04226242 is referenced by 223 patents and cites 6 patents.

A cartridge for use with a repeating hemostatic clip applying instrument. The instrument is generally shaped and operated in the manner of prior clip applying instruments. Shaped like a pair of dog-nosed pliers, the outer ends of the jaws are adapted to hold a clip which may be applied to a blood vessel with the instrument. The rearward portion of the jaws overlap and a rectangular channel is formed in one of them through which clips may be pushed by a pusher extending down the center line of the instrument. One of the jaws is adapted to receive a cartridge containing a stack of U-shaped clips which may be pushed one at a time to the distal end of the jaws by the pusher.

The cartridge is provided with a spring for urging the U-shaped stack of clips down to the pusher channel, and a clip follower for preventing misalignment of the clips in the cartridge.

Title
Repeating hemostatic clip applying instruments and multi-clip cartridges therefor
Application Number
730933
Publication Number
4226242
Application Date
September 13, 1977
Publication Date
October 7, 1980
Inventor
Robert K Jarvik
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Fleit & Jacobson
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/12
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