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Gary L Rayburn, Rob G Riffle, Frederick J Walburn, Benjamin G Williams: Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, September 22, 1998: US05810855 (800 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple line reinforcement device for use with a variety of surgical staplers having a pivoted connection between stapler arms or jaws, such as endoscopic stapler devices. The device comprises a pair of tubes of bio-implantable material connected together at a hinge. The device can be quic ...


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Ronald David Adams, Lauren O Main, Scott E Swaffar, Charles H Pugsley Jr, David P Gordon: Endoscopic stapler. Boston Scientific Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 19, 2000: US06119913 (792 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic stapler includes a stapling head which is removably locatable on the distal end of an endoscope. The stapling head includes a stationary part which houses a removable staple cartridge and a movable part which includes an anvil for receiving and bending the ends of staples fired from th ...


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Henry Bolanos, Charles R Sherts, Thomas A Pelletier: Endoscopic stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, November 25, 1997: US05690269 (725 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and a jaw portion. The instrument is configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for applying a pu ...


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Marc Bessler, Michael R Treat: Gastrointestinal approximating and tissue attaching device. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, John P White, Peter J Phillips, May 2, 1995: US05411508 (625 worldwide citation)

An intestinal steerable endoscopic stapler for stapling tubular tissue is provided comprising a circular anvil member having a circular anvil stapling surface and a cutting block surface radially inwardly of the stapling surface. A head assembly has a circular staple driver for driving staples in an ...


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Ronald David Adams, Lauren O Main, Scott E Swaffar, Charles H Pugsley Jr, David P Gordon: Endoscopic stapler. Boston Scientific Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 16, 2001: US06302311 (609 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic stapler includes a stapling head which is removably locatable on the distal end of an endoscope. The stapling head includes a stationary part which houses a removable staple cartridge and a movable part which includes an anvil for receiving and bending the ends of staples fired from th ...


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Henry Bolanos, Charles R Sherts, Thomas A Pelletier: Endoscopic stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, July 30, 1996: US05540375 (578 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument for applying fasteners to bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument includes a handle assembly, an endoscopic portion and a jaw portion. The instrument is configured and dimensioned to be insertable through a cannula, and is useful for applying a pu ...


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Mark S Ortiz: Endoscopic multi-fire flat stapler with low profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, December 27, 1994: US05376095 (533 worldwide citation)

A multi-fire endoscopic stapler is disclosed. The stapler has a retractable cartridge where the cartridge is retractable from a staple-forming position in which the distal-most staple in the cartridge is aligned with a driver blade on a staple driver for forming the staple against an anvil. An elong ...


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Marc Bessler, Michael R Treat: Gastrointestinal endoscoptic stapler. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, John P White, Peter J Phillips, March 30, 1993: US05197649 (525 worldwide citation)

An intestinal steerable endoscopic stapler for stapling tubular tissue is provided comprising a circular anvil member having a circular anvil stapling surface and a cutting block surface radially inwardly of the stapling surface. A head assembly has a circular staple driver for driving staples in an ...


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Sorrentino Gregory, Alli Alim: Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical, November 14, 2007: EP1854416-A1 (218 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus to perform sequential operations such as tissue clamping, staple forming and/or tissue cutting. The apparatus is an endoscopic stapler configuration comprising a frame and an endoscopic portion defining a longitudinal axis and extending distally from the frame, the endo ...


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Miguel A Velez, Jaime S Velez, Alvaro Velez: Surgical staple and endoscopic stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, February 28, 1995: US05392978 (162 worldwide citation)

An improved staple for use with an endoscopic stapler has arms which are curved toward each other such that the staple may be crimped so as to cause the arms to move toward each other and thereby lock the staple into place. This crimping action substantially mitigates the likelihood of the staple in ...