Surgical instrument having a feedback system

  • US 10,426,463 B2
  • Filed: 03/22/2016
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A powered surgical stapler, comprising:

  • a housing comprising a motor configured to produce output rotary motions;

    an actuator movable relative to said housing between an unactuated state and an actuated state;

    a counter;

    an elongate shaft extending from said housing;

    a lockout system;

    an end effector extending from said elongate shaft, wherein said end effector comprises;

    a first jaw;

    a second jaw movable relative to said first jaw between an open position and a closed position, wherein said second jaw is moved toward said closed position when said actuator is in said actuated state;

    a channel;

    a staple cartridge configured to be operably received in said channel; and

    an anvil;

    a firing member configured to translate through said staple cartridge during a firing stroke in response to said output rotary motions of said motor, wherein said firing member is resettable to translate through another firing stroke; and

    a display which displays;

    the position of said firing member;

    a locked-out condition, wherein said firing member is prevented from performing a said firing stroke when said firing member is in said locked-out condition by way of said lockout system, and wherein said firing member is placed in said locked-out condition by said lockout system when said second jaw is not in said closed position; and

    an actuation count determined by said counter, wherein said actuation count comprises the number of firing strokes performed by said firing member.

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