05628446 is referenced by 578 patents and cites 66 patents.

A self-contained powered surgical apparatus is provided which includes an elongate body defining a longitudinal axis and housing a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed within a feed track, an anvil positioned at a distal end of the elongate body adjacent a terminal end of the feed path for forming surgical fasteners, a fastener pusher mounted for longitudinal movement within the elongate body to individually urge surgical fasteners toward the anvil, a barrel cam assembly disposed within the elongate body for effectuating reciprocatory longitudinal movement of the fastener pusher, a motor assembly disposed within the elongate body for driving the barrel cam assembly, and a power source disposed within the elongate body for energizing the motor assembly.

Title
Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
Application Number
238770
Publication Number
5628446
Application Date
May 6, 1996
Publication Date
May 13, 1997
Inventor
Carlo A Mililli
Huntington
CT, US
Wayne P Young
Brewster
NY, US
Dominick L Mastri
Bridgeport
CT, US
Stephan A DeFonzo
Bridgeport
CT, US
Robert J Geiste
Milford
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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