David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healtcare Group, January 9, 2007: US07159750 (706 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a Simple Use Loading Unit (“SULU”) [SULU]. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body p ...

Frank J Viola: Surgical instrument with flexible drive mechanism. Tyco Healtcare Group, October 18, 2011: US08038044 (46 worldwide citation)

A drive mechanism for use with a surgical instrument includes a rotatable drive member, a crank operatively coupled to the drive member; a clutch operatively coupled to the crank, wherein rotational motion of the drive member causes oscillating movement of the clutch; and a gear rotatably coupled to ...

Adrian Garcia, Ting Tina Ye, Quang Q Tran, Bart Bojanowski, Alec Piplani, Aaron Lee Berez: Intracorporeal grasping device. Tyco Healtcare Group, Mark J Kertz Esq, October 30, 2012: US08298244 (16 worldwide citation)

An intracorporeal grasping device includes a tubular member for entering a lumen of a human body and the tubular member having a distal end portion. An elongated core member is disposed within the interior cavity of the tubular member for rotational or slidable movement within the tubular member and ...

James G Hanlon, David R Swisher: Safety connector assembly. Tyco Healtcare Group, Thomas M Johnston Esq, October 16, 2012: US08287517 (6 worldwide citation)

A connector assembly includes first and second mating connectors that can be joined to make a fluid connection. The connectors are constructed to discriminate improper connectors so that no fluid tight connection can be formed with improper connectors. The connector assembly can be used with a syste ...

Katsuki Nagata, Yasuyuki Baba: Gastrostomy tube extension device. Tyco Healtcare Group, June 28, 2011: US07967787 (1 worldwide citation)

A gastrostomy tube extension device which can facilitate insertion or removal of a gastrostomy tube by making the degree of extension of the gastrostomy tube constant. A gastrostomy tube extension device used for inserting and taking out a gastrostomy tube into/from a hole formed on a patient's abdo ...

Paul A Scirica, Roman Czernik: Loading unit having drive assembly locking mechanism. Tyco Healtcare Group, United States Surgical, A Division Of Tyco Healthcare Group, October 12, 2006: US20060226195-A1

A disposable loading unit is provided which includes a tool assembly and a body portion. A drive assembly is movably positioned at least partly within the body portion and is operably associated with the tool assembly to operate the tool assembly. A locking mechanism is provided for maintaining the ...

Timothy Sargeant: Wound Closure Device. Tyco Healtcare Group New Haven Ct, April 14, 2011: US20110087274-A1

Biocompatible wound closure devices including an elongate body and a plug member are useful for wound repair.