Patents Examined by Joel F Brutus
  • Patent number: 10413175
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatus, arrangement and method can be provided for obtaining information associated with an anatomical structure or a sample using optical microscopy. For example, a light radiation can be separated into first light radiation(s) directed to an anatomical sample and second light radiation directed to a reference. A wavelength of the radiation can vary over time, and the wavelength can be shorter than approximately 1150 nm. An interference can be detected between third and fourth radiations associated with the first and second radiations and fourth radiation, respectively. At least one image corresponding to portion(s) of the sample can be generated using data associated with the interference. In addition, source(s) can be provided which can be configured to provide an electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength that varies over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Seok-Hyun Yun, Johannes F. De Boer
  • Patent number: 10413274
    Abstract: A wireless intelligent ultrasound fetal imaging system includes an ultrasound transducer, an ultrasound AFE module, a ZYNQ module, a machine vision module and a mobile device. The mobile device controls the system by transmitting control parameters values to the system over a wireless link. The ZYNQ module receives and applies the parameters, and outputs processing results to a FPGA processor. Controlled by the parameters, the FPGA processor causes the AFE module to transmit ultrasound wave toward a pregnant mother, and receive and process echoing wave. The FPGA processor then conducts imaging processing. The processed image data is then recognized by machine vision module. The processed image data is integrated before it is sent to and displayed the mobile terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NINGBO MARVOTO INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: You Chong Tu
  • Patent number: 10390767
    Abstract: A method for identifying cardiac dysrhythmia behavior may include acquiring pulse volume wave data from a sensor associated with a patient, and calculating metrics associated with peaks detected therein. The metrics may include differences in amplitudes of successive pulse volume peaks and differences in the times of occurrence of successive pulse volume peaks. A dispersion analysis of the time differences, obtained during a defined time window, may result in one or more time difference dispersion metrics. Amplitude differences may be compared to an amplitude baseline, and time differences may be compared to a time baseline. Cardiac dysrhythmia behavior may be identified by a combination of an amplitude difference outside of the amplitude baseline, a corresponding time difference outside of the time baseline, and the values of one or more time difference dispersion metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intelomed Inc.
    Inventors: Anne M. Brumfield, Jan K. Berkow
  • Patent number: 10388151
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods are provided to reconstruct under-sampled three-dimensional (3D) data associated with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signals acquired from a liver. The data is reconstructed using a 3D through-time non-Cartesian generalized auto-calibrating partially parallel acquisitions (GRAPPA) approach to produce a quantized value for a contrast agent concentration in the liver from a signal intensity in the data based, at least in part, on a compartment model of the liver. The quantized value describes a perfusion parameter for the liver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Vikas Gulani, Yong Chen, Nicole Seiberlich, Mark Griswold
  • Patent number: 10376179
    Abstract: A system employs an interventional tool (30), ultrasound imaging system and a multi-planar reformatting module (40). The interventional tool (30) has one or more image tracking points (31). The ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound probe (20) operable for generating an ultrasound volume image (22) of a portion or an entirety of the interventional tool (30) within an anatomical region. The multi-planar reformatting imaging module (40) generates two or more multi- planar reformatting images (41) of the interventional tool (30) within the anatomical region. A generation of the two multi-planar reformatting images (41) includes an identification of each image tracking point (31) within the ultrasound volume image (22), and a utilization of each identified image tracking point (31) as an origin of the multi-planar reformatting images (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Vijay Parthasarathy, Ameet Kumar Jain, Charles Ray Hatt, III, Amish N. Raval
  • Patent number: 10368841
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an abdominal image generator, an ultrasonic image generation unit, a specifier, and a display controller. The abdominal image generator generates an abdominal image graphically representing the abdomen of a mother. The ultrasonic image generation unit generates an ultrasonic image based on a reflected wave signal received by an ultrasonic probe put on the abdomen of the mother. The specifier specifies the position of the ultrasonic probe on the abdominal image. The display controller causes superimposed display of the ultrasonic image on the position on the abdominal image thus specified in accordance with the echo direction of the ultrasonic probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Megumu Fujiwara, Kensuke Shinoda
  • Patent number: 10362949
    Abstract: An automatic extraction of disease-specific features from Doppler images to help diagnose valvular diseases is provided. The method includes the steps of obtaining a raw Doppler image from a series of images of an echocardiogram, isolating a region of interest from the raw Doppler image, the region of interest including a Doppler image and an ECG signal, and depicting at least one heart cycle, determining a velocity envelope of the Doppler image in the region of interest, extracting the ECG signal to synchronize the ECG signal with the Doppler age over the at least one heart cycle, within the region of interest, calculating a value of a clinical feature based on the extracted ECG signal synchronized with the velocity envelope, and comparing the value of the clinical feature with clinical guidelines associated with the clinical feature to determine a diagnosis of a disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Beymer, Mehdi Moradi, Mohammadreza Negahdar, Nripesh Parajuli, Tanveer F. Syeda-Mahmood
  • Patent number: 10362962
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described including, while an endoluminal data-acquisition device is being moved through a lumen of a subject, acquiring a plurality of endoluminal data points of the lumen using the endoluminal data-acquisition device. It is determined that, at least one location, no endoluminal data point was acquired. An output is generated using at least a portion of the plurality of endoluminal data points of the lumen acquired using the endoluminal data-acquisition device, the output including an indication that no endoluminal data point was acquired at the location. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SYNX-RX, LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Cohen, Eldad Klaiman, Alexander Steinberg, David Tolkowsky
  • Patent number: 10357318
    Abstract: System and method for determining the position and orientation (P&O) of a tool-tip relative to an eye tissue of interest. The system includes and imaging and tracking module coupled with a processor. The imaging and tracking module at least includes an imager. The imager acquires at least one image of at least one tissue-reference-marker. The imaging and tracking module further determines information relating to the P&O of the tool. The processor determines the P&O of the tissue-reference-marker according to the acquired image of the tissue-reference-marker. The processor determines the P&O of the eye tissue of interest, according to the P&O of the tissue-reference-marker, and a predetermined relative P&O between the tissue-reference-marker and the eye tissue of interest. The processor also determines the P&O of a tool-tip according to a tool-marker and determines the relative P&O between the tool-tip and the eye tissue of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Ron Schneider, Abraham Zeitouny, Einav Namer Yelin
  • Patent number: 10342517
    Abstract: A wireless intelligent ultrasound fetal imaging system includes an ultrasound transducer, an ultrasound AFE module, a ZYNQ module, a machine vision module and a mobile terminal. The ultrasound transducer transmits ultrasound wave toward a pregnant mother's fetal, and receives echo wave from the fetal. Through the ultrasound transducer, the ultrasound AFE module actuates transmission and reception of the ultrasound signal, and digitizes the received signals. The ZYNQ module performs image processing on the digital signals, and sends the processed image to the machine vision module for image recognition. The machine vision module conducts tracking and recognition of 3D and 4D images. The ZYNQ module also integrates the recognized image with the corresponding deflection angle of ultrasound transducer. The integrated image data is then sent to and displayed on the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal further accesses cloud computing resource for sharing and analyzing fetal images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NINGBO YOUCHANG ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: You Chong Tu
  • Patent number: 10335239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a marker for optical medical navigation, comprising a structure (1) with at least one recess (3), and at least one supporting element (2), wherein each supporting element (2) is configured to be accommodated within a particular recess (3) and to support at least one optically detectable element (4), and wherein each recess (3) has a first opening (5) which allows a supporting element (2) to be introduced into the recess (3), wherein the recess (3) has at least two second openings (6) which are different from the first opening (5), wherein each of the at least two second openings (6) is configured to allow the at least one optically detectable element (4) supported by the supporting element (2) to be optically detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Norman Plassky, Hansjoerg Huber
  • Patent number: 10327735
    Abstract: Provided is a portable ultrasonic probe including a main body comprising a transducer configured to generate an ultrasonic wave, and a folder part comprising a display and rotatably coupled to an end portion of the main body, wherein the main body further comprises an analog to digital (AD) converter and a beamformer, the AD converter and the beamformer being provided in a chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Il Cho, Jong Keun Song, Bae Hyung Kim, Young Il Kim, Seung Heun Lee
  • Patent number: 10321893
    Abstract: Provided is a method of generating an ultrasound image corresponding to a cross-section of interest, which is performed by an ultrasound imaging apparatus. Exemplary embodiments include a method of generating an ultrasound image corresponding to a cross-section of interest of an object by storing ultrasound echo signals respectively corresponding to a plurality of frames that constitute a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound image of the object, performing beamforming on a focal point on the cross-section of interest of the object, and generating beam focused data for the focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-youl Lee, Gil-ju Jin
  • Patent number: 10321827
    Abstract: Provided are a physiological signal analysis device and method to detect and analyze physiological information of a subject. The physiological signal analysis device includes a memory device configure to store a wrinkle pattern at a measurement position of a subject as a reference position; a sensor configured to sense the reference position and a physiological signal of the subject at the reference position in response to the stored reference position being within a range of the sensor; and a signal processor configured to process the physiological signal sensed the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongjoo Kwon, Jaemin Kang, Sunkwon Kim, Younho Kim, Sangyun Park, Seongho Cho
  • Patent number: 10324027
    Abstract: An elastic wave receiving apparatus includes: a probe that receives an elastic wave generated from a subject; a plate-like compression plate that supports the subject and whose surface is scanned by the probe; a motor for driving the probe; a controller that supplies a drive signal to the motor so that the probe moves to a predetermined target position on the compression plate; and a load estimating unit that preliminarily acquires and stores a physical value corresponding to a load generated at the time of scanning the compression plate by the probe. The controller corrects the drive signal so that the probe moves to the target position regardless of the load by using the physical value stored in the load estimating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10303986
    Abstract: A decision-support system and computer implemented method automatically measures the midline shift in a patient's brain using Computed Tomography (CT) images. The decision-support system and computer implemented method applies machine learning methods to features extracted from multiple sources, including midline shift, blood amount, texture pattern and other injury data, to provide a physician an estimate of intracranial pressure (ICP) levels. A hierarchical segmentation method, based on Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM), is used. In this approach, first an Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) ventricle template, as prior knowledge, is used to estimate the region for each ventricle. Then, by matching the ventricle shape in CT images to the MRI ventricle template set, the corresponding MRI slice is selected. From the shape matching result, the feature points for midline estimation in CT slices, such as the center edge points of the lateral ventricles, are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kayvan Najarian, Wenan Chen, Kevin R. Ward
  • Patent number: 10285667
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an enhanced image of a volume of tissue, comprising: emitting acoustic waveforms toward the volume of tissue; detecting acoustic signals derived from acoustic waveforms interacting with the volume of tissue; generating a reflection rendering of a region of the volume of tissue; generating at least one of a sound speed map and an attenuation map of the region of the volume of tissue; generating a transfer map derived from a set of sound speed parameter values of the sound speed map and/or a set of acoustic attenuation parameter values of the acoustic attenuation map, the set of sound speed parameter values and the set of acoustic attenuation parameters associated with the set of elements of the region of the volume of tissue; and rendering an enhanced image of the volume of tissue, derived from processing of the reflection rendering with the transfer map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nebojsa Duric, Peter Littrup, Cuiping Li
  • Patent number: 10278615
    Abstract: A method comprises generating a model of an anatomic region and receiving a true image from an endoscopic image capture probe positioned within the anatomic region. The method further comprises identifying a true fiducial region in the true image and identifying a plurality of virtual tissue structures in the model of the anatomic region. The method further comprises matching one of the plurality of the virtual tissue structures with the true fiducial region and determining a probe pose of the endoscopic image capture probe from the matched one of the plurality of virtual tissue structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Zhao, Prashant Chopra
  • Patent number: 10279195
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for identifying the location at least one treatment channel from a group of a plurality of treatment channels as wells as a system for effecting radiation treatment on a pre-selected anatomical portion of an animal body. According to the invention the identifying method being characterized by the steps of A selecting at least one of said plurality of treatment channels; B reconstructing the actual location of said selected treatment channel relative to said animal body; and C comparing said reconstructed location said pre-planned plurality of locations. Furthermore the system according to the invention is characterized in that identifying means are present for identifying the location of at least one treatment channel from said group of said plurality of inserted treatment channels and comparing said identified location with one or more of said pre-planned locations present in said treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NUCLETRON B.V.
    Inventor: Johann Kindlein
  • Patent number: 10278779
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, devices, assemblies, and methods for generating exciter signals, for example, to activate a remotely located tag. The systems, devices, assemblies, and methods find use in a variety of application including medical applications for the locating of a tag in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ELUCENT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Eric N. Rudie, Kassandra Klinkhammer, Jason Hiltner, Dave Costello, Stan Kluge, Lev Koyrakh, Sean Morgan, Daniel W. van der Weide