Patents Assigned to Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Patent number: 11100635
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein relate to automatic pan-tilt-zoom adjustment to improve vital sign acquisition. In various embodiments, a vital sign acquisition camera (176) operable to pan, tilt, and zoom (“PTZ”) may capture (402) an image of a patient (100). The image may be analyzed (404) to detect a depicted position of the patient within an image coordinate space of the image. A desired position of the patient within the image coordinate space of the image may determined (406), and a difference in the image coordinate space between the depicted position and the desired position may be calculated (408). The difference may then be mapped (410) from the image coordinate space to a PTZ space. One or more PTZ parameters of the vital sign acquisition camera may be altered (412) based on the mapping. After altering the one or more PTZ parameters, the vital sign acquisition camera may acquire (414) one or more vital signs from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Haibo Wang, Cornelis Conradus Adrianus Maria van Zon
  • Patent number: 11096639
    Abstract: The invention relates to a subject support device (1) to be used in a projection data acquisition apparatus (2) for acquiring projection data of a subject (3). The subject support device comprises a support component (4) providing a support surface (5) for supporting the subject while acquiring the projection data, a diffraction grating (6) for diffracting x-rays, and a moving unit (7, 8) for moving the support component and the diffraction grating relative to each other. This relative movement can allow for a movement of the support component such that the subject is moved through x-rays (16) for determining projection data of different parts of the subject, while the diffraction grating can still be traversed by the x-rays. These projection data can be used for generating a relatively large phase-contrast and/or dark-field projection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ewald Roessl, Thomas Koehler
  • Patent number: 11096745
    Abstract: A transperinealprostate intervention device comprises a prostate intervention instrument (10), a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) probe (12), and a mechanical or optical coordinate measurement machine (CMM) (20) attached to the TRUS probe and configured to track the prostate intervention instrument. The CMM may include an articulated arm with a plurality of encoding joints (24), an anchor end (30) attached to the TRUS probe, and a movable end (32) attached to the prostate intervention instrument. The prostate intervention instrument may, for example, be a biopsy needle, a brachytherapy seed delivery instrument, a tissue ablation instrument, or a hollow cannula. An electronic processor (40) computes a predicted trajectory (54) of the prostate intervention instrument in a frame of reference of the TRUS probe using the CMM attached to the TRUS probe. A representation (56) of the predicted trajectory is superimposed on a prostate ultrasound image (50) generated from ultrasound data collected by the TRUS probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Aleksandra Popovic, Ameet Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 11096858
    Abstract: A skin treatment head for use in a body care device for treating a skin, the body care device comprising a housing and a skin treatment head associated with the housing, wherein the housing further comprises an actuator configured to at least partly rotate the skin treatment head about an axis (A), wherein the skin treatment head comprises a plurality of bristles defining a virtual edge face circumferentially surrounding the plurality of bristles and a virtual top face defining a first height (h1) of the bristles relative to a skin treatment head surface of the skin treatment head, wherein the skin treatment head further comprises a plurality of rotatable elements, wherein each rotatable element is configured to rotate when a force in a tangential direction is applied to a rotatable element surface of the rotatable element, wherein the rotatable element surfaces are configured lower than the top face and wherein in certain embodiments the rotatable element surfaces at least partly extend beyond the edge face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rogier Enrico De Haas, Maurits Koenen
  • Patent number: 11099724
    Abstract: A medical imaging system (100) includes a user interface (110) and a magnifying view engine (130). The user interface displays a view of a medical image on a display device (114) and to provide a moveable indicator (116) identifying a moveable point positioned in the displayed medical image. The magnifying view engine (130) generates a localized enlargement of a region of interest within the displayed medical image in response to selection of an existing end point or an existing contour in the displayed medical image according to a first input by one or more input devices and indicated by a current position of the moveable indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Merlijn Sevenster, Thomas Andre Forsberg
  • Patent number: 11096650
    Abstract: A subject support includes a fixed portion and a moveable portion coupled to the fixed portion and configured to move along at least one axis relative to the fixed portion, and the coupling includes one or more points of friction that move during movement of the moveable portion and which wear due to at least movement by the moveable portion. The moveable portion receives and supports at least one of an object or a subject during an imaging procedure with an imaging device. One or more inertial measurement units (IMUs) are affixed to or embedded in the moveable portion that directly measure acceleration of translation of the moveable portion along one or more axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Daniel David Judkins, Marc Anthony Chappo
  • Patent number: 11096663
    Abstract: A system for providing navigational guidance to a sonographer acquiring images may provide haptic feedback to the sonographer. The haptic feedback may be provided through an ultrasonic probe or a separate device. Haptic feedback may include vibrations or other sensations provided to the sonographer. The system may analyze acquired images and determine the location of acquisition and compare it to a desired image based, at least in part, on the acquired image. The system may then provide the haptic feedback to guide the sonographer to move the ultrasonic probe to the location to acquire the desired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Schneider, Vijay Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 11099279
    Abstract: A detector signal is corrected by superimposing the detector signal with a correction signal. For providing a valid correction signal, a sampling pulse is periodically or randomly provided. The sampling pulse serves as the initiator for sampling a process signal. During the sampling, the process signal is observed. In case a pulse at the process signal is detected, the sampling is assumed as not being suitable to correct the detector signal, since the pulse affects the process signal. Otherwise, the process signal is further observed during a validation period to validate whether the sampled process value of the process signal has already been influenced by an upcoming pulse at the process signal. In case the sampling is assumed as valid, the sampled process value is used as a basis for providing the correction signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Roger Steadman Booker, Christoph Herrmann, Amir Livne
  • Patent number: 11096465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mechanical hair removal. In order to provide a handheld hair removal apparatus with improved detection of fine hair, a handheld hair removal apparatus (10) is provided that comprises a hair removal arrangement (12), a support structure (14) for supporting the hair removal arrangement, and a light source (16) attached to the support structure. During operation, a main movement direction (20) of the apparatus is provided. The hair removal arrangement comprises a skin contact portion (22) extending at least along a primary axis (24) extending perpendicularly to the main movement direction for contacting a user's skin during operation. Further, the light source can be arranged in an operational position (PO) at a side of the hair removal arrangement in front of the skin contact portion with respect to the main movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Uros Stampe, Stefan Feichter, Jianfei Wu
  • Patent number: 11097436
    Abstract: A friction control device (44) is adapted to induce a lateral strain (or stretching) within a human tissue surface to which the device is applied, in order thereby to reduce the static friction between the device and the human tissue surface. The strain is induced by means of an actuator arrangement adapted to effect a relative separation of a plurality of contact surface regions (40) of the device, such that when said regions are pressed onto the receiving surface, the relative separation induces a strain in at least the region of the receiving surface falling between the locations of the applied regions. The extent of separation matches or exceeds the minimum extent necessary to overcome static friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Daan Anton Van Den Ende, Achim Hilgers
  • Patent number: 11097312
    Abstract: An array of CMUT cells (10) has a DC bias voltage (VB) coupled to the top electrodes of the cells to bias the electrode to a desired collapsed or partially collapsed state. Fuses (200) are coupled in series with the bottom electrodes (22) of the cells which will open and isolate an individual cell from the other still-functional cells of the array in the event of a failure of the individual cell. In a preferred embodiment the cells are coupled to control integrated circuitry such as microbeamformer circuitry and the fuses are formed of semiconductor materials with the integrated circuitry, thereby leaving the MUT surface area available for high density MUT fabrication. Damage to the integrated circuitry due to short-circuiting of the DC bias current through a failed cell is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Bernard Joseph Savord, Richard Edward Davidsen
  • Patent number: 11100360
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tracking a head of a subject in a series of images includes receiving a series of images of at least a portion of a subject's head; tracking a position of the subject's head in the series of images based on positions of a first plurality of primary features of the subject's head; determining a first confidence level of the position of the subject's head based on the positions of the first plurality of primary features; monitoring a position of a secondary feature; and upon determining that the first confidence level is below a defined threshold, tracking the position of the subject's head based on the position of the secondary feature rather than the positions of the primary features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Karl Catharina Van Bree, Leo Jan Velthoven
  • Patent number: 11099249
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system comprising a body coil (9) for magnetic resonance imaging and an RF amplifier connected to the body coil (9) for feeding the body coil (9) with an RF signal, wherein the body coil (9) comprises two different ports (21, 22) for feeding the RF signal into the body coil (9), the body coil (9) is provided with a switch for selectively activating only one single port (21, 22) for feeding the RF signal to the body coil (9) at a time, and the two ports (21, 22) are located at different locations of the body coil (9) such that the dependence of the reflected part of the RF signal fed into the body coil (9) from the weight of the examination object (1) to which the body coil (9) is applied is different for the two ports (21, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Vernickel, Christoph Leussler, Ingo Schmale, Christian Findeklee, Oliver Lips
  • Patent number: 11096659
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monitoring apparatus (101) for monitoring an ablation procedure. The monitoring apparatus (101) comprises an ultrasound signal providing unit for providing an ultrasound signal that depends on received echo series of an object (4) that is ablated. The monitoring apparatus (101) further comprises an ablation depth determination unit (103) for determining an ablation depth from the provided ultrasound signal. The ablation depth can be determined directly from the ultrasound signal and is an important parameter while performing an ablation procedure. For example, it can be used for determining the progress of ablation within the object (4) and for determining when the ablation has reached a desired progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Erik A. Harks, Szabolcs Deladi, Jan F. Suijver, Ladislav Jankovic, Yan Shi, Wouter H. Rensen, Maya E. Barley, Nijs C. Van Der Vaart
  • Patent number: 11100427
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a computation system for learning a classifier from a data set and associated classification data. The system comprises multiple data devices and multiple computation devices. The data set and associated classification data is stored across the multiple data devices. Classifier parameters of the classifier are learned iteratively from the data set. The learning comprises computing local error terms for the classifier from the associated classification data and from classifier results obtained from applying the classifier with the current classifier parameters to the local part of the data set, and providing the local error term as a private input to the multiple computation devices for a multi-party computation among the multiple computation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Meilof Geert Veeningen
  • Patent number: 11100665
    Abstract: The application discloses a computer-implemented method (100) of providing a model for estimating an anatomical body measurement value from at least one 2-D ultrasound image including a contour of the anatomical body, the method comprising providing (110) a set of 3-D ultrasound images of the anatomical body; and, for each of said 3-D images, determining (120) a ground truth value of the anatomical body measurement; generating (130) a set of 2-D ultrasound image planes each including a contour of the anatomical body, and for each of the 2-D ultrasound image planes, extrapolating (140) a value of the anatomical body measurement from at least one of an outline contour measurement and a cross-sectional measurement of the anatomical body in the 2-D ultrasound image plane; and generating (150) said model by training a machine-learning algorithm to generate an estimator function of the anatomical body measurement value from at least one of a determined outline contour measurement and a determined cross-sectional me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Michael Weber, Irina Waechter-Stehle, Christian Buerger
  • Patent number: 11096656
    Abstract: A tool navigation system employing an ultrasound probe, an ultrasound scanner, an interventional tool, a tool tracker and an image navigator. In operation, the ultrasound probe generates an acoustic image plane for scanning an anatomical region, and the ultrasound scanner generates an ultrasound image of the anatomical region from a scan of the anatomical region. During the scan, the interventional tool is navigated within the anatomical region relative to the acoustic image plane, and the tool tracker tracks a position of the interventional tool relative to the acoustic image plane. The image navigator displays a graphical icon within the ultrasound image for illustrating a tracking of the interventional tool relative to the acoustic image plane by the tool tracker. Additionally, a special attachment on the US probe with PZT type sensors can help this navigation by emitting acoustic waves off the central axis of the imaging plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Ameet Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 11096477
    Abstract: A method (400) for determining a user's compliance with a guided cleaning session during use of an oral cleaning device (10) includes the steps of: (i) providing (410) an oral cleaning device including a sensor (28), a guidance generator (46), and a controller (30); (ii) providing (420), by the guidance generator, a guided cleaning session to the user; (iii) generating (430), at a first location during the guided cleaning session, sensor data from the sensor indicating a position or motion of the oral cleaning device; (iv) comparing (440) the generated sensor data to expected sensor data for the first location; and (v) generating (450), based on the comparison, an estimate of the user's compliance with the guided cleaning session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Felipe Maia Masculo, Gerben Kooijman, Toon Hardeman, Vincent Jeanne
  • Patent number: D928951
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Volker Barnhart Verschoor, Adrianus Johannes Josephus Van Der Horst, Andrew Mitchell
  • Patent number: D928952
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Volker Barnhart Verschoor, Adrianus Johannes Josephus Van Der Horst, Andrew Mitchell