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Intuitive Surgical Patent Grants

Positions for multiple surgical mounting platform rotation clutch buttons

Patent Number 9597153 - March 21, 2017

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

Systems and methods for robotic medical system integration with external imaging

Patent Number 9592095 - March 14, 2017

A medical robotic system and method of operating such comprises taking intraoperative external image data of a patient anatomy, and using that…

Flexible wrist for surgical tool

Patent Number 9585641 - March 7, 2017

The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no…

Phantom degrees of freedom in joint estimation and control

Patent Number 9585726 - March 7, 2017

Methods, apparatus, and systems for operating a surgical system. In accordance with a method, a position of a surgical instrument is measured,…

User selection of robotic system operating modes using mode distinguishing operator actions

Patent Number 9586323 - March 7, 2017

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

Intuitive Surgical Patent Applications

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STEERABLE MEDICAL DEVICE PATH DEFINITION AND FOLLOWING DURING INSERTION AND RETRACTION

Application Number 20170079507 - March 23, 2017

Waypoints for a steerable medical device are stored as the steerable medical device is moved within a patient. The stored waypoints are an…

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT DRIVE ELEMENT, AND RELATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Application Number 20170056098 - March 2, 2017

A surgical instrument includes a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and end effector coupled to the distal end of the shaft. An…

ARTICULATABLE MEMBERS HAVING CONSTRAINED MOTION AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS

Application Number 20170056118 - March 2, 2017

An articulatable member includes a distal end, a proximal end, an actuation member, and a constraint member. The actuation member extends from…

APPLICATION OF FORCE FEEDBACK OF AN INPUT DEVICE TO URGE ITS OPERATOR TO COMMAND AN ARTICULATED INSTRUMENT TO A PREFERRED POSE

Application Number 20170035521 - February 9, 2017

A medical robotic system includes an entry guide with articulated instruments extending out of its distal end. A controller is configured to…

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING TREATMENT OF TISSUE VIA IMPROVED DELIVERY OF ENERGY BASED AND NON-ENERGY BASED MODALITIES

Application Number 20170027419 - February 2, 2017

Methods and apparatus for accessing and treating regions of the body are disclosed herein. Using an endoscopic device having an automatically…

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

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…

Dawson v. Sohn et al

Illinois Southern District Court - October 20, 2016

ORDER granting 3 Motion to Dismiss and Substitute: Defendant Woo Hyun Sohn, M.D is dismissed from this lawsuit with prejudice in accord…

In re Intuitive Surgical Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - October 12, 2016

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd re 170 Discovery Dispute Joint Report No. 4. (hrllc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/12/2016)

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)…