04316468 is referenced by 115 patents and cites 34 patents.

A hemostatic clip applicator useful in the rapid and automatic application of hemostatic clips for the strangulation of tubular members is disclosed. The applicator consists of a main body, a clip magazine externally attached to the main body, clip deforming jaws attached to one end of the main body, a clip feed mechanism located within the main body and an actuating mechanism attached to the feed mechanism and deforming jaws. In operation, one of many hemostatic clips stored in the clip magazine is fed into the main body and guided to the deforming jaws by the interaction of the actuating mechanism and the feed mechanism. When the clip is properly located about a tubular member, further actuation of the actuating mechanism results in the deformation of the clip about the tubular member. Upon further activation of the actuating mechanism, the sequential process of feeding a clip from the magazine and deforming the clip about other tubular members may be rapidly repeated until the supply of clips in the magazine is depleted.

Title
Surgical stapler
Application Number
822096
Publication Number
4316468
Application Date
August 29, 1980
Publication Date
February 23, 1982
Inventor
Richard M Densmore
South Gate
CA, US
Charles H Klieman
3737 Century Blvd., Lynwood, 90262
CA, US
Agent
Wayne Willenberg
Assignee
Charles H Klieman
CA, US
IPC
B31B 1/00
A61B 17/12
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