Patents by Inventor Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes 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: 20210128097
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method includes processing acquired projection data of a monitoring area of a subject to measure a first contrast signal of a contrast agent administered to the subject via a first injection, initializing a contrast scan of the subject according to a fallback scan prescription, determining when each of a plurality of zones of the contrast scan are estimated to occur based on the contrast signal, generating a personalized scan prescription for the contrast scan based on when each of the plurality of zones are estimated to occur, and performing the contrast scan according to the personalized scan prescription after a second injection of the contrast agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan Forbes, Michael Sarju Vaz, Bradley Gabrielse
  • Publication number: 20210128093
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method includes, upon an injection of a contrast agent, processing acquired projection data of a monitoring area of a subject to measure a contrast signal of the contrast agent, estimating two or more target times of the contrast agent at the monitoring area of the subject based on the contrast signal, and carrying out a contrast scan that includes a two or more acquisitions each performed at a respective target time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Sarju Vaz, Nitya Talasila, Bradley Gabrielse, Ryan Forbes, David Joseph Pitterle
  • Publication number: 20210128095
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method includes, upon an injection of a contrast agent, performing a plurality of perfusion acquisitions of a first anatomical region of interest (ROI) of a subject with the imaging system, processing projection data of the first anatomical ROI obtained from the plurality of perfusion acquisitions to measure a contrast signal of the contrast agent, performing a plurality of angiography acquisitions, each angiography acquisition performed at a respective time determined based on the contrast signal, and performing one or more additional perfusion acquisitions between each angiography acquisition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Sarju Vaz, Nitya Talasila, Bradley Gabrielse, Ryan Forbes, David Joseph Pitterle
  • Publication number: 20210128092
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method includes, upon an injection of a contrast agent, processing acquired projection data of an anatomical region of interest (ROI) of a subject to measure a contrast signal of the contrast agent, determining when each of a plurality of zones of a contrast scan are estimated to occur based on the contrast signal, updating a scan prescription for the contrast scan based on when each of the plurality of zones of the scan protocol are estimated to occur, and performing the contrast scan according to the updated scan prescription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Sarju Vaz, Nitya Talasila, Bradley Gabrielse, Ryan Forbes, David Joseph Pitterle
  • Publication number: 20210128818
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method includes upon a first contrast injection, processing acquired projection data of a subject to measure a contrast signal of the first contrast injection, estimating a time when a venous return to baseline (VRTB) of the first contrast injection is to occur based on the contrast signal, and commanding initiation of a second contrast injection at the estimated time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Sarju Vaz, Nitya Talasila, Bradley Gabrielse, Ryan Forbes, David Joseph Pitterle, Yasu Omi, Chelsey Amanda Lewis
  • Publication number: 20210133960
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method includes, upon a first injection of a contrast agent, processing acquired projection data of a monitoring area of a subject to measure a contrast signal of the contrast agent, determining when each of a plurality of zones of a contrast scan are estimated to occur based on the contrast signal, generating a scan prescription for the contrast scan based on when each of the plurality of zones are estimated to occur, and upon a second injection of contrast agent, performing the contrast scan according to the scan prescription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Sarju Vaz, Nitya Talasila, Bradley Gabrielse, Ryan Forbes, David Joseph Pitterle
  • Patent number: 10976718
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring process data collected in an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes reducing a dimension space of the process data by combining two or more parameters of the process data or examining a frequency response of the process data. The method further includes determining a change in a process based on a change in the process data in the reduced dimension space. The method also includes outputting a result based on the determined change in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventors: Michael Forbes, Johan Backstrom, Gregory E. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20210100619
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a hollow anatomical structure of interest for percutaneous implantation. The method comprises acquiring image data of an anatomical region of interest that includes the anatomical structure of interest, and generating a segmented model of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises obtaining image(s) of the anatomical structure of interest by sectioning out intervening anatomical structures from the segmented model thereof, identifying one or more pertinent landmarks of the anatomical structure of interest in the acquired image(s), and measuring at least one of a circumference, a maximal diameter, or a minimal diameter of one or more features of the anatomical structure of interest contained in the acquired image(s) to determine an anatomical structure size. The method still further comprises reconciling the anatomical structure size and an implant size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 10969749
    Abstract: A controller reference trajectory design technique to enable high-performing automatic grade change performed by a model predictive control (MPC). Techniques include: (1) automatic determination of appropriate process output reference trajectory delays to enable optimum coordination of process input movements; (2) providing the entire planning process output reference trajectory ramp at the start of the grade change instead of just incrementally as the grade change progresses, again enabling movement of the process inputs to drive process outputs along the planned future path instead of just towards the current target; and (3) use of the process input forced ramping to allow linear ramping of process inputs with optimal coordination of other process input movements to keep all process outputs following the desired trajectories. The technical benefits are faster and higher performing grade changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventors: Johan Backstrom, Joyce Choi, Pezhman Nafissi, Michael Forbes
  • Publication number: 20210093383
    Abstract: A method for selecting a medical device for use in the performance of a medical procedure. The method comprises acquiring image data relating to an anatomical region of interest of a patient's body and generating a multi-dimensional depiction of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises defining a plurality of points relative to the multi-dimensional depiction, determining one or more measurements based on the defined plurality of points, and then selecting a medical device to be used based on the determined measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, Michael Forbes, Eric Myers, William O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10890882
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining one or more models associated with a model-based controller in an industrial process having multiple actuator arrays and performing spatial tuning of the controller. The spatial tuning includes identifying weighting matrices that suppress one or more frequency components in actuator profiles of the actuator arrays. The spatial tuning could also include finding a worst-case cutoff frequency over all output channels for each process input, designing the weighting matrices to penalize higher-frequency actuator variability based on the model(s) and the cutoff frequencies, and finding a multiplier for a spatial frequency weighted actuator variability term in a function that guarantees robust spatial stability. The controller could be configured to use a function during control of the industrial process, where a change to one or more terms of the function alters operation of the controller and the industrial process and at least one term is based on the weighting matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ning He, Michael Forbes, Johan U. Backstrom, Tongwen Chen
  • Patent number: 10881461
    Abstract: A method of analyzing a hollow anatomical structure of interest for percutaneous implantation. The method comprises acquiring image data of an anatomical region of interest that includes the anatomical structure of interest, and generating a segmented model of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises obtaining image(s) of the anatomical structure of interest by sectioning out intervening anatomical structures from the segmented model thereof, identifying one or more pertinent landmarks of the anatomical structure of interest in the acquired image(s), and measuring at least one of a circumference, a maximal diameter, or a minimal diameter of one or more features of the anatomical structure of interest contained in the acquired image(s) to determine an anatomical structure size. The method still further comprises reconciling the anatomical structure size and an implant size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Henry Ford Health System
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Publication number: 20200328493
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method for enhancing wireless communication for the vehicle are provided. The vehicle includes a glass panel that is disposed on a roof of the vehicle and an electrically conductive coating applied to the glass panel. The conductive coating is electrically connected to an electrically conductive portion of a vehicle body. The method for enhancing wireless communication for the vehicle includes coating a glass panel of a vehicle roof with an electrically conductive coating and electrically connecting the conductive coating to an electrically conductive portion of a vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Bilal Javaid, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 10792104
    Abstract: A method for selecting a medical device for use in the performance of a medical procedure. The method comprises acquiring image data relating to an anatomical region of interest of a patient's body and generating a multi-dimensional depiction of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data. The method further comprises defining a plurality of points relative to the multi-dimensional depiction, determining one or more measurements based on the defined plurality of points, and then selecting a medical device to be used based on the determined measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Henry Ford Health System
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, Michael Forbes, Eric Myers, William O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20200285215
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring process data collected in an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes reducing a dimension space of the process data by combining two or more parameters of the process data or examining a frequency response of the process data. The method further includes determining a change in a process based on a change in the process data in the reduced dimension space. The method also includes outputting a result based on the determined change in the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Forbes, Johan Backstrom, Gregory E. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10678197
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a model associated with a model-based controller in an industrial process having multiple actuator arrays and performing temporal tuning of the controller. The temporal tuning includes adjusting one or more parameters of a multivariable filter used to smooth reference trajectories of actuator profiles of the actuator arrays. The temporal tuning could also include obtaining one or more uncertainty specifications for one or more temporal parameters of the model, obtaining one or more overshoot limits for the actuator profiles, identifying a minimum bound for profile trajectory tuning parameters, and identifying one or more of the profile trajectory tuning parameters that minimize one or more measurement settling times without exceeding the one or more overshoot limits. The controller could be configured to use the adjusted parameter(s) during control of the industrial process such that the adjusting of the parameter(s) alters operation of the controller and the industrial process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventors: Ning He, Michael Forbes, Johan U. Backstrom, Tongwen Chen
  • Publication number: 20200170715
    Abstract: A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an anatomical region of interest that includes the structure of interest, wherein each depiction shows the structure of interest and/or the blood pool volume of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) of the patient's heart. The method further comprises designating one or more positions in at least one of the one or more depictions wherein each position corresponds to a respective position in the structure of interest at which the prosthetic valve may be placed. The method still further comprises predicting, for each of the one or more designated positions, an amount of blood flow obstruction through the LVOT of the patient's heart that would occur if the prosthetic valve was to be placed at a corresponding position in the structure of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 10588697
    Abstract: A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an anatomical region of interest that includes the structure of interest, wherein each depiction shows the structure of interest and/or the blood pool volume of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) of the patient's heart. The method further comprises designating one or more positions in at least one of the one or more depictions wherein each position corresponds to a respective position in the structure of interest at which the prosthetic valve may be placed. The method still further comprises predicting, for each of the one or more designated positions, an amount of blood flow obstruction through the LVOT of the patient's heart that would occur if the prosthetic valve was to be placed at a corresponding position in the structure of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Henry Ford Health System
    Inventors: Dee Dee Wang, William O'Neill, Eric Myers, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 10459428
    Abstract: Sheetmaking cross-directional (CD) control requires a sophisticated model-based controller whose operation requires an accurate model of process behavior, but due to the complexity of the process, identifying these process models is challenging. Current techniques rely on open-loop process experimentation. Using non-causal scalar transfer functions for the steady-state CD process model and controller model avoid the problem of large dimensions associated with the CD process. These non-causal transfer functions can be represented by causal transfer functions that are equivalent to the non-causal ones in the sense of the output spectrum. A closed-loop optimal input design framework is proposed based on these causal equivalent models. CD actuators have responses in both sides along the cross direction which can be viewed as a non-causal behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventors: Qiugang Lu, Bhusban Gopaluni, Michael Forbes, Philip Loewen, Johan Backstrom, Guy Dumont
  • Patent number: 10429800
    Abstract: A method includes executing a control algorithm for an industrial process using a controller objective function, where the industrial process is associated with at least one controlled variable. The method also includes executing an optimization algorithm for the industrial process using an extended version of the controller objective function. The extended version of the controller objective function includes one or more additional terms added to the controller objective function, and one or more results of the optimization algorithm are provided to the control algorithm. The method further includes, based on tracking errors associated with the at least one controlled variable, adjusting at least one adaptive weight parameter in the extended version of the controller objective function. The at least one adaptive weight parameter is associated with at least one of the one or more additional terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventor: Michael Forbes