1733686-A2 is referenced by 329 patents and cites 2 patents.

A surgical apparatus for driving surgical fasteners comprising a frame portion, an elongated body portion extending distally from said frame portion; a fastener applying assembly operatively associated with a distal end portion of said body portion and including: a cartridge member having a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed therein; and an anvil member mounted adjacent said cartridge member against which said fasteners are driven when ejected from said cartridge member; fastener ejection means actuable from said frame portion for sequentially ejecting said plurality of surgical fasteners from said cartridge assembly; and identification means associated with said fastener ejection means for preventing actuation thereof when an incompatible cartridge member is inserted within said distal end portion of said body portion.

Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners
Application Number
EP20060018854 19941005
Publication Number
1733686 (A2)
Application Date
October 5, 1994
Publication Date
December 20, 2006
Alli Alim
Sorrentino Gregory
United States Surgical
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
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