09516996 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 461 patents.

A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with surgical tools and a camera extending out of its distal end. To supplement the view provided by an image captured by the camera, an auxiliary view including articulatable arms of the surgical tools and/or camera is generated from sensed or otherwise determined information about their positions and orientations and displayed on a display screen from the perspective of a specified viewing point. Intuitive control is provided to an operator with respect to the auxiliary view while the operator controls the positioning and orienting of the camera.

Title
Medical robotic system providing computer generated auxiliary views of a camera instrument for controlling the position and orienting of its tip
Application Number
14/488408
Publication Number
9516996 (B2)
Application Date
September 17, 2014
Publication Date
December 13, 2016
Inventor
Paul E Lilagan
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Paul W Mohr
Mountain View
CA, US
Tabish Mustufa
San Francisco
CA, US
Daniel H Gomez
Sunnyvale
CA, US
David Q Larkin
Menlo Park
CA, US
Nicola Diolaiti
Menlo Park
CA, US
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical Operations
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
G09B 23/28
G06T 7/00
A61B 5/06
A61B 1/313
A61B 1/05
A61B 1/04
A61B 1/00
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