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1. US20100010505 - METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INTRODUCING A MEDICAL DEVICE INTO THE BODY OF A PATIENT

Office United States of America
Application Number 12502038
Application Date 13.07.2009
Publication Number 20100010505
Publication Date 14.01.2010
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61B 19/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
A61M 25/01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
25Catheters; Hollow probes
01Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
H04N 7/18
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
18Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
Applicants HERLIHY J PATRICK
COHN WILLIAM E
RENNICKS K WAYNE
Inventors Herlihy J. Patrick
Cohn William E.
Rennicks K. Wayne
Agents PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, L.L.P.
Title
(EN) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INTRODUCING A MEDICAL DEVICE INTO THE BODY OF A PATIENT
Abstract
(EN)

An image guided robotic device is provided to perform a diagnostic or therapeutic medical procedure. In one embodiment, the robotic device includes an imaging machine, an actuator, and a controller for controlling the actuator. The robotic device may be configured to introduce a needle, a catheter, or a cannula into an anatomical structure. The device and its components may be sized for use as a portable device and/or operable using one hand of the operator.