Modular motor driven surgical instruments with status indication arrangements

  • US 9,814,460 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2014
  • Issued: 11/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical end effector for use in connection with a surgical instrument, the surgical end effector comprising:

  • an end effector housing configured for operable attachment to the surgical instrument;

    a first end effector drive system operably supported by the end effector housing and configured to linearly move a first end effector actuator between a first linear position and a second linear position in response to first rotary motions applied thereto by the surgical instrument;

    a second end effector drive system operably supported by the end effector housing and configured to linearly move a second end effector actuator between a beginning and ending position in response to second rotary motions applied thereto by the surgical instrument;

    a first status assembly operably interfacing with the first end effector drive system and end effector housing to provide a first indication on the end effector housing of a linear location of the first end effector actuator; and

    a second status assembly operably interfacing with the second end effector drive system and end effector housing to provide a second indication on the end effector housing of a linear location of the second end effector actuator, wherein said second indication is adjacent said first indication, and wherein said first indication and said second indication are observable at the same time.

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