Global Patent Index - EP 1034461 A2

EP 1034461 A2 2000-09-13 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDING THE MOVEMENTS OF A DEVICE TO A TARGET PARTICULARLY FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GUIDING THE MOVEMENTS OF A DEVICE TO A TARGET PARTICULARLY FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUM STEUERN DER BEWEGUNGEN EINER VORRICHTUNG IN RICHTUNG EINES ZIELS, INSBESONDERE BEI MEDIZINISCHEN ANWENDUNGEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET METHODE DE GUIDAGE DES DEPLACEMENTS D'UN DISPOSITIF VERS UNE CIBLE, NOTAMMENT DANS DES APPLICATIONS MEDICALES

Publication

EP 1034461 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98955889 A

Priority

  • IL 9800578 W
  • IL 12233697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9927837A2] A system and method for guiding the movements of a device to a target particularly for medical applications is provided. In one aspect of the invention, the system guides the movements of a device toward a target, which is viewable from an image. The system includes at least one scanning apparatus for creating the image including the target, at least one transmitter at a first reference location for transmitting radiant energy from the reference location, several position sensors and a data processor. The position sensors include at least one position sensor on the device for receiving the radiant energy, at least one position sensor on the scanning apparatus for receiving the radiant energy and at least one position sensor for receiving the radiant energy on either the device or the scanning apparatus. The data processor is in operative communication with the transmitter and each of the position sensors, for monitoring the accuracy of the calculated position of the device with respect to the scanning apparatus.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G05B 19/18; A61B 19/00; A61B 17/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 10/02 (2006.01); A61B 8/08 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61B 19/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/3403 (2013.01); A61B 8/0833 (2013.01); A61B 8/0841 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61B 8/4472 (2013.01); A61B 2034/107 (2016.02); A61B 2090/378 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3929 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3945 (2016.02)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9927837 A2 19990610; WO 9927837 A3 19990722; AU 1257599 A 19990616; EP 1034461 A2 20000913; EP 1034461 A4 20020123; IL 122336 D0 19980405; JP 2001524339 A 20011204

INPADOC legal status


2004-12-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040602

2002-01-23 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20011206

2002-01-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-01-23 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 05B 19/18 A, 7A 61B 17/38 B, 7A 61B 19/00 B, 7A 61B 17/34 B

2000-09-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000627

2000-09-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-09-13 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 20000627;LT PAYMENT 20000627;LV PAYMENT 20000627;MK PAYMENT 20000627;RO PAYMENT 20000627;SI PAYMENT 20000627