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Publication numberWO2004112618 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2004/019710
Publication date14 Apr 2005
Filing date17 Jun 2004
Priority date17 Jun 2003
Also published asCA2529442A1, CA2529442C, CA2724140A1, CA2724140C, CA2724284A1, CA2724284C, EP1635713A2, EP1635713B1, EP2428168A2, EP2428168A3, EP2428168B1, EP2474272A2, EP2474272A3, US7159750, US7424965, US7584880, US7597230, US7721935, US7793814, US8118207, US8167186, US8931683, US20050006432, US20070034670, US20070108252, US20080041917, US20090050671, US20090078738, US20090283568, US20100200638, US20100282819, US20150105823, WO2004112618A2
Publication numberPCT/2004/19710, PCT/US/2004/019710, PCT/US/2004/19710, PCT/US/4/019710, PCT/US/4/19710, PCT/US2004/019710, PCT/US2004/19710, PCT/US2004019710, PCT/US200419710, PCT/US4/019710, PCT/US4/19710, PCT/US4019710, PCT/US419710, WO 2004/112618 A3, WO 2004112618 A3, WO 2004112618A3, WO-A3-2004112618, WO2004/112618A3, WO2004112618 A3, WO2004112618A3
InventorsDavid C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Roy Philip, Lee Ann Olsen
ApplicantTyco Healthcare, David C Racenet, Ralph Stearns, John W Beardsley, Roy Philip, Lee Ann Olsen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Surgical stapling device
WO 2004112618 A3
Abstract
A surgical device is disclosed which includes a handle portion (12), a central body portion (14) and a SULU (16). The SULU includes a proximal body portion, an intermediate pivot member and a tool assembly (232). The intermediate pivot member is pivotally secured to the proximal body portion about a first pivot axis and the tool assembly is pivotally secured to the intermediate pivot member about a second pivot axis which is orthogonal to the first pivot axis. The SULU includes a plurality of articulation links which are operably connected to the tool assembly by non-rigid links. The articulation links are adapted to releasably engage articulation links positioned in the central body portion. The body portion articulation links are connected to an articulation actuator which is supported for omni-directional movement to effect articulation of the tool assembly about the first and second axes. The handle portion includes a spindle and barrel assembly drive mechanism for advancing and retracting a drive member positioned in the tool assembly.
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