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).

  • Patent number: 11304769
    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: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, David J. Rosa, Matthew R. Williams, Eugene F. Duval
  • Publication number: 20210369377
    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 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: David J. Rosa
  • Publication number: 20210361369
    Abstract: A surgical instrument assembly comprises a guide tube and first and second instruments extended within the guide tube. The first instrument comprises a first elongated shaft coupled to a first end effector. The second instrument comprises a second elongated shaft coupled to a second end effector. The surgical instrument assembly may also comprise an imaging assembly extended distally of the guide tube. The imaging assembly comprises a distal imaging component and an elongated imaging shaft. The distal imaging component is coupled to a distal end of the elongated imaging shaft by a pivot joint. The imaging assembly has a first configuration with the elongated imaging shaft aligned with the distal imaging component when inserted through the guide tube and a second configuration with the distal imaging component pivoted out of alignment with the elongated imaging shaft when the distal imaging component is extended from the guide tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, David J. Rosa, Matthew R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20210353377
    Abstract: A surgical instrument assembly comprises a guide tube and a first instrument. The first instrument includes a first elongated shaft and a first proximal arm link coupled by a first shoulder joint, the first proximal arm link and a first distal arm link coupled by a first elbow joint, and the first distal arm link and a first end effector coupled by a first wrist joint. The surgical instrument assembly also comprises a second instrument that includes a second elongated shaft and a second proximal arm link coupled by a second shoulder joint, the second proximal arm link and a second distal arm link coupled by a second elbow joint, and the second distal arm link and a second end effector coupled by a second wrist joint. The surgical instrument assembly also includes an imaging assembly. The first and second end effectors are within the imaging assembly's field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, David J. Rosa, Matthew R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20210346108
    Abstract: A surgical assembly may comprise an actuator system including a plurality of wedge-shaped actuator assemblies arranged radially around a longitudinal axis. The surgical assembly may also comprise a first instrument assembly including a first elongate instrument shaft and a first wedge-shaped transmission mechanism coupled at a proximal end of the first elongate instrument shaft. The first wedge-shaped transmission mechanism is configured to engage a first wedge-shaped actuator assembly of the plurality of wedge-shaped actuator assemblies. The first wedge-shaped actuator assembly is movable linearly, relative to the other of the plurality of wedge-shaped actuator assemblies of the plurality of wedge-shaped actuator assemblies, along a path parallel to the longitudinal axis to linearly translate the first instrument assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas G. Cooper, Eugene F. Duval, David J. Rosa, Matthew R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20210275207
    Abstract: A medical device may comprise an instrument comprising a shaft and a working end comprising a jaw mechanism, and a translating mechanism movable in a first direction and a second direction relative to the jaw mechanism, the first and second directions opposite to one another. The medical device may further comprise a controller configured to in response to a first input, control movement of the translating mechanism from a proximal position to an intermediate position relative to the jaw mechanism, in response to a second input, control movement of the translating mechanism from the intermediate position to a distal position relative to the jaw mechanism, control movement of the translating mechanism from the distal position back to the proximal position, and monitor a position of the translating mechanism to determine whether the translating mechanism has moved from the distal position back to the proximal position after a predetermined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. ROSA, Salvatore J. BROGNA
  • Publication number: 20210196414
    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 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: David J. Rosa, Gary S. Guthart, Simon P. DiMaio
  • 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: 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