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Thomas H Graves Jr, John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Peter Lau, Trevor Speeg: Disposable cartridge with drivers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 6, 1999: US05919198 (543 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument cartridge and method for manufacturing thereof includes providing a cartridge comprising a housing including a surface member and a pair of sidewalls spaced a distance apart from each and connected to the surface member. At least one of the sidewalls has a plurality o ...


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John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Joseph C Hueil, David H Ruder: Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 9, 1999: US05878938 (447 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for effecting simultaneous cutting and stapling of tissue includes a frame and a staple cartridge positionable in the frame. The stapler includes a knife blade mounted for movement distally of the staple cartridge, the knife blade having a retraction lock feature including a locki ...