Patents Examined by Ishrat I Sherali
  • Patent number: 11103142
    Abstract: A method of determining a risk probability of vertebral artery dissection (VAD) in a patient, including receiving medical image information of the patient and clinical report information of the patient; extracting at least one biomarker corresponding to a vertebral artery segment included in the medical image information; extracting patient history information from the clinical report information; and determining the risk probability of VAD using a deep learning classification model based on the extracted at least one biomarker and the extracted patient history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Hui Tang, Nan Du, Min Tu, Kun Wang, Lianyi Han, Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 11106924
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle tracking method, a computer readable storage medium, and an electronic device. The method includes: determining a predicted value of state information of a target tracking vehicle based on a sequential Kalman filtering model according to a most recently acquired tracking value of the state information of the target tracking vehicle, wherein the state information at least includes location information; obtaining a detected value of the state information of the target tracking vehicle; and in response to the obtained detected value, acquiring a new tracking value of the state information of the target tracking vehicle based on the sequential Kalman filtering model according to the detected value and the most recently determined predicted value. Through the above technical solution, the tracking value of the state information of the target tracking vehicle may be determined more accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Yuan Iiu, Michael Zhang, Menghui Yang
  • Patent number: 11049252
    Abstract: The moving object tracking apparatus emphasizes an image with specific size in each of fluoroscopic images derived from two or more paired fluoroscopic radiographic devices, obtains a value indicating certainty degree of detecting a candidate position of the object to be tracked on the image subjected to the emphasizing process, extracts the candidate position based on the value indicating the certainty degree of detection, calculates a value indicating a correlation between the candidate position extracted from images picked up from two or more directions, and a position of the fluoroscopic radiation generator, detects the position of the object to be tracked based on the value indicating the certainty degree of detection, and the value indicating the correlation, and controls irradiation of radiation to an irradiation target based on the detected position of the object to be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Miyazaki, Toru Umekawa, Yusuke Fujii
  • Patent number: 11020186
    Abstract: A method of generating a correction plan for correcting a deformed bone includes inputting to a computer system a first image of the deformed bone in a first plane and inputting to the computer system a second image of the deformed bone in a second plane. Image processing techniques are employed to identify a plurality of anatomical landmarks of the deformed bone in the first image. The first image of the deformed bone is displayed on a display device. A graphical of the deformed bone is autonomously generated and graphically overlaid on the first image of the deformed bone on the display device, the graphical template including a plurality of lines, each line connected at each end to a landmark point corresponding to one of the anatomical landmarks. A model of the deformed bone may be autonomously generated based on the graphical template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker European Operations Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Anup Kumar, Sridhar Anjanappa, Ashish Gangwar, Manash Lahiri, Arpit Gautam, Kanishk Sethi, Sistu Ganesh
  • Patent number: 11017568
    Abstract: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis allows for the acquisition of volumetric mammography images. The present invention allows for novel ways of viewing such images to detect microcalcifications and obstructions. In an embodiment a method for displaying volumetric images comprises computing a projection image using a viewing direction, displaying the projection image and then varying the projection image by varying the viewing direction. The viewing direction can be varied based on a periodic continuous mathematical function. A graphics processing unit can be used to compute the projection image and bricking can be used to accelerate the computation of the projection images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PME IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Malte Westerhoff, Detlev Stalling
  • Patent number: 11004129
    Abstract: An image processing method includes partitioning an image under test to form a plurality of contiguous image segments having similar image properties, deriving feature data from a subset including one or more of the image segments, and comparing the feature data from the subset of image segments with feature data derived from respective image segments of one or more other images so as to detect a similarity between the image under test and the one or more other images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Mikael Carl Lang, Robert Mark Stefan Porter, Paul Edward Prayle, Ratna Beresford, Jonathan Richard Thorpe, Michael John Williams
  • Patent number: 10993103
    Abstract: In positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, PET imaging data (22) having TOF localization is reconstructed. TOF image reconstruction (30) is performed on the PET imaging data to produce a TOF reconstructed image (32). The TOF image reconstruction utilizes the TOF localization of the PET imaging data. Non-TOF image reconstruction (40) is also performed on the PET imaging data to produce a non-TOF reconstructed image (42). The non-TOF image reconstruction does not utilize the TOF localization of the PET imaging data. A comparison image (50) is computed which is indicative of differences between the TOF reconstructed image and the non TOF reconstructed image. An adjustment (54) is determined for the TOF image reconstruction based on the comparison image, such as alignment correction of an attenuation map (18), and the TOF image reconstruction is repeated on the PET imaging data with the determined adjustment to produce an adjusted TOF reconstructed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Chuanyong Bai, Andriy Andreyev, Bin Zhang, Xiyun Song, Jinghan Ye, Zhiqiang Hu
  • Patent number: 10977506
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a visual confirmation target, the apparatus includes a gaze detection portion detecting a gaze direction of a driver for a vehicle, a vehicle information acquisition portion, an image acquisition portion acquiring a captured image, a gaze region extraction portion extracting a gaze region of the driver within the captured image based on a detection result of the gaze direction, a candidate detection portion recognizing objects included in the captured image, generating a top-down saliency map based on the captured image and the vehicle information, and detecting an object having saliency in the top-down saliency map among the recognized objects as a candidate for a visual confirmation target, and a visual confirmation target determination portion determining a visual confirmation target on a basis of an extraction result of the gaze region and a detection result of the candidate for the visual confirmation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kogure, Shin Osuga, Shinichiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10967202
    Abstract: A method of generating an image synthesis process is disclosed, where the image synthesis process improves image quality of degraded volumetric images. In the method, a machine learning process is trained in a supervised learning framework as the image synthesis process. In the supervised learning process, a lower-quality partial-data reconstruction of a target volume is employed as an input object in the supervised learning process and a higher-quality full data reconstruction of the target volume is employed as an expected output. The full data reconstruction is generated based on a first set of projection images of the three-dimensional volume and the partial-data reconstruction is generated based on a second set of projection images of the three-dimensional volume, where the second set of projection images includes projection images that have less image information and/or are of a lower image quality than the first set of projection images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: John Van Heteren, Petr Jordan, Adam Wang, Josh Star-Lack
  • Patent number: 10964017
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to training one or more neural networks for vascular vessel assessment using synthetic image data for which ground-truth data is known. In certain implementations, the synthetic image data may be based in part, or derived from, clinical image data for which ground-truth data is not known or available. Neural networks trained in this manner may be used to perform one or more of vessel segmentation, decalcification, Hounsfield unit scoring, and/or estimation of a hemodynamic parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jed Douglas Pack, Peter Michael Edic, Xin Wang, Xia Li, Prem Venugopal, James Vradenburg Miller
  • Patent number: 10956725
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for recognizing sign language movements using multiple input and output modalities. One example method includes capturing a movement associated with the sign language using a set of visual sensing devices, the set of visual sensing devices comprising multiple apertures oriented with respect to the subject to receive optical signals corresponding to the movement from multiple angles, generating digital information corresponding to the movement based on the optical signals from the multiple angles, collecting depth information corresponding to the movement in one or more planes perpendicular to an image plane captured by the set of visual sensing devices, producing a reduced set of digital information by removing at least some of the digital information based on the depth information, generating a composite digital representation by aligning at least a portion of the reduced set of digital information, and recognizing the movement based on the composite digital representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AVODAH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Menefee, Dallas Nash, Trevor Chandler
  • Patent number: 10937164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing electronic imaging data obtained from medical imaging procedures are disclosed herein. Some embodiments relate to data processing mechanisms for medical imaging and diagnostic workflows involving the use of machine learning techniques such as deep learning, artificial neural networks, and related algorithms that perform machine recognition of specific features and conditions in imaging data. In an example, a deep learning model is selected for automated image recognition of a particular medical condition on image data, and applied to the image data to recognize characteristics of the particular medical condition. Based on the characteristics recognized by the automated image recognition on the image data, an electronic workflow for performing a diagnostic evaluation of the medical imaging study may be modified, updated, or prioritized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Virtual Radiologic Corporation
    Inventors: Wade J. Steigauf, Benjamin Strong, Shannon Werb
  • Patent number: 10929641
    Abstract: An automated microscope system is described that detects dicentric chromosomes (DCs) in metaphase cells arising from exposure to ionizing radiation. The radiation dose depends on the accuracy of DC detection. Accuracy is increased using image segmentation methods are used to rank high quality cytogenetic images and eliminate suboptimal metaphase cell data in a sample based on novel quality measures. When a sufficient number of high quality images are detected, the microscope system is directed to terminate metaphase image collection for a sample. The microscope system integrates image selection procedures that control an automated digitally controlled microscope with the analysis of acquired metaphase cell images to accurately determine radiation dose. Early termination of image acquisition reduces sample processing time without compromising accuracy. This approach constitutes a reliable and scalable solution that will be essential for analysis of large numbers of potentially exposed individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CytoGnomix Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Keith Rogan, Yanxin Li, Jin Liu
  • Patent number: 10930000
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a disparity map based on stereoscopic image frames captured by stereoscopic cameras borne on a movable platform, determining a plurality of continuous regions in the disparity map that each includes a plurality of elements having disparity values within a predefined range, identifying a continuous sub-region including one or more elements having a highest disparity value among the elements within each continuous region as an object, and determining a distance between the object and the movable platform using at least the highest disparity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ang Liu, Pu Xu
  • Patent number: 10929990
    Abstract: There are provided a registration apparatus, method, and program capable of performing high-speed registration between three-dimensional images included in imaging series included in different examinations. An accessory information acquisition unit acquires, from each of two examinations including a plurality of imaging series including three-dimensional images each of which is configured to include a plurality of tomographic images, accessory information regarding the three-dimensional images. A series selection unit selects one imaging series from each of the two examinations based on the accessory information. A registration unit performs registration between the three-dimensional images included in the imaging series of the two examinations based on images included in the selected imaging series and acquires a result of the registration as a registration result between the two examinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ryoji Sasada
  • Patent number: 10922529
    Abstract: A device receives an image-based authentication request from a specified object and performs human face authentication in a manner depending on whether the object wears glasses. Specifically, the device designates a glasses region on a daily photograph of the specified object using a glasses segmentation model. If the regions of the human face in the daily photograph labeled as glasses exceed a first threshold amount, the device modifies the daily photograph by changing pixel values of the regions that are labeled as being obscured by glasses. The device extracts features of a daily human face from the daily photograph and features of an identification human face from the identification photograph. The device approves the authentication request if a matching degree between the features of the daily human face and the features of the identification human face is greater than a second threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yicong Liang, Jilin Li, Chengjie Wang, Shouhong Ding
  • Patent number: 10916008
    Abstract: Methods for recognizing or identifying tooth types using digital 3D models of teeth. The methods include receiving a segmented digital 3D model of teeth and selecting a digital 3D model of a tooth from the segmented digital 3D model. An aggregation of the plurality of distinct features of the tooth is computed to generate a single feature describing the digital 3D model of the tooth. A type of the tooth is identified based upon the aggregation, which can include comparing the aggregation with features corresponding with known tooth types. The methods also include identifying a type of tooth, without segmenting it from an arch, based upon tooth widths and a location of the tooth within the arch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Guruprasad Somasundaram, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Evan J. Ribnick, Kevin S. Xu
  • Patent number: 10902553
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for generating enhanced digital imagery from digital input images (7) exhibiting differences other than or in excess of differences in projection. By applying a plurality of image transformations (10) to frequency normalised (8) versions of the input images, and generating measures of image similarity (11) therefrom, an optimum image transformation (12) can be determined that can be applied to the digital input images such that they are substantially matched. Digital input images of physical objects or environments to which the method is applied can then be used in image fusion, ortho-rectification or change detection applications, in order to monitor the physical object or environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence
    Inventor: John Edward Dawson
  • Patent number: 10902612
    Abstract: A launch monitor having a camera can be used to measure a trajectory parameter of a ball. In one example, a method can include changing a mode of the camera from a low-speed mode to a high-speed mode. The camera can include an image sensor array having a plurality of pixels. The camera can generate a video frame using more pixels in the low-speed mode than in the high-speed mode. A first video frame can be received, the video frame comprising values captured during the high-speed mode from a first subset of the plurality of pixels. A second video frame can be received, the video frame comprising values captured during the high-speed mode from a second subset of the plurality of pixels. The trajectory parameter of the ball can be calculated using the first video frame and the second video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Michael Tofolo, James Edward Michael Cornish, Craig Richard Slyfield
  • Patent number: 10902637
    Abstract: A system for determining the location of a toolpiece, wherein: the toolpiece is carried by a tool and the tool comprises an imaging device for capturing images of the environment around the tool; and the system comprises an image processor communicatively coupled to the imaging device for receiving images therefrom and having access to one or more reference images of an expected environment, the image processor being configured to compare an image captured by the imaging device with at least one reference image to identify a match therebetween and to determine in dependence on characteristics of that match the location of the toolpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ubisense Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Martin Robert Ward