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A surgical instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft, and a housing extending proximally from the shaft. The end effector is movable relative to the shaft between an articulation home state position and an articulated position and comprises a surgical stapler including a plurality of staples and a firing member that fires the plurality of staples. The firing member is movable between a firing home state position and a fired position. The housing includes a motor operably supported by the housing, a controller in communication with the motor, and a home state input configured to transmit a home state input signal to the controller which is configured to activate the motor in response to the home state input signal to effectuate a return of the end effector to the articulation home state position and a return of the firing member to the firing home state position.

Title
Articulation control system for articulatable surgical instruments
Application Number
13/803117
Publication Number
9351726 (B2)
Application Date
March 14, 2013
Publication Date
May 31, 2016
Inventor
Shane R Adams
Lebanon
OH, US
Mark D Overmyer
Cincinnati
OH, US
Richard L Leimbach
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
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