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1. (WO2017172900) SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEM CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE SELECTIVE CUTTING OF TISSUE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/172900    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/024727
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/072
A61B 17/115
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
HARRIS, Jason L.
HENSEL, Adam D.
Title: SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEM CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE SELECTIVE CUTTING OF TISSUE
Abstract:
A surgical instrument assembly is disclosed which comprises a shaft, an articulation joint, and an end effector rotatably connected to the shaft about the articulation joint. The end effector comprises a first jaw, a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw, a staple cartridge comprising a plurality of staples removably stored therein, and an anvil configured to deform the staples. The end effector further comprises a drive input, a closure system configured to move the second jaw between an open position and a closed position, a staple firing system configured to eject the staples from the staple cartridge, and a transmission positioned in the end effector, wherein the transmission is configurable in three operating states for operably coupling the closure system and the staple firing system with the drive shaft.