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Philip C Evans, Frederic H Moll, Gary S Guthart, William C Nowlin, Rand P Pendleton, Christopher P Wilson, Andris D Ramans, David J Rosa, Volkmar Falk, Robert G Younge: Performing cardiac surgery without cardioplegia. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 22, 2002: US06468265 (378 worldwide citation)

A surgical system or assembly for performing cardiac surgery includes a surgical instrument; a servo-mechanical system engaged to the surgical instrument for operating the surgical instrument; and an attachment assembly for removing at least one degree of movement from a moving surgical cardiac work ...


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Frederic H Moll, David J Rosa, Andris D Ramans, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Gunter D Niemeyer, William C Nowlin, J Kenneth Salisbury Jr, Michael J Tierney, David S Mintz: Arm cart for telerobotic surgical system. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 4, 2005: US06837883 (228 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Frederic H Moll, David J Rosa, Andris D Ramans, Steven J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Gunter D Niemeyer, William C Nowlin, J Kenneth Salisbury, Michael Tierney: Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system. Intuitive Surgical, Lynn M Thompson, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 9, 2003: US06659939 (213 worldwide citation)

Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of a surgeon. Four manipulator arms can support an image capture device, a left hand tissue manipulation t ...


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Andris D Ramans, David J Rosa, Volkmar Falk: Stabilizer for robotic beating-heart surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 4, 2002: US06398726 (194 worldwide citation)

Surgical methods and devices allow closed-chest surgery to be performed on a heart of a patient while the heart is beating. A region of the heart is stabilized by engaging a surface of the heart with a stabilizer without having to stop the heart. Motion of the target tissues is inhibited sufficientl ...


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Andris D Ramans: Surgical tool with mechanical advantage. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 27, 2001: US06206903 (192 worldwide citation)

A robotic surgical tool includes an end effector having a pair of fingers and incorporating a mechanical advantage. In specific embodiments, a pulley and cable mechanism is used to actuate the end effector by applying cable tension. The coupling between the pulleys and the fingers of the end effecto ...


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Thomas G Cooper, Christopher A Julian, Michael Ikeda, Daniel T Wallace, David J Rosa, Andris D Ramans, Frederic H Moll, Robert G Younge: In vivo accessories for minimally invasive robotic surgery and methods. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 3, 2004: US06770081 (178 worldwide citation)

Surgical accessories are presented in vivo and used by surgical tools in the surgical site to perform additional tasks without the need to remove the tools from the surgical site for tool change or instrument loading. Some accessories need to be actuated to effect a predetermined treatment, such as ...


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Philip C Evans, Frederic H Moll, Gary S Guthart, William C Nowlin, Rand P Pendleton, Christopher P Wilson, Andris D Ramans, David J Rosa, Volkmar Falk, Robert G Younge: Performing cardiac surgery without cardioplegia. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Lynn M Thompson Patent Agent, February 22, 2005: US06858003 (141 worldwide citation)

A surgical system or assembly for performing cardiac surgery includes a surgical instrument; a servo-mechanical system engaged to the surgical instrument for operating the surgical instrument; and an attachment assembly for removing at least one degree of movement from a moving surgical cardiac work ...


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Andris D Ramans, David J Rosa, Volkmar Falk: Stabilizer for robotic beating-heart surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Lynn M Thompson, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 20, 2004: US06764445 (141 worldwide citation)

Surgical methods and devices allow closed-chest surgery to be performed on a heart of a patient while the heart is beating. A region of the heart is stabilized by engaging a surface of the heart with a stabilizer without having to stop the heart. Motion of the target tissues is inhibited sufficientl ...


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Christopher A Julian, Michael Ikeda, Andris D Ramans, Dean F Hoornaert, Margaret M Isaac: Endoscopic beating-heart stabilizer and vessel occlusion fastener. Intuitive Surgical, July 31, 2007: US07250028 (94 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods related to endoscopic surgery, particularly related to robotic surgical operations, provide a tissue stabilizer for endoscopically stabilizing a target tissue within a patient's body. For stabilizing a beating heart during a closed-chest coronary artery bypass grafting p ...


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Frederic H Moll, David J Rosa, Andris D Ramans, Steven J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Gunter D Niemeyer, William C Nowlin, J Kenneth Salisbury Jr, Michael J Tierney: Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system. Intuitive Surgical Operations, January 4, 2011: US07865266 (71 worldwide citation)

Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods include selectably associatable master/slave pairs, often having more manipulator arms than will be moved simultaneously by the two hands of a surgeon. Four manipulator arms can support an image capture device, a left hand tissue manipulation t ...