Surgical instrument

  • US 10,335,144 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2013
  • Issued: 07/02/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapling instrument, comprising:

  • a stapling assembly comprising a first jaw and a second jaw, wherein said first jaw is movably coupled to said second jaw;

    a shaft configured to support said stapling assembly;

    a firing member configured to transmit a firing motion to said stapling assembly, wherein said firing member comprises;

    a cutting member;

    a first camming member configured to engage said first jaw; and

    a second camming member configured to engage said second jaw;

    a closure member configured to transmit a push-to-close motion to said stapling assembly;

    a manually-actuatable closure trigger which is operable to impart said push-to-close motion to said closure member; and

    a motor, wherein said motor is operably coupled to said firing member to impart said firing motion to said firing member.

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