Patents by Inventor Benjamin Kimia

Benjamin Kimia 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: 20220057226
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a wearable device for estimating a location of the device within a space is provided, the device comprising a plurality of cameras mounted to a structure, at least a portion of the structure being adapted to facilitate a user wearing the device, the plurality of cameras having substantially fixed positions and orientations on the structure relative to each other, and at least one processor configured to receive image data from the plurality of cameras, perform feature detection on the image data to obtain a first plurality of features from the image data, and determine an estimate of the location of the device in the space based, at least in part, on a location associated with a second plurality of features obtained from image data previously captured of the space that matches the first plurality of features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventor: Benjamin KIMIA
  • Patent number: 11112261
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a wearable device for estimating a location of the device within a space is provided, the device comprising a plurality of cameras mounted to a structure, at least a portion of the structure being adapted to facilitate a user wearing the device, the plurality of cameras having substantially fixed positions and orientations on the structure relative to each other, and at least one processor configured to receive image data from the plurality of cameras, perform feature detection on the image data to obtain a first plurality of features from the image data, and determine an estimate of the location of the device in the space based, at least in part, on a location associated with a second plurality of features obtained from image data previously captured of the space that matches the first plurality of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventor: Benjamin Kimia
  • Publication number: 20180066953
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a wearable device for estimating a location of the device within a space is provided, the device comprising a plurality of cameras mounted to a structure, at least a portion of the structure being adapted to facilitate a user wearing the device, the plurality of cameras having substantially fixed positions and orientations on the structure relative to each other, and at least one processor configured to receive image data from the plurality of cameras, perform feature detection on the image data to obtain a first plurality of features from the image data, and determine an estimate of the location of the device in the space based, at least in part, on a location associated with a second plurality of features obtained from image data previously captured of the space that matches the first plurality of features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventor: Benjamin Kimia
  • Patent number: 9576198
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and performing at least one operation on the portion of the view data using the filter splat to facilitate determining whether the subject matter of interest is present in the portion of the view data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia, Philip Nathan Klein, Kongbin Kang, Huseyin Can Aras
  • Publication number: 20160104026
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and performing at least one operation on the portion of the view data using the filter splat to facilitate determining whether the subject matter of interest is present in the portion of the view data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia, Philip Nathan Klein, Kongbin Kang, Huseyin Can Aras
  • Publication number: 20150324646
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a wearable device for estimating a location of the device within a space is provided, the device comprising a plurality of cameras mounted to a structure, at least a portion of the structure being adapted to facilitate a user wearing the device, the plurality of cameras having substantially fixed positions and orientations on the structure relative to each other, and at least one processor configured to receive image data from the plurality of cameras, perform feature detection on the image data to obtain a first plurality of features from the image data, and determine an estimate of the location of the device in the space based, at least in part, on a location associated with a second plurality of features obtained from image data previously captured of the space that matches the first plurality of features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventor: Benjamin Kimia
  • Publication number: 20150139525
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for determining a value for at least one parameter of a configuration of a model, the model associated with structure of which view data has been obtained from at least one x-ray scanning device capable of producing x-ray radiation, the view data being obtained, at least in part, by scanning at least a portion of the structure, wherein the view data is attenuation data of the x-ray radiation attenuated by the structure as a function of view angle about the structure is provided. The method comprises acts of operating on the view data to detect at least one feature in the view data, and determining the value for the at least one parameter of the configuration of the model based, at least in part, on the at least one feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia
  • Publication number: 20150003737
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and performing at least one operation on the portion of the view data using the filter splat to facilitate determining whether the subject matter of interest is present in the portion of the view data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia, Philip Nathan Klein, Kongbin Kang, Huseyin Can Aras
  • Patent number: 8515145
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and performing at least one operation on the portion of the view data using the filter splat to facilitate determining whether the subject matter of interest is present in the portion of the view data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia, Philip Nathan Klein, Kongbin Kang, Huseyin Can Aras
  • Patent number: 8428317
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of obtaining micro-vessel density (MVD) measurements from an image of biological vasculature containing a plurality of vessels is provided. The method comprises acts of analyzing a region of interest of the image for each of a plurality of bins, each of the plurality of bins associated with a predetermined range of vessel sizes, the act of analyzing the region of interest including determining which of the plurality of bins that portions of any vessel subject matter identified in the region of interest belong based on a size associated with the respective portions of the vessel subject matter, and associating each portion of the vessel subject matter with the corresponding one of the plurality of bins to which the portion belongs, and computing at least one measurement for each of the plurality of bins, the at least one measurement related to the MVD of the portions of vessel subject matter associated with the respective bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Bio-Tree Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Kimia, Raul A. Brauner, John Heymach, Jesse Funaro
  • Publication number: 20120114214
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and performing at least one operation on the portion of the view data using the filter splat to facilitate determining whether the subject matter of interest is present in the portion of the view data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia, Philip Nathan Klein, Kongbin Kang, Huseyin Can Aras
  • Patent number: 7978887
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and performing at least one operation on the portion of the view data using the filter splat to facilitate determining whether the subject matter of interest is present in the portion of the view data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia, Philip Nathan Klein, Kongbin Kang, Huseyin Can Aras
  • Publication number: 20100159497
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of obtaining micro-vessel density (MVD) measurements from an image of biological vasculature containing a plurality of vessels is provided. The method comprises acts of analyzing a region of interest of the image for each of a plurality of bins, each of the plurality of bins associated with a predetermined range of vessel sizes, the act of analyzing the region of interest including determining which of the plurality of bins that portions of any vessel subject matter identified in the region of interest belong based on a size associated with the respective portions of the vessel subject matter, and associating each portion of the vessel subject matter with the corresponding one of the plurality of bins to which the portion belongs, and computing at least one measurement for each of the plurality of bins, the at least one measurement related to the MVD of the portions of vessel subject matter associated with the respective bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Bio-Tree Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Kimia, Raul A. Brauner, John Heymach, Jesse Funaro
  • Publication number: 20090123053
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for determining a value for at least one parameter of a configuration of a model associated with structure of which view data has been obtained including detecting at least one feature in the view data, and determining the value for the at least one parameter of the configuration of the model based at least in part on the at least one feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia
  • Patent number: 7492934
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for determining a value for at least one parameter of a configuration of a model associated with structure of which view data has been obtained including detecting at least one feature in the view data, and determining the value for the at least one parameter of the configuration of the model based at least in part on the at least one feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia
  • Publication number: 20060182327
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and performing at least one operation on the portion of the view data using the filter splat to facilitate determining whether the subject matter of interest is present in the portion of the view data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Brown Universtiy
    Inventors: Joseph Mundy, Benjamin Kimia, Philip Klein, Kongbin Kang, Huseyin Aras
  • Publication number: 20040267114
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for determining a value for at least one parameter of a configuration of a model associated with structure of which view data has been obtained including detecting at least one feature in the view data, and determining the value for the at least one parameter of the configuration of the model based at least in part on the at least one feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventors: Joseph L. Mundy, Benjamin Kimia