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Elongated-member-driving Apparatus > Surgical Stapler

Surgical Stapler

Surgical Stapler patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

04/17/14 - 20140103090 - Knife bar for surgical instrument
A surgical instrument for surgically joining tissue includes a handle assembly, an elongate member extending distally from the handle assembly, an end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongate member, and an actuation assembly operatively associated with the handle assembly. The actuation mechanism includes a thrust bar disposed...

04/17/14 - 20140103091 - Staple pocket arrangement for surgical stapler
A staple pocket arrangement on the anvil portion of a surgical stapler device includes pairs of staple pockets corresponding to each one of a plurality of staples to be closed. Each respective staple leg is received at a longitudinal end of the staple pocket that provides a relatively wide target...

03/06/14 - 20140061278 - Surgical stapler with corrugated thermoplastic leaf spring
A surgical stapler can comprise: a housing having side walls an end wall, a front wall, and a upper side that define a channel; a trigger; and a thermoplastic leaf spring having a proximal end and a distal end, the leaf spring comprising a non-corrugated portion and a corrugated portion....

02/27/14 - 20140054353 - Surgical tilt anvil assembly
An anvil and anvil delivery system is provided which includes a head assembly and a center rod defining a longitudinal axis. The head assembly defines a transverse axis and is pivotally secured to the rod and movable from an operative position wherein the transverse axis is substantially perpendicular to the...

02/13/14 - 20140042204 - Surgical instruments employing sensors
According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a surgical instrument for operating on tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes an end effector including a first tissue engaging member and a second tissue engaging member in juxtaposed relation to the first tissue engaging member; a gap determination element operatively...

02/13/14 - 20140042205 - Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical stapler can comprise an anvil comprising a staple pocket formed in a tissue contacting surface. The staple pocket can comprise a midline or centerline, a first forming cup, and a second forming cup. The first forming cup can comprise a first interior sidewall comprising a first vertical portion...

02/06/14 - 20140034702 - Method and apparatus for delivering a shape memory article to a surgical site
The invention pertains to a method and apparatus for delivering an article formed of a shape memory alloy to a surgical implantation site. The apparatus may include a body having a passage for receiving the proximal portion of the shape memory article, the passage being shaped to substantially prevent the...

01/30/14 - 20140027490 - Detachable buttress material retention systems for use with a surgical stapling device
Systems of releasably connecting staple line buttress material to the jaws of a surgical stapling instrument are provided. The systems include retainers configured to engage the buttress material and releasably retain the buttress material on the jaws of the surgical stapling instrument prior to stapling tissue. In certain embodiments, the...

01/30/14 - 20140027491 - Surgical instrument including a locking assembly
A surgical instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, an articulating tool assembly and a locking assembly is disclosed. The handle portion includes a movable handle. The body portion extends distally from the handle portion and defines a first longitudinal axis. The articulating tool assembly defines a second longitudinal...

01/23/14 - 20140021238 - Surgical device
A surgical device includes a first jaw and a second jaw disposed in opposed correspondence with the first jaw. The second jaw is mechanically coupled to the first jaw at a proximal end opposite a distal end. A cutting element is disposed within the second jaw, and a first driver...

01/16/14 - 20140014704 - Medical device having an improved coating
A medical device for use in surgery made of a metal having a first hard coating layer applied to the metal, a second PTFE coating layer applied to the hard coating, and a third soap based lubricant coating layer applied to the PTFE layer....

01/16/14 - 20140014705 - Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical stapler can comprise an anvil comprising a staple pocket formed in a tissue contacting surface. The staple pocket can comprise a midline or centerline, a first forming cup, and a second forming cup. The first forming cup can comprise a first interior sidewall comprising a first vertical portion...

01/09/14 - 20140008410 - Device and method for controlling compression of tissue
A method and device for controlling the compression of tissue include clamping tissue between a first clamping member and a second clamping member by driving at least one of the clamping members with an electric motor toward a predetermined tissue gap between the clamping members and, during the clamping, monitoring...

01/09/14 - 20140008411 - Surgical device
A surgical device includes a first jaw and a second jaw in opposed correspondence with the first jaw. A first driver is configured to cause relative movement of the first jaw and the second jaw in a plane. The first driver is configured to engage a drive shaft rotatable about...

01/02/14 - 20140001230 - Method and system to determine an optimal tissue compression time to implant a surgical element
An apparatus for determining an optimal amount of tissue compression for applying a surgical element to tissue is disclosed. The apparatus includes a device for compressing tissue which supports a measuring device adapted to detect a tissue parameter upon the compression of tissue. The measuring device communicates with an indicator....

12/19/13 - 20130334278 - Articulatable surgical instrument comprising a firing drive
A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and an end effector rotatably coupled to the shaft by an articulation joint. The surgical instrument can further include a staple cartridge positioned within the end effector and a firing drive operably coupled with a trigger wherein...

12/19/13 - 20130334279 - Spring loaded anvil retainer
A surgical stapling device including a handle assembly, a body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a head portion including an anvil retainer and a shell assembly, the anvil retainer being movable in relation to the shell assembly between unapproximated and approximated positions, a tube surrounding a portion of...

12/12/13 - 20130327807 - Center cinch and release of buttress material
A buttressed anvil assembly is provided for use with a surgical stapling instrument. The buttressed anvil assembly generally includes an anvil member having a strip of buttress material attached thereto by a pair of sutures. A tensioning mechanism is provided to secure or tension the buttress material to the anvil...

11/21/13 - 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...

11/21/13 - 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...

11/14/13 - 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...

11/14/13 - 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...

11/14/13 - 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...

11/14/13 - 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...

11/14/13 - 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...

11/07/13 - 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...

11/07/13 - 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...

10/31/13 - 20130284789 - Active braking electrical surgical instrument and method for braking such an instrument
A surgical instrument includes an end effector, an actuator coupled to the end effector and actuating it, a handle coupled to the end effector and having an electric motor disposed therein actuating the actuator when supplied with power, and a post-termination braking circuit including a power supply switch at the...

10/31/13 - 20130284790 - Powered surgical stapling device platform
The present disclosure provides for a surgical instrument which includes a housing and an endoscopic portion extending distally from the housing and defining a first longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument also includes an end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the endoscopic portion. The end effector includes an anvil...

10/24/13 - 20130277409 - Surgical stapling apparatus with powered retraction
A surgical stapling apparatus comprises a handle assembly, an actuation shaft having a connector, and a retraction mechanism positioned within the handle assembly. The retraction mechanism includes a motor coupled to a transmission shaft, a first gear rotatably mounted on the transmission shaft, the first gear configured to engage a...

10/17/13 - 20130270321 - Surgical stapling apparatus with powered articulation
The surgical stapling apparatus includes a handle assembly, an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly, and an articulation mechanism for articulating a tool assembly. The articulation mechanism includes a first gear rotatably mounted on a transmission shaft and configured to engage a second gear, a clutch interconnecting the...

10/10/13 - 20130264369 - Method and system for integrated medical tracking
A system for processing data provided by medical devices. The system includes a medical device having a memory device configured to store medical device information; an information system connected to the medical device; at least a server configured to receive at least a portion of the medical device information from...

10/03/13 - 20130256365 - Tissue thickness compensator comprised of a plurality of materials
In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a plurality of fibers. In at least one embodiment, such fibers can include a plurality of first fibers comprised of a first material and a plurality of second fibers comprised of a second material. A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a...

10/03/13 - 20130256366 - Tissue thickness compensator comprising tissue ingrowth features
In various embodiments, a compensator can be attachable to an anvil of a fastening instrument. The compensator can comprise a support layer configured to be attached to the anvil and a scaffold attached to the support layer. In at least one embodiment, the scaffold can comprise a plurality of scaffold...

10/03/13 - 20130256367 - Tissue thickness compensator comprising a plurality of medicaments
In various embodiments, a compensator can comprise a compensator body comprising a plurality of first packets and a plurality of second packets wherein, in at least one embodiment, each second packet is positioned intermediate two or more first packets. The compensator can further comprise a first medicament positioned within each...

10/03/13 - 20130256368 - Tissue thickness compensator and method for making the same
In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a film body formed from a continuous extruded shape and, in addition, a fibrous medicament core....

10/03/13 - 20130256369 - Tissue thickness compensator comprising channels
A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a tissue contacting surface and a network of channels defined in the tissue contacting surface. In at least one embodiment, the channels can be configured to store at least one medicament therein. In certain embodiments, the channels can define gripping surfaces configured to grip...

10/03/13 - 20130256370 - Electrical surgical instrument with one-handed operation
Electrical surgical device comprising a handle shaped to be held within one hand, the handle having a self-contained power source, at least part of an end effector control assembly connected to the power source, a switch connected to the power source and operable to selectively power the end effector control...

09/26/13 - 20130248574 - Surgical stapling device
A surgical stapling device for applying an array of surgical staples to tissue is provided. The stapling device includes an approximation mechanism for moving a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly between spaced and approximated positions and a firing mechanism for ejecting the array of staples from the cartridge assembly....

09/26/13 - 20130248575 - Powered surgical stapling device
A medical instrument having a tool assembly attachable to a distal end of the medical instrument is disclosed. The tool assembly includes a pair of opposing tissue engaging surfaces for clamping tissue therebetween. The medical instrument also includes a housing having a fixed handle and a movable handle mounted to...

09/26/13 - 20130248576 - Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism
A surgical fastener apparatus including a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector comprising a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position, and a cartridge containing...

09/19/13 - 20130240595 - Surgical fastening apparatus with directed overcrimp
A surgical fastener applier is disclosed, including a surgical fastener forming apparatus including surgical fasteners, an anvil having a plurality of fastener deforming cavities, and a plurality of pushers. The fastener includes a backspan having a bend along its length, and a pair of legs extending from the ends of...

09/19/13 - 20130240596 - Flexible shaft extender and method of using same
An extender for use in an electro-mechanical surgical system that includes a surgical attachment that may be detachably coupled to an electro-mechanical driver device via a flexible shaft. The extender is a substantially rigid extender that includes a proximal end that may be detachably coupled to a distal end of...

09/19/13 - 20130240597 - Surgical stapler
A surgical stapler includes a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, and a head portion disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated body portion and including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The anvil assembly is movable in relation to the shell...

09/19/13 - 20130240598 - Fasteners and fastener delivery devices for affixing sheet-like materials to bone or tissue
A fastener for attaching a sheet-like implant to tissue or bone may be provided with a first arm having a proximal end and a distal end, a second aim having a proximal end and a distal end, and a bridge extending therebetween. Each of the first and second arms include...

09/12/13 - 20130233905 - Apparatus for forming variable height surgical fasteners
A surgical device for applying a plurality of surgical staples is provided. The device includes a staple fastening assembly attached to a surgical instrument. The staple fastening assembly includes a pair of cooperating jaws, a jaw operating mechanism, and a gap sensor. A staple magazine having a plurality of staples...

08/29/13 - 20130221059 - Tool assembly for a surgical stapling device
A surgical device comprising a first jaw member, a second jaw member, a clamping member and a clamp apparatus is disclosed. The clamping member is slidably positioned to translate at least partially through the first jaw member. The clamping member engages the first jaw member and the second jaw member,...

08/29/13 - 20130221060 - Surgical stapling device with independent tip rotation
A surgical stapling device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic body portion and a tool assembly. The tool assembly is rotatably and pivotally supported on a distal end of the endoscopic body portion. A tool assembly rotation mechanism is provided which includes a rotation knob, a substantially...

08/22/13 - 20130214024 - Introducer system and assembly for surgical staplers
An introducer assembly for use with a surgical stapler is provided. The introducer assembly includes an elongated main body portion, one or more mounting mechanisms associated with the main body portion, and a plurality of petals or fingers positioned at a distal end of the elongated main body portion. The...

08/22/13 - 20130214025 - Powered surgical stapling device
A powered surgical stapler is disclosed. The stapler includes a housing, an endoscopic portion extending distally from the housing and defining a first longitudinal axis, a drive motor disposed at least partially within a housing and a firing rod disposed in mechanical cooperation with the drive motor. The firing rod...

08/22/13 - 20130214026 - Connecting a plurality of tissue parts
A device for fixing a first and a second tissue part or a tissue part and an implant part to each other is provided, providing a fastener including a thermoplastic material and a fastening instrument. The fastening instrument includes a first instrument component with a first contact surface facing toward...

08/22/13 - 20130214027 - Circular surgical stapler with mating anvil and shell assembly
A surgical stapler comprising a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, and a head portion disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated body portion and including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The anvil assembly is movable in relation to the shell...

08/22/13 - 20130214028 - Surgical fastening apparatus
A surgical fastening apparatus including a fastener receiving frame including a plurality of spaced apart openings formed therein and a fastener supporting member containing a plurality of surgical fasteners extending therefrom. The surgical fasteners are engagable with the plurality of openings to mate with the fastener receiving frame to fasten...