Method of operating a powered surgical instrument

  • US 9,808,246 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2015
  • Issued: 11/07/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a surgical instrument, the surgical instrument comprising an electric motor coupled to an end effector, a motor controller coupled to the motor, a parameter threshold detection module, a sensing module, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory storing executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to execute the method, the method comprising:

  • monitoring multiple parameter thresholds by the parameter threshold detection module;

    sensing tissue compression by the sensing module;

    monitoring multiple levels of action thresholds by the processor;

    monitoring speed of the motor by the processor;

    incrementing a drive unit of the motor by the processor;

    sensing tissue compression by the processor; and

    providing rate and control feedback by the processor to a user of the surgical instrument.

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