04410125 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 26 patents.

Surgical stapler apparatus of the type in which a surgical staple is formed around an anvil. The staple is driven by a longitudinally curved pusher which forms an arc of a circle and which is arcuately reciprocal in a similarly curved channel. The distal end portion of the curved channel is substantially tangent to the plane of the distal-most staple in a stack of staples, and the proximal end portion of the staple pusher is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stack to provide a very compact stapler configuration.

Title
Surgical stapler apparatus with curved staple pusher
Application Number
6/308183
Publication Number
4410125
Application Date
October 2, 1981
Publication Date
October 18, 1983
Inventor
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Douglas G Noiles
New Canaan
CT, US
Agent
John E Nathan
Robert R Jackson
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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