US Patent No: 7,862,570

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Surgical positioners

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Surgical positioners may include platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references as well as methods for using stabilizer platforms, surgical item positioners and/or surgical references. Stabilizer platforms may include low profile platforms rigidly mounted to portions of an individual's anatomy. Various items may be secured and/or stabilized by the stabilizer platform, including support platforms as well as surgical references. Support platforms may stabilize and assist surgeons in using, navigating, aligning and positioning surgical items. Surgical references may include modular fiducial systems that may be secured to stabilizer platforms, support platforms, surgical items and/or directly to portions of an individual's anatomy.

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SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.MEMPHIS, TN650

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Culley, Patrick J Memphis, US 3 31
Raburn, Kevin Memphis, US 4 39
Ruffin, Therise Collierville, US 3 38
Russell, Thomas A Collierville, US 33 1057
Terrill-Grisoni, Lauralan Cordova, US 17 557

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Eagle Engineering of America (1)
6,295,513 Network-based system for the manufacture of parts with a virtual collaborative environment for design, developement, and fabricator selection 219 1999
 
KLIEGIS, ULRICH (1)
5,715,836 Method and apparatus for planning and monitoring a surgical operation 157 1995
 
United Medical & Dental School (1)
5,792,147 Video-based systems for computer assisted surgery and localisation 121 1997
 
WHITE, MICHAEL R. (1)
7,001,346 Apparatus and methods for making intraoperative orthopedic measurements 59 2002
 
NEUTAR L.L.C. (2)
6,738,657 Customized surgical fixture 94 2002
2003/0187,351 Instrument guidance system for spinal and other surgery 82 2003
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (1)
5,850,836 Morphometric x-ray absorptiometry (MXA) 32 1995
 
BRAIN LAB MED. COMPUTERSYSTEMS GMBH (1)
5,643,268 Fixation pin for fixing a reference system to bony structures 124 1995
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (2)
5,683,397 Distal femoral cutting guide apparatus for use in knee joint replacement surgery 137 1995
5,693,056 Orthopaedic surgical cutting block and saw capture apparatus 31 1996
 
Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies (1)
6,235,038 System for translation of electromagnetic and optical localization systems 140 1999
 
AMERSHAM HEALTH AS (1)
2002/0102,214 Paramagnetic material-containing magnetic resonance external marker or calibration composition 9 2001
 
ORTHOFIX INTERNATIONAL B.V. (1)
5,707,370 Accessory device for an orthopedic fixator 33 1995
 
Medtronic Navigation, Inc. (5)
6,021,343 Image guided awl/tap/screwdriver 123 1997
6,226,548 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 210 1998
6,381,485 Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization 239 1999
6,947,786 Method and apparatus for perspective inversion 39 2002
2003/0073,901 Navigational guidance via computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging 40 2002
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,167,296 Method for volumetric image navigation 246 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,882,982 Responsive manufacturing and inventory control 18 2001
2004/0030,237 Fiducial marker devices and methods 31 2003
2004/0167,391 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 29 2003
2008/0269,599 Method for Performing Multiple Registrations in a Navigated Procedure 19 2007
 
BRIANLAB MED. COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH (1)
6,223,067 Referencing device including mouthpiece 116 1998
 
IMAGE GUIDED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,920,395 System for locating relative positions of objects in three dimensional space 225 1997
 
IMMERSION CORPORATION (2)
6,162,190 Determination of kinematically constrained multi-articulated structures 35 1997
6,148,280 Accurate, rapid, reliable position sensing using multiple sensing technologies 122 1999
 
RXTROCAR, LTD. (1)
5,865,809 Apparatus and method for securing a cannula of a trocar assembly to a body of a patient 19 1997
 
THERICS, LLC (2)
2002/0007,294 System and method for rapidly customizing a design and remotely manufacturing biomedical devices using a computer system 91 2001
2004/0243,481 System and method for rapidly customizing design, manufacture and/or selection of biomedical devices 157 2004
 
Clynch Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,463,351 Method for producing custom fitted medical devices 149 1999
 
PLUS ENDOPROTHETIK AG (1)
6,554,837 Device and method for inserting a prosthetic knee 127 2001
 
AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELOPMENT (1)
6,620,268 Energetic plasticizer comprising eutetic mixture of bis (2,2-dinitropropyl) formal, 2,2-dinitropropyl 2,2-dinitrobutyl formal and bis (2,2-dinitrobutyl) formal, and preparation method thereof 11 2001
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (1)
6,567,687 Method and system for guiding a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument towards a target region inside the patient's body 73 2001
 
CENTERPULSE ORTHOPEDICS INC. (1)
6,558,421 Surgically implantable knee prosthesis 171 2000
 
ORTHOAPEDIC INNOVATIONS, INC., A CORPORATION OF MINNESOTA (1)
5,980,526 Wedge osteotomy device including a guide for controlling osteotomy depth 136 1997
 
MedIdea, LLC (15)
5,716,361 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 66 1995
6,187,010 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 181 1997
5,885,296 Bone cutting guides with removable housings for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 136 1997
5,897,559 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 168 1997
5,944,722 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 50 1998
5,947,973 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 48 1998
5,957,926 Combination trial and bone cutting guides for use in establishing the position of a prosthetic joint component 69 1998
5,961,523 Bone cutting guides to accommodate variable thicknesses of augmentation for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 129 1998
5,971,989 Bone cutting guides with transparent portions for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 43 1998
6,068,633 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 44 1998
6,077,269 Bone cutting guides with centralized recesses for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 51 1998
6,214,011 Implantation of prosthetic components based upon joint reduction 44 1998
6,102,916 Bone cutting guides with removable housings for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 145 1999
6,602,259 Bone cutting guides for use in the implantation of prosthetic joint components 69 1999
6,503,254 Apparatus and method for preparing box cuts in a distal femur with a cutting guide attached to an intramedullary stem 54 2000
 
SYNVASIVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,490,854 Surgical cutting block and method of use 80 1993
5,817,097 Bone saw blade guide with magnet 74 1997
 
MICROSTRAIN, INCORPORATED (1)
4,964,862 Method of and means for measuring ligament tension 21 1989
 
CENTERPULSE USA INC. (1)
4,421,112 Tibial osteotomy guide assembly and method 229 1982
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,718,194 Computer assisted intramedullary rod surgery system with enhanced features 23 2001
 
SPINEOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,383,188 Expandable reamer 159 2001
 
Biomedical Engineering Trust I (1)
5,735,904 Spacer for establishng prosthetic gap and ligamentous tension 81 1996
 
MINRAD INC. (1)
5,810,841 Energy guided apparatus and method with indication of alignment 44 1997
 
TRIG MEDICAL LTD. (1)
6,216,029 Free-hand aiming of a needle guide 215 1998
 
MATERIALISE NV (1)
5,768,134 Method for making a perfected medical model on the basis of digital image information of a part of the body 302 1996
 
GEORGE MASON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
2002/0087,101 System and method for automatic shape registration and instrument tracking 102 2001
 
BHC ENGINEERING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
2002/0072,821 Parametric input to a design and production system 78 2000
 
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. (7)
6,728,599 Modularity system for computer assisted surgery 139 2001
6,892,112 Modularity system for computer assisted surgery 94 2003
6,785,593 Modularity system for computer assisted surgery 66 2003
6,799,088 Modularity system for computer assisted surgery 67 2003
6,836,703 Modularity system for computer assisted surgery 80 2003
6,871,117 Modularity system for computer assisted surgery 67 2003
2005/0149,003 Surgical robotic tools, data architecture, and use 19 2004
 
ARTHREX, INC. (1)
6,132,433 Apparatus of loading tendons into the knee 215 1999
 
BURKE, DENNIS W. (2)
5,474,559 Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment 274 1993
5,860,981 Guide for femoral milling instrumention for use in total knee arthroplasty 220 1997
 
SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC. (4)
5,514,139 Method and apparatus for femoral resection 151 1994
5,597,379 Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment 227 1994
5,643,272 Method and apparatus for tibial resection 152 1995
5,810,827 Method and apparatus for bony material removal 172 1996
 
INVIVO GERMANY GMBH (1)
5,782,842 Medical instrument guidance apparatus and method 37 1996
 
Computer Aided Surgery, Inc. (1)
6,083,163 Surgical navigation system and method using audio feedback 82 1998
 
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (1)
5,598,269 Laser guided alignment apparatus for medical procedures 67 1994
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (1)
5,468,244 Surgical apparatus for use in joint replacement surgery 32 1994
 
REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,999,837 Localizing and orienting probe for view devices 121 1997
 
SCHAERER MEDICAL USA, INC. (1)
5,695,501 Apparatus for neurosurgical stereotactic procedures 237 1994
 
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY (2)
5,383,454 System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head 499 1992
5,871,445 System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head 255 1995
 
CYNOVAD INC. (1)
7,035,702 Methods for dental restoration 16 2003
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
9,008,757 Navigation system including optical and non-optical sensors 0 2013
 
BRAINLAB AG (2)
* 9,095,376 Device for fastening a marker device to a bone 0 2009
* 2010/0063,511 DEVICE FOR FASTENING A MARKER DEVICE TO A BONE 1 2009
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (3)
8,882,780 Methods and apparatus for determining pin placement during hip surgery 0 2008
8,491,597 Surgical positioners 0 2010
8,998,916 Methods for determining pin placement during hip surgery 0 2011
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
* 8,357,165 Reference array mounting bracket for use with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system 0 2007
* 2008/0177,173 REFERENCE ARRAY MOUNTING BRACKET FOR USE WITH A COMPUTER ASSISTED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY SYSTEM 3 2007
 
DEPUY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (2)
* 9,078,668 Locating a bone axis 0 2007
* 2010/0131,021 LOCATING A BONE AXIS 1 2007
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