US Patent No: 7,722,565

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Access system

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080071215

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

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.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

all claims..

Related Publications

Loading Related Publications... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTDTORONTO ONTARIO22
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH), U.S. DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS), U.S. GOVERNMENTBETHESDA, MD3674
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THEWASHINGTON, DC649

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Glossop, Neil David 3000 Bissonnet, Suite 4201, Houston, TX 77005 33 689
Wood, Bradford Johns Potomac, MD 11 62

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (33)
5,187,658 System and method for segmenting internal structures contained within the interior region of a solid object 76 1990
5,204,625 Segmentation of stationary and vascular surfaces in magnetic resonance imaging 73 1990
5,304,933 Surgical local gradient coil 29 1991
5,211,165 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency field gradients 416 1991
5,251,635 Stereoscopic X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 195 1991
5,255,680 Automatic gantry positioning for imaging systems 223 1991
5,265,610 Multi-planar X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 224 1991
5,400,383 Fluoroscopic imager with frame-filling apparatus 13 1991
5,271,400 Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using magnetic resonance detection of a sample contained within the device 231 1992
5,318,025 Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 244 1992
5,221,283 Apparatus and method for stereotactic surgery 107 1992
5,290,266 Flexible coating for magnetic resonance imaging compatible invasive devices 74 1992
5,445,150 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 174 1993
5,377,678 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency fields 274 1993
5,365,927 Magnetic resonance imaging system with pointing device 82 1993
5,437,277 Inductively coupled RF tracking system for use in invasive imaging of a living body 234 1994
5,396,905 Surgical drape with integral MRI coil 32 1994
5,443,066 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 183 1994
5,493,598 Fluoroscopic imager with frame-filling apparatus 8 1995
5,715,822 Magnetic resonance devices suitable for both tracking and imaging 180 1995
5,526,812 Display system for enhancing visualization of body structures during medical procedures 153 1995
5,740,802 Computer graphic and live video system for enhancing visualization of body structures during surgery 180 1995
5,705,014 Carbon fiber magnetic resonance compatible instruments 11 1996
5,857,032 System and method for measuring and monitoring three-dimensional shaped objects 13 1997
5,978,696 Real-time image-guided placement of anchor devices 32 1997
6,591,127 Integrated multi-modality imaging system and method 44 1999
6,748,112 Method and apparatus for finding shape deformations in objects having smooth surfaces 38 1999
6,442,417 Method and apparatus for transforming view orientations in image-guided surgery 47 2000
6,753,873 Shared memory control between detector framing node and processor 26 2001
6,782,287 Method and apparatus for tracking a medical instrument based on image registration 68 2001
6,916,290 In situ tumor temperature profile measuring probe and method 7 2002
2004/0034,297 Medical device positioning system and method 30 2002
2005/0228,270 Method and system for geometric distortion free tracking of 3-dimensional objects from 2-dimensional measurements 21 2004
 
BIOSENSE, INC. (17)
5,391,199 Apparatus and method for treating cardiac arrhythmias 593 1993
5,558,091 Magnetic determination of position and orientation 493 1993
6,690,963 System for determining the location and orientation of an invasive medical instrument 274 1997
6,016,439 Method and apparatus for synthetic viewpoint imaging 235 1997
6,580,938 Image-guided thoracic therapy and apparatus therefor 64 1998
6,285,898 Cardiac electromechanics 110 1998
6,332,089 Medical procedures and apparatus using intrabody probes 371 1998
6,147,480 Detection of metal disturbance 100 1998
6,314,310 X-ray guided surgical location system with extended mapping volume 172 1999
6,266,551 Catheter calibration and usage monitoring system 156 1999
6,272,371 Bend-responsive catheter 106 1999
6,788,967 Medical diagnosis, treatment and imaging systems 96 1999
6,203,493 Attachment with one or more sensors for precise position determination of endoscopes 110 1999
6,591,129 Method for treating tissue through injection of a therapeutic agent 29 2000
6,498,944 Intrabody measurement 133 2000
6,484,118 Electromagnetic position single axis system 80 2000
6,574,492 Catheter having multiple arms with electrode and position sensor 86 2001
 
INSIGHTEC LTD. (12)
5,291,890 Magnetic resonance surgery using heat waves produced with focussed ultrasound 112 1991
5,247,935 Magnetic resonance guided focussed ultrasound surgery 122 1992
5,275,165 Magnetic resonance guided ultrasound therapy system with inclined track to move transducers in a small vertical space 40 1992
5,307,812 Heat surgery system monitored by real-time magnetic resonance profiling 46 1993
5,368,031 Magnetic resonance surgery using heat waves produced with a laser fiber 54 1993
5,323,779 Heat surgery system monitored by real-time magnetic resonance temperature profiling 57 1993
5,327,884 Heat surgery system monitored by real-time magnetic resonance temperature profiling 55 1993
5,443,068 Mechanical positioner for magnetic resonance guided ultrasound therapy 46 1994
5,490,840 Targeted thermal release of drug-polymer conjugates 44 1994
5,526,814 Automatically positioned focussed energy system guided by medical imaging 83 1995
5,769,790 Focused ultrasound surgery system guided by ultrasound imaging 159 1996
5,873,845 Ultrasound transducer with focused ultrasound refraction plate 135 1997
 
COVIDIEN LP (10)
6,226,543 System and method of recording and displaying in context of an image a location of at least one point-of-interest in a body during an intra-body medical procedure 88 1998
6,188,355 Wireless six-degree-of-freedom locator 74 1998
6,380,732 Six-degree of freedom tracking system having a passive transponder on the object being tracked 79 1999
6,593,884 Intrabody navigation system for medical applications 141 2000
6,711,429 System and method for determining the location of a catheter during an intra-body medical procedure 125 2000
6,615,155 Object tracking using a single sensor or a pair of sensors 69 2001
6,558,333 System and method of recording and displaying in context of an image a location of at least one point-of-interest in a body during an intra-body medical procedure 60 2001
6,574,498 Linking of an intra-body tracking system to external reference coordinates 90 2001
2001/0038,354 Six-degree tracking system 17 2001
2003/0216,639 Intrabody navigation system for medical applications 43 2003
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (7)
4,777,951 Procedure and catheter instrument for treating patients for aortic stenosis 289 1986
5,465,732 Fluoroscopically viewable multifilar calibrated guidewire and method of measuring occlusions with calibrated guidewires 43 1992
6,036,682 Catheter having a plurality of integral radiopaque bands 106 1997
6,792,303 Apparatus for improved sensor accuracy 9 2001
6,619,838 Two-piece sensor assembly 8 2001
6,719,700 Ultrasound ranging for localization of imaging transducer 14 2002
2007/0032,862 Medical devices 29 2006
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (7)
5,713,858 Permanently implantable guiding catheter 133 1995
6,493,589 Methods and apparatus for treatment of pulmonary conditions 156 2000
6,628,987 Method and system for sensing cardiac contractions during vagal stimulation-induced cardiopalegia 177 2000
2001/0039,419 Vibration sensitive ablation device and method 144 2001
6,512,958 Percutaneous medical probe and flexible guide wire 109 2001
6,893,429 Convection enhanced delivery catheter to treat brain and other tumors 22 2001
6,735,471 Method and system for endotracheal/esophageal stimulation prior to and during a medical procedure 121 2001
 
MEDIGUIDE LTD. (6)
6,233,476 Medical positioning system 349 1999
7,386,339 Medical imaging and navigation system 50 2001
2004/0097,804 Method and system for mounting an MPS sensor on a catheter 62 2003
2004/0138,548 Method and system for registering a medical situation associated with a first coordinate system, in second coordinate system using an MPS system 56 2003
2005/0033,149 Method and system for registering a medical situation associated with a first coordinate system, in a second coordinate system using an MPS system 44 2004
2005/0107,688 System and method for delivering a stent to a selected position within a lumen 82 2004
 
MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (4)
6,381,485 Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization 207 1999
2004/0097,806 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 133 2002
2004/0097,805 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 211 2003
7,570,791 Method and apparatus for performing 2D to 3D registration 34 2003
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTD (4)
6,203,543 Device for releasably securing objects to bones 29 1999
6,785,571 Device and method for registering a position sensor in an anatomical body 36 2002
2005/0085,793 Device and method for registering a position sensor in an anatomical body 30 2004
2005/0182,319 Method and apparatus for registration, verification, and referencing of internal organs 88 2005
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (4)
5,042,486 Catheter locatable with non-ionizing field and method for locating same 366 1990
6,266,552 Method and arrangement for locating a measurement and/or treatment catheter in a vessel or organ of a patient 37 1998
6,317,621 Method and device for catheter navigation in three-dimensional vascular tree exposures 44 2000
6,895,268 Medical workstation, imaging system, and method for mixing two images 74 2000
 
SUPERDIMENSION, LTD. (4)
2002/0165,468 Combined catheter and input device 6 2001
2001/0047,133 Imaging device with magnetically permeable compensator 29 2001
2002/0005,719 Intrabody navigation and imaging system for medical applications 32 2001
2003/0074,011 System and method of recording and displaying in context of an image a location of at least one point-of-interest in a body during an intra-body medical procedure 81 2002
 
VOLCANO CORPORATION (3)
4,961,433 Guide wire assembly with electrical functions and male and female connectors for use therewith 79 1988
6,106,476 Ultra miniature pressure sensor and guide wire using the same and method 47 1997
6,210,339 Flexible elongate member having one or more electrical contacts 38 1999
 
BMO CAPITAL CORPORATION (2)
6,385,482 Device and process for determining position 40 1998
6,288,785 System for determining spatial position and/or orientation of one or more objects 43 1999
 
CorMedica Corporation (2)
6,073,043 Measuring position and orientation using magnetic fields 182 1997
6,427,079 Position and orientation measuring with magnetic fields 91 1999
 
ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD. (2)
5,646,524 Three dimensional tracking system employing a rotating field 114 1993
5,646,525 Three dimensional tracking system employing a rotating field 55 1995
 
FARO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (2)
5,251,127 Computer-aided surgery apparatus 448 1990
5,305,203 Computer-aided surgery apparatus 408 1990
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
5,014,708 Radioactive ray detecting therapeutic apparatus 71 1988
5,291,010 Solid state imaging device having a chambered imaging chip corner 71 1991
 
RADI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AB (2)
6,196,980 Male connector with a continuous surface for a guide wire, and method therefor 25 1999
6,336,906 Sensor and guide wire assembly 25 2000
 
SMITHS MEDICAL MD, INC. (2)
5,386,828 Guide wire apparatus with location sensing member 148 1993
5,749,835 Method and apparatus for location of a catheter tip 122 1997
 
SOFAMOR DANEK HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
5,389,101 Apparatus and method for photogrammetric surgical localization 295 1992
5,603,318 Apparatus and method for photogrammetric surgical localization 215 1993
 
SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,085,400 System and method for image based sensor calibration 15 2000
2005/0085,720 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 68 2004
 
ULTRAGUIDE LTD. (2)
5,647,373 Articulated needle guide for ultrasound imaging and method of using same 117 1994
2003/0171,680 Needle and sensor adapters for medical systems 9 2003
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (2)
2006/0147,100 Apparatus and methods of determining marker orientation in fiducial registration 8 2004
2005/0054,900 Ophthalmic orbital surgery apparatus and method and image-guided navigation system 14 2004
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,241,690 Guidewire having exchangeable inner member 24 1998
 
AMERICAN SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
5,207,675 Surgical coagulation device 243 1991
 
BRAINLAB AG (1)
6,783,536 Magnetic catheter navigation 64 2002
 
BRAINLAB MED. COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH (1)
5,769,861 Method and devices for localizing an instrument 212 1996
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,529,758 Method and apparatus for volumetric image navigation 48 2001
 
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (1)
6,205,411 Computer-assisted surgery planner and intra-operative guidance system 277 1998
 
CIVCO MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS CO., INC. (1)
5,931,786 Ultrasound probe support and stepping device 56 1998
 
CIVCO Medical Instruments Inc. (1)
2004/0143,188 Ultrasound probe support and stepping device 7 2003
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
5,353,808 Guidewire having distally located marker segment 46 1993
 
CORPAK MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,645,065 Catheter depth, position and orientation location system 194 1995
 
DELTEC, INC. (1)
5,944,023 Systems and methods for determining the location of an implanted device including a magnet 72 1997
 
ECLIPSE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,285,903 Intracorporeal device with radiopaque marker 56 1998
 
ENTERPRISE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,499,488 Surgical sensor 165 1999
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,848,969 Systems and methods for visualizing interior tissue regions using expandable imaging structures 188 1996
 
ESCALON VASCULAR IP HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
4,887,606 Apparatus for use in cannulation of blood vessels 102 1989
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
2003/0092,988 Staging medical treatment using ultrasound 27 2002
 
EVEREST MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,085,659 Biopsy device with bipolar coagulation capability 476 1990
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS NAVIGATION AND VISULIZATION (1)
2004/0024,309 System for monitoring the position of a medical instrument with respect to a patient's body 87 2003
 
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION (1)
5,715,166 Apparatus for the registration of three-dimensional shapes 66 1992
 
GEORGE MASON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
2002/0087,101 System and method for automatic shape registration and instrument tracking 94 2001
 
GRANIT MEDICAL INNOVATIONS LLC (1)
2005/0049,520 Needle biopsy forceps with integral sample ejector 10 2003
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
6,367,896 Computer enclosure with releasable interlocking mechanism between cover and chassis 17 2000
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,547,782 System and method for augmentation of surgery 72 2000
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (1)
6,468,265 Performing cardiac surgery without cardioplegia 174 1999
 
J. WILLIAM BOX (1)
6,592,573 Through-port heart stabilization system 28 2001
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PATIENT CARE, A CORP. OF NJ (1)
4,935,019 Radiopaque polymeric composition 27 1988
 
JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (1)
5,045,080 Surgical fabric with printed X-ray marker 33 1986
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,473,635 Method of and device for determining the position of a medical instrument 57 2000
 
LACHOWICZ, THEODORE COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
6,500,114 Method of extracting biopsy cells from the breast 18 2000
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
6,097,978 Measurement confirmation devices and methods for fluoroscopically directed surgery 30 1997
 
Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies (1)
6,235,038 System for translation of electromagnetic and optical localization systems 124 1999
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (1)
2004/0147,837 Methods and apparatus for guided transluminal interventions using vessel wall penetrating catheters and other apparatus 30 2004
 
MYOLINK, LLC (1)
6,356,783 Multi-electrode and needle injection device for diagnosis and treatment of muscle injury and pain 16 1997
 
NEUROTECH USA, INC. (1)
5,871,487 Microdrive for use in stereotactic surgery 144 1997
 
OHIO MEDICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,116,345 Stereotactically implanting an intracranial device 91 1990
 
PACESETTER, INC. (1)
4,697,595 Ultrasonically marked cardiac catheters 200 1985
 
PLASIATEK, LLC (1)
2004/0221,853 Ultrasonic placement and monitoring of a tube within the body 25 2003
 
PROTHIA (1)
6,308,089 Limited use medical probe 267 1999
 
RENISHAW PLC (1)
6,588,333 Method for producing an optical scale 10 2001
 
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY (1)
5,383,454 System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head 474 1992
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (1)
4,895,168 Guidewire with movable core and external tubular safety cover 57 1988
 
SCHOTT AG (1)
2004/0036,867 One-dimensional calibration standard 11 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,585,654 Ultrasound imaging guidewire with static central core and tip 11 2001
 
SCOPE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,480,382 Steerable medical device 111 1994
 
Shadyside Hospital (1)
5,880,976 Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints 234 1997
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (1)
6,338,716 Medical diagnostic ultrasonic transducer probe and imaging system for use with a position and orientation sensor 56 1999
 
SONOMETRICS CORPORATION (1)
5,868,673 System for carrying out surgery, biopsy and ablation of a tumor or other physical anomaly 197 1997
 
STEREOTAXIS, INC. (1)
2004/0077,942 3D imaging for catheter interventions by use of positioning system 45 2002
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
6,383,174 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (II) 63 2000
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
2004/0234,933 Medical procedure training system 26 2004
 
TRANSAMERICA BUSINESS CREDIT CORPORATION (1)
6,141,576 Intravascular sensing device 99 1996
 
TRIG MEDICAL LTD. (1)
6,216,029 Free-hand aiming of a needle guide 179 1998
 
TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (1)
4,722,056 Reference display systems for superimposing a tomagraphic image onto the focal plane of an operating microscope 257 1986
 
TXSONICS, LTD. (1)
5,368,032 Manually positioned focussed energy system guided by medical imaging 42 1993
 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS (1)
6,165,184 Systems methods and instruments for minimally invasive surgery 132 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
2005/0182,295 Catheterscope 3D guidance and interface system 87 2004
 
VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2004/0158,146 Guided radiation therapy system 24 2003
 
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (1)
6,272,370 MR-visible medical device for neurological interventions using nonlinear magnetic stereotaxis and a method imaging 178 1998
 
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY (1)
6,702,780 Steering configuration for catheter with rigid distal device 52 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
4,279,252 X-ray scaling catheter 100 1979
5,383,465 Ultrasonic instrument 14 1992
2002/0156,363 Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization 31 2002
2003/0018,251 Cardiological mapping and navigation system 109 2002
2003/0220,557 Image guided liver interventions based on magnetic tracking of internal organ motion 48 2003
2005/0059,886 Method and system for creating task-dependent three-dimensional images 11 2004

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
COVIDIEN LP (6)
8,764,725 Directional anchoring mechanism, method and applications thereof 0 2008
8,473,032 Feature-based registration method 0 2009
8,663,088 System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes 0 2009
8,696,685 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 0 2010
8,467,589 Hybrid registration method 0 2011
8,452,068 Hybrid registration method 0 2011
 
OXFORD FINANCE LLC (3)
7,998,062 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 0 2007
8,611,984 Locatable catheter 0 2010
8,696,548 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 0 2011
 
PERFINT HEALTHCARE PRIVATE LIMITED (3)
8,401,620 Needle positioning apparatus and method 1 2007
8,613,748 Apparatus and method for stabilizing a needle 0 2012
8,774,901 Needle positioning apparatus and method 0 2013

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Nov 25, 2017
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 25, 2021
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00