US 11,051,809 B2
Cartridge receiving jaw for surgical stapler and associated method of manufacture with MIM
Anil K. Nalagatla, Mason, OH (US); Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hillsboro, OH (US); Chester O. Baxter, III, Loveland, OH (US); Gregory J. Bakos, Mason, OH (US); and Jason L. Harris, Lebanon, OH (US)
Assigned to Cilag GmbH International, Zug (CH)
Filed by ETHICON LLC, Guaynabo, PR (US)
Filed on Dec. 31, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/236,714.
Prior Publication US 2020/0205816 A1, Jul. 2, 2020
Int. Cl. A61B 17/072 (2006.01); B21K 5/00 (2006.01); B23K 9/02 (2006.01); B33Y 10/00 (2015.01)
CPC A61B 17/072 (2013.01) [B21K 5/00 (2013.01); B23K 9/02 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07257 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07264 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07271 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07278 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07285 (2013.01); B33Y 10/00 (2014.12)] 17 Claims
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1. A method of manufacturing an end effector of a surgical instrument, wherein the end effector includes first and second opposing jaws, wherein the first jaw includes a body and an elongate cap, the method comprising:
(a) providing the elongate cap and the body of the first jaw of the end effector, wherein the body includes an elongate channel and at least one alignment feature;
(b) aligning the elongate cap with the elongate channel that extends completely through the body using the at least one alignment feature of the body that is disposed adjacent the elongate channel; and
(c) welding the elongate cap onto the body to at least partially enclose the elongate channel.