Top Handling Patent – Connectable instrument trays for creating a modular case – US7909191

U.S. Patent 7909191 was awarded to Greatbatch Ltd. on 2011-03-22 and describes a “Connectable instrument trays for creating a modular case.” This patent has been cited 271 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 handling patents in the field of mechanical engineering. The abstract states:

A modular tray and lid combination for use in configuring a containment case includes one or more trays and a single lid. When a plurality of trays are used they are connected together either end-to-end or side-by-side or both. The lid includes a plurality of slide latches that secure the lid to the tray or trays. Link: U.S. Patent 7909191

This patent was originally filed on 2006-06-05 which gives it a processing time of 1751 days, compared to an average processing time of 1647 in the field. Greatbatch Ltd. has 404 total patents. The first named inventor is Terry L. Baker of Boggstown, IN. The primary examiner was Anthony Stashick.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Multiple coil staple and staple applier – US7722610

U.S. Patent 7722610 was awarded to Tyco Healthcare Group LP on 2010-05-25 and describes a “Multiple coil staple and staple applier.” This patent has been cited 302 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 multiple coil staple is provided which includes a backspan and a pair of spaced legs. The backspan includes one or more pockets configured to induce coiling of the legs of the staple. A multiple coil staple applier is also provided which includes a pusher having a distal face defining a staple engagement surface and one or more staple deforming pockets. Each staple deforming pocket is configured to induce coiling of the legs of a staple. The multiple coil staple and staple applier facilitate joining of tissues having wider ranges of thicknesses using a single size staple. Link: U.S. Patent 7722610

This patent was originally filed on 2006-06-01 which gives it a processing time of 1454 days, compared to an average processing time of 1933 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 Scott A. Smith.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights – US7669746

U.S. Patent 7669746 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2010-03-02 and describes a “Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights.” This patent has been cited 443 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 staple cartridge for use with a stapling device that has an actuator that is selectively actuatable in an axial direction and an anvil portion that is selectively movable between open and closed positions is disclosed. Various embodiments of the present invention include a cartridge body that movably supports first and second staple drivers. The staple drivers each support a staple thereon and serve to drive the staples into forming contact with the anvil upon actuation by the actuator. The various embodiments of the present invention enable the final formed heights of the staples to be varied without the need to use different sizes of staples. Link: U.S. Patent 7669746

This patent was originally filed on 2005-08-31 which gives it a processing time of 1644 days, compared to an average processing time of 1244 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Frederick E. Shelton, IV of Hillsboro, OR. The assistant examiner was Nathaniel Chukwurah.

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Top Machine Tools Patent – Staple refill, stapler and cartridge – US7748587

U.S. Patent 7748587 was awarded to Marvzen Kabushiki Kaisha on 2010-07-06 and describes a “Staple refill, stapler and cartridge.” This patent has been cited 257 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 machine tools patents in the field of mechanical engineering. The abstract states:

A refill for staples, which can not be removed from a cartridge unless all sheet-type connected staples in a stapler body are delivered. A refill for staples is installed in a detachable manner in a stapler body, and includes a refill body which holds the sheet-type connected staples, and a pressing member which presses the sheet-type connected staples. A delivery port delivering the sheet-type connected staples and a locking plate provided with a locking section which locks a locked section in the stapler body are formed in the refill body. When the sheet-type connected staples are pressed, the pressing member is engaged with the locking plate not to allow rotation of the locking plate, and, when the sheet-type connected staples are not pressed, the pressing member is disengaged from the locking plate to allow rotation of the locking plate. Thereby, the locking section of the locking plate can be removed from the locked section in the stapler body. Link: U.S. Patent 7748587

This patent was originally filed on 2004-02-06 which gives it a processing time of 2342 days, compared to an average processing time of 1003 in the field. Marvzen Kabushiki Kaisha has 25 total patents. The first named inventor is Katsunori Manabe of Tokyo, Tokyo. The assistant examiner was Nathaniel Chukwurah.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths – US8317070

U.S. Patent 8317070 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2012-11-27 and describes a “Surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths.” This patent has been cited 290 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 device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil. The end effector also comprises a staple driver assembly comprising a plurality of staple drivers. Each staple driver supports one of the plurality of staples and is configured such that, when the staple driver assembly is actuated, each staple driver drives the staple into the staple forming surface of the anvil. A first quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a first height and a second quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a second height, wherein the first height is less than the second height. Link: U.S. Patent 8317070

This patent was originally filed on 2007-02-28 which gives it a processing time of 2099 days, compared to an average processing time of 1226 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Joseph C. Hueil of Loveland, CO. The primary examiner was Rinaldi Rada.

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