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Publication numberCA2165399 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCA 2165399
Publication date20 Jun 1996
Filing date15 Dec 1995
Priority date19 Dec 1994
Also published asCA2165399C, DE69525602D1, DE69525602T2, EP0717959A2, EP0717959A3, EP0717959B1, US5632432, US5669544, US5673840, US5673841, US5680982, US5692668, US5826776
Publication numberCA 2165399, CA 2165399 A1, CA 2165399A1, CA-A1-2165399, CA2165399 A1, CA2165399A1
InventorsDale R. Schulze, Joseph Paraschac, William D. Fox, Michael E. Setser, Kenneth S. Wales, Mark S. Zeiner
ApplicantDale R. Schulze, Joseph Paraschac, William D. Fox, Michael E. Setser, Kenneth S. Wales, Mark S. Zeiner, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, A General Partnership
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: CIPO, Espacenet
Improved surgical instrument
CA 2165399 A1
Abstract
A surgical instrument for performing endoscopic surgical procedures. In one embodiment, the instrument includes a knife that remains unexposed until initiation of a cutting sequence, and returns to an unexposed position at the conclusion of the cutting sequence, minimizing the risk of injury to the person handling the instrument. In another embodiment, the instrument includes a flexible neck for articulating a surgical head assembly with respect to the shaft of the instrument. In another embodiment, a device for locking the articulated head at an angle of articulation is provided. In yet another embodiment, a mechanism for opening and closing an anvil assembly is disclosed.
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