Intuitive Surgical Profile

Intuitive Surgical Patent Grants

Surgical instrument actuation input mechanisms, and related devices, systems, and methods

Patent Number 9750578 - September 5, 2017

An actuation input mechanism for a teleoperated surgical instrument may include an interface structure and a shaft connected to the interface…

Tension control in actuation of multi-joint medical instrument

Patent Number 9743990 - August 29, 2017

A medical instrument system includes a plurality of joints, a plurality of actuators, and a plurality of transmission systems. The…

System for controlling an instrument using shape sensors

Patent Number 9737198 - August 22, 2017

The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present…

Robotic linkage

Patent Number 9737199 - August 22, 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…

Instrument with articulation lock

Patent Number 9737298 - August 22, 2017

A tool comprises an articulation mechanism comprising a pair of links. The pair of links include a proximal link on a proximal portion of the…

Intuitive Surgical Patent Applications

METHOD OF DETERMINING THE SHAPE OF A BENDABLE INSTRUMENT

Application Number 20170251905 - September 7, 2017

A method for determining a shape of a bendable instrument can include placing the bendable instrument in a neutral position; moving a first…

SURGICAL PATIENT SIDE CART WITH STEERING INTERFACE

Application Number 20170253270 - September 7, 2017

A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system can include one or more wheels positioned to support the cart for wheeled motion on a…

FORCE TRANSMISSION MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT, AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Application Number 20170231703 - August 17, 2017

A force transmission mechanism for a surgical instrument includes a worm drive, a lever arm, and an actuation element. The lever arm may…

TOOL POSITION AND IDENTIFICATION INDICATOR DISPLAYED IN A BOUNDARY AREA OF A COMPUTER DISPLAY SCREEN

Application Number 20170209232 - July 27, 2017

An endoscope captures images of a surgical site for display in a viewing area of a monitor. When a tool is outside the viewing area, a GUI…

TOOL POSITION AND IDENTIFICATION INDICATOR DISPLAYED IN A BOUNDARY AREA OF A COMPUTER DISPLAY SCREEN

Application Number 20170210012 - July 27, 2017

An endoscope captures images of a surgical site for display in a viewing area of a monitor. When a tool is outside the viewing area, a GUI…

Intuitive Surgical Federal Litigation Filings

Ethicon LLC et al v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. et al

Delaware District Court - June 30, 2017

Hoard v. Covidien LP et al

Georgia Northern District Court - June 20, 2017

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

Intuitive Surgical Federal District Court Decisions

Richard Pohly v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

California Northern District Court - June 13, 2017

ORDER by Judge Maria-Elena James granting 120 Administrative Motion to File Under Seal. (mejlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/13/2017)

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)

Intuitive Surgical State Court Decisions

Gabriel Fernando Nassar Cure, et al v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., et al

United States US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit - August 7, 2017

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…