08453914 is referenced by 293 patents and cites 1413 patents.

A motor-driven surgical instrument having a control assembly for controlling a switch of the instrument. The surgical instrument may comprise a motor control circuit, a drive member, and a slider. The drive member comprises a first shoulder at a first position and a second shoulder at a second position. A first portion of the slider interfaces the drive member such that the slider is moveable in a direction of movement of the drive member when either the first shoulder or the second shoulder of the drive member engages the first portion of the slider. A second portion of the slider actuates a switch of the motor control circuit when the drive member moves the slider to a first position relative to the first switch. In various embodiments, the switches of the control circuit are not embodied as a part of an IC.

Title
Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly
Application Number
13/482179
Publication Number
8453914 (B2)
Application Date
May 29, 2012
Publication Date
June 4, 2013
Inventor
Bret W Smith
Kings Mills
OH, US
Brett E Swensgard
West Chester
OH, US
Ryan J Laurent
Liberty Township
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/04
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