04263903 is referenced by 181 patents and cites 7 patents.

The head or bridge portion of an otherwise standard medical staple is provided with an elongated groove in each transverse side thereof. The jaw members of a medical staple holder are provided with elongated ridges for extending into the grooves in the staple when the staple is being held by the staple holder to thereby securely hold the staple.

Title
Medical staple means
Application Number
6/1943
Publication Number
4263903
Application Date
January 8, 1979
Publication Date
April 28, 1981
Inventor
Calvin Griggs
Memphis
TN, US
Agent
Walker & McKenzie
Assignee
Richards Manufacturing Co
TN, US
IPC
A61B 17/18
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