07083571 is referenced by 317 patents and cites 175 patents.

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures includes a pair of surgical instruments coupled to a pair of robotic arms with end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles by a controller to produce a corresponding movement of the end effectors. The movement of the handles is scaled such that the end effectors movement corresponds differently, typically smaller, than the movement performed by the hands of the surgeon. The input button allows the surgeon to adjust the position of the handles without moving the end effector, so that the handles can be moved to a more comfortable position. The system may include a robotically controlled endoscope allowing the surgeon to remotely view a surgical site. The surgeon may manipulate handles and move end effectors to perform a cardiac procedure.

Title
Medical robotic arm that is attached to an operating table
Application Number
10/737195
Publication Number
7083571 (B2)
Application Date
December 15, 2003
Publication Date
August 1, 2006
Inventor
Modjtaba Ghodoussi
Santa Barbara
CA, US
James W Wright
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Charles S Jordan
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Jeff D Wilson
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Keith P Laby
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Darrin Uecker
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Yulun Wang
Goleta
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
IPC
B25J 1/00
A61B 1/00
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