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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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Daniel E Alesi, Robert J Geiste, Dominick L Mastri, Wayne P Young, Kenneth E Toso: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, July 14, 1998: US05779130 (797 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical stapling device is provided which includes an elongate body and a disposable cartridge assembly detachably supported in a distal end portion of the body. The cartridge assembly includes a frame configured to engage the distal end portion of the body, a housing suppo ...


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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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Richard L Grant, Mark S Zeiner, Geoff Hueil, Kenneth Wales, Dean L Garner: Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 2, 2003: US06656193 (740 worldwide citation)

An assembly for releasably attaching a buttress material onto a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device is disclosed. The assembly has a substantially rigid frame for connecting to a top surface of a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device when the assembly is disposed ther ...


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Wayne P Young, Daniel E Alesi, Kenneth E Toso, Henry Bolanos: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, August 5, 1997: US05653374 (714 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical stapling device is provided which includes an elongate body. A fastener applying assembly is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body and includes a cartridge housing a plurality of staples and an anvil actuable to move between an open position ...


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David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Philip Roy, Lee Ann Olson: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healtcare Group, January 9, 2007: US07159750 (706 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion, a central body portion and a Simple Use Loading Unit (“SULU”) [SULU]. The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly. The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body p ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, October 11, 2005: US06953139 (669 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 30, 2003: US06669073 (639 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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Keith L Milliman, Russell Heinrich: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 30, 2007: US07168604 (632 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device is disclosed for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. The surgical stapling device includes a handle portion, an elongated body portion and a head portion including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The head portion includes an anvil assembly including a tiltable a ...