04850355 is referenced by 158 patents and cites 29 patents.

The present invention relates to an apparatus for applying hemostatic or ligating clips. The apparatus is provided with a unitary chassis on which all other components are attached. A clip housing is disposed at the forward end of the apparatus and stores a plurality of abuttingly arranged forward facing clips that are fed one at a time to the jaws. Upon closure of the handles, the jaws are drawn rearwardly into the apparatus and cammed closed to deform a clip positioned between the jaws. Upon release of the handles, the apparatus returns to its unactuated position and advances a clip to the jaws. The apparatus includes a lockout member to prevent actuation of the apparatus while a clip is in transition from the clip housing to the jaws.

Title
Hemostatic clip applicator for applying multiple hemostatic clips
Application Number
7/35074
Publication Number
4850355
Application Date
April 6, 1987
Publication Date
July 25, 1989
Inventor
Paul J Mulhauser
New York
NY, US
Jeffrey A Stein
Milford
CT, US
Christopher J Brooks
Glen Cove
NY, US
Agent
Neuman Williams Anderson & Olson
Assignee
Richard Allan Medical
MI, US
IPC
A61B 17/12
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