Detachable motor powered surgical instrument

  • US 9,980,729 B2
  • Filed: 05/04/2016
  • Issued: 05/29/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A removable loading unit configured to be operably attached to a surgical device which is configured to selectively generate at least one control motion for the operation of said removable loading unit, said removable loading unit comprising:

  • a cartridge assembly comprising a plurality of staples deployable from said cartridge assembly;

    a carrier operably supporting said cartridge assembly;

    an anvil supported relative to said carrier and being movable from an open position to closed positions upon application of at least one control motion thereto;

    a housing coupled to said carrier, said housing including means for removably attaching said housing to the surgical device;

    a rotary drive at least partially supported within said housing;

    a motor attached to said housing and operably interfacing with said rotary drive to selectively apply a rotary motion thereto, wherein said motor is configured to receive power from a power source such that said motor can only selectively receive power from the power source when said means for removably attaching said housing to the surgical device is operably coupled to the surgical device; and

    a linear member coupled with said rotary drive which is configured to move axially upon the application of a rotary motion thereto from said motor to deploy said staples.

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