Patents by Inventor David J. Rosa

David J. Rosa 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: 20210106394
    Abstract: 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 minimally invasive aperture to a desired internal surgical site. The articulate support assembly movably supports the instruments relative to the base. The support generally comprises an orienting platform, a platform linkage movably supporting the orienting platform relative to the base, and a plurality of manipulators mounted to the orienting platform, wherein each manipulator movably supports an associated instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Stephen J. Blumenkranz, Gary S. Guthart, David J. Rosa
  • Patent number: 10973599
    Abstract: A surgical module is supported by manipulators that are removably attached to the surgical module. The surgical module may enable operation of surgical tools by providing an integration between actuating mechanisms of the manipulators and actuating mechanisms of the surgical tools. Alternatively or additionally, the surgical module may enable operation of the surgical tools by providing physical access for deploying surgical tools that are operatively connected to the manipulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Rosa, Gary S. Guthart, Simon P. DiMaio
  • Patent number: 10966742
    Abstract: A medical device can include a working end comprising a jaw mechanism configured to perform a clamping function and a translating cutting mechanism configured to perform a cutting function in response to translating movement of the translating cutting mechanism. The medical device can further include at least two user-actuated input mechanisms, and a computer processor operably coupled to the working end and to the at least two user-actuated control input mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Rosa, Salvatore J. Brogna
  • Patent number: 10898281
    Abstract: 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 minimally invasive aperture to a desired internal surgical site. The articulate support assembly movably supports the instruments relative to the base. The support generally comprises an orienting platform, a platform linkage movably supporting the orienting platform relative to the base, and a plurality of manipulators mounted to the orienting platform, wherein each manipulator movably supports an associated instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Stephen J. Blumenkranz, Gary S. Guthart, David J. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20200347311
    Abstract: Processes for natural gas production are described. The processes involve combining a membrane separation system and a thermal oxidizing system. The high and low hydrocarbon permeate streams from the membrane separation system are introduced into the thermal oxidizing system separately. The high hydrocarbon permeate stream provides fuel for the thermal oxidizing system, allowing a reduction in external fuel usage. The reduction in total fuel required yields increased gas production for the total plant. A solvent based acid gas removal system can optionally be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: William J. Whyman, David Farr, Jan De Ren, Manu Gustaaf Rosa Van Leuvenhaege
  • Publication number: 20200345437
    Abstract: A telesurgical system operates in a first operating mode and in a second operating mode. In the first operating mode, a moveable component is driven within a first range of an operating parameter. In the second operating mode, the moveable component is driven with a second range of the operating parameter, less than the first range. Usable instrument life is increased by decreasing mechanical degradation of the moveable component as a result of operating in the second range. A surgeon may select either operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: David J. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20200297443
    Abstract: A surgical module is supported by manipulators that are removably attached to the surgical module. The surgical module may enable operation of surgical tools by providing an integration between actuating mechanisms of the manipulators and actuating mechanisms of the surgical tools. Alternatively or additionally, the surgical module may enable operation of the surgical tools by providing physical access for deploying surgical tools that are operatively connected to the manipulators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Rosa, Gary S. Guthart, Simon P. DiMaio
  • Publication number: 20200000317
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instrument exits at an intermediate position of the guide tube and is oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's longitudinal axis as it exits. A stereoscopic image capture component is on the guide tube between the intermediate position and the guide tube's distal end. The image capture component's field of view is generally perpendicular to the guide tube's longitudinal axis. The guide tube is jointed to allow the image capture component to be moved. The surgical instruments and the guide tube are telemanipulatively controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, David J. Rosa, Matthew R. Williams, Eugene F. Duval
  • Publication number: 20190374293
    Abstract: A surgical system comprises a manipulator arm, configured to secure to a base, and an actuator assembly. The actuator assembly includes an instrument mounting bracket and a plurality of actuator disks supported on a first end of the instrument mounting bracket. The surgical system also includes a surgical instrument including a plurality of interface disks supported on a face of the surgical instrument. The plurality of interface disks is configured to mate with the plurality of actuator disks. The instrument also includes an attachment mechanism configured to removably attach the surgical instrument to the actuator assembly and an instrument body tube extending from the face of the surgical instrument. The instrument body tube is capable of passing by or passing through the instrument mounting bracket when the surgical instrument is attached to the instrument mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: David Q. Larkin, Thomas G. Cooper, Catherine J. Mohr, David J. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20190365202
    Abstract: A patient-side support system includes a base, a platform movably coupled to the base, manipulator assemblies coupled to the platform, instruments, each of the instruments being coupled to a different one of the manipulator assemblies, each of the instruments including a body and a shaft extending from the body, and a guide tube common to the instruments. A first part of the shaft of each individual one of the instruments extends distally from the guide tube to the body, a second part of the shaft of each individual one of the instruments extends through at least a portion of the guide tube. The first part of the shaft of a first instrument of the instruments is articulatable between the body of the first instrument and the guide tube. The guide tube and the instruments are collectively rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the guide tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: David Q. Larkin, Thomas G. Cooper, Catherine J. Mohr, David J. Rosa
  • Patent number: 10448813
    Abstract: A surgical instrument is inserted through a guide tube. The surgical instrument exits at an intermediate position of the guide tube and is oriented to be substantially parallel to the guide tube's longitudinal axis as it exits. A stereoscopic image capture component is on the guide tube between the intermediate position and the guide tube's distal end. The image capture component's field of view is generally perpendicular to the guide tube's longitudinal axis. The guide tube is jointed to allow the image capture component to be moved. The surgical instruments and the guide tube are telemanipulatively controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, David J. Rosa, Matthew R. Williams, Eugene F. Duval
  • Patent number: 10433919
    Abstract: Tool force information is provided to a user of a telesurgical system using an alternative modality other than force reflection on a master manipulator, such as providing the information on user-visible, user-audible, or haptic “buzz” or “viscosity” indicators, so as to allow expanded processing, including amplification, of the information, while not significantly affecting the stability of the telesurgical system or any closed-loop control systems in the telesurgical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary S. Guthart, David Q. Larkin, David J. Rosa, Paul W. Mohr, Giuseppe Maria Prisco
  • Patent number: 10405934
    Abstract: A medical robotic system has a robotic arm holding a medical device, and a control system for controlling movement of the arm according to operator manipulation of an input device. If the medical device is being commanded to a state exceeding a limitation by a threshold amount, then the control system disengages control of the medical device by the input device, servos the arm so that it remains in its current state, servos the input device so that it is set at a position such that a force being applied on the input device remains at its current level, requests the operator to lighten hold of the input device, sets a parameter associated with the input device upon detecting such lightened hold so that the medical device is commanded to a different state that does not exceed the limitation, and reengages control of the medical device by the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria Prisco, David J. Rosa
  • Patent number: 10398520
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David Q. Larkin, Thomas G. Cooper, Catherine J. Mohr, David J. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20190231462
    Abstract: An instrument chassis for a robotic surgical system includes a bridge member, a first instrument guide member configured to receive a first surgical instrument, a second instrument guide member configured to receive a second surgical instrument, wherein each of the first instrument guide member and the second instrument guide member is moveably coupled to the bridge member such that each of the first instrument guide member and the second instrument guide member is moveable in at least one degree of freedom relative to the bridge member, and a central instrument guide member coupled to the bridge member between the first instrument guide member and the second instrument guide member, the central instrument guide member configured to receive a third surgical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, David Q. Larkin, David J. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20190192182
    Abstract: A medical device can include a working end comprising a jaw mechanism configured to perform a clamping function and a translating cutting mechanism configured to perform a cutting function in response to translating movement of the translating cutting mechanism. The medical device can further include at least two user-actuated input mechanisms, and a computer processor operably coupled to the working end and to the at least two user-actuated control input mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. ROSA, Salvatore J. BROGNA
  • Patent number: 10265092
    Abstract: A computer-controlled surgical system may include a surgical instrument having a working end, the working end having a moveable mechanical component, and movement of the mechanical component performing a clamping and cutting function by the working end. The surgical system may further include a computer control system operably coupled to the surgical instrument and to first and second input devices. In response to a first command received from the first input device, the computer control system controls movement of the mechanical component within a first range of motion, and in response to a second command received from the second input device, the computer control system controls movement of the mechanical component within a second range of motion different from the first range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Rosa, Salvatore J. Brogna
  • Publication number: 20180256270
    Abstract: 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 minimally invasive aperture to a desired internal surgical site. The articulate support assembly movably supports the instruments relative to the base. The support generally comprises an orienting platform, a platform linkage movably supporting the orienting platform relative to the base, and a plurality of manipulators mounted to the orienting platform, wherein each manipulator movably supports an associated instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Stephen J. Blumenkranz, Gary S. Guthart, David J. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20180242824
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Q. Larkin, Thomas G. Cooper, Catherine J. Mohr, David J. Rosa
  • Patent number: 9980630
    Abstract: 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Q. Larkin, Thomas G. Cooper, Catherine J. Mohr, David J. Rosa