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, MA244

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hawkins, J Riley Cumberland, RI 19 741
McCrea, Conor Russell Brookline, MA 1 9
Ramsay, Christopher Lawrence New Bedford, MA 1 9

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PAULOS, LONNIE E. (1)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
* 2006/0258,938 Methods and system for performing 3-D tool tracking by fusion of sensor and/or camera derived data during minimally invasive robotic surgery 98 2005
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (3)
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
* 2009/0171,371 MEDICAL ROBOTIC SYSTEM WITH FUNCTIONALITY TO DETERMINE AND DISPLAY A DISTANCE INDICATED BY MOVEMENT OF A TOOL ROBOTICALLY MANIPULATED BY AN OPERATOR 5 2007
8,792,963 Methods of determining tissue distances using both kinematic robotic tool position information and image-derived position information 2 2011
 
Arthrex, Inc. (2)
* 8,308,662 Measuring device 20 2007
* 2008/0306,408 Measuring device 30 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
* 9,113,954 Coordinate instrument set 0 2012
* 2012/0191,015 COORDINATE INSTRUMENT SET 6 2012
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,721,651 Templates and methods 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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