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1.

MEDICAL DEVICE COMPRISING SENSOR ARRAY AND SYSTEM FOR MEASUREMENTS

      
Application Number 17040217
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-11
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Der Horst, Arjen
  • Van De Molengraaf, Roland Alexander
  • Henneken, Vincent Adrianus
  • Weekamp, Johannes Wilhelmus
  • Kuenen, Maarten Petrus Joseph
  • Shulepov, Sergei Y.
  • Frackowiak, Bruno Jean François

Abstract

A medical device (10) for insertion into a patient is disclosed. The medical device (10) comprising an elongate body (12), the medical device terminating in a distal portion and further comprising a carrier (20) carrying an annular sensor arrangement (50), wherein the annular sensor arrangement is attached on a forward facing surface of the elongate body (12). Also disclosed is a system (100) including such a medical device (10).

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 8/06 - Measuring blood flow
  • A61B 8/12 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves in body cavities or body tracts, e.g. by using catheters

2.

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POSITION OF AN ANTI-SCATTER GRID IN AN X-RAY IMAGE ACQUISITION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17040701
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-25
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Withagen, Petrus Johannes
  • Hummel, Erik
  • Van De Haar, Peter George
  • Van Nijnatten, Fred Simon Berend
  • Van Rooijen, Joost Adrianus

Abstract

The present invention relates to a device for controlling a position of an anti-scatter grid in an X-ray image acquisition system, the device (10) comprising: a measurement unit (12); a control unit (14); and a shifting unit (16); wherein the measurement unit (12) is configured to determine an X-ray beam focus position (37) of an X-ray radiation source of the X-ray image acquisition system with respect to an X-ray detector of the X-ray image acquisition system; wherein the control unit (14) is configured to generate a shifting signal based on a displacement (18) between the X-ray beam focus position (37) and a grid focus position (35) of the anti-scatter grid; and wherein, based on the shifting signal, the shifting unit (16) is configured to shift an anti-scatter grid of the X-ray image acquisition system in at least one direction to align the anti-scatter grid with the X-ray beam focus position (37), provides an improved anti-scatter grid for X-ray acquisition systems. The invention provides the use of an improved anti-scatter grid (26) for X-ray acquisition systems (20).

IPC Classes  ?

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

3.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED MOTION ROBUSTNESS DURING LOCATION MEASUREMENT

      
Application Number 16976781
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-26
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Edwards, Martin John
  • Kooijman, Gerben
  • Numes, Dionisio Massingo
  • Evers, Wilhelmus Johannes Everardus
  • Deane, Steven Charles
  • Jeanne, Vincent
  • Masculo, Filipe Maia

Abstract

A method (200) for determining a position and an orientation of a portion of a handheld personal care device relative to a user's body (50), comprising: providing (210) a handheld personal care device comprising at least one energy source (20) and at least one detector (22), both the at least one energy source and the at least one detector located within the handheld personal care device, the at least one energy source arranged at a first position and having a first orientation within the handheld personal care device; emitting (220) energy in a three dimensional space surrounding the handheld personal care device; detecting (230) a portion of the energy emitted; generating (240) sensor data; extracting (250) one or more features from the generated sensor data; and estimating (260) a position and an orientation of a portion of the handheld personal care device relative to the user's body based on the extracted one or more features.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01B 11/00 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
  • A46B 9/04 - Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups for toothbrushes
  • A46B 15/00 - Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
  • G01P 13/00 - Indicating or recording presence or absence of movement; Indicating or recording of direction of movement
  • A61C 17/02 - Rinsing or air-blowing devices, e.g. using fluid jets
  • A61C 17/22 - Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices with brushes, cushions, cups or the like
  • A61C 15/04 - Dental floss; Floss holders

4.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DEFINING CLINICAL PATHWAY DEVIATION RULES

      
Application Number 16907791
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-22
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Santos, Ricardo Da Silva
  • Schirra, Carsten Oliver
  • Santos, Marcelo

Abstract

A method for alerting a user of a clinical pathways management system to a clinical pathway deviation, comprising: (i) providing a reference ontology comprising information about a plurality of clinical pathways; (ii) defining a domain ontology; (iii) converting the domain ontology to one or more graphical representations of clinical pathways; (iv) generating one or more deviation rules for the clinical pathways; (v) receiving information about one or more interventions relative to a patient being treated using a first clinical pathway; (vi) identifying, by comparing the received information about one or more interventions with the one or more deviation rules for the first clinical pathway, one or more deviations from the first clinical pathway; and (vii) alerting the user of the clinical pathways management system to the identified one or more deviations from the first clinical pathway.

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 70/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical references relating to practices or guidelines
  • G16H 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof
  • 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 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 20/00 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance
  • G06F 16/23 - Updating

5.

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALIZING A PERIODICALLY MOVING ANATOMY

      
Application Number 17041207
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-18
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Belt, Harm Jan Willem

Abstract

The invention relates to an apparatus, a system and a method for visualizing measurement signals of a periodically moving anatomy. A processor receives temporal measurement signals comprising temporal information on the movement of a distal portion of an interventional device within the anatomy, and temporal information of the periodically moving anatomy. It is ascertained whether the temporal information on the movement of the distal portion of the interventional device within the anatomy are aperiodic or periodic. Based on whether the signals are ascertained aperiodic or periodic, the processor outputs to a display the temporal information of the periodically moving anatomy as received in real-time or as gated according to a predetermined phase of a measured or ascertained period.

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
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing

6.

DETECTING SUBJECTS WITH DISORDERED BREATHING

      
Application Number 17042525
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-20
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Den Brinker, Albertus Cornelis
  • Ouweltjes, Okke
  • Karakaya, Koray

Abstract

There is provided an apparatus (100) for detecting subjects with disordered breathing. The apparatus (100) comprises one or more processors (102) configured to acquire an acoustic signal from an acoustic sensor (108) in an environment, determine a plurality of acoustic signal components from the acquired acoustic signal and determine a plurality of signal envelopes or energy signals based on the acoustic signal components. One or more processors (102) are also configured to analyze the determined plurality of signal envelopes or energy signals to detect whether there are one or more subjects in the environment with disordered breathing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 7/00 - Instruments for auscultation
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/08 - Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
  • 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 40/67 - 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 remote operation

7.

A HAIR CUTTING DEVICE

      
Application Number 16979551
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-11
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Eijkelkamp, Marcus Franciscus

Abstract

There is disclosed a hair cutting device kit (10) comprising a drive unit (12) for driving a detachably mountable cutting unit (30), an actuator (16), and a user-moveable control element. The cutting unit (30) has an extension mechanism configured to vary a cutting length of the cutting unit within a cutting length range. The actuator is configured to cooperate with the extension mechanism of the cutting unit to vary a cutting length of the cutting unit within a cutting length range, the actuator being moveable between a first actuator position corresponding to a first extreme cutting length of the cutting length range, and a second actuator position corresponding to a second extreme cutting length of the cutting length range. The user-moveable control element is moveable between a range of length control positions between a first control position corresponding to the first actuator position and a second control position corresponding to the second actuator position, and an off position corresponding to deactivation of the drive, wherein the off position is adjacent the first control position. The actuator is in the first actuator position when the drive is deactivated by movement of the control element to the off position. The cutting unit is biased to return the follower element to a first follower position corresponding to engagement with the actuator in the first actuator position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B26B 19/20 - Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers with provision for shearing hair of preselected or variable length
  • B26B 19/38 - Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers - Details of, or accessories for, hair clippers or dry shavers, e.g. housings, casings, grips or guards

8.

DEVICE FOR IN-BODY MONITORING

      
Application Number 16980762
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-15
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hendriks, Cornelis Petrus
  • Hilgers, Achim Rudolf
  • Mueller, Manfred
  • Van Der Horst, Arjen
  • Johnson, Mark Thomas
  • Hakkens, Franciscus Johannes Gerardus
  • Van Den Ende, Daan Anton

Abstract

A monitoring system comprises an intra-vascular support device and a sensor mounted to the support device and projecting into the vessel. The sensor generates a signal which is dependent on the level of deformation of a free end. The sensor signal is interpreted to enable detection of changes in the length of a deformable part of the sensor thereby to determine a level of bio-layer formation and also determine a level of flow. The sensor remains able to detect flow even when a bio-layer is formed and it can also detect the presence (and thickness) of the bio-layer, because part of the sensor becomes rigid when constrained by the bio-layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/026 - Measuring blood flow
  • 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 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

9.

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

10.

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  ?

11.

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

12.

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

13.

ABLATION PLANNING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16940419
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-28
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Liu, Xin
  • Dalal, Sandeep
  • Kruecker, Jochen

Abstract

An ablation planning system includes a user interface (104) configured to permit selection of inputs for planning an ablation procedure. The user interface is further configured to incorporate selection of ablation probes and one or more combinations of ablation powers, durations or parameters applicable to selected probes in the inputs to size the ablation volumes. The user interface includes a display for rendering internal images of a patient, the display permitting visualizations of the ablation volumes for different entry points on the internal images. An optimization engine (106) is coupled to the user interface to receive the inputs and is configured to output an optimized therapy plan which includes spatial ablation locations and temporal information for ablation so that collateral damage is reduced, coverage area is maximized and critical structures are avoided in a planned target volume.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 34/10 - Computer-aided planning, simulation or modelling of surgical operations
  • A61B 18/18 - Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body by applying electromagnetic radiation, e.g. microwaves

14.

METHOD OF ESTIMATION PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS USING MEDICAL IMAGE DATA

      
Application Number 16980906
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-06
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Maessen, Ralph Theodorus Hubertus
  • Shulepov, Sergei
  • Baragona, Marco

Abstract

A method (12) of estimating one or more physiological parameters, in particular of a cardiac region, based on medical imaging data. An input time series of three-dimensional medical images is received (14), representative of a cardiac region of a patient. A meshless simulation frame-work is applied (16) for simulating blood flow through at least a portion of the anatomical area captured by the images. The simulation framework comprises in particular simulating force interactions between individual elements of a simulated fluid (representing blood) and individual patches of a tissue structure of the imaged cardiac region. One or more physiological parameters (18) are derived based on the simulated blood flow.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G16H 50/20 - 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
  • G06F 30/28 - Design optimisation, verification or simulation using fluid dynamics, e.g. using Navier-Stokes equations or computational fluid dynamics [CFD]
  • G06T 17/20 - Wire-frame description, e.g. polygonalisation or tessellation

15.

DYNAMIC AND LOCALLY-FAITHFUL EXPLANATION OF MACHINE LEARNING MODELS FOR PRECISION MEDICINE

      
Application Number 16880250
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-05-21
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Katuwal, Gajendra Jung
  • Conroy, Bryan
  • Rubin, Jonathan

Abstract

A method of explaining a machine learning model, including: receiving a plurality of disease states for a patient over time from a database, wherein the disease states have a plurality of features; generating a plurality of locally faithful explanation models for the patient for each disease state based upon the machine learning model; calculating an explanation with respect to one feature of the plurality of features over time using the locally faithful explanation models; and calculating the importance of the one feature of the plurality of features over time based upon the plurality of locally faithful explanation models .

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
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G06N 5/00 - Computer systems using knowledge-based models
  • G06F 17/16 - Matrix or vector computation

16.

AUTOMATIC FAULT DETECTION IN HYBRID IMAGING

      
Application Number 17040835
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-25
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wieczorek, Herfried Karl
  • Goedicke, Andreas

Abstract

An imaging system (10) includes a first imaging device (12); a second imaging device (14) of a different modality than the first imaging device; a display device (24); and at least one electronic processor (20) programmed to: operate the first imaging device to acquire first imaging data of a subject; operate the second imaging device to acquire second imaging data of the subject; compare the first imaging data and the second imaging data to detect a possible fault in the second imaging device; and control the display device to present an alert indicating the possible fault in the second imaging device in response to the detection of the possible fault in the second imaging device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation

17.

SELF-CORRECTING METHOD FOR ANNOTATION OF DATA POOL USING FEEDBACK MECHANISM

      
Application Number 16981331
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-06
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Patil, Ravindra Balasaheb
  • Patil, Meru Adagouda
  • Naik, Sarif Kumar
  • Ravi, Vidya

Abstract

In a monitoring method for generating maintenance alerts, component IDs are extracted which identify medical imaging device components in electronic medical imaging device manuals (25, 26, 27, 28). Operating parameters of the medical imaging device components and associated operating parameter ranges are also extracted from the manuals, based on numeric values, parameter terms identifying operating parameters, and linking terms or symbols indicative of equality or inequality that connect the numeric values and parameter terms. The operating parameter ranges are formulated into decision rules (36) which are applied to log data (40) generated by a monitored medical imaging device (2) to detect out-of-range log data generated by the monitored medical imaging device. Maintenance alerts (24) are displayed on a display (18) in response to the detected out-of-range log data. The maintenance alerts are generated from out-of-range log data and are associated with component IDs contained in the out-of-range log data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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
  • G06N 5/04 - Inference methods or devices
  • G06N 5/02 - Knowledge representation
  • G06F 40/205 - Parsing

18.

SHAVING ASSEMBLY AND HAIR CUTTING APPLIANCE

      
Application Number 16981337
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-19
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Godlieb, Robert
  • Van Der Kooi, Johannes Tseard
  • Stapelbroek, Martinus Bernardus
  • Aitink, Albert Jan
  • Hoexum, Everhardus Johannes
  • Rao Ganesh, Ramachandra

Abstract

Embodiments of present disclosure relates to a shaving assembly and a hair cutting appliance comprising the shaving assembly. The shaving assembly comprises: a supporting arm extending in a first direction; a cutting element comprising at least one moving tooth arranged along the first direction; a guard foil extending in the first direction and surrounding the cutting element, the guard foil comprising: a contact surface and a bent part, wherein an angle between the contact surface and the supporting arm is an acute angle, and at least one guard tooth slot is formed across the contact surface and the supporting arm, wherein the shaving assembly further comprises: a blocking member extending between the moving tooth and the supporting arm in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the contact surface, wherein the blocking member is adapted to facilitate hair being released from the guard tooth slot when the guard tooth slot is moved against the hair.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B26B 19/38 - Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers - Details of, or accessories for, hair clippers or dry shavers, e.g. housings, casings, grips or guards
  • B26B 19/06 - Cutting heads therefor; Cutters therefor; Securing equipment thereof involving co-operating cutting elements both of which have shearing teeth

19.

ULTRASOUND SYSTEM FOR SHEAR WAVE IMAGING IN THREE DIMENSIONS

      
Application Number 16982603
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-04
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Huang, Sheng-Wen
  • Xie, Hua
  • Nguyen, Man
  • Amador Carrascal, Carolina
  • Robert, Jean-Luc Jean-Luc Francois-Marie
  • Shamdasani, Vijay Thakur

Abstract

An ultrasound imaging system for analyzing tissue stiffness by shear wave measurement comprises a matrix array probe which acquires shear wave velocity data from three planes of a volumetric region of interest. The velocity data is used to color-code pixels in the planes in accordance with their estimated tissue stiffness. The planes are displayed in their relative spatial orientation in an isometric or perspective display. The positions and orientations of the planes can be changed from the system user interface, enabling a clinician to view selected planes of stiffness information which intersect the region of interest.

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
  • A61B 8/14 - Echo-tomography

20.

SPECTRAL INFLAMMATION MAP FROM SPECTRAL IMAGING DATA

      
Application Number 17041172
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-22
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Freiman, Mordechay Pinchas
  • Goshen, Liran

Abstract

A system (300) includes a memory (324) configured to store an inflammation map generator module (328). The system further includes a processor (322) configured to: receive at least one of spectral projection data or spectral volumetric image data, decompose the at least one of spectral projection data or spectral volumetric image data using a two-basis decomposition to generate a set of vectors for each basis represented in the at least one of spectral projection data or spectral volumetric image data, compute a concentration of each basis within a voxel from the set of vectors for each basis, and determine a concentration of at least one of fat or inflammation within the voxel from the concentration of each basis. The system further includes a display configured to display the determined concentration of the at least one of fat or inflammation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06T 15/08 - Volume rendering

21.

A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ALLERGENS WHICH MAY PRESENT A RISK OF A RESPIRATORY ATTACK TO A USER OF THE SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16981323
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-09
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Su, Jing
  • Kong, Tao

Abstract

A system and method determines allergens which may present a risk of a respiratory attack to a user of the system. Historical data which precedes a respiratory attack is statistically analyzed. The data relates to the locations where the user has been present and includes environmental factors and optionally also human or animal contact factors. A location at which a respiratory attack is most likely to have been triggered is derived as well 5 as a set of most likely plant types (or animal types, mold or dust mites) to have caused the respiratory attack.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • H04W 4/30 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes
  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services

22.

VISUALIZATION SYSTEM FOR VISUALIZING AN ALIGNMENT ACCURACY

      
Application Number 16981315
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-18
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Ekin, Ahmet

Abstract

The invention relates to a visualization system (10) for visualizing an accuracy of an alignment of a position and shape of an instrument (33), which has been determined by a position and shape determination device (9), with an image of the instrument. The accuracy is determined for different regions of the instrument as defined by the position and shape and of the image, wherein among these regions at least one region is determined, in which the determined accuracy indicates that it is insufficient. A visualization is then generated in which the determined region is indicated on a representation of the position and shape and/or the image. This visualization guides a user's eyes to the region which should not be missed, while deciding whether, for instance, a navigation of the instrument during a subsequent interventional procedure should be based on this alignment, which in turn allows for an improved navigation accuracy.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/73 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras using feature-based methods
  • A61B 34/20 - Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis

23.

TOMOGRAPHIC X-RAY IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION

      
Application Number 17040744
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-18
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Haase, Christian
  • Grass, Michael
  • Schaefer, Dirk

Abstract

Cone beam computed tomography image acquisition protocols typically acquire a series of 2D projection images around a region of interest of a patient. The time required for a C-arm to travel around an acquisition orbit around the region of interest of a patient is non-trivial, and as a result, a patient being imaged may move during the acquisition. This is problematic because many computed tomography image acquisition algorithms assume that a patient is perfectly still during the acquisition time. If patient moves as the series of 2D projection images is being obtained, a 3D reconstruction will be affected by image artefacts. This application proposes to identify and to remove image artefacts caused by the relative motion of at least two rigid objects in the region of interest (For example, a mandible moving with respect to a skull during the acquisition). The at least two rigid objects have a more predictable motion characteristic, which may be used to correct 2D images of the input projection image sequence before a final reconstruction step. Accordingly, 3D images of a patient may be provided with fewer artefacts even when a patient moves during an acquisition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation
  • G06K 9/32 - Aligning or centering of the image pick-up or image-field
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • A61B 6/03 - Computerised tomographs
  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment

24.

DETERMINING ERRONEOUS CODES IN MEDICAL REPORTS

      
Application Number 16980141
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-14
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wang, Xin
  • Jia, Yugang
  • Sevenster, Merlijn

Abstract

Systems for determining an erroneous code in a medical report comprising a plurality of codes, each code representing a comment in the medical report the system, comprise a memory comprising instruction data representing a set of instructions and a processor configured to communicate with the memory and to execute the set of instructions. The set of instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to determine a respective vector representation for each of the plurality of codes in the medical report, wherein relative values of any selected pair of vector representations are correlated with a co-occurrence of the corresponding codes in a set of reference medical reports. The set of instructions when exectured by the processor further cause the processor to determine an erroneous code in the medical report, based on the vector representations.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 40/279 - Recognition of textual entities
  • 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 70/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical references relating to practices or guidelines
  • G06F 16/23 - Updating
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G06F 40/205 - Parsing

25.

MR IMAGING WITH SPIRAL ACQUISITION

      
Application Number 16979940
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-05
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Fuderer, Miha
  • Hey, Silke

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 efficient spiral MR imaging even in situations of strong Bo inhomogeneity. The method of the invention comprises: subjecting the object (10) to an imaging sequence comprising at least one RF excitation pulse and sinusoidally modulated magnetic field gradients, acquiring MR signals along two or more spiral k-space trajectories (31, 32, 33) as determined by the sinusoidal modulation of the magnetic field gradients, wherein the origins of the spiral k-space trajectories are offset from each other, and 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 33/24 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance for measuring direction or magnitude of magnetic fields or magnetic flux
  • G01R 33/565 - Correction of image distortions, e.g. due to magnetic field inhomogeneities

26.

WORKFLOW ASSISTANCE FOR MEDICAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND EVALUATION

      
Application Number 16968887
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-29
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Sethuraman, Shriram
  • Raju, Balasundar Iyyavu

Abstract

Systems, devices, and methods are provided to provide workflow assistance to an operator during a medical imaging procedure, such as a Doppler ultrasound evaluation of a body vessel of a subject. A sensor such as a gyroscope (128) may be integrated in an external ultrasound probe (102). Workflow assistance may be provided to position the ultrasound probe (102) to make accurate flow measurements of fluid within the vessel, such as by coupling system color flow information with gyroscope angles. The workflow assistance may also assist a user in identifying a perpendicular orientation of the ultrasound to be used as a reference in making Doppler measurements. The system may also be used to create a vessel map.

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
  • A61B 8/06 - Measuring blood flow

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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

33.

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

34.

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  ?

35.

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

36.

Rice cooker

      
Application Number 29709620
Grant Number D0907426
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-16
First Publication Date 2021-01-12
Grant Date 2021-01-12
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Hua, Hao

37.

Facial cleansing device

      
Application Number 29717530
Grant Number D0907373
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-12-18
First Publication Date 2021-01-12
Grant Date 2021-01-12
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Lee, Hyelin

38.

MULTI-CHANNEL RF TRANSMIT SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16969256
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-12
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Vernickel, Peter
  • Leussler, Christoph

Abstract

A multi-channel RF transmit system (1) especially for use in a magnetic resonance examination system comprising, a plurality of RF channels (18, 19) wherein each of the RF channels (18, 19) has an RF amplifier. The multi-channel RF transmit system (1) further comprises a power supply device (2) configured to supply power to the amplifiers (4, 5), a first capacitor bank (6), wherein the first capacitor bank (6) is connected to the power supply device (2) and connected to a first RF amplifier (4), a second capacitor bank (7), wherein the second capacitor bank (7) is connected to the power supply device (2) and connected to a second RF amplifier (5) and a third capacitor bank (8) also connected to the power supply device (2). The third capacitor bank (8) is connected to a DC switch (9), wherein the DC switch (9) is configured to switch the power supplied by the third capacitor bank (8) to the first amplifier (4) or the second amplifier (5). Therefore, a multi-channel RF transmit system (1) is disclosed where parts of the total available capabilities of discrete stored energy can be directed to one or the other RF amplifier channel (18, 19) leading to a more effective and cost saving design of the DC power supply chain.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/36 - Electrical details, e.g. matching or coupling of the coil to the receiver
  • G01R 33/54 - Signal processing systems, e.g. using pulse sequences
  • H03F 3/21 - Power amplifiers, e.g. Class B amplifiers, Class C amplifiers with semiconductor devices only
  • H03F 1/02 - Modifications of amplifiers to raise the efficiency, e.g. gliding Class A stages, use of an auxiliary oscillation

39.

VACUUM CLEANER NOZZLE

      
Application Number 16976784
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-25
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Lubbers, Matthijs Hendrikus
  • Steeman, Jonne
  • Hilverda, Klaas
  • De Wit, Bastiaan Johannes

Abstract

In a vacuum cleaner nozzle (N) comprising one or more rear wheels (RW), a hinge (H3) is arranged to lift all one or more rear wheels (RW) from a floor (F) when a suction tube (ST) connected to the nozzle (N) is rotated around a longitudinal axis of the suction tube (ST), e.g. after the nozzle (N) has been rotated by more than 45° by means of a further hinge (H2) in order to position a relatively short side of the nozzle at the front of the nozzle in the nozzle's motion direction so that the nozzle is able to clean relatively small spaces that could not be entered if a relatively long side of the nozzle is at the front of the nozzle in the nozzle's motion direction. If the one or more rear wheels (RW) comprise at least two rear wheels, the hinge (H3) is arranged for simultaneously lifting the rear wheels (RW) from the floor (F). Preferably, the hinge (H3) is bi-stable, to which end the hinge (H3) may be provided with magnets (M1-2, M3-4) or a bi-stable spring (S) to fix the hinge (H3) either in a first position in which the one or more rear wheels (RW) are arranged to touch the floor (F), or in a second position in which the one or more rear wheels (RW) are arranged to be lifted from the floor (F). A vacuum cleaner advantageously comprises such a nozzle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47L 9/02 - Nozzles
  • A47L 9/00 - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL - Details or accessories of suction cleaners, e.g. mechanical means for controlling the suction or for effecting pulsating action; Storing devices specially adapted to suction cleaners or parts thereof; Carrying-vehicles specially adapted for suction cleaners

40.

SYSTEM AND METHOD USING LOCAL UNIQUE FEATURES TO INTERPRET TRANSCRIPT EXPRESSION LEVELS FOR RNA SEQUENCING DATA

      
Application Number 16979444
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-13
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wu, Jie
  • Cheung, Yee Him

Abstract

A method (100) for characterizing gene transcript expression levels, comprising: (i) extracting (110) one or more unique features from each of a plurality of gene transcripts; (ii) storing (120) the extracted unique features in a unique feature database; (iii) receiving (130) a plurality of sequences sequenced from gene transcripts, wherein at least some of the sequences comprise one or more of the extracted unique features; (iv) comparing (140), by a processor, the plurality of sequences to the extracted unique features stored in the unique feature database; (v) identifying (150), based on a match between a sequence and an extracted unique feature, a gene transcript and/or gene from which the sequence was generated; and (vi) compiling (160) information about gene transcript expression levels based on said identified gene transcripts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16B 30/10 - Sequence alignment; Homology search
  • G16B 50/30 - Data warehousing; Computing architectures
  • G16B 50/10 - Ontologies; Annotations
  • G16B 40/00 - ICT specially adapted for biostatistics; ICT specially adapted for bioinformatics-related machine learning or data mining, e.g. knowledge discovery or pattern finding
  • G06F 16/907 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G06F 16/903 - Querying

41.

INCIDENTAL FINDING AUGMENTATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL RADIOLOGY

      
Application Number 16982749
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-20
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Klassen, Prescott Peter
  • Zagorchev, Lyubomir Georgiev

Abstract

Systems and methods for magnetic resonance (MR) examination are provided. In an embodiment, a method for MR examination includes receiving, at a computing device in communication with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, MR data of a patient body comprising a plurality of anatomical structures, the plurality of anatomical structures including a region of interest, segmenting, by the computing device, the MR data to obtain geometries of the plurality of anatomical structures, receiving, at the computing device, a report comprising text descriptions representative of the plurality of anatomical structures, associating, by the computing device, the text descriptions with respective geometries of the plurality of anatomical structures, identifying, by the computing device, the text descriptions associated with anatomical structures within or outside of the region of interest; and outputting, by the computing device, a graphical representation based on the identified text descriptions associated with anatomical structures within or outside of the region of interest.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 9/32 - Aligning or centering of the image pick-up or image-field
  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G16H 30/20 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for handling medical images, e.g. DICOM, HL7 or PACS

42.

X-RAY SOURCE AND X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 16969725
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-19
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Steadman Booker, Roger
  • Vogtmeier, Gereon

Abstract

An X-ray source (10) for emitting an X-ray beam (101) is proposed. The X- ray source (10) comprises an anode (12) and an emitter arrangement (14) comprising a cathode (16) for emitting an electron beam (15) towards the anode (12) and an electron optics (18) for focusing the electron beam (15) at a focal spot (20) on the anode (12). The X-ray source (10) further comprises a controller (22) configured to determine a switching action of the emitter arrangement (14) and to actuate the emitter arrangement (14) to perform the switching action, the switching action being associated with a change of at least one of a position of the focal spot (20) on the anode (12), a size of the focal spot (20), and a shape of the focal spot (20). The controller (22) is further configured to predict before the switching action is performed, based on the determined switching action, the size and the shape of the focal spot (20) expected after the switching action. Further, the controller (22) is configured to actuate the electron optics (18) to compensate for a change of the size and the shape of the focal spot (20) induced by the switching action

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05G 1/52 - Target size or shape; Direction of electron beam, e.g. in tubes with one anode and more than one cathode
  • H05G 1/56 - Switching-on; Switching-off
  • H01J 35/14 - Arrangements for concentrating, focusing, or directing the cathode ray
  • H01J 35/06 - Cathodes

43.

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  ?

44.

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

45.

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

46.

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

47.

HIERARCHICAL SELF-ATTENTION FOR MACHINE COMPREHENSION

      
Application Number 16916697
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Tao, Li
  • Al Hasan, Sheikh Sadid
  • Datla, Vivek Varma
  • Farri, Oladimeji Feyisetan

Abstract

A method for determining the answer to a query in a document, including: encoding, by an encoder, the query and the document; generating a query-aware context encodings G by a bidirectional attention system using the encoded query and the encoded document; performing a hierarchical self-attention on the query aware document by a hierarchical self-attention system by applying a word to word attention and a word to sentence attention mechanism resulting in a matrix M; and determining the starting word and the ending word of the answer in the document by a span detector based upon the matrix M.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/22 - Procedures used during a speech recognition process, e.g. man-machine dialog
  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06N 3/02 - Computer systems based on biological models using neural network models
  • G06F 17/16 - Matrix or vector computation
  • G06F 40/216 - Parsing using statistical methods

48.

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD OF APPLYING A FIRST FUNCTION TO EACH DATA ELEMENT IN A DATA SET, AND A WORKER NODE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

      
Application Number 16955102
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-12-13
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Veeningen, Meilof Geert

Abstract

There is provided a computer-implemented method of applying a first function to each data element in a first data set, the method comprising (i) determining whether each data element in the first data set satisfies a criterion, wherein the criterion is satisfied only if the result of applying the first function to the data element is equal to the result of applying a second first data set satisfies a criterion function to the data element; (ii) forming a compressed data set comprising the data elements in the first data set that do not satisfy the criterion; (iii) applying the first function to 10 each data element in the compressed data set; and (iv) forming an output based on the results of step (iii); wherein steps (i)-(iv) are performed using multiparty computation, MPC, techniques. A corresponding system and worker node are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/64 - Protecting data integrity, e.g. using checksums, certificates or signatures
  • H04L 9/08 - Key distribution
  • G06F 21/62 - Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules

49.

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE VOLUME OF A MICRO CHAMBER ARRANGEMENT

      
Application Number 16976274
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-01
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Pierik, Anke
  • Wimberger-Friedl, Reinhold
  • De Laat, Koen

Abstract

Disclosed is a device for controlling a volume of an analysis chamber of a micro chamber arrangement to which a region of interest of an object is exposed. The volume is controlled using a volume reducing element which is deposited on a surface of the micro chamber arrangement. The device comprises a deposition unit configured to determine a position and an extent of the volume reducing element depending on (a) the region of interest and further depending on (b) a predetermined level by which a volume of the analysis chamber is reduced using the volume reducing structure. The deposition unit is further configured to deposit the volume reducing element depending on the determined position and extent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B01L 3/02 - Burettes; Pipettes
  • B01L 3/00 - Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers

50.

DISPLAY OF MEDICAL IMAGE DATA

      
Application Number 16977538
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-25
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Germany)
Inventor
  • Groth, Alexandra
  • Saalbach, Axel
  • Weese, Rolf Jürgen

Abstract

A system and method are provided for display of medical image data, with the display of the medical image data being determined on the basis of schematic image data of a schematic representation of an anatomical structure. The schematic representation may provide a particular view of the anatomical structure. The type of anatomical structure and the view of the anatomical structure provided by the schematic representation may be determined based on one or more image features in the schematic image data. The view may be characterized as a geometrically-defined perspective at which the anatomical structure is shown in the schematic representation. An output image may be generated showing the anatomical structure in the medical image data in accordance with said determined geometrically-defined perspective. A user may thus be provided with a display of medical image data which is easier to interpret having considered said schematic representation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • 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 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
  • G16H 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G16H 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 7/10 - Segmentation; Edge detection
  • G06T 15/20 - Perspective computation

51.

ULTRASOUND IMAGING PLANE ALIGNMENT GUIDANCE FOR NEURAL NETWORKS AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16979542
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-12
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Toporek, Grzegorz Andrzej
  • Wang, Haibo

Abstract

Ultrasound image devices, systems, and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a guidance system for obtaining a medical image includes a processor configured to obtain a motion control configuration for repositioning an imaging device from a first imaging position to a second imaging position with respect to a subject's body, the motion control configuration obtained based on a predictive network, an image of the subject's body captured while the imaging device is positioned at the first imaging position, and a target image view including a clinical property; and a display in communication with the processor and configured to display an instruction, based on the motion control configuration, for operating a control component in communication with the imaging device such that the imaging device is repositioned to the second imaging position.

IPC Classes  ?

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

52.

SEPARATION COMPONENT FOR A FEEDING BOTTLE DEVICE

      
Application Number 16979547
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-04
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Duineveld, Paulus Cornelis

Abstract

The present invention relates to a separation component (10) for a feeding bottle device (1) and a corresponding feeding bottle device (1). The separation component (10) provides a separation between a container space (2) of the baby bottle device (1) and a feeding space (3) for providing liquid to an infant, the separation component (10) comprising a hole wall portion (30) surrounding a hole (32) through the separation component (10) for allowing a passage of fluid from the container space (2) to the feeding space (3) therethrough, wherein the hole wall portion (30) is formed such that, when a pressure of the feeding space (3) side is lower than a pressure of the container space (2) side, a minimum cross-sectional area of the hole (32) is reduced with increased pressure difference between feeding space (3) and container space (2). A decreased risk of overfeeding an infant is achieved.

IPC Classes  ?

53.

IDENTIFYING ANATOMICAL PHRASES

      
Application Number 16980548
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-11
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Prinsen, Peter
  • Van Ommering, Robbert Christiaan

Abstract

Methods and systems for identifying anatomical phrases in medical text. Methods and systems described herein use a syntactic approach to generate lists of relevant terms and define a grammar on these terms. Methods and systems described then search for phrases in text that conform to the grammar.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 40/289 - Phrasal analysis, e.g. finite state techniques or chunking

54.

NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16982720
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-20
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Zagorchev, Lyubomir Georgiev
  • Haaf, Joel

Abstract

Systems and methods for evaluating an anatomical structure in a brain of a subject are provided. In an embodiment, a system for evaluating an anatomical structure in a brain of a subject includes a computing device in communication with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device. The computing device operable to determine an abnormality in the anatomical structure by comparing a test activation level within a geometry of the anatomical structure to data in a normative database, and output, to a display device, a graphical representation of the abnormality in the anatomical structure. The test activation level is determined by aligning functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data obtained by use of the MRI device and the geometry of the anatomical structure. The geometry of the anatomical structure is delineated based on segmentation of magnetic resonance (MR) data obtained by use of the MRI device. The data in the normative database include activation levels of the anatomical structure of a plurality of neurologically non-diseased subjects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • 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
  • A61B 5/0476 - Electroencephalography
  • A61B 5/04 - Measuring bioelectric signals of the body or parts thereof
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis

55.

SELF-NAVIGATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

      
Application Number 16982724
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-21
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wulbern, Jan Hendrik
  • Nielsen, Tim

Abstract

The invention provides for a medical imaging system (100, 300) comprising: a memory (110) for storing machine executable instructions (120) and a processor (104) for controlling the medical imaging system. Execution of the machine executable instructions causes the processor to: receive (200) magnetic resonance imaging data (122) descriptive of a subject (318), wherein the magnetic resonance imaging data is segmented into sequential data portions (124), wherein the magnetic resonance imaging data was acquired according to a three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging protocol, wherein the magnetic resonance data within each of the sequential data portions is sampled in-plane using a rotating k-space sampling profile, wherein the magnetic resonance data within each of the sequential data portions is sampled using a segmented phase encoding in a thru-plane direction; and reconstruct (202) a navigator image (128) for each of the sequential data portions according to the three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/567 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques gated by physiological signals
  • G01R 33/48 - NMR imaging systems
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques
  • G01R 33/565 - Correction of image distortions, e.g. due to magnetic field inhomogeneities
  • G06T 7/20 - Analysis of motion
  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation

56.

Anomaly Detection Using Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

      
Application Number 17027743
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-22
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Amthor, Thomas Erik
  • Doneva, Mariya Ivanova
  • Meineke, Jan Jakob

Abstract

The invention provides for a medical imaging system comprising: a memory for storing machine executable instructions; a processor for controlling the medical instrument. Execution of the machine executable instructions causes the processor to: receive MRF magnetic resonance data acquired according to an MRF magnetic resonance imaging protocol of a region of interest; reconstruct an MRF vector for each voxel of a set of voxels descriptive of the region of interest using the MRF magnetic resonance data according to the MRF magnetic resonance imaging protocol; calculate a preprocessed MRF vector (126) for each of the set of voxels by applying a predetermined preprocessing routine to the MRF vector for each voxel, wherein the predetermined preprocessing routine comprises normalizing the preprocessed MRF vector for each voxel; calculate an outlier map for the set of voxels by assigning an outlier score to the preprocessed MRF vector using a machine learning algorithm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/54 - Signal processing systems, e.g. using pulse sequences
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques
  • 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 7/00 - Image analysis

57.

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

58.

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

59.

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

60.

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

61.

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

62.

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  ?

63.

Sleep enhancement head mount

      
Application Number 35505781
Grant Number D0907220
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-30
First Publication Date 2021-01-05
Grant Date 2021-01-05
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Brown, Guy Anthony
  • Bonnel, Thomas
  • Gebski, Edouard Robert Marcus
  • Cowley, Amanda Laurel
  • De Regt, Mike
  • Sinchevici, Olga
  • Henze, Stephanie

64.

SEGMENTATION SYSTEM FOR SEGMENTING AN OBJECT IN AN IMAGE

      
Application Number 16767514
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-26
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Brosch, Tom
  • Peters, Jochen
  • Weese, Rolf Juergen

Abstract

The invention relates to a segmentation system for segmenting an object in an image. The segmentation system is configured to place a surface model comprising surface elements within the image, to determine for each surface element a respective sub volume (6) of the image and to use a neural network (51) for determining respective distances between the surface elements and the boundary of the object in the image based on the determined subvolumes. The surface model is then adapted in accordance with the determined distances, in order to segment the object. This segmentation, which is based on the subvolumes of the image and the neural network, is improved in comparison to known techniques which rely, (10) for instance, on a sampling of candidate points along lines being perpendicular to the respective surface element and on a determination of likelihoods for the candidate points that they indicate a boundary of the object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/149 - Segmentation; Edge detection involving deformable models, e.g. active contour models
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology

65.

MONITORING A SUBJECT

      
Application Number 16909546
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-23
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
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
  • G08B 25/01 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb

66.

SELECTIVE DISCLOSURE OF ATTRIBUTES AND DATA ENTRIES OF A RECORD

      
Application Number 16913641
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-26
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Larmuseau, Adriaan Joris H.

Abstract

Some embodiments are directed to a system for selectively disclosing attributes and data entries of a record. An issuer device generates a digital signature on a message comprising the attributes and a secret record identifier, and digital signatures on messages comprising respective data entries and each comprising the secret record identifier. The record, secret record identifier, and signatures are provided to a selector device. The selector device selectively discloses attributes and data entries of the record to a receiver device, proving authenticity by means of a zero-knowledge proof of knowledge of the signature on the attributes and signatures on respective data entries. The receiver device verifies the proof with respect to the public key of the issuer and the received attributes and data entries.

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
  • G06F 16/23 - Updating
  • H04L 9/30 - Public key, i.e. encryption algorithm being computationally infeasible to invert and users' encryption keys not requiring secrecy

67.

AUTOMATIC DIAGNOSIS REPORT PREPARATION

      
Application Number 16959223
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-12-24
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Saalbach, Axel
  • Grass, Michael
  • Brosch, Tom
  • Von Berg, Jens
  • Young, Stewart

Abstract

In a conventional system for preparing reports on findings in medical images, the actual formulation of the report is not or only insufficiently supported by the computer-based system. Although there are efforts to improve such a system through automatic reporting, however, in previous systems, the error rate is too high and/or the operation of the system too complicated. This application proposes to provide text prediction to a user on the display device. The text prediction is based on prior analyzing the image content of a medical image at is displayed to the user at least when the user activates a text field shown on the display device via the input unit. The displayed text prediction is selected from a pre-defined set of text modules that are associated to the analysis result.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • 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 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G06F 40/274 - Converting codes to words; Guess-ahead of partial word inputs
  • G06F 3/0482 - 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 interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis

68.

MEDICAL ANALYSIS METHOD FOR PREDICTING METASTASES IN A TEST TISSUE SAMPLE

      
Application Number 16962545
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-17
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Katscher, Ulrich
  • Sommer, Karsten
  • Saalbach, Axel

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a computer implemented medical analysis method for predicting metastases (300) in a test tissue sample, the method comprising: providing a first machine learning model (154) having an input and an output, receiving a description (401) of a tumor (304) and first image data (148) of a test tissue sample of an anatomy region (306), the test tissue sample being free of metastases (300), providing the first image data (148) and the tumor description (401) to the input of the first machine learning model (154), in response to the providing, receiving from the output of the first machine learning model (154) a prediction of occurrence of metastases (300) originating from the tumor (304) in the test tissue sample, and providing the prediction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06K 9/00 - Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
  • 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

69.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE DECOMPOSITION OF A PROJECTION IMAGE

      
Application Number 16962548
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-09
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Baltruschat, Ivo Matteo
  • Knopp, Tobias
  • Nickisch, Hannes
  • Saalbach, Axel

Abstract

The disclosure relates to a system for image decomposition of an anatomical projection image. The system comprises a data processing system which implements a decomposition algorithm of an projection image which is generated by irradiating a part of a subject with imaging radiation. A body portion within the irradiated part is a three-dimensional attenuation structure of an attenuation of the imaging radiation, wherein the attenuation structure represents a member of a predefined class of attenuation structures of the decomposition algorithm, thereby representing a classification of the body portion. The data processing system decomposes the projection image data using the classification of the attenuation structure. The decomposition of the projection image data substantially separates the contribution of the classified body portion to the projection image from the contribution of a further body portion of the subject to the projection image. The further body portion overlaps with the classified body portion in the projection image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06T 7/11 - Region-based segmentation

70.

EMULATION MODE FOR MRI

      
Application Number 16979198
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-11
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Israel)
Inventor
  • Vesanen, Panu Tapani
  • Warner, Lizette
  • Tanttu, Jukka Ilmari

Abstract

The invention relates to a magnetic resonance imaging system (100). The magnetic resonance imaging system (100) is configured to be selectively operated in a default mode and an emulation mode. Execution of machine executable instructions (290) by a processor (203) of the magnetic resonance imaging system (100) causes the magnetic resonance imaging system (100) to receive a selection signal selecting the emulation mode. The magnetic resonance imaging system (100) switches from the default mode to the emulation mode. The magnetic resonance imaging system (100) is operated in the emulation mode using the set of emulation control parameters (292). The emulated magnetic resonance imaging data (270) is acquired from the imaging zone (108) of the magnetic resonance imaging system (100).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/54 - Signal processing systems, e.g. using pulse sequences
  • G01R 33/24 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance for measuring direction or magnitude of magnetic fields or magnetic flux
  • G01R 33/44 - Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables involving magnetic resonance using nuclear magnetic resonance [NMR]
  • G01R 33/48 - NMR imaging systems
  • G01R 33/483 - NMR imaging systems with selection of signal or spectra from particular regions of the volume, e.g. in vivo spectroscopy
  • 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 33/50 - NMR imaging systems based on the determination of relaxation times
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques
  • 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
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61N 5/10 - X-ray therapy; Gamma-ray therapy; Particle-irradiation therapy

71.

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING MEDICAL IMAGE BASED ON TEXTUAL DATA IN MEDICAL REPORT

      
Application Number 16980935
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-15
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Farri, Oladimeji Feyisetan
  • Sreenivasan, Rithesh
  • Basawaraj Patil Okaly, Vikram
  • Patil, Ravindra Balasaheb
  • Palanisamy, Krishnamoorthy

Abstract

Embodiments of present disclosure disclose method and system for generating a medical image based on a textual data in a medical report. For generation, a textual data from each of one or more medical reports of the patient is retrieved. The textual data comprises one or more medical events and corresponding one or more attributes associated with each of the one or more medical reports. Further, a matching score for each of plurality of reference images is computed based on the textual data, using a first machine learning model. Upon computing the matching score, one or more images are selected from the plurality of reference images based on the matching score associated with each of the plurality of reference images. The medical image for the patient is generated based on the one or more images and the textual data using a second machine learning model.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation
  • 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 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof
  • 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 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 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G06F 40/289 - Phrasal analysis, e.g. finite state techniques or chunking

72.

INTRAVASCULAR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS HAVING SEPARATE SECTIONS WITH ENGAGED CORE COMPONENTS

      
Application Number 17019506
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-14
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Burkett, David
  • Henderson, Eric

Abstract

Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire that includes separate sections with engaged core components. For example, a sensing guide wire can include a proximal portion having a proximal core member and at least one proximal electrical conductor and a distal portion coupled to the proximal portion, the distal portion having a distal core member, a sensing element, and at least one distal electrical conductor coupled to the sensing element, wherein engagement structures of the proximal and distal core members are engaged and wherein the at least one distal electrical conductor is coupled to the at least one proximal electrical conductor such that the at least one proximal electrical conductor is in electrical communication with the sensing element. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0215 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by means inserted into the body
  • A61B 5/027 - Measuring blood flow using electromagnetic means, e.g. electromagnetic flow meter using catheters

73.

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING A USE OF A MEDICAL DEVICE

      
Application Number 17020689
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-14
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Fokkenrood, Steven Antonie Willem
  • Stroucken, Aloysius Cornelis Johannes
  • Belt, Harm Jan Willem
  • Kolen, Alexander Franciscus
  • Mihajlovic, Nenad

Abstract

The invention provides a system for determining an identification characteristic of a medical device carrying at least an ultrasound emitter/sensor element. The identification characteristic is based on a detection signal from the ultrasound emitter/sensor element upon a drive signal. The system can identify the medical device from a database of known medical devices. Furthermore, the system can update the duration and frequency of use of the medical device and it can prohibit further use of the medical device (when a predetermined limit of use is exceeded.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 8/00 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
  • A61B 8/12 - Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves in body cavities or body tracts, e.g. by using catheters
  • A61B 8/08 - Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
  • G01S 15/89 - Sonar systems specially adapted for specific applications for mapping or imaging
  • B06B 1/02 - Processes or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic or ultrasonic frequency making use of electrical energy
  • 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

74.

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

      
Application Number 16455985
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-28
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
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  ?

  • G16B 5/20 - Probabilistic models
  • G06N 5/02 - Knowledge representation
  • G16H 70/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical references relating to pathologies
  • 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
  • G16B 20/20 - Allele or variant detection, e.g. single nucleotide polymorphism [SNP] detection
  • G16B 30/10 - Sequence alignment; Homology search
  • G16B 45/00 - ICT specially adapted for bioinformatics-related data visualisation, e.g. displaying of maps or networks

75.

BRUSH HEAD ASSEMBLY

      
Application Number 16456208
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-06-28
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Deane, Steven Charles
  • Franklin, Steven Ernest

Abstract

A brush head assembly comprising: a hard platen; a plurality of bristle tufts, each of which comprises a plurality of bristle strands, each bristle tuft having a proximal end and a free end; and a flexible matrix at least partially comprised of a shear-thickening material for coupling the plurality of bristle tufts to the hard platen, wherein the flexible matrix is arranged such that there is shear-thickening material between the proximal ends of the plurality of bristle tufts and the hard platen. A method of manufacturing the brush head assembly for use with a personal care appliance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A46B 13/02 - Brushes with driven brush bodies power-driven
  • A46B 3/04 - Brushes characterised by the way in which the bristles are fixed or joined in or on the brush body or carrier by mouldable materials, e.g. metals, cellulose derivatives, plastics
  • A46B 7/06 - Bristle carriers arranged in the brush body movably during use
  • A46B 15/00 - Other brushes; Brushes with additional arrangements
  • A46B 9/08 - Supports or guides for bristles
  • A46B 9/04 - Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups for toothbrushes
  • A46D 1/08 - Preparing uniform tufts of bristles
  • A46D 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
  • A61C 17/22 - Power-driven cleaning or polishing devices with brushes, cushions, cups or the like

76.

EMPLOYING SPECTRAL (MUTLI-ENERGY) IMAGE DATA WITH IMAGE GUIDED APPLICATIONS

      
Application Number 16646666
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-09-07
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Mcknight, Douglas B.
  • Bai, Chuanyong

Abstract

A system (1) includes a device (12, 116 or 118) with memory with spectral volumetric image data generated by a spectrally configured computed tomography scanner including a radiation source and a radiation detector and an image guided system (14) configured to employ the spectral volumetric image data for an image guided procedure. A computer readable medium is encoded with computer executable instructions, where the computer executable instructions, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to: obtain spectral volumetric image data generated by a spectrally configured computed tomography scanner including a radiation source and a radiation detector, and employ the spectral volumetric image data for an image guided procedure. A method includes receiving spectral volumetric image data generated by a spectrally configured computed tomography scanner including a radiation source and a radiation detector, and utilizing he spectral volumetric image data for an image guided procedure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61N 5/10 - X-ray therapy; Gamma-ray therapy; Particle-irradiation therapy
  • A61B 6/03 - Computerised tomographs
  • A61B 6/00 - Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
  • A61B 34/30 - Surgical robots
  • A61B 18/14 - Probes or electrodes therefor

77.

EVALUATING MOVEMENT OF A SUBJECT

      
Application Number 16899659
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-12
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
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  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 17/18 - Complex mathematical operations for evaluating statistical data
  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms

78.

EVALUATING MOVEMENT OF A SUBJECT

      
Application Number 16910377
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-24
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
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  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 17/18 - Complex mathematical operations for evaluating statistical data
  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons

79.

MOTION COMPENSATED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

      
Application Number 16954258
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-12-18
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Nielsen, Tim
  • Welbern, Jan Hendrik

Abstract

The invention provides for a medical imaging system (100, 300, 500) comprising a processor (104). Machine executable instructions cause the processor to: receive (200) magnetic resonance data (120) comprising discrete data portions (612) that are rotated in k-space; bin (202) the discrete data portions into predetermined motion bins (122) using a motion signal value; reconstruct (204) a reference image (124) for each of the predetermined motion bins; construct (206) a motion transform (126) between the reference images; bin (208) a chosen group (610) of the discrete data portions into a chosen time bin (128). Generate an enhanced image (130) for the chosen time bin using the chosen group of the discrete data portions and the motion transform of each of the chosen group to correct the discrete data portions.

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 33/48 - NMR imaging systems
  • G01R 33/56 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques
  • G01R 33/565 - Correction of image distortions, e.g. due to magnetic field inhomogeneities
  • 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 33/567 - Image enhancement or correction, e.g. subtraction or averaging techniques gated by physiological signals

80.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE DATA BITSTREAM

      
Application Number 16959208
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-04
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Kroon, Bart
  • Varekamp, Christiaan
  • Vandewalle, Patrick Luc Els

Abstract

An apparatus comprises a store (201) storing a set of image parts and associated depth data for images representing a scene from different view poses (position and orientation). A predictability processor (203) generates predictability measures for image parts of the set of images for view poses of the scene. A predictability measure for a first image part for a first view pose is indicative of an estimate of the prediction quality for a prediction of at least part of an image for a viewport of the first view pose from a subset of image parts of the set of image parts not including the first image part. A selector (205) selects a subset of image parts of the set of image parts in response to the predictability measures, and a bitstream generator (207) for generating the image bitstream comprising image data and depth data from the subset of image parts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/597 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using predictive coding specially adapted for multi-view video sequence encoding
  • H04N 13/161 - Encoding, multiplexing or demultiplexing different image signal components
  • H04N 19/166 - Feedback from the receiver or from the transmission channel concerning the amount of transmission errors, e.g. bit error rate [BER]

81.

IMPROVED CARRIER PHASE TRACKING USING MULTIPLE CARRIERS

      
Application Number 16969215
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-01-30
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Reykowski, Arne
  • Redder, Paul Franz
  • Calderon Rico, Rodrigo

Abstract

A clocked electronic device, such as a wireless magnetic resonance (MR) receive coil (20), comprises a wireless receiver or transceiver (30) configured to receive a propagation-delayed wireless clock synchronization signal (54) comprising first and second propagation-delayed carrier signals at respective first and second carrier frequencies separated by a frequency difference, a clock (60) comprising a local oscillator (62) driving a digital counter (64), and at least one electronic signal processing component (66) configured to perform clock synchronization. This includes determining a wrap count (k) from a phase difference (φ1) between phases of the first and second propagation-delayed carrier signals, unwrapping a wrapped phase (φ2,wrapped) of the propagation-delayed wireless clock synchronization signal using the wrap count to generate an unwrapped phase (φ2,wrapped), and synchronizing the clock using the unwrapped phase.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 33/36 - Electrical details, e.g. matching or coupling of the coil to the receiver
  • G01R 33/34 - Constructional details, e.g. resonators
  • 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
  • H04W 56/00 - Synchronisation arrangements
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

82.

VERSATILE PET DETECTOR

      
Application Number 16975731
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-04
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Solf, Torsten
  • Muelhens, Oliver

Abstract

A scalable medical imaging detector arrangement is provided having interchangeable sensor tiles with fixed outer dimensions for a fixed or universal mechanical, electrical, and cooling interface. Different sensor tile types with different performance grades and production costs care configured with a common interface for coupling to the medical imaging device, while the rest of the imaging system can remain unchanged.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01T 1/164 - Scintigraphy
  • G01T 1/20 - Measuring radiation intensity with scintillation detectors

83.

ULTRASOUND SYSTEM WITH A NEURAL NETWORK FOR PRODUCING IMAGES FROM UNDERSAMPLED ULTRASOUND DATA

      
Application Number 16975929
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-02-22
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Swisher, Christine Menking
  • Robert, Jean-Luc Francois-Marie
  • Nguyen, Man

Abstract

The present disclosure describes ultrasound imaging systems and methods configured to generate ultrasound images based on undersampled ultrasound data. The ultrasound images may be generated by applying a neural network trained with samples of known fully sampled data and undersampled data derived from the known fully sampled data to a acquired sparsely sampled data. The training of the neural network may involve training adversarial generative network including a generator and a discriminator. The generator is trained with sets of known undersampled data until the generator is capable of generating estimated image data, which the classifier is incapable of differentiation as either real or fake, and the trained generator may then be applied to unknown undersampled data.

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
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology

84.

IMAGE REGISTRATION QUALIFICATION

      
Application Number 16977423
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-03-02
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Yan, Pingkun
  • Kruecker, Jochen

Abstract

A controller for qualifying image registration includes a memory that stores instructions; and a processor that executes the instructions. When executed by the processor, the instructions cause the controller to execute a process that includes receiving first imagery of a first modality and receiving second imagery of a second modality. The process executed by the controller also includes registering the first imagery of the first modality to the second imagery of the second modality to obtain an image registration. The image registration is subjected to an automated analysis as a qualifying process to qualify the image registration. The image registration is variably qualified when the image registration passes the qualifying process, and is not qualified when the image registration does not pass the qualifying process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/30 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G06K 9/62 - Methods or arrangements for recognition using electronic means
  • G06N 3/08 - Learning methods
  • G06N 3/04 - Architecture, e.g. interconnection topology

85.

SLEEP APNEA DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number 16977595
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-06
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • De Groot, Koen Theo Johan
  • Fonseca, Pedro Miguel
  • Margarito, Jenny

Abstract

A method and system for detecting sleep apnea involves determining the sleep stage, and detecting an apnea event based on a physiological sensor signal using selection of a detection algorithm which is dependent on the determined sleep stage. By taking account of the sleep stage when performing an automated apnea detection process, the accuracy of the apnea detection is improved.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/024 - Measuring pulse rate or heart rate

86.

BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number 16978798
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-06
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hilgers, Achim Rudolf
  • Dellimore, Kiran Hamilton J.

Abstract

A blood pressure monitoring system is for mounting around a body limb or digit, in which an array of electroactive material actuators provides an inward force. One or more electroactive material actuators are identified which are best located for performing blood pressure monitoring and these are then used to apply a pressure. By performing pulse monitoring while controlling the identified one or more electroactive material actuators, the blood pressure may be determined.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/022 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by applying pressure to close blood vessels, e.g. against the skin; Ophthaldynamometers
  • A61B 5/0225 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels by applying pressure to close blood vessels, e.g. against the skin; Ophthaldynamometers the pressure being controlled by electric signals, e.g. derived from Korotkoff sounds
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

87.

RESOLVING AND STEERING DECISION FOCI IN MACHINE LEARNING-BASED VASCULAR IMAGING

      
Application Number 16978799
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-04
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wissel, Tobias
  • Nickisch, Hannes
  • Grass, Michael

Abstract

A system (SY) for determining a relative importance of each of a plurality of image features (Fn) of a vascular medical image impacting an overall diagnostic metric computed for the image from an automatically-generated diagnostic rule. A medical kin image database (MIDB) includes a plurality of vascular medical images (M1 . . . k). A rule generating unit (RGU) analyzes the plurality of C vascular medical images and automatically generates at least one diagnostic rule corresponding to a common diagnosis of a subset of the plurality of vascular medical images based on a plurality of image features common to the subset of vascular medical images. An image providing unit (IPU) provides a current vascular medical image (CVMI) including the plurality of image features. A diagnostic metric computation unit (DMCU) computes an overall diagnostic metric for the current vascular medical image by applying the at least one automatically-generated diagnostic rule to the current vascular medical image. A decision propagation unit (DPU) identifies, in the current vascular medical image, the relative importance of each of the plurality of image features on the computed overall diagnostic metric.

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 30/40 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of medical images for processing medical images, e.g. editing
  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • 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

88.

BREAST SHIELD ARRANGEMENT FOR A BREAST PUMP

      
Application Number 16978801
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-04
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Koster, Aafje Gijsbertha
  • Bakker-Van Der Kamp, Gertrude Riëtte
  • Gosenshuis, Daan Hendrik
  • Van Der Kooi, Johannes Tseard
  • Brockhuis, Lili-Marjan
  • Dobrusskin, Christoph

Abstract

A breast shield arrangement (300) for a breast pump comprises a first sealing portion (310), a port (320) and an intermediate portion (330) coupled between the first sealing portion (310) and the port (320). The intermediate portion (330) comprises a circumferentially extending wall defining a first volume (V1) which is adapted to receive a part of a breast, a first end (331), a curved portion (332) and a second end (333). The curved portion (332) comprises a second sealing portion (332c) which is adapted to at least partially seal the curved portion (332) against the nipple (310), the areola (320) or the breast (200) when a vacuum is applied at the port (320) creating a second volume (V2) between the first sealing portion (310, 332c) of the breast (200). The curved portion (332) at the second volume is curved outwardly as seen from the first sealing portion (310).

IPC Classes  ?

89.

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING DATA PACKETS

      
Application Number 17016756
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-10
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Staring, Antonius Adriaan Maria
  • Van Wageningen, Andries

Abstract

The invention proposes a method of encoding data packet by encoding type information and size information of said data packet into the same field. The invention also proposes a method of processing data packets received. The data packet comprises a header part and a message part. The header part comprises at least one bit for indicating the type of said data packet, said method comprising a step 101 of obtaining the size information of said data packet based on said at least one bit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol

90.

BREAST PUMP DEVICE

      
Application Number 17019438
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-14
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Janssen, Jozef Johannes Maria

Abstract

A single breast pump device (1) is adapted to enable realization of at least two batches (A, B) of breast milk as a direct result of a single pumping session to be performed on at least one user's breast, which batches (A, B) are different as far as the value of at least one quality parameter of the breast milk is concerned. The single breast pump device (1) comprises a detection unit (50) for performing real-time detection of the at least one quality parameter in a flow of breast milk and outputting a detection signal representing an actual value of the at least one quality parameter, and further comprises a controller (70) for receiving the detection signal from the detection unit (50) and using the signal in a process of determining an appropriate setting of the single breast pump device (1) as far as the choice of a destination position of the milk is concerned. A double breast pump device (2) is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61M 1/06 - Milking pumps
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

91.

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

92.

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

93.

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

94.

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

95.

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

96.

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

97.

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

98.

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

99.

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

100.

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
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