X-ray Film Analysis (e.g., Radiography) Patents (Class 382/132)
  • Patent number: 10769423
    Abstract: A method, a system and a terminal for identity authentication, and a computer readable storage medium are provided. The method includes: acquiring a human body image of a person to be authenticated, and determining from the human body image a plurality of skeleton key points of the person to be authenticated; converting the skeleton key points into feature data, and combining the feature data to form physique feature information characterizing the person to be authenticated; processing the physique feature information using a physique feature model by inputting the physique feature information into the physique feature model, to obtain a processing result; and recognizing the identity of the person to be authenticated based on the processing result of the physique feature model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fanping Liu, Weiqing He, Wenbin Xie, Xiangli Chen
  • Patent number: 10755413
    Abstract: This disclosure generally pertains to methods and systems for processing electronic data obtained from imaging or other diagnostic and evaluative medical procedures. Certain embodiments relate to methods for the development of deep learning algorithms that perform machine recognition of specific features and conditions in imaging and other medical data. Another embodiment provides systems configured to detect and localize medical abnormalities on medical imaging scans by a deep learning algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Qure.AI Technologies Private Limited
    Inventors: Preetham Putha, Manoj Tadepalli, Bhargava Reddy, Tarun Raj, Ammar Jagirdar, Pooja Rao, Prashant Warier
  • Patent number: 10751016
    Abstract: The quality of thoracic X-rays is depends on the inspiration state of an imaged patient. If the lungs of a patient are not significantly inflated during a thoracic X-ray, tissue from surrounding organs can cause the image to become cloudier, and the lung parenchyma is not effectively shown. Thus, there is a reliance on a medical professional to ensure that the patient is in an appropriate posture and inspiration state at the point of image exposure. This can be difficult with patients suffering from chronic conditions, though. Therefore, this application discusses a means to assess the inspiration state using the position of rib bones, and the diaphragm line in the X-ray image. Thus, an accurate estimate of inspiration state can automatically be reported to a medical professional, before a patient leaves the examination room, allowing an X-ray to be retaken, if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Stewart Young, Jens Von Berg, Daniel Bystrov, Nataly Wieberneit, Ulrich Neitzel, Pallavi Vajinepalli, Biswaroop Chakrabarti, Soubhik Paul
  • Patent number: 10748290
    Abstract: Smart metrology methods and apparatuses disclosed herein process images for automatic metrology of desired features. An example method at least includes extracting a region of interest from an image, the region including one or more boundaries between different sections, enhancing at least the extracted region of interest based on one or more filters, generating a multi-scale data set of the region of interest based on the enhanced region of interest, initializing a model of the region of interest; optimizing a plurality of active contours within the enhanced region of interest based on the model of the region of interest and further based on the multi-scale data set, the optimized plurality of active contours identifying the one or more boundaries within the region of interest, and performing metrology on the region of interest based on the identified boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventor: Umesh Adiga
  • Patent number: 10748319
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for generating a composite radiographic image that corrects effects of parallax distortion. A sequence of radiographic images—including a series of discrete exposures or image frames from a fluoroscopic procedure—may be acquired using a C-arm apparatus. An exemplary method may include receiving a plurality of radiographic image frames pertaining to a patient, identifying a region of interest on the image frames, cropping the region of interest from a plurality of image frames, selecting a plurality of sequential portions of cropped image frames, and stitching together the selected portions to form a composite image that corrects effects of parallax distortion and displaying a three-dimensional image of a part of the patient according to the orientation of the patient calculated from this two-dimensional intra-operative radiographic imaging information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: RADLINK, INC.
    Inventors: Wenchao Tao, Ning Xuan
  • Patent number: 10748268
    Abstract: An retinal vessel image enhancement method comprises: constructing a blood vascular dictionary; applying Frangi-based filtering to retinal vessel images, deciding blood vessels in a second image sub-block belong to wide or thin vessels by directional filtering, and setting residual error weight and residual error threshold of a vascular region; calculating inner products between the second image sub-block and each first image sub-block, selecting a first image sub-block with maximum inner product, and calculating its corresponding sparse coefficient; calculating residual error image, and calculating the residual error of the vascular region according to the residual error weight of the vascular region, when the residual error is greater than the residual error threshold, the residual error image is set as a second image sub-block, repeating and calculating residual error; reconstructing the second image sub-block according to the sparse coefficient, then restructuring each reconstructed second image sub-block
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xuan Yang, Junhao Wu, Jihong Pei
  • Patent number: 10740644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for background removal from documents. The method includes obtaining an image of a document, performing a clustering operation on the image to obtain a plurality of image segments, and performing, for each image segment, a foreground/background classification to determine whether the image segment includes foreground. The method further includes obtaining an augmented image by combining the image segments that include foreground, and obtaining a background-treated image by cropping the image of the document, based on the foreground in the augmented image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Homa Foroughi
  • Patent number: 10733769
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include generating color schemes. In some embodiments, the systems described herein may generate a color scheme by plotting non-linear curves through various planes that each represent an attribute of a color, selecting points on the curves, and generating colors from the values of the points. By generating colors schemes based on non-linear curves, the systems described herein may easily and efficiently generate aesthetically pleasing color schemes with colors predictably clustered in light and dark luminosities, facilitating the creation of user interfaces that are accessible to visually impaired users. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kevyn Arnott
  • Patent number: 10726549
    Abstract: Operating a medical X-ray apparatus to create a fluoroscopy includes capturing a first X-ray image of a vascular tree as a vascular mask, and segmenting the first X-ray image into at least one image area with the vascular tree and at least one image area without the vascular tree. An intensity of the first X-ray image for the image area with the vascular tree is ascertained as a vascular mask intensity. A second X-ray image of a medical component introduced into the vascular tree is created as a component image. An intensity of the second X-ray image for an image area with the medical component is ascertained as a component intensity. A ratio of component intensity and vascular tree intensity is calculated, and an overlay image with the first and the second X-ray image is generated depending on the calculated ratio of the vascular mask intensity and the component intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Yiannis Kyriakou
  • Patent number: 10725613
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus for imaging a radiation image inputs an operation instruction from a user and performs display control of a screen that has an input region in which one or more information input regions for having various types of information input thereto are disposed, and a workflow region in which workflow information related to imaging of the radiation image is disposed. Here, when a confirmation instruction indicating confirmation of an operation is input, the radiation imaging apparatus moves the one or more information input regions of the input region toward a prescribed region of the workflow region, and performs display using animation that sequences the movement of the one or more information input regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sako, Koji Takekoshi
  • Patent number: 10716529
    Abstract: There is provided a method for predicting risk of osteoporotic fracture, comprising: receiving imaging data of a computed tomography (CT) scan of a body of a patient containing at least a bone portion, the CT scan being performed with settings selected for imaging of non-osteoporosis related pathology; processing the imaging data to identify the bone portion; automatically extracting features based on the imaging data denoting the identified bone portion; computing an osteoporotic fracture predictive factor indicative of the risk of developing at least one osteoporotic fracture in the patient, or the risk of the patient having at least one severe osteoporotic fracture, based on the extracted features, the predictive factor calculated by applying a trained osteoporotic fracture classifier to the extracted features, the osteoporotic fracture classifier trained from data from a plurality of CT scans performed with settings selected for imaging non-osteoporosis related pathology; and providing the predictive fact
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Medical Vision Ltd.
    Inventors: Orna Bregman-Amitai, Eldad Elnekave
  • Patent number: 10713761
    Abstract: A method is provided to perform local de-noising of an image. The method includes obtaining a region of interest and a region of noise within a scan. The method also includes determining, for a first image based on the region of interest and a second image based on the region of noise, sample blocks and atoms for each image, where each atom contributes to a weighted sum that approximates a sample block in the image. The method also includes determining a measure of similarity of each atom from the first image with atoms from the second image and removing an atom from the first image if the measure of similarity exceeds a predetermined threshold value. The method also includes reconstructing a de-noised image based on atoms remaining in the first image after removing the atom from the first image, and presenting the de-noised image on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Lin Lu, Binsheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10702226
    Abstract: A system for constructing fluoroscopic-based three-dimensional volumetric data of a target area within a patient from two-dimensional fluoroscopic images including a structure of markers, a fluoroscopic imaging device configured to acquire a sequence of images of the target area and of the structure of markers, and a computing device. The computing device is configured to estimate a pose of the fluoroscopic imaging device for at least a plurality of images of the sequence of images based on detection of a possible and most probable projection of the structure of markers as a whole on each image of the plurality of images. The computing device is further configured to construct fluoroscopic-based three-dimensional volumetric data of the target area based on the estimated poses of the fluoroscopic imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Ron Barak, Oren P. Weingarten, Ariel Birenbaum, Guy Alexandroni
  • Patent number: 10698122
    Abstract: In order to provide a large-area radiation imaging apparatus that has an energy resolution while suppressing the occurrence of an artifact, the radiation imaging apparatus includes a detector and a signal processing unit. The detector includes a plurality of pixels for acquiring a pixel value in accordance with incident radiation. The signal processing unit performs signal processing for estimating energy of a radiation quantum of the incident radiation at a predetermined pixel included in the pixels using the amount of change in the pixel value of the predetermined pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Iwashita, Sho Sato, Kosuke Terui, Yoshiaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10697905
    Abstract: A subsea apparatus and method for scanning a subsea structure to detect differences in density between different parts of the subsea structure is described. A source of gamma radiation and a plurality of detectors arranged to detect gamma radiation emitted by the source are provided. The subsea structure is positioned between the source and the detectors, and the detectors and the source rotated in a fixed relationship to each other about an axis of rotation located between the detectors and the source. The plurality of detectors are arranged in a linear array, the linear array being substantially parallel to the axis of rotation. A pixelated detector array and a source container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Paul David Featonby, Owen John Lloyd Jones, Francis O'Doherty, Emanuele Ronchi, John Somerton
  • Patent number: 10691875
    Abstract: Techniques are described for populating visual designs with web content. In implementations, a document design is generated via a digital media application. The document design includes a layout of repeating design elements, such as a grid or table of repeating areas each having various design elements. Web content having a structured arrangement of data elements is accessed through a data panel exposed via the application. The web content data may be linked to the document design to populate elements of the document design with “real-world” data. To do so, the web content is to detect semantically similar repeating data elements by based on element positions, node types, style types, and node hierarchies reflected by structured data defining the web content. Design elements in the layout of the document design are then auto-populated with content of the semantically similar repeating data elements to produce a preview linked to “real-world” data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Anirudh Sasikumar
  • Patent number: 10692589
    Abstract: A system and method for ‘Individualized Life Management’ focusing on individualized and collaborative health care involving a plurality of individuals, using groups of state parameters for defining a state of each individual, and using groups of action parameters for defining ‘treatment options’ and/or ‘behavior options’ targeted at an individual. The system includes a data processor for processing input data, based on the groups of state parameters, into output data, which are the basis for the groups of action parameters, using defined relationships/assignments between groups of state parameters and groups of action parameters. Data storage stores the groups of state parameters and action parameters and the defined relationships/assignments between groups of the state and action parameters. A data communication system/platform communicates state parameters and/or action parameters among the individuals. The data processor means can include an adaptive structure (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Mueller-Wolf
  • Patent number: 10687777
    Abstract: In part, the invention relates to processing, tracking and registering angiography images and elements in such images relative to images from an intravascular imaging modality such as, for example, optical coherence tomography (OCT). Registration between such imaging modalities is facilitated by tracking of a marker of the intravascular imaging probe performed on the angiography images obtained during a pullback. Further, detecting and tracking vessel centerlines is used to perform a continuous registration between OCT and angiography images in one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Lorina Dascal, Itai Winkler, Stavit Cohen, Amit Cohen, Desmond C. Adler
  • Patent number: 10679356
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis system includes an imaging unit, an attenuation process unit and an analysis unit. The imaging unit images a dynamic state of a subject, thereby generating a plurality of frame images showing the dynamic state of the subject. The attenuation process unit performs an attenuation process to attenuate an image signal component of a product in the frame images. The analysis unit analyzes the dynamic state of the subject based on the frame images after the attenuation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shintaro Muraoka, Shikou Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10664968
    Abstract: A Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) apparatus and CAD method for detection of ROIs based on an ROI size transition model. The CAD apparatus includes: an image receiver configured to sequentially receive images; a region of interest (ROI) acquirer configured to acquire an ROI from a current image based on an ROI size transition model; and an ROI output configured to output visual information indicating the acquired ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Woo Ryu, Won Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10638992
    Abstract: A control unit of a console acquires first radiographic image data and second radiographic image data and determines whether a reference line which satisfies a predetermined accuracy for defining a bone mass is capable of being derived, on the basis of a pixel value of an initial soft region of a DXA profile indicating a correspondence relationship between a pixel position and the pixel value in a derivation region including a soft region and a bone region in a DXA image which is a difference image between a first radiographic image and a second radiographic image and is used to derive at least one of bone density or bone mineral content. In a case in which it is determined that the reference line is capable of being derived, the control unit derives the reference line on the basis of the pixel value of the initial soft region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Tajima
  • Patent number: 10643746
    Abstract: An image viewer and method for using the same in a medical image management system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM MEDICAL SYSTEMS U.S.A., INC.
    Inventors: Brigil Vincent, Tatsuo Kawanaka, Keiichi Morita, Prajeesh Prabhakaran, Maneesh Chirangattu
  • Patent number: 10642956
    Abstract: A medical report generation apparatus which generates a medical report including region information of a target region specified in a medical image includes one or more processors, an obtaining unit configured to obtain at least a representative image based on the medical image and group information indicating a group of the region information, and a display unit configured to update and display the representative image of the medical report such that the group is distinguishable in accordance with the group information obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoki Matsuki
  • Patent number: 10631808
    Abstract: A biomarker of lung condition can conventionally be obtained using a spirometer. A spirometer provides an estimate of the volume of air expelled by the lungs. This is a rather indirect biomarker of the staging of a lung condition, because a reduction in lung volume may only manifest itself at a point where symptoms are well advanced. A lung condition such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is typically not visible on conventional X-ray attenuation images, because the relevant tissue (alveoli-bearing microstructured lung tissue) contains a lot of air. The X-ray dark-field can successfully indicate microstructure, such as lung alveoli. Therefore, imaging the lungs using the dark-field can provide information on the status of COPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Roland Proksa, Jens Von Berg
  • Patent number: 10620049
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for an imaging system is disclosed. In one aspect, an integrated circuit has an array of optical sensors, an array of optical filters integrated with the sensors and configured to pass a band of wavelengths onto one or more of the sensors, and read out circuitry to read out pixel values from the sensors to represent an image. Different ones of the optical filters are configured to have a different thickness, to pass different bands of wavelengths by means of interference, and to allow detection of a spectrum of wavelengths. The read out circuitry can enable multiple pixels under one optical filter to be read out in parallel. The thicknesses may vary non-monotonically across the array. The read out, or later image processing, may involve selection or interpolation between wavelengths, to carry out spectral sampling or shifting, to compensate for thickness errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventors: Nicolaas Tack, Andy Lambrechts, Luc Haspeslagh
  • Patent number: 10603016
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus obtains, in both a first image obtained by capturing an object and a predetermined space including the object, a corresponding feature part of the object, specifies a first point on the first image and a second point on the predetermined space, calculates a degree of matching between the first point and the second point, based on a positional relationship between the first point on the first image and the feature part of the object, and a positional relationship between the second point on the predetermined space and the feature part of the object on the predetermined space, and causes a display unit to display the calculated degree of matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Itaru Otomaru, Takaaki Endo
  • Patent number: 10595941
    Abstract: A spine measurement system comprises an optical measurement probe, one or more targets, a fluoroscope, and a remote station. A-P and lateral images of the spine are taken using the fluoroscope and provided to the remote station. The remote station includes computer vision that can identify endplates and pedicle screws in the spine. The computer vision in the remote station is further used to identify vertebra and bone landmarks of the spine. The remote station can generate quantitative measurement data such as Cobb angles and axial rotation of the spine from the fluoroscope images that correspond to the spine deformity. The optical measurement probe can send images of the spine with pedicle screw extenders extending from the pedicle screws to the remote station. The remotes station using computer vision can provide spine metrics in real-time by tracking position of the pedicle screw extenders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Orthosensor Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Herrmann, Scott Clegg
  • Patent number: 10594951
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic camera assembly includes a circuit board and a plurality of sensor facets. Each sensor facet is coupled to a respective one of a plurality of facet locations on one side of the circuit board. Each sensor facet includes a plurality of sensor pixels. Each sensor facet can capture light at a plurality of capture resolutions. Each sensor facet includes a selectable capture resolution from the plurality of capture resolutions. Each sensor facet is individually addressable such that the plurality of sensor facets are configurable to provide heterogeneous capture resolutions. Each particular facet location is configured to transmit signals from a particular sensor facet that is electrically coupled to the particular facet location to a display, thereby displaying light on the display that corresponds to light captured at a particular selected capture resolution by the particular sensor facet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Patent number: 10591618
    Abstract: The X-ray detection device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a scintillator that generates scintillation light in response to incident X-rays; a detection unit including a plurality of pixels each generating a pixel signal in response to the scintillation light incident thereon; and an output unit that generates X-ray two-dimensional projection data by using the pixel signals of the pixels. A pixel of the detection unit includes a plurality of subpixels that performs photoelectric conversion in response to the scintillation light; an AD conversion unit that applies AD conversion to outputs of the subpixels; and an adder that generates the pixel signal corresponding to the pixel by adding up outputs of the plurality of subpixels after the AD conversion. The present disclosure is applicable to an X-ray CT device and an X-ray FPD device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nishihara, Kenichi Okumura, Tsutomu Imoto, Masao Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10588589
    Abstract: There is provided a method for predicting risk of osteoporotic fracture, comprising: receiving imaging data of a computed tomography (CT) scan of a body of a patient containing at least a bone portion, the CT scan being performed with settings selected for imaging of non-osteoporosis related pathology; processing the imaging data to identify the bone portion; automatically extracting features based on the imaging data denoting the identified bone portion; computing an osteoporotic fracture predictive factor indicative of the risk of developing at least one osteoporotic fracture in the patient, or the risk of the patient having at least one severe osteoporotic fracture, based on the extracted features, the predictive factor calculated by applying a trained osteoporotic fracture classifier to the extracted features, the osteoporotic fracture classifier trained from data from a plurality of CT scans performed with settings selected for imaging non-osteoporosis related pathology; and providing the predictive fact
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Medical Vision Ltd.
    Inventors: Orna Bregman-Amitai, Eldad Elnekave
  • Patent number: 10586330
    Abstract: A method for image analysis comprises receiving one or more images of a plurality of lesions captured from a body of a person, extracting one or more features of the plurality of lesions from the one or more images, analyzing the extracted one or more features, wherein the analyzing comprises determining a distance between at least two lesions with respect to the extracted one or more features, and determining whether any of the plurality of lesions is an outlier based on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mani Abedini, Adrian Bowling, Rajib Chakravorty, Sergey Demyanov, Rahil Garnavi
  • Patent number: 10578563
    Abstract: A grating based differential phase contrast imaging (DPCI) apparatus and acquisition technique whereby the system generates horizontal moiré fringes on a detector of the DPCI system by tilting at least one of the G1 and G2 gratings, and capturing images of an object including moving the object in a direction perpendicular to the lines of the moiré fringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Pavlo Baturin
  • Patent number: 10579903
    Abstract: Provided herein are various systems and methods for storing, accessing, and utilizing information regarding medical image montages. Further provided herein are various systems and methods of using an exam type data structure to map exam types in various formats to master exam types that may be associated with customized rules or other features. Further provided herein are various systems and methods for customizing display of items associated with medical exams based on one or more categories (for example) associated with respective items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MERGE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Murray A. Reicher
  • Patent number: 10572915
    Abstract: A mobile device performs admixed transactions at a merchant. The mobile device receives a purchase amount. The mobile device connects to at least one other mobile device. Responsive to connecting to the at least one other mobile device, the mobile device receives account authorization for at least one other purchase amount. Responsive to receiving the account authorization from the at least one other device, the mobile device creates an admixed authorization. The admixed authorization comprises individual account authorizations for users of the mobile device and the at least one other mobile device. The mobile device initiates a single transaction at a merchant. The mobile device transfers the admixed authorization to the merchant. Each of the individual account authorizations are applied to the single transaction based on the purchase amount and the at least one other purchase amount authorized in the individual account authorizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan G. DeJana, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Soobaek Jang, Daniel C. Krook
  • Patent number: 10573005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for analyzing a biomedical image including at least one tree structure object. The system includes a communication interface configured to receive a learning model and a plurality of model inputs derived from the biomedical image. The biomedical image is acquired by an image acquisition device. The system further includes at least one processor configured to apply the learning model to the plurality of model inputs to analyze the biomedical image. The learning model includes a first network configured to process the plurality of model inputs to construct respective feature maps and a second network configured to process the feature maps collectively. The second network is a tree structure network that models a spatial constraint of the tree structure object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Keya Medical Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Youbing Yin, Junjie Bai, Yi Lu, Qi Song, Kunlin Cao
  • Patent number: 10565782
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating smart measurement of body dimensions despite loose clothing and/or other obscurities according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes capturing, by one or more capturing/sensing components of a computing device, a scan of a body of a user, and computing one or more primary measurements relating to one or more primary areas of the body, where the one or more primary measurements are computed based on depth data of the one or more primary areas of the body, where the depth data is obtained from the scan. The method may further include receiving at least one of secondary measurements and a three-dimensional (3D) avatar of the body based on the primary measurements, and preparing a report including body dimensions of the body based on at least one of the secondary measurements and the 3D avatar, and presenting the report at a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Camila Dorin, Barak Hurwitz, Gila Kamhi
  • Patent number: 10558263
    Abstract: An image diagnosis assistance apparatus displays, on a display screen, a tomographic image obtained from a three-dimensional medical image, and detects a gaze position of a user on the display screen. The image diagnosis assistance apparatus determines an observed region in the tomographic image based on the detected gaze position, and identifies the observed region in the three-dimensional medical image based on the region determined to have been observed in the tomographic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Gakuto Aoyama, Masahiro Yakami
  • Patent number: 10559082
    Abstract: Method and related system (IPS) for visualizing in particular a volume of a substance during its deposition at a region of interest (ROI). A difference image is formed from a projection image and a mask image. The difference image is then analyzed to derive more accurate motion information about a motion or shape of the substance. The method or system (IPS) is capable of operating in an iterative manner. The proposed system and method can be used for processing fluoroscopic X-ray frame acquired by an imaging arrangement (100) during an embolization procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Markus Johannes Harmen Den Hartog, Raoul Florent
  • Patent number: 10552593
    Abstract: An electronic device displays one or more pieces of content on a display screen. k face images are obtained by using a camera during display of the content. t facial expression parameter values are determined according to the obtained k face images. If a matching degree of the t facial expression parameter values and a first preset reference sequence is not less than a first preset threshold, and if face matching according to at least one of the obtained k face images succeeds, determine that a face verification result is success.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao Qin, Zhuo Wei, Shunan Fan
  • Patent number: 10548549
    Abstract: A device and methods for performing a simulated CT biopsy on a region of interest on a patient. The device comprises a gantry (22) configured to mount an x-ray emitter (24) and CT detector (26) on opposing sides of the gantry, a motor (28) rotatably coupled to the gantry such that the gantry rotates horizontally about the region of interest, and a high resolution x-ray detector (172) positioned adjacent the CT detector in between the CT detector and the x-ray emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: John M. Boone, Thomas R. Yellen-Nelson
  • Patent number: 10547685
    Abstract: A detector apparatus includes at least one x-ray detector, including a network-capable network unit; and a switching unit connected to the network unit of the x-ray detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Alfons Eismann, Thorsten Ergler, Taras Pryymak, Bodo Reitz, Alexander Graf, Edmund Goetz, Stefan Hartmann, Thomas Hilderscheid, Shameem Kabir Chaudhury, Kurt Stadlthanner, Michael Hosemann
  • Patent number: 10529072
    Abstract: The subject disclosure presents systems and computer-implemented methods for automatic immune cell detection that is of assistance in clinical immune profile studies. The automatic immune cell detection method involves retrieving a plurality of image channels from a multi-channel image such as an RGB image or biologically meaningful unmixed image. A cell detector is trained to identify the immune cells by a convolutional neural network in one or multiple image channels. Further, the automatic immune cell detection algorithm involves utilizing a non-maximum suppression algorithm to obtain the immune cell coordinates from a probability map of immune cell presence possibility generated from the convolutional neural network classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Chefd'hotel, Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 10521912
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire pieces of change information indicating temporal changes in computed tomography (CT) values of a myocardium and a right ventricular of a subject based on a plurality of chronologically consecutive images that are generated by an X-ray CT apparatus by scanning the subject to which a contrast agent is administered. The processing circuitry is configured to correct the piece of change information on the myocardium based on the piece of change information on the right ventricular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Canon Medical Systems Corporation, FUJITA ACADEMY
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ikeda, Takashi Ichihara, Takahiro Natsume
  • Patent number: 10517561
    Abstract: A mobile radiography apparatus has radio-opaque markers, each marker coupled to a portion of an x-ray head of the mobile radiography apparatus, wherein each of the markers is in a radiation path that extends from an x-ray source. A detector is mechanically uncoupled from the x-ray source for positioning behind a patient. Processing logic is configured to calculate detector position with relation to the x-ray source according to identified marker positions in acquired projection images, remove marker indications in the acquired projection images, reconstruct a volume image according to the acquired projection images, and display one or more portions of the reconstructed volume image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan Lin, William J. Sehnert
  • Patent number: 10521902
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically segmenting a heart chamber from medical images of a patient. The system may include one or more hardware processors configured to: obtain image data including at least a representation of the patient's heart; obtain a region of interest from the image data; organize the region of interest into an input vector; apply the input vector through a trained graph; obtain an output vector representing a refined region of interest corresponding to the heart based on the application of the input vector through the trained graph; apply a deformable model on the obtained output vector representing the refined region of interest; and identify a segment of a heart chamber from the application of the deformable model on the obtained output vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael Rashidi Avendi, Hamid Jafarkhani, Arash Kheradvar
  • Patent number: 10512442
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit and an image processing unit. The acquiring unit acquires a radiographic image acquired by irradiating a radiation on an object and a scattered-ray component contained in the radiographic image, wherein the scattered-ray component originates from a scattered ray which is a radiation scattered in the object. The image processing unit performs an image process on the radiographic image in accordance with an instruction, wherein the image processing unit performs an image process based on a radiographic image acquired by the acquiring unit and a scattered-ray component acquired by the acquiring unit in a case where an instruction to perform the image process is received again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noboru Inoue
  • Patent number: 10507000
    Abstract: A method for simultaneous imaging of functional and morphological image data of a breast includes acquiring functional X-ray image data from the breast of a patient. In addition, morphological X-ray image data is acquired from the breast of the patient in the same breast position and with the same breast compression. A region of interest is defined on the basis of one of the two acquired data sets. A position of the region of interest is then determined in the other of the two acquired X-ray image data sets. The functional X-ray image data and the morphological X-ray image data are then each simultaneously graphically represented with the region of interest as a marked region. A diagnostic station, a non-transitory computer program product and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Mathias Hoernig
  • Patent number: 10499872
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of detection pixels configured to generate a signal according to a radiation irradiation amount to obtain radiation irradiation information, a detection unit configured to correspond to a region of the plurality of detection pixels and detect one of light, pressure, capacitance, and temperature as two-dimensional information, and a control unit configured to determine a monitoring target detection pixel and a non-monitoring-target detection pixel among the plurality of detection pixels based on the two-dimensional information detected by the detection unit, read the signals of detection pixels of a row in which the monitoring target detection pixel is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Ofuji, Minoru Watanabe, Keigo Yokoyama, Jun Kawanabe, Kazuya Furumoto
  • Patent number: 10492743
    Abstract: Disclosed are an X-ray imaging apparatus capable of acquiring highly accurate three-dimensional surface data as well as a CT image of teeth and surrounding tissues thereof of a subject without increasing the dose of X-ray and the discomfort for the subject compared to conventional CT imaging, and an X-ray imaging method using the same. The X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray generator; an X-ray sensor disposed to face the X-ray generator, and configured to receive X-rays transmitted through a subject to generate an electric signal, and a subject jig configured to support the subject and to move the subject to be relatively rotated about at least two axes with respect to an X-ray propagation path, wherein a CT image and high-precision three-dimensional surface data are reconstructed and provided by using a plurality of X-ray imaging data acquired through a plurality of scan sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: VATECH Co., Ltd., VATECH EWOO Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keun Yeoung Kim, Taewoo Kim, Youn Joo Yang, Sung Il Choi
  • Patent number: 10497032
    Abstract: Image-based features may be significantly correlated with click-through rates of images that depict a product, which may provide a more formal basis for the informal notion that good quality images will result in better click-through rates, as compared to poor quality images. Accordingly, an image assessment machine is configured to analyze image-based features to improve click-through rates for shopping search applications (e.g., a product search engine). Moreover, the image assessment machine may rank search results based on image quality factors and may notify sellers about low quality images. This may have the effect of improving the brand value for an online shopping website and accordingly have a positive long-term impact on the online shopping website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Anjan Goswami, Naren Chittar, Ali Dasdan, Sanjay Pundlkrao Ghatare, Sandip Namdeo Gaikwad, Sung Hwan Chung