05042707 is referenced by 935 patents and cites 4 patents.

An articulatable stapler (20) is arranged in the form of an elongated catheter having a plurality of segments (25,26,28) mounted on one end of a catheter main body (24). A stylet (64) is slidably received within the catheter main body and two intermediate segments, and may be selectively moved to articulate the segments such that the most-distal segment is either aligned with, or arranged at a substantial angle with respect to, the catheter main body portion. The most-distal segment (28) carries stapling means (30) by which the improved catheter may cause a staple to be inserted through a graft (89) into the wall of the blood vessel. The improved device also has means for selectively bending a staple (75) so as to prevent unintended separation therefrom.

Title
Intravascular stapler, and method of operating same
Application Number
7/598245
Publication Number
5042707
Application Date
October 16, 1990
Publication Date
August 27, 1991
Inventor
Syde A Taheri
268 Dan Troy, Williamsville, 14221
NY, US
Agent
Sommer Oliverio & Sommer
IPC
A61B 17/00
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