ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED MOTORIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH AN END EFFECTOR

  • US 20170007340A1
  • Filed: 09/23/2016
  • Published: 01/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/23/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical end effector, comprising:

  • a first jaw member;

    a second jaw member movable relative to the first jaw member between and open position and a closed position;

    camming means for camming the second jaw member relative to the first jaw member from the open position to the closed position and for camming the second jaw member relative to the first jaw member from the closed position to the open position, wherein the camming means is configured to apply actuation forces onto the first jaw member and the second jaw member simultaneously to move the second jaw member relative to the first jaw member from the open position to the closed position; and

    rotary input means for driving the camming means.

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