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1. US20050149003 - Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use

Office United States of America
Application Number 11015337
Application Date 17.12.2004
Publication Number 20050149003
Publication Date 07.07.2005
Grant Number 09795453
Grant Date 24.10.2017
Publication Kind B2
IPC
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34/30]
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
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
H
ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
36
Switches actuated by change of magnetic field or of electric field, e.g. by change of relative position of magnet and switch, by shielding
[IPC code unknown for A61B 46/13]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34/37]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34/35]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 90/90]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 90/98]
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
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04
by heating
12
by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
14
Probes or electrodes therefor
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
H
ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
85
Protective devices in which the current flows through a part of fusible material and this current is interrupted by displacement of the fusible material when this current becomes excessive
[IPC code unknown for A61B 90/50]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 90]
A61B 34/30
G06Q 30/02
H01H 36/00
A61B 46/13
A61B 34/00
A61B 34/37
Applicants Michael J. Tierney
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Thomas Cooper
Chris Julian
Stephen J. Blumenkranz
Gary S. Guthart
Robert G. Younge
Inventors Michael J. Tierney
Thomas Cooper
Chris Julian
Stephen J. Blumenkranz
Gary S. Guthart
Robert G. Younge
Priority Data 08975617 21.11.1997 US
09406360 28.09.1999 US
09418726 15.10.1999 US
09929826 13.08.2001 US
10015337 17.12.2004 US
60033321 12.12.1996 US
60111713 08.12.1998 US
Title
(EN) Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use
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 maybe 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.