07237708 is referenced by 384 patents and cites 88 patents.

An apparatus and system are disclosed for indicating relative positions of elements in a surgical apparatus. The indicating elements can include electrical circuitry that provides means for activating visual, audible or tactile indicators, thereby alerting the user that an event has occured with respect to the instrument.

Title
Surgical apparatus with indicator
Application Number
8/618461
Publication Number
7237708 (B1)
Application Date
March 15, 1996
Publication Date
July 3, 2007
Inventor
Corbett W Stone
Newton
CT, US
James R Pratt
Wolcott
CT, US
John Webster
Cromwell
CT, US
Robert H Brady
Brookfield
CT, US
Richard N Granger
Huntington
CT, US
Thomas D Guy
Fairfield
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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