Patents Assigned to Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9730583
    Abstract: A video oculography (VOG) system for calculation and display of Corrective Secondary Saccades Analysis is disclosed and utilized in a method for Objective Diagnostics of Internuclear Opthalmopligia, Ocular Lateral Pulsion, Progressive Supernuclear Palsy and Glissades. The method comprises the steps of using a VOG system to calculate corrective saccades. The VOG based system is configured to collect eye images of the patient in excess of 60 hz and configured to resolve eye movements smaller than at least 3 degrees of motion and collects eye movement data wherein at least one fixation target is presented to the subject in a defined position configured to yield a voluntary saccadic eye response from at least one eye of the patient. The latency, amplitude, accuracy and velocity of each respective corrective saccade and totals latency and accuracy are calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NEURO KINETICS, INC
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Yakov Eydelman, Terri Evelyn Ives
  • Patent number: 9301675
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for validating testing procedure in objective ophthalmic eye testing is implemented for eye evaluation applications requiring subject compliance with eye fixation to a visual target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: NEURO KINETICS, INC
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Yakov Eydelman, John Howison Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9247870
    Abstract: A video oculography based neuro-otologic testing and evaluation apparatus and associated method comprises the steps of: Obtaining images of the subject's eyes with a digital camera; Selectively displaying visual stimulus to the subject on a display; Generating each visual stimulus to be displayed from a controller; Receiving and storing data signals from each digital camera in the controller; Calculating eye related data from the digital camera images and visual stimulus; Displaying the eye related data to users; Generating a video synchronization signal by the controller associated with each visual stimulus which identifies when the display is displaying the associated visual stimulus; Receiving and coupling the video synchronization signal with at least the eye data from the digital camera; and Synchronizing calculations based upon the eye data and the visual stimulus by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Ian Shirey, Daniel Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9198571
    Abstract: A method of measuring and analyzing an ocular response in a subject comprising the steps of: Providing a video oculography based system for the subject with the system configured to collect eye images in excess of 60 hz and configured to resolve eye movements smaller than at least 3 degrees of motion; Collecting eye data with the video oculography based system wherein at least one stimulus is presented to only one eye of the subject and configured to yield a pupil eye response from at least one eye of the subject; Calculating pupilometry measurements from the eye data, wherein the pupil measurements are calculated independently for the subject's left and right eyes for each stimulus presented to the subject, and wherein comparative left and right pupilometry measurements from the eye data are calculated; analyzing a subject's ocular response based upon at least one of the calculated pupilometry measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: NEURO KINETICS, INC
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Yakov Eydelman, John Howison Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9039632
    Abstract: A portable VOG device is disclosed that will facilitate the effective and efficient screening for TBI in military personnel in forward deployed military settings or remote locations using minimally trained staff. This includes the establishment of a protocol including optokinetic testing that will provide cost effective pre-screening of military personnel prior to deployment to establish a baseline of brain function prior to possible future injury. The efficiency of the device will promote subsequent follow-up screening to assess the effectiveness of prescribed TBI treatment. Further protocols for diagnosis and rehabilitation applications using the same device will allow more advanced usage for clinicians providing ongoing evaluation and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NEURO KINETICS, INC
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Howison Schroeder, Thomas Joos, Greg Frank, Daniel Sweeney, Thomas Vernon Baker
  • Publication number: 20140320808
    Abstract: A video oculography based neuro-otologic testing and evaluation apparatus and associated method comprises the steps of: Obtaining images of the subject's eyes with a digital camera; Selectively displaying visual stimulus to the subject on a display; Generating each visual stimulus to be displayed from a controller; Receiving and storing data signals from each digital camera in the controller; Calculating eye related data from the digital camera images and visual stimulus; Displaying the eye related data to users; Generating a video synchronization signal by the controller associated with each visual stimulus which identifies when the display is displaying the associated visual stimulus; Receiving and coupling the video synchronization signal with at least the eye data from the digital camera; and Synchronizing calculations based upon the eye data and the visual stimulus by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Ian Shirey, Daniel Sweeney
  • Patent number: 8585609
    Abstract: A portable virtual reality device is disclosed that will facilitate the effective and efficient screening for TBI in military personnel in forward deployed military settings or remote locations using minimally trained staff. This includes the establishment of a protocol that will provide cost effective pre-screening of military personnel prior to deployment to establish a baseline of brain function prior to possible future injury. The efficiency of the device will promote subsequent follow-up screening to assess the effectiveness of prescribed TBI treatment. Further protocols for diagnosis and rehabilitation applications using the same virtual reality portable device will allow more advanced usage for clinicians providing ongoing evaluation and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Howison Schroeder, Thomas Joos, Greg Frank
  • Publication number: 20130033677
    Abstract: A high speed pupil dilation tracking can be incorporated into a light-weight VOG system which includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection. An EOG system may be incorporated directly into a VOG system base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the VOG system base. The VOG system may track and record head position and VOG system base slippage. An animated eye display may provide data in a more meaningful fashion. The VOG system may be a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamish G. MacDougall, Alexander D. Kiderman, John Howison Schroeder, Thomas C. Joos, Floris L. Wuyts, Steven T. Moore
  • Publication number: 20120081666
    Abstract: A video oculography system for calculation and display of Corrective Secondary Saccades Analysis is disclosed. A method for Objective Diagnostics of at least one of traumatic brain injury, Internuclear Opthalmopligia, Ocular Lateral Pulsion, Progressive Supernuclear Palsy And Glissades comprises the steps of using a VOG system to calculate corrective saccades. The video oculography based system for the subject is configured to collect eye images of the patient in excess of 60 hz and configured to resolve eye movements smaller than at least 3 degrees of motion. The video oculography based system collects eye movement data wherein at least one fixation target is presented to the subject in a defined position configured to yield a voluntary saccadic eye response from at least one eye of the patient. The latency, amplitude, accuracy and velocity of each respective corrective saccade and totals latency and accuracy is calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, Yakov Eydelman, Terri Evelyn Ives
  • Patent number: 7866818
    Abstract: A goggle based light-weight VOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection and allows for region of interest image processing. The VOG system is a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems. The VOG system may track and record head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display may provide data in a more meaningful fashion. An EOG system may be incorporated directly into a goggle base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. The VOG system may be a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Neuro Kinetics, Inc
    Inventors: John Howison Schroeder, Alexander D Kiderman, Thomas C. Joos, Floris L. Wuyts, Steven T Moore, Hamish G MacDougall
  • Publication number: 20100094161
    Abstract: A portable virtual reality device is disclosed that will facilitate the effective and efficient screening for TBI in military personnel in forward deployed military settings or remote locations using minimally trained staff. This includes the establishment of a protocol that will provide cost effective pre-screening of military personnel prior to deployment to establish a baseline of brain function prior to possible future injury. The efficiency of the device will promote subsequent follow-up screening to assess the effectiveness of prescribed TBI treatment. Further protocols for diagnosis and rehabilitation applications using the same virtual reality portable device will allow more advanced usage for clinicians providing ongoing evaluation and treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Kiderman, Howison Schroeder, Thomas Joos, Greg Frank
  • Publication number: 20100092049
    Abstract: In the field of eye tracking, greater accuracy or resolution in monitoring movement of the eye can be gained by digitizing the eye, and tracking the movement of a landmark with fixed size and a fixed location relative to the eye's local coordinate system. The edge of the iris can be used as such a fixed landmark. Through the location and or establishment of at least a portion of the outer edge of the iris and/or an iris center point, both large and small scale eye movements, including but not limited to micro-tremors, can be traced with a higher degree of accuracy. This will aid in the diagnosis of diseases, assessing state of consciousness, and defining brainstem death.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: John Howison Schroeder, Alexander D. Kiderman
  • Patent number: 7651224
    Abstract: A compact neuro-otologic testing device and method provides an image producing laser with a right hand, servo controlled galvanometric based XY interface. The high quality closed loop servo control system that can drive the target (i.e. the laser image) in excess of 1,000,000 degrees/second2 and at velocities in excess of 12000 degrees/second. The bandwidth of the XY interface is greater than 400 Hz, providing high image reproducibility. The repeatability and position accuracy of the target is +?3 arc-seconds and the field of range of the XY interface are about 60 degrees (i.e. about 60 degrees horizontal and 60 degrees vertical).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Wood, Alexander D Kiderman
  • Patent number: 7520614
    Abstract: A goggle based light-weight VOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection and allows for region of interest image processing. An EOG system may be incorporated directly into a goggle base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. The VOG system may track and record head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display may provide data in a more meaningful fashion. The VOG system may be a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Neuro Kinetics, Inc
    Inventors: Thomas C. Joos, Alexander D Kiderman, John Howison Schroeder, Floris L. Wuyts, Steven T Moore, Hamish G MacDougall
  • Publication number: 20080278685
    Abstract: A goggle based light-weight VOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection and allows for region of interest image processing. The VOG system is a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems. The VOG system may track and record head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display may provide data in a more meaningful fashion. An EOG system may be incorporated directly into a goggle base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. The VOG system may be a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hamish G. MacDougall, Alexander D. Kiderman, John Howison Schroeder, Thomas C. Joos, Floris L. Wuyts, Steven T. Moore
  • Patent number: 7448751
    Abstract: A goggle based light-weight VOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection together with an integral visual light stimulus source. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. An EOG system may also be incorporated directly into the goggle. The VOG system may track and record 3-D movement of the eye, track pupil dilation, head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display provides data in a more meaningful fashion. The VOG system is a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D Kiderman, John Howison Schroeder, Thomas C. Joos, Floris L. Wuyts, Steven T Moore, Hamish G MacDougall
  • Publication number: 20080273084
    Abstract: A goggle based light-weight VOG/EOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection. The EOG system is incorporated directly into a goggle base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. The VOG system may track and record 3-D movement of the eye, track pupil dilation, head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display provides data in a more meaningful fashion. The VOG system is a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hamish G. MacDougall, Alexander D. Kiderman, John Howison Schroeder, Thomas C. Joos, Floris L. Wuyts, Steven T. Moore
  • Publication number: 20080151192
    Abstract: A compact neuro-otologic testing device and method provides an image producing laser with a right hand, servo controlled galvanometric based XY interface. The high quality closed loop servo control system that can drive the target (i.e. the laser image) in excess of 1,000,000 degrees/second2 and at velocities in excess of 12000 degrees/second. The bandwidth of the XY interface is greater than 400 Hz, providing high image reproducibility. The repeatability and position accuracy of the target is +?3 arc-seconds and the field of range of the XY interface are about 60 degrees (i.e. about 60 degrees horizontal and 60 degrees vertical).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Wood, Alexander D. Kiderman
  • Publication number: 20080049186
    Abstract: A goggle based light-weight VOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection and allows for high speed pupil dilation tracking. An EOG system may be incorporated directly into a goggle base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. The VOG system may track and record head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display may provide data in a more meaningful fashion. The VOG system may be a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Hamish MacDougall, Alexander Kiderman, John Schroeder, Thomas Joos, Floris Wuyts, Steven Moore
  • Publication number: 20080049187
    Abstract: A goggle based light-weight VOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection and allows for region of interest image processing. An EOG system may be incorporated directly into a goggle base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. The VOG system may track and record head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display may provide data in a more meaningful fashion. The VOG system may be a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: NEURO KINETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Joos, Alexander Kiderman, John Schroeder, Floris Wuyts, Steven Moore, Hamish MacDougall