US 11,653,928 B2
Device for atrial appendage exclusion
Marc Kreidler, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Juan Perez, San Jose, CA (US); Joseph Lamberti, Castro Valley, CA (US); and Ashik Mohan, Alamo, CA (US)
Assigned to DATASCOPE CORP., Wayne, NJ (US)
Filed by DATASCOPE CORP., Fairfield, NJ (US)
Filed on Mar. 27, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/366,738.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/649,455, filed on Mar. 28, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0298381 A1, Oct. 3, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 17/12 (2006.01); A61B 17/122 (2006.01); A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/12122 (2013.01) [A61B 17/064 (2013.01); A61B 17/068 (2013.01); A61B 17/122 (2013.01); A61B 17/12013 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1205 (2013.01)] 33 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A surgical applicator for a fastener, the surgical applicator comprising:
a handle;
a trigger movable relative to the handle between an initial position, an actuated position, and an intermediate position between the initial position and the actuated position; and
a lockout mechanism movable relative to the trigger between a locked position and an unlocked position, the lockout mechanism comprising a release button connected to the trigger, the release button movable between a first position and a second position relative to the trigger and wherein the release button is positioned relative to the trigger such that the release button is configured to be operated by a user's index finger, and
the lockout mechanism operatively arranged to:
lock the trigger in the intermediate position when the trigger is moved from the initial position toward the actuated position such that movement of the trigger in a forward direction and a backward direction is prevented when a pressure is applied to the trigger; and
permit movement of the trigger from the intermediate position toward the initial position or the actuated position when the lockout mechanism is moved from the locked position to the unlocked position.