SURGICAL STAPLER HAVING FORCE-BASED MOTOR CONTROL

  • US 20170079643A1
  • Filed: 09/23/2015
  • Published: 03/23/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/23/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical stapler, comprising:

  • a drive system comprising a movable drive member;

    a handle assembly comprising a frame configured to support the movable drive member therein;

    an electric motor mechanically coupled to the drive system;

    a battery electrically couplable to the electric motor; and

    a control system electrically connected to the electric motor, wherein the control system comprises a sensor positioned on the frame, and wherein the control system is configured to control the electric motor based on a force applied to the frame by the movable drive member.

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