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A surgical instrument that has an articulatable end effector. Various types of passive articulation joints are disclosed for interconnecting a proximal frame portion to the end effector to facilitate pivotal travel of the end effector relative to the proximal frame portion of the instrument.

Title
Surgical stapling and cutting instrument with articulatable end effector
Application Number
11/807666
Publication Number
7810693 (B2)
Application Date
May 30, 2007
Publication Date
October 12, 2010
Inventor
James Huang Lua
Columbus
OH, US
Jamison Joseph Float
Westerville
OH, US
Joshua Michael Broehl
Worthington
OH, US
Agent
Dean Garner
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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