Patents by Inventor Ameet Kumar Jain

Ameet Kumar Jain has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210145402
    Abstract: A method for tracking an interventional medical device in a patient includes interleaving, by an imaging probe external to the patient, a pulse sequence of imaging beams and tracking beams to obtain an interleaved pulse sequence. The method also includes transmitting, from the imaging probe to the interventional medical device in the patient, the interleaved pulse sequence. The method further includes determining, based on a response to the tracking beams received from a sensor on the interventional medical device, a location of the sensor in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: FRANCOIS GUY GERARD MARIE VIGNON, RAMON QUIDO ERKAMP, KUNAL VAIDYA, SHYAM BHARAT, AMEET KUMAR JAIN
  • Publication number: 20210100531
    Abstract: A controller for reducing noise in an ultrasound environment includes memory that stores instructions; and a processor that executes the instructions. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause the controller to execute a process that includes controlling emission, by an ultrasound probe, of multiple beams each at a different combination of time of emission and angle of emission relative to the ultrasound probe. The process also includes identifying repetitive noise from a first source received with the imaging beams at a sensor on an interventional medical device, including a rate at which the repetitive noise from the first source repeats and times at which the repetitive noise from the first source is received. The process also includes interpolating signals based on the imaging beams received at the sensor to offset the repetitive noise from the first source at the times at which the repetitive noise from the first source is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: RAMON ERKAMP, ALVIN CHEN, SHYAM BHARAT, KUNAL VAIDYA, FRANCOIS GUY GERARD MARIE VIGNON, AMEET KUMAR JAIN
  • Patent number: 10952704
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a flexible planar strip (40) including a plurality of layers. The strip is configured to at least partially encapsulate a medical device. The strip includes a first dielectric layer (10), a conductive shield layer (12) disposed on the first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer (14) formed on the conductive shield layer; and a patterned conductive layer including a sensor electrode (26), a hub electrode (28) and a trace (18) connecting the sensor electrode and the hub electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Quido Erkamp, Ameet Kumar Jain, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon
  • Publication number: 20210022698
    Abstract: A controller for maintaining alignment of X-Ray imagery and ultrasound imagery includes a memory that stores instructions, and a processor that executes the instructions. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause the controller to execute a process that includes receiving data from an X-Ray system used to perform X-Ray imaging, and receiving data from an ultrasound imaging probe used to perform ultrasound imaging. The process executed by the controller also includes registering imagery based on X-Rays to imagery from the ultrasound imaging probe based on an X-Ray image of the ultrasound imaging probe among the imagery based on X-Rays, and detecting, from the data from the ultrasound imaging probe, movement of the ultrasound imaging probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: FRANCOIS GUY GERARD MARIE VIGNON, MOLLY LARA FLEXMAN, AMEET KUMAR JAIN, NIELS NOJHOF
  • Patent number: 10888352
    Abstract: A medical device includes a conductive body having a surface and a sensor conformally formed on the surface and including a piezoelectric polymer formed about a portion of the surface and following a contour of the surface. The piezoelectric polymer is configured to generate or receive ultrasonic energy. Electrical connections conform to the surface and are connected to an electrode in contact with the piezoelectric polymer. The electrical connections provide connections to the piezo electric polymer and are electrically isolated from the conductive body over a portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Quido Erkamp, Ameet Kumar Jain, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon
  • Publication number: 20200397400
    Abstract: A controller for determining shape of an interventional device includes a memory that stores instructions, and a processor that executes the instructions. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause the controller to execute a process that includes controlling an imaging probe to emit at least one tracking beam to an interventional medical device over a period of time comprising multiple different points of time. The process also includes determining a shape of the interventional medical device, based on a response to the tracking beams received over the period of time from a first sensor that moves along the interventional medical device during the period of time relative to a fixed location on the interventional medical device for the period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: ALVIN CHEN, RAMON QUIDO ERKAMP, SHYAM BHARAT, KUNAL VAIDYA, ALYSSA TORJESEN, MOLLY LARA FLEXMAN, AMEET KUMAR JAIN
  • Publication number: 20200390505
    Abstract: A controller includes a memory that stores instructions, and a processor that executes the instructions. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause the controller to execute a process that includes controlling an imaging probe. The imaging probe is controlled to activate imaging elements to emit imaging signals to generate three or more imaging planes, to simultaneously capture an interventional device and anatomy targeted by the interventional device. The imaging probe is also controlled to simultaneously capture both the interventional device and the anatomy targeted by the interventional device. The imaging probe is controlled to capture at least one of the interventional device and the anatomy targeted by the interventional device in at least two of the three or more imaging planes, and to capture the other of the interventional device and the anatomy targeted by the interventional device in at least one of the three or more imaging planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: SHYAM BHARAT, ALVIN CHEN, KUNAL VAIDYA, FRANCOIS GUY GERARD MARIE VIGNON, RAMON QUIDO ERKAMP, AMEET KUMAR JAIN
  • Publication number: 20200376232
    Abstract: A steerable medical catheter includes a tubular body having a longitudinal axis and a distal portion for insertion into a subject, a first pull wire, a second pull wire, and a piezoelectric transducer. The piezoelectric transducer includes a first electrode and a second electrode. At the distal portion of the catheter the first pull wire and the second pull wire are each mechanically coupled to the tubular body at respective first and second offset positions with respect to the longitudinal axis for imparting a curvature on the distal portion of the catheter. At the distal portion of the catheter the first pull wire is electrically connected to the first electrode of the piezoelectric transducer and the second pull wire is electrically connected to the second electrode of the piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: RAMON QUIDO ERKAMP, AMEET KUMAR JAIN, HAYTHAM ELHAWARY, ALVIN CHEN, SHYAM BHARAT, KUNAL VAIDYA
  • Patent number: 10702248
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and associated methods including: emitting ultrasound to the subject and receiving, in response, a current ultrasound view; matching the received image to a pre-existing image, such as a three-dimensional reference image; and, for user assistance, generating, based on the matching, feedback for the guidance. The reference image may be a statistical atlas or it may be derived from patient-specific CT or MR scans. The pre-existing image may instead be a database image corresponding to a state in a state space. The feedback can be an image derived from the reference image; a graphic indication of a plane of the target view; the received view fused to an image derived from the reference image; or the received view and an image derived from the reference image, the derived image appearing concurrently and enhanced to spatially indicated where the received view registers to the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Vijay Parthasarathy, Ajay Anand, Ameet Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 10660710
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking an interventional tool based on a spatial alignment of two or more acoustic sensors relative to the interventional tool include operating an acoustic imaging device to generate an acoustic image plane, and operating each acoustic sensor to output a composite acoustic sensing waveform derived from an acoustic sensing of the acoustic beam array. Each composite acoustic sensing waveform can include a plurality of acoustic beam sensing waveforms. The system and method can further include operating a tracking workstation to track a position of the interventional tool relative to the acoustic image plane derived from a waveform profile analysis of the composite acoustic sensing waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ameet Kumar Jain, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon
  • Patent number: 10610196
    Abstract: A probe (122) transmits and receives ultrasonic energy to and from a volume and a marker device (120) configured to respond to a received ultrasonic signal and emit an ultrasonic signal after a delay. The ultrasonic signal includes one or more pulses configured to generate a marker, when rendered, of a given size at a position within an image. A medical instrument (102) is disposed in the volume and includes the marker device. A control module (124) is stored in memory and is configured to interpret the ultrasonic energy received from the probe and from the marker device to determine a three dimensional location of the medical instrument and to highlight the three dimensional location of the marker device with the marker in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ameet Kumar Jain, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon
  • Patent number: 10595816
    Abstract: A system for tracking an instrument including an intraoperative transducer array configured to generate signals from array positions to generate real-time images of an area of interest. The instrument can be a penetrating instrument having a sensor mounted at a position of interest and being responsive to the signals from the array positions. A signal processing module can be provided and configured to determine a position and orientation of the instrument in accordance with the signals and to classify media of the position of interest based upon a response of the sensor to the signals from the array positions. An overlay module can be provided and configured to generate an overlay image registered to the real-time images to identify a position of the position of interest and provide feedback on the media in which the position of interest is positioned. A display can be provided and configured to provide visual feedback of the overlay image on the real-time images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONONKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Amir Mohammad Tahmasebi Maraghoosh, Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Ameet Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 10588595
    Abstract: A device and method for initializing an ultrasound beamformer to image an object based on a tool-pose-estimation of the object include an ultrasound imaging array and an object. The ultrasound imaging array operates with the beamformer. The object has a sensor external to the ultrasound imaging array. The tool-pose-estimation includes an estimation of the location and/or the orientation of the object. The tool-pose-estimation of the object is derived by a processor that receives an output of the sensor disposed on the object external to the imaging array that operates with the beamformer. The processor supplies the tool-pose-estimation to the beamformer to initialize the beamformer using the tool-pose-estimation for operating the imaging array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Ameet Kumar Jain, Jean-Luc Robert
  • Publication number: 20200037982
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems of generating a functional flow map of a bodily structure. Methods may involve providing an intraluminal device configured for insertion into a bodily structure that is within a tracked field. The intraluminal device may include a sensor configured to obtain one or more functional flow measurements and configured to receive a signal or cause a disturbance in the tracked field. The received signal or disturbance of the sensor may be used to track one or more positions of the intraluminal device within the bodily structure. The sensor may also be used to obtain the functional flow measurements at the tracked positions. Based on the tracked positions and functional flow measurements, the functional flow map of the bodily structure may be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Arjen VAN DER HORST, Ameet Kumar JAIN
  • Patent number: 10548563
    Abstract: A system for highlighting an instrument in an image includes a probe (122) for transmitting and receiving ultrasonic energy and a marker device (120) configured to respond to a received ultrasonic signal and emit an ultrasonic signal after a delay. A medical instrument (102) includes the marker device. A control module (124) is stored in memory and configured to interpret the ultrasonic energy received from the probe and from the marker device at the probe to determine a three dimensional location of the medical instrument to highlight a position of the marker device in an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Ameet Kumar Jain
  • Publication number: 20200008775
    Abstract: A system (200) performs a medical procedure in a region of interest of a patient. The system includes an interventional medical device (214) insertable into the region of interest, and a sensor (215) attached to a portion of the interventional device, the sensor being configured to convert an ultrasonic wave from an ultrasound imaging probe (211) to a corresponding electrical radio frequency (RF) signal. The corresponding RF signal is received by a wireless receiver (209) outside the region of interest, enabling determination of a location of the sensor within the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: RAMON QUIDO ERKAMP, AMEET KUMAR JAIN, SHYAM BHARAT, FRANCOIS GUY GERARD MARIE VIGNON, KUNAL VAIDYA
  • Publication number: 20200008776
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing a medical procedure is disclosed. The apparatus includes a sensor adapted to convert an ultrasonic signal incident thereon into an electrical signal; and a wireless transceiver configured to receive the electrical signal from the sensor, and to transmit the electrical signal to a wireless receiver remotely located from the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: KUNAL VAIDYA, RAMON QUIDO ERKAMP, SHYAM BHARAT, AMEET KUMAR JAIN, DOUGLAS ALLEN STANTON, FRANCOIS GUY GERARD MARIE VIGNON
  • Publication number: 20190380679
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system according to the present disclosure may include an ultrasound transducer assembly comprising a plurality of apertures that are configured to transmit signals toward and receive signals from a region of interest (ROI) of a subject, a tracking sensor disposed within the subject and configured to move within the ROI, the sensor being responsive to signals transmitted by the apertures, and at least one processor in communication with the ultrasound transducer assembly and the tracking sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam BHARAT, Man NGUYEN, Ameet Kumar JAIN, Jean-Luc Francois-Marie ROBERT, Vijay PARTHASARATHY, Atul GUPTA, Kunal VAIDYA, Ramon Quido ERKAMP
  • Publication number: 20190313910
    Abstract: An instrument for internal mapping includes a flexible elongated portion (702) and an expandable portion (710) coupled distally to the elongated portion, the expandable portion having one or more expandable loops. An array of sensors (706) and electrodes (708) is distributed on the expandable portion and is configured to concurrently register the instrument to real-time images of an anatomy using the sensors and measure electrical characteristics of the anatomy with the electrodes to generate an electro-physiology (EP) map having the anatomy and intensities of the electrical characteristics mapped together in the real-time images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Francois Guy Gerard Marie VIGNON, Ameet Kumar JAIN
  • Patent number: 10426427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (10) for providing an object (2) in a body (1), a processor (18) arranged to be used in the system (10) for providing an object (2) in a body (1), an instrument (12) for providing an object (2) into a body (1), a method for detecting a providing of an object (2) in a body (1) and a software product for detecting a providing of an object (2) in a body (1). In order to allow for a providing of an object (2) in a body (1) and a detecting hereof while avoiding the drawbacks on the known approaches, e.g. giving an opportunity for reliable localization in ultrasound images used for real-time monitoring of a medical procedure with reduced error proneness to electromagnetic interference, the invention utilizes the finding that the characteristics of a reception or transmission of an ultrasound transducer (24, 26) are influenced by the surrounding environment of the ultrasound transducer (24, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ehsan Dehghan Marvast, Francois Guy Gerard Marie Vignon, Ameet Kumar Jain, Shyam Bharat, Amir Tahmasebi, Dirk Binnekamp