Patents Examined by David P. Porta
  • Patent number: 10674989
    Abstract: The radiation system includes a radiation device, a computer, and a substrate configured to relay them. The substrate includes a video signal—Ethernet (registered trademark) conversion unit for converting a video signal from the computer into video data into an Ethernet (registered trademark) protocol and an X-ray imaging apparatus communication unit for transmitting the video data to the X-ray imaging apparatus by communications. The substrate and the radiation device are electrically insulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Watanabe, Isao Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10677657
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to contacts for an infrared detector. For example, an infrared imaging device includes a substrate having a first metal layer and an infrared detector array coupled to the substrate via a plurality of contacts. Each contact includes for an embodiment a plurality of metal studs each having a first end and a second end and each disposed between the first metal layer and a second metal layer, wherein the first end of each metal stud is disposed on a portion of the first metal layer that is at least partially on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Kurth, Patrick Franklin
  • Patent number: 10677940
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image sensor comprising: a plurality of packages arranged in a plurality of layers; wherein each of the packages comprises an X-ray detector mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB); wherein the packages are mounted on one or more system PCBs; wherein within an area encompassing a plurality of the X-ray detectors in the plurality of packages, a dead zone of the packages in each of the plurality of layers is shadowed by the packages in the other layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN XPECTVISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peiyan Cao, Yurun Liu
  • Patent number: 10677656
    Abstract: A device is disclosed including a substrate and a floating blinded infrared detector and/or a shunted blinded infrared detector. The floating blinded infrared detector may include an infrared detector coupled to and thermally isolated from the substrate; and a blocking structure disposed above the infrared detector to block external thermal radiation from being received by the infrared detector; and wherein the blocking structure comprises a plurality of openings. The shunted blinded infrared detector may include an additional infrared detector coupled to the substrate; an additional blocking structure disposed above the infrared detector to block external thermal radiation from being received by the additional infrared detector; and a material that thermally couples the additional infrared detector to the substrate and the additional blocking structure. Methods for using and forming the device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Kurth, Chris Chan, Kevin Peters, Patrick Franklin, Robert F. Cannata, James L. Dale, Tommy Marx, David Howard, Jefferson Rose, Michael DeBar
  • Patent number: 10674979
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile C-arm system (C1), at least comprising at least three wheels, at least two wheels each having an electric motor, wherein the electric motor has a stator (S) and a rotor (R), the stator (S) being connected to a wheel suspension (T) of the wheel and the rotor (R) being surrounded peripherally by a running wheel (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Fehre, Alexander Gemmel, Andreas Limmer, Ralf Nanke
  • Patent number: 10674973
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a system for radiation treatment of a tumor allowing for imaging of the tumor and a surrounding region during radiation therapy and to methods of using such a system. In one embodiment, the system includes a number of radiation detectors positioned in an array to detect radiation scattered from the tumor and the surrounding region. A 3-dimensional image of the tumor is reconstructed from the 2-dimensional scattered radiation projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Rush University Medical Center, UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: James Chu, William F. Sensakovic, Damian Bernard, Gage Redler, Steve Wang
  • Patent number: 10670512
    Abstract: The Intrinsic Hyper-Spectral Flow Cytometer (IHSFC) and its associated methodology, improves current flow cytometry by eliminating the need of associated hardware-based elements currently used for spectral data detection. The (IHSFC), rather than using narrow band lasers to excite or interrogate the analytes, the flow stream is excited by a wide wavelength range beam. The raw data generated by the (IHSFC) are as follows; forward light scatter, right angle light scatter, coherent spectral data and non-coherent spectral data. The intrinsic fluorescent spectral components are extracted from the coherent and non-coherent spectral data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Center for Quantitative Cytometry
    Inventors: Abraham Schwartz, Frank Mandy
  • Patent number: 10667781
    Abstract: A CT system includes a rotatable gantry having an opening to receive an object to be scanned, a high-voltage generator, an x-ray tube positioned on the gantry to generate x-rays through the opening, and a pixelated detector positioned on the gantry to receive the x-rays. The system includes a computer programmed to cause the x-ray tube to generate x-rays, at a given high-voltage generator voltage (kV), toward a sub-set of detector pixels when no object is present within the opening, measure an output of the sub-set of detector pixels for a given number of views during the x-ray generation and for a total integration time, and determine a calibration factor based on the measured output and based on a generator feedback current measured during the total integration time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FMI Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Ikhlef, Hongbin Guo
  • Patent number: 10670738
    Abstract: A portable detection apparatus can include a housing, a first detector for detecting ionizing radiation from a first subject and a second detector within the housing for the detecting the background radiation. A shield within the housing can surround the first and second detectors and define a shield aperture around the first and second detectors for radiation from the subject to enter the housing. A radiation blocking member can substantially block at least a portion of the ionizing radiation from reaching the second detector, whereby radiation detected by the second detector comprises substantially only the background radiation. A processor module can be connected to the first and second detectors for determining the amount of ionizing radiation detected by the first detector attributable to secondary radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited / Energie Atomique Du Canada Limitee
    Inventors: Xiongxin Dai, Liqian Li, Guy Jonkmans, Aaron Ho
  • Patent number: 10667697
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of systems and a method to identify orthostatic hypotension and postural-orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. One system includes a head-mounted device configured to measure photoplethysmographic signal (PPG signal) at a region on a user's head, and a head-mounted camera configured to capture images indicative of the user's posture. Additionally, the system includes a computer that calculates systolic and diastolic blood pressure values based on the PPG signal, and identifies orthostatic hypotension based on a drop of systolic blood pressure below a first threshold, and/or a drop of diastolic blood pressure below a second threshold, within a predetermined duration from a transition in the posture from supine to sitting posture, or from sitting to standing posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Ori Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10667693
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide systems, methods, devices, and computer-readable media for interference filter correction based on angle of incidence. In some examples, a sample emits an emission spectrum that is filtered by an emission filter to provide a transmission spectrum. The emission spectrum illuminates the emission filter at multiple angles of incidence. The angles of incidence result in a spectral shifting of the transmission spectrum. Based on this spectral shifting, the intensity of the transmission spectrum is corrected. An image corresponding to the corrected intensity of the transmission spectrum may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Meganck, Joshua Kempner, Matthew Royal
  • Patent number: 10670744
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for indirectly measuring a current of a radiation source. In one embodiment, a method comprises generating a scan dataset by transmitting a radiation from a radiation source directly to a detector; calculating a signal to noise ratio of the scan dataset; and determining a current that was used to generate the scan dataset based on the calculated signal to noise ratio. In this way, current of the radiation source may be evaluated without connecting extra equipment to the radiation source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Moore Boudry, Ariel Friedlander
  • Patent number: 10660590
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a tablet computer unit having a tablet computer and a first connection unit and a gantry of a medical imaging device having a casing and a second connection unit. In at least one embodiment, the casing has a recess, in which the tablet computer unit can be positively mounted. Further, the second connection unit is arranged in a region of the recess such that, via the first connection unit and the second connection unit, a connection can be formed, which counteracts removal of the tablet computer unit from the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Mueller
  • Patent number: 10660592
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a method and an apparatus for recording a 3D data set of an ROI (50) complete in the central layer by using a cone-beam C-arm X-ray apparatus (1) having a cone beam (32) with a cone angle (35) in the plane of the C-arm and having a virtual scan center (51) in the center of the ROI (50), wherein the scan is performed with a trajectory pair situated in the virtual scan center (51) and composed of a focus trajectory and a detector trajectory and wherein the rotational portion (402) of the detector trajectory is formed from piece-wise defined superellipses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Ziehm Imaging GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas König, Christof Fleischmann, Eva-Maria Ilg, Lena Lochner
  • Patent number: 10660591
    Abstract: An examination or treatment facility includes a C-arm, movable along a circular path relative to a bracket supporting the arm. In an embodiment, the C-arm includes a bent carrier with a U-shaped cross-section, movable on a guidance facility provided on the bracket. The carrier is accommodated in a covering part with a C-shaped cross-section. The covering part includes its open side directed toward the guidance facility and is closed via flexible sealing elements, movable apart by the guidance facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Kraemer, Michael Meyer, Martin Seifert
  • Patent number: 10666880
    Abstract: An infrared camera assembly for a vehicle. The assembly includes: a vehicle component having a front surface; a shutterless far-infrared (FIR) camera mounted within the vehicle component, wherein the shutterless FIR camera is utilized to output at least one thermal video stream processed by the autonomous vehicle system; and a protective window disposed on at least a portion of the front surface of the vehicle component, where the protective window is positioned to be aligned with a lens of the FIR camera, so as to allow the shutterless FIR camera to capture images therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Adasky, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleg Kuybeda, Vitaly Kuperman
  • Patent number: 10663617
    Abstract: A downhole tool includes a radiation generator configured to output radiation using electrical power received from a power supply. A first portion of the radiation is emitted into a surrounding sub-surface formation. The downhole tool also includes a radiation detector coupled proximate the radiation generator. The radiation detector includes a micromesh gaseous detector, and the radiation detector is configured to output a measurement signal based at least in part on interaction between a second portion of the radiation output by the radiation generator and the radiation detector. Additionally, the downhole tool includes a control system communicatively coupled to the radiation generator and the radiation detector. The control system is configured to determine measured characteristics of the radiation output from the radiation generator based at least in part on the measurement signal and to control operation of the radiation generator based at least in part on the measured characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mauro Manclossi, Laurent Laval, Christian Stoller
  • Patent number: 10663608
    Abstract: A method and system for calibrating a PET scanner are described. The PET scanner may have a field of view (FOV) and multiple detector rings. A detector ring may have multiple detector units. A line of response (LOR) connecting a first detector unit and a second detector unit of the PET scanner may be determined. The LOR may correlate to coincidence events resulting from annihilation of positrons emitted by a radiation source. A first time of flight (TOF) of the LOR may be calculated based on the coincidence events. The position of the radiation source may be determined. A second TOF of the LOR may be calculated based on the position of the radiation source. A time offset may be calculated based on the first TOF and the second TOF. The first detector unit and the second detector unit may be calibrated based on the time offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinyu Lyu, Qixiang Zhang, Wenbing Song, Zijun Ji, Weiping Liu
  • Patent number: 10656288
    Abstract: A radiation detector includes an array of detector pixels each including an array of detector cells. Each detector cell includes a photodiode biased in a breakdown region and digital circuitry coupled with the photodiode and configured to output a first digital value in a quiescent state and a second digital value responsive to photon detection by the photodiode. Digital triggering circuitry is configured to output a trigger signal indicative of a start of an integration time period responsive to a selected number of one or more of the detector cells transitioning from the first digital value to the second digital value. Readout digital circuitry accumulates a count of a number of transitions of detector cells of the array of detector cells from the first digital state to the second digital state over the integration time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Frach, Klaus Fiedler
  • Patent number: 10653370
    Abstract: A system includes a gantry of a medical imaging apparatus. In an embodiment, the gantry includes an X-ray source, and a radiation protection booth, which can be installed or suspended relative to the gantry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Lerch, Matthias May, Carsten Thierfelder