Surgical stapling assembly comprising a selector arrangement

  • US 9,877,723 B2
  • Filed: 05/05/2016
  • Issued: 01/30/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapling assembly, comprising:

  • an end effector including a staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples deployable from said staple cartridge into tissue;

    a shaft assembly extending proximally from said end effector;

    a housing;

    a rotary motion generator supported by said housing;

    an articulation system configured to articulate said end effector with respect to said shaft assembly;

    a firing system comprising a firing bar movable distally to deploy said plurality of staples from said staple cartridge into the tissue; and

    a selector arrangement interfacing with said housing, wherein said selector arrangement is transitionable between a first operational mode and a second operational mode to switch said rotary motion generator between operably interfacing with said articulation system in said first operational mode and operably interfacing with said firing system in said second operational mode.

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