Patents Assigned to Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Patent number: 11073628
    Abstract: Timing calibration of a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging device (2) uses a radioactive source (20) comprising a positron-emitting radioisotope having a decay path including emission of two oppositely directed 511 keV gamma rays and a cascade gamma ray at a cascade gamma ray energy. A timestamped radiation detection event data set acquired from the radioactive source by the PET imaging device is processed using energy window filtering (32) and time window filtering (36) to generate a coincidence data set (40, 42, 44) including event pairs (40) each consisting of two coincident 511 keV events and cascade event pairs (42) or triplets (44) each consisting of at least one coincident 511 keV event and a coincident cascade event at the cascade gamma ray energy. A timing calibration (12) is generated using the coincidence data set. The timing calibration comprises offset times for PET detectors of the PET imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Leonid Romanov, Andriy Andreyev, Thomas Christoher Bulgrin
  • Patent number: 11074485
    Abstract: A machine learning based recommendation model, including a supervised learning classifier configured to receive input training data that includes a plurality of behavioral determinants, a supervised learning model configured to receive subject input data that includes a plurality of behavior determinants, wherein the supervised learning model outputs a predicted behavior of a subject, and a channel selection module configured to receive the subject input data and the predicted behavior and to determine a recommended communication channel for the subject to follow to achieve the predicted behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rithesh Sreenivasan, Aart Tijmen Van Halteren, Karthik Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11071372
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing distraction of a user (10) of an oral health care device (102), includes: a sensor (112) configured to determine positions of the user during use of the oral health care device; a processor (150) in communication with the sensor and configured to calculate differences between the determined positions and to determine if the differences reach or exceed a threshold value for notifying the user; and a user interface (114) in communication with the processor and configured to alter from a normal state in an event the differences between the determined positions reach or exceed the threshold value for notifying the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Vincent Jeanne
  • Patent number: 11075487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable unit for connecting devices in a system, in particular in a patient monitoring system, to enable wireless exchange of data and/or power between them. The proposed cable unit comprises a cable (510) and a connector (520, 530) arranged at each end of said cable, said connector comprising a data transmission unit (522, 532) for transmitting data to and/or receiving data from a device having a counterpart connector and a magnetic coupling unit (521, 531) for transmitting power to and/or receiving power from another device of the system having a counterpart connector by use of inductive coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Josephus Arnoldus Henricus Maria Kahlman
  • Patent number: 11072813
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detection of micro-organisms present or suspected to be present within a mammalian blood sample are provided. A selective lysis is obtained by incubating the sample in a non-ionic detergent under alkaline conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Bart Edward Gusta Jozef Van Meerbergen, Oana Mihaela Piciu, Ron Gill, Kristiane Anne Schmidt, Sieglinde Neerken, Marc Wilhelmus Gijsbert Ponjee, Zeynep Seflek Unay, Roel Penterman, Paul Arnold Van De Wiel
  • Patent number: 11071504
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tomosynthesis. In order to further facilitate and improve the generation of three-dimensional image data, an X-ray imaging system (10) for calibration-free tomosynthesis is provided. The system comprises an imaging arrangement (12) with an X-ray detector unit (14) and an X-ray unit (16) comprising a plurality of X-ray sources (18). The system also comprises an image processing unit (20), an object receiving space (22), and a moving unit (24) for providing a relative movement between the imaging arrangement and an object of interest arranged at least partially in the object receiving space. The X-ray sources are provided in a known spatial relationship; the X-ray detector unit and the X-ray unit are also provided in a known spatial detector-sources-relationship. The moving unit provides a relative movement between the object of interest and the imaging arrangement in order to provide a plurality of system-to-object positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Grass, Dirk Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11071463
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for visually depicting a vessel and evaluating treatment options are disclosed. The methods can include obtaining pressure measurements from first and second instruments positioned within a vessel of a patient while the second instrument is moved longitudinally through the vessel from a first position to a second position and the first instrument remains stationary within the vessel; and outputting a visual representation of the pressure measurements obtained by the first and second instruments on a display, the output visual representation including a graphical display of a pressure ratio of the obtained pressure measurements and at least a portion of a pressure waveform of the obtained pressure measurements identifying a diagnostic period utilized in calculating the pressure ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Fergus Merritt, Vaishali Mittal
  • Patent number: 11071459
    Abstract: Tissue surface tracking of tissue features is disclosed. First surface imaged features are tracked based on the first and second time spaced images at a first wavelength. Second surface imaged features are tracked based on the first and second time spaced tissue surface images at the second wavelength. Tracking metrics are obtained based on the tracking steps. The tracking steps are combined to provide a combined tracking metric. The combined tracking metric is used in a tissue surface navigation application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Alessandra Di Tullio, Franciscus Hendrikus Van Heesch, Caifeng Shan
  • Patent number: 11071505
    Abstract: A system (SC) for controlling operation of a multi-focal-spot X-ray imager (IA). The system comprises a projection direction determiner (PDD) configured to determine a projection direction for an object (OB) to be imaged, based on a geometric structure of a model m(OB) for the object (OB). A selector (SX) of the system is configured to select, from the imager (IA)'s plurality of focal-spot-detector pairs (IPj) with different optical axes (OXj), at least one target pair whose optical axis corresponds to the determined projection direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Schaefer, Michael Grass
  • Patent number: 11071518
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus (24) images an introduction element (17) like a needle or a catheter for performing a biopsy or a brachytherapy. The introduction element (17) includes at least one ultrasound receiver (21) arranged at a known location. An ultrasound probe (12) for being inserted into a living being (2) emits ultrasound signals for acquiring ultrasound data of an inner part (19) of the living being (2). A first tracking unit (3) tracks the location of the introduction element (17) based on a reception of the emitted ultrasound signals by the at least one ultrasound receiver (21). An imaging unit (4) generates an indicator image showing the inner part (19) and an indicator of the introduction element (17) based on the tracked location. A display (5) displays the indicator image providing feedback about the location of the introduction element (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Amir Mohammad Tahmasebi Maraghoosh, Shyam Bharat, Ameet Kumar Jain, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Ehsan Dehghan Marvast
  • Publication number: 20210219922
    Abstract: There is provided a computer-implemented method for analysing echocardiograms, the method comprising: obtaining (302) a plurality of pairs of consecutive echocardiograms for a plurality of subjects from a database (200), each echocardiogram having an associated indication of the content of the echocardiogram; analysing (304) each pair of consecutive echocardiograms to determine an associated class, the class indicating whether there is a change or no change between the consecutive echocardiograms in the pair; for each pair of consecutive echocardiograms, determining (306) an abstract representation of each echocardiogram by performing one or more convolutions and/or reductions on the echocardiograms in the pair, the abstract representation comprising one or more features indicative of the class of the pair; and training (308) a predictive model to determine a class for a new pair of echocardiograms based on the abstract representations for the plurality of pairs of consecutive echocardiograms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Merlijn SEVENSTER, Arkadiusz SITEK
  • Publication number: 20210225500
    Abstract: Analysis of a log pattern for use in diagnosing a medical imaging device operates on log data including log events and service calls, each associated with a subset of log events within a service call time frame of a call time of the service call. Preprocessing (64) generates normalized log events (66) by removing or replacing content of the log events and linking each normalized log event with one or more service calls. Pre-analysis (68) identifies a test set of normalized log events that match a log pattern (40) and a test set of service calls (42) linked with the test set of normalized log events. The test set of service calls is analyzed (74) to identify hit service calls (46) each belonging to the test set of service calls and for which the log pattern under analysis has a hit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Serverius Petrus Paulus PRONK, Johannes Henricus Maria KORST, Mauro BARBIERI
  • Publication number: 20210224403
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium stores instructions readable and executable by a first computer (14) to perform an image processing method (100, 200, 400). The method includes: encrypting image data portions to generate encrypted image data portions; transmitting the encrypted image data portions from the first computer to a second server (16) different from the first computer; decrypting encrypted processed image data portions received at the first computer from the second server to produce processed image data portions and generating a processed image from the processed image data portions; and controlling a display device (24) to display the processed image or storing the processed image in a database (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Thomas Erik AMTHOR
  • Patent number: 11064955
    Abstract: A system and method for shape sensing assistance in a medical procedure includes providing (402) a three-dimensional image of a distributed pathway system. A shape sensing enabled elongated device is introduced (406) into the pathway system. A shape of the elongated device in the pathway system is measured (410). The shape is compared (414) with the three-dimensional image to determine whether a given path has been selected relative to a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tobias Klinder, Robert Manzke, Raymond Chan
  • Patent number: 11066137
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a marine structure comprising an external surface (50), a load (2, 20, 21, 22, 25) comprising a light source, said load having a first load terminal (2a) and a second load terminal (2b) adapted to be powered by an AC power source (1), said AC power source (1) having a first AC terminal (1a) electrically connectable to the surface (50) and a second AC terminal (1b), a first electrode (3) electrically connected to the first load terminal (2a), and a dielectric layer (4). The first electrode (3) and the dielectric layer (4) are arranged to form, in combination with the surface (50), a capacitor (6) for capacitive transmission of electrical power between the first electrode (3) and the surface (50). The second AC terminal (1b) and the second load terminal (2b) are arranged to be electrically connected to an external electrically conductive element (10, 11) insulated from the surface (50). The first load terminal (2a) is electrically insulated from the second load terminal (2b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Hermanus Wilhelmus Maria Van Delden
  • Patent number: 11067387
    Abstract: A shape sensing system comprises a processor coupled to a memory storage device and a predictive model module stored in the memory storage device and configured to receive shape sensing measurements and predict next shape sensing measurements based upon current state data for a shape sensing enabled device, the predictive model module including a Kalman filter and at least one reference model employed by the Kalman filter. The Kalman filter employs the reference model(s) and the current state data to predict new shape data by weighting the reference model(s) versus the current state data to improve shape data measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Milan Jan Henri Marell, Femke Van Belzen, Raymond Chan
  • Patent number: 11069098
    Abstract: An imaging data set (22) comprising detected counts along lines of response (LORs) is reconstructed (24) to generate a full-volume image at a standard resolution. A region selection graphical user interface (GUI) (26) is provided via which a user-chosen region of interest (ROI) is defined in the full-volume image, and this is automatically adjusted by identifying an anatomical feature corresponding to the user-chosen ROI and adjusting the user-chosen ROI to improve alignment with that feature. A sub-set (32) of the counts of the imaging data set is selected (30) for reconstructing the ROI, and only the selected sub-set is reconstructed (34) to generate a ROI image (36) representing the ROI at a higher resolution than the standard resolution. A fraction of the sub-set of counts may be reconstructed using different reconstruction algorithms (40) to generate corresponding sample ROI images, and a reconstruction algorithm selection graphical user interface (42) employs these sample ROI images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shekhar Dwivedi, Andriy Andreyev, Chuanyong Bai, Chi-Hua Tung
  • Patent number: 11067386
    Abstract: An instrument system that includes an elongate instrument body and an optical fiber sensor is provided. The optical fiber sensor includes an elongate optical fiber that is coupled to the elongate instrument body, wherein a portion of the optical fiber is coupled to the elongate instrument body in a manner to provide slack in the fiber to allow for axial extension of the elongate instrument body relative to the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Bhaskar S. Ramamurthy, Neal A. Tanner, Robert G. Younge, Randall L. Schlesinger
  • Patent number: 11069146
    Abstract: A controller for augmenting reality includes a memory that stores instructions, and a processor that executes the instructions. The controller receives, from at least one device that provides output via a display, an information feed comprising first visual information from the at least one device. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause the controller to execute a process comprising controlling generation of first visual information in a first shared portion of a three-dimensional (3D) space by a first augmented reality device as augmented reality, and controlling generation of the first visual information in the first shared portion of the 3D space by a second augmented reality device as augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ashish Panse, Molly Lara Flexman, Atul Gupta
  • Patent number: 11064969
    Abstract: A system for automatic configuration detection includes a medical device (250) including a sensor (246). A pattern (236) is coded into a portion of the medical device. The pattern is configured to store pertinent information about the device. A reader device (234) is coupled to a connector and configured to read the pattern to convey the pertinent information to determine one of a status, identity or manner of use for the medical device including the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Quido Erkamp, Ameet Kumar Jain, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon