US Patent No: 5,339,799

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Medical system for reproducing a state of contact of the treatment section in the operation unit

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A medical system according to the present invention comprises a medical apparatus including an operation unit manipulated by a surgeon and a treatment section formed away from the operation unit for treating a subject, a detector or a pressure sensor for detecting a state of contact between the subject and the treatment section, and a reproduction mechanism for amplifying a small contact pressure according to the output of the detector and thus reproduce the state of contact so that the surgeon can perceive the state of contact.

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OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD.TOKYO2248

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Adachi, Hideyuki Ibaraki, JP 59 2392
Fukaya, Takashi Sagamihara, JP 40 1220
Fuse, Eiichi Sunto-gun, JP 15 847
Kami, Kuniaki Tokyo, JP 24 1162
Kosaka, Yoshihiro Shirakawa, JP 9 805
Matsuno, Kiyotaka Hachioji, JP 92 1706
Nakamura, Masakazu Hachioji, JP 97 1004
Sato, Michio Tochigi, JP 72 905
Suzuki, Katsuya Tokyo, JP 127 1330
Tanaka, Yasundo Saitama, JP 12 708
Umeyama, Koichi Kasukabe, JP 7 990
Yamaguchi, Seiji Saitama, JP 216 2726

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7,386,365 Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery 27 2004
8,002,767 Multifunctional handle for a medical robotic system 2 2004
7,594,912 Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery 20 2004
7,682,357 Tele-medicine system that transmits an entire state of a subsystem 5 2005
8,527,094 Multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures 11 2005
* 7,914,521 Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures 5 2005
8,641,698 Pivot point arm for robotic system used to perform a surgical procedure 1 2006
7,695,481 Medical robotic system with different scaling factors 12 2006
8,870,900 Endoscopic beating-heart stabilizer and vessel occlusion fastener 1 2007
7,862,580 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 8 2007
7,890,211 Master-slave manipulator system and apparatus 0 2007
7,780,651 Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity 10 2007
7,778,733 Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery 8 2008
7,785,320 Method for operating a medical robotic system by stopping movement of a surgical instrument about a pivot point or issuing a warning if the pivot point moves beyond a threshold value 0 2008
9,039,681 Minimally invasive surgical training using robotics and telecollaboration 0 2008
8,758,352 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 2 2009
8,142,447 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 5 2009
8,062,288 Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery 8 2009
8,600,551 Medical robotic system with operatively couplable simulator unit for surgeon training 5 2010
8,343,141 Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity 3 2010
8,337,521 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 5 2010
8,489,235 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system 6 2010
8,790,243 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 1 2011
8,939,891 Multifunctional handle for a medical robotic system 0 2011
8,452,447 Tool grip calibration for robotic surgery 7 2011
8,256,319 Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery 8 2011
8,911,428 Apparatus for pitch and yaw rotation 0 2012
9,005,112 Articulate and swapable endoscope for a surgical robot 0 2012
8,998,930 Disposable sterile surgical adaptor 0 2012
8,998,799 Sterile surgical adaptor 0 2012
8,562,594 Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery 1 2012
8,845,681 Rigidly-linked articulating wrist with decoupled motion transmission 0 2012
8,690,908 Flexible wrist for surgical tool 2 2012
8,709,000 Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity 0 2012
9,068,628 Robotic arms with strap drive trains 0 2013
* 2013/0239,392 Method for robotic arms with strap drive trains 1 2013
8,840,628 Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system 0 2013
8,666,544 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system 3 2013
9,011,415 Pivot point arm for a robotic system used to perform a surgical procedure 0 2013
8,914,150 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system 0 2014
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 8,303,622 Heart valve chordae replacement methods and apparatus 1 2008
 
DEUTSCHE AEROSPACE AG (1)
* 5,609,607 Device for modeling or simulating the sense of touch in a surgical instrument 35 1994
 
RASSMAN, WILLIAM (1)
8,317,804 Hair harvesting apparatus 1 2010
 
VISX, INCORPORATED (1)
* 6,772,053 Aspects of a control system of a minimally invasive surgical apparatus 23 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (7)
* 8,162,816 System for implanting an implant and method thereof 1 2002
* 7,063,671 Electronically activated capture device 24 2002
6,695,808 Pressure sensor for therapeutic delivery device and method 51 2003
7,211,063 Pressure sensor for therapeutic delivery device and method 7 2003
7,976,541 Contact sensitive probes with indicators 0 2006
7,662,151 Contact sensitive probes 19 2006
8,834,390 Electronically activated capture device 0 2009
 
BROCK ROGERS, INC. (2)
7,297,142 Interchangeable surgical instrument 78 2002
6,860,878 Interchangeable instrument 51 2002
 
ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 7,074,180 Visualization during closed-chest surgery 15 2003
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