US 10,891,249 B2
Dynamic system management bus
Scott E. M. Frushour, Boulder, CO (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Oct. 29, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/666,999.
Application 16/666,999 is a continuation of application No. 15/700,700, filed on Sep. 11, 2017, granted, now 10,459,867, issued on Oct. 29, 2019.
Application 15/700,700 is a continuation of application No. 14/725,199, filed on May 29, 2015, granted, now 9,760,520, issued on Sep. 12, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/023,328, filed on Jul. 11, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2020/0065286 A1, Feb. 27, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 13/40 (2006.01); G06F 1/04 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 13/4054 (2013.01) [G06F 1/04 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electrosurgical generator comprising:
a dynamic communication bus interconnecting a power source and at least one instrument, the dynamic communication bus configured to generate a first signal;
an analog to digital converter (ADC) configured to sample the first signal of a dynamic bus communication apparatus to generate a second signal; and
a controller configured to:
measure a signal rise time of the second signal;
compare the signal rise time with a predetermined time; and
adjust the signal rise time to be equal to the predetermined time in response to the signal rise time being different from the predetermined time.