Hansen Medical Inc. has been awarded 11 more U.S. patents for its medical robotic technology. The Mountain View, California based company specializes in flexible robots for medical purposes. The new patents include products and technology developed to position, manipulate and control catheters accurately.
Bruce Barclay the Hansen Medical's president and chief executive officer said that some of the patents provided coverage for the Hansen Medical's Sensei X Robotic Catheter System while others provided innovative solutions for future potential advances in robotic technology.
Mr Barclay said that as they build momentum and draw on their presence in the electrophysiology market and create a second beachhead in the vascular surgery market in the coming year, it was important that the technologies embodied in their core systems and future advancements were protected.
The 11 additional patents received by Hansen are U.S. Patent No. 7,699,835, titled Robotically Controlled Surgical Instruments; 7,713,190, Flexible Instrument; 7,727,185, Coaxial Catheter System; 7,744,608, Robotically Controlled Medical Instrument; 7,744,622, Surgical Instrument; 7,758,569, Interchangeable Surgical Instrument; 7,766,894, Coaxial Catheter System; 7,775,972, Flexible Instrument; 7,789,874, Support Assembly for Robotic Catheter System; 7,789,875, Surgical Instruments; and 7,819,884, Robotically Controlled Medical Instrument.