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Stephen C Anderson, Christopher A Julian: Robotic surgical tool with ultrasound cauterizing and cutting instrument. Intuitive Surgical, Nathan S Cassell Esq, Townsend&Townsend&CrewLLP, August 31, 2004: US06783524 (840 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for enhancing robotic surgery generally includes an elongate shaft with an ultrasound probe, an end effector at the distal end of the shaft, and a base at the proximal end of the shaft. The end effector includes an ultrasound probe tip and the surgical instrument is generally c ...


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Robert J Lipshutz, Richard P Rava, Rolfe C Anderson, Stephen P A Fodor: Integrated nucleic acid diagnostic device. Affymetrix, Townsend&Townsend&CrewLLP, March 28, 2000: US06043080 (303 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a miniaturized integrated nucleic acid diagnostic device and system. The device of the invention is generally capable of performing one or more sample acquisition and preparation operations, in combination with one or more sample analysis operations. For example, the d ...


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Philip S Green: Surgical method. SRI International, Townsend&Townsend&CrewLLP, Mark D Barrish, November 8, 2005: US06963792 (264 worldwide citation)

A teleoperator system with telepresence is shown which includes right and left hand controllers (72R and 72L) for control of right and left manipulators (24R and 24L) through use of a servomechanism that includes computer. The teleoperator system comprises a surgical system suited for endoscopic sur ...


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Philip S Green: Method and apparatus for transforming coordinate systems in a telemanipulation system. Intuitive Surigical, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend Townsend& CrewLLP, June 3, 2003: US06574355 (163 worldwide citation)

In a telemanipulation system for manipulating objects located in a workspace at a remote worksite by an operator from an operator's station, such as in a remote surgical system, the remote worksite having a manipulator with an end effector for manipulating an object at the workspace, such as a ...


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Yulun Wang, Modjtaba Ghodoussi, Darrin Uecker, James Wright, Amante Mangaser: Modularity system for computer assisted surgery. Computer Motion, Townsend&Townsend&CrewLLP, Mark D Barrish Esq, May 10, 2005: US06892112 (151 worldwide citation)

A medical system that allows a medical device to be controlled by one of two input devices. The input devices may be consoles that contain handles and a screen. The medical devices may include robotic arms and instruments used to perform a medical procedure. The system may include an arbitrator that ...


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Steven A Sundberg, J Wallace Parce, Calvin Y H Chow: Microfabricated structures for facilitating fluid introduction into microfluidic devices. Caliper Technologies Corporation, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend Townsend & CrewLLP, July 11, 2000: US06086825 (93 worldwide citation)

Fluid introduction is facilitated through the use of a port which extends entirely through a microfluidic substrate. Capillary forces can be used to retain the fluid within the port, and a series of samples or other fluids may be introduced through a single port by sequentially blowing the fluid out ...


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Julian N Nikolchev, Dai T Ton, Ashish Khera, Donnell W Gurskis, Steven Bacich: Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods. Conceptus, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend & Townsend&CrewLLP, October 21, 2003: US06634361 (91 worldwide citation)

The invention provides intrafallopian devices and non-surgical methods for their placement to prevent conception. The efficacy of the device is enhanced by forming the structure at least in part from copper or a copper alloy. The device is anchored within the fallopian tube by a lumen-traversing reg ...


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Yulun Wang, Modjtaba Ghodoussi, Darrin Uecker, James Wright, Amante Mangaser: Modularity system for computer assisted surgery. Computer Motion, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend&Townsend&CrewLLP, August 31, 2004: US06785593 (91 worldwide citation)

A medical system that allows a medical device to be controlled by one of two input devices. The input devices may be consoles that contain handles and a screen. The medical devices may include robotic arms and instruments used to perform a medical procedure. The system may include an arbitrator that ...


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Philip S Green: Flexible robotic surgery system and method. SRI International, Townsend&Townsend&CrewLLP, Mark D Barrish, February 14, 2006: US06999852 (79 worldwide citation)

A teleoperator system with telepresence is shown which includes right and left hand controllers (72R and 72L) for control of right and left manipulators (24R and 24L) through use of a servomechanism that includes computer (42). Cameras (46R and 46L) view workspace (30) from different angles for prod ...


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Frank Ingle, Garry L Carter, Robert J Laird, Paul Do, Brian J Mosel, Michael D Laufer, Loren L Roy: Noninvasive devices and methods for shrinking of tissues. SURx, Nena Bains Esq, Townsend Townsend & CrewLLP, April 15, 2003: US06546934 (67 worldwide citation)

The invention provides improved devices, methods, and systems for shrinking of collagenated tissues, particularly for treating urinary incontinence in a noninvasive manner by directing energy to a patient's own support tissues. The energy can be applied intermittently, often between a pair of l ...