09301759 is referenced by 83 patents and cites 3996 patents.

Devices and systems are provided for controlling movement of a working end of a surgical device by means of a robotic system. In one embodiment, systems and devices are provided for moving an end effector on a distal end of a surgical fastening device. Movement can include rotational movement of the end effector about an axis of the shaft, articulation of the end effector relative to the shaft, and actuation of an end effector, e.g., closing, firing, and/or cutting.

Title
Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with selectively articulatable end effector
Application Number
13/369594
Publication Number
9301759 (B2)
Application Date
February 9, 2012
Publication Date
April 5, 2016
Inventor
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Mark S Ortiz
Milford
OH, US
James T Spivey
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/00
A61B 19/02
A61B 17/3205
A61B 17/115
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/04
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