08479969 is referenced by 307 patents and cites 2370 patents.

A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector.

Title
Drive interface for operably coupling a manipulatable surgical tool to a robot
Application Number
13/369609
Publication Number
8479969 (B2)
Application Date
February 9, 2012
Publication Date
July 9, 2013
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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