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Mark A Minor, Ranjan Mukherjee: Dexterous articulated linkage for surgical applications. Board of Trustees operating Michigan State University, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 30, 2001: US06309403 (320 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes an actuator, a tool, and a positioning apparatus. The positioning apparatus includes a gear link structure operably coupling the tool to the actuator for moving the tool in a first direction defining a first degree of freedom and in a second direction defining a second ...


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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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Ranjan Mukherjee, Thomas F Christian: Actuation system for the control of multiple shape memory alloy elements. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Donald E Lincoln, June 9, 1998: US05763979 (82 worldwide citation)

An actuation system for the control of multiple shape memory alloy elements is achieved by arranging the shape memory actuators into a matrix comprised of rows and columns which results in approximate a fifty percent reduction in the number of electrical connecting wires. This method of actuation pr ...


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Ranjan Mukherjee: Spherical mobile robot. Board of Trustees operating Michigan State University, Harness Dickey & Pierce, September 11, 2001: US06289263 (72 worldwide citation)

A spherical robot having a spherical body and a drive mechanism. The spherical body defines a cavity and a center. The drive mechanism is disposed within the cavity, coupled to the spherical body, wherein said drive mechanism includes a plurality of masses coupled to said body which are radially pos ...


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Ranjan Mukherjee, Gangbing Song: Articulated manipulator for minimally invasive surgery (AMMIS). The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Donald E Lincoln, September 22, 1998: US05810716 (70 worldwide citation)

A mechanism is described to provide dexterity through articulation. The mechanism includes a plurality of concatenated segments for transferring angular rotational motion from a driving device located at its base to the distal end. Each segment in the mechanism acts as both a driven element and a dr ...


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Yulun Wang, Keith Phillip Laby, Ranjan Mukherjee: Robot with a manipulator arm. InTouch Technologies, Ben J Yorks, Irell & Manella, January 9, 2007: US07161322 (69 worldwide citation)

A robot that includes an arm coupled to a platform. The arm includes an actuator that moves a second arm linkage relative to a first arm linkage. In a first mode of operation the actuator moves the second linkage in a first degree of freedom. In a second mode of operation the actuator moves the seco ...


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Yulun Wang, Modjtaba Ghodoussi, Darrin Uecker, James Wright, Amante Mangaser, Ranjan Mukherjee: Minimally invasive surgical training using robotics and telecollaboration. Intuitive Surgical, August 19, 2008: US07413565 (68 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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Shankar Ranjan Mukherjee, Jules Joseph Jelinek, Roy Thomas Myers Jr: Data recovery for non-uniformly spaced edges. Agere Systems, July 6, 2004: US06760389 (40 worldwide citation)

A shared data and clock recovery circuit including a clock synthesizer for generating sampling signals having different phases, a multiple transition detector for receiving a data stream and sampling signals, and for detecting edges in a data stream in response to the sampling signals, a counter and ...


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Roy Thomas Myers Jr, Shankar Ranjan Mukherjee, Jules Joseph Jelinek: Shared data and clock recovery for packetized data. Agere Systems, Steve Mendelsohn, Michael L Craner, June 24, 2003: US06584163 (26 worldwide citation)

A shared data and clock recovery circuit including a clock synthesizer for generating sampling signals having different phases, a multiple transition detector for receiving a data stream and sampling signals, and for detecting edges in a data stream in response to the sampling signals, a counter and ...


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Richard A Heyman, Rosemary Cesario, Ranjan Mukherjee: Treating NIDDM with RXR agonists. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, Lyon & Lyon, February 22, 2000: US06028052 (20 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods and compositions for the treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus using an RXR agonist alone or in combination with a PPAR.gamma. agonist such as a thiazolidinedione compound.