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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 29, 1999: US05915616 (899 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for applying staples or fasteners to tissue to form a circular anastomosis having an adjustable closure mechanism to rapidly approximate the distance between the anvil member and the fastener assembly of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism provides for rapid approxi ...


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David T Green, Ernie Aranyi: Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 1, 1988: US04728020 (799 worldwide citation)

Surgical fastener applying apparatus having an articulated shaft assembly intermediate a proximal actuator assembly and a distal fastener applying assembly. The rotational axis of the articulation is transverse to the proximal-distal axis of the shaft assembly. The apparatus is fully operational at ...


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Stephan A DeFonzo, Samson L Pennatto, Andrew Komlosi: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 1, 1996: US05560532 (764 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for applying at least one surgical fastener to body tissue, having a frame and a tubular member connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. The tubular member has a generally longitudinal axis, a proximal end portion, and a distal end portion. At least one surgica ...


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William D Richards, Philip R Lichtman: Surgical fastener. Acufex Microsurgical, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, June 2, 1987: US04669473 (735 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener having at least one head portion and a filament portion arranged in a T configuration, wherein at least one end of the said at least one head portion is sharply pointed, so that when that head portion is implanted in body tissue, the head portion will attach itself secu ...


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Lisa W Heaton, Mitchell J Palmer, Keith L Milliman, Richard C McClure, Alan B Bachman: Articulating apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, May 11, 1999: US05901895 (713 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue which includes a body having a proximal portion defining a central longitudinal axis and an articulating distal portion; a fastener cartridge containing at least one surgical fastener therein and positionable in the articulating distal portion ...


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David T Green, Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus. June 21, 1988: US04752024 (701 worldwide citation)

The two-part surgical fastener is composed of an annular stapling part having projecting prongs and annular retaining board having an annular gap which receives the prongs. Barbs on the prongs serve to abut against a retaining ring on the retaining part to maintain a fixed relationship between the p ...


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David T Green: Surgical fastener and means for applying same. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, September 6, 1983: US04402445 (687 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener of plastic or plastic-like material includes initially separate fastener and retainer members. The fastener member has at least two parallel prongs, each of which fits into a respective one of at least two apertures in the retainer member. The prongs twist as they enter the apert ...


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Gregory Sorrentino, Alim Alli: Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, July 6, 1999: US05918791 (680 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil member and a surgical fastener cartridge member mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion. A tubular collar of t ...


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David T Green, Ernie Aranyi: Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, January 28, 1986: US04566620 (680 worldwide citation)

In apparatus including a distal surgical fastener applying assembly operatively connected to a proximal actuator assembly by a longitudinal shaft assembly, the shaft assembly includes an articulation for allowing the fastener applying assembly to be placed in any of a wide range of rotational orient ...


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Gregory Sorrentino, Alim Alli: Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners including a counter. United States Surgical Corporation, January 30, 1996: US05487499 (679 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil member and a surgical fastener cartridge member mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion. A tubular collar of t ...