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A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a drive gear, a drive motor, a shift motor and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The drive gear is disposed at least partially within the housing and is rotatable about a drive gear axis which extends therethrough. The drive gear is selectively movable along the drive gear axis. The drive motor is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the drive gear and is configured to rotate the drive gear. The shift motor is disposed in mechanical cooperation with the drive gear and is configured to move the drive gear along the drive gear axis. The end effector is disposed adjacent a distal portion of the endoscopic portion.

Title
Powered surgical instrument
Application Number
11/786934
Publication Number
7950560 (B2)
Application Date
April 13, 2007
Publication Date
May 31, 2011
Inventor
David C Racenet
Litchfield
CT, US
Michael Zemlok
Prospect
CT, US
Assignee
Tyco Healthcare Group
CT, US
IPC
A61B 1/04
A61B 18/18
A61B 17/32
A61B 1/00
A61B 17/00
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