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1. EP2335635 - Surgical accessory clamp and system

Office European Patent Office
Application Number 11156882
Application Date 26.09.2006
Publication Number 2335635
Publication Date 22.06.2011
Publication Kind A1
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
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
08
Surgical drapes
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/00
A61B 19/08
Applicants INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS INC
Inventors ANDERSON CHRISTOPHER S
COOPER THOMAS G
SCHENA BRUCE
BURBANK WILLIAM
NIXON MARGARET M
LOH ALAN
Designated States
Priority Data 06815437 null
240087 null
EP20060815437 null
US20050240087 null
06815437 26.09.2006 EP
11240087 30.09.2005 US
Title
(DE) Chirurgische Zubehörklemme und System
(EN) Surgical accessory clamp and system
(FR) Pince et système pour accessoires chirurgicaux
Abstract
(EN)
A surgical accessory clamp (1000), method of use, and a robotic surgical system (4) including the clamp are disclosed. A surgical accessory may be attached and removed from a manipulator arm (42) during a surgical procedure without requiring the use of an intermediate sterile accessory clamp, thus removing the need for a detachable accessory mount or adaptor that needs cleaning and sterilization and allowing for greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The present invention further allows for easy removal and attachment of instruments, tools, or accessories to the robotic surgical system without breach of sterility.