Patents by Inventor Lia Morra

Lia Morra 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: 8848995
    Abstract: A method of classification of image portions corresponding to fecal residues from a tomographic image of a colorectal region, which comprises a plurality of voxels (2) each having a predetermined intensity value and which shows at least one portion of colon (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) comprising at least one area of tagged material (10). The area of tagged material (10) comprises at least one area of fecal residue (10a) and at least one area of tissue affected by tagging (10b). The image further comprises at least one area of air (8) which comprises an area of pure air (8a) not influenced by the fecal residues. The method comprises the operations of identifying (100), on the basis of a predetermined identification criterion based on the intensity values, above-threshold connected regions comprising connected voxels (2) and identifying, within the above-threshold connected regions, a plurality of connected regions of tagged material comprising voxels (2) representing the area of tagged material (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: IM3D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Silvia Delsanto, Lia Morra, Ivan Dmitriev
  • Publication number: 20100284593
    Abstract: A method of classification of image portions corresponding to faecal residues from a tomographic image of a colorectal region, which comprises a plurality of voxels (2) each having a predetermined intensity value and which shows at least one portion of colon (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) comprising at least one area of tagged material (10). The area of tagged material (10) comprises at least one area of faecal residue (10a) and at least one area of tissue affected by tagging (10b). The image further comprises at least one area of air (8) which comprises an area of pure air (8a) not influenced by the faecal residues. The method comprises the operations of identifying (100), on the basis of a predetermined identification criterion based on the intensity values, above-threshold connected regions comprising connected voxels (2) and identifying, within the above-threshold connected regions, a plurality of connected regions of tagged material comprising voxels (2) representing the area of tagged material (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Silvia Delsanto, Lia Morra, Ivan Dmitriev