Drive systems for surgical instruments

  • US 10,327,765 B2
  • Filed: 05/05/2016
  • Issued: 06/25/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • an elongate shaft assembly couplable to a remotely actuatable system capable of generating a plurality of control motions, wherein said elongate shaft assembly is operably engaged with a first drive member and a second drive member; and

    an end effector coupled to said elongate shaft assembly, wherein said end effector comprises;

    an elongate channel configured to operably support a staple cartridge;

    an anvil movably coupled to said elongate channel; and

    an actuating member operably supported within said elongate shaft assembly, wherein said actuating member is operatively coupled to a cutting member configured to pass through the staple cartridge, wherein, when the remotely actuatable system is engaged with the first drive member, a first actuation advances said actuating member a first distance, wherein, when the remotely actuatable system is engaged with the second drive member, a second actuation retracts said actuating member a second distance, and wherein said second distance is greater than said first distance.

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