Modular surgical instrument with configurable operating mode

  • US 10,335,145 B2
  • Filed: 04/15/2016
  • Issued: 07/02/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a drive system;

    an electric motor mechanically coupled to the drive system;

    a controller electrically coupled to the electric motor; and

    at least two user-actuated input devices electrically coupled to the controller; and

    wherein the controller is configured to operate the electric motor according to a first operating mode for the electric motor;

    wherein the controller is configured to detect activation of a first user-actuated input device and to override the first operating mode for the electric motor upon detecting the activation of the first user-actuated input device and to detect activation of a second user-actuated input device to operate the electric motor in a second operating mode according to an input associated with the second user-actuated input device upon the controller overriding the first operating mode for the electric motor.

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