07819296 is referenced by 391 patents and cites 899 patents.

A surgical stapling apparatus configured for use with disposable loading units. In various embodiments, the surgical stapling apparatus includes a retraction system that interfaces with an actuation shaft that is movably supported within a handle housing. The actuation shaft is configured to move axially within the handle housing from a fully retracted position to a fully fired position in response to manipulation of a movable handle operably mounted to the handle housing. The retraction system serves to automatically retract the actuation shaft to the fully retracted position when the actuation shaft has moved to the fully fired position.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems
Application Number
12/30974
Publication Number
7819296 (B2)
Application Date
February 14, 2008
Publication Date
October 26, 2010
Inventor
Gregory B Blair
Cincinnati
OH, US
Andrew M Zwolinski
Cincinnati
OH, US
Galen C Robertson
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey D Messerly
Cincinnati
OH, US
Randall J Tanguay
Lebanon
OH, US
Steven G Hall
Cincinnati
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Dean B Bruewer
Fairfield
OH, US
Patrick A Weizman
Liberty Township
OH, US
Douglas B Hoffman
Harrison
OH, US
Geoffrey C Hueil
Mason
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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