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1. US20110028990 - Multi-component telepresence system and method

Office United States of America
Application Number 12882376
Application Date 15.09.2010
Publication Number 20110028990
Publication Date 03.02.2011
Grant Number 09949802
Grant Date 24.04.2018
Publication Kind B2
IPC
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34/35]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 46/13]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34/30]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 34/37]
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
[IPC code unknown for A61B 90/50]
[IPC code unknown for A61B 90]
A61B 34/35
A61B 46/13
A61B 34/00
A61B 34/30
A61B 34/37
A61B 17/00
CPC
A61B 2017/00482
A61B 2034/305
A61B 2090/0803
A61B 2090/0814
A61B 2090/506
A61B 34/30
Applicants Thomas G. Cooper
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Inventors Thomas G. Cooper
Title
(EN) Multi-component telepresence system and method
Abstract
(EN)

The present invention provides systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient. In particular, a three-component surgical system is provided that includes a non-sterile drive and control component, a sterilizable end effector or surgical tool and an intermediate connector component that includes mechanical elements for coupling the surgical tool with the drive and control component and for transferring motion and electrical signals therebetween. The drive and control component is shielded from the sterile surgical site, the surgical tool is sterilizable and disposable and the intermediate connector is sterilizable and reusable. In this manner, the intermediate connector can be sterilized after a surgical procedure without damaging the motors or electrical connections within the drive and control component of the robotic system.