09820738 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 4994 patents.

In various instances, the surgical instrument can include a data storage protocol and/or at least one security feature. The surgical instrument can include a locking circuit, for example. In various instances, the surgical instrument can include sensors and/or magnets for detecting various characteristics of the surgical instrument, surgical operation, and/or surgical site. The surgical instrument can require a temporary access code for operating and/or can be selected for connection to an external display. A surgical system can include a first modular component, a second modular component, and a feedback system. The feedback system can include an engagement sensor, which can detect the engagement and/or degree of engagement of the first modular component and the second modular component.

Title
Surgical instrument comprising interactive systems
Application Number
14/226097
Publication Number
9820738 (B2)
Application Date
March 26, 2014
Publication Date
November 21, 2017
Inventor
Kevin L Houser
Springboro
OH, US
Brett E Swensgard
West Chester
OH, US
Frederick E Shelton IV
Hillsboro
OH, US
Richard L Leimbach
Cincinnati
OH, US
Shane R Adams
Lebanon
OH, US
Mark D Overmyer
Cincinnati
OH, US
Thomas W Lytle IV
Liberty Township
OH, US
Assignee
Ethicon
PR, US
IPC
A61B 17/068
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