Patents Examined by Michael C Bryant
  • 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: 10923318
    Abstract: A focused ion beam (FIB) is used to mill beam spots into a substrate at a variety of ion beam column settings to form a set of training images that are used to train a convolutional neural network. After the neural network is trained, an ion beam can be adjusted by obtaining spot image which is processed with the neural network. The neural network can provide a magnitude and direction of defocus, aperture position, lens adjustments, or other ion beam or ion beam column settings. In some cases, adjustments are not made by the neural network, but serve to indicate that the ion beam and associated ion column continue to operate stably, and additional adjustment is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Galen Gledhill, Mostafa Maazouz, Gavin Mitchson
  • Patent number: 10914685
    Abstract: A method of evaluating the integrity of a substrate used in medical device packaging include providing a flexible, porous substrate having a first major surface, and a second major surface, applying a UV absorbent layer over at least one of the first and second major surfaces of the substrate, and placing the substrate over a UV reflective surface. The method includes directing UV light toward the substrate and the UV reflective surface, whereby the UV absorbent layer absorbs light in a spectrum that matches the wavelength of the UV light, and detecting with a UV sensitive camera any UV light that is reflected from the first and second surfaces of the substrate. The substrate is rejected if the reflected UV light that is detected by the UV sensitive camera indicates that the substrate has at least one opening having a size that is greater than or equal to 10 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Cannon
  • Patent number: 10910432
    Abstract: A device and process in which a single continuous depositional layer of a polycrystalline photoactive material is deposited on an integrated charge storage, amplification, and readout circuit with a surface exhibiting a periodic pattern of a prescribed size wherein the polycrystalline photoactive material is comprised of a II-VI semiconductor compound or alloys of II-VI compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CYBER MEDICAL IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas C Yoon, Oscar Magnus Stafsudd
  • Patent number: 10891733
    Abstract: Provided is a radiographing system that can efficiently generate a plurality of radiographic images having undergone plural types of image processing and can separately store the plurality of radiographic images. The radiographing system includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a radiographic image based on radiation transmitted through a subject, an image processing setting unit that sets plural types of image processing to a specific imaging procedure, an image processing unit that executes the plural types of image processing set by the image processing setting unit on a radiographic image acquired by the specific imaging procedure to generate a plurality of radiographic images, and an output unit that outputs, to a storage device, the plurality of radiographic images generated by the image processing unit separately according to a type of the image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 10877169
    Abstract: A PET detector and method thereof are provided. The PET detector may include: a crystal array including a plurality of crystal elements arranged in an array and light-splitting structures set on surfaces of the plurality of crystal elements, the light-splitting structures jointly define a light output surface of the crystal array; a semiconductor sensor array, which is set in opposite to the light output surface of the crystal array and is suitable to receive photons from the light output surface, the semiconductor sensor array comprises a plurality of semiconductor sensors arranged in an array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shaohui An, Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10845309
    Abstract: An optical component may be optically blackened so that the surface of the component is not reflective when light impinges upon the surface. In some examples, a method of blackening involves exposing a surface of the optical component that defines an optical pathway to an optical blackening composition for a period of time effective to optically blacken the surface. The optical blackening composition may be configured so that the resulting optically blackened optical pathway is non-fluorescing when exposed to ultraviolet light. In some examples, the optical blackening composition comprises selenous acid and is devoid of organic molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Elina A. Vitol
  • Patent number: 10842081
    Abstract: An approach for controlling light exposure of a light sensitive object is described. Aspects of this approach involve using a first set of radiation sources to irradiate the object with visible radiation and infrared radiation. A second set of radiation sources spot irradiate the object in a set of locations with a target ultraviolet radiation having a range of wavelengths. Radiation sensors detect radiation reflected from the object and environment condition sensors detect conditions of the environment in which the object is located during irradiation. A controller controls irradiation of the light sensitive object by the first and second set of radiation sources according to predetermined optimal irradiation settings specified for various environmental conditions. In addition, the controller adjusts irradiation settings of the first and second set of radiation sources as a function of measurements obtained by the various sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shur, Alexander Dobrinsky, Maxim S. Shatalov, Arthur Peter Barber, III
  • Patent number: 10838086
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a radiation detector, comprising: a radiation absorption layer configured to absorb a radiation; a plurality of counters each associated with a bin and configured to register a number of particles of the radiation particles absorbed by the detector; a memory comprising a plurality of units, which can be dynamically allocated to the counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN XPECTVISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peiyan Cao, Yurun Liu
  • Patent number: 10830701
    Abstract: Techniques are described for imaging a sample where the techniques include acquiring a raster scan image of the sample, providing light from a light source, directing the light into a plurality of different light beam paths at different times, providing light in each of the plurality of light beam paths through an objective lens to the sample, and providing light in each of the plurality of beams to different locations within the sample. Fluorescence emission light from the sample is detected in response to excitation by light in each of the plurality of light beam paths, where the detected fluorescence emission light corresponds to fluorescence intensity projections of the sample with low mutual coherence, and an image of the sample is generated based on the detected fluorescence emission light and based on the raster scan image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Inventors: Kaspar Podgorski, Daniel Flickinger, Abbas Kazemipour
  • Patent number: 10820879
    Abstract: A method is for a medical imaging X-ray device including an X-ray generator, to which the collimator is assigned, an X-ray detector, a patient table for positioning a patient to be X-rayed, and a wireless, hand-held operator device including a touchscreen. In an embodiment, the method includes generating a display, visualizing a current setting of the collimator, on the touchscreen; adjusting the collimator according to operating data describing a manipulation of display elements of the display; determining position information, describing at least one of a position and orientation of the operator, from sensor data of at least one sensor; selecting a perspective, using the position information determined, corresponding at least approximately to a viewing angle of an operator with respect to the patient table; and generating the display for three-dimensionally visualizing, showing an X-ray beam with the collimator settings adjusted, at the perspective selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Kagermeier, Gerben Ten Cate, Asa MacWilliams
  • Patent number: 10816677
    Abstract: A PET detecting module may include a scintillator array configured to receive a radiation ray and generate optical signals in response to the received radiation ray. The scintillator array may have a plurality of rows of scintillators arranged in a first direction and a plurality of columns of scintillators arranged in a second direction. A first group of light guides may be arranged on a top surface of the scintillator array along the first direction. The light guide count of the first group of light guides may be less than the row count of the plurality of rows of scintillators. A second group of light guides may be arranged on a bottom surface of the scintillator array. The light guide count of the second group of light guides may be less than the column count of the plurality of columns of scintillators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ze Chen
  • Patent number: 10806414
    Abstract: A mobile X-ray imaging apparatus includes a main body performing X-ray imaging by operating an X-ray source, a movable wheel provided in a lower end of the main body and capable of moving the main body, and a support portion comprising a wheel support plate supporting the movable wheel capable of rotating, a frame connected to the main body and supporting the wheel support plate capable of moving, an elastic member disposed between the frame and the wheel support plate and applying an elastic force to the wheel support plate in a direction in which the movable wheel faces a ground, and a stopper restricting a movement of the wheel support plate, wherein the elastic force of the elastic member is smaller than a minimum load applied to the movable wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-won Nam, Seung-hwan Lee, Jung-min Kim, Ku-il Jang
  • Patent number: 10788593
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system comprising multiple layers of X-ray detectors. The top layer may have through-wafer vias. The other layers may have bonding wires. The bonding wires are shadowed by the X-ray absorption layers in the layers above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN XPECTVISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peiyan Cao, Yurun Liu
  • Patent number: 10782273
    Abstract: A method of detecting gas with a photoionization detector (PID) system. The method includes powering on a photoionization detector, turning off an ultraviolet lamp of the photoionization detector by a controller of the PID system and keeping it turned off during the zero calibration procedure, flowing ambient air from a surrounding environment by a fan of the photoionization detector system past a detector electrode of the photoionization detector, processing an output of the detector electrode by the controller to determine a zero level of the photoionization detector, and storing the zero level in a memory of the photoionization detector system. The photoionization detector system in a detecting mode compares an output of the detector electrode to the zero level to determine if a threshold concentration of a gas is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Guangli Xie, Bo Chen, Zhanghua Wu, Yaofu Gong
  • Patent number: 10768337
    Abstract: A method for scanning an object in an X-ray security inspection system, wherein the X-ray security inspection system comprises an ingoing tunnel equipped with radiation-shielding curtains, an X-ray section and an outgoing tunnel equipped with radiation-shielding curtains, the method comprising: passing the object through the ingoing tunnel at a first rate of speed and with a first extent of separation between successive objects; passing the object through the X-ray section at a second rate of speed and with a second extent of separation between successive objects; and passing the object through the outgoing tunnel at a third rate of speed and with a third extent of separation between successive objects; wherein the second rate of speed is less than the first rate of speed and the third rate of speed, and wherein the second extent of separation between successive objects is less than the first extent of separation between successive objects and the third extent of separation between successive objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Photo Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard M. Gordon, Olof Johnson
  • Patent number: 10753889
    Abstract: Provided are a cell for X-ray analysis and an X-ray analysis apparatus that enable simultaneous X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption fine structure measurements of a material (sample) in the same field of view on the sample (same position on the sample). The cell for X-ray analysis of the present invention enables simultaneous X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption fine structure measurements of a sample in the same field of view on the sample and includes a furnace including a space where the sample is held and a focused heater heating the sample, a first window provided to the furnace and through which X-rays directed at the sample is incident, a second window provided to the furnace and from which X-rays emerging from the sample exit, a third window provided to the furnace, and a holder that positions the sample in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
    Inventors: Ken'ichi Kimijima, Masao Kimura, Daiji Asahara, Yasuhiro Onishi
  • Patent number: 10753871
    Abstract: [Object] To propose an information processing device, an image acquisition system, an information processing method, an image information acquisition method, and a program which enable a position of a surface of a measurement subject to be more simply specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 10739190
    Abstract: A motion sensor includes an infrared detector having a single linear array of at least four detector elements disposed on a substrate. The motion sensor also includes an optical system to simultaneously direct electromagnetic energy from two or more curtains of monitored volumes onto the linear array of detector elements. The two or more curtains of the monitored volumes having a tilt angle from a vertical orientation of the motion sensor to create a quadrature horizontal spatial relationship between the monitored volumes. Signals from the linear array of detector elements are then processed to detect a quadrature phase relationship between the signals, and an indication of human presence is provided if a quadrature phase relationship is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Scott Micko, Fu Kin Fong
  • Patent number: 10725186
    Abstract: Provided is a scintillator plate, including a plurality of scintillator crystals each including a plurality of first phases and a second phase present on a periphery of each of the plurality of first phases, in which the each of the plurality of first phases and the second phase are different from each other in refractive index with respect to scintillation light, the adjacent scintillator crystals are joined to each other through intermediation of an adhesive layer, and at least a part of an extension line of a center axis of the each of the plurality of first phases of the adjacent scintillator crystals passes through the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ohashi, Nobuhiro Yasui, Toru Den