Patents by Inventor Nikiforos Kollias

Nikiforos Kollias 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: 9750449
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of determining skin health of an area of skin by exposing the area of skin to a first exposure radiation to induce the area of skin to emit a first fluorescent emission, measuring the intensity of the first fluorescent emission, exposing the area of skin to a second exposure radiation to induce the area of skin to emit a second fluorescent emission, measuring the intensity of the second fluorescent emission, calculating a ratio of these intensities, and comparing the ratio to a control ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios Stamatas, Nikiforos Kollias
  • Publication number: 20140136362
    Abstract: Systems and methods of utilizing communications networks and multivariate analysis to predict or recommend optimal products from a predefined population of commercially available products are disclosed. The recommendations are based on intelligence contained in processing elements and subjective and/or objective product information received from consumers or input to the systems as part of their initial setup. The output of the systems comprise sets of products that they predict the consumer will prefer and/or perform well for the problem or concern identified by the consumer. The performance and preference predictions are a function of consumer problems and product responsiveness patterns. Objective product information is generally obtained with diagnostic instruments. Data measured with the diagnostic instruments may be communicated to the data processing portions of the invention via the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Shaya, Neal Matheson, John Anthony Singarayar, Nikiforos Kollias, Jeffrey Adam Bloom
  • Patent number: 8725236
    Abstract: A method for demonstrating pre-emergent pimples is disclosed. The method includes providing a camera having a 25 mm macro lens and a linear polarizing filter including from 10 to 50 narrow band filters in the spectral range of 400-970 nm, and a light source having a linear polarizer oriented vertical to a polarization plane of the camera polarizer; taking a sequence of images of the face of a subject with the camera; creating an erythema map of the imaged area using oxy-hemoglobin values at each corresponding pixel; taking a visible-light image of the face of the subject; and comparing the images to see pre-emergent pimples. The method enables consumers to see pre-emergent pimples and treat them, which results in preventing the pimples from emerging or reducing the emergence of the pimples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikiforos Kollias, Georgios N. Stamatas
  • Patent number: 8666844
    Abstract: Systems and methods of utilizing communications networks and multivariate analysis to predict or recommend optimal products from a predefined population of commercially available products are disclosed. The recommendations are based on intelligence contained in processing elements and subjective and/or objective product information received from consumers or input to the systems as part of their initial setup. The output of the systems comprise sets of products that they predict the consumer will prefer and/or perform well for the problem or concern identified by the consumer. The performance and preference predictions are a function of consumer problems and product responsiveness patterns. Objective product information is generally obtained with diagnostic instruments. Data measured with the diagnostic instruments may be communicated to the data processing portions of the invention via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies
    Inventors: Steven A. Shaya, Neal Matheson, John Anthony Singarayar, Nikiforos Kollias, Jeffrey Adam Bloom
  • Patent number: 8620411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of determining skin health of an area of skin and overall health of an individual by exposing the area of skin to a first exposure radiation to induce the area of skin to emit a first fluorescent emission, measuring the intensity of the first fluorescent emission, exposing the area of skin to a second exposure radiation to induce the area of skin to emit a second fluorescent emission, measuring the intensity of the second fluorescent emission, calculating a ratio of these intensities, and comparing the ratio to a control ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgios Stamatas, Nikiforos Kollias, Janeta Nikolovski, Benjamin Wiegand
  • Patent number: 8189887
    Abstract: A standard used to test imaging systems is imaged by a digital camera which expresses the image of the standard as a plurality of pixels having associated intensities. A computer automatically finds the image of the standard in the image and quantitatively compares intensities of pixels of a subsequent image of the standard to the first image to discern changes indicative of malfunction. A set of images of the standard may be collected and compiled to develop standard data, such as average of median values, that can be used to test imaging apparatus. The standard may be provided with a plurality of types of imaging standards occupying sub-areas that produce a different photoresponse to a plurality of different light sources. A fluorescent standard may be included that has a plurality of different fluorescence levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikiforos Kollias, Jeffrey Pote, Gregory Payonk
  • Publication number: 20120053429
    Abstract: A non-invasive analyte monitoring instrument has a radiation source for directing excitation radiation to a portion of a surface of a tissue wherein said source emits radiation at a plurality of different wavelengths that excites a target in said tissue causing said target to emit radiation such that the radiation received at the surface provides an analyte level indication of the patient. A radiation detector positioned to receive radiation emitted from the surface wherein said radiation detector is configured to synchronously scan radiation emitted by the target with the excitation radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Pierre Trepagnier, Jenny Freeman, James Mansfield, Derek Brand, Michael J. Hopmeier, Nikiforos Kollias
  • Patent number: 8107696
    Abstract: A fluorescence standard for identifying variations in illumination during imaging has a composite fluorescent laminar structure, which fluoresces in response to light in the approximate wavelength range of 375 nm to 430 nm. The fluorescent object has at least two areas with different fluorescent response, e.g., a first made from a strongly luminescing material, such as GG420 filter glass. A portion of the GG420 glass is covered by filter glass having an attenuating effect on the fluorescent response. In accordance with a method of the present invention, variations in illumination during imaging with a camera are detected by placing the standard before the camera during imaging. Each captured image may contain the image of the standard and the fluorescent response of the standard in different images can be compared to identify any response changes due to variations in illumination. The variations in illumination can then be remediated by adjusting the source of illumination, the camera or ambient lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Pote, Gregory Payonk, Nikiforos Kollias, Dick Jackson
  • Patent number: 8026942
    Abstract: A skin testing and imaging station and corresponding method for capturing, displaying and analyzing images of a person and for testing the skin using a variety of probes includes a digital camera, a light source capable of providing at least two different wavelengths of light, a plurality of probes for conducting skin tests, a touch-screen display and a computer for controlling the components of the station. The apparatus selectively captures and displays a plurality of digital images using different wavelengths of illuminating light, e.g., using a plurality of flashes and filters, some of which may be adjustable to adjust the angle of incidence of the illuminating light on the subject. In video mode, the camera displays a real time image on the display facilitating a user to position a probe for testing any specific area of the skin. Preferably, the apparatus is self-serve, allowing any person to capture, review and analyze the images and skin data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Payonk, Georgios Stamatas, Nikiforos Kollias
  • Publication number: 20110092844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for testing human skin and other biological tissues, and the use thereof for testing the effects of ingredients and compositions on such tissues in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Paulo R. Bargo, Nikiforos Kollias, Inseok Seo
  • Patent number: 7899518
    Abstract: Instruments and methods are described for performing non-invasive measurements of analyte levels and for monitoring, analyzing and regulating tissue status, such as tissue glucose levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Masimo Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Trepagnier, Jenny Freeman, James Mansfield, Derek Brand, Michael J. Hopmeier, Nikiforos Kollias
  • Publication number: 20100262556
    Abstract: Systems and methods of utilizing communications networks and multivariate analysis to predict or recommend optimal products from a predefined population of commercially available products are disclosed. The recommendations are based on intelligence contained in processing elements and subjective and/or objective product information received from consumers or input to the systems as part of their initial setup. The output of the systems comprise sets of products that they predict the consumer will prefer and/or perform well for the problem or concern identified by the consumer. The performance and preference predictions are a function of consumer problems and product responsiveness patterns. Objective product information is generally obtained with diagnostic instruments. Data measured with the diagnostic instruments may be communicated to the data processing portions of the invention via the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Shaya, Neal Matheson, John Anthony Singarayar, Nikiforos Kollias, Jeffrey Adam Bloom
  • Patent number: 7809601
    Abstract: Systems and methods of utilizing communications networks and multivariate analysis to predict or recommend optimal products from a predefined population of commercially available products are disclosed. The recommendations are based on intelligence contained in processing elements and subjective and/or objective product information received from consumers or input to the systems as part of their initial setup. The output of the systems comprise sets of products that they predict the consumer will prefer and/or perform well for the problem or concern identified by the consumer. The performance and preference predictions are a function of consumer problems and product responsiveness patterns. Objective product information is generally obtained with diagnostic instruments. Data measured with the diagnostic instruments may be communicated to the data processing portions of the invention via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies
    Inventors: Steven A. Shaya, Neal Matheson, John Anthony Singarayar, Nikiforos Kollias, Jeffrey Adam Bloom
  • Publication number: 20100226861
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, methods, and kits are provided for determining the presence of topical compositions on surfaces, such as skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Curtis A. Cole, Nikiforos Kollias
  • Publication number: 20100224795
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, methods, and kits are provided for determining the presence of topical compositions on surfaces, such as skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Curtis A. Cole, Nikiforos Kollias
  • Patent number: 7764303
    Abstract: An imaging station for taking a plurality of digital images of a subject under a plurality of illuminating conditions and storing and analyzing the digital images, includes a housing, containing the digital image capturing apparatus, like a camera or video recorder, a computer for processing the image data and one or more displays for displaying images of the person. The imaging station aids in controlling lighting during image capture and may be used to optimally position the subject for imaging. The computer may be programmed to conduct various image processing functions and may be networked to allow image sharing. A display which may be provided on the exterior of the housing allows an operator to visualize the subject and to control the imaging process. The imaging station may be used for teaching purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Pote, Gregory Payonk, Nikiforos Kollias, Dick Jackson, Eduardo Ruvolo
  • Patent number: 7738032
    Abstract: A self-contained, portable apparatus and corresponding method for capturing, displaying and analyzing images of a person includes a housing for containing a digital camera, a light source capable of providing at least two different wavelengths of light, a touch-screen display and a computer for controlling the camera, the light source and the display. The apparatus selectively captures and displays a plurality of digital images using different wavelengths of illuminating light. The light source may include a plurality of flashes and filters, some of which may be adjustable to adjust the angle of incidence of the illuminating light on the subject. Preferably, the apparatus is self-serve, allowing any person to capture, review and analyze the images. To that end, the apparatus may provide a moving image and verbal instructions to a user to aid in positioning themselves relative to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikiforos Kollias, Kenneth Merola, Jeffrey S. Pote, Gregory Payonk
  • Patent number: 7558416
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for assessing photodamage has a digital imaging system for recording blue light imagining and in particular the green signal response intensity of the skin of a person, which is indicative of elastotic material and photodamage. Because the image data has a numerical intensity value, which may be expressed in RGB or L*a*b* colorspace, the image data taken from one image can be numerically compared to that of one or more other images and the image data is amenable to numerical and statistical analysis. Comparison to population profiles/image data permits an individual's image data to be characterized numerically, such as by a relative score or percentile rating. The image data can also be used to ascertain the degree of variation over a surface such as the face, with wider variation being indicative of greater photodamage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Payonk, Nikiforos Kollias, Gabriela Oana Cula
  • Patent number: 7507228
    Abstract: The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source; a first conductive electrode; a second conductive electrode; a first light emitting diode; and a carrier containing an active agent; wherein the power source is in electric communication with the first conductive electrode, the second conductive electrode, and the light emitting diode, and wherein the device is arranged such that light from the first light emitting diode and the carrier are in communication with the barrier membrane contacting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Sun, Jue-Chen Liu, Jeffrey M. Wu, Nikiforos Kollias
  • Publication number: 20090059028
    Abstract: A standard used to test imaging systems is imaged by a digital camera which expresses the image of the standard as a plurality of pixels having associated intensities. A computer automatically finds the image of the standard in the image and quantitatively compares intensities of pixels of a subsequent image of the standard to the first image to discern changes indicative of malfunction. A set of images of the standard may be collected and compiled to develop standard data, such as average of median values, that can be used to test imaging apparatus. The standard may be provided with a plurality of types of imaging standards occupying sub-areas that produce a different photoresponse to a plurality of different light sources. A fluorescent standard may be included that has a plurality of different fluorescence levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Nikiforos Kollias, Jeffrey Pote, Gregory Payonk