07922063 is referenced by 408 patents and cites 491 patents.

A surgical instrument including a handle assembly, a first endoscopic portion, a motor, and a first end effector is disclosed. The first endoscopic portion is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the handle assembly and defines a longitudinal axis. The first endoscopic portion includes a housing adjacent its proximal portion and includes an actuation member. The motor 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. The first end effector is selectively connectable to a distal portion of the first endoscopic portion and is configured to perform a first stapling function.

Title
Powered surgical instrument
Application Number
12/252427
Publication Number
7922063 (B2)
Application Date
October 16, 2008
Publication Date
April 12, 2011
Inventor
David C Racenet
Middletown
CT, US
Michael A Zemlok
Prospect
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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