08439246 is referenced by 205 patents and cites 110 patents.

An exemplary surgical apparatus for treating tissue may include an anvil; a jaw pivotally connected to the anvil; and a first cartridge detachably connected to the anvil, holding staples of a first size; where a first clamp gap between the anvil and first cartridge is set by the connection between the first cartridge and jaw. An exemplary cartridge for a surgical stapler may include a cartridge housing; a plurality of staples held within the cartridge housing; and a sled slidable within, and retained by, the cartridge housing, including a central platform, at least one wedge connected to the central platform, and a knife rotatable relative to the central platform.

Title
Surgical stapler with cartridge-adjustable clamp gap
Application Number
12/840156
Publication Number
8439246 (B1)
Application Date
July 20, 2010
Publication Date
May 14, 2013
Inventor
Bryan D Knodel
Flagstaff
AZ, US
Agent
Cardica
Assignee
Cardica
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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