05571285 is referenced by 356 patents and cites 7 patents.

A new method is shown whereby staples are closed to smaller heights so that virtually total hemostasis is possible. Also, the staple legs in alternate rows in the surgical stapler are made to interlock so that during closure, hemostasis is effected by the interlocking of the staple legs.

Title
Surgical staple for insertion into tissue
Application Number
641380
Publication Number
5571285
Application Date
March 30, 1992
Publication Date
November 5, 1996
Inventor
Richard L Grant
Cincinnati
OH, US
Martin Madden
Cincinnati
OH, US
Ronald J Brinkerhoff
New Richmond
OH, US
Federico Bilotti
Madeira
OH, US
Earl J Mills
Cincinnati
OH, US
Hector Chow
Cincinnati
OH, US
Agent
Paul A Coletti
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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