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1. US20090054908 - Surgical instruments with sensors for detecting tissue properties, and system using such instruments

Office United States of America
Application Number 11918456
Application Date 14.04.2006
Publication Number 20090054908
Publication Date 26.02.2009
Grant Number 09204830
Grant Date 08.12.2015
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A61B 5/1455
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
145Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
1455using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters
A61B 5/145
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
145Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
A61B 5/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
A61B 5/026
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
02Measuring pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
026Measuring blood flow
A61B 5/1459
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
145Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
1455using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters
1459invasive, e.g. introduced into the body by a catheter
A61B 17/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
Applicants Jason Matthew Zand
SURGISENSE CORPORATION
Gregory Scott Fischer
Inventors Jason Matthew Zand
Gregory Scott Fischer
Agents McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Title
(EN) Surgical instruments with sensors for detecting tissue properties, and system using such instruments
Abstract
(EN)

A system is provided that furnishes expert procedural guidance based upon patient-specific data gained from surgical instruments incorporating sensors on the instrument's working surface, one or more reference sensors placed about the patient, sensors implanted before, during or after the procedure, the patient's personal medical history, and patient status monitoring equipment. Embodiments include a system having a surgical instrument with a sensor for generating a signal indicative of a property of a subject tissue of the patient, which signal is converted into a current dataset and stored. A processor compares the current dataset with other previously stored datasets, and uses the comparison to assess a physical condition of the subject tissue and/or to guide a procedure being performed on the tissue.