Patents by Inventor Harold O. Behlke

Harold O. Behlke has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4216891
    Abstract: A surgical stapler having a jaw including spaced apart front and rear legs rigidly interconnected by a cross leg at one end and having opposite free ends. An anvil is mounted on the front leg. A movable frame is located between the front and rear legs and carries a staple cartridge assembly. The position of the movable frame determines the gap between the staple cartridge assembly and the anvil for receiving tissue. A pusher member ejects staples from the staple cartridge assembly to staple tissue located in the gap. A C-clamp is detachably connected to the free ends of the front and rear legs of the jaw for maintaining alignment of the front and rear legs during the stapling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Inventor: Harold O. Behlke