Device for determining distance between two points in a surgical site

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7166112
APP PUB NO 20030181920A1
SERIAL NO

10108163

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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, MA242

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hawkins, J Riley Cumberland, RI 20 945
McCrea, Conor Russell Brookline, MA 1 10
Ramsay, Christopher Lawrence New Bedford, MA 2 11

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC. (4)
* 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 130 2005
8473031 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 8 2007
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ARTHREX, INC. (2)
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* 2008/0306,408 Measuring device 37 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
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