Patents by Inventor Shankara B. Reddy

Shankara B. Reddy 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: 7747047
    Abstract: A method for planning left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion for a patient includes obtaining acquisition data from a medical imaging system, and generating a 3D model of the left atrium of the patient. One or more left atrial anatomical landmarks are identified on the 3D model, and saved views of the 3D model are registered on an interventional system. One or more of the registered saved views are visualized with the interventional system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignees: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Jasbir S. Sra, Melissa L. Vass, Shankara B. Reddy
  • Patent number: 7627078
    Abstract: A Multi-Energy Computed Tomography (MECT) System is provided. The system includes a radiation source rotatable about a patient, a radiation detector, and a computer coupled to the radiation source and the radiation detector wherein the computer is configured to receive data regarding a first energy spectrum of a scan of a head of the patient, receive data regarding a second energy spectrum of a scan of the head, and generate an image using the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jiang Hsieh, Ricardo Scott Avila, Maria Iatrou, Shankara B. Reddy, Peter Michael Edic
  • Publication number: 20080146916
    Abstract: An imaging system for use in medical intervention procedure planning includes a medical scanner system for generating a volume of cardiac image data, a data acquisition system for acquiring the volume of cardiac image data, an image generation system for generating a viewable image from the volume of cardiac image data, a database for storing information from the data acquisition and image generation systems, an operator interface system for managing the medical scanner system, the data acquisition system, the image generation system, and the database, and a post-processing system for analyzing the volume of cardiac image data, displaying the viewable image and being responsive to the operator interface system. The operator interface system includes instructions for using the volume of cardiac image data and the viewable image for bi-ventricular pacing planning, atrial fibrillation procedure planning, or atrial flutter procedure planning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Shankara B. Reddy, Jasbir S. Sra
  • Patent number: 7346381
    Abstract: An imaging system for use in medical intervention procedure planning includes a medical scanner system for generating a volume of cardiac image data, a data acquisition system for acquiring the volume of cardiac image data, an image generation system for generating a viewable image from the volume of cardiac image data, a database for storing information from the data acquisition and image generation systems, an operator interface system for managing the medical scanner system, the data acquisition system, the image generation system, and the database, and a post-processing system for analyzing the volume of cardiac image data, displaying the viewable image and being responsive to the operator interface system. The operator interface system includes instructions for using the volume of cardiac image data and the viewable image for bi-ventricular pacing planning, atrial fibrillation procedure planning, or atrial flutter procedure planning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignees: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Shankara B. Reddy, Jasbir S. Sra
  • Patent number: 7343196
    Abstract: A method for planning biventricular pacing lead placement for a patient includes obtaining acquisition data from a medical imaging system and generating a 3D model of the left ventricle and thoracic wall of the patient. One or more left ventricle anatomical landmarks are identified on the 3D model, and saved views of the 3D model are registered on an interventional system. One or more of the registered saved views are visualized with the interventional system, and at least one suitable region on the left ventricle wall is identified for epicardial lead placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignees: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Jasbir S. Sra, Shankara B. Reddy, Laurent Launay, Melissa L. Vass
  • Patent number: 7308299
    Abstract: A method for acquiring a cardiac image from a patient having a paced heart rhythm, an abnormal EKG, or an irregular heartbeat, is disclosed. A gated electrocardiogram signal having local maxima and minima values and trigger points is received. For a period of time, the time between each trigger point and the associated local maxima or minima is determined. In response to the trigger point occurring at the associated local maxima or minima, a zero time differential for a corrected trigger for gating is calculated, and in response to the trigger point not occurring at the associated local maxima or minima, a time differential for the corrected trigger for gating based on the time difference between the trigger point and the associated local maxima or minima is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignees: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Marc Anthony Burrell, Shankara B. Reddy, Jasbir S. Sra, Kishore Chandra Acharya
  • Patent number: 6920350
    Abstract: A method of displaying a representation of a physiological signal produced by a patient. The method includes the acts of obtaining a portion of at least one physiological signal acquired from the patient, determining an area to display, and constructing a virtual image representing at least a portion of the patient. The virtual image including (M) polygonal areas. The method further includes transforming the obtained signal to a plurality of values, assigning each value to one of the (M) polygonal areas, assigning a visual characteristic to each polygonal area based in part on the assigned values, and displaying at least a portion of the virtual image including the assigned visual characteristics. The invention further provides a method of optimal feature selection for the classification of the physiological signals produced by a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems-Information Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Q. Xue, Shankara B. Reddy
  • Patent number: 6836528
    Abstract: A method includes scanning myocardial tissue of a patient with an Energy Discrimination Computed Tomography (EDCT) system to acquire data, and analyzing the acquired data for at least one of cardiac measurements, diagnosis, and prognosis after interventions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Shankara B. Reddy, Gopal B. Avinash, Xiaoye Wu
  • Publication number: 20040225212
    Abstract: A method for planning left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion for a patient includes obtaining acquisition data from a medical imaging system, and generating a 3D model of the left atrium of the patient. One or more left atrial anatomical landmarks are identified on the 3D model, and saved views of the 3D model are registered on an interventional system. One or more of the registered saved views are visualized with the interventional system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Jasbir S. Sra, Melissa L. Vass, Shankara B. Reddy
  • Publication number: 20040225328
    Abstract: A method for planning biventricular pacing lead placement for a patient includes obtaining acquisition data from a medical imaging system and generating a 3D model of the left ventricle and thoracic wall of the patient. One or more left ventricle anatomical landmarks are identified on the 3D model, and saved views of the 3D model are registered on an interventional system. One or more of the registered saved views are visualized with the interventional system, and at least one suitable region on the left ventricle wall is identified for epicardial lead placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Jasbir S. Sra, Shankara B. Reddy, Laurent Launay, Melissa L. Vass
  • Patent number: 6810282
    Abstract: A method of automatically selecting a physiological data manipulation process. After raw data including an asynchronous component having diagnostic information and including a synchronous component is received, the asynchronous component is separated from the synchronous component. A data manipulation process based on the diagnostic information is automatically selected based on the signal conditions generated during an analysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Information Technolgies, Inc.
    Inventors: Basel H. Taha, Shankara B. Reddy, Joel Q. Xue, Paul P Elko
  • Publication number: 20040092814
    Abstract: A method for obtaining data includes scanning at least one of a head of a patient and a neck of the patient with a Multi-Energy Computed Tomography (MECT) system to acquire data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Jiang Hsieh, Ricardo Scott Avila, Maria Iatrou, Shankara B. Reddy, Peter Michael Edic
  • Publication number: 20040087850
    Abstract: An imaging system for use in medical intervention procedure planning includes a medical scanner system for generating a volume of cardiac image data, a data acquisition system for acquiring the volume of cardiac image data, an image generation system for generating a viewable image from the volume of cardiac image data, a database for storing information from the data acquisition and image generation systems, an operator interface system for managing the medical scanner system, the data acquisition system, the image generation system, and the database, and a post-processing system for analyzing the volume of cardiac image data, displaying the viewable image and being responsive to the operator interface system. The operator interface system includes instructions for using the volume of cardiac image data and the viewable image for bi-ventricular pacing planning, atrial fibrillation procedure planning, or atrial flutter procedure planning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Shankara B. Reddy, Jasbir S. Sra
  • Publication number: 20040066881
    Abstract: A method includes scanning myocardial tissue of a patient with an Energy Discrimination Computed Tomography (EDCT) system to acquire data, and analyzing the acquired data for at least one of cardiac measurements, diagnosis, and prognosis after interventions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: Shankara B. Reddy, Gopal B. Avinash, Xiaoye Wu
  • Patent number: 6628743
    Abstract: A method for acquiring and analyzing cardiac data of a patient includes acquiring a first volume of cardiac data from a medical scanner, processing the first volume of cardiac data for image reconstruction and visualization, acquiring a subsequent plurality of volumes of cardiac data from the medical scanner, processing the subsequent plurality of volumes of cardiac data for image reconstruction and visualization, and reconstructing and visualizing the first and subsequent plurality of image sets from the acquired first and the subsequent plurality of volumes of cardiac data, respectively. The method for acquiring and analyzing cardiac data of a patient includes processing the cardiac images for detection and diagnosis of heart diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Danielle Drummond, Kristin Leigh Carreau, Tin-Su Pan, Shankara B. Reddy
  • Publication number: 20030114763
    Abstract: A method and system of diagnosing cardiac syndromes. The method includes acquiring data from a first and second diagnostic test, and then processing the data from the first and second diagnostic test to produce a first and a second indicator. Next the indicators are combined and a risk of a cardiac syndrome based on the combination of the indicators is calculated. The system includes a first and a second physiological activity acquisition module and a fusion engine to receive the data acquired by the modules and to generate a risk of ACS based on a combination of the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Shankara B. Reddy, Basel Hasan Taha, Joel Q. Xue
  • Patent number: 6564090
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing serial comparison between electrocardiograms (ECGs) acquired from a patient. The method includes acquiring ECGs from a patient with an acquisition device and using the acquisition device to perform a serial comparison between at least two of the acquired ECGs. The apparatus is an acquisition device including an acquisition module for acquiring ECGs from a patient and a signal processor for performing a serial comparison between at least two of the acquired ECGs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Information Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Basel H. Taha, Shankara B. Reddy, Joel Q. Xue
  • Publication number: 20030083581
    Abstract: A method of automatically selecting a physiological data manipulation process. After raw data including an asynchronous component having diagnostic information and including a synchronous component is received, the asynchronous component is separated from the synchronous component. A data manipulation process based on the diagnostic information is automatically selected based on the signal conditions generated during an analysis process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Basel H. Taha, Shankara B. Reddy, Joel Q. Xue, Paul P. Elko
  • Publication number: 20030073914
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing serial comparison between electrocardiograms (ECGs) acquired from a patient. The method includes acquiring ECGs from a patient with an acquisition device and using the acquisition device to perform a serial comparison between at least two of the acquired ECGs. The apparatus is an acquisition device including an acquisition module for acquiring ECGs from a patient and a signal processor for performing a serial comparison between at least two of the acquired ECGs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Basel H. Taha, Shankara B. Reddy, Joel Q. Xue
  • Publication number: 20030028119
    Abstract: A method of displaying a representation of a physiological signal produced by a patient. The method includes the acts of obtaining a portion of at least one physiological signal acquired from the patient, determining an area to display, and constructing a virtual image representing at least a portion of the patient. The virtual image including (M) polygonal areas. The method further includes transforming the obtained signal to a plurality of values, assigning each value to one of the (M) polygonal areas, assigning a visual characteristic to each polygonal area based in part on the assigned values, and displaying at least a portion of the virtual image including the assigned visual characteristics. The invention further provides a method of optimal feature selection for the classification of the physiological signals produced by a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Joel Q. Xue, Shankara B. Reddy