Patents Represented by Attorney Joseph T. Cohen
  • Patent number: 4182173
    Abstract: A duplex imaging system with a common transducer array for both modes of operation satisfies the conflicting bandwidth requirements by single impulse excitation of the transducer in B-scan imaging operation to generate a wide bandwidth ultrasound pulse and multiple impulse excitation at the emission frequency in Doppler mode operation to generate a narrow bandwidth ultrasound phase. The multiple impulse excitation has a variable repetition frequency depending on range to a sample volume and velocity of blood flow. A Doppler modality, in which the frequency shift of echoes caused by flow of blood is measured to derive the flow velocity, is incorporated into a sector scanner with little additional complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Emmanuel Papadofrangakis, John A. Fakiris, William E. Engeler
  • Patent number: 4182010
    Abstract: A matrix deflector, for deflecting an electron beam passing therethrough, is fabricated of a pair of members of photosensitive insulating material which are each exposed to a pattern of photons, and then developed to form a pattern of substantially parallel slots through each member; the members are positioned one above the other with the slots thereof orthogonally arrayed. The slots diverge in the direction of electron beam passage through each member to provide an exit aperture wider than the entrance aperture and prevent the deflected beam from striking the edge of the lens member at maximum deflection. The apertures form a set of parallel bars which are coated with a conductive material to facilitate production of deflecting electrostatic fields within each slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Charles Q. Lemmond
  • Patent number: 4181899
    Abstract: Harmonic generation in a nonlinear crystal, arising out of high power optical energy produced by a neodymium-doped glass laser operating at 1.06 micrometers wavelength, is normally limited by crystal self-heating due to thermal-optical effects that cause phase-mismatch and reduce conversion efficiency. This limitation is overcome by tuning the laser wavelength to compensate for the phase-mismatch and thereby permit improved conversion efficiency for harmonic generation. The tuning is varied in accordance with sensed crystal temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Yung S. Liu
  • Patent number: 4181501
    Abstract: A diagnostic device is described employing a solid, rigid diagnostic substrate (having as a part thereof an exposed layer of first immunologically reactive biological particles) in combination with means spaced therefrom for containing a solution of second immunologically reactive biological particles specific to the first particles. Preferably these elements are arranged with the layer of first immunologically reactive biological particles on a glass slide having a metallized surface and facing the containing means with spacing therebetween. This spacing defines a wedge-shaped volume for containing test fluid. With a test fluid in place, after allowing diffusion to occur for a predetermined period of time, the extent of formation of a layer of the second particles (i.e., a second layer) on the first layer is determined. If such a second layer develops, this determination can be related to the concentration of first particles in the test fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles R. Keese, Ivar Giaever, William J. Ward, III
  • Patent number: 4181505
    Abstract: Extensive development of deformation bands in diamond crystals results from subjecting diamond material properly confined to reduce or eliminate brittle fracture thereof to the simultaneous application of high pressure and temperature in a defined region on the carbon phase diagram, the pressures and temperatures being incapable of bringing about significant crystal-to-crystal bonding of diamond. Plastic deformation resulting in work-hardening of these diamonds can be made to occur at temperatures as low as 900.degree. C. at pressures of about 60 kb. A work-hardened diamond for use in a single-point diamond tool would, for example, be prepared by embedding the diamond in diamond powder to fill the volume thereby inhibiting brittle fracture of the diamond being work-hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert C. De Vries, Francis P. Bundy, Robert H. Wentorf, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4181641
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solution consisting essentially of a liquid ether solvent and dissolved therein a polyetheramide-acid-imide prepared by reacting at least one aromatic bis(ether anhydride) with at least one organic diamine. Also disclosed is a process for preparing the solution wherein the reaction is carried out in the ether solvent. The solution may be employed as a wire coating enamel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Edith M. Boldebuck, Eugene G. Banucci
  • Patent number: 4180807
    Abstract: A charge transfer circuit of the type including first and second capacitors separated by a charge transfer MOSFET is disclosed. The disclosure includes the description of a circuit which compensates for variations in the threshold voltage of the charge transfer MOSFET such that the magnitude of the charge packet transferred from the first to the second capacitor is substantially independent of changes in the magnitude of the threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles W. Eichelberger, Walter J. Butler
  • Patent number: 4180763
    Abstract: Novel geometries for high intensity discharge solenoidal electric field lamps are disclosed providing good coupling between the magnetic fields within the ferrite and the plasma discharge. In addition, the geometries provide for good heat sinking and cooling capabilities as well as escape of most of the generated light. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of toroidal shaped ferrite cores are arranged about the high intensity discharge tube, the tube being threaded through the holes in the toroidal ferrite cores. In accordance with another embodiment of the present invention, a bundle of ferrite rods is disposed through the hole of a toroidal shaped discharge tube, the packing density of the ferrite rods in the bundle being less than one hundred percent efficient whereby channels for cooling air are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John M. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4180792
    Abstract: A linear transducer array with low overall side lobe sensitivity for use in steered beam imagers has a different interelement spacing for transmit than for receive, and preferably has a shorter transmit array with elements spaced at one-half wavelength as the center portion of a longer receive array whose unit elements are spaced at a full wavelength. Two or more elements in the center portion can be coupled together to a receiving channel to maintain constant spacing for the receive aperture in a 100% active transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Frank L. Lederman, Jerome J. Tiemann
  • Patent number: 4179898
    Abstract: A vapor compression cycle device is described which includes a multi-component working fluid mixture, condensing heat exchanger and an associated vapor-liquid separator connected to the compressor, a high-pressure liquid accumulator connected to the condenser and associated separator, a flow restricting device connected to the condenser and associated separator, an evaporating heat exchanger and associated low-pressure accumulator connected to the flow restricting device, and the evaporating heat exchanger and low-pressure accumulator connected to the compressor. A method is described also to modulating the capacity of such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Himanshu B. Vakil
  • Patent number: 4180737
    Abstract: A solid state x-ray detector has a scintillator element converting x-ray flux to fluorescence photons, a photosensor detecting the x-ray induced fluorescence of the scintillator, and collimator plates of a high atomic number material and having thickened end regions disposed toward the x-ray source to prevent the x-ray flux from impinging upon the edge region of a misaligned scintillator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jack D. Kingsley
  • Patent number: 4180685
    Abstract: 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethane can be dehydrohalogenated to 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) ethylene by treating the former with a dehydrochlorinating agent consisting of liquid methyl amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Michael R. MacLaury
  • Patent number: 4180791
    Abstract: A curved transducer array or a flat array with an acoustic converging lens functions as a fixed focus physical lens and is focused near maximum range. At longer ranges the full aperture is utilized for good resolution, and at shorter ranges up to a specified fraction of maximum range improved resolution is achieved by a dynamic aperture control which increases the array aperture by steps by switching in more transducer elements. This simplified sector scanner does not require dynamic electronic focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jerome J. Tiemann
  • Patent number: 4180790
    Abstract: A B-scan ultrasonic imager such as a single-sector scanner has a dynamic aperture and focus control to attain improved lateral resolution especially at ranges less than the maximum array aperture. As the range from which echoes are being received propagates out, the array aperture during each echo reception period is increased by steps by switching in more elements of the total transducer array. At least one adjustment of receiving channel time delays is made to dynamically focus the echoes at different focal points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Charles E. Thomas
  • Patent number: 4179395
    Abstract: Dichroic liquid crystal compositions for use in displays are mixtures of a liquid crystal host material and at least one of a plurality of dyes each having a plurality of azo (--N.dbd.N--) bonding groups and a high order parameter. The dichroic liquid crystal compositions each provide a contrast ratio on the order of 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Herbert S. Cole, Jr., Siegfried Aftergut
  • Patent number: 4179548
    Abstract: Urethanes of hydroxybenzotriazoles and hydroxybenzophenones which can be chemically modified upon heating have been found useful in imparting weather resistance to plastic substrates when applied as part of a UV curable resin which can be subsequently heated after cure. UV curable resins containing such urethanes and the use of such resins to treat thermoplastic substrates are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Siegfried H. Schroeter, Daniel R. Olson
  • Patent number: 4178522
    Abstract: In infrared detection and imaging systems circuits are provided for removing the high background thermal component of signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Donald J. MacLennan, Edwin E. Morris
  • Patent number: 4178192
    Abstract: Titanium, aluminum, lithium, magnesium and calcium are metal wetting agents which are capable of reducing the oxide of a semiconductor material naturally occurring, deposited or grown on a body of the semiconductor material and increasing the solubility of oxygen in gold, silver and tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Anthony, Harvey E. Cline
  • Patent number: 4178519
    Abstract: Input structures are described for sampling an analog signal and providing charge samples in accordance therewith to charge transfer devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William E. Engeler, Richard D. Baertsch
  • Patent number: 4178466
    Abstract: Phenyl trichloro-ethanes can be prepared by reacting chloral with a phenol compound, such as phenol itself or 2,6-xylenol in HF, which acts both as a catalyst and solvent medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Russell A. Gardner, Charles M. Orlando