US 11,653,986 B2
Robotic surgery system
Aki Hannu Einari Laakso, Raleigh, NC (US); Hans Christian Pflaumer, Apex, NC (US); Abraham Allen Shipley, Apex, NC (US); Nathan Wagner Ginsberg, Ashby, MA (US); Yahia Laouar, Superior, CO (US); Cara Lee Coad, Longmont, CO (US); Michael James Ross, Thornton, CO (US); and John Michael Burton, Jr., Charleston, SC (US)
Assigned to Titan Medical Inc., Toronto (CA)
Filed by Titan Medical Inc., Toronto (CA)
Filed on Feb. 9, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/171,747.
Application 17/171,747 is a continuation of application No. 16/419,696, filed on May 22, 2019, granted, now 10,939,970.
Prior Publication US 2021/0228290 A1, Jul. 29, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61B 90/50 (2016.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 34/30 (2016.02) [A61B 34/71 (2016.02); A61B 34/74 (2016.02); A61B 90/50 (2016.02)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A robotic surgery system, comprising:
a control unit assembly comprising one or more user interfaces and configured to support and operate one or more robotic tools; and
a support assembly configured to movably support the control unit assembly in space, the support assembly comprising
an elevating linkage assembly extending from and operatively coupled to the control unit assembly, the elevating linkage assembly configured to vary a vertical position of the control unit assembly in space, the elevating linkage assembly comprising a first brake operable to substantially brake movement of the elevating linkage assembly; and
a pitch and yaw assembly disposed between the control unit assembly and at least a portion of the elevating linkage assembly, the pitch and yaw assembly being configured to allow movement of the control unit assembly in one or both of a pitch direction and a yaw direction and comprising one or more second brakes operable to substantially brake movement of the control unit assembly in one or both of pitch and yaw,
wherein the first brake in the elevating linkage assembly and the one or more second brakes in the pitch and yaw assembly are all actuatable between an unlocked position to allow an operator to manually change one or both of a position and an orientation of the control unit assembly in space and a locked position to fix the position and orientation of the control unit assembly in space, the one or more user interfaces being operable to unlock one or more of the first brake in the elevating linkage assembly and the one or more second brakes in the pitch and yaw assembly substantially simultaneously.