Waldean A Schulz, Ivan Faul: Hybrid 3-D probe tracked by multiple sensors. Howmedica Leibinger, McCracken & Frank, August 26, 2003: US06611141 (199 worldwide citation)

This invention is a system that tracks the 3-dimensional position and orientation of one or more bodies (

José Luis Moctezuma de La Barrera: System and method of registering image data to intra-operatively digitized landmarks. Stryker Leibinger & Co KG, McCracken & Frank, June 24, 2008: US07392076 (171 worldwide citation)

A two dimensional image is registered with mechanical axis data, and possibly other data, using a surgical navigation system. This provides the user with additional graphical information on a display screen as the procedure is performed. The mechanical axis data can be generated using an anatomical ...

Joseph Bronner: Double-wing wing nut anchor system and method. McCracken & Frank, August 26, 2008: US07415803 (59 worldwide citation)

A system includes a back up wall and a veneer wall spaced from the back up wall. An anchor shaft has a first end secured to the back up wall, and a second free end of the shaft projects into a space between the back up wall and the veneer wall. A wing nut has a central barrel disposed on the shaft p ...

Xavier Checoury, Olivier Gagey: Amplitude- and frequency- or phase-modulated radio frequency signal generator and the transmitter incorporating same. EADS Telecom, McCracken & Frank, September 20, 2005: US06947713 (56 worldwide citation)

An amplitude- and frequency- or phase-modulated radio frequency signal generator that is used for radio emission, generates a phase or frequency control signal and an amplitude control signal from a phase or frequency modulation signal and from an amplitude modulation signal respectively. The genera ...

Jean Pierre Metais, David Le Gal: Method for controlling a communications channel shared by several stations. EADS Secure Networks, McCracken & Frank, November 14, 2006: US07136663 (50 worldwide citation)

During a communication, a channel is shared by several transmitting/receiving stations comprising a single master station and one or more slave stations. A station becomes a master station by transmitting traffic information on the channel. After the master station has stopped transmitting traffic i ...

Achim Schweikard, Manfred Doetter, Michael Roth, José Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera: Method for navigating in the interior of the body using three-dimensionally visualized structures. Stryker Leibinger & Co KG, McCracken & Frank, January 23, 2007: US07167738 (47 worldwide citation)

A method is described for navigating in the interior of the body using three-dimensionally visualized structures. In a first step of the method, at least two two-dimensional images of the same anatomical object are provided from different perspectives, and also items of information that make it poss ...

Jose Luis Moctezuma de La Barrera: System and method for performing arthroplasty of a joint and tracking a plumb line plane. Stryker Leibinger & Co KG, McCracken & Frank, August 30, 2011: US08007448 (40 worldwide citation)

A method of performing an arthroplasty of a ball and socket joint with a surgical navigation system includes the step of digitizing landmarks to provide geometrical parameters of the joint and a limb depending there from, including digitizing aspects of a socket region of the ball and socket joint. ...

Edward J Martens III, Stephen B Leonard, Heather R Schramm, Kara L Lakatos: Volatile material dispensing system. S C Johnson & Son, McCracken & Frank, May 8, 2007: US07213770 (36 worldwide citation)

A volatile material dispensing system with a dispenser for providing controlled release of a volatile material, the dispenser being attached to a display frame, and having at least one protrusion. Protrusions are disposed on a face of the frame to distance the membrane from a delicate surface. The s ...

Mathias Fink, Laurent Sandrin, Michaël Tanter, Stefan Catheline: Imaging method and device using shearing waves. Societe d&apos Elastographie Impulsionnelle pour les Systemes de Mesure de l&apos Elasticite, McCracken & Frank, August 3, 2004: US06770033 (36 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an image method for observing the propagation of low-frequency shearing pulse wave simultaneously in multiple points of a diffusing viscoelastic medium. The method consists in transmitting at a very high rate ultrasonic compression waves enabling to obtain a succession of imag ...

Jose Luis Moctezuma De La Barrera, Amir Sarvestini: Method and system for calibrating a surgical tool and adapter thereof. Stryker Leibinger & Co KG, McCracken & Frank, January 23, 2007: US07166114 (34 worldwide citation)

A method for easily calibrating both the position of the tip of a surgical tool and the orientation of that tool includes attaching a tracking device capable of communication with the surgical navigation system to the surgical tool using an adapter, where the adapter has a known relation between the ...