Patents by Inventor Noam Rachli

Noam Rachli 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: 20200197106
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic landmark registration and registration using trajectory information and shape sensing during an endoscopic procedure, such as bronchoscopy, are described herein. A segmentation centerline of airways of a lung may be generated based on a pre-operative computed tomography (CT) image of the lung. Landmarks may be automatically detected on the segmentation centerline corresponding to bifurcations in the airways of the lung. A location data point cloud of locations of a catheter through the airways of the lung during navigation may be generated. A bounding volume of the airways of the lung may be generated and a bounding volume centerline may be detected. Landmarks may be detected on the bounding volume centerline for the same bifurcations. Then, the two sets of landmarks may be mapped as part of registration. The trajectory information with shape sensing may be used to provide non-rigid or fine registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi Dekel, Akram Zoabi, Yaniv Ben Zrihem, Noam Rachli, Helen Volfson
  • Patent number: 10575907
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic landmark registration and registration using trajectory information and shape sensing during an endoscopic procedure, such as bronchoscopy, are described herein. A segmentation centerline of airways of a lung may be generated based on a pre-operative computed tomography (CT) image of the lung. Landmarks may be automatically detected on the segmentation centerline corresponding to bifurcations in the airways of the lung. A location data point cloud of locations of a catheter through the airways of the lung during navigation may be generated. A bounding volume of the airways of the lung may be generated and a bounding volume centerline may be detected. Landmarks may be detected on the bounding volume centerline for the same bifurcations. Then, the two sets of landmarks may be mapped as part of registration. The trajectory information with shape sensing may be used to provide non-rigid or fine registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi Dekel, Akram Zoabi, Yaniv Ben Zrihem, Noam Rachli, Helen Volfson
  • Publication number: 20190192045
    Abstract: Physicians performing invasive procedures utilize instruments inserted into a human body to perform the procedures. Such procedures typically involve actions to be performed on specific targeted anatomical structures. During the procedure, nearby anatomical structures unrelated to the procedure should generally be avoided. A system and techniques are provided herein for monitoring the position of such unrelated nearby anatomical structures relative to one or more surgical instruments. The system emits a warning to a human operator such as a surgeon if one of the instruments is too close to a monitored anatomical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd., ACCLARENT, Inc.
    Inventors: Itzhak FANG, Noam RACHLI, Yoav PINSKY, Itamar BUSTAN, Jetmir PALUSHI, Zvi DEKEL
  • Publication number: 20190192232
    Abstract: Physicians performing invasive procedures require accuracy and precision when working with surgical tools. Surgical procedures are increasingly becoming minimally invasive, with physicians operating using cameras to view the surgery site and directing their tools through oculars or video displays. Ideally, the physician should be able to perform the invasive procedure while simultaneously observing both the real-time image of the patient and additional data critical for his medical decisions about the manipulation of the surgical tool and the next surgical step. The augmented reality navigation system of the present disclosure provides tool location visibility for invasive procedures through the use of location sensors included on a camera and/or on the tools used during a procedure. A location tracking system determines and monitors the locations of the tools and camera based on the characteristics of signals detected by the sensors and displays informational overlays on images obtained with a camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicants: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd., Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Andres Claudio Altmann, Assaf Govari, Vadim Gliner, Itzhak Fang, Noam Rachli, Yoav Pinsky, Itamar Bustan, Jetmir Palushi, Zvi Dekel
  • Publication number: 20180368917
    Abstract: A method and system for automatic landmark registration and registration using trajectory information and shape sensing during an endoscopic procedure, such as bronchoscopy, are described herein. A segmentation centerline of airways of a lung may be generated based on a pre-operative computed tomography (CT) image of the lung. Landmarks may be automatically detected on the segmentation centerline corresponding to bifurcations in the airways of the lung. A location data point cloud of locations of a catheter through the airways of the lung during navigation may be generated. A bounding volume of the airways of the lung may be generated and a bounding volume centerline may be detected. Landmarks may be detected on the bounding volume centerline for the same bifurcations. Then, the two sets of landmarks may be mapped as part of registration. The trajectory information with shape sensing may be used to provide non-rigid or fine registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvi Dekel, Akram Zoabi, Yaniv Ben Zrihem, Noam Rachli, Helen Volfson