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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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Ivan Vesely: System for minimally invasive insertion of a bioprosthetic heart valve. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Mark Kusner, Michael A Jaffe, May 27, 2003: US06569196 (450 worldwide citation)

A system for minimally invasive insertion of a bioprosthetic heart valve. The system includes a collapsible tissue-based valve system, a catheter-based valve delivery system, a surgical platform and a device tracking and visualization system. The collapsible valve system includes: (i) a permanent ou ...


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Ivan Vesely, Slawomir Krucinski, Gordon Campbell, Derek Boughner, Mohan Dokainish: Bioprostethic valve. London Health Association, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, August 27, 1996: US05549665 (356 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthetic valve comprising a support ring having three spaced apart end stops projecting upwardly therefrom, a stent post ring having three spaced apart stent posts pivotally connected thereto and adapted to engage respective ones of the end stops so as to permit outward pivoting of the stent ...


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Ivan Vesely: Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Michael A Jaffe, March 11, 2003: US06530952 (312 worldwide citation)

A cardiovascular valve system including a permanent base unit that is affixed to the patient using conventional sutures or staples, and a collapsible valve having a collapsible frame that mates with the permanent base unit, and supports valve leaflets. An installed collapsible frame may be re-collap ...


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Ivan Vesely: Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Kusner & Jaffe, March 14, 2006: US07011681 (280 worldwide citation)

A cardiovascular valve system including a permanent base unit that is affixed to the patient using conventional sutures or staples, and a collapsible valve having a collapsible frame that mates with the permanent base unit, and supports valve leaflets. An installed collapsible frame may be re-collap ...


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Wayne L Smith, Ivan Vesely, Andrew W Gubbels: Three-dimensional digital ultrasound tracking system. Sonometrics Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, May 14, 1996: US05515853 (259 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for simultaneous measurement of multiple distances by means of networked piezoelectric transducers. Through the use of high frequency digital counters, the propagation delay between the activation of an ultrasonic transducer and the reception by similar transducers is quickly ...


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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 ...