09023014 is referenced by 117 patents and cites 192 patents.

A hand-held electromechanical surgical device is provided and configured to selectively connect with a surgical accessory. The surgical device includes a device housing defining a connecting portion for selectively receiving a coupling assembly of the surgical accessory. The connecting portion includes an annular wall defining a cylindrical recess dimensioned to receive the coupling assembly of the surgical accessory; a collar slidably supported about the annular wall, wherein the collar is slidable between a first position and a second position; and at least one socket member interposed between the annular wall and the collar, wherein each socket member is slidably supported in the annular wall. Each socket member includes a first fixed state wherein each socket member projects into the cylindrical recess of the annular wall; and a second movable state wherein each socket member is free to not project into the cylindrical recess of the annular wall.

Title
Quick connect assembly for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical accessories
Application Number
13/543979
Publication Number
9023014 (B2)
Application Date
July 9, 2012
Publication Date
May 5, 2015
Inventor
Michael A Zemlok
Prospect
CT, US
Xingrui Chen
Hamden
CT, US
Matthew J Chowaniec
Middletown
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/115
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/29
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