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1. US6266551 - Catheter calibration and usage monitoring system

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United States of America
Application Number 09117840
Application Date 17.02.1999
Publication Number 6266551
Publication Date 24.07.2001
Grant Number 6266551
Grant Date 24.07.2001
Publication Kind B1
IPC
A61B 5/05
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
05Measuring for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields
A61B 5/0408
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
04Measuring bioelectric signals of the body or parts thereof
0402Electrocardiography, i.e. ECG
0408Electrodes specially adapted therefor
A61B 5/042
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
04Measuring bioelectric signals of the body or parts thereof
0402Electrocardiography, i.e. ECG
0408Electrodes specially adapted therefor
042for introducing into the body
A61B 5/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
06Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
A61B 17/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
A61B 19/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
CPC
A61B 1/00059
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00002Operational features of endoscopes
00059provided with identification means for the endoscope
A61B 1/00016
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00002Operational features of endoscopes
00011characterised by data transmission
00016using wireless means
A61B 1/0002
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
00002Operational features of endoscopes
0002provided with data storages
A61B 5/042
A61B 5/062
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
06Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
061Determining position of a probe within the body employing means separate from the probe, e.g. sensing internal probe position employing impedance electrodes on the surface of the body
062using magnetic field
A61B 34/20
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
34Computer-aided surgery; Manipulators or robots specially adapted for use in surgery
20Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
Applicants Biosense, Inc.
Inventors Osadchy, Daniel
Fried, Shlomo
Ben-Haim, Shlomo
Fenster, Maier
Agents Capezzuto, Louis J.
Priority Data IL97000060 14.02.1997 WO
Title
(EN) Catheter calibration and usage monitoring system
Abstract
(EN)

A probe (20) for insertion into the body of a subject, the probe (20) having distal (22) and proximal ends, and including an electronic microcircuit (90), which stores information relating to calibration of the probe (20). Preferably, the microcircuit (90) stores a calibration code, which is encrypted. Alternatively or additionally, the microcircuit (90) stores a usage code, which controls availability of the probe (20) to a user thereof. Preferably, the probe (20) includes access control circuitry (90) that allows the usage code to be changed so as to reduce the availability of the probe (20), but not to increase the availability thereof.