US Patent No: RE43328

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Image guided awl/tap/screwdriver

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A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided medical and surgical navigation systems that generate images during medical and surgical procedures, includes a guide member having an emitter array for being tracked by the system and a drive shaft contained within the guide member having a proximal and a distal end, the drive shaft being rotatable within the guide member while being fixable axially inside the guide member, the proximal end of the drive shaft having a first connector for interchangeably receiving at least one drive source, and the distal end having a second connector for interchangeably receiving at least one instrument tip.

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MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC.LOUISVILLE, CO130

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Carroll, Catalina J Memphis, US 12 1246
Foley, Kevin T Memphis, US 153 10104
Melkent, Anthony J Lafayette, US 109 2656

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5,573,533 Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue 382 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 181 1994
 
SDGI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,474,558 Procedure and system for spinal pedicle screw insertion 169 1994
 
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
5,445,144 Apparatus and method for acoustically guiding, positioning, and monitoring a tube within a body 163 1993
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,636,644 Method and apparatus for endoconduit targeting 120 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 283 1985
4,791,934 Computer tomography assisted stereotactic surgery system and method 621 1986
4,845,771 Exposure monitoring in radiation imaging 98 1987
5,079,699 Quick three-dimensional display 148 1989
5,371,778 Concurrent display and adjustment of 3D projection, coronal slice, sagittal slice, and transverse slice images 212 1991
* 5,682,890 Magnetic resonance stereotactic surgery with exoskeleton tissue stabilization 181 1995
5,980,535 Apparatus for anatomical tracking 170 1997
5,904,691 Trackable guide block 184 1997
5,987,960 Tool calibrator 145 1997
6,149,592 Integrated fluoroscopic projection image data, volumetric image data, and surgical device position data 177 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 260 1984
 
IMRIS INC. (1)
5,735,278 Surgical procedure with magnetic resonance imaging 195 1996
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
4,422,041 Magnet position sensing system 138 1981
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
4,771,787 Ultrasonic scanner and shock wave generator 154 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 157 1985
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
5,005,592 Method and apparatus for tracking catheters 182 1989
 
Position Orientation Systems, Ltd. (1)
4,642,786 Method and apparatus for position and orientation measurement using a magnetic field and retransmission 248 1984
 
The Trustees of Dartmouth College (1)
4,722,056 Reference display systems for superimposing a tomagraphic image onto the focal plane of an operating microscope 280 1986
 
Picker Nordstar Inc. (1)
5,882,304 Method and apparatus for determining probe location 111 1997
 
LEIBINGER GMBH (1)
5,394,457 Device for marking body sites for medical examinations 254 1993
 
Cyberware Laboratory, Inc. (2)
4,705,401 Rapid three-dimensional surface digitizer 195 1985
4,737,032 Surface mensuration sensor 176 1985
 
BMO CAPITAL CORPORATION (4)
5,249,581 Precision bone alignment 222 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 362 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
5,054,492 Ultrasonic imaging catheter having rotational image correlation 312 1990
5,228,442 Method for mapping, ablation, and stimulation using an endocardial catheter 375 1992
5,964,796 Catheter assembly, catheter and multi-port introducer for use therewith 195 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 43 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 43 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 583 1991
6,122,541 Head band for frameless stereotactic registration 235 1996
5,947,981 Head and neck localizer 145 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 156 1984
 
SOLANA SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5,968,047 Fixation devices 406 1998
 
SIEMENS-ELEMA AB (1)
5,758,667 Device for locating a port on a medical implant 161 1996
 
BRAINLAB AG (9)
5,702,406 Device for noninvasive stereotactic immobilization in reproducible position 125 1995
6,611,700 Method and apparatus for positioning a body for radiation using a position sensor 126 1999
6,516,046 Exact patient positioning by compairing reconstructed x-ray images and linac x-ray images 172 2000
6,428,547 Detection of the shape of treatment devices 129 2000
6,609,022 Intraoperative navigation updating 115 2001
6,640,128 Method and device for the navigation-assisted dental treatment 124 2001
6,551,325 Device, system and method for determining the position of an incision block 188 2001
6,584,174 Registering image information 135 2001
6,694,162 Navigated microprobe 143 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 243 1996
5,889,834 Blade collimator for radiation therapy 103 1996
6,351,659 Neuro-navigation system 214 1997
6,178,345 Method for detecting the exact contour of targeted treatment areas, in particular, the external contour 105 1999
6,424,856 Method for the localization of targeted treatment areas in soft body parts 137 1999
6,527,443 Process and apparatus for image guided treatment with an integration of X-ray detection and navigation system 199 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 (2)
4,923,459 Stereotactics apparatus 163 1988
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 118 1994
5,426,683 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 105 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 257 1994
5,583,909 C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system 131 1994
5,596,228 Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems 129 1995
5,627,873 Mini C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 119 1995
5,617,462 Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use 130 1995
5,642,395 Imaging chain with miniaturized C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 104 1995
5,803,089 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 225 1995
5,676,673 Position tracking and imaging system with error detection for use in medical applications 492 1996
5,800,352 Registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 244 1996
5,873,822 Automatic registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 241 1996
5,967,980 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 267 1996
5,802,719 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 104 1997
6,445,943 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 219 1998
6,175,756 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 149 1998
6,285,902 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 284 1999
6,484,049 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 170 2000
6,490,475 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 201 2000
6,341,231 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 175 2000
6,478,802 Method and apparatus for display of an image guided drill bit 117 2001
 
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
 
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
5,197,965 Skull clamp pin assembly 114 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (13)
5,086,401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 580 1990
5,059,789 Optical position and orientation sensor 299 1990
5,417,210 System and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery 767 1992
5,279,309 Signaling device and method for monitoring positions in a surgical operation 459 1992
5,976,156 Stereotaxic apparatus and method for moving an end effector 197 1993
5,408,409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 411 1993
5,445,166 System for advising a surgeon 406 1994
5,695,500 System for manipulating movement of a surgical instrument with computer controlled brake 356 1994
5,402,801 System and method for augmentation of surgery 357 1994
5,950,629 System for assisting a surgeon during surgery 289 1994
5,630,431 System and method for augmentation of surgery 319 1994
5,572,999 Robotic system for positioning a surgical instrument relative to a patient's body 491 1995
5,749,362 Method of creating an image of an anatomical feature where the feature is within a patient's body 369 1995
 
SMITHS MEDICAL MD, INC. (3)
4,905,698 Method and apparatus for catheter location determination 244 1988
5,386,828 Guide wire apparatus with location sensing member 171 1993
5,749,835 Method and apparatus for location of a catheter tip 150 1997
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (6)
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 414 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
6,131,396 Heat radiation shield, and dewar employing same 94 1997
6,139,183 X-ray exposure system for 3D imaging 111 1998
 
CHITTENDEN BANK (3)
5,307,072 Non-concentricity compensation in position and orientation measurement systems 168 1992
5,453,686 Pulsed-DC position and orientation measurement system 210 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 307 1995
6,006,126 System and method for stereotactic registration of image scan data 415 1995
5,971,997 Intraoperative recalibration apparatus for stereotactic navigators 152 1997
5,921,992 Method and system for frameless tool calibration 198 1997
 
Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,793,355 Apparatus for process for making biomagnetic measurements 200 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 347 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 438 1989
 
FONAR CORPORATION (1)
5,647,361 Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus for guiding invasive therapy 295 1993
 
MEDIGUIDE LTD. (1)
6,233,476 Medical positioning system 508 1999
 
Quantime, Inc. (1)
4,753,528 Laser archery distance device 172 1985
 
VEXCEL IMAGING CORPORATION (1)
4,829,373 Stereo mensuration apparatus 140 1987
 
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM (1)
5,315,630 Positioning device in medical apparatus 151 1993
 
HARRIS GRAPHICS CORPORATION (1)
4,719,419 Apparatus for detecting a rotary position of a shaft 124 1985
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (3)
5,487,391 Systems and methods for deriving and displaying the propagation velocities of electrical events in the heart 180 1994
5,485,849 System and methods for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue 166 1994
5,546,940 System and method for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue to locate potential ablation sites 117 1995
 
KLIEGIS, ULRICH (1)
5,715,836 Method and apparatus for planning and monitoring a surgical operation 167 1995
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
4,961,422 Method and apparatus for volumetric interstitial conductive hyperthermia 176 1988
 
Neutar L.L.C. (2)
6,273,896 Removable frames for stereotactic localization 173 1998
6,298,262 Instrument guidance for stereotactic surgery 180 2001
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,013,317 Medical drill assembly transparent to X-rays and targeting drill bit 143 1990
 
ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD. (1)
5,646,524 Three dimensional tracking system employing a rotating field 128 1993
 
Instrumentarium Oy (1)
4,543,959 Diagnosis apparatus and the determination of tissue structure and quality 182 1985
 
KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS CANADA COMPANY (1)
5,305,091 Optical coordinate measuring system for large objects 158 1992
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY INC (1)
6,167,296 Method for volumetric image navigation 262 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 164 1997
 
Lunar Corporation (1)
5,480,439 Method for periprosthetic bone mineral density measurement 121 1994
 
OEC Medical Systems (2)
4,797,907 Battery enhanced power generation for mobile X-ray machine 138 1987
RE35025 Battery enhanced power generation for mobile X-ray machine 100 1991
 
TURON AB A CORPORATION OF SWEDEN (1)
4,727,565 Method of localization 163 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 387 1994
RE35816 Method and apparatus for three-dimensional non-contact shape sensing 208 1995
* 5,617,857 Imaging system having interactive medical instruments and methods 312 1995
5,987,349 Method for determining the position and orientation of two moveable objects in three-dimensional space 184 1997
5,907,395 Optical fiber probe for position measurement 146 1997
5,920,395 System for locating relative positions of objects in three dimensional space 231 1997
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (2)
6,122,538 Motion--Monitoring method and system for medical devices 223 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 263 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 339 1993
5,820,553 Identification system and method for radiation therapy 255 1996
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (19)
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 469 1991
5,251,635 Stereoscopic X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 226 1991
5,255,680 Automatic gantry positioning for imaging systems 256 1991
5,265,610 Multi-planar X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 252 1991
5,274,551 Method and apparatus for real-time navigation assist in interventional radiological procedures 199 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 264 1992
5,318,025 Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 287 1992
5,353,795 Tracking system to monitor the position of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 181 1992
5,445,150 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 200 1993
5,377,678 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency fields 315 1993
5,437,277 Inductively coupled RF tracking system for use in invasive imaging of a living body 277 1994
5,419,325 Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography using a faraday catheter 156 1994
5,443,066 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 221 1994
5,611,025 Virtual internal cavity inspection system 154 1994
5,730,129 Imaging of interventional devices in a non-stationary subject 193 1995
5,715,822 Magnetic resonance devices suitable for both tracking and imaging 197 1995
5,740,802 Computer graphic and live video system for enhancing visualization of body structures during surgery 236 1995
6,437,567 Radio frequency coil for open magnetic resonance imaging system 125 1999
 
General Electric CGR S.A. (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
 
N. 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
 
GREENBERG, SUSAN N. (1)
6,024,408 Apparatus and method for installation of a child car seat in an automobile 23 1998
 
Schneider Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,531,227 Imaging device and method 297 1994
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
5,423,334 Implantable medical device characterization system 262 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 185 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 190 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 253 1988
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (2)
4,418,422 Aiming device for setting nails in bones 143 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. (2)
4,931,056 Catheter guide apparatus for perpendicular insertion into a cranium orifice 215 1988
5,207,681 Drill guide apparatus for perpendicular perforation of the cranium 30 1989
 
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 133 1995
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BRAINLAB AG (1)
* 2010/0076,455 SURGICAL INSTRUMENT, IN PARTICULAR POINTER INSTRUMENT, COMPRISING TIP SENSOR 33 2009
 
AESCULAP AG (2)
* 9,314,281 Orthopaedic fixation system, targeting device for such a fixation system and orthopaedic fixation method 0 2012
* 2013/0066,387 ORTHOPAEDIC FIXATION SYSTEM, TARGETING DEVICE FOR SUCH A FIXATION SYSTEM AND ORTHOPAEDIC FIXATION METHOD 0 2012
 
Integrated Spinal Concepts, Inc. (1)
9,216,048 Image-guided minimal-step placement of screw into bone 0 2012
 
BLUE ORTHO (4)
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* 2011/0218,546 DEVICE FOR CONTROLLED ADJUSTMENT OF A SURGICAL POSITIONING UNIT 8 2009
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
* 9,248,000 System for and method of visualizing an interior of body 0 2009
* 2010/0039,506 System for and method of visualizing an interior of body 5 2009
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