CHECK CAP LTD.
|CHECK CAP LTD. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140275782||ACTIVATION OF IMAGING CAPSULES WITH ALTERNATING CURRENT - An imaging capsule activating system includes a capsule containing a radiation source and an arrangement with the radiation source mounted thereon. The arrangement is configured to selectively allow emission of radiation from the radiation source. A blocking arrangement is configured to selectively block emission of radian from the radiation source. In a rest position, the emission of radiation from the arrangement is blocked. A movement arrangement configured to move the blocking arrangement relative to the arrangement. A controller operates the radiation source and the blocking arrangement. An activation coil is electrically coupled with the controller and has an initial configuration without current flow. An external activating coil receives the imaging capsule and is operable to inductively induce current flow in the activation coil within the capsule.||09-18-2014|
|20140037069||FAIL-SAFE RADIATION CONCEALMENT MECHANISMS FOR IMAGING CAPSULES - An imaging capsule with a fail-safe radiation mechanism includes a first rotatable disk with a radiation source mounted thereon and having a collimator structure allowing emission of radiation from radiation source from a few locations on the first disk. A second rotatable disk surrounds the first disk, is rotatable relative to first disk, and includes areas that block radiation and areas that are transparent to emission of radiation. In a rest position, second disk is situated relative to first disk such that areas that block radiation are blocking the emission of radiation from the locations on the circumference of the disk that allow the emission of radiation. A motor is activated to rotate one of the disks and allow emission of radiation. A connector is configured to automatically return first disk and second disk to the rest position when the motor is deactivated.||02-06-2014|
|20140031642||INTRA BODY CAPSULE MOTION SENSING AND POSITION DETERMINATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A system for detecting clinically-relevant features of a gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a subject. The system comprises an external magnetic field generator adapted to be affixed to a patient for generating at predetermined time intervals a magnetic field with respect to the subject. The magnetic field has a predetermined polarity and flux density, thereby establishing a patient coordinate system based upon the magnetic field. The system includes a capsule adapted to be swallowed by a subject. The system further includes at least one radiation source emitting X-ray or gamma radiation and at least one radiation detector. The radiation detector is configured to detect in a first energy window collimated X-ray fluorescence radiation from the X-ray contrast agent composition excited by the emitted radiation, and to detect a second energy window Compton-backscattered radiation from the X-ray contrast agent and the wall of the GI tract produced in response to the emitted radiation. The system includes a magnetic field detector configured to generate a first output responsive to a detected polarity and detected levels of flux density during exposure to the externally generated magnetic field. A processor generates a second output based upon relative changes in the first output, the first output varying as a function of relative changes in physical location or angular orientation of the capsule associated with movement of the capsule within the GI tract. A control unit configured to selectively enable or disable X-ray or gamma ray emissions from the capsule produced by the at least one radiation source based upon the second output, such that the GI tract is selectively irradiated upon detected movement of the capsule.||01-30-2014|
|20130197360||ESTIMATION OF DISTANCES AND SIZE OF LESIONS IN THE COLON WITH AN IMAGING CAPSULE - A method of estimating distances in a colon of a subject, including: orally administering to a subject a contrast agent, orally administering an imaging capsule to the subject, emitting radiation from the imaging capsule at a location in the colon, detecting photons that are returned from an interaction of the radiation with an inner wall of the colon and contents of the colon, summating the detected photons with energies corresponding to X-ray florescence interactions to form a first count, summating the detected photons with energies corresponding to Compton back-scattering interactions to form a second count, determining the distance from the imaging capsule to the inner wall of the colon and a concentration of the contrast agent at the location of the imaging capsule in the colon using the values of the first count and the second count.||08-01-2013|
|20130172740||FAIL SAFE RADIATION CONCEALMENT MECHANISM - An aspect of an embodiment of the invention, relates to an imaging capsule for scanning inside a living body with a fail-safe radiation mechanism that prevents the emission of radiation from the imaging capsule until the imaging capsule is instructed to emit radiation and power is available to activate a motor to unblock the emission of radiation. Optionally, when power is not available the imaging capsule automatically, blocks the emission of radiation.||07-04-2013|
|20100303200||INTRA-LUMEN POLYP DETECTION - An apparatus and a method for detecting clinically-relevant features of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a subject are disclosed. The apparatus includes a capsule to be swallowed by a subject and passing through the GI tract of the subject, a capsule housing, a radiation source emitting radiation, a rotatable collimator configured to rotate with respect to the housing and to collimate the radiation emitted by the radiation source, and a radiation detector configured to detect particles, such as photons, gamma radiation, beta radiation and electrons photons generated responsive to the emitted radiation. The apparatus also includes a control unit configured to analyze data regarding the photons. Movement of the capsule in the GI tract can be detected. The radiation source, radiation detector and control unit may advantageously be integrated inside a single housing.||12-02-2010|
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