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Aaron Carrano
Michael J Saracen, Aaron W Carrano, Toby D Henderson: Robotic arm for patient positioning assembly. Accuray Incorporated, Lowenstein Sandler PC, April 17, 2012: US08160205 (19 worldwide citation)

A robotic patient positioning assembly including a patient treatment couch, and a robotic arm coupled to the patient treatment couch. The robotic arm is configured to move the patient treatment couch along five rotational degrees of freedom and one substantially vertical, linear degree of freedom.


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Michael Barrington Wood
Pivac Mark Joseph, Wood Michael Barrington: System and method for precise real-time control of position and orientation of tooling. Goldwing Nominees, Pivac Mark Joseph, Wood Michael Barrington, GOLJA HAINES 35 Wickham Street East Perth Western Australia 6004, March 5, 2009: WO/2009/026641 (2 worldwide citation)

A platform (204) supporting a raisable and pivotable robotic arm having a coarse positioning robotic arm (206) and at least one fine positioning robotic arm (210) is provided. The robotic arm is provided with apparatus for precise real-time measurement and control of the approximate position and ori ...


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Aaron Carrano
Michael J Saracen, Aaron W Carrano, Toby D Henderson: Robotic arm for patient positioning assembly. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 20, 2005: US20050234327-A1

A robotic patient positioning assembly including a patient treatment couch, and a robotic arm coupled to the patient treatment couch. The robotic arm is configured to move the patient treatment couch along five rotational degrees of freedom and one substantially vertical, linear degree of freedom.


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Aaron Carrano
Michael J Saracen, Aaron W Carrano, Toby D Henderson: ROBOTIC ARM FOR PATIENT POSITIONING ASSEMBLY. July 12, 2012: US20120174317-A1

A robotic patient positioning assembly including a patient treatment couch, and a robotic arm coupled to the patient treatment couch. The robotic arm is configured to move the patient treatment couch along five rotational degrees of freedom and one substantially vertical, linear degree of freedom.


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Yulun Wang, Keith P Laby, Darrin R Uecker, Amante A Mangaser, Modjtaba Ghodoussi: Automated endoscope system for optimal positioning. Computer Motion, Kenneth L Stein, March 2, 1999: US05878193 (680 worldwide citation)

A robotic system that moves a surgical instrument in response to the actuation of a control panel that can be operated by the surgeon. The robotic system has an end effector that is adapted to hold a surgical instrument such as an endoscope. The end effector is coupled to a robotic arm assembly whic ...


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Yik S Kwoh: Imaging device - aided robotic stereotaxis system. Lyon & Lyon, January 7, 1992: US05078140 (584 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for computer controlled stereotactic surgery is disclosed. This method utilizes an imaging device, a robotic arm and a means for controlling the robotic arm. Stereotactic surgery on integral body parts, e.g. the brain, spine, knee or other joint, breast, etc. may be accomplis ...


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H Jonathan Tovey, Keith Ratcliff, Kenneth E Toso, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Robotic arm DLUs for performing surgical tasks. United States Surgical Corporation, May 15, 2001: US06231565 (571 worldwide citation)

Disposable loading units (DLUs) configured for mounting to a robotic arm for performing at least one surgical task are presented. Each DLU includes an attachment platform having at least one connector for engaging at least one connector on a distal end of the robotic arm for connecting the DLU to th ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Charles S Jordan, James W Wright, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff D Wilson, Modjtaba Ghoudoussi: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, October 10, 2006: US07118582 (429 worldwide citation)

A medical system which has a robotic arm that can move a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument is coupled to a tool driver of the arm that allows for a quick connect and disconnect of the instrument. The system does not require any tools to attach the surgical instrument to the tool driver. T ...


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Yulun Wang, Keith Phillip Laby: Automated endoscope system for optimal positioning. Computer Motion, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 25, 1999: US05907664 (325 worldwide citation)

A robotic system that moves a surgical instrument in response to the actuation of a foot pedal that can be operated by the foot of a surgeon. The robotic system has an end effector that is adapted to hold a surgical instrument such as an endoscope. The end effector is coupled to a robotic arm assemb ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin Uecker, Keith P Laby, Jeff D Wilson, Charles S Jordan, James W Wright, Modjtaba Ghodoussi: Medical robotic arm that is attached to an operating table. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 1, 2006: US07083571 (317 worldwide citation)

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures includes a pair of surgical instruments coupled to a pair of robotic arms with end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles by a controller to produce a correspo ...