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Thomas G Cooper, Daniel T Wallace, Stacey Chang, S Christopher Anderson, Dustin Williams, Scott Manzo: Surgical tool having positively positionable tendon-actuated multi-disk wrist joint. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 16, 2004: US06817974 (600 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a tool having a wrist mechanism that provides pitch and yaw rotation in such a way that the tool has no singularity in roll, pitch, and yaw. A positively positionable multi-disk wrist mechanism includes a plurality of disks or vertebrae stacked in series. Each ve ...


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Daniel T Wallace, S Christopher Anderson, Scott Manzo: Platform link wrist mechanism. Intuitive Surgical, April 6, 2010: US07691098 (427 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a robotic surgical tool for use in a robotic surgical system to perform a surgical operation. The robotic surgical tool includes a wrist mechanism disposed near the distal end of a shaft which connects with an end effector. The wrist mechanism includes a distal member ...


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Daniel T Wallace, S Christopher Anderson, Scott Manzo: Platform link wrist mechanism. Intuitive Surgical, Lynn M Thompson, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 2, 2004: US06699235 (353 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a robotic surgical tool for use in a robotic surgical system to perform a surgical operation. The robotic surgical tool includes a wrist mechanism disposed near the distal end of a shaft which connects with an end effector. The wrist mechanism includes a distal member ...


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Daniel T Wallace, Christopher A Julian, Tracey A Morley, David S Baron: Surgical tools for use in minimally invasive telesurgical applications. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, August 30, 2005: US06936042 (311 worldwide citation)

This invention provides surgical tools or instruments for use in minimally invasive telesurgical applications. The instruments typically include a base whereby the instrument is removably mountable on a robotically controlled articulated arm. An elongate shaft extends from the base. A working end of ...


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Daniel T Wallace, Christopher A Julian, Tracey A Morley, David S Baron: Surgical tools for use in minimally invasive telesurgical applications. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, May 28, 2002: US06394998 (257 worldwide citation)

This invention provides surgical tools or instruments for use in minimally invasive telesurgical applications. The instruments typically include a base whereby the instrument is removably mountable on a robotically controlled articulated arm. An elongate shaft extends from the base. A working end of ...


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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 (256 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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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 (246 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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Daniel T Wallace, David J Rosa, Frederic H Moll: Surgical instrument with extended reach for use in minimally invasive surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend Townsend & Crew, November 6, 2001: US06312435 (242 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument, which can advantageously be used in the field of minimally invasive surgery, is provided. A method of performing a surgical procedure with such an improved surgical instrument is also provided. The improved surgical instrument includes an elongate shaft defining oppo ...


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Tracey A Morley, Daniel T Wallace, Christopher W Maurer: Bipolar cauterizing instrument. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 11, 2005: US06840938 (229 worldwide citation)

A bipolar surgical instrument that includes opposing grips that can engage the tissue. A current is delivered from an electrosurgical power source to electrodes disposed on the grips to cauterize the tissue. The electrode configurations provide efficient cauterization of the tissue. In some embodime ...


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Richard S Ginn, Daniel T Wallace, Robert C LaDuca: Plug with collet and apparatus and method for delivering such plugs. Ensure Medical, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, May 24, 2005: US06896692 (217 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue includes a plug including external threads, a lumen extending between its proximal and distal ends, and an annular collet slidably disposed within the lumen. The plug is carried on a distal end of a handle device that includes an inner member with a ...