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Ivan Vesely, Wayne Smith: Method for carrying out a medical procedure using a three-dimensional tracking and imaging system. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, August 25, 1998: US05797849 (502 worldwide citation)

A method for carrying out a medical procedure using a 3-D tracking and imaging system (1600). A surgical instrument, such as a catheter, probe, sensor, needle or the like is inserted into a living being, and the position of the surgical instrument is tracked as it moves through a medium in a bodily ...


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Ynjiun P Wang, Angi Ye: Sub-pixel dataform reader with dynamic noise margins. Metanetics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, November 9, 1999: US05979763 (266 worldwide citation)

Sub-pixel processing of image data representing a dataform, such as a 2D bar code, enables reading of dataforms including more data/smaller elements, without costly increases in sensor and memory capacity. Whole pixel processing is employed for pixel-per-element resolutions of two or better. Sub-pix ...


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Ivan Vesely: System for carrying out surgery, biopsy and ablation of a tumor or other physical anomaly. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, February 9, 1999: US05868673 (253 worldwide citation)

A system for carrying out surgery on a bodily structure (e.g., breast and liver) with greater precision, accuracy, comfort and minimal invasiveness. A 3-dimensional tracking and imaging system (1000) is used to obtain an accurate position of an instrument as it is maneuvered by an operator, and to m ...


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Ivan Vesely, Wayne L Smith: Three-dimensional tracking and imaging system. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, February 1, 2000: US06019725 (246 worldwide citation)

A 3-D tracking and imaging system (1600) for tracking the position of a surgical instrument (e.g., a catheter, probe, a sensor, needle or the like) inserted into a body, and displaying a 3-D image showing the position of the surgical instrument in reference to a 3-D image of the environment surround ...


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Ivan Vesely: System for displaying a 2-D ultrasound image within a 3-D viewing environment. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, October 6, 1998: US05817022 (217 worldwide citation)

A system for displaying a 2-D ultrasound image in a 3-D viewing environment. Within the same 3-D viewing environment, various surgical instruments can be tracked and displayed, thus correlating 3-D virtual surgery with ultrasound imaging for verification. A detachable housing (220) containing positi ...


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Timothy P O Hagan, Calvin E Lewis: Shopping cart mounted portable data collection device with tethered dataform reader. Telxon Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, October 13, 1998: US05821513 (209 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device (10) adapted to be mounted to a shopping cart (18) is disclosed. The device includes a housing (12) having a clamping assembly (80, 82, 84, and 86) for releasably clamping the housing to a pushing bar (16) of a shopping cart (18). The housing (12) defines an interio ...


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Jeffery R Parker, Mark D Miller, Daniel N Kelsch: Light emitting panel assemblies. Lumitex, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, April 8, 1997: US05618096 (137 worldwide citation)

Light emitting panel assemblies include light emitting panel members and one or more light sources positioned/embedded in a light transition area, which increases the efficiency of light entering the panel members along the light input area to be emitted from one or more light emitting surfaces alon ...


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Robert Stanley Cymbalski: Recognizing dataforms in image areas. Metanetics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, February 2, 1999: US05867594 (130 worldwide citation)

Dataforms, such as bar codes and matrix codes, are recognized by analysis of histogram type data derived for a plurality of window sections of an image area. Typically, an image area 512 pixels high by 480 pixels wide is divided into 240 window areas, each including 1024 pixels in a 32 by 32 pixel s ...


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Jeffrey W Sutherland: Programmable shelf tag and method for changing and updating shelf tag information. Teletransactions, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, May 12, 1998: US05751257 (109 worldwide citation)

A shelf tag comprising a liquid crystal display having optical states which are stable without power and an interface that allows for each character element to be programmed easily by sweeping a programming device across the character element contacts with all power and signal requirements being sup ...


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Reinhard Graf, Martin Imhof, René Brack: Accessory for implanting a hip endoprosthesis, and method for manipulating the same. Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, November 9, 2010: US07828806 (97 worldwide citation)

Accessory for implantation of a hip joint endoprosthesis, with a manipulation cup, a manipulation joint head with means for orienting the manipulation cup in the acetabulum, and with a device to represent the correctly oriented position of the manipulation cup such that by means of this device a bon ...