Top Medical Technology Patent – Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement – US7766209

U.S. Patent 7766209 was awarded to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. on 2010-08-03 and describes a “Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement.” This patent has been cited 437 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 instrument including an actuator knob which can be moved from one side of the stapling instrument to another side in order to reposition the actuator knob without having to reposition the stapling instrument within a surgical site. A stapling instrument can include a pusher bar, a housing having a first side and a second side, and an actuator knob rotatably mounted to the pusher bar wherein the actuator knob can be configured to be rotated between a first position in which the actuator knob can be moved along the first side of the housing and a second position where the actuator knob can be moved along a second side of the housing. Alternatively, a surgical stapling instrument can comprise one or more actuator knobs which can be operably engaged and disengaged with a pusher bar in order to selectively utilize the actuator knobs. Link: U.S. Patent 7766209

This patent was originally filed on 2008-02-13 which gives it a processing time of 902 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 James J. Bedi of Cincinnati, OH. The primary examiner was Scott A. Smith.

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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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Innovative GM Global Technology Operations design patent for vehicle body – USD657718

This GM Global Technology Operations patent directed towards a vehicle body 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 D657718 entitled “Vehicle body” on April 17, 2012. The patent has been cited 178 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 D657718

GM Global Technology Operations filed this patent on January 14, 2011 giving it a processing time of 459 days (compared to an average processing time of 448 in the field). They have a total number of 11636 patents. The first named inventor is Carl J. Zipfel of , MI. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Melody N Brown.

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Top Medical Technology Patent – Cellulosic-based interference domain for an analyte sensor – US7651596

U.S. Patent 7651596 was awarded to DexCom, Inc. on 2010-01-26 and describes a “Cellulosic-based interference domain for an analyte sensor.” This patent has been cited 329 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:

The present invention relates generally to devices for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present invention relates to devices for measurement of glucose in a host that incorporate a cellulosic-based interference domain. Link: U.S. Patent 7651596

This patent was originally filed on 2006-01-18 which gives it a processing time of 1469 days, compared to an average processing time of 1775 in the field. DexCom, Inc. has 423 total patents. The first named inventor is Robert J. Boock of Carlsbad, CA. The primary examiner was Alex Noguerola.

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Innovative GM Global Technology Operations design patent for vehicle body – USD692798

This GM Global Technology Operations patent directed towards a vehicle body 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 D692798 entitled “Vehicle body” on November 5, 2013. The patent has been cited 174 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 D692798

GM Global Technology Operations filed this patent on March 28, 2012 giving it a processing time of 587 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 Joshua L. Thurber of New Baltimore, MI. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Melody Brown.

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