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Kari Parmer, Thomas I Miller, John David: Trajectory guide with instrument immobilizer. Image Guided Neurologics, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 7, 2005: US06902569 (216 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus accurately maintains alignment of a surgical instrument. The apparatus includes a base with an attached movable member. The movable member includes a passage forming a portion of a trajectory path. A relaxable or rigid material has a similar passage in common with the passage ...


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James G Skakoon, Robert Wharen, Matthew S Solar, Kari Parmer, Rudy A Mazzocchi, John David, Frank Murdock, David Hatcher, Thomas I Miller, Timothy Alan Parmer, Charles L Truwit: Deep organ access device and method. Image Guided Neurologics, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 26, 2007: US07235084 (159 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, ...


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Rudy A Mazzocchi, Thomas I Miller, Kari Parmer, Timothy Alan Parmer, Matthew S Solar: System and method of minimally-invasive exovascular aneurysm treatment. Image Guided Neurologics, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, September 21, 2004: US06793664 (94 worldwide citation)

This document discusses an exovascular approach to treating an aneurysm using a minimally-invasive instrument guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or another suitable imaging device. A trajectory guide entry device assists in targeting the aneurysm and determining th ...


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James G Skakoon, Robert Wharen, Matthew S Solar, Kari Parmer, Rudy A Mazzocchi, John David, Frank Murdock, David Hatcher, Thomas I Miller, Timothy Alan Parmer, Charles L Truwit: Deep organ access device and method. Image guided Neurologics, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, April 17, 2007: US07204840 (54 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, ...


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Gerald W Mills, Martin Brady, Raghu Raghavan, John David, Thomas I Miller, Matthew S Solar: Robotic trajectory guide. Medtronic, Scott A Marks, April 29, 2008: US07366561 (31 worldwide citation)

A surgical alignment device is shown that is controlled remotely through the use of an actuator, where the actuator in turn controls at least one local adjustment device. The alignment device is suited for neurosurgery, although it is not exclusively limited to neurosurgery. The alignment device inc ...


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Kari Parmer, Thomas I Miller, John David: Trajectory guide with instrument immobilizer. Medtronic, Scott A Marks, Stephen W Bauer, December 29, 2009: US07637915 (27 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus accurately maintains alignment of a surgical instrument. The apparatus includes a base with an attached movable member. The movable member includes a passage forming a portion of a trajectory path. A relaxable or rigid material has a similar passage in common with the passage ...


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Matthew S Solar, Thomas I Miller, James G Skakoon: Instrument guiding stage apparatus and method for using same. Medtronic, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 3, 2009: US07497863 (25 worldwide citation)

This documents describes among other things a normalizing stage apparatus, tools and methods. One example includes a base that defines a trajectory. A first stage is moveably coupled to the base and the first stage moves along the trajectory. A second stage is moveably coupled to the first stage and ...


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Jeffrey M Waynik, Andrew N Csavoy, Keith Sootsman, Matthew S Solar, Thomas I Miller: Method and apparatus for positioning a guide relative to a base. Medtronic, Scott A Marks, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 24, 2012: US08165658 (23 worldwide citation)

A system for positioning a guide relative to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a base adapted to be coupled to the anatomy, and a guide that can move relative to the base. The system can include at least one tracking device that can be coupled to the base and the guide, and a tracking s ...


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Kari Parmer, Thomas I Miller, John David: Trajectory guide with instrument immobilizer. Medtronic, Scott A Marks, Harness Dickey Pierce, June 5, 2012: US08192445 (22 worldwide citation)

A trajectory guide assembly that guides an instrument relative to a patient includes a mounting seat configured to be supported by the patient. The assembly also includes a trajectory member moveably supported by the mounting seat. The trajectory member defines a trajectory passage. Also, the assemb ...


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James G Skakoon, Matthew S Solar, Thomas I Miller, Patrick R Helmer, Mark Stephen Freas: Low profile instrument immobilizer. Medtronic, Scott A Marks, Stephen W Bauer, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 27, 2010: US07704260 (22 worldwide citation)

This document discusses, among other things, examples of a low profile instrument immobilizer and means for positioning the same. In one example, the low profile instrument immobilizer grasps, secures, and immobilizes an electrode or other instrument that extends through a burr hole in a skull to a ...