04440170 is referenced by 169 patents and cites 7 patents.

A pistol-type surgical instrument for applying ligating clips to blood vessels and other tubular ducts in remote locations which are substantially inaccessible to conventional forceps-type appliers. Tubular jaw assemblies of various lengths may be mounted on the pistol-grip handle of the instrument, and the mounted jaw assembly is fully rotatable to permit orientation of the clip applying jaws. The jaws are preferably at right angles to the axis of the tubular jaw assembly, but may be slanted forward or rearward up to about 20 degrees.

Title
Surgical clip applying instrument
Application Number
6/18073
Publication Number
4440170
Application Date
March 6, 1979
Publication Date
April 3, 1984
Inventor
Robert B Duncan
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Donald Golden
Cherry Hill
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/12
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