Patents by Inventor John Vincent Mario McGinley

John Vincent Mario McGinley 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: 20200264254
    Abstract: The invention relates to an MRI apparatus and a method of MRI involving the acquisition of a first and a second MRI image with mutually different orientations between the BO magnetic field and the object to be investigated. For instance, when imaging structures such as a tendon, due to the magic angle effect, this results in a change in image contrast. According to the invention, a coregistration can be performed between the first and the second MRI image. Moreover, the orientation of a structure within the object can be determined on the basis of the different orientations and the image intensity in the first and the second MRI image. The invention further discloses an apparatus for carrying out the method and a method of shimming the BO magnetic field of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Mihailo Ristic, John Vincent Mario McGinley, Ian Robert Young
  • Patent number: 10605884
    Abstract: The invention relates to an MRI apparatus and a method of MRI involving the acquisition of a first and a second MRI image with mutually different orientations between the BO magnetic field and the object to be investigated. For instance, when imaging structures such as a tendon, due to the magic angle effect, this results in a change in image contrast. According to the invention, a coregistration can be performed between the first and the second MRI image. Moreover, the orientation of a structure within the object can be determined on the basis of the different orientations and the image intensity in the first and the second MRI image. The invention further discloses an apparatus for carrying out the method and a method of shimming the BO magnetic field of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    Inventors: Mihailo Ristic, John Vincent Mario McGinley, Ian Robert Young
  • Publication number: 20170038451
    Abstract: The invention relates to an MRI apparatus and a method of MRI involving the acquisition of a first and a second MRI image with mutually different orientations between the BO magnetic field and the object to be investigated. For instance, when imaging structures such as a tendon, due to the magic angle effect, this results in a change in image contrast. According to the invention, a coregistration can be performed between the first and the second MRI image. Moreover, the orientation of a structure within the object can be determined on the basis of the different orientations and the image intensity in the first and the second MRI image. The invention further discloses an apparatus for carrying out the method and a method of shimming the BO magnetic field of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Mihailo Ristic, John Vincent Mario McGinley, Ian Robert Young
  • Patent number: 9269484
    Abstract: An electromagnet comprising a ferromagnetic yoke which comprises a yoke. Mutually opposing first and second pole pieces are provided. The first pole piece is provided with a planar coil having a first side facing the yoke and a second side facing the yoke. A balancing member is arranged on the second side of the planar coil to counterbalance the attractive force between the planar coil and the yoke. The other pole piece may also be provided with a corresponding balancing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Emscan Limited
    Inventors: John Vincent Mario McGinley, Mihailo Ristic, Colin Bowden Besant, Ian Robert Young
  • Patent number: 8947090
    Abstract: An electromagnet assembly comprises a first pair of substantially co-planar coils wound in opposite senses to each other. It further comprises a second pair of co-planar coils also wound in opposite senses to each other. The coil pairs are arranged substantially parallel to, and spaced apart from, each other. In use, the field shape and direction produced by the first coil pair are substantially mirrored by those produced by the second coil pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Emscan Limited
    Inventors: John Vincent Mario McGinley, Ian Robert Young
  • Publication number: 20140218145
    Abstract: An electromagnet comprising a ferromagnetic yoke which comprises a yoke. Mutually opposing first and second pole pieces are provided. The first pole piece is provided with a planar coil having a first side facing the yoke and a second side facing the yoke. A balancing member is arranged on the second side of the planar coil to counterbalance the attractive force between the planar coil and the yoke. The other pole piece may also be provided with a corresponding balancing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Emscan Limited
    Inventors: John Vincent Mario McGinley, Mihailo Ristic, Colin Bowden Besant, Ian Robert Young