Adaptable surgical instrument handle

  • US 9,993,258 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2015
  • Issued: 06/12/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A handle for use with a surgical instrument system, said handle comprising:

  • a first handle housing portion, comprising;

    a first output rotatable about a first longitudinal axis; and

    a second output rotatable about a second longitudinal axis;

    a second handle housing portion, comprising;

    a first electric motor comprising a first rotatable motor shaft;

    a second electric motor comprising a second rotatable motor shaft;

    a first actuator for operating said first electric motor; and

    a second actuator for operating said second electric motor;

    a hinge, wherein said second handle housing portion is rotatably connected to said first handle housing portion about said hinge, wherein said second handle housing portion is rotatable between a pistol grip position and an in-line grip position;

    a first flexible transmission configured to transmit rotational motion between said first rotatable motor shaft and said first output; and

    a second flexible transmission configured to transmit rotational motion between said second rotatable motor shaft and said second output.

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