08292155 is referenced by 284 patents and cites 2011 patents.

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector comprising an elongate channel, a clamping member pivotably connected to the channel, and a moveable cutting instrument for traversing the channel to cut an object clamped in the end effector by the clamping member when the clamping member is in a clamped position. The instrument may also comprise a main drive shaft assembly for actuating the cutting instrument in the end effector, a gear drive train connected to the main drive shaft assembly, and a motor for actuating the gear drive train. The instrument may also includes a closure trigger and a firing trigger, separate from the closure trigger, for actuating the motor when the firing trigger is retracted. Also, the instrument may comprise a mechanical closure system connected to the closure trigger and to the clamping member for causing the clamping member to pivot to the clamped position when the closure trigger is retracted.

Title
Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with tactile position feedback
Application Number
13/151501
Publication Number
8292155 (B2)
Application Date
June 2, 2011
Publication Date
October 23, 2012
Inventor
Jeffrey S Swayze
Hamilton
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
John N Ouwerkerk
Staunton
VA, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/072
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