Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 2,218
Granted Patents: 1,452
Grant Index 92.02 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 126 (7.98%)
In-Process Applications: 625
Average Grant Time: 3.42 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.02

Which Technology Area Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
Opap Parked GAU 342
3731 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 156
3664 Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems 128
3771 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 119
3779 Medical Instruments, Diagnostic Equipment, and Treatment Devices 110

How many patents are Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 246*
2020 245
2019 297
2018 179

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220022943A1
Application number: 17/496,432

An electrically energized medical instrument uses one or more drive cables to both actuate mechanical components of a wrist mechanism or an effector and to electrically energize the effector. Electrical isolation can be achieved using an insulating main tube through which drive cables extend from a backend mechanism to the effector, an insulating end cover that leaves only the desired portions of the effector exposed, and one or more seals to prevent electrically conductive liquid from entering the main tube. Component count and cost may be further reduced using a pair of pulleys that are shared by four drive cables.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Inventors: E Manzo Scott

Publication number: US20220022980A1
Application number: 17/494,300

A robotic system includes a base movable relative to a floor surface and a controllable arm extending from the base. The arm is configured to support and move a tool. The arm has a powered joint operable to position and/or orient a distal portion of the arm. The robotic system further includes a processor coupled to the powered joint and configured to drive the powered joint to reposition the base while the position and/or orientation of the distal portion of the arm is maintained.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Inventors: Millman Paul

Publication number: US20220015850A1
Application number: 17/491,803

Medical, surgical, and/or robotic devices and systems often including offset remote center parallelogram manipulator linkage assemblies which constrains a position of a surgical instrument during minimally invasive robotic surgery are disclosed. The improved remote center manipulator linkage assembly advantageously enhances the range of instrument motion while at the same time reduces the overall complexity, size, and physical weight of the robotic surgical system.

Publication date: 2022-01-20
Applicant: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
Inventors: R Solomon Todd

How are Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/496,432 Medical Instrument Electrically Energized Using Drive Cables OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,300 Base Positioning System For A Controllable Arm And Related Methods OPAP Central, Docket
17/491,803 Offset Remote Center Manipulator For Robotic Surgery OPAP Central, Docket
17/488,881 Systems To Apply Preload Tension For Surgical Instruments And Related Methods OPAP Central, Docket
17/486,596 Methods And Apparatus For Ofdr Interrogator Monitoring And Optimization OPAP Central, Docket