Detecting Nuclear, Electromagnetic, Or Ultrasonic Radiation Patents (Class 600/407)
  • Patent number: 10319119
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for automatically visualizing 3D medical image data to provide accelerated reading of the 3D medical image data are disclosed. A 3D medical volume is received. A synopsis volume or a tapestry image is generated from the 3D medical volume. A synopsis volume is a spatially compact volume that is created from the 3D medical image volume and contains target anatomical structures related to a particular clinical task. A tapestry image is a single 2D image that visualizes a combination of multiple 2D views of one or more target anatomical objects related to a particular clinical task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Shaohua Kevin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10320232
    Abstract: Described is a locomotive implant for usage within a predetermined magnetic field. In one embodiment magnetohydrodynamics is used to generate thrust with a plurality of electrodes. In another embodiment, asymmetric drag forces are used to generate thrust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Daniel Michael Pivonka, Anatoly Anatolievich Yakovlev, Ada Shuk Yan Poon, Teresa H. Meng
  • Patent number: 10318024
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for digitizing locations within a coordinate system are generally described herein. A device may include a sleeve including a sleeve tracking marker and a tracked probe portion including an array of tracking markers and a probe tip. Movement of the probe tip relative to the sleeve between at least a first position and a second position may be monitored by tracking the sleeve tracking marker relative to at least one tracking marker of the array of tracking markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ORTHOsoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Gogarty, Pierre Couture
  • Patent number: 10314494
    Abstract: An object information acquiring apparatus applying light to an object, receiving an acoustic wave generated inside the object, and acquiring information on an inside of the object on the basis of the acoustic wave comprises a light source configured to selectively emit irradiation light with at least two kinds of wavelengths; a wavelength switching unit for instructing the light source to implement switching between the wavelengths of the irradiation light; an illumination optical system guiding the irradiation light to the object; and a light irradiation limiting unit for limiting irradiation of the light to the object during a period from when the wavelength switching unit provides an instruction on wavelength switching of the light to when the light source completes the wavelength switching of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akira Sato
  • Patent number: 10310086
    Abstract: A method for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object, where the radiation spot is formed by a high energy laser beam that is aimed at the target object by a high energy radiation emitter, the includes illuminating the target object is illuminated by an illumination beam that is aimed at the target object by an illumination device. The method also includes receiving, by an image acquisition device, radiation reflected by the target object that is illuminated by the illumination beam, where the radiation reflected by the target object to the image acquisition device passes through the same optical path as the high energy laser beam. An image processing is performed by analyzing and comparing an image of the illuminated target object or part of the illuminated target object acquired by the image acquisition device to at least one image of the illuminated target object or part of the illuminated target object produced at a prior point in time or to an image stored in an object database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MBDA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Carolyn Kalender, Klaus Kefferpuetz, Juergen Zoz
  • Patent number: 10307077
    Abstract: There is provided a medical image display apparatus comprising a storage unit which stores data of a plurality of different types of medical images including the same region of a subject to be examined which are generated by the same type of image generating device, and a display control unit which displays the plurality of medical images at substantially the same position on a screen while sequentially switching the medical images one by one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tokunori Kimura
  • Patent number: 10307207
    Abstract: Techniques for treating a tumor and vaccinating against cancer are described. The techniques include treating the tumor by positioning electrodes over an interface between the tumor and non-tumor tissue and applying sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields. The positioning is facilitated by an imaginary contour line of a threshold value of the electric field. In an example, the imaginary contour line is overlaid over images that include the tumor such that the electrodes are properly positioned over the tumor. The techniques also include vaccinating against cancer by passing sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields through tumor cells of a subject sufficient to cause the tumor cells to express calreticulin on surface membranes. The tumor cells are extracted and introduced with the expressed calreticulin into the subject or another subject, thereby providing a vaccination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PULSE BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Lee Nuccitelli, Jon Casey Berridge, Zachary Mallon, Mark Kreis, Brian Athos, Pamela Nuccitelli
  • Patent number: 10307136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monitoring apparatus (100, 200) for monitoring a structural change in an object (280, 340), such as a heart wall tissue. Tissue at first and second locations exhibits first and second velocities. The monitoring apparatus (100, 200) comprises an ultrasound signal providing unit for providing ultrasound signals of the object (280, 340) for different times. The monitoring apparatus (100, 200) further comprises a discontinuity determination unit (120, 220) for determining a discontinuity of the first and second velocities based at least in part on a change in time of tissue velocity differences and of tissue velocity sums. From the discontinuity an ablation depth can be determined, which is an important parameter while performing an ablation procedure. For example, it can be used for determining the progress of ablation within the object and for determining when the ablation has reached a desired dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Szabolcs Deladi
  • Patent number: 10299753
    Abstract: A method for imaging an anatomical structure on a display, including acquiring an initial spatial representation of the anatomical structure and positioning an instrument in proximity to the anatomical structure. The method further includes determining a location of the instrument, and generating, in response to the location, an image of a part of the anatomical structure. The method includes appending the image to the initial spatial representation to display a combined spatial representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Andres Claudio Altmann, Yitzhack Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10302751
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a computer-implemented process that identifies and extracts distinctive data characteristics from a linear array of time-sequenced A-mode ultrasonic backscatter amplitude data, where such distinctive data characteristics are indicative of material identity. The disclosed invention uses such distinctive data characteristics to create a plausible inference about whether or not an investigatory material belongs to a specific class of ultrasonically permeable materials of known classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Russell H. Dewey
  • Patent number: 10304213
    Abstract: An apparatus for a near lossless compression scheme is described herein. The apparatus includes an image processing pipeline and a compressor. The image processing pipeline is to apply a plurality of processing stages to high dynamic range images to output a plurality of intermediate processed images, wherein each image comprises a plurality of pixel components. The compressor is to generate compression tiles of the plurality of intermediate processed images, wherein each output of the plurality of processing stages is compressed independently of the other processing stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rakefet Kol, Rony Zatzarinni, Hadas Dahan, Pavel Kounitsky
  • Patent number: 10302752
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes a transducer array with a plurality of transducer elements configured to repeatedly emit in a predetermined pattern, a first beamformer configured to beamform echo signals received by the transducer array to produce a low resolution line of data for each emission, and a first communication interface configured to wirelessly transmit the low resolution lines of data for each emission in series. The ultrasound imaging system further includes a second communication interface configured to for each emission in series wirelessly receive the transmitted low resolution lines of data, a second beamformer configured to beamform the received low resolution lines of data to produce high resolution ultrasound data, and a velocity processor configured to estimate vector velocity components from the high resolution ultrasound data in a lateral direction and an axial using an autocorrelation algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: B-K Medical Aps
    Inventors: Tommaso Di Ianni, Martin Hemmsen, Jorgen Arendt Jensen
  • Patent number: 10292732
    Abstract: The present invention comprises systems, methods and devices for the delivery of compositions for occluding or of means for opening conduits. The implantable occlusive material may be delivered pre-formed or in situ cured and, may be a resorbable material that supports tissue ingrowth that eventually replaces the material leaving little or no original material in place. The delivery system is positioned to allow for placement of the occlusive material into the body conduit. Use of delivery systems, methods and devices for re-opening an occluded body conduit are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Femasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy Lee-Sepsick, Lani L. L. Paxton, Jeffrey A. Marcus, Stephen N. Williams
  • Patent number: 10295426
    Abstract: This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having a front seal. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensing element; a header coupled to the sensing element; a housing coupled to the header; a screen joined to an adaptor and coupled to the housing, wherein a first gap separates the adaptor and the sensing element and a second gap separates the adaptor and the header; and wherein a stress applied at a front surface of the adaptor is transferred to the housing, and the first gap is used to isolate the sensing element from the stress and the second gap is used to isolate the header from the stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner, Joseph VanDeWeert, Adam Hurst
  • Patent number: 10292602
    Abstract: A blood flow index calculating method includes: obtaining, by a camera, an image capturing a first site of a living body and a second site of the living body; extracting an area of the first site of the living body and an area of the second site of the living body, by a processor; detecting a pulse wave pattern of the first site of the living body from the area of the first site of the living body and detecting a pulse wave pattern of the second site of the living body from the area of the second site of the living body, by the processor; first calculating a delay amount from the pulse wave pattern of the first site and the pulse wave pattern of the second site, by the processor; and second calculating an index related to blood flow by using the delay amount, by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masato Sakata, Daisuke Uchida, Akihiro Inomata, Hidenori Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10292588
    Abstract: A method of medical image processing for images of body structures, comprising: receiving anatomical data to reconstruct an anatomical image of a region of a body of a patient, said region comprises a portion of at least one internal body part which borders or is spaced apart from a target tissue; receiving functional data from a functional imaging modality which images at least said portion of the region of the body of the patient; processing said anatomical image to generate at least one image mask corresponding to the zone outside of the wall of said at least one internal body part; correlating the at least one generated image mask with the functional data for guiding a reconstruction of a functional image depicting said target tissue; and providing the reconstructed functional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Tylerton International Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Shlomo Ben-Haim
  • Patent number: 10286230
    Abstract: A measuring device for measuring a radiation dose, and a method for checking a radiotherapy device is disclosed. The measuring device includes a water phantom, a mechanical device designed to move the water phantom, and a control device. The water phantom includes a detector device which is adapted to detect ionizing radiation, and the control device is designed to control the mechanical device in such a manner that it moves the water phantom according to a movement of a patient, which the patient makes during an irradiation with a radiotherapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Ralph Berke
  • Patent number: 10285654
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for displaying information related to a medical imaging scan. Visual regions are shown on a display screen to indicate information of pending, current, and completed medical imaging scans. If additional correction time was utilized for particular table positions in a medical imaging scan, this information is shown on the display screen, in the form of icons, shading, or other visual representations. The medical imaging system may include positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeremy Huston, David Littlejohn, Scott Wollenweber, Joseph Muth
  • Patent number: 10281436
    Abstract: An acoustic wave acquisition apparatus moves a probe so that, in a case where a distance between a probe positioned at a first point and a second point corresponding to a target position is below a predetermined threshold value, a ratio of a length of a trajectory to a distance between the first point and the second point is larger than in a case where the distance between the probe and the second point exceeds the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadaki Watanabe, Daisuke Nagao
  • Patent number: 10282838
    Abstract: The present approach relates to providing image quality feedback to personnel (e.g., a technician) acquiring non-invasive images in real-time or near real-time. By way of example, the proposed approach may automatically assess the quality of images in real-time by evaluating the images for the presence or absence of non-conformities using processor-implemented, rule-based algorithms running partly or completely in parallel to one another. The proposed approach improves the image analysis pipeline by efficiently providing notification of and/or discarding low-quality or unsuitable images or exams after they are taken, such as in within seconds or minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Camila Patricia Bazilio Nunes, Marina Lundgren de Almeida Magalhaes, Marcelo Blois Ribeiro, Dario Augusto Borges Oliveira, Eudemberg Fonseca Silva, Felipe Santos De Andrade, Marco Blumenthal, Giovanni John Jacques Palma, Serge Louis Wilfrid Mueller
  • Patent number: 10282640
    Abstract: A method improves a detection of a brain tissue pathology in magnetic resonance (MR) images of a patient. The method includes acquiring multiple MR imaging data for creating four different contrast maps of a patient brain. From the multiple MR imaging data, performing an estimation of gray matter (GM), white matter (WM) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentration for each voxel of a part of the patient brain. From the multiple MR imaging data, segmenting the part of the patient brain in different regions-of-interest (ROIs) according to a chosen atlas. For each voxel of each of the contrast maps of the patient brain, computing, for the part of the patient brain, a deviation score. The method further includes creating from the deviation score and for each of the quantitative contrast maps, a deviation map representing the part of the brain in dependence on the deviation score calculated for each voxel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois
    Inventors: Guillaume Bonnier, Cristina Granziera, Tobias Kober, Gunnar Krueger
  • Patent number: 10275884
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described for locating and identifying anatomical landmarks, such as ligament attachment points, in image data. These systems, devices, and methods may provide an oblique plane that contains an anatomical landmark such as a ligament attachment point to the tibia. For example, the position at which the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), or patellar tendon attaches to the tibia may be identified. The systems, devices, and methods allow for tracing of an anatomical landmark to generate a 3-D marking on a 3-D surface model of a patient's bone. The attachment points may be useful landmarks for patient-matched instrumentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Yangqiu Hu, Angela Mines, Nathaniel Lenz
  • Patent number: 10271776
    Abstract: A method for analyzing and monitoring mobility abnormalities of human patients is provided herein. The method includes the following stages: capturing a physiotherapeutic sequence of a scene that includes 3D positioning and orientations of the body parts of the human patient over time; monitoring, over a physiotherapeutic session, the set of key points on the human patient while the human patient performs physiotherapeutic exercises comprising a set of predefined sequences of body-related and limb-related postures and gestures; and analyzing the monitored set of key points during the physiotherapeutic session, to yield an assessment of a level of compliance of the human patient in performing the physical training or physiotherapeutic exercises, based at least partially on the abnormality mobility profile. Additionally, an analysis during the physiotherapeutic session may be carried out, to yield an assessment of a level of compliance of the human patient in performing specified physiotherapeutic exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Mordechai Shani, Yoram Feldman
  • Patent number: 10272266
    Abstract: The present invention relates to correlating a position of a radiation beam with a position of a target to be irradiated which is contained in a structure having a repetitive motion comprising a plurality of successive motion cycles. External position data is acquired, which describes a position the structure during different motion cycles and/or time periods. Target data is acquired, which describe a position of the target during the motion cycles and/or time periods. A correlation model is generated, which correlates the external position and the target position. A predicted target position during a motion cycle is determined based on the correlation model and acquire external position data. Primary verification data is determined that describes an difference between actual and predicted target position. When the prediction is accurate, a further prediction and verification of the target position in later motion cycles can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Stephan Froehlich, Kajetan Berlinger, Richard Wohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 10269112
    Abstract: Through the measurement and interpretation of the pixels of grayscale digital thermographic images of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue, early intervention and treatment of abnormalities of the skin and its subcutaneous tissue are possible, thereby assisting clinicians in making significant impacts on prevention and treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WoundVision, LLC
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Kadambari Nuguru
  • Patent number: 10265050
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound scanning system comprising a hand-held housing, ultrasound electronics of a complete ultrasound scanning system, including a beamformer and an image processing unit, contained within the hand-held housing. A first display comprises a touchscreen on the hand-held housing with a user input interface, at least partially presented on the first display. A probe containing a plurality of piezoelectric transducers is controlled by the ultrasound electronics and is connected to the housing via a cable. The ultrasound electronics are configured to receive signals from the probe and to convert those signals and provide converted signals to the first display to display a scanned ultrasound image on the first display. A second, larger, display is located remote from the housing. A connection arrangement is configured to selectively connect the second display to the ultrasound electronics, and automatically upon such connection, display the scanned image on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONOSCANNER SARL
    Inventors: Bruno Richard, Etienne Richard, Pierre-Adrien Nadal
  • Patent number: 10267879
    Abstract: A technique in a medical imaging apparatus being capable of setting any plane in three-dimensional space as an imaging slice is provided, allowing an automatically-set imaging slice to be configured to suit user's preferences, and determine a position of the imaging slice being configured, with respect to an imaging target subject automatically with a high degree of accuracy. Reference information for specifying the imaging slice, set by the user for each imaging site, is associated with the anatomical feature of the imaging site, so as to generate an imaging slice parameter. Upon actual imaging, the imaging slice parameter and the anatomical feature of the imaging target subject obtained by scout imaging are used to determine the imaging slice position of the imaging target subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Suguru Yokosawa, Yo Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Bito, Yoshihisa Soutome
  • Patent number: 10258256
    Abstract: A surgical navigation system comprising a signal receiver communicatively coupled to a primary processor, the primary processor programmed to utilize a sequential Monte Carlo algorithm to calculate changes in three dimensional position of an inertial measurement unit mounted to a surgical tool, the processor communicatively coupled to a first memory storing tool data unique to each of a plurality of surgical tools, and a second memory storing a model data sufficient to construct a three dimensional model of an anatomical feature, the primary processor communicatively coupled to a display providing visual feedback regarding the three dimensional position of the surgical tool with respect to the anatomical feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TechMah Medical
    Inventor: Mohamed Rashwan Mahfouz
  • Patent number: 10258259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for measuring the biomechanical state of a subject using various sensors simultaneously with providing the subject with visual exercises for rehabilitation and assessment of disequilibrium, balance and motion disorders. The biomechanical state of a subject is measured during the subject's performance of a predetermined task. Such measurements are useful for the assessment of disequilibrium, balance and motion disorders and are also useful for the determination of therapeutic application of vibrotactile, auditory, or visual feedback to a subject during the subject's attempt to perform a predetermined task. An intelligent controller compares the subject's biomechanical state to a predetermined parameter to determine a variance. If the variance exceeds a threshold, feedback in the form of visual feedback, vibrotactile feedback or auditory feedback may be provided to the subject as a therapeutic means for enabling the subject to compensate for disorder effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Zets, Bruce Mortimer, Gregory R. Mort
  • Patent number: 10254364
    Abstract: A method for optimizing a slice orientation for an examination using a magnetic resonance machine is provided. One or more device limitation of the magnetic resonance machine is provided. The device limitation includes, for at least one of the one or more gradient axes, a maximum gradient strength and/or a maximum gradient slew rate. At least one measurement parameter value of the examination and an original slice orientation are also provided. Rotational-angle information is determined from device limitations, measurement parameter values, and the original slice orientation. The rotational-angle information is used to optimize the original slice orientation, and the magnetic resonance machine captures measurement data on the basis of the optimized slice orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: David Grodzki, Thorsten Speckner
  • Patent number: 10252081
    Abstract: A control circuit forms a radiation therapy treatment plan by automatically generating a base dose that references dosing information from multiple sources (such as multiple information sources) and then using that base dose to optimize a radiation therapy treatment plan. That radiation therapy treatment plan is then used to administer radiation therapy to a patient. That automatically generated base dose can represent any or all of earlier radiation therapy treatments for the patient, a same fraction as a dose presently being optimized per the radiation therapy treatment plan, and future planned fractions for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems International AG
    Inventors: Juha Kauppinen, Janne I. Nord
  • Patent number: 10254416
    Abstract: A method for determining a radionuclide concentration of a material is provided. The method comprises placing a detector in a protective structure, wherein the detector is coupled to a single-channel analyzer. The method further comprises inserting the protective structure in a material, wherein the material comprises a radionuclide. The method additionally comprises measuring the moisture content of the material to be analyzed. The method also comprises counting the emitted radiation having a known energy over an interval of time to produce a count per time, wherein the emitted radiation is emitted from the radionuclide and then dividing the count per time by the weight of the material to produce a count per time per weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: All Clear Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Philip Andrew Karam
  • Patent number: 10249041
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented medical data processing method for determining a mapping of medical image content into a reference system, the method comprising executing, on a processor of a computer, steps of: a) acquiring, at the processor, medical image data describing a digital medical image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body; b) acquiring, at the processor, image attribute data describing attribute information associated with the medical image data, the attribute information including an indication of an initial reference system in which spatial relationships of the digital medical image are defined; c) acquiring, at the processor, reference system transformation data describing a spatial relationship (REG) between the initial reference system and a second reference system which is different from the initial reference system; d) determining, by the processor and based on the medical image data and the reference system transformation data, transformed image data describing a r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Balint Varkuti
  • Patent number: 10238304
    Abstract: A method and a system for determining changes in a body state of an individual including receiving a signal from a monitoring system, where the signal indicates a measurement of cardiac activity of the individual over a period of time and determining at least one signal feature, where the signal feature is a reoccurring event of the signal over the period of time. The method also includes determining a first interval between two successive signal features and determining a second interval between two successive first intervals. A derivative is calculated based on the second interval. Changes in the body state are identified based on the derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin C. Fung, Timothy J. Dick, Charles William Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10238455
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for planning a procedure for treatment of lung tissue. An exemplary method includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) model of the luminal network, displaying the 3D model of the luminal network, selecting a target location in the tissue adjacent to the luminal network as displayed on the 3D model, identifying a point in the luminal network which is proximate to or at the target location, determining an access path between the target location and the identified point in the luminal network, calculating a risk of injury to intervening structures between the target location and the identified point in the luminal network, based on the determined access path, and displaying the access path and the calculated risk of injury for the access path on the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: William S. Krimsky
  • Patent number: 10231739
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing surgery on a bone using a navigation subsystem having a locating device and a robotic subsystem having a cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 10234431
    Abstract: A transducer unit includes a substrate, a capacitive transducer provided on the substrate and configured to receive an acoustic wave generated when a subject is irradiated with light from a light source and output an electric signal, a circuit substrate including a current/voltage conversion circuit configured to convert a current output from the capacitive transducer into a voltage, and a flexible printed wiring that electrically connects the capacitive transducer to the current/voltage conversion circuit, in which the circuit substrate is provided on a surface side opposite to a surface where the capacitive transducer is provided among surfaces of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Kandori
  • Patent number: 10231637
    Abstract: In a system and method for non-contact mapping of an anatomic structure, the spatial position of an electrode is determined independent of a previously generated three-dimensional model of the anatomic structure. A position of the electrode relative to a boundary surface of the model is determined, along with a corresponding point on the boundary surface of the three-dimensional model that is closest to the relative electrode position. A signed distance (d) of the relative electrode position from the corresponding closest point on the boundary surface is determined, wherein a positive signed distance indicates the relative electrode position is exterior to the model. In such an instance, the boundary surface is perturbed (e.g., expanded outward) at least in part as a function of the signed distance (d) until the relative electrode position lies interior to the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Voth, Jiang Qian
  • Patent number: 10235756
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method of identifying a boundary of a portion of a vasculature is provided, the vasculature comprising a geometric representation of a plurality of vessels. The method comprises logically dividing the geometric representation into a plurality of regions, determining at least one feature within each of the plurality of regions, and defining the boundary of the portion of the vasculature based, at least in part, on the at least one feature determined within each of the plurality of regions, wherein the boundary forms a volume defining a separation between inside and outside of the portion of the vasculature. According to some aspects, a method of performing vascular analysis using a geometric representation of a plurality of vessels of the vasculature is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bio-Tree Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Raul A. Brauner, Kongbin Kang, Yanchun Wu, Joao Cruz
  • Patent number: 10226302
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating and presenting an electronic display of guidance for performing a robotic medical procedure may include receiving a plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving or identifying objective data defining one or more of a duration or a patient outcome of the robotic medical procedure; executing an algorithm to identify a pattern across the plurality of prior procedure data sets; receiving information about an instance of the robotic medical procedure to be performed in the future for a patient outside the population; automatically generating guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure; and generating and presenting an electronic display of the guidance for performing the robotic medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Jose C. Lacal, David B. Berman, Abdullah Z. Abbasi
  • Patent number: 10219685
    Abstract: A dental apparatus includes a light irradiation unit for emitting a light to irradiate an oral cavity, an image capturing unit for image-capturing the oral cavity light irradiated by the light irradiation unit, and an output unit for outputting data for highlighting and displaying at least one of a plaque site and a calculus site on an image of the oral cavity based on an image captured result by the image capturing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shiho Hakomori, Koshi Tamamura
  • Patent number: 10217209
    Abstract: A mobile device identifies a user task provided by an augmented reality application at a mobile device. The mobile device identifies a first physical tool valid for performing the user task from a tool compliance library based on the user task. The mobile device detects and identifies a second physical tool present at the mobile device. The mobile device determines whether the second physical tool matches the first physical tool. The mobile device display augmented reality content that identifies at least one of a missing physical tool, an unmatched physical tool, or a matched physical tool based on whether the second physical tool matches the first physical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Mullins
  • Patent number: 10213173
    Abstract: A whole body SPECT system (10) includes a patient support (14) and a static gantry (12) which includes a plurality of rings (40a,40b,40c) of radiation detectors (42). The patient support (14) supports a patient and moves the patient in an axial direction (18) through the static gantry (12). One or more processors (20,24,32) connected to the plurality of detectors records strikes of gamma photons in the radiation detectors (42) and reconstruct the recorded strikes of the gamma photons into a whole body image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Herfried Karl Wieczorek, Jinghan Ye, Lingxiong Shao
  • Patent number: 10210628
    Abstract: A storage device stores capturing conditions including a viewpoint position and a shooting direction of the camera, model data including a shape of a segmented mirror, and feature point data representing a positional relationship among a viewpoint position and feature points. A camera captures the segmented mirror having a reflective surface to obtain a captured image including at least a part of the reflective surface. A marker object has feature points, and is fixed at a predetermined position with respect to the camera. A feature-point extracting unit extracts multiple feature points from a captured image in which the feature points are reflected in the reflective surface, and determines positions of the feature points within the captured image. A position measuring unit calculates a position of the segmented mirror, based on the capturing conditions, the model data, the feature point data, and the positions of the feature points within the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yukiyasu Domae, Makito Seki, Shintaro Watanabe, Satoru Sofuku, Yutaka Ezaki
  • Patent number: 10206643
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical image diagnostic apparatus includes an imaging unit, an image generation unit, and a display unit. The imaging unit images a subject injected with blood vessel contrast enhancement particles and diseased tissue contrast enhancement particles. The blood vessel contrast enhancement particles have the first particle size larger than the gap of vascular endothelial cells under the EPR effect. The diseased tissue contrast enhancement particles have the second particle size smaller than the gap. The image generation unit generates a medical image associated with an imaging region of the subject based on output data from the imaging unit. The display unit displays the medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yamagata
  • Patent number: 10210425
    Abstract: A system for generating a predictive virtual personification includes a wearable data capture device, a data store, and a saliency recognition engine, wherein the wearable data acquisition device is configured to transmit one or more physio-emotional or neuro-cognitive data sets and a graphical representation of a donor subject to the saliency recognition engine, and the saliency recognition engine is configured to receive the one or more physio-emotional or neuro-cognitive data sets, the graphical representation, and one or more identified trigger stimulus events, locate a set of saliency regions of interest (SROI) within the graphical representation of the donor subject, generate a set of SROI specific saliency maps and store, in the data store, a set of correlated SROI specific saliency maps generated by correlating each SROI specific saliency map a corresponding trigger event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ACROVIRT, LLC
    Inventor: James Michael Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10201320
    Abstract: The subject of this invention is a system and method for distortion adaptation for use with an imaging grid alignment apparatus (analog or digital) and method of intra-operative use for joint replacements, spine, trauma fracture reductions and deformity correction and implant placement/alignment. The system provides for real time dynamic position tracked distortion-adaption grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: OrthoGrid Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Edouard Saget, Richard Boddington
  • Patent number: 10201654
    Abstract: A programming device for an implantable drug pump includes a display device, a communication device, and a controller. The communication device is adapted to facilitate a communication link between the programming device and an implantable drug pump. The controller adapted to receive bolus data stored on the implantable drug pump when the communications link has been established, to process the bolus data, and to control the display device to generate a visual representation of numbers of bolus attempts for multiple periodic time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medallion Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedrum Minaie, Daniel Hernandez Villegas, Brian Michael Shelton
  • Patent number: 10194882
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an X-ray imaging apparatus and a method for controlling the X-ray imaging apparatus. A path on which an X-ray source avoids an obstacle is automatically set on a movement path of the X-ray source, or a user sets the path manually by using simple manipulation so that an efficient X-ray imaging system can be provided. The X-ray imaging apparatus includes: an X-ray source movably disposed; a manipulation unit through which control instructions relating to a movement region of the X-ray source are input; and a processor that controls at least one movement of the X-ray source so that the X-ray source is moved within the movement region based on the inputted control instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-seong Kwak, Jin Ho Park, Seung Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10195462
    Abstract: A radiation irradiating apparatus includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires a past cumulative dose distribution associated with patient identifying information, from a storage that is storable a cumulative dose distribution. The processing circuitry calculates a first cumulative dose distribution and a second cumulative dose distribution during a radiation irradiation to a patient associated with the patient identifying information, the first cumulative dose distribution being a cumulative dose distribution, the second cumulative dose distribution being generated by adding the first cumulative dose distribution to the past cumulative dose distribution. The processing circuitry displays, on a display, at least one of the first and second cumulative dose distributions during the radiation irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ishii, Takeshi Ezumi