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1. US20070137372 - Wireless communication in a robotic surgical system

Office United States of America
Application Number 11613915
Application Date 20.12.2006
Publication Number 20070137372
Publication Date 21.06.2007
Grant Number 07955322
Grant Date 07.06.2011
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
A61B 17/00
Applicants Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Inventors Devengenzo Roman L.
Loh Alan
Title
(EN) Wireless communication in a robotic surgical system
Abstract
(EN)

In one embodiment, an insertion axis of a robotic manipulator is provided, the insertion axis including a base link operably coupled to a distal end of a manipulator arm, and a carriage link movably coupled to the base link along a lengthwise axis, the carriage link including a remote printed circuit assembly and transceiver for wirelessly communicating with a main printed circuit assembly external to the insertion axis. A robotic surgical system including such an insertion axis and a method for wireless communication in the system are also provided.