D0527820 - (12) United States Design Patent (10) Patent...

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Unformatted text preview: (12) United States Design Patent (10) Patent No.: USO0D527820S US D527,820 S Solar et al. (45) Date of Patent: ** *Sep. 5, 2006 (54) FIDUCIAL MARKER 4,991,579 A 2/1991 Allen ................... .. 128/653 R (75) Inventors: Matthew S. Solar, Indialantic, FL (continued) (US); Thomas L- Bridges, Melbourne FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS Beach, FL (US); David M. Lee, Melbourne Beach, FL (US); Mark 13; Stephen Freas, Indialantic, FL (US); Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Indian Harbor W0 “Io—2004075768 A2 9/2004 Beach, FL (US) OTHER PUBLICATIONS (73) Assignee; Image_Guided Neurologics, Inc” “Acustar”, Z4647: Inc., http://www.zikat.com/acustar.htm, Melbourne, FL (US) (200225 pages. “MultiiModality Radiographic Markers”, IZI Medical (*) Notice: This patent is subject to a terminal dis- P FOduClS, 1mp1//WWW~iZiIIIGd~COIn,(2002),pp. 1’12. claimer. Leibin er, “Summ Of Safet And Eifectiveness”, Marker g ary y System for Stereotaxic Navigation, (Mar. l996),pp. 38416. ** Term: 14 Years u - - ” ( ) Solar, M. S., et al., F1duc1a1 Marker , U.S. Appl. No. 29/199,249, filed Feb. 12, 2004. (21) Appl. No.: 29/199,266 “Bone Anchor”, U.S. Appl. No. 10/405,881, filed Apr. 2, (22) Filed: Feb. 12, 2004 2003‘ _ _ Primary ExamineriLouis S. Zarfas Related U'S' Apphcatlon Data Assistant ExamineriDaniel Yu (63) C t_ f _ M f 1_ f N 10/688 801 fil d (74) Attorney, Agent, or Firmischwegman, Lundberg, on 111113. lOIl-lIl-p 0 app 103. 1011 0. , , e on Oct. 17, 2003, and a continuation-in-part of application No. woessner & Kluth’ P'A' 10/454,786, filed on Jun. 4, 2003, which is a continuation- in-part of application No. 10/374,677, filed on Feb. 25, (57) CLAIM 2003' The ornamental design for the fiducial marker, as shown and (51) LOC (8) Cl. .................................................. .. 24-02 described. (52) US. Cl. .............................................. .. D24/140 DESCRIPTION (58) Field of Classification Search .............. .. D24/ 158, D24/155, 146, 140; D8/7, 300, 308; D20/25, FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the fiducial marker, incor- D20/26; 600/414, 426, 407, 429; 378/162, porating the new design. 378/163, 204, 205, 164, 170; 346/23; D21/498, FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the fiducial marker of D2l/385, 386; 623/2311, 23.26; 63/12; 606/130 FIG. 1. see application file for complete searCh hiStOYY FIG. 3 is a top view of the fiducial marker of FIG. 1. _ FIG. 4 is a bottom view of the fiducial marker of FIG. 1; and, (56) References Clted FIG. 5 is a sectional view of the fiducial marker of FIG. 1, illustratin the divot shown in FIGS. 1 and 3. US. PATENT DOCUMENTS g _ The broken lines shown in the Figures are for illustrative ISA : EAdChffe ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " 623/2381; purposes only and form no part of the claimed design. , apps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. D306,190 S * 2/1990 Poulsen ...... .. D21/498 4,945,914 A 8/1990 Allen ................... .. 128/653 R 1 Claim, 4 Drawing Sheets US D527,820 S Page 2 US. PATENT DOCUMENTS 6,168,780 B1 1/2001 Andra ..................... .. 424/932 6,206,890 B1 * 3/2001 Truwit ...................... .. 606/130 5,016,639 A 5/1991 Allen ................... .. 128/653 R 6,236,875 Bl 5/2001 Bucholz et 31. ........... N 600/407 5,094,241 A 3/l992 Allen .................... .. 128/653.1 6,333,971 B1 >x< 12/2001 McCrory et 31. 378/162 5,119,817 A 6/1992 Allen ~ 128/6531 6,382,815 B1 * 5/2002 Klearman et a1. ........ .. 362/253 5,178,164 A 1/1993 Allen ....................... .. 128/898 6,694,168 131 2/2004 Traxel et 31. ............. N goo/426 5,211,164 A 5/l993 Allen .................... .. 128/6531 134935198 5 7/2004 Starkel 5,222,499 A 6/1993 Allen etal ~ ~ 128/6531 6,865,907 B1 * 3/2005 Andrews et a1. ............. .. 63/12 5230338 A 7/1993 Alleii etal ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~- 128/653 2003/0187351 A1 * 10/2003 Franck et a1. ............. .. 600/429 5394457 A 2/1995 Leibingeret al ~~~~~~~~~ ~- 378/162 2004/0019265 A1 1/2004 Mazzocchi .... .. 600/407 5397329 A 3/1995 Allen 606/73 2004/0030236 A1 2/2004 Mazzocchi et a1. ....... .. 600/414 5551429 A 9/1996 Fitzpatrick etal ~~~~ ~- 128/6531 2004/0030237 A1 * 2/2004 Lee et a1. ................. .. 600/414 5,636,255 A 6/1997 Ellis .......................... .. 378/20 2004/0078084 A1>x< 4/2004 Albertorio . 623/2326 5,730,130 A 3/1998 Fitzpatrick etal ~ 128/6531 2004/0122305 A1 * 6/2004 Grimm et a1. ............ .. 600/407 5,807,252 A 9/1998 Hassfeld et al~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~- 600/407 2004/0167391 A1 8/2004 Solar et a1. ............... .. 600/411 5,916,164 A 6/1999 Fitzpatrick et a1. ....... .. 600/426 2004/0167393 A1 8/2004 solar et 31. N 600/414 5957934 A 9/1999 Rapoport ~~~~~ ~~ ~606/l30 2005/0015032 A1 * 1/2005 Stein ........................ .. 601/131 6,011,987 A 1/2000 Barnett ..................... .. 600/414 6,073,044 A 6/2000 Fitzpatrick et a1. ....... .. 600/426 * cited by examiner U.S. Patent Sep. 5, 2006 Sheet 1 of4 US D527,820 S U.S. Patent Sep. 5, 2006 Sheet 2 of 4 5 US D527,820 S US D527,820 S Sheet3 of4 Sep.5,2006 U.S. Patent FIG. 3 4 FIG. U.S. Patent Se .5 2006 Sheet 4 of4 |.|_ N J .ullL (kfizf J \1) FIG. 5 ...
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