Computer Assisted Medical Diagnostics Patents (Class 128/920)
  • Patent number: 11211157
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology to improve a workout experience of a user by determining an emotional state of the user, identifying a workout route based on the emotional state of the user, and outputting the workout route via a user interface device. Additionally, determining the emotional state of the user may include inferring emotions from one or more sensor information or user speech information. In one example, the sensor information includes one or more of blood pressure signals, heart rate signals or sweat measurement signals and the user speech information includes one or more of words used in an input utterance or a prosody of the input utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Guillermo Perez, Israel Perez Tudela
  • Patent number: 11191423
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving endoscopy procedures are described that provide not only a conventional real time image of the view obtained by an endoscope, but in addition, a near real time 3D model and/or a 2D flattened image of an interior surface of an organ, which model and image may be processed using AI software to highlight potential tissue abnormalities for closer examination and/or biopsy during the procedure. A navigation module interacts with other system outputs to further assist the endoscopist with navigational indicia, e.g., landmarks and/or directional arrows, that enhance the endoscopists' spatial orientation, and/or may provide navigational guidance to the endoscopist to assist manipulation of the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: DocBot, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriele Zingaretti, Peter Crosby, Andrew Ninh, James Requa, William E. Karnes, John Cifarelli
  • Patent number: 11188204
    Abstract: Systems and methods for virtual implant placement to implement joint gap planning are discussed. For example, a method can include operations for receiving a first implant parameter set based on a surgical plan that was generated while moving the joint through a range of motion. The method can include generating a first set of candidate implant parameter sets that are the result of an incremental change, relative to the first implant parameter set, to at least one parameter of the first parameter set. The method can include calculating a result for at least one candidate implant parameter set and providing a graphical representation of the result according to at least one candidate implant parameter set. The result can be color-coded to correlate to a candidate implant parameter set. The display can include color-coded user interface controls to allow a user to execute incremental changes corresponding to candidate implant parameter sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantinos Nikou, Branislav Jaramaz
  • Patent number: 11166643
    Abstract: A non-invasive method of estimating intra-cranial pressure (ICP). The method including the steps of: a. non-invasively measuring pressure pulses in an upper body artery; b. determining central aortic pressure (CAP) pulses that correspond to these measured pressure pulses; c. identifying features of the ICP wave which denote cardiac ejection and wave reflection from the cranium, including Ejection Duration (ED) and Augmentation Index of Pressure (PAIx); d. non-invasively measuring flow pulses in a central artery which supplies blood to the brain within the cranium; e. identifying features of the measured cerebral flow waves which denote cardiac ejection and wave reflection from the cranium as Flow Augmentation Index (FAIx); f. calculating an ICP flow augmentation index from the measured central flow pulses; g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Michael F. O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 11129556
    Abstract: System and method for non-invasive monitoring of physiological measurements of a subject, including at least one monitoring device, to detect changes in measured physiological signals, the monitoring device including at least one measuring unit, wherein each measuring unit includes: at least two light emitting sources, and at least one sensor, to detect light beams emitted from the at least two light emitting source, and a computerized device, in communication with the at least one monitoring device, the computerized device to receive data from monitoring device, wherein the monitoring device is configured to be removably attachable to the subject's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: WEAR2B LTD.
    Inventors: Ohad Bashan, Oded Bashan, Aharon Klein, Ben Zion Dekel
  • Patent number: 11100249
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data rate beyond a 4G system with an IoT technology, and a system therefor. The present disclosure provides a method and a device for enhancing data security. The method includes when a request message including information related to a first privacy level is received from a user device, authenticating the user device. The method also includes verifying the information related to the first privacy level. The method further includes transmitting, to the terminal, an image processed on the basis of the first privacy level among images processed on the basis of a plurality of privacy levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Joo Suh, Han-Il Yu, Sang-Jin Kim, Joo-Hyun Park, Hye-Jin Lee, Hee-Jeong Lee
  • Patent number: 11068822
    Abstract: A computer assisted surgery system includes a controller configured to display images of the surgical procedure according to a workflow plan. The controller is configured to retrieve data and determine the workflow plan based on the data. The controller may also be configured to record and store data related to the surgical procedure on, for example, a hospital network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark R. DiSilvestro, Jason T. Sherman
  • Patent number: 11051790
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for providing Indicator Features in high resolution micro-ultrasound prostate images, wherein the ultrasound device operates at a center frequency of 15 MHz and above. Indicator Features are features, which have been identified alone and/or in combination with other features in high resolution micro-ultrasound images, and have been determined to be significantly statistically correlated to either benign tissue or some grade of cancerous tissue on the basis of predictive probabilities. These Indicator Features can be used to train a linear or non-linear classifier, which can be used to classify patient images of the prostate. These Indicator Features can be used to guide a clinician as to where to take a biopsy core from the prostate, as well as assist in diagnosis of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Exact Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Wodlinger, Theresa McGrath, Jerrold Wen
  • Patent number: 11045209
    Abstract: A dynamic trialing method generally allows a surgeon to perform a preliminary bone resection on the distal femur according to a curved or planar resection profile. With the curved resection profile, the distal-posterior femoral condyles may act as a femoral trial component after the preliminary bone resection. This may eliminate the need for a separate femoral trial component, reducing the cost and complexity of surgery. With the planar resection profile, shims or skid-like inserts that correlate to the distal-posterior condyles of the final insert may be attached to the distal femur after the preliminary bone resection to facilitate intraoperative trialing. The method and related components may also provide the ability of a surgeon to perform iterative intraoperative kinematic analysis and gap balancing, providing the surgeon the ability to perform necessary ligament and/or other soft tissue releases and fine tune the final implant positions based on data acquired during the surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Jr., Emily Hampp, John R. Fossez
  • Patent number: 11006874
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to a computer implemented method for real time determination of stress levels of an individual. The method includes receiving at least one stream of physiological data from at least one primary sensor for a predetermined duration, and preprocessing the at least one stream of physiological data to extract physiological parameters, where the preprocessing includes performing a preliminary analysis on the at least one stream of physiological data. The method further includes determining a stress level of the individual based on at least the physiological parameters, wherein the determining comprises performing a statistical analysis on the physiological parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Srinivasan Jayaraman, Kriti Kumar, Balamuralidhar Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 10990193
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention, improved systems and methods for medical imaging report input are provided. A zero footprint software extension is provided that interfaces with supported hardware devices, such as dictation devices. The extension may be agnostic to different medical facilities and different medical imaging systems. Radiologists may quickly populate medical imaging reports with existing structured data included in the EMRs or other forms, such as medical orders. Radiologists may also use voice recognition technology in conjunction with the dictation devices to fill in diagnoses and other relevant information in the medical imaging reports. The functionality of the dictation devices may be configured by the radiologists to meet their preferences and needs, either generally or with respect to a specific medical imaging report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Imaging Advantage LLC
    Inventors: Kamil Rahme, Danyell Wilt
  • Patent number: 10932855
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for planning and/or carrying out a total knee replacement surgical procedure on a knee of a leg of a patient are described. Anatomical data for the leg of the patient is obtained, which allows the femoral mechanical axis, the tibial mechanical axis and the joint line of the knee to be determined. A planned proximal tibial cut angle and a planned distal femoral cut angle are determined. A total knee replacement procedure is carried out on the knee of the patient, wherein a distal femoral cut is made using the planned distal femoral cut angle and a proximal tibial cut is made using the planned proximal tibial cut angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Sarah J. Shupe, Michael Joseph Rock, David Robert Wolfson, Gianpaolo Fusari, Hawys Eleri Tomos, Robert Edward Matthews, John Naybour, Mark Heldreth
  • Patent number: 10918260
    Abstract: For each finding, a finding image recorder records as a finding image an endoscopic image captured in the past. A compression processing unit performs a compression process on an endoscopic image captured by a capsule endoscope so as to generate a compressed image. A similarity determination unit determines, when the compression processing unit performs a compression process on the endoscopic image, whether or not the endoscopic image is similar to a finding image recorded in the finding image recorder. When the endoscopic image is determined to be similar to the finding image by the similarity determination unit, the compression processing unit adds predetermined information to the compressed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Hosoya, Takashi Nagata, Isao Tateshita, Ryo Inomata, Ryo Oguma
  • Patent number: 10881462
    Abstract: A computer assisted surgery (CAS) system and method for preparing an anatomical structure to receive an orthopaedic implant. The method generally involves the steps of determining a contour of the anatomical structure by using the CAS system to acquire a plurality of points on the anatomical structure and provide a best fit approximation of the anatomical structure based on the plurality of points, selecting an implant to replicate the anatomical structure, and preparing the anatomical structure to receive the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson R. Heavener, Justin J. May
  • Patent number: 10861161
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for displaying an image showing an object. The method of displaying an image showing an object includes: displaying a model corresponding to the object; receiving a user input for selecting, from the model, a region of interest (ROI) included in the object; and displaying an image showing the ROI based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook Park, Jin-yong Lee, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Namsik Chung, Geu-ru Hong, Chi-young Shim, Ji-hyun Yoon, In-jeong Cho, Ran Heo
  • Patent number: 10861193
    Abstract: A calibration sheet is located at a first position where its surface substantially corresponds to the expected position of a patient surface lying on a mechanical couch during treatment. Images of the calibration sheet are obtained and processed to ascertain relative locations and orientations of the image detectors obtaining the images and optical distortion parameters indicative of optical distortions present in the obtained images of the calibration sheet. The calibration sheet is then re-located to a known position relative to the iso-centre of the treatment apparatus and images of the re-located calibration sheet are obtained and processed to determine a transform corresponding to the relocation of the calibration sheet from the first position to the iso-centre of the treatment apparatus. Data indicative of optical distortions present in the images and data indicative of the locations and orientations of the image detectors relative to the iso-centre of the treatment apparatus are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: VISION RT LTD.
    Inventors: Edward Mead, Ivan Meir
  • Patent number: 10803145
    Abstract: A method of processing EEG data. The EEG data for a user is received at a server from one or more EEG input devices. The EEG data from the user is characterized utilizing the server to generate the characterized data. The characterized data is categorized utilizing the server. The characterized data is analyzed to generate analyzed data. The analysis includes at least comparing the analyzed data against control data. A service response is generated utilizing the server to process the analyzed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NETWORK, INC.
    Inventor: Kerry Michael Albert Driscoll
  • Patent number: 10799321
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the position of the teeth of a patient includes the following steps: a) modeling a target position of the teeth in the form of a target model; b) after a time interval, modeling an updated position of the teeth in the form of an updated model; c) comparing the target and updated models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DENTAL MONITORING
    Inventors: Philippe Salah, Emmanuel Salah, William Ayache
  • Patent number: 10803579
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for generating a diagnosis report based on a medical image of a patient. The system includes a communication interface configured to receive the medical image acquired by an image acquisition device. The system further includes at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to detect a medical condition of the patient and parameters associated with the medical condition based on the medical image. The at least one processor is further configured to construct the diagnosis report based on the medical image, wherein the diagnosis report includes at least one view of the medical image and a description of the medical condition using the parameters. The system also includes a display configured to display the diagnosis report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING KEYA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Song, Hanbo Chen, Zheng Te, Youbing Yin, Junjie Bai, Shanhui Sun
  • Patent number: 10791994
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for receiving sensor data associated with a monitored individual, generating from the sensor data an activity profile of the monitored individual, generating comparison data by comparing the activity profile of the monitored individual to a target activity profile, detecting from the comparison data, an activity of the one or more of activities performed by the monitored individual that can adversely affect a biological condition of the monitored individual, and submitting a notification to equipment utilized by an advisor of the monitored individual. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: David E. Quinn, Kristen Stebbins, John A. Lane, Craig M. Meyerson, Elaine C. Montambeau
  • Patent number: 10762633
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates generally to medical imaging, and more particularly, some embodiments relate to systems and methods for creating and using a covariate modulated or “dynamic” atlas. Some embodiments of the disclosure provide a method for predicting an alas using General Additive Model (GAM) parameters, wherein the GAM parameters are derived by registering (and optionally segmenting) a plurality of image data sets from a plurality of different subjects to an initial atlas estimate (e.g., a seed atlas), and analyzing the resulting registration, segmentation, and intensity parameters as correlated with input covariates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CORTECHS LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Magda, Christopher N. Airriess, Nathan S. White
  • Patent number: 10706485
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein describe techniques for generating a care plan tailored for an individual. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a care platform receives a selection of one or more care protocol templates to assign to a patient. Each care protocol template is associated with a medical condition to be treated. The care platform generates tasks to be performed by the patient, observation metrics specifying types of patient biometrics to monitor, and thresholds associated with each selection. The care platform receives one or more customizations to the tasks, observation metrics, and thresholds and determines whether any of the tasks or the customizations to the tasks conflict with one another. Upon identifying one or more conflicts, the conflicts are resolved based on specified rules associated with each conflicting task. The care plan is generated based on the observation metrics, thresholds, customizations, and resolved tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Preventice Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Richard M. Smith, Scott J. Burrichter
  • Patent number: 10674953
    Abstract: An imaging device for monitoring a skin feature includes a camera, at least one processor and memory. The imaging device displays a body area guide, receives a selection of a body area, initiates an image sequence of the body area, the image sequence including capturing, using the camera, a plurality of images, determines whether all body areas have been imaged, analyzes the images, and provides the analyzed images to a clinician. The imaging device can be part of a system including a server in communication with a monitor, where the clinician views the images on the monitor. Additionally, each skin feature can be ranked in order of risk and presented to the clinician in that order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Robert James Kahlke
  • Patent number: 10674900
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a method and system for controlling a telesurgical tool is disclosed. The method and system for controlling a telesurgical tool includes moving a monitor displaying an image of a robotic surgical tool; sensing motion of the monitor; and translating the sensed motion of the monitor into motion of the robotic surgical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Hoffman, William C. Nowlin
  • Patent number: 10679357
    Abstract: An image-based object tracking system including a photographic device and a computing equipment is provided. The photographic device captures a first image of a scene at a first time and a second image of the scene at a second time subsequent to the first time. The computing equipment determines an area of the scene in the first and second images, which includes a midline of the scene in the first and second images, overlaps the first and second images for determining whether a distance between a first object in the first image and a second object in the second image is less than a predetermined threshold in response to the first object being in the area and the second object not being in the area, and updates an entry object count or an exit object count in response to the distance being less than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Chung Lee, Chia-Hung Lin, Ming-Jen Chen, Ching-Wen Lin, Wei-Lun Tsai, Jui-Sen Tuan, You-Dian Lin
  • Patent number: 10675006
    Abstract: In multi-modality imaging fusion with ultrasound, one transducer is used for registering ultrasound scan data with scan data from another mode. This registration is used to then align scan data from a different ultrasound transducer with the scan data of the other mode. The alignment may account for differences in position sensing between the two transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismayil M. Guracar
  • Patent number: 10672251
    Abstract: In some examples, systems, methods, and devices are described that generate contextual suggestions for patients. Generation of the contextual suggestions is triggered by certain events performed by a medical professional with respect to a patient (e.g., updating a patient record). The contextual suggestions are related to addressing health conditions of the patient and represent tasks or considerations which the medical professional should be made aware. The contextual suggestions are generated in a way that is considerate of patient context, medical professional context, and contexts of similar patients. The contextual suggestions can be presented to the medical professional for selection and execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Krayer, William Michael Gregg, Thomas Andrew Doyle, Paul Brient, Jim Najib Jirjis, Karl Bradley Kehler, Jonathan Perlin, Paul Martin Paslick, Edmund Jackson, Sarah Hume Buta, Erin S. Jospe, Umesh P. Phirke
  • Patent number: 10641844
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for performing tissue, preferably bone tissue manipulation. The system and method may include implanting markers on opposite sides of a bone, fractured bone or tissue to facilitate bone or tissue manipulation, preferably in-situ closed fracture reduction. The markers are preferably configured to be detected by one or more devices, such as, for example, a detection device so that the detection device can determine the relative relationship of the markers. The markers may also be capable of transmitting and receiving signals. An image may be captured of the bone or tissue and the attached markers. From the captured image, the orientation of each marker relative to the bone fragment may be determined. Next, the captured image may be manipulated in a virtual or simulated environment until a desired restored orientation has been achieved. The orientation of the markers in the desired restored orientation may then be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Frigg, Stuart Weikel, Stefan Schwer, Geoffrey Flexner, Ross Jonathan Hamel
  • Patent number: 10630756
    Abstract: A method of automatically downloading data, the method including periodically querying a server (32) for sets of data meeting predetermined criteria, receiving information on any sets of data meeting the predetermined criteria, for each set of data meeting the predetermined criteria, determining if the set of data exists or is up to date locally, and upon determining that a selected set of data does not exist or is not up to date locally, downloading at least a portion of the selected set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Robert John Cyran
  • Patent number: 10617330
    Abstract: In an example, the present invention provides an UWB and FMCW sensor apparatus, with an audio module and inertial motion module, using multi-core processing and an AI processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Totemic Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran R. Joshi, Lenin Patra
  • Patent number: 10621304
    Abstract: A system including one or more processors and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to receive, via a server, a first real time messaging protocol message from a hub application, the first real time messaging protocol message to control a medical; transmit a device driver command to control the medical device based on the first real time messaging protocol message; receive data from the medical device; and transmit, via the server, the data from the medical device to the hub application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pankaj Wasnik, Maharsh Kapadia, Vipin Namboodiri
  • Patent number: 10607733
    Abstract: A neutrality analysis system includes receives existing claim data including at least one existing healthcare code associated with a first classification system, receives new claim data including a plurality of new healthcare codes associated with a second classification system, wherein the at least one existing healthcare code is mapped to the at least one new healthcare code, receives a plurality of payment codes associated with the at least one existing healthcare code and the at least one new healthcare code, and based on the received plurality of payment codes, calculates payments of the received existing and new claim data, respectively, and based on the calculating, selects a financially neutral new healthcare code of the plurality of new healthcare codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Syntel, Inc.
    Inventor: Murlidhar Reddy
  • Patent number: 10568567
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient for a disease, such as arthritis, is described. Steps include treating an animal for the disease with a first treatment, capturing video frames, then using optical flow to compute vector fields for each frame, then taking a maximum vector value over a first time period, then selecting a set of maximum vector values over a second time period, then clipping those values to a maximum, and then computing an average of those values. This value is an efficacy and it is compared to a baseline efficacy. If the treatment is efficacious, the patient is so treated. A method of applying for a drug for approval is also described, using substantially the same steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Vium, Inc
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ford, Jonathan Betts-Lacroix
  • Patent number: 10552954
    Abstract: In a method and a computer for generating a physiologically-derived map correlated with anatomical image data spatially resolved physiologically-derived values within a value range are provided to a computer, as are anatomical image data. A frequency of occurrence of the provided physiologically-derived values is determined in the computer, depending on the occurrence of physiologically-derived values within the value range. A portion of the value range is selected in or via the computer, based on the determined frequency of the provided physiologically-derived values. Color coding is assigned in the computer to the physiologically-derived values of the value range outside the selected portion. A physiologically-derived map is generated by the computer by assigning a physiologically-derived value corresponding to the assigned color coding to its spatially resolved position in relation to the anatomical image data, and the map is shown at a display screen of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Beck
  • Patent number: 10531815
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product are provided for user-steered, on-the fly path planning in an image-guided endoscopic procedure, comprising: presenting, on a display, a 2D sectional image showing a region of interest from a preoperative CT scan; defining a control point on the 2D sectional image within a patient's body lumen responsive to a first user input; centering the control point; adjusting a viewing angle about the control point to show a longitudinal section of the body lumen responsive to a second user input; identifying a second point on a planned path within the body lumen responsive to a third user input; extending a planned path connecting the control point and the second point; redefining the second point as a new control point; and repeating the presenting adjusting, identifying, extending, and the redefining steps until the planned path reaches a procedure starting point within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Kongkuo Lu, Rafael Wiemker
  • Patent number: 10524711
    Abstract: A method and/or computer program product identifies and/or predicts a cognitive state of a user. A buffer on a device is loaded with a predetermined set of sensor readings for a user. A hardware receiver receives a “push” signal from the device. The “push” signal is transmitted by the user in response to the user subjectively experiencing a user-defined cognitive state. The “push” signal causes readings from the buffer to be loaded as pushed sensor readings onto a data matrix. One or more processors analyze the pushed sensor readings to identify a sensor pattern of the pushed sensor readings. In response to detecting a subsequent set of sensor readings that match the sensor pattern of the pushed sensor readings, a signal transmitter transmits a cognitive state signal that indicates a prediction of a particular cognitive state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Peter K. Malkin, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10517527
    Abstract: A sleep scoring device is provided for, including a contactless biometric sensor, a processor, memory, and a microphone. The sleep scoring device may detect a user's sleep state by reading signals from the contactless biometric sensor based on at least one of a detected change in heartrate, body movement, or respiration, and log the biometric information. The sleep scoring device may also generate a sleep score for a sleep session based on the latency of the sleep session, the number of detected waking events, the amount of REM sleep, the amount of deep sleep, or the number of times the snooze button was pressed during the sleep session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Laura Ware, Jonathan Freed, Jack Read, Debra Reich, Leela Keshavan, Brian David Mulcahey
  • Patent number: 10515452
    Abstract: A medical imaging system configured to receive first image information corresponding with one or more images acquired at a first time, the one or more images including a lesion; receive second image information corresponding with one or more images of the lesion acquired at another time; render volumes of the lesion for each image; and overlays the two volumes. Other factors and/or indicators, such as vascularization indicators, may be calculated and compared between the first image information and second image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Allen David Snook, Michael R. Vion, Julia Dmitrieva, Junzheng Man
  • Patent number: 10500350
    Abstract: It is known in the art to use an apparatus to enhance the visual appearance of the veins and arteries in a patient to facilitate insertion of needles into those veins and arteries. This application discloses a number of inventions that add additional data collection and presentation capabilities to a handheld vein enhancement apparatus and a set of processes for the collection of blood and the delivery of IV medicines that use the handheld device to mediate the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AccuVein, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Wood, Ron Goldman, Stephen P. Conlon, Vincent Luciano
  • Patent number: 10506408
    Abstract: Presented is a method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for aiding emergency response. An exemplary method includes receiving, by a processor, a first data, the first data related to medical information of an individual, and receiving, by a processor, a plurality of second data, the plurality of second data from a plurality of devices with information of the individual. The method further includes determining, by the processor, a trauma level of the individual based on the received first data and the received plurality of second data, and transmitting, by the processor, the first data and the plurality of second data to a trauma center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bryx, Inc.
    Inventor: David Thomas
  • Patent number: 10492720
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus monitor health by detection of sleep stage. For example, a sleep stage monitor may access sensor data signals related to bodily movement and respiration movements. At least a portion of the detected signals may be analyzed to calculate respiration variability. The respiration variability may include variability of respiration rate or variability of respiration amplitude. A processor may then determine a sleep stage based on a combination bodily movement and respiration variability. The determination of sleep stages may distinguish between deep sleep and other stages of sleep, or may differentiate between deep sleep, light sleep and REM sleep. The bodily movement and respiration movement signals may be derived from one or more sensors, such as non-invasive sensor (e.g., a non-contact radio-frequency motion sensor or a pressure sensitive mattress).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Sensor Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Paul Phillips, Conor Heneghan, Trevor Murray
  • Patent number: 10463270
    Abstract: Medical device systems and methods for operating medical device systems conserve energy by efficiently managing computational demands of the systems. A first analysis, having relatively lower computational processing demand than at least a second analysis, processes signals from a subject to determine a first estimate of a propensity for the subject to have a neurological event. If the first estimate meets a set of specified criteria, a second analysis is performed to determine a second estimate of the propensity for the subject to have a neurological event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LivaNova USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kent Leyde
  • Patent number: 10417750
    Abstract: An image processing method includes correcting a target image based on an initial distortion coefficient to obtain a first corrected target image, performing straight-line fitting on a first border line in the first corrected target image to calculate a first distortion metric value and a correction distortion coefficient, correcting the target image based on the correction distortion coefficient to obtain a second corrected target image, performing straight-line fitting on a second border line in the second corrected target image to calculate a second distortion metric value, detecting whether a preset correction condition is satisfied based on at least one of the first distortion metric value or the second distortion metric value, and configuring the correction distortion coefficient as the initial distortion coefficient if the preset correction condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guyue Zhou, Ketan Tang
  • Patent number: 10413428
    Abstract: A computer-assisted surgery (CAS) system outputs a leg length discrepancy and/or an offset between conditions. An inertial sensor unit is connected to an instrument(s) to produce readings representative of its orientation. A CAS processor unit has a coordinate system module for setting a pelvic coordinate system from readings of the inertial sensor unit, a tracking module for tracking an orientation of the instrument(s) relative to the pelvic coordinate system during movements thereof, and a geometrical relation data module for recording preoperatively a medio-lateral orientation of the instrument(s) representative of a medio-lateral axis of the legs and a distance between the legs, for recording after implant rejointing the medio-lateral orientation and the distance, and for calculating a leg length discrepancy and/or an offset, based on the distances and the medio-lateral orientations. An interface outputs the leg length discrepancy and/or the offset between leg conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ORTHOSOFT INC.
    Inventors: Karine Duval, Di Li, Laurence Moreau-Belanger, Benoit Pelletier, Yvan Leone, Myriam Valin, Francois Paradis
  • Patent number: 10417326
    Abstract: A method comprising, responsive to a selecting event, rendering an interactive display screen of a saved first state of a display layout of a medical information compilation, the interactive display screen comprising first information in a first display area and second information in a second display area, the saved first state comprising a plurality of display attributes of the first information and the second information, wherein the first information and the second information each include one of (i) a medical image, (ii) medical notes, or (iii) a medical record is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM MEDICAL SYSTEMS U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimomura, Tatsuo Kawanaka
  • Patent number: 10401975
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention, improved systems and methods for medical imaging report input are provided. A zero footprint software extension is provided that interfaces with supported hardware devices, such as dictation devices. The extension may be agnostic to different medical facilities and different medical imaging systems. Radiologists may quickly populate medical imaging reports with existing structured data included in the EMRs or other forms, such as medical orders. Radiologists may also use voice recognition technology in conjunction with the dictation devices to fill in diagnoses and other relevant information in the medical imaging reports. The functionality of the dictation devices may be configured by the radiologists to meet their preferences and needs, either generally or with respect to a specific medical imaging report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IMAGING ADVANTAGE LLC
    Inventors: Kamil Rahme, Danyell Wilt
  • Patent number: 10390740
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, etc. for determination and application of a metric for assessing a patient's glycemic health. In one particular implementation, a computed metric may be used to balance short-term and long-term risks associated with a particular therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Lane Desborough, Cesar Palerm, Salman Monirabbasi
  • Patent number: 10380910
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing a cognitive ability may comprise conducting, via a user interface display of a user computing device, a training session which may comprise presenting, via the user interface display of the user computing device, a variable stimuli go/no-go behavior response exercise, which may comprise establishing an assembly platform containing an outline of component parts of a final assembled item; presenting a plurality of component delivery platforms; delivering a component corresponding to at least one of the plurality of components of the final assembled item to at least one of the component delivery platforms; allowing the user to select or not select the component on the at least one of the plurality of component delivery platforms according to at least one selection criteria; and scoring the correctness of the user selecting or not selecting the component according to the at least one selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LUMOS LABS, INC.
    Inventors: David Wu, Benjamin Lee Ahroni, Aaron Kaluszka
  • Patent number: 10379041
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining quality of semen of a vertebrate animal. The method includes the following steps: measuring at least one absorption spectrum of a sample of the semen; selecting a number n of wave numbers ?j (j?[1;n]) which are characteristic of the semen of the breed or of the species of the animal; determining from the absorption spectrum or spectra of a value of the absorption Xj and/or a value of the second derivative of the absorption Xj?(j?[1;n]) for each of the n wave numbers ?j (j?[1;n]); and calculating a non-return rate Y at a predefined number of days from the absorption values Xj and/or from the second derivative of the absorption Xj? previously determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UNION EVOLUTION
    Inventors: Francois Guillaume, Maena Le Corvec, Thomas De Bretagne, Gildas Michel, Stephane Basquin, Frederic Charreaux, Hughes Tariel, Benoit Guyonnet
  • Patent number: 10368810
    Abstract: Described is a system for detecting a wearable device worn by a monitored individual, notifying a system of the detecting of the wearable device worn by the monitored individual, receiving provisioning information from the system, and provisioning the wearable device according to the provisioning information. The provisioning information can configure the wearable device to provide information associated with the monitored individual to a monitoring device to enable the monitoring device to provide healthcare services to the monitored individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Quinn, Kristen Stebbins, Craig M. Meyerson