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Yulun Wang, Darrin Uecker, Keith Laby, Jeff Wilson, Charles Jordan, James Wright, Modjtaba Ghodoussi: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, August 20, 2002: US06436107 (751 worldwide citation)

A surgical system that may include a remotely controlled surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may be coupled to a tool driver that can spin and actuate the instrument. The instrument may include an actuator rod that is coupled to an end effector and detachably connected to a push rod. The pu ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff Wilson, Steve Jordan, James Wright: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 9, 1998: US05762458 (539 worldwide citation)

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The system includes a pair of surgical instruments that are coupled to a pair of robotic arms. The instruments have end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles ...


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James Wright, Hamid Wasti, Darrin R Uecker: Head cursor control interface for an automated endoscope system for optimal positioning. Computer Motion, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 8, 1999: US05911036 (213 worldwide citation)

An interface that allows a surgeon to remotely control surgical devices and conditions of an operation room. The surgeon views a video image that is displayed by a monitor. The monitor may be coupled to a video device such as a laparoscopic camera that is attached to the end of an endoscope. Static ...


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Yulun Wang, Modjtaba Ghodoussi, Darrin Uecker, James Wright, Amante Mangaser: Modularity system for computer assisted surgery. Computer Motion, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, April 27, 2004: US06728599 (205 worldwide citation)

A medical system that allows a medical device to be controlled by one of two input devices. The input devices may be consoles that contain handles and a screen. The medical devices may include robotic arms and instruments used to perform a medical procedure. The system may include an arbitrator that ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff Wilson, Steve Jordan, James Wright: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 14, 1999: US06001108 (196 worldwide citation)

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The system includes a pair of surgical instruments that are coupled to a pair of robotic arms. The instruments have end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles ...


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Yulun Wang, Modjtaba Ghodoussi, Darrin Uecker, James Wright, Amante Mangaser, Ranjan Mukherjee: Minimally invasive surgical training using robotics and tele-collaboration. Computer Motion, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Lynn M Thompson, February 8, 2005: US06852107 (180 worldwide citation)

A medical system that allows a mentor to teach a pupil how to use a robotically controlled medical instrument. The system may include a first handle that can be controlled by a mentor to move the medical instrument. The system may further have a second handle that can be moved by a pupil to control ...


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Yulun Wang, Modjtaba Ghodoussi, Darrin Uecker, James Wright, Amante Mangaser: Modularity system for computer assisted surgery. Computer Motion, Townsend&Townsend&CrewLLP, Mark D Barrish Esq, May 10, 2005: US06892112 (151 worldwide citation)

A medical system that allows a medical device to be controlled by one of two input devices. The input devices may be consoles that contain handles and a screen. The medical devices may include robotic arms and instruments used to perform a medical procedure. The system may include an arbitrator that ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff Wilson, Steve Jordan, James Wright: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, June 12, 2001: US06244809 (136 worldwide citation)

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The system includes a pair of surgical instruments that are coupled to a pair of robotic arms. The instruments have end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles ...


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James Wright, Hamid Wasti, Darrin R Uecker: Head cursor control interface for an automated endoscope system for optimal positioning. Kenneth L Stein, October 20, 1998: US05825982 (136 worldwide citation)

An interface that allows a surgeon to remotely control surgical devices and conditions of an operation room. The surgeon views a video image that is displayed by a monitor. The monitor may be coupled to a video device such as a laparoscopic camera that is attached to the end of an endoscope. Static ...


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Melinda S Fraiser, Catherine A Spargo, George Terrance Walker, Mark Van Cleve, David James Wright, Michael C Little: Strand displacement amplification using thermophilic enzymes. Becton Dickinson and Company, Donna R Fugit, July 15, 1997: US05648211 (126 worldwide citation)

Strand Displacement Amplification methods (thermophilic SDA) which can be performed over a broad temperature range (37.degree. C. to 70.degree. C.). The preferred temperature range for thermophilic SDA is 50.degree. C. to 70.degree. C. It has been found that certain thermophilic restriction endonucl ...