Robotically-controlled shaft based rotary drive systems for surgical instruments

  • US 10,441,280 B2
  • Filed: 04/07/2016
  • Issued: 10/15/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A stapling assembly for use with a robotic device, said stapling assembly comprising:

  • a first jaw;

    a second jaw rotatable relative to said first jaw between an open position and a closed position;

    an elongate shaft coupled to said first jaw;

    a housing coupled to said elongate shaft, wherein said housing comprises rotatable inputs operably engageable with the robotic device;

    a first system configured to position said second jaw relative to said first jaw at a first rate; and

    a second system configured to position said second jaw relative to said first jaw at a second rate which is faster than said first rate.

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