US Patent No: 7,722,565

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The invention provides systems and methods for providing access to a target site. Example systems may include a needle, a grid to guide the needle, a plate with an aperture, a member coupled to the plate and including a semispherical surface, and a hub slideably coupled to the plate by a guide. The system may also include a needle coupled to the hub, the needle including a magnetically trackable sensor positioned in a tip of the needle. The semispherical surface can be positioned against skin of a body and the hub slid relative to the plate along the guide to insert the needle through the aperture in the plate into the body until the tip reaches a target site. The hub can be locked by a lock mechanism when the tip of the needle reaches the target site, and an action performed on the target site through the needle.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTDTORONTO ONTARIO22
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH), U.S. DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS), U.S. GOVERNMENTBETHESDA, MD2750
UNITED STATES OF AMERICAWASHINGTON, DC373

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Glossop, Neil David Toronto, CA 22 1172
Wood, Bradford Johns Potomac, US 12 132

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EZONO AG (2)
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PERFINT HEALTHCARE PRIVATE LIMITED (3)
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