3604561 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 9 patents.

A miniature stapler useful in the surgical repair of tissue fastens at each actuation a single miniature staple and is constructed with two movable arms, the free ends of which function as a driver and anvil. A cartridge containing a series of staples is removably mounted between the two movable arms in such a position that the first staple in the series is pushed out of the cartridge by the driver and clinched against the anvil when the two arms are moved toward one another. After application of the staple, when the two arms move away from each other, a pusher within the cartridge operates to move the series of staples forward so that the next successive staple in the series will be in position to be applied when the movable arms again approach one another.

Multiple stapler cartridge
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
August 7, 1969
Publication Date
September 14, 1971
Reimels Harry G
Mallina Rudolph F
Codman & Shurtleff
B65d 83/00
A61B 17/68
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