07552854 is referenced by 312 patents and cites 107 patents.

A surgical stapler is provided that maintains the jaws of the stapler in an open position and prevents firing of staples when a cartridge is not loaded in one of the jaws. Distinct positioning and sequencing of the jaws, capture pin and firing of the staples are provided by a latch mechanism. Such locking and latching mechanisms ensure proper operation of the stapler.

Title
Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism
Application Number
11/805094
Publication Number
7552854 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 2007
Publication Date
June 30, 2009
Inventor
Gary M Johnson
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Matthew A Wixey
Dana Point
CA, US
Agent
Patrick Y Ikehara
David G Majdali
John F Heal
Assignee
Applied Medical Resources Corporation
CA, US
IPC
B25C 5/02
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