Robotically-driven surgical assembly

  • US 10,383,633 B2
  • Filed: 04/28/2016
  • Issued: 08/20/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical assembly, comprising:

  • a carrier member configured to support a staple cartridge;

    an anvil pivotably connected to the carrier member;

    an elongate shaft assembly connected to the carrier member; and

    a housing coupled to the elongate shaft assembly, wherein the housing comprises at least four disks configured to be rotated by a robotic device, and wherein;

    a first one of the at least four disks is configured to actuate an articulation of the carrier member;

    a second one of the at least four disks is configured to actuate a rotation of the carrier member;

    a third one of the at least four disks is configured to actuate a clamping motion; and

    a fourth one of the at least four disks is configured to actuate a staple firing motion.

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