Surgical instrument system comprising lockable systems

  • US 10,188,385 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2014
  • Issued: 01/29/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical instrument system, comprising:

  • a handle; and

    a shaft assembly removably attached to said handle, said shaft assembly comprising;

    an end effector;

    a release actuator comprising a lock, wherein said release actuator is movable between a proximal position and a distal position, wherein said lock is engaged with said handle when said release actuator is in said proximal position, and wherein said lock is disengaged from said handle when said release actuator is in said distal position; and

    a latch operably engaged with said release actuator, wherein said latch is movable between a first position and a second position, wherein said release actuator is configured to rotate said latch from said first position to said second position when said release actuator is moved toward said distal position, wherein said latch comprises a catch configured to engage said handle when said latch is moved toward said second position, wherein said catch is disengaged from said handle upon an additional manipulation of said release actuator, and wherein said additional manipulation is in a proximal direction.

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