Surgical instrument comprising drive systems

  • US 10,149,679 B2
  • Filed: 04/06/2015
  • Issued: 12/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument for treating the tissue of a patient, comprising:

  • a staple cartridge comprising staple cavities and a longitudinal slot;

    staples removably positioned in said staple cavities;

    a cutting member movable within said longitudinal slot;

    a firing system configured to eject said staples from said staple cavities to staple the tissue;

    a cutting system configured to move said cutting member within said longitudinal slot to cut the tissue; and

    a control system configured to operate said firing system and said cutting system one at a time.

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