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Elongated-member-driving apparatus

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07/10/2014 > 7 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories.

20140191009 - Propellant container for combustion-operated bolt-firing tools: The invention relates to a propellant container for combustion-operated bolt-firing tools (1), having a housing and a housing interior for holding propellant. In order to further simplify the operation of a bolt-firing tool, a sensor device is arranged in the housing interior, said sensor device sensing at least one state... Agent: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft

20140191010 - Multi-capacity stapler: A stapler comprising a base, a cartridge in pivotal relation to the base at a cartridge pivot axis, the cartridge configured to contain at least two rows of staples and a lever arm in pivotal relation to the base at a lever pivot axis. In an embodiment, the device includes... Agent:

20140191011 - Tilt top anvil with torsion spring: A tilt anvil assembly is disclosed which includes a center rod, a head assembly, and a torsion spring configured to pivot the head assembly relative to the center rod. The head assembly has a locking collar defining a locked position preventing pivotal movement of the head assembly, and an unlocked... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140191012 - Guiding device: An introducer for being fitted with a circular stapler, is a flexible plastic member in a whole shape of conical with an inner cavity; the introducer has a proximal end and a distal end, outer diameter of the introducer is gradually increased from the distal end to the proximal end... Agent: Suzhou Touchstone International Medical Science Co., Ltd.

20140191013 - Indicator for surgical stapler: A surgical stapler for visually indicating to a user the stage of operation of the stapler. The surgical stapler includes a body, a stapling assembly positioned on a distal end of the body including a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly, and a thrust bar slidably disposed within the body.... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140191014 - Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights: A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140191015 - Stapling assembly for forming different formed staple heights: A surgical stapling assembly can include a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a firing system configured to eject staples from the staple cartridge. The firing system can include a firing member configured to relatively position the anvil and the staple cartridge. The staple cartridge can include a first deck portion,... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

  
07/03/2014 > 4 patent applications in 3 patent subcategories.

20140183241 - Accessories for fastener driving apparatus: Accessories for a fastener driving apparatus are disclosed, which accessories may be removably attached to a fastener driving apparatus. An extension accessory increases the length of reach of a fastener driving apparatus by including an extension rod and further improves accuracy with regard to driving a fastener into a substrate... Agent:

20140183243 - Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly: An anvil assembly having a tissue contact surface and a plurality of staple pockets formed in the tissue contact surface. Each of the plurality of staple pockets including first and second staple forming cups, each of the first and second staple forming cups having an outside portion and an inside... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140183242 - Surgical instrument and loading unit for use therewith: A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, a drive assembly, an endoscopic portion, a pair of jaw members, a dynamic clamping member, and a tissue stop. The drive assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with a movable handle of the handle assembly. The endoscopic portion... Agent:

20140183244 - Surgical staple cartridge with enhanced knife clearance: A surgical instrument having an elongated shaft having a shaft distal end and a shaft proximal end. An end effector is coupled to the shaft distal end and includes opposed jaws. A housing is included in one of the jaws, the housing having a housing proximal end, a housing distal... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

  
06/26/2014 > 15 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.

20140175143 - Interface for fuel delivery system for combustion fastener driver: A fuel delivery system for use with a combustion fastener driver including a cylinder head frame, the system includes a fuel cell with an outer shell having a closed lower end and an open upper end, a closure crimped over the upper end and defining an opening for accommodating a... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

20140175144 - Hand-operated coil stapler: A hand-operated coil stapler includes a main body having a linkage system provided therein; a staple driving mechanism assembled to a front end of the main body and including a complex staple driver; a pusher and magazine assembly connected to a bottom of the main body and including a push... Agent: Patek Pneumatics Co., Ltd.

20140175145 - Nail guider and nailing device having the same: The present invention provides a nail guider including a guiding board, at least an assisting member. The guiding board positioned in front of the nail track vertically has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface faces the nail track. The guiding board has at least a vertical... Agent: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.

20140175148 - Electromechanical drive and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities: A medical tool comprising an electromechanical driver and a surgical instrument attachment for use in invasive surgery, including a handle coupled to a flexible sheath which is in turn coupled to a surgical attachment. The handle of the driver includes the electromechanical driver and at least one processor element which... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140175146 - Microcutter stapling apparatus clamp and deploy mechanisms systems and methods: A surgical stapling apparatus configured to perform stapling and/or cutting operations on a target tissue of a patient. The surgical stapling apparatus comprises of a mode selection switch to place the apparatus in either a clamping operational phase or a deployment operational phase. In the clamping operational phase, various clamp... Agent: Cardica, Inc.

20140175147 - Surgical stapler with reduced clamp gap for insertion: A surgical apparatus may include a staple holder, an anvil connected to and movable relative to the staple holder, and at least one axle extending outward from the anvil; and an overtube slidable relative to the end effector, the overtube including at least one slot defined therein; where each slot... Agent: Cardica, Inc.

20140175149 - Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release: A surgical instrument comprising a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly operable to effect a surgical procedure when actuated, a part of the actuation assembly being movable between a first position and second position, and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the actuation assembly, the handle... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140175153 - Barbed surgical staple: An exemplary surgical staple may include a base including a first end and a second end; a single tine extending from the second end of the base; and a barb extending from the base at a location between the first end of the base and the second end of the... Agent: Cardica, Inc.

20140175154 - End effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument: A surgical instrument can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw, and a firing system configured to be advanced relative to the first jaw and the second jaw. The firing system can comprise a firing member including a first portion configured to engage the first jaw and a second portion... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140175151 - Linear staple with a multi-functional retaining pin subassembly: The present invention provides a linear stapler having a multi-functional retaining pin subassembly. The linear stapler comprises a handle stem connecting an anvil to a handle, and the retaining pin subassembly is movably supported on the handle stem and comprises a connecting cover having a retaining pin extending from the... Agent:

20140175150 - Providing near real time feedback to a user of a surgical instrument: A process and system are disclosed for downloading sensor data, stored in a memory device of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument, to an external or remote computer device. The process may involve storing data from one or more sensors of a surgical cutting and fastening instrument in a memory... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140175152 - Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features: A surgical staple having at least one projection formed thereon. In various embodiments, the projection is formed on a crown of the surgical staple. In one various embodiment, the projection surrounds, or is positioned adjacent to, at least one deformable member of the surgical staple. In one embodiment, the projection... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140175155 - Surgical instrument comprising a firing system including a compliant portion: A surgical instrument can comprise a first jaw, a second jaw, and a firing system configured to be advanced relative to the first jaw and the second jaw. The firing system can comprise a firing member including a first portion configured to engage the first jaw and a second portion... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140175156 - Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material: An end effector includes an anvil and a staple cartridge. The staple cartridge includes a first deck surface, a second deck surface, a plurality of first staple cavities arranged in a first row extending along the first deck surface, a plurality of second staple cavities arranged in a second row... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140175157 - Fasteners, deployment systems, and methods for ophthalmic tissue closure and fixation of ophthalmic prostheses and other uses: Improved tissue fasteners are disclosed that can be inserted into (and optionally through) tissue structures underlying a tissue surface for affixing overlapping tissues and tissue planes together, and the like. In some embodiments, an elongate anvil body may protrude distally and/or laterally from a fastener support disposed along the base.... Agent: Iridex Corporation

  
06/19/2014 > 13 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.

20140166717 - Circular stapler with selectable motorized and manual control, including a control ring: An apparatus for stapling tissue comprises a stapling head assembly, a rotary drive shaft, and a mode selector. The stapling head assembly comprises a closure assembly and a firing assembly. The closure assembly is operable to clamp tissue against an anvil. The firing assembly is operable to drive at least... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166718 - Motor driven rotary input circular stapler with lockable flexible shaft: A circular stapler apparatus and method for stapling tissue include a shaft assembly and an anvil. The anvil is configured to proximally retract toward the shaft assembly, which at least severs or staples tissue based on a single rotary input. The shaft assembly includes a plurality of joint segments, and... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166719 - Seal element for anastomosis: A seal element for sealing between tissue lumens includes a first material for allowing tissue ingrowth and a second sealant material.... Agent:

20140166721 - Folded buttress for use with a surgical apparatus: An end effector for use with a surgical apparatus. The end effector comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface defining a central longitudinal slot and an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface defining a central longitudinal slot. A folded surgical buttress configured to overlie each of the... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140166722 - Staple cartridge comprising staples including a lateral base: A surgical stapling system including a driver and a staple where the driver is connected to the staple. In previous surgical stapling systems, the driver and the staple were not connected. A surgical stapling system in accordance with the present invention may have fewer components, less assembly and manufacturing time,... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166720 - Surgical instrument with pressure distribution device: The present disclosure is directed to a surgical apparatus, comprising an anvil jaw configured to form at least one surgical staple, a cartridge jaw configured to deploy one or more surgical staples against the anvil jaw, and a pressure distribution device attached to at least one of the anvil jaw... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140166723 - Dissection tip and introducer for surgical instrument: The present disclosure describes a surgical fastener applying apparatus that includes an elongate body portion having proximal and distal ends, an end effector including a first movably coupled to a second jaw that is positioned at the distal end of the elongate body portion, and an introducer member. The introducer... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140166724 - Staple cartridge including a barbed staple: A staple cartridge is disclosed which includes a cartridge body and a plurality of staples removably stored therein. The staples can include at least one barb extending therefrom. A first group of the staples can have a first unformed height and a second group of the staples can have a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166726 - Staple cartridge including a barbed staple: An end effector for fastening tissue including a cartridge having a longitudinal row of staple cavities and a plurality of staples removably stored in the staple cavities. The staple includes a base, a pair of legs extending from the base, and a plane formed by the pair of legs, wherein... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166725 - Staple cartridge including a barbed staple.: An end effector for fastening tissue including an anvil having a deck to support tissue. The deck has a first surface with a first longitudinal row of staple forming pockets, and a second surface, having a second longitudinal row of staple forming pockets wherein the first surface is positioned vertically... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166727 - Circular stapler with selectable motorized and manual control: An apparatus is operable to clamp, cut, and staple tissue. The apparatus includes a stapling head assembly, a shaft assembly coupled to the stapling head assembly, and an actuator handle assembly coupled to the shaft assembly. The stapling head assembly is operable to clamp tissue, cut tissue, and staple tissue... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166728 - Motor driven rotary input circular stapler with modular end effector: A surgical stapling device comprises a handle assembly, a shaft assembly, and a stapling head assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a rotary drive shaft that translates between two longitudinal positions to alternate between a tissue clamping mode and a tissue cutting/stapling mode. The stapling head assembly includes a first set... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140166729 - Materials delivery system for stapling device: There is disclosed a materials delivery system for use with a surgical stapling instrument having at least one jaw including a knife slot. The materials delivery system includes a series of treatment material receiving pockets positioned adjacent the knife slot such that a portion of each pocket is open to... Agent: Covidien Lp

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