Patents by Inventor Anthony DiRisio

Anthony DiRisio has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11272893
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system with a wheeled transport frame has a vertical column mounted on the transport frame to hold in position an x-ray tube head. One or more pulley systems inside the vertical column and/or the transport frame allow easily manually adjusting a height of the x-ray tube head. The pulley systems may include cables and fixed and movable pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony DiRisio
  • Patent number: 11272891
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system includes a wheeled transport frame and a vertical column mounted on the transport frame. A boom is attached to the vertical column and to an x-ray tube head. A boom carriage allows movement of the boom along a track in the vertical column and includes a magnetic mechanism to lock the boom in the track at a desired height. An electromagnetic coil in the boom carriage is configured to disable the magnetic lock mechanism to allow vertical movement of the boom along the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Dirisio
  • Patent number: 11266365
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system includes a wheeled transport frame and a vertical column mounted on the transport frame. A telescoping arm is attached to the vertical column and to an x-ray tube head. The telescoping arm includes a first section, a second section movable within the first section, and a third section movable within the second section. The first section and the second section each include a drag assembly configured to provide a drag force on the linearly movable section therewithin. The drag assemblies each include a friction material pressed against the linearly movable section to provide a constant drag force on the linearly movable section while it moves. A permanent pressure source presses the friction material against the linearly movable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Dirisio, Adam D. Pruyne
  • Publication number: 20220047233
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system includes sensors to detect a tilt angle and or pitch angle of the system to prevent deployment of the extendable boom and/or column and/or prevent activation of a motor drive if the tilt angle or pitch angle exceeds a pre-set boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Michael R. SPAETH, Anthony DIRISIO, Dennis J. O'DEA, Jean K. ALEXANDRE
  • Patent number: 11234661
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system includes a wheeled transport frame and a vertical column mounted on the transport frame. A telescoping arm is attached to the vertical column and to an x-ray tube head. The telescoping arm allows an operator to rotate the tube head to a desired orientation and then to fix the tube head in the desired orientation without mechanical impact noise. A permanent magnet and an electromagnetic coil assembly allows an operator to easily and quietly control rotation of the tube head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Dirisio
  • Publication number: 20210398707
    Abstract: An adjustable collimator includes a pair of knobs configured to adjust an aperture size by manipulating one or both of the knobs. The knobs may be disposed at opposite ends of a first shaft. The knobs may be configured to each adjust a same dimension of the aperture or to each adjust a different dimension of the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael R. SPAETH, James RYDELEK, Anthony DIRISIO, Dennis J. O'DEA, Craig F. HOFMANN
  • Patent number: 11051775
    Abstract: A mobile radiography apparatus with a portable transport frame has a sectioned vertical column mounted on the transport frame. The sectioned vertical column defines a vertical axis and has a vertically fixed base section and an upper section that is movable with respect to the base section along the vertical axis. Cable and pulley systems are coupled to the vertical column sections and/or the transport frame. A boom is coupled to the movable section for positioning an x-ray source attached to the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Dirisio
  • Patent number: 11039799
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes elongated rigid guide rails having equivalent symmetrical shapes. Carriages attached to the guide rails are configured to move along a length of the guide rails and to support a portion of the imaging apparatus and to facilitate movement thereof along the guide rails. A first type spherical bearing assembly allows a gimbaled connection thereto while allowing substantially no axial movement. A second type spherical bearing assembly allows a gimbaled connection thereto while allowing a limited amount of axial movement. Frame mounts are each attached to one of the first type and second type spherical bearing assemblies to facilitate movement having a one sided tolerance along the guide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Dirisio, Michael A. Litzenberger
  • Publication number: 20210128081
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes elongated rigid guide rails having equivalent symmetrical shapes. Carriages attached to the guide rails are configured to move along a length of the guide rails and to support a portion of the imaging apparatus and to facilitate movement thereof along the guide rails. A first type spherical bearing assembly allows a gimbaled connection thereto while allowing substantially no axial movement. A second type spherical bearing assembly allows a gimbaled connection thereto while allowing a limited amount of axial movement. Frame mounts are each attached to one of the first type and second type spherical bearing assemblies to facilitate movement having a one sided tolerance along the guide rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Anthony DIRISIO, Michael A. LITZENBERGER
  • Publication number: 20210007686
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system with a wheeled transport frame has a vertical column mounted on the transport frame to hold in position an x-ray tube head. One or more pulley systems inside the vertical column and/or the transport frame allow easily manually adjusting a height of the x-ray tube head. The pulley systems may include cables and fixed and movable pulleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventor: Anthony DIRISIO
  • Publication number: 20200155091
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system includes a wheeled transport frame and a vertical column mounted on the transport frame. A boom is attached to the vertical column and to an x-ray tube head. A boom carriage allows movement of the boom along a track in the vertical column and includes a magnetic mechanism to lock the boom in the track at a desired height. An electromagnetic coil in the boom carriage is configured to disable the magnetic lock mechanism to allow vertical movement of the boom along the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony DIRISIO
  • Publication number: 20200155090
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system includes a wheeled transport frame and a vertical column mounted on the transport frame. A telescoping arm is attached to the vertical column and to an x-ray tube head. The telescoping arm includes a first section, a second section movable within the first section, and a third section movable within the second section. The first section and the second section each include a drag assembly configured to provide a drag force on the linearly movable section therewithin. The drag assemblies each include a friction material pressed against the linearly movable section to provide a constant drag force on the linearly movable section while it moves. A permanent pressure source presses the friction material against the linearly movable section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony DIRISIO, Adam D. PRUYNE
  • Publication number: 20200155083
    Abstract: A mobile radiography system includes a wheeled transport frame and a vertical column mounted on the transport frame. A telescoping arm is attached to the vertical column and to an x-ray tube head. The telescoping arm allows an operator to rotate the tube head to a desired orientation and then to fix the tube head in the desired orientation without mechanical impact noise. A permanent magnet and an electromagnetic coil assembly allows an operator to easily and quietly control rotation of the tube head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony DIRISIO
  • Patent number: 10548540
    Abstract: A cone beam computed tomography imaging system uses a C-shaped structure to revolve a source and detector around an imaging axis. To balance the system a counterweight is attached to the C-shaped structure at one end adjacent to the detector. The source is attached to another end of the C-shaped structure opposite the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Dirisio
  • Patent number: 10505356
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for handling cable motion within a machine comprises a housing having openings for routing cables therethrough. A bracket proximate one opening of the housing secures in a stationary position thereto a first segment of the cables while a reciprocating member proximate another opening of the housing secures thereto another segment of the cables. A spacer body within the housing facilitates routing of the cables within the housing by causing the cables to travel around the body. Separators are attached to groups of the cables to maintain a desired separation there-between and dividers are placed between separated groups of cables to prevent excessive friction therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Dirisio
  • Publication number: 20190357863
    Abstract: A mobile radiography apparatus with a portable transport frame has a sectioned vertical column mounted on the transport frame. The sectioned vertical column defines a vertical axis and has a vertically fixed base section and an upper section that is movable with respect to the base section along the vertical axis. Cable and pulley systems are coupled to the vertical column sections and/or the transport frame. A boom is coupled to the movable section for positioning an x-ray source attached to the boom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony DIRISIO
  • Publication number: 20180316173
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for handling cable motion within a machine comprises a housing having openings for routing cables therethrough. A bracket proximate one opening of the housing secures in a stationary position thereto a first segment of the cables while a reciprocating member proximate another opening of the housing secures thereto another segment of the cables. A spacer body within the housing facilitates routing of the cables within the housing by causing the cables to travel around the body. Separators are attached to groups of the cables to maintain a desired separation there-between and dividers are placed between separated groups of cables to prevent excessive friction therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony DIRISIO
  • Patent number: 10034641
    Abstract: An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography can include a support structure, a scanner assembly coupled to the support structure for controlled movement in at least x, y and z orientations, the scanner assembly can include a DR detector configured to move along at least a portion of a detector path that extends at least partially around a scan volume with a distance D1 that is sufficiently long to allow the scan volume to be positioned within the detector path; a radiation source configured to move along at least a portion of a source path outside the detector path, the source path having a distance D2 greater than the distance D1, the distance D2 being sufficiently long to allow adequate radiation exposure of the scan volume for an image capture by the detector; and a first gap in the detector path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Litzenberger, Joseph E. Stagnitto, Anthony Dirisio, Peter A. Newman, William C. Wendlandt, Douglas M. Csaszar
  • Patent number: 9949703
    Abstract: An x-ray imaging apparatus revolves a digital radiation detector and a radiation source about an imaging area where a subject is positioned to be imaged. A housing encloses the source and the detector, and includes an open housing gap to allow movement of the subject into the imaging area by moving through the open gap. A housing extension may be deployed to close the housing gap and to enclose the detector as it revolves. Shielding assemblies prevent exterior access into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Dirisio, Joseph E. Stagnitto, Michael A. Litzenberger, William C. Wendlandt, Peter A. Newman
  • Publication number: 20170319151
    Abstract: An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography can include a support structure, a scanner assembly coupled to the support structure for controlled movement in at least x, y and z orientations, the scanner assembly can include a DR detector configured to move along at least a portion of a detector path that extends at least partially around a scan volume with a distance D1 that is sufficiently long to allow the scan volume to be positioned within the detector path; a radiation source configured to move along at least a portion of a source path outside the detector path, the source path having a distance D2 greater than the distance D1, the distance D2 being sufficiently long to allow adequate radiation exposure of the scan volume for an image capture by the detector; and a first gap in the detector path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Michael A. Litzenberger, Joseph E. Stagnitto, Anthony Dirisio, Peter A. Newman, William C. Wendlandt, Douglas M. Csaszar