SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH IMPROVED CLOSURE ARRANGEMENTS

  • US 20160174983A1
  • Filed: 12/18/2014
  • Published: 06/23/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a surgical end effector comprising first and second jaw members wherein application of a closure motion to at least one of said first and second jaw members results in the movement of the at least one of said first and second jaw members to a closed position relative to the other of said first and second jaw members; and

    a closure system comprising;

    an axially movable closure member configured to apply said closure motion to said at least one of said first and second jaw members;

    a closure actuator including a first actuator portion configured to move axially through a first range of axial travel upon actuation of said closure actuator; and

    a closure transmission interfacing with said first actuator portion and comprising a second actuator portion interfacing with said axially movable closure member such that upon actuation of said closure actuator, said second actuator portion moves said axially movable closure member through a second range of axial travel that is greater than said first range of axial travel.

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