US 11,051,813 B2
Powered surgical instruments with firing system lockout arrangements
Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hillsboro, OH (US); Steven G. Hall, Cincinnati, OH (US); Bret W. Smith, South Lebanon, OH (US); David C. Yates, Morrow, OH (US); Daniel J. Abbott, Maple Valley, WA (US); Richard F. Schwemberger, Cincinnati, OH (US); and Ryan J. Laurent, Loveland, OH (US)
Assigned to Cilag GmbH International, Zug (CH)
Filed by Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, PR (US)
Filed on May 23, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/420,870.
Application 13/424,648 is a division of application No. 12/949,099, filed on Nov. 18, 2010, granted, now 8,167,185.
Application 16/420,870 is a continuation of application No. 15/864,922, filed on Jan. 8, 2018, granted, now 10,675,028.
Application 15/864,922 is a continuation of application No. 13/796,996, filed on Mar. 12, 2013, granted, now 9,861,359.
Application 13/796,996 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/424,648, filed on Mar. 20, 2012, granted, now 8,752,747.
Application 12/949,099 is a continuation of application No. 11/343,803, filed on Jan. 31, 2006, granted, now 7,845,537.
Application 12/949,099 is a continuation of application No. 16/420,870, filed on May 23, 2019.
Application 16/420,870 is a continuation of application No. 15/864,922, filed on Jan. 8, 2018, granted, now 10,675,028.
Application 15/864,922 is a continuation of application No. 13/796,996, filed on Mar. 12, 2013, granted, now 9,861,359.
Application 13/796,996 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/846,228, filed on Jul. 29, 2010, abandoned.
Application 12/846,228 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/693,460, filed on Jan. 26, 2010, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/150,382, filed on Feb. 6, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2019/0343514 A1, Nov. 14, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 17/072 (2006.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 90/30 (2016.01); A61B 17/115 (2006.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/07207 (2013.01) [A61B 17/068 (2013.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 34/71 (2016.02); A61B 34/76 (2016.02); A61B 17/072 (2013.01); A61B 17/115 (2013.01); A61B 90/30 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00017 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00199 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00221 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00371 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00398 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00402 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00685 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00734 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0725 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07214 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07278 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07285 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2943 (2013.01); A61B 2090/064 (2016.02); A61B 2090/065 (2016.02); A61B 2090/0803 (2016.02); A61B 2090/0811 (2016.02)] 8 Claims
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1. A surgical stapling instrument, comprising:
a housing;
an end effector comprising a first jaw, a second jaw, and a replaceable staple cartridge, wherein said first jaw is rotatable relative to said second jaw; and
a firing system, comprising:
a firing actuator;
a firing member movable from an unfired position toward a fired position during a firing stroke; and
an electric motor operable by said firing actuator to advance said firing member through said firing stroke and retract said firing member back into said unfired position during a retraction stroke, wherein said firing actuator is operable to slow said retraction stroke.