Patents by Inventor Antoine Collet-Billon

Antoine Collet-Billon 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).

  • Patent number: 10410409
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and method are described for acquiring standard views of the fetal heart simultaneously with real-time imaging. A matrix array probe is manipulated until a first standard view such as a 4-chamber view is acquired. The first standard view image is matched to its corresponding plane in a fetal heart model. From the matched plane of the heart model, the orientations of the other standard views are known from the geometrical relationships of structures within the heart model. This orientation information is used to control the matrix array probe to automatically scan the planes of all of the standard views simultaneously in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: James Robertson Jago, Alasdair Dow, Antoine Collet Billon, Lisa Kay Pumphrey
  • Patent number: 10290076
    Abstract: A system and method for image registration includes tracking (508) a scanner probe in a position along a skin surface of a patient. Image planes corresponding to the position are acquired (510). A three-dimensional volume of a region of interest is reconstructed (512) from the image planes. A search of an image volume is initialized (514) to determine candidate images to register the image volume with the three-dimensional volume by employing pose information of the scanner probe during image plane acquisition, and physical constraints of a pose of the scanner probe. The image volume is registered (522) with the three-dimensional volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Samuel Kadoury, Jochen Kruecker, James Robertson Jago, Bradford Johns Wood, Antoine Collet-Billon, Cecile Dufour
  • Publication number: 20190015076
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging apparatus (10) for inspecting a volume of a subject (12) is disclosed. The ultrasound imaging apparatus comprises an ultrasound probe (14) including a plurality of ultrasound transducer elements for acquiring three-dimensional ultrasound data in a field of view (32), and for providing three-dimensional and two-dimensional ultrasound image data in the field of view. An image processing unit (18) is coupled to the ultrasound probe for receiving the two-dimensional ultrasound image data in an image plane (42, 44) and for determining an anatomical feature (30) in the two-dimensional ultrasound image data. An evaluation unit (20) is provided for evaluating the two-dimensional ultrasound image data and for determining a quality parameter based on a positional relation of the anatomical feature with respect to the image plane, and an alignment unit (28) is provided for aligning or indicating an alignment of the image plane bases on the positional relation and the quality parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: LAURENCE ROUET, ANTOINE COLLET-BILLON, ROBERT RANDALL ENTREKIN
  • Publication number: 20170337731
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and method are described for acquiring standard views of the fetal heart simultaneously with real-time imaging. A matrix array probe is manipulated until a first standard view such as a 4-chamber view is acquired. The first standard view image is matched to its corresponding plane in a fetal heart model. From the matched plane of the heart model, the orientations of the other standard views are known from the geometrical relationships of structures within the heart model. This orientation information is used to control the matrix array probe to automatically scan the planes of all of the standard views simultaneously in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: JAMES ROBERTSON JAGO, ALASDAIR DOW, ANTOINE COLLET BILLON, LISA KAY PUMPHREY
  • Patent number: 9734626
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and method are described for acquiring standard views of the fetal heart simultaneously with real-time imaging. A matrix array probe is manipulated until a first standard view such as a 4-chamber view is acquired. The first standard view image is matched to its corresponding plane in a fetal heart model. From the matched plane of the heart model, the orientations of the other standard views are known from the geometrical relationships of structures within the heart model. This orientation information is used to control the matrix array probe to automatically scan the planes of all of the standard views simultaneously in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: James Robertson Jago, Alasdair Dow, Antoine Collet Billon, Lisa Kay Pumphrey
  • Patent number: 9357978
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system acquires 3D data sets of the fetal heart by use of a gating signal synthesized from detected motion of the fetal heart. A sequence of temporally different echo signals are acquired from a location in the anatomy where motion representative of the heart cycle is to be estimated, such as a sample volume in the fetal carotid artery or an M line through the fetal myocardium. A heart cycle signal is synthesized from the detected motion and used to gate the acquisition of fetal heart image data at one or more desired phases of the fetal heart cycle. In an illustrated embodiment 3D data sets are acquired from multiple subvolumes, each over the full fetal heart cycle, then combined to produce a live 3D loop of the beating fetal heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Alasdair Dow, Antoine Collet-Billon, James Jago, Lisa Kay Pumphrey, Paul R. Detmer
  • Publication number: 20150302638
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and method are described for acquiring standard views of the fetal heart simultaneously with real-time imaging. A matrix array probe is manipulated until a first standard view such as a 4-chamber view is acquired. The first standard view image is matched to its corresponding plane in a fetal heart model. From the matched plane of the heart model, the orientations of the other standard views are known from the geometrical relationships of structures within the heart model. This orientation information is used to control the matrix array probe to automatically scan the planes of all of the standard views simultaneously in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: JAMES ROBERTSON JAGO, ALASDAIR DOW, ANTOINE COLLET BILLON, LISA KAY PUMPHREY
  • Publication number: 20140193053
    Abstract: A system and method for image registration includes tracking (508) a scanner probe in a position along a skin surface of a patient. Image planes corresponding to the position are acquired (510). A three-dimensional volume of a region of interest is reconstructed (512) from the image planes. A search of an image volume is initialized (514) to determine candidate images to register the image volume with the three-dimensional volume by employing pose information of the scanner probe during image plane acquisition, and physical constraints of a pose of the scanner probe. The image volume is registered (522) with the three-dimensional volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Samuel Kadoury, Jochen Kruecker, James Robertson Jago, Bradford Johns Wood, Antoine Collet-Billon, Cecile Dufour
  • Patent number: 8538098
    Abstract: Image processing system for displaying information relating to the amplitude of displacements of wall regions of a deformable 3-D object under study, comprising acquisition means to acquire an image sequence of the simplified 3D object wall; and processing means to process the image data for defining region(s) of interest on the simplified 3D object wall, and computing the maximal amplitudes of displacement of said region(s) of interest over a period of time; constructing two 2D simplified representations (bull's eye representations) of the 3D simplified object wall with projection of the region(s) of interest in respective segments of said 2D simplified representations, respectively denoted by 2D simplified amplitude and phase representations; and further comprising display means to display color coded indications of the maximal amplitudes of displacements of the region(s) of interest over a period of time in the respective segments of the 2D simplified amplitude representation; and the display of color code
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marie Jacob, Olivier Gerard, Antoine Collet-Billon
  • Patent number: 8265366
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is described which records expert review of a 3D image data set, including image plane and view manipulation, annotation, and measurements, for the purpose of generating automated review protocols for 3D ultrasound image acquisitions. The ability to provide a standardized 3D review protocol has benefits such as guiding reviewers of all experience levels through the required steps to extract key images and measurements from 3D image data, enabling automation to improve 3D review workflow and reduce review time, monitoring growth or therapy, and standardizing review presentations for easy comparison with prior examination results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronic N.V.
    Inventors: Alisdair Dow, James Jago, Antoine Collet-Billon, Lisa Pumphrey
  • Publication number: 20120123267
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system acquires 3D data sets of the fetal heart by use of a gating signal synthesized from detected motion of the fetal heart. A sequence of temporally different echo signals are acquired from a location in the anatomy where motion representative of the heart cycle is to be estimated, such as a sample volume in the fetal carotid artery or an M line through the fetal myocardium. A heart cycle signal is synthesized from the detected motion and used to gate the acquisition of fetal heart image data at one or more desired phases of the fetal heart cycle. In an illustrated embodiment 3D data sets are acquired from multiple subvolumes, each over the full fetal heart cycle, then combined to produce a live 3D loop of the beating fetal heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Alasdair Dow, Antoine Collet-Billon, James Jago, Lisa Kay Pumphrey, Paul R. Detmer
  • Patent number: 8155418
    Abstract: Generating at least one view (420) of a portion of a computed tomography image includes selecting (310) a seed point (410) for a structure of interest within the image, pre-processing (320) a region of interest surrounding the seed point, estimating (325) at least one inertia axis for the region of interest, and generating (345) the at least one view from one or more of three planes that include the seed point and are orthogonal to each axis of inertia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Gaspar Delso, Antoine Collet-Billon
  • Publication number: 20110201935
    Abstract: In an ultrasound imaging system (UIS), an ultrasound scanning assembly (USC) provides volume data (VD) resulting from a three-dimensional scan of a body (BDY). A feature extractor (FEX) searches for a best match between the volume data (VD) and a geometrical model (GM) of an anatomical entity. The geometrical model (GM) comprises respective segments representing respective anatomic features. Accordingly, the feature extractor (FEX) provides an anatomy-related description (ARD) of the volume data (VD), which identifies respective geometrical locations of respective anatomic features in the volume data (VD). In a preferred embodiment, a slice generator (SLG) generates slices (SX) from the volume data (VD) based on the anatomy-related description (ARD) of the volume data (VD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Antoine Collet-Billon, James Jago, Alasdair Dow, Lisa Pumphrey
  • Publication number: 20110172536
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system (10) is described which records expert, review of a 3D image data set, including image plane and view manipulation (36), annotation, and measurements, for the purpose of generating automated review protocols for 3D ultrasound image acquisitions. The ability to provide a standardised 3D review protocol has benefits such as guiding reviewers of all experience levels through the required steps to extract, key images and measurements from 3D image data, enabling automation to improve 3D review workflow and reduce review time, monitoring growth or therapy, and standardizing review presentations for easy comparison with prior examination results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Alisdair Do, James Jago, Antoine Collet-Billon, Lisa Pumphrey
  • Publication number: 20100322495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical imaging system. First, a sequence of images of a part of a body (BO) is acquired. Second, a feature of interest is detected automatically. Third, at least one parameter characteristic of said feature of interest for each image acquired is computed. Finally, the parameter having the 5 greatest value among the computed parameters is displayed automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Antoine Collet-Billon, Benoit Mory
  • Patent number: 7526113
    Abstract: An image processing method for processing a sequence of images of a distortable 3-D Object, each image being registered at a corresponding image instant within the interval of time of the sequence having steps to construct and display an image of said 3-D Object represented with regions, each region showing a quantified indication relating to its maximal contraction or relaxation within said interval of time. Each region of the constructed and displayed image is attributed a respective color of a color coded scale that is function of the calculated quantified indication relating to the maximum of contraction or relaxation of said region. The quantified indications may be the instant when a face or region has had its maximum of contraction or relaxation; or the phase value corresponding to said maximum; or the delay to attain said maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Marie Jacob, Olivier Gerard, Antoine Collet-Billon
  • Publication number: 20080247623
    Abstract: Generating at least one view (420) of a portion of a computed tomography image includes selecting (310) a seed point (410) for a structure of interest within the image, pre-processing (320) a region of interest surrounding the seed point, estimating (325) at least one inertia axis for the region of interest, and generating (345) the at least one view from one or more of three planes that include the seed point and are orthogonal to each axis of inertia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N. V.
    Inventors: Gaspar Delso, Antoine Collet-Billon
  • Publication number: 20080009738
    Abstract: A method for utilizing user input for segmentation and feature detection in diagnostic ultrasound imaging is provided. The method provides border detection to be performed rapidly; a feature, which allows the border detection method to be applied to real-time video imaging with little or no delay. The border detection method may be incorporated within a diagnostic ultrasound imaging system or as a user-installable software application capable of being installed on and executed by an ultrasound imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Xiang-Ning Li, Paul Detmer, Antoine Collet-Billon, Olivier Gerard
  • Patent number: 7229412
    Abstract: A medical ultrasound viewing system for processing a sequence of three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound images far performing a quantitative estimation of a flow through a body organ comprising means for performing steps of acquiring a sequence of 3D color flow images, of said flow; assessing the flow velocity values in the 3D images, constructing isovelocity surfaces (6) by segmentation of the flow velocity values; computing the volume (Vol) delimited by the isovelocity surfaces; and using the flow velocity value (V) and the volume (Vol) computed from a segmented surface for computing the surface of an orifice (3) of the organ through which the flow propagates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Marie Jacob, Olivier Gerard, Antoine Collet-Billon
  • Patent number: 7043062
    Abstract: Image processing method for displaying an image sequence of a deformable 3-D object with indications of the object wall motions comprising steps of acquiring image data of an image sequence, segmenting the 3-D object in the images of the sequence for locating the wall of the 3-D object, and coloring voxels or parts of the wall in function of their displacement with respect to the wall of the 3-D object in one image of the sequence chosen as a reference. Color images of the 3-D object with color coded voxels or parts of the wall are displayed in a sequence for the user to estimate the object wall motion. This method is used in medical examination apparatus for studying ultrasound images of organs whose walls have motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Marie Jacob, Antoine Collet-Billon