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Viola Frank J, Alesi Daniel E, Mastri Dominick L, Young Wayne P, Granger Richard N, Toso Kenneth E: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical, April 10, 1996: EP0705571-A1 (741 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical apparatus (10) for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue is disclosed which includes a handle assembly (12), a gear motor assembly (24) disposed within the handle assembly, a power source (45) disposed within the handle assembly for energizing the motor assembl ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Daniel E, Ratcliff Keith, Sherts Charles R: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures.. United States Surgical, May 13, 1992: EP0484677-A1 (714 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member (136) which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing (134). A tubular collar (124) disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal p ...


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Alesi Daniel E, Geiste Robert J, Mastri Dominick L, Young Wayne P, Toso Kenneth E: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical, April 10, 1996: EP0705570-A1 (553 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical stapling device (10) is provided which includes an elongate body (20) and a disposable cartridge assembly (44) detachably supported in a distal end portion of the body. The cartridge assembly includes a frame (222) configured to engage the distal end portion of the ...


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Young Wayne P, Alesi Daniel E, Toso Kenneth E, Bolanos Henry: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical, March 6, 1996: EP0699418-A1 (450 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical stapling device (10) is provided which includes an elongate body (20). A fastener applying assembly (40) is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body (20) and includes a cartridge (44) housing a plurality of staples and an anvil (64) actuable to ...


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Alesi Daniel E, Geiste Robert J, Mastri Dominick L, Young Wayne P, Toso Kenneth E: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical, June 9, 2004: EP1426012-A1 (437 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical apparatus (10) for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue comprising: a) an elongate body (120) defining a longitudinal axis; b) a cartridge (228) supported by said elongate body and housing a plurality of surgical fasteners (230) and having a tissue-contacting ...


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Alesi Daniel E, Geiste Robert J, Mastri Dominik, Young Wayne P, Toso Kenneth E: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical, October 3, 2007: EP1839596-A1 (410 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical apparatus (10) for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue comprising: a) an elongate body (20) supported by said elongate body; b) a channel (32) supported by said elongate body; c) a cartridge (44) retained by said channel, the cartridge housing a plurality of surgical fasten ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Daniel E, Toso Kenneth E: Surgical fastening apparatus.. United States Surgical, April 13, 1994: EP0591946-A1 (329 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastening apparatus comprises first 30 and second 40 handles with an anvil jaw 70 pivotally connected to at least one of the handles for movement from an open to a closed position in response to a first movement of a handle to clamp body tissue. Fastener pushing means 80 are provided for ...


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Green David T, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Daniel E, Ratcliff Keith, Sherts Charles R: Surgical stapling apparatus.. United States Surgical, November 28, 1990: EP0399701-A1 (250 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler (100) for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube (103), includes an anvil member (136) which is mounted to the distal end of an elongate housing (134). A tubular collar (127) disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to ...


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Green David T, Young Wayne P, Bolanos Henry, Geiste Robert J, Ratcliff Keith, Alesi Daniel E: Fascia stapler.. United States Surgical, October 17, 1990: EP0392750-A1 (76 worldwide citation)

The fascia stapler (10) has a pistol-shaped housing (11) from which two-piece clips (56, 74) can be ejected for closing an incision. The retainers (56) for the clips and the straps (74) for the clips are held in respective cartridges within the nose of the housing and can be ejected individually upo ...


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Green David T, Toso Kenneth E, Geiste Robert, Bolanos Henry, Alesi Daniel E, Maffei Frank C: Surgical clip applier.. United States Surgical, June 7, 1995: EP0656191-A2 (58 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier (10) comprising a housing (12, 14), a pair of handles (22) pivotally connected to opposite sides of the housing, and a jaw blade assembly (17) fixedly connected to the housing. The jaw blade assembly includes a pair of jaws (34) for receiving and deforming a clip (42) therebe ...