Patents by Inventor Andy Ivan

Andy Ivan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6505065
    Abstract: A method (310) and apparatus (1) are provided for planning an executing minimally invasive procedures for in-vivo placement of objects within the body of a patient. The method and apparatus enable non-invasive pre-operation virtual seed placement and dose distribution planning using visualization information showing a patient's anatomy together with a set of single point targets (182) within the patient's body and a corresponding set of trajectories (184) through the skin and body of the patient leading to the selected target points. For enhanced visualization, multiplanar reformatted images (166, 168) are derived from CT image data sets and are angled to always contain the plane of the virtual needle (300) in the pseudo-axial image and its 90 degree slice counterpart. In an implementation stage, a stereotactic arm (40) spatially referenced to the patient's data set acts a needle guide (52) and is used to locate preplanned image planes containing virtual seed deposition points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Yanof, Paul Klahr, Andy Ivan, Dave Hoffmeyer