US 11,051,898 B2
Robotic surgical assemblies and adapter assemblies thereof
Michael Zemlok, Prospect, CT (US); Chi Min Seow, Watertown, MA (US); Jaimeen Kapadia, Cambridge, MA (US); Richard Lech, Hamden, CT (US); and Mark MacLeod, Southbury, CT (US)
Assigned to COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on May 13, 2020, as Appl. No. 15/930,829.
Application 15/930,829 is a continuation of application No. 16/260,597, filed on Jan. 29, 2019, granted, now 10,736,704.
Application 16/260,597 is a continuation of application No. 15/887,391, filed on Feb. 2, 2018, granted, now 10,213,266, issued on Feb. 26, 2019.
Application 15/887,391 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/116,903, granted, now 9,987,094, issued on Jun. 5, 2018, previously published as PCT/US2015/014542, filed on Feb. 5, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/987,893, filed on May 2, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/937,044, filed on Feb. 7, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2020/0268466 A1, Aug. 27, 2020
Int. Cl. A61B 34/00 (2016.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); G01L 3/10 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 34/76 (2016.02) [A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 34/71 (2016.02); G01L 3/108 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2090/064 (2016.02); A61B 2090/066 (2016.02)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A torque transducer for mounting a motor, the torque transducer comprising:
a first portion secured to the motor;
a second portion;
a body interconnecting the first and second portions; and
a measurement circuit coupled to the body, the measurement circuit positioned to detect voltage changes caused by strain of the body in order to determine a reaction torque of the motor, the measurement circuit including a strain gauge positioned on the body to detect the strain in response to relative movement between the first and second portions.