Power control arrangements for surgical instruments and batteries

  • US 10,039,529 B2
  • Filed: 01/13/2014
  • Issued: 08/07/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical system comprising:

  • a surgical device comprising a battery dock; and

    a battery unit comprising at least one battery cell and a battery drain;

    wherein, in a first state, the battery drain is not electrically coupled to the at least one battery cell, wherein, in a second state, the battery drain is electrically coupled to the at least one battery cell to discharge the at least one battery cell, and wherein the battery drain transitions from the first state to the second state upon attachment of the battery unit to the battery dock.

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