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1. US20070012135 - Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use

Office United States of America
Application Number 11522695
Application Date 18.09.2006
Publication Number 20070012135
Publication Date 18.01.2007
Grant Number 08608773
Grant Date 17.12.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
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
A61B 17/00
A61B 19/00
Applicants Tierney Michael J.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Cooper Thomas
Julian Chris
Blumenkranz Stephen J.
Guthart Gary S.
Younge Robert G.
Inventors Tierney Michael J.
Cooper Thomas
Julian Chris
Blumenkranz Stephen J.
Guthart Gary S.
Younge Robert G.
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 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.