Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Waynik

Jeffrey M. Waynik 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: 9289270
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. One or more tracking devices can be the associated with the patient and with guiding instruments for tracking guiding devices relative to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Andrew N. Csavoy, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Matthew S. Solar
  • Patent number: 8467852
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Patent number: 8311611
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Registration can occur more than once to increase efficiency and speed of the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Patent number: 8301226
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Patent number: 8165658
    Abstract: 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 system that tracks a position of the tracking device. The system can include a navigation system that determines a position of the base and the guide relative to the anatomy, and whether the position of the base and the guide are in a desired position. The system can include a display, which can display at least one icon superimposed on the image of the anatomy that graphically indicates a manipulation of the guide required to move the guide into the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Waynik, Andrew N. Csavoy, Keith Sootsman, Matthew S. Solar, Thomas I. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120046542
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Patent number: 8108025
    Abstract: A system can be used to determine a position of a structure in physical space. The system can include a flexible member, such as a drape, cloth, sheet, etc. that can include one or more trackable devices associated therewith. The trackable devices can be incorporated into the weave of a woven cloth or the matrix of a polymer member. The trackable devices can be used within a tracking system to determine the location of the trackable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Patent number: 8010177
    Abstract: A system to allow registration of a patient to image space is disclosed. The registration can be performed without touching a plurality of fiducial points on the patient or in the image data. The registration process can eliminate manual steps of image to patient registration and image to image registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Publication number: 20100160771
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. One or more tracking devices can be the associated with the patient and with guiding instruments for tracking guiding devices relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Peter Appenrodt, Andrew N. Csavoy, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Matthew S. Solar
  • Publication number: 20100081914
    Abstract: 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 system that tracks a position of the tracking device. The system can include a navigation system that determines a position of the base and the guide relative to the anatomy, and whether the position of the base and the guide are in a desired position. The system can include a display, which can display at least one icon superimposed on the image of the anatomy that graphically indicates a manipulation of the guide required to move the guide into the desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Waynik, Andrew N. Csavoy, Keith Sootsman, Matthew S. Solar, Thomas I. Miller
  • Publication number: 20090012509
    Abstract: A system can be used to determine a position of a boney structure in physical space. The system can include a laser emitting device that can emit a laser beam that transmits through soft tissue and reflects off of a boney surface. The system can then determine the position of the reflection point and correlate the reflection point to image data acquired of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Publication number: 20080269600
    Abstract: A system can be used to determine a position of a structure in physical space. The system can include a flexible member, such as a drape, cloth, sheet, etc. that can include one or more trackable devices associated therewith. The trackable devices can be incorporated into the weave of a woven cloth or the matrix of a polymer member. The trackable devices can be used within a tracking system to determine the location of the trackable devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Publication number: 20080269602
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Also, one or more coils can be used for tracking or localization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Publication number: 20080269599
    Abstract: A system can be used to navigate or guide an instrument or device into an anatomy of a patient. The navigation can occur with the use of image data acquired of the patient. The image data can be registered to the patient space for navigation. Registration can occur more than once to increase efficiency and speed of the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas
  • Publication number: 20080269588
    Abstract: A system to allow registration of a patient to image space is disclosed. The registration can be performed without touching a plurality of fiducial points on the patient or in the image data. The registration process can eliminate manual steps of image to patient registration and image to image registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew N. Csavoy, Matthew S. Solar, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Mark S. Freas, Thomas I. Miller, Keith Sootsman
  • Patent number: 6775344
    Abstract: Data signal dropout may cause loss of synchronization between the data signal and a data clock. A dropout resistant system for generating the data clock synchronized to the data signal includes a phase-locked loop. The phase-locked loop outputs the data clock having frequency and phase based on phase difference between the data signal and the data clock. The phase-locked loop holds constant the data clock frequency and minimizes phase shift during periods when an indication of the data signal quality drops beneath a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Storage Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Otto Buhler, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Forest K. Dillinger
  • Patent number: 6469860
    Abstract: The recent trend towards incorporating a higher density of data tracks on magnetic tape has necessitated more accurate mechanisms for positioning tape heads. A system for seeking tracks on a magnetic tape via a fine position adjustment system includes a carriage frame that holds a magnetic tape head. The magnetic tape head reads and writes magnetic tape as the tape passes in close proximity to the tape head. Flexures attach the carriage frame to the tape head permitting movement in a transverse direction normal to the direction of tape travel across the head while restricting movement of the tape head in a direction parallel to tape travel or in a direction normal to the tape surface. A drive mechanism moves the tape head in the transverse direction in response to a control signal. A linear tachometer provides a velocity signal based on the movement of the tape head in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Storage Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Larry R. Hedding, Donald W. Selg, Jeffrey M. Waynik, Joseph P. Falace, John S. Todor
  • Patent number: 5541406
    Abstract: The pulsed optical rotary encoder digitally samples the operation of the optical rotary encoder to obtain the same information that is obtained by the use of the continuously active light-emitting devices but in a much more energy-efficient manner. In particular, the light-emitting devices are pulsed into operation for a short duration and at a frequent rate. The signals produced by the light detectors associated with the light-emitting devices are sampled at a predetermined time after firing the light-emitting devices to obtain the data necessary to determine the rotation of the coding disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Ohmeda Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Waynik, Ralph D. Wieland
  • Patent number: 5493515
    Abstract: The twice scaled waveform display apparatus combines a twice scaled factor indication with the autoscaled waveform display so that an input data quality indication is produced based on factors such as signal strength, wherein the twice scaled factor is used to modulate the size of the display that is presented to the user. Thus, the generated waveform occupies a predetermined portion of the display when the signal strength and/or other input data qualities are at an acceptable level. The size of the waveform presented to the user on the display is reduced in magnitude when there is a degradation in the input signal magnitude or other quality factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Ohmeda Inc.
    Inventors: Paul B. Batchelder, Jeffrey M. Waynik