04580712 is referenced by 475 patents and cites 15 patents.

An apparatus for applying a relatively large number of surgical fasteners to body tissue, application of some fasteners is made to precede application of other fasteners in order to spread out and thereby reduce the peak fastener applying load or force.

Title
Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener
Application Number
6/662679
Publication Number
4580712
Application Date
October 19, 1984
Publication Date
April 8, 1986
Inventor
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
John E Nathan
Robert R Jackson
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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