08627995 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 120 patents.

A surgical instrument includes a surgical end effector having a receiving portion for removably receiving therein an interchangeable part. The receiving portion has a communication connection. A handle connected to the end effector actuates the end effector. The handle has a controller electrically connected to the communication connection for authenticating the interchangeable part when placed at the end effector. An interchangeable part is removably connected to the receiving portion and has an encryption device electrically removably connected to the communication connection when placed at the receiving portion. The encryption device authenticates the interchangeable part when queried by the electric controller.

Title
Electrically self-powered surgical instrument with cryptographic identification of interchangeable part
Application Number
12/34320
Publication Number
8627995 (B2)
Application Date
February 20, 2008
Publication Date
January 14, 2014
Inventor
Matthew A Palmer
Miami
FL, US
Carlos Rivera
Cooper City
FL, US
Derek Dee Deville
Miami
FL, US
Thomas Bales
Coral Gables
FL, US
Kevin W Smith
Coral Gables
FL, US
Agent
Rebecca A Tie
Gregory L Mayback
Mayback & Hoffman P A
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Sugery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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