Patents by Inventor Brian Hendee Smith

Brian Hendee Smith 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: 9191631
    Abstract: The different advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus for generating an image on-demand comprising a number of sensors, a storage device, and an image formation process. The number of sensors is configured to generate data. The storage device is configured to store the data generated by the number of sensors. The image formation process is configured to receive a number of requests for a number of image regions and generate a number of image tiles using the data at a requested set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian Hendee Smith
  • Patent number: 8274422
    Abstract: A system for generating images may include an interactive SAR processor for generating an image using SAR data. The system may also include a module associated with the SAR processor for allowing a user to interactively select different settings for each of a group of parameters for generating different images by the interactive SAR processor using the SAR data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian Hendee Smith, Daniel James Gleason
  • Patent number: 6743174
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system includes a predetermined TGC characteristic which is automatically selected or calculated at the initiation of a diagnostic procedure. An automatic TGC circuit analyzes current image data to calculate an adjustment to the predetermined TGC characteristic when activated by the clinician. The ultrasound system produces a displayed TGC curve which illustrates the predetermined TGC characteristic as modified by automatic adjustment and any manual refinement done by the clinician. In a preferred embodiment automatic TGC modification is accompanied by automatic overall gain and dynamic range adjustment to automatically optimize image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Gary Ng, Brian Hendee Smith
  • Publication number: 20030187353
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system includes a predetermined TGC characteristic which is automatically selected or calculated at the initiation of a diagnostic procedure. An automatic TGC circuit analyzes current image data to calculate an adjustment to the predetermined TGC characteristic when activated by the clinician. The ultrasound system produces a displayed TGC curve which illustrates the predetermined TGC characteristic as modified by automatic adjustment and any manual refinement done by the clinician. In a preferred embodiment automatic TGC modification is accompanied by automatic overall gain and dynamic range adjustment to automatically optimize image quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Gary Ng, Brian Hendee Smith