Patents by Inventor Argon Chen

Argon Chen 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: 10627497
    Abstract: The invention provides an analysis system for Doppler ultrasound image includes: a capture device, a processing device, and an output device. The capture device obtains a plurality of Doppler ultrasound images. The processing device arranges the color value in each pixel of the images based on the time domain, and obtains a reference sequence through a referencing method, furthermore performs a clustering method to obtain a plurality of correlation coefficient values, then uses a clustering and noise reducing method to classify into a primary pulsatile signal, a secondary pulsatile signal, and a noise signal, finally annotates the primary pulsatile signal, a secondary pulsatile signal, and a noise signal with different color values, respectively. The output device displays a plurality of visualized pulsatile ultrasound images for visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Argon Chen, Jia-Jiun Chen, Yu-Han Shen, Cheng-Hsien Liu
  • Patent number: 10497116
    Abstract: A cytological image processing device, a method for quantifying characteristics of cytological image and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof are provided. The cytological image processing device executes the method including the steps: loading a cytological image with a plurality of pixels; removing a background part from the cytological image according to at least one of a plurality of color attributes of each pixel of the cytological image in a color space to obtain a background-subtracted image; dividing the background-subtracted image into a nuclear part and a cytoplasmic part; detecting a plurality of edge pixels in the background-subtracted image to segment a plurality of nuclear blocks in the background-subtracted image; generating a parameter set according to the nuclear blocks; and generating an output image by visualizing the background-subtracted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Argon Chen, Yi-Hsien Hsiao, Tien-Chun Chang, I-Shiow Jan, Shyang-Rong Shih, Hsuan-Mao Wang
  • Patent number: 10249037
    Abstract: An echogenicity quantification method and a calibration method for ultrasonic device using echogenicity index are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: King-Jen Chang, Chiung-Nein Chen, Ming-Hsun Wu, Argon Chen, Yu-Hsin Wang, Kuo-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 10176572
    Abstract: A method adapted to diagnose airway obstruction in a subject is disclosed. The method comprises the following steps: providing plural cross-sectional ultrasound images of a region of the respiratory tract during the subject's normal breathing, wherein each ultrasound image has plural pixels and each pixel has a color scale value; selecting a region of interest in each ultrasound image; calculating a respective first statistic value. The pixels in each of the region of interest are identified to define a respective airspace region by the color scale values larger than or equal to the respective first statistic value. A respective width of the respiratory tract is calculated and based on the distribution of the pixels in the respective airspace region. The status about an airway obstruction in the subject is classified according to the second statistic value obtained by the calculation of the widths of the respiratory tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Argon Chen, Yi-li Lee, Chun-Hsiang Yang, Edward Chia-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 10105123
    Abstract: The invention provides an analysis method of ultrasound echo signals based on statistics of scatterer distributions. The beginning of steps, choosing an ultrasound echo signal as a center, and calculating the signal image values of all ultrasound echo signals within a window block in an ultrasound image data to obtain an ultrasound scatterer value. Then, choosing another ultrasound echo signal as the center to repeat the previous steps until all of ultrasound echo signals may be calculated. The interval between each of ultrasound echo signal is one point distance. Finally, to output an ultrasound scatterer mode image with all ultrasound scatterer values by utilizing color scale. The ultrasound scatterer mode image can assist doctor to confirm the relative region of lesion in a target organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Argon Chen, Yu-Hsin Wang, Kuo-Chen Huang, Jia-Jiun Chen
  • Publication number: 20180133085
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positioning apparatus for head and neck assessment comprising a base, a head fixation assembly including a main body, a guide and an ear aligning member, a first connector pivotally connected to a lateral end of the main body, a first light transmitter, and a holder assembly including an adjustable first stand secured to the base and a holder for holding a medical device for the assessment or intervention, pivotally connected to the first stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: AmCad Biomed Corporation
    Inventors: Argon CHEN, Hao-Chien WANG, Chiung-Nien CHEN, Pei-Lin LEE, Chin-Chung SHU, Edward Chia-Hao LIU, Shu-Ning YU
  • Publication number: 20180135243
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium thereof for deciding a target control data set of a fabric dyeing process are provided. The apparatus decides a plurality of determination factors of a dyeing quality-related model according to a plurality of control factors corresponding to a plurality of historical control data set and calculates a coefficient corresponding to each of the determination factors. The apparatus further calculates the target control data set that minimizes a dyeing target-related model according to a control condition set, wherein the control condition set includes a predetermined range of the dyeing quality-related model and a predetermined range of each control factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kun-Cheng TSAI, I-Hsuan HONG, Argon CHEN
  • Patent number: 9970154
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium thereof for deciding a target control data set of a fabric dyeing process are provided. The apparatus decides a plurality of determination factors of a dyeing quality-related model according to a plurality of control factors corresponding to a plurality of historical control data set and calculates a coefficient corresponding to each of the determination factors. The apparatus further calculates the target control data set that minimizes a dyeing target-related model according to a control condition set, wherein the control condition set includes a predetermined range of the dyeing quality-related model and a predetermined range of each control factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Kun-Cheng Tsai, I-Hsuan Hong, Argon Chen
  • Publication number: 20180130205
    Abstract: A cytological image processing device, a method for quantifying characteristics of cytological image and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof are provided. The cytological image processing device executes the method including the steps: loading a cytological image with a plurality of pixels; removing a background part from the cytological image according to at least one of a plurality of color attributes of each pixel of the cytological image in a color space to obtain a background-subtracted image; dividing the background-subtracted image into a nuclear part and a cytoplasmic part; detecting a plurality of edge pixels in the background-subtracted image to segment a plurality of nuclear blocks in the background-subtracted image; generating a parameter set according to the nuclear blocks; and generating an output image by visualizing the background-subtracted image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Argon CHEN, Yi-Hsien HSIAO, Tien-Chun CHANG, I-Shiow JAN, Shyang-Rong SHIH, Hsuan-Mao WANG
  • Publication number: 20180021014
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for use in combination with an ultrasound imaging system including an ultrasonic probe, comprising a housing including a main body and a handle, the main body extending along a first axis from a first end to a second end, and having an accommodating space; a holder adapted for holding the ultrasonic probe, the holder being slidably movable within the accommodating space along the first axis with the ultrasonic probe held therein; a duct for conveying conductive gel having an opening at the first end of the main body; and a control means adapted for controlling the supply of conductive gel from the opening of the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: AmCad BioMed Corporation
    Inventors: Argon CHEN, Yili LEE, Yu-Lun CHEN, Kuo-Chen HUANG
  • Publication number: 20170365052
    Abstract: A method adapted to diagnose airway obstruction in a subject is disclosed. The method comprises the following steps: providing plural cross-sectional ultrasound images of a region of the respiratory tract during the subject's normal breathing, wherein each ultrasound image has plural pixels and each pixel has a color scale value; selecting a region of interest in each ultrasound image; calculating a respective first statistic value. The pixels in each of the region of interest are identified to define a respective airspace region by the color scale values larger than or equal to the respective first statistic value. A respective width of the respiratory tract is calculated and based on the distribution of the pixels in the respective airspace region. The status about an airway obstruction in the subject is classified according to the second statistic value obtained by the calculation of the widths of the respiratory tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: AmCad BioMed Corporation
    Inventors: Argon CHEN, Yi-li LEE, Chun-Hsiang YANG, Edward Chia-Hao LIU
  • Patent number: 9773307
    Abstract: The present invention provides quantification and imaging methods and a system of the echo-texture feature, comprising: obtaining an ultrasonic image; calculating all the pixel values in a selected ROI of the ultrasonic image to obtain a regional standard deviation; excluding pixels with a pixel value smaller than a multiple of the regional standard deviation in the selected ROI; counting a set of pixels centered around a Nth pixel to gather a Nth local mean, a Nth local variance and a Nth local coefficient of variance corresponding the set of pixel values, wherein N is from 1 to the number of the pixels remaining in the selected ROI; and obtaining an echo-texture index according to the local means, the local variances, or the local coefficient of variances. The imaging of echo texture which shows the echo texture distribution of the selected ROI with a color scale changing continuously from red to blue is also included. A parameter is provided to adjust the visualization enhancement of the echo texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: King-Jen Chang, Argon Chen, Chiung-Nein Chen, Kuen Yuan Chen, Yu-Hsin Wang, Kuo-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20170184714
    Abstract: The invention provides an analysis system for Doppler ultrasound image includes: a capture device, a processing device, and an output device. The capture device obtains a plurality of Doppler ultrasound images. The processing device arranges the color value in each pixel of the images based on the time domain, and obtains a reference sequence through a referencing method, furthermore performs a clustering method to obtain a plurality of correlation coefficient values, then uses a clustering and noise reducing method to classify into a primary pulsatile signal, a secondary pulsatile signal, and a noise signal, finally annotates the primary pulsatile signal, a secondary pulsatile signal, and a noise signal with different color values, respectively. The output device displays a plurality of visualized pulsatile ultrasound images for visualization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Argon Chen, Jia-Jiun Chen, Yu-Han Shen, Cheng-Hsien LIU
  • Publication number: 20170156703
    Abstract: The invention provides an analysis method of ultrasound echo signals based on statistics of scatterer distributions. The beginning of steps, choosing an ultrasound echo signal as a center, and calculating the signal image values of all ultrasound echo signals within a window block in an ultrasound image data to obtain an ultrasound scatterer value. Then, choosing another ultrasound echo signal as the center to repeat the previous steps until all of ultrasound echo signals may be calculated. The interval between each of ultrasound echo signal is one point distance. Finally, to output an ultrasound scatterer mode image with all ultrasound scatterer values by utilizing color scale. The ultrasound scatterer mode image can assist doctor to confirm the relative region of lesion in a target organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Argon CHEN, Yu-Hsin WANG, Kuo-Chen HUANG, Jia-Jiun CHEN
  • Patent number: 9412167
    Abstract: The present invention provides an acceleration and enhancement methods for ultrasound scatterer structure visualization. The method includes: obtaining an ultrasonic image, calculating all values of the ultrasonic signal points in each mth window centered at a nth signal point to obtain a plurality of original statistical values anxm, obtaining a plurality of mth statistical values by averaging value of original statistical values in the same window, calculating a plurality of mth weighting values based on the statistical values by different weighting formulas, multiplying each weighting value with the original statistical values corresponding to the various size of windows, summing up to obtain an ultrasound structure scatterer value of the nth ultrasonic signal point, and generating an ultrasound scatterer structure image based on a matrix of the ultrasound scatterer values. The present invention further combined interpolation method can reduce the computation time and retain the 80% accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: AMCAD BIOMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Po-Hsiang Tsui, Ming-Chih Ho, Chiung-Nein Chen, Argon Chen, Jia-Jiun Chen, Yu-Hsin Wang, Kuo-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20160133020
    Abstract: The present invention provides an acceleration and enhancement methods for ultrasound scatterer structure visualization. The method includes: obtaining an ultrasonic image, calculating all values of the ultrasonic signal points in each mth window centered at a nth signal point to obtain a plurality of original statistical values anxm, obtaining a plurality of mth statistical values by averaging value of original statistical values in the same window, calculating a plurality of mth weighting values based on the statistical values by different weighting formulas, multiplying each weighting value with the original statistical values corresponding to the various size of windows, summing up to obtain an ultrasound structure scatterer value of the nth ultrasonic signal point, and generating an ultrasound scatterer structure image based on a matrix of the ultrasound scatterer values. The present invention further combined interpolation method can reduce the computation time and retain the 80% accuracy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Po-Hsiang Tsui, Ming-Chih Ho, Chiung-Nein Chen, Argon Chen, Jia-Jiun Chen, Yu-Hsin Wang, Kuo-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20150086095
    Abstract: The present invention provides quantification and imaging methods and a system of the echo-texture feature, comprising: obtaining an ultrasonic image; calculating all the pixel values in a selected ROI of the ultrasonic image to obtain a regional standard deviation; excluding pixels with a pixel value smaller than a multiple of the regional standard deviation in the selected ROI; counting a set of pixels centered around a Nth pixel to gather a Nth local mean, a Nth local variance and a Nth local coefficient of variance corresponding the set of pixel values, wherein N is from 1 to the number of the pixels remaining in the selected ROI; and obtaining an echo-texture index according to the local means, the local variances, or the local coefficient of variances. The imaging of echo texture which shows the echo texture distribution of the selected ROI with a color scale changing continuously from red to blue is also included. A parameter is provided to adjust the visualization enhancement of the echo texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: King-Jen Chang, Argon Chen, Chiung-Nein Chen, Kuen Yuan Chen, Yu-Hsin Wang, Kuo-Chen Huang
  • Publication number: 20150086094
    Abstract: An echogenicity quantification method and a calibration method for ultrasonic device using echogenicity index are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: King-Jen Chang, Chiung-Nein Chen, Ming-Hsun Wu, Argon Chen, Yu-Hsin Wang, Kuo-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8948474
    Abstract: A quantification method and an imaging method are disclosed, capable of quantifying the margin feature, the cysts feature, the calcifications feature, the echoic feature and the heterogenesis feature of a tumor, and capable of imaging the margin feature, the cysts feature, the calcifications feature and the heterogenesis feature of a tumor. The quantification method and the imaging method calculate the moving variance of the gray scale of each of the pixel points based on the gradient value of the gray scale of these pixel points. Then, depending on the purpose of the quantification method or the imaging method, the maximum value, the minimum value, the mean value, and the standard deviation of the moving variance of the gray scale of these pixel points are calculated, respectively. At final, with the definition of the threshold value and the imaging rule, the above features of the tumor are quantified or imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amcad BioMed Corporation
    Inventors: King Jen Chang, Wen Hwa Chen, Argon Chen, Chiung Nein Chen, Ming Chih Ho, Hao Chih Tai, Ming Hsun Wu, Po Wei Tsai, Chung Wei Liu, Hsin-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 8572006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for multi-layer classifier applying on a computer readable medium for classifying multiple image samples. The method at least comprising the following steps: (a) receiving a plurality of samples; (b) providing a plurality of attributes, and evaluating a significance of the attributes by a selection criterion; (c) selecting at least one cut-point to establish a discriminant analysis model; (d) proceeding a step of evaluating a performance of the discriminant analysis model by adding the attributes to the discriminant analysis model; and (e) providing a stop criterion. The present invention also provides a computer readable medium for classifying multiple image samples by using the method for multi-layer classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: AmCad BioMed Corporation
    Inventors: King Jen Chang, Wen Hwa Chen, Argon Chen, Chiung Nein Chen, Ming Chih Ho, Hao Chih Tai, Ming Hsun Wu, Hsin-Jung Wu