Surgical instrument comprising a closing drive and a firing drive operated from the same rotatable output

  • US 9,649,110 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2014
  • Issued: 05/16/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • an end effector, comprising;

    a fastener cartridge comprising a plurality of fasteners removably stored therein; and

    an anvil configured to deform said fasteners;

    a closure drive configured to move said anvil relative to said fastener cartridge;

    a firing drive configured to deploy said fasteners from said fastener cartridge; and

    a rotatable shaft, comprising;

    a first thread, wherein said closure drive is engageable with said first thread to move said anvil; and

    a second thread, wherein said firing drive is engageable with said second thread to deploy said fasteners, and wherein said first thread at least partially overlaps said second thread.

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