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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
9/680093
Publication Number
6330965 (B1)
Application Date
October 5, 2000
Publication Date
December 18, 2001
Inventor
Randolph F Lehn
Stratford
CT, US
Joseph Orban III
Norwalk
CT, US
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Keith L Milliman
Bethel
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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