Patents by Inventor Nam Kug Kim

Nam Kug Kim 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: 20190378273
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for measuring a representative value of a duct in vivo, the method including: selecting, by selection unit, at least one duct and sampling measurement sites in each duct; measuring, by creation unit, at least one real cross-section image being sampled to obtain measurement values and creating a measurement cross-section image; in comparing, by comparison-decision unit, the measurement cross-section image with the real cross-section image and evaluating validity of measurement values whether to accept the measurement values as data; and computing, by computation unit, a representative value out of the measurement values accepted as data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Coreline Soft Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyungi SEO, Donghoon YU, Jaeyoun YI, Joon Beom SEO, Nam Kug KIM
  • Publication number: 20190370964
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the quantification of pulmonary vessels by lobe, the method including extracting, at extraction unit, pulmonary vessels based on a medical image, locating, at analysis unit, voxels of pulmonary vessels with respect to the surface of a lobe, and quantifying, at calculation unit, the extracted pulmonary vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Donghoon YU, Hyungi SEO, Joon Beom SEO, Nam Kug KIM
  • Patent number: 10478069
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for estimating an onset time of an infarct region based on brain images, the method including: obtaining brain images; extracting from the infarct region included in the brain images a set of quantitative values that vary according to the onset time of the infarct region; and having the set of quantitative values correspond to the onset time of the infarct region by applying a corresponding relation prepared therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE ASAN FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Nam Kug Kim, Dong Wha Kang
  • Publication number: 20190343589
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for manufacturing a surgical guide that guides a cutting line formed to surround a tumor of an organ, the apparatus including: an organ modeling unit configured to model a 3-dimensional (3D) image of the organ, based on an image of a patient captured by an external imaging apparatus; a cutting line determining unit configured to determine, in the 3D image of the organ, the cutting line to correspond to a location of the tumor and an entry angle of a surgical instrument to the cutting line; and a guide manufacturing unit configured to manufacture a surgical guide that guides the surgical instrument to the cutting line in a slanting manner corresponding to the entry angle, based on the 3D image of the organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Choung-Soo KIM, Nam Kug KIM, Yoon Soo KYUNG, Guk Bae KIM
  • Publication number: 20190344480
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an implant for implantation into a human body, includes preparing a mold having an inner space part so as to have an inner shape corresponding to a defective portion in a human body; injecting silicone foam into the space part of the mold; curing the silicone foam while applying pressure to same; and removing the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION, THE ASAN FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Nam Kug KIM, Guk Bae KIM, Sang Wook LEE, Beom Seok KO, Jong Won LEE, Sei Hyun AHN
  • Patent number: 10123841
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for generating an insertion trajectory of a surgical needle from an entry point to a target, including the steps of: preparing a medical image including the target and an anatomical structure; and extracting an insertion trajectory in consideration of at least one of a degree of invasion into the anatomical structure through the insertion trajectory and a distance of the insertion trajectory. Further, the present disclosure relates to a method for generating an insertion trajectory of a medical device, and a robot for interventional procedures including needle insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: THE ASAN FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF ULSAN FOUNDATION FOR INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventors: Nam Kug Kim, Sang Min Lee, Min Ho Lee, Joon Beom Seo, Se Youn Park
  • Publication number: 20180271373
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for estimating an onset time of an infarct region based on brain images, the method including: obtaining brain images; extracting from the infarct region included in the brain images a set of quantitative values that vary according to the onset time of the infarct region; and having the set of quantitative values correspond to the onset time of the infarct region by applying a corresponding relation prepared therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nam Kug KIM, Dong Wha KANG
  • Patent number: 10007984
    Abstract: A method of quantifying a medical image is disclosed herein. The method of quantifying a medical image includes acquiring regions of interest based on a medical image; filtering the sizes of the acquired regions of interest using length scale analysis; classifying the regions of interest whose sizes have been filtered, according to the sizes of the regions of interest; and visualizing the regions of interest whose sizes have been filtered, so that the regions of interest whose sizes have been filtered are distinguished from each other in the medical image according to the sizes of the regions of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Asan Foundation
    Inventors: Min Ho Lee, Nam Kug Kim, Joon Beom Seo
  • Patent number: 9996918
    Abstract: A method for distinguishing between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins and a method for quantifying blood vessels are disclosed. The method for distinguishing between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins includes: forming a set of pulmonary vessels for points corresponding to pulmonary vessels, wherein each of the points of the set of pulmonary vessels has weight information; forming a tree from the points of the set of pulmonary vessels by using the weight information; and distinguishing between the pulmonary arteries and the pulmonary veins by separating the tree into a plurality of regions. The method for quantifying blood vessels includes: extracting blood vessels as a three-dimensional set of voxels based on medical images of an organ; finding the voxels of blood vessels included in a region of interest of the organ; and quantifying length information of the blood vessels by using the found voxels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Asan Foundation
    Inventors: Nam Kug Kim, Joon Beom Seo, Se Youn Park, Sang Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20170000567
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for generating an insertion trajectory of a surgical needle from an entry point to a target, including the steps of: preparing a medical image including the target and an anatomical structure; and extracting an insertion trajectory in consideration of at least one of a degree of invasion into the anatomical structure through the insertion trajectory and a distance of the insertion trajectory. Further, the present disclosure relates to a method for generating an insertion trajectory of a medical device, and a robot for interventional procedures including needle insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Nam Kug KIM, Sang Min LEE, Min Ho LEE, Joon Beom SEO, Se Youn PARK
  • Publication number: 20160287135
    Abstract: Provided is a biopsy needle with an electrode array which measures impedance for a plurality of biopsy points in real time, in which the needle includes electrode patterns configured by a plurality of electrode arrays on the surface, and the electrode patterns are spaced apart from each other along the top and bottom of the needle. According to the present invention, it is possible to selectively measure a predetermined tissue around the needle according to a direction of electrode formation and the number of electrodes while measuring impedance by using a plurality of electrodes by proposing a biopsy needle with a plurality of electrode arrays on a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: In Kyu Park, Jae Ho Park, Sang Hyeok Kim, Joon Beom Seo, Nam Kug Kim, Jae Soon Choi
  • Publication number: 20160171689
    Abstract: A method of quantifying a medical image is disclosed herein. The method of quantifying a medical image includes acquiring regions of interest based on a medical image; filtering the sizes of the acquired regions of interest using length scale analysis; classifying the regions of interest whose sizes have been filtered, according to the sizes of the regions of interest; and visualizing the regions of interest whose sizes have been filtered, so that the regions of interest whose sizes have been filtered are distinguished from each other in the medical image according to the sizes of the regions of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Min Ho Lee, Nam Kug Kim, Joon Beom Seo
  • Publication number: 20160117814
    Abstract: A method for distinguishing between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins and a method for quantifying blood vessels are disclosed. The method for distinguishing between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins includes: forming a set of pulmonary vessels for points corresponding to pulmonary vessels, wherein each of the points of the set of pulmonary vessels has weight information; forming a tree from the points of the set of pulmonary vessels by using the weight information; and distinguishing between the pulmonary arteries and the pulmonary veins by separating the tree into a plurality of regions. The method for quantifying blood vessels includes: extracting blood vessels as a three-dimensional set of voxels based on medical images of an organ; finding the voxels of blood vessels included in a region of interest of the organ; and quantifying length information of the blood vessels by using the found voxels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Nam Kug Kim, Joon Beom Seo, Se Youn Park, Sang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 6464639
    Abstract: A method for modeling an internal object of a human body includes the step of obtaining the original three-dimensional volume data of the internal object of a human body utilizing an ultrasonic imaging device. Thereafter, a desired area of the obtained original three-dimensional volume data is selected and the image quality of the desired area is enhanced. The desired area of the three-dimensional volume data is transformed into a fair shape data. The fair shape data is decimated while a modeled shape is maintained. Finally, a three-dimensional model is shaped using decimated shape data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Cybermed, Inc.
    Inventors: Nam Kug Kim, Yeong Ho Kim, Jeong Ho Choi