Patents Examined by Michelle L Le
  • Patent number: 8634629
    Abstract: A novel approach for analyzing a patient's body part of interest to assess bone strength and/or risk of future fracture includes obtaining a priori information regarding the body part of interest, performing X-ray absorptiometric scans of the patient's body part of interest and collecting X-ray absorptiometry data from the scans, constructing a three-dimensional model of the patient's body part of interest, by utilizing the a priori information along with the X-ray absorptiometric data, and performing measurements of various geometric parameters on the three-dimensional model for determining geometric and structural properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8635089
    Abstract: The invention relates to the administration of prescription drug formulary information. A list of drugs that a particular prescription drug plan will pay for in whole or in part is called a formulary. The invention involves the use of information and customizable rules associated with formularies, combined with information from patient medical records, to generate custom, dynamic formularies applicable to specific patients, groups of patients, or both. Depending on the choice of rules and the other information, this may help payers control prescription drug costs by encouraging the use of less-expensive drugs when medically appropriate, but without impairing the freedom of prescribers to prescribe specific drugs according to their professional judgments. Some embodiments may also be adapted to generate and store data about the use and functioning of the embodiments or aspects of them and to generate reports containing some or all such data in response to queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Quest Diagnostics Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Mahoney, Thomas R. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8605964
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for registering image data from two imaging modalities, to produce an image having features from both imaging technologies. In particular, the methods and systems relate to intensity-based registration of the image data. The imaging modalities may be, for example, ultrasound and x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, or a pre-operative plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: Gabor Fichtinger, Purang Abolmaesumi, Zahra Karimaghaloo, Pascal Fallavollita