System including a surgical cutting and fastening instrument

  • US 10,779,822 B2
  • Filed: 11/03/2015
  • Issued: 09/22/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system, comprising:

  • a cordless surgical cutting and fastening instrument, comprising;

    an end effector;

    a shaft connected to the end effector, the shaft comprising a drive train for driving the end effector;

    an electric motor connected to the shaft; and

    a device memory assembly that is detachable and removable from the instrument, wherein the device memory assembly comprises a device memory unit for storing one or more operating parameters of the instrument, where the one or more operating parameters comprise a value for the number of firings by the end effector of the instrument; and

    a base unit that is separate from the instrument, wherein the base unit comprises a base unit memory for storing the value for the number of firings that is downloaded from the device memory unit.

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