Patents by Inventor Michael Peszynski

Michael Peszynski 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: 20210030394
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the assessment and imaging of bodily organs, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). For example, some embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a TEE probe having removable or modular components, such that the TEE probe can be disassembled and reassembled by a physician. In some embodiments, the TEE probe may be compatible with components, such as gastroscopes, having various differences in size, shape, and configuration. In some embodiments, a TEE probe may comprise a gastroscope and a handle, wherein the handle and the gastroscope are removably coupled to one another by an interface, such that when the gastroscope and handle are removably coupled, a user can control various functions of the gastroscope, such as the ultrasonic imaging of an ultrasonic transducer of the gastroscope, and the movement of a distal portion of the gastroscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: JOHN BENCH CASWELL, DINO FRANCESCO CUSCUNA, SUJITH KANAKASABHAPATHI, NIKOLAS KEITH LEDOUX, MICHAEL PESZYNSKI, MCKEE DUNN POLAND, MICHAEL J. WIGHT
  • Publication number: 20200359997
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the assessment and imaging of bodily organs, including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). For example, some embodiments of the present disclosure provide for remote and/or wireless control of a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe. For example, in some embodiments a TEE probe comprises a gastroscope for insertion into a patient's esophagus, a handle coupled to the gastroscope, and a wireless module coupled to the handle and configured to receive a command signal from a user to remotely control aspects of a TEE scan. Some aspects to be controlled by a user remotely may include movement of a distal portion of the gastroscope within the patient's esophagus. Other aspects may include initiation of an ultrasonic imaging procedure by an ultrasonic transducer. In some embodiments, the wireless module may also be configured to wirelessly transmit electrical signals to a console.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: JOHN BENCH CASWELL, DINO FRANCESCO CUSCUNA, SUJITH KANAKASABHAPATHI, NIKOLAS KEITH LEDOUX, MICHAEL PESZYNSKI, MCKEE DUNN POLAND, MICHAEL J WIGHT
  • Patent number: 10799723
    Abstract: A medical imaging system configured to provide cardiac sonothrombolysis therapy is disclosed. Various embodiments of portable cardiac sonothrombolysis devices are disclosed. The devices may be configured to determine if one or more ultrasound probes have a proper view of the heart, and if not, may steer the beam to a desired location. The ultrasound probes may be configured for both imaging and cardiac sonothrombolysis therapy. The ultrasound probes may be configured to be hands-free. The portable devices may be configured to provide operating instructions to an operator. The instructions may be provided via graphics, audio, and/or video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Abhay Vijay Patil, Patrick G. Rafter, Robert L. Burnham, Michael Peszynski, Jeanne Cheng
  • Publication number: 20170312548
    Abstract: A medical imaging system configured to provide cardiac sonothrombolysis therapy is disclosed. Various embodiments of portable cardiac sonothrombolysis devices are disclosed. The devices may be configured to determine if one or more ultrasound probes have a proper view of the heart, and if not, may steer the beam to a desired location. The ultrasound probes may be configured for both imaging and cardiac sonothrombolysis therapy. The ultrasound probes may be configured to be hands-free. The portable devices may be configured to provide operating instructions to an operator. The instructions may be provided via graphics, audio, and/or video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: ABHAY VIJAY PATIL, PATRICK G. RAFTER, ROBERT L. BURNHAM, MICHAEL PESZYNSKI, JEANNE CHENG
  • Publication number: 20170007202
    Abstract: A system and method provide haptic feedback with respect to the maneuvering of a distal tip at a distal end of a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) ultrasound transducer probe deployed in a patient. An acoustic imaging system is connected to the TEE ultrasound transducer probe and produces acoustic images in response to one or more signals from the TEE ultrasound transducer probe. A control apparatus is provided for maneuvering the distal tip of the TEE ultrasound transducer probe with respect to the patient. A contact force sensing device senses a contact force between the distal tip of the TEE ultrasound transducer probe and the patient, and a feedback mechanism provides tactile, audio, and/or visual feedback when the contact force between the distal tip of the TEE ultrasound transducer probe and the patient exceeds a threshold force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Peszynski, Carmen Goodwin, Daniel Thomas Nahill, Benjamin C. Sancetta, Bangyan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9339253
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe (202) having an operational indicator assembly (204) for indicating operational data relating to the ultrasound probe (202), and especially data relating to the sterility of the ultrasound probe (202), is provided. The ultrasound probe (202) has a housing (203) fabricated from materials suitable for internal and non-internal medical use. At least one ultrasound transducer (209) is housed by the housing (203) and positioned to direct ultrasound energy along a propagation path to the patient. The operational indicator assembly (204) indicates operational data relating to the ultrasound probe (202) to an operator thereof, and especially data relating to the disinfection status of the ultrasound probe (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Peszynski, Heather Knowles
  • Publication number: 20110263983
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging probe includes a body portion having a rigid section defining at least part of a cavity; a first electromechanical actuator located in the body portion; a second electromechanical actuator located in the body portion; a flexible portion coupled to the body portion, the flexible portion comprising a plurality of articulating elements; a distal part coupled to the flexible portion and defining at least another part of the cavity; and an ultrasonic sensor array situated in the distal part, A controller provides control signals, where a first force transmitting member is coupled to the first electromechanical actuator and at least one of the plurality of articulating elements so as to transfer a force from the first electromechanical actuator to at least one of the articulating elements; and a second force transmitting member is coupled to the second electromechanical actuator and at least another of the plurality of articulating elements so as to transfer a force from the second electromech
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Michael Peszynski
  • Publication number: 20110071395
    Abstract: A semi-invasive ultrasound imaging system for imaging biological tissue includes a transesophageal probe or a transnasal, transesophageal probe connected to a two-dimensional ultrasound transducer array, a transmit beamformer, a receive beamformer, and an image generator. The two-dimensional transducer array is disposed on a distal portion of the probe's elongated body. The transmit beamformer is connected to the transducer array and is constructed to transmit several ultrasound beams over a selected pattern defined by azimuthal and elevation orientations. The receive beamformer is connected to the transducer array and is constructed to acquire ultrasound data from the echoes reflected over a selected tissue volume. The tissue volume is defined by the azimuthal and elevation orientations and a selected scan range. The receive beamformer is constructed to synthesize image data from the acquired ultrasound data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: David G. MILLER, Michael PESZYNSKI, Heather BECK KNOWLES
  • Patent number: 7796789
    Abstract: A three dimensional ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is operated to guide or observe the operation of an invasive medical device (30) in three dimensions. An interventional system (20) is used to operate the invasive medical device (30) and produces spatially-based information relating to the activity of the invasive medical device (30). The spatially-based information from the interventional system (20) is merged into the three dimensional ultrasonic image data to produce a live three dimensional image of the invasive medical device (30) or its activity. In one embodiment the locations where the activity of the invasive medical device (30) is performed is recorded and displayed in the three dimensional ultrasonic image. The three dimensional ultrasonic image may be shown as an anatomical volume rendered image or as a wire frame model (130) of the anatomy. In another embodiment an integrated three dimensional ultrasonic imaging and invasive device system is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Ivan Salgo, Bernard Savord, Steven Scampini, Michael Peszynski
  • Patent number: 7588536
    Abstract: Control mechanism (10) for an endoscope including first and second independently rotatable control knobs (18,20), an inner pinion shaft (22) fixed to the first control knob (18), an outer pinion shaft (28) fixed to the second control knob (20) and coaxial with the inner shaft (22) and an intermediate shaft (34) arranged at least partially inside of the outer shaft (28) and at least partially around the inner shaft (22). O-rings (42,46) between the intermediate shaft (34) and the inner and outer shafts (22,28) seal the interior of the endoscope and transfer torque from the inner or outer shaft (22,28) to the intermediate shaft (34), which is grounded against rotation and therefore does not transfer torque to the other shaft (22,28). A non-cross-coupling control mechanism is achieved in which the rotation of one control knob and its associated shaft does not have any effect on the other control knob and associated shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Michael Peszynski
  • Patent number: 7529393
    Abstract: A three dimensional ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is operated to guide or observe the operation of an invasive medical device (30) in three dimensions. The invasive medical device (30) is shown in a detailed ultrasonic image and the balance of the volumetric region (120) in which the device is located is shown in a wide field of view. The detailed and wide fields of view may be displayed separately or overlapping in spatial alignment on an image display (18). The wide field of view may be shown in two or three dimensions. A quantified display may be shown together with the wide and detailed anatomical displays. The detailed view may also be shown in an enlarged or zoomed format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Peszynski, Ivan Salgo, Bernard Savord, Steven Scampini
  • Publication number: 20080304729
    Abstract: A low profile large aperture matrix based ultrasound transducer fixably attached to the human body by a disposable pad and is used to image the human anatomy. The image tuning and field of view is controlled remotely by inputs to the ultrasound imaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventor: Michael Peszynski
  • Publication number: 20080188754
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe (202) having an operational indicator assembly (204) for indicating operational data relating to the ultrasound probe (202), and especially data relating to the sterility of the ultrasound probe (202), is provided. The ultrasound probe (202) has a housing (203) fabricated from materials suitable for internal and non-internal medical use. At least one ultrasound transducer (209) is housed by the housing (203) and positioned to direct ultrasound energy along a propagation path to the patient. The operational indicator assembly (204) indicates operational data relating to the ultrasound probe (202) to an operator thereof, and especially data relating to the disinfection status of the ultrasound probe (202).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Peszynski, Heather Knowles
  • Publication number: 20080025145
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a wide field of view ultrasound imaging probe (12) includes two flat matrix array subassemblies (40,42) positioned at an angle to each other within the probe (12). Information from each array subassembly (40,42) is combined for producing data corresponding to a wide-angle field of view image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Peszynski, David G. Miller
  • Patent number: 7270634
    Abstract: A three dimensional ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is operated to guide or observe the operation of an invasive medical device (30) in three dimensions. The appearance of the invasive device (30) in the three dimensional ultrasonic image is enhanced to be more readily observable by a clinician. The enhancement is produced by transmitting a greater ultrasonic beam density in a subvolumetric region including the invasive device (30) than in the surrounding portion of the volumetric region (120). The beam density may be uniformly high in the subvolumetric region and uniformly low in the surrounding region, or may taper from a relatively high beam density around the invasive device (30) to a minimum beam density at distances removed from the invasive device (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Steven Scampini, Michael Peszynski, Ivan Salgo, Bernard Savord
  • Publication number: 20060270934
    Abstract: A composite three dimensional ultrasound image containing position or image information of an invasive medical device (30) is provided. The three dimensional ultrasound image data can be combined with position or image information of the invasive medical device (30) either prior to or subsequent to volume rendering. the three dimensional ultrasound image data and the interventional system data are oriented and sealed to a common frame of reference and then combined. The volume rendering can be performed either on the ultrasound system (12), on the interventional system (20), or separately on both before combining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Bernard Savord, Steven Scampini, Michael Peszynski, Ivan Salgo
  • Publication number: 20060193504
    Abstract: A three dimensional ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is operated to guide or observe the operation of an invasive medical device (30) in three dimensions. An interventional system (20) is used to operate the invasive medical device (30) and produces spatially-based information relating to the activity of the invasive medical device (30). The spatially-based information from the interventional system (20) is merged into the three dimensional ultrasonic image data to produce a live three dimensional image of the invasive medical device (30) or its activity. In one embodiment the locations where the activity of the invasive medical device (30) is performed is recorded and displayed in the three dimensional ultrasonic image. The three dimensional ultrasonic image may be shown as an anatomical volume rendered image or as a wire frame model (130) of the anatomy. In another embodiment an integrated three dimensional ultrasonic imaging and invasive device system is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Ivan Salgo, Bernard Savord, Steven Scampini, Michael Peszynski
  • Publication number: 20060182320
    Abstract: A three dimensional ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is operated to guide or observe the operation of an invasive medical device (30) in three dimensions. The invasive medical device (30) is shown in a detailed ultrasonic image and the balance of the volumetric region (120) in which the device is located is shown in a wide field of view. The detailed and wide fields of view may be displayed separately or overlapping in spatial alignment on an image display (18). The wide field of view may be shown in two or three dimensions. A quantified display may be shown together with the wide and detailed anatomical displays. The detailed view may also be shown in an enlarged or zoomed format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Peszynski, Ivan Salgo, Bernard Savord, Steven Scampini
  • Patent number: RE45759
    Abstract: A semi-invasive ultrasound imaging system for imaging biological tissue includes a transesophageal probe or a transnasal, transesophageal probe connected to a two-dimensional ultrasound transducer array, a transmit beamformer, a receive beamformer, and an image generator. The two-dimensional transducer array is disposed on a distal portion of the probe's elongated body. The transmit beamformer is connected to the transducer array and is constructed to transmit several ultrasound beams over a selected pattern defined by azimuthal and elevation orientations. The receive beamformer is connected to the transducer array and is constructed to acquire ultrasound data from the echoes reflected over a selected tissue volume. The tissue volume is defined by the azimuthal and elevation orientations and a selected scan range. The receive beamformer is constructed to synthesize image data from the acquired ultrasound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: David G. Miller, Michael Peszynski, Heather Beck Knowles
  • Patent number: D896973
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Michael J. Wight, John Bench Caswell, Dino Francesco Cuscuna, Kathryn Therese Jinks, Michael Peszynski