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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro III, Robert Ailinger, Dwight Meglan: Robotically controlled surgical instruments. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, April 20, 2010: US07699835 (276 worldwide citation)

A robotically controlled surgical instrument includes a first jaw and a second jaw used to grasp an item, and a drive mechanism that increases the force applied to the item grasped. The drive mechanism and the jaws can be provided with an accommodating mechanism that allows continued movement of the ...


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Jim Frassica, Robert Ailinger: Working channels for a disposable sheath for an endoscope. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, January 16, 1996: US05483951 (174 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic sheath assembly having an endoscope tube and a plurality of working channels, wherein the endoscope tube is adapted to receive and tightly surround a flexible, elongated endoscope that has a neutral bending plane. Working channels, including a biopsy channel, an air channel, and a wate ...


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Jim Frassica, Robert Ailinger, James P Ryan: Holding tray and clamp assembly for an endoscopic sheath. Vision Sciences, Seed and Berry, May 28, 1996: US05520607 (77 worldwide citation)

A holding tray assembly for holding an endoscopic sheath during installation of the sheath onto an insertion tube of an endoscope and removal of the sheath from the insertion tube, wherein the sheath has a distal end and an open proximal end shaped to receive the insertion tube. The holding tray ass ...


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Robert Ailinger, Stephen Martone: Apparatus and method for forming thin-walled elastic components from an elastomeric material. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, February 26, 2002: US06350231 (45 worldwide citation)

A thin-walled elastic sheath that can be stretched axially over an elongated imaging device to closely conform to the device and isolate the device from an external environment, and a method of forming such a sheath, are shown and described. The method includes the steps of heating at least a portio ...


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Robert Ailinger, Stephen Martone: Apparatus and method for forming thin-walled elastic components from an elastomeric material. Vision Sciences, Dorsey & Whitney, May 11, 2004: US06733440 (15 worldwide citation)

A thin-walled elastic sheath that can be stretched axially over an elongated imaging device to closely conform to the device and isolate the device from an external environment, and a method of forming such a sheath, are shown and described. The method includes the steps of heating at least a portio ...


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Barry D Weitzner, Gary S Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll: Robotic medical instrument system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, June 14, 2011: US07959557 (4 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a medical procedure on a patient comprises introducing a medical instrument into a patient (e.g., percutaneously), conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to actuate the tool locate ...


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Barry D Weitzner, Gary S Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll: Robotic medical instrument system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, March 18, 2014: US08671950

A method of performing a medical procedure (e.g., a cardiac bypass procedure) on a patient comprises introducing at least one medical instrument into a patient (e.g., percutaneously), conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with ...


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Woojin Lee, Andres Chamorro, Robert Ailinger, Dwight Meglan: Robotically controlled surgical instruments. endo Via Medical, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, September 30, 2004: US20040193146-A1

A robotically controlled surgical instrument includes a first jaw and a second jaw used to grasp an item, and a drive mechanism that increases the force applied to the item grasped. The drive mechanism and the jaws can be provided with an accommodating mechanism that allows continued movement of the ...


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Barry D Weitzner, Gary S Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll: Robotic medical instrument system. endoVia Medical, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC, September 9, 2004: US20040176751-A1

A robotic medical apparatus for performing a medical procedure or application on an anatomy, said apparatus comprising: a first medical instrument member having a working end adapted to be disposed at an internal target area at which the medical procedure or application is to be performed; and a sec ...


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Barry D Weitzner, Gary S Rogers, Albert Solbjor, Dwight Meglan, Robert Ailinger, David L Brock, Woojin Lee, David Driscoll: Robotic medical instrument system. Hansen Medical, Vista IP Law Group, October 25, 2007: US20070250072-A1

A method of performing a medical procedure on a patient comprises introducing a medical instrument into the patient via a natural body orifice, conveying control signals from a remote controller to a drive unit, and operating the drive unit in accordance with the control signals to advance the medic ...