Carl T Becht: Pressure sensitive and working-gap controlled surgical stapling instrument. Senco Products, Frost & Jacobs, April 17, 1984: US04442964 (393 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for suturing tissues or organs. The instrument is of the type having a fixed anvil jaw, a movable staple cartridge-carrying jaw shiftable toward and away from the anvil jaw, and a staple driver actuator shiftable to actuate the staple driver of the staple cartridge to ...