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Gregory L Merril, Richard L Cunningham, J Michael Brown, Robert F Cohen, Philip G Feldman: Apparatus for controlling force for manipulation of medical instruments. Immersion Medical, November 16, 2004: US06817973 (132 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for controlling force applied to and for manipulation of medical instruments. An elongated member of a medical instrument can be sensed, and an actuator can be used to apply force to the medical instrument for control and manipulation of the instrument. Via use of the applied fo ...


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Richard L Cunningham, Robert F Cohen, Russell H Dumas, Gregory L Merril, Philip G Feldman, Joseph L Tasto: Haptic interface for palpation simulation. Immersion Medical, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman and Steiner, David B Ritchie, April 10, 2007: US07202851 (130 worldwide citation)

A palpation simulator comprises an interface for interfacing a user with a computer running a palpation simulation. The computer generates a graphical environment comprising a cursor and a graphical representation of at least a portion of a living body. In one version, a method comprises providing a ...


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David Alexander, J Michael Brown, Eric Cabahug, Philip J Churchill, Robert F Cohen, Richard L Cunningham, Ben Feldman, Diego Fontayne, Gregory L Merril, Mario Turchi: Interface device and method for interfacing instruments to medical procedure simulation systems. Immersion Medical, Thelen Reid & Priest, David B Ritchie, August 16, 2005: US06929481 (83 worldwide citation)

An interface device and method for interfacing instruments to a medical procedure simulation system serve to interface peripherals in the form of mock medical instruments to the medical procedure simulation system computer to enable simulation of medical procedures. The interface device includes a h ...


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Richard L Cunningham, Robert F Cohen, Russell H Dumas, Gregory L Merril, Philip G Feldman, Joseph L Tasto: Haptic interface for palpation simulation. Immersion Medical, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, December 11, 2007: US07307619 (82 worldwide citation)

A palpation simulator comprises an interface for interfacing a user with a computer running a palpation simulation. The computer generates a graphical environment comprising a cursor and a graphical representation of at least a portion of a living body. In one version, a method comprises providing a ...


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Richard L Cunningham, Philip Feldman, Ben Feldman, Gregory L Merril: Interface device and method for interfacing instruments to vascular access simulation systems. Immersion Medical, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, December 18, 2007: US07308831 (75 worldwide citation)

An interface device and method for interfacing instruments to a vascular access simulation system serve to interface peripherals in the form of mock or actual medical instruments to the simulation system to enable simulation of medical procedures. The interface device includes a catheter unit assemb ...


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Richard L Cunningham, Philip Feldman, Ben Feldman, Gregory L Merril: Interface device and method for interfacing instruments to vascular access simulation systems. Immersion Medical, Paul M Thyfault, October 22, 2002: US06470302 (71 worldwide citation)

An interface device and method for interfacing instruments to a vascular access simulation system serve to interface peripherals in the form of mock or actual medical instruments to the simulation system to enable simulation of medical procedures. The interface device includes a catheter unit assemb ...


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Richard L Cunningham, Robert F Cohen, Russell H Dumas, Gregory L Merril, Philip G Feldman, Joseph L Tasto: Haptic interface for palpation simulation. Immersion Medical, Kilpatrick Stockton, January 4, 2011: US07864164 (62 worldwide citation)

A method for interfacing a user with a computer running an application program, the computer generating a graphical environment comprising a graphical object and a graphical representation of at least a portion of a living body, comprises providing an object in communication with the computer, contr ...


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Gregory L Merril: Interventional radiology interface apparatus and method. HT Medical Systems, August 22, 2000: US06106301 (57 worldwide citation)

An interventional radiology interface apparatus and method interfaces peripherals in the form of mock medical instruments to a medical procedure simulation system to enable performance of a medical procedure on a virtual patient. The interface apparatus includes a guidewire, catheter and sheath, an ...


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Gregory L Merril, Richard L Cunningham, J Michael Brown, Robert F Cohen, Philip G Feldman: System and method for controlling force applied to and manipulation of medical instruments. Immersion Medical, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 26, 2010: US07819799 (17 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for controlling force applied to and for manipulation of a surgical instrument. Movement and/or forces applied to the surgical instrument are preferably sensed within the apparatus. An actuator is preferably used to apply force to the surgical instrument for control and manipulation of the ...


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David Alexander, J Michael Brown, Eric Cabahug, Philip J Churchill, Robert F Cohen, Ben Feldman, Gregory L Merril: Interface device and method for interfacing instruments to medical procedure simulation systems. Immersion Medical, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 26, 2011: US07931470 (16 worldwide citation)

An interface device and method for interfacing instruments to a medical procedure simulation system serve to interface peripherals in the form of mock medical instruments to the medical procedure simulation system computer to enable simulation of medical procedures. The interface device includes a h ...