Real Time Touch



new TOP 200 Companies filing patents this week

new Companies with the Most Patent Filings (2010+)




Real Time Touch

Hologic Inc patents


Recent patent applications related to Hologic Inc. Hologic Inc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Hologic Inc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Hologic Inc, we're just tracking patents.

ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 | Company Directory "H" | Hologic Inc-related inventors


System and method for fusing three dimensional image data from a plurality of different imaging systems for use in diagnostic imaging

A multi-modality cancer screening and diagnosis system is provided that allows cancer screening and diagnosis of a patient using at least two different and sequential three-dimensional imaging techniques without patient repositioning. The system includes a first three-dimensional image acquisition device, a second three-dimensional image acquisition device having a probe with a transmitter mounted thereon, and a positioning paddle for positioning and immobilizing an object to be imaged during the cancer screening and diagnosis procedure. ... Hologic Inc

X-ray scatter reducing device for use with 2d mammography and tomosynthesis

Systems and methods for reducing x-ray scatter during breast imaging, and more specifically during tomosynthesis imaging. In one embodiment, an anti-scatter grid having a plurality of septa may be configured to he positioned relative to an x-ray imaging device such that each septum of the plurality of septa extends along a direction substantially parallel to a coronal plane of a subject during imaging of the subject using the x-ray imaging device. ... Hologic Inc

Mammography system and method employing offset compression paddles, automatic collimation, and retractable anti-scatter grid

A mammographic imaging system is optimized for use with a single fixed size flat panel digital image receptor. It accommodates compression devices (paddles) of varying sizes, and positions them properly in a field of view of the image receptor. ... Hologic Inc

Independently rotatable detector plate for medical imaging device

A real-time fluoroscopic imaging system includes a collimator and a detector which are rotationally movable independent of the support assembly, e.g., c-arm, to which they are mounted. Rotational movement of the collimator and the detector are coordinated such that the orientation of the detector with respect to the collimator does not change. ... Hologic Inc

Intrauterine treatment device with articulating array

An intrauterine device includes an articulating array. The intrauterine device can be operated by articulating the articulating array into an installed position or geometry within the uterus of a patient. ... Hologic Inc

Tissue removal system

A tissue removal device includes a housing, an outer tube having a distal portion configured for transcervical insertion into a uterus, an inner tube slidably disposed within the outer tube lumen, a vacuum generation chamber disposed within the housing, a movable piston slidably disposed in the vacuum generation chamber, a collection chamber, a manual actuator moveably coupled to the housing and operatively coupled to the piston, and proximal and distal one-way valves. The outer tube has an outer tube lumen, a tissue in-take opening proximate a distal end thereof, and a proximal end coupled to the housing. ... Hologic Inc

Measuring intramuscular fat

Dual-energy absorptiometry is used to estimate intramuscular adipose tissue metrics and display results, preferably as related to normative data. The process involves deriving x-ray measurements for respective pixel positions related to a two-dimensional projection image of a body slice containing intramuscular adipose tissue as well as subcutaneous adipose tissue, at least some of the measurements being dual-energy x-ray measurements, processing the measurements to derive estimates of metrics related to the intramuscular adipose tissue in the slice, and using the resulting estimates. ... Hologic Inc

Image handling and display in x-ray mammography and tomosynthesis

A method and system for acquiring, processing, storing, and displaying x-ray mammograms mp tomosynthesis images tr representative of breast slices, and x-ray tomosynthesis projection images tp taken at different angles to a breast, where the tr images are reconstructed from tp images. . ... Hologic Inc

Full field mammography with tissue exposure control, tomosynthesis, and dynamic field of view processing

A mammography system using a tissue exposure control relying on estimates of the thickness of the compressed and immobilized breast and of breast density to automatically derive one or more technic factors. The system further uses a tomosynthesis arrangement that maintains the focus of an anti-scatter grid on the x-ray source and also maintains the field of view of the x-ray receptor. ... Hologic Inc

Wash solution and method to remediate lubricant contamination

A wash solution for remediating lubricant contamination in cytological specimens includes a tris-based alkaline buffer solution. The buffer solution may be prepared in methanol, and may include a proton-rich protein, or a basic amino acid, such as arginine, lysine, or guanidine. ... Hologic Inc

Matching geometry generation and display of mammograms and tomosynthesis images

A method and a system for using tomosynthesis projection images of a patient's breast to reconstruct slice tomosynthesis images such that anatomical structures that appear superimposed in a mammogram are at conforming locations in the reconstructed images.. . ... Hologic Inc

X-ray mammography and/or breast tomosynthesis using a compression paddle

An x-ray breast imaging system comprising a compression paddle in which the compression paddle comprises a front wall and a bottom wall. The front wall is configured to be adjacent and face a chest wall of a patient during imaging and the bottom wall configured to be adjacent a length of a top of a compressed breast. ... Hologic Inc

Biopsy device with aspiration valve

A biopsy device includes an instrument set and an instrument drive unit removably coupled to the instrument set. The instrument set includes an instrument set housing; an elongate outer cannula having a tissue receiving aperture in a side wall thereof; an elongate inner cannula disposed within an outer cannula lumen; an aspiration vent fluidly coupling the outer cannula lumen to atmosphere; and an aspirate valve in the aspiration vent, and configured such that the outer cannula lumen is vented to atmosphere only when the aspirate valve is open. ... Hologic Inc

System and method for generating a 2d image from a tomosynthesis data set

A 2d mammogram image is synthesized from at least one of tomosynthesis projection images and/or the tomosynthesis reconstructed image data. In a simplest form, the mammogram may be synthesized by selecting one of the tomosynthesis projection images for display as a synthesized mammogram. ... Hologic Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049729

Tissue removal system

A tissue removal device includes a housing, an outer tube having a distal portion configured for transcervical insertion into a uterus, an inner tube slidably disposed within the outer tube lumen, a vacuum generation chamber disposed within the housing, a movable piston slidably disposed in the vacuum generation chamber, a collection chamber, a manual actuator moveably coupled to the housing and operatively coupled to the piston, and proximal and distal one-way valves. The outer tube has an outer tube lumen, a tissue in-take opening proximate a distal end thereof, and a proximal end coupled to the housing. ... Hologic Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049710

Methods for physiological state determination in body scans

A system for measuring muscle mass of a patient has a dual-energy radiation emission source. A radiation detector is configured to detect radiation emitted from the dual-energy radiation emission source passed through the patient. ... Hologic Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047211

System and method for navigating a tomosynthesis stack using synthesized image data

A system and method for displaying and navigating breast tissue is configured for or includes obtaining a plurality of 2d and/or 3d images of a patient's breast; generating a synthesized 2d image of the breast from the obtained images; displaying the synthesized 2d image; receiving a user command, or otherwise detecting through a user interface, a user selection or other indication of an object or region in the synthesized 2d image; and displaying at least a portion of one or more images from the plurality, including a source image and/or most similar representation of the user selected or indicated object or region.. . ... Hologic Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035963

Upright x-ray breast imaging with a ct mode, multiple tomosynthesis modes, and a mammography mode

A multi-mode system and method for imaging a patient's breast with x-rays in one or more of a ct mode, a narrow-angle tomosynthesis mode, a wide angle tomosynthesis mode, and a mammography mode, using essentially the same equipment, on one or more compressions or immobilizations of the breast.. . ... Hologic Inc

02/01/18 / #20180031453

Method of partial lysis and assay

The present disclosure describes a method of treating a sample comprising cells with a process of partial lysing. Cells are exposed to a process such as bead beating that lyses some cells in the mixture. ... Hologic Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021001

Bone densitometer

A method includes moving a radiation source and a radiation detector along a scan path substantially transverse to a longitudinal axis of a patient. A beam of radiation is emitted from the radiation source. ... Hologic Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360597

Variable stiffness flexure

An intrauterine device includes a central support member, first and second internal flexures and first and second external flexures. The first and second internal flexures each include a first section having a first stiffness, a second section having a second stiffness, and third section having a third stiffness, wherein the second stiffness is more flexible than the first and third stiffness and wherein the first section of each internal flexure is coupled to the central support member. ... Hologic Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347976

X-ray mammography and/or breast tomosynthesis using a compression paddle with an inflatable jacket enhancing imaging and improving patient comfort

A system and method using an inflatable jacket over the compression paddle of a mammography and/or tomosynthesis system to enhance imaging and improve patient comfort in x-ray breast imaging.. . ... Hologic Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340303

Pivoting paddle apparatus for mammography/tomosynthesis x-ray system

A system has an imaging system housing and an x-ray source, thereto, a compression arm assembly housing, a support, and a detector. A paddle is disposed between the support and the x-ray source. ... Hologic Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340300

Displaying computer-aided detection information with associated breast tomosynthesis image information

Methods, systems, and related computer program products for processing and displaying computer-aided detection (cad) information associated with medical breast x-ray images, such as breast x-ray tomosynthesis volumes, are described. An interactive graphical user interface for displaying a tomosynthesis data volume is described that includes a display of a two-dimensional composited image having slabbed sub-images spatially localized to marked cad findings. ... Hologic Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252022

Tissue removal system

A tissue removal device includes an outer tubular member coupled to a housing and a having a tissue resection window, an inner tubular member slidably disposed within the outer tubular member, a tissue trap having a sealed interior in fluid communication with a vacuum chamber, an open proximal end of the inner tubular member being disposed within the tissue trap interior, and an actuator moveably coupled to the housing and operatively connected to a movable piston in the vacuum chamber, such that movement of the actuator relative to the housing generates a vacuum in the tissue trap.. . ... Hologic Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245818

X-ray breast tomosynthesis enhancing spatial resolution including in the thickness direction of a flattened breast

Systems and methods for breast x-ray tomosynthesis that enhance spatial resolution in the direction in which the breast is flattened for examination. In addition to x-ray data acquisition of 2d projection tomosynthesis images etp1 over a shorter source trajectory similar to known breast tomosynthesis, supplemental 2d images etp2 are taken over a longer source trajectory and the two sets of projection images are processed into breast slice images etr that exhibit enhanced spatial resolution, including in the thickness direction of the breast. ... Hologic Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231575

Table for performing medical procedures

The table for performing breast biopsies is characterized by features that enhance patient comfort and facilitate performance of the biopsy. An opening in the table allowing the breast to extend below the table top is formed in a removable insert. ... Hologic Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184088

Uterine distension fluid management system with peristaltic pumps

A pump cartridge for mounting on a drive rotor includes a roller assembly having first and second hubs maintained in a spaced apart relationship and defining an axis, and a plurality of planetary rollers arranged in a circumferentially spaced orientation about the axis, the rollers mounted to the hubs displacement radially outward. One or more compressible tubing lines are interposed between the rollers and an interior wall of the pump cartridge housing. ... Hologic Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140208

System and method for reviewing and analyzing cytological specimens

Systems and methods are directed to computer-assisted navigation of images of a cytological specimen, including the acts of analyzing a first image of the cytological specimen to identify a plurality of objects of interest within the cytological specimen, displaying a plurality of images each comprising one of the plurality of identified objects of interest within the cytological specimen and including a second image of at least one object of interest, and displaying, responsive to receiving a user selection of the second image of the at least one object of interest, a field of view of the at least one object of interest and neighboring objects of interest, wherein the second image of the at least one object of interest has a first magnification, and wherein the field of view of the at least one object of interest is displayed at a second magnification different than the first magnification.. . ... Hologic Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135653

Tomosynthesis with shifting focal spot and oscillating collimator blades

In a tomosynthesis system a static focal spot is moved in a direction opposite to and generally synchronized with the directional movement of an x-ray source and x-ray collimator blades are moved during each exposure in synchronization with the shifting of the static focal spot. The synchronized movement of the static focal spot, x-ray tube and collimator blades helps keep the effective focal spot fixed in space relative to the breast, detector or both during the entire duration of the exposure and keeps the x-ray field on the detector and breast static. ... Hologic Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135650

System and method for low dose tomosynthesis

A breast imaging system leverages the combined strengths of two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging to provide a breast cancer screening with improved sensitivity, specificity and patient dosing. A tomosynthesis system supports the acquisition of three-dimensional images at a dosage lower than that used to acquire a two-dimensional image. ... Hologic Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131311

System for improved tissue handling and in line analysis of the tissue

A system for analysis of biopsy samples includes a tissue sample transport mechanism linking a biopsy sample excision tool to a tissue sample holder disposed in a staging area of an analysis unit. The tissue sample is automatically transported from the excision tool to the specimen holder, where the tissue sample is analyzed in the staging area of the analysis unit. ... Hologic Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128054

Biopsy device arming mechanism

A biopsy device for percutaneous tissue removal includes an elongated housing having an operational axis, a stylet hub slidably mounted in the housing, where the stylet hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position, the stylet hub having a stylet strike, a cannula hub slidably mounted in the housing alongside the stylet hub, and a spring-biased arming member. The cannula hub is movable relative to the housing between a proximal, armed position, and a distal, fired position. ... Hologic Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128028

Integrated multi-mode mammography/tomosynthesis x-ray system and method

A system for multi-mode breast imaging which comprises a compression arm assembly for compressing and immobilizing a breast for x-ray imaging, an x-ray tube assembly, and an x-ray image receptor is provided. The system is configured for a plurality of imaging protocols and modes.. ... Hologic Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119321

Patient support pads for use in detecting lymphedema through x-ray scans

A system for detecting lymphedema comprising a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry system and one or more spacer pads disposed within a field of view of the dual energy x-ray absorptiometry system. The dual energy x-ray absorptiometry system comprises an x-ray source and a patient support platform, wherein the patient support platform is configured to receive a patient in a supine position with the x-ray source disposed above the patient support platform. ... Hologic Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086765

Upright x-ray breast imaging with a ct mode, multiple tomosynthesis modes, and a mammography mode

A multi-mode system and method for imaging a patient's breast with x-rays in one or more of a ct mode, a narrow-angle tomosynthesis mode, a wide angle tomosynthesis mode, and a mammography mode, using essentially the same equipment, on one or more compressions or immobilizations of the breast.. . ... Hologic Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080252

Brachytherapy device for facilitating asymmetrical irradiation of a body cavity

The disclosure describes devices and methods for asymmetrical irradiation at a body cavity or site, such as after removal of tissue, e.g. Biopsy or cancer. ... Hologic Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079684

Uterine fibroid tissue removal device

A uterine fibroid tissue removal device includes an inner tube disposed within an outer tube and configured to be translated and rotated relative to the outer tube, and a separately formed unitary distal tip member attached to a distal end of the inner tube, such that the distal tip member translates and rotates relative to the outer tube along with the inner tube, wherein a distal facing open cutting end of the distal tip member in fluid communication with an axial lumen of the distal tip member translates across a tissue resection window in a sidewall of the outer tube so as to sever tissue extending therethrough, the distal tip member axial lumen being in fluid communication with an axial lumen of the inner tube, wherein an outer diameter of the distal tip member is greater than an outer diameter of the inner tube.. . ... Hologic Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071714

Locking device

A slidable locking device for fixing a position of a medical device, includes a housing having a passageway therethrough and an actuator coupled to the housing movable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The actuator includes at least two arms extending therefrom that are operatively coupled with at least two engaging members disposed within the housing, each engaging member having a slot configured to receive a respective arm of the actuator, the engaging members being biased towards the housing passageway, wherein the engaging members are disposed toward the housing passageway when the actuator is in the locked position, and the engaging members are disposed away from the housing passageway when the actuator is in the unlocked position.. ... Hologic Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071563

Method for breast screening in fused mammography

A method for use in medical imaging of a patient including, with the patient immobilized with respect to an imaging reference frame, acquiring first digital imaging information including a first region of interest using a first imaging modality; processing the first digital imaging information to identify a feature for analysis; and using a second imaging modality to acquire targeted second imaging information for a second region of interest, the second region of interest corresponding to a subset of the first region of interest, wherein the second region of interest includes the feature for analysis. An apparatus for use in medical imaging comprising structure for immobilizing a patient with respect to an imaging reference frame; a first imaging system for acquiring first digital imaging information including a first region of interest using a first imaging modality; a processor processing the first digital imaging information using a diagnostic tool to identify a feature of interest; and a second imaging system for acquiring second imaging information using a second imaging modality, the second imaging information corresponding to a second region of interest including the feature for analysis.. ... Hologic Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065238

Methods and systems for dynamically modifying acquisition parameter during image acquisition

Systems and methods for automatically and dynamically modifying an image acquisition parameter for use in tomosynthesis breast imaging. A selected image acquisition parameter is modified in response to a measured characteristic of an imaged object such as a breast, and thus tailored to provide the highest quality image for the particular object. ... Hologic Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024113

Image handling and display in x-ray mammography and tomosynthesis

A method and system for acquiring, processing, storing, and displaying x-ray mammograms mp tomosynthesis images tr representative of breast slices, and x-ray tomosynthesis projection images tp taken at different angles to a breast, where the tr images are reconstructed from tp images. . ... Hologic Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014602

Cuff-resistant anchoring balloon for medical device

A medical device having an elongate support structure and an inflatable balloon including a first-end portion secured to the support structure at a first location, a second-end portion secured to the support structure at a second location distal to the first location, and a middle-body portion. The first-end portion has a wall thickness greater than a wall thickness of the middle-body portion; the balloon defines a sealed interior through which the support structure extends. ... Hologic Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014110

Biopsy device with automatic biopsy parameter adjustment

A biopsy system includes an elongate cannula coupled to and extending from a support structure, the cannula having a distal portion with a tissue receiving aperture in a side wall thereof, and an elongate hollow introducer sized and configured to be mounted to the support structure over the cannula. The support structure and a proximal portion of the introducer are respectively configured for providing releasable attachment of the introducer to the support structure over the cannula in a first attachment configuration, in which the distal portion of the cannula extends out an open distal end of the introducer with the tissue receiving aperture unobscured by the introducer, and in a second attachment configuration, in which the distal portion of the cannula extends out the open distal end of the introducer with the tissue receiving aperture partially obscured by the introducer.. ... Hologic Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000466

Biopsy device with aspiration valve

A biopsy device includes an instrument set and an instrument drive unit removably coupled to the instrument set. The instrument set includes an instrument set housing; an elongate outer cannula having a tissue receiving aperture in a side wall thereof; an elongate inner cannula disposed within an outer cannula lumen; an aspiration vent fluidly coupling the outer cannula lumen to atmosphere; and an aspirate valve in the aspiration vent, and configured such that the outer cannula lumen is vented to atmosphere only when the aspirate valve is open. ... Hologic Inc








ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009



###

This listing is an abstract for educational and research purposes is only meant as a recent sample of applications filed, not a comprehensive history. Freshpatents.com is not affiliated or associated with Hologic Inc in any way and there may be associated servicemarks. This data is also published to the public by the USPTO and available for free on their website. Note that there may be alternative spellings for Hologic Inc with additional patents listed. Browse our Agent directory for other possible listings. Page by FreshPatents.com

###