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A surgical tool is disclosed. The surgical tool has a tool mounting portion having a tool mounting housing, a tool mounting plate, and a coupler to couple a shaft assembly with an articulation section to the tool mounting portion. An articulation mechanism is located within the tool mounting portion and is configured to receive a proximal end of the shaft assembly to articulate the articulation section of the shaft assembly. An interface mechanically and electrically couples the tool mounting portion to a manipulator.

Title
Robotically controlled surgical instrument
Application Number
13/760560
Publication Number
9232979 (B2)
Application Date
February 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 12, 2016
Inventor
Barry C Worrell
Centerville
OH, US
Matthew C Miller
Cincinnati
OH, US
Shailendra K Parihar
Mason
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 18/12
A61B 18/18
A61B 18/14
A61B 19/00
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