Motorized surgical instrument

  • US 10,463,370 B2
  • Filed: 09/21/2016
  • Issued: 11/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a handle;

    a shaft assembly coupled to the handle;

    an end effector coupled to the shaft assembly;

    an electric motor positioned within the handle;

    a power source electrically connectable to the electric motor, wherein the power source is positioned within the handle;

    a voltage measurement system positioned within the handle and configured to measure a voltage supplied by the power source; and

    a voltage regulation system positioned within the handle and configured to;

    change the voltage supplied by the power source; and

    apply the changed voltage to the electric motor.

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