06017354 is referenced by 455 patents and cites 23 patents.

An integrated surgical tool system (30) for energizing different powered surgical handpieces (32, 33). Internal to each handpiece is a non-volatile memory (72) which stores data regarding the operating parameters of the handpiece. This data, includes information about the speeds at which any motor internal to the handpiece should be driven, the maximum current that should be drawn by the handpiece and the maximum internal temperature of the handpiece. The handpiece is plugged into a complementary control console (36). The control console reads the data in the internal memory. Based on the retrieved data and manual control signals, the control console supplies energization signals to the handpiece so as to cause the appropriate actuation of the handpiece.

Title
Integrated system for powered surgical tools
Application Number
8/689866
Publication Number
6017354
Application Date
August 15, 1996
Publication Date
January 25, 2000
Inventor
David E Monk
Portage
MI, US
Kevin J Schemansky
Farmington Hills
MI, US
Jerry A Culp
Oshtemo Twp., Kalamazoo County
MI, US
Agent
Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C
Assignee
Stryker Corporation
MI, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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