Magnetic targeting device

dc.contributor.assigneeVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.contributor.inventorDurham, Alfred A.en
dc.contributor.inventorWicks, Alfred L.en
dc.contributor.inventorStitzel, Joel D.en
dc.contributor.inventorSzakelyhidi, Jr., David C.en
dc.contributor.inventorCardinali, Alex V.en
dc.date.accessed2016-08-19en
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T17:54:58Zen
dc.date.available2016-08-24T17:54:58Zen
dc.date.filed2003-10-03en
dc.date.issued2010-07-13en
dc.description.abstractA device and method for targeting objects and specifically for locating intramedullary screw openings is described. The device and method include a target magnet and a sensor comprising an elliptical array of magnetoresistive elements, designed to give information on the three-dimensional orientation of the magnet. The sensor array is designed such that each magnetoresistive element is a member of an opposing pair and relays information on their alignment with the target magnet. The array is connected to a display such that the position of the sensor in relation to the target magnet is easily discerned. The invention is lightweight and portable, capable of operating on batteries and can be used in primitive situations where a stable supply of electricity is not available.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.applicationnumber10679166en
dc.identifier.patentnumber7753913en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/72640en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://pimg-fpiw.uspto.gov/fdd/13/539/077/0.pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUnited States Patent and Trademark Officeen
dc.subject.cpcA61B5/06en
dc.subject.cpcA61B5/4504en
dc.subject.cpcA61B17/1707en
dc.subject.cpcA61B17/1725en
dc.subject.uspc606/96en
dc.titleMagnetic targeting deviceen
dc.typePatenten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.type.patenttypeutilityen
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