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Robotic-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170181805

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods selectively calibrate end effector jaws by bringing the jaw elements into engagement with each other. Commanded torque signals may bring the end effector elements into engagement while monitoring the resulting position of a drive system, optionally using a second derivative of the torque/position relationship so as to identify an end ...
Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument
Kuka Roboter Gmbh
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135773

A robotic surgery system includes a robot and an instrument assembly. The instrument assembly includes a drive unit with at least one rotary drive having an electric motor and a drive shaft that has a coupling part for coupling to a drive shaft of the instrument; an instrument including an instrument shaft and a drive shaft that has a coupling ...
Novel tactile feedback system for robotic surgery
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth Of Higher Education
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128148

Apparatuses and methods for the haptic sensation of forces at a remote location. Groups of mems-based pressure sensors are combined into sensor arrays. In some embodiments, the pressure sensors are encased in silicone or other elastomeric substance to allow for routine use in the aqueous environment of the body. The sensor arrays may be housed in a bio-compatible material (e. ...
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Methods and apparatus for surgical planning
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170112576

Methods and apparatus for enhancing surgical planning provide enhanced planning of entry port placement and/or robot position for laparoscopic, robotic, and other minimally invasive surgery. Various embodiments may be used in robotic surgery systems to identify advantageous entry ports for multiple robotic surgical tools into a patient to access a surgical site. Generally, data such as imaging data is ...
Systems and devices for a counter balanced surgical robot
Think Surgical, Inc.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170112505

A system and a device are provided for counterbalancing a surgical robotic system that include a rail assembly having a shaft that engages a first carriage and a second carriage via threaded mechanism. A manipulatable arm carries a movable effector; the manipulatable arm is supported by the first carriage. A counter weight is supported by the second carriage with a ...
Robotic surgery system
Think Surgical, Inc.
April 06, 2017 - N°20170095294

A surgical apparatus, system and methodology are provided that may be utilized to treat a plurality of medical conditions. A robotic apparatus may be utilized in the treatment of a medical condition or to assist a medical professional in a surgical procedure. Additionally, the robotic apparatus and system may be utilized during a surgical procedure to provide guidance and to ...
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Hybrid robotic surgery with mirrored and mimicked motion
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
March 30, 2017 - N°20170086931

Methods and devices are provided for performing robotic surgery. In general, a surgical system is provided including an electromechanical tool with a first mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mimics movement of a controller, and a second mode of operation in which the tool mirrors movement of the controller. A hybrid surgical device is also provided including an ...
Hybrid robotic surgery with power assisted motion
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
March 30, 2017 - N°20170086928

Methods and devices are provided for performing robotic surgery. In general, a surgical system is provided including an electromechanical tool with a first mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mimics movement of a controller, and a second mode of operation in which the tool mirrors movement of the controller. A hybrid surgical device is also provided including an ...
Hybrid robotic surgery with locking mode
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
March 30, 2017 - N°20170086927

Methods and devices are provided for performing robotic surgery. In general, a surgical system is provided including an electromechanical tool with a first mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mimics movement of a controller, and a second mode of operation in which the tool mirrors movement of the controller. A hybrid surgical device is also provided including an ...
Hybrid robotic surgery with manual and robotic modes
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
March 30, 2017 - N°20170086834

Methods and devices are provided for performing robotic surgery. In general, a surgical system is provided including an electromechanical tool with a first mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mimics movement of a controller, and a second mode of operation in which the tool mirrors movement of the controller. A hybrid surgical device is also provided including an ...
Methods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera ...
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079726

Methods and system perform tool tracking during minimally invasive robotic surgery. Tool states are determined using triangulation techniques or a bayesian filter from either or both non-endoscopically derived and endoscopically derived tool state information, or from either or both non-visually derived and visually derived tool state information. The non-endoscopically derived tool state information is derived from sensor data provided either ...
Methods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera ...
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079725

Methods and system perform tool tracking during minimally invasive robotic surgery. Tool states are determined using triangulation techniques or a bayesian filter from either or both non-endoscopically derived and endoscopically derived tool state information, or from either or both non-visually derived and visually derived tool state information. The non-endoscopically derived tool state information is derived from sensor data provided either ...
Command shaping to dampen vibrations in mode transitions
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
March 16, 2017 - N°20170071680

Systems and method are provided for the elimination/mitigation of vibration arising from a mode transition during a robotic surgery. The robotic surgery can be performed with a patient side cart, portions of which can be affected by the mode transition. Initial parameters for the portions of the patient side cart that can be affected by the mode transition are ...
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Argon beam coagulation flex probe for laparoscopic surgery
Conmed Corporation
January 12, 2017 - N°20170007312

An argon beam coagulation probe for a robotic surgery system having a body with an argon gas entry port and an argon gas exit port and a pedestal interconnected to the underside of body that includes a pair of opposing arcuate channels that positioned equidistantly about the body. As a result, the argon gas jet exit port will be aligned ...
Surgical instrument manipulator aspects
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
December 01, 2016 - N°20160346050

A remote center manipulator for use in minimally invasive robotic surgery includes a base link held stationary relative to a patient, an instrument holder, and a linkage coupling the instrument holder to the base link. First and second links of the linkage are coupled to limit motion of the second link to rotation about a first axis intersecting a remote ...
Method and apparatus to provide updated patient images during robotic surgery
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
November 24, 2016 - N°20160338797

In a method and an apparatus to provide updated images during a robotically-implemented surgical procedure, 3d data are obtained of a volume of a patient, which includes anatomy involved in the procedure. The anatomy is segmented from a reconstructed image of the volume. During the procedure, the surgeon applies forces on the anatomy, causing a geometric change of the anatomy. ...
Multi-port surgical robotic system architecture
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
November 17, 2016 - N°20160331478

A robotic surgery system includes an orienting platform, a support linkage movably supporting the orienting platform, a plurality of surgical instrument manipulators, and a plurality of set-up linkages. Each of the manipulators includes an instrument holder and is operable to rotate the instrument holder around a remote center of manipulation (rc). At least one of the manipulators includes a reorientation ...
Continuous image integration for robotic surgery
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
November 17, 2016 - N°20160331475

A robot guiding system employing an endoscope (12), a robot (11), a robot controller (21), an endoscope controller (22) and an image integration module (24). In operation, the robot controller (21) command the robot (11) to move the endoscope (12) within the anatomical region,and the endoscope controller (22) generates an endoscopic video display (15) of an intra-operative endoscopic image of the anatomical region generated by the endoscope (12). As the ...
Methods and systems for high speed laser surgery
Imra America, Inc.
November 03, 2016 - N°20160317228

The present disclosure relates to a methods and systems for high speed laser surgery. In some implementations, the combination of mid-infrared (mid-ir) laser radiation with micro-scanning technology allows for large tissue ablation rates with minimal thermally affected zones, where micro-scanning distributes the heat generated by laser surgery over a large tissue area. Micro-scanning technology is compatible with hollow core fiber ...
Telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using robotic surgery station coupled to remote surgeon ...
Kindheart, Inc.
October 27, 2016 - N°20160314717

A telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training may include a robotic surgery station at a first location in a first structure at a first geographic point. Harvested animated animal tissue is at the robotic surgery station and includes harvested animal tissue, and at least one animating device coupled thereto. A remote surgeon trainee station at a second location in ...
Telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using remote surgery station and party conferencing and ...
Kindheart, Inc.
October 27, 2016 - N°20160314716

A telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training includes a robotic surgery station at a first location in a first structure at a first geographic point. Harvested animal tissue is at the robotic surgery station. A remote surgeon station at a second location in a second structure is at a second geographic point remote from the first geographic point. A ...
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