Surgical instrument comprising a primary firing lockout and a secondary firing lockout

  • US 10,426,469 B2
  • Filed: 04/18/2016
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/18/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a shaft comprising a longitudinal axis;

    a firing drive comprising a firing member movable along said longitudinal axis;

    an end effector, comprising;

    a distal end;

    a channel configured to receive a staple cartridge;

    an anvil; and

    a primary lockout configured to block said firing member from being moved toward said distal end if a staple cartridge is not positioned in said channel; and

    a secondary lockout actuatable to prevent said firing member from being moved toward said distal end, wherein said secondary lockout is actuated in response to the distal movement of said firing member being blocked by said primary lockout.

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