Surgical instrument comprising a sensor system

  • US 9,913,642 B2
  • Filed: 03/26/2014
  • Issued: 03/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument, comprising:

  • a handle;

    a first sensor configured to detect a condition of said surgical instrument;

    a second sensor configured to detect said condition; and

    a processor, wherein said first sensor and said second sensor are in signal communication with said processor, wherein said processor receives a first signal from said first sensor, wherein said processor receives a second signal from said second sensor, wherein said processor is configured to utilize said first signal and said second signal to determine said condition, wherein said processor is configured to communicate instructions to said surgical instrument in view of said condition, wherein said processor is configured to compare at least one first datum from said first signal to a range of data, wherein said processor is configured to ignore said first signal if said at least one first datum is not within said range of data, wherein said processor is configured to compare at least one second datum from said second signal to said range of data, and wherein said processor is configured to ignore said second signal if said at least one second datum is not within said range of data.

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