07972298 is referenced by 246 patents and cites 137 patents.

A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality of guide instrument drive elements responsive to control signals generated, at least in part, by the master input device. An elongate guide instrument has a base, distal end, and a working lumen, wherein the guide instrument base is operatively coupled to the guide instrument interface. The guide instrument includes a plurality of guide instrument control elements operatively coupled to respective guide drive elements and secured to the distal end of the guide instrument. The guide instrument control elements are axially moveable relative to the guide instrument such that movement of the guide instrument distal end may be controlled by the master input device.

Title
Robotic catheter system
Application Number
11/73363
Publication Number
7972298 (B2)
Application Date
March 4, 2005
Publication Date
July 5, 2011
Inventor
Gunter D Niemeyer
Mountain View
CA, US
Michael R Zinn
Pleasanton
CA, US
Daniel T Adams
Palo Alto
CA, US
David F Moore
San Carlos
CA, US
Gregory J Stahler
San Jose
CA, US
Kenneth M Martin
Los Gatos
CA, US
Robert G Younge
Portola Valley
CA, US
Frederic H Moll
Woodside
CA, US
Daniel T Wallace
Burlingame
CA, US
Agent
Vista IP Law Group
Assignee
Hansen Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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