07959050 is referenced by 450 patents and cites 68 patents.

An electrically operated surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having an actuation assembly effecting a surgical procedure when actuated and a handle connected to the end effector for actuating the assembly. A part of the assembly moves between start and fully actuated positions. The handle has a self-contained power supply and a drive assembly disposed entirely within the handle. The drive assembly has an electrically powered motor and a controller electrically connected to the power supply and to the motor. The controller selectively operates the motor. A transmission mechanically connects the motor to the moving part and selectively displaces the moving part anywhere between the start and fully extended positions when the motor is operated. A manual release is mechanically coupled to the transmission to selectively interrupt the transmission and, during interruption, displaces the moving part towards the start position independent of motor operation.

Title
Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with manual release
Application Number
12/245017
Publication Number
7959050 (B2)
Application Date
October 3, 2008
Publication Date
June 14, 2011
Inventor
Matthew A Palmer
Miami
FL, US
Carlos Rivera
Cooper City
FL, US
Derek Dee Deville
Miami
FL, US
Thomas Bales
Coral Gables
FL, US
Kevin W Smith
Coral Gables
FL, US
Agent
Rebecca A Tie
Gregory L Mayback
Mayback & Hoffman P A
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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