Intuitive Surgical Profile

Intuitive Surgical Patent Grants

Hermetically sealed endoscope with optical component attached to inner protective window

Patent Number 9565997 - February 14, 2017

In one embodiment, an endoscopic camera for a robotic surgical system includes a stereo camera module mounted to a robotic arm of a patient…

Methods for handling an operator command exceeding a medical device state limitation in a medical robotic system

Patent Number 9566124 - February 14, 2017

A medical robotic system has a robotic arm holding a medical device, and a control system for controlling movement of the arm according to…

Tool with rotation lock

Patent Number 9561045 - February 7, 2017

The invention provides surgical or diagnostic tools and associated methods that offer improved user control for operating remotely within…

Robotic endoscopic retractor for use in minimally invasive surgery

Patent Number 9554790 - January 31, 2017

Minimaily invasive surgical retractors and methods of using the retractors are provided. This retractor may be introduced through a sealed…

Software center and highly configurable robotic systems for surgery and other uses

Patent Number 9554859 - January 31, 2017

Telerobotic, telesurgical, and/or surgical robotic devices, systems, and methods employ surgical robotic linkages that may have more degrees…

Intuitive Surgical Patent Applications

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…

ACTUATION ELEMENT GUIDE WITH TWISTING CHANNELS

Application Number 20170020616 - January 26, 2017

An actuation element guide for a surgical instrument comprises a first piece, a second piece, at least one guide channel defining a twisted…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPECULAR REFLECTION DETECTION AND REDUCTION

Application Number 20170014029 - January 19, 2017

A system and method of specular reflection detection and reduction includes a processing unit including one or more processors and an imaging…

ROBOTIC LINKAGE

Application Number 20170000315 - January 5, 2017

A method may include articulating a first link and a second link relative to each other about a pair of outer hinge portions on a first end of…

Intuitive Surgical Federal Litigation Filings

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

Pohly v. Intuitive Surgical Inc

Texas Northern District Court - August 26, 2016

Intuitive Surgical Federal District Court Decisions

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)

Illinois Union Insurance Company v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

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…

Intuitive Surgical State Court Decisions

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)…

Illinois Union Insurance Company v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California California Northern District Court - May 27, 2016

ORDER DENYING ILLINOIS UNIONS' MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT by Judge Jon S. Tigar denying 146 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment.…