Time dependent evaluation of sensor data to determine stability, creep, and viscoelastic elements of measures

  • US 10,052,044 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2015
  • Issued: 08/21/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A powered surgical cutting and stapling instrument comprising:

  • at least one sensor configured to measure at least one parameter associated with the instrument;

    at least one processor; and

    a memory operatively associated with the processor, the memory including machine executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to;

    monitor the at least one sensor over a predetermined time period;

    determine a rate of change of the measured parameter; and

    determine a physiological tissue type according to the rate of change of the measured parameter.

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