Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
|Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150250546||MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL SYSTEM - The distal end of a surgical instrument is movable in all six Cartesian degrees of freedom independently of other components of a telemanipulated surgical system. The surgical instrument extends through a guide tube. The distal end is moved by actuators that are telemanipulatively controlled.||09-10-2015|
|20150250530||FUSING AND CUTTING SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND RELATED METHODS - A surgical instrument can include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a wrist coupled to the distal end of the shaft and configured to articulate in multiple degrees of freedom. An end effector having jaws may be supported by the wrist. The surgical instrument can further include a first drive element extending from the proximal end of the shaft to the end effector, the first drive element being configured to transmit forces to move the jaws relative to each other between open and closed positions, and a second drive element extending from the proximal end of the shaft to the end effector, the second drive element being configured to transmit forces to translate a component of the end effector in a longitudinal direction relative to the jaws. The component can be configured to translate independently of movement of the jaws.||09-10-2015|
|20150241688||Opto-Mechanical Devices with Sharp-Edge Lenses - An opto-mechanical device, such as a lens cell, includes a housing having an axially extending chamber and an intermediate internal spacer that positions a sharp-edged lens in the chamber. The sharp-edged lens has first and second optical surfaces that intersect in a circumferential sharp edge. The housing positions an image sensor proximal to the sharp-edged lens for processing light therefrom.||08-27-2015|
Patent applications by Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.