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A surgical instrument system can comprise a surgical instrument and an end effector, wherein the end effector can comprise a distal end, a proximal connection portion configured to attach the end effector to the surgical instrument, a first jaw, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw, wherein the second jaw is movable between an open orientation, a partially-closed orientation, and a closed orientation. The end effector can further comprise at least one sensor configured to detect the orientation of the second jaw and an array of indicators configured to simulate the orientation of the second jaw.

Title
Closure indicator systems for surgical instruments
Application Number
13/974169
Publication Number
9445813 (B2)
Application Date
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
September 20, 2016
Inventor
Emily A Schellin
Cincinnati
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/29
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/072
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