Patents by Inventor Arkady Glukhovsky

Arkady Glukhovsky 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: 8332029
    Abstract: The present invention provides improvements to an implant, system and method using passive electrical conductors which route electrical current to either external or implanted electrical devices, to multiple target body tissues and to selective target body tissues. The passive electrical conductor extends from subcutaneous tissue located below either a surface cathodic electrode or a surface anodic electrode a) to a target tissue to route electrical signals from the target body tissue to devices external to the body; b) to implanted electrical devices to deliver electrical current to such devices, or c) to multiple target body tissues or to selective target body tissues to stimulate the target body tissues. The conductor has specialized ends for achieving such purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Yitzhak Zilberman, Arthur Prochazka, Mark Chamberlain, Ross Davis, Joseph Schulman
  • Publication number: 20120275683
    Abstract: A system and method for detection of colorimetric abnormalities within a body lumen includes an image receiver for receiving images from within the body lumen. Also included are a transmitter for transmitting the images to a receiver, and a processor for generating a probability indication of presence of colorimetric abnormalities on comparison of color content of the images and at least one reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Doron ADLER, Ofra ZINATY, Daphna LEVY, Arkady GLUKHOVSKY
  • Publication number: 20120200684
    Abstract: An in-vivo imaging device including a camera may include a frame storage device. Systems and methods which vary the frame capture rate of the camera and/or frame display rate of the display unit of in-vivo camera systems are discussed. The capture rate is varied based on physical measurements related to the motion of the camera. Alternatively, the frame capture rate is varied based on comparative image processing of a plurality of frames. The frame display rate of the system is varied based on comparative image processing of a multiplicity of frames. Both the frame capture and the frame display rates of such systems can be varied concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Arkady GLUKHOVSKY, Gavriel MERON, Doron ADLER, Ofra ZINATI, Jerome AVRON
  • Patent number: 8216130
    Abstract: A device, system and method for selectively activating or altering the operational mode of an autonomous in vivo device in response to in vivo conditions. They system may include an in vivo sensing device with a condition tester, and a controller. The in vivo sensing device may be in communications with an external receiver. The condition tester may include at least one layer of a dissolvable material coated on at least a portion of the autonomous device. The layer may dissolve when exposed to a specific material of a specified site along the GI tract. A sensor may be exposed when the layer dissolves or a switch autonomously activated with the layer dissolves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Mordechsi Frisch, Tal Davidson, Gavriel Meron
  • Publication number: 20120154563
    Abstract: An imager and a method for real-time, non-destructive monitoring of light incident on imager pixels during their exposure to light. Real-time or present pixel signals, which are indicative of present illumination on the pixels, are compared to a reference signal during the exposure. Adjustments, if necessary, are made to programmable parameters such as gain and/or exposure time to automatically control the imager's exposure to the light. In a preferred exemplary embodiment, only a selected number of pixels are monitored for exposure control as opposed to monitoring the entire pixel array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Alf Olsen, Espen A. Olsen, Jorgen Moholt, Steinar Iversen, Dov Avni, Arkady Glukhovsky
  • Patent number: 8194123
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for obtaining in vivo images. The system contains an imaging system and a transmitter for transmitting signals from a camera to a receiving system located outside a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Gavriel J. Iddan, Dov Avni, Arkady Glukhovsky, Gavriel Meron
  • Patent number: 8159549
    Abstract: An in-vivo imaging device including a camera may include a frame storage device. Systems and methods which vary the frame capture rate of the camera and/or frame display rate of the display unit of in-vivo camera systems are discussed. The capture rate is varied based on physical measurements related to the motion of the camera. Alternatively, the frame capture rate is varied based on comparative image processing of a plurality of frames. The frame display rate of the system is varied based on comparative image processing of a multiplicity of frames. Both the frame capture and the frame display rates of such systems can be varied concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Gavriel Meron, Doron Adler, Ofra Zinati, Jerome Avron
  • Patent number: 8149326
    Abstract: An imager and a method for real-time, non-destructive monitoring of light incident on imager pixels during their exposure to light. Real-time or present pixel signals, which are indicative of present illumination on the pixels, are compared to a reference signal during the exposure. Adjustments, if necessary, are made to programmable parameters such as gain and/or exposure time to automatically control the imager's exposure to the light. In a preferred exemplary embodiment, only a selected number of pixels are monitored for exposure control as opposed to monitoring the entire pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: Micron Technology, Inc., Given Imaging, Ltd.
    Inventors: Alf Olsen, Espen A. Olsen, Jorgen Moholt, Steinar Iversen, Dov Avni, Arkady Glukhovsky
  • Patent number: 8142350
    Abstract: A device and system for in-vivo sensing having a relatively heavy part and a relatively light part such that the heavy and light part may be temporarily attached in-vivo. Detachment of the heavy part may be provided at a predetermined location along a body lumen. The light part upon detachment of the heavy part may for example float within a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Given Imaging, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mordechai Frisch, Zvika Gilad, Gavriel J. Iddan, Arkady Glukhovsky, Tal Davidson, Daniel Gat, Raphael Rabinovitz
  • Patent number: 8125516
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for obtaining in vivo images. The system contains an imaging system and a transmitter for transmitting signals from a camera to a receiving system located outside a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Given Imaging, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gavriel J. Iddan, Dov Avni, Arkady Glukhovsky, Gavriel Meron
  • Patent number: 8082035
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for implanting electronic implants within the body are described herein. Such electronic implants can include, for example, elongated stimulating devices, sensors and/or electronic leads. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a first member and a second member operatively coupled to the first member. The first member has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion of the first member includes a target probe. The second member has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion of the second member is configured to be selectively coupled to an electronic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventor: Arkady Glukhovsky
  • Publication number: 20110282412
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes implanting an implant entirely under the subject's skin. The implant includes a passive electrical conductor of sufficient length to extend from subcutaneous tissue located below one of a surface cathodic electrode and a surface anodic electrode to the tibial nerve. The surface electrodes are positioned in spaced relationship on the subject's skin, with one of the electrodes positioned over the pick-up end of the electrical conductor such that the portion of the current is transmitted through the conductor to the tibial nerve, and such that the current flows through the tibial nerve and returns to the other of the surface cathodic electrode and the surface anodic electrode. An electrical current is applied between the surface cathodic electrode and the surface anodic electrode to cause the portion of the electrical current to flow through the implant to stimulate the tibial nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: BIONESS INC.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Mark L. Lindon, Yitzhak Zilberman
  • Patent number: 7996067
    Abstract: An in-vivo device may include an optical system, and a method for viewing in-vivo sites. A dome or cover may cover an end of the device, protecting optical elements such as illumination devices or imagers, which may be behind the dome. The dome may be forward projecting. The field of view of the imager may be for example forward looking. Illumination element(s) and a receiving unit or imager may be disposed behind a single optical window, which for example may enable obtaining of images free of backscatter and stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Gavriel Meron, Gavriel J. Iddan
  • Patent number: 7962206
    Abstract: A method includes inserting a target probe along a first path within a body such that a portion of the target probe is disposed adjacent a target location within the body. The target location can be, for example, a portion of a nerve, a muscle or the like. An electronic implant is inserted along a second path within the body such that a portion of the electronic implant is disposed adjacent the target location within the body. The second path is different from the first path. The electronic implant is inserted when the target probe is disposed adjacent the target location within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Arkady Glukhovsky
  • Patent number: 7907986
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a device in vivo. The system and method may utilize a steerable receiver, typically an element that is maneuverable by a magnetic field, for controlling the movement of a device, including the direction, force and velocity of the device movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Shlomo Lewkowicz, Arkady Glukhovsky
  • Patent number: 7877134
    Abstract: An in vivo imaging device and method, the device including at least one illumination source; at least one image sensor; and at least two optical systems. The optical systems have different depths of focus. A first and second image are focused onto the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventor: Arkady Glukhovsky
  • Patent number: 7872667
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for obtaining in vivo images. The system contains an imaging system and a transmitter for transmitting signals from a camera to a receiving system located outside a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Gavriel J. Iddan, Dov Avni, Arkady Glukhovsky, Gavriel Meron
  • Publication number: 20100324381
    Abstract: A device, system and method for selectively activating or altering the operational mode of an autonomous in vivo device in response to in vivo conditions. The system may include an in vivo sensing device with a condition tester, and a controller. The in vivo sensing device may be in communication with an external receiver. The condition tester may include at least one layer of dissolvable material coated on at least a portion of the autonomous device. The layer may dissolve when exposed to a specific material of a specified site along the GI tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Arkady GLUKHOVSKY, Mordechsi FRISCH, Tal DAVIDSON, Gavriel MERON
  • Patent number: 7813789
    Abstract: An in-vivo device may include an optical system, and a method for viewing in-vivo sites. A dome or cover may cover an end of the device, protecting optical elements such as illumination devices or imagers, which may be behind the dome. The dome may be forward projecting and may have a convex shape. The field of view of the imager may be for example forward looking. Illumination element(s) and a receiving unit or imager may be disposed behind a single optical window, which for example may enable obtaining of images free of backscatter and stray light. The convex shape of the dome may be defined such that it may have a shape having an isolated area. At least one illumination element and at least one receiving unit may be geometrically positioned (for example in the isolated area) such that rays from the illumination elements, some of which are internally reflected from the internal and/or external surface of the optical window, will not be incident on the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventor: Arkady Glukhovsky
  • Publication number: 20100198298
    Abstract: The present invention provides improvements to an implant, system and method using passive electrical conductors which route electrical current to either external or implanted electrical devices, to multiple target body tissues and to selective target body tissues. The passive electrical conductor extends from subcutaneous tissue located below either a surface cathodic electrode or a surface anodic electrode a) to a target tissue to route electrical signals from the target body tissue to devices external to the body; b) to implanted electrical devices to deliver electrical current to such devices, or c) to multiple target body tissues or to selective target body tissues to stimulate the target body tissues. The conductor has specialized ends for achieving such purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Yitzhak Zilberman, Arthur Prochazka, Mark Chamberlain, Ross Davis, Joseph Schulman