Patents by Inventor Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky

Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky 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: 7127499
    Abstract: A system is provided for remotely servicing medical diagnostic systems. The diagnostic systems may include a range of modalities and system types. A remote service facility may be contacted by the diagnostic systems, or may contact the diagnostic systems via a network link. Service requests, messages, protocols, data and log files, and so forth, may be transmitted between the diagnostic systems and the service facility. The service requests are handled by the service facility interactively with the medical diagnostic systems. The diagnostic systems are thereby apprised of the status of service requests, service reports, and so forth. A uniform interface and platform are provided for facilitating interactive communications of service requests and data between the diagnostic systems and the service facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Lawrence Accardi, Deborah Ann Babula, George Peter Gesior, Henry John Hummel, Jr., Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, Scott Matt McOlash, George Tzortzos, Hubert Anthony Zettel
  • Patent number: 6988074
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for providing programs, such as operational protocols, to medical diagnostic institutions and systems. The protocols are created and stored on machine readable media. A description of the protocols is displayed at the diagnostic institution or system. A user may select a desired protocol or program from a user interface, such as a listing of protocols. The protocol listing may include textual and exemplary image descriptions of the protocols. Selected protocols are transferred from the machine readable media to the diagnostic institution or system. The transfer may take place over a network link, and may be subject to fee arrangements, subscription status verifications, and so forth. Protocols may be loaded for execution on system scanners by selection from the same or a similar protocol listing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, John Aurthur Reich
  • Patent number: 6901371
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for providing programs, such as operational protocols, to medical diagnostic institutions and systems. The protocols are created and stored on machine readable media. A description of the protocols is displayed at the diagnostic institution or system. A user may select a desired protocol or program from a user interface, such as a listing of protocols. The protocol listing may include textual and exemplary image descriptions of the protocols. Selected protocols are transferred from the machine readable media to the diagnostic institution or system. The transfer may take place over a network link, and may be subject to fee arrangements, subscription status verifications, and so forth. Protocols may be loaded for execution on system scanners by selection from the same or a similar protocol listing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, John Aurthur Reich
  • Patent number: 6691134
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for providing image artifact to medical diagnostic institutions and systems. The information and images is created and stored on machine readable media. A user may enter a problem query at a user interface at the diagnostic institution or system and search a database of information located at a centralized service facility. A list of solutions and images having characteristic artifacts is displayed at the diagnostic institution. The user may then select and display a desired image or solution from the user interface. The particular solution may include textual and exemplary images descriptions of the solution. Moreover, additional links may be provided to access other related sources of information. The information stored on the machine readable media may be easily solutions to existing case problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: GE Medical Technology Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Ann Babula, Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, Karamjeet Singh
  • Patent number: 6598011
    Abstract: A modular service system is provided for a variety of diagnostic system modalities, manufacturers, and types. The system includes a uniform service platform which incorporates components for interfacing with different system types. The interface components include configuration libraries or files identifying the system type, as well as file names, content, locations, and so forth. One or more connectivity modules are provided for accessing and transferring data files from a modality system. The modular service system may be configured to cooperate with one or more such modality systems in a network arrangement. File translators are provided for converting individual files from modality, type or manufacturer-specific formats to more standard formats needed by the service platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventors: Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, Leo Michael Kucek, George Peter Gesior, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Daniel Peter Jeatran
  • Patent number: 6494831
    Abstract: A technique is provided for verifying network connectivity between a medical diagnostic system and a remote service facility. The remote service facility is contactable at will by the subscribing system to request service, information, technical assistance, and so forth, while the service facility may also contact the subscribing system for acquisition of data, transmission of service messages, protocols, and so forth. In the connectivity verification sequence, a subscribing system is selected by the service facility and a network connection is established. A message is transmitted to the system provoking software at the system to re-establish the network connection from the system side. Two-way connectivity is thereby verified. Mobile systems may be configured to contact the service facility at their own initiation, and exchange data for permitting the service facility to re-contact the mobile system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: GE Medical Technology Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky
  • Patent number: 6434572
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for providing remote service to medical diagnostic systems via a centralized service facility. The service facility is configured to receive service requests from diagnostic systems of different modalities, type, location, and so forth. The service requests are handled by one or more servers, and are directed to work stations or technicians for addressing the service requests. The work stations or technicians are selected in accordance with the modality of the diagnostic system as identified by the service request. A subscription status check may be performed for verifying the service arrangements between the requesting diagnostic systems and the centralized service facility. Reply messages are transmitted from the service facility to the requesting diagnostic systems in response to the service requests, providing interactive service exchange between the facility and the diagnostic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: GE Medical Technology Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory John Derzay, George Peter Gesior, Henry John Hummel, Jr., Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, Leo Michael Kucek, David Thomas Mehring, Sunil Melepatt Palliyal, David Alan Swierczek
  • Patent number: 6381557
    Abstract: A technique is provided for evaluation of an operative state of a medical diagnostic system. The technique is particularly adapted to evaluating image data from a variety of imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging systems, computed tomography imaging systems, x-ray imaging systems, and so forth. A user interface permits a service request to be formulated at the diagnostic system. Data files, such as image files, log files, error files, and so forth, are identified and stored corresponding to the service request. The service request is then transmitted to a remote service facility for evaluation. The necessary data files may be transmitted with the request or subsequent thereto. The request is acknowledged by the remote service facility in an electronic message. The request uniquely identifies the diagnostic system, as well as the modality of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Ann Babula, Henry John Hummel, Jr., Cyrillus Tamsil Steven Kunta Hutabarat, Kevin James Jay, John Andrew Johnson, Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, Leo Michael Kucek
  • Patent number: 6377162
    Abstract: A field service unit is disclosed for providing interactive field service of medical diagnostic systems. The field service unit includes a service platform installed on a portable system, such as a portable computer. The field service unit is adapted to formulate service requests, transmit and receive service data, and render field service to a variety of medical diagnostic system modalities. The field service unit includes communications modules for linking the field service unit to a remote service facility and to subscribing medical diagnostic systems. Service requests may originate in the field service unit, or in the remote service facility, or in the medical diagnostic system, with the field service unit being informed of the state of service requests via a network link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Duane Allan Delestienne, Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, David Thomas Mehring, Sanjeev Sharma, George Tzortzos
  • Patent number: 6353445
    Abstract: A user interface is disclosed for interactively exchanging service data between medical diagnostic systems and remote field service facilities. The interface provides a series of user-viewable pages for the display and input of service requests, service reports, messages, protocols, and so forth. The user interface may further include on-screen input devices, such as graphical buttons, for executing service requests, accessing service messages and reports, and so forth. The user interface is uniform over a variety of system modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging systems, computed tomography systems, x-ray systems, and so forth, facilitating the exchange of service data despite differences in the modality system configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Ann Babula, Gregory John Derzay, Cyrillus Tamsil Steven Kunta Hutabarat, Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, Linda Marie Kohli, Leo Michael Kucek, Michael Thomas Sucheki, David Alan Swierczek
  • Publication number: 20020004798
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for providing remote service to medical diagnostic systems via a centralized service facility. The service facility is configured to receive service requests from diagnostic systems of different modalities, type, location, and so forth. The service requests are handled by one or more servers, and are directed to work stations or technicians for addressing the service requests. The work stations or technicians are selected in accordance with the modality of the diagnostic system as identified by the service request. A subscription status check may be performed for verifying the service arrangements between the requesting diagnostic systems and the centralized service facility. Reply messages are transmitted from the service facility to the requesting diagnostic systems in response to the service requests, providing interactive service exchange between the facility and the diagnostic systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: DEBORAH ANN BABULA, HENRY JOHN HUMMEL, JR., IANNE MAE HOWARDS KORITZINSKY, DAVID THOMAS MEHRING, DIANE MARIE MIESBAUER
  • Publication number: 20010018659
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for providing programs, such as operational protocols, to medical diagnostic institutions and systems. The protocols are created and stored on machine readable media. A description of the protocols is displayed at the diagnostic institution or system. A user may select a desired protocol or program from a user interface, such as a listing of protocols. The protocol listing may include textual and exemplary image descriptions of the protocols. Selected protocols are transferred from the machine readable media to the diagnostic institution or system. The transfer may take place over a network link, and may be subject to fee arrangements, subscription status verifications, and so forth. Protocols may be loaded for execution on system scanners by selection from the same or a similar protocol listing screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventors: Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, John Aurthur Reich
  • Patent number: 6272469
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for providing programs, such as operational protocols, to medical diagnostic institutions and systems. The protocols are created and stored on machine readable media. A description of the protocols is displayed at the diagnostic institution or system. A user may select a desired protocol or program from a user interface, such as a listing of protocols. The protocol listing may include textual and exemplary image descriptions of the protocols. Selected protocols are transferred from the machine readable media to the diagnostic institution or system. The transfer may take place over a network link, and may be subject to fee arrangements, subscription status verifications, and so forth. Protocols may be loaded for execution on system scanners by selection from the same or a similar protocol listing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ianne Mae Howards Koritzinsky, John Aurthur Reich