Top Medical Technology Patent – Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes – US7837079

U.S. Patent 7837079 was awarded to Tyco Healthcare Group LP on 2010-11-23 and describes a “Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes.” This patent has been cited 327 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 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 tapered or stepped. The anvil member has a tissue contacting surface that includes a number of pockets arranged for substantially aligning with the retention slots. In addition, the tissue contacting surface of the anvil member may complement the tissue contacting surface of the staple cartridge. Link: U.S. Patent 7837079

This patent was originally filed on 2006-08-29 which gives it a processing time of 1547 days, compared to an average processing time of 1218 in the field. Tyco Healthcare Group LP has 1168 total patents. The first named inventor is Frank J. Viola of Sandy, UT. The primary examiner was Stephen F Gerrity.

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Innovative Microsoft design patent for transitional image for a portion of a display screen – USD614646

This Microsoft patent directed towards a transitional image for a portion of a display screen has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. Microsoft Corporation was awarded U.S. Patent D614646 entitled “Transitional image for a portion of a display screen” on April 27, 2010. The patent has been cited 151 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 D614646

Microsoft filed this patent on March 7, 2008 giving it a processing time of 781 days (compared to an average processing time of 428 in the field). They have a total number of 29767 patents. The first named inventor is Nino Yuniardi of Seattle, WA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Melanie H Tung.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release – US7959050

U.S. Patent 7959050 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2011-06-14 and describes a “Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release.” This patent has been cited 470 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:

An electrically operated surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly effecting a surgical procedure when actuated and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the assembly. A part of the assembly moves between start and fully actuated positions. The handle has a self-contained power supply and a drive assembly disposed entirely within the handle. The drive assembly has an electrically powered motor and a controller electrically connected to the power supply and to the motor. The controller selectively operates the motor. A transmission mechanically connects the motor to the moving part and selectively displaces the moving part anywhere between the start and fully extended positions when the motor is operated. A manual release is mechanically coupled to the transmission to selectively interrupt the transmission and, during interruption, displaces the moving part towards the start position independent of motor operation. Link: U.S. Patent 7959050

This patent was originally filed on 2008-10-03 which gives it a processing time of 984 days, compared to an average processing time of 1097 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Thomas O. Bales, Jr. of Miami, FL. The primary examiner was Scott A. Smith.

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Innovative Apple design patent for animated graphical user interfaces for a display screen or portion thereof – USD621849

This Apple patent directed towards an animated graphical user interfaces for a display screen or portion thereof has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. Apple Inc. was awarded U.S. Patent D621849 entitled “Animated graphical user interfaces for a display screen or portion thereof” on August 17, 2010. The patent has been cited 104 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 D621849

Apple filed this patent on July 30, 2007 giving it a processing time of 1114 days (compared to an average processing time of 497 in the field). They have a total number of 15027 patents. The first named inventor is Bas Ording of SF, CA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Melanie H Tung.

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Innovative Microsoft design patent for display screen with user interface – USD640269

This Microsoft patent directed towards a display screen with user interface has been rated one of the most influential design patents in the field of recording, communication or information retrieval equipment. Microsoft Corporation was awarded U.S. Patent D640269 entitled “Display screen with user interface” on June 21, 2011. The patent has been cited 187 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 D640269

Microsoft filed this patent on June 24, 2010 giving it a processing time of 362 days (compared to an average processing time of 428 in the field). They have a total number of 29767 patents. The first named inventor is Liang T. Chen of Bellevue, WA. The patent was allowed by assistant examiner Deanna Fluegeman.

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