Patents by Inventor Glen W. McLaughlin

Glen W. McLaughlin 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: 12025754
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for performing ultrasound imaging. Channel domain data can be received from an ultrasound transducer to form one or more channel domain data sets. A first ultrasound processing operation can be applied to the channel domain data to generate a first subset of one or more images from the one or more channel domain data sets. A second ultrasound processing operation can be applied to the channel domain data to generate a second subset of one or more images from the one or more channel domain data sets. Image characteristics of the first subset of one or more images and the second subset of one or more images can be regionally analyzed to identify regional image characteristics of the first and second subsets of one or more images. The first subset of one or more images can be blended with the second subset of one or more images based on the regional image characteristics to generate one or more composite images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Albert Gee, David J. Napolitano
  • Publication number: 20240057976
    Abstract: A method includes collecting ultrasound information of a subject region, the ultrasound information including reflectivity information in response to ultrasound pulses; forming ultrasound images of a first region from the reflectivity information, the ultrasound images of the first region being formed using, within the first region, respective propagation speeds for the ultrasound pulses; applying a focus metric to the ultrasound images and determining thereby a first accumulated speed that is predicted to optimize the focus metric; forming the ultrasound images of a second region from the reflectivity information, the ultrasound images of the second region being formed using, within the second region, the respective propagation speeds for the ultrasound pulses; applying the focus metric to the ultrasound images of the second region and determining thereby a second accumulated speed that is predicted to optimize the focus metric; and generating a regional sound speed map based on the first accumulated speed a
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, David J. Napolitano
  • Patent number: 11903764
    Abstract: A wireless handheld ultrasound system an ultrasound front end to transmit ultrasonic waves into a subject and convert received ultrasonic echoes into digital data; an image processor coupled to the ultrasound front end to convert the digital data into an image; and a power section coupled to the ultrasound front end and the image processor. The power section may include a battery; a charging circuit to charge the battery; and a wireless power transducer coupled to the charging circuit to convert wireless power received from an external source into electrical energy for the charging circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20240023938
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for predicting a disease state of a subject using ultrasound imaging and ancillary information to the ultrasound imaging. At least two quantitative measurements of a subject, including at least one measurement taken using ultrasound imaging, as part of quantified information can be identified. One of the quantitative measurements can be compared to a first predetermined standard, included as part of ancillary information to the quantified information, in order to identify a first initial value. Further, another of the quantitative measurements can be compared to a second predetermined standard, included as part of the ancillary information, in order to identify a second initial value. Subsequently, the quantitative information can be correlated with the ancillary information using the first initial value and the second initial value to determine a final value that is predictive of a disease state of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventor: Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11874405
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing a hybrid transmitter in an ultrasound system. A system can include a hybrid transmitter configured to transmit ultrasound waves toward a subject area. The hybrid transmitter can comprise a linear transmitter configured to generate linear transmitter output and a switching transmitter configured to generate switching transmitter output. The hybrid transmitter can also comprise a summer configured to sum the linear transmitter output and the switching transmitter output to generate hybrid transmitter output for driving a transducer load to generate the ultrasound waves transmitted towards the subject area. The ultrasound system can also comprise a receiver configured to receive one or more ultrasound waves from the subject area in response to the ultrasound waves transmitted toward the subject area for generating ultrasound images of the subject area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Gee, Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11868581
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes an ultrasound transducer configured to transmit ultrasound waves into an exam site and receive therefrom echo signals; an image processor configured to generate an ultrasound image from the received echo signals; a primary display configured to display the ultrasound image generated by the image processor; and a removable touch panel comprising a secondary display configured to display a first graphical user interface comprising controls for accessing a first set of functions of the ultrasound imaging system while the removable touch panel is docked with the ultrasound imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Barbara Makarich
  • Patent number: 11793491
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for predicting a disease state of a subject using ultrasound imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11796658
    Abstract: Systems and methods for attenuation measuring using ultrasound. In various embodiments, echo data corresponding to a detection of echoes of one or more ultrasound signals transmitted into tissue are received. The echoes can be received from a range of depths of the tissue. Spectral measurements across the range of depths of the tissue are obtained using the echo data. Attenuation characteristics of the tissue across the range of depths of the tissue can be estimated using the spectral measurements across the range of depths of the tissue. Specifically, the attenuation characteristics of the tissue can be estimated using the spectral measurements and known spectral characteristics of the one or more ultrasound signals transmitted into the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Albert Gee
  • Publication number: 20230329631
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed systems including processing circuitry and memory circuitry to store a predictive data model indicative of different patterns and probabilities of a user transitioning from an awake state to a sleep state. The processing circuitry is to detect, using data indicative of a current psychophysiological state of the user, a pattern among the different patterns of the predictive data model that is indicative of a probability of the user transitioning from the awake state to the sleep state at a date and time, based on the detected pattern, select an intervention action predicted to increase the probability of the user transitioning to the sleep state at the date and time, and communicate a message indicative of the intervention action to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: SRI International
    Inventors: Massimiliano de Zambotti, Fiona Baker, Devin Prouty, Ian Colrain, Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20230309964
    Abstract: An ultrasound transducer device includes a handle portion, a transducer head, and a connector coupled to the transducer head and the handle portion to enable the transducer head to rotate with respect to the handle portion to provide different form factors for the ultrasound transducer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Glen W. McLAUGHLIN, Satchi PANDA
  • Patent number: 11766247
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed technology provide ways to detect the object of ultrasound scanning and to automatically, load system settings and image preferences necessary to generate high quality output images. In some aspects, an ultrasound system can be configured to perform steps including receiving a selection of a first transducer, identifying a body structure or organ based on a signal received in response to an activation of the first transducer, retrieving a first set of parameters corresponding with the body structure, and configuring the first transducer based on the first set of parameters. Methods and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11751852
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound information of a subject region in response to ultrasound pulses transmitted toward the subject region can be gathered. The ultrasound information can include reflectivity information and complementary information to the reflectivity information of the subject region in response to the ultrasound pulses. One or more ultrasound images of at least a portion of the subject region can be formed from the reflectivity information. Further, the one or more ultrasound images can be modified based on the complementary information to the reflectivity information to generate one or more enhanced ultrasound images from the one or more ultrasound images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, David J. Napolitano
  • Publication number: 20230240662
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing diagnostic sonography. Ultrasound information of a subject region can be collected. The ultrasound information can be based on one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses transmitted toward the subject region and backscatter of the subject region from the one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses. One or more corresponding harmonic responses and a corresponding fundamental response for each of the one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses can be separated from the ultrasound information. Further, one or more non-linear properties of the subject region can be identified based on either or both of the one or more corresponding harmonic responses and the corresponding fundamental response for each of the one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Albert Gee
  • Publication number: 20230215559
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a selection of an examination template including a hierarchical examination workflow and baseline configuration parameters corresponding to the examination template, wherein the examination template is associated with an anatomical area; automatically configuring an imaging system with the baseline configuration parameters from the examination template; capturing image data of a patient using the imaging system according to the hierarchical examination workflow; storing the image data on a storage system, such that the image data is associated with the anatomical area; displaying an anatomical model of a plurality of anatomical areas of the patient; and displaying thumbnails of the image data on respective areas of the anatomical model corresponding to anatomical areas of the patient where the image data was captured by the imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Ludwig Steffgen, Anne Shelchuk
  • Publication number: 20230204743
    Abstract: Systems and methods for attenuation measuring using ultrasound. In various embodiments, echo data corresponding to a detection of echoes of one or more ultrasound signals transmitted into tissue are received. The echoes can be received from a range of depths of the tissue. Spectral measurements across the range of depths of the tissue are obtained using the echo data. Attenuation characteristics of the tissue across the range of depths of the tissue can be estimated using the spectral measurements across the range of depths of the tissue. Specifically, the attenuation characteristics of the tissue can be estimated using the spectral measurements and known spectral characteristics of the one or more ultrasound signals transmitted into the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Albert Gee
  • Publication number: 20230157674
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed technology provide ways to detect the object of ultrasound scanning and to automatically, load system settings and image preferences necessary to generate high quality output images. In some aspects, an ultrasound system can be configured to perform steps including receiving a selection of a first transducer, identifying a body structure or organ based on a signal received in response to an activation of the first transducer, retrieving a first set of parameters corresponding with the body structure, and configuring the first transducer based on the first set of parameters. Methods and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventor: Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20230157644
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for predicting a disease state of a subject using ultrasound imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Publication date: May 25, 2023
    Inventor: Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11638574
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing diagnostic sonography. Ultrasound information of a subject region can be collected. The ultrasound information can be based on one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses transmitted toward the subject region and backscatter of the subject region from the one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses. One or more corresponding harmonic responses and a corresponding fundamental response for each of the one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses can be separated from the ultrasound information. Further, one or more non-linear properties of the subject region can be identified based on either or both of the one or more corresponding harmonic responses and the corresponding fundamental response for each of the one or more exponentially swept ultrasound chirp pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Albert Gee
  • Patent number: 11633173
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for remotely controlling a main processing console of an ultrasound system. In various embodiments, an ultrasound remote controller can be used to remotely control a main processing console of an ultrasound system. The ultrasound remote controller can include a user interface controller configured to provide one or more ultrasound control functions to a user remote from the main processing console. The control functions can be used to remotely control operation of the main console. Further, the user interface controller can be configured to receive input for the one or more ultrasound control functions from the user. The ultrasound remote controller can include a communication interface configured to transmit operational instructions to the main processing console for remotely controlling the operation of the main processing console through the ultrasound remote controller based on the user input for the one or more ultrasound control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Glen W. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11631495
    Abstract: A hierarchical workflow is configured to associate examination information captured using an imaging platform with contextual metadata. The examination information may include ultrasound image data, which may be associated with annotations, measurements, pathology, body markers, and/or the like. The hierarchical workflow may comprise templates associated with respective anatomical regions, locations, volumes, and/or surfaces. A template may define configuration data to automatically adapt the imaging platform to capture imaging data in the corresponding anatomical region. The template may further include guidance information for the operator, including processing steps for capturing relevant examination information. Additional examination information may be captured and included in the hierarchical workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Glen W. McLaughlin, Ludwig Steffgen, Anne Shelchuk