09597104 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 463 patents.

The present disclosure relates to a surgical device including an adapter assembly for selectively interconnecting an end effector and the device housing. The adapter assembly includes at least one drive converter assembly that converts and transmits a rotation of the rotatable drive shaft to an axial translation of at least one axially translatable drive member of the end effector. A first drive converter assembly includes a first drive element, a nut, an articulation sleeve, an articulation bearing, and an articulation link. Rotation of the rotatable drive shaft results in rotation of the first drive element. Rotation of the first drive element results in axial translation of the nut, the articulation sleeve, the articulation bearing, the articulation link, and the at least one axially translatable drive member of the end effector.

Title
Handheld surgical handle assembly, surgical adapters for use between surgical handle assembly and surgical end effectors, and methods of use
Application Number
13/875571
Publication Number
9597104 (B2)
Application Date
May 2, 2013
Publication Date
March 21, 2017
Inventor
Michael Zemlok
Prospect
CT, US
Russell Pribanic
Roxbury
CT, US
John Beardsley
Wallingford
CT, US
David Nicholas
Trumbull
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/32
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/00
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