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1.

DEEP LEARNING OF ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES TOMOGRAPHY

      
Application Number EP2020068435
Publication Number 2021/004841
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-01
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Katscher, Ulrich
  • Hampe, Nils

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a method for determining electrical properties, EP, of a target volume (708) in an imaged subject (718). The method comprises: performing a first training (201) of a deep neural network, DNN, using a first training dataset, the first training dataset comprising training B1 field maps and corresponding first EP maps, the first training resulting in a pre-trained DNN configured for generating EP maps from B1 field maps; performing a second training (203) of the pre-trained DNN using conditional generative adversarial networks, GAN, and a second training dataset, wherein the pre-trained DNN is a generator of the conditional GAN, the second training dataset comprising measured B1 maps and second EP maps, the second training resulting in a trained DNN; receiving (205) an input B1 field map of the target volume and generating an EP map of the input B1 field map using the trained DNN.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging

2.

ENHANCED 3D RADIAL MR IMAGING

      
Application Number EP2020069349
Publication Number 2021/005148
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-09
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Eggers, Holger

Abstract

The invention relates to a method of MR imaging of an object (10) positioned in an examination volume of a MR device (1). It is an object of the invention to provide an arrangement and ordering of the radial k-space spokes for 3D radial imaging that achieves an efficient and uniform k-space coverage. The method of the invention comprises the steps of:- specifying a set of radial k-space spokes to cover a spherical k-space volume, which set is subdivided into a number of subsets, wherein the end points of the spokes of each subset are distributed along a trajectory forming a spherical spiral in k-space with subsampling along the trajectory and wherein the trajectories of the different subsets are rotated relative to each other about an axis passing through the k-space origin, generating MR signals by subjecting the object (10) to an imaging sequence, wherein the MR signals are acquired to sample the spokes of one of the subsets, executing step b) for each of the subsets until the full set of spokes is sampled, reconstructing an MR image from the acquired MR signals. Moreover, the invention relates to a MR device and to a computer program for a MR device.

IPC Classes  ?

3.

PATIENT CONTROLLED MEDICAL SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2020068751
Publication Number 2021/004908
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-03
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Leussler, Christoph, Günther
  • Amthor, Thomas, Erik
  • Mazurkewitz, Peter, Caesar

Abstract

A medical system (300) comprises a medical examination apparatus (302) and a wearable patient device (100). The medical examination apparatus (302) comprises an examination zone for a patient (304), and the wearable patient device (100) comprises a user interface operable by a hand of the patient when the patient (304) is positioned in the examination zone of the medical examination apparatus (302). The wearable patient device (100) is communicatively connected with the medical examination apparatus (302) via a wireless connection, for sending a control command corresponding to input received from the patient via the user interface of the wearable patient device (100), the control command being adapted to control a patient-controllable part or parameter (308) of the medical examination apparatus (302).

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
  • G01R 33/54 - Signal processing systems, e.g. using pulse sequences
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation

4.

SELF-LEARNING DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM WITH AUTOMATED GROUND-TRUTH GENERATION

      
Application Number EP2020068791
Publication Number 2021/004924
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-03
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Senegas, Julien, Thomas
  • Krueger, Sascha

Abstract

In order to generate annotated ground truth data for training a machine learning model for inferring a desired scan configuration of an medical imaging system from an observed workflow scene during exam preparation, a system is provided that comprises a sensor data interface configured to access a measurement image of a patient positioned for an imaging examination. The measurement image is generated on the basis of sensor data obtained from a sensor arrangement, which has a field of view including at least part of an area, where the patient is positioned for imaging. The system further comprises a medical image data interface configured to access a medical image of the patient obtained from a medical imaging apparatus during the imaging examination. The patient is positioned in a given geometry with respect to a reference coordinate system of the medical imaging apparatus. The system further comprises an exam metadata interface configured to access exam metadata of the imaging examination. The system further comprises a processing unit, configured to determine an association between one or more features in the measurement image and one or more features extracted from the medical image and/or from the exam metadata by mapping a point in a coordinate system of the medical image to a point in a coordinate system of the measurement image. The system further comprises an output interface, configured to be coupled to a training set database for adding the measurement image comprising data that labels the one or more associated features in the measurement image to the training set database for training the machine learning model.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • G16H 50/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics

5.

A COOKING DEVICE AND COOKING METHOD

      
Application Number EP2020068105
Publication Number 2021/004816
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-26
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Vaupot, Jan
  • Sauer, Stefan, Hans
  • Mikula, Christian
  • Egger, Christian

Abstract

A cooking device (1) is for cooking food on a support (10) (e.g. in a basket) within a cooking chamber (12). A required cooking time is determined based only on the time-evolution of the cooking chamber temperature and a power of the heating device (18). A first, less accurate, estimate of the required cooking time is determined within a first period, e.g. 90 seconds, of the turning on of the heating device and a second, more accurate, estimate of the required cooking is determined later, but e.g. within five minutes of the turning on of the heating device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47J 36/32 - Time-controlled igniting mechanisms or alarm devices
  • A47J 37/12 - Deep fat fryers, including apparatus specially adapted for frying fish

6.

AN APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING IMAGE-BASED FOOD QUANTITY ESTIMATION

      
Application Number EP2020069211
Publication Number 2021/005095
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-08
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Heinrich, Adrienne
  • Wang, Lu
  • Yuan, Zhaorui
  • Despenic, Marija

Abstract

There is provided a computer-implemented method for performing image-based food quantity estimation. The method comprises acquiring (202) a first image, wherein the first image depicts a food item and a body part of a first user; detecting (204), based on the acquired first image, a first physical attribute of the body part of the first user; identifying (206), based on the acquired first image, the depicted food item; and estimating (208) a quantity of the food item depicted in the acquired first image based on the identified food item and the detected first physical attribute of the body part of the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints

7.

A BREATHING ANALYSIS MASK AND BREATHING ANALYSIS METHOD

      
Application Number EP2020067283
Publication Number 2021/004766
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-22
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Su, Wei
  • Kelly, Declan, Patrick
  • Zhang, Xuan
  • Chen, Weizhong
  • Shi, Jun

Abstract

A pollution mask with a filter and fan monitors a rotation speed of the fan and a pressure between the mask air chamber and the ambient surroundings. Breathing flow volume information is then obtained from these monitored parameters, and breathing flow volume information is provided to a user of the mask. This mask functions both as a pollution mask, and an analysis system from providing breathing flow volume information, for example for personal health and/or fitness monitoring.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A62B 18/00 - Breathing masks or helmets, e.g. affording protection against chemical agents or for use at high altitudes

8.

A COOKING DEVICE AND COOKING METHOD

      
Application Number EP2020068711
Publication Number 2021/004899
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-02
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Vaupot, Jan
  • Sauer, Stefan, Hans
  • Mikula, Christian
  • Egger, Christian

Abstract

A cooking device is for cooking food on a support (e.g. in a basket) within a cooking chamber. Cooking parameters are sensed over time so that a required cooking time can be determined. An intervention made by a user to the food is sensed during cooking, such as shaking the basket. The required cooking time is then re-determined. In this way, the cooking time remains accurate both for an intervention or no intervention. This may for example enable the user to be given more accurate information about when the cooking process will be complete.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47J 36/32 - Time-controlled igniting mechanisms or alarm devices
  • A47J 37/06 - Roasters; Grills; Sandwich grills

9.

CLINICAL CONTEXTUAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAM MONITORING

      
Application Number EP2020069272
Publication Number 2021/005119
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-08
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Zhou, Sophia, Huai
  • Gregg, Richard, Earl

Abstract

Various embodiments of the present disclosure encompass an ECG control network of ECG test controller (10) and ECG context controller (40). The ECG test controller (10) control a recording of an ECG test. The ECG context controller (40) control a synchronization of the recording of the ECG test by the ECG test controller (10) with a recording of a video clip illustrative of a clinical context of the ECG test and/or a recording of an audio clip informative of a clinical context of the ECG test. The ECG context controller (40) further control a simultaneous presentation of a display of the recording of the ECG test with of a playing of the video clip contextually interpretative of the ECG test and/or a playing of the audio clip contextually interpretative of the ECG test.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0432 - Recording apparatus specially adapted therefor

10.

UNCERTAINTY MAPS FOR DEEP LEARNING ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES TOMOGRAPHY

      
Application Number EP2020068610
Publication Number 2021/004865
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-02
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Katscher, Ulrich
  • Hampe, Nils

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a method for determining electrical properties, EP, of a target volume (708) in an imaged subject (718). The method comprises: a) training (201) a deep neural network, DNN, using a training dataset, the training dataset comprising training B1 field maps and corresponding EP maps, the training comprising using a monte carlo, MC, dropout of the DNN during the training, resulting in a trained DNN configured for generating EP maps from B1 field maps; b) receiving (203) an input B1 field map of the target volume, and repeatedly generate by the trained DNN from the input B1 field map an EP map, resulting in a set of EP maps, wherein the generating comprises using in each repetition the MC dropout during inference of the DNN; c) combining (205) the set of EP maps for determining an EP map and associated uncertainty map of the input B1 field map.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients
  • G16H 50/50 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for simulation or modelling of medical disorders

11.

A POLLUTION MASK WITH POLLUTION SENSING

      
Application Number EP2020068881
Publication Number 2021/004963
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-03
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Kelly, Declan, Patrick
  • Su, Wei

Abstract

A pollution mask includes detection of inhalation and exhalation portions of the breathing cycle of the user. A particle or pollution sensor is used for sensing inside the air chamber and providing a sensing result. Sensing results are combined in respect of a plurality of inhalation portions or exhalation portions to derive a combined sensing result. This enables a sufficient sensing time period during only inhalation portions or during only exhalation portions, in order to obtain an accurate sensing result.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A62B 9/00 - Component parts for respiratory or breathing apparatus
  • A62B 18/08 - Component parts for gas-masks or gas-helmets, e.g. windows, straps, speech transmitters, signal-devices

12.

ADJUSTMENT OF DISPLAY OPTIMIZATION BEHAVIOUR FOR HDR IMAGES

      
Application Number EP2020068410
Publication Number 2021/004839
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-30
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Nijland, Rutger

Abstract

To enable a better and more adjustable manner of HDR video display adaptation, applicant's inventor contributed an image pixel luminance adaptation apparatus (500), comprising: a connection (501) to a comprised or connectable video decoder (207), which video decoder is arranged to receive an encoded high dynamic range image (Im_COD), which is encoded according to a first maximum codeable luminance (PB H), and which video decoder is arranged to receive metadata specifying at least one luma mapping function (F_ct; FL_50t1_1), which at least one luma mapping function specifies the offsets of luminances of a secondary image corresponding to the encoded high dynamic range image compared to the luminances of the same pixel positions as encoded in the encoded high dynamic range image, which secondary image has a second maximum codeable luminance (PB_S) which preferably is at least 4x smaller or larger than the first maximum codeable luminance (PB_H), and the video decoder being arranged to output a decoded high dynamic range image (Im_RHDR) and the luma mapping function; a display adaptation unit (401) arranged to receive a value of a display maximum luminance (PB_D) that a particular display can display as brightest pixel color, and an input luma mapping function, and the display adaptation unit being arranged to apply an algorithm which calculates at least one display adapted luma mapping function based on the input luma mapping function and the display maximum luminance (PD_D), wherein this at least one display adapted luma mapping function corresponds in shape to the input luma mapping function but lies closer to a 45 degree increasing diagonal of a graph of the input luma mapping function in perceptually uniformized axes, depending on the difference between the value of the display maximum luminance (PB_D) and the first maximum codeable luminance (PB_H) relative to the difference between the second maximum codeable luminance (PB_S) and the first maximum codeable luminance (PB_H); characterized in that the image pixel luminance adaptation apparatus comprises an alternative luma mapping function determination unit (502) arranged to determine an alternative luma mapping function ( ALT_FL_50t1_1) and wherein the display adaptation unit (401) comprises a combination unit (503) which is arranged to combine the at least one luma mapping function (F_ct; FL_50t1_1) and the alternative luma mapping function ( ALT_FL_50t1_1) into a combined luma mapping function (CMB_FL_50t1_1), and wherein the display adaptation unit is arranged to apply its algorithm on as input luma mapping function the combined luma mapping function; the image pixel luminance adaptation apparatus comprising a luma mapping unit (510) arranged to receive pixel lumas of the decoded high dynamic range image (Im_RHDR) and to apply to those pixel lumas the combined luma mapping function to obtain output lumas of an output image (Im_DA); the image pixel luminance adaptation apparatus comprising an output image or video communication cable or wireless channel, to which a display can be connected, and an output signal formatter (230) arranged to send the output image (Im_DA).

IPC Classes  ?

13.

CHEMORECEPTOR STIMULUS FOR SEDATION STATUS ASCERTAINMENT

      
Application Number EP2020068799
Publication Number 2021/004929
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-03
Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Helle, Michael, Günter
  • Weiss, Steffen
  • Johnson, Mark, Thomas
  • Vogtmeier, Gereon
  • Vuppala, Sunil, Kumar
  • Sisodia, Rajendra, Singh

Abstract

A system (SYS) and related method for imaging support. The system (SYS) comprises a stimulus delivery component (SDC) configured to cause a chemoreceptor stimulus in a patient residing in or at an imaging apparatus (IA). A response measuring component (RMC) measure a response of the patient to the stimulus, and a decision logic (DL) establishes, based on the measured response, a sedation status of the patient for the purpose of imaging the patient. An imaging operation can be modified, for instance, halted if the patient is no longer sufficiently sedated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61M 16/01 - Devices for influencing the respiratory system of patients by gas treatment, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration; Tracheal tubes specially adapted for anaesthetising
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb

14.

RELAY SELECTION IN CELLULAR SLICED NETWORKS

      
Application Number EP2020063382
Publication Number 2021/001086
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-13
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Dees, Walter
  • Dijk, Esko, Olavi

Abstract

A cellular communication system supports network slicing and has a network relay function (140) for managing the indirect connections. A mobile device (110) may send a request message to a relay device (120), the request message including a slice to access. A response message indicates available slice(s) and relay device(s). The device selects a slice and/or relay device in dependence of the response message. The relay device receives the request message and sends a transfer request message to the cellular communication system indicating a request to transfer data via an indirect connection and including the requested slice, and sends the response message. The network relay function receives the transfer request message, obtains relay capability data regarding relay device(s) capable of data transfer for available slice(s) in dependence of the requested slice; and sends a transfer response message including network relay information indicating the available relay device(s) that can serve as relay device for indirect communication with the requested network slice.

IPC Classes  ?

15.

RADIATION SHIELD FOR OPERATING TABLE

      
Application Number EP2020068298
Publication Number 2021/001324
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-29
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Van De Geer, Cedret

Abstract

A shielding system of an operating table is provided for shielding a body from scatter radiation during a medical intervention. The shielding system comprises a frame attachable to an operating table, and a shield comprising material for blocking radiation, the shield being configured for being mounted on the frame, wherein the shielding system is adapted to be collapsed by displacement of at least part of the shield or parts thereof in a vertical direction. An operating table including such shielding system is also provided. The system is further including an articulated mechanism, wherein the frame is attachable to the operating table via the articulated mechanism for allowing movement of the frame and repositioning of the shield in a substantially horizontal direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G21F 3/00 - Shielding characterised by its physical form, e.g. granules, or shape of the material
  • A61B 6/10 - Application or adaptation of safety means
  • A61N 5/10 - X-ray therapy; Gamma-ray therapy; Particle-irradiation therapy

16.

DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REGISTERING A FIRST IMAGE FRAME AND A SECOND IMAGE FRAME

      
Application Number EP2020068337
Publication Number 2021/001340
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-30
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Wang, Wenjing

Abstract

The present invention relates to a remote photoplethysmography device (150) for registering a first image frame (120) acquired by a first imaging unit (110) and a second image frame (140) acquired by a second imaging unit (130), both the first and the second image frames (120, 140) depicting a common region of interest (160), the remote photoplethysmography device (150) comprising a processing unit (190) configured to measure a first pixel displacement (200) between the first image frame (120) and the second image frame (140), to correct the first pixel displacement (200) according to spatial and/or temporal geometric constraints between the first imaging unit (110) and the second imaging unit (130), and to register the first image frame (120) with the second image frame (140) based on the corrected first pixel displacement (200).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration

17.

X-RAY IMAGING WITH AN INCREASED ANGULATION ROTATION RANGE

      
Application Number EP2020068920
Publication Number 2021/001574
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-06
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor De Boer, Jacob

Abstract

RMA1RPA2A2) in a range of at least 180°, the second axis being perpendicular to the first axis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • A61B 6/03 - Computerised tomographs

18.

FMRI TASK SETTINGS WITH MACHINE LEARNING

      
Application Number EP2020067679
Publication Number 2021/001238
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-24
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Ewald, Arne
  • Lamerichs, Rudolf, Mathias, Johannes, Nicolaas
  • Fläschner, Nick
  • Bernhard, Gleich
  • Börnert, Peter
  • Graesslin, Ingmar
  • Overweg, Johannes, Adrianus

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a medical imaging method, comprising: receiving (201) a set of subject parameters descriptive of a subject; in response to inputting (203) the set of subject parameters into a trained deep neural network, DNN, receiving (205) from the trained DNN a predicted task; presenting the task to the subject; controlling (207) an MRI system (700) for acquiring fMRI data from the subject in response to the predicted task performed by the subject during the acquisition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

19.

CONTROL UNIT FOR DERIVING A MEASURE OF ARTERIAL COMPLIANCE

      
Application Number EP2020068331
Publication Number 2021/001336
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-30
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Bogatu, Laura, Ioana
  • Muehlsteff, Jens
  • Bresch, Erik
  • Kuenen, Maarten, Petrus, Joseph
  • Woerlee, Pierre

Abstract

A control unit (12) and method for deriving a measure of arterial compliance based on an acquired arterial volume variation signal and measured diastolic and systolic blood pressure measurements. An oscillometric blood pressure measurement device is used to obtain a first signal representative of arterial volume variations and to obtain blood pressure measurements. Both are measured as an applied pressure to an artery is varied by the oscillometric blood pressure measurement device. The first signal is processed to compile a dataset of values, ΔV, representative of the change in the arterial volume for set step changes, ΔP, in applied pressure, at different transmural pressure values. This set of values is numerically integrated to derive a function of arterial volume with transmural pressure. This function is differentiated to thereby derive a function of arterial compliance with transmural pressure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/02 - Measuring pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
  • A61B 5/022 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by applying pressure to close blood vessels, e.g. against the skin; Ophthaldynamometers

20.

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSISTANCE OF BALLOON ABLATION

      
Application Number EP2020068334
Publication Number 2021/001338
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-30
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Schwartz, Yitzhack
  • Ibragimov, Zalman
  • Gluhovsky, Leonid

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods for guiding an ablation procedure are provided. For example, in one embodiment, a system for guiding ablation includes a processor circuit in communication an electrophysiology (EP) catheter comprising a plurality of electrodes. The EP catheter is positioned near an ablation balloon during placement at the ablation site, and is used to detect blood flow within a cavity of the heart by detecting electrical signals relating to dielectric properties. It can then be determined whether any gaps are present at the interface between the balloon and the ablation site. For example, the processor circuit can determine, based on the detected blood flow, whether a balloon occludes a region of interest. The processor then outputs a visualization indicating whether the balloon occludes the region of interest to a display.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/026 - Measuring blood flow
  • A61B 5/06 - Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 18/12 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by heating by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
  • A61B 5/027 - Measuring blood flow using electromagnetic means, e.g. electromagnetic flow meter using catheters
  • A61B 18/00 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
  • A61B 18/02 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by cooling, e.g. cryogenic techniques

21.

WEARABLE CUEING SYSTEMS FOR ASSISTING A SUBJECT WITH WALKING

      
Application Number EP2020068371
Publication Number 2021/001354
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-30
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Valenti, Giulio
  • Baldus, Josef, Heribert
  • Saporito, Salvatore

Abstract

A system and method for providing cues to assist a subject or patient's walking. The system obtains sensory information responsive to movement of the subject, which is processed to detect a non-zero movement of the subject. In response to detection of a non-zero movement, a timing of a cue is defined or controlled by a cueing module.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/103 - Measuring devices for testing the shape, pattern, size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes

22.

METHOD FOR ADAPTING SENSITIVITY OF A POINTING DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND IMAGE EVALUATION DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2020068434
Publication Number 2021/001385
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-01
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Arora, Saurabh
  • Kawathekar, Devdatt, Vilas, Rao

Abstract

The invention provides a method for adapting sensitivity of a pointing device and a related image evaluation device (1). The pointing device is connected to a processor configured to execute a plurality of application workflows (A1,A2,…,An), and to a display configured to display a cursor. The method comprises the steps of: receiving a default sensitivity (S) of the pointing device; determining one of the plurality of application workflows (A1,A2,…,An) which is to be executed, said application workflow being the currently-active application workflow (Ai); receiving or determining a target sensitivity (Si) for the currently-active application workflow (Ai); receiving or determining a correction factor (Fi) for the currently-active application workflow based on the target sensitivity (Si) for the currently-active application workflow (Ai) and the default sensitivity (S); receiving a current position (x1,y1) of the cursor; detecting delta coordinates (∆x,∆y) inputted by an operation made by the user on the pointing device in order to move the cursor on the display during execution of the currently-active application workflow (Ai); and computing, in response to the operation of the user on the pointing device, a new position of the cursor on the display based on the current position (x1,y1) of the cursor, the delta coordinates (∆x,∆y) and the correction factor (Fi) for the currently-active application workflow (Ai).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/038 - Control and interface arrangements therefor, e.g. drivers or device-embedded control circuitry
  • G16H 10/00 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data

23.

QUESTION ANSWERING SYSTEMS

      
Application Number EP2020068755
Publication Number 2021/001517
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-03
Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wen, Dong
  • Zhou, Yun
  • Li, Zuofeng
  • Chou, Hsu-Wen
  • Hu, Yiyi

Abstract

The invention relates to intent classification of questions provided to a question answering, QA, system. A proposed method identifies negative emotion of the user, and, responsive to identifying negative emotion of the user, identifies an incorrect answer provided to the user. The incorrect answer and its associated question is analyzed to determine whether incorrect classification of the associated question's intent is responsible 5 for the incorrect answer. Either an intent classification algorithm of the QA system or a QA algorithm selection process of the QA system is then modified accordingly.

IPC Classes  ?

24.

APPARATUS FOR PATIENT SEDATION MONITORING

      
Application Number EP2020066541
Publication Number 2020/260060
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-16
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Sisodia, Rajendra, Singh
  • Johnson, Mark, Thomas
  • Bussa, Nagaraju
  • Vuppala, Sunil, Kumar
  • Helle, Michael, Günter
  • Weiss, Steffen

Abstract

The present invention relates to an apparatus (10) for patient sedation monitoring. The apparatus comprises a plurality of patient stimulation devices (20), at least one sensor device (30), and a processing unit (40). Each patient stimulation device of the plurality of patient stimulation devices is configured to provide a mode of stimulation. The modes of stimulation for the plurality of patient stimulation devices are different to each other. The plurality of patient stimulation devices is configured to provide a multi-modal stimuli to a sedated patient. The at least one sensor device is configured to acquire at least one patient response to the multi-modal stimuli. The processing unit is configured to determine a sedation state of the sedated patient comprising utilization of the at least one patient response to the multi-modal stimuli.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/0484 - Electroencephalography using evoked response

25.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING A SWEAT ANALYTE MEASUREMENT

      
Application Number EP2020066846
Publication Number 2020/260107
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Dellimore, Kiran, Hamilton, J.
  • Johnson, Mark, Thomas
  • Van Lieshout, Ron, Martinus, Laurentius
  • Pelssers, Eduard, Gerard, Marie

Abstract

Provided is a system for correcting a sweat analyte measurement for temperature. The system comprises a sweat collector (106) for collecting sweat from skin (102). The collected sweat is drawn from the sweat collector to an outlet (110) via a capillary (108). The sweat is drawn through the capillary by capillary action and evaporation of the sweat from the outlet. The evaporation of the sweat from the outlet depends on the temperature. A flow sensor (112) measures a flow rate of the sweat being drawn through the capillary. An analyte sensor (114) obtains the sweat analyte measurement. The system further comprises a controller which is configured to determine a temperature from the measured flow rate. The sweat analyte measurement is then corrected using the determined temperature. Further provided is a method for correcting a temperature-dependent sweat analyte measurement

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/145 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
  • A61B 5/1486 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value using enzyme electrodes, e.g. with immobilised oxidase
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G01K 17/02 - Calorimeters using transport of an indicating substance, e.g. evaporation calorimeters

26.

MONITORING A SUBJECT

      
Application Number EP2020066848
Publication Number 2020/260108
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Pijl, Marten, Jeroen

Abstract

According to an aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method of monitoring a subject. The method comprises, following detection of a first fall by the subject and a revocation of a fall alert for the first fall due to detecting the subject has stood up after the first fall, obtaining first measurements of movement of the subject; determining a first value of at least one mobility characteristic of the subject from the obtained first movement measurements; determining if the mobility of the subject has degraded after the first fall based on the first value of the at least one mobility characteristic and a second value of the at least one mobility characteristic, wherein the second value is determined from second movement measurements obtained prior to the first fall; and in response to determining that the mobility of the subject has degraded after the first fall, performing a fall alert action in respect of the first fall. A corresponding apparatus and a computer program product are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons

27.

MAINTENANCE HISTORY VISUALIZER TO FACILITATE SOLVING INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS

      
Application Number EP2020066903
Publication Number 2020/260121
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Barbieri, Mauro
  • Korst, Johannes, Henricus, Maria
  • Pronk, Serverius, Petrus, Paulus
  • Peters, Marc, Andre
  • Gao, Qi

Abstract

A non-transitory computer readable medium (107, 127) stores instructions readable and executable by at least one electronic processor (101, 113) operatively connected with a display (105) and at least one user input device (103) to perform a device service support method (200). The method includes: identifying attribute values (120) for attributes (122) of a plurality of previous service cases (124) from a service log (130); identifying a set of relevant service cases (128) from the plurality of previous service cases by comparing the identified attribute values for the previous service cases with attribute values for a current service case (126) using a comparison metric (132) and a relevance threshold (134); plotting, on the display, a timeline (150) of relevant service cases (140) of the set of relevant service cases as a function of calendar dates of the relevant service cases; providing a relevance graphical user interface (GUI) dialog (160) for user adjustment of the relevance threshold via the at least one user input device; and responsive to user adjustment of the relevance threshold via the relevance GUI dialog, repeating the identifying and plotting to dynamically update the plotted timeline on the basis of the user adjustment of the relevance threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/10 - Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting

28.

STIMULATION APPARATUS

      
Application Number EP2020067095
Publication Number 2020/260149
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Weiss, Steffen
  • Johnson, Mark, Thomas
  • Helle, Michael, Günter

Abstract

The present invention relates to a stimulation apparatus (10), comprising a magnetic stimulation unit (20), and a processing unit (30). The processing unit is configured to control the magnetic stimulation unit to provide intentional nerve and/or muscle stimuli to a peripheral body part of a patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 2/02 - Magnetotherapy using magnetic fields produced by coils, including single turn loops or electromagnets
  • A61N 2/00 - Magnetotherapy
  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
  • G01R 33/34 - Constructional details, e.g. resonators
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G01R 33/28 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance - Details of apparatus provided for in groups
  • G01R 33/385 - Systems for generation, homogenisation or stabilisation of the main or gradient magnetic field using gradient magnetic field coils

29.

ZERO-KNOWLEDGE CONTINGENT PAYMENTS PROTOCOL FOR GRANTING ACCESS TO ENCRYPTED ASSETS

      
Application Number EP2020067108
Publication Number 2020/260151
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Larmuseau, Adriaan, Joris, H.

Abstract

A cryptographic system (SYS) for data exchange and related methods. The System comprises a data controller (DC) to provide an encrypted asset (ED), a data receiver (DR) to receive the encrypted asset (ED); and a verifier module (VM). The verifier module (VM) is to receive input from the data controller. The input includes, a) an encrypted key ({M}_PB), wherein the key (M) is indicated as capable of decrypting the encrypted assert (ED), and b) a commitment (C[M]) indicated as computed for the key (M). The verifier module (VM) executes at least one pre-configured cryptographic proof based on the input to compute at least one verification result. The verifier module (VM) releases the encrypted key (E[M]) to the data receiver based on the verification result. The verification result is indicative of whether or not i) the encrypted key is a correct encryption of the key and/or, ii) the key (M) is capable of correctly decrypting the assert; and iii) the commitment (C[M]) is correct for the key (M).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 9/32 - Arrangements for secret or secure communication including means for verifying the identity or authority of a user of the system

30.

BONE TRABECULAE INDEX FOR X-RAY DARK-FIELD RADIOGRAPHY

      
Application Number EP2020067404
Publication Number 2020/260224
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Yaroshenko, Andriy
  • Koehler, Thomas

Abstract

Bone Trabeculae Index for X-Ray Dark-Field Radiography A method (200) and system (20) for expressing signals in a dark field X-ray image of bone (34; 44) in units of a trabecular quantity are disclosed, in which an X-ray dark field image of a bone having a trabecular network is acquired (204) at an image resolution that is not capable of resolving the trabecular network (41) of the bone. Information about the positioning of the scan bone relative to the X-ray dark field imaging apparatus used for acquisition is determined. Signals in the X-ray dark field image of the bone are converted (206) into a corresponding trabecular quantity, wherein the conversion accounts for the determined information about the positioning of the bone and depends on a plurality of generated X-ray dark field image signal normalization values, generated for a sample bone.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment

31.

AUTOMATED CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY ANALYSIS

      
Application Number EP2020068273
Publication Number 2020/260701
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-29
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Haase, Christian
  • Schäfer, Dirk
  • Grass, Michael

Abstract

A method and apparatus for analyzing diagnostic image data are provided in which a plurality of acquisition images of a vessel of interest having been acquired with a pre-defined acquisition method is received at a trained classifying device and classified, by the classifying device, to extract at least one quantitative feature of the vessel of interest from at least one acquisition image of the plurality of acquisition images. The at least one quantitative feature is then output associated with the at least one acquisition image while the acquisition of the diagnostic image data is still in progress and one or more adjustable image acquisition settings are adjusted based on the at least one quantitative feature to optimize the acquisition of the diagnostic image data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • A61M 5/00 - Devices for bringing media into the body in a subcutaneous, intra-vascular or intramuscular way; Accessories therefor, e.g. filling or cleaning devices, arm rests

32.

EVALUATING MOVEMENT OF A SUBJECT

      
Application Number EP2020066537
Publication Number 2020/260059
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-16
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Ten Kate, Warner, Rudolph, Theophile

Abstract

According to an aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method for evaluating movement of a subject. The method comprises obtaining a first signal from a first sensor; processing the first signal to determine a value of a quality measure for the first signal; and determining a configuration for a movement evaluation algorithm. The configuration of the movement evaluation algorithm is dependent on the determined value of the quality measure for the first signal such that either or both of a decision threshold of the movement evaluation algorithm is determined based on the determined value of the quality measure; and one or more weightings used in the movement evaluation algorithm for the one or more first features that are to be derived from a signal from the first sensor are determined based on the determined value of the quality measure. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
  • G08B 29/26 - Self-calibration, e.g. compensating for environmental drift or ageing of components by updating and storing reference thresholds

33.

CONFIGURABLE RADIOTHERAPY COUCH TOP FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE RADIOTHERAPY SIMULATION

      
Application Number EP2020066810
Publication Number 2020/260101
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-17
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Honkanen, Antti, Juhani
  • Duus, Ari
  • Nousiainen, Jere, Matti

Abstract

Disclosed herein is a medical system (400) comprising a magnetic resonance imaging system (402) configured for acquiring magnetic resonance imaging data (444, 444') from a subject (418) within an imaging zone (408). The medical system further comprises a subject support (100) configured for supporting at least a portion of the subject within the imaging zone, wherein the subject support comprises a radiotherapy couch top (102) 5 configured for receiving the subject. The radiotherapy couch top comprises a flat surface (104) configured for supporting the subject. The radiotherapy couch top further comprises a head support region (110) configured for receiving a head of the subject, wherein the head region comprises a depression (108). The head region is configured for receiving a flat head support plate (112). The medical system further comprises a flat head support plate. The flat head support plate is configured to form part of the flat surface (104') when installed in the head region.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 5/10 - X-ray therapy; Gamma-ray therapy; Particle-irradiation therapy
  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
  • A61G 13/12 - Rests specially adapted therefor; Arrangements of patient-supporting surfaces

34.

EVALUATING MOVEMENT OF A SUBJECT

      
Application Number EP2020066843
Publication Number 2020/260106
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Rispens, Sietse, Menno
  • Ten Kate, Warner, Rudolph, Theophile
  • Annegarn, Janneke
  • Saporito, Salvatore

Abstract

According to an aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method for evaluating movement of a subject. The method comprises obtaining a first signal representing measurements of the subject from a first sensor; processing the first signal to determine a quality measure for the first signal; determining if the determined quality measure meets a first criterion; if the determined quality measure meets the first criterion, determining values for a plurality of features in a first feature set, the first feature set comprising one or more first features to be determined from the first signal, and evaluating the movement of the subject based on the values for the plurality of features in the first feature set; and, if the determined quality measure does not meet the first criterion, determining values for one or more features in a second feature set, wherein the one or more features in the second feature set are a subset of the plurality of features in the first feature set and the second feature set does not include at least one of the one or more first features in the first feature set, and evaluating the movement of the subject based on the values for the one or more features in the second feature set. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
  • G08B 29/24 - Self-calibration, e.g. compensating for environmental drift or ageing of components

35.

RECOMMENDING CONTENT ITEMS TO A USER

      
Application Number EP2020066897
Publication Number 2020/260120
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Härmä, Aki, Sakari
  • Cuba Gyllensten, Illapha, Gustav, Lars
  • Van Wissen, Arlette

Abstract

A two-phase recommendation system for a recommendation device, employing both an external recommendation process and an internal, to a recommendation device, recommendation process. In particular, a processing unit uses a first data file, which is modifiable by an external source, and a second data file stored in a memory unit to recommend one or more content items to a user. The first and second data files are stored in a memory unit of the recommendation device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records

36.

DATA QUALITY CHECKING BASED ON DERIVED RELATIONS BETWEEN TABLE COLUMNS

      
Application Number EP2020067198
Publication Number 2020/260162
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Korst, Johannes, Henricus, Maria
  • Pronk, Serverius, Petrus, Paulus
  • Barbieri, Mauro
  • Peters, Marc, André
  • Gao, Qi
  • Perrone, Antonio, Luigi

Abstract

In an electronic data processing method, a first column and a second column of at least one table are identified which have a one-to-one or one-to-many relationship with fewer than a threshold number of violations of the one-to-one or one-to-many relationship. On a display, possible data errors in the at least one table corresponding to the violations of the one-to-one or one-to-many relationship are indicated. The identifying of the violations may include generating a weighted bipartite graph representing the first and second columns, and detecting the violations using the bipartite graph. The method may further include displaying, on the display, a user interface whereby a user accepts or rejects each indicated violation of the one-to-one or one-to-many relationship.

IPC Classes  ?

37.

VESSEL REGISTRATION USING FUNCTIONAL INFORMATION

      
Application Number EP2020067390
Publication Number 2020/260219
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Haase, Christian
  • Van Lavieren, Martijn, Anne
  • Grass, Michael

Abstract

A method and apparatus for analyzing diagnostic image data are provided in which correspondence detection between a first diagnostic image and a second diagnostic image of a vessel of interest in a patient's vasculature is performed on the basis of at least one functional parameter by matching the one or more values of said functional parameter at particular positions along the vessel of interest as shown in the first diagnostic image and the second diagnostic image to one another, thereby determining a correlation between the positions in the basis of said functional parameter values rather than solely the vessel geometry.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/03 - Computerised tomographs
  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • A61B 8/04 - Measuring blood pressure
  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/12 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves in body cavities or body tracts, e.g. by using catheters
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
  • G06T 5/50 - Image enhancement or restoration by the use of more than one image, e.g. averaging, subtraction
  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration

38.

IDENTIFICATION OF THE CELLULAR FUNCTION OF AN ACTIVE NFKB PATHWAY

      
Application Number EP2020067406
Publication Number 2020/260226
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-23
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Doorn, Arie, Rombertus
  • Van De Stolpe, Anja

Abstract

Target genes of the NFkB cellular signaling pathway are disclosed, which are associated with a cellular function such as cell division, apoptosis or protection against oxidative stress of an active NFkB cellular signaling pathway and can be used for determining a cellular function of an active NFkB cellular signaling in a human subject.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16B 25/10 - Gene or protein expression profiling; Expression-ratio estimation or normalisation
  • C12Q 1/6881 - Nucleic acid products used in the analysis of nucleic acids, e.g. primers or probes for tissue or cell typing, e.g. human leukocyte antigen [HLA] probes
  • C12Q 1/6886 - Nucleic acid products used in the analysis of nucleic acids, e.g. primers or probes for diseases caused by alterations of genetic material for cancer
  • G16B 20/00 - ICT specially adapted for functional genomics or proteomics, e.g. genotype-phenotype associations

39.

SYSTEM AND METHOD USING CLINICAL DATA TO PREDICT GENETIC RELATEDNESS FOR THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT AND REDUCTION OF HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

      
Application Number EP2020067655
Publication Number 2020/260367
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-24
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Xu, Lily
  • Kolde, Raivo
  • Hoss, Andrew, G.

Abstract

A method for identifying two or more infections as related or non-related infections based on an estimated genetic relatedness of the two or more infections, comprising: (i) receiving, for each of two or more infected patients, infection-relevant information comprising an antibiotic resistance profile for the patient's infection, a geo-temporal record for the patient, and a caregiver history for the patient; (ii) estimating, using a trained genetic relatedness model, a genetic relatedness of at least two of the two or more infections; (iii) comparing the estimated genetic relatedness between at least two of the two or more infections to a predetermined threshold; (iv) identifying, based on the comparison, the at least two of the two or more infections as a related infection or a non-related infection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/00 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 50/80 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics, e.g. flu

40.

SHIELDING DEVICE FOR USE IN MEDICAL IMAGING

      
Application Number EP2020067791
Publication Number 2020/260442
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-25
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Gudde, Tom, Anthony, Maarten

Abstract

An X-ray system is described with a scatter radiation shielding device to be mounted underneath an operating table. The shielding device (10) comprises one or more layers of a radiation blocking material (6) and a cut-out (8) in the one or more layers. The cut-out extends from a point in or near a center of the one or more layers towards an edge to allow radiation transmission to pass. The shielding device is rotatable around a rotation axis. The shielding device substantially reduces the scatter radiation originating from the patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/10 - Application or adaptation of safety means
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
  • A61N 5/10 - X-ray therapy; Gamma-ray therapy; Particle-irradiation therapy
  • G21K 1/04 - Arrangements for handling particles or ionising radiation, e.g. focusing or moderating using diaphragms, collimators using variable diaphragms, shutters, choppers

41.

MULTI-TASK DEEP LEARNING METHOD FOR A NEURAL NETWORK FOR AUTOMATIC PATHOLOGY DETECTION

      
Application Number EP2020067821
Publication Number 2020/260459
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-25
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Groth, Alexandra
  • Saalbach, Axel
  • Baltruschat, Ivo, Matteo
  • Von Berg, Jens
  • Grass, Michael

Abstract

LSLLL) and the determined second labeled synthesized image data (ISL); wherein the first image recognition task and the second image recognition task relate to a same anatomic region where the respective image data is taken from and/or relate to a same pathology to be recognized in the respective image data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/46 - Extraction of features or characteristics of the image
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

42.

DEVICE AT THE POINT OF IMAGING FOR INSTANT ADVICE ON CHOICES TO STREAMLINE IMAGING WORKFLOW

      
Application Number EP2020067958
Publication Number 2020/260540
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-25
Publication Date 2020-12-30
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Rohse, Thomas
  • Hawellek, Benjamin
  • Julien, Thomas
  • Von Berg, Jens
  • Poppe, Michaela
  • Young, Stewart, Matthew
  • Bystrov, Daniel
  • Burghardt, Sandra
  • Rindt, Karsten
  • Kurze, Christoph

Abstract

An imaging system(SYS), comprising a medical imaging apparatus (IA). The medical imaging apparatus comprises a detector (D) for acquiring a first image of a patient in an imaging session, and a display unit (DD) for displaying the first image on a screen. The system further comprises, distinct from the medical imaging apparatus (IA), a mobile image processing device (MIP). The mobile processing device (MIP) comprises an interface (IN) for receiving a representation of the first image, and an image analyzer (IAZ) configured to analyze the representation and, based on the analysis, to compute, during the imaging session, medical decision support information. The decision support information is displayed on an on-board display device (MD) of the mobile processing device (MIP).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G16H 40/60 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices

43.

TRACKING SYSTEM AND MARKER DEVICE TO BE TRACKED BY THE TRACKING SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2019084502
Publication Number 2020/253978
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-10
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Grass, Michael
  • Rahmer, Jürgen, Erwin
  • Gleich, Bernhard

Abstract

A tracking system for tracking a marker device for being attached to a medical device is provided, whereby the marker device includes a sensing unit comprising a magnetic object which may be excited by an external magnetic or electromagnetic excitation field into a mechanical oscillation of the magnetic object, and the tracking system comprises a field generator for generating a predetermined magnetic or electromagnetic excitation field for inducing mechanical oscillations of the magnetic object, a transducer for transducing a magnetic or electromagnetic field generated by the induced mechanical oscillations of the magnetic object into one or more electrical response signals, and a position determination unit for determining the position of the marker device on the basis of the one or more electrical response signals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/06 - Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
  • A61M 25/01 - Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters

44.

HEATING DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2020066001
Publication Number 2020/254156
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-10
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Lui, Kwan, Fai

Abstract

There is provided a heating device for heating a foodstuff in a container. The heating device comprises a chamber configured to contain a fluid and to receive the container. A heating unit is provided for heating the fluid. The device also includes a temperature sensing unit and a controller configured to control the heating unit. The temperature measuring unit is configured to measure a temperature of the fluid. The controller is configured to monitor the measured temperature of the fluid to determine a first measured temperature pattern for the fluid over a first predetermined period of time. The controller is configured to determine a first heating profile and control the heating unit so as to heat the fluid according to the first heating profile if the first measured temperature pattern corresponds to a first predetermined temperature pattern.

IPC Classes  ?

45.

PORTABLE TEXTILE TREATMENT DEVICE WITH IMAGE SENSOR AND THERMAL INSULATION MEANS

      
Application Number EP2020066002
Publication Number 2020/254157
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-10
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Chong, Wee Ann
  • Chiah, Yao Hean
  • Soo, Mun Kong
  • Van Acht, Victor Martinus Gerardus
  • Ramirez, Rico Paolo Ochoa
  • Pandurangan, Palani
  • Tan, Boon Teck
  • Png, Luck Wee
  • Toh, Joo Pheng
  • S S, Prakash
  • Boersma, Joldert Maria
  • Van Aken, Timotheus Johannes Maria
  • Oosterhuis, Joris Pieter
  • Wismans, Antonius Johannes Joseph
  • Warmerdam, Thomas Petrus Hendricus
  • Ras, Arnoldus Johannes Martinus Jozeph

Abstract

The invention relates to a portable textile treatment device comprising a heatable soleplate (4) intended to be in contact with a textile (TXT) for treating the textile. The heatable soleplate (4) comprises a soleplate opening (H). The device comprises a module (MD) comprising an image sensor (5) for taking an image of the textile to be treated through the soleplate opening (H), and a control unit (8) configured for a) executing an algorithm stored in said portable textile treatment device, using the taken image as an input of the algorithm, to obtain a classification of the textile, and for b) controlling, based on the classification, at least one operating parameter of the portable textile treatment device. The module (MD) and the control unit (8) are integrated within the portable textile treatment device. The image sensor comprises an active surface sensitive to light which is oriented with respect to the surface of the heatable soleplate (4), with an absolute value of an orientation angle being in the range from 15 to 70 degrees. The portable textile treatment device further comprises thermal insulation means arranged in-between the heatable soleplate (4) and the module (MD) for insulating the module (MD) from heat dissipated by the heatable soleplate (4).

IPC Classes  ?

  • D06F 75/26 - Temperature control or indicating arrangements
  • D06F 75/36 - Casings
  • D06F 73/00 - Apparatus for smoothing or removing creases from garments or other textile articles by formers, cores, stretchers, or internal frames, with the application of heat or steam

46.

QUENCH PROTECTION FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING (HTS) LEADS

      
Application Number EP2020066005
Publication Number 2020/254158
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-10
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Lanen, Ezra, Petrus, Antonius
  • Voss, Matthew, Jonathan
  • Rogers, John
  • Urbahn, John, Arthur
  • Pyne, Alexander, James

Abstract

An apparatus (200) includes a cryostat (202) containing a volume of cryogenic fluid. One or more electrically superconducting coils (204) is disposed within the cryostat. The one or more electrically superconducting coils is configured to produce a magnetic field when an electrical current is passed therethrough. One or more high temperature superconducting (HTS) current leads (206) is permanently disposed within the cryostat and coupled to the one or more electrically superconducting coils. One or more sensors (222) is positioned at or near the one or more HTS current leads to monitor the status of the HTS current leads. An HTS protection switch (208) is selectively coupled to the one or more HTS current leads. A magnet controller (220) controls the HTS protection switch to divert current from the one or more HTS current leads upon detection via the sensors of a quench of the one or more HTS current leads.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01F 6/02 - Quenching; Protection arrangements during quenching
  • G01R 33/3815 - Systems for generation, homogenisation or stabilisation of the main or gradient magnetic field using electromagnets with superconducting coils, e.g. power supply therefor
  • H01F 6/06 - Coils, e.g. winding, insulating, terminating or casing arrangements therefor
  • H01F 6/00 - Superconducting magnets; Superconducting coils

47.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A SYNTHETIC ELASTROGRAPHY IMAGE

      
Application Number EP2020066009
Publication Number 2020/254159
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-10
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wildeboer, Rogier, Rudolf
  • Van Sloun, Ruud, Johannes, Gerardus

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for generating a synthetic elastography image (18), the method comprising the steps of (a) receiving a B-mode ultrasound image (5) of a region of interest; (b) generating a synthetic elastography image (18) of the region of interest by applying a trained artificial neural network (16) to the B-mode ultrasound image (5). The invention also relates to a method for training an artificial neural network (16)5 useful in generating synthetic elastography images, and a related computer program and system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology

48.

LASER SKIN MARKING FOR RADIATION THERAPY (RT) PLANNING

      
Application Number EP2020066016
Publication Number 2020/254160
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-10
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Steffen, Weiss

Abstract

A positioning device (12) for use in RT includes one or more dye marker light sources (32) disposed in fixed position with respect to the medical device and configured to emit activating light onto the patient to be imaged or treated with the medical device which is effective to visually mark an associated photochromic dye (34) disposed on the patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 5/10 - X-ray therapy; Gamma-ray therapy; Particle-irradiation therapy
  • A61B 90/00 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
  • A61B 6/04 - Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like

49.

AUTHENTICATED LATTICE-BASED KEY AGREEMENT OR KEY ENCAPSULATION

      
Application Number EP2020066179
Publication Number 2020/254177
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-11
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Garcia Morchon, Oscar
  • Tolhuizen, Ludovicus, Marinus, Gerardus, Maria
  • Bhattacharya, Sauvik

Abstract

Some embodiments are directed to a system with a first cryptographic device (10) and second cryptographic device (20). The devices may compute a final seed from a preshared secret known to the devices, and on a pre-seed that exchanged between them. The final seed may be used to derive a common object (a).

IPC Classes  ?

50.

ROLE-SPECIFIC PROCESS COMPLIANCE ALERT SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2020066300
Publication Number 2020/254203
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-12
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Amthor, Thomas, Erik
  • Schmidt, Joachim, Dieter
  • Borgert, Jörn
  • Helle, Michael, Günter

Abstract

A non-transitory computer readable medium (26) stores instructions executable by at least one electronic processor (20) to perform a medical process or workflow compliance monitoring method (100). The method includes: monitoring (102) progress of an in-progress instance of a medical process or workflow using a Business Process Model (BPM) that includes a number of defined roles in the medical process or workflow; extracting (104) a non-compliance vector (c) from the BPM during the monitoring of the in-progress instance, the non-compliance vector comprising vector elements storing values of non-compliance metrics for the in-progress instance; converting (106) the non-compliance vector to a role assignments vector (a) whose vector elements store values indicative of role assignments for remediating non-compliance of the in-progress instance; and generating (108) one or more alerts directed to one or more roles on the basis of the vector elements of the role assignments vector.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms

51.

CRANIAL SURGERY USING OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING

      
Application Number EP2020066612
Publication Number 2020/254316
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-16
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Holthuizen, Ronaldus, Frederik, Johannes
  • Verstege, Marco
  • Van Der Sterren, William, Edward, Peter

Abstract

Various cranial surgery OSS registration device embodiments of the present disclosure encompass a cranial surgery facial mask (128), a mask optical shape sensor (126b) having a mask registration shape extending internally within the cranial surgery facial mask (128) and/or externally traversing the cranial surgery facial mask (128), a cranial surgery tool (101), and a tool optical shape sensor (126d) having a tool registration shape extending internally within the cranial surgery tool (101) and/or externally traversing the cranial surgery tool (101). The mask registration shape of the mask optical shape sensor (126b) and the tool registration shape of the tool optical shape sensor (126d) interactively define a spatial registration of the cranial surgery facial mask (128) and the cranial surgery facial mask (128) and the cranial surgery tool (101) to a cranial image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 90/10 - Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups , e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges for stereotaxic surgery, e.g. frame-based stereotaxis
  • A61B 90/18 - Retaining sheets, e.g. immobilising masks
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis

52.

METHOD TO ENHANCE SYSTEM ANALYSIS

      
Application Number EP2020066717
Publication Number 2020/254376
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-17
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Pronk, Serverius, Petrus, Paulus
  • Peters, Marc, Andre
  • Korst, Johannes, Henricus, Maria
  • Barbieri, Mauro

Abstract

A wireless network comprises access points (APs) implementing roaming by way of handover of wireless devices between APs. Handover events over an analysis time interval are extracted from a wireless network log of the wireless network. Each handover event comprises a source AP from which a wireless device disconnects and a destination AP to which the wireless device connects. At least one handover frequency (HF) network topology graph is constructed for the analysis time interval from the extracted handover events. The graph has nodes representing at least a subset of the APs of the extracted handover events and edges connecting pairs of nodes with each edge having a weight representing a count or frequency of handover events between the APs represented by the pair of nodes connected by the edge. A network diagnostic or visualization task is performed using the HF network topology graph.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 24/08 - Testing using real traffic
  • H04L 12/24 - Arrangements for maintenance or administration
  • H04W 36/08 - Reselecting an access point
  • H04W 36/24 - Reselection being triggered by specific parameters

53.

MEDICAL IMAGE CHECK APPARATUS

      
Application Number EP2020066732
Publication Number 2020/254385
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-17
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Maack, Hanns-Ingo

Abstract

The present invention relates to a medical image check apparatus (10). The apparatus comprises an input unit (20), a processing unit (30), and an output unit (40). The input unit is configured to provide a radiological image to the processing unit. The radiological image comprises image data associated with an anatomical feature of a patient. A descriptive label is associated with the radiological image. The processing unit is configured to identify the anatomical feature in the radiological image, the identification comprising utilization of an image processing algorithm. The processing unit is configured to determine a consistency between the identified anatomical feature in the radiological image and the descriptive label. The output unit is configured to output information on the basis of the determined consistency.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing

54.

CONFIGURATION ANOMALY DETECTION IN MEDICAL SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS USING FREQUENT PATTERN MINING

      
Application Number EP2020066841
Publication Number 2020/254452
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Demewez, Tiblets Zeray
  • Barbieri, Mauro
  • Korst, Johannes Henricus Maria
  • Pronk, Serverius Petrus Paulus

Abstract

A non-transitory computer readable medium (107, 127) stores instructions readable and executable by at least one electronic processor (101, 113) to perform a suspect device configuration detection method (200). The method includes: extracting a fleet configuration transactions database (130) of device configuration transactions (132) from device log data (108) and/or system configuration files (112) of a fleet of devices (120) wherein each configuration transaction includes one or more support data fields (134), a parameter identifier (136), and its value (138); constructing a configuration outlier detector (140) to identify outlier configuration transactions in the fleet configuration transactions database; detecting one or more suspect configuration transactions (150) by applying the configuration outlier detector to configuration transactions extracted from one or more devices of interest; and generating at least one of an alarm (160) and a report (170) when the one or more suspect configuration transactions are detected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 10/00 - Administration; Management
  • G16H 40/40 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management of medical equipment or devices, e.g. scheduling maintenance or upgrades

55.

HAIR-CUTTING APPLIANCE COMPRISING A GUARD ELEMENT

      
Application Number EP2020066842
Publication Number 2020/254453
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-18
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Westerhof, Willem Auke
  • Van Dalen, Jan
  • Stapelbroek, Martinus Bernardus

Abstract

A hair-cutting appliance comprising at least 19 hair-cutting units (10), each comprising a guard element (20) and a rotatably arranged hair-cutting element (15) having at least one hair-cutting edge (16), is provided. The hair-cutting units of the hair-cutting appliance are relatively small, a base of the guard element having a diameter in a range of 7 mm to 13 mm. In order to have a relatively small guard element (20) which is of robust and uncomplicated design, and which is capable of contributing to excellent hair-cutting results without causing skin irritation, it is proposed to let both an inner surface (35) and an outer surface (36) of an annular shaving track (30) of the guard element (20) have a conical shape relative to a central axis (21) of the guard element (20), in a similar slanting orientation relative to the central axis (21), in at least a hair-cutting portion of the shaving track (30).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B26B 19/14 - Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers of the rotary-cutter type; Cutting heads therefor; Cutters therefor

56.

MR ELECTRIC PROPERTIES TOMOGRAPHY WITHOUT CONTRAST AGENT

      
Application Number EP2020067092
Publication Number 2020/254571
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Katscher, Ulrich
  • Van Den Brink, Johan, Samuel
  • Keupp, Jochen

Abstract

The invention relates to a method of MR imaging of an object (10) placed in an examination volume of a MR device (1). It is an object of the invention to enable MR signal acquisition in a single scan providing the necessary information for electric properties imaging (EPT), namely a phase map as well as tissue boundaries. The method of the invention comprises the following steps: - subjecting the object (10) to a multi echo steady state imaging sequence or a fast spectroscopic imaging sequence comprising RF pulses and switched magnetic field gradients, wherein two or more echo signals are generated after each RF excitation; - acquiring the echo signals; - deriving a magnitude image and a phase map from the acquired echo signals, which phase map represents the spatial RF field distribution induced by the RF pulses in the object (10); and - reconstructing an electric conductivity map from the magnitude image and from the phase map, wherein tissue boundaries are derived from at least the magnitude image. Moreover, the invention relates to a MR device for carrying out this method as well as to a computer program to be run on a MR device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/24 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance for measuring direction or magnitude of magnetic fields or magnetic flux
  • A61B 5/053 - Measuring electrical impedance or conductance of a portion of the body
  • A61B 5/055 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves involving electronic [EMR] or nuclear [NMR] magnetic resonance, e.g. magnetic resonance imaging
  • G01R 33/485 - NMR imaging systems with selection of signal or spectra from particular regions of the volume, e.g. in vivo spectroscopy based on chemical shift information
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques
  • G01R 33/561 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques by reduction of the scanning time, i.e. fast acquiring systems, e.g. using echo-planar pulse sequences
  • G01R 33/563 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques of moving material, e.g. flow-contrast angiography

57.

PRESSURE SENSOR FOR BEING INTRODUCED INTO THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM OF A HUMAN BEING

      
Application Number EP2019084447
Publication Number 2020/253977
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-10
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Gleich, Bernhard
  • Rahmer, Jürgen, Erwin

Abstract

The invention relates to a passive pressure sensor (501) for being introduced into the circulatory system of a human being and for being wirelessly read out by an outside reading system. The pressure sensor comprises a casing (502) with a diffusion blocking layer for maintaining a predetermined pressure within the casing and a magneto-mechanical oscillator with a magnetic object (508) providing a permanent magnetic moment. The magneto-mechanical oscillator transduces an external magnetic or electromagnetic excitation field into a mechanical oscillation of the magnetic object, wherein at least a part of the casing is flexible for allowing to transduce external pressure changes into changes of the mechanical oscillation of the magnetic object. The pressure sensor can be very small and nevertheless provide high quality pressure sensing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/0215 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by means inserted into the body
  • G01L 9/00 - Measuring steady or quasi-steady pressure of a fluid or a fluent solid material by electric or magnetic pressure-sensitive elements; Transmitting or indicating the displacement of mechanical pressure-sensitive elements, used to measure the steady or quasi-steady pressure of a fluid or fluent solid material, by electric or magnetic means
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

58.

ATHERECTOMY DEVICES INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF DISTAL CUTTING FEATURES

      
Application Number EP2020066184
Publication Number 2020/254181
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-11
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner
  • KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
  • VOLCANO CORPORATION (USA)
Inventor
  • Rowe, Douglas
  • Escudero, Paul, Q
  • Pombo, August, Christopher

Abstract

An atherectomy device including a handle configured to be manipulated by a user. The device further includes a catheter comprising an outer sheath and a drive shaft carried within and rotatable relative to the outer sheath. A cutter assembly is coupled to and extends distally relative to the outer sheath. The cutter assembly includes a housing coupled to and extending distally from the outer sheath. A proximal cutting element is rotatably carried by the housing, and the proximal cutting element is coupled to and extends distally from the drive shaft. The proximal cutting element includes a cutting stem having at least one cutting feature and at least one cutting blade coupled to the cutting stem. A distal cutting element is carried by the cutting stem and is rotatable with the proximal cutting element relative to the housing. The distal cutting element includes at least one cutting blade.

IPC Classes  ?

59.

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A BRUSHING ANGLE OF AN ORAL CARE DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2020067074
Publication Number 2020/254561
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-19
Publication Date 2020-12-24
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Bevis, Taylor

Abstract

A method (300) for determining a brushing angle of an oral care device (10) is provided. The method includes the steps of: generating (310), by a controller (30) of the oral care device, a drive signal to move a drive train (24) and produce a motion of a bristle field (18) of the oral care device; measuring (320), via a sensor (28), force applied by a user to the bristle field of the oral care device; and determining (330), by the controller of the oral care device, a brushing angle of the bristle field relative to a surface of the user's oral cavity based at least in part on the generated drive signal and the measured force to the bristle field.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61C 17/22 - Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices with brushes, cushions, cups or the like

60.

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PREDICT PARTS DEPENDENCIES FOR REPLACEMENT BASED ON THE HETEROGENOUS SUBSYSTEM ANALYSIS

      
Application Number EP2020065204
Publication Number 2020/249429
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-02
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Naik, Sarif, Kumar
  • Ravi, Vidya
  • Patil, Ravindra, Balasaheb
  • Patil, Meru, Adagouda

Abstract

A non-transitory computer readable medium (107, 127) stores instructions executable by at least one electronic processor (101, 113) to perform a component co-replacement recommendation method (200). The method includes: identifying components of a medical device by analyzing a technical document (130) related to the medical device; identifying component symbols (132) representing the components in drawings of the technical document; extracting relationships between the components of the medical device based on graphical connections (136) between the component symbols in the drawings of the technical document; generating a component connections graph (124) representing the relationships between the components of the medical device, the graph including nodes (138) corresponding to the components and connections (136) between the components; receiving an identification of a component to be replaced; and determining a co-replacement recommendation (122) for the component to be replaced based on the component connections graph.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 30/02 - Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
  • G06Q 10/00 - Administration; Management

61.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSISTED ULTRASOUND SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY

      
Application Number EP2020065618
Publication Number 2020/249478
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-05
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Amador Carrascal, Carolina
  • Ericco, Claudia
  • Toporek, Grzegorz, Andrzej
  • Bharat, Shyam
  • Srinivasa Naidu, Raghavendra
  • Xie, Hua
  • Meral, Faik, Can
  • Wang, Haibo

Abstract

A system (100) and method (2000): specify image features (1342/1344/1346) which are to be avoided in selecting a region of interest (10) in tissue of a body for making a shear wave elasticity measurement of the tissue; receive (2020) one or more image signals from an acoustic probe (120) produced from acoustic echoes from an area of the tissue; process (2030) acoustic images (504/506/508) in real-time to identify the image features which are to be avoided in selecting the region of interest; provide (2040) visual feedback to a user to choose a location for the region of interest based on the identified image features; select (2050) the region of interest in response to the visual feedback; and make (2060) the shear wave elasticity measurement of the tissue within the selected region of interest using one or more acoustic radiation force pulses.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings

62.

DYNAMIC MODIFICATION OF FUNCTIONALITY OF A REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS SESSION

      
Application Number EP2020066143
Publication Number 2020/249645
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-10
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Klabunde, Karin
  • Stankovic, Zoran
  • Draisma, Arjan, Michiel
  • Quist, Marcel, Johannes

Abstract

Presented are approaches for dynamic modification of the functionality of a RTC session including one or more data streams between participants to the real-time communication session (100). Embodiments of the present invention are therefore directed toward enabling the functionality of a RTC system to be modified, extended and/or improved while it is implementing a RTC session. Exemplary embodiments include: identifying a request for a first algorithm (A1) of a set of algorithms (A1, A2, A3); and dynamically modifying the functionality of the real-time communications session by adding the first algorithm (A1) to the real-time communication session (100) as a virtual participant employing at least one data stream out of the one or more data streams.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

63.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SPECKLE REDUCTION

      
Application Number EP2020066153
Publication Number 2020/249651
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-11
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Huang, Sheng-Wen
  • Hu, Changhong
  • Vignon, Francois, Guy, Gerard, Marie
  • Shin, Jun, Seob
  • Bae, Unmin
  • Owen, Neil, Reid

Abstract

Systems and methods for reducing speckle while maintaining frame rate are disclosed. Multiple sub-images associated with different receive angles are acquired for a single transmit/receive event at an observation angle. The sub-images are compounded to generate a final image with reduced speckle. In some examples, multiple sub-images from multiple transmit/receive events are compounded to generate the final image. The observation angle and/or the receive angles may vary between transmit/receive events in some examples.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 7/52 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group
  • G01S 15/89 - Sonar systems specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging

64.

DYNAMICALLY MODIFYING FUNCTIONALITY OF A REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS SESSION

      
Application Number EP2020066157
Publication Number 2020/249653
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-11
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Klabunde, Karin
  • Stankovic, Zoran
  • Draisma, Arjan, Michiel
  • Quist, Marcel, Johannes

Abstract

The invention discloses a method for modifying functionality of a real-time communications system. The method comprises establishing a real-time communication session (100) between a first participant (A) and a second participant (B); responsive to detecting a trigger event, selecting a first redaction algorithm (112) of a plurality of redaction algorithms; and adding the first redaction algorithm to the real-time communication session as a virtual participant (C). The first redaction algorithm is configured to redact data appearing in a data stream to be transmitted from the first participant to the second participant during the real-time communication session.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 7/00 - Arrangements for interconnection between switching centres
  • G06F 21/62 - Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules

65.

ACOUSTIC WINDOW WITH COMPOUND SHAPE FOR ULTRASOUND PROBE

      
Application Number EP2020066223
Publication Number 2020/249685
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-11
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wight, Michael, J
  • Caswell, John, Bench
  • Cuscuna, Dino, Francesco
  • Jinks, Kathryn, Therese
  • Peszynski, Michael, Eugene

Abstract

An ultrasound probe includes a housing configured to be grasped by a user, a transducer array coupled to the housing and configured to obtain ultrasound data, and an acoustic window disposed over the transducer array. The acoustic window comprises an end surface configured to contact a subject. The end surface comprises a compound shape including one or more curved sections and one or more straight sections. Associated methods, devices, and systems are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

66.

DIFFERENTIATING PASSIVE ULTRASOUND SENSORS FOR INTERVENTIONAL MEDICAL PROCEDURES

      
Application Number EP2020066247
Publication Number 2020/249703
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-12
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Erkamp, Ramon, Quido
  • Chen, Alvin
  • Bharat, Shyam
  • Vaidya, Kunal
  • Jain, Ameet, Kumar
  • Vignon, Francois, Guy, Gerard, Marie

Abstract

A controller (250) for differentiating passive ultrasound sensors for interventional medical procedures includes a memory (291) and a processor (292). When executed by the processor (292), instructions from the memory (291) cause a system (200) that includes the controller (250) to implement a process that includes receiving first signals from a first passive ultrasound sensor (S1) and receiving second signals from a second passive ultrasound sensor (S2). The first signals and second signals are generated by the passive ultrasound sensors responsive to beams emitted from an ultrasound imaging probe (210). The process also includes identifying a characteristic of the first signals and the second signals. The characteristic includes shapes of the first signals and the second signals and/or times at which the first signals and the second signals are generated as the beams from the ultrasound imaging probe are received. The first passive ultrasound sensor (S1) and the second passive ultrasound sensor (S2) are differentiated based on the characteristic.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

67.

A POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR

      
Application Number EP2020065248
Publication Number 2020/249432
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-03
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Agafonov, Aleksei
  • Ettes, Wilhelmus, Gerardus, Maria

Abstract

A power transfer apparatus being a power transmitter (101) or power receiver (103) of a power transfer via a power transfer signal comprises a power coil (103, 107) for transferring power with a complementary power transfer coil (107, 103) being the other apparatus of the power transfer operation. A first communicator (205, 305) communicates data with the complementary power transfer apparatus using modulation of the power transfer signal. A second communicator (207, 307) communicates power transfer control data via a second communication channel that is independent of the power transfer signal and has a communication data rate at least ten times higher. A presence detector (209, 309) determines whether the complementary power transfer apparatus is present in a proximity of the power transfer coil (103, 107) in response to the first data; and a power transfer controller (201, 301) restricts the wireless power transfer from the power transmitter (101) to the power receiver (103) in response to a detection of an absence of the complementary power transfer apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/02 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from ac mains by converters
  • H02J 50/12 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using inductive coupling of the resonant type
  • H02J 50/60 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power responsive to the presence of foreign objects, e.g. detection of living beings
  • H02J 50/80 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power involving the exchange of data, concerning supply or distribution of electric power, between transmitting devices and receiving devices

68.

TEMPORALLY BALANCED MULTI-MODE MASTER IMAGING SEQUENCE FOR ULTRASONIC CONTRAST IMAGING

      
Application Number EP2020065504
Publication Number 2020/249464
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-04
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Loupas, Thanasis
  • Sheeran, Paul
  • Tremblay-Darveau, Charles
  • Powers, Jeffry, Earl

Abstract

A particular sequence of ultrasound transmissions and corresponding echo receptions enables the production of Amplitude Modulated (AM) and Amplitude Modulated Phase Inverted (AMPI) signals that are temporally balanced. Temporal balancing significantly reduces tissue artifacts caused by movement of tissue during acquisition of the ultrasound echoes. Additionally, in combining the selected echo signals to produce the AM5 and AMPI signals, and optionally a Phase Inverted (PI) signal, each of the echo signals is equally weighted to facilitate an amplitude balance that avoids different echoes affecting the produced AM, AMPI, and PI signals differently.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/06 - Measuring blood flow
  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings

69.

RECONSTRUCTION OF SPIRAL K-SPACE SAMPLED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGES

      
Application Number EP2020066239
Publication Number 2020/249696
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-11
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Fuderer, Miha
  • De Weerdt, Elwin

Abstract

Disclosed herein is a medical system (100, 300, 500) comprising: a memory (110) storing machine executable instructions (120) and a processor (104). Execution of the machine executable instructions causes the processor to: receive (200) magnetic resonance imaging data (122), wherein the magnetic resonance imaging data has a spiral k-space sampling pattern; reconstruct (202) at least one preliminary magnetic resonance image (124) from the magnetic resonance imaging data; construct (204) a first set of equations comprising (130) each of the at least one preliminary magnetic resonance image being equal to an image transformation of at least one clinical image, wherein the image transformation makes use of a first spatially dependent kernel for each of the at least one clinical image (126, 126', 126''); construct (206) a second set of equations (134) comprising at least one regularization matrix (132, 132', 132'') times the at least one clinical image; and numerically (208) solve the first set of equations and the second set of equations simultaneously for the at least one clinical image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/48 - NMR imaging systems
  • G01R 33/565 - Correction of image distortions, e.g. due to magnetic field inhomogeneities

70.

PRIVACY ENSURING PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD DATA SHARING

      
Application Number EP2020066281
Publication Number 2020/249718
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-12
Publication Date 2020-12-17
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Bulut, Murtaza
  • Hennessy, Mark, Anthony
  • Johnson, Mark, Thomas
  • Buil, Vincentius, Paulus

Abstract

A computer-implemented method that receives at an apparatus a request from a first computing device for access to information related to a first user data set; determines, or receives an indication of a determination, whether the first computing device can access the information based on criteria for sharing information, the criteria based on one or more characteristics of the first user data set and a second user data set accessible by the first computing device; and provide a response based on the determination, the response preserving privacy of a user corresponding to the first user data set.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records

71.

DEEP NEURAL NETWORK VISUALISATION

      
Application Number EP2020064355
Publication Number 2020/244941
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-25
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Bakker, Bart, Jacob
  • Mavroeidis, Dimitrios
  • Trajanovski, Stojan

Abstract

Aspects and embodiments relate to a method of providing a representation of a feature identified by a deep neural network as being relevant to an outcome, a computer program product and apparatus configured to perform that method. The method comprises: providing the deep neural network with a training library comprising: a plurality of samples associated with the outcome; using the deep neural network to recognise a feature in the plurality of samples associated with the outcome; creating a feature recognition library from an input library by identifying one or more elements in each of a plurality of samples in the input library which trigger recognition of the feature by the deep neural network; using the feature recognition library to synthesise a plurality of one or more elements of a sample which have characteristics which trigger recognition of the feature by the deep neural network; and using the synthesised plurality of one or more elements to provide a representation of the feature identified by the deep neural network in the plurality of samples associated with the outcome. Accordingly, rather than visualising a single instance of one or more elements in a sample which trigger a feature associated with an outcome, it is possible to visualise a range of samples including elements which would trigger a feature associated with an outcome, thus enabling a more comprehensive view of operation of a deep neural network in relation to a particular feature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means

72.

OPTIMIZED K-SPACE PROFILE ORDERING FOR 3D RADIAL MR IMAGING

      
Application Number EP2020064781
Publication Number 2020/245018
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-28
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Krishnamoorthy, Guruprasad
  • Beck, Gabriele, Marianne

Abstract

The invention relates to a method of MR imaging of an object (10). It is an object of the invention to enable MR imaging using radial acquisition with a reduced level of phase distortions and corresponding image artefacts. The method of the invention comprises the steps of: a) generating MR signals by subjecting the object to an imaging sequence comprising RF pulses and switched magnetic field gradients; b) acquiring the MR signals as radial k-space profiles, wherein pairs of spatially adjacent k-space profiles are acquired in opposite directions and wherein k-space profiles acquired in temporal proximity are close to each other in k-space; c) reconstructing an MR image from the acquired MR signals. Moreover, the invention relates to a MR device (1) and to a computer program for a MR device (1).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/48 - NMR imaging systems
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques
  • G01R 33/561 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques by reduction of the scanning time, i.e. fast acquiring systems, e.g. using echo-planar pulse sequences
  • G01R 33/565 - Correction of image distortions, e.g. due to magnetic field inhomogeneities

73.

SENSOR SYSTEM FOR INCREASING SECURITY IN MR ENVIRONMENTS

      
Application Number EP2020065156
Publication Number 2020/245091
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-02
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Djajadiningrat, Johan Partomo
  • Helle, Michael Günter
  • Vogtmeier, Gereon
  • Weiss, Steffen
  • Knoester, Jaap

Abstract

The invention is directed to a sensor system (100) for increasing security of a use of at least one magnetic object (102) in vicinity of an MR imaging device (200), wherein at least one magnetic property of the magnetic object (102) can be measure and evaluated in order to increase the safe use of the magnetic object (102) within MR environments.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/28 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance - Details of apparatus provided for in groups
  • G01R 33/038 - Measuring direction or magnitude of magnetic fields or magnetic flux using permanent magnets, e.g. balances, torsion devices

74.

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPERATING AND REPAIRING A PERSONAL CARE APPLIANCE

      
Application Number EP2020065423
Publication Number 2020/245245
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-04
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Benning, Wolter, F.

Abstract

A system and method of operating and repairing a personal care appliance including storing a first set of optimal drive parameters with a first drive motor, the first drive motor arranged within a housing of the personal care appliance; retrieving, via a drive controller arranged within the housing of the personal care appliance, the first set of optimal drive parameters from the first drive motor; and, driving, via the drive controller, the first drive motor utilizing the first set of optimal drive parameters.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61C 17/22 - Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices with brushes, cushions, cups or the like
  • A61C 17/20 - Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices using ultrasonics

75.

PATIENT SLEEP THERAPY MASK SELECTION TOOL

      
Application Number EP2020065622
Publication Number 2020/245352
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-05
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Lashinsky, Michael
  • Ross, Melissa, Sue
  • Kasun, Ryan, T.
  • Coldren, Kevin, Anthony
  • Sofranko, Richard, Andrew
  • Grashow, Jonathan, Sayer
  • Baiko, Robert, William
  • Steed, Daniel
  • Pandian Shanmuganathan, Praveen, Kumar

Abstract

A method of identifying a particular mask for a patient for use in delivering a flow of breathing gas to the patient includes capturing with a visual presentation and interaction component a plurality of images of the patient; receiving with the visual presentation and interaction component a number of responses from the patient to questions presented to the patient, eliminating one or more masks from a pool of potential masks for the patent based on at least one of the responses, utilizing at least some images of the plurality of images to determine the particular mask for the patient from the pool of potential masks, and identifying the particular mask to the patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 20/40 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to mechanical, radiation or invasive therapies, e.g. surgery, laser therapy, dialysis or acupuncture
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 50/50 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for simulation or modelling of medical disorders

76.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HOSPITAL ASSET LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION

      
Application Number EP2020064378
Publication Number 2020/244946
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-25
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Amthor, Thomas Erik
  • Prokle, Michael
  • Klabunde, Karin
  • Moessel, Richard

Abstract

A system (10) for hospital asset logistics optimization includes a real-time locating service (RTLS) (18) configured to perform tracking of current locations of hospital personnel and items of medical equipment, wherein the tracking is referenced to a hospital map. At least one electronic processor (16) is programmed to: identify and/or receive identification of items of medical equipment to be transported and destinations for the respective items of medical equipment to be transported; associate the items of medical equipment to be transported with individuals from amongst the hospital personnel based on the current locations of the items of medical equipment to be transported and the current locations of the associated individuals; and transmit transport requests to associated mobile devices (52) of the associated individuals wherein each transport request identifies at least the item of equipment to be transported that is associated with the individual and its destination.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 90/00 - Systems or methods specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes, not involving significant data processing
  • G06Q 50/22 - Social work
  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
  • G06Q 10/04 - Forecasting or optimisation, e.g. linear programming, "travelling salesman problem" or "cutting stock problem"

77.

SPIRAL MR IMAGING WITH OFF-RESONANCE ARTEFACT CORRECTION

      
Application Number EP2020065273
Publication Number 2020/245144
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-03
Publication Date 2020-12-10
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Boernert, Peter
  • Sommer, Karsten
  • Schülke, Christophe, Michael, Jean
  • Van Den Brink, Johan, Samuel

Abstract

0 00 inhomogeneity induced insufficient k-space sampling in the MR image using a deep learning network. Moreover, the invention relates to a MR device (1) and to a computer program.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/48 - NMR imaging systems
  • G01R 33/565 - Correction of image distortions, e.g. due to magnetic field inhomogeneities

78.

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR GUILDING REPEATED ULTRASOUND EXAMS FOR SERIAL MONITORING

      
Application Number EP2020063884
Publication Number 2020/239518
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-19
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Raju, Balasundar Iyyavu
  • Gades, Anthony M.
  • Xu, Jing Ping

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods are provided to provide serial monitoring for a patient. An ultrasound system is provided which may include subdividing a portion of the anatomy of a patient into a number of zones. Imaging data may be received by an imaging device. This imaging data may be used to generate a severity score for each zone based on imaging parameters within the imaging data. Changes in the severity score for each zone may be displayed over time, such that a medical professional may monitor each zone in a serial manner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 30/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for handling medical images, e.g. DICOM, HL7 or PACS
  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment

79.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION

      
Application Number EP2020064061
Publication Number 2020/239573
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-20
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Vos, Pieter, Christiaan
  • Hoffmann, Ralf, Dieter
  • Schuurkamp, Gertjan, Laurens

Abstract

A computer implemented method for generating a graphical representation of a predicted effectiveness of a first treatment. The method comprises using (102) a clinical model to determine at least one indicator related to an outcome of a first treatment. An effectiveness of the first treatment is then predicted (104) based on the at least one indicator. The predicted effectiveness of the first treatment is then displayed (106) to a user, using a first graphical representation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 20/00 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance

80.

STABILIZED GRATING STRUCTURES

      
Application Number EP2020064206
Publication Number 2020/239605
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-21
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Koehler, Thomas
  • David, Bernd Rudi
  • Vogtmeier, Gereon
  • Van Beers, Paulus René Maria
  • Prevrhal, Sven Peter

Abstract

A grating structure is provided with arc-shaped stabilizing bridging structures on the lamellae that allow for bending the grating to account for stresses and deformations induced by the bending process to obtain a more stable curved grating structure more efficiently.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G21K 1/06 - Arrangements for handling particles or ionising radiation, e.g. focusing or moderating using diffraction, refraction, or reflection, e.g. monochromators
  • G21K 1/02 - Arrangements for handling particles or ionising radiation, e.g. focusing or moderating using diaphragms, collimators

81.

ENCODED SYNCHRONIZED MEDICAL INTERVENTION IMAGE SIGNALS AND SENSOR SIGNALS

      
Application Number EP2020064220
Publication Number 2020/239610
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-21
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Erkamp, Ramon, Quido
  • Jain, Ameet, Kumar
  • Chen, Alvin
  • Bharat, Shyam
  • Vaidya, Kunal

Abstract

A process implemented by a controller (120/220/320) with a circuit (121-126/221-226/321-351) includes receiving (S410) a signal stream between an ultrasound imaging probe (110/210/310) that emits multiple beams and a console (190/290/390) that receives image signals from the ultrasound imaging probe (110/210/310). The signal stream includes synchronization information indicating timing of emission of each beam, and the circuit (121-126/221-226/321-351) extracts the synchronization information. The circuit (121-126/221-226/321-351) receives (S430), from a passive ultrasound sensor (S1) that receives energy from each beam, a first signal that includes first sensor information indicative of a location of the passive ultrasound sensor (S1) and generated based on receipt by the passive ultrasound sensor (S1) of the energy received from each beam. A second signal with a predefined signature characteristic indicating the timing of emission of each beam is added (S450) to the first signal based on the synchronization information. The circuit (121-126/221-226/321-351) sends (S460) to the console (190/290/390) a first combined signal produced by adding the first signal and the second signal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

82.

SENSOR SYSTEM FOR MONITORING A SEDATION OF A PATIENT

      
Application Number EP2020064274
Publication Number 2020/239626
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-22
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Johnson, Mark, Thomas
  • Kolen, Alexander, Franciscus
  • Helle, Michael, Günter
  • Weiss, Steffen
  • Sisodia, Rajendra, Singh

Abstract

The invention is directed to a sensor system (100) for monitoring a sedation of a patient (200), thereby improving the sedation monitoring and reducing manual effort.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/04 - Measuring bioelectric signals of the body or parts thereof

83.

ULTRASOUND PROBE WITH CABLE RETENTION USING ELASTOMERIC INSERT

      
Application Number EP2020064357
Publication Number 2020/239654
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-25
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Cuscuna, Dino, Francesco

Abstract

An ultrasound probe includes a housing configured for handheld operation by a user, a transducer array coupled to the housing and configured to obtain ultrasound data, and a cable coupled to the housing. The cable includes a conduit and a plurality of electrical conductors in communication with the transducer array. The ultrasound probe also includes an elastomeric insert disposed within the housing. The elastomeric insert includes a compressed state and an uncompressed state. The elastomeric insert is in contact with the plurality of electrical conductors such that application of a force on the cable causes the plurality of electrical conductors to compress the elastomeric insert into the compressed state and such that, upon cessation of the force on the cable, the elastomeric insert moves the plurality of electrical conductors while returning to the uncompressed state. Associated methods, devices, and systems are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

84.

A METHOD FOR MOTION ARTIFACT DETECTION

      
Application Number EP2020064376
Publication Number 2020/239661
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-25
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Weiss, Steffen

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a medical imaging method for motion artifact detection. The method comprises: using (201-203) a k-space acquisition property for generating a motion-corrupted image having a motion artifact as caused by a first initial motion pattern such that the motion artifact is defined as function of a feature matrix and the motion-corrupted image; initializing (205) at least one feature map of a convolutional neural network, CNN, with values of the convolution matrix; training (207) the initialized CNN to obtain, in training images, motion artifacts caused by a second training motion pattern; obtaining (209) a motion artifact in an input image using the trained CNN.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/565 - Correction of image distortions, e.g. due to magnetic field inhomogeneities
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G16H 10/00 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data
  • G06T 5/00 - Image enhancement or restoration
  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients

85.

INTENSITY MODULATED PARTICLE THERAPY PLAN NORMALIZATION SCHEME

      
Application Number EP2020064395
Publication Number 2020/239669
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-25
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Ranganathan, Vaitheeswaran
  • Perumal, Bojarajan
  • Ramar, Natarajan

Abstract

A method and system for normalizing an IMPT plan are provided as well as an arrangement for planning IMPT and a computer program product comprising instructions to perform the method. The method comprises the steps of: receiving an IMPT plan for a subject to be treated, receiving anatomical image data of the subject comprising at least one ROI, and receiving at least one clinical goal associated with the ROI. The method further comprises identifying one or more deficiency areas of the IMPT plan within the ROI where the clinical goal is not met, and identifying the particle spots of the IMPT plan that are associated with the identified deficiency areas as critical particle spots. When the critical spots have been identified, the method comprises normalizing at least one of the deficiency areas by adjusting the intensity of the critical particle spots.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 5/10 - X-ray therapy; Gamma-ray therapy; Particle-irradiation therapy

86.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING THE STATUS OF A PARTICLE FILTER

      
Application Number EP2020064935
Publication Number 2020/239966
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-29
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Su, Jing
  • Zhang, Qiushi
  • Chen, Weizhong
  • Kelly, Declan, Patrick

Abstract

The invention provides a monitoring device for monitoring an air cleaning system for determining when a particle filter of the air cleaning system needs cleaning or replacement. The monitoring device is a remote unit for application to the air cleaning system when a periodic monitoring function is to be performed. It is used to monitor changes in the sound made by the air cleaning system over time to derive information relating to the filter status.

IPC Classes  ?

87.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GUIDING THE ACQUISITION OF CRANIAL ULTRASOUND DATA

      
Application Number EP2020064975
Publication Number 2020/239979
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-29
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Sutton, Jonathan, Thomas
  • Raju, Balasundar, Iyyavu
  • Bharat, Shyam
  • Fincke, Jonathan
  • Sethuraman, Shriram
  • Srinivasa Naidu, Raghavendra

Abstract

The invention provides a method for guiding the acquisition of ultrasound data within a 3D field of view. The method begins by obtaining initial 2D B-mode ultrasound data of a cranial region of a subject from a reduced field of view at a first imaging location and determining whether a vessel of interest is located within the 3D field of view based on the initial 2D B-mode ultrasound data. If the vessel of interest is not located within the 3D field of view, a guidance instruction is generated based on the initial 2D B-mode ultrasound data, wherein the guidance instruction is adapted to indicate a second imaging location to obtain further ultrasound data. If the vessel of interest is located within the 3D field of view 3D Doppler ultrasound data is obtained of the cranial region from the 3D field of view.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/14 - Echo-tomography
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

88.

INTRAVASCULAR OPTICAL DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2020064962
Publication Number 2020/239974
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-29
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Mueller, Manfred
  • Babic, Drazenko
  • Lucassen, Gerhardus, Wilhelmus
  • Kurane, Aditee

Abstract

The present invention relates to an intravascular device (10). The device comprises an elongate member (20), an optical fiber (30), and at least one optical interaction element (40). At least a part of the elongate member is configured to be inserted into a part of a vascular system of a patient. At least a part of the optical fiber is located within the elongate member. The optical fiber is configured to transmit optical wavelength radiation. The intravascular device is configured to emit optical wavelength radiation out of the elongate member in at least two optical radiation beams for being scattered and/or reflected by a portion of the vascular system. The emission of the at least two optical radiation beams comprises interaction of the transmitted optical wavelength radiation with the at least one optical interaction element. The intravascular device is configured to collect at least some of the scattered and/or reflected optical wavelength radiation and couple the at least some of the scattered and/or reflected optical wavelength radiation into the optical fiber comprising utilization of the at least one optical interaction element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/02 - Measuring pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure

89.

APPARATUS FOR MONITORING UTERINE CONTRACTIONS

      
Application Number EP2020063876
Publication Number 2020/239513
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-19
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Yermoshkin, Roman
  • Geywitz, Hansjoerg
  • Wohlschlager, Markus, Silvester

Abstract

An apparatus (12) for placement on the abdomen of a subject for monitoring uterine contractions. The apparatus includes a light source (16) and a light detector (18) which communicate light via a reflection surface (22) arranged facing the light source and light detector. One of the light source and light detector is fixed in position relative to the reflection surface, while the other is arranged to be displaceable relative to the reflection surface responsive to movement of the subject's abdomen caused by contractions. The movement of the moveable component is such as to cause a variation in the light intensity received at the light detector, the variation in light intensity being representative of the uterine contractions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/03 - Measuring fluid pressure within the body other than blood pressure, e.g. cerebral pressure
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G01B 11/02 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring length, width, or thickness
  • G01B 11/06 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means for measuring length, width, or thickness for measuring thickness
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • G01D 5/26 - Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable using optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light

90.

PASSIVE-ULTRSOUND-SENSOR-BASED INITIALIZATION FOR IMAGE-BASED DEVICE SEGMENTANTION

      
Application Number EP2020063878
Publication Number 2020/239514
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-19
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Torjesen, Alyssa
  • Vaidya, Kunal
  • Li, Sibo
  • Flexman, Molly, Lara
  • Jain, Ameet, Kumar
  • Chen, Alvin
  • Erkamp, Ramon, Quido
  • Bharat, Shyam

Abstract

A controller (220) for determining a shape of an interventional medical device in an interventional medical procedure based on a location of the interventional medical device includes a memory (221) that stores instructions and a processor (222) that executes the instructions. The instructions cause a system (200) that includes the controller (220) to implement a process that includes obtaining (S320) the location of the interventional medical device (201) and obtaining (S330) imagery of a volume that includes the interventional medical device. The process also includes applying (S340), based on the location of the interventional medical device (201), image processing to the imagery to identify the interventional medical device (201) including the shape of the interventional medical device (201). The process further includes (S350) segmenting the interventional medical device (201) to obtain a segmented representation of the interventional medical device (201). The segmented representation of the interventional medical device (201) is overlaid (S360) on the imagery.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

91.

CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

      
Application Number EP2020064063
Publication Number 2020/239574
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-20
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Jacobs, Igor
  • Verburg, Pepijn
  • Pluyter, Jon, Ragnar
  • Langereis, Sander
  • Williams, Sharon
  • Hristov, Zoran
  • Nie, Hongchao
  • Loos, Marc

Abstract

Presented are concepts for generating a subject-specific user interface for Clinical Decision Support. Once such concept comprises obtaining clinical reference information regarding established clinical knowledge, and also obtaining subject-specific clinical information regarding a subject. Clinical context information which describes a relevance or importance of at least one of a plurality of different clinical standards is determined. Based on the clinical reference information, the subject-specific clinical information and the clinical context information, a subset of the subject-specific clinical information relevant to a clinical decision is determined. At least one of: a user-interface component; and a user-interface element is defined based on the subset of the subject-specific clinical information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 70/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical references relating to practices or guidelines

92.

HANDLE ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

      
Application Number EP2020064344
Publication Number 2020/239644
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-23
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Peszynski, Michael
  • Caswell, John, Bench
  • D'Anello, Joseph
  • Agius, Daniel

Abstract

The present disclosure relates generally to a simplified transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe mid-handle assembly for actuating the pull cables that control the flexion of the distal end of the gastroscope portion of a TEE probe. The assembly includes a containment frame, two control wheels, two coaxial shafts each coupled to one of the control wheels, with an elongated flexible member wrapped around each shaft. The elongated flexible members may be friction belts, timing ladders, pulley cables, timing belts, or drive tapes to translate the rotational motion of the control wheels into linear motion of the gastroscope pull cables. The assembly may also include a brake switch that, when engaged, applies a resistance to rotation of the shafts and control wheels. In some embodiments, control wheels and containment frame are made of molded plastic, and the elongated flexible members are made of elastomeric compounds moulded over Kevlar, nylon, or metal reinforcement members to reduce stretch and increase life.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • A61B 8/12 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves in body cavities or body tracts, e.g. by using catheters
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves

93.

MULTI-ECHO MR IMAGING WITH SPIRAL ACQUISITION

      
Application Number EP2020064415
Publication Number 2020/239677
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-25
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Fuderer, Miha
  • De Weerdt, Elwin

Abstract

The invention relates to a method of MR imaging of an object (10) positioned in an examination volume of a MR device (1). It is an object of the invention to enable fast spiral MR imaging with a defined T2 contrast. The method of the invention comprises the following steps: - generating a number of spin echoes by subjecting the object (10) to one or 5 more shots of an imaging sequence, each shot comprising an RF excitation pulse (21) followed by a number of RF refocusing pulses (22), wherein modulated readout magnetic field gradients (23, 24) are applied in each interval between successive RF refocusing pulses (22), - acquiring MR signal data, wherein each spin echo is recorded along a spiral trajectory (31-33, 41-43) in k-space which winds around the k-space origin with varying radial distance, wherein the trajectory (31, 41) of at least one spin echo has a different rate of variation of the radial distance at least in a central k-space region compared to the trajectories (32, 33, 42, 43) of the other spin echoes, and - reconstructing an MR image from the acquired MR signal data. Moreover, the invention relates to an MR device (1) and to a computer program for an MR device (1).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/48 - NMR imaging systems
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques

94.

GUIDED ULTRASOUND IMAGING

      
Application Number EP2020064714
Publication Number 2020/239842
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-27
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Zong, Richard
  • Canfield, Earl, M.
  • Harrison, Gerard, Joseph
  • Holmes, Anne, Woodside

Abstract

The present disclosure describes imaging systems configured to generate volumetric images of a target feature based on anatomical landmarks identified during an ultrasound scan and in accordance with a user-selected view. Systems can include an ultrasound transducer configured to acquire echo signals responsive to ultrasound pulses transmitted toward a target region. A processor coupled with the transducer may present illustrative volumetric images of the target feature, each image corresponding to a particular view, for a user to select. The processor can then identify anatomical landmarks corresponding to the target feature embodied within 2D image frames, and based on the identified landmarks and user-selected view, provide instructions for manipulating the transducer to a target local to generate a 2D image frame specific to the view. Echo signals are then acquired at the target locale and used to generate an actual volumetric image of the target feature corresponding to the user-selected view.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 5/107 - Measuring physical dimensions, e.g. size of the entire body or parts thereof
  • A61B 8/14 - Echo-tomography

95.

RELATIVE LOCATION DETERMINING FOR PASSIVE ULTRASOUND SENSORS

      
Application Number EP2020065009
Publication Number 2020/239991
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-29
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Bharat, Shyam
  • Vaidya, Kunal
  • Erkamp, Ramon, Quido
  • Jain, Ameet, Kumar

Abstract

A controller (250) for identifying out-of-plane motion of a passive ultrasound sensor (S1) relative to an imaging plane from an ultrasound imaging probe includes a memory (391) that stores instructions and a processor (392) that executes the instructions. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause a system that includes the controller (250) to implement a process that includes obtaining (S710), from a position and orientation sensor (212) fixed to the ultrasound imaging probe (210), measurements of motion of the ultrasound imaging probe (210) between a first point in time and a second point in time. The process implemented by the controller (250) also includes obtaining (S720) intensity of signals received by the passive ultrasound sensor (S1) at the first point in time and at the second point in time based on emissions of beams from the ultrasound imaging probe (210), and determining (S730), based on the measurements of motion and the intensity of signals, directionality of and distance from the passive ultrasound sensor (S1) to the imaging plane.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings

96.

RENDERING AN IMAGE ON A VIRTUAL USER INTERFACE OF AN AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2020065231
Publication Number 2020/240044
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-02
Publication Date 2020-12-03
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Talgorn, Elise, Claude, Valentine
  • Djajadiningrat, Johan, Partomo
  • Laute, Niels

Abstract

There is provided an apparatus (100) that comprises one or more processors (102) configured to acquire information indicative of a movement of a first user, detect a gesture performed by a part of the body of the first user in relation to a virtual object in a first image rendered on a first virtual user interface (UI) of a first augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) device used by the first user and control a second virtual UI of a second AR or VR device used by a second user facing the first user to render a second image comprising a modified representation of the virtual object and/or a modified representation of at least the part of the body of the first user, such that the gesture performed by the part of the body of the first user is in relation to the virtual object in the second image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G06T 13/40 - 3D [Three Dimensional] animation of characters, e.g. humans, animals or virtual beings
  • G06T 15/00 - 3D [Three Dimensional] image rendering
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range

97.

ADAPTIVE EAR PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR A MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2020062959
Publication Number 2020/234013
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-11
Publication Date 2020-11-26
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Weiss, Steffen
  • Johnson, Mark, Thomas

Abstract

The present invention relates to an adaptive ear protection system (10) for a medical imaging device (200). The adaptive ear protection system comprises a pair of ear muffs (20), an actuation system (30), at least one sensor system (40), and a processing unit (50). The pair of ear muffs are configured to fit around the ears of a patient. The actuation system is configured to adjust the fit of the pair of ear muffs around the ears of the patient. The at least one sensor system is configured to determine a measurement of an effectiveness of fit of the pair of ear muffs around the ears of the patient. The processing unit is configured to control the actuation system to adjust the fit of the pair of ear muffs around the ears of the patient, the control comprising utilization of the measurement of effectiveness of fit of the pair of ear muffs around the ears of the patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 11/08 - Protective devices for the ears internal, e.g. earplugs
  • H04R 5/00 - Stereophonic arrangements

98.

SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSISTANCE WITH CERVICAL ULTRASOUND EXAMINATION

      
Application Number EP2020063448
Publication Number 2020/234106
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-14
Publication Date 2020-11-26
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Srinivasa Naidu, Raghavendra
  • Bharat, Shyam
  • Errico, Claudia

Abstract

For each of a plurality of time frames in the scan session for producing acoustic images of an area of interest, including a cervix, a system and method: construct (1520) a three dimensional volume of the area of interest from one or more image signals and the inertial measurement signal; apply (1530) a deep learning algorithm to the constructed three dimensional volume of interest to qualify an image plane for obtaining a candidate cervical length for the cervix; perform (1540) image segmentation and object detection for the qualified image plane to obtain the candidate cervical length. The shortest candidate cervical length from the plurality of time frames is selected as the measured cervical length for the scan session. A display device (116) displays an image of the cervix corresponding to the measured cervical length for the scan session, and an indication of the measured cervical length for the scan session.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/12 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves in body cavities or body tracts, e.g. by using catheters
  • A61B 5/107 - Measuring physical dimensions, e.g. size of the entire body or parts thereof
  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings

99.

X-RAY AND GAMMA IMAGING USING A SINGLE RADIATION DETECTOR

      
Application Number EP2020063465
Publication Number 2020/234110
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-14
Publication Date 2020-11-26
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wieczorek, Herfried, Karl
  • Steadman Booker, Roger
  • Alving, Peter, Lex

Abstract

1,...,M1,...,Mi;1,...,Ni;1,...,Ni;1,...,N1,...,Mi;1,...,N1,...,M1,...,M) are available for the association so that more energy bins are available in the gamma imaging mode than in the x-ray imaging mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01T 1/161 - Applications in the field of nuclear medicine, e.g. in vivo counting
  • G01T 1/164 - Scintigraphy

100.

CONTROLLING THE GENERATION OF A LIGHT PULSE BY A DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2020063624
Publication Number 2020/234157
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-15
Publication Date 2020-11-26
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Kempen, Eric, Gerard, Marie
  • Peeters, Felix, Godfried, Peter

Abstract

According to an aspect, there is provided an apparatus for controlling the generation of a light pulse by a device, The device is configured to apply the light pulse to skin of a subject to perform a treatment operation on or to the skin, and the apparatus comprises a processing unit configured to receive a first measurement signal from a first sensor configured to monitor at least one eye of a user of the device during use of the device; process the first measurement signal to determine an amount of closure of the at least one eye of the user; determine whether each of one or more criteria is satisfied, said one or more criteria comprising at least a closure criterion requiring the at least one eye of the user to be closed by at least a minimum amount of closure; and activate the device to generate a light pulse if it is determined that each of said one or more criteria is satisfied.

IPC Classes  ?

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