Surgical instrument with multiple program responses during a firing motion

  • US 10,828,028 B2
  • Filed: 04/15/2016
  • Issued: 11/10/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • an elongated channel configured to support a staple cartridge;

    an anvil pivotably connected to the elongated channel;

    a closure tube mechanically coupled to the anvil;

    an electric motor; and

    a control circuit electrically connected to the electric motor, wherein the control circuit is configured to change a closing motion of the surgical instrument at least two different ways based on a projected closing force, wherein the projected closing force is estimated prior to an actual occurrence of the projected closing force.

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