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 Surgical instrument manipulator aspects patent thumbnailnew patent Surgical instrument manipulator aspects
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 center of manipulation.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


 Method and apparatus to provide updated patient images during robotic surgery patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus to provide updated patient images during robotic surgery
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.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Multi-port surgical robotic system architecture patent thumbnailMulti-port surgical robotic system architecture
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).
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


 Continuous image integration for robotic surgery patent thumbnailContinuous image integration for robotic surgery
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).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


 Methods and systems for high speed laser surgery patent thumbnailMethods and systems for high speed laser surgery
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.
Imra America, Inc.


 Telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using robotic surgery station coupled to remote surgeon trainee and instructor stations and associated methods patent thumbnailTelerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using robotic surgery station coupled to remote surgeon trainee and instructor stations and associated methods
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.
Kindheart, Inc.


 Telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using remote surgery station and party conferencing and associated methods patent thumbnailTelerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using remote surgery station and party conferencing and associated methods
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.
Kindheart, Inc.


 Telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using robotic surgery station and remote surgeon station and associated methods patent thumbnailTelerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using robotic surgery station and remote surgeon station and associated methods
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 animated animal tissue is at the robotic surgery station and includes harvested animal tissue and at least one animating device coupled thereto.
Kindheart, Inc.


 Telerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using robotic surgery station and remote surgeon station with display of actual animal tissue images and associated methods patent thumbnailTelerobotic surgery system for remote surgeon training using robotic surgery station and remote surgeon station with display of actual animal tissue images and associated methods
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. The robotic surgery station includes at least one camera.
Kindheart, Inc.


 Semi-rigid bone attachment robotic surgery system patent thumbnailSemi-rigid bone attachment robotic surgery system
A bone connection system for attaching a surgical robot having its base mounted in the vicinity of a patient, to a bone of the patient. The system incorporates a switchable bone connection unit attached between the bone and a support element of the robot.
Mazor Robotics Ltd.


Apparatus for robotic surgery

Surgical apparatus is described that includes a surgical robot having a moveable arm for carrying a surgical tool. The apparatus also has x-ray imaging apparatus that includes at least one of an x-ray source and an x-ray detector.
Renishaw Plc

Redundant axis and degree of freedom for hardware-constrained remote center robotic manipulator

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 center of manipulation.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Adapting manual laparoscopic surgical instruments for robotic telesurgery applications

A tool adapting device attaches to a robotic surgery arm, and receives a manual surgical instrument, and translates movement by the robotic surgery arm into multiple degrees of freedom of the manual surgical instrument, to interact with a tissue under surgery.. .

Tool memory-based software upgrades for robotic surgery

robotic devices, systems, and methods for use in robotic surgery and other robotic applications, and/or medical instrument devices, systems, and methods includes both a reusable processor and a limited-use robotic tool or medical treatment probe. A memory the limited-use component includes machine readable code with data and/or programming instructions to be implemented by the processor.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Low friction cannula seals for minimally invasive robotic surgery

Embodiments of a cannula seal are disclosed. In some embodiments, a cannula seal can include a base portion that engages with a cannula; and a seal portion integrally formed with the base portion that slidebly engages with an instrument shaft such that an insertion frictional force between the seal portion and the instrument shaft for insertion of the instrument shaft is symmetrical and substantially equal with a retraction frictional force..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Tools for transoral surgery

The invention is directed towards tools for use in performing surgery or examination via the oral cavity, in particular in the region of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx, devices and systems incorporating these tools, and procedures using these tools. More specifically, the tools, devices, systems and procedures are directed towards transoral robotic surgery or any non-robotic transoral surgical approach..
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

System for image-based robotic surgery

A robotic surgery system includes a robotic arm fixed relative to an operating room. The robotic arm comprises a mounting fixture configured to be coupled to a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system, wherein the first element is one of a source element and a detector element.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Methods, devices and systems for computer-assisted robotic surgery

Methods, devices and systems for the planning and execution of computer-assisted robotic surgery are provided. The methods include methods to collect information about bones and prostheses, use the information to create virtual models and simulations, optionally receive input based on user discretion in generating the cut file, and to generate instruction for the execution of cut paths during the surgery.

Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings

An apparatus comprises a robotic manipulator and a surgical instrument mounted to the robotic manipulator. The surgical instrument comprises an elongate arm including an actively controlled bendable region including at least one joint region and an end effector and a passively bendable region including a distal end coupled to the actively controlled bendable region.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Apparatus and a global coordinate system for use in robotic surgery

An apparatus and method for establishing a global coordinate system to facilitate robotic assisted surgery. The coordinate system may be established using a combination of the robotic data, i.e., kinematics, and optical coherence tomographic images generated by an overhead optical assembly and a tool-based sensor.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery

The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no singularity in roll, pitch, and yaw. In one embodiment, a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprises an elongate shaft having a working end, a proximal end, and a shaft axis between the working end and the proximal end; and an end effector.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Apparatus for adjusting a robotic surgery plan

Disclosed is an apparatus for adjusting a robotic surgery plan and a method thereof. The apparatus according to the present invention comprises a surgery information storage unit storing an examined first image associated with an inputted robotic surgery plan and a target bone of surgery, a scene image obtaining unit obtaining a second image associated with a diseased part in real time in surgery room, an image registration unit matching coordinates of the examined first image with coordinates of the second image associated with the diseased part, a user interface displaying the examined first image and the second image associated with the diseased part, and a surgery control unit controlling the user interface so that the user interface displays the examined first image to be superimposed on the second image associated with the diseased part, which is inputted in real time..
Curexo, Inc

System and robotic surgery

A robotic surgery method for cutting a bone of a patient includes characterizing the geometry and positioning of the bone and manually moving a handheld manipulator, the handheld manipulator operatively coupled to a bone cutting tool having an end effector portion, to cut a portion of the bone with the end effector portion. The handheld manipulator further comprises a manipulator housing and an actuator assembly movably coupled between the manipulator housing and the bone cutting tool.
Mako Surgical Corp.

Robotic surgical system with patient support

A robotic surgery system for supporting a patient and a robotic surgical manipulator. The robotic surgery system includes a base, a pillar coupled to the base at a first end and extending vertically upwardly to an opposing second end, and an attachment structure coupled to the second end of the pillar.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber bragg gratings

A surgical instrument is provided, including: at least one articulatable arm having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one joint region disposed between the distal and proximal ends; an optical fiber bend sensor provided in the at least one joint region of the at least one articulatable arm; a detection system coupled to the optical fiber bend sensor, said detection system comprising a light source and a light detector for detecting light reflected by or transmitted through the optical fiber bend sensor to determine a position of at least one joint region of the at least one articulatable arm based on the detected light reflected by or transmitted through the optical fiber bend sensor; and a control system comprising a servo controller for effectuating movement of the arm.. .
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Force and torque sensing for surgical instruments

An apparatus, system, and method for improving force and torque sensing and feedback to the surgeon performing a telerobotic surgery are provided. Groups of axially oriented strain gauges are positioned on a distal end of an instrument shaft proximate a moveable wrist of a robotic surgical instrument to sense forces and torques at the distal tip of the instrument.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument

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 part for coupling to a drive shaft of the drive unit; and an instrument interface including a sheath that encompasses the drive unit.
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Surgical robot system

One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit, said drive unit housing part having a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated; and/or the drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly..
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Minimally invasive instrument for robotic surgery

Minimally invasive instrument for robotic surgery including a functional element, a force, torque and/or pressure transmission device for transmitting force, torque and/or pressure from a drive to the functional element, a coupling device for coupling the instrument to a medical robot such that the functional element can be actuated by the drive, wherein an operating element for manually operating the functional element in a state in which the instrument is uncoupled from the medical robot.. .
Deutsches Zentrum FÜr Luft - Und Raumfahrt E.v.

Surgical robot system

One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit, said drive unit housing part having a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated; and/or the drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly..
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Robotic surgery system

One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit, said drive unit housing part having a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated; and/or the drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly..
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Robotic surgery system

One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit, said drive unit housing part having a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated; and/or the drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly..
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Robotic surgery system

One aspect of the robotic surgery system according to the invention relates to a robot assembly comprising at least one robot and an instrument assembly comprising at least one instrument that is guided by said robot assembly. Said instrument assembly comprises at least one instrument housing having at least one drive unit housing part containing a cavity designed to hold the drive unit, said drive unit housing part having a seal for the sterile sealing of an insertion opening of the cavity in addition to a dynamic sterile barrier which delimits the cavity in a sterile manner and across which the drive train arrangement can be actuated;; and/or the drive unit is offset laterally in relation to a longitudinal axis of the instrument shaft towards a connection between the instrument housing and the robot assembly..

Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument

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 part for coupling to a drive shaft of the drive unit; and an instrument interface including a sheath that encompasses the drive unit.
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument

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 part for coupling to a drive shaft of the drive unit; and an instrument interface including a sheath that encompasses the drive unit.
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Robotic surgery system and surgical instrument

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 part for coupling to a drive shaft of the drive unit; and an instrument interface including a sheath that encompasses the drive unit.
Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

Surgical cockpit comprising multisensory and multimodal interface for robotic surgery and methods related thereto

Local surgical cockpits comprising local surgical consoles that can communicate with any desired remote surgical module (surgical robot), for example via a shared transmission control protocol/internet protocol (tcp/ip) or other unified open source communication protocol or other suitable communication system. The systems and methods, etc., herein can also comprise a modular approach wherein multiple surgical consoles can network supporting collaborative surgery regardless of the physical location of the surgeons relative to each other and/or relative to the surgical site.
Spi Surgical, Inc.

Robotic surgery

A robotic tool holder, including a housing, configured to be gripped by a human hand, and a wireless transmitter, located within the housing. The holder further includes a plurality of individual controls attached to the housing, the controls being configured, in a first mode of operation of the robotic tool holder, to activate respective motions of a first surgical tool physically attached to the housing in response to manipulation of the controls by the human hand, and in a second mode of operation of the robotic tool holder, to activate via the wireless transmitter respective motions of a second surgical tool remote from and disconnected from the housing in response to the manipulation..
Gyrus Acmi, Inc.

Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery

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 effector engagement position.

Rotating assistant port

Embodiments of a rotating assistant port device are presented. The assistant port device can be utilized to provide for additional assistant instruments in single port robotic surgery.

Visualization of registered subsurface anatomy

A system and method for visualization of subsurface anatomy includes obtaining a first image from a first camera and a second image from a second camera or a second channel of the first camera, where the first and second images contain shared anatomical structures. The second camera and the second channel of the first camera are capable of imaging anatomy beneath the surface in ultra-violet, visual, or infra-red spectrum.

Modular manipulator support for robotic surgery

A robotic surgery system comprises a mounting base, a plurality of surgical instruments, and an articulate support assembly. Each instrument is insertable into a patient through an associated minimally invasive aperture to a desired internal surgical site.

Vacuum shell for robotic surgery of soft tissue

A device for assisting robotic surgery of soft tissue, that comprises a shell with a flexible sealing rim, instrument ports, and a vacuum port. The flexible sealing rim seals the shell around a surgical area and allows for the application of negative pressure via the vacuum port.





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