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Thomas C Kienzle III, Jon T Lea: Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, February 24, 2004: US06697664 (297 worldwide citation)

An image guided surgery system to enable a surgeon to move a surgical tool into a desired position relative to a body part is provided. The system works by accurately superimposing representations of the tool being used in the surgical field over images of the body part such that real-time tool posi ...


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Scott J Carter, Edward L Flanders, Stephen E Hannah: Wireless LAN architecture for integrated time-critical and non-time-critical services within medical facilities. GE Medical Systems Information Technologies, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Della Penna, Foley & Lardner, December 9, 2003: US06659947 (254 worldwide citation)

A wireless local area network (WLAN) system comprises multiple access points that are distributed throughout a medical facility to provide wireless access to a hardwired network. The access points implement multiple WLAN protocols, including a realtime protocol for realtime patient monitoring (telem ...


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Teresa Seeley, Faith Lin, Tina Kapur, Gene Gregerson: Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, December 3, 2002: US06490475 (237 worldwide citation)

A system employs a tracker and a set of substantially non-shadowing point markers, arranged in a fixed pattern or set in a fluoroscope calibration fixture that is imaged in each shot. The fixture is preferably affixed to the image detector of the fluoroscope, and tracking elements secured with respe ...


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Teresa Seeley, Faith Lin, Tina Kapur, Gene Gregerson: Fluoroscopic tracking and visualization system. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, November 19, 2002: US06484049 (204 worldwide citation)

A system employs a tracker and a set of substantially non-shadowing point markers, arranged in a fixed pattern or set in a fluoroscope calibration fixture that is imaged in each shot. The fixture is preferably affixed to the image detector of the fluoroscope, and tracking elements secured with respe ...


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Brian D Lounsberry, Jonathan R Schmidt, Stephen W Gravelle, Michael S Idelchik, James S Shepard: Method and apparatus for remotely configuring and servicing a field replaceable unit in a medical diagnostic system. General Electric Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Della Penna, Foley & Lardner, December 4, 2001: US06325540 (165 worldwide citation)

A method for remotely configuring and servicing a field replaceable unit associated with a medical diagnostic system includes establishing a communication connection between the medical diagnostic system and a remote facility, communicating identification information from an electronic device couple ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch: System and method for generating and executing insurance policies for foreign exchange losses. Walker Digital, Patrick J Buckley, Peter J Vogel, October 3, 2000: US06128598 (158 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a foreign exchange insurance policy that automatically considers factors such as the type of currency, exchange rate, amount of coverage, and period of coverage, to determine a premium. Users can access the system using credit cards, ATMs, banks or other media.


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Jay S Walker, Sanjay K Jindal: Automated service upgrade offer acceptance system. Walker Digital, Peter J Vogel, Dean Alderucci, August 29, 2000: US06112185 (144 worldwide citation)

An automated service upgrade offer acceptance system is provided for receiving (i) reservations for a selected category of assigned services, such as seating, and (ii) offers for upgraded services, such as an upgrade of an initially selected category of seating to a preferred seating category, from ...


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Maurice R Ferre, Peter D Jakab, James S Tieman: Automatic registration system for use with position tracking an imaging system for use in medical applications. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, May 18, 2004: US06738656 (138 worldwide citation)

A method of automatic registration includes forming an image of a body part including a representation of markers fixed in a known position in space relative to a reference mount, positioning a sensing unit in a known position in space relative to the reference mount, and automatically registering t ...


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Peter T Anderson, Gerald L Beauregard, Christopher D Cherry: Magnetic tracking system. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, August 10, 2004: US06774624 (133 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an electromagnetic tracking system that includes a field generator and a field sensor arranged to generate and detect, respectively, an electromagnetic field. Both the transmitter and receiver coils are connected to signal conditioning and processing circuitry to provi ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Thomas M Sparico: Free long distance calls on slot machines. Walker Digital, Dean Alderucci, Patrick J Buckley, Peter J Vogel, October 31, 2000: US06139431 (131 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine that provides free long distance telephone calls, or audio entertainment, as a reward for the continued playing of the gaming machine. The player may continue the free long distance phone call, or continue receiving the audio entertainment, as long his play meets a predetermined lev ...