Surgical stapler

Description

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a surgical stapler showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof.

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Patent History

Patent number: D357981
Type: Grant
Filed: Sep 1, 1993
Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation (Norwalk, CT)
Inventors: David T. Green (Westport, CT), Henry Bolanos (East Norwalk, CT), Paul O. Rawson (Easton, CT)
Primary Examiner: A. Hugo Word
Assistant Examiner: I. Simmons
Application Number: 0/12,430