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A self contained motor-powered disposable loading unit for use with a robotic system configured to generate control systems therefor. The disposable loading unit may contain a battery that is retained in a disconnected position when the disposable loading unit is not in use and is moved to a connected position when the disposable loading unit is coupled to the robotic system to permit the motor to be selectively powered thereby. Indicators may be supported on the disposable loading unit to indicate when the axial drive assembly thereof is in a starting position and an ending position. Another indicator may be provided to indicate when the anvil assembly is in a closed position.

Title
Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems
Application Number
13/369666
Publication Number
8573465 (B2)
Application Date
February 9, 2012
Publication Date
November 5, 2013
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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