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A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector operable to effect a surgical procedure when powered, an electric motor operationally connected to the end effector, and a power supply electrically connected to and selectively powering the motor to operate the end effector, the power supply having at least one battery cell with a critical current rate and having a switch that when activated to power the motor, operates the at least one battery cell at a super-critical current rate.

Title
Electrical surgical instrument with optimized power supply and drive
Application Number
13/229076
Publication Number
8292157 (B2)
Application Date
September 9, 2011
Publication Date
October 23, 2012
Inventor
Matthew A Palmer
Miami
FL, US
Carlos Rivera
Cooper City
FL, US
Derek Dee Deville
Miami
FL, US
Thomas O Bales Jr
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 17/072
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