Patents by Inventor Anthony K. McGrogan

Anthony K. McGrogan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180214176
    Abstract: 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 drive modules, each of the plurality of actuator drive modules including an actuator output, wherein each of the actuator outputs are configured to independently actuate a corresponding actuator input of a surgical instrument without force input from another actuator output. The instrument manipulator further includes a frame housing the plurality of independent actuator drive modules, the frame including a distal end from which each of the actuator outputs distally protrude for engaging the corresponding actuator inputs of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Todd R. Solomon, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Nicola Diolaiti, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad, Thoeodore W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10022193
    Abstract: A surgical system (200) includes a surgical instrument (260) that is sensitive to backlash that would adversely affect the transmission of controlled torque and position to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument (260) is coupled to motors in a surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) via a mechanical interface. The combination of the mechanical interface and surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) have low backlash, e.g., less than 0.7 degrees. The backlash is controlled in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240). From the drive output disk (545) in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly to the driven disk (964) of the surgical instrument, the mechanical interface has zero backlash for torque levels used in surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Anthony K McGrogan, Robert E. Holop, Todd R. Solomon, Eugene F. Duval, Kent M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10011018
    Abstract: A surgical system uses a single entry port in a wide variety of surgeries. To insert multiple surgical instruments into a patient through a single entry port requires that the shaft of at least one of the surgical instruments be bent between the base of the surgical instrument and the point where the shaft contacts a channel in an entry guide. Each surgical instrument is positioned by an instrument manipulator positioning system so that when the shaft is inserted in a channel of the entry guide, any bending of the shaft does not damage the surgical instrument and does not inhibit proper operation of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony K. McGrogan, Thomas G. Cooper, Kent M. Anderson, Jeffrey D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20180153578
    Abstract: A surgical access port comprises an instrument guide. The instrument guide comprises a proximal end, a distal end, a plurality of instrument guide channels between the proximal and distal ends of the instrument guide, and an outside surface that fits closely to an inner wall surface of a cannula into which the instrument guide is inserted. A first guide channel of the plurality of instrument guide channels is configured to support a first surgical instrument at a first defined position within the cannula. A second guide channel of the plurality of instrument guide channels is configured to support a second surgical instrument at a second defined position within the cannula. A first guide channel opening is defined along a length of the first guide channel to be open to the outside surface of the instrument guide and to place a portion of the first surgical instrument supported by the first guide channel of the instrument guide adjacent the inner wall surface of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Anthony K. McGrogan, Paul E. Lilagan, Daniel H. Gomez, Giuseppe Maria Prisco
  • Patent number: 9955996
    Abstract: 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 drive modules, each of the plurality of actuator drive modules including an actuator output, wherein each of the actuator outputs are configured to independently actuate a corresponding actuator input of a surgical instrument without force input from another actuator output. The instrument manipulator further includes a frame housing the plurality of independent actuator drive modules, the frame including a distal end from which each of the actuator outputs distally protrude for engaging the corresponding actuator inputs of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd R. Solomon, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. F. Duval, Nicola Diolaiti, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad, Theodore W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9877744
    Abstract: An access port for use in single port surgery includes a cannula to provide minimally invasive access to a surgical site and an instrument guide that fits closely within the cannula. The instrument guide includes guide channels that are open to the outside surface of the instrument guide. Each of the guide channels is configured to support a single surgical instrument at a defined position within the cannula. The guide channels may be smoothly enlarged at the end that receives surgical instruments. The access port may further include a seal that couples the instrument guide to the cannula such that the seal retains a pressurized insufflation fluid within the surgical site. The instrument guide may include one or more insufflation channels for introducing an insufflation fluid to the surgical site. The access port may include a flexible section. The surgical instruments may be controlled robotically by servo actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Anthony K. McGrogan, Paul E. Lilagan, Daniel H. Gomez, Giuseppe Maria Prisco
  • Publication number: 20180014852
    Abstract: 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 coupled to the setup link; and a distal link operably coupled to the proximal link. A plurality of instrument manipulators are rotatably coupled to a distal end of the distal link, each of the instrument manipulators including a plurality of actuator outputs distally protruding from a distal end of a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel H. Gomez, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad, Theodore W. Rogers, Todd R. Solomon
  • Patent number: 9801654
    Abstract: 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 coupled to the setup link; and a distal link operably coupled to the proximal link. A plurality of instrument manipulators are rotatably coupled to a distal end of the distal link, each of the instrument manipulators including a plurality of actuator outputs distally protruding from a distal end of a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel H. Gomez, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Robert Elliot Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad, Theodore W. Rogers, Todd R. Solomon
  • Patent number: 9757149
    Abstract: An entry guide tube and cannula assembly, a surgical system including the assembly, and a method of surgical instrument insertion are provided. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a cannula having a proximal portion that operably couples to an accessory clamp of a manipulator arm, and a distal tubular member coupled to the proximal portion, the tubular member having an opening for passage of at least one instrument shaft. The assembly also includes an entry guide tube rotatably coupled to the proximal portion of the cannula, the entry guide tube including a plurality of channels for passage of a plurality of instrument shafts, wherein the entry guide tube is rotatably driven relative to the proximal portion of the cannula by rotation of at least one instrument shaft about a longitudinal axis of the entry guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Jeffrey D. Brown, Nicola Diolaiti, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert Elliot Holop, Paul E. Lilagan, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Publication number: 20170156803
    Abstract: A surgical system uses a single entry port in a wide variety of surgeries. To insert multiple surgical instruments into a patient through a single entry port requires that the shaft (262A1) of at least one (260A1) of the surgical instruments be bent between the base of the surgical instrument (260A1) and the point where the shaft contacts a channel in an entry guide (270A). Each surgical instrument (260A1, 260A2) is positioned by an instrument manipulator positioning system (231A) so that when the shaft is inserted in a channel of the entry guide (270A), any bending of the shaft does not damage the surgical instrument and does not inhibit proper operation of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony K. McGrogan, Thomas g. Cooper, DAvid Q. Larkin, Kent m. Anderson, Jeffrey d. Browm, Paul E. Lilagan, Michael Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20170071628
    Abstract: An entry guide tube and cannula assembly, a surgical system including the assembly, and a method of surgical instrument insertion are provided. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a cannula having a proximal portion that operably couples to an accessory clamp of a manipulator arm, and a distal tubular member coupled to the proximal portion, the tubular member having an opening for passage of at least one instrument shaft. The assembly also includes an entry guide tube rotatably coupled to the proximal portion of the cannula, the entry guide tube including a plurality of channels for passage of a plurality of instrument shafts, wherein the entry guide tube is rotatably driven relative to the proximal portion of the cannula by rotation of at least one instrument shaft about a longitudinal axis of the entry guide tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Jeffrey D. Brown, Nicola Diolaiti, Eugene F. Duval, Daniel H. Gomez, Robert E. Holop, Paul E. Lilagan, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Publication number: 20160199138
    Abstract: A surgical system (200) includes a surgical instrument (260) that is sensitive to backlash that would adversely affect the transmission of controlled torque and position to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument (260) is coupled to motors in a surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) via a mechanical interface. The combination of the mechanical interface and surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) have low backlash, e.g., less than 0.7 degrees. The backlash is controlled in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240). From the drive output disk (545) in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly to the driven disk (964) of the surgical instrument, the mechanical interface has zero backlash for torque levels used in surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS G. COOPER, ANTHONY K MCGROGAN, ROBERT E HOLOP
  • Publication number: 20160184037
    Abstract: A surgical system (200) includes a surgical instrument (260) that is sensitive to backlash that would adversely affect the transmission of controlled torque and position to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument (260) is coupled to motors in a surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) via a mechanical interface. The combination of the mechanical interface and surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) have low backlash, e.g., less than 0.7 degrees. The backlash is controlled in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240). From the drive output disk (545) in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly to the driven disk (964) of the surgical instrument, the mechanical interface has zero backlash for torque levels used in surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS G. COOPER, ANTHONY K MCGROGAN, ROBERT E. HOLOP, TODD R. SOLOMON, EUGENE F. DUVAL, KENT M. ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20160184035
    Abstract: A surgical system (200) includes a surgical instrument (260) that is sensitive to backlash that would adversely affect the transmission of controlled torque and position to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument (260) is coupled to motors in a surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) via a mechanical interface. The combination of the mechanical interface and surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) have low backlash, e.g., less than 0.7 degrees. The backlash is controlled in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240). From the drive output disk (545) in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly to the driven disk (964) of the surgical instrument, the mechanical interface has zero backlash for torque levels used in surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS G. COOPER, ANTHONY K MCGROGAN, ROBERT E. HOLOP, TODD R. SOLOMON, EUGENE F. DUVAL, KENT M. ANDERSON
  • Publication number: 20160184036
    Abstract: A surgical system (200) includes a surgical instrument (260) that is sensitive to backlash that would adversely affect the transmission of controlled torque and position to the surgical instrument. The surgical instrument (260) is coupled to motors in a surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) via a mechanical interface. The combination of the mechanical interface and surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240) have low backlash, e.g., less than 0.7 degrees. The backlash is controlled in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly (240). From the drive output disk (545) in the surgical instrument manipulator assembly to the driven disk (964) of the surgical instrument, the mechanical interface has zero backlash for torque levels used in surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: TODD R. SOLOMON, ANTHONY K. MCGROGAN, THOMAS G. COOPER
  • Patent number: 9320416
    Abstract: Two or more telemanipulated surgical instruments are inserted through a guide tube. Each instrument has a transmission mechanism that transmits actuating forces from actuators to components of the instrument. The transmission mechanisms are arranged around an extended centerline of the guide tube and are wedge-shaped so that they can be positioned more closely to the extended centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Anthony K. McGrogan
  • Publication number: 20160058512
    Abstract: 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 coupled to the setup link; and a distal link operably coupled to the proximal link. A plurality of instrument manipulators are rotatably coupled to a distal end of the distal link, each of the instrument manipulators including a plurality of actuator outputs distally protruding from a distal end of a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: DANIEL H. GOMEZ, Jeffrey D. Brown, Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, Robert Elliot Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad, Theodore W. Rogers, Todd R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20160045271
    Abstract: A surgical system uses a single entry port in a wide variety of surgeries. To insert multiple surgical instruments into a patient through a single entry port requires that the shaft of at least one of the surgical instruments be bent between the base of the surgical instrument and the point where the shaft contacts a channel in an entry guide. Each surgical instrument is positioned by an instrument manipulator positioning system so that when the shaft is inserted in a channel of the entry guide, any bending of the shaft does not damage the surgical instrument and does not inhibit proper operation of the surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: ANTHONY K. MCGROGAN, THOMAS G. COOPER, KENT M. ANDERSON, JEFFREY D. BROWN
  • Publication number: 20150305815
    Abstract: A sterile adapter, a drape including the adapter, and a method of draping a manipulator arm are provided. In one embodiment, the sterile adapter includes a housing configured to receive a distal face of an instrument manipulator having a plurality of manipulator actuator outputs, and a membrane interface disposed at a distal end of the housing, the membrane interface including a plurality of actuator interfaces. The adapter further includes a pair of supports coupled to the housing, the pair of supports configured to retain a surgical instrument having a plurality of instrument actuator inputs so that the plurality of instrument actuator inputs are positioned opposite to corresponding manipulator actuator outputs with an actuator interface between each corresponding instrument actuator input and manipulator actuator output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 9096033
    Abstract: A sterile adapter, a drape including the adapter, and a method of draping a manipulator arm are provided. In one embodiment, the sterile adapter includes a housing configured to receive a distal face of an instrument manipulator having a plurality of manipulator actuator outputs, and a membrane interface disposed at a distal end of the housing, the membrane interface including a plurality of actuator interfaces. The adapter further includes a pair of supports coupled to the housing, the pair of supports configured to retain a surgical instrument having a plurality of instrument actuator inputs so that the plurality of instrument actuator inputs are positioned opposite to corresponding manipulator actuator outputs with an actuator interface between each corresponding instrument actuator input and manipulator actuator output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad