Automatic identification of instruments used with a surgical navigation system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9801566
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14087735

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A system and apparatus taught to determine the identification and selected information relating to surgical instruments near a reader. The information can be stored on a member operable to transmit the information to a reader at a selected time. The information can be used in a navigation system to assist in navigation of the instrument relative to a patient.

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MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION INC826 COAL CREEK CIRCLE COAL CREEK CORPORATE CENTER ONE LOUISVILLE CO 80027

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Teichman, Robert Lafayette, US 14 422
Verard, Laurent Eindhoven, NL 31 3035

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