US 11,653,990 B2
Instrument-arm communications in a surgical robotic system
Luke David Ronald Hares, Cambridge (GB)
Assigned to CMR Surgical Limited, Cambridge (GB)
Filed by CMR SURGICAL LIMITED, Cambridge (GB)
Filed on Jun. 24, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/356,610.
Application 17/356,610 is a continuation of application No. 15/621,524, filed on Jun. 13, 2017, granted, now 11,083,534.
Claims priority of application No. 1610839 (GB), filed on Jun. 21, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2021/0322119 A1, Oct. 21, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 17/00 (2019.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61B 34/35 (2016.01); B25J 9/16 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); B25J 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 34/74 (2016.02) [A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 34/35 (2016.02); B25J 9/1689 (2013.01); A61B 2034/305 (2016.02); A61B 2090/0808 (2016.02); B25J 9/0084 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A robot comprising:
a surgical robot arm being attachable to a surgical instrument, the arm comprising:
a receiver configured to receive data transmitted from the surgical instrument over a communications link; and
a proximity sensor configured to detect a proximal presence of a detectable tag on the surgical instrument to the proximity sensor; and
a controller configured to respond to the proximity sensor detecting the proximal presence of the detectable tag on the surgical instrument by enabling the communications link between the receiver and a transmitter of the surgical instrument to be established.