Enrique Romo, Frederic H Moll, David S Mintz, Mark Lown, Siddarth Oli, Allen Jiang: Configurable robotic surgical system with virtual rail and flexible endoscope. Auris Surgical Robotics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 22, 2017: US09737371 (13 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for moving or manipulating robotic arms are provided. A group of robotic arms are configured to form a virtual rail or line between the end effectors of the robotic arms. The robotic arms are responsive to outside force such as from a user. When a user moves a single one of the r ...

Allen Jiang: Apparatuses and methods for monitoring tendons of steerable catheters. Auris Surgical Robotics, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, August 29, 2017: US09744335 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for detecting tension on a tendon and/or mechanical deformation (e.g., breakage) of one or more steering tendon of a steerable and flexible articulating device. Theses apparatuses may have one or more tendons that are each electrically conductive and configured to steer the a ...

Weiwei Allen Jiang, Yong Terry Wang: Door assembly for ice storage bin. Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, February 9, 2012: US20120031007-A1

A door assembly is provided that includes a door, a hinge portion, a locking member and a damper member. The locking member locks the door in an opened position and the damper member provides resistance as the door moves from the opened position to the closed position.