Patents by Inventor Stewart Young

Stewart Young 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: 10293181
    Abstract: A therapy planner is configured to construct a therapy plan based on a planning image segmented into segments delineating features of a subject. A predictive plan adaptation module is configured to adjust the segments to represent a foreseeable change in the subject and to invoke the therapy planner to construct a therapy plan corresponding to the foreseeable change. A data storage stores a plurality of therapy plans generated for a subject by the therapy planner and the predictive plan adaptation module based on at least one planning image of the subject. A therapy plan selector is configured to select one of the plurality of therapy plans for use in a therapy session based on a preparatory image acquired preparatory to the therapy session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Heinrich Schulz, Ingwer Carlsen, Rafael Wiemker, Kirsten Meetz, Stewart Young
  • Patent number: 10269115
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining an image of a subject to process via statistical testing. The method further includes obtaining a subject personalized template image, which is personalized to the subject based on a predetermined characteristic of the subject. The method further includes registering the subject personalized template image to the image of the subject. The method further includes performing statistical testing using the subject personalized template image registered to the image of the subject. A computing system (304) includes a memory (320) that stores a statistical testing module (320) and data (324). The computing system further includes a processor (318) that executes the one or more instructions, which causes the processor to: perform voxel-wise statistical testing of a functional image using a subject personalized template image for stereotactical normalization of the voxel-wise statistical testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Fabian Wenzel, Stewart Young
  • Publication number: 20190046821
    Abstract: A multi-valve manifold assembly for a fire suppression sprinkler system having a wet standpipe, sprinklers and a drain-pipe riser, has inlet piping in fluid communication with the wet standpipe. A control valve is in fluid communication with the inlet piping. Outlet piping is in fluid communication with the control valve and the sprinklers. A drain valve is in fluid communication with the outlet piping. A flexible drain-pipe conduit has a flexible drain-pipe-conduit inlet in fluid communication with the drain valve and a flexible drain-pipe-conduit outlet in fluid communication with the drain-pipe riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. MEYER, Ralph WATSON, Stewart YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20190043195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to device, system and method for verifying image-related information of a medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Buelow, Tanja Nordhoff, Stewart Young
  • Patent number: 10198840
    Abstract: Apparatuses (IP) and related methods to visualize previously suppressed image structures in a radiograph (RD). A graphical indicator (505, 510, 515) is superimposed on the radiograph (RD) to indicate the suppressed image structure (412). The apparatuses allow toggling in our out the graphical indicator (505, 510, 515) or to toggle between different graphical renderings thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Stewart Young, Jens Von Berg, Raoul Florent, Claire Levrier
  • Publication number: 20180325481
    Abstract: The quality of thoracic X-rays is depends on the inspiration state of an imaged patient. If the lungs of a patient are not significantly inflated during a thoracic X-ray, tissue from surrounding organs can cause the image to become cloudier, and the lung parenchyma is not effectively shown. Thus, there is a reliance on a medical professional to ensure that the patient is in an appropriate posture and inspiration state at the point of image exposure. This can be difficult with patients suffering from chronic conditions, though. Therefore, this application discusses a means to assess the inspiration state using the position of rib bones, and the diaphragm line in the X-ray image. Thus, an accurate estimate of inspiration state can automatically be reported to a medical professional, before a patient leaves the examination room, allowing an X-ray to be retaken, if necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: STEWART YOUNG, JENS VON BERG, DANIEL BYSTROV, NATALY WIEBERNEIT, ULRICH NEITZEL, PALLAVI VAJINEPALLI, BISWAROOP CHAKRABARTI, SOUBHIK PAUL
  • Patent number: 10045755
    Abstract: A perfusion analysis system includes a perfusion modeller and a user interface. The perfusion modeller generates a patient specific perfusion model based on medical imaging perfusion data for the patient, a general perfusion model, and a quantification of one or more identified pathologies of the patient that affect perfusion in the patient. The user interface accepts an input indicative of a modification to the quantification of the one or more identified pathologies. In response, the perfusion modeller updates the patient specific perfusion model based on the medical imaging perfusion data for the patient, the general perfusion model, and the quantification of the one or more identified pathologies of the patient, including the modification thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Kirsten Meetz, Ingwer Carlsen, Heinrich Schulz, Rafael Wiemker, Stewart Young
  • Publication number: 20180192973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modulation of X-ray radiation for the purposes of imaging an object of interest. For the modulation, the X-ray radiation provided by an X-ray source (12) is in part totally reflected by a mirror (20). Thus, an X-ray radiation at an object receiving space (16) is formed by an unreflected X-ray radiation (24) and a reflected X-ray radiation (26). The mirror (20) is displaceable by an actuator (28), such that the intensity of the reflected X-ray radiation (26) can be adjusted, in particular to a density of the object to be imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Ewald ROESSL, Stewart YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20180182097
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for obtaining an improved visualization of bone objects comprised in a projection X-ray image. The projection X-ray image comprises bone objects which at least in part overlap. According to the system and method, a number of the bone objects are delineated by a contour, thereby obtaining a number of delineated bone objects. For each of the number of delineated bone object, a bone suppression technique is applied to the image to obtain respective bone image data individually showing the respective delineated bone object while suppressing shadows of obstructing objects. The bone image data generated for each of the number of delineated bone objects is used to generate an output image in which the bone objects do not overlap. An advantage of the system and method is that a non-overlapping, shadow-suppressed, presentation of the bone objects may be created from an X-ray image which was obtained by projectional radiography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Jens von Berg, Stewart Young, Prasad Adhikarath Valappil
  • Patent number: 9918691
    Abstract: A device (1) for determining image quality of a radiogram image includes: an acquiring module (10), which is configured to acquire the radiogram image; a segmentation module (20), which is configured to segment a thoracic bone structure on the acquired radiogram image into segmented thoracic bone structure contours and a tissue structure on the acquired radiogram image into segmented tissue structure contours; and a quality-determination module (30), which is configured to determine a image quality coefficient for the acquired radiogram image based on a comparison of a first position of the segmented thoracic bone structure contours with a second position of the segmented tissue structure contours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jens Von Berg, Stewart Young, Heike Carolus
  • Patent number: 9892509
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for obtaining an improved visualization of bone objects comprised in a projection X-ray image. The projection X-ray image comprises bone objects which at least in part overlap. According to the system and method, a number of the bone objects are delineated by a contour, thereby obtaining a number of delineated bone objects. For each of the number of delineated bone object, a bone suppression technique is applied to the image to obtain respective bone image data individually showing the respective delineated bone object while suppressing shadows of obstructing objects. The bone image data generated for each of the number of delineated bone objects is used to generate an output image in which the bone objects do not overlap. An advantage of the system and method is that a non-overlapping, shadow-suppressed, presentation of the bone objects may be created from an X-ray image which was obtained by projectional radiography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jens Von Berg, Stewart Young, Prasad Adhikarath Valappil
  • Publication number: 20170270708
    Abstract: A method and related system (IPS) to support definition of a sub-volume (SV) in an initial image volume (IV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: DOMINIK BENJAMIN KUTRA, HANS BARSCHDORF, THOMAS BUELOW, KIRSTEN REGINA MEETZ, JOERG Sabczynski, STEWART YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20170224302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for determining image quality of a radiogram image, the device comprising: an acquiring module (10), which is configured to acquire the radiogram image; a segmentation module (20), which is configured to segment a thoracic bone structure on the acquired radiogram image into segmented thoracic bone structure contours and a tissue structure on the acquired radiogram image into segmented tissue structure contours; and a quality-determination module (30), which is configured to determine a image quality coefficient for the acquired radiogram image based on a comparison of a first position of the segmented thoracic bone structure contours with a second position of the segmented tissue structure contours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: JENS VON BERG, STEWART YOUNG, HEIKE CAROLUS
  • Publication number: 20170209182
    Abstract: A fixation element for use in orthopedic surgery, particularly spinal surgery is disclosed. The fixation element is capable of being screwed, hooked, or otherwise attached to a bone, and is configured to accommodate two or more rods or other elongated members. The head of the fixation elements thus has multiple places for positioning a rod, either vertically or horizontally spaced from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: George D. Picetti, Anthony J. Melkent, John Stewart Young
  • Publication number: 20170186155
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining an image of a subject to process via statistical testing. The method further includes obtaining a subject personalized template image, which is personalized to the subject based on a predetermined characteristic of the subject. The method further includes registering the subject personalized template image to the image of the subject. The method further includes performing statistical testing using the subject personalized template image registered to the image of the subject. A computing system (304) includes a memory (320) that stores a statistical testing module (320) and data (324). The computing system further includes a processor (318) that executes the one or more instructions, which causes the processor to: perform voxel-wise statistical testing of a functional image using a subject personalized template image for stereotactical normalization of the voxel-wise statistical testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Fabian WENZEL, Stewart YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20170178378
    Abstract: Apparatuses (IP) and related methods to visualize previously suppressed image structures in a radiograph (RD). A graphical indicator (505, 510, 515) is superimposed on the radiograph (RD) to indicate the suppressed image structure (412). The apparatuses allow toggling in our out the graphical indicator (505, 510, 515) or to toggle between different graphical renderings thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: STEWART YOUNG, JENS VON BERG, RAOUL FLORENT, CLAIRE LEVRIER
  • Patent number: 9615867
    Abstract: A fixation element for use in orthopedic surgery is capable of being screwed, hooked, or otherwise attached to a bone, and is configured to accommodate two or more rods or other elongated members. The head of the fixation elements thus has multiple places for positioning a rod, either vertically or horizontally spaced from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: George D. Picetti, Anthony J. Melkent, John Stewart Young
  • Publication number: 20170091928
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for obtaining an improved visualization of bone objects comprised in a projection X-ray image. The projection X-ray image comprises bone objects which at least in part overlap. According to the system and method, a number of the bone objects are delineated by a contour, thereby obtaining a number of delineated bone objects. For each of the number of delineated bone object, a bone suppression technique is applied to the image to obtain respective bone image data individually showing the respective delineated bone object while suppressing shadows of obstructing objects. The bone image data generated for each of the number of delineated bone objects is used to generate an output image in which the bone objects do not overlap. An advantage of the system and method is that a non-overlapping, shadow-suppressed, presentation of the bone objects may be created from an X-ray image which was obtained by projectional radiography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: JENS VON BERG, STEWART YOUNG, PRASAD ADHIKARATH VALAPPIL
  • Patent number: 9588204
    Abstract: A MRSI system (100) includes a structure of interest identifier (206) that identifies a predetermined segmented structure in segmented MRI image data, a positioning rules bank (210) which stores rules for positioning a volume of interest with respect to the identified predetermined segmented structure of the segmented MRI image data, and a volume of interest generator (208) that positions the volume of interest with respect to the identified predetermined segmented structure based on one or more of the rules for positioning the volume of interest with respect to the identified predetermined segmented structure and generates a signal indicative thereof, wherein the signal is analyzed to determine a biochemical composition of a predetermined region of the structure of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lyubomir Georgiev Zagorchev, Stewart Young
  • Publication number: 20160375268
    Abstract: A therapy planner (16) is configured to construct a therapy plan based on a planning image segmented into segments delineating features of a subject. A predictive plan adaptation module (20) is configured to adjust the segments to represent a foreseeable change in the subject and to invoke the therapy planner to construct a therapy plan corresponding to the foreseeable change. A data storage (18) stores a plurality of therapy plans generated for a subject by the therapy planner and the predictive plan adaptation module based on at least one planning image of the subject. A therapy plan selector (30) is configured to select one of the plurality of therapy plans for use in a therapy session based on a preparatory image acquired preparatory to the therapy session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Heinrich Schulz, Ingwer Carlsen, Rafael Wiemker, Kirsten Meetz, Stewart Young