US 10,376,324 B2
System and method for articulated arm stabilization
Amy E. Kerdok, San Jose, CA (US); Margaret M. Nixon, San Jose, CA (US); Douglas S. Langley, Millford, CT (US); Wesley Swanson, Cupertino, CA (US); and Mahdi Azizian, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Assigned to INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Appl. No. 15/522,568
Filed by INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
PCT Filed Oct. 30, 2015, PCT No. PCT/US2015/058237
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Apr. 27, 2017,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/069998, PCT Pub. Date May 6, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/072,623, filed on Oct. 30, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0333146 A1, Nov. 23, 2017
Int. Cl. A61B 34/35 (2016.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61B 90/57 (2016.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 34/35 (2016.02) [A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 34/75 (2016.02); A61B 34/76 (2016.02); A61B 90/57 (2016.02)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An arm stabilizer for use with articulated arms of a computer-assisted medical device, the arm stabilizer comprising:
a spine;
a first vibration absorbing mount attached to the spine;
a second vibration absorbing mount attached to the spine;
a first clamp attached to the first vibration absorbing mount, the first clamp being adapted to hold an attachment point of a first articulated arm of the computer-assisted medical device without slipping;
a second clamp attached to the second vibration absorbing mount, the second clamp being adapted to hold an attachment point of a second articulated arm of the computer-assisted medical device without slipping; and
an adjustment feature configured to adjust a distance between a first central axis of the first clamp and a second central axis of the second clamp.