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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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, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1751

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 612 28200

Cited Art Landscape

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2009/0012,534 ROBOTIC APPARATUS 70 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (4)
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* 2007/0039,997 Rotating curved cutter stapler 42 2006
* 2011/0290,855 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT 152 2011
 
MACDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES INC. (1)
* 2007/0299,427 Surgical manipulator 101 2007
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
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* 7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 100 2003
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (3)
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ETHICON, INC. (1)
* 2005/0006,434 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 64 2003
 
KRANOS IP II CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0177,843 Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument 29 2002
 
Devicor Medical Products, Inc. (1)
* 2008/0200,835 Energy Biopsy Device for Tissue Penetration and Hemostasis 78 2006
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,889,116 Manipulator 368 2001
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