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1. (WO2017070037) SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH DUAL MODE END EFFECTOR AND MODULAR CLAMP ARM ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/070037    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/057288
Publication Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 18 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/32
A61B 18/14
A61B 17/28
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 18/00
A61B 18/12
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: BOUDREAUX, Chad P.
Title: SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH DUAL MODE END EFFECTOR AND MODULAR CLAMP ARM ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A first subassembly includes a body and an ultrasonic blade, A second subassembly is configured to removably couple with the first subassembly and includes a first clamp arm and a first clamp arm actuator. The first clamp arm is configured to be located on a first side of the longitudinal axis of the body, and the first clamp arm actuator is configured to be located on a second side of the longitudinal axis, when the second subassembly is coupled with the first subassembly. The third subassembly is similar to the second subassembly except that the second clamp arm of the third subassembly is configured to be located on the second side of the longitudinal axis of the body when the third subassembly is coupled with the first subassembly.