Patents by Inventor Guillermo Ruiz

Guillermo Ruiz 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: 10130325
    Abstract: A CT system includes a gantry having a rotatable base and having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, an x-ray source, a CT detector, and a computer programmed to detect a mis-registration at a slab boundary between a first slab and a second slab of a reconstructed image, quantify an amount of mis-registration at the slab boundary, and adjust the reconstructed image at the slab boundary based on the quantification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Laurent Launay, Darin R. Okerlund, Guillermo Ruiz, Brian E. Nett
  • Patent number: 9428854
    Abstract: A washing machine including a suspension system is provided. The suspension system includes a wash tub, a basket rotatably coupled within the wash tub, and a drive and motor assembly. The washing machine further includes a controller configured initiate a spin cycle by increasing a spin speed of the basket to a target spin speed, identify an out-of-balance load prior to reaching the target spin speed, and limit the spin speed of the basket to a spin speed lower than a natural frequency of the suspension system for a predefined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Dunn, Steven Keith Root, Robert Anthony Saling, Steven Chadwick Koepke, Andres Guillermo Ruiz
  • Patent number: 9349199
    Abstract: A method for generating an image of an obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) volume dataset of an object of interest, automatically analyzing the 3D volume dataset to generate a window level setting, automatically generating a window width setting based on the window level setting, and automatically displaying an image of the object of interest using the window width setting. An imaging system and a non-transitory computer readable medium are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guillermo Ruiz, Celine Pruvot, Jean-Marc Treutenaere
  • Publication number: 20140362970
    Abstract: A CT system includes a gantry having a rotatable base and having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, an x-ray source, a CT detector, and a computer programmed to detect a mis-registration at a slab boundary between a first slab and a second slab of a reconstructed image, quantify an amount of mis-registration at the slab boundary, and adjust the reconstructed image at the slab boundary based on the quantification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Laurent Launay, Darin R. Okerlund, Guillermo Ruiz, Brian E. Nett
  • Publication number: 20130343622
    Abstract: A method for generating an image of an obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) volume dataset of an object of interest, automatically analyzing the 3D volume dataset to generate a window level setting, automatically generating a window width setting based on the window level setting, and automatically displaying an image of the object of interest using the window width setting. An imaging system and a non-transitory computer readable medium are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guillermo Ruiz, Celine Pruvot, Jean-Marc Treutenarere
  • Patent number: 8574850
    Abstract: An individual at risk for necrotizing enterocolitis and related disorders can be identified by measuring the level of at least one secretor antigen in a biological sample from the individual and comparing the measured level of the at least one secretor antigen to a predetermined value or a predetermined range of values. Among the secretor antigens which can be measured are: the H-1, H-2, Lewisb and Lewisy antigens and derivatives thereof (e.g., a sialylated form of Lewis a, Lewis x, Lewis b, Lewis y; H-1, H-2, Lewis a, Lewis x, Lewis b or Lewis y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas Y Nutricion, The General Hospital Corporation, Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Inventors: Ardythe L. Morrow, Guillermo Ruiz-Palacios, David S. Newburg
  • Publication number: 20130066197
    Abstract: A system and method for blood vessel stenosis visualization and navigation is disclosed. The CT system includes a rotatable gantry having an opening to receive a patient, an x-ray source positioned on the rotatable gantry to project x-rays toward a region-of-interest (ROI) of the patient that includes a plurality of blood vessels, an x-ray detector positioned on the rotatable gantry to receive x-rays emitted by the x-ray source and attenuated by the ROI, and a DAS operably connected to the x-ray detector. The CT system also includes a computer programmed to obtain CT image data for the ROI, reconstruct a 3D image of the plurality of blood vessels from the CT image data, automatically detect pathologies in the plurality of blood vessels, and identify the pathologies in the plurality of blood vessels on the 3D image, with a severity of the pathology being indicated on the 3D image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Celine Pruvot, DeAnn M. Haas, Amy Lynette Deubig, Guillermo Ruiz
  • Patent number: 8228292
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying motion-based inputs to an electronic device involves determining that the electronic device has been rotated in a first direction of rotation past a first threshold orientation; determining that the electronic device has been rotated in a second direction of rotation that is substantially the opposite of the first direction of rotation, past a second threshold; and analyzing motion of the device to identify motion-based inputs to the device other than the rotation of the device in the first and second directions, based on the two determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime Guillermo Ruiz, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 8189894
    Abstract: A method for processing anatomic images acquired in volume by a medical imaging system. Also, a medical imaging system and a computer program, each configurable to perform this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Laurent Launay, Thomas Deschamps, Guillermo Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20120024016
    Abstract: A washing machine including a suspension system is provided. The suspension system includes a wash tub, a basket rotatably coupled within the wash tub, and a drive and motor assembly. The washing machine further includes a controller configured initiate a spin cycle by increasing a spin speed of the basket to a target spin speed, identify an out-of-balance load prior to reaching the target spin speed, and limit the spin speed of the basket to a spin speed lower than a natural frequency of the suspension system for a predefined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: David Scott Dunn, Steven Keith Root, Robert Anthony Saling, Steven Chadwick Koepke, Andres Guillermo Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20100279308
    Abstract: A glycan-detecting device containing a sample pad, a membrane in communication with the sample pad, a labeled lectin, an immobilized lectin of the same type, and an immobilized antibody specific to the lectin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Ardythe L. Morrow, David S. Newburg, Guillermo Ruiz-Palacios
  • Publication number: 20090080743
    Abstract: A method for processing anatomic images acquired in volume by a medical imaging system. Also, a medical imaging system and a computer program, each configurable to perform this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Laurent Launay, Thomas Deschamps, Guillermo Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20070275881
    Abstract: Oligosaccharides and oligosaccharides linked to backbones such as proteins, methods for making such oligosaccharides and methods for using them to treat and/or prevent various disorders are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Ardythe Morrow, David Newburg, Guillermo Ruiz-Palacios
  • Patent number: 7169012
    Abstract: A polishing tool useful for grinding and high precision, fine polishing of flat or curved optical surfaces, as well as for the optical flattening of semiconductor and metallic surfaces. The tool does not make contact with the surface to be polished and lacks moving parts; but produces a high velocity flux “cushion” that expands radially and parallel to the working surface, generating a stable, uniform and repeatable annular abrasion footprint. Due to the hydrodynamic characteristics of the tool, it can create polished surfaces of high-precision optical quality starting from the grinding process up through the final fine polishing process without having to change the tool, thereby avoiding friction against the work surface and tool wear. It can polish thin membranes and does not require a rigid or active support for the working surface. This invention considerably simplifies optical polishing processes and reduces costs with respect to other known methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventors: Elfego Guillermo Ruiz-Schneider, Erika Sohn-Lopez-Forment, Luis Salas-Casales, Esteban Antolin Luna-Aguilar
  • Patent number: 6672092
    Abstract: A countertop merchandiser unit facilitates impulse purchasing of heated and chilled items by providing for placement and display of the items in close proximity with a cash register. The countertop unit has an enclosed transparent refrigerated compartment located above a countertop, an enclosed transparent heated compartment located above the refrigerated compartment and a refrigeration unit located above the heated compartment. Access doors at the rear of the countertop unit allow a vendor or cashier to access items stored therein. Access doors at the front of the countertop unit allow a customer to access items stored therein, the front access doors may be selectively fastened closed to deter shoplifting of items stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Stainless, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillermo A. Ruiz, Abelardo Arafet, Mark E. Allegra, Dennis R. Headberg
  • Publication number: 20030154733
    Abstract: A countertop merchandiser unit facilitates impulse purchasing of heated and chilled items by providing for placement and display of the items in close proximity with a cash register. The countertop unit has an enclosed transparent refrigerated compartment located above a countertop, an enclosed transparent heated compartment located above the refrigerated compartment and a refrigeration unit located above the heated compartment. Access doors at the rear of the countertop unit allow a vendor or cashier to access items stored therein. Access doors at the front of the countertop unit allow a customer to access items stored therein, the front access doors may be selectively fastened closed to deter shoplifting of items stored therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: Stainless, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillermo A. Ruiz, Abelardo Arafet, Mark E. Allegra, Dennis R. Headberg
  • Patent number: 6058926
    Abstract: A steamer is provided comprising a tank shell, one or more top doors acting as a cover to the steamer, a food holding grid inside the tank shell, and an elongated open-top water tray below the food holding grid to keep the steamer and food therein at a desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Stainless Incorporated
    Inventor: Guillermo A. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 4584467
    Abstract: A rollably portable insulating cabinet having top openings for the replacle installation of self-leveling dispensers for stacked plates and the like has removeably assembled thereto, through a bottom opening, an air heater and blower assemblage of unitary structure and having longitudinally-extending heating elements so arranged and located with respect to vertically extending slot openings in the plate dispensers as to efficiently circulate blower-forced air heated by the heating elements through the plate dispenser slots for uniformly heating stacked plates within the dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Shelley Manufacturing Division of Alco Food Service Equipment Company
    Inventor: Guillermo A. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 4529093
    Abstract: An adjustable, self-leveling dispenser for stacked plates has a load carr within a plate well or tank and a plurality of tension springs peripherally arranged about the outer periphery of the tank and connected between a lower spring carrier ring moveable along the outside of the tank and an upper spring carrier ring fixed with respect to the tank, the lower spring carrier member being secured to radially-extending support members projecting through longitudinally-extending slots in the tank for yielding and supporting the load carrier from underneath. A plurality of guide rod members vertically disposed in spaced relation within the tank and stepwisely adjustable along a range of distances outwardly of the center of the pressure head serve as abutment slide means for guiding peripheral edge portions of any selected size of a wide range of sizes of stacked plates to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: Shelley Manufacturing Division of Alco Food Service Equipment Company
    Inventor: Guillermo A. Ruiz