Patents by Inventor Edward Gerald Solomon

Edward Gerald Solomon 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: 20180014759
    Abstract: A laparoscopic medical device includes an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows the making of oxygen saturation measurements laparoscopically. The device can be a unitary design, wherein a laparoscopic element includes electronics for the oximeter sensor at a distal end (e.g., opposite the tip). The device can be a multiple piece design (e.g., two-piece design), where some electronics is in a separate housing from the laparoscopic element, and the pieces (or portions) are removably connected together. The laparoscopic element can be removed and disposed of; so, the electronics can be reused multiple times with replacement laparoscopic elements. The electronics can include a processing unit for control, computation, or display, or any combination of these. However, in an implementation, the electronics can connect wirelessly to other electronics (e.g., another processing unit) for further control, computation, or display, or any combination of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Todd Louis Harris, Edward Gerald Solomon, Winston Sun, Alan Baldwin, Scott Coleridge, Mark Lonsinger
  • Publication number: 20180014760
    Abstract: A laparoscopic medical device includes an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows the making of oxygen saturation measurements laparoscopically. The device can be a unitary design, wherein a laparoscopic element includes electronics for the oximeter sensor at a distal end (e.g., opposite the tip). The device can be a multiple piece design (e.g., two-piece design), where some electronics is in a separate housing from the laparoscopic element, and the pieces (or portions) are removably connected together. The laparoscopic element can be removed and disposed of; so, the electronics can be reused multiple times with replacement laparoscopic elements. The electronics can include a processing unit for control, computation, or display, or any combination of these. However, in an implementation, the electronics can connect wirelessly to other electronics (e.g., another processing unit) for further control, computation, or display, or any combination of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Todd Louis Harris, Edward Gerald Solomon, Winston Sun, Alan Baldwin, Scott Coleridge, Mark Lonsinger
  • Publication number: 20180014764
    Abstract: A laparoscopic medical device includes an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows the making of oxygen saturation measurements laparoscopically. The device can be a unitary design, wherein a laparoscopic element includes electronics for the oximeter sensor at a distal end (e.g., opposite the tip). The device can be a multiple piece design (e.g., two-piece design), where some electronics is in a separate housing from the laparoscopic element, and the pieces (or portions) are removably connected together. The laparoscopic element can be removed and disposed of; so, the electronics can be reused multiple times with replacement laparoscopic elements. The electronics can include a processing unit for control, computation, or display, or any combination of these. However, in an implementation, the electronics can connect wirelessly to other electronics (e.g., another processing unit) for further control, computation, or display, or any combination of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Todd Louis Harris, Edward Gerald Solomon, Winston Sun, Alan Baldwin, Scott Coleridge, Mark Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 9733198
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for X-ray imaging wherein a radiation source comprising rows of discrete emissive locations can be positioned such that these rows are angularly offset relative to rows of sensing elements on a radiation sensor. A processor can process and allocate responses of the sensing elements in appropriate memory locations given the angular offset between source and sensor. This manner of allocation can include allocating the responses into data rows associated with unique positions along a direction of columns of discrete emissive locations on the source. Mapping coefficients can be determined that map allocated responses into an image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NOVARAY MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Augustus Percival Lowell, Tobias Funk, Chwen-Yuan Ku, Josh Star-Lack, Edward Gerald Solomon, Winston Y. Sun
  • Publication number: 20160123902
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for X-ray imaging wherein a radiation source comprising rows of discrete emissive locations can be positioned such that these rows are angularly offset relative to rows of sensing elements on a radiation sensor. A processor can process and allocate responses of the sensing elements in appropriate memory locations given the angular offset between source and sensor. This manner of allocation can include allocating the responses into data rows associated with unique positions along a direction of columns of discrete emissive locations on the source. Mapping coefficients can be determined that map allocated responses into an image plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Augustus Percival Lowell, Tobias Funk, Chwen-Yuan Ku, Josh Star-Lack, Edward Gerald Solomon, Winston Y. Sun
  • Patent number: 9217719
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for X-ray imaging wherein a radiation source comprising rows of discrete emissive locations can be positioned such that these rows are angularly offset relative to rows of sensing elements on a radiation sensor. A processor can process and allocate responses of the sensing elements in appropriate memory locations given the angular offset between source and sensor. This manner of allocation can include allocating the responses into data rows associated with unique positions along a direction of columns of discrete emissive locations on the source. Mapping coefficients can be determined that map allocated responses into an image plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Novaray Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Percival Lowell, Tobias Funk, Chwen-Yuan Ku, Josh Star-Lack, Edward Gerald Solomon, Winston Y. Sun
  • Patent number: 9125570
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for delivering radiation to a human patient or other mammal. A scanning electron beam x-ray source is used and the detector can be a photon counting detector. The area of the detector is less than the area of field of view in the patient. Tomosynthesis can be used to generate images and images can be produced rapidly in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Joseph Pelc, Rebecca Fahrig, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 9107642
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Publication number: 20150049855
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TRIPLE RING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 8848862
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Publication number: 20140192955
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for X-ray imaging wherein a radiation source comprising rows of discrete emissive locations can be positioned such that these rows are angularly offset relative to rows of sensing elements on a radiation sensor. A processor can process and allocate responses of the sensing elements in appropriate memory locations given the angular offset between source and sensor. This manner of allocation can include allocating the responses into data rows associated with unique positions along a direction of columns of discrete emissive locations on the source. Mapping coefficients can be determined that map allocated responses into an image plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: AUGUSTUS PERCIVAL LOWELL, TOBIAS FUNK, CHWEN-YUAN KU, JOSH STAR-LACK, EDWARD GERALD SOLOMON, WINSTON Y. SUN
  • Publication number: 20140079181
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 8594272
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 8520800
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for radiation resistant medical imaging. A scanning beam x-ray source and x-ray detector are used. A detector shield is utilized to shield the x-ray detector from radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Wilfley, Edward Gerald Solomon, Joseph Anthony Heanue
  • Patent number: 8509380
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. The gaps between the x-ray sources is less than 20 cm. A collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A detector is also used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Joseph Pelc, Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Publication number: 20120033790
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for radiation resistant medical imaging. A scanning beam x-ray source and x-ray detector are used. A detector shield is utilized to shield the x-ray detector from radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Wilfley, Edward Gerald Solomon, Joseph Anthony Heanue
  • Publication number: 20120014501
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for delivering radiation to a human patient or other mammal. A scanning electron beam x-ray source is used and the detector can be a photon counting detector. The area of the detector is less than the area of field of view in the patient. Tomosynthesis can be used to generate images and images can be produced rapidly in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Norbert Joseph Pelc, Rebecca Fahrig, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Publication number: 20110228899
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Publication number: 20110228898
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. The gaps between the x-ray sources is less than 20 cm. A collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A detector is also used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Norbert Joseph Pelc, Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley