Patents by Inventor Olivier Gerard

Olivier Gerard 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: 20130203844
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a composition comprising at least one volatile molecule specific to the estrus of cows in order to improve the reproductive function of a bull. In particular, the composition according to the invention makes it possible to act on the libido of the bull, but also on the production of semen by the bull. Preferably, the composition used comprises at least one molecule from among coumarin, squalene, 6-amino undecane, 2-butanone, 9-octadecenoic acid and 1,2-dichloroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Patricia Meillour, Chrystelle Le Danvic, Patrice Humblot, Philippe Chemineau, Christine Briant, Olivier Gerard
  • Publication number: 20130018264
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system and method include displaying a first sequence of images generated from first ultrasound data, where the first ultrasound data includes volumetric ultrasound data. The system and method include selecting an acquisition target from the first sequence of images and automatically configuring an acquisition parameter based on the selected acquisition target. The system and method include implementing the acquisition parameter to acquire second ultrasound data of the acquisition target. The system and method include displaying a second sequence of images generated from the second ultrasound data, wherein the second sequence of images is of a higher frame rate than the first sequence of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Stein Inge Rabben, Andreas Michael Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8224047
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining at least one torsion angle of a left ventricle. The method includes the steps of collecting three-dimensional ultrasound data of the left ventricle (36) to obtain at least one first two-dimensional view and at least one second two-dimensional view thereof, wherein the first two-dimensional view is obtained at about the beginning of a cardiac phase and the second two-dimensional view is obtained at about the end of the cardiac phase, placing at least two tracking points (40, 42) on the at least one first two-dimensional view to draw a first torsion line (44), tracking the at least two tracking points to extrapolate the position thereof on the at least one second two-dimensional view and to draw a second torsion line (46), and calculating the at least one torsion angle by measuring an angle (A) formed by the intersection of the first and second torsion lines (44, 46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Pascal Allain, Heinrich Beckermann
  • Publication number: 20120176365
    Abstract: A system for measuring distances includes a display for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound dataset, a user interface for translating a slice plane through the 3D ultrasound dataset to define a first image plane at a first location and a second image plane at a second different location, and a processor for automatically determining a distance between the first and second image planes. A method of measuring distances and a non-transitory computer readable medium are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Joger HANSEGARD, Olivier GERARD
  • Publication number: 20120157845
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system and method include acquiring first ultrasound data, the first ultrasound data comprising data of a first plane through a structure of interest. The ultrasound imaging system and method include tracking the motion of a landmark based on the first ultrasound data. The ultrasound imaging system and method acquiring second ultrasound data, the second ultrasound data including data of a second plane through the structure of interest, the second plane being distinct from the first plane, where the position of the second plane is adjusted to track the motion of the landmark. The ultrasound imaging system and method also includes generating an image based on the second ultrasound data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Stein Inge Rabben, Fredrik Orderud, Olivier Gerard
  • Patent number: 8172756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasonic imaging system for evaluating and displaying a deformation of a body organ. A sequence of image data sets comprising at least a first image data set and a second image data set of echographic data is acquired. A motion vector field is calculated between image points of the second image data set and image points of the first image data set. A reference point is chosen within or outside the first and second image data sets. A first scanline is defined, which comprises said reference point. A motion vector of an image point is projected onto the defined first scanline, which provides a projected tissue velocity along the first scanline. The projected tissue velocity is used for evaluating a ID component of a deformation of the body organ at the image point along the direction of the first scanline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Odile Bonnefous, Pascal Allain, Eric Denis, Eric M. G. JP. Saloux, Cécile A. M. Marboeuf
  • Publication number: 20120065510
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system and method include generating an image from ultrasound data of an anatomical structure and fitting a model to the image, the model including a standard view of the anatomical structure. The system and method include calculating a quality-of-fit of the image to the model. The system and method include displaying an indicator based on the quality-of-fit of the image to the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Sten Roar Snare, Olivier Gerard, Fredrik Orderud, Stein Inge Rabben, Bjorn Olav Haugen, Hans Torp
  • Publication number: 20120065508
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system and method include acquiring ultrasound data of an anatomical structure, generating a live image based on the ultrasound data, and displaying the live image. The system and method include displaying a target image of the anatomical structure. The system and method include comparing the live image to the target image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Gunnar Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110137165
    Abstract: In an ultrasound imaging system (UIS), an image capturing arrangement (ICA) captures a sequence of ultrasound images (IMS) of a body (BDY) while an object (NDL) is introduced into the body. A displacement detector (DD) generates a map of displacement indications (DM) from the sequence of ultrasound images. A displacement indication relates to a particular portion of the body and indicates a displacement that the portion has undergone. An object locator (OL) provides an indication (OLI) relating to the location of the object in the body on the basis of the map of displacement indications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Cecile Dufour, Olivier Gerard, Thomas Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20110077515
    Abstract: Elasticity variation within biological tissue is often correlated with its pathology. Variation of elasticity can be assessed by specific ultrasound acquisition sequences during which pressure is applied. The tissue motion and deformation during those sequences is correlated to the tissue stiffness. The present invention describes a hybrid method that combines a real-time monitoring mode during acquisition and a non-real-time fine analysis after acquisition. This method allows early identification and fair assessment of pathology from elastographic analysis to obtain the best possible result for elastography assessment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Thomas Gauthiera, Cecile Dufour
  • Publication number: 20100228127
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasound images acquisition system. First, a first sequence of ultrasound images (I1) of an organ (LV) is acquired at a first image rate (IR1). Then a second sequence of ultrasound three-dimensional images (I3D—1) of a sub-volume (S_V1) covering a part of interest (RI/VI) in the first sequence (I1) is acquired at a second image rate (IR2) and a third sequence of ultrasound three-dimensional images (I3D—2) of a reference sub-volume (S_V0) is acquired at the second image rate (IR2). Finally the second and third sequences of three-dimensional images sequences (I3D—1, I3D—2) are compared.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Pascal Allain, Olivier Gerard, Karl Thiele
  • Publication number: 20100135548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical imaging system. First, a sequence of images (SQ) of an organ (HRT) is acquired. Then, a region of tissue (PT) on said sequence of images and a parameter (P) characteristic of the motion of said region of tissue (PT) are defined. A set of phases (PH) characteristic of a cardiac cycle based on said parameter (P) is then defined. Finally, a local myocardial performance index (LMPI) for said region of tissue (PTR) based on said set of phases (PH) is computed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Olivier GERARD, Pascal ALLAIN, Odile BONNEFOUS, Eric SALOUX, Eric DENIS
  • Patent number: 7696533
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure usable in electronic, optical or optoelectronic engineering which comprises a substantially crystalline layer made of an alloy consisting of at least one element of the column II of the periodic elements system and/or at least one element of the column IV of the periodic elements system and of N2 (said alloy being noted N-IV-N2), wherein said structure also comprises an InN layer. A method for producing an indium nitride layer, a substrate forming plate and the use thereof for indium nitride growth are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Universite Montpellier II
    Inventors: Bernard Gil, Olivier Gérard Serge Briot, Sandra Ruffenach, Bénédicte Maleyre, Thierry Joseph Roland Cloitre, Roger-Louis Aulombard
  • Publication number: 20090219301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ultrasonic imaging system for evaluating and displaying a deformation of a body organ. A sequence of image data sets comprising at least a first image data set and a second image data set of echographic data is acquired. A motion vector field is calculated between image points of the second image data set and image points of the first image data set. A reference point is chosen within or outside the first and second image data sets. A first scanline is defined, which comprises said reference point. A motion vector of an image point is projected onto the defined first scanline, which provides a projected tissue velocity along the first scanline. The projected tissue velocity is used for evaluating a ID component of a deformation of the body organ at the image point along the direction of the first scanline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Odile Bonnefous, Pascal Allain, Eric Denis, Eric M.G.JP. Saloux, Cecile A.M. Marboeuf
  • Publication number: 20090156933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for right ventricular 3D quantification by registering and merging or fusing together several (2-5) 3D acquisitions for an extended field of view in 3D to have the right ventricle in one 3D data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Pau Soler, Pascal Allain
  • Publication number: 20090149756
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for medical ultrasound imaging. A three dimensional image data of a whole organ is acquired at a first resolution during a cardiac cycle. A three dimensional image data of a sector of the organ is acquired at a second higher resolution during another cardiac cycle. The data are compared so as to allow registration of the sector with respect to the whole organ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Pau Soler, Olivier Gerard, Gaspar Delso, Pascal Allain
  • Patent number: 7526113
    Abstract: An image processing method for processing a sequence of images of a distortable 3-D Object, each image being registered at a corresponding image instant within the interval of time of the sequence having steps to construct and display an image of said 3-D Object represented with regions, each region showing a quantified indication relating to its maximal contraction or relaxation within said interval of time. Each region of the constructed and displayed image is attributed a respective color of a color coded scale that is function of the calculated quantified indication relating to the maximum of contraction or relaxation of said region. The quantified indications may be the instant when a face or region has had its maximum of contraction or relaxation; or the phase value corresponding to said maximum; or the delay to attain said maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Marie Jacob, Olivier Gerard, Antoine Collet-Billon
  • Publication number: 20090027379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an imaging system for displaying image data representative of a structure investigated by scan image data acquisition means. The imaging system comprises display rendering means for processing scan data representative of the configuration of the structure and rendering a display comprising a 3D image of the structure superposed with a scan image representative of the extent of the scan region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Chuan Zheng, Olivier Gerard, Pascal Allain, Damien Jean-Jacques Dolimier
  • Patent number: 7440609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for segmentation of a three-dimensional structure in a three-dimensional data set, especially a medical data set. The method uses a three-dimensional deformable model, wherein the surface of the model consists of a net of polygonal meshes. The meshes are split into groups, and a feature term is assigned to each group. After the model has been placed over the structure of interest, the deformable model is recalculated in consideration of the feature terms of each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Jens Von Berg, Vladimir Pekar, Michael Kaus, Olivier Gerard, Jean-Michel Rouet, Sherif Makram-Ebeid, Maxim Fradkin
  • Publication number: 20080234570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical system comprising a medical instrument to be guided in a patient body, ultrasound acquisition means using an ultrasound probe for acquiring a 3D ultrasound data set and X-ray acquisition means for acquiring a 2D X-Ray image, which comprises a projection of said medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Gerard, Raoul Florent