Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7853305
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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, CO141

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Carls, Thomas A Memphis, US 58 2742
Foley, Kevin T Memphis, US 160 11859
Melkent, Anthony J Germantown, US 116 3453
Simon, David A Boulder, US 38 2556

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BMO CAPITAL CORPORATION (4)
5249581 Precision bone alignment 232 1991
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PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTD (1)
5834759 Tracking device having emitter groups with different emitting directions 142 1997
 
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2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 73 2002
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5230623 Operating pointer with interactive computergraphics 617 1991
6122541 Head band for frameless stereotactic registration 268 1996
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HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5448610 Digital X-ray photography device 111 1994
 
SANDSTROM, GUNBRITT VIVIAN MONICA (1)
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5333168 Time-based attenuation compensation 104 1993
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5503416 Undercarriage for X-ray diagnostic equipment 129 1994
5426683 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 110 1994
5619261 Pixel artifact/blemish filter for use in CCD video camera 100 1994
5829444 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 291 1994
5583909 C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system 137 1994
5596228 Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems 137 1995
5627873 Mini C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 124 1995
5617462 Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use 135 1995
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5803089 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 260 1995
5676673 Position tracking and imaging system with error detection for use in medical applications 558 1996
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5873822 Automatic registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 270 1996
5967980 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 308 1996
5802719 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 109 1997
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5369678 Method for tracking a catheter probe during a fluoroscopic procedure 41 1992
 
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4743770 Profile-measuring light probe using a change in reflection factor in the proximity of a critical angle of light 144 1986
 
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5417210 System and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery 855 1992
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5408409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 484 1993
5445166 System for advising a surgeon 451 1994
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5307072 Non-concentricity compensation in position and orientation measurement systems 190 1992
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5265610 Multi-planar X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 275 1991
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5353795 Tracking system to monitor the position of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 191 1992
5445150 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 224 1993
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5443066 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 246 1994
5611025 Virtual internal cavity inspection system 165 1994
5730129 Imaging of interventional devices in a non-stationary subject 220 1995
5715822 Magnetic resonance devices suitable for both tracking and imaging 206 1995
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