Surgical stapling device with lockout system for preventing actuation in the absence of an installed staple cartridge

  • US 10,166,025 B2
  • Filed: 06/22/2015
  • Issued: 01/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A surgical stapling instrument, comprising:

  • a staple cartridge assembly configured to be attached to said surgical stapling instrument;

    staples removably stored within said staple cartridge assembly;

    a first jaw;

    a second jaw moveable relative to said first jaw, wherein said second jaw is moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position; and

    a lock system configured to permit said second jaw to move to said unlocked position when said staple cartridge assembly is attached to said surgical stapling instrument, and wherein said lock system is further configured to lock said second jaw in said locked position when said staple cartridge assembly is not attached to said surgical stapling instrument.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×