06306149 is referenced by 365 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, for 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 the plurality of clips is advanced to the jaws prior to advancement of the remaining plurality of clips. The feeder arrangement comprises a U-shaped cartridge having a proximal end and a distal end, the cartridge containing the plurality of clips, a frame for supporting the cartridge and an elongated, cyclically movable feeder bar or pusher mechanism arranged beneath and enagable with the cartridge, for first advancing the distalmost clip in the cartridge to a location between the jaws and then subsequently advancing the remaining plurality of clips distally by a ladder pushed thereadjacent, both of the advancement motions occurring in a single distal advance of the feeder bar mechanism.

Title
Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism
Application Number
9/504498
Publication Number
6306149 (B1)
Application Date
February 15, 2000
Publication Date
October 23, 2001
Inventor
John C Meade
Mendon
MA, US
Agent
Don Halgren
US
Assignee
Microline
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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