0593920-A1 is referenced by 706 patents and cites 4 patents.

Surgical apparatus (10) is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus (10) includes an endoscopic body having an elongated proximal portion (12) and an articulating distal portion (14) which moves relative to the proximal portion (12). A cartridge assembly (16) and an anvil member (18) are detachably mounted adjacent the articulating distal portion (14) which move relative to one another between an open position and a closed position. A camming mechanism (20) is associated with the articulating portion (14) of the apparatus (10) for moving the anvil member (18) relative to the cartridge assembly (16), and a linkage system (58,60) is provided for effectuating the articulation of the distal portion (14) of the endoscopic body to increase the range of operability of the apparatus (10).; In addition, a driving mechanism (24) is provided for ejecting the surgical fasteners from the cartridge assembly (16).

Title
Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners.
Application Number
EP19930115249 19930922
Publication Number
0593920 (A1)
Application Date
September 22, 1993
Publication Date
April 27, 1994
Inventor
Fontayne Diego
US
Assignee
United States Surgical
US
IPC
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/03
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/11
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