Patents Examined by Jurie Yun
  • Patent number: 11938344
    Abstract: Provided is a method of positioning a patient for radiation treatment and/or of monitoring a position of the patient during radiation treatment. The method includes providing surface data from a 3D surface scanner indicative of a surface of a body part of the patient to be irradiated in the radiation treatment. Surface data are calibrated with respect to a relative position of the 3D surface scanner and an isocenter position of a radiation treatment apparatus. A beam path of a radiation beam is determined based on planning data for the radiation treatment and intersected with a part of the surface of the patient represented by the surface data. Further, at least a first portion of the patient's surface located inside the beam path and/or at least a second portion of the patient's surface located outside the beam path is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Hagen Kaiser, Michael Stead
  • Patent number: 11935351
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a paper sheet processing apparatus includes a conveyance mechanism which conveys a paper sheet with fluorescent ink print information along a conveyance path, a fluorescence reference member including a fluorescent material and arranged to oppose to the conveyance path, a light source device which irradiates the fluorescence reference member with excitation light, and an imaging device which images the fluorescence emission of the fluorescence reference member and acquires an image including a contour of the paper sheet passing over the fluorescence reference member and an image of the fluorescent ink print information of the paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Kure, Takahisa Nakano, Seiji Ikari
  • Patent number: 11918399
    Abstract: A control device including: at least one processor, wherein the processor is configured control an image projection unit which projects a projection image onto a projection surface of a compression member and an irradiation field projection unit which projects a range of an irradiation field of radiation using visible light in a mammography apparatus which irradiates a breast compressed by the compression member with the radiation to capture a radiographic image such that projection of the projection image and projection of the range of the irradiation field are switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Shinichiro Konno, Yoshie Fujimoto, Shunsuke Kodaira
  • Patent number: 11918400
    Abstract: A control device including: at least one processor that is configured to detect whether or not compression of a breast by a compression member in a mammography apparatus is completed and perform control to direct an image projection unit, which projects a projection image onto a projection surface of the compression member, to stop the projection of the projection image onto the projection surface in a case in which it is detected that the compression is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshie Fujimoto, Shinichiro Konno, Shunsuke Kodaira
  • Patent number: 11911198
    Abstract: An x-ray imaging apparatus 10 comprising a support structure 100, the support structure supporting two separate x-ray emitting apparatus, a first x-ray emitting apparatus 130 comprising an x-ray emitter arranged for producing 2D tomosynthesis images, and a second x-ray emitting apparatus 140 comprising an array of distributed x-ray emitters arranged for producing 3D tomosynthesis images, the first and second x-ray emitting apparatus moveable relative to the support structure and arranged such that, in use, one of the first and second x-ray emitting apparatus is moveable into an operative position whereby x-rays are emitted therefrom towards a target 200, and simultaneously the other of the first and second x-ray emitting apparatus is movable into an inoperative position whereby x-rays are not emitted therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ADAPTIX LTD
    Inventors: Mark Evans, Conrad Dirckx
  • Patent number: 11904187
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising: generating multiple radiation beams respectively from multiple locations toward an object and an image sensor, wherein the image sensor comprises an array of multiple active areas, and gaps among the multiple active areas, and capturing multiple partial images of the object with the image sensor using respectively radiations of the multiple radiation beams that have passed through and interacted with the object, wherein each point of the object is captured in at least one partial image of the multiple partial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Peiyan Cao, Yurun Liu
  • Patent number: 11894160
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for performing X-ray scans with a single line of sight using a lens array for capturing the light field of the X-rays are described. In one example aspect, an X-ray optical system includes a primary optics subsection positioned to receive incoming X-rays after traversal through an object and to redirect the received incoming X-rays onto an intermediate image plane. The system also includes a microlens array positioned at or close to the intermediate image plane to receive at least some of the received incoming X-rays after redirection by the primary optics subsection to diffract the X-rays that are incident thereupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Bernard J. Kozioziemski
  • Patent number: 11890127
    Abstract: A device (10) for controlling an image acquisition of a multi-slice computed tomography system (1), MSCT, is disclosed. The device comprises an input (11) for receiving projection image data from the MSCT (1), an output (12) for controlling operation of the MSCT (1) and a processor (13). The processor (13) is adapted for controlling the MSCT to acquire a large volume localizer radiograph, and for defining an organ region in the localizer radiograph that delimits an organ of interest. The processor is adapted for acquiring a large volume helical CT scan of the subject, in which an X-ray cone angle is increased when the organ region in the subject is translated into the examination volume and decreased when the organ region is translated out of the examination volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Claas Bontus, Holger Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11882642
    Abstract: An X-ray source (100) comprise a microparticle source (200) configured to generate a particle stream (20) of spatially separated and moving, solid and/or liquid microparticles. The X-ray source (100) also comprises an electron source (300) configured to generate an electron beam (30) of electrons incident onto the particle stream (20) at an interaction region (1) to excite solid and/or liquid microparticles in the interaction region (1) to generate X-rays (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Innovicum Technology AB
    Inventors: Rolf Behling, Mats Danielsson
  • Patent number: 11878187
    Abstract: A method is described including online selecting of at least one of a plurality of optimal imaging times or a plurality of imaging angles and optimizing a parameter of an imaging system based on the online selecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Accuray Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Brandon Frederick, Robert Elijah Broadhurst, Eric Schnarr
  • Patent number: 11860112
    Abstract: To shorten a waiting time for a belongings inspection, the present invention provides an inspection system 10 including: an electromagnetic wave transmission/reception unit 11 that irradiates an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength of equal to or more than 30 micrometers and equal to or less than one meter, and receives a reflection wave; a detection unit 12 that performs detection processing of detecting an abnormal state, based on a signal of the reflection wave; a decision unit 13 that decides, for an inspection target person from which the abnormal state is detected, whether to perform a secondary inspection at a place or perform a secondary inspection later; and a registration unit 16 that registers, in association with a result of the detection processing, identification information about the inspection target person decided that a secondary inspection is performed later.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Naoya Nakayama, Masanori Sekido, Shinichi Morimoto, Masayuki Ariyoshi, Tatsuya Sumiya, Toshiyuki Nomura, Toshinori Takemura
  • Patent number: 11852467
    Abstract: Quantification of the passivation and the selectivity in deposition process is disclosed. The passivation is evaluated by calculating film thicknesses on pattern lines and spaces. An XPS signal is used, which is normalized with X-ray flux number. The method is efficient for calculating thickness in selective deposition process, wherein the thickness can be used as metric to measure selectivity. Measured photoelectrons for each of the materials can be expressed as a function of the thickness of the material overlaying it, adjusted by material constant and effective attenuation length. In selective deposition over a patterned wafer, the three expressions can be solved to determine the thickness of the intended deposition and the thickness of any unintended deposition over passivated pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Heath A. Pois, Laxmi Warad, Srinivasan Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 11852597
    Abstract: A measured pattern acquisition unit acquires a measured X-ray scattering pattern of a sample containing a target substance and another known mixed substance. A known pattern acquisition unit acquires a known X-ray scattering pattern of the other known mixed substance. A crystalline pattern acquisition unit at least partially acquires an X-ray diffraction pattern of a crystalline portion included in the target substance. A crystalline integrated intensity calculation unit calculates an integrated intensity for the acquired X-ray diffraction pattern of the crystalline portion. A target substance integrated intensity calculation unit calculates an integrated intensity for an X-ray scattering pattern of the target substance. A degree-of-crystallinity calculation unit calculates a degree of crystallinity of the target substance based on the integrated intensity for the X-ray diffraction pattern of the crystalline portion and the integrated intensity for the X-ray scattering pattern of the target substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Hideo Toraya
  • Patent number: 11843021
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical detection module, a method for manufacturing the same and an optical detection substrate. The optical detection module includes: a base substrate; a switch transistor on a side of the base substrate and including a gate electrode, an active layer, a first electrode and a second electrode; a photosensitive device for sensing light, on a side of the switch transistor away from the base substrate and including a power electrode, a photosensitive layer and an output electrode stacked in sequence, the output electrode being electrically connected to the first electrode of the switch transistor; a barrier on a side of the switch transistor away from the base substrate; and an insulation portion on the same layer as the output electrode and the barrier and connected between the output electrode and the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Kui Gong, Xianxue Duan, Zhihai Zhang, Tianzhen Liu, Haifeng Cui, Xuecheng Hou
  • Patent number: 11833369
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a carrier configured for use with a broadband x-ray source comprising an electron source and a primary target arranged to receive electrons from the electron source to produce broadband x-ray radiation in response to electrons impinging on the primary target is provided. The carrier comprising a housing configured to be removeably coupled to the broadband x-ray source and configured to accommodate a secondary target capable of producing monochromatic x-ray radiation in response to incident broadband x-ray radiation, the housing comprising a transmissive portion configured to allow broadband x-ray radiation to be transmitted to the secondary target when present, and a blocking portion configured to absorb broadband x-ray radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Imagine Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric H. Silver
  • Patent number: 11832895
    Abstract: A system for register operating space includes a first positioning mark, a local camera, a second positioning mark, a global camera and a computer system. The first positioning mark is set on a patient. The local camera captures a first image covering the first positioning mark. The second positioning mark is disposed on the local camera. The global camera captures a second image covering the second positioning mark. The focal length of the global camera is shorter than the focal length of the local camera. The computer system is communicatively connected to the local camera and the global camera to provide a navigation interface based on the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Bing-Feng Huang, Po-Chi Hu, Jin-Yuan Syue, Chih-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11838678
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus comprising an imaging region where conversion elements used for an imaging operation of obtaining a radiation image corresponding to incident radiation are arranged, detecting portions in each of which a detecting element used to detect a radiation dose entering the imaging region is arranged, and a controller is provided. The controller is configured to perform, before the imaging operation, an offset readout operation of reading out offset signals of the detecting elements from the detecting portions, detect, in the imaging operation, the radiation dose entering the imaging region by using signals output from the detecting elements during irradiation with radiation and the offset signals, and be capable of changing, during a period of the offset readout operation, an order of reading out the offset signals from the detecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Ryo Ezure, Shimpei Tezuka, Hidetoshi Tsuzuki
  • Patent number: 11826187
    Abstract: Systems and methods that directly image attenuation-based object grid, use a source grid to improve imaging of the object grid using a high-energy polychromatic source, and use a detector grid having gratings oriented substantially orthogonally to that of the object grid, can address artifacts and beam hardening effects that limit the quality and discriminatory power of high-energy x-ray imaging that includes phase contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Erin A. Miller, Richard E. Jacob, Nikhil S. Deshmukh, Cynthia L. Warner, Richard S. Wittman, Luke W. Campbell
  • Patent number: 11822042
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Weed, Patrick Splinter
  • Patent number: 11822041
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a covert mobile inspection vehicle with a backscatter X-ray scanning system that has an X-ray source and detectors for obtaining a radiographic image of an object outside the vehicle. The systems preferably include at least one sensor for determining a distance from at least one of the detectors to points on the surface of the object being scanned, a processor for processing the obtained radiographic image by using the determined distance of the object to obtain an atomic number of each material contained in the object, and one or more sensors to obtain surveillance data from a predefined area surrounding the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward James Morton