09370364 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 4279 patents.

In one general aspect, various embodiments of the present invention can include a motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a drive shaft, a motor selectively engageable with the drive shaft, and a manual return mechanism configured to operably disengage the motor from the drive shaft and retract the drive shaft. In at least one embodiment, a surgeon, or other operator of the surgical instrument, can utilize the manual return mechanism to retract the drive shaft after it has been advanced, especially when the motor, or a power source supplying the motor, has failed or is otherwise unable to provide a force sufficient to retract the drive shaft.

Title
Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system
Application Number
13/785432
Publication Number
9370364 (B2)
Application Date
March 5, 2013
Publication Date
June 21, 2016
Inventor
Ryan J Laurent
Liberty Township
OH, US
Brett E Swensgard
West Chester
OH, US
Chad P Boudreaux
Cincinnati
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Richard F Schwemberger
Cincinnati
OH, US
Daniel J Abbott
Loveland
OH, US
Bret W Smith
Kings Mills
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/072
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