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Rudolph H Nobis, Ronald R VanOverloop, Michael D Cronin, Steven W Hamblin: Fast closure device for linear surgical stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 11, 1992: US05137198 (518 worldwide citation)

A fast closure mechanism for a linear surgical stapling device as described. This comprises a double four-bar linkage which operates to both place a retaining pin into an anvil and properly and quickly approximate the staple cartridge to the anvil. Thereafter, a gap-setting screw is used so that the ...


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Allen William J, Dicesare Paul C, Mulhauser Paul J, Spranger Douglas M, Stein Jeffrey A: Surgical stapling instrument.. American Cyanamid Co, June 9, 1993: EP0545029-A1 (477 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument (10) includes a magazine (72) for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples (74), and an upper jaw (12) carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil (176) is formed with staple-deforming pockets (94), and a lower jaw (14) ...


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Hector Chow, Hugh Melling: Disposable linear surgical stapling instrument. Senmed, Frost & Jacobs, July 9, 1985: US04527724 (468 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapling instrument comprising a body with handle means and trigger means and, at its forward end, a fixed anvil-supporting jaw. A movable jaw comprising a staple cartridge is mounted on the body and is operatively connected to the handle means and trigger means. An adju ...


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Lamond Donald R, Mulhauser Paul J, Schiff David R, Stein Jeffrey A: Linear surgical stapling instrument.. American Cyanamid Co, May 5, 1993: EP0539762-A1 (391 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument includes a staple cartridge (13) that may be loaded with surgical staples, an anvil (14) mounted to confront the staple cartridge for deforming staples driven theretoward, an advancer (32) for advancing the staple cartridge from an open position toward the anvil to a c ...


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William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Douglas M Spranger, Paul J Mulhauser: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Co, Charles F Costello Jr, March 7, 1995: US05395034 (386 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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Jeffrey A Stein, David Schiff, Paul Mulhauser, Donald Lamond: Linear surgical stapling instrument. American Cyanamid Company, Ronald A Clayton, Charles F Costello Jr, August 31, 1993: US05240163 (352 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument includes a staple cartridge that may be loaded with surgical staples, an anvil mounted to confront the staple cartridge for deforming staples driven theretoward, and advancer for advancing the staple cartridge from an open position toward the anvil to a closed position ...


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William J Allen, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul DiCesare, Paul Mulhauser, Doug Spranger: Linear surgical stapling instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, November 14, 1995: US05465896 (345 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...


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Lawrence Crainich: Linear surgical stapling instrument. Bachman & LaPointe, January 19, 1993: US05180092 (175 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil. In particular the ...