05129570 is referenced by 781 patents and cites 11 patents.

The present invention relates to an improved surgical stapler that prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge. More specifically, this invention includes a simple, inexpensive mechanical locking mechanism which prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge by blocking the path of the firing and/or cutting means of the stapler.

Title
Surgical stapler
Application Number
7/620119
Publication Number
5129570
Application Date
November 30, 1990
Publication Date
July 14, 1992
Inventor
Jon A Sherman
Cincinnati
OH, US
Dale R Schulze
Leam
OH, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/064
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