Patents (issued United States utility patents)

1. U.S. Patent No: 8,679,096; Issued March 25, 2014, “Multifunctional Operational Component for Robotic Devices.”

2. U.S. Patent No: 8,604,742; Issued December 10, 2013, “Robotic Devices with Arms and Related Methods.”

3. U.S. Patent No: 8,343,171; Issued January 1, 2013, “Methods and Systems of Actuation In Robotic Devices.”

4. U.S. Patent No: 8,179,073; Issued May 15, 2012, “Robotic Devices with Agent Delivery Components and Related Methods.”

5. U.S. Patent No: 7,960,935; Issued June 14, 2011, “Robotic Devices with Agent Delivery Components and Related Methods.”

6. U.S. Patent No: 7,772,796; Issued August 10, 2010, “Robotic Devices with Agent Delivery Components and Related Methods.”

7. U.S. Patent No: 7,372,229; Issued May 13, 2008, “Robot for Surgical Applications.”

8. U.S. Patent No: 7,339,341; Issued March 4, 2008, “Surgical Camera Robot.”

9. U.S. Patent No: 7,126,303; Issued October 24, 2006, “Robot for Surgical Applications.”

 

Patents (issued European patents)

1. European Patent No: 2,397,101; Issued March 3, 2012, “Magnetically Coupleable Robotic Devices and Related Methods.”

 

Books, Book Chapters, and Magazine Articles

1. Rentschler, M., Oleynikov, D., “Will In vivo Robotics Be the Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery?” Med Tech Business Review. 1(4): 70-73, 2007.

2. Rentschler, M., “Undergraduates Benefit From Conducting Research,” Nebraska Blueprint. Spring, 2001.

 

Journal Publications (peer-reviewed original articles)

1. Zimkowski, M.M., Rentschler, M.E., Schoen, J.A., Mandava, N., Shandas, R., "Biocompatibility and Tissue Integration of a Novel Shape Memory Surgical Mesh for Ventral Hernia: In vivo Animal Studies," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B Applied Biomaterials. 102(5): 1093-1100, 2014 . (PDF)

2. Beccani, M., Di Natali, C., Sliker, L.J., Schoen, J., Rentschler, M.E., Valdastri, P. “Wireless Tissue Palpation for Intraoperative Detection of Lumps in Soft Tissue,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 61(2): 353-361, 2014. *Cover Article  (PDF)

3. Cezo, J.D., Passernig, A., Ferguson, V., Taylor, K., Rentschler, M.E., "Evaluating Temperature and Duration in Arterial Tissue Fusion to Maximize Bond Strength," Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 30: 41-49, 2014. (PDF)

4. Terry, B.S., Francisco, M., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E. “Sensor for Measuring the Contact Force from Human Myenteric Contractions for In vivo Robotic Capsule Endoscope Mobility,” ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 7(3): 030911(2 pp), 2013.  (PDF)

5. Beccani, M., Di Natali, C., Rentschler, M.E., Valdastri, P. “Uniaxial Wireless Tissue Palpation Device for Minimally Invasive Surgery,” ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 7(2): 020919(3 pp), 2013.  (PDF)

6. Lyle, A.B., Terry, B.S., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Preliminary Friction Force Measurements on Small Bowel Lumen when Eliminating Sled Edge Effects," Tribology Letters. 51(3): 377-383, 2013.  (PDF)

7. Cezo, J.D., Kramer, E., Taylor, K., Ferguson, V., Rentschler, M.E., "Temperature Measurement Methods during Direct Heat Arterial Tissue Fusion," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 60(9): 2552-2558, 2013. (PDF)

8. Wang, X., Sliker, L.J., Qi, H., Rentschler, M.E., "A Quasi-static Model of Wheel-Tissue Interaction for Surgical Robotics," Medical Engineering and Physics. 35(9): 1368-1376, 2013. (PDF)

9. Zimkowski, M.M., Rentschler, M.E., Schoen, J.A., Rech, B.A., Mandava, N., Shandas, R., "Integrating a Novel Shape Memory Polymer into Surgical Meshes Decreases Placement Time in Laparoscopic Surgery: An In vitro and Acute In vivo Study," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. 101(9): 2613-2620, 2013. (PDF)

10. Lyle, A.B., Luftig, J.T., Rentschler, M.E., "A Tribological Investigation of the Small Bowel Lumen Surface," Tribology International. 62: 171-176, 2013. (PDF)

11. Wang, X., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "A Quantitative Comparison of Soft Tissue Compressive Viscoelastic Model Accuracy," Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 20: 126-136, 2013. (PDF)

12. Terry, B.S., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Measurements of the Contact Force from Myenteric Contractions on a Solid Bolus," Journal of Robotic Surgery. 7(1): 53-57, 2013. (PDF)

13. Lindley, E., Zimkowski, M., Patel, V., Rentschler, M., "Pain Sensitivity Testing Using a Novel Computer-Controlled Pressure Algometer that Simultaneously Records Sympathetic Nervoous System Responses to Pain Stimuli," Journal of Pain. 13(4): S9, 2012. (PDF)

14. Terry, B.S., Passernig, A.C., Hill, M., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Small Intestine Mucusal Adhesivity to In vivo Capsule Robot Materials," Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 15: 24-32, 2012. (PDF)

15. Sliker, L.J., Rentschler, M.E., "The Design and Characterization of a Testing Platform for Quantitative Evaluation of Tread Performance on Multiple Biological Substrates," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 59(9): 2524-2530, 2012. (PDF)

16. Sliker, L., Kern, M., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Surgical Evaluation of a Novel Tethered Robotic Capsule Endoscope using Micro-Patterned Treads," Journal of Surgical Endoscopy. 26(10): 2862-2869, 2012. (PDF)

17. Terry, B.S., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Characterization and Experimental Results of a Novel Sensor for Measuring the Contact Force from Myenteric Contractions," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 59(7): 1971-1977, 2012. (PDF)

18. Terry, B.S., Mills, Z., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Single Port Access Surgery with a Novel Magnet Camera System," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 59(4): 1187-1193, 2012. (PDF)

19. Rentschler, M.E., Hart, K.D., Mitchell, M.B., "Initial Design and Evaluation of a Pediatric Intra-Cardiac Camera System for Ventricular Septal Defects," ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 6(1): 011001-1-011001-9, 2012. (PDF)

20. Terry, B.S., Schoen, J.A., Mills, Z., Rentschler, M.E., “Single Port Access Surgery with a Novel Port Camera System,” Surgical Innovation. 19(2): 123-129, 2012. (PDF)

21. Terry, B.S., Lyle, A., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Preliminary Mechanical Characterization of the Small Bowel for In vivo Robotic Mobility," ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 133(9): 091010-1-091010-7, 2011. (PDF)

22. Zimkowski, M., Lindley, E., Patel, V., Rentschler, M.E., "Design and Evaluation of a Computer-Controlled Pressure Algometer," ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 5(3): 031002-1-031002-6, 2011. (PDF)

23. Sliker, L.J., Wang, X., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Micropatterned Treads for In vivo Robotic Mobility," ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 4(4): 041006-1-041006-8, 2010. (PDF)

24. Rentschler, M.E., Macdonald, S.A., “An Improved Brace Design for Boutonniere Deformity,” ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 4(2): 021002-1-021002-7, 2010. (PDF)

25. Terry, B.S., Ruppert, A.D., Steinhaus, K.R., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., “An Integrated  Port Camera and Display System for Laparoscopy,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 57(5): 1191-1197, 2010. (PDF)

26. Platt, S.R., Hawks, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., “Vision and Task Assistance using Modular Wireless In Vivo Surgical Robots,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 56(6): 1700-1710, 2009. (PDF)

27. Rentschler, M., Reid, J., "The Development of a Material Model and Wheel-Tissue Interaction for Simulating Wheeled Surgical Robot Mobility," Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 12(2): 239-248, 2009. (PDF)

28. Joseph, J.V., Oleynikov, D., Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Patel, H.R., “Microrobot Assisted Laparoscopic Urological Surgery in a Canine Model,” Journal of Urology. 180(5): 2202-2205, 2008. (PDF)

29. Rentschler, M., Baxter, B.T., "Screening Aortic Drug Treatments through Arterial Compliance Measurements,” Current Vascular Pharmacology. 6(4): 250-257, 2008. (PDF)

30. Soares, R.F., Allen, D.H., Kim, Y.R., Berthelot, C., Soares, J.B, Rentschler, M.E., “A Computational Model for Predicting the Effect of Tire Configuration on Asphaltic Pavement Life,” International Journal on Road Materials and Pavement Design. 9(2): 271-289, 2008. (PDF)

31. Lehman, A.C., Berg, K.A., Dumpert, J., Wood, N.A., Visty, A.Q., Rentschler, M.E., Platt, S.R., Farritor, S.M., Oleynikov, D., “Surgery with Cooperative Robots,” Computer Aided Surgery. 13(2): 95-105, 2008. (PDF)

32. Rentschler, M., Platt, S., Berg, K., Dumpert, J., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., “Miniature In vivo Robotics for Remote and Harsh Environments,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. 12(1): 66-75, 2008. (PDF)

33. Rentschler, M., Baxter, B.T., “Medical Therapy Approach for Treating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,” Vascular. 15(6): 361-365, 2007. (PDF)

34. Rentschler, M., Iagnemma, K., Farritor, S., "Mechanical Design of Robotic In vivo Wheeled Mobility," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. 129(10): 1037-1045, 2007. (PDF)

35. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., "Natural Orifice Surgery with an Endoluminal Mobile Robot," Journal of Surgical Endoscopy. 21(7): 1212-1215, 2007. (PDF)

36. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Iagnemma, K., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., "An In vivo Mobile Robot for Surgical Vision and Task Assistance," ASME Journal of Medical Devices. 1(1): 23-29, 2007. (PDF)

37. Rentschler, M., Baxter, B.T., "Pharmacological Approaches to Prevent Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Enlargement and Rupture," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1085: 39-46, 2006.  (PDF)

38. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Iagnemma, K., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., "Modeling, Analysis, and Experimental Study of In Vivo Wheeled Robotic Mobility," IEEE Transactions on Robotics. 22(2): 308-321, 2006. (PDF)

39. Rentschler, M., Hover, F., Chryssostomidis, C., “System Identification of Open Loop Maneuvers Leads to Improved AUV Flight Performance,” IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 31(1): 200-208, 2006. (PDF)

40. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Ahmed, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “Mobile In Vivo Robots Provide Sole Visual Feedback for Abdominal Exploration and Cholecystectomy,” Journal of Surgical Endoscopy. 20(1): 135-138, 2006. (PDF)

41. Oleynikov, D., Rentschler, M., Hadzialic, A., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., “Miniature Robots Can Assist in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy,” Journal of Surgical Endoscopy. 19(4): 473-476, 2005. (PDF)

 

Journal Publications (peer-reviewed review articles)

1. Rentschler, M., Oleynikov, D., "Recent In vivo Surgical Robot and Mechanism Developments," J. of Surgical Endoscopy. 21(9): 1477-1481, 2007. (PDF)

2. Lehman, A.C., Rentschler, M.E., Farritor, S.M., Oleynikov, D., “The Current State of Miniature In vivo Laparoscopic Robotics,” Journal of Robotic Surgery. 1(1): 45-49, 2007. (PDF)

3. Lehman, A.C., Rentschler, M.E., Farritor, S.M., Oleynikov, D., “Endoluminal Minirobots for Transgastric Peritoneoscopy,” Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 15(6): 384-388, 2006. (PDF)

4. Rentschler, M., Platt, S., Dumpert, J., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., "In Vivo Laparoscopic Robotics," International Journal of Surgery. 4(3): 167-171, 2006. (PDF)

5. Oleynikov, D., Rentschler, M.E., Dumpert, J., Platt, S.R., Farritor, S.M., “In Vivo Robotic Laparoscopy,” Surgical Innovation. 12(2): 177-181, 2005. (PDF)

 

Conference Publications (peer-reviewed original paper)

1. Lauff, C., O’Connor, K., Kotys-Schwartz, D., Rentschler, M.E., “How is Design Organized? A Preliminary Study of Spatiotemporal Organization in Engineering Design,” IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Madrid, Spain, October, 2014.

2. Anderson, N., Kramer, E., Cezo, J., Ferguson, V., Rentschler, M.E., “Tissue Bond Strength as a Function of Applied Fusion Pressure,” ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2014.

3. Lauff, C., Weidler-Lewis, J., O’Connor, K., Kotys-Schwartz, D., Rentschler, M., “Cognitive Ethnographies of Heterogeneous Engineering Design,” International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Boulder, CO, June, 2014.

4. Lauff, C., Weidler-Lewis, J., O’Connor, K., Kotys-Schwartz, D., Rentschler, M.E., “Undergraduate to Professional Engineering Design: A Disconnected Trajectory?,” American Society for Engineering Education Zone IV Conference, Long Beach, CA, April, 2014.

5. Wang. X., Di Natali, C., Beccani, M., Kern, M., Valdastri, P., Rentschler, M.E. “Novel Medical Wired Palpation Device: A Validation Study of Material Properties,” International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems – Transducers 2013 and Eurosensors XXVII, Barcelona, Spain, May, 2013.

6. Beccani, M., Di Natali, C., Rentschler, M.E., Valdastri, P. “Wireless Tissue Palpation: Proof of Concept for a Single Degree of Freedom,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May, 2013.

7. Sliker, L.J., Kern, M.D., Rentschler, M.E. “Preliminary Experimental Results and Modeling for a Four Degree of Freedom Automated Traction Measurement Platform for Quantitative Evaluation of In Vivo Robotic Capsule Colonoscopy Mobility Effectiveness,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May, 2013.

8. Beccani, M., Di Natali, C., Rentschler, M.E., Valdastri, P. “Uniaxial Wireless Tissue Palpation Device for Minimally Invasive Surgery,” ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2013.

9. Terry, B.S., Francisco, M., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E. “Sensor for Measuring the Contact Force from Human Myenteric Contractions for In vivo Robotic Capsule Endoscope Mobility,” ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2013.

10. Terry, B.S., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Preliminary Mechanical Characterization of the Small Bowel for In vivo Mobility," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November, 2010.

11. Wang, X., Qi, H., Rentschler, M.E., "Analysis of Wheel-Tissue Interaction for In vivo Robotic Mobility," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November, 2010.

12. Hart, K.D., Mitchell, M.B., Rentschler, M.E., "Initial Design and Evaluation of an Intra-Cardiac Camera System for Ventricular Septal Defects," ASME IDETC and CIE – Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August, 2010.

13. Sliker, L.J., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Preliminary In vivo Capsule Crawler Mobility," ASME IDETC and CIE – Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August, 2010.

14. Rentschler, M.E., Zable, J.A., “Beyond Capstone Design – Developing a New Graduate Design Pedagogy and Program,” Capstone Design Conference, Boulder, CO, June, 2010.

15. Platt, S.R., Hawks, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., Redden, L., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., “Modular Wireless Wheeled In vivo Surgical Robots,” ASME DETC and CIE Conference - 30th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, vol. 2, pp. 727-736, Brooklyn, NY, August, 2008.

16. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Oleynikov, D., Iagnemma, K., Farritor, S. “Mobile In Vivo Biopsy Robot,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4155-4160, Orlando, FL, May, 2006.

17. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Hadzialic, A., Platt, S., Oleynikov, D., Iagnemma, K., Farritor, S., “Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of In Vivo Wheeled Mobility,” Proceedings of the ASME DETC and CIE Conference - 28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, vol. 2, pp. 1241-1249, Salt Lake City, UT, October, 2004.

18. Rentschler, M., Hover, F., Chryssostomidis, C., “Modeling and Control of an Odyssey III AUV through System Identification Tests”, 13th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology, Durham, NH, August, 2003.

19. Farritor, S., Rentschler, M., “Robotic Highway Safety Markers”, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division DSC, vol. 71, pp. 833-839, New Orleans, LA, November, 2002.

 

Conference Publications (peer-reviewed original abstract)

1. Fankell, D., Ferguson, V.L., Taylor, K.D., Rentschler, M.E., "Impact of Heater Location and Ambient Conditions on Fusion Strength during Direct Heat Fusion," World Congress on Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July, 2014.

2. Kramer, E., Ferguson, V. L., Rentschler, M.E., "Biothermomechanics of Thermal Tissue Fusion: A Multi-Faceted Interaction," World Congress on Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July, 2014. (14-A-5404-WCB)

3. Anderson, N., Kramer, E., Cezo, J.D., Ferguson, V. L., Rentschler, M.E., "Tissue Bond Strength and Intraluminal Temperature as a Function of Applied Fusion Pressure," World Congress on Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July, 2014.

4. Kern, M., Ortega, J., Rentschler, M.E., "Soft Material Adhesion Characterization for In vivo Locomotion: Experimental and Modeling Results," World Congress on Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July, 2014.

5. Patel, V., Burger-Van Der walt, E., Cain, C., Lindley, E., Cullimore, I., Lafleur, M., Rentschler, M.E., "Accuracy of Screwdriver Navigation for Placement of Thoracolumbar Pedicle Screws," American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March, 2013.

6. Cezo, J., Kramer, E., Taylor, K., Ferguson, V., Rentschler, M.E., "Tissue Fusion Bursting Pressure and the Role of Tissue Water Content," BiOS SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, February, 2013.

7. Lindley, E., Zimkowski, M., Patel, V., Rentschler, M.E., "Pain Sensitivity Testing Using A Novel Computer-Controlled Pressure Algometer That Simultaneously Records Sympathetic Nervous System Responses to Pain Stimuli," American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Honolulu, HI, May, 2012.

8. Hawks, J., Rentschler, M., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., Platt, S., “A Modular Wireless In Vivo Surgical Robot with Multiple Surgical Applications,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, vol. 142, pp. 117-121, IOS Press, Long Beach, CA, January, 2009.

9. Hawks, J., Rentschler, M., Redden, L., Infanger, R., Dumpert, J., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., Platt, S., “Towards an In Vivo Wireless Mobile Robot for Surgical Assistance,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, vol. 132, pp. 153-158, IOS Press, Long Beach, CA, January, 2008.

10. Joseph, J.V., Boczko, J., Capello, S., Oleynikov, D., Dumpert, J., Rentschler, M., Patel, H.R., “Microrobots in Urology: Video Demonstration of Microrobot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy and Nephrectomy in a Canine Model,” Journal of Endourology. 20: A311, 2006.

11. Joseph, J.V., Oleynikov, D., Boczko, J., Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Patel, H.R., “Microrobots in urologic surgery: The next step in the evolution of robotic surgery,” Journal of Urology, 175(4): 344, 2006.

12. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “Mobile In Vivo Biopsy and Camera Robot,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, vol. 119, pp. 449-454, IOS Press, Long Beach, CA, January, 2006.

13. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “Toward In Vivo Mobility,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, vol. 111, pp. 397-403, IOS Press, Long Beach, CA, January, 2005.

14. Rentschler, M., Oleynikov, D., Hadzialic, A., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., “In Vivo Camera Robots Provide Improved Vision for Laparoscopic Surgery,” International Congress Series - Proceedings of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Conference, vol. 1268, pp. 787-792, Chicago, IL, June, 2004.

15. Rentschler, M., Hadzialic, A., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “In Vivo Robots for Laparoscopic Surgery,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, vol. 98, pp. 316-322, IOS Press, Newport Beach, CA, January, 2004.

 

Conference Presentations without Publication (peer-reviewed original abstract)

1. Cezo, J., Kramer, E., Schoen, J.A., Ferguson, V., Rentschler, M.E., "Tissue Storage Ex vivo Significantly Increases Vascular Fusion Bursting Pressure," The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Salt Lake City, UT, April, 2014.

2. Lindley, E.M., Spiegel, B., Milligan, K., Zimkowski, M., Rentschler, M.E., Burger, E.L., Patel, V.V., "A New Method For Clinically Assessing Pain," American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March, 2014.

3. Kleck, C.J., LaFleur, M., Lindley, E.M., Clark, M., Burger, E.L., Cain, C.M.J., Rentschler, M.E., Razavi-Shearer, D., Patel, V.V., "Pedicle Screw Precision with 3-Dimensional Imaging, Navigation, and Measurement," SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Hyderabad, India, October, 2013.

4. Lindley, E.M., Spiegel, B., Milligan, K., Zimkowski, M., Rentschler, M.E., Burger, E.L., Patel, V.V., "A New Method For Clinically Assessing Pain," SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Hyderabad, India, October, 2013.

5. Mills, Z., Terry, B., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Single Port Access Surgery with a Novel Magnet Camera System," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011 (IMECE2011-63963).

6. Lyle, A., Terry, B., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "An Experimental Evaluation of Small Bowel Friction Forces when Eliminating Edge Effects," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011 IMECE2011-63943).

7. Kern, M., Sliker, L.J., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Preliminary In vivo Capsule Endoscopic Mobility Using Micro-Patterned Treads," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011 (IMECE2011-63723)

8. Sliker, L.J., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "The Design and Experimental Evaluation of Micro-Patterned Treads for In vivo Robotic Mobility," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011 (IMECE2011-63766).

9. Cezo, J., Ferguson, V., Rentschler, M.E., "Computational Modeling of Direct Heat Tissue Fusion," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011 (IMECE2011-62134).

10. Terry, B.S., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., "Development and Characterization of a Novel Sensor for Measuring the Radial Force from Myenteric Contractions," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011 (IMECE2011-62121).

11. Wang, X., Qi, H.J., Rentschler, M.E., "A Theoretical Study of Friction for In vivo Surgical Robotic Wheel-Tissue Interaction," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, November, 2011 (IMECE2011-62386).

12. Wood, N., Lehman, A., Rentschler, M., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “A Robotic Assistant for Surgical Dissection,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, Long Beach, CA, January, 2009.

13. Lehman, A., Dumpert, J., Visty, A., Rentschler, M., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., "Towards Cooperative Miniature Robots for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery," Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA) Congress, Rome, Italy, January, 2008.

14. Berg, K., Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Lehman, A., Platt, S., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., “Surgery with Cooperative Robots,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Long Beach, CA, February, 2007.

15. Rentschler, M., Berg, K., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., “In vivo Robotics during the NEEMO 9 Mission,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Long Beach, CA, February, 2007.

16. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Lehman, A., Berg, K., Platt, S., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., “In Vivo Robots for Tele-Surgery During Long-Term Space Flight,” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Conference, San Jose, CA, September, 2006.

17. Boczko, J., Capello, S., Oleynikov, D., Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Patel, H.R., Joseph, J.V., “Microrobots in Urology: Video Demonstration of Microrobot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy and Nephrectomy in a Canine Model,” The 24th World Congress of Endourology, Cleveland, OH, August, 2006.

18. Rentschler, M., Reid, J., “LS-DYNA Simulation of In vivo Surgical Robot Mobility,” The 9th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, Dearborn, MI, June, 2006.

19. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “Natural Orifice Surgery with an Endoluminal Mobile Robot,” The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Dallas, TX, April 2006.

20. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Iagnemma, K., Oleynikov, D., Farritor, S., "In vivo Mobile Surgical Robotic Task Assistance," Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2006.

21. Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “Mobile In Vivo Robots Can Assist In Abdominal Exploration,” The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April, 2005.

22. Dumpert, J., Rentschler, M., Platt, S., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “Improving In Vivo Robot Vision Quality,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, Long Beach, CA, January, 2005.

23. Narazaki, K., Oleynikov, D., DiMartino, A., Rentschler, M., Stergiou, N., “Objective Quantification of Proficiency in Robotic Laparoscopy with Bimanual Inanimate Tasks,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, Long Beach, CA, January, 2005.

24. Oleynikov, D., Rentschler, M., Hadzialic, A., Dumpert, J., Platt, S., Farritor, S., “Miniature Robots Can Assist in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy,” The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Denver, CO, March, 2004.

 

Conference Posters (peer-reviewed original abstract)

1. Cezo, J., Anderson, N., Kramer, E., Taylor, K., Rentschler, M., Ferguson, V., “Tissue Hydration Influences Bursting Pressure of Fused Arteries,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Sunriver, Oregon, June, 2013.

2. Cezo, J., Ferguson, V., Taylor, K., Rentschler, M., “Measurement of Bond Strength of Direct Heat Tissue Fusion in Arteries,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June, 2012.

3. Zimkowski, M.M., Lanning, C., Rech, B., Glang, R., Mandava, N., Mandava, N., Schoen, J., Rentschler, M., Shandas, R., “Mechanical Evaluation of Surgical Meshes Integrated with New Shape-Memory Polymer for Abdominal Wall Defect Repair,” American Hernia Society, March, 2012.

4. Sliker, L., Kern, M.D., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., “Biologically Inspired Micro-Patterned Treads for Robotic Capsule Endoscope Mobility,” Covidien R&D Summit, Westminster, CO, October, 2011.

5. Terry, B.S., Schoen, J.A., Rentschler, M.E., “Experimental Measurements of the Radial Force from Myenteric Contractions on a Solid Bolus,” Covidien R&D Summit, Westminster, CO, October, 2011.

6. Schoen, J.A., Mills, Z., Terry, B.S., Rentschler, M.E., “A SILS-Specific Camera System,” The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, April, 2011.

7. Schoen, J.A., Sliker, L., Rentschler, M.E., “A Locomotion System for Capsule Mobility,” The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX, April, 2011.

8. Schoen, J.A., Terry, B.S., Mills, A., Rentschler, M.E., “Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery with a Novel Port Camera System,” The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Landover, MD, April, 2010.

9. Macdonald, S., Rentschler, M., “An Improved Splint Design for Boutonniere Deformity,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, June, 2009.

10. Ruppert, A., Terry, B., Rentschler, M., “A Laparoscopic Camera-Enabled Cannula Port,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, June, 2009.

11. Lehman, A., Dumpert, J., Visty, A., Rentschler, M., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., "Toward Natural Orifice Surgery with Cooperative Miniature Robots," The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, April, 2008.

12. Rentschler, M., Baxter, B.T., “Preliminary Murine Aortic Tissue Material Properties from Pressure-Diameter Experiments,” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Keystone, CO, June, 2007.

13. Platt, S., Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., “In Vivo Robotic Cameras Can Enhance Imaging Capability During Laparoscopic Surgery,” The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April, 2005.

 

Dissertations

1. Cezo, J., Thermal Tissue Fusion of Arteries: Methods, Mechanisms, & Mechanics. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, August, 2013.

2. Wang, X, Predictive Modeling of Tissue Mechanical Response for Rolling Motion, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, August, 2012.

3. Terry, B., Mechanical Characterization of the Small Intestine for In vivo Robotic Capsule Endoscope Mobility, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, May, 2012.

4. Rentschler, M., In Vivo Abdominal Surgical Robotics: Tissue Mechanics Modeling, Robotic Design, Experimentation, and Analysis, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, May, 2006.

 

Theses

1. Francisco, M., Migrating Motor Complex Force Sensor: Design, Fabrication and Clinical In vivo Measurements, Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, December, 2013.

2. Hill, M.,  Design, Development, and Verification of an Automated Pain Measurement Device, Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, December, 2013. 

3. Lyle, A., Evaluation of Small Bowel Lumen Friction Forces for Applications in In vivo Robotic Capsule Endoscopy, Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, August, 2012.

4. Hart, K., The Design and Evaluation of a Pediatric Cardiothoracic Camera System for Identification and Repair of Ventricular Septal Defects, Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, May, 2011.

5. Mills, Z., Design and Experimental Evaluation of a Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Camera System for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, May, 2011

6. Zimkowski, M., Design and Preliminary Evaluation of a Computer-Controlled Pressure Algometer for Measuring Pain Sensitivity, Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, August, 2010.

7. Ruppert, A., Design and Experimental Evaluation of an Integrated Cannula Visualization System for Laparoscopy, Master's Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, August, 2009.

8. Rentschler, M., Dynamic Simulation Modeling and Control of the Odyssey III Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Master's Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, June, 2003.

9. Rentschler, M., Mobile Highway Construction Barrel Robots, Bachelor’s Thesis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, May, 2001.

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