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In various forms, the modular motor control system may comprise one or more motor controllers each having an associated motor. The one or more motor controllers may be in communication with a master controller. The master controller is configured to provide control signals to the motor controllers to control the associated motors. In some forms, the one or more motor controllers and the associated motors may be located within a surgical module. The surgical module may provide a communications interface between the master controller and the one or more motor controllers.

Title
Multiple processor motor control for modular surgical instruments
Application Number
13/782460
Publication Number
9554794 (B2)
Application Date
March 1, 2013
Publication Date
January 31, 2017
Inventor
Daniel J Ulrich
Hamilton
OH, US
Richard L Leimbach
Cincinnati
OH, US
Daniel L Baber
Liberty Township
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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