Patents by Inventor Peter M. Herzlinger

Peter M. Herzlinger 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: 10682046
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a minimally invasive surgical system includes a patient side manipulator, a hermetically sealed endoscopic camera instrument, a vision cart, and a monitor. The patient side manipulator has a robotic arm. The endoscopic camera instrument has a housing at a proximal end to couple to the robotic arm. The endoscopic camera instrument further has a hermetically sealed camera sensor at a distal end, a shaft coupled to the housing, and a wristed joint coupled between the shaft and the camera sensor. The vision cart has a camera control unit coupled in communication with the hermetically sealed camera sensor to capture the images of the surgical site. The monitor is coupled in communication with the camera control unit to display the captured images of the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Publication number: 20190290104
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus includes a housing, a test port retainer, a pressure test chamber, and an image capture assembly. The housing includes a pressure test port. The test port retainer includes a test port retainer housing, a probe seal, and a liquid exclusion barrier. In one aspect, the test port retainer also includes a hydrophobic membrane mounted within the test port retainer housing. The pressure test chamber includes a manifold and a central tube. The first end of the central tube is affixed to the image capture assembly to form a pressure seal, and the second end of the central tube is coupled to the test port retainer so that the pressure test port communicates with the interior volume of the central tube through the test port retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: William Jason CULMAN, Jaime G. BLACKSTAD, Peter M. HERZLINGER, Willard Curtis LOMAX
  • Publication number: 20190282066
    Abstract: An endoscope includes a first subassembly, a second subassembly, a third subassembly, and a fourth subassembly, which are sequentially assembled and tested in making the endoscope. The first subassembly includes a pressure-sealed electrical cable connected to an image capture unit. The second subassembly includes the first subassembly, a shell, a light pipe, and a lid. The third subassembly includes the second subassembly, a central tube, and a flange. The fourth subassembly includes the third subassembly, a base, a shaft, and optionally an articulating assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: William Jason CULMAN, Jaime G. BLACKSTAD, Dominique D. BRICHARD, Peter M. HERZLINGER, Willard Curtis LOMAX
  • Publication number: 20190209145
    Abstract: Control of an endoscope in a surgical system is described. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled by movement of the surgeon's head or face at a surgeon's console. In some embodiments the endoscope control system includes one or more sensors, one or more actuators, and one or more processors coupled to the one or more sensors and the one or more actuators. The one or more processors are configured to receive one or more sensor signals from the one or more sensors, the one or more sensor signals indicating movement of a head of a surgeon and providing an indication of movement of an image received by an endoscope, generate one or more actuation signals based on the indication of movement, and actuate the one or more actuators using the one or more actuation signals to move the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Peter M. Herzlinger, Govinda Payyavula, Brian E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190209016
    Abstract: Vision systems on catheters, cannulas, or similar devices with guiding lumens include receptors distributed in annular areas around respective lumens. Each of the receptors has a field of view covering only a portion of an object environment, and the field of view of each of the receptors overlaps with at least one of the fields of view of the other receptors. A processing system can receive image data from the receptors of the vision systems and combine the image data to construct a visual representation of the object environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Peter M. HERZLINGER, Giuseppe Maria PRISCO, Vincent DUINDAM, David Q, LARKIN
  • Patent number: 10264978
    Abstract: Vision systems on catheters, cannulas, or similar devices with guiding lumens include receptors distributed in annular areas around respective lumens. Each of the receptors has a field of view covering only a portion of an object environment, and the field of view of each of the receptors overlaps with at least one of the fields of view of the other receptors. A processing system can receive image data from the receptors of the vision systems and combine the image data to construct a visual representation of the object environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Herzlinger, Giuseppe Maria Prisco, Vincent Duindam, David Q. Larkin
  • Patent number: 10265057
    Abstract: Control of the endoscope in a surgical system is described. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled by movement of the surgeon's head or face at a surgeon's console. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled using sensors integrated with a surgeon's headrest mounted on the surgeon's console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter M. Herzlinger, Govinda Payyavula, Brian E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180228351
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a minimally invasive surgical system includes a patient side manipulator, a hermetically sealed endoscopic camera instrument, a vision cart, and a monitor. The patient side manipulator has a robotic arm. The endoscopic camera instrument has a housing at a proximal end to couple to the robotic arm. The endoscopic camera instrument further has a hermetically sealed camera sensor at a distal end, a shaft coupled to the housing, and a wristed joint coupled between the shaft and the camera sensor. The vision cart has a camera control unit coupled in communication with the hermetically sealed camera sensor to capture the images of the surgical site. The monitor is coupled in communication with the camera control unit to display the captured images of the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Patent number: 9962069
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient side cart. The optical and electro-optic components of the camera module are hermetically sealed within a first housing. Signals from an electro-optic component travel through traces in a ceramic substrate forming one side of the hermetically sealed first housing. A second housing surrounds the first housing and optical fibers are dispersed between the housings to provide lighting in a body cavity. The camera module may be sterilized by an autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Publication number: 20180035895
    Abstract: Vision systems on catheters, cannulas, or similar devices with guiding lumens include receptors distributed in annular areas around respective lumens. Each of the receptors has a field of view covering only a portion of an object environment, and the field of view of each of the receptors overlaps with at least one of the fields of view of the other receptors. A processing system can receive image data from the receptors of the vision systems and combine the image data to construct a visual representation of the object environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Peter M. HERZLINGER, Giuseppe Maria PRISCO, Vincent DUINDAM, David Q. LARKIN
  • Patent number: 9801551
    Abstract: A vision system that may be used in a catheter or similar guiding instrument includes receptors distributed in an annular area. Each of the receptors has a field of view covering only a portion of an object environment, and the field of view of each of the receptors overlaps with at least one of the fields of view of the other receptors. A processing system can receive image data from the receptors and combine image data from the receptors to construct a visual representation of the entirety of the object environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Sugical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Herzlinger, Giuseppe Maria Prisco, Vincent Duindam, David Q. Larkin
  • Publication number: 20170172394
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient side cart. The optical and electro-optic components of the camera module are hermetically sealed within a first housing. Signals from an electro-optic component travel through traces in a ceramic substrate forming one side of the hermetically sealed first housing. A second housing surrounds the first housing and optical fibers are dispersed between the housings to provide lighting in a body cavity. The camera module may be sterilized by an autoclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Patent number: 9583896
    Abstract: A connector system employs an electromechanical connector to connect to a complementary electromechanical connector on an electronic device in a medical system. A shroud surrounds the electromechanical connector and is conductive and shaped to provide a thermal contact to the electronic device. A shielded cable can be electrically coupled to the electromechanical connector and extending through an opening in the shroud, and an electromagnetic shield attaches to the shroud and surrounds the portion of the shielded cable extending from the shroud. A mechanical lock may be included with a spring to press the shroud against the electronic device when the mechanical lock engages the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
    Inventors: Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger, Willard Curtis Lomax
  • Patent number: 9565997
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient side cart. The optical and electro-optic components of the camera module are hermetically sealed within a first housing. Signals from an electro-optic component travel through traces in a ceramic substrate forming one side of the hermetically sealed first housing. A second housing surrounds the first housing and optical fibers are dispersed between the housings to provide lighting in a body cavity. The camera module may be sterilized by an autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Publication number: 20160220107
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient side cart. The optical and electro-optic components of the camera module are hermetically sealed within a first housing. Signals from an electro-optic component travel through traces in a ceramic substrate forming one side of the hermetically sealed first housing. A second housing surrounds the first housing and optical fibers are dispersed between the housings to provide lighting in a body cavity. The camera module may be sterilized by an autoclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Publication number: 20160183930
    Abstract: Control of the endoscope in a surgical system is described. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled by movement of the surgeon's head or face at a surgeon's console. In some embodiments, the endoscope can be controlled using sensors integrated with a surgeon's headrest mounted on the surgeon's console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Peter M. HERZLINGER, Govinda Payyavula, Brian E. MILLER
  • Patent number: 9271633
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient side cart. The optical and electro-optic components of the camera module are hermetically sealed within a first housing. Signals from an electro-optic component travel through traces in a ceramic substrate forming one side of the hermetically sealed first housing. A second housing surrounds the first housing and optical fibers are dispersed between the housings to provide lighting in a body cavity. The camera module may be sterilized by an autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Publication number: 20150190037
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient side cart. The optical and electro-optic components of the camera module are hermetically sealed within a first housing. Signals from an electro-optic component travel through traces in a ceramic substrate forming one side of the hermetically sealed first housing. A second housing surrounds the first housing and optical fibers are dispersed between the housings to provide lighting in a body cavity. The camera module may be sterilized by an autoclave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Patent number: 9005113
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient side cart. The optical and electro-optic components of the camera module are hermetically sealed within a first housing. Signals from an electro-optic component travel through traces in a ceramic substrate forming one side of the hermetically sealed first housing. A second housing surrounds the first housing and optical fibers are dispersed between the housings to provide lighting in a body cavity. The camera module may be sterilized by an autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Scott, David C. Shafer, Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger
  • Publication number: 20150004837
    Abstract: A connector system employs an electromechanical connector to connect to a complementary electromechanical connector on an electronic device in a medical system. A shroud surrounds the electromechanical connector and is conductive and shaped to provide a thermal contact to the electronic device. A shielded cable can be electrically coupled to the electromechanical connector and extending through an opening in the shroud, and an electromagnetic shield attaches to the shroud and surrounds the portion of the shielded cable extending from the shroud. A mechanical lock may be included with a spring to press the shroud against the electronic device when the mechanical lock engages the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique Brichard, Peter M. Herzlinger, Willard Curtis Lomax