Patents by Inventor Robert G. Cooper

Robert G. Cooper 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: 20190274766
    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: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. HOLOP, Thomas G. COOPER
  • Publication number: 20190231455
    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: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. COOPER, Anthony K. McGrogan, Robert E. HOLOP
  • Patent number: 10307213
    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: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Holop, Thomas G. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20040156890
    Abstract: A compound capable of acting as a cationic lipid is described. The compound comprises a cholesterol group having linked thereto a head group; wherein the head group is more positive than the head group of DC-Chol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
    Inventors: Andrew D. Miller, Robert G. Cooper, Christopher J. Etheridge
  • Patent number: 6756054
    Abstract: A compound capable of acting as a cationic lipid is described. The compound comprises a cholesterol group having linked thereto a head group; wherein the head group is more positive than the head group of DC-Chol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: IC-VEC Limited
    Inventors: Andrew D. Miller, Robert G. Cooper, Christopher J. Etheridge
  • Patent number: D287016
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Murray Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Proctor, Robert G. Cooper
  • Patent number: D288327
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Murray Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Proctor, Robert G. Cooper