08328823 is referenced by 173 patents and cites 456 patents.

There is provided a powered tacker device for use in installing multiple surgical fasteners through a prosthetic mesh into tissue. The powered tacker device generally includes a handle assembly and a tacker assembly extending distally from the handle assembly. The handle assembly includes a motor and self-contained power assembly to rotate the surgical fasteners into tissue. The handle assembly is provided with a drive assembly which allows for rotation, as well as distal longitudinal movement, of a surgical fastener relative to the powered tacker device. The tacker assembly includes an inner tube for containing the plurality of surgical fasteners and a driver which is movable out of alignment with the inner tube so as to install a single fastener at a time into tissue.

Title
Powered tacker instrument
Application Number
13/52402
Publication Number
8328823 (B2)
Application Date
March 21, 2011
Publication Date
December 11, 2012
Inventor
Earl M Zergiebel
Guilford
CT, US
Thomas Wenchell
Durham
CT, US
Gregg C Krehel
Newtown
CT, US
Ernest Aranyi
Easton
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
B25B 23/04
B25B 21/00
B25B 17/00
A61B 17/10
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