US 11,653,818 B2
Camera positioning system, method, and apparatus for capturing images during a medical procedure
Perry A. Genova, Chapel Hill, NC (US); Hans Christian Pflaumer, Apex, NC (US); Aki Hannu Einari Laakso, Raleigh, NC (US); Allan Katz, Farmingdale, NY (US); Alejandro Espinosa, Miramar, FL (US); Eduardo A. Ampuero, Miramar, FL (US); and Duane Couri, Miramar, FL (US)
Assigned to TITAN MEDICAL INC., Toronto (CA)
Filed by Titan Medical Inc., Toronto (CA)
Filed on Sep. 24, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/484,163.
Application 17/484,163 is a continuation of application No. 16/435,170, filed on Jun. 7, 2019, granted, now 11,154,180.
Application 16/435,170 is a continuation of application No. 16/156,625, filed on Oct. 10, 2018, granted, now 10,398,287, issued on Sep. 3, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0007920 A1, Jan. 13, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 1/05 (2006.01); A61B 1/005 (2006.01); A61B 1/06 (2006.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 90/30 (2016.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01); A61B 1/07 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 1/00112 (2013.01) [A61B 1/0016 (2013.01); A61B 1/0051 (2013.01); A61B 1/0052 (2013.01); A61B 1/00066 (2013.01); A61B 1/00071 (2013.01); A61B 1/00105 (2013.01); A61B 1/00121 (2013.01); A61B 1/00128 (2013.01); A61B 1/00133 (2013.01); A61B 1/00135 (2013.01); A61B 1/00142 (2013.01); A61B 1/00154 (2013.01); A61B 1/00193 (2013.01); A61B 1/05 (2013.01); A61B 1/06 (2013.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 1/0057 (2013.01); A61B 1/00149 (2013.01); A61B 1/00177 (2013.01); A61B 1/00179 (2013.01); A61B 1/00181 (2013.01); A61B 1/053 (2013.01); A61B 1/0684 (2013.01); A61B 1/07 (2013.01); A61B 34/71 (2016.02); A61B 2090/306 (2016.02); A61B 2090/309 (2016.02); A61B 2090/371 (2016.02)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A visualization device for a single port robotic surgery apparatus, the visualization device comprising:
a housing including first and second openings positioned on an exterior of the housing, wherein the housing includes a pair of drivers disposed on opposite sides of the first opening, and wherein the housing is configured to be removably attached to a mounting interface of the robotic surgery apparatus and to be positioned adjacent an insertion device of the robotic surgery apparatus; and
a flexible camera tube including a first end attached to and extending from the housing and a second end including at least one camera, the second end of the flexible camera tube being configured to be inserted through the first opening in the housing, pass through an interior of the housing, and exit the housing through the second opening thereof, the second end of the flexible camera tube being configured to extend away from the second opening of the housing toward a region of interest outside the housing or retract away from the region of interest and back toward the housing, wherein the first end of the flexible camera tube extends proximally from a first position on the housing,
wherein, the pair of drivers are configured to contact a surface of the flexible camera tube extending through the housing, and
wherein, the pair of drivers, upon rotation thereof, are configured to move the flexible camera tube through the first and second openings in the housing so that the second end of the flexible camera tube extends away from the second opening of housing or retracts back into the second opening of the housing.