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    1. Devices, Methods, And Systems Of Functional Optical Coherence Tomography

      Devices, Methods, And Systems Of Functional Optical Coherence Tomography

      The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the determining a rate of change of one or more analyte concentrations in a target using non invasive non contact imaging techniques such as OCT. Generally, OCT data is acquired and optical information is extracted from OCT scans to quantitatively determine both a flow rate of fluid in the target and a concentration of one or more analytes. Both calculations can provide a means to determine a change in rate of an analyte over time.

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    2. Measurement Of Biomechanical Properties In An OCT Image

      Measurement Of Biomechanical Properties In An OCT Image

      Systems and method are provided for evaluating a biomechanical property of tissue. A shear wave generator is configured to induce a shear wave in the tissue. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) imager is configured to capture a B-scan frame of the tissue. An image processing component is configured to determine a frequency of the shear wave in the tissue from the B-scan frame of the tissue at each of a plurality of locations within the B-scan.

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    3. Light Emitting Device, Light Source System Including The Light Emitting Device, And Optical Coherence Tomography Including The Light Source System

      Light Emitting Device, Light Source System Including The Light Emitting Device, And Optical Coherence Tomography Including The Light Source System

      The present invention provides a light emitting device which emit light having a high-order level without increasing a current injection density to an active layer. A light emitting device according to the present invention includes an upper electrode layer, a lower electrode layer, and an active layer provided between them. In this case, light is emitted by injection of electric current to the active layer through the upper electrode layer and the lower electrode layer, the active layer has a plurality of quantum-confined structures, and a first quantum-confined structure has a ground level having an energy level E0 and ...

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    4. Fiber Optic Distal Sensor Controlled MICRO-MANIPULATION Systems And Methods

      Fiber Optic Distal Sensor Controlled MICRO-MANIPULATION Systems And Methods

      A motion-compensated cutting system includes a hand-held tool body, and an actuator connected to the tool body. A shaft of the actuator is movable relative to the tool body so that a distal end of a cutting implement attached to the shaft is axially movable relative to the tool body. An optical coherence tomography system includes an optical fiber with a distal end fixed relative to the distal end of the cutting implement. The system includes a control unit that can determine a position of the distal end of the cutting implement relative to a reference surface based on input ...

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    5. System Method For Resampling Optical Coherence Tomography Signals In Segments

      System Method For Resampling Optical Coherence Tomography Signals In Segments

      A system and method for resampling interference datasets of samples in segments, in a swept- source based Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system. The resampling is preferably performed within a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) of the OCT system, the FPGA preferably having Fourier-transform based signal processing capabilities such as Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) cores. Resampling the interference datasets in segments provides a flexible approach to resampling that makes efficient use of system resources such as FFT cores. By resampling the interference datasets in segments, the system adjusts to an increased number of resampling points as the imaging depth upon the ...

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    6. Autofocus System

      Autofocus System

      An autofocus apparatus is capable of detecting the position of a sample on a microscope. The sample may consist of a specimen mounted between a microscope slide and coverslip or specimens within a well plate. The device tracks the position of a sample by identifying refractive index boundaries through Fresnel reflections. A change in refractive index can correspond to the top and bottom of a coverslip, the top of a slide, the bottom of a well plate or the bottom of a well within a well plate. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) these reflections are used to form a depth ...

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    7. Optical Coherence Tomography Glaucoma Detection Based On Retinal Vessel Relief Height

      Optical Coherence Tomography Glaucoma Detection Based On Retinal Vessel Relief Height

      Systems and techniques for detecting glaucoma in a subject based on retinal vessel relief height obtained from optical coherence tomography (OCT) image data are disclosed. In one example approach, a retinal vessel relief height relative to a retinal plane may be calculated from OCT image data and the presence or absence of a glaucoma condition may be determined based on the retinal vessel relief height.

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    8. Optical Coherence Tomography System For Health Characterization Of An Eye

      Optical Coherence Tomography System For Health Characterization Of An Eye

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to methods and systems for providing larger field of view OCT images. This disclosure also particularly relates to methods and systems for OCT angiography. This disclosure further relates to systems for health characterization of an eye by OCT angiography.

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    9. Mirror Based Microelectromechanical Systems And Methods

      Mirror Based Microelectromechanical Systems And Methods

      Unlike most MEMS device configurations which simply switch between two positions in many optical devices the state of a MEMS mirror is important in all transition positions. It may determine the characteristics of an optical delay line system and by that an optical coherence tomography system in one application and in another the number of wavelength channels and the dynamic wavelength switching capabilities in the other.

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    10. Extended Duration Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) System

      Extended Duration Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) System

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to methods and systems for providing larger field of view OCT images. This disclosure also particularly relates to methods and systems for OCT angiography. These systems may allow OCT scanning for an extended duration and generation of large field OCT images suitable for the OCT angiography.

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    11. Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopes

      Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopes

      A scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) for imaging the retina of an eye comprises a source ( 12 ) of collimated light, a scanning device ( 14, 16, 1328, 1319 ), a scan transfer device ( 20 ) and a detector ( 1310 ). The scan transfer device has a first focus ( 16 ) at which an apparent point source is provided and a second focus ( 24 ) at which an eye ( 524, 1324 ) may be accommodated. The scan transfer device transfers a two-dimensional collimated light scan from the apparent point source into the eye. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system ( 900 ) is combined with the SLO, the OCT system providing ...

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    12. Measurement Of The Lipid And Aqueous Layers Of A Tear Film

      Measurement Of The Lipid And Aqueous Layers Of A Tear Film

      Systems and methods for determining thickness of lipid and aqueous layers of a tear film in which a spectrum array is generated from optical coherence tomography and input into a statistical estimator, which determines the thickness of the lipid and/or aqueous layers at a nanometer resolution based on the inputted spectrum and other information, such as information about a laser intensity noise, Poisson noise, and dark noise associated with the OCT

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    13. Systems And Methods For Eye Tracking For Motion Corrected Ophthalmic Optical Coherenece Tomography

      Systems And Methods For Eye Tracking For Motion Corrected Ophthalmic Optical Coherenece Tomography

      Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (OCT) are disclosed. According to an aspect, an imaging system includes an eye tracking device configured to determine movement of an eye. The imaging system also includes an OCT apparatus configured to generate OCT images of a retina of the eye. The OCT apparatus includes a scanner operable to be moved for relocating an OCT scan pivot at a pupil plane for image capture and during capture of the OCT images. The imaging system also includes a controller configured to control the scanner to relocate the OCT ...

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    14. Atherectomy Catheters And Occlusion Crossing Devices

      Atherectomy Catheters And Occlusion Crossing Devices

      Atherectomy catheters and methods of using them are described herein. In particular, described herein are optical coherence tomography (OCT) catheters that may include a distal tip that can be deflected away from the long axis of the device at a hinge point that is offset (e.g., located on a side of the elongate body near the distal end of the elongate body) and a rotatable cutter near an imaging assembly that can be driven against the wall with a high mechanical advantage.

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    15. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) System With PHASE-SENSITIVE B-SCAN Registration

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) System With PHASE-SENSITIVE B-SCAN Registration

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system having a configuration that uses a phase sensitive B-scan registration method. In this disclosure, an OCT system may have a configuration that scans a physical object, acquires OCT signals to form B-scans, uses these B-scans to determine an optimal shift in an axial direction by using total phase error between B-scans, and align B-scans, thereby minimizing effects of motion that may occur during scanning of the physical object. La présente invention concerne le domaine de la tomographie par cohérence ...

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    16. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) System With Improved Motion Contrast

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) System With Improved Motion Contrast

      This disclosure relates to the field of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This disclosure particularly relates to an OCT system with improved motion contrast. This disclosure particularly relates to motion contrast methods for such OCT systems.

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    17. Systems For Optical Imaging Of Biological Tissues

      Systems For Optical Imaging Of Biological Tissues

      A fiber-based polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) system uses a new polarization diversity detection (PDD) scheme and requires no active polarization modulating components. Retardation of the sample can be determined from amplitudes of arbitrarily-oriented x- and y-components of the reflected light. A hybrid custom 50/50 coupler with single-mode fiber inputs and polarization maintaining (PM) fiber outputs combines light from sample and reference arms of an interferometer. Another embodiment provides a system adapted to provide co-registered autofluorescence-optical coherence tomography (AF-OCT) imaging. AF excitation light is introduced and collected AF light is extracted at a fiber optic rotary joint (FORJ ...

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    18. Optical Coherence Tomography System With Multiple Sample Paths

      Optical Coherence Tomography System With Multiple Sample Paths

      Improved optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems are generally described. In an example, an OCT imaging system includes a tunable laser source, an interferometer, a splitter, and a detector. The tunable laser source is configured to provide a wavelength-scanned beam. The interferometer is configured to split the wavelength-scanned beam into a reference beam and an object beam. The splitter is configured to split the object beam into a first path corresponding to an anterior chamber imaging component and a second path corresponding to a retinal imaging component. The detector is configured to detect a signal caused by interference between the ...

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    19. Apparatus And Methods For NON-INVASIVE Assessment Of Transplant Kidney Viability

      Apparatus And Methods For NON-INVASIVE Assessment Of Transplant Kidney Viability

      A kidney viability assessment system (KVAS) is disclosed which provides objective and reliable tests to assess the viability of transplant or donor kidneys in vivo and predict their post-transplant outcomes. KVAS includes an optical device augmented by an intelligent algorithm that can evaluate the viability or quality of the donor kidney in a real-time, non-invasive way. In particular, it includes a handheld optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging device and at least one processor configured for executing a set of instructions corresponding to an automatic image processing algorithm for quantification of kidney microstructures and functions. Handheld OCT can survey the entire ...

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    20. Geographic Atrophy Identification And Measurement

      Geographic Atrophy Identification And Measurement

      Geographic atrophy of the eye can be detected and measured by imaging the eye at a depth greater than the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) at a plurality of locations of the eye, for example, using optical coherence tomography (OCT); determining a ratio of the intensities of imaging signals of a retinal layer(s) with respect to the intensity of imaging signals of a sub-RPE layer(s) at each location; determining representative values based at least in part on the determined ratios; generating a map of the representative values; and identifying diseased areas from the map. Contours and binary maps may ...

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    21. Detection Of Missampled Interferograms In Frequency Domain OCT With A K-CLOCK

      Detection Of Missampled Interferograms In Frequency Domain OCT With A K-CLOCK

      Optical coherence tomography light sources can be non-linear and attempts to linearize them can lead to asynchrony between the light source and A-line scans and missampling in the scans causing signal noise. Accordingly, a system and methods are provided herein to detect missampling by obtaining a plurality of interferograms; providing at least two wavenumber reference signals at different wavenumbers, wherein the wavenumber reference signals comprise attenuated or enhanced portions of each of the plurality of interferograms; aligning each of the plurality of interferograms according to one of the at least two wavenumber reference signals; and for each of the plurality ...

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    22. Characterizing Ablation Lesions Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

      Characterizing Ablation Lesions Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

      Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with characterizing Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) lesions using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) are described. One example method includes acquiring an OCT signal from a Region Of Interest (ROI) in an ablated material. The example method may also include determining whether a lesion was formed by the ablation by analyzing optical properties of the ROI as recorded in the OCT signal.

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    23. Methods and apparatus for swept-source optical coherence tomography

      Methods and apparatus for swept-source optical coherence tomography

      A method and apparatus for tunable filter linearization of a Fourier-Domain Mode Locking (FDML) laser for a SS-OCT comprising the steps of: choosing a fundamental frequency that avoids the mechanical resonance frequencies of a tunable filter; summing two or three harmonically related sinusoids of the fundamental frequency; and tuning the amplitudes and phases of the summed sinusoids to compensate for nonuniformities in amplitude and phase responses of the tunable filter.

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