US Patent No: 7,853,305

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Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems

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A method and apparatus for determining, calculating, and/or viewing a trajectory. The trajectory can be displayed on a display relative to image data of a patient. A user can use the system to determine relationships between two or more trajectories that have been determined. The relationships can be within two dimensional, three-dimensional, or four dimensional space. The relationships can include distance, angle, etc. The relationships can also be determined between real time trajectories and stored trajectories, or combinations thereof.

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MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC.LOUISVILLE, CO111

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Carls, Thomas A Memphis, TN 63 1827
Foley, Kevin T Germantown, TN 213 7642
Melkent, Anthony J Memphis, TN 143 1824
Simon, David A Boulder, CO 51 1750

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