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Burbank William A: End effector with redundant closing mechanisms. Intuitive Surgical Operations, Nguyen Frank, May 19, 2011: WO/2011/060311 (166 worldwide citation)

End effectors with redundant closing mechanisms, and related tools and methods are disclosed. The disclosed end effectors may be particularly beneficial when used for minimally invasive surgery. An example surgical tool comprises an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a tool body ...


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BRISSON Gabriel F, BURBANK William, DACHS II Gregory W, ZABINSKI John W, MURPHY Todd: DÉCOUPLAGE DU ROULEMENT DE LARBRE DUN INSTRUMENT ET ACTIONNEMENT DUN ORGANE TERMINAL EFFECTEUR DANS UN INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL, DECOUPLING INSTRUMENT SHAFT ROLL AND END EFFECTOR ACTUATION IN A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, BRISSON Gabriel F, BURBANK William, DACHS II Gregory W, ZABINSKI John W, MURPHY Todd, INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, May 24, 2012: WO/2012/068156 (162 worldwide citation)

Surgical assemblies and related methods are disclosed that provide for decoupling of instrument shaft roll and end effector actuation. A surgical assembly includes a base, an instrument shaft rotationally mounted to the base, an end effector supported at a distal end of the instrument shaft and incl ...


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MANZO Scott E, BURBANK William A: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL À MOTEUR, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MOTOR. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, MANZO Scott E, BURBANK William A, December 6, 2012: WO/2012/166807 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a shaft having proximal and distal ends, an end effector, a transmission mechanism and a limit switch, and a method of operating the end effector is provided. The end effector is disposed at the distal end of the shaft and has an end effector component configured to m ...


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Burbank William A: Bipolar cautery instrument. Intuitive Surgical, Nguyen Frank, January 21, 2010: WO/2010/009223 (2 worldwide citation)

A cautery instrument includes a brush-type contact providing a sliding electrical connection to a jaw of the instrument. To provide isolation, the jaws may have ends in cavities in a clevis made of an insulating material. Non-conducting drive cables can be attached to the jaws using high friction pa ...


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ANDERSON CHRISTOPHER S, COOPER THOMAS G, SCHENA BRUCE, BURBANK WILLIAM, NIXON MARGARET M, LOH ALAN: Surgical accessory clamp and system, Chirurgische Zubehörklemme und System, Pince et système pour accessoires chirurgicaux. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, June 22, 2011: EP2335635-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical accessory clamp (1000), method of use, and a robotic surgical system (4) including the clamp are disclosed. A surgical accessory may be attached and removed from a manipulator arm (42) during a surgical procedure without requiring the use of an intermediate sterile accessory clamp, thus r ...


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Anderson S Christopher, Cooper Thomas G, Schena Bruce, Burbank William, Nixon Margaret M, Loh Alan: Surgical accessory clamp and system. Intuitive Surgical, June 18, 2008: EP1931275-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical accessory clamp, method of use, and a robotic surgical system including the clamp are disclosed. A surgical accessory may be attached and removed from a manipulator arm during a surgical procedure without requiring the use of an intermediate sterile accessory clamp, thus removing the need ...


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Cerulo Michael A, Burbank William A: Hand rivet setting tool. Emhart, July 7, 1999: EP0927587-A1

A hand-operated blind rivet setting tool (10) having a compound link mechanism (46) for increasing advantageously the mechanical ratio between its moving parts. A one-digit, one-handed latching and unlatching feature (68) is provided, as well as a jam-free environment for the rivet-mandrel used with ...


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BRISSON GABRIEL F , BURBANK WILLIAM , DACHS II GREGORY W , ZABINSKI JOHN W , MURPHY TODD : [de] ENTKOPPLUNG EINER SCHAFTROLLE UND EINES ENDEFFEKTORS BEI EINEM CHIRURGISCHEN INSTRUMENT, [en] DECOUPLING INSTRUMENT SHAFT ROLL AND END EFFECTOR ACTUATION IN A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT, [fr] SYSTÈME DE DE DÉCOUPLAGE ENTRE ARBRE ET ACTIONNEUR DEXTRÉMITÉ DANS UN INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS , August 5, 2015: EP2901960-A1

[en] A minimally invasive robotic surgical assembly is disclosed. The surgical assembly includes a base a main shaft assembly rotationally mounted to the base, the main shaft assembly including a main shaft, an end effector supported by the main shaft, and a first end effector drive shaft drivingly ...


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BRISSON GABRIEL F , BURBANK WILLIAM , DACHS II GREGORY W , ZABINSKI JOHN W , MURPHY TODD : [de] ENTKOPPLUNG EINER SCHAFTROLLE EINES INSTRUMENTS UND ENDEFFEKTORBETÄTIGUNG BEI EINEM CHIRURGISCHEN INSTRUMENT, [en] DECOUPLING INSTRUMENT SHAFT ROLL AND END EFFECTOR ACTUATION IN A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT, [fr] DÉCOUPLAGE DU ROULIS DE TIGE DINSTRUMENT ET ACTIONNEMENT DEFFECTEUR DEXTRÉMITÉ DANS UN INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS , June 7, 2017: EP3175814-A1

[en] Surgical assemblies and related methods are disclosed that provide for decoupling of instrument shaft roll and end effector actuation. A surgical assembly comprises: an actuation assembly including a main shaft motor, a main shaft encoder, a first motor, and a first encoder; a rotatable main sh ...