06569171 is referenced by 378 patents.
An elongated medical clip applying device having a hand holdable housing at a proximal end thereof and a barrel clip-dispenser at a distal end thereof is arranged for dispensing squeezable clips onto a mammalian tissue. The device includes a hollow inner sleeve arranged within the housing. The sleeve has a proximal end for receiving a clip feeder cartridge therein. A proximal bearing is slidably disposed about a proximal circumference of the inner sleeve. A trigger lever is attached to the housing, the trigger lever having a linkage bar thereon connected to a finger for moving the proximal bearing proximally and distally. A lock mechanism is arranged in the sleeve to deny a clip feeder cartridge entry into the sleeve when the proximal bearing is adjacent the lock mechanism.