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1. (WO2018044669) SURGICAL STAPLER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044669    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048341
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/072
A61B 17/00
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: STOKES, Michael J.
BAXTER, III, Chester O.
GRUBBS, Nathan D.
BOEHM, Laura
Title: SURGICAL STAPLER
Abstract:
A surgical instrument can be provided as described herein. The surgical instrument can include a handle with first and second handle portions. One of the first and second housing portions can include a proximal latch and a proximal latch pin. The proximal latch and proximal latch pin can be configured to lock the first and second housing portions together at proximal ends thereof. One of the first and second housing portions can further include a latch projection, a clamp arm, an over center linkage where the latch projection and over center linkage can be configured to lock the surgical instrument in a closed position when the clamp arm is engaged or in an engaged position.