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Verard Laurent, Hunter Mark W, Bzostek Andrew: Navigation system for cardiac therapies. Surgical Navigation Tech, February 9, 2005: EP1504713-A1 (123 worldwide citation)

An image guided navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of a patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the instrument in a region of the patient. The ...


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Cherveny Kevin, Crane Aaron, Kaplan Lawrence M, Jasper John, Shields Russel T: System and method for updating, enhancing or refining a geographic database using feedback. Navigation Tech, June 9, 1999: EP0921509-A2 (95 worldwide citation)

A system for updating, enhancing and/or refining a geographic database. A geographic database includes data representing physical features in the geographic region, and, optionally, attributes of such features. The system includes a plurality of data collecting sensors. Each of the data collecting s ...


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Ahrens John, Jasper John, Kohler Joseph, Shields T Russell: System and method for distributing information for storage media. Navigation Tech, July 30, 1997: EP0786646-A2 (86 worldwide citation)

A system and method for distributing information for storage media, and in particular, for distributing updated navigation data, such as geographical data and navigation application programs, contained on storage media and used in in-vehicle navigation systems. A plurality of local repositories are ...


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Hunter Mark W, Verard Laurent, Jascob Bradley A, Kelley James: Image guided catheter navigation system for cardiac surgery. Surgical Navigation Tech, May 26, 2004: EP1421913-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

An image guided catheter navigation system (10) for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device (12), a tracking device (44), a controller, and a display (36). The imaging device generates images of the region of the patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the catheter (5 ...


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Hunter Mark W: Tunable spinal implant and apparatus for its post-operative tuning. Surgical Navigation Tech, August 4, 2004: EP1442715-A2 (74 worldwide citation)

A tunable implant, system, and method enables a tunable implant (302) to be adjusted within a patient. The tunable implant includes a securing mechanism (308,310) to secure the implant in the patient, a actuation portion that enables the implant to move and an adjustment portion that permits adjustm ...


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Verard Laurent, Kessman Paul, Hunter Mark: Apparatus for virtual endoscopy. Surgical Navigation Tech, February 25, 2004: EP1391181-A1 (39 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imag ...


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Israni Vijaya S, Ashby Richard A, Bouzide Paul M, Jasper John C, Fernekes Robert P, Nyczak Gregory M, Smith Nicholas E, Lampert David S, Meek James A, Crane Aaron I: System and method for storing geographic data on a physical storage medium. Navigation Tech, April 29, 1998: EP0838663-A2 (34 worldwide citation)

An improved method and system for storage of geographic data on physical storage media. The geographic data are stored in a manner that facilitates and enhances use and access of the data by various navigation application functions in navigation systems that use the data. The geographic data include ...


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Dukesherer John H, Kessmann Paul, Martens Todd, Burg Bruce M, Shaver Scott, Yared Nadim, Jascob Bradley A, Hunter Mark, Boes Kirstin: Method and apparatus for surgical navigation. Surgical Navigation Tech, April 20, 2005: EP1523951-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

A surgical navigation system for navigating a region of a patient that may include a non-invasive dynamic reference frame and/or fiducial marker, sensor tipped instruments, and isolator circuits. The dynamic reference frame may be placed on the patient in a precise location for guiding the instrumen ...


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Jaugilas John M, Casino Roy, Friedrich Matthew, Doddapaneni Srinivasa, Kasiletty Shiva, Weiland Richard J, Bechtolsheim Stephan V: Navigation system. Navigation Tech, August 23, 2000: EP1030167-A1 (22 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed that provide an end user of a navigation program with information about walking to a desired destination in combination with information about driving to or close to the desired destination. In addition to the calculation of a route for driving to the desired destin ...


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Smith Nicholas E: Method and system of providing navigation services to portable communication devices. Navigation Tech, July 25, 2001: EP1118837-A2 (20 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing navigation services to portable communications devices, such as cellular phones. A cellular phone user uses a cellular phone to request navigation services. The cellular phone is located in a geographic area that has a cellular phone location determining system that ...