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Date/App# patent app List of recent Robotic-related patents
11/06/14
20140330434
 Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery patent thumbnailTool 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.
09/18/14
20140275796
 Rotating assistant port patent thumbnailRotating 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.
09/11/14
20140253684
 Visualization of registered subsurface anatomy patent thumbnailVisualization 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.
08/28/14
20140243852
 Modular manipulator support for robotic surgery patent thumbnailModular 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.
08/14/14
20140228646
 Vacuum shell for robotic surgery of soft tissue patent thumbnailVacuum 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.
08/07/14
20140222023
 Hybrid control surgical robotic system patent thumbnailHybrid control surgical robotic system
The present disclosure describes a method and system for performing robot-assisted surgical procedures. The system includes a robotic arm system assembly, an end effector assembly, and a hybrid control mechanism for robotic surgery.
07/03/14
20140188132
 System for image-based robotic surgery patent thumbnailSystem for image-based robotic surgery
A robotic surgery system having a mobile base and a first moveable support structure coupled between the mobile base and a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system. The first element is a source element or a detector element, and a second element of the imaging system is a source element or a detector element.
07/03/14
20140188131
 Tool memory-based software upgrades for robotic surgery patent thumbnailTool 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.
06/26/14
20140180310
 Medical-technical device calibration patent thumbnailMedical-technical device calibration
Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic system.
05/22/14
20140142591
 Method, apparatus and a system for robotic assisted surgery patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus and a system for robotic assisted surgery
A solution to facilitate robotic assisted surgery is discussed that allows for improved vision and manipulation.. .
05/15/14
20140135985
Methods and apparatus for surgical planning
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.
04/03/14
20140094824
Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery
Medical, surgical, and/or robotic devices and systems often including offset remote center parallelogram manipulator linkage assemblies which constrains a position of a surgical instrument during minimally invasive robotic surgery are disclosed. The improved remote center manipulator linkage assembly advantageously enhances the range of instrument motion while at the same time reduces the overall complexity, size, and physical weight of the robotic surgical system..
02/27/14
20140058408
Method for robotic arthroplasty using navigation
A method for robotic surgery on a joint using a robotic system and a navigation system. The robotic system includes a base, a plurality of arms, and a cutting tool.
02/13/14
20140046341
Auto exposure of a camera in a surgical robot
A camera system that can be utilized in robotic surgery is presented. In particular, a method of setting a light level in a camera in a robotic system includes determining a location of at least one instrument end effectors within a field-of-view of the camera; determining a region-of-interest in the field-of-view based on the location of the at least one instrument tip; gathering luminance statistics in the region-of-interest; computing a luminance value from the luminance statistics; and adjusting an exposure in response to a comparison of the luminance value with a target luminance value..
12/05/13
20130325033
Multi-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).
12/05/13
20130325032
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.
12/05/13
20130325031
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.
11/14/13
20130304084
Mechanical manipulator for surgical instruments
A novel mechanical system, based on a new cable driven mechanical transmission, able to provide sufficient dexterity, stiffness, speed, precision and payload capacity to actuate multi-dof micro-manipulators. Besides the possibility of being used in several articulated surgical instruments and robotic systems for surgery or other applications involving remote manipulation, it enables the design of a novel fully mechanical surgical instrument, which offer the advantages of conventional laparoscopy (low cost, tactile feedback, high payload capacity) combined with the advantages of single port surgery (single incision, scarless surgery, navigation through several quadrants of the abdominal cavity) and robotic surgery (greater degrees of freedom, short learning curve, high stiffness, high precision, increased intuition).
11/07/13
20130296654
Transoral retractor for robotic surgery
A transoral retractor in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a handle, a retractor blade mount attached to the handle, a frame and a pivot mechanism to pivotally mount the frame to the handle. In another embodiment the frame includes side members and is configured with the side members at transverse locations that will be near or beyond the side of the patient's head.
10/17/13
20130274922
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.
09/26/13
20130253267
Laparoscopic surgery
The present invention relates to a method of laparoscopic surgery, and a kit which could be used in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.. .
08/15/13
20130211423
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..
08/15/13
20130211420
Method for image-based robotic surgery
A robotic surgery method may include moving and temporarily fixing the position of a mobile base relative to the floor; coupling a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system comprising a source element and a detector element to a first robotic arm coupled to the mobile base, the first robotic arm comprising a mounting fixture configured to be interchangeably coupled to a surgical tool and the first element; mounting a second element of the fluoroscopic imaging system in a position and orientation relative to the first element such that a targeted patient tissue structure may be positioned between the first and second elements of the fluoroscopic imaging system; and utilizing a sensing system and one or more sensing elements coupled to each of the first and second elements of the fluoroscopic imaging system to determine a relative spatial positioning between each of the first and second elements.. .
08/15/13
20130211419
System for image-based robotic surgery
A robotic surgery system includes a mobile base configured to be movably coupled to the operating room; a first robotic arm coupled to the mobile base and comprising a mounting fixture configured to be interchangeably coupled to a surgical tool and a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system comprising a source element and a detector element; a second element configured to be repositionable relative to a patient tissue structure that may be placed between the first and second elements; and a controller operatively coupled to the first robotic arm, the controller configured to receive signals from a sensing system operatively coupled to the controller, the sensing system configured to detect motion of one or more sensor elements coupled to each of the first and second elements of the fluoroscopic imaging system and determine a relative spatial positioning between each of the first and second elements.. .
08/15/13
20130209980
Systems and methods for providing vibration feedback in robotic systems
Systems and methods for training an operator of a robotic surgery system are disclosed. One such method includes enabling the operator to perform a test procedure, recording vibrations of a surgical tool of the robotic surgery system during the test procedure, and generating a score for the operator based at least in part on the recorded vibrations of the surgical tool..
07/11/13
20130178870
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.
07/04/13
20130172908
Medical robotic system and control method thereof
A medical robot system and a method to control the medical robot system are used to detect position information of a surgical instrument in an incised region, thereby improving the safety of robotic surgery. A surgical instrument may be inserted in a through-hole of a trocar inserted into an incised region of a patient.
06/27/13
20130165869
Force 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. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument, a robotic surgical system, a cannula, a cannula seal, and a method for improved sensing of z-axis forces on a robotic surgical instrument are disclosed..
04/18/13
20130096576
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.
04/18/13
20130096574
System and method for robotic surgery
In one embodiment, a robotic surgery system comprises a handheld manipulator configured to be manually moved in a global coordinate system relative to the bone, the handheld manipulator comprising a bone cutting tool comprising an end effector portion, a frame assembly, and a motion compensation assembly movably coupled to the frame assembly and bone cutting tool. A controller may be operatively coupled to the manipulator and configured to operate one or more actuators within the frame assembly to cause the motion compensation assembly to automatically move relative to the frame assembly to defeat aberrant movement of the bone cutting tool that would place the end effector portion of the tool out of a desired bone cutting envelope that is based at least in part upon one or more images of the bone, while allowing the bone cutting tool to continue cutting one or more portions of the bone..
04/18/13
20130096573
System and method for surgical tool tracking
Systems and methods for robotic surgery are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system comprises a controller configured to control actuation of at least one servo motor; a surgical instrument configured to be movable in a workspace controlled, at least in part, by actuation of the at least one servo motor; and a mechanical tracker linkage coupled between the elongate instrument and a portion of skeletal anatomy of a patient, the tracker linkage comprising one or more joints associated with one or more joint rotation sensors and being configured to send joint signals to the controller; wherein the controller controls positioning of the instrument based at least in part upon the joint signals received from the mechanical tracker..
04/04/13
20130085511
Novel tactile feedback system for robotic surgery
Apparatuses and methods for the haptic sensation of forces at a remote location. Groups of mems-based pressure sensors are combined into sensor arrays.
02/07/13
20130035583
Method and apparatus for processing medical image, and robotic surgery system using image guidance
A synthesis image in which medical images captured using different medical image capturing apparatuses are registered is generated by mapping the medical images to each other. The synthesis image may be used for image guidance while a diagnosis or a robotic surgery of a patient is being performed..
01/31/13
20130030448
Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery
Medical, surgical, and/or robotic devices and systems often including offset remote center parallelogram manipulator linkage assemblies which constrains a position of a surgical instrument during minimally invasive robotic surgery are disclosed. The improved remote center manipulator linkage assembly advantageously enhances the range of instrument motion while at the same time reduces the overall complexity, size, and physical weight of the robotic surgical system..
01/17/13
20130018388
Assembly for use with surgery system
The present disclosure provides systems, assemblies and methods for surgery (e.g., robotic surgery). More particularly, the present disclosure provides systems and methods for releasably securing or attaching an assembly for use in a surgical procedure with respect to a user-operable surgical device.
01/10/13
20130012930
Force estimation for a minimally invasive robotic surgery system
A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system including a robot manipulator having an effector unit equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom force/torque sensor and being configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument having a first end mounted to the effector unit and a second end located beyond an external fulcrum that limits the instrument in motion, where the method includes determining a position of the instrument relative to the fulcrum, measuring by means of the 6 degrees of freedom force/torque sensor a force and a torque exerted onto the effector unit by the first end of the instrument, and calculating by means of the principle of superposition an estimate of a force exerted onto the second end of the instrument based on the determined position, the measured force and the measured torque.. .


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