US Patent No: 7,166,112

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Device for determining distance between two points in a surgical site

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030181920

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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, MA248

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hawkins, J Riley Cumberland, RI 23 558
McCrea, Conor Russell Brookline, MA 2 4
Ramsay, Christopher Lawrence New Bedford, MA 2 8

Cited Art Landscape

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CEDAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
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PAULOS, LONNIE E. (1)
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SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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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
 
ARTHREX, INC. (1)
* 8,308,662 Measuring device 8 2007
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
8,721,651 Templates and methods 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner

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