iGate Patent Grants

System and method for real time tracking and modeling of surgical site

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9585721
The present invention involves a surgical site monitoring system and associated method of use employing vectorized 3D-tracking markers attached to a single vectorized fiducial reference and to a surgical site imaging sensor. A tracker obtains image information about both tracking markers and uses either the markings on or shapes of the tracking markers to determine from the image information the 3D locations and orientations of the imaging sensor and of the fiducial reference fixed to…

Surgical location monitoring system and method

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9566123
A position monitoring system comprises a single composite fiducial reference comprised of a fiducial key and a fiducial extension rigidly and removably attached to the fiducial key, a tracker for obtaining image information of the surgical site, and a computer system with processor, memory, a software program, and access to a database. The computer has scan data of an area of a surgical patient with the fiducial reference fixed to the area by a multipodal surgical screw fixture. A…

Soft body automatic registration and surgical monitoring system

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9554763
A surgical hardware and software monitoring system and method allows for surgical planning while the patient is available for surgery, for example while the patient is being prepared for surgery so that the system may model the surgical site. In one embodiment, the model may be used to track contemplated surgical procedures and warn the physician regarding possible boundary violations that would indicate an inappropriate location in a surgical procedure. In another embodiment, the…

Copper theft alarm for grain bin systems

Granted: December 13, 2016
Patent Number: 9520038
A copper theft alarm system is disclosed. The alarm system can be deployed on existing grain bins or other electrically powered equipment, allowing persons to receive an automated phone call, text message notification, or other desired notification when the system has sensed that a copper cable is being pulled out of a conduit. The notification can aid in potentially disrupting a thief's activity.

System and method for tracking non-visible structure of a body with multi-element fiducial

Granted: November 8, 2016
Patent Number: 9489738
A monitoring system tracks the non-visible structure of a body in three dimensions. A tracker obtains image information of the object and instruments in its vicinity, all bearing 3D tracking markers. A controller spatially relates image information with previously obtained scan data of the object revealing non-visible structure of the object. For the scan a fiducial reference detectable in the scan is removably attached to a location on the object. The scan data and image information is…

CMOS image sensor compatible with electrical signals of CCD image sensor, and image processing system

Granted: October 4, 2016
Patent Number: 9462203
An image sensor and an image processing system. The image sensor comprises: a CMOS photosensitive array used for converting an optical signal into an electrical signal; a control signal conversion circuit used for converting into a second control signal a first control signal for driving a CCD photosensitive array to operate, the first control signal at least comprising a vertical transfer signal, a horizontal transfer signal, an electronic shutter signal and a read-out clock signal, and…

Surgical location monitoring system and method

Granted: September 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9452024
The present invention involves a surgical hardware and software monitoring system and method which allows for surgical planning while the patient is available for surgery, for example while the patient is being prepared for surgery so that the system may model the surgical site. In one embodiment, the model may be used to track contemplated surgical procedures and warn the physician regarding possible boundary violations that would indicate an inappropriate location in a surgical…

System and method for focusing imaging devices

Granted: September 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9456122
A system and method for automatically focusing imaging devices on an imaging set employs at least one tracker and two or more tracking markers, each tracking marker having an identification means and a tracking pattern. The tracking markers are configured for attaching to the imaging devices and to corresponding subjects to be imaged. A tracker gathers image information of the imaging set and provides it to a controller, which compares the image information to predetermined stored…

Mixed banking transactions

Granted: August 30, 2016
Patent Number: 9430799
A method of fulfilling a transaction between a bank and a customer of the bank makes available a form used in a banking transaction to a customer digital device. The form has a plurality of fields. The method scans, within a physical bank branch, an encoded visual display on the client digital device. The encoded visual display has an encoded version of the form and some but not all of the plurality of fields completed with client data. The method further decodes the encoded visual…

Patient permission-based mobile health-linked information collection and exchange systems and methods

Granted: August 16, 2016
Patent Number: 9414776
A suite of components comprising an objective measurement medical data collection device and a cohort database may standardize, simplify, and objectify clinical outcomes tracking, culminating in population health measurements within the restorative neurosciences such as Parkinson disease individuals diagnosed with a disease. A data collection device may comprise one or more of a gyroscope, an accelerometer, a locator, a camera and a magnetometer for collecting, for example, data related…

System and method for determining the three-dimensional location and orienation of identification markers

Granted: May 10, 2016
Patent Number: 9336597
A three-dimensional position and orientation tracking system comprises one or more pattern tags, each comprising a plurality of contrasting portions, a tracker for obtaining image information about the pattern tags, a database with geometric information describing patterns on pattern tags; and a controller for receiving and processing the image information from the tracker, accessing the database to retrieve geometric information, and comparing the image information with the geometric…

Copper theft alarm for grain bin systems

Granted: February 23, 2016
Patent Number: 9269246
A copper theft alarm system is disclosed. The alarm system can be deployed on existing grain bins or other electrically powered equipment, allowing persons to receive an automated phone call, text message notification, or other desired notification when the system has sensed that a copper cable is being pulled out of a conduit. The notification can aid in potentially disrupting a thief's activity.

Eyewash device

Granted: January 26, 2016
Patent Number: D748247

System and method for determining the three-dimensional location and orientation of identification markers

Granted: December 1, 2015
Patent Number: 9198737
A three-dimensional position and orientation tracking system comprises one or more pattern tags, each comprising a plurality of contrasting portions, a tracker for obtaining image information about the pattern tags, a database with geometric information describing patterns on pattern tags; and a controller for receiving and processing the image information from the tracker, accessing the database to retrieve geometric information, and comparing the image information with the geometric…

Surgical location monitoring system and method with automatic registration

Granted: January 20, 2015
Patent Number: 8938282
The present invention involves a surgical hardware and software monitoring system and method which allows for surgical planning while the patient is available for surgery, for example while the patient is being prepared for surgery so that the system may model the surgical site. In one embodiment, the model may be used to track contemplated surgical procedures and warn the physician regarding possible boundary violations that would indicate an inappropriate location in a surgical…

System and method for determining the three-dimensional location and orientation of identification markers

Granted: December 9, 2014
Patent Number: 8908918
A three-dimensional position and orientation tracking system comprises one or more pattern tags, each comprising a plurality of contrasting portions, a tracker for obtaining image information about the pattern tags, a database with geometric information describing patterns on pattern tags; and a controller for receiving and processing the image information from the tracker, accessing the database to retrieve geometric information, and comparing the image information with the geometric…

Methods, systems and computer program products for automated incorporation of traded fund shares in qualified retirement plans

Granted: February 18, 2014
Patent Number: 8655765
The disclosed methods, systems, and computer program products meet the exchange-traded fund accommodation needs of retirement plan investors and Record Keepers and other market participants with several processes, including using a net asset value-based secondary market trading system for ETF shares, using existing Record Keeper systems to trade, process, and hold retirement account ETF positions in the same manner used for mutual fund transactions and positions, accommodating both…

I-bed for cooperating personal electronic device

Granted: November 12, 2013
Patent Number: 8583144
An accessory for use with a cooperating portable electronic device (PED) is provided. The accessory includes a station that can support a PED, and also charge it in some embodiments. A cooperating PED transmits an action signal when it receives an incoming call or text. When the station senses the action signal, it further generates a human-perceptible indication to help notify the user, who might have walked away. The human-perceptible indication can include a call sound or a light…

Methods, systems, and computer program products for obtaining best execution of orders to buy or sell a financial instrument for which a net asset value is periodically calculated

Granted: November 5, 2013
Patent Number: 8577787
The present invention uses new order entry types (formats) and new order management methods to meet the order and transaction management needs of investors, traders, brokers, market makers and service providers for institutional traders for transactions in NAV Instruments by integrating the implementation of trades when conventional markets and NAV-based trading markets operate contemporaneously. Among other features, the invention provides methods and computer systems for determining…

Methods, systems, and computer program products for facilitating non-transparent exchange-traded fund share creations and redemptions with optional early cutoff times

Granted: May 28, 2013
Patent Number: 8452682
A system, method and computer product for providing risk information and cost estimation tools to traders in exchange-traded fund shares. The disclosed processes develop, calculate, and publish supplemental information using confidential fund data to support trading in exchange-traded funds with portfolios that are not totally transparent and that use portfolio composition files that are not identical to the fund portfolios. The supplementary trading information preserves fund portfolio…