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Douglas Noiles, Alfred F DeCarlo: Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Robert E Jackson, Richard A Inz, September 25, 1984: US04473077 (599 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly, an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinally flexible section for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces and motions required to o ...


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Brian E Swiggett: Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Robert R Jackson, Richard A Inz, December 4, 1984: US04485817 (367 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprising a stapling section, an actuator section remote from the stapling section, and a longitudinally flexible shaft connecting the stapling and actuating assemblies is disclosed. The stapling section generates a force to staple tissue responsive to a much smaller force transm ...


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Swiggett Brian E: Agrafeuse chirurgicale, Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, G RONALD BELL & ASSOCIATES, October 22, 1985: CA1195580

ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An apparatus for applying surgical fasteners has anapplicator mechanism, with an anvil for applying thefasteners to tissue and a shaft connecting the applicatormechanism to an actuator mechanism. The shaft is flexibleto bend during insertion into a body channel to conformt ...


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Noiles Douglas G, Decarlo Alfred F: Agrafeuse chirurgicale, Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, G RONALD BELL & ASSOCIATES, December 24, 1985: CA1198336

-27- SURGICAL STAPLER APPARATUS WITH FLEXIBLE SHAFT Abstract of the Disclosure A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly,an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly,and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinallyflexible section for connecting the actuator assembly tothe ...


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Noiles Douglas G, Decarlo Alfred F: Surgical stapler apparatus with flexible shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, BROOKS Robert B, December 8, 1983: WO/1983/004173

A surgical stapler (10) including a stapling assembly (12) an actuator assembly (14) remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly (16) having a longitudinally flexible section (13) for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces a ...