Surgical system comprising first and second drive systems

  • US 9,844,368 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2014
  • Issued: 12/19/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/16/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument system, comprising:

  • a handle, comprising;

    an electric motor; and

    an actuator configured to operate said electric motor;

    a first shaft attachable to said handle, comprising;

    a first end effector; and

    a first drive system configured to perform a first end effector function, wherein said first drive system is operably engageable with said electric motor, and wherein said electric motor is operated in a first direction to perform said first end effector function; and

    a second shaft attachable to said handle in lieu of said first shaft, said second shaft comprising;

    a second end effector; and

    a second drive system configured to perform a second end effector function, wherein said second drive system is operably engageable with said electric motor, wherein said electric motor is operated in a second direction to perform said second end effector function, and wherein said second direction is opposite said first direction.

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