Detecting Nuclear, Electromagnetic, Or Ultrasonic Radiation Patents (Class 600/407)
  • Patent number: 10111596
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring apparatus and a method of operating the same are provided. The blood pressure measuring apparatus includes: a strap; and a main body that is rotatably connected to the strap, wherein the main body includes: a first pulse wave measurer configured to measure a first pulse wave; a second pulse wave measurer that is spaced apart from the first pulse wave measurer at a regular interval and is configured to measure a second pulse wave; and a blood pressure measurer configured to analyze the first pulse wave and the second pulse wave and determine a blood pressure based on the analyzed first pulse wave and the analyzed second pulse wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Kang, Yong Joo Kwon, Sun Kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10114100
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for Magnetic Resonance Imaging to depict an object by an image having pixels representing volume element of the object. The method comprises: Immobilizing the object and acquiring a reference image at a first echo time immediately following an excitation, wherein said reference image is complex-valued, with a reference magnitude value and a reference phase value for each pixel; acquiring a target image of the object with said receiver coil at a pre-selected second echo time, wherein said target image is complex-valued, with a target magnitude value and a target phase value for each pixel; subtracting, pixel by pixel, the reference phase value from the target phase value to obtain a corrected phase value for each pixel; and obtaining said image from said target magnitude values and said corrected phase values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Medizinische Universität Wien
    Inventor: Simon Daniel Robinson
  • Patent number: 10114926
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, workflow templates are maintained, each workflow template including a predefined sequence of workflow stages associated with a particular type of medical diagnosis or process. In response to a request for processing medical image data from a user, a user identifier (ID) that identifies the user is automatically determined based on the request. At least one of the workflow templates that is specifically configured to process medical image data associated with the user is identified based on the user ID. One or more image processing operations defined by the identified workflow template are performed on the medical image data, generating a scene corresponding to an image view representing the medical image data. The scene associated with each of the workflow stages is stored in a persistent storage, where a scene includes metadata used to recreate a corresponding medical image view subsequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TERARECON, INC.
    Inventors: Akio Iwase, Motoaki Saito, Robert J. Taylor, Tiecheng Zhao, Vikram Simha
  • Patent number: 10105111
    Abstract: Provided are a positron emission tomography (PET)-radiofrequency ablation (RFA) complex medical device and a treatment method using the same. According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a positron emission tomography (PET)-radiofrequency ablation (RFA) complex medical device comprising: a PET module which obtains, in real time, a location of a target to be treated by scanning a patient; and an RFA module which remotely treats the target using heat by focusing the heat on the location of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION (UIF)
    Inventors: Jong Duk Baek, Shin Kook Choi, Gi Hun Kim, Min Ah Han
  • Patent number: 10102444
    Abstract: Provided are an object recognition method and apparatus which determine an object of interest included in a recognition target image using a trained machine learning model and determine an area in which the object of interest is located in the recognition target image. The object recognition method based on weakly supervised learning, performed by an object recognition apparatus, includes extracting a plurality of feature maps from a training target image given classification results of objects of interest, generating an activation map for each of the objects of interest by accumulating the feature maps, calculating a representative value of each of the objects of interest by aggregating activation values included in a corresponding activation map, determining an error by comparing classification results determined using the representative value of each of the objects of interest with the given classification results and updating a CNN-based object recognition model by back-propagating the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lunit Inc.
    Inventors: Hyo Eun Kim, Sang Heum Hwang
  • Patent number: 10098648
    Abstract: A device for partial acetabular replacement includes a patient-specific acetabular guide. The acetabular guide has a first surface configured to nestingly mate in only one position to the patient's acetabulum. The acetabular guide includes a patient-specific guiding formation configured to guide a cutting tool to remove damaged tissue from a defect of the patient's acetabulum and prepare a patient-specific implantation slot corresponding to the defect after removal of the damaged tissue. A patient-specific partial acetabular implant can be configured to nestingly mate with the patient-specific implantation slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Jason D. Meridew
  • Patent number: 10096112
    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: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Yangqiu Hu, Angela Mines, Nathaniel Lenz
  • Patent number: 10089727
    Abstract: A region extraction unit extracts first and second shape-invariant regions corresponding to each other from first and second three-dimensional images acquired by an MRI apparatus. A first registration unit acquires a first deformation vector by performing rigid registration between the first and second shape-invariant regions. A second registration unit acquires a second deformation vector by performing non-rigid registration between the first and second three-dimensional images in each shape-invariant region. A magnetic field distortion vector calculation unit calculates a magnetic field distortion vector, which represents relative magnetic field distortion between the first and second three-dimensional images based on the first and second deformation vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Masumoto
  • Patent number: 10085642
    Abstract: The application features methods, devices, and systems for measuring blood flow in a subject. The computer-implemented methods include receiving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data that provides information on at least one of volume or oxygenation of blood at one or more locations in a body over a first predetermined length of time. The methods also include receiving near-infrared spectroscopic (NIRS) imaging or measurement data representing at least one of blood concentration or oxygenation at a first portion of the body over a second predetermined length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: McLean Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Blaise Frederick, Yunjie Tong
  • Patent number: 10080617
    Abstract: A number of improvements are provided relating to computer aided surgery utilizing an on tool tracking system. The various improvements relate generally to both the methods used during computer aided surgery and the devices used during such procedures. Other improvements relate to the structure of the tools used during a procedure and how the tools can be controlled using the OTT device. Still other improvements relate to methods of providing feedback during a procedure to improve either the efficiency or quality, or both, for a procedure including the rate of and type of data processed depending upon a CAS mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventors: Hani Haider, Ibrahim Al-Shawi, Osvaldo Andres Barrera
  • Patent number: 10071249
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display coupled to a computer processor, a two-dimensional representation of an arrangement of electrodes of a lead having one or more segmented electrodes; displaying, by the computer processor and on the display, a three-dimensional clinical effects map with two of the dimensions of the clinical effects map corresponding to the two-dimensional representation of the arrangement of the electrode and a third dimension corresponding to a stimulation parameter; and displaying, by the computer processor and on the display, at least one marking on the clinical effects map. Each marking represents a stimulation instance and is displayed at a position corresponding to the electrode used for stimulation in the stimulation instance and a value of the stimulation parameter used for stimulation in the stimulation instance. Each marking has a graphical characteristic representing a therapeutic effect or a side-effect resulting from the stimulation instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Zottola
  • Patent number: 10070825
    Abstract: Systems and methods of optimal pulse compression are described. A pulse compression system can include an operations component that can receive a first signal, transmit the signal toward a target, and receive a reflected signal. A processor can correlate the received signal with an optimized signal in order to generate an image, the optimized signal based on an impulse response function of the operations component. The optimized signal can be the first signal. The optimized signal can be a third signal separate from the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Scidea Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Pat Sankar
  • Patent number: 10068333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying body joint location includes obtaining skeletal data, depth data and red, green, and blue (RGB) data pertaining to a user, obtaining, using input data, an estimate of body joint locations (BJLs) and body segment lengths (BSLs), iteratively identifying, based on the depth data and RGB data, probable correct BJLs in a bounded neighborhood around BJLs that are previously obtained, comparing a body segment length associated with the probable correct BJLs and a reference length, identifying candidate BJLs based on comparison, determining a physical orientation of each body segment by segmenting three dimensional (3D) coordinates of each body segment based on the depth data and performing an analysis on each segmented 3D coordinate. A corrected BJL is identified based on a minimal deviation in direction from the physical orientation of a corresponding body segment along with a feature descriptor of the RGB data and depth data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Sanjana Sinha, Brojeshwar Bhowmick, Kingshuk Chakravarty, Aniruddha Sinha, Abhijit Das
  • Patent number: 10064595
    Abstract: A system comprises a catheter including a lens, for acquiring optical coherence tomography images within the vessel of interest as the catheter is being retracted from the vessel in the presence of contrast agent. An X-ray imaging system interface receives a first set of X-ray images of an anatomical region including the vessel of interest containing the catheter. The first set of X-ray images are acquired at points corresponding to the particular points within a heart cycle, while the catheter is stationary in the vessel, in response to a heart electrical activity representative signal and in the absence of contrast agent. An image data processor associates the received X-ray images and corresponding optical coherence tomography image data derived at corresponding time points within respective acquisition heart cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: John Baumgart, Olivier Ecabert, John Christopher Rauch
  • Patent number: 10068334
    Abstract: Method and apparatus of reconstruction of images from an in vivo multi-camera capsule are disclosed. In one embodiment of the present invention, the capsule comprises two cameras with overlapped fields of view (FOVs). Intra-image based pose estimation is applied to the sub-images associated with the overlapped area to improve the pose estimation for the capsule device. In another embodiment, two images corresponding to the two FOVs are fused by using disparity-adjusted, linear weighted sum of the overlapped sub-images. In yet another embodiment, the images from the multi-camera capsule are stitched for time-space representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CAPSOVISION INC
    Inventors: Kang-Huai Wang, Chenyu Wu
  • Patent number: 10064544
    Abstract: A closed-loop endoscopic capsule including a sensor recording biological information reflecting the inner condition of a gastrointestinal tract, an expander which is inflatable and holds the endoscopic capsule in the gastrointestinal tract, a medication releaser releasing medication for treatment, and a controller for processing the recorded biological information to generate control signals for the expander and the releaser. An endoscopic system that includes the endoscopic capsule, an external station for data processing, and a mobile device for human-machine interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Carmen Chung Yan Poon, Hin Kwong Leung, RuiKai Zhang, Cecilia Ka Wing Chan
  • Patent number: 10058302
    Abstract: A method of reducing radiation dose for a selected organ on a patient in a computed tomography (CT) scan that uses an X-ray source to scan the patient. The method comprises a computer determining a tube start angle for the X-ray source of the CT scan based on a location of the selected organ, a starting location of the X-ray source, a beam width of the CT scan, and a pitch of the CT scan. The starting angle of the X-ray source of the CT scan can then be set based on the determined tube start angle. In some embodiments, the organ location, X-ray starting location, beam width, and pitch are used to determine the number of tube rotations from the X-ray starting location to the organ location. This tube rotation number can be used to determine the tube start angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael F. McNitt-Gray, Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 10054677
    Abstract: A beamforming apparatus includes: a signal output unit configured to output signals; a time difference corrector configured to correct a time difference between the signals; and a weight applier configured to apply a weight value to the signals, according to an error between the signals with the corrected time difference and a target delay pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyuhong Kim, Baehyung Kim, Suhyun Park, Jong Keun Song, Kyungil Cho
  • Patent number: 10052076
    Abstract: A radiological imaging apparatus (10) acquires a radiological brain image of a subject after administration of a radio tracer binding to a target substance indicative of a clinical pathology. In one embodiment, the clinical pathology is amyloid deposits in the brain at a level correlative with Alzheimer's disease and the target substance is amyloid deposits. A processor (C) tests for the clinical pathology by: performing non-rigid registration of the brain image with a positive template (32P) indicative of having the clinical pathology and with a negative template (32N) indicative of not having the clinical pathology; generating positive and negative result metrics (36P, 36N) quantifying closeness of the registration with the positive and negative template respectively; and generating a test result (54) based on the positive result metric and the negative result metric. An independent test result is generated by quantifying a second mode of an intensity histogram for the brain image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Frank Olaf Thiele
  • Patent number: 10048111
    Abstract: A method of measuring body weight includes receiving a first weight of a user wearing at least one personal item, reading a tag information for indicating a weight corresponding to the at least one personal item, and comparing a difference between the first weight and the weight corresponding to the at least one personal item to compute a second weight, wherein the second weight is a body weight of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EBM TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: William Pan
  • Patent number: 10046177
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for radiotherapy. Embodiments of the present disclosure may receive a plurality of training data and determine one or more predictive models based on the training data. The one or more predictive models may be determined based on at least one of a conditional probability density associated with a selected output characteristic given one or more selected input variables or a joint probability density. Embodiments of the present disclosure may also receive patient specific testing data. In addition, embodiments of the present disclosure may predict a probability density associated with a characteristic output based on the one or more predictive models and the patient specific testing data. Moreover, embodiments of the present disclosure may generate a new treatment plan based on the prediction and may use the new treatment plan to validate a previous treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: Elekta AB, Elekta Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Olof Sjölund, Xiao Han
  • Patent number: 10049480
    Abstract: There is provided an image registration device, method, and program that enable easy and quick initial registration between a target part included in an intraoperative video and simulation information, such as a simulation image. A first registration unit performs initial registration between an intraoperative video and simulation information. At this time, an intraoperative image for registration in an intraoperative video is displayed on a display. An operator performs registration between a target part included in the intraoperative image and the simulation information. After the end of initial registration, a second registration unit performs second registration between the simulation information and the target part included in the intraoperative video based on the result of the initial registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Ito
  • Patent number: 10041876
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus capable of measuring a position and a size of an absorber with high accuracy, which includes: a light source unit for emitting a pulse beam; an illumination optical unit for leading the pulse beam emitted by the light source unit to an inside of an inspection object; and an acoustic signal detection unit for detecting a photoacoustic signal generated by the pulse beam in which the illumination optical unit includes a first and second illumination optical units that are arranged so that the inspection object is irradiated with the pulse beam from both sides thereof opposingly; and the acoustic signal detection unit is provided so that a detection surface of the acoustic signal detection unit is positioned on the same side as that of one of irradiation surfaces of the inspection object which the first and second illumination optical units irradiate with the pulse beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishihara, Kazuhiko Fukutani, Takao Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10039453
    Abstract: An optical detecting module with waterproofing function can be installed on a housing of a wearable device and includes an optical detecting component, a light source and a packaging structure. The light source is disposed by the optical detecting component, and the packaging structure provides the waterproofing function to the optical detecting component and the light source. The packaging structure includes a main body, a light emitting unit, alight incoming unit and a waterproofing component. The main body covers the optical detecting component and the light source. The light emitting unit and the light incoming unit are disposed on the main body and respectively face the light source and the optical detecting component. The waterproofing component is filled into a gap formed between the main body and the housing, to prevent moisture from leaking into the gap to rust terminals of the optical detecting component and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Nan Tsai, Hung-Ching Lai, Chih-Yuan Chuang, Hung-Yu Lai, Yung-Chang Lin, Yi-Min Liu, Ren-Hau Gu
  • Patent number: 10043295
    Abstract: A method for reconstructing a PET multi-bed image is provided, which may be applied to a PET scan having an axial overlapping region existed between every two adjacent beds. According to an example of the method, a combined set of PET projection data for at least two beds may be obtained by combining a set of PET projection data for at least two successive beds together in such a manner that two sets of PET projection data corresponding to an axial overlapping region between every two adjacent beds are added up. And then, a PET image for at least two beds may be reconstructed based on an image reconstruction iteration model and the combined set of PET projection data for the plurality of beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhipeng Sun, Shaolian Liu, Dong Han, Ming Li, Ruibing Ma
  • Patent number: 10039538
    Abstract: A sensing apparatus is applicable to a surgical instrument having a clamping portion, a linkage rod member and an operating portion. The damping portion is used to damp a target. The sensing apparatus includes a touch sensor set, a force sensor, a displacement sensor and a processing device. The touch sensor set can sense a touch signal between the target and the clamping portion. The force sensor can sense a clamping force applied on the target. The displacement sensor can measure a displacement of the linkage rod member. The processing device includes a database, a processing unit and a comparison unit. The database stores reference curves of different reference objects. The processing unit can build an actual measurement curve of the target. The comparison unit can compare the actual measurement curve with each of the reference curves to obtain one of the reference curves corresponding to the actual measurement curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: METAL INDUSTRIES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
    Inventors: Bing-Feng Huang, Chin-Yu Chang, Yen-Ting Liu, Wei-Ching Wang, Chung-Fu Huang
  • Patent number: 10043277
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting shape are provided. A system for predicting shape can include a database, a training analysis module, a subject analysis module, and a prediction module. The database can store two sets of training models characterized by first and second parameters, respectively (e.g., bone and cartilage), as well as a subject model characterized by the first parameter (e.g., a bone model). The relationships between these models can be determined by a training analysis module and a subject module. Based on these relationships, the prediction module can generate a predicted shape characterized by the second parameter (e.g., a predicted cartilage model corresponding to the bone model).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Materialise NV
    Inventors: Jan Maes, Tom Cluckers, Joris Van Deun
  • Patent number: 10022864
    Abstract: In order to stabilize control of a driving section, a robot control apparatus includes a control section that acquires a driving position of the driving section that drives a robot and an operation force that is a force operating on the robot, and performs first control of the driving section based on the driving position and second control of the driving section based on the operation force; and a changing section that changes a size of servo stiffness of the robot that is realized by the control of the control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Motoyoshi
  • Patent number: 10022192
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for navigation-assisted medical devices. Some aspects relate to correlating features of depth information generated based on captured images of an anatomical luminal network with virtual features of depth information generated based on virtual images of a virtual representation of the anatomical luminal network in order to automatically determine an initial position of an endoscope within the luminal network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Ritwik Ummalaneni
  • Patent number: 10022562
    Abstract: We disclose a radiotherapy apparatus with a dose verification system in which the portal image is displayed against a background of a better-quality image diagnostic image, such as a two-dimensional radiograph, an ultrasound image, or a section taken from a three-dimensional magnetic-resonance image, cone-beam CT image, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ELEKTA LIMITED
    Inventor: Stephen Sankey
  • Patent number: 10022194
    Abstract: A system comprises a medical instrument including a rotatable capstan. The rotatable capstan includes a first coupling feature and a drive system including a rotatable drive element. The rotatable drive element includes a second coupling feature. The first and second coupling features have an aligned engagement configuration in which rotation of the rotatable drive element induces rotation of the rotatable capstan and a non-aligned engagement configuration in which rotation of the rotatable drive element does not induce rotation of the rotatable capstan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe M. Prisco
  • Patent number: 10024836
    Abstract: Provided, a trace gas measurement apparatus for electrical equipment that includes at least one sample cell configured to collect an oil sample from the electrical equipment. The sample cell includes (i) an oil receiving portion for receiving an oil sample, and (ii) a head space in an upper section thereof receiving ambient air therein, an oil pump for selectively pumping oil into and out of the sample cell, and a hydrogen gas sensor within an exhaust path of the sample cell. The hydrogen gas sensor receives the air exhausted from the sample cell and measures hydrogen gas present in the exhausted air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David Peter Robinson
  • Patent number: 10019076
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems directed to a wireless hand-held inertial controller with passive optical and inertial tracking in a slim form-factor, for use with a head mounted virtual or augmented reality display device (HMD), that operates with six degrees of freedom by fusing (i) data related to the position of the controller derived from a forward-facing optical sensor located in the HMD with (ii) data relating to the orientation of the controller derived from an inertial measurement unit located in the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandru Octavian Balan, Constantin Dulu, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Mark James Finocchio
  • Patent number: 10013082
    Abstract: A haptic system for a minimally invasive, hand-held surgical instrument and the system's various parts including a graphical user haptic interface, one or more haptic interfaces associated with a hand-held handle used to control a sensorized end-effector of the surgical instrument or inserted catheters, associated hardware, and an operating system. The system enables users to acquire, read, modify, store, write, and download sensor-acquired data in real time. The system can provide: an open, universally compatible platform capable of sensing or acquiring physiological signals/data in any format; processing of the sensor acquired data within an operating system; and outputting the processed signals to hardware which generates tangible sensations via one or more haptic interfaces. These tangible sensations can be modified by the user in real time as the system ensures the temporal relationship of sensed fiducial events are not altered or shifted relative to the generated and displayed haptic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Stuart Schecter, LLC
    Inventor: Stuart O. Schecter
  • Patent number: 10010387
    Abstract: A method, a user interface and a system for use in determining shade of a patient's tooth, wherein a digital 3D representation includes shape data and texture data for the tooth is obtained. A tooth shade value for at least one point on the tooth is determined based on the texture data of the corresponding point of the digital 3D representation and on known texture values of one or more reference tooth shade values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Bo Esbech, Rune Fisker, Lars Henriksen, Tais Clausen
  • Patent number: 10004427
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for determining a respiration rate. An example method includes capturing by a wearable device over a non-zero time period a PPG signal and making a first determination that, during the non-zero time period, the wearable device has moved less than a threshold amount. Responsive to the first determination, the method includes (i) determining from the PPG signal each of (1) a respiratory-induced intensity variation (RIIV) signal, (2) a respiratory-induced amplitude variation (RIAV) signal, and (3) a respiratory-induced frequency variation (RIFV) signal; and (ii) making a second determination that, based on the RIIV signal, the RIAV signal, and the RIFV signal, a respiration rate is determinable. Responsive to the second determination, the method includes (i) determining the respiration rate and (ii) providing by the wearable device a notification, with the notification being based at least in part on the determined respiration rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Ali Shoeb
  • Patent number: 10002419
    Abstract: A method for computing image-derived biomarkers includes receiving image data defining a three-dimensional image volume representative of an anatomical region of interest. Features characterizing local variations of intensity in the image data using an intensity model are identified. The features are used to perform one or more modeling computations directly on the image data to derive information related to a biomarker of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Saikiran Rapaka, Puneet Sharma, Atilla Peter Kiraly
  • Patent number: 9999788
    Abstract: Simulating particle beam interactions includes identifying a set of n functions F1, F2, . . . , Fn corresponding to a plurality of different physical aspects of a particle beam, performing simulations of each Fi using a full physics model, selecting for each Fi a distribution function fi that models relevant behavior and reducing computation of the full physics model for each Fi by replacing Fi with a distribution function fi. The computation reduction includes comparing a set of simulations wherein each fi replaces its respective Fi to determine if relevant behavior is accurately modeled and selecting one of fi or Fi for each n, for a Monte Carlo simulation based on a runtime and accuracy criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anne E. Gattiker, Damir A. Jamsek, Sani R. Nassif, Thomas H. Osiecki, William E. Speight, Chin Ngai Sze, Min-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10002446
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a display control unit controls displaying such that a subtraction image between a plurality of fundus images of an eye corresponding to a plurality of three-dimensional tomographic images obtained by capturing images of the eye at different times is displayed on a display unit, and a specifying unit specifies a plurality of two-dimensional tomographic images, in the plurality of three-dimensional tomographic images, to be displayed on the display unit, by a position specified on the displayed subtraction image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Sato, Yoshihiko Iwase
  • Patent number: 9999683
    Abstract: Nucleic acid sequences encoding improved Herpes Simplex Virus Thymidine Kinases are provided, including their use in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The thymidine kinases may be mutated using conservative mutations, non-conservative mutations, or both. Also provided are gene therapeutic systems, including viral and retroviral particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: EPEIUS BIOTECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John P. Levy, Rebecca A. Reed, Joseph McNulty, Robert G. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10001539
    Abstract: A method is for determining a type of reconstruction of image data from a magnetic resonance measurement of an examination object by way of a magnetic resonance device. In an embodiment, the method includes determining at least one first parameter which includes information about a breathing process of the examination object; comparing the at least one first parameter with at least one second parameter from a maintained database; and determining a type of reconstruction of image data of the magnetic resonance measurement according to the comparison that has been made. In an example embodiment, at least one of the at least one first parameter and the at least one second parameter is derived from a histogram of respiratory phases and the maintained database includes a self-learning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christoph Forman, Jens Wetzl
  • Patent number: 10002269
    Abstract: A tag reader, including: a. a mobile part having an antenna for positioning near a group of tags, transmitting a power signal to the tags and receiving a response from the tags; wherein the antenna has an internal impedance that increases or decreases responsive to objects located in its vicinity; b. a reader base for providing the power signal to the mobile part and for storing and analyzing information read from tags; and c. a real-time antenna tuning circuit for adjusting the impedance of the antenna; wherein the mobile part, reader base and real time antenna tuning circuit are wired together to transfer the power signal from the reader base to the antenna through the real-time antenna tuning circuit, and wherein the real-time antenna tuning circuit monitors the power signal and adjusts the impedance of the antenna responsive to a determination in real-time of power return loss from the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HALDOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Guy Dor, Dan Zeeli
  • Patent number: 9996918
    Abstract: A method for distinguishing between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins and a method for quantifying blood vessels are disclosed. The method for distinguishing between pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins includes: forming a set of pulmonary vessels for points corresponding to pulmonary vessels, wherein each of the points of the set of pulmonary vessels has weight information; forming a tree from the points of the set of pulmonary vessels by using the weight information; and distinguishing between the pulmonary arteries and the pulmonary veins by separating the tree into a plurality of regions. The method for quantifying blood vessels includes: extracting blood vessels as a three-dimensional set of voxels based on medical images of an organ; finding the voxels of blood vessels included in a region of interest of the organ; and quantifying length information of the blood vessels by using the found voxels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Asan Foundation
    Inventors: Nam Kug Kim, Joon Beom Seo, Se Youn Park, Sang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9993156
    Abstract: A computerized method of generating a map of myelin tissue of a brain is described. In addition sub-maps of different myelin contents can be imaged. The method uses a simulation model comprising at least two interacting tissue compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SyntheticMR AB
    Inventor: Marcel Warntjes
  • Patent number: 9986968
    Abstract: The present invention providing a real-time positioning ultrasonic system that locates the dental implant drill bit relative to placed reference points or fiducial markers, and guides the drill entry point and angular trajectory, so that drilling is effected in the most optimum location in the jaw bone, as planned based on pre-surgery cone-beam computed tomography scans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: University of Windsor
    Inventors: Bartosz Slak, Emil Strumban, Roman Maev
  • Patent number: 9989597
    Abstract: Correlated double sampling (CDS) for magnetoresistive (MR) sensors is provided. Here the MR sensor output is sampled at two closely spaced times. The first sample is MR signal+baseline+noise and is sampled when the modulated magnetic field is non-zero. The second sample is baseline+noise only because it is sampled when the modulated magnetic field is zero. The difference between the first and second samples will have significantly reduced low frequency noise and baseline cancellation. Modulation of the electrical bias provided to the MR sensor can be used to provide a baseline signal for temperature compensation. In a second aspect, we provide MR sensor arrays having input and output multiplexing and demultiplexing for row and column line selection, in combination with a per-sensor switch to prevent noise accumulation and bandwidth reduction from idle MR sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Kyunglok Kim, Drew A. Hall, Shan X. Wang
  • Patent number: 9986983
    Abstract: A system for enhanced surgical navigation including a computing device and an imaging device. The computing device is configured to import a navigation path to a target using a first data set of computed tomography images previously acquired, display the navigation path on a graphical user interface for navigation to the target and placement of a plurality of markers in tissue proximate the target, and acquire a second data set of computed tomography images including the plurality of markers. The imaging device is configured to capture fluoroscopic data of tissue proximate the plurality of markers. The computing device is further configured to register the fluoroscopic data to the second data set of computed tomography images based on marker position and marker orientation within the fluoroscopic data and marker position and orientation within the second data set of computed tomography images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Oren P. Weingarten, Dorian Averbuch
  • Patent number: 9990776
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches a system and method for communicating the spatial position and orientation of surgical instruments with respect to a surgical area of interest. Using a visual display of a surgical site generated by a camera feed, a computer generates a virtual overlay of the location and projected trajectory of a surgical instrument based on its current position and orientation. Position and orientation information is generated and stored using tracking markers and a tracking sensor in information communication with the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Victor Jagga, Michael Wood
  • Patent number: 9980783
    Abstract: A method and a control module for calculating and displaying result data based on at least one medical image, which has been captured by an imaging device, are provided. At least one image is captured by the imaging device in a digital format with a plurality of bone fragments. Subsequently, a segmentation method is applied to the captured image for identification of the bone fragments contained in the image. Thereafter, a fragment-matching algorithm is executed on the segmented bone fragments for calculation of result data. The result data includes instruction data for assembling at least a part of the bone fragments, which is output on the monitor in a configurable format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Wiets, David Winneberger
  • Patent number: 9974503
    Abstract: A method for displaying a paranasal sinus region of a patient is executed at least in part on a computer, acquiring volume image data of the paranasal sinus region of the patient, identifying one or more airways within the paranasal sinus region from the volume image data, displaying the at least one or more airways, and highlighting one or more portions of the displayed airways that are constricted below a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Carestream Dental Technology Topco Limited
    Inventors: Jay S. Schildkraut, Lawrence A. Ray, Krishnamoorthy Subramanyan