Patents by Inventor Dwight Allan Meglan

Dwight Allan Meglan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6096004
    Abstract: A master/slave system is used for performing a surgical procedure such as theterization of cardiac or peripheral vasculature. Movements of catheters or similar tools within a patient are remotely controlled by a surgeon, and the surgeon receives haptic or tactile feedback caused by the movement of the tools within the patient. The system employs a master actuator with cylindrical controls and a slave actuator that engages the tools. The master actuator and slave actuator are electrically coupled to electrical interface circuitry by drive signals and sense signals. A fluid system is coupled to the slave actuator by fluid-carrying tubes for the delivery of contrast and other solutions to be injected into the vasculature for improved imaging and also to pressurize the balloon on a balloon catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Inc. (Ita)
    Inventors: Dwight Allan Meglan, Frederick Marshall Morgan, Jeffrey Michael Wendlandt