US 10,376,262 B2
Powered surgical instrument
Michael A. Zemlok, Prospect, CT (US); and David C. Racenet, Killingworth, CT (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Jun. 1, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/610,703.
Application 15/610,703 is a continuation of application No. 14/992,404, filed on Jan. 11, 2016, granted, now 9,668,731.
Application 14/992,404 is a continuation of application No. 14/811,143, filed on Jul. 28, 2015, granted, now 9,241,712, issued on Jan. 26, 2016.
Application 14/811,143 is a continuation of application No. 14/567,463, filed on Dec. 11, 2014, granted, now 9,113,876, issued on Aug. 25, 2015.
Application 14/567,463 is a continuation of application No. 13/466,241, filed on May 8, 2012, granted, now 8,925,783, issued on Jan. 6, 2015.
Application 13/466,241 is a continuation of application No. 13/043,687, filed on Mar. 9, 2011, granted, now 8,201,721, issued on Jun. 19, 2012.
Application 13/043,687 is a continuation of application No. 12/252,427, filed on Oct. 16, 2008, granted, now 7,922,063, issued on Apr. 12, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/001,241, filed on Oct. 31, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2017/0265860 A1, Sep. 21, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/072 (2006.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61B 17/08 (2006.01); A61B 17/115 (2006.01); A61B 17/10 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2018.01); A61B 17/29 (2006.01); A61B 90/90 (2016.01); H01R 39/64 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/068 (2013.01) [A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61B 17/064 (2013.01); A61B 17/07207 (2013.01); A61B 17/08 (2013.01); A61B 17/105 (2013.01); A61B 17/115 (2013.01); G06F 19/00 (2013.01); A61B 90/90 (2016.02); A61B 2017/0046 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00115 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00199 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00314 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00367 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00398 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00464 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00734 (2013.01); A61B 2017/07214 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2901 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2905 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2927 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2929 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2931 (2013.01); H01R 39/64 (2013.01); H01R 2201/12 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
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10. A surgical instrument, comprising:
a first electronic component;
an elongated portion;
a first end effector selectively connectable to a distal portion of the elongated portion;
a second electronic component configured to communicate with the first electronic component to determine a first set of data from the first end effector; and
a third electronic component configured to communicate with at least one of the first electronic component or the second electronic component to determine a second set of data from the elongate portion.