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 Robotic surgery system patent thumbnailRobotic surgery system
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.

 Methods for hybrid robotic laparoscopic surgery patent thumbnailMethods for hybrid robotic laparoscopic surgery
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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Hybrid robotic surgery with mirrored and mimicked motion patent thumbnailHybrid robotic surgery with mirrored and mimicked motion
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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Hybrid robotic surgery with power assisted motion patent thumbnailHybrid robotic surgery with power assisted motion
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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Hybrid robotic surgery with locking mode patent thumbnailHybrid robotic surgery with locking mode
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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Hybrid robotic surgery with manual and robotic modes patent thumbnailHybrid robotic surgery with manual and robotic modes
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.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc


 Methods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery patent thumbnailMethods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery
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.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


 Methods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery patent thumbnailMethods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery
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.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


 Command shaping to dampen vibrations in mode transitions patent thumbnailCommand shaping to dampen vibrations in mode transitions
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.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


 Robotic surgery system, method, and apparatus patent thumbnailRobotic surgery system, method, and apparatus
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.
Deka Products Limited Partnership


Argon beam coagulation flex probe for laparoscopic surgery

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 equidistantly between the two fingers of a robotic arm and the body will be aligned in the same direction as the yaw axis of the robotic arm, so that argon gas will be expelled in the same direction that the fingers are pointing.
Conmed Corporation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.





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