US 9,808,259 B2
Clip-over disposable assembly for use with hemostat-style surgical instrument and methods of manufacturing same
John R. Twomey, Superior, CO (US)
Assigned to COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Jul. 21, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/804,790.
Application 14/804,790 is a continuation of application No. 14/546,152, filed on Nov. 18, 2014, granted, now 9,113,891.
Application 14/546,152 is a continuation of application No. 13/183,856, filed on Jul. 15, 2011, granted, now 8,888,771.
Prior Publication US 2015/0327912 A1, Nov. 19, 2015
Int. Cl. A61B 18/18 (2006.01); A61B 17/128 (2006.01); A61B 17/28 (2006.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/128 (2013.01) [A61B 17/28 (2013.01); A61B 17/2812 (2013.01); A61B 18/1442 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0023 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00077 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00928 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1495 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49826 (2015.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A surgical instrument, comprising:
a hemostat-style device, including:
first and second shaft members each defining a proximal end and a distal end;
first and second handle members disposed at the proximal ends of the respective first and second shaft members;
first and second jaw members extending distally from the distal ends of the respective first and second shaft members; and
a pivot interconnecting the first and second shaft members towards the distal ends thereof such that movement of the first and second handle members between an open position and a closed position moves the first and second jaw members between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween; and
a clip-over assembly, including:
an elongated body including first and second side walls interconnected by a base wall so as to define a U-shaped configuration, the first and second side walls and the base wall cooperating to define a U-shaped chamber configured to receive the first shaft member of the hemostat-style device and releasably engage the first shaft member therein; and
at least one actuator operably disposed on at least one of the first or second side walls of the elongated body and positioned such that, with the first shaft member releasably engaged within the elongated body, the first shaft member is disposed on one side of the at least one actuator and the second shaft member is disposed on a second, opposite side of the at least one actuator.