Patents by Inventor Ilan Levin

Ilan Levin 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: 20190117173
    Abstract: A medical imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The system can automatically adjust setup configuration and an imaging operation based on subject shape estimation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ilan Levin, Yaron Hefetz, Avi Bar-Shalev, Avishai Ofan
  • Patent number: 10188358
    Abstract: A medical imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The system can automatically adjust setup configuration and an imaging operation based on subject shape estimation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ilan Levin, Yaron Hefetz, Avi Bar-Shalev, Avishai Ofan
  • Patent number: 10182772
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein generally relate to object detection for nuclear medicine (NM) imaging. The systems and methods acquire triplets representing line of sights between a plurality of receive diodes and light emitting diodes (LEDs) positioned along a circumference of a gantry with respect to one or more objects of a patient. The systems and methods identify a number of the one or more objects based on a number of triplets for one of the LEDs. When a single object is identified, the systems and methods determine a shape of the single object based on a reference point within the single object and line of sights adjacent to the single object. Alternatively, when a plurality of objects are identified, the systems and methods utilize the line of sights to identify shapes of the plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Elad Rotman, Ilan Levin
  • Patent number: 9995833
    Abstract: Nuclear medicine (NM) imaging system includes a detector assembly coupled to a gantry. The NM imaging system also includes a positioning sub-system having a motion controller and a detector motor. The positioning sub-system also includes a proximity sensor device (PSD) coupled to a detector head of the detector assembly. The PSD is configured to be activated. In response to being activated, the PSD is configured to transmit an output signal to stop the detector motor from moving the detector head toward the object. The NM imaging system also includes a secondary circuit that, in response to the PSD being activated, is configured to determine whether the detector head has stopped moving toward the object and, if the detector head has not stopped moving toward the object, is configured to disable the detector motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ilan Levin, Noam Perlis, Refael Dayan, Moty Levy, Roee Khen, Raed Khamaisi
  • Publication number: 20150327831
    Abstract: A medical imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The system can automatically adjust setup configuration and an imaging operation based on subject shape estimation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ilan Levin, Yaron Hefetz, Avi Bar-Shalev, Avishai Ofan
  • Patent number: 8420322
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated nucleotide sequences responsible for the tomato high pigment 1 (hp-1) and high pigment 1w (hp-1w) phenotypes, wherein said sequences comprises an altered tomato DDB1 gene sequence or fragment thereof, wherein said the alteration in said altered sequence or fragment comprises an A-to-T transversion at nucleotide 931 of said DDB1 gene sequence in the case of hp-1 and a G-to-A transition at nucleotide 2392 of said DDB1 gene sequence in the case of hp-1w.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Volcani Center—The State of Israel Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Organization
    Inventors: Ilan Levin, Michal Lieberman, Orit Amir Segev, Nehama Gilboa, Avraham Lalazar
  • Publication number: 20100199370
    Abstract: The invention includes means and methods for providing an AFT gene encoding a protein characterized by at least 80% identity with the amino acid sequence shown in FIG. 9 (LA1996; SEQ ID NO:37) having been genetically introgressed into cultivated tomato plants or elite lines. The AFT gene confers higher concentrations of flavonoids to the plants compared with prior art cultivated plants that were not introgressed with the gene. An AFT S. chilense genotype introgressively-derived tomato plant is disclosed. Transgenic plants expressing metabolites of the flavonoid pathway, especially anthocyanin or flavonols, in plants, plant parts or seeds thereof, carrying particular DNA sequences recombinable into a plurality of one or more transformation and/or expression vectors, useful for transformation and/or expression in plants are disclosed. Methods of obtaining same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicants: ORGANIZATION (A.R.O.) , THE VOLCANI CENTER
    Inventors: Ilan Levin, Michal Oren-Shamir, Maya Sapir, Moshe Reuveni, Yaakov Tadmor
  • Publication number: 20090217405
    Abstract: The present invention provides isolated nucleotide sequences responsible for the tomato high pigment 1 (hp-1) and high pigment 1w (hp-1w) phenotypes, wherein said sequences comprises an altered tomato DDB1 gene sequence or fragment thereof, wherein said the alteration in said altered sequence or fragment comprises an A-to-T transversion at nucleotide 931 of said DDB1 gene sequence in the case of hp-1 and a G-to-A transition at nucleotide 2392 of said DDB1 gene sequence in the case of hp-1w.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: The Volcani Center - The State of Israel Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Organization
    Inventors: Ilan Levin, Michal Lieberman, Orit Amir Segev, Nehama Gilboa, Avraham Lalazar
  • Patent number: 6969120
    Abstract: A folding baby's chair is provided comprising a series of substantially rigid panels interconnected by hinges between adjacent panels. The series of panels includes at least a seat panel, a backrest panel and side panels. Selected panels are provided at free edges thereof with attachment flaps having releasable fasteners cooperating with releasable fasteners provided on cooperating portions of cooperant panels such that the folding seat is held in an erected condition by virtue of inter-engagement the fasteners. Preferably the fasteners are of the hook and loop type and the flaps are formed as additional panels adapted to be at least partially, and optionally fully, superimposed over another panel to which each is releasably attached in the erected condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Inventor: Collin Ilan Levin
  • Publication number: 20040239165
    Abstract: A folding baby's chair (1) is provided comprising a series of substantially rigid panels optionally covered with a suitable flexible woven or non-woven sheet material and interconnected by means of hinges (4, 6, 11, 14) between adjacent panels. The series of panels includes at least a seat panel (2), a backrest panel (3) and side panels (5). Selected panels (2, 12), are provided at free edges thereof with attachment flaps (12) having releasable fasteners (13, 16) cooperating with releasable fasteners provided on cooperating portions of cooperant panels such that the folding seat is held in an erected condition by virtue of inter-engagement of said fasteners. Preferably the fasteners are of the hook and loop type and the flaps (12) are formed as additional panels adapted to be at least partially, and optionally fully, superimposed over another panel (5) to which each is releasably attached in the erected condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Colin Ilan Levin
  • Patent number: 6720485
    Abstract: A method for controlling starch synthesis in tomatoes including providing a population of plants derived from interspecific crosses of Lycopersicon spp. with Lycopersicon esculentum genotypes, and selecting individuals of the population that each contain an allele of a gene that increases starch synthesis, the gene originating from the Lycopersicon spp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: State of Israel-Ministry of Agriculture
    Inventors: Arthur Schaffer, Ilan Levin, Marina Petreikov, Moshe Bar