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An exemplary driverless surgical stapler may include a staple holder; staples positioned within that staple holder; and at least one wedge, where each wedge is slidable to directly contact at least one staple, where that contact causes deployment of each contacted staple. An exemplary surgical method may include providing a driverless surgical stapler that has a staple holder, staples positioned within the staple holder, and at least one wedge; and sliding at least one wedge relative to the staples to directly contact at least one staple.

Title
Driverless surgical stapler
Application Number
12/787708
Publication Number
7963432 (B2)
Application Date
May 26, 2010
Publication Date
June 21, 2011
Inventor
Luke W Clauson
Redwood City
CA, US
Bernard A Hausen
Redwood City
CA, US
Bryan D Knodel
Flagstaff
AZ, US
Agent
Brian A Schar
Assignee
Cardica
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/072
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