Shroud retention arrangement for sterilizable surgical instruments

  • US 9,987,006 B2
  • Filed: 08/23/2013
  • Issued: 06/05/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/23/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a shaft;

    an end effector extending distally from said shaft; and

    a housing extending proximally from said shaft, said housing comprising;

    a first shroud portion;

    a second shroud portion;

    a working assembly nested in said first shroud portion, wherein said working assembly comprises a track and is detachable from said first shroud portion, wherein said second shroud portion is removably couplable to said first shroud portion to permit detachment of said working assembly from said first shroud portion; and

    at least one securing member permanently attached to said first shroud portion prior to attachment of said working assembly to said first shroud portion, and configured to move along said track, wherein said at least one securing member is movable to secure said working assembly to said first shroud portion, wherein said working assembly comprises a motor, wherein said first shroud portion comprises a motor nesting compartment configured to receive said motor, and wherein said at least one securing member comprises a motor securing member movable to secure said motor in said motor nesting compartment.

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