Orientable battery for a surgical instrument

  • US 10,492,787 B2
  • Filed: 08/07/2013
  • Issued: 12/03/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument system, comprising:

  • a surgical instrument comprising an open electrical circuit; and

    a battery pack comprising a housing configured to attach said battery pack to said surgical instrument, and a plurality of battery cells, wherein the assembly of said battery pack to said surgical instrument is configured to close said electrical circuit, wherein said battery pack comprises a switch configured to selectively apply a voltage potential to said electrical circuit, and wherein said switch is in an open condition prior to said battery pack being assembled to said surgical instrument and a closed configuration as a result of said battery pack being assembled to said surgical instrument.

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