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Mark W Hunter, Paul Kessman: Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 30, 2002: US06381485 (357 worldwide citation)

A method for use during a procedure on a body. The method generates a display representing relative positions of two structure during the procedure. The method includes the steps of storing an image data set in memory, the image data set representing the position of the body based on scans taken of ...


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Mark W Hunter, Paul Kessman, Brad Jascob: Surgical communication and power system. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 5, 2002: US06474341 (289 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for determining the position of a wireless catheter probe being used during a surgical procedure. Magnetic fields are projected into an anatomical body to induce voltage signals in a sensing coil that are sufficient to describe the position of a wireless sensor/transmitter. The voltage ...


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John H Dukesherer, Bruce M Burg, Bradley A Jascob, Paul Kessman: Method and apparatus for surgical navigation. Medtronic Navigation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 29, 2008: US07366562 (241 worldwide citation)

A surgical navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes a non-invasive dynamic reference frame and/or fiducial marker, sensor tipped instruments, and isolator circuits. The dynamic reference frame may be repeatably placed on the patient in a precise location for guiding the instru ...


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Michael A Martinelli, Paul Kessman, Brad Jascob: Method and system for navigating a catheter probe in the presence of field-influencing objects. Winchester Development Associates, Enterprise Medical Technology, McDermott Will & Emery, December 10, 2002: US06493573 (232 worldwide citation)

A system for and method of determining and compensating for the effect of a field influencing object on a field sensor, preferably a coil, that is within a navigational domain. The navigational domain contains navigational magnetic energy and disturbing magnetic energy, and the field influencing obj ...


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Mark W Hunter, Sheri McCoid, Paul Kessman: Surgical sensor. Winchester Development Associates, Enterprise Medical Technology, McDermott Will & Emery, December 31, 2002: US06499488 (223 worldwide citation)

An integrated surgical anchor/localization sensor is disclosed. The anchor is adapted to be secured to an anatomical structure and contains a sensor housing. A receiver is located within the sensor housing and is adapted to sense reference signals generated by a surgical guidance system. A transmitt ...


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Laurent Verard, Paul Kessman, Mark Hunter: Method and apparatus for virtual endoscopy. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 10, 2005: US06892090 (212 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imag ...


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Mark W Hunter, Paul Kessman: System for translation of electromagnetic and optical localization systems. Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, May 22, 2001: US06235038 (173 worldwide citation)

A system for utilizing and registering at least two surgical navigation systems during stereotactic surgery. The system comprises a first surgical navigation system defining a first patient space, a second surgical navigation system defining a second patient space, and a translation device to regist ...


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Paul Kessman, Troy Holsing, Jason Trobaugh: Navigation information overlay onto ultrasound imagery. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 30, 2002: US06379302 (142 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument navigation system comprises an ultrasound machine and a computer coupled to the ultrasound machine. A memory is coupled to the computer and includes computer instructions that when executed by the computer cause the computer to generate an icon representing the surgical instrum ...


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Mark W Hunter, Paul Kessman: System for translation of electromagnetic and optical localization systems. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Surgical Navigation Technologies, June 11, 2002: US06402762 (92 worldwide citation)

A system for utilizing and registering at least two surgical navigation systems during stereotactic surgery. The system comprises a first surgical navigation system defining a first patient space, a second surgical navigation system defining a second patient space, and a translation device to regist ...


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Bradley Jascob, David Simon, Paul Kessman, Aaron Smith: Method and apparatus for electromagnetic navigation of a surgical probe near a metal object. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 21, 2003: US06636757 (92 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for electromagnetic navigation of a surgical probe near a metal object. The electromagnetic navigation system includes a transmitter coil array and a shield. The transmitter coil array has a plurality of transmitter coils and is operable to generate the electromagnetic field t ...