Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 3,692
Granted Patents: 2,694
Grant Index 75.65 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 867 (24.35%)
In-Process Applications: 131
Average Grant Time: 3.91 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.23

Which Technology Area Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3721 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 759
3731 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 662
3739 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 295
3773 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 264
3736 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 227

How many patents are Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 7*
2020 15
2019 13
2018 15

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20210244415A1
Application number: 17/242,504

Abstract:
Devices and methods are used to modify a metabolic pathway of a digestive system by creating a pathway within the intestinal tract through an anastomosis between a proximal location within the intestinal tract and a distal location within the intestinal tract. In some examples, the small intestine has a first initial length and the created pathway defines a second length of the intestinal tract that is approximately ten to seventy percent of the first initial length of the small intestine.

Publication date: 2021-08-12
Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Inventors: Harris Jason L


Publication number: US20210196952A1
Application number: 17/201,716

Abstract:
A system for stimulating the release of satiety hormone in a subject comprises a stimulus device which is implantable in the subject and adapted to apply an electrical stimulus to a tissue of a gastrointestinal system of said subject, and a detection device which is implantable in the subject and adapted to continuously monitoring at least one of a mechanical characteristic and an electrical characteristic of the subject to detect an ingestion of food by said subject, wherein the detection device cooperates with the stimulus device such that the stimulus device applies said electrical stimulus in response to a detected ingestion of food.

Publication date: 2021-07-01
Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Inventors: Mathilde Miguras


Publication number: US20210085319A1
Application number: 17/032,013

Abstract:
A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil. The end effector also comprises a staple driver assembly comprising a plurality of staple drivers. Each staple driver supports one of the plurality of staples and is configured such that, when the staple driver assembly is actuated, each staple driver drives the staple into the staple forming surface of the anvil. A first quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a first height and a second quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a second height, wherein the first height is less than the second height.

Publication date: 2021-03-25
Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Inventors: E Frederick Shelton


How are Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/242,504 Methods For Partial Diversion Of The Intestinal Tract Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/201,716 Devices And Methods For The Treatment Of Metabolic Disorders Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/032,013 Fastener Cartridge Assembly Comprising A Fixed Anvil And Different Staple Heights Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/032,008 Fastener Cartridge Assembly Comprising A Fixed Anvil And Different Staple Heights Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
16/998,495 Surgical Device With Tandem Fasteners Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket