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William D Fox: Energy storage means for a surgical stapler. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, September 26, 1989: US04869415 (536 worldwide citation)

An initiating device which imparts stored potential energy to the driver and cutter in an internal organ stapler. Also disclosed is an overriding device which prevent the use of such a device until the proper clamping of the jaws of the stapler with each other.


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Matthew A Wixey, Gary M Johnson: Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, Patrick Y Ikehara, June 30, 2009: US07552854 (312 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided that maintains the jaws of the stapler in an open position and prevents firing of staples when a cartridge is not loaded in one of the jaws. Distinct positioning and sequencing of the jaws, capture pin and firing of the staples are provided by a latch mechanism. Such l ...


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Daniel Shichman, Turi Josefsen, Boris Zvenyatsky: Fascia clip and instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, June 20, 1995: US05425489 (164 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying a surgical clip which comprises a staple having a central portion and first and second legs extending from said central portion. A retainer is provided having an opening dimensioned for passage of an end portion of each of said legs when the legs are bent from an open posit ...


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David Thomas Green: Surgical stapling instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, April 13, 1976: US03949924 (146 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for applying sterilized staples to the disunited skin or fascia of a patient in order to effect a joining of the skin or fascia. The instrument is adapted to associate with a staple-carrying cartridge having a plurality of staples therein. The instrument is manually po ...


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David T Green: Wide fascia staple cartridge. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, November 28, 1978: US04127227 (142 worldwide citation)

A cartridge is provided for applying staples to the disunited fascia of a patient. The cartridge is adapted to associate with a surgical stapling instrument which supplies rectilinear thrust to power the cartridge. The cartridge houses a plurality of staples mounted on a flexible belt. A pusher is s ...


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Leland W Annett: Stapler including means for preventing double feeding of staples. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William L Huebsch, May 13, 1980: US04202480 (132 worldwide citation)

A medical stapler including a ram adapted to push a staple along a passageway from an inlet opening into which staples are fed, to an outlet opening where the staple is ejected and closed about an anvil portion. A manually activated drive mechanism is adapted to move the ram and staple from the inle ...


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J Charles Hueil, Robert G Rothfuss: Staple cartridge and feed means for use with a surgical stapling instrument. Senco Products, Melville Strasser Foster & Hoffman, August 23, 1977: US04043504 (131 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge and feed means for use with a surgical stapling instrument of the type having an anvil about which a staple is formed during emplacement thereof in the skin or fascia of a patient. The cartridge comprises a body having a vertical staple feeding track adapted to hold a stack of sta ...


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Carl T Becht: Surgical stapling instrument. Senco Products, Frost & Jacobs, April 8, 1980: US04196836 (122 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for forming and implanting a staple in the skin or fascia of a patient to close a wound or incision therein. The surgical stapling instrument is intended to be used with a staple carrying cartridge of the type taught in U.S. Pat. No. 4,043,504 and characterized by a st ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV: Robotically-controlled surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 19, 2016: US09237891 (94 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector that is configured to receive various control motions from a robotic system.


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Floyd L Foslien: Stapler including ratchet means for preventing double feeding of staples. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William L Huebsch, May 28, 1985: US04519532 (94 worldwide citation)

A medical stapler including a ram adapted to push a staple along a passageway from an inlet opening into which staples are fed, to an outlet opening where the staple is closed about an anvil portion. A manually activated drive mechanism is adapted to move the ram and staple from the inlet to the out ...