04573622 is referenced by 541 patents and cites 2 patents.

Apparatus for applying an array of surgical fasteners. The apparatus includes a work transmitting member removably interposable between the member which supplies the fastener applying work and a subset of the fasteners in the array so that the subset can be applied or not applied at the option of the user.

Title
Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays
Application Number
6/662678
Publication Number
4573622
Application Date
October 19, 1984
Publication Date
March 4, 1986
Inventor
Edgar D Gunning
Danbury
CT, US
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
John E Nathan
Robert R Jackson
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B25C 5/00
A61B 17/04
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