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A delivery device for delivering a plurality of individual surgical fasteners is disclosed. The delivery device has a drive mechanism having a distal and a proximal end, and a first and a second opposing member. The members are moveable proximally and distally with respect to the delivery device, and individually with respect to each other. The device further includes at least one surgical fastener located between the first and the second members. Each of the at least one surgical fasteners has a proximal end and a distal end. The surgical fasteners are preferably made from a superelastic nickel titanium alloy. Additionally an actuator having at least three sequential positions is included. The first position of the actuator is for moving the drive mechanism distally. The second position is for moving the first member proximally to partially deploy the distal end of the fastener. The third position of the actuator is for moving the second member proximally, to fully deploy the distal end of the fastener.

Title
Surgical instrument having a fastener delivery mechanism
Application Number
9/692635
Publication Number
6572626 (B1)
Application Date
October 19, 2000
Publication Date
June 3, 2003
Inventor
Richard P Nuchols
Loveland
OH, US
Jesse Kuhns
Cincinnati
OH, US
Richard P Fuchs
Cincinnati
OH, US
Bennie Thompson
Cincinnati
OH, US
Bryan D Knodel
Flagstaff
AZ, US
Agent
Dean Garner
US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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