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A robotically controlled surgical instrument includes a first jaw and a second jaw used to grasp an item, and a drive mechanism that increases the force applied to the item grasped. The drive mechanism and the jaws can be provided with an accommodating mechanism that allows continued movement of the drive mechanism towards a locked position even after the jaws contact a larger item so that the drive mechanism can move to the locked position when grasping items of different sizes.

Title
Robotically controlled surgical instruments
Application Number
10/715339
Publication Number
7699835 (B2)
Application Date
November 17, 2003
Publication Date
April 20, 2010
Inventor
Dwight Meglan
Westwood
MA, US
Robert Ailinger
Norwood
MA, US
Andres Chamorro III
Arlington
MA, US
Woojin Lee
Hopkinton
MA, US
Agent
Vista IP Law Group
Assignee
Hansen Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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