Stapling assembly including motor drive systems

  • US 10,893,853 B2
  • Filed: 03/10/2016
  • Issued: 01/19/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stapling assembly, comprising:

  • a proximal end;

    a distal end;

    a first jaw comprising a first bottom surface;

    a second jaw rotatably coupled to said first jaw about a pivot, wherein said second jaw is movable between an unclamped position and a fully-clamped position, and wherein said second jaw comprises a second bottom surface;

    a staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples removably stored therein;

    a first motor-driven system configured to engage said second bottom surface of said second jaw to move said second jaw toward said fully-clamped position; and

    a second motor-driven system configured to engage said second jaw and said first bottom surface of said first jaw and hold said second jaw in said fully-clamped position, wherein said second motor-driven system is actuatable after said first motor-driven system has been actuated.

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