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Cameron Dale Hinman, David J Danitz: Link systems and articulation mechanisms for remote manipulation of surgical or diagnostic tools. Novare Surgical Systems, Shay Glenn, November 9, 2010: US07828808 (261 worldwide citation)

Articulating mechanisms, link systems, and components thereof, useful for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, the remote manipulation of instruments such as surgical or diagnostic instruments or tools are provided. The link systems include links wherein at least two adjacent links a ...


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J Donald Hill, Geoff Briggs, Michael Sims, Cameron Dale Hinman: Automatic suture fixation apparatus and method for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Baker Botts L, February 13, 2007: US07175659 (26 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for automatically fixing sutures used in the surgical replacement of a heart valve, includes a first cylinder having a first end and a second end and an interior surface and an exterior surface. An annular lip is formed on the exterior surface adjacent to the second end of the first cyl ...


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Cameron Dale Hinman, David J Danitz: Link systems and articulation mechanisms for remote manipulation of surgical or diagnostic tools. Intuitive Surgical Operations, April 16, 2013: US08419747 (7 worldwide citation)

Articulating mechanisms, link systems, and components thereof, useful for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, the remote manipulation of instruments such as surgical or diagnostic instruments or tools are provided. The link systems include links wherein at least two adjacent links a ...


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J Donald Hill, Geoff Briggs, Michael Sims, Cameron Dale Hinman: Automatic suture fixation apparatus and method for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Baker Botts L, March 2, 2010: US07670370 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically fixing sutures to secure a valve sleeve including an annular cuff and a replacement heart valve to an annulus formed in a patient's heart, includes the steps of removing an existing heart valve thereby forming an annulus in the patient's heart, and placing a first cylinder ...


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J Donald Hill, Geoff Briggs, Michael Sims, Cameron Dale Hinman: Automatic suture fixation apparatus for minimally invasive surgery. Baker Botts L, May 3, 2016: US09326851

An apparatus for automatically fixing sutures used in the surgical replacement of a heart valve, including a first cylinder having a first end and a second end and an interior surface and an exterior surface, and first means for securing fixing suture formed on the exterior surface adjacent to the s ...


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J Donald Hill, Geoff Briggs, Michael Sims, Cameron Dale Hinman: Automatic suture fixation apparatus and method for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Baker Botts, C O Intellectual Property Department, June 14, 2007: US20070135911-A1

An apparatus for automatically fixing sutures used in the surgical replacement of a heart valve, including a first cylinder having a first end and a second end and an interior surface and an exterior surface, and first means for securing fixing suture formed on the exterior surface adjacent to the s ...


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J Donald Hill, Geoff Briggs, Michael Sims, Cameron Dale Hinman: Automatic suture fixation apparatus and method for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Baker Botts, C O Intellectual Property Department, June 7, 2007: US20070129795-A1

A method for automatically fixing sutures to secure a valve sleeve including an annular cuff and a replacement heart valve to an annulus formed in a patient's heart, includes the steps of removing an existing heart valve thereby forming an annulus in the patient's heart, and placing a first cylinder ...


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J Donald Hill, Geoff Briggs, Michael Sims, Cameron Dale Hinman: Automatic suture fixation apparatus and method for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Baker Botts, C O Intellectual Property Department, May 16, 2002: US20020058994-A1

An apparatus for automatically fixing sutures used in the surgical replacement of a heart valve, includes a first cylinder having a first end and a second end and an interior surface and an exterior surface and a valve sleeve including an annular cuff surrounding the exterior surface adjacent to the ...


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Cameron Dale Hinman, David J Danitz: Link systems and articulation mechanisms for remote manipulation of surgical or diagnostic tools. Novare Surgical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, December 8, 2005: US20050273084-A1

Articulating mechanisms, link systems, and components thereof, useful for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, the remote manipulation of instruments such as surgical or diagnostic instruments or tools are provided. The link systems include links wherein at least two adjacent links a ...


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Cameron Dale Hinman, David J Danitz: Articulating mechanism with flex-hinged links. Novare Surgical Systems, Morrison & Foerster, December 8, 2005: US20050273085-A1

The invention provides articulating mechanisms, and flexible members and flexible segments that can form such articulating mechanisms. The mechanisms are useful, for example, for remote steering, guidance and/or manipulation of various instruments and tools at a targeted location. The mechanisms, me ...