Surgical system with an actuation console

  • US 10,842,491 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2018
  • Issued: 11/24/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical cutting and fastening system, comprising:

  • an end effector, comprising;

    a jaw;

    an anvil comprising staple forming features, wherein said anvil is selectively movable relative to said jaw between an open position and a closed position, wherein said anvil moves toward said closed position in response to a closure motion from a first drive member;

    a firing member movable between a proximal position and a distal position, wherein said firing member moves toward said distal position in response to a firing motion from a second drive member; and

    a staple cartridge removably positioned in said jaw, wherein said staple cartridge comprises staples configured to be deployed from said staple cartridge in response to said firing motion;

    a rigid elongate shaft, comprising;

    a longitudinal axis; and

    an articulation joint comprising a fixed articulation axis, wherein said end effector is rotatable relative to said longitudinal axis about said fixed articulation axis;

    a motor drive system;

    an enclosure comprising a gear arrangement operably coupled to said motor drive system, wherein said gear arrangement is configured to transmit said closure motion to said first drive member and said firing motion to said second drive member, and wherein said closure motion and said firing motion are separate and distinct motions; and

    an actuation console, comprising;

    a viewing screen; and

    an input interface comprising a first input and a second input controllable by a clinician, wherein said actuation console is in operable communication with said motor drive system, wherein said first input is configured to communicate said closure motion to said first drive member, wherein said second input is configured to communicate said firing motion to said second drive member, and wherein said motor drive system cannot be operated to perform said firing motion until said closure motion has positioned said anvil in said closed position.

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