Surgical stapling apparatus and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7326232
APP PUB NO 20060138193A1
SERIAL NO

11357148

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The present disclosure is directed to staple-gap adjustment members for use in surgical stapling apparatus and methods. A gap adjustment member includes one or more bearing portions sharing a common rotational axis and one or more cam surface portions having a periphery with at least two different points along the periphery, with each point along the periphery having a different radius from the rotational axis. The one or more cam surface portions can have a central axis parallel to and spaced a distance from the rotational axis of the one or more bearing portions.

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COVIDIEN LPMANSFIELD, MA5203

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ivanko, David San Diego, CA 33 5723
Viola, Frank J Sandy Hook, CT 286 57348

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9526499 Multi-use loading unit 0 2015
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