Surgical instrument system comprising an inspection station

  • US 10,045,779 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2015
  • Issued: 08/14/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a handle module that is attachable to a detachable shaft module for collectively performing a surgical procedure, wherein the handle module comprises;

    a rotary drive system for driving the detachable shaft module;

    an electric motor coupled to the rotary drive system for powering the rotary drive system; and

    a handle module processor circuit in communication with the electric motor; and

    an inspection station for connection to the handle module when the handle module is not being used in a surgical procedure, wherein the inspection station comprises;

    an inspection station processor circuit that communicates with the handle module processor circuit via a data connection when the handle module is connected to the inspection station; and

    an inspection station display in communication with the inspection station processor circuit, wherein the inspection station display displays information about the handle module connected to the inspection station.

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