Patents by Inventor Elias A. Zerhouni

Elias A. Zerhouni 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: 8277391
    Abstract: In order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery, various means and methods for permanently and non-surgically marking selected tissue in the human body are used. Later visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using state-of-the-art imaging systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Foerster, Fred H. Burbank, Mark A. Ritchart, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 7044957
    Abstract: In order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery, various means and methods for permanently and non-surgically marking selected tissue in the human body are used. Later visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using state-of-the-art imaging systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Foerster, Fred H. Burbank, Mark A. Ritchart, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Publication number: 20050165305
    Abstract: In order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery, various means and methods for permanently and non-surgically marking selected tissue in the human body are used. Later visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using state-of-the-art imaging systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Seth Foerster, Fred Burbank, Mark Ritchart, Elias Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 6628980
    Abstract: The apparatus, systems and methods of the present invention provide for MRI sleeves, probes, and combinations thereof adapted for insertion into a subject, in order to internally image regions of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Surgi-Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Ergin Atalar, Paul A. Bottomley, Parag Karmarkar, Albert C. Lardo, Elias Zerhouni
  • Publication number: 20020193815
    Abstract: In order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery, various means and methods for permanently and non-surgically marking selected tissue in the human body are used. Later visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using state-of-the-art imaging systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Seth A. Foerster, Fred H. Burbank, Mark A. Ritchart, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Publication number: 20020045816
    Abstract: The apparatus, systems and methods of the present invention provide for MRI sleeves, probes, and combinations thereof adapted for insertion into a subject, in order to internally image regions of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Ergin Atalar, Paul A. Bottomley, Parag Karmarkar, Albert C. Lardo, Elias Zerhouni
  • Publication number: 20010034528
    Abstract: In order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery, various means and methods for permanently and non-surgically marking selected tissue in the human body are used. Later visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using state-of-the-art imaging systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: Seth A. Foerster, Fred H. Burbank, Mark A. Ritchart, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 6228055
    Abstract: Implantable devices are disclosed for marking the location of a biopsy or surgery for the purpose of identification. The devices are remotely delivered, preferably percutaneously. Visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using various state of the art imaging systems. Using the inventive systems, it is possible to permanently mark the location or margins of a lesion or other tissue site, prior to removing or sampling same. The markers function to provide evidence of the location of the lesion after the procedure is completed, for reference during future examinations or procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Foerster, Fred H. Burbank, Mark A. Ritchart, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 5980469
    Abstract: A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of the device. A cutter advances into the receiving chamber and severs tissue which has prolapsed into the receiving port. The severed tissue is then removed from the receiving port without removing the piercing needle receiving port from the lesion site, thus allowing for the accurate, rapid removal of an arbitrary number of core samples with only one insertion. A tissue sample cassette provides storage for the samples as well as a means for coding and decoding the location from which the samples were obtained. Together, these features allow for more accurate and complete sampling of large lesions, for the complete removal of small lesions or removal of other tissue for a variety of reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred H. Burbank, Thomas J. Fogarty, Wayne E. Manska, Mark A. Ritchart, Timothy J. Ryan, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 5928164
    Abstract: A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of the device. A cutter advances into the receiving chamber and severs tissue which has prolapsed into the receiving port. The severed tissue is then removed from the receiving port without removing the piercing needle receiving port from the lesion site, thus allowing for the accurate, rapid removal of an arbitrary number of core samples with only one insertion. A tissue sample cassette provides storage for the samples as well as a means for coding and decoding the location from which the samples were obtained. Together, these features allow for more accurate and complete sampling of large lesions, for the complete removal of small lesions or removal of other tissue for a variety of reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred H. Burbank, Thomas J. Fogarty, Wayne E. Manska, Mark A. Ritchart, Timothy J. Ryan, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 5775333
    Abstract: A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of the device. A cutter advances into the receiving chamber and severs tissue which has prolapsed into the receiving port. The severed tissue is then removed from the receiving port without removing the piercing needle receiving port from the lesion site, thus allowing for the accurate, rapid removal of an arbitrary number of core samples with only one insertion. A tissue sample cassette provides storage for the samples as well as a means for coding and decoding the location from which the samples were obtained. Together, these features allow for more accurate and complete sampling of large lesions, for the complete removal of small lesions or removal of other tissue for a variety of reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred H. Burbank, Thomas J. Fogarty, Wayne E. Manska, Mark A. Ritchart, Timothy J. Ryan, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 5699801
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopic analysis of the interior of a specimen which includes positioning the specimen within a main magnetic field, introducing an invasive probe having an elongated receiver coil into or adjacent to the specimen with the coil having at least one pair of elongated electrical conductors, preferably, generally parallel to each other disposed within a dielectric material and having a pair of ends electrically connected to each other. RF pulses are provided to the region of interest to excite magnetic resonance signals, gradient magnetic pulses are applied to the region of interest with the receiver coil receiving magnetic resonance signals and emitting responsive output signals which may be processed by a computer to provide image information for display in a desired manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Ergin Atalar, Paul A. Bottomley, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 5526822
    Abstract: A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of the device. A cutter advances into the receiving chamber and severs tissue which has prolapsed into the receiving port. The severed tissue is then removed from the receiving port without removing the piercing needle receiving port from the lesion site, thus allowing for the accurate, rapid removal of an arbitrary number of core samples with only one insertion. A tissue sample cassette provides storage for the samples as well as a means for coding and decoding the location from which the samples were obtained. Together, these features allow for more accurate and complete sampling of large lesions, for the complete removal of small lesions or removal of other tissue for a variety of reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Biopsys Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred H. Burbank, Thomas J. Fogarty, Wayne E. Manska, Mark A. Ritchart, Timothy J. Ryan, Elias A. Zerhouni
  • Patent number: 4953554
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method imposes void planes on tissue to be imaged, which may form a grid pattern of lines which, when later imaged, produces a reference void in the image. This is especially useful in studies of the heart where the contraction and relaxation of the heart can thus be measured. Also for static tissue the method is useful for radiation therapy port planning. The grid reference or void planes are formed by a simple use of an RF pulse in conjunction with the use of a slice select gradient which provides sufficient power so that those protons in the grid are saturated so that in the later imaging step there will be significant spin echo signal difference between the grid imposed areas and the remaining regions of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignees: Resonex, Inc., Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Elias Zerhouni, David M. Parish
  • Patent number: 4646334
    Abstract: Disclosed is a test phantom for evaluating a computed tomographic scan of nodules in a lung of a human or non-human animal comprising a device which simulates a 15 to 40 mm thick transverse section of said animal the tissue simulating portions of said device are constructed of materials having radiographic densities substantially identical to those of the corresponding tissue in said simulated transverse section of said animal and contain voids therein which simulate, in size and shape, the lung cavities in said transverse section. At least one of the voids has positioned therein a test reference device constructed of a material of predetermined radiographic density which simulates a lung nodule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Inventor: Elias A. Zerhouni