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Kim H Manwaring, Mark L Manwaring: Method and apparatus for guiding an instrument to a target. Meschkow & Gresham, June 17, 1997: US05638819 (587 worldwide citation)

A system (10) presents a graphic guidance object (46) in a display screen (40) to aid a surgeon in guiding a probe (12) from an initial point (82) relative to a body (14) along a desired trajectory (54) to a target (52). The graphic object (46) may be presented simultaneously with a live video image ...


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Kim H Manwaring: Tissue vaporizing accessory and method for an endoscope. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, June 16, 1992: US05122138 (302 worldwide citation)

A flexible tube having first and second ends and a hollow interior is insertable through an endoscopic instrument channel with the first end extending out of the viewing end of the endoscope and the second end extending out of the working end of the endoscope a sufficient distance to lie within the ...


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Kim H Manwaring, Mark L Manwaring: Surgical guidance method and system for approaching a target within a body. Meschkow & Gresham, January 27, 1998: US05711299 (222 worldwide citation)

A surgical guidance system includes a magnetic field generator carried by a support frame, a guidance system controller, at least one magnetic field sensor located at a surgical instrument, and a feedback display device. The guidance system indicates the position of the surgical instrument relative ...


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Kim H Manwaring, Mark L Manwaring: Apparatus and method for stabilizing a body part. Meschkow & Gresham, October 22, 1996: US05566681 (152 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for non-invasively stabilizing the head of a patient is provided. The apparatus includes a support frame, a rigid template mounted to the support frame, a plurality of fiducial marker housings located on the support frame, and a mounting assembly that attaches the support frame to a tab ...


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Kim H Manwaring, Mark L Manwaring: Method and system for directing an instrument to a target. Lowell W Gresham, Jordan M Meschkow, Meschkow & Gresham, April 6, 1999: US05891158 (51 worldwide citation)

A method and a surgical guidance system (20) direct an instrument to a target (40) located inside a patient (22). The surgical guidance system (20) includes a fixation frame (28), a first arc member (36), a second arc member (38), and first (78) and second (84) electromagnetic (EM) radiative sources ...


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John B Newkirk, Kim H Manwaring: Ultra-sharp tungsten needle for electrosurgical knife. Colorado Biomedical, Beaton & Swanson, May 22, 1990: US04927420 (41 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing electrosurgery with an ultra-sharp electrode composed of a refractory alloy, said electrode having a blunt end and a tip end, and a method for forming the ultra-sharp electrode by rotating about its axis a vertically held cylindrical rod composed of a refractory ...


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Kim H Manwaring, Mark L Manwaring: Convergent magnetic stereotaxis system for guidance to a target. Brain Child Foundation, Mayer Brown & Platt, April 10, 2001: US06214019 (10 worldwide citation)

A guidance system for guiding a surgical instrument without visual information to a target in tissue. The system centers the target upon the trajectory of an infinite family of zero-flux curvilinear lines emanating from either a fixed magnet or an ac or dc electromagnet which is mounted on the instr ...


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David J McNally, Kim H Manwaring, Mark Stringham, Mark Shafer: Surgical instrument guide. Domain Surgical, Bateman IP, October 14, 2014: US08858544 (2 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument guide for facilitating treatment of a target tissue is provided. The surgical instrument guide may be placed between two groups of tissue such that a first group of tissue is cut and a second group of tissue is protected from being cut. The surgical instrument guide may lift ti ...


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Kim H Manwaring, David J McNally, Philip Eggers, Preston Manwaring, Mark Stringham, Kent Beck, David Wright, Josh Middel: Sealing and/or cutting instrument. Domain Surgical, Snow Christensen & Martineau, Sarah W Matthews, Randall B Bateman, December 27, 2016: US09526558

A sealing and/or cutting instrument having a thermally active surface or element which may be used to seal and then cut tissue, ducts, vessels, etc., apart. The instrument may include a thermally active surface or element comprised of a conductor covered with a ferromagnetic material. The instrument ...


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Preston K Manwaring, Ryan J Halter, Kim H Manwaring: System, method and device for monitoring the condition of an internal organ. Loginov & Associates Pllc, August 19, 2010: US20100210958-A1

A system, method and device for monitoring the condition of an internal organ, such as a brain, by providing an internal electrode. The internal electrode is operatively connected to at least one surface, external, electrode, and a system handler. A signal is generated between the electrodes such th ...