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Various embodiments are directed to a powered surgical instrument for cutting and fastening tissue. The instrument may comprise an end effector comprising a first jaw member and a second jaw member, a drive device, a clamping trigger, and a control circuit. The control circuit may comprise a power supply, a firing switch, a clamp switch, a switching device and an end-of-stroke switch. The firing switch may be electrically connected to, upon actuation, connect the power supply to the drive device via a first connection comprising the switching device and the firing switch.

Title
Surgical instrument having a power control circuit
Application Number
12/896381
Publication Number
8695866 (B2)
Application Date
October 1, 2010
Publication Date
April 15, 2014
Inventor
Brett E Swensgard
West Chester
OH, US
Richard F Schwemberger
Cincinnati
OH, US
Richard L Leimbach
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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