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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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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, 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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Philip G Feldman, Jackson C S Yang: Virtual-reality based flycycle exercise machine. Advanced Technology and Research Corporation, December 17, 1996: US05584700 (54 worldwide citation)

An exercise machine is used interactively with a video monitor and an audio loudspeaker to create a physical sensation through a 3-D environment. A recumbent exercise bicycle with an attached monitor is suspended from an outer supporting frame by utilizing a four-bar linkage. A rolling action is cre ...


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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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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 Townsend & Stockton, January 28, 2014: US08638308 (2 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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Philip G Feldman: Computer interactive isometric exercise system and method for operatively interconnecting the exercise system to a computer system for use as a peripheral. Edell Shapiro & Finnan, June 10, 2004: US20040110602-A1

A computer interactive isometric exercise system includes an effector, a sensor coupled at a selected location on the effector to measure a force applied by a user to the effector, where the applied force effects a strain on the effector, and control circuitry. The control circuitry includes a proce ...


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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. Cooley Godward, September 18, 2003: US20030176770-A1

An endoscopic assembly having and elongated member with a distal end and a haptic-feedback housing having a passageway, the elongated member being removably disposed therein, the haptic-feedback housing being configured to provide variable force feedback as the distal end of the elongated member is ...


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Gregory L Merril, Richard L Cunningham, J Michael Brown, Robert F Cohen, Philip G Feldman: Method and apparatus for controlling force for manipulation of medical instruments. Immersion, February 27, 2003: US20030040737-A1

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 ...