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1. US20090234371 - Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools

Office United States of America
Application Number 12407101
Application Date 19.03.2009
Publication Number 20090234371
Publication Date 17.09.2009
Grant Number 08758352
Grant Date 24.06.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
5
Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices
A61F 5/00
Applicants Cooper Thomas G.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Julian Chris A.
Blumenkranz Stephen J.
Younge Robert G.
Inventors Cooper Thomas G.
Julian Chris A.
Blumenkranz Stephen J.
Younge Robert G.
Title
(EN) Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools
Abstract
(EN)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic system. Secondly, the tool memory may identify the tool-type to the robotic system so that the robotic system can reconfigure its programming. Thirdly, the memory of the tool may indicate tool-specific information, including measured calibration offsets indicating misalignment of the tool drive system, tool life data, or the like. This information may be stored in a read only memory (ROM), or in a nonvolatile memory which can be written to only a single time. The invention further provides improved engagement structures for coupling robotic surgical tools with manipulator structures.