Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 6,007,549

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

12-28-1999

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/874,325

Date Filed

1997-06-13

Total Pages

27 pages

Abstract

A posterior burr hole Vocalizer device comprises a head band for attachment to a patient's head, a band constriction unit for adjusting the diameter of the head band, a sagittal plane aligning piece, and a trajectory plane aligning piece. The device is properly positioned on a patient's head in relation to the supraorbital rims and the superior attachment point of the patient's external ears in order to define an optimum location for a posterior burr hole site. Methods of making such a burr hole localizer device are also disclosed, together with methods for locating an anterior target site and an optimum posterior burr hole site.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/233