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A laparoscopic ligation clip applicator for automatically applying a plurality of ligation clips includes a handle assembly having an actuator, an elongated shaft connected to the handle assembly, and an actuating mechanism disposed within the shaft. The actuating mechanism includes a clamp for engaging a first piece of the ligation clip and a slidable driver for driving a second piece of the ligation clip relative to the first piece. The actuating mechanism also includes a hold for preventing rearward movement of the ligation clips, and an advancer for sequentially feeding the ligation clips. A slidable cam, operably connected to the handle assembly, actuates the clamp, the driver and the advancer.

Title
Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator
Application Number
54770
Publication Number
5904693
Application Date
November 23, 1994
Publication Date
May 18, 1999
Inventor
John A Conners
Fairfield
CT, US
Joseph N Logan
Trumbull
CT, US
William J Allen
Stratford
CT, US
Jeffrey A Stein
Milford
CT, US
Paul C Dicesare
Norwalk
CT, US
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
NJ, US
IPC
A61B
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