05366458 is referenced by 229 patents and cites 31 patents.

A latchless surgical clip provides effective hemostasis while avoiding or minimizing the risk of injury to the tissue site to which the clip is applied. The clip includes a hinge region having an elastic spring back property so that the legs are spread apart to engage opposing sides of the tissue and then released to return to their tissue clamping (closed) position. A method for forming the latchless surgical clip and a fixture for use therein are also described.

Title
Latchless surgical clip
Application Number
7/626841
Publication Number
5366458
Application Date
December 13, 1990
Publication Date
November 22, 1994
Inventor
Charles E Gorman Jr
Hamden
CT, US
Ross R Muth
Brookfield
CT, US
Daniel Shichman
Trumbull
CT, US
Herbert W Korthoff
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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