Surgical instrument comprising interactive systems

  • US 9,820,738 B2
  • Filed: 03/26/2014
  • Issued: 11/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical system, comprising:

  • a handle, comprising;

    a trigger; and

    an electric motor;

    an end effector comprising a plurality of deployable fasteners;

    a shaft intermediate said handle and said end effector;

    a microcontroller configured to record data during a surgical procedure; and

    a data security system, comprising;

    a data exchange port on said handle, wherein said data exchange port is in signal communication with said microcontroller, and wherein said data exchange port comprises a mechanical lock; and

    a data exchange input comprising a key, wherein said key is configured to unlock said mechanical lock when said data exchange input engages said data exchange port.

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