Surgical instrument

  • US 10,342,533 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2013
  • Issued: 07/09/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapling instrument, comprising:

  • a shaft configured to support a stapling assembly;

    a firing member configured to transmit a firing motion to the stapling assembly;

    a closure member configured to transmit a closing motion to the stapling assembly;

    a manually-actuatable closure trigger which is operable to impart said closing motion to said closure member, wherein said manually-actuatable closure trigger is mechanically coupled to a jaw of the stapling assembly such that a load can be transmitted between the jaw and said manually-actuatable closure trigger; 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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