US 10,376,338 B2
Surgical robotic arm support systems and methods of use
Eric Taylor, East Hampton, CT (US); Josh Snow, Clinton, CT (US); Peter Hathaway, Lebanon, CT (US); Michael Stow, Hamden, CT (US); Russell Pribanic, Roxbury, CT (US); Andrew Miesse, Durham, CT (US); Christopher Switalski, Suffield, CT (US); Michael Zemlok, Prospect, CT (US); and Jason Iceman, Cheshire, CT (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Appl. No. 15/310,564
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
PCT Filed Apr. 29, 2015, PCT No. PCT/US2015/028210
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 11, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/175218, PCT Pub. Date Nov. 19, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/992,277, filed on May 13, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0071693 A1, Mar. 16, 2017
Int. Cl. G05B 19/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/50 (2016.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); B25J 9/00 (2006.01); B25J 9/08 (2006.01); B25J 9/16 (2006.01); B25J 19/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/90 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 90/50 (2016.02) [A61B 34/30 (2016.02); B25J 9/0009 (2013.01); B25J 9/009 (2013.01); B25J 9/08 (2013.01); B25J 9/1669 (2013.01); B25J 9/1697 (2013.01); B25J 19/0045 (2013.01); A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61B 90/90 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00482 (2013.01); Y10S 901/09 (2013.01); Y10S 901/27 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
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1. A surgical robotic arm support system, comprising:
a base including:
first and second modular links configured to be disposed on opposite sides of a surgical table; and
a third modular link extending between respective end portions of the first and second modular links, such that the base is configured to at least partially surround the surgical table; and
a plurality of robot arm connections disposed on at least two of the first, second, or third modular links of the base, each robot arm connection including:
a mechanical connectivity configured to maintain a portion of a connected robot arm at a predetermined position from the base; and
a detector configured to identify at least one of the robot arm connections to which at least one robot arm is connected.