07967178 is referenced by 219 patents and cites 87 patents.

A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an elongated member and a disposable loading unit. The handle assembly includes a mode selection mechanism configured to alternate the surgical device between a first grasping mode of operation and a second clamping mode of operation. The handle assembly includes a rotation control member and an articulation lever. The rotation control member is configured to facilitate rotation of the elongated member with respect to the handle assembly. The articulation lever is configured to facilitate articulation of the tool assembly about an axis substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of elongated member. In one embodiment, the tool assembly includes a cartridge assembly having a plurality of staples and an anvil assembly configured to clamp and staple tissue in the second clamping mode of operation of the device.

Title
Grasping jaw mechanism
Application Number
12/353607
Publication Number
7967178 (B2)
Application Date
January 14, 2009
Publication Date
June 28, 2011
Inventor
John W Beardsley
Hamden
CT, US
Paul Scirica
Huntington
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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