Innovative OTTER PRODUCTS design patent for case – USD642171

This OTTER PRODUCTS patent directed towards a case has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC was awarded U.S. Patent D642171 entitled “Case” on July 26, 2011. The patent has been cited 95 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D642171

OTTER PRODUCTS filed this patent on February 6, 2011 giving it a processing time of 170 days (compared to an average processing time of 499 in the field). They have a total number of 409 patents. The first named inventor is Stephen Willes of Salt Lake City, UT. The patent was allowed by assistant examiner Carla Wright.

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Innovative GM Global Technology Operations design patent for vehicle body exterior – USD699629

This GM Global Technology Operations patent directed towards a vehicle body exterior has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of means of transport or hoisting. GM Global Technology Operations, Inc. was awarded U.S. Patent D699629 entitled “Vehicle body exterior” on February 18, 2014. The patent has been cited 172 times by other U.S. patents, which places it among the most cited design patents awarded since 2010 according to our law firm research.

Link: U.S. Patent D699629

GM Global Technology Operations filed this patent on July 31, 2012 giving it a processing time of 567 days (compared to an average processing time of 507 in the field). They have a total number of 11636 patents. The first named inventor is Morio Ikeda of São Paulo, SP. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Melody Brown.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Surgical instrument and method – US7674263

U.S. Patent 7674263 was awarded to Gyrus ENT L.L.C. on 2010-03-09 and describes a “Surgical instrument and method.” This patent has been cited 318 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 comprises a hollow tube (18) having a cutting window (16) at the distal end portion. An inner tube (15) is disposed within the tube (18) and is mounted for rotation about its longitudinal axis. A cutting tool (17) is located at the distal end of the tube (15), and is positioned adjacent to the cutting window (16). An outer tube (14) is provided over the tube (18). A motor (5) is provided for rotating the inner tube (15), and saline is fed to the cutting window (16) via a passageway (25) between the tubes (15) and (18). The inner tube (15) has a central lumen (24) through which tissue cut by the cutting tool (17) is removed under the action of a source of suction (12). The outer surface of the tube 18 is covered with an electrically insulating layer (22) and coagulating RF signals are supplied between the tube (18) and the outer tube (14) so as to coagulate tissue at the cutting window (16). Additional apertures (40, 42; 43, 45) in the outer tube (14) and the insulating layer (22) are aligned such that a portion of the hollow tube (18) is exposed other than in the area of the cutting window (16). Link: U.S. Patent 7674263

This patent was originally filed on 2006-02-14 which gives it a processing time of 1484 days, compared to an average processing time of 1933 in the field. Gyrus ENT L.L.C. has 30 total patents. The first named inventor is Phillip Andrew Ryan of Memphis, TN. The primary examiner was Linda C Dvorak.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft – US7753904

U.S. Patent 7753904 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2010-07-13 and describes a “Endoscopic surgical instrument with a handle that can articulate with respect to the shaft.” This patent has been cited 430 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 particular suited to endoscopic use is disclosed. Various embodiments include an end effector that is sized to be inserted through a trocar. An elongated shaft assembly is coupled to the end effector and a control handle. The elongated shaft assembly has a distal portion that is adjacent to said the effector for insertion into the trocar. The elongated shaft assembly further has a proximal portion that is remote from the distal portion such that the proximal portion protrudes from the trocar when the end effector and distal portion are inserted therethrough. The control handle is articulatably coupled to the proximal portion of said elongated shaft assembly to enable the surgeon to move the handle portion to a more ergonomically comfortable position while carrying out the endoscopic procedure. Various articulation joint embodiments and locking arrangements are disclosed. Link: U.S. Patent 7753904

This patent was originally filed on 2006-01-31 which gives it a processing time of 1624 days, compared to an average processing time of 1933 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Mark S. Ortiz of Milford Charter Twp, MI. The assistant examiner was Aaron Roane.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Surgical stapling apparatus with powered retraction – US8006885

U.S. Patent 8006885 was awarded to Tyco Healthcare Group LP on 2011-08-30 and describes a “Surgical stapling apparatus with powered retraction.” This patent has been cited 293 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 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 second gear, a clutch operatively attached to the second gear, a main shaft rotatably connected to the clutch, and a pulley coupled to the main shaft, the pulley being operatively attached to the connector. The connector and the pulley may be attached via a cable. The retraction mechanism may include a spring motor for maintaining the cable in tension. The spring motor may have a spring element wrapped around and interconnecting at least two arbors. Link: U.S. Patent 8006885

This patent was originally filed on 2007-04-09 which gives it a processing time of 1604 days, compared to an average processing time of 1226 in the field. Tyco Healthcare Group LP has 1168 total patents. The first named inventor is Stanislaw Z. Marczyk of Stratford, CA. The assistant examiner was Michelle Lopez.

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