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A trigger lockout device for a clip applying instrument. The lockout device includes a displaceable slider actuable by squeezing a trigger slidable in first and second directions a longitudinal axial direction within the barrel, and a block disposed within the barrel. When a first number of clips have not been applied and when the trigger is squeezed, the slider slidably engages and displaces the block and slides along a path in the axial direction to retrieve a clip of the first number of clips, and to insert the clip into the pair of jaws, and when a second number or none of the clips have not been applied, the slider engages the block to substantially prevent the slider from sliding along the path in at least one of the first or second directions such that the triggery cannot be unsqueezed.

Title
Trigger lockout device for clip applying instrument
Application Number
11/210832
Publication Number
7419495 (B2)
Application Date
August 25, 2005
Publication Date
September 2, 2008
Inventor
Peter Aliski
Malden
MA, US
Emmanuel Manetakis
Burlington
MA, US
Pavel Menn
Marblehead
MA, US
Agent
Greenblum & Bernstein
Assignee
Microline Pentax
MA, US
IPC
B31B 1/00
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/10
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