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Elongated-member-driving apparatusBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 4 patent applications in 3 patent subcategories.
20130313303 - Surgical instrument with firing trigger lockout: A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor and an externally accessible memory device in communication with the first sensor. The first sensor has an output that represents a first condition... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130313304 - Surgical instrument with automatically-returned firing member: A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor and an externally accessible memory device in communication with the first sensor. The first sensor has an output that represents a first condition... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.
20130313305 - Surgical fastener applying apparatus including replaceable cartridge assembly: A surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a cartridge-receiving assembly and a cartridge assembly releasably engagable therewith. The cartridge assembly includes a housing and a knife assembly having a knife translatable from an initial position to a deployed position and a knife guard pivotable between a storage position, wherein the knife... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130313306 - Surgical stapling instrument having a medical substance dispenser: An end effector for use with a surgical instrument includes a plurality of staples, an agent reservoir comprising a medical agent, a dispensing passage configured to convey the medical agent from the agent reservoir to tissue, and a firing system which includes a cutting member, a movable member, and a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.11/21/2013 > 9 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories.
20130306699 - Driving tool with controller having microswitch for controlling operation of motor: A driving tool with a housing, a motor received in the housing, a control unit and a trigger. The housing defines a handle. The control unit is configured to operate the motor and has a microswitch, an actuator arm and a spring. The actuator arm is biased by the spring... Agent: Black & Decker Inc.
20130306700 - Stapler with leg-flattening and anvil-limiting capability: A stapler has a supporting base, a magazine assembly, a trigger assembly and a leg-flattening device. The supporting base has multiple limiting blocks to define a receiving segment by and between the limiting blocks. The leg-flattening device is mounted on the supporting base and has an anvil element and a... Agent:
20130306702 - Battery powered surgical instrument: A powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided and includes a handle including a housing, a power source supported in the housing; an endoscopic portion extending distally from the housing of the handle; an end effector assembly coupled to a distal end of the endoscopic portion, the end effector assembly including... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130306701 - Tilting anvil for annular surgical stapler: A surgical stapling instrument is disclosed, the instrument having a handle assembly, a body portion having a staple cartridge assembly, and an anvil assembly. The anvil assembly includes an anvil head, an anvil member, an anvil shaft, and a biasing member. The anvil shaft defines a longitudinal axis and the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130306703 - Surgical fastener applying apparatus: The present disclosure relates to surgical fastener applying apparatus for sequentially applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a replaceable cartridge assembly receivable in a distal end portion of a cartridge receiving half-section, the cartridge assembly including a safety lockout pivotably disposed... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130306704 - Devices and methods for stomach partitioning: A device and method for remodeling or partitioning a body cavity, hollow organ or tissue tract includes graspers operable to engage two or more sections of tissue within a body cavity and to draw the engaged tissue between a first and second members of a tissue remodeling tool. The two... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130306705 - Feeder belt for true multi-fire surgical stapler: An exemplary surgical apparatus may include a feeder belt configured as a continuous loop; staples fixed to and shearable from the continuous feeder belt; apertures defined in the continuous feeder belt; and a gear positioned at the distal end of the feeder belt within the continuous loop, where the gear... Agent: Cardica, Inc.
20130306706 - Surgical stapler with angled feeder belts: An exemplary surgical stapler may include a staple holder, including an upper surface with two substantially-planar angled surfaces positioned lateral to and angled relative to each other. The staple holder may include staple channels within it, and each staple channel may open to a corresponding angled surface. The stapler may... Agent: Cardica, Inc.
20130306707 - Annular adhesive structure: An apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes a circular surgical stapler having an anvil assembly with an anvil shaft and an anvil, the circular surgical stapler further having a tubular body portion with an annular knife and a body portion... Agent: Covidien Lp11/14/2013 > 12 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.
20130299546 - Lockout for fastener-driving tool: A combustion-powered fastener-driving tool includes a combustion-powered power source having a combustion chamber, a reciprocating piston and driver blade, and a valve sleeve reciprocable relative to the power source between a rest position and a firing position. The valve sleeve partially defines the combustion chamber. A lockout device is in... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20130299548 - Cordless framing nailer: A driving tool with a driver and a motor-driven flywheel that can be engaged by the driver to propel the driver along a driver axis. The driving tool includes a return mechanism with a rail onto which the driver is received. The rail extends parallel to the driver axis.... Agent:
20130299552 - Articulation and firing force mechanisms: There is provided a surgical instrument incorporating driving force mechanisms capable of transmitting a driving force through an articulated section of the surgical instrument. In one embodiment, a series of racks connect with a transfer gear to pass forces around the articulated section. In an alternative embodiment a series of... Agent:
20130299553 - Circular stapler with controlled tissue compression: There are provided torque limiting mechanisms for use in tissue clamping surgical instruments. The torque limiting mechanisms generally include a driven member, engageable with an approximating mechanism of the surgical instruments, and having a driven surface and a driving member having a driving surface engageable with the driven surface of... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130299551 - Energy stored in spring with controlled release: There is provided a surgical instrument including a handle having an elongated tubular member extending distally from the handle and one or more end effectors mounted on the distal end of the elongate tubular member. A driver is movably mounted within the handle and elongate tubular member in order to... Agent:
20130299549 - Plication tagging device and method: An improvement in a stapling device and method designed to capture a tissue fold between first and second members in the device to staple and cut the fold to form a stapled tissue plication with a hole therein. The improvement includes an engagement assembly in the first member movable from... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130299550 - Tissue stop for surgical instrument: A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, an elongate portion, a pair of opposed jaw members and a tissue stop is disclosed. The elongate portion extends distally from the handle assembly, and the pair of opposed jaw members extend distally from the elongate portion. The pair of opposed jaw members... Agent:
20130299555 - Cartridge for applying varying amounts of tissue compression: A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of the staple cartridge may be... Agent:
20130299554 - Circular stapler with controlled tissue compression: There are provided torque limiting mechanisms for use in tissue clamping surgical instruments. The torque limiting mechanisms generally include a driven member, engageable with an approximating mechanism of the surgical instruments, and having a driven surface and a driving member having a driving surface engageable with the driven surface of... Agent:
20130299556 - Pair of double staple pusher in triple row stapler: A staple cartridge includes outer and inner rows of retention slots that are adapted and configured to retain staples. The staple cartridge further includes a staple pusher including a plurality of pusher plates. A staple pusher includes pusher plates that are laterally spaced apart to engage staples within the outer... Agent:
20130299557 - Anvil-mounted dissecting tip for surgical stapling device: A surgical stapling device including a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the handle assembly and defines a first longitudinal axis. The end effector defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an anvil assembly and a cartridge assembly. The... Agent:11/07/2013 > 7 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories.
20130292446 - Fastening tool assembly: A fastening tool assembly is provided with a housing with a contact surface, a longitudinal magazine receptacle, and a fastener outlet provided through the contact surface. A magazine body is received within the magazine receptacle to translate to a retracted position whereby a proximal end is adjacent the fastener outlet... Agent: Arrow Fastener Co., LLC
20130292447 - Staple refill, stapler, and cartridge: A staple refill includes a refill body accommodating sheet-type connected staples. The refill body includes a bottom wall, a right wall provided on a right side of the bottom wall, and a left wall provided on a left side of the bottom wall. A pressing member is provided in the... Agent:
20130292449 - Surgical apparatus and structure for applying sprayable wound treatment material: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes a body portion; an actuation assembly operatively supported at a proximal end of the body portion; an anvil assembly movably mounted at the distal end of... Agent:
20130292448 - Surgical instrument with articulation mechanism: A surgical instrument for surgically joining tissue is disclosed. The instrument comprises a handle assembly, an elongated portion, an end effector, and an articulation mechanism. The elongated portion extends distally from the handle assembly. The end effector is disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated portion. The articulation mechanism... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130292450 - Powered surgical instrument: A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a shaft portion, and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The shaft portion is selectively connectable to a distal end of the endoscopic portion. The end effector is selectively... Agent:
20130292451 - Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display: A surgical apparatus has a clamp and a stapling mechanism. The clamp has a first jaw and a second jaw to clamp on a body tissue at a desired location for a stapling operation. The stapling mechanism is controlled by a trigger handle or a switch assembly. The surgical apparatus... Agent:
20130292452 - Expanding parallel jaw device for use with an electromechanical driver device: A cutting and stapling device for use as an attachment to an electromechanical device driver comprises an upper jaw and a lower jaw which separate and close against one another in a continuously parallel alignment. The upper jaw includes a series of staple guides corresponding to one or more staples... Agent:Previous industry: Advancing material of indeterminate length
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