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 new patent  Surgical instrument steering inputs

A surgical instrument includes: an adjustable end effector; an elongated instrument shaft defining an internal bore; and a drive assembly including a housing coupled to an end of the instrument shaft and an input device configured to facilitate controlled adjustment of the end effector via a drive cable extending along... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

 new patent  Surgical instrument steering input device

A surgical instrument includes: a distal movable component; a proximal drive assembly including a drive shaft, a capstan, and a plurality of splines; a first cable extending between the distal movable component and the drive shaft; and a second cable extending between the distal movable component and the capstan. The... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

 new patent  Articulating mechanism with flex-hinged links

The invention provides articulating mechanisms, and flexible members and flexible segments that can form such articulating mechanisms. The mechanisms are useful, for example, for remote steering, guidance and/or manipulation of various instruments and tools at a targeted location. The mechanisms, members or segments include links connected by flexible hinges. The... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

 new patent  Depth based modification of captured images

An imaging system processes images of a plurality of objects which have been captured by an image capture device for display. Normal processing of the images is modified as either a function of a depth corresponding to one or more of the plurality of objects appearing in the captured images... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Methods and systems for controlling staple firing

Systems and methods for controlling staple firing include an end effector including a first jaw and a second jaw holding staples, a drive system configured to apply a force or torque to cause staple firing to occur, and a processor. The processor is configured to monitor the applied force or... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Systems and methods for rendering onscreen identification of instruments in a teleoperational medical system

A teleoperational assembly is disclosed which includes an operator control system and a plurality of manipulators configured to control the movement of medical instruments in a surgical environment. The manipulators are teleoperationally controlled by the operator control system. The system further includes a processing unit configured to display an image... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Variable-length guide delivery of a flexible instrument and methods of use

Described herein is an apparatus for guiding an elongated flexible instrument, the apparatus comprising a variable-length support assembly adapted to maintain a length of the elongated flexible instrument in a fixed configuration relative to the variable-length support assembly as the variable-length support assembly is moved along a longitudinal axis. The... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Force sensor temperature compensation

A force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each rib of the plurality of radial ribs. A proximal end of the tube portion is operably couplable to a shaft of a surgical... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Flexible surgical devices

A surgical device comprises a tube including a proximal segment and a distal segment and a plurality of force transmission elements coupled to the tube. The force transmission elements are actuatable to alter the distal segment of the tube between a flexible state and a stiffened state. The device also... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Systems and methods of registration compensation in image guided surgery

A method performed by a computing system comprises receiving shape information for an elongate flexible portion of a medical instrument. The medical instrument includes a reference portion movably coupled to a fixture having a known pose in a surgical reference frame. The fixture includes a constraint structure having a known... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

System and providing feedback during manual joint positioning

A system and method of providing feedback during manual joint positioning includes a computer-assisted medical device. The computer-assisted medical device includes an articulated arm comprising a joint and a control unit coupled to the articulated arm. The control unit is configured to provide feedback during manual positioning of the joint... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Master-to-slave orientation mapping when misaligned

A controller stores the orientations of a master tool grip and a slave surgical instrument tip upon completion of a master-slave alignment process, and enters following. During following each commanded movement of the slave surgical instrument tip from the master tool grip is processed by the controller to compensate for... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Method and system of hand segmentation and overlay using depth data

In a minimally invasive surgical system, a plurality of video images is acquired. Each image includes a hand pose image. Depth data for the hand pose image is also acquired or synthesized. The hand pose image is segmented from the image using the depth data. The segmented image is combined... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Radial telescoping guide delivery of a flexible instrument and methods of use

Described herein is an apparatus for guiding an elongated flexible instrument, the apparatus comprising a telescoping support assembly including a plurality of support members extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end. Each of the support members comprises a ring having an inner surface, an... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Configuration marker design and detection for instrument tracking

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and tools for tool tracking using image-derived data from one or more tool-located references features. In some embodiments, an associated medical system includes a tool having a distal end that is insertable into a patient body, a stereo image capture device insertable into... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Split nut drive

A medical device drive system including a lever body having portions defining a lever body cavity, a nut housing in the lever body cavity, and a first nut at least partially in the first nut cavity. The first nut is slideable in the first nut cavity between an engaged position... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Systems and methods for synchronizing nodes of a robotic system

A robotic system is provided. The robotic system includes a publishing node including at least one first synchronization database that includes a plurality of attributes, each of the attributes including a tag identifying the attribute and data, a flag associated with each of the attributes, and a subscriber list. The... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Systems and methods for a dual-control surgical instrument

A method comprises receiving a surgical instrument into engagement with a grip actuator of a teleoperational activation system. The surgical instrument includes movable jaws, and the surgical instrument is received in a prearranged gripping configuration with the jaws gripping a surgical accessory. The method includes generating a first control signal... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Systems and methods for onscreen identification of instruments in a teleoperational medical system

A teleoperational assembly is disclosed which includes an operator control system and a plurality of manipulators configured to control the movement of medical instruments in a surgical environment. The manipulators are teleoperationally controlled by the operator control system. The system further includes a processing unit configured to display an image... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Fiber optic sensing of tool strain or tool angle

A hinged tool includes a first member; a second member pivotally connected to the first member at a pivot; and an optical fiber. The optical fiber is fixed to the first member at a load application region and fixed to at least one of the pivot and the second member... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Backup latch release for surgical instrument

A surgical instrument includes a proximal control mechanism. The proximal control mechanism has an opening through which a resilient latch arm can be inserted to engage a locking surface of a fixed latch structure contained within the proximal control mechanism. The resilient latch arm is contained entirely within the proximal... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Shape-transferring cannula system and use

A medical cannula system comprises a conduit; an endoscope comprising a distal steerable tip, wherein the endoscope is inside the conduit, and wherein the distal steerable tip of the endoscope extends out of the conduit; a tip liner surrounding the distal steerable tip of the endoscope; and a wiper link... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector

A method of controlling an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument may include receiving a first input signal indicative of a high grip level input at a master grip input mechanism that controls a slave gripping force of the end effector; receiving a second input signal indicative of a... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector

A method of controlling an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument may include receiving a first input signal indicative of a high grip level input at a master grip input mechanism that controls a slave gripping force of the end effector; receiving a second input signal indicative of a... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Axial support structure for a flexible elongate device

An axial support structure for a flexible elongate device includes a plurality of rigid links coupled by pin joints. Each of the plurality of rigid links comprises a shaft, a pair of male joint connectors extending axially from a first end of the shaft, and a pair of female joint... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Method and motion compensation in interferometric sensing systems

An optical interrogation system, e.g., an OFDR-based system, measures local changes of index of refraction of a sensing light guide subjected to a time-varying disturbance. Interferometric measurement signals detected for a length of the sensing light guide are transformed into the spectral domain. A time varying signal is determined from... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy

Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy are described herein where a hood having a deployable elongated feature can extend beyond a distal face of the hood. The elongated feature can channel the energy to the deeper regions within the tissue (such as trabeculated regions or other tissue structures) such that... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Adaptable integrated energy control system for electrosurgical tools in robotic surgical systems

A user interface for a surgical system can include a display configured to output video images of a remote surgical site at which one or more electrosurgical instruments of the surgical system are deployed; and a graphical user interface configured to be output on the display with the video images.... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Interactive user interfaces for minimally invasive telesurgical systems

In one embodiment of the invention, a a minimally invasive surgical system is disclosed. The system configured to capture and display camera images of a surgical site on at least one display device at a surgeon console; switch out of a following mode and into a masters-as-mice (MaM) mode; overlay... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses

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 in space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. Linkages movable along a range... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Cable tensioning in a robotic surgical system

A termination assembly of a cabling system in a robotic surgical manipulator comprises a block including first and second cable pathways sized for receipt of a first cable. The first cable pathway includes a first retainer sized to prevent passage of a first fitting coupled to the first cable. The... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Multi-cannula vision system

Vision systems on catheters, cannulas, or similar devices with guiding lumens include receptors distributed in annular areas around respective lumens. Each of the receptors has a field of view covering only a portion of an object environment, and the field of view of each of the receptors overlaps with at... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Methods and systems for assigning input devices to teleoperated surgical instrument functions

A system for controlling a surgical instrument comprises an input device operably coupled to remotely control movement of a surgical instrument operably coupled to a computer-assisted surgical system; a first auxiliary input device configured to transmit an auxiliary function control signal to activate an auxiliary function of a surgical instrument... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Display monitor control of a telesurgical tool

translating the sensed motion of the monitor into motion of the robotic surgical tool.... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses

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 in space. A processor can calculate a tool motion that includes pivoting of the tool about an aperture site. Linkages movable along a range... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028270

Ratcheting for master alignment of a teleoperated minimally invasive surgical instrument

A minimally-invasive surgical system includes a slave surgical instrument having a slave surgical instrument tip and a master grip. The slave surgical instrument tip has an alignment in a common frame of reference and the master grip, which is coupled to the slave surgical instrument, has an alignment in the... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031600

Integrated fiber bragg grating accelerometer in a surgical instrument

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 transducer and... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021061

Cannulas having body wall retention features, and related systems and methods

A cannula may include a cannula bowl having an opening to receive an instrument configured to be advanced through the cannula, and a cannula tube extending distally from the cannula bowl. The cannula tube may have a proximal end opening, a distal end opening disposed at an opposite end of... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021098

Surgical cannulas, and related systems and methods

A surgical cannula includes an electrically conductive portion, an electrical connector interface configured to removably engage with an electrical connector electrically coupled to a patient return electrode, and an electrical connector sensing device configured to sense whether the electrical connector interface is engaged or disengaged with the electrical connector. Surgical... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021102

System and anatomical markers

A system and method for anatomical markers includes an anatomical marker. The anatomical marker includes a first material observable to a first imaging modality and a second material observable to a second imaging modality. The first material is different from the second material. The first imaging modality is different from... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021517

Cannulas having wall strengthening features, and related systems and methods

A cannula may include a bowl portion comprising a first opening and a second opening, and an insertion tube extending from the bowl portion. The insertion tube defines a passage extending from the second opening and terminating in a distal end opening. The passage is configured to receive an instrument... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014852

Surgical system instrument mounting

Robotic surgical systems and methods of coupling a surgical instrument to a manipulator arm are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a base; a setup link operably coupled to the base, the setup link locating a remote center of motion for the robotic surgical system; a proximal link operably... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014895

Estimation of a position and orientation of a frame used in controlling movement of a tool

A robotic system includes a camera having an image frame whose position and orientation relative to a fixed frame is determinable through one or more image frame transforms, a tool disposed within a field of view of the camera and having a tool frame whose position and orientation relative to... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008125

Robotic linkage

A robotic link may include a link having an outer wall surface and an inner wall surface, and a pair of outer hinge portions on a first end of the link. Each outer hinge portion may have an inner bearing surface positioned between the inner wall surface and an outer... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009767

Psma targeted fluorescent agents for image guided surgery

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01/11/18 / #20180009987

Method of synthesizing near ir, closed chain sulfo-cyanine dyes

Compositions and methods of synthesizing near IR, closed chain, sulfo-cyanine dyes are provided.... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/11/18 / #20180010967

High precision wavelength measurement and control of a tunable laser

A tunable laser system includes a tunable laser to be scanned over a range of frequencies and an interferometer having a plurality of interferometer outputs. At least two interferometer outputs of the plurality of interferometer outputs have a phase difference. A wavelength reference has a spectral feature within the range... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000314

Methods and treatment of atrial fibrillation

A manipulation assembly includes a delivery catheter having a lumen extending therethrough and a deployment catheter positioned within the delivery catheter. The deployment catheter is independently manipulatable with respect to the delivery catheter. The assembly further includes a visualization element extendable distally beyond the deployment catheter and an ablation probe... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000329

Augmented visualization for a surgical robot using a captured visible image combined with a fluorescence image and a captured visible image

An endoscope with an optical channel is held and positioned by a robotic surgical system. A capture unit captures (1) a visible first image at a first time and (2) a visible second image combined with a fluorescence image at a second time. An image processing system receives (1) the... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001058

Devices, systems, and methods for anchoring actuation wires to a steerable instrument

A pull wire attachment system for a minimally invasive medical instrument comprises an anchoring element fixedly attached to the medical instrument. The anchoring element has a first outer diameter. The system also includes a pull wire assembly comprising an elongate pull wire having a proximal end and a distal end... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367703

Handleless clamping device

The present invention relates to surgical clamps and clamp devices that provide a handle-free surgical field and to methods of operating such clamps and clamp devices. Such methods may include moving a second rotating element relative to a first rotating element such that the rotational axis of the second rotating... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367767

Flexible electromagnetic sensor

A medical system employs a sensing coil that includes a flexible core containing a magnetically permeable material and an electrical conductor wound around the flexible core. The electrical conductor may be wound in a manner that permits use of the sensing coil in a range of configurations from straight to... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/28/17 / #20170367775

Motor interface for parallel drive shafts within an independently rotating member

Mechanisms, assemblies, systems, tools, and methods include an offset drive shaft within an independently rotating member. An example method of transmitting torque through an offset drive shaft routed within a rotatable main shaft includes supporting a main shaft to rotate relative to a base so that the main shaft rotates... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370704

Dissimilar cores in multicore optical fiber for strain and temperature separation

An optical fiber includes multiple optical waveguides configured in the fiber. An interferometric measurement system mitigates or compensates for the errors imposed by differences in a shape sensing optical fiber's response to temperature and strain. A 3-D shape and/or position are calculated from a set of distributed strain measurements acquired... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/28/17 / #20170370705

Methods and apparatus to determine a twist parameter and/or a bend angle associated with a multi-core fibe

A multi-core fiber includes multiple optical cores, and for each different core of a set of different cores of the multiple optical cores, a total change in optical length is detected. The total change in optical length represents an accumulation of all changes in optical length for multiple segments of... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360526

Ureter detection using waveband-selective imaging

Selective reflection of light by ureters and by tissue around the ureters is used to safely and efficiently image the ureters. In one aspect, a plurality of surgical site scenes is captured. Each of the plurality of surgical site scenes is captured from reflected light having a different light spectrum.... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363410

An overlapped chirped fiber bragg grating sensing fiber and methods and parameter measurement using same

An optical sensor includes an optical fiber inscribed with densely-overlapping, chirped-frequency fiber Bragg gratings at multiple locations along the optical fiber such that light reflected from a location on the optical fiber is reflected at multiple frequencies in a range of frequencies. An entire length of the optical sensor includes... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354318

Methods and apparatus to shape flexible entry guides for minimally invasive surgery

An apparatus for performing surgical procedures is disclosed including a flexible entry guide tube and a first steering device. The guide tube has one or more lumens extending along its length from a proximal end to substantially at or near a distal end. At least one of the one or... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347912

Systems and methods for configuring components in a minimally invasive instrument

A catheter system comprises an elongate flexible catheter and a support structure mounted on the catheter. The support structure comprises a first alignment feature and a second alignment feature. The system further comprises a first sensor component mated with the first alignment feature and a second sensor component mated with... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340397

Inter-operative switching of tools in a robotic surgical system

Methods, apparatus, and systems for controlling a telesurgical system are disclosed. In accordance with a method, a first tool connected to a first manipulator of the system, and a second tool connected to a second manipulator of the system, are controlled. A swap of the tools such that the first... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333037

Surgical instrument with stowing knife blade

A surgical instrument with a stowing knife blade includes an elongated shaft, an end effector coupled to the shaft and including two opposed jaws, a housing included in one of the jaws, a first member mounted in the housing and movable distally, a knife pivotally coupled with the first member,... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333065

Surgical instrument with single drive input for two end effector mechanisms

Methods for treating tissue, and surgical assemblies and related methods are disclosed in which a single input is used to sequentially articulate two members. A medical device includes an input link movable through an input link range of motion, a jaw coupled with the input link, and a tissue manipulation... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333139

Interaction between user-interface and master controller

A system to control the interaction between a user-interface of a teleoperated surgical system and an input device of the teleoperated surgical system, the system comprising a first master controller communicatively coupled to the teleoperated surgical system, a feedback control communicatively coupled to the first master controller, and a display... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333141

System and integrated surgical table

A system and method for an integrated surgical table includes a medical device including an articulated arm having one or more first and second joints and a control unit. The articulated arm has at least a cannula, an endoscope, or an instrument mounted distal to the first and second joints,... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333142

System and integrated surgical table motion

A computer-assisted medical device includes a first articulated arm, the first articulated arm having an end effector, a first joint set, a second joint set and a control unit. The control unit configures one or more joints in the first joint set to a floating mode, detects movement of the... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

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11/23/17 / #20170333145

System and monitoring control points during reactive motion

A system and method of monitoring control points during reactive motion includes a computer-assisted medical device. The computer-assisted medical device includes one or more articulated arms each having a control point and a control unit coupled to the one or more articulated arms. The one or more articulated arms and... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333146

System and articulated arm stabilization

A system and method for an articulated arm stabilization includes an arm stabilizer for use with articulated arms of a computer-assisted medical device. The stabilizer includes a spine, a first vibration absorbing mount attached to the spine, a second vibration absorbing mount attached to the spine, a first clamp attached... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333147

Instrument drape

A surgical drape for providing a localized instrument sterility barrier includes: a tube having a proximal end and a distal end, the tube defining an interior bore sized to receive an elongated shaft of a surgical instrument; and a port coupler at the distal end of the tube, the port... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333155

System and an articulated arm based tool guide

A system and method for an articulated arm based tool guide includes an elongated body having a guide hole, a first joint attached to a first end of the body, a second joint attached to a second end of the body opposite the first end, a first mounting arm coupled... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333275

System and integrated surgical table icons

A system and method for integrated surgical table icons includes a computer-assisted medical device. The computer-assisted medical device includes a control unit for controlling the computer-assisted medical device and a display unit coupled to the control unit having at least a surgical table status region. The control unit is configured... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334067

System and instrument disturbance compensation

A computer-assisted medical device including a first joint set on an articulated arm, a second joint set on the articulated arm, and a control unit coupled to the first joint set and second joint set. The control unit determines a disturbance to the first joint set caused by a release... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339399

Apparatus for automated panning and zooming in robotic surgical systems

In one embodiment of the invention, a digital zoom and panning system for digital video is disclosed including an image acquisition device to capture digital video images; an image buffer to store one or more frames of digital video images as source pixels; a display device having first pixels to... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325799

Universal cannula seal

A medical device can include a housing, a first seal structure, and a seal expander. The first seal structure can have a proximal end and a distal end, and a side wall surrounding and defining an interior chamber. A seal wall can be connected to the side wall and include... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325812

Instrument with multiple articulation locks

A tool comprises an articulation mechanism comprising a pair of links. The pair of links include a proximal link on a proximal portion of the tool and a distal link on a distal portion of the tool. Movement of the proximal link causes corresponding relative movement of the distal link.... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325896

Systems and methods for filtering localization data

A method performed by a computing system comprises providing instructions to a teleoperational assembly to move an instrument within an anatomic passageway according to a commanded velocity profile. The method also comprises receiving a set of spatial information from the instrument positioned within the anatomic passageway and filtering the set... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319049

System for controlling an instrument using shape sensors

The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for sensing the shape of a steerable instrument and controlling the steerable instrument in response to a control signal from a user input device and... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319282

Integrated user environments

A system for managing a user interface comprising: a first teleoperated surgical system comprising: a communications subsystem configured to receive at the first teleoperated surgical system from a second teleoperated surgical system, an environmental variable describing operation of the second teleoperated surgical system; a video subsystem to: render a local... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319283

User-interface control using master controller

A system for controlling a user interface of a teleoperated surgical system, the system comprises a first master controller communicatively coupled to the teleoperated surgical system; and a display device communicatively coupled to the teleoperated surgical system and configured to display a graphical user interface; and wherein the first master... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319284

Method and system for hand presence detection in a minimally invasive surgical system

In a minimally invasive surgical system, a hand tracking system tracks a location of a sensor element mounted on part of a human hand. A system control parameter is generated based on the location of the part of the human hand. Operation of the minimally invasive surgical system is controlled... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322113

Registering measured optical fiber interferometric data with reference optical fiber interferometric data

A system and method are used for an optical fiber having a core multiple, closely spaced optical gratings written along the core that create a repeated pattern in the core. A memory stores predetermined reference reflection data and measurement reflection data determined for a length of the core detected from... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

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11/02/17 / #20170311778

Articulate and swapable endoscope for a surgical robot

The present invention is directed to an articulate minimally invasive surgical endoscope with a flexible wrist having at least one degree of freedom. When used with a surgical robot having a plurality of robot arms, the endoscope can be used with any of the plurality of arms thereby allowing the... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/02/17 / #20170311844

Determining position of medical device in branched anatomical structure

Information extracted from sequential images captured from the perspective of a distal end of a medical device moving through an anatomical structure are compared with corresponding information extracted from a computer model of the anatomical structure. A most likely match between the information extracted from the sequential images and the... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312036

Methods and system for performing 3-d tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery

Methods and system perform tool tracking during minimally invasive robotic surgery. Tool states are determined using triangulation techniques or a Bayesian filter from either or both non-endoscopically derived and endoscopically derived tool state information, or from either or both non-visually derived and visually derived tool state information. The non-endoscopically derived... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

11/02/17 / #20170312047

Medical device with active brake release control

A computer-assisted medical device includes an articulated arm with a plurality of joints and a control unit coupled to the articulated arm. The control unit is configured to send a command to a plurality of brakes in the articulated arm to begin a release of the plurality of brakes in... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303824

Systems and methods for reducing measurement error using optical fiber shape sensors

An apparatus comprises an instrument including an elongated shaft. The apparatus also comprises a first shape sensor including an elongated optical fiber extending within the elongated shaft at a first radial distance from the neutral axis. The apparatus also comprises a twist resistant feature configured to reduce twisting of the... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303951

Combinational scissor-grasper tool for use in laparoscopy

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10/26/17 / #20170304012

Medical robotic system providing an auxiliary view including range of motion limitations for articulatable instruments extending out of a distal end of an entry guide

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 otherwise... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304014

Tension control in actuation of multi-joint medical instruments

Control systems and methods for a medical instrument use measurements to determine and control the tensions that actuators apply through instrument transmission systems. The use of tension and feedback allows control of a medical instrument having transmission systems that provide non-negligible compliance between joints and actuators even when the positions... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/26/17 / #20170305016

Tool position and identification indicator displayed in a boundary area of a computer display screen

An endoscope captures images of a surgical site for display in a viewing area of a monitor. When a tool is outside the viewing area, a GUI indicates the position of the tool by positioning a symbol in a boundary area around the viewing area so as to indicate the... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296038

Devices, systems, and methods using mating catheter tips and tools

A medical instrument system comprises an imaging probe including a distal tip terminating at a first distal end of the imaging probe and a lens disposed at the first distal end. The imaging probe including a first sealing feature on an external surface of the imaging probe. The medical instrument... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296277

Manipulator arm-to-patient collision avoidance using a null-space

Devices, systems, and methods for avoiding collisions between a manipulator arm and an outer patient surface by moving the manipulator within a null-space. In response to a determination that distance between an avoidance geometry and obstacle surface, corresponding to a manipulator-to-patient distance is less than desired, the system calculates movement... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/19/17 / #20170296679

Compositions of near ir closed chain, sulfo-cyanine dyes and prostate specific membrane antigen ligands

Compositions and methods for visualizing tissue under illumination with fusion compounds of near-infrared radiation using near IR, closed chain, sulfo-cyanine dyes and prostate specific membrane antigen ligands are provided.... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/19/17 / #20170301068

System and multi-resolution sharpness transport across color channels

Provided are a system and method for image sharpening is provided that involves capturing an image, and then decomposing the image into a plurality of image-representation components, such as RGB components for example. Each image-representation component is transformed to obtain an unsharpened multi-resolution representation for each image-representation component. A multi-resolution... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290586

Stapling cartridge

A stapling cartridge having an elongated rail that provides support to a moveable clamping element and resists pulling or spreading forces caused by compressing and cutting tissue. The elongated rail can directly connect the stapling cartridge to the lower jaw and completely carry the moveable clamping element, which can couple... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281139

Sytems and methods for display of pathological data in an image guided prodedure

A method comprises displaying an image of a patient anatomy for guiding a medical instrument to a deployment location during a medical procedure. The method further comprises recording a first sample identifier for a first tissue sample. The method also comprises receiving first tissue sample pathology information about the first... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281287

System with guides and tools of different flexibility

A robotic medical system with a flexible guide tube such as a lung catheter can record the shape of the guide tube in a target configuration. If the shape includes a bend that is sharper than a sharpest permitted bend for insertion or removal of a tool such as a... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281288

Flexible medical instrument

A medical system including a flexible instrument such as a lung catheter or bronchoscope provides a control mode in which direct manual control of insertion can be used with computer-assisted control of instrument characteristics such as the orientation or rigidity of a portion of the instrument. To facilitate manual insertion... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281296

Apparatus for pitch and yaw rotation

The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no singularity in roll, pitch, and yaw. A positively positionable multi-disk wrist mechanism includes a plurality of disks or vertebrae stacked in series. Each... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281298

Optic fiber connection for a force sensing instrument

In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a housing linkable with a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system, a shaft operably coupled to the housing, a force transducer on a distal end of the shaft, and a plurality of fiber optic strain gauges on the force transducer. In one... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282372

Synthetic representation of a surgical robot

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... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283384

Psma targeted fluorescent agents for image guided surgery

Compositions and methods for visualizing tissue under illumination with near-infrared radiation, including compounds comprising near-infrared, closed chain, sulfo-cyanine dyes and prostate specific membrane antigen ligands are disclosed.... Intuitive Surgical Operations Inc








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