1
David T Green: Purse string applicator. U S Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 27, 1988: US04773420 (348 worldwide citation)

The purse string applicator has a pair of tissue engaging arms which can be extended from the applicator to grasp apertured tissue and to subsequently flatten and move the engaged tissue over an anvil carrier. The arms are mounted on a tube which can be slid through a handle by means of a tissue kno ...


2
Toru Yoshie, Takuya Kitamura: Electric stapler. Max, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, August 1, 2006: US07083073 (242 worldwide citation)

Two slide bases (106) synchronizingly traveled on linear guides (105) arranged in parallel with each other are rotatably attached with a clincher unit (103) and a driver unit (104) and provided with a click stop mechanism for fixing the clincher unit (103) and the driver unit (104) at a 0 degree pos ...


3
Harold E Froelich, Floyd L Foslien: Bent back box staple and staple closing mechanism with split actuator. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, Stephen W Bauer, October 17, 1989: US04874122 (157 worldwide citation)

An unused open wire skin staple having a generally U-shaped central portion and outer portions terminating in sharp points that can be closed to a rectangular shape by straightening the central portion. The staple can be closed between an anvil having spaced support surfaces for spaced points along ...


4
Mohamed K Wagdy: Magazine interlock for a fastener driving device. Signode Corporation, Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, July 1, 1986: US04597517 (100 worldwide citation)

A pneumatic fastener driving tool of the hand held gun type having means for positively insuring against accidental firing when the fastener magazine is empty or detached, or when the nosepiece is not pressed against a workpiece. The means comprises a linkage train including an intermediate link car ...


5
John Di Giovanni, Steven Failla, Laszlo Huebscher, John S Pedlick, John R Menges, Lech Proszynski: Ligating clip cartridge. Ethicon, Donal B Tobin, October 23, 1984: US04478220 (76 worldwide citation)

A multiple clip applier including a handle and a cartridge which holds a large number of ligating clips and which snaps into a cartridge-receiving channel on the handle. The handle operates like an elongted scissors with scissors handles at one end and jaws at the other to which clips may be deliver ...


6
E Marlowe Goble, David P Luman: Instrument with dual holding feature. M Reid Russell, June 20, 1995: US05425490 (68 worldwide citation)

A driver instrument with dual holding features for use with a combination of a medical staple and movable washer with that are used in a surgical procedure for attaching a ligament, or the like, onto a bone surface. The driver includes a straight body that is preferably cylindrical, is formed of a h ...


7
Joel Steven Marks: Heavy duty forward acting stapling machine. WorkTools, Paul Y Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht Feng, December 23, 1997: US05699949 (64 worldwide citation)

A manually powered fastening tool which stores and instantly releases the energy of a spring such that it may force a staple or other fastener into an object by an impact blow is disclosed. An actuating lever engages a plunger in an upward motion against a spring bias and in a sideways direction in ...


8
Joel S Marks: Compact simplified staple gun mechanism. WorkTools, Brad I Golstein, November 14, 2000: US06145728 (63 worldwide citation)

A compact simplified staple gun mechanism is disclosed. The invention provides an improvement to conventional staple guns and particularly to a forward action type staple gun. A compact high efficiency reset spring applies force in selected directions depending on the position of an actuating lever ...


9
Barry E Plato, Richard M Tankersley: Fastening device. Black & Decker, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, October 6, 1998: US05816470 (57 worldwide citation)

A fastening device 100 includes a striker 260 for driving fasteners 129, such as staples 130 and nails 131, from the device and into a workpiece 396. The device 100 includes a fastener feed track 128 and a nosepiece 140 at the forward end of the track to guide the leading fasteners 129 into a discha ...


10
Henry Ruskin: Staplers. August 7, 1984: US04463890 (56 worldwide citation)

The disclosed stapler has a manual actuator that is depressed to force a staple magazine against papers on an anvil, charging a leaf spring that carries a staple driver. A stop arrests the staple driver during this operation of the actuator. The staple driver is released by the actuator near the end ...