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A detachable motor-powered surgical instrument is disclosed. The instrument may include a housing that includes at least one engagement member for removably attaching the housing to an actuator arrangement. A motor is supported within the housing for supplying actuation motions to various portions of a surgical end effector coupled to the housing. The housing may include a contact arrangement that is configured to permit power to be supplied to the motor only when the housing is operably attached to the actuator arrangement.

Title
Detachable motor powered surgical instrument
Application Number
14/283729
Publication Number
8991677 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 2014
Publication Date
March 31, 2015
Inventor
Eugene L Timperman
Cincinnati
OH, US
Mark H Ransick
West Chester
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
William B Weisenburgh II
Maineville
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Kyle P Moore
Mason
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 18/00
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 18/14
A61B 17/32
A61B 19/00
A61B 19/02
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
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