Patents by Inventor Bradford Johns Wood

Bradford Johns Wood 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: 20210282886
    Abstract: A system for planning and performing a repeat interventional procedure is provided which includes a registration device and an image generation device which map current targets in a reference image for a first interventional procedure to at least one guidance image acquired from a different imaging modality. Biopsy locations are recorded to the guidance images during the first interventional procedure and the biopsy locations are mapped to the reference image to provide a planning image for use in a subsequent interventional procedure on the patient. In a subsequent interventional procedure, the prior planning image (124) may be registered to a current reference image and the prior biopsy locations and prior and current targets are mapped to a guidance image acquired from a different imaging modality. Biopsy locations are then mapped to the guidance image and mapped back to the current reference image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: JOCHEN KRUECKER, PINGKUN YAN, AMIR MOHAMMAD TAHMASEBI MARAGHOOSH, PETER A PINTO, BRADFORD JOHNS WOOD
  • Patent number: 11116405
    Abstract: The invention provides for a medical instrument (200) comprising a magnetic resonance imaging system (202) and a high-intensity focused ultrasound system (204) with an electronically controllable and a mechanically controllable focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ari Ilkka Mikael Partanen, Matthew Robert Dreher, Pavel Sergeyevich Yarmolenko, Bradford Johns Wood, Elma Natalia Carvajal Gallardo
  • Patent number: 11051902
    Abstract: A system for planning and performing a repeat interventional procedure includes a registration device (116) and an image generation device (120) which map current targets in a reference image (104) for a first interventional procedure to at least one guidance image (112) acquired from a different imaging modality. Biopsy locations are recorded to the guidance images during the first interventional procedure and the biopsy locations are mapped to the reference image to provide a planning image for use in a subsequent interventional procedure on the patient. In a subsequent interventional procedure, the prior planning image (124) may be registered to a current reference image (126) and the prior biopsy locations and prior and current targets are mapped to a guidance image acquired from a different imaging modality. Biopsy locations are then mapped to the guidance image (115) and mapped back to the current reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the SECRETARY, DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Jochen Kruecker, Pingkun Yan, Amir Mohammad Tahmasebi Maraghoosh, Peter A Pinto, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Publication number: 20210161507
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating diagnosis and treatment for internal tissues includes imaging at least a portion of an internal organ of a subject using a first technology capable of differentiating tissue types, and targeting and accessing biopsy sites using images of the first technology fused with images of a second technology capable of real-time image updates. Treatment of a biopsy site is planned using the images of the first technology. Instruments for treating the biopsy site are guided by fusing the images of the first technology with the images of the second technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: SHENG XU, JOCHEN KRUECKER, BRADFORD JOHNS WOOD
  • Patent number: 10980508
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating diagnosis and treatment for internal tissues includes imaging (202) at least a portion of an internal organ of a subject using a first technology capable of differentiating tissue types, and targeting (205) and accessing biopsy sites using images of the first technology fused with images of a second technology capable of real-time image updates. Treatment of a biopsy site is planned (207) using the images of the first technology. Instruments for treating the biopsy site are guided (210) by fusing (208) the images of the first technology with the images of the second technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Sheng Xu, Jochen Kruecker, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Patent number: 10743773
    Abstract: A computing device includes a thermal map generator (142) that generates a thermal map for image data voxels or pixels representing a volume or region of interest of a subject based on thermometry image data, which includes voxels or pixels indicating a change in a temperature in the volume or region of interest, and a predetermined change in value to temperature lookup table (144) and a display (145) that visually presents the thermal map in connection with image data of the volume of interest. A method includes generating a thermal map for image data voxels or pixels representing a volume or region of interest of a subject based on thermometry image data, which includes voxels or pixels indicating a change in a temperature in the volume or region of interest, and a predetermined change in voxel or pixel value to temperature lookup table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, Ming Li, Samuel Kadoury, Ankur Kapoor, Nicolaas Jan Noordhoek, Alessandro Guido Radaelli, Bart Carelsen, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Publication number: 20200197540
    Abstract: Described herein are X-ray imageable polymers such as polymeric particles comprising bismuth as a radiopacifying agent, methods of making the polymers, and methods of using the polymers. The imageable particles may comprise a covalently bound compound which chelates the bismuth, for example, through a combination of nitrogen and oxygen atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ayele H. Negussie, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Patent number: 10423757
    Abstract: A system and method for ablation planning includes defining (502) shapes and sizes for one or more ablation volumes based on probability of treatment, and determining (510) a target volume to be treated. A procedure plan is provided (516) by determining a number and location of planned ablations within the target volume using the one or more ablation volumes. A joint probability distribution (520) is determined for at least two planned ablations in the target volume. A final configuration is visualized (530) to determine if plan objectives are met based on a probability of treatment for the target volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Kruecker, Sandeep Dalal, Bradford Johns Wood, Sheng Xu
  • Publication number: 20190209244
    Abstract: A system and method for planning and performing an interventional procedure based on the spatial relationships between identified points. The system includes a storage device (102) having an image (104) which includes a plurality of targets (107). A spatial determination device (114) is configured to determine distances and/or orientation between each of the targets. The system is configured to compare the distances and generate a warning signal if at least one of the distances is less than a minimum threshold (128). An image generation device (116) is configured to generate a graphical representation for display to the user which shows the spatial information between a selected target with respect to the other targets. A planning device (126) is configured to modify or consolidate targets automatically or based on a user's input in order to more effectively plan or execute an interventional procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Pingkun YAN, Peter A. PINTO, Jochen KRUECKER, Bradford Johns WOOD
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9398892
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for adjusting the calibration of a tracked ultrasound device using the measured difference between two sets of fiducial markings in two relative positions of a tracker and an scan head of the device. The invention also provides a trackable ultrasound device that enables repeatable attachment of a tracker to a scan head, thus preserving an initial calibration between the tracker and the scan head. Furthermore, the invention provides a calibration jig that can be used to repeatably attach a tracker to an ultrasound scan head or to measure the difference between two relative positions of a tracker and a scan head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Neil David Glossop, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Publication number: 20150150466
    Abstract: A computing device includes a thermal map generator (142)that generates a thermal map for image data voxels or pixels representing a volume or region of interest of a subject based on thermometry image data, which includes voxels or pixels indicating a change in a temperature in the volume or region of interest, and a predetermined change in value to temperature lookup table (144) and a display (146) that visually presents the thermal map in connection with image data of the volume of interest. A method includes generating a thermal map for image data voxels or pixels representing a volume or region of interest of a subject based on thermometry image data, which includes voxels or pixels indicating a change in a temperature in the volume or region of interest, and a predetermined change in voxel or pixel value to temperature lookup table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, Ming Li, Samuel Kadoury, Ankur Kapoor, Nicolaas Jan Noordhoek, Alessandro Guido Radaelli, Bart Carelsen, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Publication number: 20150080705
    Abstract: The invention provides for a medical instrument (200) comprising a magnetic resonance imaging system (202) and a high-intensity focused ultrasound system (204) with an electronically controllable and a mechanically controllable focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ari Ilkka Mikael Partanen, Matthew Robert Dreher, Pavel Sergeyevich Yarmolenko, Bradford Johns Wood, Elma Natalia Carvajal Gallardo
  • Patent number: 8948845
    Abstract: The invention provides systems, methods, and instrumentation for aiding the performance of an image guided procedure of the anatomy of a patient such as, for example, the prostate. The invention includes a plurality of lumens therein and a balloon portion or other fixating portion. In some embodiments, the catheter includes a lumen for introducing a contrast agent visible to an imaging modality external to the anatomy of the patient. Image space data of the catheter within the anatomy of the patient may be obtained using the imaging modality. The catheter also includes at least a lumen for inserting a registration device for obtaining patient space data regarding the anatomy of the patient. Other lumens and/or other elements visible to the imaging modality may be used. The image space data may be registered to the patient space data for use during an image guided procedure to the anatomy of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., The United States of America as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Neil David Glossop, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Publication number: 20150011875
    Abstract: A system (100) includes a CT scanner (101) with a radiation source (108) that emits radiation the traverses an examination region (112), a radiation sensitive detector array (110), located opposite the source across the examination region, which detects radiation traversing the examination region and a portion of a subject therein and generates a signal indicative thereof, and a subject support (114) that positions the subject in the examination. A HIFU apparatus (124) includes an ultrasound probe (126). A main controller (142) controls an operation of both the CT scanner and the HIFU apparatus. A treatment navigator (140) visually presents, in a graphical user interface, CT data of a location of the ultrasound probe with respect to at least one fiducial marker of the HIFU apparatus and obtained by the CT scanner overlaid over a previously generated HIFU procedure plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Niels Jan Noordhoek, Alessandro Guido Radaelli, Bart Carelsen, Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, Ankur Kapoor, Bradford Johns Wood
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140058387
    Abstract: A system and method for ablation planning includes defining (502) shapes and sizes for one or more ablation volumes based on probability of treatment, and determining (510) a target volume to be treated. A procedure plan is provided (516) by determining a number and location of planned ablations within the target volume using the one or more ablation volumes. A joint probability distribution (520) is determined for at least two planned ablations in the target volume. A final configuration is visualized (530) to determine if plan objectives are met based on a probability of treatment for the target volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Kruecker, Sandeep Dalal, Bradford Johns Wood, Sheng Xu
  • Patent number: 8632468
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting/performing image-guided transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedures in a portion of an anatomy of a patient include a guide needle portion having a hollow tube with a bend toward its distal tip, and a puncture needle portion that includes at least one position indicating element at its tip. The puncture needle is slidably mounted within the hollow tube of the guide needle such that a distal tip of the puncture needle can be extended from an opening in the distal tip of the guide needle and used to place a shunt between the portal and hepatic veins of a patient. The position indicating element of the puncture needle is used to produce a display of the puncture needle relative to a target vessel, including a projected path of the puncture needle that can be adjusted to accurately locate a shunt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Neil David Glossop, Bradford Johns Wood, Thomas S. Y. Tang
  • Publication number: 20120189998
    Abstract: A training system and method includes a subject phantom (102) capable of being visualized on a display (120). A spatial tracking system (104) is configured to track an interventional instrument (108) in subject phantom space. A simulation system (110) is configured to generate a simulated abnormality in the phantom space and to simulate interactions with the simulated abnormality to provide feedback and evaluation information to a user for training the user in an associated procedure related to the abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Kruecker, Sheng Xu, Sandeep Dalal, Bradford Johns Wood
  • Publication number: 20120071749
    Abstract: A system and method for integrating diagnosis and treatment for internal tissues includes imaging (202) at least a portion of an internal organ of a subject using a first technology capable of differentiating tissue types, and targeting (205) and accessing biopsy sites using images of the first technology fused with images of a second technology capable of real-time image updates. Treatment of a biopsy site is planned (207) using the images of the first technology. Instruments for treating the biopsy site are guided (210) by fusing (208) the images of the first technology with the images of the second technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Sheng Xu, Jochen Kruecker, Bradford Johns Wood