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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. Dilworth & Barrese, June 5, 2001: US06241139 (955 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, February 2, 1999: US05865361 (946 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Wanda L McKean, Matthew Hain, Ilya S Koyfman: Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric. United States Surgical Corporation, April 4, 2000: US06045560 (807 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having tissue bolstering material releasably attached thereto for application of the material and staples to body tisuse is disclosed. The tissue bolstering material is preferably releasably held to surfaces of the stapling apparatus through pins, clips or similar secur ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 18, 2001: US06330965 (791 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device can be used with both articulating and non-articulating disposable loading units and has a sensing mechanism for sensing the type of disposable loading unit secured to the device.


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Leslie Hamilton, Rao S Bezwada, Mark B Roller, Murty N Vyakarnam, David A Dalessandro, Joel S Rosenblatt, Ram L Kataria, Lowell G Saferstein, James F Martin: Foam buttress for stapling apparatus. Ethicon, December 4, 2001: US06325810 (790 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for achieving hemostasis and pneumostasis along a staple line by utilizing a compliant bioabsorbable foam buttress which may be attached to one jaw of a surgical stapling apparatus by a biocompatible releasable adhesive.


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David T Green, Keith Ratcliff, Keith Milliman, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Mitchell J Palmer, Graham W Bryan: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 26, 2001: US06250532 (768 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes a frame portion, an elongated portion extending from the frame portion, and an articulating fastener applying assembly associated with a distal end of the elongated p ...


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Wanda L McKean, Matthew Hain, Ilya S Koyfman: Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric. United States Surgical Corporation, August 6, 1996: US05542594 (765 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having biocompatible surgical fabric releasably attached thereto for application of the fabric and staples to body tisuse is disclosed. The fabric is releasably held to surfaces of the stapling apparatus through pins, clips or similar securing structures. The biocompati ...


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David T Green, Keith Ratcliff, Keith Milliman, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Mitchell J Palmer, Graham W Bryan: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surtical Corporation, November 11, 2003: US06644532 (719 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes a frame portion, an elongated portion extending from the frame portion, and an articulating fastener applying assembly associated with a distal end of the elongated p ...


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David T Green, Herbert W Korthoff: Surgical fastener and surgical stapling apparatus. June 21, 1988: US04752024 (708 worldwide citation)

The two-part surgical fastener is composed of an annular stapling part having projecting prongs and annular retaining board having an annular gap which receives the prongs. Barbs on the prongs serve to abut against a retaining ring on the retaining part to maintain a fixed relationship between the p ...


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David A Dalessandro, Murty N Vyakarnam: Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus. Ethicon, August 14, 2001: US06273897 (671 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a surgical stapling apparatus and a buttress, i.e. pledget, for use in the surgical stapling apparatus, which buttress provides sealing for hemostasis and pneumostasis, and which buttress includes a continuous projection, or a plurality of projections, for cooperation ...