minimal incisions
US5222963A (en) 1991-01-17 1993-06-29 Ethicon, Inc. Pull-through circular anastomosic intraluminal stapler with absorbable fastener means
US5188111A (en) 1991-01-18 1993-02-23 Catheter Research, Inc. Device for seeking an area of interest within a body
US5571285A (en) 1991-02-19 1996-11-05 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical staple for insertion into tissue
US5219111A (en) 1991-03-11 1993-06-15 Ethicon, Inc. Pneumatically actuated linear stapling 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
US5217453A (en) * 1991-03-18 1993-06-08 Wilk Peter J Automated surgical system and apparatus
RU1814161C (ru) 1991-03-19 1993-05-07 Пензенский Научно-Исследовательский Институт Электронно-Механических Приборов Электродвигатель
US5171253A (en) 1991-03-22 1992-12-15 Klieman Charles H Velcro-like closure system with absorbable suture materials for absorbable hemostatic clips and surgical strips
US5065929A (en) 1991-04-01 1991-11-19 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical stapler with locking means
US5454378A (en) 1993-02-11 1995-10-03 Symbiosis Corporation Biopsy forceps having a detachable proximal handle and distal jaws
US5171249A (en) 1991-04-04 1992-12-15 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier
US5171247A (en) 1991-04-04 1992-12-15 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic multiple ligating clip applier with rotating shaft
US5297714A (en) 1991-04-17 1994-03-29 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical staple with modified "B" shaped configuration
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
US5257713A (en) 1991-05-07 1993-11-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastening device
US5413267A (en) 1991-05-14 1995-05-09 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler with spent cartridge sensing and lockout means
US5137198A (en) 1991-05-16 1992-08-11 Ethicon, Inc. Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument
DE4116343A1 (de) 1991-05-18 1992-11-19 Bosch Gmbh Robert Handgefuehrtes elektrowerkzeug, insbesondere bohrmaschine
FI93607C (fi) 1991-05-24 1995-05-10 John Koivukangas Leikkaustoimenpidelaite
US5190517A (en) 1991-06-06 1993-03-02 Valleylab Inc. Electrosurgical and ultrasonic surgical system
US5221036A (en) 1991-06-11 1993-06-22 Haruo Takase Surgical stapler
US5262678A (en) 1991-06-21 1993-11-16 Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. Wallbox-mountable switch and dimmer
US5268622A (en) 1991-06-27 1993-12-07 Stryker Corporation DC powered surgical handpiece having a motor control circuit
US5207697A (en) 1991-06-27 1993-05-04 Stryker Corporation Battery powered surgical handpiece
US5391180A (en) 1991-08-05 1995-02-21 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus
US5282829A (en) * 1991-08-15 1994-02-01 United States Surgical Corporation Hollow body implants
US5350104A (en) 1991-08-23 1994-09-27 Ethicon, Inc. Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument
DE69230991D1 (de) 1991-08-23 2000-06-08 Ethicon Inc Chirurgisches Klammernähgerät für Anastomosen
US5263973A (en) 1991-08-30 1993-11-23 Cook Melvin S Surgical stapling method
US5142932A (en) 1991-09-04 1992-09-01 The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration Flexible robotic arm
US5200280A (en) 1991-09-05 1993-04-06 Black & Decker Inc. Terminal cover for a battery pack
US5246156A (en) 1991-09-12 1993-09-21 Ethicon, Inc. Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism
US5260637A (en) 1991-09-18 1993-11-09 MAGNETI MARELLI S.p.A. Electrical system for a motor vehicle, including at least one supercapacitor
US5476479A (en) 1991-09-26 1995-12-19 United States Surgical Corporation Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure
US5275608A (en) 1991-10-16 1994-01-04 Implemed, Inc. Generic endoscopic instrument
CA2075141C (en) 1991-10-17 1998-06-30 Donald A. Morin Anvil for surgical staplers
CA2078794C (en) 1991-10-18 1998-10-06 Frank J. Viola Locking device for an apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5443198A (en) 1991-10-18 1995-08-22 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus
CA2080160C (en) 1991-10-18 2003-12-23 David T. Green Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5485947A (en) * 1992-07-20 1996-01-23 Ethicon, Inc. Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means
US5326013A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-07-05 United States Surgical Corporation 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
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
US6250532B1 (en) 1991-10-18 2001-06-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus
CA2079756A1 (en) 1991-10-18 1993-04-19 David T. Green Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5364001A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-11-15 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5395312A (en) 1991-10-18 1995-03-07 Desai; Ashvin Surgical tool
US5711472A (en) * 1991-10-18 1998-01-27 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5307976A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-05-03 Ethicon, Inc. Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means
US5478003A (en) 1991-10-18 1995-12-26 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus
US5312023A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-05-17 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5366134A (en) 1991-10-18 1994-11-22 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastening apparatus
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
US5431322A (en) 1991-10-18 1995-07-11 United States Surgical Corporation Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus
US5579978A (en) 1991-10-18 1996-12-03 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5397046A (en) 1991-10-18 1995-03-14 United States Surgical Corporation Lockout mechanism for surgical apparatus
EP0537570B1 (en) 1991-10-18 1998-01-07 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
EP0540461A1 (de) 1991-10-29 1993-05-05 SULZER Medizinaltechnik AG Steriles Punktiergerät für Blutgefässe mit nichtsteriler Ultraschallsonde und Vorrichtung zum Vorbereiten des Geräts
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
US5350400A (en) 1991-10-30 1994-09-27 American Cyanamid Company Malleable, bioabsorbable, plastic staple; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple
US5665085A (en) 1991-11-01 1997-09-09 Medical Scientific, Inc. Electrosurgical cutting tool
US5713896A (en) 1991-11-01 1998-02-03 Medical Scientific, Inc. Impedance feedback electrosurgical system
US5395034A (en) 1991-11-07 1995-03-07 American Cyanamid Co. Linear surgical stapling instrument
ES2201051T3 (es) 1991-11-08 2004-03-16 Boston Scientific Limited Electrodo para ablacion que comprende detectores de temperatura aislados.
US5439467A (en) 1991-12-03 1995-08-08 Vesica Medical, Inc. Suture passer
US5458579A (en) 1991-12-31 1995-10-17 Technalytics, Inc. Mechanical trocar insertion apparatus
WO1993013704A1 (en) 1992-01-09 1993-07-22 Endomedix Corporation Bi-directional miniscope
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
US6364888B1 (en) 1996-09-09 2002-04-02 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Alignment of master and slave in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus
WO1993013718A1 (en) 1992-01-21 1993-07-22 Valleylab, Inc. Electrosurgical control for a trocar
US5284128A (en) 1992-01-24 1994-02-08 Applied Medical Resources Corporation Surgical manipulator
WO1993015648A1 (en) * 1992-02-07 1993-08-19 Wilk Peter J Endoscope with disposable insertion member
DE9290173U1 (de) 1992-02-07 1994-10-27 Valleylab Inc Chirurgische Ultraschallvorrichtung
US5271543A (en) 1992-02-07 1993-12-21 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism
US5348259A (en) 1992-02-10 1994-09-20 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Flexible, articulable column
US5514157A (en) 1992-02-12 1996-05-07 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus
US5383888A (en) 1992-02-12 1995-01-24 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating endoscopic surgical apparatus
US5626595A (en) 1992-02-14 1997-05-06 Automated Medical Instruments, Inc. Automated surgical instrument
US5352235A (en) 1992-03-16 1994-10-04 Tibor Koros Laparoscopic grasper and cutter
US5281216A (en) 1992-03-31 1994-01-25 Valleylab, Inc. Electrosurgical bipolar treating apparatus
US5223675A (en) 1992-04-02 1993-06-29 Taft Anthony W Cable fastener
US5314424A (en) 1992-04-06 1994-05-24 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical instrument locking mechanism
US5236440A (en) 1992-04-14 1993-08-17 American Cyanamid Company Surgical fastener
US5355897A (en) 1992-04-16 1994-10-18 Ethicon, Inc. Method of performing a pyloroplasty/pylorectomy using a stapler having a shield
CA2095506C (en) 1992-05-06 2004-08-10 Mark A. Davison Endoscopic ligation and division instrument
US5242457A (en) 1992-05-08 1993-09-07 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures
US5484451A (en) 1992-05-08 1996-01-16 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures
US5389098A (en) 1992-05-19 1995-02-14 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Surgical device for stapling and/or fastening body tissues
US5344059A (en) 1992-05-19 1994-09-06 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus and anvil delivery system therefor
US5192288A (en) 1992-05-26 1993-03-09 Origin Medsystems, Inc. Surgical clip applier
US5906625A (en) 1992-06-04 1999-05-25 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissue
US5658300A (en) 1992-06-04 1997-08-19 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Tissue fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues
JPH0647050A (ja) 1992-06-04 1994-02-22 Olympus Optical Co Ltd 組織縫合結紮器
US5263629A (en) 1992-06-29 1993-11-23 Ethicon, Inc. Method and apparatus for achieving hemostasis along a staple line
US5258012A (en) 1992-06-30 1993-11-02 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical fasteners
US5258009A (en) 1992-06-30 1993-11-02 American Cyanamid Company Malleable, bioabsorbable,plastic staple having a knotted configuration; and method and apparatus for deforming such staple
US5221281A (en) 1992-06-30 1993-06-22 Valleylab Inc. Electrosurgical tubular trocar
US5368606A (en) 1992-07-02 1994-11-29 Marlow Surgical Technologies, Inc. Endoscopic instrument system
US5222975A (en) 1992-07-13 1993-06-29 Lawrence Crainich Surgical staples
US5360428A (en) 1992-07-22 1994-11-01 Hutchinson Jr William B Laparoscopic instrument with electrical cutting wires
US5511564A (en) 1992-07-29 1996-04-30 Valleylab Inc. Laparoscopic stretching instrument and associated method
US5657429A (en) 1992-08-10 1997-08-12 Computer Motion, Inc. Automated endoscope system optimal positioning
US5282806A (en) * 1992-08-21 1994-02-01 Habley Medical Technology Corporation Endoscopic surgical instrument having a removable, rotatable, end effector assembly
US5630782A (en) 1992-09-01 1997-05-20 Adair; Edwin L. Sterilizable endoscope with separable auxiliary assembly
WO1994005200A1 (en) 1992-09-01 1994-03-17 Adair Edwin Lloyd Sterilizable endoscope with separable disposable tube assembly
CA2104345A1 (en) 1992-09-02 1994-03-03 David T. Green Surgical clamp apparatus
US5368215A (en) * 1992-09-08 1994-11-29 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus and detachable anvil rod therefor
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
US5569161A (en) 1992-10-08 1996-10-29 Wendell V. Ebling Endoscope with sterile sleeve
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
US5330502A (en) 1992-10-09 1994-07-19 Ethicon, Inc. Rotational endoscopic mechanism with jointed drive mechanism
US5601224A (en) * 1992-10-09 1997-02-11 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical instrument
US5431323A (en) 1992-10-09 1995-07-11 Ethicon, Inc. Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge
US5374277A (en) 1992-10-09 1994-12-20 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical instrument
US5662662A (en) 1992-10-09 1997-09-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument and method
US5350391A (en) 1992-10-19 1994-09-27 Benedetto Iacovelli Laparoscopic instruments
US5718548A (en) 1992-10-20 1998-02-17 Clipmaster Corporation Pty Ltd Staple assembly
CA2108605A1 (en) 1992-10-21 1994-04-22 Nagabhushanam Totakura Bioabsorbable foam pledget
US5309927A (en) 1992-10-22 1994-05-10 Ethicon, Inc. Circular stapler tissue retention spring method
US5259366A (en) 1992-11-03 1993-11-09 Boris Reydel Method of using a catheter-sleeve assembly for an endoscope
US5409498A (en) 1992-11-05 1995-04-25 Ethicon, Inc. Rotatable articulating endoscopic fastening instrument
GB9223560D0 (en) 1992-11-10 1992-12-23 Constantinides Andreas G Surgical/diagnostic aid
US5520700A (en) 1992-11-13 1996-05-28 Technion Research & Development Foundation, Ltd. Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing
US5441483A (en) 1992-11-16 1995-08-15 Avitall; Boaz Catheter deflection control
US5389104A (en) 1992-11-18 1995-02-14 Symbiosis Corporation Arthroscopic surgical instruments
US5346504A (en) 1992-11-19 1994-09-13 Ethicon, Inc. Intraluminal manipulator with a head having articulating links
US5372602A (en) 1992-11-30 1994-12-13 Device For Vascular Intervention, Inc. Method of removing plaque using catheter cutter with torque control
DE69331343D1 (de) 1992-11-30 2002-01-24 Sherwood Serv Ag Schaltung für ein ultraschallchirurgisches instrument mit einem energieinitiator zur aufrechterhaltung der vibrationen und der lineardynamik
US5333422A (en) 1992-12-02 1994-08-02 The United States Of America As Represented By The United States Department Of Energy Lightweight extendable and retractable pole
US5356006A (en) 1992-12-16 1994-10-18 Ethicon, Inc. Sterile package for surgical devices
US5330487A (en) 1992-12-17 1994-07-19 Tfi Acquistion Corp. Drive mechanism for surgical instruments
US5807393A (en) 1992-12-22 1998-09-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical tissue treating device with locking mechanism
FR2699806B1 (fr) 1992-12-30 1995-03-24 Duthoit Francois Instrument, destiné notamment à permettre l'extraction de tronçons veineux pathologiques tels que des varices.
US5468253A (en) 1993-01-21 1995-11-21 Ethicon, Inc. Elastomeric medical device
US5358510A (en) 1993-01-26 1994-10-25 Ethicon, Inc. Two part surgical fastener
US5843021A (en) 1994-05-09 1998-12-01 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Cell necrosis apparatus
US5304204A (en) 1993-02-09 1994-04-19 Ethicon, Inc. Receiverless surgical fasteners
US5383895A (en) 1993-02-10 1995-01-24 Unisurge, Inc. Endoscopic surgical grasper and method
CA2154172A1 (en) 1993-02-22 1994-09-01 William Gorman A laparoscopic dissection tension retractor device and method
US5618307A (en) 1995-04-03 1997-04-08 Heartport, Inc. Clamp assembly and method of use
US5342396A (en) 1993-03-02 1994-08-30 Cook Melvin S Staples
DE4306786C1 (de) 1993-03-04 1994-02-10 Wolfgang Daum Chirurgischer Manipulator
US5397324A (en) 1993-03-10 1995-03-14 Carroll; Brendan J. Surgical stapler instrument and method for vascular hemostasis
US5312329A (en) 1993-04-07 1994-05-17 Valleylab Inc. Piezo ultrasonic and electrosurgical handpiece
US5370645A (en) 1993-04-19 1994-12-06 Valleylab Inc. Electrosurgical processor and method of use
ES2109539T3 (es) 1993-04-20 1998-01-16 United States Surgical Corp Grapadora quirurgica.
US5540375A (en) 1993-04-20 1996-07-30 United States Surgical Corporation Endoscopic stapler
DE69403271D1 (de) 1993-04-27 1997-06-26 American Cyanamid Co Automatischer, laparoskopischer Applikator für Abbindeklammern
US5467911A (en) 1993-04-27 1995-11-21 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues
US5464300A (en) 1993-04-29 1995-11-07 Crainich; Lawrence Medical instrument and coupling apparatus for same
US5407293A (en) 1993-04-29 1995-04-18 Crainich; Lawrence Coupling apparatus for medical instrument
US5431668A (en) 1993-04-29 1995-07-11 Ethicon, Inc. Ligating clip applier
JP3559561B2 (ja) 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 関節ジョー構造および着脱可能ナイフを備えた外科手術用器具
US6716232B1 (en) 1993-04-30 2004-04-06 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical instrument having an articulated jaw structure and a detachable knife
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
GB9309142D0 (en) 1993-05-04 1993-06-16 Gyrus Medical Ltd Laparoscopic instrument
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
US5449370A (en) 1993-05-12 1995-09-12 Ethicon, Inc. Blunt tipped ultrasonic trocar
US5352229A (en) 1993-05-12 1994-10-04 Marlowe Goble E Arbor press staple and washer and method for its use
US5549621A (en) 1993-05-14 1996-08-27 Byron C. Sutherland Apparatus and method for performing vertical banded gastroplasty
WO1994026167A1 (en) 1993-05-14 1994-11-24 Sri International Remote center positioner
US6704210B1 (en) 1994-05-20 2004-03-09 Medtronic, Inc. Bioprothesis film strip for surgical stapler and method of attaching the same
CA2124109A1 (en) 1993-05-24 1994-11-25 Mark T. Byrne Endoscopic surgical instrument with electromagnetic sensor
US5341724A (en) 1993-06-28 1994-08-30 Bronislav Vatel Pneumatic telescoping cylinder and method
GB9314391D0 (en) 1993-07-12 1993-08-25 Gyrus Medical Ltd A radio frequency oscillator and an electrosurgical generator incorporating such an oscillator
US5478354A (en) 1993-07-14 1995-12-26 United States Surgical Corporation Wound closing apparatus and method
DE9310601U1 (de) 1993-07-15 1993-09-02 Siemens Ag Kassette zur Aufnahme ärztlicher, insbesondere zahnärztlicher Instrumente
US5582617A (en) 1993-07-21 1996-12-10 Charles H. Klieman Surgical instrument for endoscopic and general surgery
US5792165A (en) 1993-07-21 1998-08-11 Charles H. Klieman Endoscopic instrument with detachable end effector
JPH09501333A (ja) 1993-07-21 1997-02-10 エイチ. クリーマン,チャールズ 内視鏡検査及び外科手術用の外科的器具
US5688270A (en) 1993-07-22 1997-11-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery,Inc. Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes
US5709680A (en) 1993-07-22 1998-01-20 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical hemostatic device
US5558671A (en) 1993-07-22 1996-09-24 Yates; David C. Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument
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
US5403312A (en) 1993-07-22 1995-04-04 Ethicon, Inc. Electrosurgical hemostatic device
US5817093A (en) 1993-07-22 1998-10-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument
US5693051A (en) 1993-07-22 1997-12-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes
US5372596A (en) 1993-07-27 1994-12-13 Valleylab Inc. Apparatus for leakage control and method for its use
US5441494A (en) 1993-07-29 1995-08-15 Ethicon, Inc. Manipulable hand for laparoscopy
US5503320A (en) 1993-08-19 1996-04-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus with indicator
US5447417A (en) 1993-08-31 1995-09-05 Valleylab Inc. Self-adjusting pump head and safety manifold cartridge for a peristaltic pump
US5441193A (en) 1993-09-23 1995-08-15 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical fastener applying apparatus with resilient film
US5405344A (en) 1993-09-30 1995-04-11 Ethicon, Inc. Articulable socket joint assembly for an endoscopic instrument for surgical fastner track therefor
CA2133159A1 (en) 1993-09-30 1995-03-31 Eric J. Butterfield Surgical instrument having improved manipulating means
US5542594A (en) 1993-10-06 1996-08-06 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric
US5496312A (en) 1993-10-07 1996-03-05 Valleylab Inc. Impedance and temperature generator control
US5439155A (en) 1993-10-07 1995-08-08 United States Surgical Corporation Cartridge for surgical fastener applying apparatus
CA2132917C (en) 1993-10-07 2004-12-14 John Charles Robertson Circular anastomosis device
US6210403B1 (en) 1993-10-07 2001-04-03 Sherwood Services Ag Automatic control for energy from an electrosurgical generator
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
US5725554A (en) 1993-10-08 1998-03-10 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Surgical staple and stapler
US5556416A (en) 1993-10-12 1996-09-17 Valleylab, Inc. Endoscopic instrument
GB9322464D0 (en) 1993-11-01 1993-12-22 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical apparatus
US5571100B1 (en) 1993-11-01 1998-01-06 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical apparatus
US5376095A (en) 1993-11-04 1994-12-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile
US5503635A (en) 1993-11-12 1996-04-02 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses
US5562690A (en) 1993-11-12 1996-10-08 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses
US5449355A (en) 1993-11-24 1995-09-12 Valleylab Inc. Retrograde tissue splitter and method
DE4340707C2 (de) 1993-11-30 1997-03-27 Wolf Gmbh Richard Manipulator
US5514129A (en) 1993-12-03 1996-05-07 Valleylab Inc. Automatic bipolar control for an electrosurgical generator
US5405073A (en) 1993-12-06 1995-04-11 Ethicon, Inc. Flexible support shaft assembly
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
US5422567A (en) 1993-12-27 1995-06-06 Valleylab Inc. High frequency power measurement
US5441191A (en) 1993-12-30 1995-08-15 Linden; Gerald E. Indicating "staples low" in a paper stapler
DE9490469U1 (de) 1993-12-30 1996-08-29 Valleylab Inc Bipolare Ultraschallchirurgie
WO1995018572A1 (en) 1994-01-04 1995-07-13 Alpha Surgical Technologies, Inc. Stapling device
US5382247A (en) 1994-01-21 1995-01-17 Valleylab Inc. Technique for electrosurgical tips and method of manufacture and use
US5452837A (en) 1994-01-21 1995-09-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with tissue gripping ridge
WO1995020360A1 (en) 1994-01-31 1995-08-03 Valleylab, Inc. Telescoping bipolar electrode for non-invasive medical procedures
US5487500A (en) * 1994-02-03 1996-01-30 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler instrument
US5597107A (en) 1994-02-03 1997-01-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler instrument
US5465895A (en) 1994-02-03 1995-11-14 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
US5503638A (en) 1994-02-10 1996-04-02 Bio-Vascular, Inc. Soft tissue stapling buttress
US5527320A (en) 1994-02-10 1996-06-18 Pilling Weck Inc. Surgical clip applying instrument
US5507773A (en) 1994-02-18 1996-04-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Cable-actuated jaw assembly for surgical instruments
JPH0833642A (ja) 1994-02-25 1996-02-06 Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc 外科用ステープラのための改良アンビル承口
WO1995023557A1 (en) 1994-03-01 1995-09-08 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout
DE9404459U1 (de) 1994-03-16 1994-07-14 Renz Chr Gmbh & Co Vorrichtung zum Verpacken von Bindeelementen
US5484398A (en) 1994-03-17 1996-01-16 Valleylab Inc. Methods of making and using ultrasonic handpiece
US5472442A (en) 1994-03-23 1995-12-05 Valleylab Inc. Moveable switchable electrosurgical handpiece
US5860581A (en) 1994-03-24 1999-01-19 United States Surgical Corporation Anvil for circular stapler
US5541376A (en) 1994-03-28 1996-07-30 Valleylab Inc Switch and connector
CA2145723A1 (en) 1994-03-30 1995-10-01 Steven W. Hamblin Surgical stapling instrument with remotely articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable support shaft
US5695524A (en) 1994-04-05 1997-12-09 Tracor Aerospace, Inc. Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method
US5715987A (en) * 1994-04-05 1998-02-10 Tracor Incorporated Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method
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
US5653677A (en) 1994-04-12 1997-08-05 Fuji Photo Optical Co. Ltd Electronic endoscope apparatus with imaging unit separable therefrom
US5529235A (en) 1994-04-28 1996-06-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Identification device for surgical instrument
US5470007A (en) 1994-05-02 1995-11-28 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock
US5489058A (en) * 1994-05-02 1996-02-06 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force
CA2148667A1 (en) 1994-05-05 1995-11-06 Carlo A. Mililli Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
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
US5800379A (en) 1996-02-23 1998-09-01 Sommus Medical Technologies, Inc. Method for ablating interior sections of the tongue
US5782749A (en) 1994-05-10 1998-07-21 Riza; Erol D. Laparoscopic surgical instrument with adjustable grip
US5480409A (en) 1994-05-10 1996-01-02 Riza; Erol D. Laparoscopic surgical instrument
US5454827A (en) 1994-05-24 1995-10-03 Aust; Gilbert M. Surgical instrument
USRE38335E1 (en) 1994-05-24 2003-11-25 Endius Incorporated Surgical instrument
DE69511483D1 (de) 1994-05-30 1999-09-23 Canon Kk Wiederaufladbare Batterien
US5814057A (en) 1994-06-03 1998-09-29 Gunze Limited Supporting element for staple region
US5553675A (en) 1994-06-10 1996-09-10 Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company Orthopedic surgical device
US5473204A (en) 1994-06-16 1995-12-05 Temple; Thomas D. Time delay switch
US5732872A (en) 1994-06-17 1998-03-31 Heartport, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument
US5807376A (en) 1994-06-24 1998-09-15 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus and method for performing surgical tasks during laparoscopic procedures
US5558665A (en) 1994-06-24 1996-09-24 Archimedes Surgical, Inc. Surgical instrument and method for intraluminal retraction of an anatomic structure
US6645201B1 (en) 1998-02-19 2003-11-11 Curon Medical, Inc. Systems and methods for treating dysfunctions in the intestines and rectum
US5800429A (en) 1994-06-24 1998-09-01 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Noninvasive apparatus for ablating turbinates
GB9413070D0 (en) 1994-06-29 1994-08-17 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical 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
US5533521A (en) 1994-07-15 1996-07-09 United States Surgical Corporation Interchangeable tissue measuring device
US5629577A (en) 1994-07-15 1997-05-13 Micro Medical Devices Miniature linear motion actuator
DE9412228U1 (de) 1994-07-28 1994-09-22 Loctite Europa Eeig Schlauchpumpe zur genauen Dosierung kleiner Flüssigkeitsmengen
US5779130A (en) 1994-08-05 1998-07-14 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
EP0699418A1 (en) 1994-08-05 1996-03-06 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
US5509916A (en) 1994-08-12 1996-04-23 Valleylab Inc. Laser-assisted electrosurgery system
US5480089A (en) * 1994-08-19 1996-01-02 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler apparatus with improved staple pockets
CA2146508C (en) 1994-08-25 2006-11-14 Robert H. Schnut Anvil for circular stapler
US5931853A (en) 1995-08-25 1999-08-03 Mcewen; James A. Physiologic tourniquet with safety circuit
US6120433A (en) 1994-09-01 2000-09-19 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Surgical manipulator system
US5609601A (en) 1994-09-23 1997-03-11 United States Surgical Corporation Endoscopic surgical apparatus with rotation lock
US5569284A (en) 1994-09-23 1996-10-29 United States Surgical Corporation Morcellator
DE4434864C2 (de) 1994-09-29 1997-06-19 United States Surgical Corp Chirurgischer Klammerapplikator mit auswechselbarem Klammermagazin
US5571116A (en) 1994-10-02 1996-11-05 United States Surgical Corporation Non-invasive treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
US5685474A (en) 1994-10-04 1997-11-11 United States Surgical Corporation Tactile indicator for surgical instrument
US5901895A (en) 1994-10-05 1999-05-11 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue
US5797538A (en) 1994-10-05 1998-08-25 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue
US5575805A (en) 1994-10-07 1996-11-19 Li Medical Technologies, Inc. Variable tip-pressure surgical grasper
US5571090A (en) 1994-10-07 1996-11-05 United States Surgical Corporation Vascular suturing apparatus
EP0705571A1 (en) 1994-10-07 1996-04-10 United States Surgical Corporation Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
US5591170A (en) 1994-10-14 1997-01-07 Genesis Orthopedics Intramedullary bone cutting saw
US5575789A (en) 1994-10-27 1996-11-19 Valleylab Inc. Energizable surgical tool safety device and method
US5549637A (en) 1994-11-10 1996-08-27 Crainich; Lawrence Articulated medical instrument
US7235089B1 (en) 1994-12-07 2007-06-26 Boston Scientific Corporation Surgical apparatus and method
US5868760A (en) 1994-12-07 1999-02-09 Mcguckin, Jr.; James F. Method and apparatus for endolumenally resectioning tissue
US5636779A (en) 1994-12-13 1997-06-10 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5988479A (en) 1994-12-13 1999-11-23 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
US5569270A (en) 1994-12-13 1996-10-29 Weng; Edward E. Laparoscopic surgical instrument
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
US5628743A (en) 1994-12-21 1997-05-13 Valleylab Inc. Dual mode ultrasonic surgical apparatus
US5613966A (en) 1994-12-21 1997-03-25 Valleylab Inc System and method for accessory rate control
GB9425781D0 (en) 1994-12-21 1995-02-22 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical instrument
US5620452A (en) 1994-12-22 1997-04-15 Yoon; Inbae Surgical clip with ductile tissue penetrating members
CA2165714C (en) 1994-12-22 2006-10-24 Warren P. Williamson Impedance feedback monitor with query electrode for electrosurgical instrument
US5695494A (en) 1994-12-22 1997-12-09 Valleylab Inc Rem output stage topology
US5713895A (en) 1994-12-30 1998-02-03 Valleylab Inc Partially coated electrodes
US5466020A (en) 1994-12-30 1995-11-14 Valleylab Inc. Bayonet connector for surgical handpiece
DE69615343T2 (de) 1995-02-03 2002-05-16 Sherwood Serv Ag Elektrochirurgischer absauger kombiniert mit einem handstück
US5669907A (en) 1995-02-10 1997-09-23 Valleylab Inc. Plasma enhanced bipolar electrosurgical system
US5695504A (en) 1995-02-24 1997-12-09 Heartport, Inc. Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis
US5669904A (en) 1995-03-07 1997-09-23 Valleylab Inc. Surgical gas plasma ignition apparatus and method
US5735445A (en) 1995-03-07 1998-04-07 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler
US6213999B1 (en) 1995-03-07 2001-04-10 Sherwood Services Ag Surgical gas plasma ignition apparatus and method
DE19509115C2 (de) 1995-03-16 1997-11-27 Deutsche Forsch Luft Raumfahrt Chirurgisches Gerät zum Vorbereiten einer Anastomose in minimal invasiver Operationstechnik
DE19509116C2 (de) 1995-03-16 2000-01-05 Deutsch Zentr Luft & Raumfahrt Flexible Struktur
US5575799A (en) 1995-03-30 1996-11-19 United States Surgical Corporation Articulating surgical apparatus
US5599350A (en) 1995-04-03 1997-02-04 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical clamping device with coagulation feedback
US5619992A (en) 1995-04-06 1997-04-15 Guthrie; Robert B. Methods and apparatus for inhibiting contamination of reusable pulse oximetry sensors
US5624452A (en) 1995-04-07 1997-04-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument
CA2186501C (en) 1995-04-21 2000-02-08 John R. Daugherty A surgical pledget dispensing system
US5553765A (en) 1995-04-28 1996-09-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement
JP3795100B2 (ja) 1995-05-08 2006-07-12 グンゼ株式会社 医療用縫合材
JP3526487B2 (ja) 1995-05-08 2004-05-17 株式会社伊垣医療設計 医療用縫合材
WO1996035464A1 (en) 1995-05-12 1996-11-14 Perkins Rodney C Translumenal circumferential injector
US6123241A (en) 1995-05-23 2000-09-26 Applied Tool Development Corporation Internal combustion powered tool
US5630540A (en) 1995-05-24 1997-05-20 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical staple and staple drive member
US5678748A (en) 1995-05-24 1997-10-21 Vir Engineering Surgical stapler with improved safety mechanism
WO1996039086A1 (en) 1995-06-06 1996-12-12 Valleylab Inc. Power control for an electrosurgical generator
WO1996039088A1 (en) 1995-06-06 1996-12-12 Valleylab Inc. Digital waveform generation for electrosurgical generators
US5720744A (en) 1995-06-06 1998-02-24 Valleylab Inc Control system for neurosurgery
US5628745A (en) 1995-06-06 1997-05-13 Bek; Robin B. Exit spark control for an electrosurgical generator
US5599344A (en) 1995-06-06 1997-02-04 Valleylab Inc. Control apparatus for electrosurgical generator power output
US5814038A (en) 1995-06-07 1998-09-29 Sri International Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system
US20040243147A1 (en) 2001-07-03 2004-12-02 Lipow Kenneth I. Surgical robot and robotic controller
US5849011A (en) 1995-06-19 1998-12-15 Vidamed, Inc. Medical device with trigger actuation assembly
US6293942B1 (en) 1995-06-23 2001-09-25 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical generator method
GB9604770D0 (en) 1995-06-23 1996-05-08 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical generator and system
WO1999048430A1 (en) 1998-03-26 1999-09-30 Gyrus Medical Limited An electrosurgical instrument
US6780180B1 (en) 1995-06-23 2004-08-24 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument
CA2224975A1 (en) 1995-06-23 1997-01-09 Gyrus Medical Limited An electrosurgical instrument
DE69634014D1 (de) 1995-06-23 2005-01-13 Gyrus Medical Ltd Elektrochirurgisches Gerät
JPH11508791A (ja) 1995-07-03 1999-08-03 フレーター・ダーク・エイ 組織ステープラに支持材を取り付ける装置
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
US5591187A (en) 1995-07-14 1997-01-07 Dekel; Moshe Laparoscopic tissue retrieval device and method
US5706998A (en) * 1995-07-17 1998-01-13 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler with alignment pin locking mechanism
EP0840572B1 (en) 1995-07-18 2004-10-27 Garland U. Edwards Flexible shaft
US5810855A (en) 1995-07-21 1998-09-22 Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples
US5702409A (en) 1995-07-21 1997-12-30 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Device and method for reinforcing surgical staples
US5611709A (en) 1995-08-10 1997-03-18 Valleylab Inc Method and assembly of member and terminal
US5715988A (en) 1995-08-14 1998-02-10 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism
US5718359A (en) 1995-08-14 1998-02-17 United States Of America Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism
US5839639A (en) 1995-08-17 1998-11-24 Lasersurge, Inc. Collapsible anvil assembly and applicator instrument
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
US5574431A (en) 1995-08-29 1996-11-12 Checkpoint Systems, Inc. Deactivateable security tag
US5667526A (en) 1995-09-07 1997-09-16 Levin; John M. Tissue retaining clamp
DE19534112A1 (de) 1995-09-14 1997-03-20 Wolf Gmbh Richard Endoskopisches Instrument
US5776130A (en) 1995-09-19 1998-07-07 Valleylab, Inc. Vascular tissue sealing pressure control
US5704087A (en) * 1995-09-19 1998-01-06 Strub; Richard Dental care apparatus and technique
US5814055A (en) 1995-09-19 1998-09-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical clamping mechanism
US5827271A (en) 1995-09-19 1998-10-27 Valleylab Energy delivery system for vessel sealing
US5797959A (en) 1995-09-21 1998-08-25 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical apparatus with articulating jaw structure
US5772659A (en) 1995-09-26 1998-06-30 Valleylab Inc. Electrosurgical generator power control circuit and method
US5702387A (en) 1995-09-27 1997-12-30 Valleylab Inc Coated electrosurgical electrode
US5707392A (en) 1995-09-29 1998-01-13 Symbiosis Corporation Hermaphroditic stamped forceps jaw for disposable endoscopic biopsy forceps and method of making the same
US5796188A (en) 1995-10-05 1998-08-18 Xomed Surgical Products, Inc. Battery-powered medical instrument with power booster
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
US5809441A (en) 1995-10-19 1998-09-15 Case Corporation Apparatus and method of neutral start control of a power transmission
US5700270A (en) 1995-10-20 1997-12-23 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical clip applier
GB9521772D0 (en) 1995-10-24 1996-01-03 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical instrument
US5941442A (en) 1995-10-27 1999-08-24 United States Surgical Surgical stapler
US5651491A (en) 1995-10-27 1997-07-29 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units
CA2188738A1 (en) 1995-10-27 1997-04-28 Lisa W. Heaton Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units
US5860953A (en) 1995-11-21 1999-01-19 Catheter Imaging Systems, Inc. Steerable catheter having disposable module and sterilizable handle and method of connecting same
US5658281A (en) 1995-12-04 1997-08-19 Valleylab Inc Bipolar electrosurgical scissors and method of manufacture
US5971916A (en) 1995-12-27 1999-10-26 Koren; Arie Video camera cover
GB9526627D0 (en) 1995-12-29 1996-02-28 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical electrode assembly
WO1997024073A1 (en) 1995-12-29 1997-07-10 Gyrus Medical Limited An electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical electrode assembly
US6013076A (en) 1996-01-09 2000-01-11 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument
GB9600377D0 (en) 1996-01-09 1996-03-13 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical instrument
US6090106A (en) 1996-01-09 2000-07-18 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument
US6015406A (en) 1996-01-09 2000-01-18 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument
GB9600354D0 (en) 1996-01-09 1996-03-13 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical instrument
US5755717A (en) 1996-01-16 1998-05-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical clamping device with improved coagulation feedback
US5738648A (en) 1996-01-23 1998-04-14 Valleylab Inc Method and apparatus for a valve and irrigator
US5620289A (en) 1996-02-09 1997-04-15 Curry; Rinda M. Colored staples
WO1997029680A1 (en) 1996-02-13 1997-08-21 Imagyn Medical, Inc. Surgical access device and method of constructing same
US5749889A (en) 1996-02-13 1998-05-12 Imagyn Medical, Inc. Method and apparatus for performing biopsy
US5713128A (en) 1996-02-16 1998-02-03 Valleylab Inc Electrosurgical pad apparatus and method of manufacture
US5762458A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-06-09 Computer Motion, Inc. Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures
US5820009A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-10-13 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism
US5855583A (en) 1996-02-20 1999-01-05 Computer Motion, Inc. Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures
US5725536A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-03-10 Richard-Allen Medical Industries, Inc. Articulated surgical instrument with improved articulation control mechanism
US6436107B1 (en) 1996-02-20 2002-08-20 Computer Motion, Inc. Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures
US6010054A (en) * 1996-02-20 2000-01-04 Imagyn Medical Technologies Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge
US5762255A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-06-09 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms
US5797537A (en) 1996-02-20 1998-08-25 Richard-Allan Medical Industries, Inc. Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism
US5894843A (en) * 1996-02-20 1999-04-20 Cardiothoracic Systems, Inc. Surgical method for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
US5891160A (en) 1996-02-23 1999-04-06 Cardiovascular Technologies, Llc Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery
US6099537A (en) 1996-02-26 2000-08-08 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Medical treatment instrument
US5810721A (en) 1996-03-04 1998-09-22 Heartport, Inc. Soft tissue retractor and method for providing surgical access
US5673842A (en) 1996-03-05 1997-10-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Surgical stapler with locking mechanism
US5697543A (en) 1996-03-12 1997-12-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Linear stapler with improved firing stroke
US5605272A (en) 1996-03-12 1997-02-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments
WO1997034533A1 (en) 1996-03-21 1997-09-25 S.A. Development Of Advanced Medical Products Ltd. Surgical stapler and method of surgical fastening
US5747953A (en) 1996-03-29 1998-05-05 Stryker Corporation Cordless, battery operated surical tool
US6056735A (en) 1996-04-04 2000-05-02 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Ultrasound treatment system
US5728121A (en) 1996-04-17 1998-03-17 Teleflex Medical, Inc. Surgical grasper devices
US5785232A (en) 1996-04-17 1998-07-28 Vir Engineering Surgical stapler
US6149660A (en) 1996-04-22 2000-11-21 Vnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Method and apparatus for delivery of an appliance in a vessel
US5836503A (en) 1996-04-22 1998-11-17 United States Surgical Corporation Insertion device for surgical apparatus
US6050472A (en) 1996-04-26 2000-04-18 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Surgical anastomosis stapler
DE19618291A1 (de) 1996-05-07 1998-01-29 Storz Karl Gmbh & Co Instrument mit einem abwinkelbaren Handgriff
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
US5772379A (en) 1996-05-24 1998-06-30 Evensen; Kenneth Self-filling staple fastener
US6119913A (en) 1996-06-14 2000-09-19 Boston Scientific Corporation Endoscopic stapler
GB9612994D0 (en) 1996-06-20 1996-08-21 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical instrument
US5735874A (en) 1996-06-21 1998-04-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Variable position handle locking mechanism
US5702408A (en) 1996-07-17 1997-12-30 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Articulating surgical instrument
US6440146B2 (en) 1996-07-23 2002-08-27 United States Surgical Corporation Anastomosis instrument and method
US6083234A (en) 1996-07-23 2000-07-04 Surgical Dynamics, Inc. Anastomosis instrument and method
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
US5785647A (en) 1996-07-31 1998-07-28 United States Surgical Corporation Surgical instruments useful for spinal surgery
US5830598A (en) 1996-08-15 1998-11-03 Ericsson Inc. Battery pack incorporating battery pack contact assembly and method
US6017354A (en) 1996-08-15 2000-01-25 Stryker Corporation Integrated system for powered surgical tools
US5997528A (en) 1996-08-29 1999-12-07 Bausch & Lomb Surgical, Inc. Surgical system providing automatic reconfiguration
US5873885A (en) 1996-08-29 1999-02-23 Storz Instrument Company Surgical handpiece
US5730758A (en) 1996-09-12 1998-03-24 Allgeyer; Dean O. Staple and staple applicator for use in skin fixation of catheters
US5833696A (en) 1996-10-03 1998-11-10 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for applying surgical clips
US6109500A (en) 1996-10-04 2000-08-29 United States Surgical Corporation Lockout mechanism for a surgical stapler
US5843132A (en) 1996-10-07 1998-12-01 Ilvento; Joseph P. Self-contained, self-powered temporary intravenous pacing catheter assembly
US5752965A (en) 1996-10-21 1998-05-19 Bio-Vascular, Inc. Apparatus and method for producing a reinforced surgical fastener suture line
US5769892A (en) 1996-10-22 1998-06-23 Mitroflow International Inc. Surgical stapler sleeve for reinforcing staple lines
ES2264172T3 (es) 1996-11-18 2006-12-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Sistemas e instrumentos para la cirugia de minimo acceso.
US6165184A (en) 1996-11-18 2000-12-26 Smith & Nephew, Inc. Systems methods and instruments for minimally invasive surgery
US6165188A (en) 1996-12-02 2000-12-26 Angiotrax, Inc. Apparatus for percutaneously performing myocardial revascularization having controlled cutting depth and methods of use
US6162211A (en) 1996-12-05 2000-12-19 Thermolase Corporation Skin enhancement using laser light
US6132368A (en) 1996-12-12 2000-10-17 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Multi-component telepresence system and method
US6171330B1 (en) * 1997-12-15 2001-01-09 Sofradim Production Pneumatic surgical instrument for the distribution and placement of connecting or fastening means
GB9626512D0 (en) 1996-12-20 1997-02-05 Gyrus Medical Ltd An improved electrosurgical generator and system
US6063098A (en) 1996-12-23 2000-05-16 Houser; Kevin Articulable ultrasonic surgical apparatus
US5931847A (en) 1997-01-09 1999-08-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical cutting instrument with improved cutting edge
US6074401A (en) 1997-01-09 2000-06-13 Coalescent Surgical, Inc. Pinned retainer surgical fasteners, instruments and methods for minimally invasive vascular and endoscopic surgery
US6472784B2 (en) 1997-12-16 2002-10-29 Fred N. Miekka Methods and apparatus for increasing power of permanent magnet motors
US5784934A (en) 1997-01-30 1998-07-28 Shinano Pneumatic Industries, Inc. Ratchet wrench with pivotable head
US5908402A (en) 1997-02-03 1999-06-01 Valleylab Method and apparatus for detecting tube occlusion in argon electrosurgery system
US5855361A (en) * 1997-03-04 1999-01-05 Krowchak; Michael A. Tail stock for a carpet stretcher
WO1998038935A1 (en) 1997-03-05 1998-09-11 The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Electrothermal device for sealing and joining or cutting tissue
US5810821A (en) 1997-03-28 1998-09-22 Biomet Inc. Bone fixation screw system
EP0922435B1 (en) 1997-03-31 2007-10-17 Kabushikikaisha Igaki Iryo Sekkei Suture retaining member for use in medical treatment
US5846254A (en) 1997-04-08 1998-12-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical instrument for forming a knot
US6033399A (en) 1997-04-09 2000-03-07 Valleylab, Inc. Electrosurgical generator with adaptive power control
US5919198A (en) 1997-04-17 1999-07-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Disposable cartridge with drivers
GB9708268D0 (en) 1997-04-24 1997-06-18 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical instrument
US6017358A (en) 1997-05-01 2000-01-25 Inbae Yoon Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors
USH2037H1 (en) 1997-05-14 2002-07-02 David C. Yates Electrosurgical hemostatic device including an anvil
USH1904H (en) 1997-05-14 2000-10-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Electrosurgical hemostatic method and device
US5817091A (en) 1997-05-20 1998-10-06 Medical Scientific, Inc. Electrosurgical device having a visible indicator
DE19721076A1 (de) 1997-05-20 1998-11-26 Trw Repa Gmbh Verfahren zum Herstellen eines Seilabschnittes mit einem Befestigungselement für ein Fahrzeuginsassen-Rückhaltesystem sowie mit diesem Verfahren hergestellter Seilabschnitt
US5899914A (en) 1997-06-11 1999-05-04 Endius Incorporated Surgical instrument
US6231565B1 (en) 1997-06-18 2001-05-15 United States Surgical Corporation Robotic arm DLUs for performing surgical tasks
US5951552A (en) 1997-06-30 1999-09-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Capacitively coupled cordless electrosurgical instrument
US7021878B1 (en) 1997-07-03 2006-04-04 Trackers Company Categorizing fasteners and construction connectors using visual identifiers
FR2765794B1 (fr) 1997-07-11 1999-09-03 Joel Bardeau Dispositif d'eveinage notamment pour endoeveinage
US7278994B2 (en) 1997-07-18 2007-10-09 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument
JP2001510068A (ja) 1997-07-18 2001-07-31 ガイラス・メディカル・リミテッド 電気外科用器具
US6491690B1 (en) 1997-07-18 2002-12-10 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument
US5937951A (en) 1997-07-18 1999-08-17 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Skin stapler with rack and pinion staple feed mechanism
GB9715200D0 (en) 1997-07-18 1997-09-24 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical instrument
EP0996376A1 (en) 1997-07-18 2000-05-03 Gyrus Medical Limited An electrosurgical instrument
US5948030A (en) 1997-07-25 1999-09-07 General Motors Corporation Steering angle determaination method and apparatus
WO1999005167A1 (en) 1997-07-25 1999-02-04 University Of Massachusetts Designed protein pores as components for biosensors
CA2265798C (en) 1997-07-29 2007-10-09 Thomas & Betts International, Inc. Improved cable tie dispensing apparatus
US5878938A (en) 1997-08-11 1999-03-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism
US6267761B1 (en) 1997-09-09 2001-07-31 Sherwood Services Ag Apparatus and method for sealing and cutting tissue
DE69841285D1 (de) 1997-09-10 2009-12-24 Covidien Ag Bipolares Elektrodeninstrument
US6162208A (en) 1997-09-11 2000-12-19 Genzyme Corporation Articulating endoscopic implant rotator surgical apparatus and method for using same
US6017356A (en) 1997-09-19 2000-01-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. Method for using a trocar for penetration and skin incision
US6786896B1 (en) 1997-09-19 2004-09-07 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Robotic apparatus
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
GB2329840C (en) 1997-10-03 2007-10-05 Johnson & Johnson Medical Biopolymer sponge tubes
US5944172A (en) 1997-10-06 1999-08-31 Allen-Bradley Company, Llc Biasing assembly for a switching device
US6165173A (en) 1997-10-06 2000-12-26 Somnus Medical Technologies, Inc. Memory for regulating device utilization and behavior
US5893835A (en) 1997-10-10 1999-04-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having dual rotational positioning
US6171316B1 (en) 1997-10-10 2001-01-09 Origin Medsystems, Inc. Endoscopic surgical instrument for rotational manipulation
US5947984A (en) 1997-10-10 1999-09-07 Ethicon Endo-Surger, Inc. Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having force limiting clamping mechanism
US6241723B1 (en) 1997-10-15 2001-06-05 Team Medical Llc Electrosurgical system
US6511468B1 (en) 1997-10-17 2003-01-28 Micro Therapeutics, Inc. Device and method for controlling injection of liquid embolic composition
US6117148A (en) 1997-10-17 2000-09-12 Ravo; Biagio Intraluminal anastomotic device
JP4121615B2 (ja) 1997-10-31 2008-07-23 オリンパス株式会社 内視鏡
US6086600A (en) 1997-11-03 2000-07-11 Symbiosis Corporation Flexible endoscopic surgical instrument for invagination and fundoplication
US6187003B1 (en) 1997-11-12 2001-02-13 Sherwood Services Ag Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels
US6387114B2 (en) 2000-04-28 2002-05-14 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Gastrointestinal compression clips
US6050996A (en) 1997-11-12 2000-04-18 Sherwood Services Ag Bipolar electrosurgical instrument with replaceable electrodes
US6228083B1 (en) 1997-11-14 2001-05-08 Sherwood Services Ag Laparoscopic bipolar electrosurgical instrument
US6068627A (en) 1997-12-10 2000-05-30 Valleylab, Inc. Smart recognition apparatus and method
EP0923907A1 (en) 1997-12-19 1999-06-23 Gyrus Medical Limited An electrosurgical instrument
US6033427A (en) 1998-01-07 2000-03-07 Lee; Benjamin I. Method and device for percutaneous sealing of internal puncture sites
US6156056A (en) 1998-01-09 2000-12-05 Ethicon, Inc. Suture buttress
US6245081B1 (en) 1998-01-09 2001-06-12 Steven M. Bowman Suture buttress
US6620166B1 (en) 1998-01-09 2003-09-16 Ethicon, Inc. Suture buttress system
GB9800795D0 (en) 1998-01-16 1998-03-11 Maxwell Ross K Prevention of multiple use of limited use devices
US6296640B1 (en) 1998-02-06 2001-10-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments
US7214230B2 (en) 1998-02-24 2007-05-08 Hansen Medical, Inc. Flexible instrument
US7766894B2 (en) 2001-02-15 2010-08-03 Hansen Medical, Inc. Coaxial catheter system
US7090683B2 (en) 1998-02-24 2006-08-15 Hansen Medical, Inc. Flexible instrument
RU2141279C1 (ru) 1998-03-11 1999-11-20 Кондратюк Георгий Константинович Универсальная насадка
US6099551A (en) 1998-03-12 2000-08-08 Shelhigh, Inc. Pericardial strip and stapler assembly for dividing and sealing visceral tissues and method of use thereof
US6042601A (en) 1998-03-18 2000-03-28 United States Surgical Corporation Apparatus for vascular hole closure
US6592538B1 (en) 1998-03-20 2003-07-15 New York Society For The Ruptured And Crippled Maintaining The Hospital For Special Surgery Dynamic orthopedic braces
GB9807303D0 (en) 1998-04-03 1998-06-03 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrode assembly for an electrosurgical instrument
GB9807302D0 (en) 1998-04-03 1998-06-03 Gyrus Medical Ltd Endoscope
US6249076B1 (en) 1998-04-14 2001-06-19 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Conducting polymer actuator
US6003517A (en) 1998-04-30 1999-12-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for using an electrosurgical device on lung tissue
US6517566B1 (en) 1998-05-11 2003-02-11 Surgical Connections, Inc. Devices and methods for treating e.g. urinary stress incontinence
US6165929A (en) 1998-05-18 2000-12-26 Phillips Petroleum Company Compositions that can produce polymers
US6309403B1 (en) 1998-06-01 2001-10-30 Board Of Trustees Operating Michigan State University Dexterous articulated linkage for surgical applications
US6478210B2 (en) 2000-10-25 2002-11-12 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ
US6601749B2 (en) 1998-06-19 2003-08-05 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Multi fire full thickness resectioning device
US6126058A (en) 1998-06-19 2000-10-03 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ
US6585144B2 (en) 1998-06-19 2003-07-01 Acimed Life Systems, Inc. Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device
US6629630B2 (en) 1998-06-19 2003-10-07 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Non-circular resection device and endoscope
US6018227A (en) 1998-06-22 2000-01-25 Stryker Corporation Battery charger especially useful with sterilizable, rechargeable battery packs
US6066132A (en) 1998-06-30 2000-05-23 Ethicon, Inc. Articulating endometrial ablation device
US6228098B1 (en) 1998-07-10 2001-05-08 General Surgical Innovations, Inc. Apparatus and method for surgical fastening
US6352503B1 (en) 1998-07-17 2002-03-05 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Endoscopic surgery apparatus
JP3806518B2 (ja) 1998-07-17 2006-08-09 オリンパス株式会社 内視鏡治療装置
DE19836950B4 (de) 1998-08-17 2004-09-02 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Chirurgisches Instrument in Form eines Nahtklammergerätes
US6554798B1 (en) 1998-08-18 2003-04-29 Medtronic Minimed, Inc. External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities
JP3766552B2 (ja) 1998-10-01 2006-04-12 富士写真フイルム株式会社 データ写し込み装置付きレンズ付きフイルムユニット
WO2000024322A1 (en) 1998-10-23 2000-05-04 Applied Medical Resources Corporation Surgical grasper with inserts and method of using same
JP4245278B2 (ja) 1998-10-23 2009-03-25 コビディエン アクチェンゲゼルシャフト ディスポーザブル電極を備えた外切開式血管シール用鉗子
JP4164235B2 (ja) 1998-10-23 2008-10-15 コビディエン アクチェンゲゼルシャフト 内視鏡バイポーラ電気外科鉗子
US5951574A (en) 1998-10-23 1999-09-14 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Multiple clip applier having a split feeding mechanism
US6270508B1 (en) 1998-10-26 2001-08-07 Charles H. Klieman End effector and instrument for endoscopic and general surgery needle control
DE19851291A1 (de) 1998-11-06 2000-01-05 Siemens Ag Operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät
US6459926B1 (en) 1998-11-20 2002-10-01 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Repositioning and reorientation of master/slave relationship in minimally invasive telesurgery
US6102271A (en) 1998-11-23 2000-08-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery
US6331181B1 (en) 1998-12-08 2001-12-18 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use
JP2000171730A (ja) 1998-12-08 2000-06-23 Olympus Optical Co Ltd バッテリ式携帯内視鏡装置
US6828902B2 (en) 1998-12-14 2004-12-07 Soundcraft, Inc. Wireless data input to RFID reader
US6126670A (en) 1998-12-16 2000-10-03 Medtronic, Inc. Cordless surgical handpiece with disposable battery; and method
DE19858512C1 (de) 1998-12-18 2000-05-25 Storz Karl Gmbh & Co Kg Bipolares medizinisches Instrument
GB9900964D0 (en) 1999-01-15 1999-03-10 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical system
US6923803B2 (en) 1999-01-15 2005-08-02 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system and method
US20040030333A1 (en) 1999-01-15 2004-02-12 Gyrus Medical Ltd. Electrosurgical system and method
US7001380B2 (en) 1999-01-15 2006-02-21 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system and method
US6554861B2 (en) 1999-01-19 2003-04-29 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Otologic prosthesis
US6394998B1 (en) 1999-01-22 2002-05-28 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Surgical tools for use in minimally invasive telesurgical applications
DE19905085A1 (de) 1999-01-29 2000-08-03 Black & Decker Inc N D Ges D S Batteriegetriebenes, handgeführtes Elektrowerkzeug
US6387113B1 (en) 1999-02-02 2002-05-14 Biomet, Inc. Method and apparatus for repairing a torn meniscus
US6165175A (en) 1999-02-02 2000-12-26 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector
US6174309B1 (en) 1999-02-11 2001-01-16 Medical Scientific, Inc. Seal & cut electrosurgical instrument
DE19906191A1 (de) 1999-02-15 2000-08-17 Ingo F Herrmann Endoskop
US6295888B1 (en) 1999-02-16 2001-10-02 Shimano Inc. Gear indicator for a bicycle
US6083242A (en) 1999-02-17 2000-07-04 Holobeam, Inc. Surgical staples with deformation zones of non-uniform cross section
US6806808B1 (en) 1999-02-26 2004-10-19 Sri International Wireless event-recording device with identification codes
US6582427B1 (en) 1999-03-05 2003-06-24 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgery system
GB9905210D0 (en) 1999-03-05 1999-04-28 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical system
US6398781B1 (en) 1999-03-05 2002-06-04 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgery system
US20020022836A1 (en) 1999-03-05 2002-02-21 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgery system
GB9905211D0 (en) 1999-03-05 1999-04-28 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgery system and instrument
GB9905209D0 (en) 1999-03-05 1999-04-28 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgery system
US6666875B1 (en) 1999-03-05 2003-12-23 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Surgical apparatus permitting recharge of battery-driven surgical instrument in noncontact state
US6179776B1 (en) 1999-03-12 2001-01-30 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Controllable endoscopic sheath apparatus and related method of use
US6159146A (en) 1999-03-12 2000-12-12 El Gazayerli; Mohamed Mounir Method and apparatus for minimally-invasive fundoplication
DE19912038C1 (de) 1999-03-17 2001-01-25 Storz Karl Gmbh & Co Kg Handgriff für ein medizinisches Instrument
US6416486B1 (en) 1999-03-31 2002-07-09 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ultrasonic surgical device having an embedding surface and a coagulating surface
WO2000057796A9 (en) 1999-03-31 2002-07-11 Peter L Rosenblatt Systems and methods for soft tissue reconstruction
JP2000287987A (ja) 1999-04-01 2000-10-17 Olympus Optical Co Ltd 充電式医療装置
US6228084B1 (en) 1999-04-06 2001-05-08 Kirwan Surgical Products, Inc. Electro-surgical forceps having recessed irrigation channel
US6182673B1 (en) 1999-04-12 2001-02-06 Mike Kindermann Marketing/Vertriebs Gmbh Dump facility for cassette sewage tanks
US6308089B1 (en) 1999-04-14 2001-10-23 O.B. Scientific, Inc. Limited use medical probe
US6736825B2 (en) 1999-12-14 2004-05-18 Integrated Vascular Interventional Technologies, L C (Ivit Lc) Paired expandable anastomosis devices and related methods
US6248117B1 (en) 1999-04-16 2001-06-19 Vital Access Corp Anastomosis apparatus for use in intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis
US6325805B1 (en) 1999-04-23 2001-12-04 Sdgi Holdings, Inc. Shape memory alloy staple
US6181105B1 (en) * 1999-04-26 2001-01-30 Exonix Corporation Self contained transportable power source maintenance and charge
JP4503725B2 (ja) 1999-05-17 2010-07-14 オリンパス株式会社 内視鏡治療装置
GB9911956D0 (en) 1999-05-21 1999-07-21 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgery system and method
US6547786B1 (en) 1999-05-21 2003-04-15 Gyrus Medical Electrosurgery system and instrument
GB9911954D0 (en) 1999-05-21 1999-07-21 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgery system and instrument
US6454781B1 (en) 1999-05-26 2002-09-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Feedback control in an ultrasonic surgical instrument for improved tissue effects
DE19924311A1 (de) 1999-05-27 2000-11-30 Walter A Rau Klammerschneidegerät und Zusatzvorrichtung für ein solches
GB9912625D0 (en) 1999-05-28 1999-07-28 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical generator and system
GB9912627D0 (en) 1999-05-28 1999-07-28 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical instrument
US6409724B1 (en) 1999-05-28 2002-06-25 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument
US6793652B1 (en) * 1999-06-02 2004-09-21 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Electro-mechanical surgical device
US7951071B2 (en) 1999-06-02 2011-05-31 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Moisture-detecting shaft for use with an electro-mechanical surgical device
US6517565B1 (en) * 1999-06-02 2003-02-11 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Carriage assembly for controlling a steering wire steering mechanism within a flexible shaft
US6716233B1 (en) 1999-06-02 2004-04-06 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities
US6981941B2 (en) * 1999-06-02 2006-01-03 Power Medical Interventions Electro-mechanical surgical device
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
EP2298190B1 (en) 2000-02-22 2016-11-02 Covidien LP An electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities
US7032798B2 (en) 1999-06-02 2006-04-25 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Electro-mechanical surgical device
US6223833B1 (en) 1999-06-03 2001-05-01 One World Technologies, Inc. Spindle lock and chipping mechanism for hammer drill
GB9913652D0 (en) 1999-06-11 1999-08-11 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical generator
US6257351B1 (en) 1999-06-29 2001-07-10 Microaire Surgical Instruments, Inc. Powered surgical instrument having locking systems and a clutch mechanism
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
JP3293802B2 (ja) 1999-07-07 2002-06-17 エスエムシー株式会社 位置検出機能付きチャック
US6117158A (en) 1999-07-07 2000-09-12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Ratchet release mechanism for hand held instruments
US6168605B1 (en) 1999-07-08 2001-01-02 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Curved laparoscopic scissor having arcs of curvature
US6264087B1 (en) * 1999-07-12 2001-07-24 Powermed, Inc. Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device
JP2001035827A (ja) 1999-07-16 2001-02-09 Memc Kk 高濃度オゾン水、同オゾン水の調製方法、および同オゾン水を使用した洗浄方法
US6436110B2 (en) 1999-07-23 2002-08-20 Ethicon, Inc. Method of securing a graft using a graft fixation device
US6402766B2 (en) 1999-07-23 2002-06-11 Ethicon, Inc. Graft fixation device combination
US7063712B2 (en) 2001-04-27 2006-06-20 Cardica, Inc. Anastomosis method
US7766924B1 (en) 1999-07-28 2010-08-03 Cardica, Inc. System for performing anastomosis
US6391038B2 (en) 1999-07-28 2002-05-21 Cardica, Inc. Anastomosis system and method for controlling a tissue site
JP2003508185A (ja) 1999-08-03 2003-03-04 スミス アンド ネフュー インコーポレーテッド 埋め込み型制御放出装置
WO2001010482A9 (en) 1999-08-05 2002-09-06 Biocardia Inc A system and method for delivering thermally sensitive and reverse-thermal gelation matrials
EP1235522B1 (de) 1999-09-09 2007-05-30 Tuebingen Scientific Medical GmbH Chirurgisches instrument für minimal invasive eingriffe
US7662161B2 (en) 1999-09-13 2010-02-16 Rex Medical, L.P Vascular hole closure device
US7267679B2 (en) 1999-09-13 2007-09-11 Rex Medical, L.P Vascular hole closure device
US7075770B1 (en) 1999-09-17 2006-07-11 Taser International, Inc. Less lethal weapons and methods for halting locomotion
US6636412B2 (en) 1999-09-17 2003-10-21 Taser International, Inc. Hand-held stun gun for incapacitating a human target
US6358224B1 (en) 1999-09-24 2002-03-19 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Irrigation system for endoscopic surgery
CA2322061A1 (en) 1999-10-05 2001-04-05 Anil K. Nalagatla Stapling instrument having two staple forming surfaces
US6320123B1 (en) 1999-10-20 2001-11-20 Steven S. Reimers System and method for shielding electrical components from electromagnetic waves
US6749560B1 (en) 1999-10-26 2004-06-15 Circon Corporation Endoscope shaft with slotted tube
US6780151B2 (en) 1999-10-26 2004-08-24 Acmi Corporation Flexible ureteropyeloscope
EP1095627A1 (en) 1999-10-27 2001-05-02 Everest Medical Corporation Electrosurgical probe for surface treatment
DE19954497C1 (de) 1999-11-11 2001-04-19 Norbert Lemke Vorrichtung zum Ansteuern eines elektrischen Gerätes für den Einsatz im Sterilbereich bei medizinischen Operationen
US6666846B1 (en) 1999-11-12 2003-12-23 Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Medical device introducer and obturator and methods of use
US6558379B1 (en) 1999-11-18 2003-05-06 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system
US6324339B1 (en) 1999-11-29 2001-11-27 Eveready Battery Company, Inc. Battery pack including input and output waveform modification capability
US6494896B1 (en) 1999-11-30 2002-12-17 Closure Medical Corporation Applicator for laparoscopic or endoscopic surgery
US6184655B1 (en) 1999-12-10 2001-02-06 Stryker Corporation Battery charging system with internal power manager
US6352532B1 (en) 1999-12-14 2002-03-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Active load control of ultrasonic surgical instruments
JP2001218381A (ja) 1999-12-17 2001-08-10 Synergy Scientec Corp 蓄電装置
US6428487B1 (en) 1999-12-17 2002-08-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical biopsy system with remote control for selecting an operational mode
US6197042B1 (en) 2000-01-05 2001-03-06 Medical Technology Group, Inc. Vascular sheath with puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
DE60133179D1 (de) 2000-01-20 2008-04-24 Bioaccess Inc Verfahren und vorrichtung zum einführen einer nich
US6193129B1 (en) 2000-01-24 2001-02-27 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument
JP4393742B2 (ja) 2000-01-24 2010-01-06 エシコン・エンド−サージェリィ・(ヨーロッパ)・ゲーエムベーハーEthicon Endo−Surgery (Europe) Gmbh 外科ステープリング器具
US6429611B1 (en) 2000-01-28 2002-08-06 Hui Li Rotary and linear motor
DE10004264C2 (de) 2000-02-01 2002-06-13 Storz Karl Gmbh & Co Kg Vorrichtung zur intrakorporalen, minimal-invasiven Behandlung eines Patienten
US6758846B2 (en) 2000-02-08 2004-07-06 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgery system including such an instrument
US20040181219A1 (en) 2000-02-08 2004-09-16 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical instrument and an electrosugery system including such an instrument
US20040068307A1 (en) 2000-02-08 2004-04-08 Gyrus Medical Limited Surgical instrument
GB0002849D0 (en) 2000-02-08 2000-03-29 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical instrument and an electosurgery system including such an instrument
US6589164B1 (en) 2000-02-15 2003-07-08 Transvascular, Inc. Sterility barriers for insertion of non-sterile apparatus into catheters or other medical devices
US6491201B1 (en) 2000-02-22 2002-12-10 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments
US6488197B1 (en) 2000-02-22 2002-12-03 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing resecting and stapling instruments
US7335199B2 (en) 2000-02-22 2008-02-26 Rhytec Limited Tissue resurfacing
US6533157B1 (en) 2000-02-22 2003-03-18 Power Medical Interventions, Inc. Tissue stapling attachment for use with an electromechanical driver device
US6629974B2 (en) 2000-02-22 2003-10-07 Gyrus Medical Limited Tissue treatment method
GB0004179D0 (en) 2000-02-22 2000-04-12 Gyrus Medical Ltd Tissue resurfacing
US6723091B2 (en) 2000-02-22 2004-04-20 Gyrus Medical Limited Tissue resurfacing
US20010025183A1 (en) 2000-02-25 2001-09-27 Ramin Shahidi Methods and apparatuses for maintaining a trajectory in sterotaxi for tracking a target inside a body
US6273897B1 (en) 2000-02-29 2001-08-14 Ethicon, Inc. Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus
WO2001066020A3 (en) 2000-03-06 2002-04-04 Ernie Aranyi Apparatus and method for performing a bypass procedure in a digestive system
US6510854B2 (en) 2000-03-16 2003-01-28 Gyrus Medical Limited Method of treatment of prostatic adenoma
DE60110761T2 (de) * 2000-03-16 2006-05-04 Medigus Ltd. Vorrichtung zur fundoplikation
US6858005B2 (en) 2000-04-03 2005-02-22 Neo Guide Systems, Inc. Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion
US6984203B2 (en) 2000-04-03 2006-01-10 Neoguide Systems, Inc. Endoscope with adjacently positioned guiding apparatus
US6837846B2 (en) 2000-04-03 2005-01-04 Neo Guide Systems, Inc. Endoscope having a guide tube
WO2005018428A3 (en) 2000-04-03 2006-02-16 Neoguide Systems Inc Activated polymer articulated instruments and methods of insertion
US6517528B1 (en) 2000-04-13 2003-02-11 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Magnetic catheter drive shaft clutch
RU2187249C2 (ru) 2000-04-27 2002-08-20 Общество с ограниченной ответственностью "ЭНДОМЕДИУМ+" Хирургический инструмент
US6419695B1 (en) 2000-05-22 2002-07-16 Shlomo Gabbay Cardiac prosthesis for helping improve operation of a heart valve
USRE40237E1 (en) 2000-05-30 2008-04-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument
DE10026683C2 (de) 2000-05-30 2003-07-10 Ethicon Endo Surgery Europe Chirurgisches Klammersetzgerät
US6913608B2 (en) 2000-10-23 2005-07-05 Viacor, Inc. Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair
US6492785B1 (en) 2000-06-27 2002-12-10 Deere & Company Variable current limit control for vehicle electric drive system
DE10031436A1 (de) 2000-06-28 2002-01-10 Alexander Von Fuchs Gleitschutz für einen Gehäusekopf medizinischer Instrumente
US6863694B1 (en) 2000-07-03 2005-03-08 Osteotech, Inc. Osteogenic implants derived from bone
JP2004504095A (ja) 2000-07-20 2004-02-12 ティヴァ メディカル インコーポレイテッドTiva Medical, Inc. 手作動で関節運動する外科器具
WO2002007618A1 (en) 2000-07-21 2002-01-31 Atropos Limited A cannula
US6494882B1 (en) * 2000-07-25 2002-12-17 Verimetra, Inc. Cutting instrument having integrated sensors
US8366787B2 (en) 2000-08-04 2013-02-05 Depuy Products, Inc. Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds
US6755338B2 (en) 2001-08-29 2004-06-29 Cerebral Vascular Applications, Inc. Medical instrument
WO2002017799A1 (en) 2000-08-30 2002-03-07 Cerebral Vascular Applications Inc. Medical instrument
US20040093024A1 (en) 2000-09-01 2004-05-13 James Lousararian Advanced wound site management systems and methods
US6767356B2 (en) 2000-09-01 2004-07-27 Angiolink Corporation Advanced wound site management systems and methods
GB0021799D0 (en) 2000-09-05 2000-10-18 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgery system
JP2002078674A (ja) 2000-09-08 2002-03-19 Fuji Photo Optical Co Ltd 内視鏡の湾曲部構造
DE60143324D1 (de) 2000-09-08 2010-12-02 Abbott Vascular Inc Vorrichtung zum orten eines punktierten blutgefässes
US6712773B1 (en) 2000-09-11 2004-03-30 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Biopsy system
JP4014792B2 (ja) 2000-09-29 2007-11-28 株式会社東芝 マニピュレータ
US7108701B2 (en) 2001-09-28 2006-09-19 Ethicon, Inc. Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites
DK1322245T3 (da) 2000-10-04 2006-03-20 Synthes Ag Apparat til at forsyne en elektropen med elektrisk energi
US7407076B2 (en) 2000-10-13 2008-08-05 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device
US6817508B1 (en) 2000-10-13 2004-11-16 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Surgical stapling device
ES2398538T3 (es) 2000-10-13 2013-03-20 Covidien Lp Aparato de aplicación de elementos de sujeción quirúrgicos
US6773438B1 (en) 2000-10-19 2004-08-10 Ethicon Endo-Surgery Surgical instrument having a rotary lockout mechanism
US6551333B2 (en) 2000-10-19 2003-04-22 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for attaching hernia mesh
US7273483B2 (en) 2000-10-20 2007-09-25 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Apparatus and method for alerting generator functions in an ultrasonic surgical system
US20040267310A1 (en) * 2000-10-20 2004-12-30 Racenet David C Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple
US6945981B2 (en) 2000-10-20 2005-09-20 Ethicon-Endo Surgery, Inc. Finger operated switch for controlling a surgical handpiece
US6908472B2 (en) 2000-10-20 2005-06-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Apparatus and method for altering generator functions in an ultrasonic surgical system
WO2002034122A3 (en) 2000-10-20 2004-01-08 Onux Medical Inc Surgical suturing instrument and method of use
US20060020336A1 (en) 2001-10-23 2006-01-26 Liddicoat John R Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair
US6905497B2 (en) 2001-10-22 2005-06-14 Surgrx, Inc. Jaw structure for electrosurgical instrument
US6793661B2 (en) 2000-10-30 2004-09-21 Vision Sciences, Inc. Endoscopic sheath assemblies having longitudinal expansion inhibiting mechanisms
GB0026586D0 (en) 2000-10-31 2000-12-13 Gyrus Medical Ltd An electrosurgical system
US6893435B2 (en) 2000-10-31 2005-05-17 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system
US6843789B2 (en) 2000-10-31 2005-01-18 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system
US20030139741A1 (en) 2000-10-31 2003-07-24 Gyrus Medical Limited Surgical instrument
JP2002143078A (ja) 2000-11-08 2002-05-21 Olympus Optical Co Ltd 内視鏡用外付チューブ
EP1335671B1 (en) 2000-11-20 2007-06-20 Medigus Ltd. Stapler for endoscopes
US8286845B2 (en) 2000-11-27 2012-10-16 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Full thickness resection device control handle
US7081114B2 (en) 2000-11-29 2006-07-25 St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc. Electrophysiology/ablation catheter having lariat configuration of variable radius
JP2002170622A (ja) 2000-11-30 2002-06-14 Sumitomo Wiring Syst Ltd コネクタ
US6398795B1 (en) 2000-11-30 2002-06-04 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Stapling and cutting in resectioning for full thickness resection devices
US6439446B1 (en) 2000-12-01 2002-08-27 Stephen J. Perry Safety lockout for actuator shaft
US6406440B1 (en) 2000-12-21 2002-06-18 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Specimen retrieval bag
US6503259B2 (en) 2000-12-27 2003-01-07 Ethicon, Inc. Expandable anastomotic device
US7041868B2 (en) 2000-12-29 2006-05-09 Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Bioabsorbable wound dressing
US6482200B2 (en) 2001-01-03 2002-11-19 Ronald D. Shippert Cautery apparatus and method
ES2307723T3 (es) 2001-01-24 2008-12-01 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Instrumentio para anastomosis y metodo para llevarla a cabo.
US6626834B2 (en) 2001-01-25 2003-09-30 Shane Dunne Spiral scanner with electronic control
US20020134811A1 (en) 2001-01-29 2002-09-26 Senco Products, Inc. Multi-mode power tool utilizing attachment
EP1359851B1 (en) 2001-01-31 2010-09-22 Rex Medical, Inc. Apparatus for stapling and resectioning gastro-edophageal tissue
US6997931B2 (en) 2001-02-02 2006-02-14 Lsi Solutions, Inc. System for endoscopic suturing
US8313496B2 (en) * 2001-02-02 2012-11-20 Lsi Solutions, Inc. System for endoscopic suturing
JP3939158B2 (ja) 2001-02-06 2007-07-04 オリンパス株式会社 内視鏡装置
WO2002067785A3 (en) 2001-02-27 2003-01-09 Tyco Healthcare External mixer assembly
US6569171B2 (en) 2001-02-28 2003-05-27 Microline, Inc. Safety locking mechanism for a medical clip device
US6682527B2 (en) 2001-03-13 2004-01-27 Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. Method and system for heating tissue with a bipolar instrument
US7097644B2 (en) 2001-03-30 2006-08-29 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Medical device with improved wall construction
US20030181900A1 (en) 2002-03-25 2003-09-25 Long Gary L. Endoscopic ablation system with a plurality of electrodes
US7137981B2 (en) 2002-03-25 2006-11-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Endoscopic ablation system with a distally mounted image sensor
US6769590B2 (en) 2001-04-02 2004-08-03 Susan E. Vresh Luminal anastomotic device and method
CA2662557C (en) 2001-04-03 2011-03-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device
US6605669B2 (en) 2001-04-03 2003-08-12 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company Radiation-curable coating compounds
US7090673B2 (en) 2001-04-06 2006-08-15 Sherwood Services Ag Vessel sealer and divider
DE60139815D1 (de) 2001-04-06 2009-10-15 Covidien Ag Vorrichtung zum Abdichten und Teilen eines Gefässes mit nicht leitendem Endanschlag
US6638285B2 (en) 2001-04-16 2003-10-28 Shlomo Gabbay Biological tissue strip and system and method to seal tissue
US6783524B2 (en) 2001-04-19 2004-08-31 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument
US6994708B2 (en) 2001-04-19 2006-02-07 Intuitive Surgical Robotic tool with monopolar electro-surgical scissors
US7351258B2 (en) 2001-04-20 2008-04-01 The Research Foundation Of State University Of New York At Stony Brook Apparatus and method for fixation of vascular grafts
EP1381321B1 (en) 2001-04-20 2012-04-04 Tyco Healthcare Group LP Bipolar or ultrasonic surgical device
DE10121305A1 (de) 2001-05-02 2002-12-12 Ethicon Endo Surgery Europe Chirurgisches Instrument
US6592597B2 (en) 2001-05-07 2003-07-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Adhesive for attaching buttress material 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
US6503257B2 (en) 2001-05-07 2003-01-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for releasing buttress material attached to a surgical fastening device
US6827725B2 (en) 2001-05-10 2004-12-07 Gyrus Medical Limited Surgical instrument
US6630047B2 (en) 2001-05-21 2003-10-07 3M Innovative Properties Company Fluoropolymer bonding composition and method
WO2002098302A1 (en) 2001-06-07 2002-12-12 Christy Cummins Surgical staple
WO2002098315A3 (de) 2001-06-07 2003-04-10 Kaltenbach & Voigt Dentalmedizinisches instrument, versorgungsgerät, pflegegerät und system für das dentalmedizinische instrument
DE20121753U1 (de) 2001-06-15 2003-04-17 Bema Gmbh & Co Kg Endochirurgi Griff für ein chirurgisches Instrument
WO2003001329A3 (en) 2001-06-20 2003-10-23 Power Med Interventions Inc A method and system for integrated medical tracking
US7357806B2 (en) 2001-12-06 2008-04-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Clip ejector for endoscopic clip applier
US6817974B2 (en) 2001-06-29 2004-11-16 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Surgical tool having positively positionable tendon-actuated multi-disk wrist joint
CA2451824C (en) 2001-06-29 2015-02-24 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Platform link wrist mechanism
CN2488482Y (zh) 2001-07-05 2002-05-01 天津市华志计算机应用有限公司 机械臂的关节锁紧机构
DE50109817D1 (de) * 2001-07-19 2006-06-22 Hilti Ag Bolzensetzgerät mit Setztiefenregelung
DE20112837U1 (de) 2001-08-02 2001-10-04 Aesculap Ag & Co Kg Zangen- oder pinzettenförmiges chirurgisches Instrument
US7208005B2 (en) 2001-08-06 2007-04-24 The Penn State Research Foundation Multifunctional tool and method for minimally invasive surgery
DE60216676D1 (de) 2001-08-07 2007-01-25 Univ Utrecht Gerät zur Verbindung eines chirurgischen Geräts mit einer stabilen Basis
EP2314233B1 (en) 2001-08-08 2013-06-12 Stryker Corporation A surgical tool system with an intermediate attachment located between the handpiece and an accessory or an implant, the attachment able to transmit energy from the handpiece to the accessory or the implant and the transmission of data signals from the accessory or implant to the handpiece
CA2456811A1 (en) 2001-08-09 2003-02-20 Christy Cummins Surgical stapling device and method
DE10139153A1 (de) 2001-08-09 2003-02-27 Ingo F Herrmann Einweg-Endoskopmantel
US6569085B2 (en) 2001-08-16 2003-05-27 Syntheon, Llc Methods and apparatus for delivering a medical instrument over an endoscope while the endoscope is in a body lumen
US6705503B1 (en) 2001-08-20 2004-03-16 Tricord Solutions, Inc. Electrical motor driven nail gun
US6692507B2 (en) 2001-08-23 2004-02-17 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Impermanent biocompatible fastener
US7563862B2 (en) 2001-08-24 2009-07-21 Neuren Pharmaceuticals Limited Neural regeneration peptides and methods for their use in treatment of brain damage
US6808525B2 (en) 2001-08-27 2004-10-26 Gyrus Medical, Inc. Bipolar electrosurgical hook probe for cutting and coagulating tissue
US7282048B2 (en) 2001-08-27 2007-10-16 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical generator and system
US7344532B2 (en) 2001-08-27 2008-03-18 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical generator and system
CA2514206C (en) 2003-03-05 2012-10-02 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical generator and system
WO2004078051A3 (en) 2001-08-27 2008-01-03 Gyrus Medial Ltd Electrosurgical system
US6929641B2 (en) 2001-08-27 2005-08-16 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system
US6966907B2 (en) 2001-08-27 2005-11-22 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical generator and system
EP1287788B1 (en) 2001-08-27 2011-04-20 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system
US6629988B2 (en) 2001-08-28 2003-10-07 Ethicon, Inc. Composite staple for completing an anastomosis
NL1018874C2 (nl) 2001-09-03 2003-03-05 Michel Petronella Hub Vleugels Chirurgisch instrument.
JP2003070804A (ja) 2001-09-05 2003-03-11 Olympus Optical Co Ltd 遠隔医療支援システム
US6747121B2 (en) 2001-09-05 2004-06-08 Synthes (Usa) Poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide) copolymers, methods for making and using same, and devices containing same
US6773409B2 (en) 2001-09-19 2004-08-10 Surgrx Llc Surgical system for applying ultrasonic energy to tissue
GB2379878B (en) 2001-09-21 2004-11-10 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical system and method
DE10147145C2 (de) 2001-09-25 2003-12-18 Kunz Reiner Multifunktionsinstrument für die mikroinvasive Chirurgie
US6578751B2 (en) 2001-09-26 2003-06-17 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Method of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter
JP3557186B2 (ja) 2001-09-26 2004-08-25 三洋電機株式会社 Dc−dcコンバータ
WO2003026525A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-04-03 Rita Medical Systems, Inc. Impedance controlled tissue ablation apparatus and method
US7334717B2 (en) 2001-10-05 2008-02-26 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical fastener applying apparatus
WO2003030742A3 (en) 2001-10-05 2003-06-19 Tyco Healthcare Surgical stapling apparatus and method
JP4252454B2 (ja) 2001-10-05 2009-04-08 タイコ ヘルスケア グループ エルピー 外科的ステープリングデバイス
WO2003079909A9 (en) 2002-03-19 2004-04-22 Karl H Ehrenfels Surgical fastener applying apparatus
FR2831417B1 (fr) 2001-10-30 2004-08-06 Eurosurgical Instrument chirurgical
US6716223B2 (en) 2001-11-09 2004-04-06 Micrus Corporation Reloadable sheath for catheter system for deploying vasoocclusive devices
US6471106B1 (en) 2001-11-15 2002-10-29 Intellectual Property Llc Apparatus and method for restricting the discharge of fasteners from a tool
JP2003164066A (ja) 2001-11-21 2003-06-06 Hitachi Koki Co Ltd 電池パック
US6605078B2 (en) 2001-11-26 2003-08-12 Scimed Life Systems, Inc. Full thickness resection device
US6671185B2 (en) 2001-11-28 2003-12-30 Landon Duval Intelligent fasteners
DE10158246C1 (de) 2001-11-28 2003-08-21 Ethicon Endo Surgery Europe Chirurgisches Klammersetzinstrument
EP2116343B1 (en) 2001-11-29 2010-09-01 Max Co., Ltd. Electric stapler
US7695485B2 (en) 2001-11-30 2010-04-13 Power Medical Interventions, Llc Surgical device
EP1453432B1 (en) 2001-12-04 2012-08-01 Tyco Healthcare Group LP System and method for calibrating a surgical instrument
US6592608B2 (en) 2001-12-07 2003-07-15 Biopsy Sciences, Llc Bioabsorbable sealant
GB0129755D0 (en) 2001-12-13 2002-01-30 Black & Decker Inc Mechanism for use in a power tool and a power tool including such a mechanism
US6723087B2 (en) 2001-12-14 2004-04-20 Medtronic, Inc. Apparatus and method for performing surgery on a patient
US7122028B2 (en) 2001-12-19 2006-10-17 Allegiance Corporation Reconfiguration surgical apparatus
US6974462B2 (en) 2001-12-19 2005-12-13 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Surgical anchor implantation device
US6939358B2 (en) 2001-12-20 2005-09-06 Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. Apparatus and method for applying reinforcement material to a surgical stapler
RU2225170C2 (ru) 2001-12-25 2004-03-10 Дубровский Аркадий Вениаминович Инструмент с поворотным устройством
GB0130975D0 (en) 2001-12-27 2002-02-13 Gyrus Group Plc A surgical instrument
US20060264929A1 (en) 2001-12-27 2006-11-23 Gyrus Group Plc Surgical system
WO2003055402A1 (en) 2001-12-27 2003-07-10 Gyrus Group Plc A surgical instrument
US6942662B2 (en) 2001-12-27 2005-09-13 Gyrus Group Plc Surgical Instrument
US6729119B2 (en) 2001-12-28 2004-05-04 The Schnipke Family Limited Liability Company Robotic loader for surgical stapling cartridge
US6602252B2 (en) 2002-01-03 2003-08-05 Starion Instruments Corporation Combined dissecting, cauterizing, and stapling device
US6740030B2 (en) 2002-01-04 2004-05-25 Vision Sciences, Inc. Endoscope assemblies having working channels with reduced bending and stretching resistance
US8016855B2 (en) 2002-01-08 2011-09-13 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical device
KR100597025B1 (ko) 2002-01-16 2006-07-04 도요다 지도샤 가부시끼가이샤 전압변환장치의 제어장치와 전압변환방법 및 기억매체, 프로그램, 구동시스템 및 구동시스템을 탑재하는 차량
US6676660B2 (en) 2002-01-23 2004-01-13 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Feedback light apparatus and method for use with an electrosurgical instrument
DE10203282A1 (de) 2002-01-29 2003-08-21 Behrens Ag Friedrich Joh Befestigungsmittel und Verfahren zu seiner Herstellung
US7751870B2 (en) 2002-01-30 2010-07-06 Power Medical Interventions, Llc Surgical imaging device
US7530985B2 (en) 2002-01-30 2009-05-12 Olympus Corporation Endoscopic suturing system
US7501198B2 (en) 2002-02-07 2009-03-10 Linvatec Corporation Sterile transfer battery container
CA2475737C (en) 2002-02-13 2010-08-10 Applied Medical Resources Corporation Tissue fusion/welder apparatus and method
US7494499B2 (en) 2002-02-15 2009-02-24 Olympus Corporation Surgical therapeutic instrument
CN1635853B (zh) 2002-02-20 2010-05-12 21世纪国际新技术株式会社 施用细小粉末状药物的装置
US6646307B1 (en) 2002-02-21 2003-11-11 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. MOSFET having a double gate
GB0206208D0 (en) 2002-03-15 2002-05-01 Gyrus Medical Ltd A surgical instrument
USD478665S1 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-08-19 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Disposable trigger
USD478986S1 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-08-26 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Surgical tool
USD484977S1 (en) 2002-03-22 2004-01-06 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Surgical tool blade holder
US7247161B2 (en) 2002-03-22 2007-07-24 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Powered surgical apparatus, method of manufacturing powered surgical apparatus, and method of using powered surgical apparatus
USD484243S1 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-12-23 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Surgical tool blade holder
USD484596S1 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-12-30 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Surgical tool blade holder
USD484595S1 (en) 2002-03-22 2003-12-30 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Surgical tool blade holder
JP4071642B2 (ja) 2002-03-25 2008-04-02 株式会社リコー 用紙処理装置及び画像形成システム
US7128748B2 (en) 2002-03-26 2006-10-31 Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. Circular stapler buttress combination
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
WO2003088854A1 (en) 2002-04-15 2003-10-30 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Instrument introducer
ES2360613T3 (es) 2002-04-16 2011-06-07 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Grapadora quirúrgica.
US8241308B2 (en) 2002-04-24 2012-08-14 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Tissue fastening devices and processes that promote tissue adhesion
US20050131390A1 (en) 2002-04-25 2005-06-16 Russell Heinrich Surgical instruments including mems devices
DE60308501D1 (de) 2002-05-08 2006-11-02 Radi Medical Systems Lösliche medizinische dichtungsvorrichtung
WO2003094745A1 (en) 2002-05-10 2003-11-20 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp Electrosurgical stapling apparatus
EP2292151B1 (en) 2002-05-10 2014-08-27 Covidien LP Surgical stapling apparatus having a wound closure material applicator assembly
DE60309018D1 (de) 2002-05-10 2006-11-23 Tyco Healthcare Gerät zum setzen von wundklammern sowie wunddichtungsmasse
US6736854B2 (en) 2002-05-10 2004-05-18 C. R. Bard, Inc. Prosthetic repair fabric with erosion resistant edge
WO2003094747A9 (en) 2002-05-13 2004-03-18 Tyco Healthcare Surgical stapler and disposable loading unit having different size staples
US20030216732A1 (en) 2002-05-20 2003-11-20 Csaba Truckai Medical instrument with thermochromic or piezochromic surface indicators
US7967839B2 (en) 2002-05-20 2011-06-28 Rocky Mountain Biosystems, Inc. Electromagnetic treatment of tissues and cells
US6638297B1 (en) 2002-05-30 2003-10-28 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical staple
US7004174B2 (en) 2002-05-31 2006-02-28 Neothermia Corporation Electrosurgery with infiltration anesthesia
US7056330B2 (en) 2002-05-31 2006-06-06 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for applying tissue fastener
US6543456B1 (en) 2002-05-31 2003-04-08 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method for minimally invasive surgery in the digestive system
US6769594B2 (en) 2002-05-31 2004-08-03 Tyco Healthcare Group, Lp End-to-end anastomosis instrument and method for performing same
US6783491B2 (en) 2002-06-13 2004-08-31 Vahid Saadat Shape lockable apparatus and method for advancing an instrument through unsupported anatomy
US20050137455A1 (en) 2002-06-13 2005-06-23 Usgi Medical Corp. Shape lockable apparatus and method for advancing an instrument through unsupported anatomy
WO2003105702A3 (en) 2002-06-14 2004-04-08 Power Med Interventions Inc Device for clamping cutting and stapling tissue
EP1719461B1 (en) 2002-06-17 2009-06-03 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Annular support structures
ES2383252T3 (es) 2002-06-17 2012-06-19 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Estructuras anulares de soporte
US7112214B2 (en) 2002-06-25 2006-09-26 Incisive Surgical, Inc. Dynamic bioabsorbable fastener for use in wound closure
GB2390024B (en) 2002-06-27 2005-09-21 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical system
US7699856B2 (en) 2002-06-27 2010-04-20 Van Wyk Robert A Method, apparatus, and kit for thermal suture cutting
US7220260B2 (en) 2002-06-27 2007-05-22 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical system
US8287561B2 (en) 2002-06-28 2012-10-16 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Balloon-type actuator for surgical applications
US7033356B2 (en) 2002-07-02 2006-04-25 Gyrus Medical, Inc. Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for cutting desiccating and sealing tissue
US20040006340A1 (en) 2002-07-02 2004-01-08 Gyrus Medical, Inc. Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for cutting, desiccating and sealing tissue
US20040004597A1 (en) * 2002-07-04 2004-01-08 Nien-Hui Kung Capacitor structure in a low temperature poly silicon display
US20040006335A1 (en) 2002-07-08 2004-01-08 Garrison Lawrence L. Cauterizing surgical saw
WO2004006980A3 (en) 2002-07-11 2004-08-12 Yakov Baror Piston-actuated endoscopic steering system
US7094247B2 (en) 2002-07-22 2006-08-22 Niti Medical Technologies Ltd. Intussusception and anastomosis apparatus
CA2493243A1 (en) 2002-07-22 2004-01-29 Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Polyimide aerogels, carbon aerogels, and metal carbide aerogels and methods of making same
JP4046569B2 (ja) 2002-07-30 2008-02-13 オリンパス株式会社 外科用処置具
DE60336923D1 (de) 2002-07-31 2011-06-09 Tyco Healthcare Abdeckung für ein Werkzeugelement und Betätigungsvorrichtung für die Abdeckung
US7179223B2 (en) 2002-08-06 2007-02-20 Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. Endoscope apparatus having an internal channel
US9271753B2 (en) 2002-08-08 2016-03-01 Atropos Limited Surgical device
WO2004019803A1 (de) 2002-08-28 2004-03-11 Heribert Schmid Zahnmedizinisches behandlungssystem
US20040044364A1 (en) 2002-08-29 2004-03-04 Devries Robert Tissue fasteners and related deployment systems and methods
US6981978B2 (en) 2002-08-30 2006-01-03 Satiety, Inc. Methods and devices for maintaining a space occupying device in a relatively fixed location within a stomach
US7223230B2 (en) 2002-09-06 2007-05-29 C. R. Bard, Inc. External endoscopic accessory control system
GB0221707D0 (en) 2002-09-18 2002-10-30 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrical system
US7001408B2 (en) 2002-09-20 2006-02-21 Ethicon Endo-Surgery,Inc. Surgical device with expandable member
US7256695B2 (en) 2002-09-23 2007-08-14 Microstrain, Inc. Remotely powered and remotely interrogated wireless digital sensor telemetry system
EP1549226A4 (en) 2002-09-26 2006-05-10 Bioaccess Inc Orthopedic medical device with unitary components
CN100384364C (zh) 2002-09-30 2008-04-30 赛特莱恩技术有限公司 活塞致动的内窥工具
US7326203B2 (en) 2002-09-30 2008-02-05 Depuy Acromed, Inc. Device for advancing a functional element through tissue
JP4049217B2 (ja) 2002-10-02 2008-02-20 イーメックス株式会社 導電性高分子成形品及び積層体を用いた装置
US20040068161A1 (en) 2002-10-02 2004-04-08 Couvillon Lucien Alfred Thrombolysis catheter
EP1545332B1 (en) 2002-10-04 2007-08-22 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Tool assembly for surgical stapling device
ES2348273T3 (es) 2002-10-04 2010-12-02 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Dispositivo de grapado quirurgico.
EP1702568B1 (en) 2002-10-04 2008-07-23 Tyco Healthcare Group LP Surgical stapler with universal articulation and tissue pre-clamp
ES2379348T3 (es) * 2002-10-04 2012-04-25 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Dispositivo de grapado quirúrgico motorizado neumáticamente
ES2385522T3 (es) 2002-10-04 2012-07-26 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Dispositivo de grapado quirúrgico
GB0223348D0 (en) 2002-10-08 2002-11-13 Gyrus Medical Ltd A surgical instrument
US20040070369A1 (en) 2002-10-11 2004-04-15 Makita Corporation Adapters for battery chargers
US6958035B2 (en) 2002-10-15 2005-10-25 Dusa Pharmaceuticals, Inc Medical device sheath apparatus and method of making and using same
US7083620B2 (en) 2002-10-30 2006-08-01 Medtronic, Inc. Electrosurgical hemostat
US7037344B2 (en) 2002-11-01 2006-05-02 Valentx, Inc. Apparatus and methods for treatment of morbid obesity
EP1750595A4 (en) 2004-05-07 2008-10-22 Valentx Inc Devices and methods for attaching an endolumenal gastrointestinal implant
US20090149871A9 (en) 2002-11-01 2009-06-11 Jonathan Kagan Devices and methods for treating morbid obesity
US6805273B2 (en) 2002-11-04 2004-10-19 Federico Bilotti Surgical stapling instrument
US20050256452A1 (en) 2002-11-15 2005-11-17 Demarchi Thomas Steerable vascular sheath
CN1486667A (zh) 2002-11-22 2004-04-07 姜克让 带有一次性鞘套的内窥镜系统
DE10257760A1 (de) 2002-11-26 2004-06-17 Stefan Koscher Chirurgisches Instrument
US20040101822A1 (en) 2002-11-26 2004-05-27 Ulrich Wiesner Fluorescent silica-based nanoparticles
US20040102783A1 (en) 2002-11-27 2004-05-27 Sutterlin Chester E. Powered Kerrison-like Rongeur system
US20050182298A1 (en) 2002-12-06 2005-08-18 Intuitive Surgical Inc. Cardiac tissue ablation instrument with flexible wrist
CA2509622C (en) 2002-12-16 2012-02-21 Gunze Limited Medical film comprising gelatin and reinforcing material
US20040147909A1 (en) 2002-12-20 2004-07-29 Gyrus Ent L.L.C. Surgical instrument
US7348763B1 (en) 2002-12-20 2008-03-25 Linvatec Corporation Method for utilizing temperature to determine a battery state
US7343920B2 (en) 2002-12-20 2008-03-18 Toby E Bruce Connective tissue repair system
US6931830B2 (en) 2002-12-23 2005-08-23 Chase Liao Method of forming a wire package
GB0230055D0 (en) 2002-12-23 2003-01-29 Gyrus Medical Ltd Electrosurgical method and apparatus
US7131445B2 (en) 2002-12-23 2006-11-07 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical method and apparatus
US7195627B2 (en) 2003-01-09 2007-03-27 Gyrus Medical Limited Electrosurgical generator
EP1782741A3 (en) 2003-01-09 2008-11-05 Gyrus Medical Limited An electrosurgical generator
US6821284B2 (en) 2003-01-22 2004-11-23 Novare Surgical Systems, Inc. Surgical clamp inserts with micro-tractive surfaces
US6960220B2 (en) 2003-01-22 2005-11-01 Cardia, Inc. Hoop design for occlusion device
US20040225186A1 (en) 2003-01-29 2004-11-11 Horne Guy E. Composite flexible endoscope insertion shaft with tubular substructure
US7341591B2 (en) 2003-01-30 2008-03-11 Depuy Spine, Inc. Anterior buttress staple
EP1442720A1 (en) 2003-01-31 2004-08-04 Tre Esse Progettazione Biomedica S.r.l Apparatus for the maneuvering of flexible catheters in the human cardiovascular system
JP2004229976A (ja) 2003-01-31 2004-08-19 Nippon Zeon Co Ltd 鉗子型電気処置器具
CN100389934C (zh) 2003-02-07 2008-05-28 美克司株式会社 钉书钉用补充器、钉书机和装钉匣
US8784304B2 (en) 2003-02-11 2014-07-22 Olympus Corporation Over-tube, method of manufacturing over-tube, method of disposing over-tube, and method of treatment in abdominal cavity
EP1593337B1 (en) 2003-02-11 2008-08-13 Olympus Corporation Overtube
US7133601B2 (en) 2003-02-18 2006-11-07 Black & Decker Inc. Amperage control for protection of battery over current in power tools
US20040167572A1 (en) 2003-02-20 2004-08-26 Roth Noah M. Coated medical devices
US7083615B2 (en) 2003-02-24 2006-08-01 Intuitive Surgical Inc Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage
CA2518117C (en) 2003-03-04 2014-05-20 Norton Healthcare Limited Medicament dispensing device with a display indicative of the state of an internal medicament reservoir
US7651498B2 (en) 2003-03-09 2010-01-26 Edward G. Shifrin Sternal closure system, method and apparatus therefor
US20060064086A1 (en) 2003-03-13 2006-03-23 Darren Odom Bipolar forceps with multiple electrode array end effector assembly
US20040193189A1 (en) 2003-03-25 2004-09-30 Kortenbach Juergen A. Passive surgical clip
US20060041188A1 (en) 2003-03-25 2006-02-23 Dirusso Carlo A Flexible endoscope
ES2354613T3 (es) 2003-03-26 2011-03-16 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Energía almacenada en un resorte con liberación controlada.
DE10314072B4 (de) 2003-03-28 2009-01-15 Aesculap Ag Chirurgisches Instrument
DE10324844A1 (de) 2003-04-01 2004-12-23 Tuebingen Scientific Surgical Products Gmbh Chirurgisches Instrument mit Instrumentengriff und Nullpunkteinstellung
DE10330604A1 (de) 2003-04-01 2004-10-28 Tuebingen Scientific Surgical Products Gmbh Chirurgisches Instrument
US7591783B2 (en) 2003-04-01 2009-09-22 Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. Articulation joint for video endoscope
US20040243163A1 (en) 2003-04-02 2004-12-02 Gyrus Ent L.L.C Surgical instrument
EP2397184B1 (en) 2003-04-25 2013-04-03 Applied Medical Resources Corporation Steerable kink-resistant sheath
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
US7160299B2 (en) 2003-05-01 2007-01-09 Sherwood Services Ag Method of fusing biomaterials with radiofrequency energy
JP4391762B2 (ja) 2003-05-08 2009-12-24 オリンパス株式会社 外科用処置具
DE60312050D1 (de) 2003-05-09 2007-04-05 Tyco Healthcare Anastomoseklammer mit fluidabgabe-kapillare
US7815565B2 (en) 2003-05-16 2010-10-19 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Endcap for use with an endoscope
US7431694B2 (en) 2003-05-16 2008-10-07 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Method of guiding medical devices
US7380695B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2008-06-03 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a single lockout mechanism for prevention of firing
US7000818B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-02-21 Ethicon, Endo-Surger, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having separate distinct closing and firing systems
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
US7143923B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-12-05 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a firing lockout for an unclosed anvil
US20070084897A1 (en) 2003-05-20 2007-04-19 Shelton Frederick E Iv Articulating surgical stapling instrument incorporating a two-piece e-beam firing mechanism
US7044352B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-05-16 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a 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
US6988649B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2006-01-24 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical stapling instrument having a spent cartridge lockout
US9060770B2 (en) 2003-05-20 2015-06-23 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Robotically-driven surgical instrument with E-beam driver
US7090637B2 (en) 2003-05-23 2006-08-15 Novare Surgical Systems, Inc. Articulating mechanism for remote manipulation of a surgical or diagnostic tool
JP3521910B1 (ja) 2003-05-29 2004-04-26 清輝 司馬 内視鏡の外部鉗子チャンネル装置
US7905902B2 (en) 2003-06-16 2011-03-15 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Surgical implant with preferential corrosion zone
US20060052825A1 (en) 2003-06-16 2006-03-09 Ransick Mark H Surgical implant alloy
US20040260315A1 (en) 2003-06-17 2004-12-23 Dell Jeffrey R. Expandable tissue support member and method of forming the support member
EP1635713B1 (en) 2003-06-17 2012-04-11 Tyco Healthcare Group LP Surgical stapling device
US7494039B2 (en) * 2003-06-17 2009-02-24 Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Surgical stapling device
US20070093869A1 (en) 2003-06-20 2007-04-26 Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Device, system, and method for contracting tissue in a mammalian body
EP1635712B1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2015-09-30 Covidien LP Surgical stapling device