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Covidien Public Limited Company was an Irish-headquartered global health care products company and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies. Covidien became an independent publicly traded company after being spun off from Tyco International in 2007. It was purchased by Medtronic Plc in a transaction that closed in 2015. Wikipedia.


Patent
Covidien | Date: 2016-01-11

A surgical staple, comprising a backspan, a first leg member extending from the backspan, a second leg member extending from the backspan, and at least one substantially continuous channel extending along at least one of an inner surface and an outer surface of the first leg member and the second leg member.


A medical tool comprising an electromechanical driver and a surgical instrument attachment for use in invasive surgery, including a handle coupled to a flexible sheath which is in turn coupled to a surgical attachment. The handle of the driver includes the electromechanical driver and at least one processor element which controls the actions of the electromechanical driver, and therefore the application elements of the surgical attachment, based on information relayed between the processor element and remotely activatable sensor assemblies in the surgical instrument attachment.


Patent
Covidien | Date: 2016-01-11

A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a first endoscopic portion, a motor, and a first end effector is disclosed. The first endoscopic portion is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the handle assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The first endoscopic portion includes a housing adjacent its proximal portion and includes an actuation member. The motor is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the housing of the first endoscopic portion and is operatively connected to the actuation member for moving the actuation member substantially along the longitudinal axis. The first end effector is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the first endoscopic portion and is configured to perform a first stapling function.


Patent
Covidien | Date: 2016-01-12

A stent comprising a stent body and a plurality of cells is disclosed. The stent body defines a length. Each cell includes two structural members extending in an undulating pattern. Each structural member includes a plurality of cell segments defining a plurality of nodes therebetween. At least one node includes a non-constant radius of curvature.


Patent
Covidien | Date: 2016-01-04

A surgical apparatus providing access to an underlying body cavity through a tissue tract articulates a flexible surgical object inserted therein. The surgical apparatus includes a tube member defining a longitudinal axis and a lumen therethrough to receive the flexible surgical object. The tube member includes a proximal member, a middle member connected to the proximal member at a first joint, and a distal member connected to the middle member at a second joint. The surgical apparatus also includes articulation mechanisms to articulate the tube member.

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