Intuitive Surgical had 24 patents in future of work during Q4 2023. Intuitive Surgical Inc filed patents in Q4 2023 for computer-assisted devices with repositionable arms, headrest adjustment techniques, hand tracking for control, and teleoperated systems for robotic arms. These patents focus on monitoring and adjusting motions, determining positions based on sensor data, controlling user interfaces, and aligning grips with instruments through orientation error analysis. GlobalData’s report on Intuitive Surgical gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Intuitive Surgical grant share with future of work as a theme is 33% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: System and method for rapid halt and recovery of motion deviations in repositionable arms (Patent ID: US20230397963A1)

The patent filed by Intuitive Surgical Inc. describes a computer-assisted device with repositionable arms supporting end effectors, controlled by a unit that monitors and corrects deviations between actual and desired motions of the structures. The control unit can halt motion of the arms and end effectors based on the mode of operation selected, ensuring precise and safe operation. The device can operate in various modes such as autonomous, semi-autonomous, null space, instrument removal, or fixed pose modes, providing flexibility in different scenarios.

Additionally, the control unit can determine deviations by comparing kinematic or dynamic values associated with the structures, adjusting thresholds based on the type of motion or mode of operation. The device can also receive input commands for desired motions and provide alerts to operators when halting motion. By incorporating these features, the computer-assisted device aims to enhance safety, accuracy, and adaptability in various applications, ensuring efficient and reliable performance during procedures.

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