2009-106752 is referenced by 194 patents.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a powered surgical instrument which has an actuator operable with smaller force and implements a plurality of functions with one-handed operation.SOLUTION: A surgical stapling instrument includes a handle assembly; a first endoscopic portion which is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the handle assembly, defines a longitudinal axis, includes a housing adjacent to its proximal portion, and includes an actuation member; a motor which is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the housing of the first endoscopic portion and is operatively connected to the actuation member for moving the actuation member substantially along the longitudinal axis; and a first end effector which is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the first endoscopic portion and which is configured to perform a first stapling function.

Title
Powered surgical instrument
Application Number
2008-278583
Publication Number
2009-106752
Application Date
October 29, 2008
Publication Date
May 21, 2009
Inventor
Racenet David C
Zemlock Michael A
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
IPC
A61B 17/072