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9050120 Apparatus and method of user interface with alternate tool mode for robotic surgical tools  
In one implementation, a method is disclosed in which a lock sensing mode is entered for a robotic surgical instrument. In the lock sensing mode, the degrees of freedom of movement in the robotic...
9043255 Optimally configuring an information landscape  
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a system optimizes an information processing environment, and comprises at least one processor. The system collects information pertaining to...
9043018 Medical device with orientable tip for robotically directed laser cutting and biomaterial application  
A medical device used in a medical robotic system has a conduit and an orientable tip. An optical fiber coupled to a laser source and/or a catheter coupled to one or more biomaterial sources...
9033998 Independent roll wrist mechanism  
A robotic system for use in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is provided that, in various aspects of this specification, comprises at least one elongated shaft known as the robotic arm. In certain...
9033958 Surgical robotic system  
In one embodiment, a surgical robotic system includes a main controller and a motor unit assembly that is associated with a robot and is in communication with the main controller. The motor unit...
9033997 Express-registering regions of the body  
The present invention relates to a method for determining the region of the body in which an anatomical part of the body is situated, said method including the following steps: anatomical point...
9028468 Robotic apparatus for minimally invasive surgery  
A robotic arm especially suited for laparoscopic surgery, having a torsional joint and a flexural joint forming serially arranged joints is described. The joints provide respective degrees of...
9031668 Vented positioner and spacer and method of use  
Disclosed is a device positioner for guiding and positioning energy delivery devices during a surgical procedure. The energy delivery device positioner includes a body, a plurality of legs coupled...
9023060 Modular manipulator support for robotic surgery  
A robotic surgery system comprises a mounting base, a plurality of surgical instruments, and an articulate support assembly. Each instrument is insertable into a patient through an associated...
9023051 Navigation and positioning systems and guide instruments for joint repair  
A system and associated instruments for locating, and accurately and controllably delivering, a device to an area sufficiently near a bone defect using anatomical landmarks is provided. The...
9020640 Magnetic-anchored robotic system  
A surgical system includes a manipulator, an implantable actuator and a controller. The manipulator includes a plurality of integrated sensor/actuators. The sensors of the sensor/actuators are...
9017335 Hip implant registration in computer assisted surgery  
A computer assisted surgical navigation system and method is disclosed for registering the position of prosthetic hip joint components. Elements are applied to the pelvis and femur, generating a...
9017313 Method and apparatus for computerized surgery  
An implant for use in spinal surgery comprises a resilient element having an inflatable cavity. It is formed of a biologically compatible material and is arranged for placement between end plates...
9010214 Local control robotic surgical devices and related methods  
The various robotic medical devices include robotic devices that are disposed within a body cavity and positioned using a support component disposed through an orifice or opening in the body...
RE45484 Image guided awl/tap/screwdriver  
A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided medical and surgical navigation systems that generate images during medical and surgical procedures, includes a guide...
9005217 Robotic drive for catheter  
Apparatus for controlling a steerable invasive probe having a handle. The apparatus includes a platform and a jig, which is mounted on the platform and is configured to receive the handle. The jig...
9008756 Mapping system and method for mapping a target containing tissue  
A mapping system (200) including: (a) at least one external marker (210,212,214,216) adapted for positioning outside a target (520) to define a target context; (b) at least one target marker (230)...
9008755 Medical imaging marker and program for utilizing same  
An inventive medical imaging marker includes a base (2) composed of a non-imageable material, three spherical members (10, 11, 12) provided in a predetermined positional relationship in the base...
9005211 Navigated application guide for targeted spinal drug delivery  
An apparatus and method for positioning a guide tube fixation device at a spinal structure of a patient are provided. The method includes attaching an attachment element to the spinal structure,...
8998797 Surgical system  
A surgical system performs a surgical procedure on a patient with manipulators and an endoscope. The surgical system has a display unit for simultaneously displaying a plurality of items of...
9002076 Method and apparatus for optimal trajectory planning  
A system and method can increase confidence or other factors of a trajectory, path, etc. for a procedure. The system can use various weighting or determining factors to identify confidence of...
8998930 Disposable sterile surgical adaptor  
A sterile adaptor, a sterile drape with the integrated sterile adaptor, and a telerobotic surgical system including the sterile drape are provided. The adaptor, drape, and system allow for draping...
8991278 Overforce protection mechanism  
A overload protection mechanism protects a driven load, such as a driven lever. An overload lever is pivotally coupled to a first part of the driven load. The overload lever has a first end that...
8992542 Surgical system for positioning prosthetic component and/or for constraining movement of surgical tool  
A surgical system for positioning a prosthetic component on an anatomy of a patient includes a surgical tool configured to engage the prosthetic component, a force system configured to provide at...
8992564 Instrument for minimally invasive surgery  
An instrument for minimally invasive surgery suitable for use with a manipulator comprising a tube provided at its first end with a mouthpiece wherein control means for the mouthpiece pass through...
8989903 Methods and systems for indicating a clamping prediction  
End effectors with closing mechanisms, and related tools and methods to facilitate clamping, are provided. An example surgical tool comprises a first and second jaw movable between a closed...
8986287 Adjustable laparoscopic instrument handle  
Instrument handles are adjustable relative to an end effector of the instrument. The handles may be releasably locked in selected positions and/or orientations relative to the end effector. When...
8986322 Apparatus for using hydrodynamic cavitation in medical treatment  
An apparatus for using hydrodynamic cavitation in medical treatment such as destroying kidney stones or killing infected cancer cells. This apparatus comprises a tank used as a container for a...
8979871 Image-guided therapy of a tissue  
Image-guided therapy of a tissue can utilize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or another medical imaging device to guide an instrument within the tissue. A workstation can actuate movement of the...
8979826 Instrument holder  
A support mechanism for a medical device may include an adjustable support that includes a plurality of elongate members movable relative to one another. The support mechanism may also include a...
8977342 Medical intervention device  
The invention relates to a device for a medical intervention in or on moving tissue of a living being, said device having a medical instrument provided for the intervention, a position detection...
8968333 Support assembly for robotic catheter system  
A support assembly for supporting a remotely-controlled instrument driver, including a first member, a second member for supporting the instrument driver, and an interface assembly for allowing...
8968278 Robotic arms DLUs for performing surgical tasks  
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...
8968332 Magnetically coupleable robotic surgical devices and related methods  
The present invention relates to magnetically coupleable robotic surgical devices. More specifically, the present invention relates to robotic surgical devices that can be inserted into a...
8961536 Navigated freehand surgical tool and kit  
A handpiece arrangement for a tool having a retaining member configured to receive a portion of the tool in a secure position, a guard configured to cover a portion of the tool, at least one...
8961537 Surgical robot with hybrid passive/active control  
A surgical robot with seven degrees of freedom, including various types of joints, offers a hybrid active-passive control for operation both manually and by programmed navigation. One of the...
8965485 Integrated surgical cutting system  
Integrated surgical systems and methods for using same are provided that can receive scanned images and produce a three dimensional model from the images. Based at least in pan on the three...
8961399 Medical robotic system having entry guide controller with instrument tip velocity limiting  
A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulatable instruments extending out of its distal end, an entry guide manipulator providing controllable four degrees-of-freedom movement...
8961499 Surgical instrument  
A surgical instrument having an elongated arm and a distal end mounted with a pivot joint on the elongated arm. A drive shaft substantially coaxial with the elongated arm forms a universal joint...
8958913 Electronic docking system and method for robotic positioning system  
An apparatus includes a robotic positioning device and a locating mat. The locating mat includes a location pattern and can be disposed on a floor at a desired position relative to a movable...
8956342 Method and device for ergonomically and ambidextrously operable surgical device  
A handheld surgical device includes a multi-position throttle, rotatably attached to the body of the device, to allow for ambidextrous positioning of a motor speed control lever. The motor speed...
8956341 Surgical device with reusable handle  
A laparoscopic surgical device is provided, including a removable tool-comprising shaft having an outer shaft and an inner actuation rod that may be removably or permanently connected together. A...
8951188 Element for transmitting pulling and pushing forces as well as torque  
An element for transmitting pushing and pulling forces as well as torque having a straight configuration and a bent configuration comprises a base plate, an end plate and bellows arranged between...
8945147 System and method for identifying a landmark  
A field generator for use in a surgical targeting system is disclosed. The field generator includes a mounting structure including elements that are configured to receive components of an...
8944064 Devices and methods for positioning a stereotactic frame  
Stereotactic methods are routinely used in neurosurgery for operations such as the aspiration of brain cysts, tumor biopsies and more recently to implant electrodes into brain targets. An integral...
8945144 Microwave spacers and method of use  
Disclosed is a microwave spacer for guiding and positioning microwave energy delivery devices during a surgical procedure. The microwave energy device spacer includes a body forming a plurality of...
8945148 Surgical system instrument manipulator  
An instrument manipulator and a robotic surgical system including an instrument manipulator are provided. In one embodiment, an instrument manipulator includes a plurality of independent actuator...
8945149 Automated surgical illumination system  
The present invention provides illumination for a surgical procedure. Using an optical tracking system, the illumination is made to automatically track an optical marker on a surgical glove worn...
8945096 Extendable articulated probe device  
An articulate probe device includes a first mechanism, a second mechanism, and an overtube mechanism. The first mechanism includes a proximal link which is movable coupled to a first intermediate...
8939994 Suction fixing device  
A suction fixing device to be fixed to an organic base includes at least one low-pressure casing, at least one attachment device operative to apply a low pressure to the surface of said organic...