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STABILIZATION FEATURE FOR MODULAR ENDOCUTTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249031D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 105K

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Abstract

Due to the nature of a modular Endocutter, there is clearance between the two systems, which sometimes leads to undesired movement between the handle and the shaft It is desired to have a feature that takes up the clearance between the two systems and prevents the undesirable movement.

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STABILIZATION FEATURE FOR MODULAR ENDOCUTTER Summary Due to the nature of a modular Endocutter, there is clearance between the two systems, which sometimes leads to undesired movement between the handle and the shaft

It is desired to have a feature that takes up the clearance between the two systems and prevents the undesirable movement.

Description

This idea adds a spring loaded feature to the Latch Yoke component which will bias the top of

the shaft against the top of the handle when the shaft is fully installed.

The spring loaded feature will be located such that it will rotate with the Latch Yoke when the

shaft is removed from the handle and not affect uninstallation force.

Disclosed Anonymously

Handle Shaft

Clearance

Current Design

Latch

Yoke

Spring-loaded feature

No Clearance

Proposed Design

Spring loaded feature rotates with

Latch Yoke during shaft removal