Drive systems for surgical instruments

  • US 9,750,498 B2
  • Filed: 09/28/2015
  • Issued: 09/05/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A stapling assembly, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a shaft extending from said housing;

    an end effector extending from said shaft, wherein said end effector comprises;

    a staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples positioned therein; and

    an anvil movable relative to said staple cartridge between an open position and a closed position;

    a first rotatable and longitudinally translatable drive system configured to affect a first closing rate of said anvil relative to said staple cartridge during a first full clamping cycle; and

    a second rotatable drive system configured to affect a different closing rate of said anvil relative to said staple cartridge during a different full clamping cycle, wherein said second rotatable drive system is further configured to affect said different full clamping cycle independent of said first rotatable and longitudinally translatable drive system.

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