US Patent No: 6,381,485

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Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization

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A method for use during a procedure on a body. The method generates a display representing relative positions of two structure during the procedure. The method includes the steps of storing an image data set in memory, the image data set representing the position of the body based on scans taken of the body prior to the procedure; reading the image data set stored in the memory, the image data set having a plurality of data points in known relation to a plurality of reference points for at least one of the two structures; placing one or more magnetic field sensors in known relation to the reference points of the two structures; generating a magnetic field; detecting the magnetic field with the magnetic field sensors; ascertaining the locations of the sensors based upon the magnetic field detected by the sensors and processing the locations of the sensors to generate a displaced image data set representing the relative position of the two structures during the procedure; and generating a display based on the displaced image data set illustrating the relative position of the two structures during the procedure.

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MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC.LOUISVILLE, CO133

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Hunter, Mark W Broomfield, CO 32 3035
Kessman, Paul Broomfield, CO 34 2391

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6,968,224 Method of detecting organ matter shift in a patient 54 2003
7,366,562 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 174 2003
* 2004/0116,803 Method and apparatus for electromagnetic navigation of a surgical probe near a metal object 26 2004
7,542,791 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 130 2004
7,751,865 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 100 2004
7,636,595 Method and apparatus for calibrating non-linear instruments 32 2004
7,971,341 Method of forming an electromagnetic sensing coil in a medical instrument for a surgical navigation system 9 2008
7,818,044 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 13 2008
 
ORTHALIGN, INC. (16)
8,888,786 Surgical orientation device and method 3 2009
* 2009/0318,931 SURGICAL ORIENTATION DEVICE AND METHOD 22 2009
8,057,479 Surgical orientation system and method 17 2009
* 2010/0016,705 SURGICAL ORIENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD 27 2009
8,998,910 Systems and methods for joint replacement 3 2009
* 2010/0063,508 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT 43 2009
8,911,447 Systems and methods for joint replacement 3 2009
* 2010/0137,869 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT 101 2009
9,339,226 Systems and methods for joint replacement 0 2011
* 2011/0208,093 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT 6 2011
8,118,815 Systems and methods for joint replacement 15 2011
* 2011/0218,543 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT 2 2011
8,974,467 Surgical orientation system and method 3 2011
9,271,756 Systems and methods for joint replacement 0 2012
8,974,468 Hip surgery systems and methods 3 2012
9,192,392 Systems and methods for joint replacement 1 2014
 
Carbon Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
* 2005/0033,157 Multi-modality marking material and method 82 2003
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (12)
8,357,181 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 14 2005
8,083,795 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 4 2006
* 2008/0051,677 Method and apparatus for osteochondral autograft transplantation 3 2006
7,747,306 Osteochondral implant procedure 3 2006
7,879,040 Method and apparatus for osteochondral autograft transplantation 5 2006
* 2008/0177,293 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OSTEOCHONDRAL AUTOGRAFT TRANSPLANTATION 0 2006
8,852,192 Method and apparatus for osteochondral autograft transplantation 1 2006
8,374,673 Integrated surgical navigational and neuromonitoring system having automated surgical assistance and control 2 2007
7,987,001 Surgical navigational and neuromonitoring instrument 3 2007
* 2008/0183,189 SURGICAL NAVIGATIONAL AND NEUROMONITORING INSTRUMENT 10 2007
* 2008/0183,190 INTEGRATED SURGICAL NAVIGATIONAL AND NEUROMONITORING SYSTEM HAVING AUTOMATED SURGICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONTROL 5 2007
* 2008/0183,068 Integrated Visualization of Surgical Navigational and Neural Monitoring Information 7 2007
 
CORPAK MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (5)
7,976,518 Tubing assembly and signal generator placement control device and method for use with catheter guidance systems 9 2005
8,197,494 Medical device position guidance system with wireless connectivity between a noninvasive device and an invasive device 24 2006
* 2008/0097,475 MEDICAL DEVICE POSITION GUIDANCE SYSTEM WITH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN A NONINVASIVE DEVICE AND AN INVASIVE DEVICE 11 2006
9,131,956 Tubing assembly and signal generator placement control device and method for use with catheter guidance systems 0 2011
9,028,441 Apparatus and method used with guidance system for feeding and suctioning 0 2012
 
EBI, L.P. (1)
* 2007/0016,008 Selective gesturing input to a surgical navigation system 29 2005
 
Pathfinder Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
8,781,186 System and method for abdominal surface matching using pseudo-features 1 2011
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (3)
* 2007/0299,880 Document Management Server, Document Management Method, Computer Readable Medium, Computer Data Signal, and System For Managing Document Use 8 2006
* 2009/0005,678 Method for determining and displaying an access corridor to a target area in the brain of a patient 2 2008
* 2009/0018,431 Method and apparatus for imaging functional processes in the brain 0 2008
 
KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION (1)
* 2015/0141,793 METHOD OF TRACKING AN AFFECTED AREA AND A SURGICAL EQUIPMENT 0 2013
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
8,862,200 Method for determining a position of a magnetic source 1 2005
 
BARD ACCESS SYSTEMS, INC. (8)
8,388,546 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 17 2009
8,437,833 Percutaneous magnetic gastrostomy 17 2009
9,339,206 Adaptor for endovascular electrocardiography 0 2010
8,512,256 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 16 2010
9,125,578 Apparatus and method for catheter navigation and tip location 3 2011
8,774,907 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 5 2013
8,858,455 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 5 2013
9,265,443 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 0 2014
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP. (5)
* 2005/0267,353 Computer-assisted knee replacement apparatus and method 63 2004
* 2006/0173,293 Method and apparatus for computer assistance with intramedullary nail procedure 5 2005
* 2007/0073,133 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 16 2005
* 2007/0038,223 Computer-assisted knee replacement apparatus and method 8 2006
* 2006/0241,416 Method and apparatus for computer assistance with intramedullary nail procedure 4 2006
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (13)
7,458,977 Surgical navigation instrument useful in marking anatomical structures 33 2003
6,925,339 Implant registration device for surgical navigation system 35 2003
* 2004/0153,191 Implant registration device for surgical navigation system 13 2003
* 2004/0153,062 Surgical navigation instrument useful in marking anatomical structures 11 2003
* 2004/0152,955 Guidance system for rotary surgical instrument 13 2003
* 6,932,823 Detachable support arm for surgical navigation system reference array 28 2003
* 2004/0267,242 Detachable support arm for surgical navigation system reference array 5 2003
6,988,009 Implant registration device for surgical navigation system 15 2004
* 2004/0167,654 Implant registration device for surgical navigation system 4 2004
* 2004/0171,930 Guidance system for rotary surgical instrument 7 2004
* 2006/0052,691 Adjustable navigated tracking element mount 5 2004
* 2005/0215,888 Universal support arm and tracking array 24 2005
* 2007/0239,153 Computer assisted surgery system using alternative energy technology 3 2006
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (2)
7,174,202 Medical navigation apparatus 32 2002
8,200,314 Surgical navigation 3 2007
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (4)
7,862,570 Surgical positioners 11 2003
* 7,764,985 Surgical navigation system component fault interfaces and related processes 7 2004
* 2005/0124,988 Modular navigated portal 37 2004
8,491,597 Surgical positioners 0 2010
 
RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD. (1)
8,435,033 Dental navigation techniques 2 2010
 
Steven L. Hartmann (1)
* 2008/0214,922 Method for localizing an imaging device with a surgical navigation system 4 2007
 
Medtronic Navigaton, Inc. (1)
8,644,907 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 7 2010
 
MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC. (6)
8,504,139 Navigating a surgical instrument 6 2009
* 2010/0234,724 Navigating A Surgical Instrument 8 2009
9,226,800 Navigated malleable surgical instrument 0 2011
9,226,688 Flexible circuit assemblies 0 2013
9,226,689 Flexible circuit sheet 0 2013
9,232,985 Navigating a surgical instrument 0 2013
 
OXFORD FINANCE LLC (3)
7,998,062 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 9 2007
8,611,984 Locatable catheter 4 2010
8,696,548 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 3 2011
 
CIVCO MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS CO., INC. (2)
9,220,575 Active marker device for use in electromagnetic tracking system 0 2011
* 2011/0166,446 ACTIVE MARKER DEVICE FOR USE IN ELECTROMAGNETIC TRACKING SYSTEM 0 2011
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (3)
* 2007/0055,142 Method and apparatus for image guided position tracking during percutaneous procedures 61 2003
8,303,505 Methods and apparatuses for image guided medical procedures 15 2005
* 2007/0167,801 Methods and apparatuses for image guided medical procedures 139 2005
 
MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (69)
RE43952 Interactive system for local intervention inside a non-homogeneous structure 0 1990
RE43328 Image guided awl/tap/screwdriver 6 2002
6,947,786 Method and apparatus for perspective inversion 39 2002
7,657,300 Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization 29 2002
6,990,368 Method and apparatus for virtual digital subtraction angiography 35 2002
6,920,347 Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems 119 2002
7,606,613 Navigational guidance via computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging 14 2002
7,797,032 Method and system for navigating a catheter probe in the presence of field-influencing objects 18 2002
7,599,730 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 161 2002
RE39133 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 45 2003
7,697,972 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 155 2003
7,570,791 Method and apparatus for performing 2D to 3D registration 43 2003
7,835,778 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation of a multiple piece construct for implantation 18 2003
7,881,770 Multiple cannula image guided tool for image guided procedures 5 2004
7,567,834 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 25 2004
7,853,305 Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems 10 2005
8,239,001 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 30 2005
7,630,753 Method and apparatus for perspective inversion 18 2005
7,835,784 Method and apparatus for positioning a reference frame 10 2005
* 7,840,253 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 26 2005
8,057,407 Surgical sensor 4 2005
9,168,102 Method and apparatus for providing a container to a sterile environment 0 2006
8,112,292 Method and apparatus for optimizing a therapy 7 2006
7,831,082 System and method for image based sensor calibration 17 2006
RE42226 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 2 2006
RE42194 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 2 2006
8,074,662 Surgical communication and power system 0 2006
7,835,557 System and method for detecting status of imaging device 3 2006
* 2008/0123,820 System and method for detecting status of imaging device 2 2006
8,814,874 Navigated cut guide for total knee reconstruction 0 2007
* 2008/0195,109 Navigated cut guide for total knee reconstruction 74 2007
9,179,984 Multi-configuration tracking array and related method 0 2007
8,600,478 Automatic identification of instruments used with a surgical navigation system 3 2007
8,233,963 Automatic identification of tracked surgical devices using an electromagnetic localization system 1 2007
* 2008/0200,926 Automatic identification of instruments used with a surgical navigation system 60 2007
* 2008/0200,927 Automatic identification of tracked surgical devices using an electromagnetic localization system 7 2007
8,150,494 Apparatus for registering a physical space to image space 2 2007
9,265,589 System and method for navigated drill guide 0 2007
* 2009/0118,742 System and Method for Navigated Drill Guide 8 2007
8,340,376 Diffusion tensor imaging confidence analysis 1 2008
* 2009/0232,374 Diffusion Tensor Imaging Confidence Analysis 2 2008
8,543,189 Method and apparatus for electromagnetic navigation of a magnetic stimulation probe 0 2008
* 2008/0262,338 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC NAVIGATION OF A MAGNETIC STIMULATION PROBE 3 2008
* 2009/0281,417 Method and apparatus for tracking a patient 13 2008
8,175,681 Combination of electromagnetic and electropotential localization 25 2008
7,974,677 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 64 2009
7,953,471 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 0 2009
* 8,036,441 Method and apparatus for performing 2D to 3D registration 15 2009
* 2009/0290,771 Method and Apparatus for Performing 2D to 3D Registration 16 2009
8,060,185 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 31 2009
7,996,064 System and method for placing and determining an appropriately sized surgical implant 3 2009
8,548,565 Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization 0 2010
8,046,052 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 26 2010
8,717,430 System and method for radio-frequency imaging, registration, and localization 1 2010
8,271,069 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 14 2010
8,845,655 Instrument guide system 2 2010
8,290,572 Method and system for navigating a catheter probe in the presence of field-influencing objects 1 2010
8,320,653 System and method for image based sensor calibration 0 2010
8,706,185 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation of a multiple piece construct for implantation 2 2010
8,467,851 Method and apparatus for positioning a reference frame 4 2010
8,170,313 System and method for detecting status of imaging device 1 2010
8,634,897 Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems 1 2010
RE44305 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 1 2011
8,549,732 Method of forming an electromagnetic sensing coil in a medical instrument 4 2011
8,359,730 Method of forming an electromagnetic sensing coil in a medical instrument 2 2011
8,401,616 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 25 2011
8,467,853 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 10 2011
8,731,641 Combination of electromagnetic and electropotential localization 4 2012
9,311,335 Diffusion tensor imaging confidence analysis 0 2012
 
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (2)
* 8,676,298 Medical image alignment apparatus, method, and program 0 2011
* 2012/0053,454 MEDICAL IMAGE ALIGNMENT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM 0 2011
 
SURGICAL NAVIGATION, INC. (1)
* 8,838,199 Method and apparatus for virtual digital subtraction angiography 3 2005
 
KINETICOR, INC. (1)
9,305,365 Systems, devices, and methods for tracking moving targets 0 2013
 
COVIDIEN LP (14)
9,089,261 System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes 0 2004
9,055,881 System and method for image-based alignment of an endoscope 0 2005
8,905,920 Bronchoscope adapter and method 0 2008
8,764,725 Directional anchoring mechanism, method and applications thereof 0 2008
8,473,032 Feature-based registration method 4 2009
8,932,207 Integrated multi-functional endoscopic tool 0 2009
8,663,088 System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes 2 2009
8,696,685 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 3 2010
8,467,589 Hybrid registration method 0 2011
8,452,068 Hybrid registration method 1 2011
8,971,989 Magnetic field device for mapping and navigation in laparoscopic surgery 0 2012
9,271,803 Hybrid registration method 0 2013
9,117,258 Feature-based registration method 0 2013
9,113,813 Locatable catheter 0 2013
 
Jasbir S. Sra (1)
7,286,866 Method, system and computer product for cardiac interventional procedure planning 70 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (63)
7,720,522 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 1 2003
* 2004/0167,393 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 33 2003
7,787,934 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 1 2003
* 2004/0030,236 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 16 2003
7,643,867 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 8 2003
* 2004/0167,391 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 31 2003
* 2004/0220,548 Permeable membrane catheters, systems, and methods 16 2003
8,246,602 Catheters with tracking elements and permeable membranes 0 2004
8,043,281 Catheters incorporating valves and permeable membranes 6 2004
* 2005/0137,579 Permeable membrane catheters, systems, and methods 11 2004
* 2005/0137,577 Catheters with tracking elements and permeable membranes 11 2004
* 2005/0137,578 Catheters incorporating valves and permeable membranes 24 2004
7,344,543 Method and apparatus for epicardial left atrial appendage isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation 11 2004
* 2005/0033,287 Method and apparatus for epicardial left atrial appendage isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation 17 2004
* 2005/0010,105 Method and system for Coronary arterial intervention 46 2004
7,311,705 Catheter apparatus for treatment of heart arrhythmia 41 2004
* 2006/0009,755 Method and system for ablation of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias 22 2004
* 2005/0054,918 Method and system for treatment of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias 33 2004
* 2005/0143,777 Method and system of treatment of heart failure using 4D imaging 24 2004
* 2005/0137,661 Method and system of treatment of cardiac arrhythmias using 4D imaging 33 2004
8,160,676 Method for planning a surgical procedure 8 2006
8,160,677 Method for identification of anatomical landmarks 3 2006
8,150,497 System for navigating a planned procedure within a body 3 2006
8,150,498 System for identification of anatomical landmarks 6 2006
* 2008/0123,921 System for identification of anatomical landmarks 17 2006
* 2008/0123,923 Method for identification of anatomical landmarks 19 2006
* 2008/0123,922 Method for planning a surgical procedure 77 2006
8,660,635 Method and apparatus for optimizing a computer assisted surgical procedure 3 2007
8,532,741 Method and apparatus to optimize electrode placement for neurological stimulation 1 2007
* 2008/0064,947 Method And Apparatus To Optimize Electrode Placement For Neurological Stimulation 14 2007
8,185,184 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 0 2007
* 2007/0225,599 FIDUCIAL MARKER DEVICES, TOOLS, AND METHODS 11 2007
8,311,611 Method for performing multiple registrations in a navigated procedure 4 2007
* 8,108,025 Flexible array for use in navigated surgery 2 2007
8,010,177 Intraoperative image registration 7 2007
* 2008/0269,599 Method for Performing Multiple Registrations in a Navigated Procedure 30 2007
* 2008/0269,600 Flexible Array For Use In Navigated Surgery 8 2007
* 2008/0269,588 Intraoperative Image Registration 49 2007
8,734,466 Method and apparatus for controlled insertion and withdrawal of electrodes 0 2007
* 2008/0269,777 Method And Apparatus For Controlled Insertion and Withdrawal of Electrodes 11 2007
* 2009/0012,509 Navigated Soft Tissue Penetrating Laser System 16 2008
9,002,076 Method and apparatus for optimal trajectory planning 0 2008
* 2009/0259,230 Method And Apparatus For Optimal Trajectory Planning 5 2008
9,345,875 Method and apparatus for cannula fixation for an array insertion tube set 0 2008
8,301,226 Method and apparatus for performing a navigated procedure 6 2008
* 2008/0269,602 Method And Apparatus For Performing A Navigated Procedure 25 2008
* 2010/0030,061 NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR CARDIAC THERAPIES USING GATING 49 2008
8,165,658 Method and apparatus for positioning a guide relative to a base 7 2008
* 2010/0081,914 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A GUIDE RELATIVE TO A BASE 1 2008
8,335,552 Method and apparatus for instrument placement 1 2009
* 2010/0298,695 System and Method for Cardiac Lead Placement 1 2009
* 2010/0125,194 SUBCUTANEOUS LEAD GUIDANCE 3 2009
8,032,204 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 1 2009
* 9,289,270 Method and apparatus for performing a navigated procedure 0 2009
* 2010/0160,771 Method and Apparatus for Performing a Navigated Procedure 16 2009
8,073,530 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 0 2010
* 2010/0217,120 Fiducial Marker Devices, Tools, and Methods 4 2010
8,494,613 Combination localization system 10 2010
8,467,852 Method and apparatus for performing a navigated procedure 1 2011
8,725,235 Method for planning a surgical procedure 0 2012
9,393,361 Method to determine a material distribution 0 2012
9,020,224 Volume of efficacy model capture 1 2012
9,008,752 Method to determine distribution of a material by an infused magnetic resonance image contrast agent 1 2012
 
BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC. (3)
* 9,014,778 Disposable patch and reusable sensor assembly for use in medical device localization and mapping systems 0 2008
* 2009/0318,793 Disposable Patch and Reusable Sensor Assembly for Use in Medical Device Localization and Mapping Systems 60 2008
9,375,179 Single radio-transparent connector for multi-functional reference patch 0 2010
 
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (15)
* 8,437,449 Dynamic/adaptive treatment planning for radiation therapy 2 2005
8,340,742 Integrated radiation therapy systems and methods for treating a target in a patient 1 2005
* 8,244,330 Integrated radiation therapy systems and methods for treating a target in a patient 1 2005
8,095,203 Data processing for real-time tracking of a target in radiation therapy 0 2005
7,899,513 Modular software system for guided radiation therapy 1 2005
* 2006/0100,509 Data processing for real-time tracking of a target in radiation therapy 15 2005
* 2006/0074,301 Integrated radiation therapy systems and methods for treating a target in a patient 11 2005
* 2006/0063,999 User interface for guided radiation therapy 6 2005
* 2006/0058,648 Integrated radiation therapy systems and methods for treating a target in a patient 11 2005
* 2006/0052,694 Modular software system for guided radiation therapy 6 2005
9,237,860 Motion compensation for medical imaging and associated systems and methods 0 2009
8,239,005 Systems and methods for real-time tracking of targets in radiation therapy and other medical applications 2 2010
* 2010/0317,968 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME TRACKING OF TARGETS IN RADIATION THERAPY AND OTHER MEDICAL APPLICATIONS 5 2010
9,072,895 Guided radiation therapy system 0 2010
9,238,151 Dynamic/adaptive treatment planning for radiation therapy 0 2013
 
IMRIS INC. (1)
8,988,505 Imaging system using markers 0 2010
 
VERAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
8,696,549 Apparatus and method for four dimensional soft tissue navigation in endoscopic applications 0 2011
 
KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP (2)
* 2006/0116,633 System and method for a magnetic catheter tip 59 2006
* 2006/0114,088 Apparatus and method for generating a magnetic field 60 2006
 
SRA, JASBIR S. (18)
* 2003/0187,358 Method, system and computer product for cardiac interventional procedure planning 6 2002
* 2004/0087,850 Method and apparatus for medical intervention procedure planning 6 2002
7,747,047 Cardiac CT system and method for planning left atrial appendage isolation 10 2003
7,565,190 Cardiac CT system and method for planning atrial fibrillation intervention 14 2003
* 2004/0225,328 CARDIAC CT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLANNING AND TREATMENT OF BIVENTRICULAR PACING USING EPICARDIAL LEAD 4 2003
* 2004/0225,331 CARDIAC CT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLANNING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION INTERVENTION 21 2003
7,308,299 Method, apparatus and product for acquiring cardiac images 19 2003
7,308,297 Cardiac imaging system and method for quantification of desynchrony of ventricles for biventricular pacing 10 2003
7,454,248 Method, apparatus and product for acquiring cardiac images 8 2004
7,813,785 Cardiac imaging system and method for planning minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery 47 2004
7,778,686 Method and apparatus for medical intervention procedure planning and location and navigation of an intervention tool 10 2004
* 2005/0080,328 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTION PROCEDURE PLANNING AND LOCATION AND NAVIGATION OF AN INTERVENTION TOOL 19 2004
* 8,515,527 Method and apparatus for registering 3D models of anatomical regions of a heart and a tracking system with projection images of an interventional fluoroscopic system 1 2004
7,327,872 Method and system for registering 3D models of anatomical regions with projection images of the same 35 2004
* 2006/0079,759 Method and apparatus for registering 3D models of anatomical regions of a heart and a tracking system with projection images of an interventional fluoroscopic system 50 2004
* 2006/0078,195 Method and system for registering 3D models of anatomical regions with projection images of the same 2 2004
7,499,743 Method and system for registration of 3D images within an interventional system 20 2004
7,996,063 Method and apparatus for medical intervention procedure planning and location and navigation of an intervention tool 9 2010
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (7)
* 2006/0025,668 Operating table with embedded tracking technology 13 2004
* 2008/0114,375 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING A DYNAMIC REFERENCE 2 2006
8,483,800 Surgical navigation enabled imaging table environment 2 2008
* 2010/0138,183 Surgical Navigation Enabled Imaging Table Environment 4 2008
* 2010/0268,068 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTION PROCEDURE PLANNING AND LOCATION AND NAVIGATION OF AN INTERVENTION TOOL 0 2010
* 8,781,556 Interchangeable localizing devices for use with tracking systems 0 2010
* 2011/0087,092 Interchangeable Localizing Devices For Use With Tracking Systems 2 2010
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (5)
7,525,309 Magnetic sensor array 16 2005
* 2007/0167,741 Apparatus and method for registering a bone of a patient with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system 13 2005
* 2007/0161,888 System and method for registering a bone of a patient with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system 9 2005
8,068,648 Method and system for registering a bone of a patient with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system 2 2006
8,148,978 Magnetic sensor array 0 2009
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
8,494,614 Combination localization system 12 2010
 
ALCOVE MEDICAL INC. (1)
7,458,955 Catheter having insertion control mechanism 16 2004
 
MICRONIX PTY LTD (1)
* 2011/0098,559 Guiding insert assembly for a catheter used with a catheter position guidance system 1 2006
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (12)
8,784,336 Stylet apparatuses and methods of manufacture 6 2006
8,388,541 Integrated system for intravascular placement of a catheter 17 2008
8,478,382 Systems and methods for positioning a catheter 22 2009
8,849,382 Apparatus and display methods relating to intravascular placement of a catheter 7 2009
8,781,555 System for placement of a catheter including a signal-generating stylet 5 2010
8,801,693 Bioimpedance-assisted placement of a medical device 7 2011
D724745 Cap for an ultrasound probe 3 2012
D699359 Ultrasound probe head 3 2012
9,211,107 Ruggedized ultrasound hydrogel insert 0 2012
8,971,994 Systems and methods for positioning a catheter 0 2013
D754357 Ultrasound probe head 0 2014
9,415,188 Bioimpedance-assisted placement of a medical device 0 2014
 
CLARONAV INC. (2)
* 6,978,167 Video pose tracking system and method 34 2002
* 2004/0002,642 Video pose tracking system and method 19 2002
 
Robert Teichman (1)
* 2008/0200,794 Multi-configuration tracknig array and related method 19 2007
 
United States of America (1)
7,722,565 Access system 20 2005
 
The Johns Hopkins University (1)
* 7,225,012 Methods and systems for image-guided surgical interventions 83 2000
 
BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (10)
7,641,660 Method, apparatus, and system for image guided bone cutting 29 2004
7,840,256 Image guided tracking array and method 15 2005
* 2007/0016,009 Image guided tracking array and method 13 2005
7,643,862 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 33 2006
* 2007/0073,137 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 69 2006
8,165,659 Modeling method and apparatus for use in surgical navigation 4 2007
8,934,961 Trackable diagnostic scope apparatus and methods of use 3 2008
* 2008/0319,491 PATIENT-MATCHED SURGICAL COMPONENT AND METHODS OF USE 45 2008
8,571,637 Patella tracking method and apparatus for use in surgical navigation 1 2009
* 2009/0183,740 PATELLA TRACKING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN SURGICAL NAVIGATION 1 2009
 
Robin Medical, Inc. (3)
* 6,871,086 Endoscopic examining apparatus particularly useful in MRI, a probe useful in such apparatus, and a method of making such probe 49 2003
* 2003/0187,347 Endoscopic examining apparatus particularly useful in MRI, a probe useful in such apparatus, and a method of making such probe 12 2003
* 2005/0171,427 Endoscopic examining apparatus particularly useful in MRI, a probe useful in such apparatus, and a method of making such probe 13 2005
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTD (13)
6,785,571 Device and method for registering a position sensor in an anatomical body 60 2002
7,840,251 Device and method for registering a position sensor in an anatomical body 7 2004
* 2005/0182,319 Method and apparatus for registration, verification, and referencing of internal organs 151 2005
7,805,269 Device and method for ensuring the accuracy of a tracking device in a volume 4 2005
* 7,751,868 Integrated skin-mounted multifunction device for use in image-guided surgery 12 2005
* 2006/0173,269 Integrated skin-mounted multifunction device for use in image-guided surgery 35 2005
* 2006/0122,497 Device and method for ensuring the accuracy of a tracking device in a volume 19 2005
* 8,611,983 Method and apparatus for guiding an instrument to a target in the lung 5 2006
7,840,254 Electromagnetically tracked K-wire device 39 2006
* 2006/0184,016 Method and apparatus for guiding an instrument to a target in the lung 60 2006
8,632,461 System, method and apparatus for navigated therapy and diagnosis 15 2006
* 2007/0032,723 System, method and apparatus for navigated therapy and diagnosis 36 2006
* 2007/0055,128 System, method and devices for navigated flexible endoscopy 44 2006
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