Computer Assisted Medical Diagnostics Patents (Class 128/920)
  • Patent number: 10311745
    Abstract: Methods, techniques, apparatuses, and systems for setting up and tracking sleep consistency goals of users are provided. In one example, a computing system for setting a sleep schedule of a user of a biometric monitoring device may obtain sleep data derived from sensor data generated by the biometric monitoring device, store the sleep data in a sleep log data store as one or more sleep logs associated with an account assigned to the user, and calculate a target bedtime based on a scheduled waketime of the user and a sleep efficiency derived, at least in part, from the sleep data for one or more users stored in the sleep log data store. The computing system may also be configured to provide a number of personalized user interfaces to an individual for the purposes of setting a sleep schedule. Such interfaces may include parameters that are tailored to the individual sleep needs and/or characteristics of the individual's sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Antony Arnold, Yeqing Cheng, Yasaman Baiani, Allison Maya Russell
  • Patent number: 10311209
    Abstract: A device and method of providing instruction to a patient regarding the dosing of insulin is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Maury Zivitz, Lois Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 10300230
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods for assessing the sleep quality of a patient in a sleep session are provided. Data is collected from the patient and/or physician including, for example, sleep session data in the form of one or more physiological parameters of the patient indicative of the patient's sleep quality during the sleep session, a subjective evaluation of sleep quality, etc.; patient profile data; etc. A sleep quality index algorithm, which optionally may be an adaptive algorithm, is applied, taking into account some or all of the collected data. Sleep quality data may be presented to at least the patient, and it may be displayed in any suitable format (e.g., a format useful for the patient to be appraised on the progress of the treatment, a format useful for a sleep clinician to monitor progress and/or assess the effectiveness of differing treatment regimens, etc).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Renee Frances Flower, Philip Rodney Kwok, Muditha Pradeep Dantanarayana, Ron Richard
  • Patent number: 10297025
    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: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CORTECHS LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Magda, Christopher N. Airriess, Nathan S. White
  • Patent number: 10278653
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for managing alerts associated with a target physiological event such as a worsening heart failure event are described. A system may detect one or more alert onsets using an onset threshold, and one or more corresponding alert terminations using a reset threshold. Alerts may be issued corresponding to the detected alert onsets and alert terminations. The system may compare the alerts to a specified alert characteristic, and iteratively adjust the onset or reset threshold until the alerts corresponding to the adjusted onset or reset threshold satisfy the specified alert characteristic. The adjusted onset and reset thresholds may be presented to a user or a process for detecting the target physiological event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Viktoria A. Averina, Julie A. Thompson, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Qi An, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10269447
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting inaccuracies in comorbidity documentation are provided. An example method can include retrieving patient data from a hospital records database, generating a first data structure representing a list of patient identifiers, retrieving patient symptom data for each patient identifier listed in the first data structure, generating, a second data structure by assigning the retrieved patient symptom data to the eligible patients represented in the first data structure, retrieving, a plurality of lookup tables, generating a third data structure by applying the lookup tables to the second data structure to assign a CC or a MCC value to at least one unique patient identifier of the second data structure, and storing the third data structure to the memory. In some implementations, the method can include updating the hospital records database with the CC or the MCC value assigned to the at least one unique patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: OPPORTUNE ACQUISITION, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Lateef, Bala Hota
  • Patent number: 10248756
    Abstract: Generating anatomically specific movie driven medical image review is provided. Scan data is received representing an anatomy of a patient. A movie generation preset selection associated with the scan data is received. Anatomical landmarks within the scan data are detected. A movie of the patient is generated based on the scan data, the movie generation preset, and the anatomical landmarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Daphne Yu, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Thomas Friese, Klaus Engel
  • Patent number: 10249194
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for assessing one or more features of drivers within a threshold distance of a self-driving vehicle which has sensors to monitor driving conditions on a travel route within the threshold distance, predicting the behavior of one or more vehicles within the threshold distance based on the assessment of those features, and utilizing the predicted behavior for the self-driving vehicle to drive on the travel route. Changes in the condition or usage of the travel route, the surroundings, and pedestrians and other types of vehicles in the vicinity of the travel route can go into the assessment. Changes in the assessment can alert the self-driving vehicle to change course and the way it monitors data. Information regarding other drivers can be privatized and utilized using a blockchain system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas D. Erickson, Clifford A. Pickover, Aisha Walcott, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10238308
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for generating an electrophysiological map of a geometric structure. The system includes a computer-based model construction system configured to acquire electrical information at a plurality of diagnostic landmark points, assign a color value, based on the acquired electrical information, to each of the diagnostic landmark points, create a first 3D texture region storing floats for a weighted physiological metric, create a second 3D texture region storing floats for a total weight, for each diagnostic landmark point, additively blend the color value of the diagnostic landmark point into voxels of the first 3D texture region that are within a predetermined distance, normalize the colored voxels using the second 3D texture region to generate a normalized 3D texture map, generate the electrophysiological map from the normalized 3D texture map and a surface of the geometric structure, and display the generated electrophysiological map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Voth, Cable Patrick Thompson
  • Patent number: 10218816
    Abstract: An embodiment of this invention is directed to an information processing system including a communication apparatus including an IP interface and a non-IP interface and capable of connecting to the Internet, an input device, and an output device, and a server capable of communicating with the communication apparatus via the IP interface. The server stores the combination of the input device and the output device connected to the non-IP interface of the communication apparatus and an operation to be performed by the input device or the output device in association with each other, detects the input device and the output device connected to the non-IP interface of the communication apparatus, decides the operation to be performed by the input device or the output device upon detecting the input device and the output device connected to the non-IP interface of the communication apparatus, and instructs the input device or the output device to do the decided operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10213319
    Abstract: CT images near the pelvis are obtained before surgery, and a three-dimensional model of a pelvis part is created on a computer. The virtual three-dimensional bone model is used to plan an installation position of a guide instrument etc., and a virtual three-dimensional surgical site model including the guide instrument is constructed. Subsequently, during surgery, the guide instrument is installed, and three-dimensional images of a surgical site are obtained, and a measured three-dimensional surgical site model including the guide instrument is obtained. The virtual three-dimensional surgical site model and the measured three-dimensional surgical site model are compared, and an error between an ideal installation position of the guide instrument and an actual installation position of the guide instrument is detected to guide the operator to reduce the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: ARTHRODESIGN, LTD., LEXI CO., LTD., SAITAMA MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Toshitaka Wakayama, Yukari Kito, Norio Seitoku, Takashi Handa, Toru Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10213152
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for the real time monitoring and measurement of sleep quality of a subject comprising the steps of; obtaining information from the subject using sensory signals; analyzing the information contained within the signals using signal processing and artificial intelligence; and using the analyzed information to create a protocol to improve the sleep quality of the subject. Another embodiment of the invention is directed to a system for real time monitoring and measurement of sleep quality of a subject comprising: a means for obtaining sensory information from the subject; a means for transmitting the sensory information; a means for analyzing the sensory information; and a means for creating a protocol to improve the sleep quality of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Majdi Bsoul, Lakshman S. Tamil
  • Patent number: 10213116
    Abstract: The application relates to an apparatus and a method for estimating a central systolic blood pressure (cSBP) of a subject, in which a peripheral blood pressure waveform of the subject's pulse and at least two peripheral blood pressure measurements within the cardiac cycle of the subject are determined and the peripheral blood pressure waveform is manipulated with a transfer function to provide an estimate of the central blood pressure waveform of the subject's pulse. The at least two peripheral blood pressure measurements within the cardiac cycle of the subject and the peripheral blood pressure waveform of the subject's pulse are determined at substantially the same point on a peripheral artery of the subject. The estimate of the central blood pressure waveform of the subject's pulse provides an estimate of the central systolic blood pressure of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SunTech Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Jan Chowienczyk, Sally Emma Brett, Antoine Yves Marie Guilcher
  • Patent number: 10194841
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for determining whether to administer a medication dose as a single dose or whether to fractionate the single dose to be administered as at least two discrete doses. Embodiments include determining a first analyte level and a first rate of change of the analyte level; determining an initial medication dose based on one or more anticipated subsequent medication doses, the first analyte level relative to an analyte level threshold, and the first rate of change of the analyte level relative to a rate of change threshold; administering the initial medication dose; determining a second analyte level and a second rate of change of the analyte level based on subsequent analyte data; and determining a subsequent medication dose based on the second analyte level relative to the analyte level threshold and the second rate of change relative to the rate of change threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Sloan, Martin J. Fennell, Daniel M. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10194944
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to software used in planning the correction of bone deformities preoperatively or postoperatively, and in particular relates to virtually manipulating rings and struts of an external fixation frame in order to plan the steps for making a desired correction to two or more bone portions of a patient. The software can be used prior to surgery, allowing a user to virtually define a bone deformity, and virtually add and manipulate fixation rings and struts to the bone deformity. Based on the virtual manipulations, a correction plan can be generated that describes length adjustments that should be made to the plurality of model struts over a period of time to correct the bone deformity. The software can also be used after surgical fixation of the fixation frame and struts to the deformed bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Adam John Edelhauser, Ashish Gangwar, Sandeep Menon
  • Patent number: 10178952
    Abstract: A system (100) for bi-hemispheric brain wave measurements including a first device (102) and a second device (103), wherein at least said first device (102) is adapted to be worn in or at a first ear of a person subject to the measurements and wherein the first (102) and second (103) device exchange data using a wireless link (104). The invention also provides a method for measuring a bi-hemispherical brain wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Soren Erik Westermann, Preben Kidmose, Mike Lind Rank, Michael Ungstrup
  • Patent number: 10176727
    Abstract: A system for simulating an image-guided medical procedure on a computerized anatomy is provided. The system includes a foldable base having two portions connected by a hinged connector, each portion of the foldable base is provided with one or more docking stations. The system further includes two or more working units, each connectable to any one of the docking stations. Each working unit comprises a chamber capable of receiving an operation tool, a diameter sensor to detect diameter information related to the operational tool and a tracking unit configured to detect tracking information related to the operational tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SIMBIONIX LTD.
    Inventors: Matan Shabat, Niv Fisher, Hadar Segal
  • Patent number: 10163207
    Abstract: Methods and systems for registering three-dimensional (3D) CT image data with two-dimensional (2D) fluoroscopic image data using a plurality of markers are disclosed. In the methods and systems, a lateral angle and a cranial angle are searched for and a roll angle is computed. 3D translation coordinates are also computed. The calculated roll angle and 3D translation coordinates are computed for a predetermined number of times successively. After performing the calculations, the 3D CT image data is overlaid on the 2D fluoroscopic image data based on the lateral angle, the cranial angle, the roll angle, and the 3D translation coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Nicolas J. Merlet
  • Patent number: 10147189
    Abstract: Computer systems, computer-implemented methods, and non-transitory computer readable storage media for gross feature recognition including receiving an image comprising a plurality of image elements representing the region of interest of the subject. Gross feature recognition can further include co-registering the image to an atlas to segment the plurality of image elements into a plurality of sub-regions corresponding to structures in the atlas, where the structures in the atlas are ordered in a first rank order according to a predetermined feature. Further included can be ordering the plurality of sub-regions in a second rank order according to the predetermined feature. Further included can be identifying as gross features one or more of the plurality of sub-regions whose positions in the first rank order of the ordered sub-regions differ from positions in the second rank order of the corresponding ordered structures in the atlas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael I. Miller, Susumu Mori, Kenichi Oishi
  • Patent number: 10140715
    Abstract: A method of performing digital tomosynthesis includes the steps of obtaining an initial volume (I) formed with a plurality of slices (100); performing edge detection in a slice (100); processing the detected edges (11E) to obtain a weighting volume (Wxyz); and generating a composite slab (Scomp, Smeta) on the basis of the weighting volume (Wxyz).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Anna Jerebko
  • Patent number: 10136952
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be used to perform robot-aided surgery. A system may include a robotic controller to monitor a position and orientation of an end effector coupled to an end of a robotic arm. The robotic controller may apply a force to a bone using the end effector, such as via a soft tissue balancing component. The robotic controller may determine soft tissue balance using information from a tracking system, such as a position of a first tracker affixed to the bone. The soft tissue balance may be output, such as to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Couture, Alain Richard, Olivier Boisvert, Emily Gogarty, Louis-Philippe Amiot, Sebastien Parratte, Di Li
  • Patent number: 10140674
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a computer-implemented interactive diagnostic medical records system operated in conjunction with at least one user device. Interactive processing components provide collaborative interaction between a user and at least one database, the collaboration including deployment of a search module in response to a query associated with the user device, and a diagnostic inquiry module comprising an interactive sequence of at least two linked inquiries transmitted to the user device. In one embodiment, the diagnostic inquiry module is operable to assign a value or “weight” to the user responses to the interactive sequence of at least two linked inquiries. User interface tools may further be associated with the user device for accepting input from the diagnostic inquiry module and correspondingly displaying output as determined by the interactive processing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Roger Alan Mason
  • Patent number: 10140714
    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: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Allen David Snook, Michael R. Vion, Julia Dmitrieva, Junzheng Man
  • Patent number: 10130320
    Abstract: In an X-ray CT apparatus of an embodiment, an X-ray tube emits X-rays. A detector detects the X-rays emitted from the X-ray tube and having passed through a subject. Processing circuitry collects projection data based on data detected by the detector. The Processing circuitry generates a reconstructed image from the projection data. A display displays a display image based on the reconstructed image. A input circuitry receives an operation to rotate a first display image based on a first reconstructed image generated by the processing circuitry on a screen of the display, and specify a certain region on a second display image whose axis is in a direction different from a slice direction. The processing circuitry generates a second reconstructed image from the projection data, having higher resolution than that of the first display image, for the certain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Saito, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10126401
    Abstract: In a method and magnetic resonance (MR) tomography system for generating image data of a subject to be examined, situated in an MR scanner, during a magnetic resonance measurement the subject is repeatedly moved back and forth relative to a magnet/gradient system of the MR scanning between a starting position and an end position. During this movement, portions of a total raw image data set, which is required for the reconstruction of image data for slices of an image stack in the subject, are in each case acquired in different sweeps from the starting position to the end position and/or from the end position to the starting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Alto Stemmer
  • Patent number: 10092213
    Abstract: Computer-assisted structuring of medical examination data and/or one or more examination data records is disclosed. A method of at least one embodiment includes providing at least one medical examination data record, which includes patient-specific data described textually and/or symbolically and/or at least one image data record created with the aid of a radiological examination device; providing at least one body model image, which represents a body model matching the examination data; and registering the at least one examination data record with the body model, wherein at least one position in the body model is assigned to the examination data record; the position being made known for interaction by way of a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Gossler, Martin Huber, Nadine Liebs, Michael Rusitska, Marcus Thäle
  • Patent number: 10085659
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart includes a catheter shaft. The catheter shaft includes a plurality of electrodes including a first and a second electrode. The system also includes a processor. The processor is capable of collecting a first signal corresponding to a first electrode over a time period and generating a first time-frequency distribution corresponding to the first signal. The first time-frequency distribution includes a first dominant frequency value representation occurring at one or more first base frequencies. The processor is also capable of applying a filter to the first signal or derivatives thereof to determine whether the first dominant frequency value representation includes a single first dominant frequency value at a first base frequency or two or more first dominant frequency values at two or more base frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob I. Laughner, Carlos Alberto Ricci, Vladimir V. Kovtun, Shibaji Shome, Pramodsingh H. Thakur, Allan C. Shuros, Kevin J. Stalsberg
  • Patent number: 10083213
    Abstract: A question and answer based customer support system is provided through which users submit question data representing questions to be answered using support resources. Low quality and/or high quality question formats are defined and questions having a low quality question format are labeled improperly formatted questions, while questions having a high quality question format are labeled properly formatted questions. Received question data is analyzed to determine if the question data represents an improperly or properly formatted question before allocating support resources to generating an answer. If, a determination is made that the question data represents an improperly formatted question, corrective actions are taken before allocating support resources to generating an answer. If a determination is made that the question data represents a properly formatted question, the question represented by the question data is allocated support resources to generate an answer on a priority basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Igor A. Podgorny, Matthew Cannon, Todd Frey Goodyear, Kelvin Hung
  • Patent number: 10080614
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HeartFlow, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10080122
    Abstract: A receiver module (101), transceiver module for body coupled communication devices (100) and a method of waking-up a body coupled receiver of a body coupled communication device (100) are provided. The receiver module (101) of the body coupled communication device (100) comprises couplers (102) for receiving signals via a body transmission channel (160) which follows a body of a user (150). A wake-up receiver (108) and a main receiver (106) of the receiver module (101) are coupled to the couplers (102). The main receiver (106) may operate in a sleep mode and in an operational mode. The wake-up receiver (108) generates a wake-up signal (107) when signals received via the body transmission channel (160) in a predefined spectral range exceed an energy threshold level. The wake-up signal (107) is provided to a circuitry of the body coupled communication device (100) to directly or indirectly configuring the main receiver (106) in the operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ashoka Sathanur Visweswara, Anteneh Alemu Abbo, Sotir Filipov Ouzounov, Johan-Paul Marie Gerard Linnartz, Ronald Van Langevelde
  • Patent number: 10073951
    Abstract: A medication analysis system maintains a database of medication profiles for users of medications, each medication profile being associated with a person and includes demographic information about the person and user experience information describing the person's experiences with one or more medications. An input from a user is received that requests information about a medication for a desired demographic. A cluster of medication profiles is identified from the database of medication profiles that include user experience information describing peoples' experiences with the medication. One or more satisfaction metrics are determined for the medication using user experience information in the identified set of medication profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GoodRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Mohebbi, Thomas Goetz, Adam Baker
  • Patent number: 10074165
    Abstract: An image composition device composites a no-flash image including a subject captured under ambient light and a flash image including the subject captured by emitting flash light to generate a composite image including the subject. The image composition device includes an input unit that enables the no-flash image and the flash image to be input, a correction unit that corrects the no-flash image and the flash image input from the input unit, and a composition unit that composites the no-flash image and the flash image output from the correction unit to generate a composite image. The correction unit corrects a color temperature of the no-flash image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Michihiro Kobayashi, Kouta Kurihara, Ryo Ono
  • Patent number: 10068349
    Abstract: An image analysis apparatus, which analyzes orientations of fiber bundles of X-yarns and Y-yarns from a three-dimensional image of a woven fabric made of fiber bundles of the X-yarns, the Y-yarns, and Z-yarns, includes: a binarization unit that binarizes the three-dimensional image; an overlapping area extraction unit that extracts an overlapping area from the binarized image; a reference direction determination unit that averages an overlapping direction of each voxel included in the overlapping area and determines the averaged direction as a reference direction; a Z-yarn removal unit that removes the Z-yarns from the binarized image by applying a directional distance method on a reference plane perpendicular to the reference direction; and a fiber bundle orientation estimation unit that applies the directional distance method on the reference plane and estimates the orientations of the fiber bundles of the X-yarns and the Y-yarns based on a calculated directional distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Yu Hasegawa, Hiromasa Suzuki, Takashi Michikawa, Yutaka Ohtake, Suguru Kondo
  • Patent number: 10059462
    Abstract: A helicopter-hoist system is described. The system may include: hoist equipment, illumination systems, range-measuring equipment, camera(s), communication systems, display devices, processing/control systems including image-processing systems, and power-management systems. The system may also include a smart-hook for measuring a load on the hook. Based on the measured load on the cable, the lighting may be illuminated in different manners. In another aspect, the system may communicate with display devices, which render images of a mission to helicopter crew members or other observers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Breeze-Eastern LLC
    Inventors: Brad Repp, Brad Pedersen, Ezra Johnson, Chad Cariano, Chad Dize
  • Patent number: 10058287
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for acquiring a magnetic resonance imaging dataset of an area to be examined of a patient by magnetic resonance data are acquired over a prespecified acquisition period which has been fixed for the acquisition process. This acquisition period is divided into a number of sub-periods. For each sub-dataset of the magnetic resonance data acquired by undersampling in a sub-period, at least one motion value describing the motion status of the area to be examined is determined, and the data subsets to be used for the reconstruction of the magnetic resonance imaging dataset are selected in dependence on the motion values in order to minimize motion artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heiko Meyer, Esther Raithel
  • Patent number: 10048330
    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: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Frigg, Stuart Weikel, Stefan Schwer, Geoffrey Flexner, Ross Jonathan Hamel
  • Patent number: 10045701
    Abstract: Provided herein are implantable systems that include an implantable photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor, which can be used to obtain an arterial PPG waveform. In an embodiment, a metric of a terminal portion of an arterial PPG waveform is determined, and a metric of an initial portion of the arterial PPG waveform is determined, and a surrogate of mean arterial pressure is determined based on the metric of the terminal portion and the metric of the initial portion. In another embodiment, a surrogate of diastolic pressure is determined based on a metric of a terminal portion of an arterial PPG waveform. In a further embodiment, a surrogate of cardiac afterload is determined based on a metric of a terminal portion of an arterial PPG waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart O. Schecter
  • Patent number: 10045695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental imaging apparatus which includes an x-ray imaging means and at least one color camera for photographing the face of a patient positioned at the imaging station of the apparatus, which at least one color camera is arranged to image the patient's face positioned at the patient support station from different directions, and means arranged into functional connection with said at least one color camera for creating a virtual three-dimensional texture model of the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PLANMECA OY
    Inventors: Kustaa Nyholm, Christian DeGodzinsky, Juha Koivisto
  • Patent number: 10039528
    Abstract: Bodily fluid sample collection systems, devices, and method are provided. The device may comprise a first portion comprising at least a sample collection channel configured to draw the fluid sample into the sample collection channel via a first type of motive force. The sample collection device may include a second portion comprising a sample container for receiving the bodily fluid sample collected in the sample collection channel, the sample container operably engagable to be in fluid communication with the collection channel, whereupon when fluid communication is established, the container provides a second motive force different from the first motive force to move a majority of the bodily fluid sample from the channel into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Lee
  • Patent number: 10007760
    Abstract: The present disclosure related to an apparatus that may be used for taking blood glucose measurements and providing individualized insulin dose recommendations wherein the apparatus is easy to use and facilitates improved diabetes control in patients. Also disclosed are related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hygieia, Inc.
    Inventors: Holly Bielawa, Carissa Demetris, James Goebel, Carol Treat Morton, Michelle Pomorski, Thomas Puricelli, Jim Rodgers, Eran Bashan, Israel Hodish, John R. Monteith
  • Patent number: 10004455
    Abstract: A real time visualization method and system for evaluating and monitoring recovery progress of Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstructed/injured subject is provided. The method includes receiving multiple super-imposed bio-signals from an electromyogram (EMG) for muscles of limbs of the patient and signals pertaining to three dimensional kinematics measurement from a motion sensor set, processing the signals to extract wavelet features and evaluating the wavelet features to determine the extent of rehabilitation and a recovery classification of the patient's limb from ACL injury. The system includes an input interface circuit, a processing module, a comparator module and an output interface circuit for providing an estimate of the extent of rehabilitation the patient's limb from ACL injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    Inventors: S. M. N Arosha Senanayake, Owais Ahmed Malik
  • Patent number: 10002425
    Abstract: The method of segmenting single neuron images with high-dynamic-range thresholds of the present invention includes (a) preparing a biological tissue sample containing neurons and performing imaging to this sample to obtain a three-dimensional raw neuroimage; (b) deleting voxels in the three-dimensional raw neuroimage with signal intensities below a first signal intensity threshold to obtain a first thresholded image; (c) tracing the first thresholded image to obtain a first traced image; (d) calculating a structural importance score of every voxel in the first traced image to obtain a first structural importance score of every voxel; (e) gradually increasing the signal intensity threshold and repeating (b), (c) and (d) n?1 times; (f) summing up all the n structural importance scores of every voxel; (g) deleting voxels with summed structural importance score smaller than a pre-determined value from the raw image to obtain the segmented single neuron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: National Tsing Hua University, Tunghai University, National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chi-Tin Shih, Nan-Yow Chen, Ann-Shyn Chiang
  • Patent number: 10003882
    Abstract: A headphone system comprising a physiological sensor and a method of fitting a headphone system comprising a physiological sensor to a user is provided. The headphone system comprises a headphone having a speaker, a physiological sensor configured to be positioned for measuring physiological data, and a processor connected to the physiological sensor to receive the measured physiological data and process the measured physiological data to output physiological information and a fitting parameter. An application program is associated with the headphone, and is configured to receive the physiological information and the fitting parameter. The application program may evaluate at least the fitting parameter to indicate to a user whether the headphone is properly positioned, and issue a first notification in dependence on the evaluation of the fitting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathrine Steen Urup, Lars Bohn Hansen
  • Patent number: 9996930
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image obtaining unit to obtain a time-sequential image obtained in order of a start image, a plurality of intermediate images, and an end image. A route determining unit determines a route passing from the start to the end image via at least one of the plurality of intermediate images for the time-sequential image. An image selecting unit selects a plurality of first selection images from among the plurality of intermediate images. A conformity calculating unit calculates a first conformity based on image quality of the first selection image and a similarity between the start image and the first selection image, for each of the plurality of first selection images. A conformable image determining unit determines a first conformable image from among the plurality of first selection images on the basis of the first conformity corresponding to each of the plurality of first section images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keita Nakagomi
  • Patent number: 9986961
    Abstract: In an X-ray CT apparatus of an embodiment, an X-ray tube emits X-rays. A detector detects the X-rays emitted from the X-ray tube and having passed through a subject. Processing circuitry collects projection data based on data detected by the detector. The Processing circuitry generates a reconstructed image from the projection data. A display displays a display image based on the reconstructed image. A input circuitry receives an operation to rotate a first display image based on a first reconstructed image generated by the processing circuitry on a screen of the display, and specify a certain region on a second display image whose axis is in a direction different from a slice direction. The processing circuitry generates a second reconstructed image from the projection data, having higher resolution than that of the first display image, for the certain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Saito, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 9990721
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for detecting a trachea, an exemplary system comprising an imaging device configured to obtain image data and a computing device configured to generate a three-dimensional (3D) model, identify a potential connected component in a first slice image, identify a potential connected component in a second slice image, label the first slice image as a top slice image, label the connected component in the top slice image as an active object, associate each connected component in a current slice image with a corresponding connected component in a previous slice image based on a connectivity criterion, label each connected component in the current slice image associated with a connected component of the preceding slice image as the active object, and identify the active object as the trachea, based on a length of the active object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Igor A. Markov, Yuri Kreinin
  • Patent number: 9968729
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be used to determine a user's total insulin load (TIL) that provides an accurate indication of the insulin previously delivered to the user's body which has not yet acted. In particular embodiments, the TIL can account for both the bolus deliveries and the basal deliveries that have occurred over a period of time. Such information may be useful, for example, when the infusion pump is operated in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 9968293
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive a plurality of user characteristics. The characteristics are transmitted to a server. A sleep profile selected by the server based upon the characteristics is received. The sleep profile includes an estimated sleep cycle having a plurality of stages representing aggregated sleep data from a plurality of persons. The sleep profile is selected in response to determining that the plurality of persons is associated with characteristics similar to the received user characteristics. A shift from a first stage in a current sleep cycle to a second stage in a current sleep cycle is detected. The detection of the shift is based upon a set of data from a sensor measuring physical indications of the user's sleep. An estimate of an additional portion of the current sleep cycle is generated by matching the detected shift to a corresponding shift between stages in the estimated sleep cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: DP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 9965862
    Abstract: Exemplary method, system, and computer-accessible medium can be provided for determining a measure of diffusional kurtosis by receiving data relating to at least one diffusion weighted image, and determining a measure of a diffusional kurtosis as a function of the received data using a closed form solution procedure. In accordance with certain exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, provided herein are computer-accessible medium, systems and methods for, e.g., imaging in an MRI system, and, more particularly for facilitating estimation of tensors and tensor-derived measures in diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI). For example, DKI can facilitate a characterization of non-Gaussian diffusion of water molecules in biological tissues. The diffusion and kurtosis tensors parameterizing the DKI model can typically be estimated via unconstrained least squares (LS) methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Jens Jensen, Joseph Helpern, Ali Tabesh, Els Fieremans
  • Patent number: 9959620
    Abstract: Methods and systems for registering three-dimensional (3D) CT image data with two-dimensional (2D) fluoroscopic image data using a plurality of markers are disclosed. In the methods and systems, a lateral angle and a cranial angle are searched for and a roll angle is computed. 3D translation coordinates are also computed. The calculated roll angle and 3D translation coordinates are computed for a predetermined number of times successively. After performing the calculations, the 3D CT image data is overlaid on the 2D fluoroscopic image data based on the lateral angle, the cranial angle, the roll angle, and the 3D translation coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Nicolas J. Merlet