Multiple motor control for powered medical device

  • US 9,788,836 B2
  • Filed: 09/05/2014
  • Issued: 10/17/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • an end effector, comprising;

    a first jaw; and

    a second jaw, wherein at least one of the first jaw and the second jaw is movable relative to the other one of the first jaw and the second jaw between an open configuration and an approximated configuration;

    a first drive assembly;

    a first motor coupled to the first drive assembly, the first motor operable to motivate the first drive assembly;

    a second drive assembly;

    a second motor coupled to the second drive assembly, the second motor operable to motivate the second drive assembly;

    a control module operably couplable to the first motor and the second motor; and

    a closure trigger, wherein the closure trigger is movable during a closure stroke to simultaneously transition the end effector to the approximated configuration and transition the control module from operable engagement with the first motor to operable engagement with the second motor.

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