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A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector.

Title
Surgical instrument with wireless communication between a control unit of a robotic system and remote sensor
Application Number
13/118259
Publication Number
8684253 (B2)
Application Date
May 27, 2011
Publication Date
April 1, 2014
Inventor
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Jeffrey S Swayze
Hamilton
OH, US
James R Giordano
Milford
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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