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Frederic H Moll, David J Rosa, Andris D Ramans, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Gunter D Niemeyer, William C Nowlin, J Kenneth Salisbury Jr, Michael J Tierney, David S Mintz: Arm cart for telerobotic surgical system. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 4, 2005: US06837883 (228 worldwide citation)

Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods often include a first assembly with a surgical end effector supported and manipulated relative to a first base by a first robotic linkage, while a second surgical end effector manipulated and supported relative to a second, independent base by ...


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Ian E McDowall: Image capture unit in a surgical instrument. Intuitive Surgical Operations, June 13, 2017: US09675236 (2 worldwide citation)

In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors. Each of the coplanar image capture sensors has a common front end optical stru ...


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Ian E McDowall: Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field. Intuitive Surgical Operations, October 10, 2017: US09782056

In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors. Each of the coplanar image capture sensors has a common front end optical stru ...


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Wenyi Zhao, Catherine J Mohr, Jonathan M Sorger: Efficient and interactive bleeding detection in a surgical system. Intuitive Surgical Operations, January 30, 2018: US09877633

A bleeding detection unit in a surgical system processes information in an acquired scene before that scene is presented on a display unit in the operating room. For example, the bleeding detection unit analyzes the pixel data in the acquired scene and determines whether there are one or more initia ...


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Stephen J Blumenkranz, Lawton N Verner: Integrated fiber bragg grating accelerometer in a surgical instrument. Intuitive Surgical Operations, November 14, 2017: US09817019

An accelerometer is included within the confined space and limited volume of a distal portion of a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an end component, a joint coupled to the end component, a shaft coupled to the joint, and a force transducer and accelerometer apparatus. The force ...


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Frederic H Moll, David J Rose, Andris D Ramans, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Gunter D Niemeyer, William C Nowlin, J Kenneth Salisbury, Michael J Tierney: Arm cart for telerobotic surgical system. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, June 27, 2002: US20020082612-A1

Improved robotic surgical systems, devices, and methods often include a first assembly with a surgical end effector supported and manipulated relative to a first base by a first robotic linkage, while a second surgical end effector manipulated and supported relative to a second, independent base by ...


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ANGLED ENDOSCOPE TIP IMAGE CAPTURE UNIT. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, April 6, 2017: US20170095142-A1

A family of endoscopes includes a non-zero degree endoscope (210) and a zero degree endoscope (200). Zero degree endoscope (210) includes a first image capture unit (220A) mounted in a distal portion (270A) of the zero degree endoscope with a lengthwise axis of the first image capture unit substanti ...


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IMAGE CAPTURE UNIT IN A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT. August 31, 2017: US20170245744-A1

In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors. Each of the coplanar image capture sensors has a common front end optical stru ...


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Integrated Fiber Bragg Grating Accelerometer in a Surgical Instrument. Intuitive Surgical Operations, February 1, 2018: US20180031600-A1

An accelerometer is included within the confined space and limited volume of a distal portion of a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument includes an end component, a joint coupled to the end component, a shaft coupled to the joint, and a force transducer and accelerometer apparatus. The force ...


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EFFICIENT AND INTERACTIVE BLEEDING DETECTION IN A SURGICAL SYSTEM. May 10, 2018: US20180125333-A1

A bleeding detection unit in a surgical system processes information in an acquired scene before that scene is presented on a display unit in the operating room. For example, the bleeding detection unit analyzes the pixel data in the acquired scene and determines whether there are one or more initia ...