05289963 is referenced by 690 patents and cites 106 patents.

An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple storage magazine is provided for storing a plurality of surgical staples at the distal end portion of the endoscopic section with each staple being configured and adapted to attach the mesh to the body tissue. An elongated pusher system formed of several assembled components and extending from the frame to the endoscopic section is provided for individually advancing at least one staple at a time distally for positioning adjacent the surgical mesh and the body tissue. The pusher system also includes a trigger mecanism to actuate the pusher. Anvil means provides for closing the staple to encompass at least a portion of the surgical mesh and to penetrate the body tissue in a manner to attach the portion of the mesh to the body tissue. The invention also relates to a system for attaching surgical mesh to body tissue, a method for endoscopically attaching surgical mesh to body tissue. The staple for endoscopically attaching the surgical mesh to body tissue and a kit for accomplishing such attachment.

Title
Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to attach an object to body tissue
Application Number
7/782290
Publication Number
5289963
Application Date
October 18, 1991
Publication Date
March 1, 1994
Inventor
Salvatore Castro
Waterbury
CT, US
Lisa W Heaton
Norwalk
CT, US
Wayne P Young
Brewster
NY, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Richard A McGarry
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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