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Robert M Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Alex T Roth, Wade A Keller, Scott C Anderson, Chris A Julian: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, February 22, 2005: US06858005 (378 worldwide citation)

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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OHLINE ROBERT M, TARTAGLIA JOSEPH M, BELSON AMIR, ROTH ALEX T, KELLER WADE A, ANDERSON SCOTT C, JULIAN CHRIS A: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion, Sehnenbetätigtes Endoskop und Verfahren zum Einsetzen, Endoscope actionné par tendon et procédés dinsertion. INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, January 4, 2012: EP2401954-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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Keith P Laby, Robert M Ohline, Christoph M Pistor, Charles E Swinehart, Bruce R Woodley, Amir Belson: System for controlling an instrument using shape sensors. Intuitive Surgical Operations, August 22, 2017: US09737198

The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for sensing the shape of a steerable instrument and controlling the steerable instrument in response to a control signal fr ...


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Robert M Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Alex T Roth, Wade A Keller, Scott C Anderson, Chris A Julian: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Johney U Han, Morrison & Foerster, March 6, 2003: US20030045778-A1

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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Robert M Ohline, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Alex T Roth, Wade A Keller, Scott C Anderson, Chris A Julian: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 14, 2005: US20050154261-A1

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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Ohline Robert M, Tartaglia Joseph M, Belson Amir, Roth Alex T, Keller Wade A, Anderson Scott C, Julian Chris A: Tendon-driven endoscope and methods of insertion. Neoguide Systems, fan li, October 19, 2005: CN03823467

A steerable, tendon-driven endoscope is described herein. The endoscope has an elongated body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion and an automatically controlled, segmented proximal portion. The steerable distal portion and the segment of the controllable portion are actuated by ...


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System for Controlling an Instrument Using Shape Sensors. November 9, 2017: US20170319049-A1

The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for sensing the shape of a steerable instrument and controlling the steerable instrument in response to a control signal fr ...


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ENDOSCOPE HAVING INTEGRATED VISUAL FIELD ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM. March 22, 2018: US20180078120-A1

A scope includes an elongate body, a lens at the distal end of the elongate body, at least one conduit, and a view optimizing assembly. The conduit is configured to connect to an air supply. The view optimizing assembly extends from the distal end of the elongate body past the lens and includes a fi ...