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, CO133

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Carls, Thomas A Memphis, US 57 2468
Foley, Kevin T Memphis, US 158 10712
Melkent, Anthony J Germantown, US 113 2910
Simon, David A Boulder, US 38 2304

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5,636,644 Method and apparatus for endoconduit targeting 121 1995
 
AESCULAP AG & CO. KG (1)
5,807,252 Method and apparatus for determining the position of a body part 139 1996
 
Seiko Instruments & Electronics Ltd. (1)
4,659,971 Robot controlling system 135 1985
 
PICKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. (10)
4,737,921 Three dimensional medical image display system 285 1985
4,791,934 Computer tomography assisted stereotactic surgery system and method 628 1986
4,845,771 Exposure monitoring in radiation imaging 98 1987
5,079,699 Quick three-dimensional display 150 1989
5,371,778 Concurrent display and adjustment of 3D projection, coronal slice, sagittal slice, and transverse slice images 213 1991
5,682,890 Magnetic resonance stereotactic surgery with exoskeleton tissue stabilization 188 1995
5,980,535 Apparatus for anatomical tracking 171 1997
5,904,691 Trackable guide block 185 1997
5,987,960 Tool calibrator 145 1997
6,149,592 Integrated fluoroscopic projection image data, volumetric image data, and surgical device position data 180 1997
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (1)
5,478,343 Targeting device for bone nails 124 1994
 
VARIAN, INC. (1)
4,572,198 Catheter for use with NMR imaging systems 266 1984
 
IMRIS INC. (1)
5,735,278 Surgical procedure with magnetic resonance imaging 197 1996
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
4,422,041 Magnet position sensing system 139 1981
 
RICHARD WOLF GMBH (1)
4,771,787 Ultrasonic scanner and shock wave generator 154 1986
 
NEORAD AS (1)
6,021,342 Apparatus for assisting percutaneous computed tomography-guided surgical activity 42 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,653,509 Guided trephine samples for skeletal bone studies 157 1985
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
5,005,592 Method and apparatus for tracking catheters 186 1989
 
Position Orientation Systems, Ltd. (1)
4,642,786 Method and apparatus for position and orientation measurement using a magnetic field and retransmission 249 1984
 
TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (1)
4,722,056 Reference display systems for superimposing a tomagraphic image onto the focal plane of an operating microscope 283 1986
 
Picker Nordstar Corporation (1)
5,882,304 Method and apparatus for determining probe location 112 1997
 
LEIBINGER GMBH (1)
5,394,457 Device for marking body sites for medical examinations 258 1993
 
Cyberware Laboratory, Inc. (2)
4,705,401 Rapid three-dimensional surface digitizer 196 1985
4,737,032 Surface mensuration sensor 176 1985
 
BMO CAPITAL CORPORATION (4)
5,249,581 Precision bone alignment 225 1991
5,197,476 Locating target in human body 213 1991
5,295,483 Locating target in human body 216 1991
5,828,770 System for determining the spatial position and angular orientation of an object 377 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
5,054,492 Ultrasonic imaging catheter having rotational image correlation 321 1990
5,228,442 Method for mapping, ablation, and stimulation using an endocardial catheter 380 1992
5,964,796 Catheter assembly, catheter and multi-port introducer for use therewith 199 1998
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTD (1)
5,834,759 Tracking device having emitter groups with different emitting directions 136 1997
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (2)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 54 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 54 2002
 
INTEGRA BURLINGTON MA, INC. (4)
5,160,337 Curved-shaped floor stand for use with a linear accelerator in radiosurgery 119 1990
5,230,623 Operating pointer with interactive computergraphics 590 1991
6,122,541 Head band for frameless stereotactic registration 243 1996
5,947,981 Head and neck localizer 148 1997
 
HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,448,610 Digital X-ray photography device 106 1994
 
SANDSTROM, GUNBRITT VIVIAN MONICA (1)
4,617,925 Adapter for definition of the position of brain structures 157 1984
 
ENTERPRISE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,499,488 Surgical sensor 193 1999
 
SOLANA SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,968,047 Fixation devices 422 1998
 
SIEMENS ELEMA AB (1)
5,758,667 Device for locating a port on a medical implant 164 1996
 
BRAINLAB AG (9)
5,702,406 Device for noninvasive stereotactic immobilization in reproducible position 126 1995
6,611,700 Method and apparatus for positioning a body for radiation using a position sensor 130 1999
6,516,046 Exact patient positioning by compairing reconstructed x-ray images and linac x-ray images 175 2000
6,428,547 Detection of the shape of treatment devices 130 2000
6,609,022 Intraoperative navigation updating 116 2001
6,640,128 Method and device for the navigation-assisted dental treatment 127 2001
6,551,325 Device, system and method for determining the position of an incision block 200 2001
6,584,174 Registering image information 136 2001
6,694,162 Navigated microprobe 144 2001
 
ORION-YHTYMA OY, A CORP. OF FINLAND (1)
5,107,843 Method and apparatus for thin needle biopsy in connection with mammography 111 1991
 
BRAINLAB MED. COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH (6)
5,769,861 Method and devices for localizing an instrument 246 1996
5,889,834 Blade collimator for radiation therapy 104 1996
6,351,659 Neuro-navigation system 215 1997
6,178,345 Method for detecting the exact contour of targeted treatment areas, in particular, the external contour 107 1999
6,424,856 Method for the localization of targeted treatment areas in soft body parts 138 1999
6,527,443 Process and apparatus for image guided treatment with an integration of X-ray detection and navigation system 204 1999
 
PROF. DR. SCHLONDORFF, GEORGE (1)
5,186,174 Process and device for the reproducible optical representation of a surgical operation 286 1990
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
4,923,459 Stereotactics apparatus 166 1988
5,345,938 Diagnostic apparatus for circulatory systems 55 1992
5,285,787 Apparatus for calculating coordinate data of desired point in subject to be examined 109 1992
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (24)
5,333,168 Time-based attenuation compensation 100 1993
5,400,384 Time-based attenuation compensation 100 1994
5,503,416 Undercarriage for X-ray diagnostic equipment 120 1994
5,426,683 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 106 1994
5,619,261 Pixel artifact/blemish filter for use in CCD video camera 96 1994
5,829,444 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 269 1994
5,583,909 C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system 133 1994
5,596,228 Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems 131 1995
5,627,873 Mini C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 120 1995
5,617,462 Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use 131 1995
5,642,395 Imaging chain with miniaturized C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 105 1995
5,803,089 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 234 1995
5,676,673 Position tracking and imaging system with error detection for use in medical applications 509 1996
5,800,352 Registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 250 1996
5,873,822 Automatic registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 251 1996
5,967,980 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 282 1996
5,802,719 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 105 1997
6,445,943 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 227 1998
6,175,756 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 154 1998
6,285,902 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 293 1999
6,484,049 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 176 2000
6,490,475 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 207 2000
6,341,231 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 183 2000
6,478,802 Method and apparatus for display of an image guided drill bit 118 2001
 
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
5,197,965 Skull clamp pin assembly 115 1992
 
Mitutoyo Mfg. Co., Ltd. (1)
4,743,770 Profile-measuring light probe using a change in reflection factor in the proximity of a critical angle of light 140 1986
 
SIEMENS CORPORATE RESEARCH, INC. (1)
5,369,678 Method for tracking a catheter probe during a fluoroscopic procedure 40 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (14)
5,086,401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 603 1990
5,059,789 Optical position and orientation sensor 304 1990
5,417,210 System and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery 791 1992
5,279,309 Signaling device and method for monitoring positions in a surgical operation 469 1992
5,976,156 Stereotaxic apparatus and method for moving an end effector 200 1993
5,408,409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 431 1993
5,445,166 System for advising a surgeon 420 1994
5,695,500 System for manipulating movement of a surgical instrument with computer controlled brake 364 1994
5,402,801 System and method for augmentation of surgery 363 1994
5,950,629 System for assisting a surgeon during surgery 298 1994
5,630,431 System and method for augmentation of surgery 324 1994
5,572,999 Robotic system for positioning a surgical instrument relative to a patient's body 500 1995
5,749,362 Method of creating an image of an anatomical feature where the feature is within a patient's body 388 1995
6,024,695 System and method for augmentation of surgery 238 1999
 
SMITHS MEDICAL MD, INC. (3)
4,905,698 Method and apparatus for catheter location determination 249 1988
5,386,828 Guide wire apparatus with location sensing member 175 1993
5,749,835 Method and apparatus for location of a catheter tip 158 1997
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (4)
4,368,536 Diagnostic radiology apparatus for producing layer images 93 1980
5,042,486 Catheter locatable with non-ionizing field and method for locating same 425 1990
5,152,288 Apparatus and method for measuring weak, location-dependent and time-dependent magnetic fields 128 1991
5,265,611 Apparatus for measuring weak, location-dependent and time-dependent magnetic field 113 1992
 
CHITTENDEN BANK (3)
5,307,072 Non-concentricity compensation in position and orientation measurement systems 173 1992
5,453,686 Pulsed-DC position and orientation measurement system 212 1993
5,640,170 Position and orientation measuring system having anti-distortion source configuration 165 1995
 
INTEGRA RADIONICS, INC. (4)
5,662,111 Process of stereotactic optical navigation 312 1995
6,006,126 System and method for stereotactic registration of image scan data 430 1995
5,971,997 Intraoperative recalibration apparatus for stereotactic navigators 155 1997
5,921,992 Method and system for frameless tool calibration 200 1997
 
Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,793,355 Apparatus for process for making biomagnetic measurements 201 1987
 
BAE SYSTEMS PLC (2)
4,849,692 Device for quantitatively measuring the relative position and orientation of two bodies in the presence of metals utilizing direct current magnetic fields 351 1986
4,945,305 Device for quantitatively measuring the relative position and orientation of two bodies in the presence of metals utilizing direct current magnetic fields 448 1989
 
Fonar Corporation (1)
5,647,361 Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus for guiding invasive therapy 307 1993
 
MEDIGUIDE LTD. (1)
6,233,476 Medical positioning system 549 1999
 
Quantime, Inc. (1)
4,753,528 Laser archery distance device 173 1985
 
VEXCEL IMAGING CORPORATION (1)
4,829,373 Stereo mensuration apparatus 140 1987
 
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM (1)
5,315,630 Positioning device in medical apparatus 152 1993
 
HARRIS GRAPHICS CORPORATION (1)
4,719,419 Apparatus for detecting a rotary position of a shaft 125 1985
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (3)
5,487,391 Systems and methods for deriving and displaying the propagation velocities of electrical events in the heart 188 1994
5,485,849 System and methods for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue 168 1994
5,546,940 System and method for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue to locate potential ablation sites 119 1995
 
KLIEGIS, ULRICH (1)
5,715,836 Method and apparatus for planning and monitoring a surgical operation 169 1995
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
4,961,422 Method and apparatus for volumetric interstitial conductive hyperthermia 179 1988
 
NEUTAR L.L.C. (2)
6,273,896 Removable frames for stereotactic localization 174 1998
6,298,262 Instrument guidance for stereotactic surgery 186 2001
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC. (2)
5,013,317 Medical drill assembly transparent to X-rays and targeting drill bit 143 1990
5,403,321 Radiolucent drill guide 72 1993
 
ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD. (1)
5,646,524 Three dimensional tracking system employing a rotating field 131 1993
 
Instrumentarium Oy (1)
4,543,959 Diagnosis apparatus and the determination of tissue structure and quality 183 1985
 
KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS CANADA COMPANY (1)
5,305,091 Optical coordinate measuring system for large objects 159 1992
 
VIP Industries Limited (1)
5,458,718 Heat sealing method for making a luggage case 92 1994
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,167,296 Method for volumetric image navigation 271 1999
 
CCS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,543,951 Method for receive-side clock supply for video signals digitally transmitted with ATM in fiber/coaxial subscriber line networks 113 1995
 
NEUROTECH USA, INC. (1)
5,871,487 Microdrive for use in stereotactic surgery 170 1997
 
LUNAR CORPORATION (1)
5,480,439 Method for periprosthetic bone mineral density measurement 122 1994
 
OEC MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
4,797,907 Battery enhanced power generation for mobile X-ray machine 141 1987
RE35025 Battery enhanced power generation for mobile X-ray machine 101 1991
 
TURON AB A CORPORATION OF SWEDEN (1)
4,727,565 Method of localization 164 1984
 
Image Guided Technologies, Inc. (6)
5,622,170 Apparatus for determining the position and orientation of an invasive portion of a probe inside a three-dimensional body 396 1994
RE35816 Method and apparatus for three-dimensional non-contact shape sensing 213 1995
5,617,857 Imaging system having interactive medical instruments and methods 319 1995
5,987,349 Method for determining the position and orientation of two moveable objects in three-dimensional space 186 1997
5,907,395 Optical fiber probe for position measurement 147 1997
5,920,395 System for locating relative positions of objects in three dimensional space 234 1997
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (2)
6,122,538 Motion--Monitoring method and system for medical devices 236 1997
5,923,727 Method and apparatus for calibrating an intra-operative X-ray system 116 1997
 
COMPASS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
5,483,961 Magnetic field digitizer for stereotactic surgery 267 1994
5,787,886 Magnetic field digitizer for stereotatic surgery 153 1995
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,446,548 Patient positioning and monitoring system 340 1993
5,820,553 Identification system and method for radiation therapy 256 1996
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (21)
4,358,856 Multiaxial x-ray apparatus 172 1980
5,211,165 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency field gradients 483 1991
5,251,635 Stereoscopic X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 232 1991
5,255,680 Automatic gantry positioning for imaging systems 263 1991
5,265,610 Multi-planar X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 260 1991
5,274,551 Method and apparatus for real-time navigation assist in interventional radiological procedures 203 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 271 1992
5,318,025 Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 296 1992
5,221,283 Apparatus and method for stereotactic surgery 131 1992
5,353,795 Tracking system to monitor the position of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 182 1992
5,445,150 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 206 1993
5,377,678 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency fields 322 1993
5,437,277 Inductively coupled RF tracking system for use in invasive imaging of a living body 289 1994
5,419,325 Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography using a faraday catheter 158 1994
5,443,066 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 229 1994
5,611,025 Virtual internal cavity inspection system 154 1994
5,730,129 Imaging of interventional devices in a non-stationary subject 198 1995
5,715,822 Magnetic resonance devices suitable for both tracking and imaging 200 1995
5,740,802 Computer graphic and live video system for enhancing visualization of body structures during surgery 241 1995
5,947,900 Dynamic scan plane tracking using MR position monitoring 39 1998
6,437,567 Radio frequency coil for open magnetic resonance imaging system 128 1999
 
General Electric CGR SA (1)
5,219,351 Mammograph provided with an improved needle carrier 171 1991
 
FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,211,176 Ultrasound examination system 141 1991
 
B.V. Optische Industrie "De Oude Delft" (1)
4,701,049 Measuring system employing a measuring method based on the triangulation principle for the non-contact measurement of a distance from the surface of a contoured object to a reference level. _ 155 1984
 
RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,822,163 Tracking vision sensor 134 1986
 
COMPUMEDICS GERMANY GMBH (1)
5,514,146 Device for accomodating at least one sonographic probe 88 1994
 
Schneider Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,531,227 Imaging device and method 302 1994
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
5,423,334 Implantable medical device characterization system 274 1993
 
CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GMBH (1)
5,884,410 Sensing system for coordinate measuring equipment 109 1996
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (1)
5,792,055 Guidewire antenna 191 1996
 
SATO, YUKIO, WAKAMIZU-JUTAKU #1-45, 2-2-8, WAKAMIZU, CHIKUSA-KU, NAGOYA-SHI, AICHI, JAPAN (1)
4,794,262 Method and apparatus for measuring profile of three-dimensional object 191 1986
 
Sextant Avionique (2)
5,109,194 Electromagnetic position and orientation detector for a pilot's helmet 105 1990
5,457,641 Method and apparatus for determining an orientation associated with a mobile system, especially a line of sight inside a helmet visor 100 1994
 
Laboratory Equipment, Corp. (1)
4,951,653 Ultrasound brain lesioning system 260 1988
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (2)
4,418,422 Aiming device for setting nails in bones 144 1981
4,625,718 Aiming apparatus 120 1985
 
REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,999,837 Localizing and orienting probe for view devices 123 1997
 
NEURODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
4,931,056 Catheter guide apparatus for perpendicular insertion into a cranium orifice 217 1988
 
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (4)
4,660,970 Method and apparatus for the contact-less measuring of objects 146 1984
4,825,091 Optoelectronic distance sensor with visible pilot beam 165 1988
5,359,417 Surgical microscope for conducting computer-supported stereotactic microsurgery and a method for operating the same 150 1992
5,795,294 Procedure for the correlation of different coordinate systems in computer-supported, stereotactic surgery 134 1995
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8,634,897 Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems 1 2010
 
BRONCUS MEDICAL INC. (1)
9,265,468 Fluoroscopy-based surgical device tracking method 0 2011
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,078,685 Method and system for performing invasive medical procedures using a surgical robot 0 2012
 
RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD. (2)
8,923,973 Blood flow control element 0 2011
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9,439,622 Surgical navigation system 0 2012
9,439,623 Surgical planning system and navigation system 0 2012
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