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1. US20030083673 - Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools

Office United States of America
Application Number 10316666
Application Date 10.12.2002
Publication Number 20030083673
Publication Date 01.05.2003
Grant Number 7524320
Grant Date 28.04.2009
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, Inc.
Inventors Tierney Michael J.
Cooper Thomas G.
Julian Chris A.
Blumenkranz Stephen J.
Guthart Gary S.
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.