US Patent No: 7,166,112

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Device for determining distance between two points in a surgical site

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Abstract

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A device for use by a surgeon to determine the distance between two points within a surgical site, the device having a gripper retractably and flexibly connected to a body by a retractor having a proximal spring portion and a distal portion comprising a cable.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEPUY SPINE, INC.RAYNHAM, MA267

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hawkins, J Riley Cumberland, RI 21 500
McCrea, Conor Russell Brookline, MA 2 4
Ramsay, Christopher Lawrence New Bedford, MA 2 8

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INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (2)
8,473,031 Medical robotic system with functionality to determine and display a distance indicated by movement of a tool robotically manipulated by an operator 1 2007
8,792,963 Methods of determining tissue distances using both kinematic robotic tool position information and image-derived position information 0 2011
 
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