US20140263541A1 - Articulatable surgical instrument comprising an articulation lock - Google Patents

Articulatable surgical instrument comprising an articulation lock Download PDF

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US20140263541A1
US20140263541A1 US13/803,086 US201313803086A US2014263541A1 US 20140263541 A1 US20140263541 A1 US 20140263541A1 US 201313803086 A US201313803086 A US 201313803086A US 2014263541 A1 US2014263541 A1 US 2014263541A1
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Richard L. Leimbach
Thomas W. Lytle, IV
Wendy A. Kerr
Brett E. Swensgard
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Priority to US13/803,053 priority patent/US9883860B2/en
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