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Paul V Fenton Jr: Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue. Axya Medical, McDermott Will & Emery, April 20, 2004: US06722552 (553 worldwide citation)

A stapler for ejecting at least one staple of resilient thermoplastic material having a base member and two legs extending from the base member to sharp ends and wherein the legs include overlapping distal portions for engaging body tissue. The stapler includes a pair of jaws movable between open an ...


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Paul V Fenton Jr: Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue. Axya Medical, McDermott Will & Emery, December 3, 2002: US06488196 (549 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler utilizing plastic staples and ultrasonic welding to secure the staples in body tissue. The stapler includes a pair of jaws movable between open and closed positions, a handle and trigger assembly for controlling operation of the jaws, and an elongated tubular structure connecting ...


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David J Myers: Bioprothesis film strip for surgical stapler and method of attaching the same. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, March 9, 2004: US06704210 (419 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthesis sealing film strip is attached to a surgical stapler by passing a jaw of the stapler through openings formed in the ends of the strip. Following stapling the strip is released by making a cut from the opening to the edge of the strip. Alternatively, one end of the strip may be releas ...


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Russell Heinrich: Surgical stapler and method. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 14, 2009: US07517356 (355 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to surgical instruments including a staple anvil formed in a distal end of the surgical stapler and a staple cartridge selectively receivable in a distal end of the surgical stapler and in juxtaposition relative to the staple anvil, the staple cartridge including one o ...


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Howard Miles Tanner, Hugh Henry Trout III: Implantation device for an aortic graft method of treating aortic aneurysm. Eva Corporation, Collier Shannon Rill & Scott PLLC, October 26, 1999: US05972023 (159 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler and method for implanting an aortic graft with staples to treat an aortic aneurysm. A prosthetic graft is implanted within the aorta to functionally replace the segment of the aorta damaged by an aneurysm. The stapler would typically be used where the graft is to be attached to an ...


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Russell Heinrich: Surgical stapler and method. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 22, 2009: US07635073 (98 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to surgical instruments including a staple anvil formed in a distal end of the surgical stapler and a staple cartridge selectively receivable in a distal end of the surgical stapler and in juxtaposition relative to the staple anvil, the staple cartridge including one o ...


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Russell Heinrich: Surgical stapler and method. Covidien, April 9, 2013: US08413869 (44 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to surgical instruments including a staple anvil formed in a distal end of the surgical stapler and a staple cartridge selectively receivable in a distal end of the surgical stapler and in juxtaposition relative to the staple anvil, the staple cartridge including one o ...


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Heinrich Russell: Surgical stapler and method. Tyco Healthcare, January 12, 2005: EP1494595-A2 (27 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to surgical instruments including a staple anvil formed in a distal end of the surgical stapler and a staple cartridge selectively receivable in a distal end of the surgical stapler and in juxtaposition relative to the staple anvil, the staple cartridge including one o ...


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Simcha Milo: Surgical stapler and method of surgical stapling. QuickRing Medical Technologies, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, March 12, 2013: US08393517 (26 worldwide citation)

Surgical stapling methods and tools which allow a surgeon to create several different predetermined amounts of tissue constriction using the same staple (11) loaded in such a tool (31). A stapling tool (31) holding one or more staples in an effector section (35) contains a mechanism for spreading th ...


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Milo Simcha: Surgical stapler and method of surgical stapling. Milo Simcha, December 29, 2010: WO/2010/150178 (15 worldwide citation)

Surgical stapling methods and tools which allow a surgeon to create several different predetermined amounts of tissue constriction using the same staple (11) loaded in such a tool (31). An improved staple construction (61) of increased rigidity is also shown.