05919198 is referenced by 543 patents and cites 19 patents.

An improved surgical instrument cartridge and method for manufacturing thereof includes providing a cartridge comprising a housing including a surface member and a pair of sidewalls spaced a distance apart from each and connected to the surface member. At least one of the sidewalls has a plurality of slots arranged therein. The slotted sidewall is then deflected such that a plurality of drivers can be placed adjacent the deflected sidewall. Each driver has a tab extending laterally therefrom. The driver tab is inserted directly into the sidewall slot such that each tab is movably confined within each slot and the driver is movable with respect to the slotted sidewalls.

Title
Disposable cartridge with drivers
Application Number
8/839853
Publication Number
5919198
Application Date
April 17, 1997
Publication Date
July 6, 1999
Inventor
Trevor Speeg
Williamsburg
OH, US
Peter Lau
Taipei
TW
William G Bowser
Maineville
OH, US
John R Bittner
Loveland
OH, US
Thomas H Graves Jr
Milford
OH, US
Agent
Louis J Capezzuto
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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