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  • Patent number: 10342606
    Abstract: This invention relates to high-frequency ablation of tissue in the body using a cooled high-frequency electrode connected to a high frequency generator including a computer graphic control system and an automatic controller for control the signal output from the generator, and adapted to display on a real time graphic display a measured parameter related to the ablation process and visually monitor the variation of the parameter of the signal output that is controlled by the controller during the ablation process. In one example, one or more measured parameters are displayed simultaneously to visually interpret the relation of their variation and values. In one example, the displayed one or more parameters can be taken from the list of measured voltage, current, power, impedance, electrode temperature, and tissue temperature related to the ablation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: COSMAN INSTRUMENTS, LLC
    Inventors: Eric R. Cosman, Eric R. Cosman
  • Patent number: 10140424
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for modifying a cosmetic product based on a microbe profile including an ingredient-microbe interaction dataset including information associated with interactions between reference cosmetic ingredients and types of reference microbes; and a computing device including circuitry configured to receive information associated with the microbe profile of an individual, receive information associated with an ingredient list of the cosmetic product, compare the microbe profile of the individual and the ingredient list of the cosmetic product to the ingredient-microbe interaction dataset, identify an interaction between at least one cosmetic ingredient in the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and at least one of the one or more types of microbes in the microbe profile of the individual, recommend a modification to the ingredient list in response to an identified interaction, and report to a user the recommended modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10127130
    Abstract: Methods for analyzing and rendering business intelligence data allow for efficient scalability as datasets grow in size. Human intervention is minimized by augmented decision making ability in selecting what aspects of large datasets should be focused on to drive key business outcomes. Variable value combinations that are predominant drivers of key observations are automatically determined from several competing variable value combinations. The identified variable value combinations can then be then used to predict future trends underlying the business intelligence data. In another embodiment, an observed outcome is decomposed into multiple contributing drivers and the impact of each of the contributing drivers can be analyzed and numerically quantified—as a static snapshot or as a time-varying evolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com
    Inventors: Arijit Sengupta, Brad A. Stronger, Griffin Chronis
  • Patent number: 10120979
    Abstract: Computerized systems and methods facilitate preventing dangerous blood glucose levels using a predictive model to predict whether a particular patient is trending to have dangerous blood glucose levels. The predictive model may be built using logistic or linear regression models incorporating glucose data associated with a plurality of patients received from a plurality of sources. The glucose data may include context data and demographic data associated with the glucose data and the plurality of patients. The predictive model may be employed to predict a likelihood of a particular patient to have dangerous blood glucose levels. Based on the likelihood, the prediction and one or more interventions are communicated to a care team or the patient. The one or more interventions may be incorporated into a clinical device workflow associated with a clinician on the care team or the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh H. Ryan, Megan Kathleen Quick, Daniel Craig Crough
  • Patent number: 10026508
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a diagnosis are provided. In some aspects, a computing device receives medical information for a patient, wherein each medical information item in the medical information comprises a date, a source, and a medical state. The computing device constructs, in a memory of the computing device, a diagnosis tree for the patient, wherein the diagnosis tree comprises a patient node, the patient node having first children nodes corresponding to the dates or the sources, and the first children nodes having second children nodes corresponding to the medical states. The computing device generates a diagnosis for the patient using the constructed diagnosis tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Health Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Silva, Dino Peter Rumoro
  • Patent number: 9911031
    Abstract: A method for identifying a motion of interest of an individual. The method includes receiving input data from a non-invasive motion sensor measuring movements of a person. The method also includes collecting motion sensor data for an interval of time. The illustrative embodiments also provide for analyzing the motion sensor input data using an analysis application having a set of classified pre-determined motions. The analysis application classifies a movement captured during the interval of time as a motion corresponding to particular a pre-determined motion among a plurality of pre-determined motions. Classification is performed based on shared relative values among the motion sensor input data and the particular pre-determined motion. The illustrative embodiments also provide for generating an output that provides a translation of the movement for identification of a predetermined motion of interest that represents an undesirable ergonomic aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John Desmond Whelan, Glenn Alan Hancock
  • Patent number: 9824185
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing and storing electronic health records data. In an embodiment, a database module containing a plurality of databases stores a plurality of different types of patient medical data records. Each patient medical data record is composed of one or more categories of data which may be stored in different databases. A server module configured to respond to requests received from a client is connected to the database module. The server module includes a layer of application logic, a layer of composite services, a layer of domain services, and a layer of foundation services. A request received by the server module is first processed by the application logic, then by the appropriate composite services, domain services and foundation services. Domain services may communicate with the database module, generating a response that may be processed by the composite and application logic layers before sending back to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Practice Fusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Christopher Douglass, Jonathan Mark Malek
  • Patent number: 9811641
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for modifying a cosmetic product based on a microbe profile including an ingredient-microbe interaction dataset including information associated with interactions between reference cosmetic ingredients and types of reference microbes; and a computing device including circuitry configured to receive information associated with the microbe profile of an individual, receive information associated with an ingredient list of the cosmetic product, compare the microbe profile of the individual and the ingredient list of the cosmetic product to the ingredient-microbe interaction dataset, identify an interaction between at least one cosmetic ingredient in the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and at least one of the one or more types of microbes in the microbe profile of the individual, recommend a modification to the ingredient list in response to an identified interaction, and report to a user the recommended modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9804768
    Abstract: Method for conducting an examination of an object including specific tasks using a computer and software that when executed, performs the method. Designated content areas, e.g., icons, representing segments are displayed on a touch screen of the computer. When a content area representing a segment is tapped, content areas representing a respective sub-segment are displayed. When a content area representing a sub-segment is tapped, designated content areas representing a respective task are displayed. When a content area representing a task is tapped, instructions to enable performance of the task by the user is displayed. Data entry relating to performance of the task on the object or a condition, property or characteristic of the object needed to complete the task is then accepted then stored in a memory component. A report is generated from the entered data and includes generating text and/or graphics from completion of performance of each task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ABCDisability, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Steven Heilbrunn, Thomas E Sanko
  • Patent number: 9805171
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for modifying a cosmetic product based on a microbe profile including an ingredient-microbe interaction dataset including information associated with interactions between reference cosmetic ingredients and types of reference microbes; and a computing device including circuitry configured to receive information associated with the microbe profile of an individual, receive information associated with an ingredient list of the cosmetic product, compare the microbe profile of the individual and the ingredient list of the cosmetic product to the ingredient-microbe interaction dataset, identify an interaction between at least one cosmetic ingredient in the ingredient list of the cosmetic product and at least one of the one or more types of microbes in the microbe profile of the individual, recommend a modification to the ingredient list in response to an identified interaction, and report to a user the recommended modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Gary L. McKnight, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9741259
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to user identification in social media for task performance based on past usage and traits. One embodiment includes identifying users of a social media platform for ability of performing a task. Readiness scores are predicted based on past usage of the social media platform. A predicted readiness score includes a value corresponding to whether a user is predicted to be ready for performing the task. Users that are ready to perform the task are determined based on comparing the readiness scores with a threshold. Willingness scores for performing the task by the users determined to be able and ready to perform the task are determined. A willingness score includes a value corresponding to whether a user is estimated to be willing for performing the task. Users that are willing to perform the task are determined based on comparing the willingness scores with a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jalal U. Mahmud, Nimrod Megiddo, Jeffrey W. Nichols, Michelle X. Zhou
  • Patent number: 9734297
    Abstract: A method for extracting information from electronic documents, including: learning terms and term variants from a training corpus, wherein the terms and the term variants correspond to a specialized dictionary related to the training corpus; generating a list of negative indicators found in the training corpus; performing a partial match of the terms and the term variants in a set of electronic documents to create initial match results; and performing a negation test using the negative indicators and a positive terms test using the terms and the term variants on the initial match results to remove matches from the initial match results that fail either the negation test or the positive terms test, resulting in final match results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tanveer F Syeda-Mahmood, Laura Chiticariu
  • Patent number: 9715578
    Abstract: A remote interactive method, system and computer program product is provided for self-managing a person's regular lifestyle needs through controlled notification and feedback. The invention provides a simple, cost effective and flexible self-management and compliance scheme that does not require third party intervention or treatment options typical with immediate-response or alert-based systems. The invention also provides for long term management and analysis for the benefit of the individual. In implementing the invention in a healthcare environment, the individual will gain a better understanding of managing their lifestyle and behavior. A related business model is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: LifeWIRE Corporation
    Inventor: Howard Rosen
  • Patent number: 9591981
    Abstract: A method for acquiring electrical signals from a living subject, including injecting, via an injection electrode attached to the subject, a known calibration signal to the subject and measuring respective levels of output signals generated at input electrodes attached to the subject in response to the calibration signal. The method further includes deriving respective weighting factors for the input electrodes in response to the respective levels, and applying the respective weighting factors to physiological signals acquired by the input electrodes, so as to generate respective corrected physiological signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Isreal) Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Levin, Meir Bar-Tal
  • Patent number: 9554719
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved, Internet-based system that seamlessly collects cardiovascular data from a patient before, during, and after a procedure for EP or an ID. During an EP procedure, the system collects information describing the patient's response to PES and the ablation process, ECG waveforms and their various features, HR and other vital signs, HR variability, cardiac arrhythmias, patient demographics, and patient outcomes. Once these data are collected, the system stores them on an Internet-accessible computer system that can deploy a collection of user-selected and custom-developed algorithms. Before and after the procedure, the system also integrates with body-worn and/or programmers that interrogate implanted devices to collect similar data while the patient is either ambulatory, or in a clinic associated with the hospital. A data-collection/storage module, featuring database interface, stores physiological and procedural information measured from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: TOSENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Banet, Gregory Kent Feld, Marshal Singh Dillon, Adolfo Meza-Guinea, Susan Meeks Pede, Andrew Terry
  • Patent number: 9524128
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing use of a printing system. During operation, the system obtains a request for print job information associated with the printing system and/or subscription information associated with subscriptions to events in the printing system. Next, the system obtains an access control policy associated with the request. The system then filters the print job and/or subscription information based on the access control policy and responds to the request with the filtered print job and/or subscription information. As a result, the system may facilitate information security in the printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Sweet
  • Patent number: 9504412
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for determining clusters of glucose data that can be utilized to provide insights to the person with diabetes, such as, for example, when a certain number of measurements during a predetermined time period is less than a predetermined threshold so that the subject is notified that the number of glucose measurements is less than optimum for management of diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: LifeScan, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Schaible
  • Patent number: 9424727
    Abstract: A device and method to remind parents to regularly alternate the head position of a sleeping baby in order to prevent or minimize positional plagiocephaly. The device comprises a display area displaying a plurality of suggested head positions and at least one user-selectable indicator for selecting a first one of said plurality of suggested head positions. The user-selectable indicator is coupled with a source of illumination for maintaining visual indication of said first head position until the user manually selects a second head position or the device is turned off. The device further comprises a processor coupled with memory configured to store the user-selected head position which is visually indicated upon deactivation of said source illumination. The processor can then be configured to cause said source of illumination to blink indicating the user-selected head position stored in said memory upon the device being powered on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: Irene Collado, David Collado
  • Patent number: 9384494
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a user state detector configured to detect a state of each of a plurality of users based on sensing data provided from the plurality of users together with position information, a user state integration unit configured to integrate the detected state for each user group defined based on the position information to generate integrated state information, and a state display generator configured to generate information for displaying the integrated state information in association with a position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Gomi, Takeshi Koga, Akari Hoshi, Manabu Kii, Ryuichi Namba
  • Patent number: 9361428
    Abstract: A network server arrangement including a processor with a machine readable storage encoded with software for execution by the processor. The network server arrangement is responsive to requests to access a medical record of an individual and generates summary medical record data including summary information having a plurality of data elements associated with the individual, at least one of the data elements conveying medical information about the individual, and a pointers component including at least one pointer pointing to a network location containing importable medical information in connection with the individual that is not contained in the summary information component. The pointer includes a machine readable address part for processing by the client, allowing the client to import the medical information from the network location, and a label part for displaying to a user the nature of the medical information residing at the network location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Luc Bessette
  • Patent number: 9280636
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributing Electronic Medical Records (EMR) from a private practice to authorized mobile devices are presented. EMR data can be exchanged from a private practice with a remote mobile device via an intermediary mobile access service. The service can include one or more servers that tunnel EMR data between the mobile devices and the practice, where a relay server located at the service communicates via an a priori instantiated persistent session with a relay client installed at the practice. The persistent session can be maintained by the relay client thus reducing the burden on the practice to configure or change local network infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: QSI Management, LLC
    Inventor: Konstantinos Raggousis
  • Patent number: 9262772
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein may involve determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and delivering content to at least one individual based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing a game, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one player of the game, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and affecting the game play based on the analysis. The methods and systems described herein may involve providing an interactive space, determining at least one lifeotype of at least one individual in the space, analyzing the at least one lifeotype, and modifying at least one attribute of the space based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BodyMedia, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Stivoric, Eric Teller, David Andre, John A. Monocello, III
  • Patent number: 9008386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of optimizing workflow for an intervention, comprising the steps of reconstruction of an image of a target area representative of an envisaged intervention based on imaging dataset; automatically selecting an optimal viewing direction for enabling a pre-operative quantitative analysis of intervention features. The invention further relates to a computer program and a system for optimizing a workflow of an intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: 3mensio Medical Imaging B.V.
    Inventors: Luc Verstraeten, Jan Svarovsky, Gerard Burgstede, Frank Wessels
  • Patent number: 8979753
    Abstract: Described is a method of determining the relative risk of an outcome based on an analysis of multiple risk factors. A graphical method is used to take values corresponding to risk parameters and an event outcome to produce a smoothed surface map representing relative risk over an entire space defined by n risk factors. Applying a query data point to the surface map permits the determination of the estimated outcome probability for the query data point, based on its location on the surface map. The method then reports a relative risk or other probability measure associated with the query data point. Also described is a method of analysis in which subpopulations previously identified as high-risk can be further analyzed with respect to risk posed by additional factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: James P. Corsetti, Charles E. Sparks, Daniel H. Ryan, Arthur J. Moss
  • Patent number: 8968193
    Abstract: The present disclosure may provide a system and method for analyzing data acquired using a physiological monitor. In one embodiment, the analysis is performed on the physiological monitor and results in the analysis of data collected by the physiological monitor over an interval of time. The analysis may include comparing the data to sample data representative of known disease states and/or may include performing statistical analyses or recalculations of the data based on adjusted monitor settings. In one embodiment, the settings of the physiological monitor may be adjusted based on the results of the analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Li Li, Scott Amundson, James Ochs
  • Patent number: 8965094
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing a set of multiple serially acquired magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) free induction decay (FID) frames from a multi-frame MRS acquisition series from a region of interest (ROI) in a subject, and for providing a post-processed MRS spectrum. Processing parameters are dynamically varied while measuring results to determine the optimal post-processed results. Spectral regions opposite water from chemical regions of interest are evaluated and used in at least one processing operation. Frequency shift error is estimated via spectral correlation between free induction decay (FID) frames and a reference spectrum. Multiple groups of FID frames within the acquired set are identified to different phases corresponding with a phase step cycle of the acquisition. Baseline correction is also performed via rank order filter (ROF) estimate and a polynomial fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nocimed, LLC
    Inventors: James Clayton Peacock, III, John Patrick Claude, Paul Henry Kane, Ricardo Dario Pradenas
  • Patent number: 8948472
    Abstract: A device and method for capturing images of a specific part of an anatomical structure using a series of images, wherein an image is taken of the anatomical structure and is compared to a database of information is order to determine and optimize the imaging conditions used for taken subsequent images of the specific part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Richard Wohlgemuth, Gregor Tuma
  • Patent number: 8942444
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert an analog pixel value into a first digital pixel value. The imaging system also includes an index value source configured to receive the first digital pixel value from the analog-to-digital converter and to generate a digital index value based on a comparison of the first digital pixel value to a digital reference value. In addition, the imaging system includes a transmitter in communication with the index value source and configured to transmit the digital index value. Further, the imaging system includes an image processing component configured to receive the digital index value and to generate a second digital pixel value based at least in part on the received digital index value and a lookup table of the image processing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Zhengshe Liu, Richard Larry Anderton, Brian James Grekowicz, Bela Janos Kiraly
  • Patent number: 8938111
    Abstract: A computed tomography imaging process, including: accessing projection data representing two-dimensional projection images of an object acquired using a misaligned tomographic imaging apparatus; and processing the projection data to generate misalignment data representing one or more values that quantify respective misalignments of the tomographic imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Andrew Maurice Kingston, Adrian Paul Sheppard, Trond Karsten Varslot, Shane Jamie Latham, Arthur Sakellariou
  • Patent number: 8923584
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for automatically determining, on a bone comprising a head portion contiguous to a neck portion, parameters for characterizing a bump deformation on the head-neck junction of the bone from acquired 3D medical image, the method comprising the following steps: i) constructing a 3D surface model of the bone; ii) fitting a sphere on the spherical portion of the head of the bone; iii) determining a neck axis characterizing the neck portion of the bone; iv) determining from the fitted sphere and the neck axis, a clock face referential on the head of the bone rotating around the neck axis; v) determining a 3D curve on the 3D surface model characterizing the head-neck junction of the bone; vi) determining, from the 3D curve, the summit of the bump deformation of the head-neck junction of the bone; vii) determining, from said summit of the bump deformation, first and a second parameters (?3D, iMax) characterizing the maximum bump deformation of the head-neck junction of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: A2 Surgical
    Inventors: Laurence Chabanas, Stéphane Lavallee, Jerome Tonetti, Thomas Byrd, Bryan Talmadge Kelly, Christopher Larson
  • Patent number: 8924023
    Abstract: A method for evaluating dosing from an implanted infusion system that includes receiving input regarding the identity of a therapeutic agent into an external device. The method further includes displaying on the external device a predetermined set of symptoms associated with the therapeutic agent; receiving input into the external device regarding with which of the symptoms the patient presents; and determining whether the therapeutic agent is being delivered, or has been delivered, at an appropriate dose based on the input identity of the therapeutic agent and the input symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Emem Akpan
  • Patent number: 8918173
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for graphically configuring leads for a medical device. According to one aspect, the system generally comprises a medical device and a processing device, such as a programmer or computer, adapted to be in communication with the medical device. The medical device has at least one lead with at least one electrode in a configuration that can be changed using the processing device. The processing device provides a graphical display of the configuration, including a representative image of a proposed electrical signal to be applied by the medical device between the at least one electrode of the medical device and at least one other electrode before the medical device applies the electrical signal between the at least one electrode and the at least one other electrode. In one embodiment, the graphical display graphically represents the lead(s), the electrode(s), a pulse polarity, and a vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Par Lindh, James R. Kalgren, Rene H. Wentkowski, John Lockhart
  • Patent number: 8908918
    Abstract: A three-dimensional position and orientation tracking system comprises one or more pattern tags, each comprising a plurality of contrasting portions, a tracker for obtaining image information about the pattern tags, a database with geometric information describing patterns on pattern tags; and a controller for receiving and processing the image information from the tracker, accessing the database to retrieve geometric information, and comparing the image information with the geometric information. The contrasting portions are arranged in a rotationally asymmetric pattern and at least one of the contrasting portions on a pattern tag has a perimeter that has a mathematically describable curved section. The perimeter of the contrasting portion may comprise a conic section, including for example an ellipse or a circle. The tracking system can be implemented in a surgical monitoring system in which the pattern tags are attached to tracking markers or are themselves tracking markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Navigate Surgical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ehud Daon, Martin Gregory Beckett
  • Patent number: 8888717
    Abstract: Various methods, techniques or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient the subject with reference to their anatomy or a display, (iii) to determine dimensional analysis including direct point-to-point lines, 3-D surface lines, and volume values, (iv) to simulate the outcome with the addition of breast implants including breast and nipple positioning, (v) to assist in the selection of the breast implants, and/or (vi) to assist in the planning of breast surgery. The automated analysis is based on the analysis of changes in a 3-D contour map of the upper torso, orientation analysis of 3-D features and planes, color analysis of 3-D features, and/or dimensional analysis of 3-D features and positions of the upper torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Mordaunt, G. Patrick Maxwell, Thomas J. Liolios
  • Patent number: 8874200
    Abstract: A system and method for automated diagnosis of atrial fibrillation through remote monitoring is described. Physiological measures including data either recorded on a regular basis by a medical device or derived therefrom are stored. Physiological measures recorded during a baseline period are identified. Physiological measures including cardiac rhythm and changes to the cardiac rhythm originating subsequent to the baseline period are identified. Cardiac rhythm changes for palpitations are evaluated and a time course for the cardiac rhythm changes upon an indication of palpitations is determined. A patient status including an onset of atrial fibrillation conditioned on the time course comprising a short duration is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 8861828
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for positionally correlating, with computer assistance, patient image information included in image data generated by a magnetic resonance scanner and fiducial patient markers represented in the image data, wherein a positional relationship between the patient image information and the fiducial markers is determined by taking into consideration at least the following parameters: a) the material properties of the fiducial markers; b) image generation data included in the image data or provided with the image data; c) the resonance frequency recording mode of the magnetic resonance scanner; and d) any relative positional shift between the patient data and the fiducial markers resulting from the combination of the parameters a) to c). The invention also relates to the use of such a positional correlation in a method for registering patient image data and in a method for navigationally assisting a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Martin Edlauer, Brian Vasey
  • Patent number: 8834391
    Abstract: Various methods, techniques or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient the subject with reference to their anatomy or a display, (iii) to determine dimensional analysis including direct point-to-point lines, 3-D surface lines, and volume values, (iv) to simulate the outcome with the addition of breast implants including breast and nipple positioning, (v) to assist in the selection of the breast implants, and/or (vi) to assist in the planning of breast surgery. The automated analysis is based on the analysis of changes in a 3-D contour map of the upper torso, orientation analysis of 3-D features and planes, color analysis of 3-D features, and/or dimensional analysis of 3-D features and positions of the upper torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Mordaunt, G. Patrick Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8838205
    Abstract: A robot-guided system to assist orthopaedic surgeons in performing orthopaedic surgical procedures on pre-positioned inserts, including for the fixation of bone fractures, and especially for use in long bone distal intramedullary locking procedures. The system provides a mechanical guide for drilling the holes for distal screws in intramedullary nailing surgery. The drill guide is automatically positioned by the robot relative to the distal locking nail holes, using data derived from only a small number of X-ray fluoroscopic images. The system allows the performance of the locking procedure without trial and error, thus enabling the procedure to be successfully performed by less experienced surgeons, reduces exposure of patient and operating room personnel to radiation, shortens the intra-operative time, and thus reduces post-operative complications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mazor Robotics Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Shoham, Leo Joskowicz, Charles Milgrom, Ziv Yaniv, Ariel Simkin
  • Patent number: 8837796
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a dermatologic condition is provided. The system may include a processor configured to receive an image depicting a dermatologic condition and a swatch adjacent to the dermatologic condition, normalize the image to receive a normalized image, and detect one or more parameters associated with the dermatologic condition based on the normalized image. The system may then perform a search of previously taken images of the same dermatologic condition, compare them with a newly taken image, and advise a user whether any changes were detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Healthcare Content Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Alena A. Zalutskaya
  • Patent number: 8832019
    Abstract: A method and system to evaluate image-guided dental implant treatment plans with error simulation. Error sources contributing to the inaccuracy of implant cases come from impressions, stone models, radiographic guides, CT scan and its image processing, surgical guides, as well as the surgical procedures. They are translated into the deviations between the planned and actual implant positions and orientations. The error simulation is to continuously modify and update treatment plans with the possible deviations so that the treatment plans can be visually evaluated along with other evaluation tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Fei Gao
  • Patent number: 8822847
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include a digital scale to measure a weight of a user who stands on the digital scale; and to calculate and convey to the user a dosage of a medicament which is appropriate for the user based on the measured user weight. The digital scale may determine the medicament dosage by performing a local query to a locally-stored medicament database which may be stored locally within the digital scale, and/or by performing a remote query to a remotely-stored medicament database which may be stored externally to the digital scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Monique S. Vidal, Joel Vidal, Yael Vidal
  • Patent number: 8798341
    Abstract: A method for reading an emulsion (3) including droplets and a continuous phase surrounding the droplets, the method includes: two-dimensional scanning of the emulsion (3), and construction of a two-dimensional image of the emulsion (3) based on the scanning. Preferably, the droplets do not move during scanning, for example by solidifying the continuous phase or by using a two-dimensional compact or semi-compact network of droplets. The method can further include time-based monitoring of a chemical or biological reaction taking place in at least one of the droplets. A device implementing this method is also described. The method is applicable for the detection and/or sorting of microdroplets performing the role of microreactors or containing specific cells or molecules, in fields such as gene expression or diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7
    Inventors: Jean Baudry, Julien Sylvestre, Jerome Bibette, Laurent Boitard, Nicolas Bremond
  • Patent number: 8777850
    Abstract: An implantable medical device system and method provide physiological variable monitoring for use in patient management. A target value for a physiological variable and formulations for computing metrics of the physiological variable are stored. Values of the physiological variable are determined from a sensed physiological signal and are used to compute a selected metric. The metric is compared to the stored target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong K. Cho, Ven R. Manda, Brandon S. Sparks, Tommy D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8781557
    Abstract: Determining a shape of a medical device to be implanted into a subject produces an image including a defective portion and a non-defective portion of a surface of a tissue of interest included in the subject. The tissue of interest is segmented within the image. A template, representing a normative shape of an external anatomical surface of the tissue of interest, is superimposed to span the defective portion. An external shape of an implant, is determined as a function of respective shapes of the defective portion as seen in the template, for repairing the defective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Osteoplastics, LLC
    Inventors: Howard D. Dean, Krishnamoorthy Subramanyan, Alexandros T. Moullas, Robert A. Ratcheson
  • Patent number: 8771186
    Abstract: A method for performing a patient oxygenation test using one or more computing devices is provided. The patient oxygenation test comprises a plurality of instructions for implementing a workflow for determining an oxygenation status for a patient. An entry or selection is received of one or more physiological parameters for the patient to be monitored during the patient oxygenation test. An entry or selection is received of one or more thresholds for at least one of the physiological parameters to be monitored during the patient oxygenation test. A determination is made as to whether any of the physiological parameters exceed limits set by the one or more thresholds. One or more actions are taken when one or more of the physiological parameters exceed the limits set by the one or more thresholds. A summary and analysis are provided of the test results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kinsley, Matthew D. Mullin, John A. Lane, Cynthia A. Kuiper, Daniel J. Wilson, Shawn C. St. Pierre
  • Patent number: 8758243
    Abstract: Various embodiments may provide methods and systems capable of evaluating physiological parameter data. The methods and systems may include a receiver capable of collecting a signal representative of a physiological status of a patient, a plurality of data analysis components, wherein each of the plurality of data analysis components is capable of generating a metric based on the signal, and an arbitrator communicatively coupled to each of the plurality of data analysis components and capable of generating a single metric from the metrics generated by the plurality of data analysis components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Scott Amundson, Robin Boyce, James Ochs, Li Li, Steven Vargas, Tonia Madere
  • Patent number: 8750585
    Abstract: A method for segmenting an object of interest (which may be a liver object) in an input image is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: (a) segmenting the points in a region of interest in the input image into a first and second group of points using predetermined intensity threshold values; (b) identifying a first set of small connected components formed by points in the first group of points and transferring the points in the first set of small connected components to the second group of points; (c) identifying a second set of small connected components formed by points in the second group of points and transferring the points in the second set of small connected components to the first group of points; and (d) forming the segmented object of interest using the first group of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventor: Jimin Liu
  • Patent number: 8740819
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and corresponding method to capture individual representational motions made by a person while performing a neuropsychological test. A user of the apparatus and method may be allowed to view, edit, classify, and retrieve any captured and recorded motions made by the person. In one embodiment, a capture unit, such as a digitizer, captures the motions made by a person while performing a Clock Drawing Test, and the captured data may then be reported in a myriad of ways. The apparatus and method also provide a means to standardize administration and scoring of writing utensil and paper based neuropsychological testing administered to a person or control and test groups for domestic or international applications. By analyzing individual representational motions made by a person while performing a neuropsychological test, unexpectedly more information may be gleaned from the test than was available to physicians from only a completed drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lahey Clinic Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Davis, Dana L. Penney
  • Patent number: 8724879
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus includes a difference calculator, a removal part, a first statistical processing part, and an estimation part. The difference calculator receives a plurality of medical image data with different imaging positions and obtains the difference between the plurality of medical image data, thereby generating difference image data that represents the difference. The removal part removes the region corresponding to a structure from the difference image data. The first statistical processing part obtains the first standard deviation of pixel values of each pixel of the difference image data with the region corresponding to the structure removed. The estimation part estimates the second standard deviation of the medical image data based on the first standard deviation. The medical image processing apparatus can estimate noise level of medical image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Uebayashi, Satoru Nakanishi, Yasuhiro Noshi
  • Patent number: 8708905
    Abstract: A method, device, and computer program product for monitoring the physiological state of a subject is disclosed. A first plurality of physiological signals are acquired from the subject and a second plurality of signal parameters are determined based on the first plurality of physiological signals. Relevant signal information is selected from among the signal information produced and at least one screen page is displayed at a time, thereby to make at least part of the signal information visible to a user. The signal information visible to the user on the at least one screen page may then be revised based on the selection and without user interaction, thereby to accelerate clinical decision-making and to diminish the possibility of undetected changes in the state of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mika Sarkela