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Scott L Delp, J Peter Loan, Craig B Robinson, Arthur Y Wong, S David Stulberg: Computer-assisted surgical system. Schiff Hardin & Waite, November 4, 1997: US05682886 (797 worldwide citation)

A method for planning surgery on a body portion is provided in the steps of gathering image data, storing the image data, reading the image data into a computer, generating a three-dimensional computer model of the body portion from the image data, identifying anatomical features relevant to the sur ...


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Éric Brosseau, Michel Boivin, Geneviève Hamel, Louis Philipe Amiot: Interactive computer-assisted surgical system and method thereof. Orthosoft, Wells St John P S, March 18, 2003: US06533737 (230 worldwide citation)

A computer-assisted surgical system and method are described herein. The computer-assisted surgical system comprises a computer including three-dimensional models of anatomical structures and a user interface including a position sensing system to register in real-time the relative positions of the ...


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Éric Brosseau, Michel Boivin, Geneviéve Hamel, Louis Philippe Amiot: Interactive computer-assisted surgical system and method thereof. Orthosoft, Wells St John P S, September 17, 2002: US06450978 (137 worldwide citation)

A computer-assisted surgical system and method are described herein. The computer-assisted surgical system comprises a computer including three-dimensional models of anatomical structures and a user interface including a position sensing system to register in real-time the relative positions of the ...


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Radu Iorgulescu, Carinne Cecile Granchi, Dennis Moses, Jason Robert Wojcik: Systems and methods for selectively activating haptic guide zones. MAKO Surgical, Foley & Lardner, May 2, 2017: US09639156 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for activating a virtual haptic geometry based on a position of a portion of an instrument relative to a target feature comprises detecting a presence of a reference point of an instrument within a threshold distance of a target feature. A virtual haptic geometry corresponding to the target ...


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Blau Arno: Stereotactic computer assisted surgery based on three-dimensional visualization. Stryker Leibinger & Co Kg, Blau Arno, Maiwald Patentanwalts, July 16, 2009: WO/2009/087214 (3 worldwide citation)

A computer assisted surgical system that includes an apparatus (110) for imaging a region of interest of a portion of an anatomy of a subject; a memory containing executable instructions; and a processor programmed using the instructions to receive two or more two-dimensional images of the region of ...


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Arthur E Quaid, Rony A Abovitz: System and method for performing surgical procedure using drill guide and robotic device operable in multiple modes. MAKO Surgical, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, May 2, 2017: US09636185 (2 worldwide citation)

System and method for performing a surgical procedure using a drill guide and a robotic device operable in multiple modes. The drill guide is mechanically coupled to the robotic device. A pre-defined virtual trajectory constrains movement of the drill guide. In a first mode, a user is able to manual ...


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Chris Alan Lightcap, Hyosig Kang, Arthur E Quaid III, Rony Abovitz: Neural monitor-based dynamic haptics. MAKO Surgical, Foley & Lardner, October 31, 2017: US09801686 (1 worldwide citation)

A computer-assisted surgery system may have a robotic arm including a surgical tool and a processor communicatively connected to the robotic arm. The processor may be configured to receive, from a neural monitor, a signal indicative of a distance between the surgical tool and a portion of a patient' ...


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Arno Blau: Stereotactic computer assisted surgery method and system. Stryker European Holdings I, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, September 11, 2018: US10070903 (1 worldwide citation)

A computer assisted surgical system that includes an apparatus for imaging a region of interest of a portion of an anatomy of a subject; a memory containing executable instructions; and a processor programmed using the instructions to receive two or more two-dimensional images of the region of inter ...


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Gregory F Richmond, Gary S Guthart: Grip force control for robotic surgical instrument end effector. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, Jones Robb PLLC, November 21, 2017: US09820823 (1 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling an end effector of a robotically-controlled surgical instrument may include receiving a first input signal indicative of a high grip level input at a master grip input mechanism that controls a slave gripping force of the end effector; receiving a second input signal indicati ...


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Christopher C Langenfeld, Michael J Slate, Prashant Bhat, Dirk A van der Merwe, David D B Cannan, Keith D Violette: Robotic surgery system, method, and apparatus. DEKA Products Partnership, Kathleen Chapman, August 21, 2018: US10052761 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical system which may be configured to be a minimally invasive and/or computer assisted surgical system. Operation of the system may be controlled by transmission of a force from a first section to a second section of the system. The first section and the second section may be separated by a p ...