Surgical instrument

  • US 10,010,322 B2
  • Filed: 03/09/2013
  • Issued: 07/03/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical stapler, comprising:

  • an end effector, comprising;

    a firing member configured to move at least partially through said end effector;

    a stop configured to create a lockout condition by impeding an advancement of said firing member through said end effector; and

    a sensor configured to detect the lockout condition; and

    a handle, comprising;

    an electric motor configured to transmit a force to said firing member; and

    a control system configured to control said electric motor, wherein said sensor is in communication with said control system, and wherein said control system controls said electric motor to adjust the force transmitted to said firing member when the lockout condition is communicated to said control system.

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