Patents by Inventor Semion Khait

Semion Khait 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: 10588542
    Abstract: A wearable sensor belt used as a reference frame for determining a location of an in-vivo device in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the belt including N magnetic field generating coils and M magnetic field sensors configured for dynamic calibration of the belt's geometry in order to accommodate for dynamic changes in the shape and/or size of the belt from one subject to another, and for dynamic changes in the shape and/or size of the belt as a result of changes in a subject's posture. A method for localizing an in-vivo device swallowed by a subject using a sensor belt is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Oren Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20200022614
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting the position of an in-vivo device based on external light: the system may include an in-vivo device configured for being introduced into a body and having at least one sensor configured for sensing light; and an ex-vivo module including at least one illumination source configured for emitting an indication light towards said body; the indication light is configured for being sensed by the at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventor: Semion KHAIT
  • Patent number: 10357144
    Abstract: A switching circuit includes a first switch and a second switch respectively connecting a first terminal and a second terminal of an electrical coil to a positive terminal of a voltage source, a third switch and a fourth switch respectively connecting the first terminal and the second terminal of the electrical coil to a negative terminal of the voltage source, and a controller to control the switching circuit in a current control mode to alternate a voltage polarity of the voltage source to thereby control a magnitude and direction of the electrical current of the electrical coil, and to control the switching circuit in a current hold mode to disconnect the electrical coil from the voltage source and to short-circuit the electrical coil to maintain the magnitude and direction of the electrical current at the transition time when the switching circuit switched to the current hold mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Abraham Roth
  • Patent number: 9980628
    Abstract: A control circuit for controlling a state of a switching circuit may include a first unit to sense and interpret a wireless signal or physical parameter as an “on” signal to transition the switching circuit to the “on” state, or as an “off” signal to transition the switching circuit to the “off” state, and to transfer a first digital signal or logic value and/or a second digital signal or logic value, which may respectively or combinatorially represent the “on” signal or the “off” signal, to a second unit via a first output and/or a second output of the first unit, respectively. The second unit may force a control input of the switching circuit to a logic value which is a function of the first digital signal or value and/or second digital signal or value and congruent with the state to which the switching circuit is to be transitioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Oren Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9949666
    Abstract: A swallowable in-vivo device contains a movement detection unit that includes a movement sensing unit, a frequency analyzing unit (FAU) and a time analyzing unit (TAU). The movement sensing unit senses movements of the in-vivo device relative to a non-stationary three-dimensional reference frame, and outputs a movement signal. The frequency analyzing unit may analyze the movement signal spectrally to detect a potential command-invoking movement, and the time analyzing unit may analyze the potential CIM temporally, possibly in conjunction with a series of other movement events, to determine whether the potential CIM is a genuine CIM. If the potential CIM is determined to be a genuine CIM, the in-vivo device may execute a predetermined command associated with the CIM. Otherwise, the in-vivo device may refrain from executing a CIM-related command. A PCB including the movement detection unit and a processor for processing their output is provided for the vivo sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Oren Rosenberg, Semion Khait
  • Patent number: 9750400
    Abstract: A method and device may control energy consumption of in an in vivo imaging device by determining or estimating an amount of energy needed to capture images at a frame rate until a complete passage of the device through a predetermined region of the gastrointestinal tract, and alter or limit the frame capture rate accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Eli Horn, Micha Nisani, Ofra Zinaty
  • Publication number: 20170202479
    Abstract: A wearable sensor belt used as a reference frame for determining a location of an in-vivo device in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the belt including N magnetic field generating coils and M magnetic field sensors configured for dynamic calibration of the belt's geometry in order to accommodate for dynamic changes in the shape and/or size of the belt from one subject to another, and for dynamic changes in the shape and/or size of the belt as a result of changes in a subject's posture. A method for localizing an in-vivo device swallowed by a subject using a sensor belt is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Semion KHAIT, Oren ROSENBERG
  • Patent number: 9585543
    Abstract: A device and system for monitoring the status of a battery in an in-vivo imaging device, prior to use of the in-vivo imaging device. The device may include a frame counter for counting the number of frames captured and may include monitoring the voltage of the battery. A warning signal is generated if it is determined that the battery is faulty prior to use. The warning signal can be generated by the device and/or by a receiver which receives data from the in-vivo imaging device and/or a by workstation which receives the data from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Ido Bettesh
  • Patent number: 9526080
    Abstract: An in-vivo device may allocate a sensing window in a work cycle for sensing and processing localization signals to determine the location/orientation of the in-vivo device. The in-vivo device may use a timing unit to schedule transmission of data frames and the sensing of the localization signals relative to a reference time embedded in work cycles. The timing unit may produce a clock signal based on which the in-vivo device may measure time specifics, which define the sensing window, relative to the reference time. A receiver may use data embedded in data frames to restore the clock signal and the reference time, and, from them, and using identical or similar time specifics, generate a synchronization signal for a localization signals source (LSS) to enable the LSS to generate localization signals in synchronization with the sensing windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Oren Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20160038009
    Abstract: A switching circuit includes a first switch and a second switch respectively connecting a first terminal and a second terminal of an electrical coil to a positive terminal of a voltage source, a third switch and a fourth switch respectively connecting the first terminal and the second terminal of the electrical coil to a negative terminal of the voltage source, and a controller to control the switching circuit in a current control mode to alternate a voltage polarity of the voltage source to thereby control a magnitude and direction of the electrical current of the electrical coil, and to control the switching circuit in a current hold mode to disconnect the electrical coil from the voltage source and to short-circuit the electrical coil to maintain the magnitude and direction of the electrical current at the transition time when the switching circuit switched to the current hold mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Semion KHAIT, Abraham ROTH
  • Publication number: 20150335264
    Abstract: A swallowable in-vivo device contains a movement detection unit that includes a movement sensing unit, a frequency analyzing unit (FAU) and a time analyzing unit (TAU). The movement sensing unit senses movements of the in-vivo device relative to a non-stationary three-dimensional reference frame, and outputs a movement signal. The frequency analyzing unit may analyze the movement signal spectrally to detect a potential command-invoking movement, and the time analyzing unit may analyze the potential CIM temporally, possibly in conjunction with a series of other movement events, to determine whether the potential CIM is a genuine CIM. If the potential CIM is determined to be a genuine CIM, the in-vivo device may execute a predetermined command associated with the CIM. Otherwise, the in-vivo device may refrain from executing a CIM-related command. A PCB including the movement detection unit and a processor for processing their output is provided for the vivo sensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Oren ROSENBERG, Semion KHAIT
  • Publication number: 20150313448
    Abstract: A device and system for monitoring the status of a battery in an in-vivo imaging device, prior to use of the in-vivo imaging device. The device may include a frame counter for counting the number of frames captured and may include monitoring the voltage of the battery. A warning signal is generated if it is determined that the battery is faulty prior to use. The warning signal can be generated by the device and/or by a receiver which receives data from the in-vivo imaging device and/or a by workstation which receives the data from the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Semion KHAIT, Ido BETTESH
  • Publication number: 20150305595
    Abstract: A control circuit for controlling a state of a switching circuit may include a first unit to sense and interpret a wireless signal or physical parameter as an “on” signal to transition the switching circuit to the “on” state, or as an “off” signal to transition the switching circuit to the “off” state, and to transfer a first digital signal or logic value and/or a second digital signal or logic value, which may respectively or combinatorially represent the “on” signal or the “off” signal, to a second unit via a first output and/or a second output of the first unit, respectively. The second unit may force a control input of the switching circuit to a logic value which is a function of the first digital signal or value and/or second digital signal or value and congruent with the state to which the switching circuit is to be transitioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: GIVEN IMAGING LTD
    Inventors: Semion KHAIT, Oren ROSENBERG
  • Patent number: 9113845
    Abstract: A sleeve for simple assembly of in-vivo devices, such as endoscopy capsules, is provided. The sleeve comprises grippers and leaf springs at either end to hold the rigid portions of a rigid-flex PCB (printed circuit board) in a folded configuration before the PCB is inserted into an in-vivo device's housing. A method of assembly of the rigid-flex PCB into the sleeve is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Zvika Gilad, Chen Mann, Semion Khait
  • Patent number: 9107604
    Abstract: An electromagnetic localization signal may be sensed by an electromagnetic field sensor in an in-vivo device with an electromagnetic field interference that is superimposed on the electromagnetic localization signal. The electromagnetic field interference may be filtered by outputting, by the electromagnetic field sensor, an alternating signal that represents, or in response to, the electromagnetic localization signal; sampling a first (e.g., positive) portion of the alternating signal during a first sampling window or period to obtain a first set of samples, sampling a second (e.g., negative) portion of the alternating signal during a second sampling window or period to obtain a second set of samples; and calculating a number, NR, from the first and second sets of samples, that approximately represents a substantially interference free electromagnetic localization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Oren Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9084547
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring the status of a battery in an in-vivo imaging device, prior to use of the in-vivo imaging device. The device may include a frame counter for counting the number of frames captured and may include monitoring the voltage of the battery. A warning signal is generated if it is determined that the battery is faulty prior to use. The warning signal can be generated by the device and/or by a receiver which receives data from the in-vivo imaging device and/or a by workstation which receives the data from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Ido Bettesh, Semion Khait
  • Patent number: 9078579
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board for being inserted into an in-vivo imaging device is provided. The flexible circuit board may include a plurality of flexible installation units connected to one another through flexible connection units. The flexible installation units may be capable of having electrical components disposed thereon at a size suitable for being included in an in-vivo imaging device which may be inserted into a body lumen, e.g., a capsule endoscope. An in-vivo imaging device which may enclose such a full-flexible circuit board is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: GIVEN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Zvika Gilad, Semion Khait, Chen Mann, Nathan Rubin
  • Publication number: 20150073213
    Abstract: A method and device may control energy consumption of in an in vivo imaging device by determining or estimating an amount of energy needed to capture images at a frame rate until a complete passage of the device through a predetermined region of the gastrointestinal tract, and alter or limit the frame capture rate accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Semion KHAIT, Eli HORN, Micha NISANI, Ofra ZINATY
  • Patent number: 8911360
    Abstract: A method and device may control energy consumption of in an in vivo imaging device by determining or estimating an amount of energy needed to capture images at a frame rate until a complete passage of the device through a predetermined region of the gastrointestinal tract, and alter or limit the frame capture rate accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Semion Khait, Eli Horn, Micha Nisani, Ofra Zinaty
  • Patent number: 8659696
    Abstract: An assembly for aligning an optical system over an image sensor is described. The assembly may include a lens structure positioned over an image sensor and a lens holder positioned over the lens structure and secured onto a substrate. The lens structure may incorporate an optical section and a structural section extending from the optical section and may rest directly on an image sensor with one or more stoppers that may serve to elevate the optical system with respect to the image sensor at a distance corresponding to a near optimal focal length distance. A lip also included in the structural section of the lens structure may abut two or more opposing sides to secure the lens structure over the image sensor in a centered position with respect to the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerome Avron, Zvika Gilad, Semion Khait