Disposable end effector for use with a surgical instrument

  • US 10,463,369 B2
  • Filed: 04/28/2016
  • Issued: 11/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A disposable end effector for use with a surgical fastening instrument, said disposable end effector comprising:

  • a proximal end configured to be attached to a shaft of the surgical fastening instrument;

    a distal end opposite said proximal end;

    a first jaw extending toward said distal end;

    a second jaw extending toward said distal end, wherein said second jaw is pivotably coupled to said first jaw, wherein one of said first jaw and said second jaw is movable relative to the other one of said first jaw and said second jaw to transition said disposable end effector between an open configuration and a closed configuration; and

    a firing member movable toward said distal end to transition said disposable end effector to said closed configuration, said firing member comprising;

    a first flange configured to engage said first jaw;

    a second flange configured to engage said second jaw, wherein said first flange and said second flange are comprised of a metal; and

    two engagement surfaces of said firing member configured to engage said first jaw, wherein resilient material is inserted on said two engagement surfaces.

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