Patents Examined by Ashley K Buran
  • Patent number: 11403790
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an X-ray CT apparatus is adapted to perform helical scanning on a subject placed on a couch top and perform reconstruction processing based on acquired projection data. The X-ray CT apparatus sets a first imaging range within an imaging range for the helical scanning, sets at least one of a start range and an end range in the first imaging range as a boundary range, sets a first view number for use in the reconstruction processing for a non-boundary range other than the boundary range in the first imaging range, and sets a view number for use in the reconstruction processing for the boundary range to be smaller than the first view number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yojiro Suzuki, Takahiro Yoda, Risa Onishi, Junki Hashizume
  • Patent number: 11399719
    Abstract: Disclosed are a probe for photoacoustic measurement which can suppress generation of artifacts obstructive to signal observation in a photoacoustic measurement, and a photoacoustic measurement apparatus including the same. The probe for photoacoustic measurement includes a light emission unit which emits measurement light to a subject, and an acoustic wave detection unit which detects a photoacoustic wave generated in the subject by the emission of measurement light. An emission end surface of the light emission unit is positioned to a side where the acoustic wave detection unit is located, with respect to a contact plane of the probe, and an optical axis at the emission end surface is inclined to a side opposite to the side on which the acoustic wave detection unit is positioned with respect to a normal direction of a detection surface of the acoustic wave detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kaku Irisawa, Atsushi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11399895
    Abstract: A method performed by a computing system comprises receiving, from a fluoroscopic imager, having a first set of parameters, first fluoroscopic image data of a first fiducial marker within a surgical coordinate space. The method comprises receiving a configuration of the first fiducial marker within the surgical coordinate space. The method comprises determining a second set of parameters of the fluoroscopic imager in the surgical coordinate space based on the first fluoroscopic image data and the configuration of the first fiducial marker. In some embodiments, determining the second set of parameters comprises developing a calibrated model of the fiducial marker in the surgical coordinate space from the first fluoroscopic image data and the configuration of the first fiducial marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Soper, Federico Barbagli, Caitlin Q. Donhowe, Vincent Duindam, Michael D. Paris, Oliver Wagner, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 11375982
    Abstract: A shear wave velocity is accurately measured. Time change data of a displacement of a tissue due to a shear wave generated in a test object is calculated from a reception signal obtained by transmitting an ultrasonic wave to the test object and receiving a reflected wave. The time change data of the displacement is converted into spectrum data indicating a displacement distribution in a frequency space having a spatial frequency and a time frequency as two axes. Spectrum data in a predetermined region is extracted by rotating the spectrum data by a predetermined angle in the frequency space, and filtering the rotated spectrum data. A velocity of the shear wave is calculated based on the extracted spectrum data in the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Yasuda, Noriaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11331079
    Abstract: The invention provides an ultrasound data processing method for pre-processing signal data in advance of generating ultrasound images. The method seeks to reduce noise through application of coherent persistence to a series of raw ultrasound signal representations representative of the same path or section through a body but at different successive times. A motion compensation procedure including amplitude peak registration and phase alignment is applied to raw echo signal data in advance of application of persistence in order to cohere the signals and thereby limit the introduction of motion induced artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tong Nicolas Yu, Sheng-Wen Huang, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Oudom Somphone, Shiying Wang
  • Patent number: 11324393
    Abstract: Where a flexible tool includes a tool body with a flexible portion, a distal end and a first optical fiber within the flexible portion, shape sensing can be achieved with increased accuracy by inserting or otherwise including a second optical fiber within the flexible portion. The increased accuracy can be achieved when the second optical fiber has a diameter larger than that of the first optical fiber. Once the shape of the flexible tool has been determined using at least the second optical fiber, the first optical fiber can be used for subsequent shape sensing. This may be particularly applicable where the tool includes an instrument such as an optical imaging device inserted in a channel of the tool, where not all of the width of the channel is occupied by functional components behind the operable end of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Froggatt, Eric Sanborn
  • Patent number: 11298025
    Abstract: A non-invasive, optical method and device for the detection of melanoma in skin lesions. The detection of the presence of melanoma is accomplished optically by looking for specific changes (signatures) in the spectrum of optical light elastically scattered off melanoma molecules. Elastic scattering spectroscopy (ESS) converts subcellular morphological changes into scattering spectrum signatures. A melanoma discrimination analysis is performed by illuminating the lesion with a handheld device that also collects a portion of the scattered light, converts it into digital signals, analyzes the requisite spectral signatures, and provides a logical output showing the user the presence (or absence) of melanoma in the subject lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DermaSensor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Noto, Robert Kerr, Maurice Ferre
  • Patent number: 11248234
    Abstract: The present invention refers to method for producing a transgenic plant with increased herbicide tolerance or resistance as compared to a corresponding non-transformed wild type plant, comprising transforming a plant cell or a plant cell nucleus or a plant tissue with a nucleic acid molecule encoding a mutated HPPD polypeptide, as well as to the nucleic acid, and plants with increased HPPD-inhibiting herbicide tolerance or resistance comprising the nucleic acid of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Tresch, Maciej Pasternak, Liliana Parra Rapado, Jill M. Paulik, Jens Lerchl, Gilbert Besong, Markus Kordes, Thomas Mietzner, Eva Stauffer
  • Patent number: 11242539
    Abstract: The invention provides specific transgenic soybean plants, plant material and seeds, characterized in that these products harbor a specific nematode resistance and herbicide tolerance transformation event at a specific location in the soybean genome. Tools are also provided which allow rapid and unequivocal identification of the event in biological samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS SEED US LLC
    Inventors: Hal Moser, Maxim Buyse, Filip Slabbinck, Vadim Beilinson, Thomas W Kleven, Julia Daum, Veerle Habex, Wendy Aartsen, Michael McCarville
  • Patent number: 11234389
    Abstract: Isolated nucleotide sequences mutated by insertion encoding a truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein, truncated protein, methods, procedures and uses. The isolated nucleotide sequences comprise an insertion that includes a stop codon, and wherein the sequences encode a truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein. The truncated sunflower oleate desaturase protein may be for example the sequence shown in SEQ ID No: 1 or SEQ ID No: 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Advanta Holdings BV
    Inventors: Alberto Javier Leon, Andrés Daniel Zambelli, Roberto Juan Reid, Monica Mariel Morata, Marcos Kaspar
  • Patent number: 11236351
    Abstract: The invention provides recombinant host organisms genetically modified with a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) synthase system and one or more accessory proteins that allow for and/or improve the production of PUFAs in the host organism. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using such organisms as well as products obtained from such organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: Dow AgroSciences LLC, DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Terence A. Walsh, Daniel Gachotte, Ann Owens Merlo, Dayakar Reddy Pareddy, James Metz, Scott Bevan, Jerry Kuner, Paul Gordon Roessler
  • Patent number: 11236350
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns compositions and methods for promoting transcription of a nucleotide sequence in a plant or plant cell, employing a promoter from a Glycine max egg cell gene. Some embodiments relate to a promoter or a 5? UTR from a Glycine max egg cell gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences. Other embodiments relate to a 3? UTR or a terminator from a Glycine max egg cell gene that functions in plants to promote transcription of operably linked nucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Corteva Agriscience LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Sara Bennett, Andrew J. Bowling, Alicia Walker, Cory M. Larsen, Heather Pence, Staci Weaver, Ronnie Hampton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11236355
    Abstract: Provided herein is a non-Nicotiana transgenic plant comprising an exogenous polynucleotide encoding Nicotiana benthamiana Roq1 or a variant thereof. These plants have enhanced resistance to at least one species of Xanthomonas, Pseudomonas, Ralstonia, and/or another pathogen containing a homolog of XopQ whose recognition is mediated by Roq1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Brian J. Staskawicz, Alexander Christiaan Schultink
  • Patent number: 11224180
    Abstract: The invention provides seed and plants of the lettuce line SVLD9010. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds, and tissue cultures of lettuce line SVLD9010, and to methods for producing a lettuce plant produced by crossing a plant of lettuce line SVLD9010 with itself or with another lettuce plant, such as a plant of another genotype. The invention further relates to seeds and plants produced by such crossing. The invention further relates to parts of a plant of lettuce line SVLD9010, including the gametes of such plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Benitez
  • Patent number: 11219180
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PDST38 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PDST38, cells from soybean variety 5PDST38, plants of soybean 5PDST38, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PDST38. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PDST38 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PDST38, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PDST38, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PDST38. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germplasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PDST38 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Corbin, Andrea Beth Kalvig
  • Patent number: 11206780
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-133 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-133 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-133 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: RIJK KWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelia Antoinetta Maria Luijten, Hendrik Adrianus van 't Zelfde
  • Patent number: 11206779
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of lettuce variety NUN 09111 LTL is disclosed as well as seeds and plants and heads or leaves thereof. NUN 09111 LTL is a cutting lettuce variety, comprising resistance to Downy Mildew (Bremia lactucae) isolates B1:16-35 EU and Lettuce Mosaic Virus (LMV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NUNHEMS B.V.
    Inventor: Johan Van Zee
  • Patent number: 11202422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-414 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-414 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-414 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Marinus Moor, Cornelia Antoinetta Maria Luijten
  • Patent number: 11203765
    Abstract: Described are methods and compositions for enhancing drought tolerance in plants. Nucleic acid constructs therefore are also described. Transgenic plants are also provided that exhibit enhanced agronomic properties. The inventors have demonstrated increased drought tolerance in connection with increased expression of the Xa21 gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Wen-Yuan Song, Xiuhua Chen, Xiaoen Huang
  • Patent number: 11197438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Lactuca sativa seed designated 79-871 RZ. The present invention also relates to a Lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 79-871 RZ seed. The invention further relates to methods for producing the lettuce cultivar, represented by lettuce variety 79-871 RZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN ZAADHANDEL B.V.
    Inventors: Clément Michel Bernard Morice, Egbert Carolus Johannes Smits