09451958 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 4421 patents.

A surgical instrument system is disclosed. The surgical instrument system comprises an end effector movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration when a closing motion is applied to the end effector, a firing member configured to perform a staple firing stroke when a firing motion is applied to the firing member, and a handle comprising a closure actuator operable to generate the closing motion and a firing actuator. The surgical instrument system further comprises a motor configured to generate the firing motion, wherein the firing actuator is operable to operate the motor, a lockout configured to prevent the firing member from performing the staple firing stroke prior to the operation of the closure actuator, and a battery positioned in the handle.

Title
Surgical instrument with firing actuator lockout
Application Number
13/958922
Publication Number
9451958 (B2)
Application Date
August 5, 2013
Publication Date
September 27, 2016
Inventor
Jeffrey S Swayze
West Chester
OH, US
Jerome R Morgan
Cincinnati
OH, US
John N Ouwerkerk
Staunton
VA, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/11
A61B 17/115
A61B 5/00
A61B 17/10
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
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