05562239 is referenced by 660 patents and cites 13 patents.

A device is provided for sensing the firing of a staple cartridge inserted into an end piece or end effector of a surgical instrument. The stapling instrument includes a magnetic sensing device arranged to sense the advancement of a knife or staple driver.

Title
Identification device for surgical instrument
Application Number
234749
Publication Number
5562239
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
October 8, 1996
Inventor
Warren P Williamson
Loveland
OH, US
Mark T Byrne
Loveland
OH, US
Anthony A Boiarski
Columbus
OH, US
Agent
Susan M Schmitt
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
B01J 19/10
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