Reinforced battery for a surgical instrument

  • US 9,931,118 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2015
  • Issued: 04/03/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a motor; and

    a battery assembly attachable to said housing of said surgical instrument, said battery assembly comprising;

    a battery cell configured to provide electrical energy to said motor; and

    a battery housing, comprising;

    a support housing configured to support said battery cell; and

    a shock absorbing element configured to absorb shock provided by an impact force, wherein said shock absorbing element is configured to crumple when an impact force is applied to said shock absorbing element,wherein said shock absorbing element is replaceable, andwherein said shock absorbing element comprises attachment means configured to permit said shock absorbing element to be attached to said battery assembly in a snap-fit fashion.

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