06277131 is referenced by 127 patents and cites 8 patents.

The present invention relates to a clip feeder arrangement for supportive receipt in a handle of a medical clip stapling gun to permit the advancement of a plurality of clips seriatim by a trigger mechanism in the handle to a location between a pair of pincher jaws. A distalmost clip of that plurality of clips is being advanced to the jaws prior to advancement of the remaining plurality of clips. The feeder arrangement comprises a ladder arranged within a U-shaped cartridge having a proximal end and a distal end. The distalmost clip is moved distally away from the ladder by a clip feeder bar mechanism which is arranged for first advancing the distalmost clip in the cartridge to a location between the jaws. The remaining plurality of clips are then also advanced distally by the ladder, both of the advancement motions occurring in a single distal advance of the clip feeder bar mechanism.

Title
Ladder-type medical clip feeding mechanism
Application Number
9/504572
Publication Number
6277131 (B1)
Application Date
February 15, 2000
Publication Date
August 21, 2001
Inventor
Irving Kalikow
Swampscott
MA, US
Agent
Don Halgren
US
Assignee
Microline
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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