SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEM COMPRISING A SHIFTABLE TRANSMISSION

  • US 20170281178A1
  • Filed: 04/01/2016
  • Published: 10/05/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stapling instrument system, comprising:

  • an instrument comprising a handle and an output; and

    an interchangeable tool assembly attachable to said instrument, comprising;

    a housing;

    a drive input operably engageable with said output; and

    an end effector, comprising;

    a first rotatable output shaft;

    a second rotatable output shaft; and

    a transmission configurable in three operating states;

    a first operating state in which said drive input is operably coupled with said first rotatable output shaft and operably decoupled from said second rotatable output shaft;

    a second operating state in which said drive input is operably coupled with said second rotatable output shaft and operably decoupled from said first rotatable output shaft; and

    a third operating state in which said drive input is operably coupled with said first rotatable output shaft and said second rotatable output shaft.

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