Top Medical Technology Patent – Support structures and methods of using the same – US7938307

U.S. Patent 7938307 was awarded to Tyco Healthcare Group LP on 2011-05-10 and describes a “Support structures and methods of using the same.” This patent has been cited 433 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:

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes an anastomosis device having an anvil and a tubular body portion, wherein the anvil is selectively attachable to the tubular body portion by a shaft; and a support structure for deposition between the intestinal sections of tissue. The support structure includes a body defining an aperture therein for receiving the shaft. The body has an outer terminal edge. The support structure includes at least one layer of expandable material disposed at the outer terminal edge of the body. Link: U.S. Patent 7938307

This patent was originally filed on 2005-09-30 which gives it a processing time of 2048 days, compared to an average processing time of 1244 in the field. Tyco Healthcare Group LP has 1168 total patents. The first named inventor is Michael J. Bettuchi of Charleston, SC. The primary examiner was Rinaldi I. Rada.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Annular adhesive structure – US8684250

U.S. Patent 8684250 was awarded to Covidien LP on 2014-04-01 and describes a “Annular adhesive structure.” This patent has been cited 240 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 apparatus for forming an anastomosis between adjacent intestinal sections of tissue is provided. The apparatus includes a circular surgical stapler having an anvil assembly with an anvil shaft and an anvil, the circular surgical stapler further having a tubular body portion with an annular knife and a body portion shaft selectively attachable to the anvil shaft; and a seal structure for deposition between the intestinal sections of tissue including a hub configured to engage attachment structure on at least one of the anvil shaft and the body portion shaft. The attachment structure is positioned so that the seal structure is located between the intestinal sections of tissue when the circular surgical stapler is disposed within the intestinal sections of tissue. Link: U.S. Patent 8684250

This patent was originally filed on 2011-10-03 which gives it a processing time of 911 days, compared to an average processing time of 837 in the field. Covidien LP has 3582 total patents. The first named inventor is Frank J. Viola of Sandy, UT. The primary examiner was Robert Long.

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Cryptocurrency patent alert – Consensus system for tracking peer-to-peer digital records

This is a Cryptocurrency Patent Alert that a Patent for a Consensus system for tracking peer-to-peer digital records has been allowed and granted.

Patent US9875510B1 entitled “Consensus system for tracking peer-to-peer digital records”, was granted to Lance Kasper on 1/23/2018. This patent has a priority date of when the earliest parent patent application was filed. The inventors are listed as: Lance Kasper.

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Innovative GM Global Technology Operations design patent for vehicle body exterior – USD700871

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 D700871 entitled “Vehicle body exterior” on March 11, 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 D700871

GM Global Technology Operations filed this patent on October 19, 2012 giving it a processing time of 508 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 Kevin M. O’Donnell of Beverly Hills, MI. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Melody Brown.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Sub-miniature surgical staple cartridge – US7891531

U.S. Patent 7891531 was awarded to on 2011-02-22 and describes a “Sub-miniature surgical staple cartridge.” This patent has been cited 256 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 sub-miniature surgical staple cartridge includes an elongated housing having longitudinally extending strips forming walls with a wall thickness preferably less than 0.015 inch. The walls define a plurality of longitudinally spaced pockets which receive a corresponding plurality of U-shaped surgical staples above generally flat corresponding drivers. The thin walls are formed of sheet metal or extruded plastics material or heat-formed sheet plastics material with the outer side walls having opposite end walls welded together or integrally connected. The outer side walls may be sheet metal enclosing sheet metal or plastic extruded internal walls, or the entire cartridge may be extruded of a plastics material or formed of sheet plastics material and have a plastic bottom wall. Link: U.S. Patent 7891531

This patent was originally filed on 2007-01-29 which gives it a processing time of 1485 days, compared to an average processing time of 1226 in the field. has total patents. The first named inventor is Gary L. Ward of Pleasant Hill, OH. The assistant examiner was Michelle Lopez.

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