09717498 is referenced by 1 patents and cites 1316 patents.

A surgical stapling apparatus (stapler) is provided. A tool assembly includes first and second jaw members. A cartridge assembly includes an actuation sled and a slide. A drive member having a working end is configured to translate through the tool assembly when the first and second jaw members are in a closed configuration. A lock assembly including a latch is movable from a locked position to an unlocked position. The latch is urged to the locked position to engage the working end to prevent distal translation of the drive member through the tool assembly. The slide is configured to move the latch from the locked position to the unlocked position upon installation of an unspent cartridge assembly onto the first jaw member. The slide is movable by the drive member upon actuation of the stapling apparatus to allow the latch to move back to the locked position.

Title
Surgical stapling apparatus
Application Number
14/169463
Publication Number
9717498 (B2)
Application Date
January 31, 2014
Publication Date
August 1, 2017
Inventor
Kevin Robert Slisz
Old Saybrook
CT, US
Ernest Aranyi
Easton
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
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