(19)
(11)EP 3 636 168 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
29.04.2020 Bulletin 2020/18

(43)Date of publication A2:
15.04.2020 Bulletin 2020/16

(21)Application number: 19202804.1

(22)Date of filing:  11.10.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61B 17/072(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 11.10.2018 US 201816157605

(71)Applicant: Ethicon LLC
Guaynabo 00969 (PR)

(72)Inventors:
  • SCHINGS, Brian D.
    Cincinnati, OH 45242 (US)
  • JONES, Jason
    Cincinnati, OH 45242 (US)
  • BAKOS, Gregory J.
    Cincinnati, OH 45242 (US)

(74)Representative: Bettridge, Paul Sebastian 
Carpmaels & Ransford LLP One Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HA
London WC1B 5HA (GB)

  


(54)CLOSURE ASSEMBLY FOR LINEAR SURGICAL STAPLER


(57) A surgical stapler includes a first elongate member having a distal portion that supports a plurality of staple-forming pockets, a second elongate member having a distal portion that supports a staple cartridge, and a clamp member movable from an open position to a closed position to releasably clamp the first and second elongate members together. A clamp lockout feature is supported by the first elongate member and is moveable between a lockout position in which the clamp lockout feature prevents closure of the clamp member, and a release position in which the clamp lockout feature permits closure of the clamp member. An actuating feature is supported by the second elongate member and is configured to actuate the clamp lockout feature from the lockout position to the release position in response to approximation of the distal portions of the first and second elongate members.







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