US Patent No: 7,322,994

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Anastomosis instrument and method

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A surgical instrument for performing an anastomosis includes a housing having proximal and distal ends and a shaft extending from the distal end of the housing. The instrument also includes an actuator attached to the housing and a disposable loading unit configured for selective attachment to the shaft. The disposable loading unit includes a fastener support member configured and dimensioned to support an array of surgical fasteners thereon and a fastener pusher member which is movable through a firing stroke in response to movement of the actuator to deform the surgical fasteners.

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UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATIONNORWALK, CT845

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Manzo, Scott E Shelton, CT 81 2977
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 73 4098
Smith, Robert C - 247 3315

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
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COVIDIEN LP (21)
8,181,838 Surgical stapling device 7 2009
8,231,042 Surgical stapler 17 2009
8,281,974 Surgical stapler with suture locator 1 2010
8,453,913 Anvil for surgical stapler 1 2010
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8,267,301 Surgical stapler 2 2010
8,322,590 Surgical stapling instrument 2 2010
8,430,292 Surgical fastening apparatus 0 2010
8,413,872 Surgical fastening apparatus 14 2010
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COVIDIEN AG (2)
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8,875,974 Stapler for mucosectomy 0 2014
 
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TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
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