Multiple sensors with one sensor affecting a second sensor's output or interpretation

  • US 9,757,128 B2
  • Filed: 09/05/2014
  • Issued: 09/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An end effector comprising:

  • a first jaw member defining an anvil;

    a second jaw member configured to receive a cartridge therein, wherein the first jaw member is moveable with respect to the second jaw member;

    a first sensor coupled to the anvil, wherein the first sensor is configured to measure a first parameter;

    a second sensor configured to measure a second parameter, wherein the first parameter and the second parameter are related, wherein the first sensor and the second sensor are in signal communication with a processor, and wherein the first sensor and the second sensor comprise redundant sensors and wherein the second parameter comprises the first parameter; and

    a plurality of strain gauges coupled to the anvil.

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