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, PR759

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shelton,, IV Frederick E Hillsboro, US 843 88034

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2009/0012,534 ROBOTIC APPARATUS 147 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 54 2006
* 2007/0039,997 Rotating curved cutter stapler 51 2006
 
MACDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES INC. (1)
* 2007/0299,427 Surgical manipulator 183 2007
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (2)
* 6,491,701 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 402 2001
* 7,083,615 Surgical tool having electrocautery energy supply conductor with inhibited current leakage 180 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (1)
* 2011/0290,855 ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED DISPOSABLE MOTOR-DRIVEN LOADING UNIT 187 2011
 
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 88 2003
 
KRANOS IP II CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0177,843 Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument 41 2002
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 2008/0200,835 Energy Biopsy Device for Tissue Penetration and Hemostasis 154 2006
 
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 6,889,116 Manipulator 497 2001
* Cited By Examiner

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (32)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLC (98)
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8,733,613 Staple cartridge 88 2010
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8,740,037 Compressible fastener cartridge 75 2010
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9,301,755 Compressible staple cartridge assembly 1 2011
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8,740,038 Staple cartridge comprising a releasable portion 74 2011
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8,992,422 Robotically-controlled endoscopic accessory channel 52 2011
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8,632,462 Trans-rectum universal ports 97 2011
8,591,536 Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades 32 2011
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8,820,605 Robotically-controlled surgical instruments 88 2012
8,800,838 Robotically-controlled cable-based surgical end effectors 88 2012
8,783,541 Robotically-controlled surgical end effector system 88 2012
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9,314,246 Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating an anti-inflammatory agent 0 2012
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9,314,247 Tissue stapler having a thickness compensator incorporating a hydrophilic agent 0 2012
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