US 11,051,827 B2
Endoscopic surgical instrument and handle assemblies for use therewith
Jacob C. Baril, Norwalk, CT (US); and Matthew A. Dinino, Newington, CT (US)
Assigned to COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Oct. 15, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/159,832.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/617,683, filed on Jan. 6, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2019/0216464 A1, Jul. 18, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 17/128 (2006.01); A61B 17/10 (2006.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/122 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/1285 (2013.01) [A61B 17/068 (2013.01); A61B 17/10 (2013.01); A61B 17/105 (2013.01); A61B 17/2909 (2013.01); A61B 17/122 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0046 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00407 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00464 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2912 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A handle assembly for use with a surgical instrument, the handle assembly comprising:
a housing;
a movable handle pivotably mounted to the housing; and
a plunger assembly disposed at least partially within the housing and including a proximal portion defining a longitudinal axis, a distal portion, a plunger pin, and a biasing element, the biasing element positioned between a part of the proximal portion and a part of the distal portion, the distal portion movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the proximal portion, the plunger pin extending through a slot of the distal portion and into an aperture of the proximal portion, wherein distal translation of the distal portion of the plunger assembly relative to the housing is configured to affect a function of the surgical instrument.