Deliverable surgical instrument

  • US 9,962,161 B2
  • Filed: 02/12/2014
  • Issued: 05/08/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/12/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector, comprising:

  • an anvil assembly, comprising;

    an anvil frame comprising a staple cartridge channel configured to receive a staple cartridge therein; and

    an anvil, comprising;

    a proximal pivot end rotatably coupled to said anvil frame;

    a movable distal end; and

    a staple forming surface;

    a closure system configured to simultaneously engage said movable distal end of said anvil and said proximal pivot end of said anvil; and

    a drive system including an input connector, wherein said drive system is configured to operate said closure system and transition said anvil from an open position to a closed position, and wherein an actuator can be coupled to said drive system after said end effector is inserted to a treatment location.

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