US Patent Application No: 2012/0211,546

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DRIVE INTERFACE FOR OPERABLY COUPLING A MANIPULATABLE SURGICAL TOOL TO A ROBOT

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Abstract

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A surgical instrument for use with a robotic system that has a control unit and a shaft portion that includes an electrically conductive elongated member that is attached to a portion of the robotic system. The elongated member is configured to transmit control motions from the robotic system to an end effector.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLCGUAYNABO, PR721

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 766 80700

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2009/0012,534 ROBOTIC APPARATUS 135 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
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* 2008/0029,577 Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with manually operated retraction apparatus 52 2006
* 2007/0039,997 Rotating curved cutter stapler 51 2006
 
MACDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES INC. (1)
* 2007/0299,427 Surgical manipulator 171 2007
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
* 6,491,701 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 384 2001
* 7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 167 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (1)
* 2011/0290,855 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT 181 2011
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (3)
* 6,331,181 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 496 1999
* 6,866,671 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 272 2001
* 2007/0016,174 Robotic surgical instruments with a fluid flow control system for irrigation, aspiration, and blowing 44 2006
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
* 2005/0006,434 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 83 2003
 
KRANOS IP II CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0177,843 Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument 36 2002
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2008/0200,835 Energy Biopsy Device for Tissue Penetration and Hemostasis 141 2006
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,889,116 Manipulator 475 2001
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (32)
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8,672,207 Transwall visualization arrangements and methods for surgical circular staplers 81 2010
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9,044,227 Collapsible fastener cartridge 32 2010
9,044,228 Fastener system comprising a plurality of fastener cartridges 23 2010
9,033,203 Fastening instrument for deploying a fastener system comprising a retention matrix 25 2010
8,978,956 Jaw closure arrangements for surgical instruments 28 2010
8,925,782 Implantable fastener cartridge comprising multiple layers 42 2010
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8,840,003 Surgical stapling instrument with compact articulation control arrangement 58 2010
8,814,024 Fastener system comprising a plurality of connected retention matrix elements 63 2010
8,783,542 Fasteners supported by a fastener cartridge support 64 2010
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9,044,229 Surgical fastener instruments 0 2011
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8,800,841 Surgical staple cartridges 75 2011
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9,168,038 Staple cartridge comprising a tissue thickness compensator 12 2011
8,857,694 Staple cartridge loading assembly 47 2011
8,777,004 Compressible staple cartridge comprising alignment members 65 2011
8,746,535 Tissue thickness compensator comprising detachable portions 66 2011
8,499,993 Surgical staple cartridge 106 2012
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (97)
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8,540,128 Surgical stapling device with a curved end effector 107 2007
8,590,762 Staple cartridge cavity configurations 137 2007
8,808,319 Surgical instruments 17 2007
8,523,889 Ultrasonic end effectors with increased active length 19 2007
8,512,365 Surgical instruments 19 2007
8,657,174 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having handle based power source 96 2008
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8,622,274 Motorized cutting and fastening instrument having control circuit for optimizing battery usage 91 2008
8,584,919 Surgical stapling apparatus with load-sensitive firing mechanism 98 2008
8,459,525 Motorized surgical cutting and fastening instrument having a magnetic drive train torque limiting device 125 2008
8,608,044 Feedback and lockout mechanism for surgical instrument 95 2008
8,371,491 Surgical end effector having buttress retention features 181 2008
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8,623,027 Ergonomic surgical instruments 19 2008
8,608,045 Powered surgical cutting and stapling apparatus with manually retractable firing system 95 2008
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8,397,971 Sterilizable surgical instrument 123 2009
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8,663,220 Ultrasonic surgical instruments 11 2009
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8,353,439 Circular stapler introducer with radially-openable distal end portion 128 2009
8,608,046 Test device for a surgical tool 94 2010
8,951,272 Seal arrangements for ultrasonically powered surgical instruments 9 2010
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8,672,208 Surgical stapling instrument having a releasable buttress material 82 2010
8,540,133 Staple cartridge 105 2010
8,408,439 Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector 123 2010
8,840,603 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and sensor transponders 71 2010
8,540,129 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 105 2010
8,453,907 Motor driven surgical fastener device with cutting member reversing mechanism 110 2010
8,444,036 Motor driven surgical fastener device with mechanisms for adjusting a tissue gap within the end effector 113 2010
8,453,908 Surgical stapling instrument with improved firing trigger arrangement 112 2010
8,733,613 Staple cartridge 77 2010
8,864,007 Implantable fastener cartridge having a non-uniform arrangement 52 2010
8,757,465 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and an alignment matrix 66 2010
8,740,034 Surgical stapling instrument with interchangeable staple cartridge arrangements 64 2010
8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 66 2010
8,474,677 Fastener system comprising a retention matrix and a cover 158 2010
8,393,514 Selectively orientable implantable fastener cartridge 182 2010
8,424,740 Surgical instrument having a directional switching mechanism 117 2010
8,636,187 Surgical stapling systems that produce formed staples having different lengths 81 2011
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8,540,130 Disposable motor-driven loading unit for use with a surgical cutting and stapling apparatus 105 2011
8,517,243 Surgical instrument with wireless communication between control unit and remote sensor 108 2011
9,149,274 Articulating endoscopic accessory channel 25 2011
8,561,870 Surgical stapling instrument 94 2011
8,534,528 Surgical instrument having a multiple rate directional switching mechanism 93 2011
9,301,755 Compressible staple cartridge assembly 0 2011
9,113,865 Staple cartridge comprising a layer 22 2011
8,864,009 Tissue thickness compensator for a surgical stapler comprising an adjustable anvil 52 2011
8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 65 2011
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8,992,422 Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel 41 2011
9,089,330 Surgical bowel retractor devices 25 2011
8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 86 2011
8,591,536 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 25 2011
* 9,301,759 Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with selectively articulatable end effector 0 2012
8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 76 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 77 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 76 2012
8,616,431 Shiftable drive interface for robotically-controlled surgical tool 125 2012
8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 135 2012
8,573,465 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system with rotary actuated closure systems 133 2012
* 2012/0199,632 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SELECTIVELY ARTICULATABLE END EFFECTOR 270 2012
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8,668,130 Surgical stapling systems and staple cartridges for deploying surgical staples with tissue compression features 86 2012
8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 126 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 96 2012
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9,320,518 Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an oxygen generating agent 0 2012
9,314,246 Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an anti-inflammatory agent 0 2012
9,307,965 Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an anti-microbial agent 0 2012
9,314,247 Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating a hydrophilic agent 0 2012
9,307,989 Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorportating a hydrophobic agent 0 2012
9,198,662 Tissue thickness compensator having improved visibility 0 2012
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8,749,116 Devices and techniques for cutting and coagulating tissue 16 2012
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8,808,325 Surgical stapling instrument with staples having crown features for increasing formed staple footprint 1 2012
8,754,570 Ultrasonic surgical instruments comprising transducer arrangements 15 2012
8,794,497 Surgical stapling head assembly with firing lockout for a surgical stapler 75 2012
8,657,178 Surgical stapling apparatus 86 2013
8,773,001 Rotating transducer mount for ultrasonic surgical instruments 24 2013
* Cited By Examiner