0536903-A2 is referenced by 209 patents and cites 9 patents.

A unique hernia repair stapler (10) is described which allows the forming of staples (20) to attach prosthetics to tissue, or to approximate herniated tissue. The stapler is useful in endoscopic operations and may be rotatable or stationary. The stapler has a unique forming and ejecting mechanism; as well, there is the availability of a loading mechanism useful for both cartridges and magazines of staples. An improved staple shape allows for better staple alignment, especially in a multiple load device.

Title
Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism.
Application Number
EP19920308326 19920914
Publication Number
0536903 (A2)
Application Date
September 14, 1992
Publication Date
April 14, 1993
Inventor
Sherrill Michael
US
Privitera Salvatore
US
Bedi James J
US
Sambi Narinderjit S
US
Bishop Gregory D
US
Okorocha Livyn O
US
Rothfuss Robert G
US
Assignee
Ethicon
US
IPC
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/03
A61B 01/00
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/04
A61B 01/00
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