04532927 is referenced by 299 patents and cites 38 patents.

A fastener is provided to hold together separated portions of mammalian tissue and includes an open loop fastening member and a receiver adapted to receive the legs of the fastening member. Each fastening member leg extends through the receiver and the distal end of the leg is bent back into a base structure of the receiver to effect engagement of the fastening member and receiver. In the fully engaged configuration, the distal end of each bent leg does not project from the receiver and does not penetrate the tissue portions.

Title
Two-piece tissue fastener with non-reentry bent leg staple and retaining receiver
Application Number
6/506087
Publication Number
4532927
Application Date
June 20, 1983
Publication Date
August 6, 1985
Inventor
Anthony Miksza Jr
Jersey City
NJ, US
Agent
Robert L Minier
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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