05383881 is referenced by 348 patents and cites 130 patents.

A safety device is provided for use with endoscopic instrumentation, particularly and endoscopic clip applier. The device includes a collar which is adapted to be disposed on the elongated shaft of the endoscopic instrument. A release means is provided as part of the trocar guide sleeve which is adapted to contact the collar and release it from engagement with the elongated shaft.

Title
Safety device for use with endoscopic instrumentation
Application Number
479375
Publication Number
5383881
Application Date
September 22, 1993
Publication Date
January 24, 1995
Inventor
Keith Ratcliff
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Lisa W Heaton
Norwalk
CT, US
Richard A McGarry
Norwalk
CT, US
Wayne P Young
Brewster
NY, US
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
David T Green
Westport
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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