TRANSMISSION ARRANGEMENT FOR A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

  • US 20140305991A1
  • Filed: 04/09/2014
  • Published: 10/16/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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10. A handle for a surgical instrument, wherein the handle comprises:

  • a first drive system comprising a first drive gear;

    a second drive system comprising a second drive gear;

    a motor assembly, comprising;

    an output shaft; and

    an output gear mounted to the output shaft;

    a sliding gear in meshing engagement with the output gear; and

    a clutch coupled to the sliding gear, wherein the clutch is configured to move the sliding gear between a first position and a second position, wherein the sliding gear is engaged with the first drive gear when in the first position, and wherein the sliding gear is engaged with the second drive gear when in the second position.

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