US Patent No: 7,733,497

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Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry

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An apparatus and method are provided. In particular, at least one first electro-magnetic radiation may be provided to a sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation can be provided to a non-reflective reference. A frequency of the first and/or second radiations varies over time. An interference is detected between at least one third radiation associated with the first radiation and at least one fourth radiation associated with the second radiation. Alternatively, the first electro-magnetic radiation and/or second electro-magnetic radiation have a spectrum which changes over time. The spectrum may contain multiple frequencies at a particular time. In addition, it is possible to detect the interference signal between the third radiation and the fourth radiation in a first polarization state. Further, it may be preferable to detect a further interference signal between the third and fourth radiations in a second polarization state which is different from the first polarization state. The first and/or second electro-magnetic radiations may have a spectrum whose mean frequency changes substantially continuously over time at a tuning speed that is greater than 100 Tera Hertz per millisecond.

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THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATIONBOSTON, MA, US1116

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Bouma, Brett Eugene Quincy, US 104 1885
De, Boer Johannes Fitzgerald Somerville, US 12 610
Tearney, Guillermo J Cambridge, US 174 4531
Yun, Seok-Hyun Cambridge, US 37 796

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6,073,405 Fitting for effecting bolted connection between a beam and a column in a steel frame structure 74 1995
 
PHELPS, DAVID Y. (1)
6,475,210 Light treatment of vulnerable atherosclerosis plaque 100 2000
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,635,830 Optical magnetic field sensor employing differently sized transmission lines 88 1995
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
6,445,485 Micro-machine polarization-state controller 91 2001
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (1)
6,272,376 Time-resolved, laser-induced fluorescence for the characterization of organic material 129 1999
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* 2008/0172,435 FEMTOSECOND SPECTROSCOPY USING MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM PHASE FUNCTIONS 0 2008
* 2010/0231,917 Methods and Systems for Removing Undesired Artifacts in Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (FDOCT) Systems Using Continuous Phase Modulation and Related Phase Modulators 1 2010
9,063,117 Micro-optical cavity with fluidic transport chip for bioparticle analysis 0 2011
9,498,121 Surgical microscopes using optical coherence tomography and related systems 0 2015
 
LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC. (7)
9,138,147 Lumen morphology image reconstruction based on the scan line data of OCT 0 2010
* 2011/0071,404 Lumen Morphology and Vascular Resistance Measurements Data Collection Systems, Apparatus and Methods 70 2010
8,831,321 Side branch detection methods, systems and devices 1 2011
8,687,201 Optical coherence tomography control systems and methods 3 2013
9,091,524 Miniature optical elements for fiber-optic beam shaping 0 2013
9,417,052 Optical coherence tomography control systems and methods 0 2014
9,404,731 Miniature optical elements for fiber-optic beam shaping 0 2015
 
MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER (1)
* 2012/0302,828 APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LASER STEERING AND FOCUSING FOR INCISION, EXCISION AND ABLATION OF TISSUE IN MINIMALLY-INVASIVE SURGERY 0 2012
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (8)
8,150,644 Femtosecond spectroscopy using minimum or maximum phase functions 0 2008
* 8,032,322 Apparatus for measuring a frequency-domain optical coherence tomography power spectrum from a sample 4 2009
* 2009/0207,414 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY 1 2009
8,082,117 Optical image processing using minimum phase functions 2 2009
* 2010/0067,827 OPTICAL IMAGE PROCESSING USING MINIMUM PHASE FUNCTIONS 4 2009
8,219,350 Apparatus for measuring a frequency-domain optical coherence tomography power spectrum from a sample 0 2011
9,170,599 Optical image processing using maximum or minimum phase functions 0 2011
8,874,403 Apparatus and method for processing optical coherence tomography imaging data 0 2012
 
GOURLEY, PAUL L. (1)
* 8,209,128 Nanolaser spectroscopy and micro-optical resonators for detecting, analyzing, and manipulating bioparticles 3 2008
 
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9,295,391 Spectrally encoded miniature endoscopic imaging probe 2 2000
8,018,598 Process, system and software arrangement for a chromatic dispersion compensation using reflective layers in optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging 12 2004
8,965,487 Process, system and software arrangement for measuring a mechanical strain and elastic properties of a sample 2 2005
8,208,995 Method and apparatus for imaging of vessel segments 24 2005
8,922,781 Arrangements, devices, endoscopes, catheters and methods for performing optical imaging by simultaneously illuminating and detecting multiple points on a sample 1 2005
8,351,665 Systems, processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique 2 2006
9,060,689 Apparatus, method and system for performing phase-resolved optical frequency domain imaging 0 2006
* 9,441,948 Apparatus, methods and storage medium for performing polarization-based quadrature demodulation in optical coherence tomography 0 2006
* 2007/0035,743 Apparatus, methods and storage medium for performing polarization-based quadrature demodulation in optical coherence tomography 21 2006
9,087,368 Methods and systems for optical imaging or epithelial luminal organs by beam scanning thereof 0 2007
9,186,066 Apparatus for applying a plurality of electro-magnetic radiations to a sample 0 2007
8,175,685 Process, arrangements and systems for providing frequency domain imaging of a sample 2 2007
* 8,838,213 Apparatus and method for obtaining and providing imaging information associated with at least one portion of a sample, and effecting such portion(s) 4 2007
* 2008/0097,225 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING AND PROVIDING IMAGING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH AT LEAST ONE PORTION OF A SAMPLE, AND EFFECTING SUCH PORTION(S) 79 2007
7,903,257 Apparatus and method for ranging and noise reduction of low coherence interferometry (LCI) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) signals by parallel detection of spectral bands 10 2007
8,054,468 Apparatus and method for ranging and noise reduction of low coherence interferometry LCI and optical coherence tomography OCT signals by parallel detection of spectral bands 5 2007
9,176,319 Methods, arrangements and apparatus for utilizing a wavelength-swept laser using angular scanning and dispersion procedures 0 2008
7,898,656 Apparatus and method for cross axis parallel spectroscopy 9 2008
9,375,158 Systems and methods for providing beam scan patterns for high speed doppler optical frequency domain imaging 1 2008
* 8,150,496 Method and apparatus for determination of atherosclerotic plaque type by measurement of tissue optical properties 2 2008
8,050,747 Method and apparatus for determination of atherosclerotic plaque type by measurement of tissue optical properties 1 2008
7,925,133 Imaging system and related techniques 3 2008
* 2009/0131,801 SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR OPTICAL IMAGING OF LUMINAL ANATOMIC STRUCTURES 33 2008
RE44042 System and method for optical coherence imaging 2 2008
8,593,619 System, method and computer-accessible medium for tracking vessel motion during three-dimensional coronary artery microscopy 0 2009
8,861,910 Fused fiber optic coupler arrangement and method for use thereof 0 2009
9,254,089 Apparatus and methods for facilitating at least partial overlap of dispersed ration on at least one sample 0 2009
8,174,702 Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding 6 2009
* 7,872,757 Apparatus and method for ranging and noise reduction of low coherence interferometry LCI and optical coherence tomography OCT signals by parallel detection of spectral bands 0 2009
7,995,627 Process and apparatus for a wavelength tuning source 4 2009
8,937,724 Systems and methods for extending imaging depth range of optical coherence tomography through optical sub-sampling 0 2009
8,097,864 System, method and computer-accessible medium for providing wide-field superresolution microscopy 2 2010
9,178,330 Apparatus and method for utilization of a high-speed optical wavelength tuning source 0 2010
9,069,130 Apparatus, method and system for generating optical radiation from biological gain media 0 2010
* 8,384,909 Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry 4 2010
8,149,418 Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding 10 2010
8,289,522 Arrangements and methods for providing multimodality microscopic imaging of one or more biological structures 14 2010
8,804,126 Systems, methods and computer-accessible medium which provide microscopic images of at least one anatomical structure at a particular resolution 1 2011
8,369,669 Imaging system and related techniques 2 2011
8,416,818 Process and apparatus for a wavelength tuning source 1 2011
* 8,355,138 Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry 1 2011
9,254,102 Method and apparatus for imaging of vessel segments 0 2011
9,282,931 Methods for tissue analysis 0 2011
9,226,660 Process, system and software arrangement for determining at least one location in a sample using an optical coherence tomography 0 2011
8,760,663 Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding 3 2012
9,364,143 Process, arrangements and systems for providing frequency domain imaging of a sample 0 2012
8,559,012 Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding 2 2012
9,330,092 Systems, methods, apparatus and computer-accessible-medium for providing polarization-mode dispersion compensation in optical coherence tomography 0 2012
RE45512 System and method for optical coherence imaging 0 2012
8,928,889 Arrangements and methods for providing multimodality microscopic imaging of one or more biological structures 0 2012
9,341,783 Apparatus and methods for producing and/or providing recirculating optical delay(s) 0 2012
8,705,046 Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry 2 2012
9,326,682 Systems, processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique 0 2013
8,676,013 Imaging system using and related techniques 2 2013
9,304,121 Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding 0 2013
9,226,665 Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding 0 2013
9,186,067 Apparatus for applying a plurality of electro-magnetic radiations to a sample 0 2013
9,173,572 System, method and computer-accessible medium for tracking vessel motion during three-dimensional coronary artery microscopy 0 2013
9,377,290 Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry 0 2014
 
MASSACHUSETTS EYE & EAR INFIRMARY (1)
8,045,177 Apparatus and methods for measuring vibrations using spectrally-encoded endoscopy 4 2008
 
INSIGHT PHOTONIC SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
8,873,066 System and method for improved resolution, higher scan speeds and reduced processing time in scans involving swept-wavelength interferometry 0 2011
 
Bioptigen, Inc. (4)
* 7,929,146 Methods and systems for removing undesired artifacts in fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT) systems using continuous phase modulation and related phase modulators 1 2010
9,402,539 Heads up displays for optical coherence tomography integrated surgical microscopes 0 2014
* 9,119,563 Optical systems for whole eye imaging and biometry 0 2014
9,402,540 Optical systems for whole eye imaging and biometry 0 2015
 
INFRAREDX, INC. (1)
* 2008/0097,158 Noise Suppression System and Method in Catheter Pullback and Rotation System 0 2007
 
AMO WAVEFRONT SCIENCES, LLC (2)
9,198,573 Angular multiplexed optical coherence tomography systems and methods 1 2014
9,486,137 Angular multiplexed optical coherence tomography systems and methods 0 2015
 
Ninepoint Medical, Inc. (1)
9,237,851 Imaging system producing multiple registered images of a body lumen 0 2012
 
GOOCH AND HOUSEGO PLC (2)
* 8,748,805 Polarization diversity detector with birefringent diversity element 0 2011
* 2013/0112,858 POLARIZATION DIVERSITY DETECTOR 1 2011
 
TREX ENTERPRISES CORP. (1)
* 2009/0289,833 Sparse array millimeter wave imaging system 0 2008
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE (1)
9,408,539 Systems, methods and computer-accessible medium which provide microscopic images of at least one anatomical structure at a particular resolution 0 2015
 
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (3)
* 7,999,945 Optical coherence tomography / acoustic radiation force imaging probe 5 2008
8,184,351 Amplified bimorph scanning mirror, optical system and method of scanning 0 2009
* 2010/0085,619 Amplified bimorph scanning mirror, optical system and method of scanning 0 2009
 
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (1)
9,415,550 System, method, and computer-accessible medium for fabrication miniature endoscope using soft lithography 0 2013
 
LIVE VUE TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
9,179,843 Method and system for optically evaluating proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve in situ 0 2011
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