Detachable motor powered surgical instrument

  • US 10,004,505 B2
  • Filed: 05/04/2016
  • Issued: 06/26/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical cutting and stapling instrument, comprising:

  • a housing including at least one engagement member for removably coupling said housing to an actuator arrangement;

    a first jaw and a second jaw operably coupled to said housing such that at least one of said first jaw and said second jaw is selectively movable relative to the other one of said first jaw and said second jaw;

    a staple cartridge removably attached to said first jaw;

    an axial drive assembly movably supported for selective axial travel relative to said first jaw and said second jaw;

    a motor supported by said housing and operably interfacing with said axial drive assembly to selectively move said axial drive assembly between a starting position and an ending position relative to said first and second jaws; and

    an electronic circuit supported by said housing and configured to permit power to be supplied to said motor only when said housing is operably attached to the actuator arrangement and when said staple cartridge is attached to said first jaw.

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