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.TOKYO2266

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Adachi, Hideyuki Ibaraki, JP 59 2327
Fukaya, Takashi Sagamihara, JP 40 1184
Fuse, Eiichi Sunto-gun, JP 14 820
Kami, Kuniaki Tokyo, JP 24 1132
Kosaka, Yoshihiro Shirakawa, JP 8 780
Matsuno, Kiyotaka Hachioji, JP 92 1653
Nakamura, Masakazu Hachioji, JP 96 975
Sato, Michio Tochigi, JP 71 880
Suzuki, Katsuya Tokyo, JP 126 1268
Tanaka, Yasundo Saitama, JP 12 687
Umeyama, Koichi Kasukabe, JP 7 955
Yamaguchi, Seiji Saitama, JP 214 2671

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7,780,651 Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity 9 2007
7,778,733 Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery 7 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
8,758,352 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 2 2009
8,142,447 Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools 4 2009
8,062,288 Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery 7 2009
8,600,551 Medical robotic system with operatively couplable simulator unit for surgeon training 3 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 4 2010
8,489,235 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system 4 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 6 2011
8,256,319 Offset remote center manipulator for robotic surgery 7 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 0 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
8,840,628 Surgical manipulator for a telerobotic system 0 2013
8,666,544 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system 2 2013
8,914,150 Cooperative minimally invasive telesurgical system 0 2014
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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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
 
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (7)
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6,695,808 Pressure sensor for therapeutic delivery device and method 49 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 75 2002
6,860,878 Interchangeable instrument 48 2002
 
ENDOSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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