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Michael J Tierney, Thomas G Cooper, Chris A Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 18, 2001: US06331181 (701 worldwide citation)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatib ...


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Michael J Tierney, Thomas G Cooper, Chris A Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools. Intuitive Surgical, April 28, 2009: US07524320 (431 worldwide citation)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatib ...


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Robert M Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Alex T Roth, Wade A Keller, Scott C Anderson, Chris A Julian: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, February 22, 2005: US06858005 (378 worldwide citation)

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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Michael J Tierney, Thomas G Cooper, Chris A Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend, May 23, 2006: US07048745 (236 worldwide citation)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods relating to robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: (1) providing a signal verifying that the tool is compatible with that particular robotic syste ...


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Chris A Julian: Electrical terminal with a collet grip for a defibrillator. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, February 6, 1996: US05489225 (42 worldwide citation)

A terminal for detachably connecting an electrical lead connector pin to an electrical device is disclosed. The terminal includes an outer sleeve and a movable collet for movement between first and second positions relative to the outer sleeve. The collet has a plurality of fingers thereon that are ...


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Thomas G Cooper, Chris A Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Robert G Younge: Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools. Intuitive Surgical Operations, June 24, 2014: US08758352 (24 worldwide citation)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatib ...


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Thomas G Cooper, Chris A Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Robert G Younge: Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools. Intuitive Surgical Operations, March 27, 2012: US08142447 (16 worldwide citation)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatib ...


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Michael J Tierney, Thomas G Cooper, Chris A Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, March 14, 2002: US20020032451-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatib ...


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Michael J Tierney, Thomas G Cooper, Chris A Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, May 1, 2003: US20030083673-A1

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatib ...


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Robert M Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Alex T Roth, Wade A Keller, Scott C Anderson, Chris A Julian: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Johney U Han, Morrison & Foerster, March 6, 2003: US20030045778-A1

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...