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, CT1174

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Manzo, Scott E Shelton, CT 77 2339
Nicholas, David A Trumbull, CT 72 3296
Smith, Robert C - 231 2769

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COVIDIEN LP (16)
8,181,838 Surgical stapling device 5 2009
8,231,042 Surgical stapler 3 2009
8,281,974 Surgical stapler with suture locator 0 2010
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COVIDIEN AG (1)
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