Patents Examined by Don K. Wong
  • Patent number: 12036052
    Abstract: A radiation monitoring system includes a patient support apparatus. A radiation sensor assembly is operably coupled to the patient support apparatus. The radiation sensor assembly includes a radiation sensor and a first controller. The radiation sensor senses radiation data corresponding to a radiation dose received by a patient. A management system includes a second controller that stores a patient profile database. The second controller is communicatively coupled with the first controller. The first controller communicates the radiation data to the second controller for storage in the patient profile database to monitor the radiation dose received by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Baxter Medical Systems GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Schmotz, Mattes Papendieck, Dieter Ceglarz
  • Patent number: 12036054
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method with which an imaged range in the past can be reproduced with high precision. In accordance with certain embodiments, an X-ray CT apparatus includes a camera-image producing section for producing a first camera image of a patient, a landmark fixing section for fixing a landmark with reference to a chest of the patient, and an imaged-range defining section for defining a first imaged range in a first scan based on landmark data representing the landmark. The camera-image producing section acquires a second camera image of the patient in a follow-up examination, the landmark fixing section fixes a second landmark with reference to the chest of the patient contained in the second image, and the imaged-range defining section defines second imaged range in a second scan based on landmark data representing the landmarks, and imaged-range data representing the first imaged range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Imai, Yoshihiro Oda, Ayako Matsumi
  • Patent number: 12031915
    Abstract: An example device includes an array of sensor modules. A sensor module includes a body to be positioned in alignment with a planar target, a light source coupled to the body to emit light to the planar target along a source optical path, and a plurality of light sensors coupled to the body. Each light sensor is to sense a different wavelength of light received from the planar target along a sensor optical path. The sensor optical path is different from the source optical path. The bodies of the array of sensor modules are arranged in a planar tiling pattern with respect to a longitudinal axis of the planar target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Govyadinov, Brett E. Dahlgren, Brian John Keefe
  • Patent number: 12023187
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for imaging a system. The system may be operated to acquire image data of a subject in one or more manners. The image data acquired may be used to various purposes, such as generating an image for display, navigating a procedure, or other appropriate procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Patent number: 12016712
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for making an anti-scatter grid for a radiographic imaging device identifiable. A method for providing an anti-scatter grid (100) for a radiographic imaging device comprises forming, by an additive manufacturing process, a grid pattern (110) in accordance with a product specification of the anti-scatter grid (100) to be provided; and forming, by an additive manufacturing process, a number of structural modifications (121) in or at the grid pattern in a manner making the number of structural modifications (121) image-based recognizable when the anti-scatter grid (100) is viewed according to its intended use in a viewing direction from a radiation source of the radiographic imaging device, and in a unique identification pattern (120) creating a unique identifier to make the anti-scatter grid to be provided identifiable among one or more others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Maria Jacobs, Lester Donald Miller, Nishant Singh, Bernd Menser
  • Patent number: 12019205
    Abstract: Examples are directed toward systems and methods relating to security screening. For example, a screening system includes a sensor array to sense a gravitational field caused by an item, and a conveyor to convey the item through sensing positions for scanning by the sensor array. A controller acquires weight measurement information from sensor elements, and gravitational measurement information from the sensor array. The conveyor incrementally advances the item through additional sensing positions to acquire weight measurement information and gravitational measurement information. The controller performs tomographic reconstruction to generate a tomographic image of the item, using a generated weight map as a static weight input vector and using a generated mass map as a static mass input vector for the tomographic reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: James Henry Remer
  • Patent number: 12022228
    Abstract: Digital Tomosynthesis (DT) is a type of limited angle tomography providing the benefits of 3D imaging. Much like Computerized Tomography (CT), DT allows greater detection of 3D structures by viewing one slice at a time. In contrast to CT, the DT projection dataset is incomplete, which violates the tomographic sufficiency conditions and results in limited angle artefacts in the reconstructed images. The present invention provides a method of producing a tomogram in which reconstruction is performed along lines on the x-ray detector panel 20 defined by a point on the detector panel 20 closest to a point location of the x-ray emitter 10, to a location of a respective pixel on the perimeter of the x-ray detector panel 20. In this way, artefact reduction is achieved, particularly at higher cone beam angles, and at lower stand-off distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: ADAPTIX LTD
    Inventor: Vadim Soloviev
  • Patent number: 12011613
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the automatic generation and optimization of radiation therapy treatment plans, and systems and methods for the automatic generation and optimization of an adapted plan in an adaptive radiation therapy workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Jarkko Peltola, Pauli Suhonen, Christopher Boylan, Stephen Thompson, Esa Kuusela
  • Patent number: 12011310
    Abstract: The technology relates to a methods and systems for improving medical imaging procedures. An example method includes receiving a first set of quality metrics for a plurality of medical images acquired at a first imaging facility; receiving a second set of quality metrics for a second plurality of medical images acquired at a second imaging facility; comparing the first set of quality metrics to the second set of quality metrics; based on the comparison of the first set of quality metrics to the second set of quality metrics, generating a benchmark for at least one metric in the first set of quality metrics and the second set of quality metrics; generating facility data based on the generated benchmark and the first set of quality metrics; and sending the facility data to the first imaging facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin J. Wong, Venkateswara Vaddineni, Akshay Mani, Nikolaos Gkanatsios, John Laviola
  • Patent number: 12004885
    Abstract: An x-ray tomography system which can generate a qualitative 3D image of a region of interest using a an x-ray source, the x-ray source configured to emit x-ray radiation at the region of interest. The x-ray radiation or the x-ray source or the relative position of the x ray source configured to be moved in a two dimensional plane. An x-ray detector including a plurality of detector elements arranged in a two dimensional plane opposite the x-ray source, the x-ray detector configured to detect x-ray radiation after attenuation by the subject and provide an indication of the detected x-rays. And a processor configured to receive the indication of the detected x-rays and resolve the detected x-ray radiation into a three dimensional image. The three dimensional image is qualitative in nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Xenselab, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Zhao, YongSheng Chao
  • Patent number: 12007549
    Abstract: A novel Passive Color Night Vision (PCNV) that provides a fully integrated dynamically controlled passive color night vision algorithm to work in both daylight or in low light conditions. The PCNV can dynamically switch or adjust between lighted vision and night vision. The PCNV is a passive solution that does not require active illumination by the use of an IR emitter diode as found in the prior art night vision solutions. Visible and IR spectrum composite image data manipulation is performed to achieve true color in low light conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: FYOTECH LLC
    Inventor: Hans H. Uhlig
  • Patent number: 12004889
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a medical imaging system having a detector array. In one example, the detector array may include a plurality of adjustable imaging detectors, each of the plurality of adjustable imaging detectors including a detector unit, each detector unit having a plurality of rows of detector modules, wherein the plurality of adjustable imaging detectors may be arranged on an annular gantry, the annular gantry configured for rotation about an axis of a cylindrical aperture of the annular gantry, the axis extending a length of the cylindrical aperture, and wherein each of the plurality of adjustable imaging detectors may be disposed within the cylindrical aperture and may extend orthogonally toward the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Bouhnik
  • Patent number: 11998371
    Abstract: A compression paddle with a plurality of markers is advanced towards a patient's breast which has been positioned on a support platform for an imaging procedure. An initial position of the compression paddle is detected relative to the support platform when a portion of the breast is contacted. An initial marker is identified which is associated with a feature of the breast when the compression paddle is in the initial position. A compression target marker is based at least in part on the initial position and the initial marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn St. Pierre, Alan Rego, Richard Gladwin Edwards, Joseph Vartolone, Timothy Wells
  • Patent number: 11992704
    Abstract: A method of radiotherapy treatment planning for particle-based arc treatment comprises the steps of determining (S11; S21) an initial set of candidate energy layers, performing a calculation on the initial set, determining (S13; S23), based on the outcome of said calculation, at least one additional energy layer to produce an expanded candidate layer set, wherein the at least one additional energy layer involves an energy level that has not previously been used adding (S14; S24) the at least one additional energy to the initial set, to produce an expanded candidate energy layer set optimizing (S16; S26) a radiotherapy treatment plan based on the expanded candidate layer set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Raysearch Laboratories AB (publ)
    Inventors: Bjorn Andersson, Cecilia Battinelli, Rasmus Bokrantz
  • Patent number: 11994647
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to determining holdup compensated formation saturation while refraining from calculating holdup. Inelastic gamma spectrum data for an inelastic gamma spectrum generated downhole in a wellbore can be accessed. Further, capture gamma spectrum data for one or more capture gamma spectrums generated downhole in the wellbore can be accessed. A model that accounts for holdup measurement can be applied to both the inelastic gamma spectrum data and the capture gamma spectrum data to identify a compensated oil saturation for a formation surrounding at least a portion of the wellbore based on both the inelastic gamma spectrum and the one or more capture gamma spectrums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Mayir Mamtimin, Jeffrey James Crawford, Weijun Guo
  • Patent number: 11986338
    Abstract: A mobile radiography apparatus includes a hybrid power supply system which includes batteries of different types. Each of the different type batteries is configured to supply electric power to a different portion of the mobile radiography apparatus. The different electric power supply characteristics of each the different battery types is matched to a corresponding power demand characteristic of one of the different portions of the mobile radiography apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Jangho Park
  • Patent number: 11986334
    Abstract: To provide a technique with which an operator, when talking into a microphone, can recognize whether or not his/her voice is being output from a speaker in a scan room, a CT apparatus 1 has: an operator microphone 41 installed in an operation room R2 for receiving a voice of an operator 81; a patient microphone 2 installed in a scan room R1 for receiving a voice of a patient 80; a speaker 50 installed in the operation room R2 for outputting the voice of the patient 80 received by the patient microphone 2; a speaker 5 installed in the scan room R1 for outputting the voice of the operator 81 received by the operator microphone 41; and a light-emitting section 31 for informing, in the case that the patient microphone 2 has received the voice of the operator 81 output from the speaker 5, the operator 81 that his/her voice is being output from the speaker 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Naoki Ariyama, Yoshio Takaichi
  • Patent number: 11991812
    Abstract: A radiation imaging system includes a radiation source and a notifying unit. The radiation source is for still image shooting and moving image shooting performed by the radiation imaging system to obtain image data of a subject. The notifying unit notifies whether a type of imaging to be performed is the still image shooting or the moving image shooting in a mode in which the type is instinctively recognizable by at least one of sense of sight, sense of hearing, and sense of touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Nishijima, Tetsu Hosoki, Nobuyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 11977038
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus for inspecting an inspection target object, includes an X-ray generation tube having a target including an X-ray generation portion that generates X-rays by irradiation with an electron beam, and configured to emit X-rays to the inspection target object, and a plurality of X-ray detectors, wherein each of the plurality of X-ray detectors detects X-rays emitted from a foreign substance existing on an inspection target surface of the inspection target object irradiated with the X-rays from the X-ray generation portion and totally reflected by the inspection target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeo Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 11974872
    Abstract: The present apparatus, system, and method relate to reliably capturing multiple x-ray images for later combination. A radiation detection cabinet is positioned proximally to a radiation emitter. The cabinet includes a detector that is movable and may be locked into a plurality of positions. Indicia on the face of the cabinet provide an indication of radiation detection zones. The zones overlap such that images captured by the detector also overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Steven A. Gdula