True multi-fire surgical stapler configured to fire staples of different sizes

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8070036
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A surgical apparatus may include a knife, a staple holder along which the knife is slidable, a plurality of feeder belts located on each side of the knife, and a plurality of staples separably connected to each feeder belt, where the staple holder is configured to fire at least two separate sizes of staples. A surgical method of treating tissue within the body of a patient may include providing an endocutter having a knife, a staple holder along which the knife is slidable, a plurality of feeder belts located on each side of the knife, and a plurality of staples separably connected to each feeder belt, wherein the staple holder is configured to fire at least two separate sizes of staples; engaging tissue of the patient with the staple holder; deploying a plurality of staples having a first size; disengaging tissue of the patient from the staple holder; once again engaging tissue of the patient with the staple holder; and deploying a plurality of staples having a second size.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEXTERA SURGICAL INC.REDWOOD CITY, CA152

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Knodel, Bryan D Flagstaff, US 178 17519

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COVIDIEN LP (2)
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