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1. (WO2017151887) COUPLER ASSEMBLY FOR COUPLING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS TO ROBOTIC SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151887    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020401
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 34/30
Applicants: COVIDIEN LP
Inventors: ZERGIEBEL, Earl
Title: COUPLER ASSEMBLY FOR COUPLING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS TO ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
Abstract:
A coupler assembly for selective connection of a surgical instrument to a robotic arm is provided. The coupler assembly includes a stationary hub and a rotation hub. The stationary hub has a first mating feature and is secured to a first one of the surgical instrument and the robotic arm. The rotation hub includes a support member and rotation member mounted on the support member. The support member is secured to a second one of the surgical instrument and the robotic arm. The rotation member is rotatable relative to the support member between a first state and a second state. The rotation member has a second mating feature that releasably couples to the first mating feature of the stationary hub as the rotation member rotates relative to the stationary hub.