05119983 is referenced by 369 patents and cites 17 patents.

The end-to-end anastomosis apparatus is provided with a mounting means which can receive a trocar for making holes in tissue and, subsequently, an anvil shaft for the mounting of an anvil assembly for stapling purposes. The anvil shaft is provided with splines which cooperate with splines on a shell liner within the housing of the apparatus to align the buckets on the anvil assembly with the staples in a cartridge secured in the apparatus. In addition, the anvil assembly is provided with a spring for locking of the anvil housing on the anvil shaft.

Title
Surgical stapler apparatus
Application Number
7/54328
Publication Number
5119983
Application Date
May 26, 1987
Publication Date
June 9, 1992
Inventor
Keith Ratcliff
Sandy Hook
CT, US
David T Green
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
Rocco S Barrese
Peter G Dilworth
Thomas R Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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