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1. (WO2017180428) SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MULTIPLE PROGRAM RESPONSES DURING A FIRING MOTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/180428    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/026314
Publication Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/072
Applicants: ETHICON LLC
Inventors: HARRIS, Jason L.
SHELTON, IV, Frederick E.
OVERMYER, Mark D.
Title: SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MULTIPLE PROGRAM RESPONSES DURING A FIRING MOTION
Abstract:
A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an elongated channel configured to support a staple cartridge, an anvil pivotably connected to the elongated channel, a knife mechanically coupled to the staple cartridge, an electric motor and a control circuit electrically connected to the electric motor. The control circuit is configured to change a firing motion a first way based on a first value of a projected peak firing force and a second way based on a second value of the projected peak firing force value.