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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: Method and apparatus for providing resistive haptic feedback using a vacuum source. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, Daivd B Ritchie, April 17, 2007: US07205981 (70 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is described for applying haptic feedback using a vacuum source. A housing includes a cavity. The cavity can be positioned near a moveable member such that the cavity of the housing and the moveable member define a volume. The volume has an associated internal pressure. The in ...


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David Bailey, J Michael Brown, Robert Cohen, Richard L Cunningham, Robert B Falk, Miguel A Otaduy, Victor Wu: Methods and apparatus for palpation simulation. Immersion Medical, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, October 30, 2007: US07289106 (63 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprises a manipulandum, a housing, a sensor and an actuator. The housing has a palpation region spaced apart from the manipulandum. The sensor is coupled to the palpation region of the housing. The sensor is configured to send a signal based on a palpation of the palpation region of t ...


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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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David Alexander, J Michael Brown, Eric Cabahug, Philip J Churchill, Robert F Cohen, Richard L Cunningham, Ben Feldman: Interface device and method for interfacing instruments to medical procedure simulation systems. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 5, 2010: US07806696 (19 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 ...