05601573 is referenced by 307 patents and cites 36 patents.

A clip, clip applier and method for ligating a tissue structure is provided. The applier has a two stage actuation. In the first stage, a tissue structure is positioned into the jaws of the clip applier The jaws close and lock to a preset force to compress and temporarily occlude the tissue structure. If satisfactorily positioned, the second stage is initiated in which a clip is advanced through the shaft of the clip applier in a closed position. At the distal end of the clip applier, the clip is opened slightly to capture the pre-compressed tissue structure, and is placed over the structure. The clip is then dissociated from the business end of the instrument. Preferably the clip comprises two leg members disposed in close proximity to one another joined from opposing directions by a connecting element. The connecting element restricts separation of the leg members with opposing spring members so as to provide substantially uniform parallel deflection of the leg members from each other.

Title
Sterile occlusion fasteners and instruments and method for their placement
Application Number
204847
Publication Number
5601573
Application Date
March 15, 1995
Publication Date
February 11, 1997
Inventor
Michael A Murray
Bellevue
KY, US
David Stefanchik
Mason
OH, US
Michael E Boehm
Cincinnati
OH, US
C Kerwin Braddock
Cincinnati
OH, US
J David Hughett
Hamilton
OH, US
Mark Fogelberg
Wilsonville
OR, US
Agent
Susan M Schmitt
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/12
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