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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Self-powered surgical fastening instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, August 19, 1986: US04606343 (633 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for performing a surgical fastening procedure at a location remote from the location at which the instrument is manipulated. The instrument is at least partly self-powered by self-powering apparatus (e.g., a prestressed spring) adjacent the location at which the fastening pr ...


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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Hollow body organ stapling instrument and disposable cartridge employing relief vents. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 4, 1986: US04573468 (472 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for circular surgical stapling of hollow organs comprising an instrument and disposable cartridge assembly. The instrument comprises a housing with a throughbore in which a tube is received for reciprocation by means of a manually operable squeeze handle. A rod reciprocates within the tube ...


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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Stapling instrument having an anvil-carrying part of particular geometric shape. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, December 8, 1981: US04304236 (433 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for circular surgical stapling of hollow organs comprising an instrument and disposable cartridge assembly. The instrument comprises a housing with a throughbore in which a tube that is received for reciprocation by means of a manually operable squeeze handle. A rod reciprocates within the ...


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Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Instrument for circular surgical stapling of hollow body organs and disposable cartridge therefor. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, August 5, 1986: US04603693 (340 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for circular surgical stapling of hollow organs comprising an instrument and disposable cartridge assembly. The instrument comprises a housing with a throughbore in which a tube is received for reciprocation by means of a manually operable squeeze handle. A rod reciprocates within the tube ...