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A cartridge of a surgical instrument includes a housing, a lead screw mounted for rotation in the housing, a drive member operatively coupled with the lead screw, and a knife member. The knife member is driven distally by the drive member and is configured to cut when moved distally. During an initial distal movement of the drive member, the knife member is coupled with the housing to restrain the knife member from moving distally. Subsequent to the initial distal movement of the drive member, the drive member drives the knife member toward the distal end.

Title
Surgical instrument with integral knife blade
Application Number
13/662376
Publication Number
9924941 (B2)
Application Date
October 26, 2012
Publication Date
March 27, 2018
Inventor
William Burbank
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical Operations
CA, US
IPC
A61B 50/13
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
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