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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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Erik J Shahoian, Kenneth M Martin, Bruce M Schena, David F Moore: Vibrotactile haptic feedback devices. Immersion Corporation, February 17, 2004: US06693622 (144 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for controlling magnitude and frequency of vibrotactile sensations for haptic feedback devices. A haptic feedback device, such as a gamepad controller, mouse, remote control, etc., includes a housing grasped by the user, an actuator coupled to the housing, and a mass. In some em ...


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Karen H Brown, David F Moore, Bernard J C van der Hoeven Jr: Composite back-etch/lift-off stencil for proximity effect minimization. International Business Machines Corporation, Carl C Kling, December 24, 1985: US04560435 (131 worldwide citation)

This composite back-etch/lift-off stencil method avoids the uncontrolled changes in the properties of contacts in small devices caused by the close proximity of the lift-off resist stencil to the contact area during the precleaning, surface preparation and metal deposition processes. This method lim ...


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JoeBen Bevirt, David F Moore, John Q Norwood, Louis B Rosenberg, Mike D Levin: Hemispherical, high bandwidth mechanical interface for computer systems. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, February 15, 2000: US06024576 (112 worldwide citation)

A mechanical interface for providing high bandwidth and low noise mechanical input and output for computer systems. A gimbal mechanism includes multiple members that are pivotably coupled to each other to provide two revolute degrees of freedom to a user manipulatable about a pivot point located rem ...


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Frederic H Moll, Daniel T Wallace, Gregory J Stahler, David F Moore, Daniel T Adams, Kenneth M Martin, Robert G Younge, Michael R Zinn, Gunter D Niemeyer, David Lundmark: Robotic catheter system and methods. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, November 8, 2011: US08052636 (112 worldwide citation)

The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. ...


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David F Moore, Kenneth M Martin, Steve P Vassallo, Louis B Rosenberg: Flexure mechanism for interface device. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 28, 2003: US06639581 (112 worldwide citation)

A flexure mechanism for an interface device that interfaces a user with a computer system. An interface device includes a manipulandum physically contacted by the user. A five-bar closed-loop mechanism is coupled to the manipulandum to provide two rotary degrees of freedom to the manipulandum. The m ...


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Erik J Shahoian, Kenneth M Martin, Bruce M Schena, David F Moore: Vibrotactile haptic feedback devices. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 1, 2012: US08169402 (109 worldwide citation)

Vibrotactile haptic feedback devices are disclosed. For example, in one embodiment, a device includes: a mass, an actuator configured to vibrate the mass, and a coupling disposed between the actuator and the mass or between the mass and a housing, the coupling having a first configuration with a com ...


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David F Moore, Kenneth M Martin, Louis B Rosenberg, Bruce M Schena: High fidelity mechanical transmission system and interface device. Immersion Corporation, James R Riegel, February 1, 2000: US06020875 (90 worldwide citation)

A high-fidelity mechanical transmission system for transmitting forces which can be used in a human-computer force feedback interface device connected to a host computer. The transmission system includes multiple stages, including an actuator stage coupled to an actuator and one or more additional s ...


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JoeBen Bevirt, David F Moore, John Q Norwood, Louis B Rosenberg, Mike D Levin: Method and apparatus for providing an interface mechanism for a computer simulation. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, July 31, 2007: US07249951 (86 worldwide citation)

A mechanical interface for providing high bandwidth and low noise mechanical input and output for computer systems. A gimbal mechanism includes multiple members that are pivotably coupled to each other to provide two revolute degrees of freedom to a user manipulatable about a pivot point located rem ...