Stapling assembly

  • US 9,901,345 B2
  • Filed: 07/27/2017
  • Issued: 02/27/2018
  • 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 comprising at least one engagement member for removably coupling said housing to a surgical system;

    first and second jaws;

    a drive member movable axially relative to said first and second jaws;

    a motor positioned in said housing, wherein said motor is configured to selectively move said drive member between a starting position and an ending position relative to said first and second jaws; and

    at least one battery contact positioned in said housing, wherein said at least one battery contact is configured to permit power to be supplied to said motor only when said housing is operably attached to the surgical system.

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