06837883 is referenced by 228 patents and cites 89 patents.

Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods often include a first assembly with a surgical end effector supported and manipulated relative to a first base by a first robotic linkage, while a second surgical end effector manipulated and supported relative to a second, independent base by a second robotic linkage. One or more of these robotic assemblies may be moved relative to the other. To coordinate the end effector movements with those of input devices being manipulated by a surgeon relative to a display of a surgical worksite, the processor deriving the commands for movement of the robotic linkages may make use of a signal indicating a relative orientation of the bases of the robotic arm assemblies. Surprisingly, the robotic arm assemblies may not transmit signals to the processor indicating a relative translational position of the bases.

Title
Arm cart for telerobotic surgical system
Application Number
9/972322
Publication Number
6837883 (B2)
Application Date
October 5, 2001
Publication Date
January 4, 2005
Inventor
David S Mintz
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Michael J Tierney
Pleasanton
CA, US
J Kenneth Salisbury Jr
Mountain View
CA, US
William C Nowlin
Los Altos
CA, US
Gunter D Niemeyer
Mountain View
CA, US
Gary S Guthart
Mountain View
CA, US
Stephen J Blumenkranz
Redwood City
CA, US
Andris D Ramans
Sunnyvale
CA, US
David J Rosa
San Jose
CA, US
Frederic H Moll
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
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