Top Medical Technology Patent – Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover – US8474677

U.S. Patent 8474677 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2013-07-02 and describes a “Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover.” This patent has been cited 337 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative medical technology patents in the field of instruments. The abstract states:

A surgical fastening system can comprise a plurality of fasteners, wherein each fastener can comprise, one, a base and, two, a leg extending from the base, wherein each leg can comprise a tip. The fastener system can further comprise a retention matrix comprising a first side facing toward the bases of the fasteners, a second side facing away from the bases of the fasteners, and a plurality of retention members configured to engage the legs. The fastener system can further comprise a cover configured to cover the staple tips, wherein the cover can comprise a sheet of material and/or a plurality of caps. Link: U.S. Patent 8474677

This patent was originally filed on 2010-09-30 which gives it a processing time of 1006 days, compared to an average processing time of 983 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Richard F. Schwemberger of Cincinnati, OH. The primary examiner was Scott A. Smith.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Staple cartridge – US8540133

U.S. Patent 8540133 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2013-09-24 and describes a “Staple cartridge.” This patent has been cited 242 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative medical technology patents in the field of instruments. The abstract states:

A surgical stapling instrument and, in addition, a staple cartridge comprising a cutting member positioned therein. The staple cartridge can comprise alignment features configured to align the cutting member of the staple cartridge with a distal end of a drive bar when the staple cartridge is assembled to the surgical stapling instrument. Link: U.S. Patent 8540133

This patent was originally filed on 2010-03-17 which gives it a processing time of 1287 days, compared to an average processing time of 983 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is James J. Bedi of Cincinnati, OH. The primary examiner was Brian D Nash.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Robotic tool with wristed monopolar electrosurgical end effectors – US7824401

U.S. Patent 7824401 was awarded to Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. on 2010-11-02 and describes a “Robotic tool with wristed monopolar electrosurgical end effectors.” This patent has been cited 408 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative medical technology patents in the field of instruments. The abstract states:

A surgical instrument for use with a robotic surgical system is described. The instrument includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. An electrically live wrist member is disposed at the distal end of the shaft. An electrocautery end effector is mounted to the wrist member. An interface is disposed at the proximal end of the shaft. The interface is removably connectable to the robotic surgical system. A conductor extends from the interface to the end effector so as to deliver electrical energy to tissue engaged by the end effector. A tip cover is disposed over the wrist member so that electrical current can only be conducted to tissues through the exposed end effector (e.g., to promote blood coagulation during usage) and not to other parts of the patient’s body. Link: U.S. Patent 7824401

This patent was originally filed on 2005-03-30 which gives it a processing time of 2043 days, compared to an average processing time of 1942 in the field. Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. has 692 total patents. The first named inventor is Scott E. Manzo of Shelton, WA. The primary examiner was Roy D Gibson.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Methods and systems for robotic instrument tool tracking with adaptive fusion of kinematics information and image information – US8108072

U.S. Patent 8108072 was awarded to Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. on 2012-01-31 and describes a “Methods and systems for robotic instrument tool tracking with adaptive fusion of kinematics information and image information.” This patent has been cited 289 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative medical technology patents in the field of instruments. The abstract states:

In one embodiment of the invention, a method for a robotic system is disclosed to track one or more robotic instruments. The method includes generating kinematics information for the robotic instrument within a field of view of a camera; capturing image information in the field of view of the camera; and adaptively fusing the kinematics information and the image information together to determine pose information of the robotic instrument. Additionally disclosed is a robotic medical system with a tool tracking sub-system. The tool tracking sub-system receives raw kinematics information and video image information of the robotic instrument to generate corrected kinematics information for the robotic instrument by adaptively fusing the raw kinematics information and the video image information together. Link: U.S. Patent 8108072

This patent was originally filed on 2007-09-30 which gives it a processing time of 1584 days, compared to an average processing time of 1425 in the field. Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. has 692 total patents. The first named inventor is Brian D. Hoffman of Mountain View, CA. The primary examiner was Thomas Black.

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Apple patent by Steve Jobs from 2008 for method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs – US7345671

This Apple patent lists Steve Jobs as an inventor and is directed towards method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs. Mr. Jobs was awarded U.S. Patent 7345671 entitled “Method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs” on March 18, 2008. The utility patent has been cited 83 times by other U.S. patents in the field of computer technology and in other fields.

Apple  patent by Steve Jobs from 2008 for method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs - US7345671
Improved approaches for users of computing devices to interact with graphical user interfaces are described. According to one aspect, a rotational user action supplied by a user at a user input device is transformed into linear action with respect to a graphical user interface. According to another aspect, a portion of an extended list of items is displayed by a graphical user interface and, through rotational user actions at a user input device, the portion of the list being displayed can be varied with welcomed ease of use. Although the type of computing device can vary, the improved approaches are particularly well-suited for use with a portable media player. Link: U.S. Patent 7345671

Apple filed this utility patent on September 26, 2002 giving it a processing time of 2000 days (compared to an average processing time of 1399 in the field). They have a total number of 15027 patents. The first named inventor is Steve P. Jobs of Palo Alto, CA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Richard Hjerpe and assistant examiner Leonid Shapiro.

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