Surgical instrument with a universal wrist

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7121781

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20040253079A1

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10460382

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A robotically controlled endoscopic medical instrument that includes an end effector coupled to a wrist. The wrist provides two separate degrees of freedom about the same pivot point. The end effector can be moved and actuated by pins. The pins allow for a compact minimally invasive medical instrument that has a wrist with two degrees of freedom.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA678
COMPUTER MOTIONGOLETA, CA4

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sanchez, Dan Santa Barbara, CA 12 330

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NEUROARM SURGICAL LTD. (3)
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BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (14)
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