Patents by Inventor Cheryl Ruth Jones

Cheryl Ruth Jones 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).

  • Publication number: 20190059828
    Abstract: A system for imaging a subject is provided. The system includes a radiation source, a radiation detector, and a controller. The radiation source is operative to transmit electromagnetic rays through the subject. The radiation detector is operative to receive the electromagnetic rays after having passed through the subject so as to generate a plurality of projections of the subject. The controller is operative to display one or more selectively adjustable markers that define an image stack. The controller is further operative to reconstruct one or more images within the image stack based at least in part on the plurality of projections. Reconstruction of the one or more images is on demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: KATELYN ROSE NYE, BENJAMIN JAMES BEEMAN, TABB PATZ, GIREESHA RAO, CHERYL RUTH JONES, KRISTINE GOULD, ROBERT BUCHANAN
  • Patent number: 9652138
    Abstract: A medical imaging system capable of acquiring medical imaging data of a patient includes a console coupled to the system, the console comprising a computer programmed to enable a first user to perform a first task on the system via the console, and enable a second user to perform a second task simultaneously with the first task via a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, John David Hoford, Tabb Alan Patz, Mark Joseph Benson
  • Patent number: 9078565
    Abstract: A user interface for a CT imaging system is disclosed. The user interface includes a first display configured to enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing a CT exam on one or more patients, with the set-up and scanning tasks including acquiring and verifying scan image data. The user interface also includes a second display configured to enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT exams on the one or more patients, with the image post-processing tasks including performing image reconstructions and reformats. Each of the first display and the second display are operable independent from one another to provide for parallel workflows between the first display and second display and between the patient set-up and scanning tasks and the post-processing tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Patent number: 9078566
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing CT scans and enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT scans. A plurality of distinct display zones are selectively displayed on the first and second displays, with the first display displaying a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients, a task list zone displaying all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan to be performed for a selected patient based on a selected scan protocol, a settings zone and a scanning zone displaying and enabling operator selection of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol for the selected patient, and a dose area zone displaying a relationship between the selected scan parameters and a radiation dosage experienced by the patient based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20150169209
    Abstract: A medical imaging system capable of acquiring medical imaging data of a patient includes a console coupled to the system, the console comprising a computer programmed to enable a first user to perform a first task on the system via the console, and enable a second user to perform a second task simultaneously with the first task via a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, John David Hoford, Tabb Alan Patz, Mark Joseph Benson
  • Patent number: 9025728
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that selectively display distinct display zones thereon. The first display includes a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients and an exam set-up and a protocol selection zone enabling the operator to select a scan protocol for performing a CT scan on a selected patient. A task list zone on the first display displays all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan for a selected patient based on the selected scan protocol, and a settings zone and a scanning zone on the first display displays and enables operator selection of a plurality of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol. Any general user interface elements not needed for the selected scan protocol are not displayed on the first and second displays, so as to simplify the user interface for the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8977016
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided that may be used to determine the suitability of a client for use in medical diagnosis. Multimedia content may be presented on the client and used to elicit responses from a user indicative of the suitability of the client for use in medical diagnosis. The elicited responses may be used to determine the suitability of the client for medical diagnosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Chetan H. D., Arun Kumar Chandrashekarappa, Navin Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 8972748
    Abstract: A medical imaging system capable of acquiring medical imaging data of a patient includes a console coupled to the system, the console comprising a computer programmed to enable a first user to perform a first task on the system via the console, and enable a second user to perform a second task simultaneously with the first task via a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, John David Hoford, Tabb Alan Patz, Mark Joseph Benson
  • Publication number: 20140098931
    Abstract: A user interface for a CT imaging system is disclosed. The user interface includes a first display configured to enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing a CT exam on one or more patients, with the set-up and scanning tasks including acquiring and verifying scan image data. The user interface also includes a second display configured to enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT exams on the one or more patients, with the image post-processing tasks including performing image reconstructions and reformats. Each of the first display and the second display are operable independent from one another to provide for parallel workflows between the first display and second display and between the patient set-up and scanning tasks and the post-processing tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20140098932
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that selectively display distinct display zones thereon. The first display includes a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients and an exam set-up and a protocol selection zone enabling the operator to select a scan protocol for performing a CT scan on a selected patient. A task list zone on the first display displays all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan for a selected patient based on the selected scan protocol, and a settings zone and a scanning zone on the first display displays and enables operator selection of a plurality of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol. Any general user interface elements not needed for the selected scan protocol are not displayed on the first and second displays, so as to simplify the user interface for the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20140098933
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing CT scans and enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT scans. A plurality of distinct display zones are selectively displayed on the first and second displays, with the first display displaying a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients, a task list zone displaying all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan to be performed for a selected patient based on a selected scan protocol, a settings zone and a scanning zone displaying and enabling operator selection of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol for the selected patient, and a dose area zone displaying a relationship between the selected scan parameters and a radiation dosage experienced by the patient based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8479213
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments healthcare imaging processing applications are allocated to computing resources in reference to criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, Rakesh Mohan Lal, Toan T Le, Matthew Richard Schwartz, Helen Hong Peng, Guy Bernard, David Charles Mack
  • Publication number: 20120291097
    Abstract: A medical imaging system capable of acquiring medical imaging data of a patient includes a console coupled to the system, the console comprising a computer programmed to enable a first user to perform a first task on the system via the console, and enable a second user to perform a second task simultaneously with the first task via a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, John David Hoford, Tabb Alan Patz, Mark Joseph Benson
  • Patent number: 7966399
    Abstract: A method for managing data transmission between computing devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a plurality of parameters of a computer network that includes a server and a client. The plurality of parameters may include a client resource parameter, a server resource parameter, and a network operating parameter. The disclosed method may also include automatically determining a desired compression level at which to send data to the client based at least in part on the client resource parameter, the server resource parameter, and the network operating parameter. Further, in one embodiment the method may include communicating the data from the server to the client at the desired compression level in response to a client request for the data. Various other methods, systems, and manufactures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, Toan T. Le, Rakesh Mohan Lal, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, David Charles Mack
  • Publication number: 20110110565
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided that may be used to determine the suitability of a client for use in medical diagnosis. Multimedia content may be presented on the client and used to elicit responses from a user indicative of the suitability of the client for use in medical diagnosis. The elicited responses may be used to determine the suitability of the client for medical diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Chetan H.D., Arun Kumar Chandrashekarappa, Navin Kumar Sharma
  • Publication number: 20110055360
    Abstract: A method for managing data transmission between computing devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a plurality of parameters of a computer network that includes a server and a client. The plurality of parameters may include a client resource parameter, a server resource parameter, and a network operating parameter. The disclosed method may also include automatically determining a desired compression level at which to send data to the client based at least in part on the client resource parameter, the server resource parameter, and the network operating parameter. Further, in one embodiment the method may include communicating the data from the server to the client at the desired compression level in response to a client request for the data. Various other methods, systems, and manufactures are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, Toan T. Le, Rakesh Mohan Lal, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, David Charles Mack
  • Patent number: 7844705
    Abstract: A method for managing medical image data transmission between computing devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a plurality of parameters of a computer network that includes a server and a client. The plurality of parameters may include a client resource parameter, a server resource parameter, and a network operating parameter. The disclosed method may also include automatically determining a desired compression level at which to send medical image data to the client based at least in part on the client resource parameter, the server resource parameter, and the network operating parameter. Further, in one embodiment the method may include communicating the medical image data from the server to the client at the desired compression level in response to a client request for the image data. Various other methods, systems, and manufactures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, Toan T. Le, Rakesh Mohan Lal, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, David Charles Mack
  • Publication number: 20090300167
    Abstract: A method for managing medical image data transmission between computing devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a plurality of parameters of a computer network that includes a server and a client. The plurality of parameters may include a client resource parameter, a server resource parameter, and a network operating parameter. The disclosed method may also include automatically determining a desired compression level at which to send medical image data to the client based at least in part on the client resource parameter, the server resource parameter, and the network operating parameter. Further, in one embodiment the method may include communicating the medical image data from the server to the client at the desired compression level in response to a client request for the image data. Various other methods, systems, and manufactures are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Cheryl Ruth Jones, Toan T. Le, Rakesh Mohan Lal, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, David Charles Mack
  • Patent number: 7496222
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and a method for simultaneously modifying one or more angles of cross-sections in one or more cross-sectional images or stacks of images of a 3D volume. A plurality of viewports is displayed to a user. Each viewport includes a 2D cross-sectional image or stack of images and all 2D images or stacks of images are displayed simultaneously. One or more viewports may also include a control line representative of an angle of cross-section or image plane of a 2D image or stack of images displayed in another viewport. If a control line is moved in a selected viewport, the angle of cross-section or image plane of a 2D image or stack of images in another viewport is accordingly altered simultaneous with such control line movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Joseph Mussack, Litao Yan, Cheryl Ruth Jones, David Charles Mack
  • Patent number: 7483939
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method of medical image processing on a distributed network including: communicating on a distributed network comprising a server, a client, and a communications pathway having a bandwidth, wherein the distributed network comprises system resources related to the server, the client, and the communications pathway; monitoring the system resources and the bandwidth with at least one process monitor to generate monitor data; and recommending an allocation of at least a portion of the system resources for processing three dimensional image data to form two dimensional image data displayable on the client, wherein the allocation is based at least in part on the monitor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Joseph Mussack, Litao Yan, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, David Charles Mack