|| List of recent Imaging-related patents
| Tax document imaging and processing|
Methods, systems and articles of manufacture for allowing taxpayers to utilize mobile communication or communication devices such as smartphones and tablet devices to upload tax document images and process tax document images such that resulting recognized tax data is incorporated into an electronic tax return. Authentication data is generated and provided to the taxpayer to establishing a connection with an image processor, which provides recognized tax data to the on-line tax preparation application for incorporation into the electronic tax return.
| Shape analysis and mass spectrometry of individual molecules by nanomechanical systems|
The spatial distribution of mass within an individual analyte can be imaged—in real time and with molecular-scale resolution—when it adsorbs onto a nanomechanical resonator. Each single-molecule adsorption event induces discrete, time-correlated perturbations to the modal frequencies of the device.
| Compensated crosswell tomography methods and systems|
A method and system to compensate for inaccuracies in crosswell tomography is presented. The method includes obtaining data from at least two receivers in response to transmissions from at least two transmitters.
| Method and apparatus for processing location-based imaging and trace data|
An approach is provided to process imaging data associated with location trace data of one or more links of a road. A processing platform may process and/or facilitate a processing of imaging data associated with location trace data of at least one link of a road to determine maneuvering information for at least one vehicle collecting the imaging data, the location trace data, or a combination thereof.
| Surgical sponge having radiopaque element and method of manufacture|
A surgical sponge comprises a sheet of absorbent material having at least one elongated radiopaque element heat sealed thereto. The sponge is folded and sewn in particular ways to assure that the radiopaque length of material remains firmly secured to the sponge with enhanced visibility under fluoroscopic imaging..
| Methods and systems for generating thermal bubbles for improved ultrasound imaging and therapy|
A method and system uniquely capable of generating thermal bubbles for improved ultrasound imaging and therapy. Several embodiments of the method and system contemplates the use of unfocused, focused, or defocused acoustic energy at variable spatial and/or temporal energy settings, in the range of about 1 khz-100 mhz, and at variable tissue depths.
| Device and method for monitoring movement and orientation of the device|
The present invention relates to a device and method for monitoring movement and orientation of the device, comprising an imaging unit (10) for obtaining images over time, a holding means (12, 13) for holding said imaging unit to obtain images from the surroundings of the device, and a processing unit (14) for detecting movement and orientation of the device by detecting changes in subsequently obtained images.. .
| Compact optical imaging devices, systems, and methods|
An optical imaging device and system can be used to visualize and/or provide a quantitative measure of changes in patient vasculature, for example, to monitor responsiveness of a tumor to a particular chemotherapy treatment. A plurality of detectors (e.g., two) are spaced from a plurality of substantially monochromatic light sources (e.g., four) on an interrogation face of the handheld device.
| Medical imaging apparatus and method|
A medical device is used to image a body cavity using a plurality of axially and angularly spaced imaging sensors. Each imaging sensor generates an image that is distinct from one another due to distinct fields of vision.
| Imaging devices with an array of transducers and methods of manufacture and use|
A medical imaging assembly includes an elongated catheter having a connector at the proximal end; an array of transducers on the distal end of the catheter; conductors electrically coupled to the array of transducers and in electrical communication with the connector of the catheter; and a control unit coupleable to the catheter to send and receive electrical signals between the control unit and the array of transducers through the connector of the catheter. The control unit has a processor to execute instructions including 1) selecting a first subset of m transmitting transducers and a second subset of n receiving transducers from the array of transducers, where n>m; and 2) for each of at least n transmit/receive cycles, a) directing the first subset of m transmitting transducers to transmit an acoustic signal; and b) directing the second subset of n receiving transducers to receive corresponding echo signals..
| Tissue site markers for in vivo imaging|
The invention is directed biopsy site markers and methods of marking a biopsy site, so that the location of the biopsy cavity is readily visible by conventional imaging methods, particularly by ultrasonic imaging. The biopsy site markers of the invention have high ultrasound reflectivity, presenting a substantial acoustic signature from a small marker, so as to avoid obscuring diagnostic tissue features in subsequent imaging studies, and can be readily distinguished from biological features.
| Excitation schemes for low-cost transducer arrays|
A device images time-wise in parallel using transducer elements of a group (428, 432, 436, 440). In some embodiments, the elements are of a current group and imaging is time-wise sequential by group.
| Ultrasound imaging system and method for drift compensation|
An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring motion data from a motion sensing system on a probe while acquiring ultrasound data with the probe. The system and method includes acquiring probe motion data with a motion sensing system, acquiring probe position data with a position sensing system and calculating a drift compensation using the probe motion data and the probe position data..
| Method and system for pda-based ultrasound|
A method and system are disclosed for a compact, inexpensive ultrasound system using an off-the--shelf personal digital assistant (pda) device interfacing to a hand-held probe assembly through a standard digital interface. The hand-held probe assembly comprises a detachable transducer head attached to a beamforming module that performs digital beamforming.
| Adaptive acoustic pressure estimation in medical ultrasound|
Adaptive acoustic pressure estimation is provided in medical ultrasound. The responses of tissue of a specific patient at different frequencies (e.g., linear and non-linear responses) are measured.
| Polymeric nanoparticles for ultrasound imaging and therapy|
Provided herein are nanobubbles designed for use in ultrasound-mediated ablation of cancer cells. The nanobubbles undergo ultrasound-mediated cavitation at an ablation threshold which is significantly decreased, relative to standard ultrasound-mediated treatment of cancer cells.
| Method for estimating flow rates and pressure gradients in arterial networks from patient specific computed tomography angiogram-based contrast distribution data|
An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a method for non-invasively determining the functional severity of arterial stenosis in a selected portion of an arterial network. The method includes gathering patient-specific data related to concentration of a contrast agent within an arterial network using a coronary computed tomography angiography scan (ccta).
| Imaging systems featuring waveguiding compensation|
In certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems and methods for altering an image to compensate for variation in one or more physical and/or supervenient properties (e.g., optical absorption and/or scattering) in heterogeneous, diffuse tissue, thereby attenuating the effects of tissue waveguiding. The methods enable the proper identification of emission image regions that evidence waveguiding of electromagnetic radiation, and enables compensation of emission images for such waveguiding.
| Computer-implemented technique for calculating a position of a surgical device|
A computer-implemented technique for calculating a position of a surgical device relative to a patient region imaged by an imaging device is described. One of the surgical device and the imaging device has a predetermined first positional relationship to a marking, and a first camera having a field of view that includes the marking has a predetermined second positional relationship to the other device.
| Magnetic resonance imaging marker|
An imaging marker including a body portion having a cavity in the shape of a letter is described. The cavity can be filled with a liquid containing a substance that illuminates during an imaging process.
| Method and apparatus for generation of image data based on mr thermometry data|
In a method, apparatus and medical imaging system to generate image data based on magnetic resonance (mr) thermometry data, planning data of a region of an examination subject that is to be depicted thermometrically are provided to a processor. Through the processor, segmentation data based on the planning data are generated mr thermometry data are provided to the processor, which generates image data on the basis of the mr thermometry data, using the segmentation data..
| Representative emulation of organ behavior|
A method for emulating prerecorded images may comprise acquiring at least one organ timing signal reading representing an activity state of an organ with at least one organ timing signal detector, acquiring a plurality of images with a medical imaging system, associating each of the plurality of images with an organ timing signal reading, removing any of the organ timing signal readings and associated images that are not representative of a normal organ configuration, and outputting a sequence of the representative images for a display.. .
| Catheter and a system and a method for locating a catheter in a vessel|
A balloon catheter (60) comprises an elongated catheter member (63) and an inflatable balloon (65) located adjacent a distal end (5) of the catheter member (63). Band type measuring electrodes (7) located on the catheter member (63) within the balloon (65) comprise a pair of outer stimulating electrodes (8) and sensing electrodes (9) for measuring the cross-sectional area and volume of the balloon (65) by impedance planimetry measuring.
| Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods|
Ultrasound imaging devices and heads up displays, as well and systems utilizing both are described. In some embodiments, ultrasound data or images may be displayed on a heads up display, which may be a head-mounted display.
| Optical probe delivery and retrieval systems and methods|
Optical probe delivery and retrieval systems and methods are disclosed. The optical probe includes a dissolvable capsule that contains micro-components that are substantially smaller than the size of the capsule.
| Dual-energy image suppression method|
An imaging process capable of selectively enhancing visualization of soft tissues, for example, a tumor. The imaging process includes producing a hard tissue-enhanced image of a body containing both soft and hard tissues, wherein the hard tissue-enhanced image contains images of the hard tissues that are enhanced relative to the soft tissues.
| Novel precursors of glutamate derivatives|
This invention relates to novel precursors suitable for 18f radiolabeling of glutamate derivatives, methods for preparing such compounds and its intermediates, compositions comprising such compounds, kits comprising such compounds or compositions and methods for 18f radiolabeling of glutamate derivatives wherein the obtained 18f radiolabeled glutamate derivatives are suitable for diagnostic imaging by positron emission tomography (pet) of proliferative diseases e.g. Tumor in mammals..
| Near infrared fluorogen and fluorescent activating proteins for in vivo imaging and live-cell biosensing|
Tissue slices and whole organisms offer substantial challenges to fluorescence imaging. Autofluorescence and absorption via intrinsic chromophores, such as flavins, melanin, and hemoglobins, confound and degrade output from all fluorescent tags.
| Peptide derivatives and use thereof as carriers for molecules in the form of conjugates|
The invention relates to peptide derivatives (peptides and pseudo-peptides) and use thereof as vectors for molecules of interest. The invention also relates to conjugates containing a peptide derivative of the invention bound to a molecule of interest.
| Methods and compositions for targeting adipose cells in mammals|
Methods and compositions are presented for use in diagnostic, imaging or targeting of therapeutic agents to treat obesity/adiposity-associated disorders, where such as compositions and methods identify and use peptides to selectively target adipose tissue stromal cells in mammals, both in vitro and in vivo.. .
| Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing same, and electronic apparatus|
A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units configured to receive light and generate signal charge, the plurality of photoelectric conversion units being provided in such a manner as to correspond to a plurality of pixels in a pixel area of a semiconductor substrate; and pixel transistors configured to output the signal charge generated by the photoelectric conversion units as electrical signals. Each of the pixel transistors includes at least a transfer transistor that transfers the signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit to a floating diffusion corresponding to a drain.
| Apparatus for selective excitation of microparticles|
Nucleic acid microparticles are sequenced by performing a sequencing reaction on the microparticles using one or more reagents, selectively exciting the microparticles in an excitation pattern, optically imaging the microparticles at a resolution insufficient to resolve individual microparticles, and processing the optical images of the microparticles using information on the excitation pattern to determine the presence or absence of the optical signature, which indicates the sequence information of the nucleic acid. An apparatus for optical excitation of the microparticles comprises an interference pattern generation module that splits a first laser beam into second and third laser beams and generates the excitation pattern for selectively exciting the microparticles by interference between the second and third laser beams..
| System and method for integration of mobile device imaging with microchip elisa|
A system and method for analyzing a biomarker in a biological sample is provided. A biological sample is loaded onto a microchip and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay specific to the biomarker is performed on the microchip.
| Probe for ifret and use thereof|
The present invention relates to a probe for ifret and use thereof. Specifically, the present invention relates to a novel probe for ifret, a method for preparing the probe for ifret, a method for searching a target protein-specific binding site or a molecule having the binding site using the probe for ifret, and a method for imaging the target protein using the probe for ifret.
| Imaging the heterogeneous uptake of radiolabeled molecules in single living cells|
A radioluminescence microscopy system and method for imaging the distribution of radiolabeled molecules in live cell cultures and tissue sections. Cells are grown and incubated with radiolabeled molecules on a scintillator plate or a scintillator plate is placed adjacent to the cells after incubation.
| Fluorescent chlorotoxin conjugate and method for intra-operative visualization of cancer|
A chlorotoxin conjugate detectable by fluorescence imaging that allows for intra-operative visualization of cancerous tissues, compositions that include the chlorotoxin conjugate, and methods for using the chlorotoxin conjugate.. .
| Novel imaging agents, process for the preparation thereof and pharmaceutical compositions containing same|
Compounds of formula (i) in which: >r is a linear or branched (c1-c6) alkyl, >l is a spacer group, >a is a diagnostic agent, and >m is equal to 1 or 2.. .
| Formulations of fluorinated stilbene suitable for pet imaging|
The invention is directed to formulations of lipophilic amyloid beta ligand stilbene and more particularly to formulations which are capable to be administered parenterally e.g. Intravenously, wherein the lipophilic amyloid beta ligand stilbene is a fluorinated stilbene.
| Chelated psma inhibitors|
Compounds as defined herein are provided which are useful in (1) diagnostic methods for detecting and/or identifying cells presenting psma; (2) compositions comprising a compound of the invention together with a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent; and (3) methods for imaging prostate cancer cells.. .
| Photographing device, photographing method, and playback method|
A photographing device according to the present invention comprises: an imaging section that captures a subject image and outputs image data; a motion picture recording section that records a motion picture based on the image data; a parameter setting section that sets a photographing parameter to change a photographing state; and a parameter control section that automatically changes the photographing parameter during the recording of the motion picture regardless of the set photographing parameter.. .
| Rapid detection|
In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a detecting engine for detecting targets/materials in hyperspectral scenes is disclosed. The detecting engine combines data partitioning and dimensionality reduction to reduce the number of computations needed to identify in which pixels in a hyperspectral scene a given material is present.
| Imaging apparatus and image processing method|
Disclosed is an imaging apparatus for generating data of a phase image based on an interference pattern acquired by a shearing interferometer, including: a differential phase data calculating unit that calculates first differential phase data expressing a change of a phase in a first direction and second differential phase data expressing a change of a phase in a second direction, based on interference pattern data generated by an electromagnetic wave transmitted through a subject; a second-order differential phase data calculating unit that calculates first second-order differential phase data by differentiating the first differential phase data in the first direction, and calculates second second-order differential phase data by differentiating the second differential phase data in the second direction; and a phase data calculating unit that calculates the phase image by solving a second-order differential equation including the first and second second-order differential phase data as functions.. .
| Systems and methods for tax data capture and use|
A computer-implemented method of acquiring tax data for use in tax preparation application includes acquiring an image of at least one document containing tax data therein with an imaging device. A computer extracts one or more features from the acquired image of the at least one document and compares the extracted one or more features to a database containing a plurality of different tax forms.
| Design and optimization of plenoptic imaging systems|
The spatial resolution of captured plenoptic images is enhanced. In one aspect, the plenoptic imaging process is modeled by a pupil image function (pif), and a pif inversion process is applied to the captured plenoptic image to produce a better resolution estimate of the object..
| System for 2d/3d spatial feature processing|
An electronic device (100) includes a first processor (802) and a second processor (804) coupled to the first processor. The first processor (802) is to receive image data from a first imaging camera (114, 116) and to determine two-dimensional (2d) spatial feature data representing one or more 2d spatial features identified from the image data.
| Mobile check issue capture system and method|
A system and method is presented for assembling information contained within a financial instrument for subsequent verification of the financial instrument, wherein the financial instrument includes an identifier corresponding to a payee of the financial instrument. An imaging device, such as, for example, a mobile phone or the like, is used to obtain an image of the financial instrument prior to the financial instrument being transferred to the payee.
| Method for extracting arterial input function and application thereof to dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging|
The present invention discloses a method for extracting aif and an application thereof to dce-mri. The method comprises steps: contacting a target tissue with a contrast agent to obtain a plurality of images; using the plurality of images to work out the tissue concentration curve of the contrast agent in each voxel; calculating the purity of the tissue concentration curve of each voxel according to the tissue concentration curves; and extracting the voxel having the highest purity as the optimized arterial location; and extracting the tissue concentration curve of the voxel having the highest purity as the arterial input function.
| System for analysis and imaging using perturbation feature quanta|
A medical device comprises a processor programmed to detect and analyze perturbations of biologic particle densities and convert a set of features of the perturbations into a discreet set of quanta in relation to a phenotypic, baseline or expected range of the perturbation features. The processor is also programmed to convert at least a second set of features from a second perturbation into a second discreet set of quanta and to compare the first set of set of quanta with the second set of quanta and to render motion images of the perturbations and quanta.
| Providing real-time marker detection for a stent in medical imaging|
Real-time marker detection in medical imaging of a stent may be provided. A plurality of frames of image data may be obtained.
| Apparatus and method for capturing a vital vascular fingerprint|
A method using optical coherence tomography to capture the microvascular network of the superficial layer of the finger skin for the purpose of fingerprint authentication and liveness detection. At the dermal papilla region, the vascular pattern follows the same pattern of the fingerprint and this vascular pattern forms a live vascular fingerprint.
| Information retaining medium and information processing system|
A prepaid card 2 retaining a prepaid code 31 has a marker 3a that is capable of determining a position and attitude relative to an imaging device 15 by being imaged by the imaging device. The prepaid code 31 is information that enables predetermined value or content to be acquired without handing over the prepaid card 2..
| Secure self-checkout|
Various embodiments allow scanning by a shopper using a barcode reader (e.g., a scanner) attached to or positioned near the shopping receptacle. As items are scanned, they are identified based on their barcode and added to an item list.
| Method and system for automatically counting physical objects|
A periphery band is around an excluded region. For automatically counting physical objects within the periphery band and the excluded region, an imaging sensor captures: a first image of the periphery band and the excluded region; and a second image of the periphery band and the excluded region.
| Method of tracking moving object, method of determining display state of moving object, and control apparatus for tracking moving object|
A method of tracking a moving object includes measuring displacement of an object to be tracked, obtaining a particle of the object to be tracked using the measured displacement, and tracking the object using pose information of the object in an image thereof and the obtained particle. A control apparatus includes an imaging module to perform imaging of an object and generates an image, and a tracking unit to acquire displacement and pose information of the object using the generated image of the object, to set a particle of the object using the acquired displacement of the object, and to track the object using the pose information of the object and the particle..
| Radiation imaging apparatus and radiation imaging system|
A radiation imaging apparatus includes a pixel array having pixels including conversion elements and switching elements, a bias line for supplying a bias potential to the conversion elements; driving lines for supplying a signal to control the switching elements, a driving unit for performing an initialization operation of supplying a driving signal to each driving line group, switching each driving signal from an off voltage to an on voltage, and then returning the driving signal to the off voltage; an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of times in each driving cycle a signal value representing a current flowing through the bias line; a calculation unit configured to calculate radiation information based on the signal values; and a determination unit configured to determine whether irradiation of the pixel array with radiation is present based on the radiation information.. .
| Compton coincident volumetric imaging|
A volumetric imaging device for constructing a three dimensional image includes a source, and absorbing detector, and an image constructor. The source includes a photon source, and a scatter detector arranged between the object and the photon source.
| Radiographic imaging system|
Disclosed is a radiographic imaging system which is provided with: a plurality of radiographing chambers equipped with a registration device; a console; and a management device for associating and managing the identification information of a portable radiographic imaging device with the identification information of the radiographing chambers. When the identification information of the portable radiographic imaging device is notified by the registration device of a radiographing chamber, the console displays an icon corresponding to the imaging device on a selection screen.
| Radiation imaging apparatus and radiation imaging system|
A radiation imaging apparatus includes a pixel array having pixels, a bias line applying a bias potential to converters of the pixels, a detection circuit which detects a current flowing to the bias line, and a control unit which detects a start of radiation irradiation to the pixel array based on an output from the detection circuit and controls a charge accumulation operation of the pixels in accordance with the detection. The detection circuit includes a differential amplifier circuit and a feedback path, and applies a potential corresponding to a reference bias potential to the bias line.
| Radiation blocking unit, radiographic imaging apparatus, and radiographic imaging method|
The present invention provides a radiation blocking unit including: an attachment member that is attachable between sources and an object table surface to which radiation from a radiation source and visible light from a visible light source are emitted, the sources including the radiation source and the visible light source; a radiation blocking portion, disposed on the attachment member, that transmits the illuminated visible light to an overlapping incidence region on the object table surface in which an incidence region of the radiation and an incidence region of the visible light overlap, and that blocks the irradiated radiation outside the overlapping incidence region; and a visible light blocking portion, disposed on the attachment member, that transmits the irradiated radiation to the overlapping incidence region, and blocks the illuminated visible light outside the overlapping incidence region.. .
| Radiation imaging apparatus, control method therefor, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium|
A radiation imaging apparatus includes a radiation generation unit configured to generate radiation and a plurality of detection units each configured to detect the radiation irradiated from the radiation generation unit, and acquires an image based on the radiation detected by one of the plurality of detection units. The radiation imaging apparatus accepts a radiation irradiation instruction, and adjusts a time of generating radiation by the radiation generation unit so that a length of a time period from when the irradiation instruction is accepted until radiation irradiation is performed becomes constant, based on time duration, each of the plurality of detection units, from when the irradiation instruction is accepted until the detection unit enters a radiation detectable state..
| X-ray imaging system including flat panel type x-ray generator, x-ray generator, and electron emission device|
An x-ray imaging system includes an x-ray generator including a plurality of x-ray generation units, where the plurality of x-ray generation units is two-dimensionally arranged, and operates independently of each other; and an x-ray detector spaced apart from the x-ray generator, where the x-ray detector includes a plurality of x-ray detection units corresponding to the plurality of x-ray generation units, where a space is defined between the x-ray generator and the x-ray detector.. .
| System and method for reconstructing the surface topography of an object embedded within a scattering medium|
Methods of reconstructing the surface topography of an object embedded in a scattering medium are provided, with example methodologies including: imaging an object embedded in a signal scattering medium using a scattered signal detector; detecting changes in the magnitude of a plurality of scattered signals obtained from multiple fields of view within the medium; and constructing an image of the surface topography of the object based on said plurality of detected signal magnitude changes. A plurality of system, apparatus, control means, evaluation methods, and materials and components useful for practicing the methods are also disclosed..
| Metal lattice production method, metal lattice, x-ray imaging device, and intermediate product for metal lattice|
Method for manufacturing a metal grating structure, wherein, after a concave part having an insulating layer on an inner surface thereof is formed in a silicon substrate, a portion of the insulating layer formed on a bottom part of the concave part is removed, and the silicon substrate at the bottom part of the concave part is etched to increase the surface area of the bottom part of the concave part as compared with a state before the etching, followed by filling the concave part with metal by an electroforming method.. .
| Multiradiation generation apparatus and radiation imaging system|
A multiradiation generation apparatus according to the present invention includes a plurality of radiation sources arranged in a row. Each of the radiation sources includes an electron source configured to emit electrons and a target unit configured to generate radiation upon receiving electrons emitted from the electron source.
| Imaging system rotating gantry and subject support motion control|
An imaging system (300) includes a rotating gantry (302) configured to rotate about an examination region (306) about a z-axis (308), a subject support (322), including a tabletop (324) configured to horizontally translate along the z-axis into and out of the examination region, a communications network (342) shared by the rotating gantry and the subject support, and a master motion controller (344) configured to control both rotational motion of the rotating gantry and translational motion of the tabletop over the communications network.. .
| Extremity imaging apparatus for cone beam computed tomography|
An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography of an extremity has a digital radiation detector and a first device to move the detector along a circular detector path extending so that the detector moves both at least partially around a first extremity of the patient and between the first extremity and a second, adjacent extremity. The detector path has radius r1 sufficient to position the extremity approximately centered in the detector path.
| Ultrasonic transducer device, head unit, probe, and ultrasonic imaging apparatus|
An ultrasonic transducer device includes an ultrasonic transducer element array, a first signal terminal, and a second signal terminal. The ultrasonic transducer element array has a 1st element group to a kth element group (where k is a natural number such that k≧2).
| Ultrasonic transducer device, head unit, probe, and ultrasonic imaging apparatus|
An ultrasonic transducer device includes an ultrasonic transducer element array, a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal. The ultrasonic transducer element array has a 1st element group to a kth element group (where k is a natural number such that k≧2).
| Ultrasonic transducer device, ultrasonic measurement apparatus, head unit, probe, and ultrasonic imaging apparatus|
An ultrasonic transducer device includes an ultrasonic element array and a common electrode wiring. The ultrasonic element array has three ultrasonic element rows with each of the three ultrasonic element rows including a plurality of ultrasonic elements arranged along a first direction and electrically connected to each other.
| Acoustic borehole imaging tool|
A logging system for producing borehole images of acoustic properties of formations penetrated by the borehole. Images of formation compressional wave and shear wave velocities are generated in real time.