09743929 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 4854 patents.

An interchangeable shaft assembly for a surgical instrument that includes first and second drive systems. The interchangeable shaft assembly is configured for removable attachment to a housing of the surgical instrument. Various embodiments include a latch system that enables the interchangeable shaft assembly to be detached from the housing when the first drive system is unactuated but prevents the interchangeable shaft assembly from being detached from the housing when the first drive system is in an actuated position.

Title
Modular powered surgical instrument with detachable shaft assemblies
Application Number
14/226075
Publication Number
9743929 (B2)
Application Date
March 26, 2014
Publication Date
August 29, 2017
Inventor
Shane R Adams
Lebanon
OH, US
Mark D Overmyer
Cincinnati
OH, US
Richard L Leimbach
Cincinnati
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/072
A61B 17/068
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