07793812 is referenced by 426 patents and cites 873 patents.

A self contained motor-powered disposable loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus. The disposable loading unit may contain a battery that is retained in a disconnected position when the disposable loading unit is not in use and is moved to a connected position when the disposable loading unit is coupled to the surgical cutting and stapling apparatus to permit the motor to be selectively powered thereby. Indicators may be supported on the disposable loading unit to indicate when the axial drive assembly thereof is in a starting position and an ending position. Another indicator may be provided to indicate when the anvil assembly is in a closed position.

Title
Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus
Application Number
12/31628
Publication Number
7793812 (B2)
Application Date
February 14, 2008
Publication Date
September 14, 2010
Inventor
Eugene L Timperman
Cincinnati
OH, US
Mark H Ransick
West Chester
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Kyle P Moore
Mason
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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