US Patent No: 8,165,658

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Method and apparatus for positioning a guide relative to a base

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A system for positioning a guide relative to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a base adapted to be coupled to the anatomy, and a guide that can move relative to the base. The system can include at least one tracking device that can be coupled to the base and the guide, and a tracking system that tracks a position of the tracking device. The system can include a navigation system that determines a position of the base and the guide relative to the anatomy, and whether the position of the base and the guide are in a desired position. The system can include a display, which can display at least one icon superimposed on the image of the anatomy that graphically indicates a manipulation of the guide required to move the guide into the desired position.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN4972

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Csavoy, Andrew N Minneapolis, MN 18 184
Miller, Thomas I Palm Bay, FL 66 655
Solar, Matthew S Indialantic, FL 137 3162
Sootsman, Keith Kalamazoo, MI 8 63
Waynik, Jeffrey M Nederland, CO 18 133

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4,977,655 Method of making a transducer 109 1989
5,002,058 Ultrasonic transducer 139 1989
5,970,499 Method and apparatus for producing and accessing composite data 68 1997
6,104,944 System and method for navigating a multiple electrode catheter 142 1997
6,118,845 System and methods for the reduction and elimination of image artifacts in the calibration of X-ray imagers 172 1998
6,482,182 Anchoring system for a brain lead 83 1999
6,434,415 System for use in displaying images of a body part 141 1999
6,491,699 Instrument guidance method and system for image guided surgery 137 2000
6,493,573 Method and system for navigating a catheter probe in the presence of field-influencing objects 178 2000
6,701,179 Coil structures and methods for generating magnetic fields 128 2000
6,526,415 Method and apparatus for producing an accessing composite data 22 2001
7,313,430 Method and apparatus for performing stereotactic surgery 78 2003
2005/0085,720 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 79 2004
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
4,803,976 Sighting instrument 204 1988
 
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (1)
4,869,247 Video tumor fighting system 209 1988
 
TASC, INC. (2)
5,531,520 System and method of registration of three-dimensional data sets including anatomical body data 264 1994
5,999,840 System and method of registration of three-dimensional data sets 165 1995
 
JONKOPINGS LANS LANDSTING, A CORP. OF SWEDEN (1)
4,821,200 Method and apparatus for manufacturing a modified, three-dimensional reproduction of a soft, deformable object 193 1987
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (3)
5,269,759 Magnetic guidewire coupling for vascular dilatation apparatus 151 1992
5,487,729 Magnetic guidewire coupling for catheter exchange 134 1994
5,542,938 Magnetic guidewire coupling for catheter exchange 144 1995
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (2)
5,299,288 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 429 1991
5,385,148 Cardiac imaging and ablation catheter 568 1993
 
OHIO MEDICAL INSTRUMENT COMPANY, INC. (1)
4,955,891 Method and apparatus for performing stereotactic surgery 221 1987
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (2)
5,425,382 Apparatus and method for locating a medical tube in the body of a patient 254 1993
5,622,169 Apparatus and method for locating a medical tube in the body of a patient 203 1994
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (5)
5,253,647 Insertion position and orientation state pickup for endoscope 196 1991
5,273,025 Apparatus for detecting insertion condition of endoscope 177 1991
5,681,260 Guiding apparatus for guiding an insertable body within an inspected object 273 1994
6,059,718 Endoscope form detecting apparatus in which coil is fixedly mounted by insulating member so that form is not deformed within endoscope 183 1995
5,840,024 Endoscope form detecting apparatus in which coil is fixedly mounted by insulating member so that form is not deformed within endoscope 140 1997
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,178,621 Two-piece radio-transparent proximal targeting device for a locking intramedullary nail 133 1991
5,478,341 Ratchet lock for an intramedullary nail locking bolt 131 1991
 
ONESYS OY (1)
5,413,573 Device for surgical procedures 203 1994
 
CAE ELECTRONICS LTD. (1)
4,649,504 Optical position and orientation measurement techniques 256 1984
 
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE (1)
4,875,165 Method for determination of 3-D structure in biplane angiography 136 1987
 
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,690,108 Interventional medicine apparatus 147 1997
 
HOWARD FLOREY INSTITUE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE (1)
2005/0084,146 Map of a property 4 2004
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (1)
4,710,708 Method and apparatus employing received independent magnetic field components of a transmitted alternating magnetic field for determining location 305 1982
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5,316,024 Tube placement verifier system 110 1992
 
KENT RIDGE DIGITAL LABS (2)
2004/0068,172 Curved surgical instruments and method of mapping a curved path for stereotactic surgery 4 2003
2004/0210,124 Methods and apparatus for calculating and presenting the probabilistic functional maps of the human brain 7 2004
 
Ex-Cell-O Corporation (1)
4,709,156 Method and apparatus for inspecting a surface 131 1985
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (2)
5,843,076 Catheter with an electromagnetic guidance sensor 172 1996
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IZI CORPORATION (1)
4,860,331 Image marker device 142 1988
 
PREDICTION SCIENCES, LLC (1)
6,658,396 Neural network drug dosage estimation 77 1999
 
FRANKEL, DAVID (1)
4,745,290 Method and apparatus for use in making custom shoes 173 1987
 
CYBEROPTICS CORPORATION (1)
4,733,969 Laser probe for determining distance 158 1986
 
CARDIORHYTHM A CA CORPORATION (1)
5,573,533 Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue 326 1992
 
ARTMA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES AG (1)
5,823,958 System and method for displaying a structural data image in real-time correlation with moveable body 173 1994
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,571,109 System for the immobilization of vertebrae 410 1994
 
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
5,445,144 Apparatus and method for acoustically guiding, positioning, and monitoring a tube within a body 155 1993
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,636,644 Method and apparatus for endoconduit targeting 114 1995
 
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5,807,252 Method and apparatus for determining the position of a body part 131 1996
 
SUNNYBROOK AND WOMEN'S COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
2005/0245,814 Catheter tracking with phase information 22 2005
 
Seiko Instruments & Electronics Ltd. (1)
4,659,971 Robot controlling system 130 1985
 
Picker International, Inc. (11)
4,737,921 Three dimensional medical image display system 277 1985
4,791,934 Computer tomography assisted stereotactic surgery system and method 599 1986
4,845,771 Exposure monitoring in radiation imaging 92 1987
5,079,699 Quick three-dimensional display 137 1989
5,371,778 Concurrent display and adjustment of 3D projection, coronal slice, sagittal slice, and transverse slice images 206 1991
5,682,890 Magnetic resonance stereotactic surgery with exoskeleton tissue stabilization 169 1995
5,980,535 Apparatus for anatomical tracking 164 1997
5,904,691 Trackable guide block 177 1997
5,987,960 Tool calibrator 140 1997
6,149,592 Integrated fluoroscopic projection image data, volumetric image data, and surgical device position data 164 1997
6,064,904 Frameless stereotactic CT scanner with virtual needle display for planning image guided interventional procedures 53 1997
 
STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH (1)
5,478,343 Targeting device for bone nails 116 1994
 
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4,572,198 Catheter for use with NMR imaging systems 244 1984
 
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5,735,278 Surgical procedure with magnetic resonance imaging 186 1996
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
4,422,041 Magnet position sensing system 133 1981
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
4,771,787 Ultrasonic scanner and shock wave generator 149 1986
 
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 152 1985
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
5,005,592 Method and apparatus for tracking catheters 167 1989
 
Position Orientation Systems, Ltd. (1)
4,642,786 Method and apparatus for position and orientation measurement using a magnetic field and retransmission 235 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 268 1986
 
Picker Nordstar Inc. (2)
5,882,304 Method and apparatus for determining probe location 104 1997
6,671,538 Interface system for use with imaging devices to facilitate visualization of image-guided interventional procedure planning 23 1999
 
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5,394,457 Device for marking body sites for medical examinations 242 1993
 
Cyberware Laboratory, Inc. (2)
4,705,401 Rapid three-dimensional surface digitizer 188 1985
4,737,032 Surface mensuration sensor 170 1985
 
BMO CAPITAL CORPORATION (4)
5,249,581 Precision bone alignment 206 1991
5,197,476 Locating target in human body 207 1991
5,295,483 Locating target in human body 206 1991
5,828,770 System for determining the spatial position and angular orientation of an object 312 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
5,054,492 Ultrasonic imaging catheter having rotational image correlation 289 1990
5,228,442 Method for mapping, ablation, and stimulation using an endocardial catheter 353 1992
 
AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH (2)
2006/0182,321 Method and apparatus for extracting third ventricle information 20 2004
2005/0018,885 System and method of anatomical modeling 57 2004
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTD (1)
5,834,759 Tracking device having emitter groups with different emitting directions 128 1997
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (2)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 22 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 22 2002
 
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5,160,337 Curved-shaped floor stand for use with a linear accelerator in radiosurgery 112 1990
5,230,623 Operating pointer with interactive computergraphics 560 1991
6,122,541 Head band for frameless stereotactic registration 207 1996
5,947,981 Head and neck localizer 135 1997
 
HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,448,610 Digital X-ray photography device 100 1994
 
SANDSTROM, GUNBRITT VIVIAN MONICA (1)
4,617,925 Adapter for definition of the position of brain structures 151 1984
 
ENTERPRISE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,499,488 Surgical sensor 180 1999
 
SOLANA SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,968,047 Fixation devices 361 1998
 
SIEMENS ELEMA AB (1)
5,758,667 Device for locating a port on a medical implant 148 1996
 
BRAINLAB AG (15)
5,702,406 Device for noninvasive stereotactic immobilization in reproducible position 119 1995
6,611,700 Method and apparatus for positioning a body for radiation using a position sensor 116 1999
6,549,803 Method and apparatus for targeting material delivery to tissue 40 2000
6,464,662 Drug delivery and catheter systems, apparatus and processes 15 2000
6,516,046 Exact patient positioning by compairing reconstructed x-ray images and linac x-ray images 163 2000
6,428,547 Detection of the shape of treatment devices 122 2000
6,609,022 Intraoperative navigation updating 106 2001
6,640,128 Method and device for the navigation-assisted dental treatment 111 2001
6,551,325 Device, system and method for determining the position of an incision block 163 2001
6,584,174 Registering image information 126 2001
6,694,162 Navigated microprobe 122 2001
7,194,295 Medical navigation and/or pre-operative treatment planning with the assistance of generic patient data 45 2002
2004/0236,554 System and process for metabolic guidance of introduced cellular material 6 2003
2004/0138,551 Determining distribution for planning an infusion 6 2003
2006/0217,733 User guidance in adjusting bone incision blocks 11 2006
 
ORION-YHTYMA OY, A CORP. OF FINLAND (1)
5,107,843 Method and apparatus for thin needle biopsy in connection with mammography 106 1991
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
5,696,500 Multi-media receiver and system therefor 127 1995
 
BRAINLAB MED. COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH (6)
5,769,861 Method and devices for localizing an instrument 227 1996
5,889,834 Blade collimator for radiation therapy 96 1996
6,351,659 Neuro-navigation system 195 1997
6,178,345 Method for detecting the exact contour of targeted treatment areas, in particular, the external contour 99 1999
6,424,856 Method for the localization of targeted treatment areas in soft body parts 128 1999
6,527,443 Process and apparatus for image guided treatment with an integration of X-ray detection and navigation system 179 1999
 
PROF. DR. SCHLONDORFF, GEORGE (1)
5,186,174 Process and device for the reproducible optical representation of a surgical operation 273 1990
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
4,923,459 Stereotactics apparatus 156 1988
5,285,787 Apparatus for calculating coordinate data of desired point in subject to be examined 102 1992
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (24)
5,333,168 Time-based attenuation compensation 95 1993
5,400,384 Time-based attenuation compensation 95 1994
5,503,416 Undercarriage for X-ray diagnostic equipment 110 1994
5,426,683 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 98 1994
5,619,261 Pixel artifact/blemish filter for use in CCD video camera 91 1994
5,829,444 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 228 1994
5,583,909 C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system 124 1994
5,596,228 Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems 120 1995
5,627,873 Mini C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 113 1995
5,617,462 Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use 121 1995
5,642,395 Imaging chain with miniaturized C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 98 1995
5,803,089 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 197 1995
5,676,673 Position tracking and imaging system with error detection for use in medical applications 442 1996
5,800,352 Registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 226 1996
5,873,822 Automatic registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 222 1996
5,967,980 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 242 1996
5,802,719 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 98 1997
6,445,943 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 196 1998
6,175,756 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 137 1998
6,285,902 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 264 1999
6,484,049 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 157 2000
6,490,475 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 185 2000
6,341,231 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 159 2000
6,478,802 Method and apparatus for display of an image guided drill bit 102 2001
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT (1)
5,923,727 Method and apparatus for calibrating an intra-operative X-ray system 111 1997
 
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 135 1986
 
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
5,197,965 Skull clamp pin assembly 108 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (15)
5,086,401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 530 1990
5,059,789 Optical position and orientation sensor 283 1990
5,417,210 System and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery 675 1992
5,279,309 Signaling device and method for monitoring positions in a surgical operation 431 1992
5,976,156 Stereotaxic apparatus and method for moving an end effector 175 1993
5,408,409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 367 1993
5,445,166 System for advising a surgeon 385 1994
5,695,500 System for manipulating movement of a surgical instrument with computer controlled brake 334 1994
5,402,801 System and method for augmentation of surgery 337 1994
5,950,629 System for assisting a surgeon during surgery 267 1994
5,630,431 System and method for augmentation of surgery 301 1994
5,572,999 Robotic system for positioning a surgical instrument relative to a patient's body 456 1995
5,749,362 Method of creating an image of an anatomical feature where the feature is within a patient's body 328 1995
6,390,097 Method and system for providing artificial intelligence for planning and risk assessment of surgical paths 17 1998
6,024,695 System and method for augmentation of surgery 222 1999
 
SMITHS MEDICAL MD, INC. (3)
4,905,698 Method and apparatus for catheter location determination 230 1988
5,386,828 Guide wire apparatus with location sensing member 161 1993
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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (7)
4,368,536 Diagnostic radiology apparatus for producing layer images 88 1980
5,042,486 Catheter locatable with non-ionizing field and method for locating same 392 1990
5,152,288 Apparatus and method for measuring weak, location-dependent and time-dependent magnetic fields 122 1991
5,265,611 Apparatus for measuring weak, location-dependent and time-dependent magnetic field 108 1992
6,131,396 Heat radiation shield, and dewar employing same 89 1997
6,139,183 X-ray exposure system for 3D imaging 105 1998
2007/0021,668 Method for pre-interventional planning of a 2D fluoroscopy projection 4 2006
 
CHITTENDEN BANK (3)
5,307,072 Non-concentricity compensation in position and orientation measurement systems 158 1992
5,453,686 Pulsed-DC position and orientation measurement system 200 1993
5,640,170 Position and orientation measuring system having anti-distortion source configuration 160 1995
 
INTEGRA RADIONICS, INC. (4)
5,662,111 Process of stereotactic optical navigation 291 1995
6,006,126 System and method for stereotactic registration of image scan data 376 1995
5,971,997 Intraoperative recalibration apparatus for stereotactic navigators 140 1997
5,921,992 Method and system for frameless tool calibration 186 1997
 
Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,793,355 Apparatus for process for making biomagnetic measurements 195 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 336 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 420 1989
 
Fonar Corporation (1)
5,647,361 Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus for guiding invasive therapy 268 1993
 
MEDIGUIDE LTD. (1)
6,233,476 Medical positioning system 430 1999
 
Quantime, Inc. (1)
4,753,528 Laser archery distance device 165 1985
 
VEXCEL IMAGING CORPORATION (1)
4,829,373 Stereo mensuration apparatus 135 1987
 
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM STIFTUNG DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS (1)
5,315,630 Positioning device in medical apparatus 143 1993
 
HARRIS GRAPHICS CORPORATION (1)
4,719,419 Apparatus for detecting a rotary position of a shaft 119 1985
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (4)
5,487,391 Systems and methods for deriving and displaying the propagation velocities of electrical events in the heart 170 1994
5,485,849 System and methods for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue 158 1994
5,546,940 System and method for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue to locate potential ablation sites 104 1995
5,740,808 Systems and methods for guilding diagnostic or therapeutic devices in interior tissue regions 352 1996
 
KLIEGIS, ULRICH (1)
5,715,836 Method and apparatus for planning and monitoring a surgical operation 153 1995
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
4,961,422 Method and apparatus for volumetric interstitial conductive hyperthermia 159 1988
 
NEUTAR L.L.C. (2)
6,273,896 Removable frames for stereotactic localization 160 1998
6,298,262 Instrument guidance for stereotactic surgery 166 2001
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,013,317 Medical drill assembly transparent to X-rays and targeting drill bit 137 1990
 
ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD. (1)
5,646,524 Three dimensional tracking system employing a rotating field 120 1993
 
Instrumentarium Oy (1)
4,543,959 Diagnosis apparatus and the determination of tissue structure and quality 177 1985
 
KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS CANADA COMPANY (1)
5,305,091 Optical coordinate measuring system for large objects 148 1992
 
VIP Industries Limited (1)
5,458,718 Heat sealing method for making a luggage case 87 1994
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,167,296 Method for volumetric image navigation 240 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 108 1995
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
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NEUROTECH USA, INC. (1)
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LUNAR CORPORATION (1)
5,480,439 Method for periprosthetic bone mineral density measurement 113 1994
 
OEC MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
4,797,907 Battery enhanced power generation for mobile X-ray machine 125 1987
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4,727,565 Method of localization 157 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 368 1994
RE35816 Method and apparatus for three-dimensional non-contact shape sensing 193 1995
5,617,857 Imaging system having interactive medical instruments and methods 296 1995
5,987,349 Method for determining the position and orientation of two moveable objects in three-dimensional space 171 1997
5,907,395 Optical fiber probe for position measurement 139 1997
5,920,395 System for locating relative positions of objects in three dimensional space 220 1997
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (1)
6,122,538 Motion--Monitoring method and system for medical devices 196 1997
 
COMPASS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
5,483,961 Magnetic field digitizer for stereotactic surgery 251 1994
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SIEMENS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,446,548 Patient positioning and monitoring system 321 1993
5,820,553 Identification system and method for radiation therapy 243 1996
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (19)
4,358,856 Multiaxial x-ray apparatus 166 1980
5,211,165 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency field gradients 446 1991
5,251,635 Stereoscopic X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 210 1991
5,255,680 Automatic gantry positioning for imaging systems 241 1991
5,265,610 Multi-planar X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 236 1991
5,274,551 Method and apparatus for real-time navigation assist in interventional radiological procedures 190 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 247 1992
5,318,025 Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 265 1992
5,353,795 Tracking system to monitor the position of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 171 1992
5,445,150 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 188 1993
5,377,678 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency fields 292 1993
5,437,277 Inductively coupled RF tracking system for use in invasive imaging of a living body 259 1994
5,419,325 Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography using a faraday catheter 145 1994
5,443,066 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 203 1994
5,611,025 Virtual internal cavity inspection system 146 1994
5,730,129 Imaging of interventional devices in a non-stationary subject 174 1995
5,715,822 Magnetic resonance devices suitable for both tracking and imaging 190 1995
5,740,802 Computer graphic and live video system for enhancing visualization of body structures during surgery 206 1995
6,437,567 Radio frequency coil for open magnetic resonance imaging system 118 1999
 
General Electric CGR S.A. (1)
5,219,351 Mammograph provided with an improved needle carrier 162 1991
 
GENESIS MICROCHIP INC. (1)
6,973,718 Methods for conformal coating and sealing microchip reservoir devices 84 2002
 
FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,211,176 Ultrasound examination system 136 1991
 
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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. _ 150 1984
 
RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,822,163 Tracking vision sensor 129 1986
 
COMPUMEDICS GERMANY GMBH (1)
5,514,146 Device for accomodating at least one sonographic probe 83 1994
 
Schneider Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,531,227 Imaging device and method 282 1994
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
5,423,334 Implantable medical device characterization system 244 1993
 
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5,884,410 Sensing system for coordinate measuring equipment 104 1996
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (1)
5,792,055 Guidewire antenna 166 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 183 1986
 
Sextant Avionique (2)
5,109,194 Electromagnetic position and orientation detector for a pilot's helmet 100 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 95 1994
 
Laboratory Equipment, Corp. (1)
4,951,653 Ultrasound brain lesioning system 233 1988
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (2)
4,418,422 Aiming device for setting nails in bones 134 1981
4,625,718 Aiming apparatus 114 1985
 
REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,999,837 Localizing and orienting probe for view devices 118 1997
 
VTQ IP HOLDING CORPORATION (2)
6,402,689 Methods, systems, and associated implantable devices for dynamic monitoring of physiological and biological properties of tumors 231 1999
7,011,814 Systems, methods and devices for in vivo monitoring of a localized response via a radiolabeled analyte in a subject 37 2002
 
Neurodynamics, Inc. (2)
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6,206,885 Catheter guide and drill guide apparatus and method for perpendicular insertion into a cranium orifice 82 1999
 
IGDRASOL, INC. (1)
6,982,282 Emulsion vehicle for poorly soluble drugs 16 2002
 
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (4)
4,660,970 Method and apparatus for the contact-less measuring of objects 141 1984
4,825,091 Optoelectronic distance sensor with visible pilot beam 156 1988
5,359,417 Surgical microscope for conducting computer-supported stereotactic microsurgery and a method for operating the same 145 1992
5,795,294 Procedure for the correlation of different coordinate systems in computer-supported, stereotactic surgery 127 1995
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