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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, 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 ...


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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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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, November 16, 2010: US07833018 (16 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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David Alexander, J Michael Brown, Eric Cabahug, Philip J Churchill, Robert F Cohen, Ben Feldman, Gregory L Merril: Interface device and method for interfacing instruments to medical procedure simulation systems. Immersion Medical, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 26, 2011: US07931470 (16 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, J Michael Brown, Robert B Falk: Surgical simulation interface device and method. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, October 19, 2010: US07815436 (14 worldwide citation)

An interface device capable of communicating with a computer running a simulation program, such as a surgical simulation program, comprises an instrument capable of being manipulated by a user. The instrument is receivable within an orifice in an instrument receiving member, the instrument receiving ...