Patents Assigned to GE Precision Healthcare LLC
  • Publication number: 20210123993
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a magnetic resonance imaging method and system and a computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Longqing Wang, Weinan Tang, Kun Wang, Hongbin Wang, Yongchuan Lai, Jiabin Yao
  • Publication number: 20210125707
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer readable medium for automatic segmentation of a 3D medical image, the 3D medical image comprising an object to be segmented, the method characterized by comprising: carrying out, by using a machine learning model, in at least two of a first, a second and a third orthogonal orientation, 2D segmentations for the object in slices of the 3D medical image to derive 2D segmentation data; determining a location of a bounding box (10) within the 3D medical image based on the 2D segmentation data, the bounding box (10) having predetermined dimensions; and carrying out a 3D segmentation for the object in the part of the 3D medical image corresponding to the bounding box (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Laszlo Rusko, Elisabetta Grecchi, Petra Takacs
  • Publication number: 20210109084
    Abstract: A gas analyzer for measuring a respiratory gas component includes an emitter that transmits infrared (IR) radiation through a measurement chamber containing respiration gas, and at least one IR detector configured to receive at least a portion of the IR radiation transmitted through the measurement chamber and to generate radiation measurement data based on the received IR radiation. A light source is configured to emit light onto a color indicator, wherein the color indicator is one of a predefined set of colors. A color detector is configured to detect light reflected by a color indicator so as to identify color information. The controllers configured to determine a respiratory gas component concentration within the measurement chamber based on the color information and the radiation measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: Mika Harri Juhani Hietala
  • Publication number: 20210110902
    Abstract: A system and method to reduce and manage patient monitoring alarms utilizing a longitudinal, analytics-based analysis. The method includes a patient monitoring system receiving monitored data from one or more patients and generating threshold alerts for each patient based upon alert thresholds in real time. The number of alert thresholds that occur over an analysis period is compared to an enhanced alert threshold. If the number and frequency of the threshold alerts violates an enhanced alert threshold, an enhanced indicator is generated on a display for the patient being monitored. The enhanced indicator can be generated for any one or multiple monitored data types from the patient and enhances the longitudinal monitoring of the patient over an analysis period. The enhanced indicator provides a visual indicator to the monitoring technician of the occurrence of a higher than desired number of threshold alerts over the analysis period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: Brian D. Janssen
  • Publication number: 20210106843
    Abstract: An infant care device that selectively controls the amount of visible light that is transmitted into the interior of an enclosure while allowing the transmission of light within certain wavelengths. The infant care device includes an enclosure that includes light dimmable technology that adjusts the transparency of the enclosure based upon control signals from a primary controller. The primary controller is able to cycle between day/night on a manual or automatic basis to selectively control the amount of light that reaches the infant patient. The light dimming technology used on the enclosure allows the transmission of light within a phototherapy wavelength spectrum. The controller thus controls the transparency of the enclosure to at least partially reduce or increase the light reaching the infant while allowing phototherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Helge B. Klockow, Nagapriya Kavoori Sethumadhavan, Gnanasekar Velusamy, Mohammad Khair, Thomas Valent, Steven Falk
  • Patent number: 10978268
    Abstract: Various systems are provided for an X-ray system. In one example, the X-ray system comprising a high-voltage connector physically coupled to a cathode of an X-ray tube via a plurality of pins, wherein the pins comprise niobium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Madhusudhana Subraya, Richard Brogan, Kalyan Koppisetty, Donald Allen
  • Patent number: 10976806
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed herein for providing an immersive reality experience to a patient during a medical procedure. In one example, a method includes determining a location of a stressful object in a medical environment that includes a patient undergoing a medical procedure. The method further includes, upon determining that the stressful object is in a field of view (FOV) of the patient, adjusting display content based on the location of the stressful object within the FOV and outputting the display content for display on an immersive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Caroline DeCock, Ludovic Avot, Serge Muller, Julie Manzano
  • Patent number: 10969451
    Abstract: Systems and methods for ZTE MRI are disclosed. An exemplary method includes obtaining Larmor frequencies of water and/or fat for a region of interest of a subject to be imaged at a pre-scan and setting a center frequency for an RF transceiver of the MR system at a value between the Larmor frequencies of water and fat. A ZTE pulse sequence is applied to the subject and MR signals in response to the ZTE pulse sequence are received from the subject. The received MR signals are demodulated with the center frequency and an in-phase ZTE image is generated from the demodulated MR signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Florian Wiesinger, Mathias Engstrom
  • Publication number: 20210096064
    Abstract: A gas analyzer for measuring a respiratory gas component includes an emitter that emits two different wavelengths of infrared (IR) radiation in to a measurement chamber containing a respiratory gas, wherein the two different wavelengths include a first IR wavelength and a second IR wavelength. The gas analyzer further includes a first IR detector, a second IR detector, and a beam splitter. The beam splitter is configured to receive the two different wavelengths of radiation emitted by the emitter and to split the two wavelengths of radiation so as to reflect the first IR wavelength to the first IR detector and reflect the second IR wavelength to the second IR detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: Mika Harri Juhani Hietala
  • Publication number: 20210093826
    Abstract: An anesthesia vaporizer system includes a sump chamber, a variable volume reservoir within the sump chamber, and an anesthetic vaporizer. The variable volume reservoir is configured to contain anesthetic agent. A pressurized gas source is connected to the sump chamber and configured to maintain a constant pressure within the sump chamber to compress the variable volume reservoir to force the anesthetic agent through the anesthetic vaporizer, which vaporizes the liquid anesthetic agent for delivery to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Joseph James Lacey, Brady Weigel, Thomas Bender, II
  • Patent number: 10962616
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for processing MR signal are disclosed herein. An exemplary method comprises: when acquired K-space signals are amplified, assigning a first amplification gain to signals within a first signal region in the K space, and assigning a second amplification gain to signals within a second signal region in the K space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Jia Guo, Yongchuan Lai, Tongzhou Wang, Hongbin Wang
  • Patent number: 10957442
    Abstract: Techniques are described that facilitate integrating artificial intelligence (AI) informatics in healthcare systems using a distributed learning platform. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented is provided that comprises interfacing, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, with a medical imaging application that provides for viewing medical image data. The method further comprises, facilitating, by the system, generation of structured diagnostic data according to a defined ontology in association with usage of the imaging application to perform a clinical evaluation of the medical image data. The method further comprises providing, by the system, the structured diagnostic data to one or more machine learning systems, wherein based on the providing, the one or more machine learning systems employ the structured diagnostic data as training data to generate or train one or more diagnostic models configured to provide artificial intelligence-based diagnostic evaluations of new medical image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: John Kalafut, Keith Dreyer, Mark Michalski, Stuart Pomerantz, Sean Doyle, Neil Tenenholtz
  • Publication number: 20210076982
    Abstract: A method of monitoring depth of muscle relaxation of a patient includes applying a series of stimulations to a nerve of a patient and measuring muscle responses thereto. A maximal stimulus current, a supramaximal stimulus current, and/or a submaximal stimulus current are determined based on the muscle responses, wherein the maximal stimulus current is a current at which a maximal muscle response is produced from stimulating the nerve, the supramaximal stimulus current is greater than or equal to the maximal stimulus current, and the submaximal stimulus current is less than the maximal stimulus current. A first set of stimulations are applied to the nerve of the patient. Either the supramaximal stimulus current or the submaximal stimulus current are then selected for a subsequent series of stimulations based on the measured muscle responses to the first series of stimulations, and the subsequent series of stimulations are performed accordingly to monitor the patient's depth of muscle relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Mika Olli Kristian Sarkela, Mari Johanna Partio
  • Patent number: 10947719
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for a modular experience hut that may provide semi-enclosed structures for use in public or semi-public areas such as medical facilities. In an example, a modular hut includes a base, a ring rotatably coupled to the base, a seat portion coupled to an inner surface the ring, and a locking mechanism configured to lock the ring in at least a first position and a second position relative to the base. In this way, the modular hut may be positioned in different positions to allow for different seating or use arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Lionel Wodecki, Marie Bachoc, Ludovic Avot
  • Patent number: 10942232
    Abstract: An RF coil array for use in MRI is disclosed, which includes a plurality of transmit coil elements and a plurality of RF power amplifiers. Each RF power amplifier is integrated with at least one transmit coil element for driving the at least one transmit coil element. An MRI transmit array is also disclosed, which includes a plurality of RF transmitters for generating a plurality of RF signals, the RF coil array above-mentioned, and a DC voltage source for providing a DC voltage to the plurality of transmit coil elements. The RF coil array further includes an RF shield for shielding the plurality of transmit coil elements from interacting with magnet cryostat and gradient coil elements. The plurality of RF power amplifiers are connected with respective RF transmitters and configured for power amplification of the RF signals from the respective RF transmitters, and the plurality of transmit coil elements are configured for transmitting respective amplified RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Tingting Song, Desmond Teck Beng Yeo, Thomas Kwok-Fah Foo, Xin Jiang
  • Patent number: 10942237
    Abstract: A system for hyperpolarizing a substance is provided. The system includes a cryostat and a polarizer. The cryostat is operative to generate radicals within the substance by exposing the substance to electromagnetic radiation. The polarizer is operative to hyperpolarize the substance via the radicals. Once the substance is polarized, the radicals contained within the substance are quenched by adjusting a temperature of the substance to greater than or equal to a melting point of the substance. In embodiments, the polarizer may then rapidly freeze the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Arnaud Comment, Albert Chen
  • Publication number: 20210059538
    Abstract: Systems and methods of maternal and fetal monitoring include acquiring ultrasound physiological data with an ultrasound transducer. A plurality of electrodes acquire biopotential physiological data from the skin of a patient. A controller receives the ultrasound and biopotential physiological data and calculates fetal heart rate (fHR) values, maternal heart rate (mHR) values, and uterine activity (UA) values from the ultrasound and biopotential physiological data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: Kiran B. Kumar
  • Publication number: 20210062925
    Abstract: A system for rupturing a vacuum in a medical imaging device. The system includes a vacuum plug attached to the medical imaging device and configured to retain a vacuum in the medical imaging device. A puncture tool is configured to puncture the vacuum plug to rupture the vacuum in the medical imaging machine. A puncture tool retainer removably couples the puncture tool to the medical imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: David A. Nelson
  • Patent number: D915603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Ross Christopher Stalter, Robert Andrew Meurer
  • Patent number: D916820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Tiegong Zheng, Chelsey Lewis