07988028 is referenced by 228 patents and cites 103 patents.

A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, a drive assembly, an endoscopic portion, a pair of jaw members, a dynamic clamping member, and a tissue stop. The drive assembly is disposed in mechanical cooperation with a movable handle of the handle assembly. The endoscopic portion defines a first longitudinal axis. The jaw members are each longitudinally curved with respect to the longitudinal axis. The dynamic clamping member is disposed in mechanical cooperation with a distal portion of the drive assembly and includes an upper beam, a lower beam, and a vertical beam having a cutting edge on a distal portion thereof. At least a portion of the dynamic clamping member is longitudinally curved with respect to the longitudinal axis. The tissue stop is disposed adjacent a distal portion of the first jaw member and configured to impede tissue from distally escaping the jaw members.

Title
Surgical instrument having an asymmetric dynamic clamping member
Application Number
12/553174
Publication Number
7988028 (B2)
Application Date
September 3, 2009
Publication Date
August 2, 2011
Inventor
Michael Robbins
New Haven
CT, US
Danyel Racenet
Middletown
CT, US
Paul A Scirica
Huntington
CT, US
Dino Kasvikis
Middletown
CT, US
David Farascioni
Bethel
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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