Patents Examined by Joel F Brutus
  • Patent number: 11950967
    Abstract: A system for planning and performing a repeat interventional procedure is provided which includes a registration device and an image generation device which map current targets in a reference image for a first interventional procedure to at least one guidance image acquired from a different imaging modality. Biopsy locations are recorded to the guidance images during the first interventional procedure and the biopsy locations are mapped to the reference image to provide a planning image for use in a subsequent interventional procedure on the patient. In a subsequent interventional procedure, the prior planning image (124) may be registered to a current reference image and the prior biopsy locations and prior and current targets are mapped to a guidance image acquired from a different imaging modality. Biopsy locations are then mapped to the guidance image and mapped back to the current reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA, as Represented by the Secreatary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Jochen Kruecker, Pingkun Yan, Amir Mohammad Tahmasebi Maraghoosh, Peter A Pinto, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Patent number: 11950932
    Abstract: A registration fixture is configured for use with a medical imaging system. The registration fixture comprises a rigid internal structure comprising a plurality of fiducial markers arranged in a predefined pattern. The registration fixture further comprises a housing configured to surround the rigid internal structure. The registration fixture is configured to be mounted on a patient table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ST JUDE MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL HOLDING, SA.R.L.
    Inventors: Alon Izmirli, Guy Hevel, Adrian Herscovici, Yuval Vaknin, David Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11950961
    Abstract: A computer vision pipeline is provided for fully automated interpretation of cardiac function, using a combination of machine learning strategies to enable building a scalable analysis pipeline for echocardiogram interpretation. Videos from patients with heart failure can be analyzed and processed as follows: 1) preprocessing of echo studies; 2) convolutional neural networks (CNN) processing for view identification; 3) segmentation of chambers and delineation of cardiac boundaries using CNNs; 4); particle tracking to compute longitudinal strain; and 5) targeted disease detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Rahul C. Deo, Jeffrey Zhang
  • Patent number: 11951283
    Abstract: A hand-control device for controlling the operation of an injection system is described herein. The hand-control device includes one or more input components that receive input to control various operations of the injection system, including commanding the injection to perform a particular operation, changing an operational aspect of the injection system, and selecting an operational mode for the injection system. A communication unit of the hand-control device generates and conveys a signal for the injection system, and receives a command signal from the injection system. An output component outputs an indication, such as a light emission, a sound, or haptic feedback, in response to receiving the command signal. In some instances, this indication acts as a confirmation or failure of the intended input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Caleb D. Tkach, Spencer Fodness-Bondhus, Blaise D. Porter
  • Patent number: 11944778
    Abstract: One or more devices, systems, methods, and storage mediums for optical imaging medical devices, such as, but not limited to, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), single mode OCT, and/or multi-modal OCT apparatuses and systems, and methods and storage mediums for use with same, for triggering auto-pullback, including for devices or systems using blood clearing, are provided herein. Examples of applications include imaging, evaluating and diagnosing biological objects, such as, but not limited to, for Gastro-intestinal, cardio and/or ophthalmic applications, and being obtained via one or more optical instruments, such as, but not limited to, optical probes, catheters, capsules and needles (e.g., a biopsy needle). Techniques provided herein also improve processing and imaging efficiency while achieving images that are more precise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Badr Elmaanaoui
  • Patent number: 11944761
    Abstract: A medical device position guidance system includes a plurality of noninvasive external detector devices communicable with an invasive medical device. A magnetic field is used to gather information about the anatomical size and shape of a subject, such as a human. The medical device position guidance system further uses the magnetic field to obtain information about the positioning of the invasive medical device relative to the subject's anatomy. A method of using the medical device position guidance system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald McMichael, Shawn G. Purnell
  • Patent number: 11944394
    Abstract: A method of applying a topical numbing agent to a nasal cavity without sedating a patient may include inserting a catheter into a nostril of the patient, the catheter having a first bend that forms a first angle such that at least a portion of the catheter is non-linear. The method may also include guiding a distal end of the catheter into the nasal cavity using a computerized tomography (CT) system by aligning a distal end of the catheter with a first cavity portion of the nasal cavity using a projection of the catheter within the nasal cavity on a CT scan of the patient, and moving the catheter within the nasal cavity while dynamically displaying the projection of the catheter by the CT system relative to the nasal cavity. The method may further include dispensing the topical numbing agent through the catheter into the first cavity portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: James T. Wright
  • Patent number: 11944419
    Abstract: A method for monitoring thoracic tissue. The method comprises intercepting reflections of electromagnetic (EM) radiation reflected from thoracic tissue of a patient in radiation sessions during a period of at least 24 hours, detecting a change of a dielectric coefficient of the thoracic tissue by analyzing respective the reflections, and outputting a notification indicating the change. The reflections are changed as an outcome of thoracic movements which occur during the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Rappaport, Nadav Mizrahi, Shlomi Bergida, Amir Saroka, Amir Ronen, Ilan Kochba
  • Patent number: 11944509
    Abstract: An implantable tissue marker device is provided to be placed in a soft tissue site through a surgical incision. The device can include a bioabsorbable body in the form of a spiral and defining a spheroid shape for the device, the spiral having a longitudinal axis, and turns of the spiral being spaced apart from each other in a direction along the longitudinal axis. A plurality of markers can be disposed on the body, the markers being visualizable by a radiographic imaging device. The turns of the spiral are sufficiently spaced apart to form gaps that allow soft tissue to infiltrate between the turns and to allow flexibility in the device along the longitudinal axis in the manner of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: George D. Hermann, David B. Willis, Michael J. Drews, Gail S. Lebovic, James B. Stubbs
  • Patent number: 11931111
    Abstract: Surgical guidance systems and methods visually mark a structure of interest (SOI) of an organ on intraoperative images captured by a locatable imaging device. A location of the SOI relative to a body structure (e.g., a passageway system) associated with the organ is determined in a preoperative image that is captured by a medical diagnostic imaging (MDI) system. The location of the SOI relative to the body structure in the preoperative image is then mapped onto a reconstructed version of the body structure based on location information provided by localization sensors distributed on the body structure. An intraoperative image taken by the locatable imaging device is aligned with the reconstructed version of the body structure and an image object representing the SOI is overlaid on the intraoperative image at a location that is mapped from the reconstructed version of the body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Evgeni Kopel, Oren P. Weingarten, Ariel Birenbaum
  • Patent number: 11925421
    Abstract: A surgical needle comprising: (a) a sensor; (b) a distal tip with the sensor being located at the distal tip; (c) a needle advancing mechanism that is adjustable to change an insertion depth; and (d) a control unit in communication with the needle advancing mechanism; wherein the sensor provides a signal to the control unit regarding a thickness of a feature of interest and the control unit controls the insertion depth based upon the signal from the sensor so that the insertion depth into the feature of interest is varied or the control unit prevents the needle advancing mechanism from activating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, Nikhil M. Murdeshwar
  • Patent number: 11928859
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein relate to techniques for guiding an operator to use an ultrasound device. Thereby, operators with little or no experience operating ultrasound devices may capture medically relevant ultrasound images and/or interpret the contents of the obtained ultrasound images. For example, some of the techniques disclosed herein may be used to identify a particular anatomical view of a subject to image with an ultrasound device, guide an operator of the ultrasound device to capture an ultrasound image of the subject that contains the particular anatomical view, and/or analyze the captured ultrasound image to identify medical information about the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: BFLY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Nouri, Alex Rothberg, Matthew de Jonge, Jimmy Jia, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Michal Sofka, David Elgena, Mark Michalski, Tomer Gafner, Abraham Neben
  • Patent number: 11925331
    Abstract: A system and method for a laryngoscopic device which incorporates the electronic and imaging elements within the device with advanced functional iterations that incorporate mathematical pattern recognition/predictive modeling as well as parallel computing and supercomputing for data analysis as well as and integrating it with the patient's record and compiling images from multiple scopes in a cloud-based system for an AI platform to use in diagnosis and disease monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Charles T. Gonsowski
  • Patent number: 11918366
    Abstract: An electrocardiography device (ECG device) designed for use in combination with a magnetic resonance device, including: a carrier unit; a receiving unit designed to mount on the carrier unit; an electrode; an electrode conductor connecting the electrode to the receiving unit, wherein the electrode conductor is stabilized at least partially by way of a shapeable guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Batzer, Michael Roas-Löffler, Christopher Horn
  • Patent number: 11918341
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes a probe configured for insertion into a body of a patient. The probe includes electrodes configured to contact tissue within the body. The apparatus further includes a display screen, a position-tracking system configured to acquire position coordinates of the electrodes, and a processor. The processor is configured to acquire electrophysiological signals from a group of the electrodes in a sequence of time intervals, extract electrophysiological parameters from the signals, and for each time interval, compute a measure of consistency of the parameters extracted from the signals. The processor is further configured to render to the display screen a three-dimensional map of the tissue while superimposing on the map a visual indication of the extracted parameters for which the measure of consistency satisfied a consistency criterion, and automatically discarding from the map the parameters for which the measure of consistency did not satisfy the criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Alexander Salevich, Yair Palti
  • Patent number: 11918775
    Abstract: An assembly for retaining a pressure jacket (134) and a syringe (132) on a fluid injector, the assembly including a base plate (1902) comprising a body (1904); at least a first retaining arm (1910a) and a second retaining arm (1910b) operatively mounted on the body of the base plate, the first retaining arm having a first retaining surface at a distal end thereof and the second retaining arm having a second retaining surface at a distal end thereof, wherein the first retaining surface and the second retaining surface are configured for abutting a distal surface of at least one of the pressure jacket and the syringe; a linkage assembly operatively connected to at least one of the first retaining arm and the second retaining arm, wherein the linkage assembly is configured to move at least one of the first retaining arm and the second retaining arm between at least a first open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Kevin Cowan, Arthur Uber, III, Patrick Campbell, Andrew Osan, John Haury, James Dedig, Andrew Naples, Christopher Scutt, Michael Swantner, Nathaniel Payor
  • Patent number: 11911550
    Abstract: A pressure measuring device 30 installs on a tube 11 for transferring a medium BL so as to measure a pressure of the medium BL inside the tube 11. The pressure measuring device 30 includes a main body portion 31 mountable to the tube 11, polarizing means 34 disposed in the main body portion 31 so that light oscillating in a specific direction is transmitted therethrough, an image acquisition unit 32 disposed in the main body portion 31 so that image information on a pressure receiver that is deformed in response to the received pressure is acquired through the polarizing means 34, and a control unit 100 that converts the image information acquired by the image acquisition unit 32 into pressure information about the pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yosuke Itamochi, Kozo Hisamatsu
  • Patent number: 11896364
    Abstract: A non-transitory machine-readable media storing instructions is provided. The instructions cause one or more processors to: define a subregion of a model of an anatomic region of a patient anatomy, the subregion corresponding to an area surrounding a tip of an image capture probe located within the anatomic region, the subregion including a plurality of virtual tissue structures—a set of virtual tissue structures of the plurality of virtual tissue structures is situated distally from the tip of the probe; compare a tissue structure in an image received from a camera positioned at the tip of the probe to a portion of the plurality of virtual tissue structures to identify a closest matched virtual tissue structure; and based on identification of the closest matched virtual tissue structure, register the image to the model to identify a virtual probe position for the tip of the probe with respect to the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Zhao, Prashant Chopra
  • Patent number: 11896779
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance compatible catheter. The catheter incorporates directional high intensity ultrasound. The catheter may include imaging coils visible through magnetic resonance imaging. The location and placement of the catheter may be controlled by steering wires within lumen in the catheter guided by the location information from the magnetic resonance imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Acoustic Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Everette C. Burdette, Bruce M. Komadina, Emery M. Williams
  • Patent number: 11896253
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel target detecting device comprising an excitation transducer generating a low frequency pulses of weakly focused ultrasonic energy and a sensing transducer. The present invention also includes a method of aligning a treatment transducer to a target by mapping the target in situ by sending a low frequency ultrasound signal and receiving reflected signals from the target. These inventions provide a simpler way of determining the location of a target and aligning a treatment transducer without the need to generate and interpret an image and then translate the image back onto the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Applaud Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William Behnke-Parks, Daniel Laser