08517241 is referenced by 232 patents and cites 40 patents.

A surgical system is provided and includes an intelligent surgical device having a drive motor supported in the housing and being in electrical communication with the power source; and control circuitry. The control circuitry includes a feedback system for monitoring a condition of the surgical device during a use thereof and for changing an operative parameter of the surgical device when a change in the monitored condition occurs. The surgical system includes a non-intelligent loading unit for selective connection to the housing of the surgical device and which is actuatable by the drive motor, the loading unit having a first and a second condition. During operation, the drive motor actuates the loading unit from the first condition to the second condition; and when the loading unit achieves the second condition, a change in the at least one monitored condition occurs and an operative parameter of the surgical device is changed.

Title
Hand-held surgical devices
Application Number
13/39677
Publication Number
8517241 (B2)
Application Date
March 3, 2011
Publication Date
August 27, 2013
Inventor
David Zeichner
Oxford
CT, US
Donald Malinouskas
Monroe
CT, US
David Nicholas
Trumball
CT, US
Assignee
Covidien
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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