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, PR638

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 711 56356

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2009/0012,534 ROBOTIC APPARATUS 92 2008
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (3)
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* 2007/0039,997 Rotating curved cutter stapler 48 2006
 
MACDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES INC. (1)
* 2007/0299,427 Surgical manipulator 127 2007
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
* 6,491,701 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 328 2001
* 7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 124 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (1)
* 2011/0290,855 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT 169 2011
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (3)
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* 2007/0016,174 Robotic surgical instruments with a fluid flow control system for irrigation, aspiration, and blowing 37 2006
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
* 2005/0006,434 Surgical instrument incorporating an articulation mechanism having rotation about the longitudinal axis 74 2003
 
KRANOS IP II CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0177,843 Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument 31 2002
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2008/0200,835 Energy Biopsy Device for Tissue Penetration and Hemostasis 99 2006
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,889,116 Manipulator 409 2001
* Cited By Examiner

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (31)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (88)
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8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 29 2010
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8,591,536 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 19 2011
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8,573,461 Surgical stapling instruments with cam-driven staple deployment arrangements 83 2012
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8,453,914 Motor-driven surgical cutting instrument with electric actuator directional control assembly 78 2012
8,602,287 Motor driven surgical cutting instrument 52 2012
9,198,662 Tissue thickness compensator having improved visibility 0 2012
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