Powered surgical instrument having a transmission system

  • US 10,517,590 B2
  • Filed: 09/11/2017
  • Issued: 12/31/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/10/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A powered surgical apparatus for engaging tissue, the powered surgical apparatus comprising:

  • a housing assembly;

    a movable portion operatively connected to the housing assembly, the movable portion being movable with respect to the housing assembly;

    a tool assembly adapted to engage tissue, the tool assembly being operatively coupled to the movable portion;

    a power source configured to supply electrical power; and

    a transmission system configured to transfer a data signal between the housing assembly and the movable portion, the transmission system including a first electronic board disposed in the housing assembly and a second electronic board positioned in the movable portion, the second electronic board including a primary control circuit and a secondary control circuit wherein the movable portion is configured and adapted to move about a longitudinal axis defined by the powered surgical apparatus.

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