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04/17/14
20140107676
 Surgical instrument with double cartridge and anvil assemblies patent thumbnailSurgical instrument with double cartridge and anvil assemblies
An end effector for use with a surgical instrument having a first cartridge assembly configured to deploy a first set of fasteners and a second cartridge assembly disposed distally of the first cartridge assembly. The second cartridge assembly is configured to move between an open position and an approximated position relative to clamp tissue.
04/17/14
20140107611
 Controlling flow in a medical injection system patent thumbnailControlling flow in a medical injection system
A valve apparatus for a medical injection system includes a pinching member and at least one spring-loaded anvil. A tubing line of the injection system may be positioned between the pinching member and the anvil, such that when the pinching member is moved into a pinching position adjacent to the anvil, for example, by rotation of a shaft to which the member is coupled, the pinching member compresses the tubing line against the spring-loaded anvil.
04/17/14
20140103945
 Apparatus and method for demonstrating quantized conductance patent thumbnailApparatus and method for demonstrating quantized conductance
A lab experiment device and method that demonstrate quantized conductance as a macroscopic gold wire is elongated and broken. The device utilizes a mechanically controlled break junction to demonstrate conductance quantization.
04/17/14
20140103094
 Linear surgical stapler with rotatable operation button patent thumbnailLinear surgical stapler with rotatable operation button
A linear surgical stapler includes upper and lower jaws, an anvil and a cartridge respectively mounted on opposite far ends of the upper and lower jaws, a handle portion, a slider, and a button base relatively fixed to the slider. The lower jaw therein includes a staple drive bar and a cutter pusher.
04/17/14
20140103091
 Staple pocket arrangement for surgical stapler patent thumbnailStaple pocket arrangement for surgical stapler
A staple pocket arrangement on the anvil portion of a surgical stapler device includes pairs of staple pockets corresponding to each one of a plurality of staples to be closed. Each respective staple leg is received at a longitudinal end of the staple pocket that provides a relatively wide target area for receiving the staple leg to eliminate or at least minimize the likelihood that a staple leg will miss the staple pocket.
04/10/14
20140097569
 Lead edge mechanical binding device and method patent thumbnailLead edge mechanical binding device and method
A cutting cylinder pair for cutting a substrate in a folder of a printing press is provided which includes a cutting cylinder, the cutting cylinder including a knife and a binding pin adjacent the knife in a circumferential direction of the cutting cylinder; and an anvil cylinder, the anvil cylinder including a cutting rubber, the cutting rubber engaging the knife and the binding pin as the cutting cylinder and anvil cylinder rotate, the binding pin positioned on the cutting cylinder to impart a dimple to a substrate passing between the cutting cylinder and anvil cylinder.. .
04/10/14
20140097226
 Surgical instrument with preload assembly patent thumbnailSurgical instrument with preload assembly
A surgical instrument comprising a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a head portion and a preload assembly is disclosed. The head portion is disposed adjacent a distal end of the elongated body portion and includes an anvil assembly and a shell assembly.
04/10/14
20140097225
 Structure containing wound treatment material patent thumbnailStructure containing wound treatment material
According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an anvil assembly for a circular stapling apparatus, is disclosed. The anvil assembly includes an anvil head configured to support an anvil plate thereon; a shaft extending from the anvil head and configured to selectively engage a connection member of the circular stapling apparatus; an anvil plate operatively connected to the anvil head, the anvil plate defining a plurality of staple forming pockets therein; and a wound treatment material disposed in each staple forming pocket of the anvil plate.
04/03/14
20140090533
 Die cutting system patent thumbnailDie cutting system
A rotary die cutting system includes a die cutting roll having at least one blade thereon for cutting a web, and an indicator on the surface of the die cutting roll indicating the position of the at least one blade. An anvil roll, spaced from the die cutting roll defines a web path therebeween.
03/27/14
20140084042
 Interlocking buttress material retention system patent thumbnailInterlocking buttress material retention system
A surgical stapler is provided having a pair of jaws including a staple containing cartridge and an anvil. Buttress material is releasable affixed to the staple containing cartridge and the anvil.
03/20/14
20140081305
Hollow organ coring tool with collapsing anvil and method of use
A coring tool for creating a hole in a body vessel or hollow organ. The coring tool includes an expandable anvil against which the cutter can be advanced following passage of the collapsed anvil through the tissue to be excised and subsequent expansion of the anvil..
03/20/14
20140076954
Pallet nail clinching apparatus and methods
An apparatus and methods for clinching nails into workpieces are provided. The apparatus can include a housing assembly including a driving assembly capable of driving a fastener.
03/13/14
20140069983
Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes
A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots.
03/13/14
20140069982
Labor-saving stapler
A labor-saving stapler having a base, an anvil, a pair of frames, a top pin passing across the frames, a staple magazine, a first elastic element between the base and the staple magazine, a striker lever having a striker, a second elastic element between the staple magazine and the striker lever, a pressing lever, a roller pin passing across the lever frame, a roller covering on the roller pin and touching the striker lever, and a hand cover. The stapler is labor-saving and quiet..
03/06/14
20140061280
Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge
A surgical buttress for use in a surgical stapling apparatus is provided and includes an elongate rectangular body portion defining a width; a neck portion integrally formed with and extending from a distal end of the body portion, the neck portion defining a width; a head portion integrally formed with and connected to a distal end of the neck portion, the head portion defining a width; and a tail portion integrally formed with and extending from a proximal end of the body portion, the tail portion defining a width. The width of the tail portion is less than the width of the body portion..
02/27/14
20140054355
Staple position sensor system
A surgical stapling instrument includes a handle assembly, an elongate shaft extending distally from the handle assembly, and a tool assembly coupled to a distal end of the elongate shaft. The tool assembly includes a cartridge assembly including a plurality of surgical staples each including a code embedded portion and a first sensor for detecting the position of the surgical staples prior to and during a formation of the staples.
02/27/14
20140054354
Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes
A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots.
02/27/14
20140054353
Surgical tilt anvil assembly
An anvil and anvil delivery system is provided which includes a head assembly and a center rod defining a longitudinal axis. The head assembly defines a transverse axis and is pivotally secured to the rod and movable from an operative position wherein the transverse axis is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and a tilted position wherein the transverse axis defines an acute angle with respect to the longitudinal axis.
02/27/14
20140054351
Plastic fastener dispensing hand tool having a novel anvil design
An improved hand tool for dispensing plastic fasteners having a novel anvil design. The hand tool has a gun shaped casing with a barrel portion and a handle portion.
02/27/14
20140054350
Fastener driving apparatus
A fastener driving apparatus includes a vacuum piston and a drive piston, which vacuum piston, when moved (by way of a motor and linear motion converter), draws a vacuum against the drive piston, which drive piston may be held in place by retention means. An anvil is coupled to the drive piston.
02/20/14
20140048582
Staple cartridges for forming staples having differing formed staple heights
A staple cartridge for use with a stapling device that has an actuator that is selectively actuatable in an axial direction and an anvil portion that is selectively movable between open and closed positions is disclosed. Various embodiments of the present invention include a cartridge body that movably supports first and second staple drivers.
02/20/14
20140048580
Buttress attachment features for surgical stapling apparatus
An end effector assembly for use with a surgical stapler, comprising a staple cartridge having a tissue contacting surface, an anvil plate having a tissue contacting surface, a buttress material releasably disposed on the tissue contacting surfaces of each of the staple cartridge and the anvil plate, and an epoxy positioned onto the tissue contacting surfaces of each of the staple cartridge and anvil plate defining an attachment zone configured to retain the respective buttress material atop the respective tissue contacting surfaces.. .
02/13/14
20140042206
Surgical stapling device
A surgical stapling device has a handle assembly, an elongated body portion, a shell assembly housing a plurality of staples and an anvil assembly movable relative to the shell assembly. An approximation mechanism is movable from a first position to a second position to move the anvil assembly relative to the shell assembly between a spaced position and an approximated position.
02/13/14
20140042205
Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical stapler can comprise an anvil comprising a staple pocket formed in a tissue contacting surface. The staple pocket can comprise a midline or centerline, a first forming cup, and a second forming cup.
02/13/14
20140041493
Resilient finger scrap stripper for corrugated board rotary cutting die
An apparatus configured to cooperate with a rotating anvil to cut corrugated board comprises a rotary cutting die configured to rotate in one direction and to cooperate with the anvil to cut corrugated board. The cutting die includes a base and at least one scrap cutting blade and a scrap stripper that comprises one or more fingers that project from the base at an incline and which is slanted forwardly in the direction of rotation of the cutting die for stripping cut scrap pieces of corrugated board from the blade..
02/13/14
20140041288
Real time in-line water-in-fuel emulsion apparatus, process and system
A water-in-fuel emulsion system comprises a reactor device, a fuel intake connected to said reactor device, a water intake connected to said reactor device, a pump connected to said reactor device, and a circulating emulsion reprocessing inline loop connected to said pump and feeding a load as needed in real time, wherein said reactor device comprises a non-vibrating anvil shaped to create cavitation sufficient to emulsify water-in-fuel from said water intake and said fuel intake.. .
02/06/14
20140039550
Staple for use in surgical procedures
A staple is provided having a backspan and a first and second legs extending distally from the backspan. Each of the first and second legs includes a bend dividing each leg into a traversing leg portion and a substantially linear clenching leg portion.
02/06/14
20140039495
Methods of securing a fastener
Embodiments may include an attachable fastener, which may include a bondable material that may be secured to the end of an end effector. Vibration may be tuned to occur at a distal end of the fastener.
02/06/14
20140038151
Simulated stapling and energy based ligation for surgical training
An inexpensive and practical surgical training system to train practitioners in the use of surgical stapling and energy-based ligation instruments and procedures is provided. The system comprises a modified or simulated surgical instrument such as linear surgical stapling device having a fixed anvil and an opposed, movable jaw sized and configured to be closed upon a simulated tissue structure.
02/06/14
20140034763
Apparatus and method for comminuting a polycrystalline silicon rod
An apparatus is disclosed for comminuting a polycrystalline silicon rod, which apparatus includes a base, at least one movable comminuting tool and optionally at least one immovable anvil. A silicon rod to be comminuted lies on a longitudinal axis oriented parallel or virtually parallel to the surface of the base and can be adjusted between the comminuting tool and anvil.
02/06/14
20140034704
Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge
A surgical stapling apparatus including a cartridge assembly defining a first tissue contacting surface, an anvil assembly defining a second tissue contacting surface, and a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the first tissue contacting surface and the second tissue contacting surface is provided. The buttress provides a uniform profile to be used on both the anvil and cartridge of a loading unit..
02/06/14
20140034703
Surgical stapling apparatus with clamping assembly
A surgical stapling apparatus includes a handle assembly and an elongate portion extending distally from the handle assembly. An end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongate portion includes an anvil assembly and a cartridge assembly, wherein at least one of the cartridge assembly and the anvil assembly is movable with respect to the other to move the end effector between an open configuration where the cartridge assembly and the anvil assembly are substantially spaced and a closed configuration where the cartridge assembly and the anvil assembly are closer together.
02/06/14
20140034213
Ultrasonic sealing of packages
A method and apparatus for sealing films. In one embodiment the sealing device comprises a horn and an anvil.
02/06/14
20140033653
Ultrasonic sealing of packages
A method and apparatus for sealing films. In one embodiment the sealing device comprises a horn and an anvil.
01/30/14
20140027493
Surgical stapling apparatus including an anvil and cartridge each having cooperating mating surfaces
Surgical stapling apparatus are disclosed including an anvil having a working surface with a shaped topography; and a staple cartridge, in juxtaposition with the anvil. The staple cartridge includes a working surface with shaped topography which is complementary to the shaped topography of the working surface of the shaped anvil.
01/30/14
20140027492
Surgical fastener applying apparatus including fluid-activated firing mechanism
A surgical fastener applying apparatus includes an end effector assembly having an anvil assembly and a cartridge assembly. The anvil assembly and/or the cartridge assembly is movable relative to the other between open and closed positions.
01/30/14
20140027491
Surgical instrument including a locking assembly
A surgical instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, an articulating tool assembly and a locking assembly is disclosed. The handle portion includes a movable handle.
01/30/14
20140027138
Impact mechanism, rock drill and drill rig comprising such impact mechanism
The invention relates to an impact mechanism comprising a housing (32) with at least two stroke adjustment channels (18, 19, 20); an adjustment arrangement (31) with at least two adjustment pin channels (35, 36, 37, 135, 136, 137) arranged to interact in a manner that can be selected with the stroke adjustment channels (18, 19, 20); and a hammer piston (1) that performs reciprocating motion in the housing (32) in order to impact repetitively onto an anvil (2), which hammer piston (1) has a stroke length that can be selected with the aid of adjustment pin channels (35, 36, 37, 135, 136, 137) and the stroke adjustment channels (18, 19, 20). According to the invention, the adjustment arrangement (31) comprises an elastic element (48) arranged to maintain the adjustment arrangement (31) in place for the stroke length that has been selected; and an operating means (34) arranged to select adjustment pin channel (35, 36, 37, 135, 136, 137) and thus the stroke length of the hammer piston (1)..
01/30/14
20140026386
Ultrasonic welding assembly and method of attaching an anvil to a bracket of the assembly
An ultrasonic welding assembly having an ultrasonic horn and an anvil having first, second, and third plate portions is provided. The third plate portion is coupled between the first and second plate portions.
01/23/14
20140021276
Systems and methods for preparation of medications
A pill is divided using a pill splitter and crusher device having a first member coupled to a second member. The first member comprises a pill-receiving cavity and the second member comprises a blade and an anvil.
01/23/14
20140021242
Surgical apparatus including surgical buttress
An end effector for a surgical stapling apparatus is provided which includes an anvil assembly and a surgical buttress. The anvil assembly includes an anvil body and an anvil plate.
01/23/14
20140021241
Surgical fastener-applying apparatuses with sequential firing
A surgical fastening instrument is provided. The surgical fastening instrument includes a handle portion and an elongate portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis along a length thereof.
01/16/14
20140014709
Ultrasonic jointing method
An ultrasonic jointing method is provided for performing an ultrasonic joint of a conductor part which is exposed by removing a coating of an electric wire with respect to a terminal. The ultrasonic jointing method includes: holding the conductor part of the electric wire and the terminal between an anvil and a horn in which a concave part is formed; and applying an ultrasonic vibration to the conductor part of the electric wire and the terminal that are held between the anvil and the horn.
01/16/14
20140014706
Indicators for surgical staplers
A surgical stapler including one or more visual indicators is provided. The surgical stapler includes a body and a stapling assembly positioned at a distal portion of the body.
01/16/14
20140014705
Surgical stapling instrument
A surgical stapler can comprise an anvil comprising a staple pocket formed in a tissue contacting surface. The staple pocket can comprise a midline or centerline, a first forming cup, and a second forming cup.
01/16/14
20140014254
Method of preparing a fuel cell unitized electrode assembly by ultrasonic welding
A unitized electrode assembly (9) for use in the fuel cell comprises a first gdl (23), a pem (28), and a second gdl (12), with electrode catalysts (27, 30) disposed between said pem and each of said gdls, said layers (23, 27, 30, 12) being impregnated with a thermoplastic polymer a sufficient distance from each edge of the uea so as to form a fluid seal (13). The uea is formed by a process which comprises making a sandwich of some or all of said layers (23, 27, 28, 30 and 33), with thermoplastic polymer film (22, 25, 32, 35) extending inwardly from the edges of said sandwich a sufficient distance to form the seal, said thermoplastic polymer film being disposed between each electrode and the adjacent gdl and/or between each gdl and release film (21, 36) on the top and bottom of the sandwich.
01/16/14
20140013604
Multi-blade bag cutter
A multi-blade bag cutting apparatus for opening a sealed package using one of at least two methods has a first arm partially enclosing a first blade and a first or second arm having a cutout exposing a second blade. The two arms can be injection molded as a single piece of plastic or comprise two separate pieces coupled to a pivot.
01/09/14
20140012317
Annular support structures
Reinforcing lumen rings are configured and adapted for use in conjunction with a circular endoscopic stapling instrument having a staple cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly. The reinforcing lumen rings maintain anastomotic lumen, e.g.
01/09/14
20140008414
Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector
The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface, wherein the cutting member is relatively movable with respect to the anvil and the staple cartridge. In at least one embodiment, one of the anvil and the staple cartridge defines a slot which is configured to receive at least a portion of the cutting member and guide the cutting member as it is moved relative to the anvil and the staple cartridge.
01/09/14
20140008413
T-slot tilt anvil for circular stapling instrument
A surgical stapling device and method for joining tissue portions are provided including a handle assembly, an elongate body extending from the handle assembly, a cartridge assembly supported on a distal end of the elongate body, and an anvil assembly at a distal end of the surgical stapling device. The anvil assembly includes a shaft for removably coupling the anvil assembly to the cartridge assembly and a head pivotally mounted to a distal end of the shaft.
01/09/14
20140007446
Constant force spring actuator for a handheld micrometer
A micrometer, including a constant force drive spring actuator configuration, is disclosed which comprises a frame, an anvil, a spindle, a linear displacement sensor that senses a displacement of the spindle, and an actuator including a button which is configured to move the spindle toward or away from the anvil. The spindle drive is attached to a constant force spring actuator comprising at least one constant force spring coil extending toward the spindle and attached between the spindle and the frame such that the sum of their forces drives the spindle toward the anvil with an approximately constant force.
01/02/14
20140001240
Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member
The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a curved end-effector which is configured to deploy staples in at least one curved staple line. The surgical stapler can include a staple cartridge configured to removably store staples therein, an anvil configured to deform the staples, and a cutting member having a cutting surface.
01/02/14
20140001239
Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector
The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface, wherein the cutting member is relatively movable with respect to the anvil and the staple cartridge. In at least one embodiment, one of the anvil and the staple cartridge defines a slot which is configured to receive at least a portion of the cutting member and guide the cutting member as it is moved relative to the anvil and the staple cartridge.
01/02/14
20140001238
Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector
The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface, wherein the cutting member is relatively movable with respect to the anvil and the staple cartridge. In at least one embodiment, one of the anvil and the staple cartridge defines a slot which is configured to receive at least a portion of the cutting member and guide the cutting member as it is moved relative to the anvil and the staple cartridge.
01/02/14
20140001237
Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector
The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a staple cartridge, an anvil, and a cutting member having a cutting surface, wherein the cutting member is relatively movable with respect to the anvil and the staple cartridge. In at least one embodiment, one of the anvil and the staple cartridge defines a slot which is configured to receive at least a portion of the cutting member and guide the cutting member as it is moved relative to the anvil and the staple cartridge.
01/02/14
20140000232
Device for pruning plant growth
A device for pruning plant material includes a frame, a vertical arm extending from the frame, and an angled pruning head extending from the vertical arm. The angled pruning head includes at least one cutting disk attached to a first shaft, and an anvil assembly having at least one anvil pair attached to a second shaft.
12/26/13
20130345063
Device and method for the densification of filaments in a long superconductive wire
A device for the high pressure densification of superconducting wire from compacted superconductor material or superconductor precursor powder particles, has four hard metal anvils (5, 6, 7, 8) with a total length (l2) parallel to the superconducting wire, the hard metal anvils borne in external independent pressure blocks (9, 10, 11), which are in turn either fixed or connected to high pressure devices, preferably hydraulic presses. At least one of the hard metal anvils is a free moving anvil (6) having clearances of at least 0.01 mm up to 0.2 mm towards the neighboring hard metal anvils (5, 8), so that no wall friction occurs between the free moving anvil and the neighboring anvils.
12/26/13
20130344774
Stake sharpening holder, skate blade, and method of use
A skate sharpening holder includes an anvil plate surface that is adapted to engage with a skate blade so that the skate blade is securely held with respect to the anvil during skate sharpening or contouring. The anvil plate surface can include pins or openings that would engage with respective openings or pins in a skate blade to hold the skate blade in place..
12/26/13
20130341449
Anvil unit for a material reducing machine
A reducing machine is disclosed. The reducing machine includes a rotational reducing component, a power in-feed system for feeding material toward the rotational reducing component, and a mill box at least partially surrounding the rotational reducing component.
12/26/13
20130341374
Surgical stapling device with a curved cutting member
The present invention includes a surgical stapler having a curved end-effector which is configured to deploy staples in at least one curved staple line. The surgical stapler can include a staple cartridge configured to removably store staples therein, an anvil configured to deform the staples, and a cutting member having a cutting surface.
12/26/13
20130340999
System and method for drilling hammer communication, formation evaluation and drilling optimization
A system and method are provided for producing controlled vibrations within a borehole. In one example, the system includes an encoder plate having a first surface, an anvil plate having a second surface, a movement mechanism configured to enable translational movement of the encoder plate relative to the anvil plate to allow the first surface to repeatedly impact the second surface to produce a plurality of vibration beats, and a vibration control mechanism configured to selectively control an amplitude of the vibration beats to encode information therein..
12/26/13
20130340263
Cutter with anvil
A cutting apparatus for opening a sealed package has a first arm partially enclosing a first blade that is at least partially juxtaposable against a second arm having a cutting surface. The two arms can be injection molded as a single piece of plastic or comprise two separate pieces coupled to a pivot.
12/19/13
20130338683
System and method for forming a t-shaped surgical clip
A surgical clip forming apparatus includes an unformed surgical clip having a head section including an upper portion and a lower portion separated from each other to define a first space therebetween in a first configuration, a left leg section including a proximal end and a distal end and a right leg section including a proximal end and a distal end. The surgical clip forming apparatus includes an anvil configured to engage the head section of the surgical clip and a pair of forming pins positioned adjacent the proximal ends of the left and right legs for securing the head section of the unformed surgical clip against the anvil.
12/19/13
20130334288
Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a driver and staple cavity arrangement
A staple cartridge for use with a stapling device that has an actuator that is selectively actuatable in an axial direction and an anvil portion that is selectively movable between open and closed positions is disclosed. Various embodiments of the present invention include a cartridge body that movably supports first and second staple drivers.
12/19/13
20130334287
Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a cam and driver arrangement
A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil.
12/19/13
20130334286
Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a driver row arrangement
A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil.
12/19/13
20130334285
Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a movable cartridge and a staple driver arrangement
A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil.
12/19/13
20130334284
Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a fixed anvil and different staple heights
A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil.
12/19/13
20130334283
Fastener cartridge assembly comprising a fixed anvil
A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil.
12/19/13
20130334282
Surgical systems and methods thereof
A system for introducing a surgical instrument through a tissue lumen having: a surgical instrument; a sheath for preventing contamination of the tissue lumen; a dilator for dilating bodily tissue having an elongated body for positioning the dilator and a tapered section for facilitating dilation of the tissue lumen; and a cone having conical body that tapers from the proximal end to the distal end and facilitates insertion of the cone and the surgical instrument through the tissue lumen, an axial bore that extends longitudinally through the cone and receives an anvil retainer, a collar that engages the distal end of the surgical device and prevents lateral movement of the cone, grooves that engage the surface of the tapered section and reduce the friction between the cone and the tissue lumen, a securing device for securing the cone to the surgical instrument, and a retrieval device for retrieving the cone from a bodily cavity.. .
12/19/13
20130334280
Sliding anvil/retracting cartridge reload
A surgical device has a handle assembly and an elongated member extending distally from the handle assembly. A tool assembly is mounted to a distal end of the elongated member.
12/19/13
20130334279
Spring loaded anvil retainer
A surgical stapling device including a handle assembly, a body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a head portion including an anvil retainer and a shell assembly, the anvil retainer being movable in relation to the shell assembly between unapproximated and approximated positions, a tube surrounding a portion of the anvil retainer, wherein the anvil retainer includes a distal annular protrusion for releasably engaging an anvil assembly and wherein the anvil assembly includes a center rod.. .


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