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A disposable loading unit for operable attachment to a surgical stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may have a carrier that supports a staple cartridge therein, an anvil assembly that is movably coupled to the carrier, and an axial drive assembly that is constructed to move in a distal direction from a start position to an end position through the staple cartridge in response to a drive motion imparted to the axial drive assembly from the surgical stapling apparatus. A firing indicator is provided on at least one of the anvil assembly and housing for indicating a position of the axial drive assembly as the axial drive assembly is driven from the start position to the end position.

Title
Disposable loading unit with firing indicator
Application Number
12/31618
Publication Number
7810692 (B2)
Application Date
February 14, 2008
Publication Date
October 12, 2010
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Andrew M Zwolinski
Cincinnati
OH, US
Galen C Robertson
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey D Messerly
Cincinnati
OH, US
Randall J Tanguay
Lebanon
OH, US
Steven G Hall
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A65B 17/065
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