US20110290856A1 - Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities - Google Patents

Robotically-controlled surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities Download PDF

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US20110290856A1
US20110290856A1 US13/118,272 US201113118272A US2011290856A1 US 20110290856 A1 US20110290856 A1 US 20110290856A1 US 201113118272 A US201113118272 A US 201113118272A US 2011290856 A1 US2011290856 A1 US 2011290856A1
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Frederick E. Shelton, IV
John N. Ouwerkerk
Eugene L. Timperman
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Priority to US12/949,099 priority patent/US8167185B2/en
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Priority to US13/118,272 priority patent/US20110290856A1/en
Priority to US13/118,263 priority patent/US20110295295A1/en
Assigned to ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. reassignment ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: OUWERKERK, JOHN N., TIMPERMAN, EUGENE L., SHELTON, FREDERICK E., IV
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Priority claimed from US13/369,569 external-priority patent/US8820605B2/en
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