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A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. The surgical cutting and fastening instrument comprises a pair of jaws comprising a distal end, a motor-powered firing member configured to move longitudinally along the pair of jaws toward the distal end, and a sensor configured to sense a fully-closed state of the pair of jaws. The surgical cutting and fastening instrument further comprises, one, a control circuit electrically coupled to the sensor, wherein the control circuit is configured to prevent a longitudinal movement of the firing member toward the distal end if the pair of jaws is not in the fully-closed state and, two, a remote user-controlled console.

Title
Surgical instrument system
Application Number
14/830202
Publication Number
9320520 (B2)
Application Date
August 19, 2015
Publication Date
April 26, 2016
Inventor
Jeffrey S Swayze
West Chester
OH, US
James R Giordano
Milford
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/064
A61B 17/29
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
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