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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 (544 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 (543 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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Paul V Fenton: Surgical stapler and method of applying plastic staples to body tissue. McDermott Will & Emery, December 19, 2002: US20020190093-A1

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 ...