Detecting Nuclear, Electromagnetic, Or Ultrasonic Radiation Patents (Class 600/407)
  • Patent number: 11026751
    Abstract: A surgical hub is disclosed. The surgical hub includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to receive image data from an image sensor, generate a first image based on the image data, display the first image on a surgical hub display coupled to the processor, receive a signal from a non-contact sensor, the signal indicative of a position of a surgical device, generate a second image based on the signal indicative of the position of the surgical device, and display the second image on the surgical hub display coupled to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Tamara Widenhouse, Jason L. Harris, David C. Yates
  • Patent number: 11028686
    Abstract: This application relates to tools, systems, and methods for stimulating hydrocarbon bearing formations using energy from sonoluminescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Sameeh Issa Batarseh
  • Patent number: 11029380
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores processor-executable instructions that cause the processor to detect cross-sectional positions of a plurality of cross-sectional images to be acquired in an imaging scan from volume data; acquire the cross-sectional images in sequence based on the cross-sectional positions by executing the imaging scan; and after the first cross-sectional image is acquired in the imaging scan, generate a display image, and display the display image on a display, the display image being an image in which a cross-sectional position of a second cross-sectional image which is detected from the volume data is superimposed on the first cross-sectional image, the second cross-sectional image being a cross-sectional image before being acquired and intersecting with the first cross-sectional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuhei Nitta, Shigehide Kuhara, Tomoyuki Takeguchi, Taichiro Shiodera, Yukinobu Sakata
  • Patent number: 11026752
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for performing a procedure. The system may include a navigation system and/or a surgical robot to be used to at least assist in the procedure. The system may assist in delineating objects and/or determining physical characteristics of subject portions. The system may assist in performing and/or a workflow of the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Reddy, John B. Clayton
  • Patent number: 11026624
    Abstract: Kits, diagnostic systems and methods are provided, which measure the distribution of colors of skin features by comparison to calibrated colors which are co-imaged with the skin feature. The colors on the calibration template (calibrator) are selected to represent the expected range of feature colors under various illumination and capturing conditions. The calibrator may also comprise features with different forms and size for calibrating geometric parameters of the skin features in the captured images. Measurements may be enhanced by monitoring over time changes in the distribution of colors, by measuring two and three dimensional geometrical parameters of the skin feature and by associating the data with medical diagnostic parameters. Thus, simple means for skin diagnosis and monitoring are provided which simplify and improve current dermatologic diagnostic procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HEALTHY.IO LTD.
    Inventors: Yonatan Adiri, Ido Omer, Shachar Mendelowitz, Roee Salomon
  • Patent number: 11022500
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods of measuring the temperature of an environment are described herein. In some embodiments, such a method comprises (a) disposing a population of ultrasound-switchable fluorophores in the environment, the population comprising n differing fluorophores having n differing switching threshold temperatures; (b) exposing the environment to an ultrasound beam to create an activation region having a temperature greater than or equal to one or more of the switching threshold temperatures; (c) disposing the fluorophores within the activation region to switch at least one fluorophore from an off state to an on state; (d) exposing the environment to up to n beams of electromagnetic radiation, thereby exciting at least one fluorophore in the on state; (e) detecting up to n photoluminescence signals emitted by the fluorophores; and (f) correlating the photoluminescence signals with up to n temperatures or temperature ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Baohong Yuan, Shuai Yu, Tingfeng Yao
  • Patent number: 11024000
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes providing a three-dimensional structure image including surface data relating to external contours and structure data relating to internal structures of a body region; recording the body region via a camera system, to produce a recording while a patient is situated in or on the medical imaging system; registering, at least locally and as a structure image, the three-dimensional surface image in relation to the three-dimensional structure image; producing an overlay image including at least part of the structure image registered including structure data of the three-dimensional structure image in a form of an overlay with at least one of the three-dimensional surface image and a real view of a corresponding part of the body region of the patient; and controlling the medical imaging system to record body regions of the patient based upon an arrangement of the structure data registered in the overlay image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Suehling, Andreas Wimmer, Christian Petry
  • Patent number: 11020016
    Abstract: An image display system is provided comprised of a virtual window system that creates a visual coherency between the patient's anatomical images and the actual patient by aligning the image on the display to the patient and then presenting the image to the user in a way that feels as if the user is looking directly into the patient through the display. The image shown within the image display system is dependent upon the position of the image display apparatus and the position of the user so that the display orientation of the image may be biased slightly toward the user to improve ergonomics and usability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wallace, Gregory Stahler, Aaron Grogan
  • Patent number: 11024084
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a medical process that involves a particle accelerator, includes: a processing unit configured to obtain treatment plan information, obtain a viewing direction of a user of the apparatus, and process the treatment plan information based on the viewing direction of the user of the apparatus to create a graphical representation of the treatment plan information for presentation to the user of the apparatus; and a screen for displaying the graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Anri Maarita Friman, Ronan MacLaverty, Jarkko Peltola, Mikko Juhani Vainio, Janne I. Nord, Santtu Tuomo Tapani Ollila
  • Patent number: 11013475
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for synthetic CT image creation that allow MR-only radiotherapy of cancer patients, e.g., head and neck (H&N) cancer patients, prostate cancer patients, patients with cancer of the pelvis, abdomen cancer patients, patients with cancer of the extremities, brain cancer patients, or thorax cancer patients. The methods and systems described herein feature image processing techniques that improve the similarity between CT and MR images prior to CT-MR image registration, as well as standardization of the MR intensity histograms prior to MR-MR registration. Application of the techniques result in more accurate assignment of the Hounsfield unit to each point in the synthetic CT compared to other atlas-based methods, providing for more accurate dosing in MR-only radiotherapy simulation and planning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Inventors: Margie A. Hunt, Joseph Owen Deasy, Reza Farjam, Aditya Apte, Neelam Tyagi, Harini Veeraraghavan, Kristen L. Zakian
  • Patent number: 11013478
    Abstract: In an apparatus and associated method, by analyzing video images of compression of a breast of a patient in a compression unit, an actual contact-area of the tissue of the breast of the patient, which tissue is pushed onto a gauze of a compression element of the compression unit, is increased by changing a volume. As such, a pressure is increased, in at least one sub-chamber of a positioning unit integrated in the compression unit, such that the actual contact-area matches a first area, which is the maximum possible based on an outer contour of the breast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Radicke, Thomas Mertelmeier
  • Patent number: 11013495
    Abstract: A method for registering medical images of different types, includes: receiving a selection of at least one point in a first medical image that is acquired in non-real time; extracting, from the first medical image, a first anatomic object which includes the selected point and a second anatomic object which is adjacent to the selected point; extracting, from a second medical image that is acquired in real time, a third anatomic object which corresponds to the first anatomic object and a fourth anatomic object which corresponds to the second anatomic object; and registering the first medical image and the second medical image based on a geometric relation between the first, second, third, and fourth anatomic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG LIFE PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION.
    Inventors: Youngkyoo Hwang, Jungbae Kim, Youngtaek Oh, Wonchul Bang, Minwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11013542
    Abstract: A tissue fixation system is provided for dynamic and rigid fixation of tissue. A fastener connected with an elongate fastening member, such as a cable, wire, suture, rod, or tube, is moved through a passage between opposite sides of tissue. The fastener is provided with a groove that accommodates at least a portion of the fastening member to reduce the profile during the movement through the passage. The fastener is then pivoted to change its orientation. A second fastener can then be connected with the fastening member. While tension is maintained in the fastening member, the fasteners are secured against relative movement. This may be done by deforming the fastening member, either the first or second fasteners, or a bushing placed against the second fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: P Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Peter M. Bonutti, Glen A. Phillips, Lawrence Crainich
  • Patent number: 11006916
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for K-edge based interior tomography image processing. The apparatus efficiently performs tomography image reconstruction by acquiring different material images using an energy-selective detector, such as a photon counting detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Pusan National University Industry-University Cooperation Foundation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Seungwook Lee, Ohsung Oh, Ge Wang
  • Patent number: 11006894
    Abstract: A method is provided for continuously monitoring pressure ulcer risk for a patient positioned on a support surface. The support surface has an associated pressure sensing device for sensing instantaneous pressure at the support surface. The method includes acquiring pressure data from the pressure sensing device to generate a two-dimensional instantaneous pressure (IP) map indicative of instantaneous pressure at locations of the support surface. The method further includes acquiring a body position model using the two-dimensional IP map, where the body position model includes body parts that are respectively mapped to locations on a pressure ulcer risk map. An accumulated risk is determined in associated with each body part. The pressure ulcer risk map is displayed in accordance with the accumulated risk. Further, a current body position model is compared to a previous body position model to detect a position change of the patient on the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Michael Hollopeter, Richard P. Nardo, Sohrab Soltani
  • Patent number: 11006854
    Abstract: An intravascular device, such as a stylet or catheter, having a flexible, atraumatic tip is disclosed. The intravascular device includes an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and an inner lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end; a ring electrode disposed at the distal end of the elongate member; an ultrasound sensor disposed at a distal end of the ring electrode; and a first electrical conductor configured to convey an electrocardiogram signal from the ring electrode to a processor. The first electrical conductor may comprise a tapered distal segment or a braided segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Aman, Jamie C. Rowe, Igor Tentler, Kurt Heinly, Michael Harding, Nick Horst
  • Patent number: 11007020
    Abstract: A method facilitates touchless control of medical equipment devices in an OR. The method involves: providing a three-dimensional control menu, which comprises a plurality of menu items selectable by the practitioner by one or more gestures made in a volumetric spatial region corresponding to the menu item; displaying an interaction display unit (IDU) image corresponding to the three-dimensional control menu to provide indicia of any selected menu items; estimating a line of sight of a practitioner; and when the estimated line of sight is directed within a first spatial range around a first medical equipment device, determining that the practitioner is looking at the first medical equipment device. Then the method involves providing a first device-specific three-dimensional control menu displaying a first device-specific IDU image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NZ Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Ziraknejad, Pranav Saxena, Anshul Porwal, Nameet Kumar
  • Patent number: 11002990
    Abstract: An eye-mountable device is provided that includes an eyelid occlusion sensor. The eyelid occlusion sensor is used to detect winks, squints, downwards glances or looks, blinks, or other eye-based gestures generated by the user. Based on the detected gestures, an optical power of an adjustable lens of the device may be changed or some other operations could be performed by the eye-mountable device. Such operations could include toggling the optical power of the lens between first and second power levels due to the user squinting, looking downward, or performing some other gesture. Additionally or alternatively, such operations could include setting the optical power of the lens to a first optical power unless the user is looking downward, in which case the optical power of the lens could be set to a second optical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Shungneng Lee, Christian Gutierrez, Tim English, Brian Kim
  • Patent number: 11004195
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including a changing unit that changes a threshold value of intensity of each of points within an image, a first display control unit that controls displaying of points including an intensity value equal to or greater than the threshold value every time the threshold value is changed by the changing unit, a receiving unit that receives designation of one or a plurality of predetermined regions within a displayed image based on an operation of a user, a fixing unit that fixes the threshold value of each of the points within the designated predetermined region as a threshold value by the changing unit at a time of designation of the predetermined region, a second display control unit that controls displaying of points including an intensity value equal to or greater than the threshold value fixed by the fixing unit among the points within the predetermined region, and points including an intensity value equal to or greater than the threshold value to be changed by the chan
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Takeo Igarashi, Taichi Kin
  • Patent number: 11004247
    Abstract: In implementations of path-constrained drawing with visual properties based on a drawing tool, a digital artwork editing system includes a user interface in which a constraint path can be designated in a digital artwork. A stroke input can be sampled as it is drawn with a drawing tool and for each processing interval of the stroke input, a start point of the stroke input and a tangent line to the constraint path is determined. An end point of the stroke input is projected onto a parallel line that is through the start point and parallel to the tangent line, and a stroke is rendered along this line. Hence, the stroke is rendered based on the stroke input in a piecewise linear fashion, simultaneously constrained by the constraint path and rendered based on how the drawing tool is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Dwight O. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 11000237
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relate to an intelligent warning system in a communication service. One embodiment of the present invention analyzes a user's biometric signals and image data of one of the user's in a communication session to determine a distress level. In addition, location data indicating the user's velocity and direction can be used to determine a distress level. If the biometric signals or the image data indicate a distress level that meets or exceeds a threshold level, a notification is automatically sent to a remote user. This can allow a remote user to render assistance to a user in distress, even when the user is unable to communicate one or more conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rupreet Singh Gujral, Varun Kumar Palavalasa, Noor Mahdi
  • Patent number: 10993697
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein relate to techniques for guiding an operator to use an ultrasound device. Thereby, operators with little or no experience operating ultrasound devices may capture medically relevant ultrasound images and/or interpret the contents of the obtained ultrasound images. For example, some of the techniques disclosed herein may be used to identify a particular anatomical view of a subject to image with an ultrasound device, guide an operator of the ultrasound device to capture an ultrasound image of the subject that contains the particular anatomical view, and/or analyze the captured ultrasound image to identify medical information about the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Butterfly Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Nouri, Alex Rothberg, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Matthew de Jonge, Jimmy Jia, Michal Sofka, Abraham Neben
  • Patent number: 10993624
    Abstract: A method and system optimize a thermoacoustic transducer functionality that is utilized in a thermoacoustic imaging system. The method and system select a pre-determined transducer geometry for the thermoacoustic imaging system, utilize the thermoacoustic imaging system with the pre-determined transducer geometry to generate at least one impulse in a field of view, acquire data from the impulse, reconstructing the data to generate N-dimensional impulse responses based upon respective channel responses, respective view responses, and a function of the acquired data, utilize the N-dimensional transforms for each image to generate a value for the pre-determined transducer functionality, and utilize the value for the pre-determined transducer functionality to determine an optimum thermoacoustic transducer functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Zahn Douthat, Jang Hwan Cho, Michael M. Thornton
  • Patent number: 10991137
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first acquiring unit, an accepting unit, a second acquiring unit, and a display control unit. The first acquiring unit acquires a processed image, wherein the processed image is acquired by processing at least one medical image. The accepting unit accepts a display instruction for the processed image based on a user's operation input. The second acquiring unit acquires information regarding a type of the processing and the medical image used for the processing. The display control unit displays the processed image, instructed by the display instruction and the medical image used for the processing, in a medical image display region based on the information regarding the type of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Gakuto Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10987019
    Abstract: Systems and methods for high frequency impedance spectroscopy detection of daily changes of dielectric properties of the human body to measure body composition and hydration status. According to an aspect, a method at a computing device to determine a set of indirect dynamic human metabolism parameters includes using a sensor on an individual to acquire a set of electrical measurements. The method also includes combining a ratio technique with a canonical model form technique. The also includes performing a series of mathematical calculations on the acquired set of electrical measurements to determine the set of indirect dynamic human metabolism parameters for the individual based on the combined ratio technique and the canonical model form technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Zsolt Peter Ori
  • Patent number: 10984585
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for registering initial computed tomography (CT) images of a luminal network with subsequent CT images of the luminal network include obtaining initial CT images of the luminal network and subsequent CT images of the luminal network, generating an initial three-dimensional (3D) model of the luminal network based on the initial CT images of the luminal network, generating a subsequent 3D model of the luminal network based on the subsequent CT images of the luminal network, matching the initial 3D model with the subsequent 3D model based on a registration, and performing geometric filtering and/or topological filtering on the matching of the initial 3D model and the subsequent 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jiguang Shen, Lev A. Koyrakh, Oren P. Weingarten, Ron Barak
  • Patent number: 10984527
    Abstract: A non-invasive imaging system, including an imaging scanner suitable to generate an imaging signal from a tissue region of a subject under observation, the tissue region having at least one substructure; a signal processing system in communication with the imaging scanner to receive the imaging signal from the imaging scanner; and a data storage unit in communication with the signal processing system, wherein the data storage unit stores an anatomical atlas comprising data encoding spatial information of the at least one substructure in the tissue region, and a pathological atlas corresponding to an abnormality of the tissue region, wherein the signal processing system is adapted to automatically identify, using the imaging signal, the anatomical atlas, and the pathological atlas, a presence of the abnormality or a pre-cursor abnormality in the subject under observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Susumu Mori, Michael I. Miller, Kenichi Oishi
  • Patent number: 10976253
    Abstract: A highly-reliable absorbance measuring device that enables highly-accurate measurement of absorbance, and a method thereof are provided. A liquid containing unit that can contain a chemical substance solution to be measured, a nozzle that communicates with a suction/discharge mechanism that sucks/discharges gas, a flow tube that includes a mouth part, which can be inserted into the liquid containing unit, at a lower end and that is detachably attached to the nozzle at an upper end, an emitting end that can emit measurement light, a light receiving end that can receive the light emitted from the emitting end, and a control unit are included. The control unit is configured to suck a prescribed amount of the chemical substance solution into the flow tube, and to lead absorbance on the basis of intensity of transmitted light acquired by emission of measurement light in a vertical direction into the flow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL BIO RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideji Tajima, Takaki Sugimoto, Tetsuya Ueda
  • Patent number: 10976422
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system may include a probe, a transmitting circuit which may excite the probe to transmit ultrasound beams towards a scanning target in at least three ultrasound propagation directions; a receiving circuit and a beamforming unit which may respectively receive the echoes of the ultrasound beams in the ultrasound propagation directions to obtain the echo signals in each of the ultrasound propagation directions; a data processing unit which may obtain velocity vectors of target points in the scanning target using the echo signals in each of the ultrasound propagation directions and obtain ultrasound images of at least a portion of the scanning target using the echo signals; and a display which may display the velocity vectors and the ultrasound images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Du Yigang, Fan Rui, Li Yong
  • Patent number: 10973592
    Abstract: A control console for control of a medical surgical device comprising at least one surgical mechanical arm, which control console comprising: a control console base; at least one user support coupled to said control console base; a processor configured to receive data regarding a selected surgical configuration of said at least one surgical mechanical arm and at least one camera; an input arm support coupled to said control console base; at least one input arm comprising a plurality of sections sequentially coupled by joints, coupled to and extending from said input arm support where a direction of extension of said input arm, with respect to said at least one user support is adjustable to match an input arm configuration to said selected surgical configuration, a camera view of said at least one surgical mechanical arm thereby corresponding to a user view of said input arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Memie Innovative Surgery Ltd.
    Inventors: Dvir Cohen, Yaron Levinson
  • Patent number: 10977840
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods for iterative reconstruction. Raw data detected from a plurality of angles by an imaging device may be obtained. A first seed image may be generated by performing a filtered back projection on the raw data. A first air mask may be determined by performing a minimum value back projection (BP) on the raw data. One or more images may be reconstructed by performing an iterative reconstruction based on the first seed image, the first air mask, and the raw data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Stanislav Zabic, Patrick Kling, Wenjing Cao, Alexander Zamyatin, Zhicong Yu, Haohua Sun
  • Patent number: 10966687
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasonic probe, position detector detecting a probe position, ultrasonic image generation circuitry generating an ultrasonic image, storage circuitry storing volume data and a designation position in association with each other, slice image generation circuitry generating a slice image to the designation position based on the data and the designation position, a display displaying at least one of first display displaying the slice image and the ultrasonic image and second display displaying contents different from contents in the first display, control circuitry controlling switching from the first display to the second display in response to movement of the probe position into a range to the designation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoichi Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10966679
    Abstract: An apparatus and methodological framework are provided, named perfusion angiography, for the quantitative analysis and visualization of blood flow parameters from DSA images. The parameters, including cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral blood volume (CBV), mean transit time (MTT), time-to-peak (TTP), and Tmax, are computed using a bolus tracking method based on the deconvolution of time-density curves on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Individual contrast concentration curves of overlapping vessels can be delineated with multivariate Gamma fitting. The extracted parameters are each transformed into parametric maps of the target that can be color coded with different colors to represent parameter values within a particular set range. Side by side parametric maps with corresponding DSA images allow expert evaluation and condition diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: David S. Liebeskind, Fabien Scalzo
  • Patent number: 10962472
    Abstract: An all-purpose device capable of in vitro spectral analysis of sunscreen compositions as well as diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) capabilities on human skin includes a fiber optic guide, a light source positioned at one end of the fiber optic guide, and a sunscreen substrate assembly positioned at another end of the fiber optic guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Solar Light Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Jay Silverman
  • Patent number: 10962613
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes a wireless communication unit, a radio frequency (RF) coil, and a specifying unit. The wireless communication unit includes an antenna and that transmits and receives a wireless signal through the antenna. The RF coil includes one or more antennas and that receives the wireless signal and to respond to the received wireless signal through the one or more antennas. The specifying unit that specifies the position and the orientation of the RF coil on the basis of a response result indicated by the response from the RF coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sadanori Tomiha, Koji Akita, Hideo Kasami, Kazuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10964424
    Abstract: Ultrasound image recognition systems and methods, and artificial intelligence training networks for such systems and methods, are provided. An ultrasound data information system includes an ultrasound image recognition training network that is configured to receive ultrasound training images and to develop ultrasound image knowledge based on the received ultrasound training images. An ultrasound imaging device acquires ultrasound images of a patient, and the device includes an ultrasound image recognition module. The ultrasound image recognition module is configured to receive the ultrasound image knowledge, receive the acquired ultrasound images from the ultrasound imaging device, and determine, based on the ultrasound image knowledge, whether the received ultrasound images represent a clinically desirable view of an organ or whether the clinically desirable views indicate normal function or a particular pathology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: EchoNous, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Pagoulatos, Ramachandra Pailoor, Kevin Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10960223
    Abstract: An apparatus for obtaining an anti-tumour immunologic response by thermotherapy of a treatment lesion covering at least a portion of a tumour is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a heating probe comprising an optical fiber and a cooling catheter. The optical fiber is inserted in the cooling catheter. Further the heating probe has a light emitting area, and the heating probe is interstitially insertable into the tumour of the treatment lesion. The heat probe is internally cooled by a fluid circulating in said catheter. The apparatus further comprises a first thermal sensor member having at least one sensor area. The first thermal sensor member is positionable at a distance from said boundary. The apparatus also comprises a control unit for controlling a power output of said light source based on a measured first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Clinical Laserthermia Systems AB
    Inventors: Karl-Göran Tranberg, Stephan Dymling
  • Patent number: 10959779
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided in which local tissue diagnostic measurements are correlated with archival local tissue diagnostic data from prior tissue analyses to supplement diagnostic measurements with tissue analysis data from prior tissue analyses having similar local tissue diagnostic data. The tissue analysis data may include information such as pathology data, outcome data, and diagnosis data. The archived local tissue diagnostic data and the tissue analysis data may be stored in a database, and employed for a wide variety of methods, involving preoperative, intraoperative, and/or postoperative phases of a medical procedure. Methods and systems are also provided for displaying, on a medical image shown in a user interface, hyperlinked reference markers associated with tissue analyses, where the reference markers are shown at locations corresponding to local tissue analyses, and where associated diagnostic data and/or tissue analysis may be viewed by selecting a given reference marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Piron, Gal Sela, Monroe M. Thomas, Simon Alexander, Murugathas Yuwaraj, Michael Wood, Alex Panther, Joshua Richmond, Wes Hodges, David Gallop
  • Patent number: 10964075
    Abstract: A method for reconstructing a radioactive emission image of an overall volume having first and second volumetric regions, each volumetric region having respectively independent dynamic characteristics. The method comprises the following steps: a) obtaining radioactive emissions from the overall volume, including the volumetric regions, b) reconstructing an initial radioactive emission image of the volumetric region according to the radioactive emissions, c) segmenting the initial radioactive emission image to delineate the first and second volumetric regions, and d) separately reconstructing the first and the second volumetric regions according to the respectively independent dynamic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Spectrum Dynamics LLC
    Inventors: Omer Ziv, Ran Ravhon, Eli Dichterman, Leonid Gluhovsky, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Benny Rousso
  • Patent number: 10959702
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein relate to techniques for guiding an operator to use an ultrasound device. Thereby, operators with little or no experience operating ultrasound devices may capture medically relevant ultrasound images and/or interpret the contents of the obtained ultrasound images. For example, some of the techniques disclosed herein may be used to identify a particular anatomical view of a subject to image with an ultrasound device, guide an operator of the ultrasound device to capture an ultrasound image of the subject that contains the particular anatomical view, and/or analyze the captured ultrasound image to identify medical information about the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Butterfly Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Nouri, Alex Rothberg, Matthew de Jonge, Jimmy Jia, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Michal Sofka, Abraham Neben
  • Patent number: 10952803
    Abstract: A method for navigating therapeutic, diagnostic or imaging agents in a vascular network or body cavity is introduced. The method is characterized by high directional gradients and a high magnetic field strength. The latter is used to saturate the magnetization of magnetic therapeutic agents such that when combined with high directional gradients, improved navigation of the magnetic therapeutic agents can be provided at various depths within a patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: POLYVALOR, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Sylvain Martel
  • Patent number: 10956950
    Abstract: A dynamic licensing system permits facility administrators to quickly enable a patient monitoring device to monitor a previously unmonitored physiological parameter when the caregiver determines that a new physiological parameter should be monitored. The administrator selects through a dynamic licensing module the patient monitoring device and instructs the dynamic licensing system to enable monitoring of the new physiological parameter. The administrator defines how long the patient monitoring device is to be monitoring the new parameter. The administrator may also select locations in the hospital, and some or all patient monitoring devices at that location are upgraded to monitor the new parameter. The dynamic licensing system creates a licensing agreement to monitor the new parameter for the monitoring duration and/or in the monitoring location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Yaser Ammar Al-Ali, Ammar Al-Ali, Philip B. Trinh, Bilal Muhsin, Ronald Keith Rumbaugh, II
  • Patent number: 10953111
    Abstract: A capsule for measuring motility of a target area is provided. An article of manufacture for measuring motility of a target area, comprises a first capsule and a second capsule. The first capsule comprises a first capsule enclosure; a first identification marker, having a weight of Wm1, wherein the first identification marker comprises a first visible element under X-ray, substantially circular shaped and having an outer diameter of A. The second capsule comprises a second capsule enclosure; a second identification marker, having a weight of Wm2, wherein the second identification marker comprises a second visible element under X-ray, substantially circular shaped and having an outer diameter of B. The first capsule enclosure and second capsule enclosure are substantially identical under all measurements in digestive behaviors; the weight of the first identification marker Wm1 and the weight of the second identification marker Wm2 differs less than 0.01 g; A is less than B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ankon Medical Technologies (Shanghai) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Duan, Hongjiao Song
  • Patent number: 10950337
    Abstract: Disclosed are an ASPECT score estimating system and a method thereof which estimate an ASPECT score which is a factor for identifying the stroke diseases from the brain CT images and a configuration including a pre-processing step of normalizing and standardizing a feature of an image dataset; a segmenting step of separating each lesion from an CT image which is classified into a supra ganglionic level and a ganglionic level; and a determining step of determining whether the lesion is a stroke by independently building a neural network which learns a positive/negative image for each lesion is provided to estimate an ASPECT score which is an objective indicator for diagnosing a condition of the stroke patient using a brain CT image of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Heuron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hoon Shin, Su Min Jung
  • Patent number: 10950204
    Abstract: A diagnosis support apparatus detects a finding and a position, on a diagnosis image as a diagnosis target medical image, which corresponds to the finding from the image, and searches a database storing a plurality of medical images linked to findings and diagnosis names by using the detected finding. The diagnosis support apparatus simultaneously performs or switches between the first display operation of causing a display unit to display the diagnosis image, together with the detected finding and a position on the display which corresponds to the finding and the second display operation of causing the display unit to display the found medical image, together with a diagnosis name associated with the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masami Kawagishi, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi, Akihito Uji
  • Patent number: 10945693
    Abstract: Target-oriented three-dimensional imaging method and system are provided. The method comprises: determining, on a scanning object, a portion comprising a scanning target, forming an existing initial three-dimensional structure of the scanning target; scanning the portion comprising the scanning target to form a series of two-dimensional images with spatial location and orientation information; adjusting the initial three-dimensional structure of the scanning target or the local portion of the scanning target; when the initial three-dimensional structure is scanned over, then performing adjustments according to an image obtained and displaying on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefield Medical Imaging Limited
    Inventor: Yongping Zheng
  • Patent number: 10939881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a guidance device (10) for a TEE probe (20), a medical imaging system (1), a method for guiding a TEE probe (20), a computer program element for controlling such device and a computer readable medium having stored such computer program element. The guidance device (10) for a TEE probe (20) comprises an image data provision unit (11), and a processing unit (12). The image data provision unit (11) is configured to provide first image data showing an interventional device (40) and a TEE probe (20) in an initial position and orientation. The processing unit (12) is configured to determine a centerline of the interventional device (40) in the first image data. The processing unit (12) is configured to determine a plane (41) orthogonal to a tangent of the centerline as viewing plane. The processing unit (12) is configured to calculate an imaging plane and an imaging orientation of the TEE probe (20) to lie approximately in the viewing plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Schäfer, Eberhard Sebastian Hansis, Niels Nijhof, Michael Grass
  • Patent number: 10943699
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides computer-aided diagnosis systems and methods for detecting bone fracture. The method may include obtaining one or more medical images related to one or more bones. The method may also include obtaining a fracture detection model generated based on a machine learning model. The method may also include detecting, for at least one of the one or more medical images, one or more bone fracture regions of the one or more bones in the medical image using the fracture detection model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Chunlin Zhao, Wenjun Yu, Ce Wang
  • Patent number: 10937205
    Abstract: A system and method includes acquisition of a first plurality of images, determination, for each of the first plurality of images, of whether an infarct is depicted in the image and generating a label associated with the image based on the determination, acquisition of a second plurality of non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography images, determination, for each of the second plurality of non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography images, of a corresponding one of the first plurality of images, association of each of the second plurality of non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography images with the label associated with its corresponding one of the first plurality of images, and training of a neural network to output a network-generated label, the training based on the second plurality of non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography images and associated labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Pooyan Sahbaee Bagherzadeh, Saikiran Rapaka, Puneet Sharma
  • Patent number: 10932673
    Abstract: A system for monitoring autoregulation may include processing circuitry configured to receive a blood pressure signal indicative of an acquisition blood pressure of a patient at an acquisition site and an oxygen saturation signal indicative of an oxygen saturation of the patient. The processing circuitry may determine a cerebral autoregulation status value based on the blood pressure signal and the oxygen saturation signal. The processing circuitry may determine a non-cerebral autoregulation status value based on the cerebral autoregulation status value and an adjustment value. The processing circuitry provide to an output device a signal indicative of the non-cerebral autoregulation status value and a signal indicative of the cerebral autoregulation status value to enable a clinician to monitor the autoregulation status of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, Dean Montgomery, Andre Antunes