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Recent patent applications related to Medtronic Navigation Inc. Medtronic Navigation Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Medtronic Navigation Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Medtronic Navigation Inc, we're just tracking patents.

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Method and apparatus for securing a guide tube

A guide tube is used for guiding an instrument through a hole within tissue of a patient. The guide tube includes a cannula member defining a passage extending therethrough along an axis. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Apparatus and method for maintaining image quality while minimizing x-ray dosage of a patient

A system including initialization, imaging, alignment, processing, and setting modules. The initialization module obtains patient parameters for a patient and procedure and surgeon parameters. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Transformable imaging system

A transformable imaging system configured to operate in at least two configurations. A first configuration may be open and a second configuration may be closed. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Method and apparatus for image-based navigation

A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. A procedure may be planned, at least in part, prior to performing the procedure. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Method and apparatus for virtual endoscopy

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 imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient.. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Method and apparatus for post-operative tuning of a spinal implant

A tunable implant, system, and method enables a tunable implant to be adjusted within a patient. The tunable implant includes a securing mechanism to secure the implant in the patient, a actuation portion that enables the implant to move and an adjustment portion that permits adjustment of the implant after the implant has been positioned within the patient. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Apparatus and method of counterbalancing axes and maintaining a user selected position of a x-ray scanner gantry

A system including an input sensor, a summer, a controller, and a feedback sensor. The input sensor: detects a first amount of force or torque applied on a component of an x-ray scanner gantry in a direction; and generates a command signal. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Automatic identification of tracked surgical devices using an electromagnetic localization system

A method and apparatus for identifying a member used in a navigation system. The navigation system can determine the identification of an instrument via an input. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Apparatus and method for mechanically providing power to a generator on a continuous rotatable rotor of an x-ray scanner

A system including an x-ray scanner gantry having: a housing; a gantry gear; a rotor; a generator mounted on the rotor; and first and second generator gears connected to or engaged with one or more axles of the generator. The second generator gear is engaged with the gantry gear. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

System for guided procedures

A system using images of a subject to assist in visualization of hidden portions of the subject is disclosed. The system may illustrate the images with a wearable display. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Method and apparatus for reconstructing image projections

A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system having a detector able to move relative to the subject. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Method and apparatus for image-based navigation

A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Gated image acquisition and patient model construction

A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system with at least two different power characteristics. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

Automatic identification of instruments used with a surgical navigation system

A system and apparatus taught to determine the identification and selected information relating to surgical instruments near a reader. The information can be stored on a member operable to transmit the information to a reader at a selected time. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007769

Gated image acquisition and patient model construction

A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system with at least two different power characteristics. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340240

Navigation field distortion detection

Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a patient that can be near a field distorting feature. A localizer can generate an electromagnetic field that is sensed by a tracking device to determine a location of the tracking device with the sensed electromagnetic field. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258427

Transformable imaging system

A transformable imaging system configured to operate in at least two configurations. A first configuration may be open and a second configuration may be closed. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258426

Transformable imaging system

A transformable imaging system configured to operate in at least two configurations. A first configuration may be open and a second configuration may be closed. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258425

Transformable imaging system

A transformable imaging system configured to operate in at least two configurations. A first configuration may be open and a second configuration may be closed. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151022

Method and apparatus for surgical navigation

Disclosed is a surgical navigation system for tracking an instrument relative to a patient. The system can track a portion of the patient, an instrument, and/or both relative to image data, a coordinate system, an atlas, a morphed atlas, or combinations thereof. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119331

Apparatus and method for maintaining image quality while minimizing x-ray dosage of a patient

A system including initialization, imaging, alignment, processing, and setting modules. The initialization module obtains patient parameters for a patient and procedure and surgeon parameters. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042621

Electromagnetic coil apparatuses for surgical navigation and corresponding methods

An electromagnetic device includes a jig and multiple wires. The jig includes a center member and coil-separating blocks. ... Medtronic Navigation Inc








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