05653374 is referenced by 703 patents and cites 62 patents.

A self-contained powered surgical stapling device is provided which includes an elongate body. A fastener applying assembly is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body and includes a cartridge housing a plurality of staples and an anvil actuable to move between an open position and a closed position. A motor assembly is disposed within the elongate body for driving an actuation assembly configured to translate through the fastener applying assembly to progressively close the anvil and sequentially eject staples from the cartridge.

Title
Self-contained powered surgical apparatus
Application Number
287455
Publication Number
5653374
Application Date
April 29, 1996
Publication Date
August 5, 1997
Inventor
Henry Bolanos
East Norwalk
CT, US
Kenneth E Toso
Wilton
CT, US
Daniel E Alesi
Sherman
CT, US
Wayne P Young
Brewster
NY, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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