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1. EP1897511 - Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 07119840
Application Date 06.12.1999
Publication Number 1897511
Publication Date 12.03.2008
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30
Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02
Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
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
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
08
Surgical drapes
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30
Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
G06Q 30/02
A61B 17/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 19/08
G06Q 30/00
CPC
G06Q 30/02
A61B 17/00234
A61B 34/30
A61B 34/35
A61B 34/37
A61B 34/71
Applicants INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS
Inventors TIERNEY MICHAEL J
COOPER THOMAS
JULIAN CHRIS
BLUMENKRANZ STEVEN J
GUTHART GARY S
YOUNGE ROBERT G
Designated States
Priority Data 99968468 06.12.1999 EP
11171398 08.12.1998 US
09418726 15.10.1999 US
Title
(DE) Chirurgischer Roboter, Datenstruktur und Verwendung
(EN) Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use
(FR) Robot chirurgical, structure de base de données et utilisation
Abstract
(EN)
Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for, and performing robotic surgery include a memory (126) mounted on the tool (54). The memory (126) can perform a number of functions when the tool (54) is loaded on the tool manipulator (58). First, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool (54) is compatible with that particular robotic system. Secondly, the tool memory (126) may identify the tool-type to the robotic system so that the robotic system can reconfigure its programming. Thirdly, the memory (126) of the tool (54) 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.