Image guided awl/tap/screwdriver

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10062265

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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, CO148

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Carroll, Catalina J Memphis, US 12 1474
Foley, Kevin T Memphis, US 160 12535
Melkent, Anthony J Lafayette, US 116 3718

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Position Orientation Systems, Ltd. (1)
4642786 Method and apparatus for position and orientation measurement using a magnetic field and retransmission 260 1984
 
THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (1)
4722056 Reference display systems for superimposing a tomagraphic image onto the focal plane of an operating microscope 307 1986
 
Picker Nordstar Inc. (1)
5882304 Method and apparatus for determining probe location 124 1997
 
LEIBINGER GMBH (1)
5394457 Device for marking body sites for medical examinations 280 1993
 
Cyberware Laboratory, Inc. (2)
4705401 Rapid three-dimensional surface digitizer 211 1985
4737032 Surface mensuration sensor 187 1985
 
BMO CAPITAL CORPORATION (4)
5249581 Precision bone alignment 239 1991
5197476 Locating target in human body 223 1991
5295483 Locating target in human body 227 1991
5828770 System for determining the spatial position and angular orientation of an object 423 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
5054492 Ultrasonic imaging catheter having rotational image correlation 350 1990
5228442 Method for mapping, ablation, and stimulation using an endocardial catheter 422 1992
5964796 Catheter assembly, catheter and multi-port introducer for use therewith 216 1998
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS LTD (1)
5834759 Tracking device having emitter groups with different emitting directions 147 1997
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (2)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 87 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 87 2002
 
INTEGRA BURLINGTON MA, INC. (4)
5160337 Curved-shaped floor stand for use with a linear accelerator in radiosurgery 130 1990
5230623 Operating pointer with interactive computergraphics 631 1991
6122541 Head band for frameless stereotactic registration 278 1996
5947981 Head and neck localizer 162 1997
 
HITACHI MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5448610 Digital X-ray photography device 116 1994
 
SANDSTROM, GUNBRITT VIVIAN MONICA (1)
4617925 Adapter for definition of the position of brain structures 166 1984
 
SOLANA SURGICAL, LLC (1)
5968047 Fixation devices 485 1998
 
SIEMENS ELEMA AB (1)
5758667 Device for locating a port on a medical implant 184 1996
 
BRAINLAB AG (8)
6611700 Method and apparatus for positioning a body for radiation using a position sensor 145 1999
6516046 Exact patient positioning by compairing reconstructed x-ray images and linac x-ray images 189 2000
6428547 Detection of the shape of treatment devices 144 2000
6609022 Intraoperative navigation updating 127 2001
6640128 Method and device for the navigation-assisted dental treatment 145 2001
6551325 Device, system and method for determining the position of an incision block 245 2001
6584174 Registering image information 153 2001
6694162 Navigated microprobe 163 2001
 
ORION-YHTYMA OY, A FINNISH BODY CORPORATE (1)
5107843 Method and apparatus for thin needle biopsy in connection with mammography 120 1991
 
BRAINLAB MED. COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH (6)
5702406 Device for noninvasive stereotactic immobilization in reproducible position 136 1995
5769861 Method and devices for localizing an instrument 266 1996
6351659 Neuro-navigation system 241 1997
6178345 Method for detecting the exact contour of targeted treatment areas, in particular, the external contour 117 1999
6424856 Method for the localization of targeted treatment areas in soft body parts 148 1999
6527443 Process and apparatus for image guided treatment with an integration of X-ray detection and navigation system 223 1999
 
PROF. DR. SCHLONDORFF, GEORGE (1)
5186174 Process and device for the reproducible optical representation of a surgical operation 297 1990
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
4923459 Stereotactics apparatus 176 1988
5285787 Apparatus for calculating coordinate data of desired point in subject to be examined 118 1992
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (24)
5333168 Time-based attenuation compensation 109 1993
5400384 Time-based attenuation compensation 109 1994
5503416 Undercarriage for X-ray diagnostic equipment 135 1994
5426683 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 115 1994
5619261 Pixel artifact/blemish filter for use in CCD video camera 105 1994
5829444 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 304 1994
5583909 C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system 143 1994
5596228 Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems 144 1995
5627873 Mini C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 130 1995
5617462 Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use 140 1995
5642395 Imaging chain with miniaturized C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system 115 1995
5803089 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 271 1995
5676673 Position tracking and imaging system with error detection for use in medical applications 584 1996
5800352 Registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 275 1996
5873822 Automatic registration system for use with position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 280 1996
5967980 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 328 1996
5802719 One piece C-arm for X-ray diagnostic equipment 114 1997
6445943 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 261 1998
6175756 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 178 1998
6285902 Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery 327 1999
6484049 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 195 2000
6490475 Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system 225 2000
6341231 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 217 2000
6478802 Method and apparatus for display of an image guided drill bit 128 2001
 
Mitutoyo Mfg. Co., Ltd. (1)
4743770 Profile-measuring light probe using a change in reflection factor in the proximity of a critical angle of light 149 1986
 
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
5197965 Skull clamp pin assembly 125 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (13)
5086401 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 684 1990
5059789 Optical position and orientation sensor 320 1990
5417210 System and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery 886 1992
5279309 Signaling device and method for monitoring positions in a surgical operation 512 1992
5976156 Stereotaxic apparatus and method for moving an end effector 233 1993
5408409 Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking 527 1993
5445166 System for advising a surgeon 464 1994
5695500 System for manipulating movement of a surgical instrument with computer controlled brake 407 1994
5402801 System and method for augmentation of surgery 395 1994
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5630431 System and method for augmentation of surgery 355 1994
5572999 Robotic system for positioning a surgical instrument relative to a patient's body 548 1995
5749362 Method of creating an image of an anatomical feature where the feature is within a patient's body 439 1995
 
SMITHS MEDICAL MD, INC. (3)
4905698 Method and apparatus for catheter location determination 274 1988
5386828 Guide wire apparatus with location sensing member 195 1993
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SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (4)
4368536 Diagnostic radiology apparatus for producing layer images 102 1980
5042486 Catheter locatable with non-ionizing field and method for locating same 452 1990
5152288 Apparatus and method for measuring weak, location-dependent and time-dependent magnetic fields 138 1991
5265611 Apparatus for measuring weak, location-dependent and time-dependent magnetic field 122 1992
 
CHITTENDEN BANK (3)
5307072 Non-concentricity compensation in position and orientation measurement systems 196 1992
5453686 Pulsed-DC position and orientation measurement system 227 1993
5640170 Position and orientation measuring system having anti-distortion source configuration 174 1995
 
INTEGRA RADIONICS, INC. (4)
5662111 Process of stereotactic optical navigation 332 1995
6006126 System and method for stereotactic registration of image scan data 483 1995
5971997 Intraoperative recalibration apparatus for stereotactic navigators 174 1997
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Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc. (1)
4793355 Apparatus for process for making biomagnetic measurements 210 1987
 
ENGILITY CORPORATION (1)
5531520 System and method of registration of three-dimensional data sets including anatomical body data 335 1994
 
BAE SYSTEMS PLC (2)
4849692 Device for quantitatively measuring the relative position and orientation of two bodies in the presence of metals utilizing direct current magnetic fields 374 1986
4945305 Device for quantitatively measuring the relative position and orientation of two bodies in the presence of metals utilizing direct current magnetic fields 487 1989
 
Fonar Corporation (1)
5647361 Magnetic resonance imaging method and apparatus for guiding invasive therapy 341 1993
 
MEDIGUIDE LTD. (1)
6233476 Medical positioning system 643 1999
 
Quantime, Inc. (1)
4753528 Laser archery distance device 184 1985
 
VEXCEL IMAGING CORPORATION (1)
4829373 Stereo mensuration apparatus 149 1987
 
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM (1)
5315630 Positioning device in medical apparatus 161 1993
 
HARRIS GRAPHICS CORPORATION (1)
4719419 Apparatus for detecting a rotary position of a shaft 138 1985
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (3)
5487391 Systems and methods for deriving and displaying the propagation velocities of electrical events in the heart 214 1994
5485849 System and methods for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue 207 1994
5546940 System and method for matching electrical characteristics and propagation velocities in cardiac tissue to locate potential ablation sites 142 1995
 
KLIEGIS, ULRICH (1)
5715836 Method and apparatus for planning and monitoring a surgical operation 189 1995
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
4961422 Method and apparatus for volumetric interstitial conductive hyperthermia 198 1988
 
NEUTAR, LLC (2)
6273896 Removable frames for stereotactic localization 190 1998
6298262 Instrument guidance for stereotactic surgery 208 2001
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5013317 Medical drill assembly transparent to X-rays and targeting drill bit 153 1990
 
ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD. (1)
5646524 Three dimensional tracking system employing a rotating field 141 1993
 
Instrumentarium Oy (1)
4543959 Diagnosis apparatus and the determination of tissue structure and quality 193 1985
 
KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS CANADA COMPANY (1)
5305091 Optical coordinate measuring system for large objects 172 1992
 
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5543951 Method for receive-side clock supply for video signals digitally transmitted with ATM in fiber/coaxial subscriber line networks 122 1995
 
NEUROTECH USA, INC. (1)
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5480439 Method for periprosthetic bone mineral density measurement 133 1994
 
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4797907 Battery enhanced power generation for mobile X-ray machine 152 1987
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4727565 Method of localization 173 1984
 
IMAGE GUIDED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
5622170 Apparatus for determining the position and orientation of an invasive portion of a probe inside a three-dimensional body 424 1994
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5987349 Method for determining the position and orientation of two moveable objects in three-dimensional space 203 1997
5907395 Optical fiber probe for position measurement 159 1997
5920395 System for locating relative positions of objects in three dimensional space 250 1997
 
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. (2)
6122538 Motion--Monitoring method and system for medical devices 274 1997
5923727 Method and apparatus for calibrating an intra-operative X-ray system 125 1997
 
COMPASS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
5483961 Magnetic field digitizer for stereotactic surgery 280 1994
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SIEMENS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5446548 Patient positioning and monitoring system 358 1993
5820553 Identification system and method for radiation therapy 270 1996
 
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4358856 Multiaxial x-ray apparatus 181 1980
5211165 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency field gradients 511 1991
5251635 Stereoscopic X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 255 1991
5255680 Automatic gantry positioning for imaging systems 289 1991
5265610 Multi-planar X-ray fluoroscopy system using radiofrequency fields 286 1991
5274551 Method and apparatus for real-time navigation assist in interventional radiological procedures 225 1991
5271400 Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using magnetic resonance detection of a sample contained within the device 287 1992
5318025 Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 324 1992
5353795 Tracking system to monitor the position of a device using multiplexed magnetic resonance detection 196 1992
5445150 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 232 1993
5377678 Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency fields 353 1993
5437277 Inductively coupled RF tracking system for use in invasive imaging of a living body 316 1994
5419325 Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography using a faraday catheter 167 1994
5443066 Invasive system employing a radiofrequency tracking system 254 1994
5611025 Virtual internal cavity inspection system 173 1994
5730129 Imaging of interventional devices in a non-stationary subject 230 1995
5715822 Magnetic resonance devices suitable for both tracking and imaging 213 1995
5740802 Computer graphic and live video system for enhancing visualization of body structures during surgery 274 1995
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General Electric CGR S.A. (1)
5219351 Mammograph provided with an improved needle carrier 184 1991
 
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5211176 Ultrasound examination system 150 1991
 
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4822163 Tracking vision sensor 143 1986
 
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5792055 Guidewire antenna 213 1996
 
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Howmedica International (2)
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Neurodynamics, Inc. (2)
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Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (4)
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4825091 Optoelectronic distance sensor with visible pilot beam 175 1988
5359417 Surgical microscope for conducting computer-supported stereotactic microsurgery and a method for operating the same 160 1992
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