US Patents Issued

John Meade has a proven track record. Please see the patents listed below, some of these patents are protecting products that are in the market place today. Meade designs are not limited to the patents listed below.

To view U.S. Patents click on patent number of interest, then click download PDF.

  • 10,111,654 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 10,098,630 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 10,045,774 Devices and methods for surgical fastening
  • 9,986,997 Apparatus and method for tissue closure
  • 9,962,156 Suturing needle
  • 9,962,155 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,962,154 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,962,153 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,962,152 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,962,151 Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,943,308 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,943,307 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,936,945 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,936,944 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,901,474 Anti-obesity devices
  • 9,808,238 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,795,377 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,795,376 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,775,600 Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,750,596 Bariatric sleeve
  • 9,744,061 Intestinal sleeve
  • 9,743,925 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,743,923 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,737,296 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,730,688 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,717,495 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,717,493 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,700,302 Suturing needles
  • 9,700,301 Suturing needles
  • 9,693,770 Devices and methods for surgical suturing
  • 9,675,339 Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,663,760 System and methods for processing cells
  • 9,649,107 Needle for suturing instrument
  • 9,642,614 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,642,613 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,597,071 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,585,783 Methods and apparatus for anchoring witn the gastrointestinal tract
  • 9,474,523 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,451,948 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 9,445,807 Needle for suturing instrument
  • 9,278,020 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve
  • 9,237,944 Intestinal sleeve
  • 9,155,609 Bariatric sleeve
  • 9,145,544 Systems and methods for processing cells
  • 9,095,416 Removal and repositioning devices
  • 9,084,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract
  • 8,967,513 Systems and methods for processing cells
  • 8,967,512 Systems and methods for processing cells
  • 8,893,995 Systems and methods for processing cells
  • 8,882,698 Anti-obesity devices
  • 8,834,405 Intestinal sleeve
  • 8,828,033 Methods, systems, and apparatus for performing minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • 8,821,519 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 8,771,219 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring
  • 8,628,583 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract
  • 8,623,048 Suturing instrument
  • 8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices
  • 8,469,973 Apparatus and method for sternotomy closure
  • 8,303,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract
  • 8,162,871 Bariatric sleeve
  • 8,137,301 Bariatric sleeve
  • 8,123,764 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 8,066,737 Needle for suturing instrument
  • 8,057,420 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring
  • 7,993,354 Devices and methods for minimally invasive suturing
  • 7,981,163 Intestinal sleeve
  • 7,976,555 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 7,927,343 Methods, systems, and apparatus for performing minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • 7,862,572 Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
  • 7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor
  • 7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract
  • 7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices
  • 7,695,446 Methods of treatrnent using a bariatric sleeve
  • 7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve
  • 7,678,068 Atraumatic delivery devices
  • 7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve
  • 7,591,827 Conduit coupling devices and methods for employing such devices
  • 7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve
  • 7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve
  • 7,235,073 Cooled electrosurgical forceps
  • 7,122,058 Anti-obesity devices
  • 7,074,219 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes
  • 7,025,791 Bariatric sleeve
  • 6,923,819 Apparatus and method for surgical suturing with thread management
  • 6,544,264 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes
  • 6,306,149 Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism
  • 6,206,876 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes
  • 6,074,389 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes
  • 5,928,255 Reusable endoscopic surgical instrument
  • 5,891,162 Expanding polygonal surgical compressor
  • 5,843,100 Suture needle grasping and manipulating device
  • 5,817,099 Universal port/seal device for ocular surgery
  • 5,746,759 Reusable endoscopic surgical instrument
  • 5,647,871 Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes
  • 5,540,705 Suturing instrument with thread management
  • 5,499,998 Reusable surgical instrument with guided jaws and ratchet control
  • 5,499,992 Resuable endoscopic surgical instrument
  • 5,478,351 Endoscopic surgical tool with handle and detachable tool assembly
  • 5,437,681 Suturing instrument with thread management
  • 4,969,591 Surgical stapling system
  • 4,821,942 Driver for surgical micro stapler
  • 4,762,260 Surgical micro stapler

John Meade is also named on numerous published patent applications pending approval.