US Patent No. 10,973,126

INSTRUMENT DRIVE UNITS


Patent No. 10,973,126
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Instrument Drive Units
Inventorship Chi Min Seow, Watertown, MA (US)
Jaimeen Kapadia, Cambridge, MA (US)
Richard S. Lech, Hamden, CT (US)
Michael Zemlok, Prospect, CT (US)
Mark H. Macleod, Southbury, CT (US)
Assignee Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,126

1. An integrated circuit of a robotic surgical system, the integrated circuit comprising:a nexus;
first and second circuit boards each of which being electrically and mechanically coupled to the nexus on opposing sides of the nexus; and
third and fourth circuit boards each of which being electrically and mechanically coupled to the second circuit board on opposing sides of the second circuit board, wherein the first, second, third, and fourth circuit boards are parallel with one another and extend distally from the nexus when the integrated circuit is in an assembled configuration, wherein each of the first circuit board, the second circuit board, the third circuit board, and the fourth circuit board has a distal end portion configured to selectively mechanically and electrically engage a motor assembly of a motor pack of an instrument drive unit.