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Emergency retraction for electro-mechanical surgical devices and systems
12/18/14 - 20140367445 - The present disclosure relates to an electromechanical surgical system including a surgical instrument having a controller, and an end effector selectively and removably connectable to the surgical instrument, wherein the controller is configured to enter an emergency retraction mode when at least one input element of the surgical system is...

Method of emergency retraction for electro-mechanical surgical devices and systems
12/18/14 - 20140367446 - The present disclosure relates to an electromechanical surgical system and methods for use thereof including a surgical instrument having a controller, and an end effector selectively and removably connectable to the surgical instrument, wherein the controller enters an emergency retraction mode when at least one input element of the surgical...

Surgical instrument with safety mechanism
12/04/14 - 20140353355 - A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a safety mechanism, an elongated body portion and a head portion is disclosed. The handle assembly includes a stationary handle, an approximation mechanism, and a firing trigger. A lever of the safety mechanism is movable between a first position where the firing trigger...

Surgical stapling and cutting apparatus, clamp mechanisms, systems and methods
11/20/14 - 20140339286 - A surgical stapling device is configured for use in open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures. The device includes a handle assembly, a shaft assembly coupled to the handle assembly, and an end-effector coupled to the shaft assembly. The end-effector comprises of a jaw assembly configured to clamp, staple, and/or cut a...

Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler
11/06/14 - 20140326777 - In various embodiments, a surgical stapling head is provided that may comprise a staple cartridge for supporting one or more staples, a core movable relative to the staple cartridge, at least one staple driver extending from the core, and a casing configured to at least partially hold the staple cartridge...

Motor driven surgical instruments with lockable dual drive shafts
10/16/14 - 20140305987 - Motor driven surgical instruments that include a first rotary drive system and a second rotary drive system. Various forms include a transmission assembly that is selectively shiftable between a first drive position wherein rotary motion generated by the motor is transferred to the first rotary drive system and a second...

Apparatus for endoscopic procedures
10/09/14 - 20140299647 - A surgical device is disclosed. The surgical device includes: a jaw assembly including a first jaw and a second jaw moveable relative to the first jaw; and an articulating assembly removably coupled to the proximal end of the jaw assembly, the articulating including a distal joint member, a proximal joint...

Interlock and surgical instrument including same
10/02/14 - 20140291378 - A surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument includes an end effector comprising a moveable cutting instrument to cut an object and a motor coupled to the end effector. The motor actuates the cutting instrument in response to a current therethrough, causing the cutting instrument to move between a proximal-most position...

Articulatable surgical instrument comprising an articulation lock
09/18/14 - 20140263541 - A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and an end effector rotatably coupled to the shaft by an articulation joint. The surgical instrument can further include an articulation driver configured to rotate the end effector about the articulation joint and an articulation lock which...

Articulatable surgical instrument comprising a firing drive
09/18/14 - 20140263542 - A surgical instrument can comprise a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and an end effector rotatably coupled to the shaft by an articulation joint. The surgical instrument can further include a staple cartridge positioned within the end effector and a firing drive operably coupled with a trigger wherein...

Drive train control arrangements for modular surgical instruments
09/18/14 - 20140263543 - A surgical instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The surgical instrument includes an articulation assembly configured to articulate the end effector relative to the shaft, a firing assembly configured to fire a plurality of staples, for example, and a locking member...

Surgical instrument with an actuation lockout
09/18/14 - 20140263544 - Embodiments of a surgical instrument and its methods of use are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments of a surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly distally extending from the handle. The elongated shaft assembly may include an articulable portion. An articulation control may be associated with the...

Surgical stapling apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140263545 - A surgical stapling apparatus (stapler) is provided. The stapler includes a housing, elongated member, and a reload. A cartridge is configured to selectively couple to a first jaw member of the reload and includes one or more resilient members thereon. An anvil operably supported on a second jaw member of...

Surgical stapling apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140263546 - A surgical stapling apparatus (stapler) is provided and is configured to couple to a reload. The reload includes a first jaw member releasably supporting a cartridge that includes a slide deflector that is movable from a first position to a second position. One or more lockout steps are provided on...

Surgical fastener applying apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140263547 - A surgical stapling device including a frame configured to support a proximal portion of an approximation assembly and a proximal portion of a staple pusher assembly and a pair of handle sections pivotally secured to the frame such that the handle sections can be moved from a closed position wherein...

Surgical fastener applying apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140263548 - A reusable surgical stapling device is provided. The stapling device includes a staple pusher assembly and an approximation assembly. The stapling device further includes a handle assembly including first and second handle sections pivotally secured in relation to each other about a proximal portion of the staple pusher and approximation...

Safety method for powered surgical instruments
09/18/14 - 20140263549 - A surgical instrument includes a handle portion and a body portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a first longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument includes an articulating tool assembly defining a second longitudinal axis and having a proximal end. The articulating tool assembly is disposed at a distal...

Surgical instrument with articulation lock having a detenting binary spring
08/28/14 - 20140239040 - A apparatus includes a shaft, an end effector, an articulation joint, and a locking feature. The end effector is pivotable from a first position to a second position. The end effector is aligned with a longitudinal axis of the shaft in the first position and angled relative to the longitudinal...

Ratcheting mechanism for surgical stapling device
08/07/14 - 20140217144 - A surgical stapling device comprising a housing, an elongated portion, an end effector, and a movable handle disposed in mechanical cooperation with the housing and movable between a first open position and a second approximated position for affecting a function of the end effector. A ratchet mechanism is disposed in...

Shipping wedge with lockout
07/31/14 - 20140209659 - A shipping wedge for use with a surgical instrument includes a base configured to be detachably secured with a body portion of the surgical instrument, a blocking member depending from the base and engageable with a movable operative member of the surgical instrument, and a locking member depending from the...

Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release
06/26/14 - 20140175149 - A surgical instrument comprising a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly operable to effect a surgical procedure when actuated, a part of the actuation assembly being movable between a first position and second position, and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the actuation assembly, the handle...

Surgical instrument with safety mechanism
06/12/14 - 20140158745 - A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a safety mechanism, an elongated body portion and a head portion is disclosed. The handle assembly includes a stationary handle, an approximation mechanism, and a firing trigger. A lever of the safety mechanism is movable between a first position where the firing trigger...

Surgical instrument with rapid post event detection
04/24/14 - 20140110453 - A surgical instrument is disclosed, the instrument including: a handle assembly; a jaw assembly including a staple cartridge containing a plurality of staples and an anvil to form the plurality of staples upon firing; a lockout mechanism configured to prevent reuse of the jaw assembly; a drive assembly at least...

Surgical stapling apparatus including sensing mechanism
04/24/14 - 20140110454 - A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a proximal end operatively...

Method for testing a surgical tool
03/06/14 - 20140061279 - In various embodiments, a surgical test device for a surgical tool, such as a severing and/or sealing tool (e.g., a surgical stapler), is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical tool can be configured to supply at least one actuation motion to an end effector. The actuation motion(s) may...

Surgical stapling device
02/13/14 - 20140042206 - A surgical stapling device has a handle assembly, an elongated body portion, a shell assembly housing a plurality of staples and an anvil assembly movable relative to the shell assembly. An approximation mechanism is movable from a first position to a second position to move the anvil assembly relative to...

Staple chamber assembly and linear surgical stitching device using said staple chamber assembly
12/12/13 - 20130327808 - A linear surgical stapler includes an upper staple cartridge receiving half-section, a lower staple cartridge receiving half-section and a staple cartridge assembly. The staple cartridge assembly includes a cutting groove in which a reciprocating movement cutter is mounted. The cutter includes a bottom surface and a knife blade located at...

Surgical instrument with firing trigger lockout
11/28/13 - 20130313303 - A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor and an externally accessible memory device in communication with the first sensor. The first sensor has an output that represents a first condition...

Surgical fastener applying apparatus
11/21/13 - 20130306703 - The present disclosure relates to surgical fastener applying apparatus for sequentially applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a replaceable cartridge assembly receivable in a distal end portion of a cartridge receiving half-section, the cartridge assembly including a safety lockout pivotably disposed...

Safety lockout for surgical stapler
10/24/13 - 20130277410 - A surgical stapling and cutting device is constructed with a knife safety lockout element to prevent a knife element from cutting tissue if staples cannot be applied first to the tissue prior to being cut. The surgical stapling and cutting device comprises of a staple holder for holding a staple...

Linear cutting stapler
10/10/13 - 20130264370 - A linear cutting stapler comprises: an upper jaw and a lower jaw (5) capable of closing or opening relative to each other. A staple cartridge (51) is disposed at a distal end of the lower jaw (5). The lower jaw (5) is U-shaped, and has a staple driving rod (3)...

Motor driven surgical fastener device with switching system configured to prevent firing initiation until activated
10/03/13 - 20130256371 - A surgical fastener apparatus having a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector including a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position. A cartridge containing a...

Surgical stapling device with lockout system for preventing actuation in the absence of an installed staple cartridge
09/26/13 - 20130248577 - Surgical stapling instruments surgical stapling cartridges are disclosed. At least one embodiment includes an end effector that has an elongate channel that is configured to operably support a surgical staple cartridge therein and an anvil that is movably supported on the elongate channel between an open position and closed positions...

Active braking electrical surgical instrument and method for braking such an instrument
08/29/13 - 20130221061 - An electrically powered surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a surgical procedure effecting actuation assembly. A handle is coupled with the end effector. An electric motor is disposed within a shell of the handle and has power terminals and a drive train actuating the assembly when the motor...

Rotating knob locking mechanism for surgical stapling device
08/22/13 - 20130214029 - A surgical stapling device having a rotating knob locking mechanism, and a method of using the surgical stapling device is disclosed. The surgical stapling device includes a housing, an actuation member, an elongated body portion rotatably supported on the housing, and a locking mechanism for preventing the rotation of the...

Surgical stapling device
08/08/13 - 20130200130 - A surgical stapling device for sequentially applying a plurality of fasteners to body tissue and simultaneously incising tissue is provided. The surgical stapling device is adapted to receive disposable loading units having staples in linear rows whose length can be between about 30 mm and 60 mm. The disposable loading...

Powered surgical instruments with firing system lockout arrangements
08/01/13 - 20130193188 - Surgical instruments and/or fastener apparatuses comprising an end effector with a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position. At least one of the jaws may comprise a channel for receiving a cartridge containing a plurality of surgical fasteners. Also, an...

Tissue stapler anvil feature to prevent premature jaw opening
07/11/13 - 20130175318 - A surgical instrument includes a handle assembly having a trigger operable to fire a staple driver to staple tissue. The instrument includes a pointed rod to which an anvil may be coupled. An anvil detection feature is included to determine when the anvil is coupled to the rod. In some...

Tissue stapler safety switch feature to prevent premature jaw opening
07/11/13 - 20130175319 - A surgical stapler comprises an anvil assembly, an anvil shaft, a driver, an actuating arm, a safety switch, and a safety feature. The anvil assembly couples with the anvil shaft. The driver drives a plurality of staples into tissue. The actuating arm is in communication with the surgical stapler and...

Ratcheting feature on tissue staple trigger to prevent premature jaw opening
07/11/13 - 20130175320 - A surgical instrument includes a body, a pivotable trigger, and a ratcheting assembly. The ratcheting assembly may include a rotary ratchet coupled to the trigger and a pawl coupled to the body. The rotary ratchet may further include a ramp that disengages the ratchet from the pawl. A release feature...

Feature to reengage safety switch of tissue stapler
06/20/13 - 20130153630 - A surgical instrument includes an anvil selectively coupleable to a stapling head assembly and a trigger operable to fire staples into tissue compressed between the anvil and the stapling head assembly. In some versions, a lockout member may engage a securing feature to prevent actuation of the anvil relative to...

Feature to lock knob of tissue stapler
06/20/13 - 20130153631 - A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis comprises a stapling head assembly, an actuator handle assembly, a shaft assembly, a safety latch, and a locking member. The stapling head assembly includes an anvil that moves relative to a staple holder and a staple driver to drive staples from...

Multi-use loading unit
04/25/13 - 20130098965 - A cartridge assembly is disclosed. The cartridge assembly includes a channel and a removable assembly in releasable engagement with the channel. The removable assembly includes a cartridge body and a support plate. The cartridge body includes an engagement structure disposed adjacent a proximal end thereof. The support plate is configured...

Locking articulation mechanism for surgical stapler
03/28/13 - 20130075444 - A surgical stapler is provided and comprises a handle assembly, an elongated body, an articulable tool assembly, and an articulation mechanism. The articulation mechanism has: a main shaft member connected to an articulation linkage; a retainer having an opening for receiving a shaft portion of the main shaft member; a...

Surgical instrument for joining tissue
03/21/13 - 20130068818 - A surgical instrument for surgically joining tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly that includes an actuator member. An end effector is operatively disposed adjacent a distal portion of an elongated shaft of the surgical instrument. The end effector includes a first jaw member pivotably disposed with...

Surgical stapling instrument
03/07/13 - 20130056517 - A surgical stapling instrument comprising a handle assembly having a proximal end, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a head portion disposed adjacent a distal portion of the elongated body portion and including an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The shell assembly includes a shell...

Surgical fastener applying aparatus
02/14/13 - 20130037594 - A surgical fastener applying apparatus for applying fasteners to body tissue including a cartridge receiving half-section defining an elongated channel member configured to releasably receive a stationary housing of a firing assembly. The stationary housing is dimensioned to releasably receive a single use loading unit therein, and includes a lockout...

Surgical fastener applying apparatus
02/14/13 - 20130037595 - A surgical fastener applying apparatus includes an anvil half-section and a cartridge-receiving half-section including an elongated channel member having a pair of opposed openings defined through sidewalls thereof. A disposable assembly including a single use loading unit and a single use firing unit is configured to be releasably supported within...

Circular stapler with automatic locking mechanism
11/22/12 - 20120292368 - A circular stapling instrument includes a casing, an anvil assembly, a staple driver, and a locking mechanism. The anvil assembly is configured to move back and forth between an open position away from the casing and a closed position adjacent the casing. The staple driver is configured to move within...

Replaceable staple cartridge
11/15/12 - 20120286021 - A stapling device including a replaceable loading unit is provided. The loading unit includes an elongated body and a stapling assembly having a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw of the stapling assembly includes an anvil assembly. The second jaw of the stapling assembly includes a releasably...

Surgical instruments with lockable articulating end effector
09/20/12 - 20120234893 - Hand-held surgical instruments that have and end effector attached to an elongate shaft are disclosed. The end effector has at least a portion that is movable in response to opening and closing motions applied thereto by a closure member. An articulation control system is provided to articulate the end effector...

Shipping wedge with lockout
09/20/12 - 20120234894 - A loading unit having a shipping safety device is provided for use with a surgical instrument. The loading unit includes a body portion, a movable operative device disposed in the body portion and an actuator associated with the body portion and operable to move the movable operative device. A locking...

Surgical stapling device
09/13/12 - 20120228357 - A surgical stapling device having a handle assembly, an elongated body portion, a shell assembly housing a plurality of staples and an anvil assembly movable relative to the shell assembly. An approximation mechanism is movable from a first position to a second position to move the anvil assembly relative to...

Locking articulation mechanism
08/09/12 - 20120199629 - A surgical stapler is provided and comprises a handle assembly, an elongated body, an articulable tool assembly, and an articulation mechanism. The articulation mechanism has: a main shaft member connected to an articulation linkage; a retainer having an opening for receiving a shaft portion of the main shaft member; a...

Surgical instrument with safety mechanism
06/21/12 - 20120153005 - A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a safety mechanism, an elongated body portion and a head portion is disclosed. The handle assembly includes a stationary handle, an approximation mechanism, and a firing trigger. A lever of the safety mechanism is movable between a first position where the firing trigger...

Surgical instrument having a power control circuit
04/05/12 - 20120080477 - Various embodiments are directed to a powered surgical instrument for cutting and fastening tissue. The instrument may comprise an end effector comprising a first jaw member and a second jaw member. The second jaw member may be coupled to move relative to the first jaw member from an open position,...

Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler
03/15/12 - 20120061448 - In various embodiments, a surgical stapling head is provided that may comprise a staple cartridge for supporting one or more staples, a core movable relative to the staple cartridge, at least one staple driver extending from the core, and a casing configured to at least partially hold the staple cartridge...

Surgical instrument with indicator
02/09/12 - 20120031948 - A surgical stapling instrument including a handle assembly, an elongated body portion extending distally from the handle assembly, a head portion and an indicator. A firing trigger is movable between first and second positions. The head portion includes an anvil assembly and a shell assembly. The anvil assembly is movable...

Grasping jaw mechanism
11/10/11 - 20110272448 - A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, an elongated member and a disposable loading unit. The handle assembly includes a mode selection mechanism configured to alternate the surgical device between a first grasping mode of operation and a second clamping mode of operation. The handle assembly includes...

Surgical instrument for joining tissue
08/04/11 - 20110186614 - A surgical instrument for surgically joining tissue is provided. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly that includes an actuator member. An end effector is operatively disposed adjacent a distal portion of an elongated shaft of the surgical instrument. The end effector includes a first jaw member pivotably disposed with...

Test device for a surgical tool
07/07/11 - 20110163147 - In various embodiments, a surgical test device for a surgical tool, such as a severing and/or sealing tool (e.g., a surgical stapler), is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical tool can be configured to supply at least one actuation motion to an end effector. The actuation motion(s) may...

Surgical stapling device
07/07/11 - 20110163148 - A surgical stapling device for sequentially applying a plurality of fasteners to body tissue and simultaneously incising tissue is provided. The surgical stapling device is adapted to receive disposable loading units having staples in linear rows whose length can be between about 30 mm and 60 mm. The disposable loading...

Dampening device for endoscopic surgical stapler
06/30/11 - 20110155780 - A surgical instrument including a shaft and an end effector. The end effector may comprise a first jaw and a second jaw. The first jaw may be movable relative to the second jaw between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The surgical instrument may comprise a closure assembly which...

Surgical device having a rotatable jaw portion
06/09/11 - 20110132961 - A surgical device is provided that includes a jaw portion, having a first jaw in opposed correspondence with a second jaw, the second jaw including a surgical member. The surgical device may include a shaft portion coupled to a proximal end of the jaw portion and at least one motor...

Locking shipping wedge
05/05/11 - 20110101066 - A locking shipping wedge is provided and generally includes a body portion having an elongate transverse member projecting from the body portion which is engageable with a drive assembly of a loading unit. A locking mechanism is provided on the body portion of the shipping wedge which is engageable with...

Surgical system and surgical method for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (notes)
04/28/11 - 20110095067 - A system and method for use in NOTES is provided for reducing surgical invasiveness. An insertion body that is connected by an anvil assembly and joined to a thin wire guide or electric guide wire, is inserted via a natural orifice into a hollow organ so as to incise and...

Surgical stapler with timer and feedback display
04/07/11 - 20110079626 - A surgical apparatus has a clamp and a stapling mechanism. The clamp has a first jaw and a second jaw to clamp on a body tissue at a desired location for a stapling operation. The stapling mechanism is controlled by a trigger handle or a switch assembly. The surgical apparatus...

Safety method for powered surgical instruments
02/17/11 - 20110036890 - The present disclosure provides for a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes a handle portion and a body portion extending distally from the handle portion and defining a first longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument includes an articulating tool assembly defining a second longitudinal axis and having a proximal end. The...

Driven surgical stapler improvements
02/03/11 - 20110024477 - A surgical fastener apparatus having a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector including a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position. A cartridge containing a...

Surgical instrument with safety mechanism
01/13/11 - 20110006100 - A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a safety mechanism, an elongated body portion and a head portion is disclosed. The handle assembly includes a stationary handle, an approximation mechanism, and a firing trigger. A lever of the safety mechanism is movable between a first position where the firing trigger...

Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member lockout arrangements
01/13/11 - 20110006101 - A surgical fastener apparatus having a handle, an elongated shaft having a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal end extending therefrom. An end effector including a pair of jaws pivoted at a proximal end thereof and movable between an open and closed position. A cartridge containing a...