06843403 is referenced by 724 patents and cites 391 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
Surgical clamping, cutting and stapling device
Application Number
10/10955
Publication Number
6843403 (B2)
Application Date
November 13, 2001
Publication Date
January 18, 2005
Inventor
Michael P Whitman
New Hope
PA, US
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman P C
Donald R Piper Jr
Assignee
Power Medical Interventions
PA, US
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