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Sanjay Kotha
Sanjay Kotha, Tirumalai S Sudarshan: Method and kit for inducing hypoxia in tumors through the use of a magnetic fluid. Materials Modification, Dinesh Agarwal P C, November 11, 2008: US07448389 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and kit for inducing hypoxia in tumors includes impeding oxygen supply to non-hypoxic cells in a subject in need thereof by using a magnetic fluid.


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, Edward K Y Jung, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, William H Gates III, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr: Temperature-stabilized storage containers for medicinals. Tokitae, February 19, 2013: US08377030

Systems include integrally sealed medicinal storage containers, including one or more segments of an ultra efficient insulation material, the one or more segments having one or more surface regions, the one or more segments principally defining at least one storage region, and one or more regions of ...


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Brian Hoffman
Brian D Hoffman, William C Nowlin: Controlling a robotic surgical tool with a display monitor. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, October 1, 2009: US20090248036-A1

In one embodiment of the invention, a method for controlling a robotic surgical tool is disclosed. The method for controlling a robotic surgical tool includes moving a monitor displaying an image of a robotic surgical tool; sensing motion of the monitor; and translating the sensed motion of the moni ...


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Brian Hoffman
David Q Larkin, Brian D Hoffman, Paul W Mohr: Synthetic representation of a surgical instrument. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, July 30, 2009: US20090192523-A1

A synthetic representation of a tool for display on a user interface of a robotic system. The synthetic representation may be used to show force on the tool, an actual position of the tool, or to show the location of the tool when out of a field of view. A three-dimensional pointer is also provided ...


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Brian Hoffman
Brandon D Itkowitz, Daniel J Halabe, Tao Zhao, Simon Dimaio, Christopher J Hasser, Catherine J Mohr, Paul W Mohr, David Q Larkin, Wenyi Zhao, Brian D Hoffman: Synthetic representation of a surgical robot. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical, July 30, 2009: US20090192524-A1

A synthetic representation of a robot tool for display on a user interface of a robotic system. The synthetic representation may be used to show the position of a view volume of an image capture device with respect to the robot. The synthetic representation may also be used to find a tool that is ou ...


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Brian Hoffman
Wenyi Zhao, Christopher J Hasser, William C Nowlin, Brian D Hoffman: Tool tracking systems and methods for image guided surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Intellectual Property Dept, Intutive Surgical, April 2, 2009: US20090088634-A1

In one embodiment of the invention, a tool tracking system is disclosed including a computer usable medium having computer readable program code to receive images of video frames from at least one camera and to perform image matching of a robotic instrument to determine video pose information of the ...


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Morris Simon: Blood clot filter. Beth Israel Hospital, January 17, 1984: US04425908 (1116 worldwide citation)

A blood clot filter is inwardly radially collapsible into a collapsed configuration for insertion into a vein, and upon insertion automatically radially expands into a predetermined functional form which is in contact with the inner wall of the vein. In the expanded configuration, the filter compris ...


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Alexander B Balko, Dhiraj M Shah: Process for restoring patency to body vessels. Robert J Doherty, April 23, 1985: US04512338 (797 worldwide citation)

A process in which a shape memory alloy such as nitinol wire which has been previously fabricated in its parent phase to form a longitudinally oriented coil of adjacent wire loops and thereafter cooled to its martensite phase and reshaped to a relatively straight shape, is utilized as an intra-lumin ...


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Stephen J Brown: Method for treating medical conditions using a microprocessor-based video game. Health Hero Network, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil & Judlowe, July 6, 1999: US05918603 (747 worldwide citation)

Method for treating a medical condition in a human patient comprising choosing a psychological strategy for treating the medical condition, encoding electronic instructions for an interactive video game in such a way that the interactive video game implements the psychological strategy, loading the ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Charles S Jordan, James W Wright, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff D Wilson: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, January 5, 1999: US05855583 (742 worldwide citation)

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The system includes a pair of surgical instruments that are coupled to a pair of robotic arms. The instruments have end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles ...