Patents by Inventor Michael G. Cannon

Michael G. Cannon 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: 20210236094
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for ultrasound image acquisition optimization according to different respiration modes. A method for ultrasound image acquisition optimization according to different respiration modes includes acquiring by an ultrasound imaging device, an ultrasound image of a target organ. The method further includes comparing attributes of the acquired ultrasound image to association data in a data store of associations associating attributes of previously acquired ultrasound imagery of different images of the target organ with different modes of respiration. Finally, the method includes determining from the comparison, a mode of respiration evident from the acquired ultrasound image and presenting the determined mode in the ultrasound imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Michael G. Cannon, Nicolas Poilvert, Charles Cadieu, Ha Hong, Kilian Koepsell, Ali Chaudhry, Nripesh Parajuli
  • Patent number: 10937156
    Abstract: A saliency mapping method includes displaying video clip imagery of an organ in a display of a computer and submitting the imagery to a neural network trained to produce a probability of an existence of a physical feature of the organ. In response, the probability is received along with a pixel-wise mapping of dispositive pixels in the imagery resulting in the probability. Variations of the imagery are then repeatedly resubmitted to the neural network, each including a change to one or more of the pixels in the imagery. Thereafter, for each resubmission, a change is measured in the probability and then correlated to the changed pixels. Finally, a graphical indicator is overlain on the display of the imagery corresponding to each of the pixels determined through the repeated resubmission to be dispositive based upon a threshold measured change in probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BAY LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Natalia Bilenko, Charles Frye, Michael G. Cannon, Nicolas Poilvert
  • Publication number: 20210052255
    Abstract: An ultrasound guidance dynamic mode switching method includes selecting a predetermined ultrasound diagnostic procedure in memory of an ultrasound diagnostic computing system and identifying an operating mode of the system for a first sequence of views stored in the memory as a workflow in correspondence to the selected procedure. The method additionally includes placing the system in the identified operating mode and acquiring imagery of a target organ in association with the views of the first sequence of the workflow. Finally, the method includes detecting in the acquired imagery, a feature of the target organ mapped to a different operating mode, and in response to the detection, displaying a recommendation in a display to change operating modes, placing the system into the different operating mode, and acquiring additional imagery of the target organ utilizing the system in association with a different sequence of additional views of a different workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Cadieu, Michael G. Cannon, Ali Chaudhry, Ha Hong, Kilian Koepsell, Nripesh Parajuli, Nicolas Poilvert
  • Publication number: 20210052253
    Abstract: An ultrasound guidance dynamic progression method includes selecting a predetermined ultrasound diagnostic workflow in memory of an ultrasound diagnostic computing system, the workflow including a sequence of views of a target organ. The method further includes selecting a first view in the sequence and presenting guidance in a display of the computing system for the first view, for instance visual, audible or haptic feedback. The method yet further includes acquiring imagery in the computing system in association with the first view, and detecting an anomalous feature of the acquired imagery. Finally, the method includes selecting a different view in the sequence as a substitute for a next one of the views in the sequence in response to having detected the anomalous feature, and further presenting different guidance in the display for the different view in lieu of guidance for the next one of the views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Cadieu, Michael G. Cannon, Ali Chaudhry, Ha Hong, Kilian Koepsell, Nripesh Parajuli, Nicolas Poilvert
  • Publication number: 20200250813
    Abstract: A saliency mapping method includes displaying video clip imagery of an organ in a display of a computer and submitting the imagery to a neural network trained to produce a probability of an existence of a physical feature of the organ. In response, the probability is received along with a pixel-wise mapping of dispositive pixels in the imagery resulting in the probability. Variations of the imagery are then repeatedly resubmitted to the neural network, each including a change to one or more of the pixels in the imagery. Thereafter, for each resubmission, a change is measured in the probability and then correlated to the changed pixels. Finally, a graphical indicator is overlain on the display of the imagery corresponding to each of the pixels determined through the repeated resubmission to be dispositive based upon a threshold measured change in probability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Natalia Bilenko, Charles Frye, Michael G. Cannon, Nicolas Poilvert
  • Patent number: 10726548
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for video clip quality determination in medical device imaging and diagnosis. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for video clip quality determination in medical imaging includes first retrieving from a data store into memory of a host computer, video clip imagery of a target organ. Then, a quality value assigned to the video clip imagery may be identified in connection with the retrieved video clip imagery. A measurement of the target organ is computed based upon the retrieved video clip imagery. Finally, a confidence in respect to the computed measurement is determined based upon the identified quality value and the confidence determination displayed in a user interface provided by the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BAY LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Cadieu, Ha Hong, Kilian Koepsell, Nicolas Poilvert, Michael G. Cannon, Nathanael Romano, Ching Hsieh, Samuel Surette, Natalia Bilenko
  • Publication number: 20190392577
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for video clip quality determination in medical device imaging and diagnosis. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for video clip quality determination in medical imaging includes first retrieving from a data store into memory of a host computer, video clip imagery of a target organ. Then, a quality value assigned to the video clip imagery may be identified in connection with the retrieved video clip imagery. A measurement of the target organ is computed based upon the retrieved video clip imagery. Finally, a confidence in respect to the computed measurement is determined based upon the identified quality value and the confidence determination displayed in a user interface provided by the host computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Cadieu, Ha Hong, Kilian Koepsell, Nicolas Poilvert, Michael G. Cannon, Nathanael Romano, Ching Hsieh, Samuel Surette, Natalia Bilenko
  • Patent number: 10470677
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for artificially intelligent ejection fraction determination. In a method for artificially intelligent ejection fraction determination, a neural network is loaded into memory of a computer, that has been trained with different sets of cardiac imaging data acquired during imaging of a ventricle for different hearts and a known ejection fraction for each of the sets. Then, a contemporaneous set of imaging data is acquired of a ventricle of a heart and the contemporaneous set of imaging data is provided to the neural network. Finally, an ejection fraction determination output by the neural network is displayed in a display of the computer without tracing a ventricle boundary of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAY LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Cadieu, Michael G. Cannon, Ha Hong, Kilian Koepsell, Johan Mathe, Nicolas Poilvert
  • Publication number: 20190104949
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for artificially intelligent ejection fraction determination. In a method for artificially intelligent ejection fraction determination, a neural network is loaded into memory of a computer, that has been trained with different sets of cardiac imaging data acquired during imaging of a ventricle for different hearts and a known ejection fraction for each of the sets. Then, a contemporaneous set of imaging data is acquired of a ventricle of a heart and the contemporaneous set of imaging data is provided to the neural network. Finally, an ejection fraction determination output by the neural network is displayed in a display of the computer without tracing a ventricle boundary of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Cadieu, Michael G. Cannon, Ha Hong, Kilian Koepsell, Johan Mathe, Nicolas Poilvert
  • Publication number: 20150293214
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and method is described in which a probe is used in conjunction with a main unit. The probe contains at least two different transducer or transducer array types to provide an operator with a selection of transducer types for use without having to change to a different probe. Transducer types may include wide-band and narrow band transducers or transducer arrays within a single probe, and may be selected for use by a selector switch on the probe. Data collected by the probe during operation may be transmitted wirelessly back to a main unit through the use of a wireless antenna incorporated into the probe. In addition, one of the transducers at either end of the probe may be replaced by an adjunct equipment type such as a stethoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael G. Cannon, Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Lawrence A. Engle
  • Patent number: 9116226
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods and systems for determining an image performance measurement in an ultrasound system. Embodiments contemplate that data may be received from a remote unit of an ultrasound imaging system. One or more determinations of the measure of performance of an image may be made, where the image may be derivable from at least part of the data. The measure of image performance may be displayed on a main unit of the ultrasound imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Anthony P. Lannutti, Michael G. Cannon, George C. Ku
  • Patent number: 9084574
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method, system, and device for conducting ultrasound interrogation of a medium. The method includes transmitting a non-beamformed or beamformed ultrasound wave into the medium, receiving more than one echoed ultrasound wave from the medium, and converting the received echoed ultrasound wave into digital data. The method may further transmit the digital data. The transmission may be wireless. The system may include a main unit, a remote unit, a locator module, transducer elements, an analog-to-digital converter in communication with the transducer elements, and a transmitter in communication with the analog-to-digital converter. The main unit and the remote unit may be part of an ultrasound imaging system and the remote unit may communicate with the main unit. The locator module may communicate with the remote unit or the main unit. The locator module may identify a location of the remote unit or the main unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solution USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Randall, Michael G. Cannon, Anthony P. Lannutti, Joseph A. Urbano, Raymond F. Weymer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8790263
    Abstract: The embodiments contemplate systems and methods for detecting moving tissue within an object. In one such method, a first and second ultrasound pulse are transmitted at a first sample volume within an object. A first echo signal of the first ultrasound pulse is received from the first sample volume and a second echo signal of the second ultrasound pulse is received from the first sample volume. An estimate of position displacement data of the first sample volume is computed from the first and second echo signals, and the estimate of position displacement data is compared to a predetermined position displacement data threshold indicative of moving tissue. A determination is made, based on the comparison, whether the first sample volume corresponds to moving tissue and, based on the determination, the transmitting, receiving, computing and determining is repeated for a second sample volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Randall, Joseph A. Urbano, Lawrence A. Engle, Anthony P. Lannutti, Jodi Schwartz Klessel, Raymond F. Weymer, Jr., Michael G. Cannon
  • Patent number: 8695429
    Abstract: The embodiments contemplate methods and devices for communicating an acoustic emission via an array of transducers and wirelessly communicating data via a transceiver, where the transceiver may be in communication with the array of transducers. Embodiments also contemplate providing power for the acoustic emission via a power source and providing information regarding a temperature sensor to the transceiver. The wirelessly communicated data may include the information regarding the temperature sensor. Embodiments also contemplate processing the wirelessly communicated data at a relatively remote location with respect to both the power source and the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Jodi Schwartz Klessel, Michael G. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20120141002
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate methods and systems for determining an image performance measurement in an ultrasound system. Embodiments contemplate that data may be received from a remote unit of an ultrasound imaging system. One or more determinations of the measure of performance of an image may be made, where the image may be derivable from at least part of the data. The measure of image performance may be displayed on a main unit of the ultrasound imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: PENRITH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Anthony P. Lannutti, Michael G. Cannon, George C. Ku
  • Patent number: 8166822
    Abstract: The embodiments contemplate methods and devices for communicating an acoustic emission via an array of transducers and wirelessly communicating data via a transceiver. The transceiver may be in communication with the array of transducers. The embodiments also contemplate providing power for the acoustic emission via a power source and processing the data at a relatively remote location with respect to the power source. In addition, the embodiments contemplate providing an indication at a relatively remote location with respect to the power source. The indication may provide, at least in part, numerical information regarding the acoustic emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Penrith Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Jodi Schwartz Klessel, Michael G. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20120087204
    Abstract: The embodiments contemplate methods and devices for communicating an acoustic emission via an array of transducers and wirelessly communicating data via a transceiver. The transceiver may be in communication with the array of transducers. The embodiments also contemplate providing power for the acoustic emission via a power source and processing the data at a relatively remote location with respect to the power source. In addition, the embodiments contemplate providing an indication at a relatively remote location with respect to the power source. The indication may provide, at least in part, numerical information regarding the acoustic emission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Penrith Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Jodi Schwartz Klessel, Michael G. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20120085174
    Abstract: The embodiments contemplate methods and devices for communicating an acoustic emission via an array of transducers and wirelessly communicating data via a transceiver, where the transceiver may be in communication with the array of transducers. Embodiments also contemplate providing power for the acoustic emission via a power source and providing information regarding a temperature sensor to the transceiver. The wirelessly communicated data may include the information regarding the temperature sensor. Embodiments also contemplate processing the wirelessly communicated data at a relatively remote location with respect to both the power source and the temperature sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: PENRITH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Jodi Schwartz Klessel, Michael G. Cannon
  • Publication number: 20100286527
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and method is described in which a probe is used in conjunction with a main unit. The probe contains at least two different transducer or transducer array types to provide an operator with a selection of transducer types for use without having to change to a different probe. Transducer types may include wide-band and narrow band transducers or transducer arrays within a single probe, and may be selected for use by a selector switch on the probe. Data collected by the probe during operation may be transmitted wirelessly back to a main unit through the use of a wireless antenna incorporated into the probe. In addition, one of the transducers at either end of the probe may be replaced by an adjunct equipment type such as a stethoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: Penrith Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Cannon, Joseph A. Urbano, Kevin S. Randall, Lawrence A. Engle
  • Patent number: 7789833
    Abstract: An integrated ultrasound and nerve stimulation system, ultrasound probe and method are provided. The system may include a transcutaneous electrode adapted for external placement on a patient, a percutaneous electrode having an electrically-conducting tip adapted for percutaneous placement proximate a nerve in the patient and a control for causing a current to flow between the electrodes. The system may also include a probe having an ultrasound transducer that transmits ultrasound waves into the patient and receives reflected ultrasound waves from the patient. The probe also has a communication interface for transmitting a signal representative of the received reflected ultrasound waves to a main unit. The main unit is in operative communication with the communication interface and includes a display and a processor, which receives the signal from the probe and causes the display to display an image in accordance with the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Penrith Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Urbano, Michael G. Cannon, Lawrence A. Engle