Applicant
COVIDIEN LP
Grantee
COVIDIEN LP
Primary examiner
Tuan V Nguyen
Application number
15296308
Kind
B2
Document number
10159507
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Devices, Systems, and Methods Facilitating Insertion and Removal of Components From Surgical Instruments

10159507 - 15296308 - USPTO

Application Oct 18, 2016 - Publication Dec 25, 2018

Jason L. Craig Scott N. Lacosta Kenneth E. Netzel Clifford D. Owens James R. Fagan

Abstract

A removable component configured for insertion into an internal compartment of a surgical instrument is provided including a housing defining first and second ends, a grasping member, and a biasing member. The grasping member is operably coupled to the housing at the second end thereof and is movable relative to the housing between a presented position, wherein at least a portion of the grasping member is spaced-apart from the second end of the housing, and a stored position, wherein the grasping member is approximated relative to the second end of the housing. The biasing member is disposed between the grasping member and the second end of the housing and is configured to bias the grasping member towards the presented position. Systems including a surgical instrument and such a removable component and methods of assembling a surgical instrument using the same are also provided.

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  • Devices, Systems, and Methods Facilitating Insertion and Removal of Components From Surgical Instruments

    20170112525 - 15296308 - USPTO

    Application Oct 18, 2016 - Publication Apr 27, 2017

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