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A surgical stapling apparatus particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a firing lockout assembly including a linearly movable plunger which is movable into operative engagement with a locking member to move the locking member from a first position obstructing longitudinal advancement of an actuation shaft to a second position permitting longitudinal advancement of the actuation shaft.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus
Application Number
935980
Publication Number
6079606
Application Date
October 5, 1998
Publication Date
June 27, 2000
Inventor
Randolph F Lehn
Stratford
CT, US
Joseph Orban III
Norwalk
CT, US
Frank J Viola
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Keith L Milliman
Bethel
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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