1
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 ...


2
Michael J Tierney, Thomas Cooper, Chris Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools. Intuitive Surgical, Scott M Smith Esq, Townsend Townsend & Crew, December 10, 2002: US06491701 (530 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 ...


3
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 ...


4
Michael J Tierney, Thomas Cooper, Chris Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 15, 2005: US06866671 (399 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 ...


5
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 ...


6
William C Nowlin, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge, Thomas G Cooper, Craig Gerbi, Steven J Blumenkranz, Dean F Hoornaert: Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 15, 2003: US06594552 (370 worldwide citation)

Surgical robots and other telepresence systems have enhanced grip actuation for manipulating tissues and objects with small sizes. A master/slave system is used in which an error signal or gain is artificially altered when grip members are near a closed configuration.


7
J Kenneth Salisbury Jr, Gunter D Niemeyer, Robert G Younge, Gary S Guthart, David S Mintz, Thomas G Cooper: Devices and methods for presenting and regulating auxiliary information on an image display of a telesurgical system to assist an operator in performing a surgical procedure. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 18, 2003: US06522906 (325 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient enable an image display device to provide an operator with auxiliary information related to the surgical procedure, in addition to providing an image of the surgical site itself. The systems and methods allow an ...


8
Gunter D Niemeyer, Gary S Guthart, William C Nowlin, Nitish Swarup, Gregory K Toth, Robert G Younge: Camera referenced control in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus. Intuitive Surgical, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend Townsend & Crew, July 23, 2002: US06424885 (308 worldwide citation)

Enhanced telepresence and telesurgery systems automatically update coordinate transformations so as to retain alignment between movement of an input device and movement of an end effector as displayed adjacent the input device. A processor maps a controller workspace with an end effector workspace, ...


9
Frederic H Moll, Daniel T Wallace, Robert G Younge, David F Moore, Michael R Zinn, Kenneth M Martin, Gunter D Niemeyer: Methods using a robotic catheter system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, December 14, 2010: US07850642 (256 worldwide citation)

A methods using a robotic catheter system to perform a procedure on a patient includes generating a control signal corresponding to movement of a master input device, and moving a plurality of drive elements of an instrument driver in response to the control signal, the drive elements operatively co ...


10
Daniel T Wallace, Frederic H Moll, Robert G Younge, Kenneth M Martin, Gregory J Stahler, David F Moore, Daniel T Adams, Michael R Zinn, Gunter D Niemeyer: Robotic catheter system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, July 5, 2011: US07972298 (246 worldwide citation)

A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality of guide instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the mas ...