Patents by Inventor Craig R. Gerbi

Craig R. Gerbi 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: 20200390512
    Abstract: Systems and methods for grip adjustment during energy delivery include an instrument comprising an end effector having a first jaw and a second jaw. Each of the first jaw and the second jaw have a corresponding electrode, The systems and methods further include one or more control units configured to actuate the end effector to grip a material, determine whether a force or torque limit of the actuation is above a first threshold, in response to determining that the force or torque limit is above the first threshold, reduce the force or torque limit, and apply electrical or thermal energy to the material using the electrodes. In some embodiments, the one or more control units are further configured to restore the force or torque limit after application of the electrical or thermal energy to the material is complete. In some embodiments, the force or torque limit is reduced over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Angelica Ruszkowski, Gabriel F. Brisson, Craig R. Gerbi, Jason Hemphill, Matthew Nussbaum, Harsukhdeep Singh Ratia
  • Patent number: 10842579
    Abstract: A method may include coupling a proximal end of a first cannula to a first manipulator of a surgical system, the first manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the first cannula, wherein the first cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the first cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis, and coupling a proximal end of a second cannula to a second manipulator of a surgical system, the second manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the second cannula, wherein the second cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the second cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria Prisco, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, John Ryan Steger
  • Publication number: 20200215696
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10611033
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Publication number: 20200078109
    Abstract: A teleoperational medical system comprises an input device and a manipulator configured to couple with and move an instrument. The system also comprises a control system including one or more processors. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into an instrument workspace in a corresponding direction to a field of view of the workspace, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a first mapping. In response to a determination that the instrument is inserted into the instrument workspace in a non-corresponding direction to the field of view, the control system is configured to map movement of the input device to movement of the instrument according to a second mapping. The second mapping includes an inversion of the first mapping for at least one direction of motion of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John Ryan Steger, Brian M. Crews, Craig R. Gerbi, Tyler J. Morrisette, Margaret M. Nixon, Joseph P. Orban, III, Theodore W. Rogers, Alain Sadaka, Charles E. Swinehart, Michael Turner, Kerry S. Wang
  • Publication number: 20190192132
    Abstract: A surgical port feature may include a funnel portion, a tongue, a waist portion, and surgical instrument channels. The waist portion may be located between the funnel portion and the tongue. The surgical instrument channels may extend from the funnel portion through the waist portion. The surgical port feature may further include a second tongue, with the wait portion being located between the funnel portion, the tongue, and the second tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore W. ROGERS, Craig R. GERBI, John Ryan STEGER, Charles E. SWINEHART
  • Patent number: 10245069
    Abstract: A surgical port feature may include a funnel portion, a tongue, a waist portion, and surgical instrument channels. The waist portion may be located between the funnel portion and the tongue. The surgical instrument channels may extend from the funnel portion through the waist portion. The surgical port feature may further include a second tongue, with the wait portion being located between the funnel portion, the tongue, and the second tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore W. Rogers, Craig R. Gerbi, John Ryan Steger, Charles E. Swinehart
  • Publication number: 20180250828
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180214681
    Abstract: A surgical port includes an end face with a channel extending through the end face. The channel has a cross section shaped to receive a surgical instrument cannula. A lateral wall extends around a perimeter of the end face. The lateral wall and end face enclose an open volume. A rim extends radially inward from the lateral wall and projects into the open volume. An apron portion extends radially outward from the lateral wall and in a direction axially away from the end face. Surgical systems may include surgical ports. Methods relate to using surgical ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian M. CREWS, Sam T. CREWS, Craig R. GERBI, Michael HURST, Sumona ADHYA
  • Publication number: 20180206927
    Abstract: A method may include coupling a proximal end of a first cannula to a first manipulator of a surgical system, the first manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the first cannula, wherein the first cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the first cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis, and coupling a proximal end of a second cannula to a second manipulator of a surgical system, the second manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the second cannula, wherein the second cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the second cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria PRISCO, Craig R. GERBI, Theodore W. ROGERS, John Ryan STEGER
  • Patent number: 9987751
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Patent number: 9931173
    Abstract: A method may include coupling a proximal end of a first cannula to a first manipulator of a surgical system, the first manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the first cannula, wherein the first cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the first cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis, and coupling a proximal end of a second cannula to a second manipulator of a surgical system, the second manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the second cannula, wherein the second cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the second cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria Prisco, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, John Ryan Steger
  • Publication number: 20160279801
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Patent number: 9375844
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Publication number: 20160128791
    Abstract: A method may include coupling a proximal end of a first cannula to a first manipulator of a surgical system, the first manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the first cannula, wherein the first cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the first cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis, and coupling a proximal end of a second cannula to a second manipulator of a surgical system, the second manipulator being configured to remotely actuate movement of the second cannula, wherein the second cannula comprises a rigid portion disposed between the proximal end and a distal end of the second cannula, the rigid portion having a curved longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria PRISCO, Craig R. GERBI, Theodore W. ROGERS, John Ryan STEGER
  • Patent number: 9254178
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system is configured with rigid, curved cannulas that extend through the same opening into a patient's body. Surgical instruments with passively flexible shafts extend through the curved cannulas. The cannulas are oriented to direct the instruments towards a surgical site. Various port features that support the curved cannulas within the single opening are disclosed. Cannula support fixtures that support the cannulas during insertion into the single opening and mounting to robotic manipulators are disclosed. A teleoperation control system that moves the curved cannulas and their associated instruments in a manner that allows a surgeon to experience intuitive control is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria Prisco, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, John Ryan Steger
  • Publication number: 20140316401
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device may include an elongated shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, an electrosurgical end effector coupled to the distal end of the elongated shaft, an electrically insulative sheath disposed around at least a proximal end portion of the end effector, and an electrically insulative viscous material disposed to provide a barrier to liquid entry into an interior region defined by the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel T. CREWS, Craig R. GERBI
  • Publication number: 20140277736
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a processor that is programmed to determine and cause work site measurements for user specified points in the work site to be graphically displayed in order to provide geometrically appropriate tool selection assistance to the user. The processor is also programmed to determine an optimal one of a plurality of tools of varying geometries for use at the work site and to cause graphical representations of at least the optimal tool to be displayed along with the work site measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Simon P. DiMaio, Craig R. Gerbi, Theodore W. Rogers, Wenyi Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140066717
    Abstract: A surgical port feature may include a funnel portion, a tongue, a waist portion, and surgical instrument channels. The waist portion may be located between the funnel portion and the tongue. The surgical instrument channels may extend from the funnel portion through the waist portion. The surgical port feature may further include a second tongue, with the wait portion being located between the funnel portion, the tongue, and the second tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore W. ROGERS, Craig R. GERBI, John Ryan STEGER, Charles E. SWINEHART
  • Publication number: 20140018823
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system is configured with rigid, curved cannulas that extend through the same opening into a patient's body. Surgical instruments with passively flexible shafts extend through the curved cannulas. Force isolation elements within the flexible shafts prevent shaft bending from affecting end effector actuation elements that extends through the shafts. The cannulas are oriented to direct the instruments towards a surgical site. Various port features that support the curved cannulas within the single opening are disclosed. Cannula support fixtures that support the cannulas during insertion into the single opening and mounting to robotic manipulators are disclosed. A teleoperation control system that moves the curved cannulas and their associated instruments in a manner that allows a surgeon to experience intuitive control is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John Ryan STEGER, Craig R. GERBI, Giuseppe Maria PRISCO, Theodore W. ROGERS