07959557 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 195 patents.

A method of performing a medical procedure on a patient comprises introducing a medical instrument into a patient (e.g., percutaneously), conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate the tool located on the medical instrument to secure a stent to an anatomical vessel (e.g., a blood vessel, such as an abdominal aorta). The tool may be a sewing tool that is controlled to stitch the stent to the anatomical vessel. In one method, the control signals are conveyed from the remote controller to the drive unit in response to user commands. The user commands may be movements made at a user interface that correspond to movements of the medical instrument.

Title
Robotic medical instrument system
Application Number
11/762726
Publication Number
7959557 (B2)
Application Date
June 13, 2007
Publication Date
June 14, 2011
Inventor
David Driscoll
Milton
MA, US
Woojin Lee
Hopkinton
MA, US
David L Brock
Natick
MA, US
Robert Ailinger
Norwood
MA, US
Dwight Meglan
Westwood
MA, US
Albert Solbjor
Waltham
MA, US
Gary S Rogers
Wenham
MA, US
Barry D Weitzner
Acton
MA, US
Agent
Vista IP Law Group
Assignee
Hansen Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/005
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