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Brian Hoffman
David Q Larkin, Brian D Hoffman, Paul W Mohr: Synthetic representation of a surgical instrument. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, July 30, 2009: US20090192523-A1

A synthetic representation of a tool for display on a user interface of a robotic system. The synthetic representation may be used to show force on the tool, an actual position of the tool, or to show the location of the tool when out of a field of view. A three-dimensional pointer is also provided ...


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Brian Hoffman
Brandon D Itkowitz, Daniel J Halabe, Tao Zhao, Simon Dimaio, Christopher J Hasser, Catherine J Mohr, Paul W Mohr, David Q Larkin, Wenyi Zhao, Brian D Hoffman: Synthetic representation of a surgical robot. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, July 30, 2009: US20090192524-A1

A synthetic representation of a robot tool for display on a user interface of a robotic system. The synthetic representation may be used to show the position of a view volume of an image capture device with respect to the robot. The synthetic representation may also be used to find a tool that is ou ...


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Kevin Durant, Michael Hanuschik, Paul W Mohr, Jack Hsia: Positive control of robotic surgical instrument end effector. Intuitive Surgical Operations, May 26, 2015: US09043027 (48 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling an operation of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument can include receiving a first input signal at a controller indicative of a user's readiness to actuate the surgical instrument to perform a surgical procedure, outputting an output signal from the controller to prov ...


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William C Nowlin, Paul W Mohr, Bruce M Schena, David Q Larkin, Gary Guthart: Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses. Intuitive Surgical Operations, August 23, 2011: US08004229 (48 worldwide citation)

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. ...


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Paul W Mohr, David Robinson, Thomas R Nixon, Michael Hanuschik, Randal P Goldberg, Salvatore J Brogna: User interfaces for electrosurgical tools in robotic surgical systems. Intuitive Surgical Operations, April 9, 2013: US08418073 (29 worldwide citation)

A method for a minimally invasive surgical system is disclosed including capturing camera images of a surgical site; generating a graphical user interface (GUI) including a first colored border portion in a first side and a second colored border in a second side opposite the first side; and overlayi ...


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Paul W Mohr, David W Robinson: Method for graphically providing continuous change of state directions to a user of a medical robotic system. Intuitive Surgical Operations, November 20, 2012: US08315720 (23 worldwide citation)

Continuous change of state directions are graphically provided on a display screen to assist a user in performing necessary action(s) for transitioning between operating modes in a medical robotic system or performing corrective action. A graphical representation of a target state of an element of t ...


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Nicola Diolaiti, David Q Larkin, Daniel Gomez, Tabish Mustafa, Paul W Mohr, Paul Lilagan: Medical robotic system providing computer generated auxiliary views of a camera instrument for controlling the positioning and orienting of its tip. Intuitive Surgical Operations, October 21, 2014: US08864652 (18 worldwide citation)

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 otherw ...


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William C Nowlin, Paul W Mohr, Bruce M Schena, David Q Larkin, Gary S Guthart: Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses. Intuitive Surgical Operations, September 24, 2013: US08541970 (13 worldwide citation)

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. ...


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William C Nowlin, Paul W Mohr, Bruce M Schena, David Q Larkin, Gary S Guthart: Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses. Intuitive Surgical Operations, January 7, 2014: US08624537 (12 worldwide citation)

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. ...


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William C Nowlin, Paul W Mohr, Bruce M Schena, David Q Larkin, Gary S Guthart: Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses. Intuitive Surgical Operations, August 26, 2014: US08816628 (11 worldwide citation)

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees of freedom than an associated surgical end effector n space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. ...



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