AtriCure has been granted a patent for a laparoscopic device with a unique end effector design allowing for precise repositioning in multiple planes. The device includes an occlusion clip deployment mechanism for enhanced surgical procedures. GlobalData’s report on AtriCure gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on AtriCure, Surgical robots was a key innovation area identified from patents. AtriCure's grant share as of January 2024 was 55%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Laparoscopic device with repositionable components and occlusion clip deployment

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: AtriCure Inc

A laparoscopic device and a controller for a surgical device have been granted a patent (Publication Number: US11883037B2). The laparoscopic device comprises a housing connected to a control with various components, including a handle mechanism, an end effector with repositionable components, a laparoscopic conduit, and an occlusion clip. The controller for the surgical device includes a toothed assembly engaging a repositionable button, a handle mechanism, and a spring biasing engagement to allow rotation of the toothed assembly. The toothed assembly can draw in or out connection wires based on its rotation direction.

Furthermore, the controller includes additional features such as a second toothed assembly, a repositionable lever in the handle mechanism, and a stem coupled to the housing for clip release. The toothed assemblies are designed to rotate about a common axle within the housing, and the handle mechanism includes a drive plate and a second spring for operational efficiency. The stem in the controller is removably coupled to the housing and connected to a clip release wire, providing versatility in the device's functionality. Overall, the patented laparoscopic device and controller offer innovative features for precise control and manipulation during surgical procedures, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of laparoscopic interventions.

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