06315184 is referenced by 706 patents and cites 114 patents.

A stapling device for use as an attachment to an electromechanical device driver comprises an upper jaw and a lower jaw, the upper jaw having staple guides corresponding to one or more staples in a removable staple tray disposed within a lower jaw, whereby a wedge having a threaded bore travels upon a matching threaded shaft in a channel disposed in the lower jaw behind the staple tray, such that rotation of the threaded shaft causes movement of the wedge through the channel while a sloped surface of the wedge contacts the staples to push the staples against the staples guides, closing the staples.

Title
Stapling device for use with an electromechanical driver device for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments
Application Number
9/324451
Publication Number
6315184 (B1)
Application Date
June 2, 1999
Publication Date
November 13, 2001
Inventor
Michael P Whitman
New Hope
PA, US
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C
US
Assignee
Powermed
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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