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Surgical stapler Patent #: 5275323
ApplicationNo. 058393 filed on 05/05/1993
US Classes:227/178.1, Multiple driving means227/19WITH MEANS TO ASSEMBLE PLURAL PIECES OF WORK
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Scott A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61B 017/068
AbstractA staple cartridge for a surgical stapler includes a staple drive member which is driven by longitudinal movement of a cam through the surgical stapler for firing at least one surgical staple. The staple drive member comprises a staple drive element having a staple driving surface in association with the surgical staple for angular orientation of the surgical staple, when applied, with respect to the direction of movement of the cam. The staple drive member further comprises a cam contact element having a cam contact surface for being engaged by the cam, and an arrangement for pivotally connecting the staple drive element to the cam contact element.
Field of SearchWITH MEANS TO ASSEMBLE PLURAL PIECES OF WORK