Computer Assisted Medical Diagnostics Patents (Class 128/920)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10366202
    Abstract: A dynamic media object management system that communicates media objects such as imagery with source media modalities including medical imaging systems and media archival, review, and analysis workstations, among other types of systems. The system includes a management console with a user interactive subsystems controller that may include one or more parameter databases populated via the user interactive subsystems controller with media tag transfer syntaxes, media format mapping protocols, compatibility matrices, and media processing rules that may include technologist reviewer routing rules, \communication schedules, and other types of predetermined and, or predefined parameters. The system may also include, among other components, a modality services subsystem that can communicate media objects within and outside the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mach 7 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravindran Krishnan, Prakash Padmalwar, Paula Resetco
  • Patent number: 10357369
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method of producing a knee replacement implant, an implant for knee replacement formed by using the method, and a knee replacement implant. The method includes: defining a hip center, a knee center, an ankle center and a posterior femoral condylar axis of a lower limb; generating femoral geometric parameters and tibial geometric parameters, the femoral geometric parameters and the tibial geometric parameters being measured in relation to the hip center, the knee center, the ankle center and the posterior femoral condylar axis; collecting anthropometric data from a defined population using the femoral geometric parameters and the tibial geometric parameters; and creating a femoral component and/or a tibial component using the collected anthropometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Shandong Weigao Orthopaedic Device Co. Ltd., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science
    Inventors: Kwok-Sui Leung, Wing-Hoi Cheung, Jianghui Qin, Chun-Sing Chui, Dufang Shi, Kwoon-Ho Chow, Ling Qin, Wanfu Kou, Chenglin Lu
  • Patent number: 10342496
    Abstract: A biometric information measuring device includes a pulse wave measuring module configured to measure pulse waves by emitting light toward a target object and sensing light reflected from the target object; a communication module configured to obtain calibration information from a remote calibration server; and a biometric information analyzing module configured to analyze biometric information based on the measured pulse waves and the calibration information. The calibration information indicates biometric information measurement variables of a plurality of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaemin Kang, Yongjoo Kwon, Sunkwon Kim, Younho Kim, Sangyun Park
  • Patent number: 10342621
    Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and individualized kinematic knee replacement analysis computing devices that obtains prosthesis data for a selected prosthesis. Anatomical and pathoanatomical data for a specific patient is generated. The anatomical data comprises at least a coronal mechanical lateral distal femoral angle that is specific to the patient. Bone and cartilage resection data is generated based at least in part on the prosthesis data, the anatomical data, and the pathoanatomical data. A recommended three-dimensional knee replacement surgeon plan for the patient, comprising the bone and cartilage resection data for facilitating implantation of the prosthesis in the patient, is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ITKR Software LLC
    Inventors: Robert Alan Dossett, Harold Gene Dossett
  • Patent number: 10342620
    Abstract: A method for guiding electrophysiology (EP) intervention using a patient-specific electrophysiology model includes acquiring a medical image of a patient subject (S201). Sparse EP signals are acquired over an anatomy using the medical image for guidance (S202). The sparse EP signals are interpolated using a patient specific computational electrophysiology model and a three-dimensional model of EP dynamics is generated therefrom (S203). A rendering of the three-dimensional model is displayed. Candidate intervention sites are received, effects on the EP dynamics resulting from intervention at the candidate intervention sites is simulated using the model, and a rendering of the model showing the simulated effects is displayed (S205).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Atilla Peter Kiraly, Tommaso Mansi, Ali Kamen
  • Patent number: 10339642
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described to support digital image processing through use of an image repository, e.g., a stock image database or other storage. In one example, a plurality of candidate digital images are obtained from an image repository based on a target digital image. A plurality of transformations are generated to be applied to the target digital image, each transformation based on a respective candidate digital image. Semantic information is employed as part of the transformations, e.g., blending, filtering, or alignment. A plurality of transformed target digital images are generated based at least in part through application of the plurality of transformations to the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zhe Zhu, Scott D. Cohen, Brian L. Price
  • Patent number: 10332418
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method of collecting data to provide a personalized nutrition recommendation to a user, including receiving input from a sensor and/or an interface of a wearable electronic device of the user. The input includes physiological factors and/or environmental factors measured by the wearable electronic device, the environmental factors including sun exposure and air quality. A processor connected to the sensor and/or interface predicts nutritional deficiencies based on the input. The processor generates a personalized supplement recommendation for the user based on the nutritional deficiencies. The personalized supplement recommendation is displayed to the user on a display connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher James Hardee, Steve Joroff, Pamela Ann Nesbitt, Scott Edward Schneider
  • Patent number: 10325514
    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 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Antony Arnold, Yeqing Cheng, Yasaman Baiani, Allison Maya Russell
  • 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