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Brian Hoffman
David Scott, Wenyi Zhao, Christopher J Hasser, Brian D Hoffman, Ian McDowall, Catherine J Mohr, John D Stern: Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using time duplexing. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, October 29, 2009: US20090270678-A1

An endoscope with a stereoscopic optical channel is again held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A capture unit captures (1) at a first time, a first image from light from the channel; and (2) at a second time different from the first time, a second image from the light. Only one of the f ...


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Brian Hoffman
David Scott, Wenyi Zhao, Brian D Hoffman, John D Stern, Tao Zhao: Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using a captured visible image combined with a fluorescence image and a captured visible image. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, October 29, 2009: US20090268012-A1

An endoscope with a stereoscopic optical channel is held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A capture unit captures (1) a visible first image and (2) a visible second image combined with a fluorescence second image from the light. An intelligent image processing system receives (1) the vis ...


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Brian Hoffman
David D Scott, Wenyi Zhao, Christopher J Hasser, Brian D Hoffman, Paul Lilagan, Ian McDowall, Catherine J Mohr, John D Stern, Tao Zhao: Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, October 29, 2009: US20090268015-A1

A robotic surgical system positions and holds an endoscope. A visible imaging system is coupled to the endoscope. The visible imaging system captures a visible image of tissue. An alternate imaging system is also coupled to the endoscope. The alternate imaging system captures a fluorescence image of ...


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Brian Hoffman
Wenyi Zhao, Christopher J Hasser, Brian D Hoffman, Catherine J Mohr, John D Stern, Tao Zhao: Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using a captured fluorescence image and captured stereoscopic visible images. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, October 29, 2009: US20090268010-A1

An illumination channel, a stereoscopic optical channel and another optical channel are held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A first capture unit captures a stereoscopic visible image from the first light from the stereoscopic optical channel while a second capture unit captures a fluor ...


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Brian Hoffman
David Scott, Wenyi Zhao, Brian D Hoffman, Ian McDowell, Catherine J Mohr, John D Stern: Augmented stereoscopic visualization for a surgical robot using a camera unit with a modified prism. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, October 29, 2009: US20090268011-A1

An endoscope with a stereoscopic optical channel is held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A first capture unit captures: a visible first color component of a visible left image combined with a fluorescence left image from first light from one channel in the endoscope; a visible second co ...


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David Gere, Christopher R Burns, John D Stern, Michael J Tierney: Stereo imaging system and method for use in telerobotic systems. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 13, 2004: US06720988 (98 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a stereo imaging system for use in telerobotic systems. A method of imaging a target site in a stereo imaging system is provided. The method typically includes capturing a right and a left optical image of the target site and transforming the right and the left optical imag ...


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David Gere, Christopher R Burns, John D Stern, Michael J Tierney: Stereo imaging system and method for use in telerobotic systems. Intuitive Surgical, October 2, 2007: US07277120 (45 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a stereo imaging system for use in telerobotic systems. A method of imaging a target site in a stereo imaging system is provided. The method typically includes capturing a right and a left optical image of the target site and transforming the right and the left optical imag ...


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Ben Lamprecht, William C Nowlin, John D Stern: Stereo telestration for robotic surgery. Intuitive Surgical Operations, March 15, 2011: US07907166 (36 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the invention, a robotic surgical system includes a master control console having a stereo viewer to view stereo images; a surgical manipulator having a stereo endoscopic camera coupled to a robotic arm to generate the stereo images of a surgical site; a stereo telestration devi ...


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Sohei Takemoto, Kenneth A Woodhouse, Luigi C Gallo, John D Stern: Three-dimensional median and recursive filtering apparatus and method for video image enhancement. Accom Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, August 29, 1995: US05446501 (34 worldwide citation)

According to a presently preferred embodiment of the invention, image enhancement apparatus for digital video images comprises a two-stage filter comprising a median filter and a recursive filter. The median filter operates in one, two, and three dimensions wherein the cluster of pixels framing the ...


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John D Stern, Robert G Younge, David S Gere, Gunter D Niemeyer: Autofocus and/or autoscaling in telesurgery. Intuitive Surgical Operations, December 20, 2011: US08079950 (31 worldwide citation)

Robotic, telerobotic, and/or telesurgical devices, systems, and methods take advantage of robotic structures and data to calculate changes in the focus of an image capture device in response to movement of the image capture device, a robotic end effector, or the like. As the size of an image of an o ...



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