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 – Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot – US8479969

U.S. Patent 8479969 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2013-07-09 and describes a “Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot.” This patent has been cited 351 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 system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector. Link: U.S. Patent 8479969

This patent was originally filed on 2012-02-09 which gives it a processing time of 516 days, compared to an average processing time of 575 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Frederick E. Shelton, IV of Hillsboro, OR. The primary examiner was Brian D Nash.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument – US8322455

U.S. Patent 8322455 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2012-12-04 and describes a “Manually driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument.” This patent has been cited 288 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 cutting and fastening instrument that includes an elongate channel that is attached to a handle assembly by an elongate shaft assembly. The elongate channel is configured to receive a cartridge and has a pivotally translatable anvil attached thereto and a knife bar supported therein. The anvil may be selectively opened and closed by manipulating a closure trigger supported by the handle assembly. The knife bar may be distally advanced through the elongate channel by actuating a firing trigger that cooperates with a reversible rotary drive supported by the handle assembly. The knife bar may also be retracted to its starting position by actuating the firing trigger after the reversible rotary drive has been shifted to a retraction orientation. Link: U.S. Patent 8322455

This patent was originally filed on 2006-06-27 which gives it a processing time of 2352 days, compared to an average processing time of 1309 in the field. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has 2128 total patents. The first named inventor is Eugene L. Timperman of Cincinnati, OH. The primary examiner was Rinaldi Rada.

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