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


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Methods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera ...
November 02, 2017 - N°20170312036

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 ...
System for image-based robotic surgery
Mako Surgical Corp.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209217

A robotic surgery method includes coupling a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system to a first robotic arm fixed relative to an operating room. The first robotic arm includes a mounting fixture configured to be interchangeably coupled to a surgical tool and the first element of the fluoroscopic imaging system. The method further includes mounting a second element of ...
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 ...
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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. ...
System and method for robotic surgery
Mako Surgical Corp.
May 04, 2017 - N°20170119403

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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Methods for hybrid robotic laparoscopic surgery
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc
March 30, 2017 - N°20170086932

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 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 ...
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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 ...
Robotic surgery system, method, and apparatus
Deka Products Limited Partnership
January 19, 2017 - N°20170014998

A surgical system which may be configured to be a minimally invasive and/or computer assisted surgical system. Operation of the system may be controlled by transmission of a force from a first section to a second section of the system. The first section and the second section may be separated by a partition or a barrier. The first section ...
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 ...
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