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1. US20080147089 - Wireless communication in a robotic surgical system

Office United States of America
Application Number 11967499
Application Date 31.12.2007
Publication Number 20080147089
Publication Date 19.06.2008
Grant Number 08672922
Grant Date 18.03.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19
Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
A61B 19/00
Applicants Loh Alan
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Devengenzo Roman L.
Inventors Loh Alan
Devengenzo Roman L.
Priority Data 11613915 20.12.2006 US
60752755 20.12.2005 US
Title
(EN) Wireless communication in a robotic surgical system
Abstract
(EN)

In one embodiment, a method of wireless communication in a robotic surgical system comprises providing a carriage link of a robotic manipulator including a printed circuit assembly and a link communication device, positioning a sterile drape over the robotic manipulator, mounting a removable surgical instrument on the carriage link, and passing data wirelessly in either or both directions through the sterile drape between the link communication device and the surgical instrument along with power for electrical circuitry on the instrument. A robotic manipulator and robotic surgical system are also provided.