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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 29, 1999: US05915616 (892 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 (790 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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David T Green, Ernie Aranyi: Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, January 28, 1986: US04566620 (674 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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Karl H Ehrenfels, David Ivanko, Randolph F Lehn, Roberto Pedros, Csaba L Rethy, Frank J Viola: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 28, 2006: US07140527 (541 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a cartridge half-section and an anvil half-section with the cartridge and anvil half-sections being relatively movable from an unclamped position to a fully clamped position. The apparatus includes a replaceable staple cartridge assembly havi ...


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David T Green: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 30, 1988: US04767044 (539 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for substantially simultaneously applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue includes means for preventing all of the fasteners from reaching peak formation force at the same time in order to reduce the maximum force required to operate the apparatus.


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David T Green, Edgar D Gunning: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with variable fastener arrays. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 4, 1986: US04573622 (536 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for applying an array of surgical fasteners. The apparatus includes a work transmitting member removably interposable between the member which supplies the fastener applying work and a subset of the fasteners in the array so that the subset can be applied or not applied at the option of th ...


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David T Green, Ernie Aranyi: Articulated surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, September 26, 1989: US04869414 (511 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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William H Roehr Jr, Richard L Goodman: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 29, 1987: US04715520 (498 worldwide citation)

In apparatus for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue clamped between fastener holding and anvil parts of the apparatus, tissue edge control members extend into at least one end, and preferably both ends, of the fastener array to prevent any portion of the tissue from extending ...


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David T Green: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with progressive application of fastener. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, April 8, 1986: US04580712 (464 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying a relatively large number of surgical fasteners to body tissue, application of some fasteners is made to precede application of other fasteners in order to spread out and thereby reduce the peak fastener applying load or force.


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Roy D Gravener: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with resilient film. United States Surgical Corporation, August 15, 1995: US05441193 (463 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for clamping body tissue between two movable members, for example a surgical stapling apparatus, includes a sheet of curved resilient material attached to one or both of the members for biasing the body tissue when the members are closed onto the tissue.