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August 16, 2017: Covidien issued new European patent [EP3205281 (A1)]

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Covidien has been issued a new European patent titled "SURGICAL STAPLER WITH ARTICULATION LOCKING MECHANISM" by the European Patent Office.

ABSTRACT

The present disclosure is directed to an endoscopic surgical stapler having an articulation locking mechanism that functions to prevent straightening of a tool assembly of the surgical stapler when the surgical stapler is fired with the tool assembly in an articulated position. In embodiments, a mounting assembly supports a notched member on a proximal end of the tool assembly and the notched member defines a series of notches. An articulation member supported adjacent to the mounting assembly includes a locking member defining protrusions or teeth that are movable from a first unlocked position spaced from the notches of the mounting assembly to a second locked position received within the notches to lock the tool assembly in one of a plurality of articulated positions. In embodiments, the locking member is biased towards the unlocked position by a biasing member and is urged toward and retained in the locked position via engagement with a drive assembly of the surgical stapler.

Appl. No.EP20170155481

Source: European Patent Office

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1.1 SUMMARY

Website: http://www.covidien.com/

Industry: Heathcare

SECTION 2 COVIDIEN PATENTS

PREVIOUS 10 PATENT STORIES:

Issue DateIssuing OfficePatent TitlePatent Number
Aug 15, 2017US PTOSensor cable and connectorD794,567
Aug 15, 2017US PTOMethod and apparatus to detect transponder tagged objects, for example during medical procedures9,730,850
Aug 15, 2017US PTOAblation needle including fiber Bragg grating9,730,754
Aug 15, 2017US PTOLoading unit including shipping assembly9,730,694
Aug 15, 2017US PTOSurgical device9,730,693
Aug 15, 2017US PTOSystem and method for detecting critical structures using ultrasound9,730,672
Aug 9, 2017EPOADAPTER ASSEMBLY WITH GIMBAL FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTROMECHANICAL SURGICAL DEVICES AND SURGICAL LOADING UNITS, AND SURGICAL SYSTEMS THEREOFEP3202334 (A1)
Aug 8, 2017US PTOCombined strap and cradle for wearable medical monitorD794,206
Aug 8, 2017US PTOUnified coordinate system for multiple CT scans of patient lungs9,727,986
Aug 8, 2017US PTOResheathable stent delivery system9,724,222

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