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1. US20020032452 - Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use

Office United States of America
Application Number 09929453
Application Date 13.08.2001
Publication Number 20020032452
Publication Date 14.03.2002
Grant Number 7048745
Grant Date 23.05.2006
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
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
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
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/00
A61B 19/08
G06Q 30/00
CPC
A61B 34/30
A61B 17/00234
A61B 18/1445
A61B 34/35
A61B 34/37
A61B 34/71
Applicants Intuitive Surgical
Inventors Tierney Michael J.
Cooper Thomas G.
Julian Chris A.
Blumenkranz Stephen J.
Guthart Gary S.
Younge Robert G.
Agents Townsend and Townsend
Priority Data 09418726 15.10.1999 US
60111713 08.12.1998 US
Title
(EN) Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use
Abstract
(EN)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods relating to 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: (1) providing a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic system; (2) identifying the tool-type to the robotic system so that the robotic system can reconfigure the programming; or (3) indicating 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. Also provided are improved engagement structures for coupling robotic surgical tools with manipulator structures.