US 10,888,327 B2
Surgical fastener applying apparatus
Arvind Kumar Gupta, Pradesh (IN); Harshottam Singh Dhakad, Madhya Pradesh (IN); Manoj Kumar Agarwal, Jharkhand (IN); Nikhil R. Katre, Maharashtra (IN); and Vinayan Vivekanandan, Kerala (IN)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Jan. 21, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/2,701.
Application 15/002,701 is a continuation of application No. 13/472,552, filed on May 16, 2012, granted, now 9,271,728.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/494,993, filed on Jun. 9, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2016/0135811 A1, May 19, 2016
Int. Cl. A61B 17/10 (2006.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/072 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/105 (2013.01) [A61B 17/068 (2013.01); A61B 17/07207 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0023 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00407 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07271 (2013.01); A61B 2017/320052 (2013.01); A61B 2090/0813 (2016.02)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A surgical fastener applying apparatus comprising:
an anvil half-section including a distal anvil portion and a proximal handle portion;
a cartridge receiving half-section including a channel member having side walls and a bottom wall, the channel member defining a channel and having a distal portion dimensioned to releasably receive a cartridge and a proximal portion configured to support a firing assembly, the proximal portion of the channel member having an inner wall defining the channel including an inwardly extending protrusion extending from the inner wall into the channel; and
a firing assembly including a firing lever, a cam bar fixedly secured to the firing lever, and a stationary housing supporting the firing lever and the cam bar, the stationary housing being configured to be releasably supported in the proximal portion of the cartridge receiving portion, wherein the stationary housing includes a distal end having an angled extension, the angled extension being received between the bottom wall of the channel member and the inwardly extending protrusion and positioned to engage the inwardly extending protrusion on the inner wall of the channel member to releasably secure the distal end of the firing assembly within the elongated channel member.