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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, Thomas R Bremer, August 20, 1991: US05040715 (988 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical, March 7, 2000: US06032849 (908 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, Federico Bilotti, Hector Chow, J Charles Hueil, Narinderjit S Sambi: Disposable linear surgical stapler. Senmed, Wood Herron & Evans, September 9, 1986: US04610383 (908 worldwide citation)

A disposable linear surgical stapler includes a handle, anvil, staple cartridge and flexible shaft attaching the handle to the cartridge and transmitting a firing force exerted at the handle to the distant cartridge for sequentially implanting, forming and clinching staples in two staggered staple l ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Richard P Nuchols, Warren P Williamson IV: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 14, 1995: US05465895 (876 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 28, 1997: US05597107 (869 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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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 (783 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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Dale R Schulze, Jon A Sherman, W Michael Mereness: Surgical stapler with locking means. Ethicon, Jason Lipow, November 19, 1991: US05065929 (779 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an improved two-piece surgical stapler having first and second mated pieces, and including a first and a second locking means that insure that the two pieces are mated when staples are being ejected.


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Dale R Schulze, Jon A Sherman: Surgical stapler. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, July 14, 1992: US05129570 (766 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an improved surgical stapler that prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge. More specifically, this invention includes a simple, inexpensive mechanical locking mechanism which prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge by blocking the path of the firing and/o ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, July 21, 1998: US05782396 (757 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, June 7, 1994: US05318221 (753 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...