07866527 is referenced by 395 patents and cites 934 patents.

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a handle assembly that has a movable handle that is movable through actuation strokes relative to a stationary handle housing. An actuation is shaft supported at least in part within the stationary handle housing and is movable in response to manipulation of the movable handle. Various embodiments further include a firing lock out assembly that is configured to selectively prevent longitudinal movement of the actuation shaft in a distal direction. A firing release trigger is supported on the movable handle for travel therewith and is configured to interface with the firing lockout assembly to selectively release the firing lockout assembly to permit the actuation shaft to move longitudinally in the distal direction upon manipulation of the movable handle.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus with interlockable firing system
Application Number
12/31326
Publication Number
7866527 (B2)
Application Date
February 14, 2008
Publication Date
January 11, 2011
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
A61B 17/068
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