Resources Contact Us Home
Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler

Image Number 10 for United States Patent #5752644.

A disposable loading unit is disclosed for use in conjunction with a surgical stapling apparatus configured to sequentially apply a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The apparatus includes an actuation assembly for effectuating a fastener applying operation, and a housing for receiving and releasably supporting the disposable loading unit. The disposable loading unit includes a staple cartridge body having a longitudinal pathway extending therethrough and a plurality of spaced apart retention slots defined therein each supporting a respective surgical fastener, a plurality of fastener ejection members disposed adjacent the plurality of spaced apart retention slots and communicating with the longitudinal pathway, and an actuator supported within the staple cartridge body and configured to engage the actuation assembly of the apparatus and translate through the longitudinal pathway to contact the fastener ejection members and thereby sequentially eject the surgical fasteners from their respective retention slots.

  Recently Added Patents
Anti-fake battery pack and identification system thereof
Scaleable status tracking of multiple assist hardware threads
Adaptive control for uncertain nonlinear multi-input multi-output systems
Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements
Controller with screen
Fuel cell stack including ejector and blower for anode recirculation and method for controlling the same
Secure provisioning of a portable device using a representation of a key
  Randomly Featured Patents
Managing taxonomic information
Passive optical network for dense WDM downstream data transmission and upstream data transmission
Game wheel
Electric ice-scraping machine
System and method for highly available timer service in a J2EE cluster
Dialing using caller ID
Scale formation-inhibitory agents used in welding treatments and method for inhibiting formation of a scale in a welding treatment of metal parts
Continuous fermentation process and apparatus
Combinatorial weighing method and apparatus therefor
Method and apparatus for covering bodies with a uniform glow discharge plasma and applications thereof