Robotically-driven surgical assembly

  • US 10,485,546 B2
  • Filed: 04/28/2016
  • Issued: 11/26/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical assembly for treating the tissue of a patient, comprising:

  • a first jaw configured to support a staple cartridge;

    a second jaw rotatably coupled to the first jaw;

    an elongate shaft extending from the first jaw;

    a rotatable shaft extending through the elongate shaft;

    a housing coupled to the elongate shaft, wherein the housing comprises a rotatable disk operably couplable to a robotic device;

    a closure mechanism configured to move the second jaw between an unclamped position and a clamped position, wherein the closure mechanism is operably coupled to the rotatable disk; and

    a coupling mechanism configured to maintain a predetermined spacing between the first jaw and the second jaw when the second jaw is in the clamped position, wherein the coupling mechanism is operably coupled to the rotatable shaft.

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