Intuitive Surgical Profile

Intuitive Surgical Patent Grants

Optic fiber connection for a force sensing instrument

Patent Number 9649172 - May 16, 2017

In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a housing linkable with a manipulator arm of a robotic surgical system, a shaft operably…

User interface with state machine for alternate tool mode for robotic surgical tools

Patent Number 9649174 - May 16, 2017

In one implementation, a method is disclosed in which a lock sensing mode is entered for a robotic surgical instrument. In the lock sensing…

Retraction of tissue for single port entry, robotically assisted medical procedures

Patent Number 9636000 - May 2, 2017

A single port entry surgical instrument has an elongated structure with lumens through which surgical tools and an image capturing device may…

Steerable flexible needle with embedded shape sensing

Patent Number 9636040 - May 2, 2017

A surgical system includes a flexible steerable needle and a shape sensor for measuring the shape of the needle. The surgical system can be…

Medical device with orientable tip for robotically directed laser cutting and biomaterial application

Patent Number 9636177 - May 2, 2017

A medical device used in a medical robotic system has a conduit and an orientable tip. An optical fiber coupled to a laser source and/or a…

Intuitive Surgical Patent Applications

THREE-DIMENSIONAL TARGET DEVICES, ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR CALIBRATING AN ENDOSCOPIC CAMERA

Application Number 20170127912 - May 11, 2017

The present disclosure relates to calibration target devices, assemblies and methods for use with imaging systems, such as a stereoscopic…

USER SELECTION OF ROBOTIC SYSTEM OPERATING MODES USING MODE DISTINGUISHING OPERATOR ACTIONS

Application Number 20170129108 - May 11, 2017

A robotic system has a plurality of user selectable operating modes. To select one of the operating modes, a user performs a distinguishing…

MECHANICAL WRIST JOINTS WITH ENHANCED RANGE OF MOTION, AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS

Application Number 20170120457 - May 4, 2017

A wrist joint, such as for a surgical instrument, may include a first disc, a second disc adjacent the first disc, and a drive tendon that…

SURGICAL SYSTEM INCLUDING A NON-WHITE LIGHT GENERAL ILLUMINATOR

Application Number 20170112354 - April 27, 2017

Non-white light from an endoscope (201) of a teleoperated surgical system (200) is used to illuminate a surgical site (203). A camera (220L)…

Automatic Push-Out to Avoid Range of Motion Limits

Application Number 20170112580 - April 27, 2017

Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include kinematic linkage structures and associated control systems configured to…

Intuitive Surgical Federal Litigation Filings

Silva-Mendez v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Nevada District Court - March 13, 2017

Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. v. Midbrook, LLC

Michigan Eastern District Court - February 7, 2017

Spencer Abrams, et al v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., et al

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit - January 6, 2017

Pohly v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Colorado District Court - November 9, 2016

Braude v. Emory/Saint Joseph's, Inc. et al

Georgia Northern District Court - October 14, 2016

Intuitive Surgical Federal District Court Decisions

Illinois Union Insurance Company v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California Northern District Court - May 4, 2017

STIPULATION AND ORDER re 216 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER TO EXTEND DEADLINE TO FILE OPPOSITION TO MOTIONS filed by Intuitive…

Richard Pohly v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California Northern District Court - April 20, 2017

ORDER by Judge Maria-Elena James granting 96 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal. (mejlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/20/2017)

Richard Pohly v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California Northern District Court - March 6, 2017

ORDER by Judge Maria-Elena James granting in part and denying in part 45 Motion to File Under Seal; granting 52 Motion to File Under…

Richard Pohly v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California Northern District Court - December 6, 2016

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James on 12/6/2016. (rmm2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/6/2016)

Heredia v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California Northern District Court - November 28, 2016

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 35 Motion to Dismiss. Intuitive shall file an Answer to the FAC within 15 days of the date this…

Intuitive Surgical State Court Decisions

Jarmon v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Kentucky Kentucky Western District Court - March 9, 2017

MEMORANDUM OPINION signed by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III on 3/8/2017, re Defendant's 37 MOTION to Dismiss, and 39 Renewed MOTION…

Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical Inc.

Washington Supreme Court - February 9, 2017

In re Intuitive Surgical Securities Litigation

California California Northern District Court - December 22, 2016

ORDER Granting 123 Motion to Certify Class. Signed by Judge Edward J. Davila on 12/22/2016.. (ejdlc3S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/22/2016)

Heredia v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California California Northern District Court - November 28, 2016

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 35 Motion to Dismiss. Intuitive shall file an Answer to the FAC within 15 days of the date this…

Illinois Union Insurance Company v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California California Northern District Court - October 11, 2016

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR STAY AND FOR PERMISSION TO APPEAL by Judge Jon S. Tigar denying 185 Motion for Leave to Appeal. (wsn, COURT STAFF)…