Patents by Inventor Shlomo Ben-Haim

Shlomo Ben-Haim 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: 20240173003
    Abstract: A nuclear medicine tomography system comprising: a detector carrier having a circular or partially circular aperture and defining a plane; a plurality of SPECT detector assemblies attached to the detector carrier and arranged around the aperture; a patient carrier movable relative to the plane; each detector assembly comprising an arm defining an extension axis and at least one detector head movable along the axis, wherein each detector assembly has a rounded distal portion; wherein each detector head is extendible along the axis, from the detector carrier toward the patient carrier; and a controller to: control, based on desired bore size and shape, extension and retraction of the detector heads to a spatial arrangement defined by the extension and retraction, control data acquisition by the detector heads, and control image reconstruction of acquired data; the controller further configured to control data acquisition and/or image reconstruction, based on the spatial arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: Spectrum Dynamics Medical Limited
    Inventors: Nathaniel ROTH, Yoel ZILBERSTIEN, Shlomo BEN-HAIM, Benny ROUSSO
  • Publication number: 20240164837
    Abstract: Methods and devices using measurements of heart electrophysiological activity to guide structural heart disease interventions, and in some particular embodiments, implantation of heart valve annuloplasty devices. In some embodiments, measurements of heart electrophysiological activity are mapped into locations of a heart model defined by one or more additional measurement modalities. Locations to map electrophysiological data to, in some embodiments, are determined by non-electrophysiological measurements simultaneous with the electrophysiological data measurement which locate a probeā€”for example, measurements made by the probe itself, and/or measurements which themselves indicate positioning of the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Navix International Limited
    Inventor: Shlomo BEN-HAIM
  • Patent number: 11986664
    Abstract: Methods and devices for tying management of an implantable medical device to the activities of a primary care physician are described, including access control, simplified parameter optimization, support for tuning a device in response to the effects of other treatments in parallel, and support for helping a primary physician and a patient work together to tune device configuration to the activity and performance needs of the patient. In some embodiments, a medical device is self-configuring in a device parameter domain, based on inputs provided in a patient performance domain. The self-configuring of the medical device is based, for example, on an automatically applied transformation of inputs derived from patient performance domain observations into changes in the configuration of the medical device which affect technical parameters of its operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Impulse Dynamics NV
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, David Prutchi, Yuval Ben-Haim
  • Publication number: 20240042214
    Abstract: A method of modifying tissue behavior, comprising: determining a desired modification of tissue behavior for at least one of treatment of a disease, short or long term modification of tissue behavior, assessing tissue state and assessing tissue response to stimulation; selecting an electric field having an expected effect of modifying protein activity of at least one protein as an immediate response of a tissue to the field, said expected effect correlated with said desired modification; and applying said field to said tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: Impulse Dynamics NV
    Inventors: Benny ROUSSO, Yuval MIKA, Shlomo BEN-HAIM, Hani N. SABBAH
  • Publication number: 20240032843
    Abstract: Automatic intraoperative monitoring of new onset conduction disturbances (NOCD) comprising comparison of metric values derived from an ECG signal recording to reference values. An alarm is raised when the comparison result indicates a new onset conduction disorder. Other indications of the comparison may also be presented. Reference values may derive, for example, from a baseline ECG signal recording, and/or from a database of previously observed associations between ECG signals and NOCD. In some embodiments, comparison is also made to threshold values defined by clinical heart block criteria. Baseline and clinical threshold values may define a range used in the comparison. Comparison may combine ranges; for example, using Boolean logic. Comparison and/or alarm triggering is optionally modulated by a database of previously observed associations between non-ECG data and NOCD. Optionally, a user is enabled to select alarm triggering conditions through a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Libra Science Ltd.
    Inventor: Shlomo BEN-HAIM
  • Patent number: 11883152
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a contact angle of a catheter relative to tissue are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a catheter with three or more electrodes, and a processor circuit in communication with the catheter. The processor circuit controls the three or more electrodes to emit a plurality of electrical voltages and to measure the plurality of electrical voltages. Based on the measured electrical voltages, the processor circuit calculates a first interelectrode impedance and a second interelectrode impedance. The processor circuit calculates, for each of a plurality of hypothetical i.e. model angles, a first hypothetical i.e. model contact force and a second hypothetical i.e. model contact force based on the first and second interelectrode impedances. The processor circuit determines and outputs the contact angle of the catheter based on a comparison of the first and second model contact forces calculated for each of the plurality of model angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Oran Gerbat, Shlomo Ben Haim, Asi Elad
  • Patent number: 11857353
    Abstract: An N-M tomography system comprising: a carrier for the subject of an examination procedure; a plurality of detector heads; a carrier for the detector heads; and a detector positioning arrangement operable to position the detector heads during performance of a scan without interference or collision between adjacent detector heads to establish a variable bore size and configuration for the examination. Additionally, collimated detectors providing variable spatial resolution for SPECT imaging and which can also be used for PET imaging, whereby one set of detectors can be selectably used for either modality, or for both simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Spectrum Dynamics Medical Limited
    Inventors: Nathaniel Roth, Yoel Zilberstien, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Benny Rousso
  • Patent number: 11842456
    Abstract: Methods for creation and use (e.g., for navigation) of displays of flattened (e.g., curvature-straightened) 3-D reconstructions of tissue surfaces, optionally including reconstructions of the interior surfaces of hollow organs. In some embodiments, data comprising a 3-D representation of a tissue surface (for example an interior heart chamber surface) are subject to a geometrical transformation allowing the tissue surface to be presented substantially within a single view of a flattened reconstruction. In some embodiments, a catheter probe in use near the tissue surface is shown in positions that correspond to positions in 3-D space sufficiently to permit navigation; e.g., the probe is shown in flattened reconstruction views nearby view regions corresponding to regions it actually approaches. In some embodiments, automatic and/or easily triggered manual view switching between flattened reconstruction and source reconstruction views is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Leonid Gluhovsky, Yitzhack Schwartz, Eli Dichterman, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Yaara Yarden
  • Patent number: 11806176
    Abstract: An N-M tomography system comprising: a carrier for the subject of an examination procedure; a plurality of detector heads; a carrier for the detector heads; and a detector positioning arrangement operable to position the detector heads during performance of a scan without interference or collision between adjacent detector heads to establish a variable bore size and configuration for the examination. Additionally, collimated detectors providing variable spatial resolution for SPECT imaging and which can also be used for PET imaging, whereby one set of detectors can be selectably used for either modality, or for both simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Spectrum Dynamics Medical Limited
    Inventors: Nathaniel Roth, Yoel Zilberstien, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Benny Rousso
  • Patent number: 11806126
    Abstract: Methods and systems for position determination of an intrabody probe, targets of an intrabody probe, and or actions to be performed using an intrabody probe are described. In some embodiments, an anatomy being navigated and/or mapped is described by a rule-based schema relating different anatomically identified structures to one another according to their ability to help identify and/or locate one another. Additionally, in some embodiments, data recorded from the intrabody probe is processed according to schema rules in order to provide anatomical identification of the anatomical region which the intrabody probe is sampling, optionally without performing detailed mapping, and/or prior to the availability of detailed mapping of anatomical geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Yitzhack Schwartz, Zalman Ibragimov
  • Patent number: 11779768
    Abstract: A method of modifying tissue behavior, comprising: determining a desired modification of tissue behavior for at least one of treatment of a disease, short or long term modification of tissue behavior, assessing tissue state and assessing tissue response to stimulation; selecting an electric field having an expected effect of modifying protein activity of at least one protein as an immediate response of a tissue to the field, said expected effect correlated with said desired modification; and applying said field to said tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Impulse Dynamics NV
    Inventors: Benny Rousso, Yuval Mika, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Hani N. Sabbah
  • Patent number: 11744515
    Abstract: Methods for estimating of the effectiveness of catheter ablation procedures to form lesions, and particular lesions which together form an ablation segment of an ablation line. Lesion effectiveness parameters are received, and effectiveness, optionally the joint effectiveness, of corresponding ablations (optionally planned, current, and/or already performed) is estimated. In some embodiments, estimating is based on use by computer circuitry of an estimator constructed based on observed associations between previously analyzed lesion effectiveness parameters, and observed lesion effectiveness. Additionally or alternatively, estimators may be constructed based on analytic functions. The estimator is used by application to the received lesion effectiveness parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Haim Rodriguez, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Yizhaq Shmayahu, Yitzhack Schwartz, Eli Dichterman, Zalman Ibragimov
  • Patent number: 11730395
    Abstract: A method of reconstructing a shape of a volume of a part of a subject based on intrabody measurements of a plurality of crossing electromagnetic fields established within the volume, the method including: receiving, by computer circuitry, measurements of the crossing electromagnetic fields carried out using at least one sensor carried on an intrabody probe, the measuring being carried out with the probe at multiple locations in the volume, to provide a set of measurement samples, each taken at a location; generating, by computer circuitry and based on said measurement samples, a transformation that transforms measurement samples to geometric positions; transforming, using said generated transformation fewer than half of the measurements in said set of measurement samples into a set of geometric positions; and reconstructing the shape of said volume from said set of geometric positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Eli Dichterman, Shlomo Ben-Haim
  • Patent number: 11721020
    Abstract: Methods for creation and use (e.g., for navigation) of displays of flattened (e.g., curvature-straightened) 3-D reconstructions of tissue surfaces, optionally including reconstructions of the interior surfaces of hollow organs. In some embodiments, data comprising a 3-D representation of a tissue surface (for example an interior heart chamber surface) are subject to a geometrical transformation allowing the tissue surface to be presented substantially within a single view of a flattened reconstruction. In some embodiments, a catheter probe in use near the tissue surface is shown in positions that correspond to positions in 3-D space sufficiently to permit navigation; e.g., the probe is shown in flattened reconstruction views nearby view regions corresponding to regions it actually approaches. In some embodiments, automatic and/or easily triggered manual view switching between flattened reconstruction and source reconstruction views is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Leonid Gluhovsky, Yitzhack Schwartz, Eli Dichterman, Yaara Yarden
  • Publication number: 20230190128
    Abstract: Systems and method for remote field measurement-based mapping of anatomical structures (e.g., using impedance image of electrical fields) are described. In some embodiments, an image of features within a target region is produced by analysis of a spatial pattern of field measurements made in a measurement region remote from the target region features; for example, but not exclusively, by treating the spatial arrangement of field measurements in some portion of the measurement region as indicating the spatial (e.g., angular and/or distance) arrangement of features (e.g., anatomical structure of topography and/or tissue type) in the target region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Navix International Limited
    Inventor: Shlomo BEN-HAIM
  • Publication number: 20230128803
    Abstract: An N-M tomography system comprising: a carrier for the subject of an examination procedure; a plurality of detector heads; a carrier for the detector heads; and a detector positioning arrangement operable to position the detector heads during performance of a scan without interference or collision between adjacent detector heads to establish a variable bore size and configuration for the examination. Additionally, collimated detectors providing variable spatial resolution for SPECT imaging and which can also be used for PET imaging, whereby one set of detectors can be selectably used for either modality, or for both simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Applicant: Spectrum Dynamics Medical Limited
    Inventors: Nathaniel ROTH, Yoel ZILBERSTIEN, Shlomo BEN-HAIM, Benny ROUSSO
  • Patent number: 11622713
    Abstract: Methods for estimating of the effectiveness of catheter ablation procedures to form lesions. Lesion effectiveness parameters are received, and effectiveness of a corresponding ablation (optionally planned, current, and/or already performed) is estimated. The estimating is based on use by computer circuitry of an estimator constructed based on observed associations between previously analyzed lesion effectiveness parameters, and observed lesion effectiveness. The estimator is used by application to the received lesion effectiveness parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Yizhaq Shmayahu, Yitzhack Schwartz, Haim Rodriguez, Eli Dichterman, Zalman Ibragimov, Yaara Yarden
  • Patent number: 11583202
    Abstract: Systems and method for remote field measurement-based mapping of anatomical structures (e.g., using impedance image of electrical fields) are described. In some embodiments, an image of features within a target region is produced by analysis of a spatial pattern of field measurements made in a measurement region remote from the target region features; for example, but not exclusively, by treating the spatial arrangement of field measurements in some portion of the measurement region as indicating the spatial (e.g., angular and/or distance) arrangement of features (e.g., anatomical structure of topography and/or tissue type) in the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventor: Shlomo Ben-Haim
  • Patent number: D984460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Yitzhack Schwartz, Leonid Gluhovsky, Yaara Yarden
  • Patent number: D995538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Navix International Limited
    Inventors: Shlomo Ben-Haim, Yitzhack Schwartz, Leonid Gluhovsky, Yaara Yarden