Detecting Nuclear, Electromagnetic, Or Ultrasonic Radiation Patents (Class 600/407)
  • Patent number: 10702221
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for detecting an abnormity in an optical path or measuring and adjusting of a dynamic balance of a gantry in a CT system, comprising performing, by a gantry controlled by a controller, a test scan along an optical path of the CT system, the optical path being a path along which rays pass from a ray source to a detector. The method further comprises obtaining, by a processor, data relating to the test scan, and based on the data relating to the test scan. The method further comprises determining, by the processor, a status characteristic index of the optical path or an amount of dynamic imbalance of the gantry. The method further comprises analyzing, by the processor, a result of the status characteristic index; determining, by the processor, whether the optical path is abnormal, or determining whether a dynamic balance of the gantry satisfies a requirement based on a result of the analysis of the amount of dynamic imbalance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Ji, Bing Li, Yifeng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10706610
    Abstract: A method and a device for displaying an object, in particular biological tissue. The method has the following steps: a) generating a first image of at least one sub-region of the object using a first device; b) generating a second image of at least one sub-region of the object using a second device; c) ascertaining first coordinates of at least some image points of the second image in a first coordinate system; d) ascertaining second coordinates of the image points of the second image by projecting the first coordinates in a second coordinate system which is different from the first coordinate system and which is assigned to the first device; and e) generating a combined image of the object from the first and the second image using the ascertained second coordinates of the image points of the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Scopis GmbH
    Inventors: Bartosz Kosmecki, Andreas Reutter, Christopher Özbek
  • Patent number: 10698055
    Abstract: In a method for determining magnetic resonance (MR) parameters, an MR fingerprint of a voxel is acquired by execution of a pulse sequence, the MR fingerprint is provided as an input into the input layer of a trained neural network, and at least one MR parameter relating to the MR fingerprint is provided at the output layer of the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Elisabeth Hoppe, Andreas Maier, Josef Pfeuffer
  • Patent number: 10699401
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to determine the local quality of surface data (O) extracted from a volume data set (V) by means of a surface determination method. An environment in the volume data set (V) is determined for each surface point of the surface data (O). Using the curve of the grayscale values of voxels from said environment, at least one quality characteristic (Q) is derived which characterizes the quality of the respective examined surface point. The quality characteristic (Q) or each quality characteristic is output together with coordinates of the respective examined surface point as the method result (O?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VOLUME GRAPHICS GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Flessner, Tino Hausotte
  • Patent number: 10695020
    Abstract: A system can have an x-ray source that generates a series of individual x-ray pulses for multi-energy imaging. A first x-ray pulse can have a first energy level and a subsequent second x-ray pulse in the series can have a second energy level different from the first energy level. An x-ray imager can receive the x-rays from the x-ray source and can detect the received x-rays for image generation. A generator interface box (GIB) controls the x-ray source to provide the series of individual x-ray pulses and synchronizes detection by the x-ray imager with generation of the individual x-ray pulses. The GIB can control x-ray pulse generation and synchronization to optimize image generation while minimizing unnecessary x-ray irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Arundhuti Ganguly, Gary F. Virshup, Michelle Richmond, Billy Dan Jones
  • Patent number: 10699405
    Abstract: An imaging system utilizes 2D DXA images obtained in a tomographic imaging process or mode in order to provide more detailed information to the operator of the bone structure of the patient. The imaging system obtains multiple 2D DXA images at different angles with regard to the patient in a number of passes across the body of the patient. These 2D DXA images can then be utilized to reconstruct at least one 2D slice of the body of the patient, such as in a plane parallel to the plane of a patient support surface, such as a scanner table. The information provided by the tomographic reconstruction provides enhancements to the process of modifying a 3D FEA model associated to an already available set of tomographic reconstructed slices selected from the comparison with the current tomographic reconstructed slices. In this manner, the system and method provide a significant reduction in the error of the resulting modified 3D FEA model for review and analysis compared to a 2D approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Randall Payne, Paul Markwardt, Serge Muller
  • Patent number: 10692273
    Abstract: An embodiment suggests a method for visualizing an image data set, in particular a medical image data set, wherein the visualized data set displays a three dimensional arrangement having at least a first object and a second object. The method includes assigning a first set of parameter to the first object; assigning a second set of parameters to the second object; dividing the medical image data set into a first sub-region and a second sub-region; and providing a visualisation of the three dimensional arrangement by a volume rendering method, in particular by a ray-casting method or a photorealistic volumetric path tracing, the first set of parameter being applied to the first sub-region for visualizing the first object and the second set of parameter being applied to the second sub-region for visualizing the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Assmann, Klaus Engel, Kaloian Petkov, Ruth J Soenius, Daphne Yu
  • Patent number: 10691932
    Abstract: A server device detects initiation of a video conferencing session between a consultation device utilized by a makeup professional and a client device utilized by a user receiving a makeup consultation from the makeup professional. The server device extracts data from the client device during the video conferencing session, the data characterizing behavior of the user performed on the client device with respect to suggested cosmetic effects transmitted by the makeup professional via the consultation device to the client device. The server device applies weight values to the extracted data and generates one or more hesitation metrics based on the weight values and causes the one or more hesitation metrics to be displayed in a user interface on the consultation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PERFECT CORP.
    Inventor: Wan-Chuan Lee
  • Patent number: 10687775
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a cephalometric X-ray image acquisition device. More particularly, the present invention relates to a cephalometric X-ray image acquisition device capable of providing a three-dimensional facial optical image and a cephalometric X-ray image of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: VATECH Co., Ltd., VATECH EWOO Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeong Kyun Kim, Tae Woo Kim, Sung Il Choi
  • Patent number: 10685258
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a total value profile to be used for searching a lung field end is generated based on a radiation image. A pacemaker and an annotation reflected in a radiation image are merely reflected darkly in the image, and the existence is not particularly emphasized by edge enhancement. Therefore, the total value profile according to the present invention is not significantly affected by a pacemaker and/or an annotation. Therefore, according to the present invention, there occurs no false recognition regarding the end of the lung field due to a pacemaker and/or an annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Miyajima, Junya Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Nishino
  • Patent number: 10682101
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for retrieving performance data from an exercise database. At a server device, data entries are stored in a database. Each of the exercise data entries comprises one or more performance metrics for a corresponding metric category. The server receives first performance data of an individual performing an exercise event and selects one of the exercise entries in the database as a selected exercise entry. The server determines a metric category for the first performance data and matches the metric category of the first performance data with a same metric category for the selected exercise entry. The server retrieves second performance data from the selected exercise data entry. The second performance data belongs to a metric category that does not match the metric category of the first performance data. The server assigns the second performance data as data associated with the exercise event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Glode, Abhi Bhatt
  • Patent number: 10674933
    Abstract: A medical system, includes an imaging apparatus, which includes an array of detectors, which define an imaging volume and form images of a region within a body of a patient that is positioned in the imaging volume. A movable bed transports the body of the patient through the imaging volume. An invasive probe is inserted into a lumen within the body of the patient. A tracking apparatus includes a field transducer positioned in the imaging apparatus and defining a tracking volume within the imaging apparatus, and generates an indication of a location of the invasive probe within the tracking volume responsively to an interaction between the field transducer and the invasive probe. A controller controls the movable bed in response to the location of the invasive probe indicated by the tracking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 10677872
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus for time-of-flight vascular imaging, a magnetic field is applied to an imaging volume and an inflow volume, from which liquid enters into the imaging volume, of an examination person. The imaging volume is excited by an RF pulse, which fulfills a magnetization transfer function and a fat saturation function, while the magnetic field is being applied. The RF pulse has a frequency distribution whose frequencies are higher than the center frequency of water in the imaging volume, and that includes the fat frequency in the imaging volume. The magnetic field has a field distribution with an apex with essentially no spatial gradient in the imaging volume and having a higher spatial gradient in the inflow volume, so that the center frequency of water in the inflow volume is shifted in the direction of lower frequencies and is no longer affected by the RF pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Speier
  • Patent number: 10679753
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided relating to hierarchical machine learning models to identify an anatomical structure of interest and perform diagnostic procedures for a medical diagnostic imaging system. The systems and methods organize a plurality of models into a hierarchical structure based on anatomical structures. The plurality of models are defined by a machine learning algorithm for diagnostic procedures of one or more of the anatomical structures. The systems and methods receive a medical image, identifying an anatomical structure of interest within the medical image, select at least a first model from the plurality of models based on the anatomical structure of interest, and perform a first diagnostic procedure of the anatomical structure of interest based on the first model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christian Fritz Perrey, Nitin Singhal
  • Patent number: 10667867
    Abstract: A computer process including receiving first patient bone data of a patient leg and foot in a first pose, the first pose comprising a position and orientation of the patient leg relative to the patient foot as defined in the first patient bone data. The computer process may further include receiving second patient bone data of the patient leg and foot in a second pose, the second pose comprising a position and orientation of the patient leg relative to the patient foot as defined in the second patient bone data. The computer process may further include generating a 3D bone model of the patient leg and foot. Finally, the computer process may include modifying the 3D bone model of the patient leg and foot such that the plurality of 3D bone models are reoriented into a third pose that matches the second pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Ashish Gangwar, Kanishk Sethi, Anup Kumar, Ryan Sellman, Peter Sterrantino, Manoj Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10667876
    Abstract: The robotic device for positioning a surgical instrument relative to the body of a patient includes a first robotic arm with a device for rigidly connecting to at least one surgical instrument, a device for anatomical realignment of the first arm by realigning an image that is of an area of the anatomy of the patient, and a device for compensating the movements of the first arm on the basis of detected movements. One version of the device includes at least one second robotic arm having sensors for detecting inner movements of the anatomical area, and a device for controlling the positioning of the first arm relative to sensed inner movements and to the outer movements induced in the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MedTech S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Maillet, Bertin Nahum, Fernand Badano, Patrick Dehour
  • Patent number: 10667785
    Abstract: The present invention provides scanning mechanisms for imaging probes using for imaging mammalian tissues and structures using high resolution imaging, including high frequency ultrasound and/or optical coherence tomography. The imaging probes include adjustable rotational drive mechanism for imparting rotational motion to an imaging assembly containing either optical or ultrasound transducers which emit energy into the surrounding area. The imaging assembly includes a scanning mechanism having including a movable member configured to deliver the energy beam along a path out of said elongate hollow shaft at a variable angle with respect to said longitudinal axis to give forward and side viewing capability of the imaging assembly. The movable member is mounted in such a way that the variable angle is a function of the angular velocity of the imaging assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE
    Inventors: Brian Courtney, Nigel Robert Munce, Amandeep Singh Thind, Victor Xiao Dong Yang, Francis Stuart Foster, Alan Soong, Brian Heng Li
  • Patent number: 10667691
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), including real-time high-resolution functional MRI methods and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jin Hyung Lee, Zhongnan Fang
  • Patent number: 10660612
    Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure provides an ultrasound probe including a single large-area ASIC in which a plurality of ultrasonic transducer elements are bonded. According to an embodiment, an ultrasound probe comprises: a transducer array including a plurality of transducer elements configured to transmit or receive ultrasound; and an integrated circuit, in which the transducer array is bonded, including a plurality of driving elements corresponding to the plurality of transducer elements, wherein the integrated circuit comprises a time delay table configured to output time delay information regarding respective ultrasound transmission and reception of the plurality of transducer elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Il Cho, Jong Keun Song
  • Patent number: 10660712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for placing screws in the spine using a robot attached to a passive structure. The present invention also related to a method, such as a surgical method for assisting a surgeon for removing volumes in the body of a patient using a robot attached to a passive structure and to a device to carry out said methods. The present invention further concerns a device suitable to carry out the methods according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Szymon Kostrzewski, Philippe Berard, Charles Baur, John Michael Duff, Kishore Sandu
  • Patent number: 10660711
    Abstract: Navigation systems and methods for reducing tracking interruptions during a surgical procedure. A virtual boundary generator generates virtual boundaries associated with tracking devices and a localizer. A collision detector evaluates movement of virtual objects relative to the virtual boundaries to detect collisions between the virtual objects and the virtual boundaries. A feedback generator responds to the collision detection to reduce tracking interruptions between the tracking devices and the localizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: José Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera, Donald W. Malackowski
  • Patent number: 10660607
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method enabling general users to easily acquire ultrasound images even when the users are unskilled at using ultrasound diagnosis apparatuses, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having the ultrasound diagnosis method recorded thereon are provided. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a probe configured to acquire ultrasound data of an object; an image generation unit configured to generate an ultrasound image of the object by using the ultrasound data; a probe location acquisition unit configured to acquire a location of the probe on the object; a display unit configured to display the location of the probe and a reference location on an image representing the object; and a control unit configured to determine whether the location of the probe corresponds to the reference location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-young Ryu, Dong-ki Kim, Young-hwan Kim, Min-woo Seo, Jei-young Lee
  • Patent number: 10663436
    Abstract: With a detector in which detection elements are placed in a spherical shape, a uniform resolution area is narrow. An acoustic-wave acquisition apparatus of the present invention is equipped with a detector including a plurality of detection elements that receive acoustic waves from a subject, the receiving surfaces of at least some of the detection elements being at different angles. The apparatus includes a scanning unit configured to move at least one of the subject and the detector to change the relative position of the subject and a highest-resolution area determined depending on the placement of the detection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuji Oishi
  • Patent number: 10663345
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying materials. The apparatus includes a laser device adapted to produce monochromatic light in the wavelength range of about 400 nm to about 425 nm, a first set of optical components for focusing the laser light on a material sample positioned on a sample stage, a second set of optical components for transmitting light reflected from the material sample, and a spectrograph adapted to receive light reflected from the material sample via at least part of the second set of optical components and adapted to collect data in the Raman shift range of about 100 cm?1 to about 1400 cm?1. The first set of optical components includes a fiber optic cable adapted to transmit the laser light to the material sample. The second set of optical components includes an objective lens having an opening adapted to receive the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 10660531
    Abstract: Biomedical images of both anatomical structure and real-time changes in neuronal, metabolic, positional, and vascular function in humans and animals is described. Ultra-wideband (UWB) pulse or square wave generators and electrical samplers, implemented using integrated circuits are used to make arrays of miniaturized microwave modules that are placed around the portion of interest in the body or head, allowing images to be made through either time-domain transmission of these pulsed waves through the body, or time domain reflectivity of the waves from internal structures, or their combination. Signal processing separate and extract the time-varying functional information from the static structural image data. The time-varying functional information from certain brain regions can be interpreted in order to control prosthetics, Brain-Machine-Interfaces and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Furaxa, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Libove, Mike Ingle, David Schriebman
  • Patent number: 10657729
    Abstract: A method of synchronizing an animation sequence with a video includes placing a virtual camera in a 3D model of a site captured in the video at the same location and the same orientation as those of a video camera that captured the video, generating a set of virtual frames of the animation sequence by projecting the 3D model onto a scene frame from a viewpoint of the virtual camera, for each of a plurality of virtual key frames, placing a virtual object corresponding to a moving object captured in the video in the 3D model at a respective location that matches with the respective position of the moving object in a corresponding key frame of the video, and playing the set of virtual frames by stepping through time such that the plurality of virtual key frames is in synch with the plurality of key frames of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Augusto Op den Bosch, Paula Kohan
  • Patent number: 10650522
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires image data including image data of a blood vessel of a subject. The processing circuitry performs analysis related to the blood vessel by using the image data, and specifies a region of interest in the blood vessel based on a result of the analysis. The processing circuitry performs fluid analysis on a region other than the region of interest at a first accuracy, and performs fluid analysis on the region of interest at a second accuracy that is higher than the first accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yiemeng Hoi, Joseph Manak, Kazumasa Arakita, Jingwu Yao, James Begelman, Victor Gorin
  • Patent number: 10638932
    Abstract: Described embodiments include an apparatus that includes an electrical interface and a processor. The processor is configured to receive via the electrical interface, from a plurality of sensors, a first signal that indicates a location of an intrabody tool inside a body of a subject, and a second signal that indicates a phase, of a physiological motion cycle of the subject, at which the first signal was acquired. The processor is further configured to acquire, using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, a set of multiple images at the location indicated by the first signal, over a portion, of a subsequent physiological motion cycle of the subject, that includes the phase indicated by the second signal. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Gliner, Alon Boumendil
  • Patent number: 10639004
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided with an ultrasound catheter and a controller coupled to the ultrasound catheter. The catheter includes a localizer sensor configured to generate positional information for the ultrasound catheter, and an imaging ultrasound sensor having a restricted field of view. The controller co-registers images from the imaging ultrasound sensor with positional information from the localizer sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bryan Byrd, Praveen Dala-Krishna, David A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10631937
    Abstract: A method for identifying a rotational orientation of a lead includes obtaining a radiological image of the lead having a lead body, a distal tip, electrodes, and an asymmetric marker, where the lead defines a lead axis along the portion of the lead extending from the distal tip and including the electrodes and the asymmetric marker; determining, using the set of lead slices and the set of marker slices, a direction vector extending from an estimated lead axis and passing through a determined center of weighted mass of the lead; and providing an indication of a direction of the direction vector on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danil Tyulmankov, Hemant Bokil
  • Patent number: 10634755
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for generating corrected magnetic resonance measurement data in an examination region of an object undergoing examination, a magnetic resonance sequence is applied to a subject in order to acquire magnetic resonance measurement data from an examination region within a time period. A first resonant frequency of nuclear spins in the examination region is determined at a first time point within the time period. A second resonant frequency of nuclear spins in the examination region is determined at a second time point within the time period. Magnetic resonance measurement data that are acquired at a further time point within the time period are corrected, based on the first resonant frequency and the second resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Boettcher
  • Patent number: 10631940
    Abstract: A surgical path setting method, for a surgical robot, comprises the steps of (a) the surgical robot's operating a first surgical path that has been preset with respect to a surgical site of a person to be operated on; (b) the surgical robot's confirming whether or not a surgical path reset command, transmitted from a surgical path setting device, has been received; (c) the surgical robot's stopping if the surgical path reset command has been received; (d) the surgical path setting device's receiving an input of surgical path form information; (e) the surgical path setting device's determining a second surgical path, which is a new surgical path, on the basis of the surgical path form information and then transmitting same to the surgical robot; and (f) the surgical robot's operating along the second surgical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CUREXO, INC.
    Inventors: Sanghun Lee, Jaegeun Han, Junwoo Park
  • Patent number: 10631754
    Abstract: In part, the disclosure relates to systems and methods of detecting struts in a blood vessel. In one embodiment, an intravascular data collection system and an intravascular data collection probe are used. An exemplary method may include one or more of the following steps converting an image of a blood vessel into an image mask, the image includes struts of a bioresorbable scaffold; inverting the image mask to create an inverted image mask, detecting an insular group of bright/signal containing pixels; and filtering the insular group of bright/signal containing pixels using one or more morphological filters to identify candidate struts; and validating the candidate struts to identify one or more struts of the bioresorbable scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Ajay Gopinath
  • Patent number: 10624613
    Abstract: Ultrasound signal processing circuitry and related apparatus and methods are described. Groups of signal samples corresponding to respective acquisitions performed by an ultrasound transducer array may be processed by being transformed to the Fourier domain and via the application of one or more weighting functions. The transformed groups of signals may be combined with one another in the Fourier domain to obtain a Fourier-compounded set of signals that may be used for image formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Butterfly Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler S. Ralston
  • Patent number: 10624602
    Abstract: Embodiments include a medical imaging device and a method controlling one or more parameters of a medical imaging device. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving image data representing a first image of an object to be imaged using the radiation source and detecting a plurality of positions of respective predetermined features in the first image. Based upon the detected positions, a boundary of an imaging area of the object to be imaged is determined. Based on the determined boundary, one or more parameters of the radiation source unit are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Yao-jen Chang, Terrence Chen, Birgi Tamersoy, Vivek Kumar Singh, Susanne Oepping, Ralf Nanke
  • Patent number: 10617481
    Abstract: A method of constructing a system comprising one or more surgical arms, comprising: providing: a plurality of modular units, each modular unit comprising at least one surgical arm attached to at least one motor unit configured for actuating movement of the surgical arm; coupling one or more modular units to each other in an attachment configuration; displaying on a user interface one or both of an indication of the attachment configuration and a selection of an attachment configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Memic Innovative Surgey Ltd.
    Inventors: Dvir Cohen, Yaron Levinson
  • Patent number: 10622108
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a display apparatus which facilitates a simultaneous comparison of a plurality of images which respectively illustrate different features on one divided display screen such that the images are seamlessly displayed on the screen, and an image display method which is performable by using the apparatus. The display apparatus includes a memory configured to store a plurality of different types of images of an object, an input device configured to receive an input of a command relating to simultaneously displaying the different types of images, and a display device configured to display images. Upon receiving the command, the display device divides a screen upon which an image of the object is displayable into a first region within which a first image showing one portion of the object is displayed and a second region within which a second image showing the remaining portion of the object is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Hwa Oh, Young Hun Sung, Jae Hyun Kwon, Kang Eui Lee
  • Patent number: 10617888
    Abstract: Systems and methods for shuttle mode radiation delivery are described herein. One method for radiation delivery comprises moving the patient platform through the patient treatment region multiple times during a treatment session. This may be referred to as patient platform or couch shuttling (i.e., couch shuttle mode). Another method for radiation delivery comprises moving the therapeutic radiation source jaw across a range of positions during a treatment session. The jaw may move across the same range of positions multiple times during a treatment session. This may be referred to as jaw shuttling (i.e., jaw shuttle mode). Some methods combine couch shuttle mode and jaw shuttle mode. Methods of dynamic or pipelined normalization are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: RefleXion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Debashish Pal, Ayan Mitra, Christopher Eric Brown, Peter Demetri Olcott, Yevgen Voronenko, Rostem Bassalow
  • Patent number: 10617384
    Abstract: Systems and methods of M-mode ultrasound imaging allows for M-mode imaging along user-defined paths. In various embodiments, the user-defined path can be a non-linear path or a curved path. In some embodiments, a system for M-mode ultrasound imaging can comprise a multi-aperture probe with at least a first transmitting aperture and a second receiving aperture. The receiving aperture can be separate from the transmitting aperture. In some embodiments, the transmitting aperture can be configured to transmit an unfocused, spherical, ultrasound ping signal into a region of interest. The user-defined path can define a structure of interest within the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAUI IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Brewer, David M. Smith, Rozalin M. Lorenzato, Bruce R. Ritzi
  • Patent number: 10617385
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method enabling general users to easily acquire ultrasound images even when the users are unskilled at using ultrasound diagnosis apparatuses, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having the ultrasound diagnosis method recorded thereon are provided. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a probe configured to acquire ultrasound data of an object; an image generation unit configured to generate an ultrasound image of the object by using the ultrasound data; a probe location acquisition unit configured to acquire a location of the probe on the object; a display unit configured to display the location of the probe and a reference location on an image representing the object; and a control unit configured to determine whether the location of the probe corresponds to the reference location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-young Ryu, Dong-ki Kim, Young-hwan Kim, Min-woo Seo, Jei-young Lee
  • Patent number: 10617299
    Abstract: A two-way audiovisual communication device with multiple audio and video subsystems. In one embodiment, the device includes a wheeled cart that supports a dock for a tablet computing device that includes a tablet camera, a tablet display, and a tablet microphone. The device also includes a cart camera, a cart speaker, and a cart microphone. The device may be coupled to a network and accessible to other devices on the network to allow a two-way audiovisual session to take place between remote parties. The device may operate in two modes: In a first mode, the tablet is mated with the dock and the remote device receives video from the pan-tilt-zoom camera and audio from the cart microphone. In a second mode, the tablet is removed from the dock and the remote device receives video from the tablet camera and audio from the tablet microphone. In both modes, the tablet monitor displays video from the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Steven Sanchez, Gary S. Douville, Shuodan Chen, James Rosenthal, Andrew Kirchhoff
  • Patent number: 10620335
    Abstract: A system comprising: a transmitter that includes at least three coils, the transmitter configured to generate magnetic fields; a sensor that includes at least three coils, the sensor configured to provide sensor signals that correspond to the magnetic fields generated by the transmitter; and a computing device in communication with the transmitter and the sensor, the computing device configured to compare a first sensor signal and a second sensor signal, and based on the comparison, determine whether any of the sensor coils are locked to a corresponding frequency out-of-phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ascension Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Westley S. Ashe, Vladimir F. Kogan
  • Patent number: 10614308
    Abstract: Augmented reality augmentations are selected or modified based on accuracy or confidence information concerning locations and orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Ray Skidmore, Eric Reifsnider
  • Patent number: 10610300
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for evaluating treatment-relevant spatial anatomical information among different data sets of the heart, the method comprising the steps of: —determining a reference anatomical 3 dimensional data set of the heart, —providing a first anatomical 3 dimensional data set of the heart, the first anatomical 3 dimensional data set comprising first treatment-relevant spatial anatomical information, —providing a second anatomical 3 dimensional data set of the heart, the second anatomical 3 dimensional data set comprising second treatment-relevant spatial anatomical information, —registering the reference data set to the first and the second data sets, —transferring the treatment relevant spatial anatomical information of the first and the second data set to the reference data set in order to generate a first transferred treatment-relevant spatial anatomical information on the reference data set and a second transferred treatment-relevant spatial anatomical information on the reference
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Willibald Koch, Norbert Strobel
  • Patent number: 10607363
    Abstract: Described embodiments include an apparatus that includes a display and processor. The processor is configured to receive, from a user, an input that indicates one or more points of interest on an electroanatomical map, of an anatomical surface, that is displayed on the display, and to superimpose on the map, in response to the input, a plurality of contours, each one of the contours being at a different respective geodesic distance, with respect to the surface, from the points of interest. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Itamar Bustan, Ido Ilan, Ronen Krupnik, Assaf Cohen
  • Patent number: 10602940
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, software, systems and devices for detecting the presence of an abnormality in an organ, tissue, body, or portion thereof of a subject by analysis of the electromagnetic fields generated by the organ, tissue, body, or portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Raj Muchhala, Emmanuel T. Setegn, Benjamin Donaldson Moore, Peeyush Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10605875
    Abstract: A contrast system and methods for improving optical detection during a medical procedure, the system involving: a tracking marker, each tracking marker comprising a tracking marker coupling feature; and a contrast element, each contrast element comprising a contrast element coupling feature and an optically non-reflective feature, the contrast element coupling feature configured to complement the tracking marker coupling feature, each contrast element configured to respectively accommodate, by backing, each tracking marker, and contrast element configured to respectively facilitate coupling each tracking marker with a trackable object through a background object via at least one of a contrast element fastening feature and a trackable object fastening feature, whereby at least one of optical contrast and imaging in relation to the tracking marker and the background object is enhanced, false detection of the tracking marker is minimized, and optical detection of the tracking marker is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Andrew Bailey
  • Patent number: 10602956
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radiation amount estimating method, and more particularly, to a radiation amount estimating method of an MRI based composite image using a lookup table. To this end, the object of the present invention is to provide a radiation dose estimating method of an MRI based composite image using a lookup table including: generating a lookup table representing a linear attenuation coefficient of a region of interest from a CT image (S100); photographing at least two of a T1 image, a T2 image, and a PETRA image of a patient from MRI equipment (S120); generating a composite image by superimposing the photographed images (S140); representing a border line of the region of interest in the composite image to distinguish the region of interest (S160); designating the linear attenuation coefficient of the lookup table in the distinguished region of interest (S180); and estimating a radiation dose based on the composite image to which the linear attenuation coefficient is designated (S200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Catholic University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Young-Nam Kang, Shin-Wook Kim, Jina Kim, Hun-joo Shin, Hyeong-Wook Park, Chul-Seung Kay, Ki-jun Kim, Jin-Sol Shin
  • Patent number: 10603134
    Abstract: A display device displays a first medical image to a user. Touchless sensor technology detects user actions. The touchless sensor technology includes at least one sensor that does not rely on physical touch to detect the user actions. An image processor that compares detected user actions with currently valid user action within a list of currently valid user actions for the first medical image to determine when a detected user action matches a currently valid user action from the currently valid user actions contained in the list. A medical image processing engine uses metadata identifying the first medical image and an action identifier for a currently valid user action that is matched by the detected user action to generate a second medical image based on the metadata and the action identifier. Thee display device displays the second medical image to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Tiecheng Zhao, Keiji Ito, Ryan Moffitt
  • Patent number: 10601950
    Abstract: Data representative of a physical feature of a morphologic subject is received in connection with a procedure to be carried out with respect to the morphologic subject. A view of the morphologic subject overlaid by a virtual image of the physical feature is rendered for a practitioner of the procedure, including generating the virtual image of the physical feature based on the representative data, and rendering the virtual image of the physical feature within the view in accordance with one or more reference points on the morphologic subject such that the virtual image enables in-situ visualization of the physical feature with respect to the morphologic subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARIS MD, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Devam, Zaki Adnan Taher, William Scott Edgar