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1. (WO2018201029) AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF INSTRUMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/201029    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029916
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61B 90/94
A61B 90/98
Applicants: MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC.
Inventors: MOCTEZUMA, Joseph
DRAGER, Craig
CILKE, Joseph Thomas
SNYDER, Victor D.
YANG, Wei-Shyang
KEMP, Justin
WALD, Andrew
REDMOND, Jerald Lamont
RONEN, Shai
MAHENDRA, Nikhil
Title: AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF INSTRUMENTS
Abstract:
A system and apparatus is disclosed to automatically determine the identification and selected information relating to instruments. The identification information may be read or determined by various reader systems and then transferred for various purposes. The identification information may be stored on the instrument with a storage system or printing and/or recalled from a memory once the identification is made.