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A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument comprises a handle, a battery, a motor, and a lockout system. The handle comprises a primary portion and a grip portion. The grip portion is releasably connected to the primary portion. The battery is within the grip portion. The motor is in electrical communication with the battery. The lockout system is within the handle, and is structured and arranged to block connection of the grip portion to the primary portion after the grip portion is disconnected from the primary portion a predetermined number of times.

Title
Surgical instrument having a removable battery
Application Number
11/344020
Publication Number
7464846 (B2)
Application Date
January 31, 2006
Publication Date
December 16, 2008
Inventor
Eugene L Timperman
Cincinnati
OH, US
Jeffrey S Swayze
Hamilton
OH, US
Kevin R Doll
Mason
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
New Vienna
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/14
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