US 11,052,930 B2
Robotic arm cart having locking swivel joints and other position adjustment features and uses therefor
Michael P. Schaller, Redwood City, CA (US); Brendan C. Reese, San Francisco, CA (US); and Luke W. Clauson, Reno, NV (US)
Assigned to Verb Surgical Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by Verb Surgical Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 19, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/788,730.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/520,986, filed on Jun. 16, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2018/0362060 A1, Dec. 20, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 34/30 (2016.01); B62B 3/10 (2006.01); B25J 18/00 (2006.01); B62B 3/02 (2006.01); B62B 3/04 (2006.01); A61G 13/10 (2006.01); A61B 90/57 (2016.01); A61B 90/50 (2016.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC B62B 3/10 (2013.01) [A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 90/50 (2016.02); A61B 90/57 (2016.02); A61G 13/101 (2013.01); B25J 18/00 (2013.01); B62B 3/02 (2013.01); B62B 3/04 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2090/504 (2016.02); A61B 2090/508 (2016.02); A61B 2090/571 (2016.02); A61G 2203/80 (2013.01); B62B 2202/48 (2013.01); B62B 2203/60 (2013.01); B62B 2203/70 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cart for a surgical robotic arm having a coupler releasably coupleable to a coupling site on a surgical table, the cart comprising:
a base freely movable between a first location remote from the surgical table and a second location adjacent to the surgical table; and
an arm support coupled to the base and configured to be releasably coupled to the arm, the arm support including:
a first member having one end coupled to a second member via a first swivel joint and another end coupled to the base;
a third member having one end coupled to the second member via a second swivel joint and another end coupled to the arm;
locking mechanisms configured to lock and unlock the first and second swivel joints,
wherein the first and second swivel joints are configured to move the arm between a first position in which the coupler is not engageable with the coupling site and a second position in which the coupler is engageable with the coupling site when the base is at the second location.