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A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus
Application Number
9/561567
Publication Number
6241139 (B1)
Application Date
April 28, 2000
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Randolph F Lehn
47 Powder Mill Dr., Stratford
CT, US
Joseph Orban III
76 1/2 Fillau St., Norwalk
CT, US
Frank J Viola
320 Great Quarter Rd., Sandy Hook
CT, US
Keith L Milliman
5 Marywood Rd., Bethel
CT, US
Agent
Dilworth & Barrese
US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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