Powered surgical stapler

  • US 9,867,612 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2014
  • Issued: 01/16/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a handle comprising an electric motor, wherein said electric motor comprises a rotatable output;

    a shaft extending from said handle, wherein said shaft defines a longitudinal axis;

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

    an anvil configured to deform said fasteners;

    a closure drive configured to move said anvil toward and away from said fastener cartridge, wherein said closure drive comprises a rotatable closure drive portion which is rotatable about said longitudinal axis;

    a firing drive configured to deploy said fasteners from said fastener cartridge, wherein said firing drive comprises a rotatable firing drive portion which is rotatable about said longitudinal axis; and

    a transmission, comprising;

    a first operating configuration in which said transmission operably connects said rotatable output to said closure drive;

    a second operating configuration in which said transmission operably connects said rotatable output to said firing drive; and

    a switch configured to switch said transmission between said first operating configuration and said second operating configuration.

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