Intuitive Surgical Profile

Intuitive Surgical Patent Grants

Systems and methods for a dual control surgical instrument

Patent Number 9820816 - November 21, 2017

A method comprises receiving a surgical instrument into engagement with a grip actuator of a teleoperational activation system. The surgical…

Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector

Patent Number 9820823 - November 21, 2017

A method of controlling an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument may include receiving a first input signal indicative…

Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy

Patent Number 9814522 - November 14, 2017

Apparatus and methods for ablation efficacy are described herein where a hood having a deployable elongated feature can extend beyond a distal…

Methods and systems for indicating a clamping prediction

Patent Number 9814530 - November 14, 2017

End effectors with closing mechanisms, and related tools and methods are disclosed. The disclosed end effectors may be particularly beneficial…

Methods and systems for assigning input devices to teleoperated surgical instrument functions

Patent Number 9814536 - November 14, 2017

A method of assigning an auxiliary input device to control a surgical instrument in a robotic surgical system may include detecting a first…

Intuitive Surgical Patent Applications

Surgical Instrument With Stowing Knife Blade

Application Number 20170333037 - November 23, 2017

A surgical instrument with a stowing knife blade includes an elongated shaft, an end effector coupled to the shaft and including two opposed…

Surgical Instrument With Single Drive Input for Two End Effector Mechanisms

Application Number 20170333065 - November 23, 2017

Methods for treating tissue, and surgical assemblies and related methods are disclosed in which a single input is used to sequentially…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HAND PRESENCE DETECTION IN A MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL SYSTEM

Application Number 20170319284 - November 9, 2017

In a minimally invasive surgical system, a hand tracking system tracks a location of a sensor element mounted on part of a human hand. A…

Determining Position of Medical Device in Branched Anatomical Structure

Application Number 20170311844 - November 2, 2017

Information extracted from sequential images captured from the perspective of a distal end of a medical device moving through an anatomical…

MEDICAL DEVICE WITH ACTIVE BRAKE RELEASE CONTROL

Application Number 20170312047 - November 2, 2017

A computer-assisted medical device includes an articulated arm with a plurality of joints and a control unit coupled to the articulated arm.…

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

In re Intuitive Surgical Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - November 8, 2017

PRETRIAL ORDER(JURY): The Trial Setting Conference scheduled for 11/16/2017 is VACATED - NO APPEARANCE NECESSARY and the parties are ordered…

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…

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…