Patents Assigned to Analogic Corporation
  • Patent number: 10921467
    Abstract: A detector array is provided for detecting radiation photons. The detector array includes a phosphor screen that converts radiation photons into light energy. The detector array includes a photodiode array having a plurality of photodiodes that convert the light energy into electrical charge. A first photodiode of the plurality of photodiodes is spaced apart from a second photodiode of the plurality of photodiodes to define a non-detection region. The phosphor screen overlies the first photodiode, the second photodiode, and the non-detection region between the first photodiode and the second photodiode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Ruvin Deych, Vladan Ristanovic, David Schafer
  • Patent number: 10918345
    Abstract: An assembly for a system includes a rotatable drum defining a bore and configured for rotation about an object positioned within the bore, a support structure configured to support the rotatable drum during a rotation of the drum, a first radial air bearing disposed between the rotatable drum and the support structure and positioned proximate to a first distal end of the rotatable drum, and a second radial air bearing disposed between the rotatable drum and the support structure and positioned proximate to a second, opposite distal end of the rotatable drum. The first radial air bearing and the second radial air bearing are located at different longitudinal positions along a longitudinal axis of the rotatable drum and the first radial air bearing and the second radial air bearing are configured to levitate the rotatable drum relative to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Knox
  • Patent number: 10872409
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for visually augmenting regions within images are provided herein. An image of an object, such as a bag, is segmented to identify an item (e.g., a metal gun barrel). Features of the item are extracted from voxels representing the item within the image (e.g., voxels within a first region), such as a size, shape, density, and orientation of the item. Response to the features of the item matching predefined features of a target item to detect, one or more additional regions are identified, such as a second region proximate to the first region based upon a location of the second region corresponding to where a connected part of the item (e.g., a plastic handle of the gun) is predicted to be located. The one or more regions are visually distinguished within the image from other regions (e.g., colored, highlighted, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ANALOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Schafer
  • Patent number: 10849581
    Abstract: Among other things, a guide unit and a radiation system including a guide unit are provided. The guide unit limits axial movement of a rotatable structure supporting a radiation source and a detector array of the radiation system. Embodiments of the guide unit include a frame member configured to be supported by a stationary unit that forms a portion of the radiation system. A guide wheel coupled to the frame member is configured to roll along a periphery of the rotatable structure of the radiation system as the rotatable structure supporting the radiation source and the detector array is rotated about an axis of rotation during operation of the radiation system. A wheel adjustment system coupled to the frame member linearly translates the guide wheel toward the periphery of the rotatable structure supported by the stationary unit of the radiation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Steven D. Weed, Andrew Alvino
  • Publication number: 20200371267
    Abstract: Scanning systems may include a stator, a rotor supporting at least one radiation source and at least one radiation detector rotatable with the rotor, and a motivator operatively connected to the rotor. The stator, the rotor, the at least one radiation source, and the at least one radiation detector may be located within a housing. A conveyor system may extend through the housing and the rotor. A shielding system including a series of independently movable energy shields sized, shaped, and positioned to at least partially occlude a pathway along which the conveyor system extends may extend from an entrance to the housing, through the rotor, to an exit from the housing. A control system may be configured to cause the shielding system to automatically and dynamically move individual energy shields in response to advancement of one or more objects supported on the conveyor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicants: Analogic Corporation, Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Weed, Patrick Splinter
  • Patent number: 10802166
    Abstract: A detector array for a radiation system includes a radiation detection sub-assembly, a routing sub-assembly, and an electronics sub-assembly. The routing sub-assembly is disposed between the radiation detection sub-assembly and the electronics sub-assembly and includes one or more layers of shielding material. For example, the routing sub-assembly may include a printed circuit board having embedded therein a shielding material configured to shield the electronics sub-assembly from at least some radiation. In some embodiments, the shielding material defines at least one opening through which a conductive element(s) passes to deliver signals between the radiation detection sub-assembly and the electronics sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Randy Luhta, Lane Marsden, Ruvin Deych, Jeffrey Greenwald, Martin Choquette, Christopher David Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10782441
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection system includes at least one display monitor and a console. The console includes at least two different visualization algorithms and a processor. The processor is configured to process volumetric image data with a first of the at least two different visualization algorithms and produce a first processed volumetric image. The processor is further configured to process the volumetric image data with a second of the at least two different visualization algorithms and produce a second processed volumetric image. The processor is further configured to concurrently display the first and second processed volumetric image data via the display monitor. The volumetric image data is indicative of a scanned object and items therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Brennan, William Davidson, Patrick Splinter
  • Patent number: 10761219
    Abstract: A dual-energy detector array for a radiation system is provided. The dual-energy detector array includes a circuit board assembly having a first side and a second side. A first conversion package is coupled to the first side of the circuit board assembly and has a first effective photon energy. A second conversion package is coupled to the second side of the circuit board assembly and has a second effective photon energy different than the first effective photon energy. A radiation filtering material is disposed within the circuit board assembly between the first conversion package and the second conversion package. The radiation filtering material attenuates at least some of the radiation photons impinging thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Ruvin Deych, Martin Choquette, Christopher David Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 10697903
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems for generating a three-dimensional combined image is provided. A three-dimensional test image of a test item is combined with a three-dimensional article image of an article that is undergoing a radiation examination to generate the three-dimensional combined image. A first selection region of the three-dimensional article image is selected. The three-dimensional test image of the test item is inserted within the first selection region. Although the test item is not actually comprised within the article under examination, the three-dimensional combined image is intended to cause the test item to appear to be comprised within the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Zhaolin Li, David Lieblich
  • Patent number: 10663989
    Abstract: A micro channel device processing apparatus includes a heating/cooling chamber configured to receive at least a sub-portion of a micro channel device and a fluid control system that controls a flow of a heating/cooling fluid in the chamber. A method includes controlling a temperature of a sample carried by a micro channel device installed in a micro channel device processing apparatus via a heating/cooling chamber of the processing apparatus. A micro channel device processing apparatus includes a heating/cooling chamber configured to receive a micro channel device carrying a sample and means for controlling a temperature of the sample in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: Louis Poulo
  • Patent number: 10636128
    Abstract: Provided are one or more systems and/or techniques for filtering noise from a space-variant image. For each of the plurality of pixels included in the space-variant image, a variance of the pixel is detected, and a variance reduction power is generated based on a relationship between the detected variance of the pixel and a target variance specified by a user. At least a first defined kernel is selected from a database populated with a plurality of defined kernels that are available to be selected for filtering the image data for the pixel. The image data for the pixel is recursively filtered during a plurality of filter iterations to cause the variance of the pixel to approach the target variance. The first defined kernel is applied to the image data for the pixel during at least one of the filter iterations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Zamyatin
  • Patent number: 10607771
    Abstract: Axisymmetric solid of revolution derivable from section at FIG. 5 is generally toroidal with electric current(s) in windings preferably flowing circumferentially along major circle(s) during power coupling device operation. Current(s) in windings, current(s) in half-shields, and the volume of space swept out by shield airgap(s) emerge from plane of paper perpendicularly at FIG. 5, but as these emerge therefrom, they curve to follow toroidal major circle(s). Core regions preferably shunt and align magnetic flux such that magnetic field lines escape therefrom primarily only in region(s) of core airgap(s) and such that magnetic flux loops lie in planes of toroidal minor circle(s). Half-shield(s) preferably have electrically conductive material(s) distributed therein as is sufficient to substantially cancel magnetic flux lines impinging thereon before effects of such impinging magnetic flux lines would reach shield airgap(s) and/or outer surface(s) of half-shields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: John Dobbs
  • Patent number: 10598802
    Abstract: Among other things, a detector unit for a radiation detector array is provided. The detector unit includes a radiation detection sub-assembly including a scintillator and a photodetector array. A first routing layer is coupled to the photodetector array of the radiation detection sub-assembly at a first surface of the routing layer. An electronics assembly includes an analog-to-digital converter that converts an analog signal to a digital signal. A second routing layer is disposed between the A/D converter and the first routing layer. A shielding element is disposed between the A/D converter and the second routing layer. The shielding element shields the A/D converter from the radiation photons. The second routing layer couples the electronics sub-assembly to the first routing layer. A first coupling element couples the A/D converter to the second routing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Randy Luhta, Chris Vrettos
  • Patent number: 10575795
    Abstract: Provided are one or more systems and/or techniques for mitigating motion artifacts in a computed tomography image of an anatomical object. Extended scan data is received and includes projections and backprojections acquired for parallel rays emitted by a radiation source at different angular locations within a first range of source angles. The projections and the backprojections are compared to identify differences between the projections and the backprojections at the different angular locations. Movement of the anatomical object during acquisition of the extended scan data at the different angular locations is quantified, and short scan data is identified. The short set includes a subset of the extended scan data acquired at different locations within a second range of source angles where the quantified movement of the anatomical object is less than a movement threshold. The computed tomography image of the anatomical object is reconstructed from the short scan data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Zamyatin, Basak Ulker Karbeyaz
  • Patent number: 10539687
    Abstract: Among other things, a detector array (300) for a radiation imaging system is provided. The detector array comprises a plurality of detector elements. Respective detector elements comprise, among other things, a scintillator (304) and a photodetector (306). In some embodiments, a scintillator is shared amongst two or more of the detector elements. In some embodiments, little to no reflective material, configured to mitigate cross-talk between detector elements, is situated between two or more detector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Ruvin Deych, Andrew Litvin, Vladan Ristanovic
  • Patent number: 10527738
    Abstract: A detector array (118) for a radiation system includes first and second detector cells (202, 250). The first detector cell (202) includes a first scintillator (220) that converts a radiation photon (226) impinging the first scintillator (220) into first light energy (230), and a first solar cell (212) that converts the first light energy (230) into first electrical energy. The second detector cell (250) includes a second scintillator (270) that converts a radiation photon (276) impinging the second scintillator (270) into second light energy (280). The first scintillator (220) includes a first detection surface (224) through which the radiation photon (226) impinging the first scintillator (220) enters the first scintillator (220). The second scintillator (270) includes a second detection surface (274) through which the radiation photon (276) impinging the second scintillator (270) enters the second scintillator (270).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Hans J. Weedon, David Schafer, Peter Daniel Shippen
  • Publication number: 20190384260
    Abstract: A servo control module for a motion control system with a plurality of individual servo control modules. The servo control module includes a single axis servo drive. The servo control module further includes a set of input pins configured to receive motor state information of motors controlled by single axis servo drives of all of the other of the plurality of servo control modules over a dedicated inter-drive network each servo update cycle. The servo control module further includes a set of output pins configured to transmit the motor state information of a motor controlled by the single axis servo drive and the received state information over the inter-drive network of motors each servo update cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Glow
  • Publication number: 20190374175
    Abstract: Provided are one or more systems and/or techniques for mitigating motion artifacts in a computed tomography image of an anatomical object. Extended scan data is received and includes projections and backprojections acquired for parallel rays emitted by a radiation source at different angular locations within a first range of source angles. The projections and the backprojections are compared to identify differences between the projections and the backprojections at the different angular locations. Movement of the anatomical object during acquisition of the extended scan data at the different angular locations is quantified, and short scan data is identified. The short set includes a subset of the extended scan data acquired at different locations within a second range of source angles where the quantified movement of the anatomical object is less than a movement threshold. The computed tomography image of the anatomical object is reconstructed from the short scan data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Zamyatin, Basak Ulker Karbeyaz
  • Patent number: 10503573
    Abstract: A method for verifying an ILS signal for DNA processing includes obtaining the ILS signal, determining acquisition times between peaks of the ILS signal, obtaining acquisition times between peaks in reference ILS information for the ILS signal, and verifying the ILS signal based on the ILS acquisition times and the reference ILS acquisitions times. An ILS signal processor includes a false peak remover that removes any false peaks in an ILS signal and a signal verifier that verifies the ILS signal includes only true peaks based on reference ILS information for the ILS signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ANALOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ching Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 10485513
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an ultrasound portion configured to acquire an image of a region of interest of a subject. The apparatus further includes an instrument carrying portion configured to carry and employ an instrument to perform a procedure at the region of interest based on the image. The ultrasound and instrument carrying portions are enclosed in the same enclosure. The apparatus, including both the ultrasound portion and instrument carrying portion, is configured to be transported and operated via at least a single hand of a user of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: John P. O'Connor, James W. Green