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David L Brock, Woojin Lee, Gary Rogers, Barry Weitzner, Robert E Ailinger: Flexible instrument. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, August 15, 2006: US07090683 (435 worldwide citation)

A remote control flexible instrument system, employing a shaft which supports a tool, is described in which the has proximal and distal ends with at least a portion thereof extending through a lumen of the human body so as to locate the shaft at an internal target site. A master station including an ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro III, Robert Ailinger, Dwight Meglan: Robotically controlled surgical instruments. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, April 20, 2010: US07699835 (255 worldwide citation)

A robotically controlled surgical instrument includes a first jaw and a second jaw used to grasp an item, and a drive mechanism that increases the force applied to the item grasped. The drive mechanism and the jaws can be provided with an accommodating mechanism that allows continued movement of the ...


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Michael J Drews, Donnell W Gurskis, Steven R Bacich: Attachment device and methods of using the same. Arbor Surgical Technologies, William A English, Vista IP Law Group, July 7, 2009: US07556647 (251 worldwide citation)

Devices for attaching a first mass and a second mass and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The devices can be made from an resilient, elastic or deformable materials. The devices can be used to attach a heart valve ring to a biological annulus. The devices can also be used for woun ...


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Liming Lau, Arnold M Escano, Jerry Jarrard, Sam Ho, Ryan C Abbott, Arthur M Lin, Jesse McQuiston, Peter L Callas, Geoffrey H Willis, Michael C Stewart, Kimberly D Barkman, Joseph N Lamberti, Kenny L Dang: Tissue welding and cutting apparatus and method. Maquet Cardiovascular, Vista IP Law Group, April 5, 2011: US07918848 (247 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and methods for severing and welding tissue, in particular blood vessels, include a pair of relatively movable jaws at a distal end of an elongated shaft. A first heating element on one of the jaws is adapted to heat up to a first temperature and form a welded region within the ...


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Frederic H Moll, Daniel T Wallace, Robert G Younge, David F Moore, Michael R Zinn, Kenneth M Martin, Gunter D Niemeyer: Methods using a robotic catheter system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, December 14, 2010: US07850642 (240 worldwide citation)

A methods using a robotic catheter system to perform a procedure on a patient includes generating a control signal corresponding to movement of a master input device, and moving a plurality of drive elements of an instrument driver in response to the control signal, the drive elements operatively co ...


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Barry Weitzner, Gary S Rogers, Albert Solbjor: Coaxial catheter system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, August 3, 2010: US07766894 (232 worldwide citation)

A robotic medical system and method of performing a medical procedure are provided. The robotic medical system comprises a user interface configured for receiving commands, an electromechanical driver configured for being coupled to outer and inner catheters having proximal and distal balloons, a ba ...


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Daniel T Wallace, Frederic H Moll, Robert G Younge, Kenneth M Martin, Gregory J Stahler, David F Moore, Daniel T Adams, Michael R Zinn, Gunter D Niemeyer: Robotic catheter system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, July 5, 2011: US07972298 (230 worldwide citation)

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 mas ...


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John D H King, James R Thacker: Neural stimulation system providing auto adjustment of stimulus output as a function of sensed impedance. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vista IP Law Group, January 8, 2008: US07317948 (225 worldwide citation)

A neural stimulation system automatically corrects or adjusts the stimulus magnitude (stimulation energy) in order to maintain a comfortable and effective stimulation therapy. Because the changes in impedance associated with the electrode-tissue interface can indicate obstruction of current flow and ...


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Farhad Khosravi, Suresh S Pai, Celso J Bagaoisan: Apparatus and methods for sealing a vascular puncture. Access Closure, William A English, Vista IP Law Group, February 26, 2008: US07335220 (224 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for sealing a puncture communicating with a blood vessel includes a porous carrier formed from lyophilized hydrogel or other material. The plug may include at least first and second hydrogel precursors and a pH adjusting agent carried by the porous carrier in an unreactive state prior to e ...


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David L Brock, Woojin Lee, Gary Rogers, Barry Weitzner, Robert W Cunningham: Flexible instrument. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, May 8, 2007: US07214230 (205 worldwide citation)

A remote control flexible instrument system, employing a shaft which supports a tool, is described in which the has proximal and distal ends with at least a portion thereof extending through a lumen of the human body so as to locate the shaft at an internal target site. A master station including an ...