07727185 is referenced by 12 patents and cites 264 patents.

A robotic medical system comprises a user interface configured for receiving at least one command, a first drive mechanism configured for receiving the outer medical implement, a second drive mechanism configured for receiving the inner medical implement, a linear drive arrangement (e.g., one of a drive screw drive arrangement, a rack and pinion drive arrangement, and a belt/pulley drive arrangement) mechanically coupled to the first and second drive mechanisms, and a motor array. The robotic medical system further comprises an electric controller configured for directing the motor array to cause the first drive mechanism to axially rotate the outer medical implement, to cause the second drive mechanism to axially rotate the inner medical implement, and to cause the linear drive mechanism to linearly translate the first and second drive mechanisms relative to each other in response to the at least one command.

Title
Coaxial catheter system
Application Number
11/762748
Publication Number
7727185 (B2)
Application Date
June 13, 2007
Publication Date
June 1, 2010
Inventor
Albert Solbjor
Waltham
MA, US
Gary S Rogers
Wenham
MA, US
Barry Weitzner
Acton
MA, US
Agent
Vista IP Law Group
Assignee
Hansen Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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