05279416 is referenced by 185 patents and cites 25 patents.

A cartridge for storing and retaining a plurality of medical ligating devices such as hemostatic clips and surgical staples, the cartridge having a movable device retaining member situated in each device chamber. The retaining member is adapted to frictionally engage the legs of an open C-shaped device and is further adapted to be displaced away from engagement with the device when it is engaged in the jaws of a forceps-type applier. In one embodiment, the retaining member is adapted to fit between the legs of an open hemostatic clip and is further adapted to be displaced downwardly away from the clip when the clip is engaged by a clip applier. The disclosure further includes a method of storing hemostatic clips in a cartridge, the method incorporating retaining the clip within the cartridge by a separable member which is displaceable from engagement with a clip when the clip is engaged by a clip applier.

Title
Ligating device cartridge with separable retainer
Application Number
7/893867
Publication Number
5279416
Application Date
June 5, 1992
Publication Date
January 18, 1994
Inventor
Elise Powell
Raleigh
NC, US
Curtis W Thornton
Cary
NC, US
John C Phillips
Holly Springs
NC, US
Richard M Malec
Durham
NC, US
Agent
Gene Warzecha
Assignee
Edward Weck Incorporated
NC, US
IPC
B65D 85/24
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