Patents by Inventor Jonathan Short

Jonathan Short 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: 8387916
    Abstract: A galley including a galley body on a cabin floor for accommodating storage boxes, appliances and at least one service cart; storage boxes for storing goods, and a service cart. The galley body has a plurality of vertical levels that are substantially equidistant from each other, each of the vertical levels divided into a plurality of laterally adjacent compartments whose horizontal and vertical dimensions are equal to an integer multiple of the respective dimensions of a single one of the storage boxes. A transfer table is provided in front of the galley body for access to the compartments. A method includes catering for passengers on an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Baatz, Joyce Tan, Jonathan Short, Robert Henshaw, Mark Londborg, Steve Casey
  • Publication number: 20100327173
    Abstract: A detector module comprises: a direct conversion crystal for converting incident photons into electrical signals, the direct conversion crystal having an anode layer deposited on a first surface and a cathode layer deposited on a second surface; a redistribution layer deposited on the anode layer, the redistribution layer configured to adapt a pad array layout of the direct conversion crystal to a predetermined lead pattern; an integrated circuit in electrical communication with the direct conversion crystal; and a plurality of input/output electrical paths connected to the redistribution layer to provide connectivity between the imaging module and another level of interconnect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Charles Gerard Woychik, James Rose, John Eric Tkaczyk, Jonathan Short, Yanfeng Du
  • Publication number: 20090314889
    Abstract: A galley including a galley body on a cabin floor for accommodating storage boxes, appliances and at least one service cart; storage boxes for storing goods, and a service cart. The galley body has a plurality of vertical levels that are substantially equidistant from each other, each of the vertical levels divided into a plurality of laterally adjacent compartments whose horizontal and vertical dimensions are equal to an integer multiple of the respective dimensions of a single one of the storage boxes. A transfer table is provided in front of the galley body for access to the compartments. A method includes catering for passengers on an aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Baatz, Joyce Tan, Jonathan Short, Robert Henshaw, Mark Londborg, Steve Casey
  • Publication number: 20080116552
    Abstract: An electronic system (1) having an interconnect structure (30, 45). In one embodiment a system (1) includes a first electronic device (2) with a first plurality of contact pads (15) each having a noble metal (18) formed along a first surface (19), and a second electronic device (3) with a second plurality of contact pads (29) each having a noble metal (18) formed along a first surface (19). The noble metal (18) of one of the contact pads (15) of the first device (2) is bonded to the noble metal (18) of one of the contact pads (29) of the second device (3). In one embodiment of an associated method of forming an interconnect structure (45), a first electronic device (2) is provided with a first plurality of contact pads (15) each having a noble metal (18) along a first surface (19), and a second electronic device (3) is provided with a plurality of contact pads (29) each having a noble metal (18) along a first surface (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: James Rose, Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Gorczyca, Kevin Durocher, Jonathan Short, Donna Sherman
  • Patent number: 7362849
    Abstract: A two dimensional (2D) collimator assembly and a detector system employing a 2D collimator assembly. More specifically, a collimator assembly is provided, having elements extending in the x and z-planes of a detector system. The 2D collimator assembly includes a number of blades arranged in parallel. Each of the blades includes fins extending from one or both sides of the body of the blade. The fins are coupled to each adjacent array to form the 2D collimator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Short, Martin Lee, J. Eric Tkaczyk, David Hoffman, Brian David Yanoff
  • Publication number: 20080013677
    Abstract: A CT detector includes a pixel having a single photodiode and multiple charge storage devices that are alternately stored and read out. The photodiode is a frontlit diode with a pair of capacitors that alternately store charge generated during data acquisition. Multiple pixels are connected to a single readout amplifier. Charge is continuously acquired from each photodiode and stored on the charge storage devices, but such readout is from a single charge storage device at a time. As such, each charge storage device is read out independently, but the charge storage devices are connected to a common readout channel or port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: George Possin, Jonathan Short, Wen Li
  • Publication number: 20070206721
    Abstract: A CT detector includes a first detector configured to convert radiographic energy to electrical signals representative of energy sensitive radiographic data and a second detector configured to convert radiographic energy to electrical signals representative of energy sensitive radiographic data and positioned to receive x-rays that pass through the first detector. A logic controller is electrically connected to the first detector and the second detector and is configured to receive a logic output signal from the second detector indicative of an amount of a saturation level of the first detector, compare the logic output signal to a threshold value, and output, based on the comparison, electrical signals from the first detector, the second detector, or a combination thereof to an image chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: John Tkaczyk, Jonathan Short, James Rose, Xiaoye Wu, Samit Basu
  • Publication number: 20070205367
    Abstract: A system is presented. The system includes a plurality of energy integrating detector elements configured to acquire energy integrating data. Further, the system includes a plurality of energy discriminating detector elements configured to acquire energy discriminating data, where the plurality of energy integrating detector elements and the plurality of energy discriminating detector elements are arranged in a spatial relationship to form a hybrid detector, and where the plurality of energy integrating detector elements and the plurality of energy discriminating detector elements are configured to obtain respective sets of energy integrating data and energy discriminating data for use in generating an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Bruno Deman, Peter Edic, James Leblanc, John Tkaczyk, Jonathan Short
  • Publication number: 20070152159
    Abstract: A two dimensional (2D) collimator assembly and a detector system employing a 2D collimator assembly. More specifically, a collimator assembly is provided, having elements extending in the x and z-planes of a detector system. The 2D collimator assembly includes a number of blades arranged in parallel. Each of the blades includes fins extending from one or both sides of the body of the blade. The fins are coupled to each adjacent array to form the 2D collimator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Jonathan Short, Martin Lee, J. Tkaczyk, David Hoffman, Brian Yanoff
  • Publication number: 20070104311
    Abstract: A CT detector includes a pixel having a single photodiode and multiple charge storage devices that are alternately stored and read out. The photodiode is a frontlit diode with a pair of capacitors that alternately store charge generated during data acquisition. Multiple pixels are connected to a single readout amplifier. Charge is continuously acquired from each photodiode and stored on the charge storage devices, but such readout is from a single charge storage device at a time. As such, each charge storage device is read out independently, but the charge storage devices are connected to a common readout channel or port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: George Possin, Jonathan Short, Wen Li
  • Publication number: 20070086565
    Abstract: A focally aligned scintillator is constructed such that its scintillator walls are sloped so as to be angularly aligned with an x-ray source. The scintillator has a planar x-ray reception surface and a planar light emission surface, and a plurality of sidewalls connecting the planar x-ray reception surface and the planar light emission surface. The sidewalls extend non-perpendicularly between the planar x-ray reception surface and the planar light emission surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Richard Thompson, Jonathan Short, Abdelaziz Ikhlef
  • Publication number: 20070012965
    Abstract: One photodetection system includes a wide bandgap photodetector array which is physically and electrically integrated on a flexible interconnect layer including electrical connections, which is packaged in a manner for being electrically integrated with processing electronics such that the packaging and the processing electronics are configured for obtaining and processing signals detected by the photodetector array, or which includes both the flexible interconnect layer and processing electronics packaging features. Another photodetection system includes a wide bandgap focal plane array module including a photodetector pixel array, scan registers, a substrate supporting the array and the scan registers, and electrical interconnections coupling each pixel to at least two of the scan registers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventors: Peter Sandvik, Dale Brown, William Burdick, James Rose, Donna Sherman, Jonathan Short, Naresh Rao
  • Publication number: 20060289777
    Abstract: In accordance with an implementation of the present technique, a detector is disclosed. The detector includes a photodetector array and a substrate layer. The photodetector array includes a plurality of photodiodes and a structure of trenches or diffusions grids that electrically isolate each photodiode of the plurality of photodiodes. The plurality of photodiodes and the structure of trenches or deep diffusions grids are disposed on a first surface of the photodetector array and a second surface opposite the first surface is bonded to a substrate layer. The substrate layer is typically made of the same semiconductor material as the photodetector array but heavily doped and conductive to provide cathode contact to the photodetector array in addition to mechanical support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Wen Li, George Possin, Gregory Zeman, James Leblanc, Jonathan Short, Rogerio Rodrigues
  • Publication number: 20060023832
    Abstract: Various configurations for scatter reduction and control are provided for CT imaging. These configurations include an imaging system having a stationary detector extending generally around a portion of an imaging volume and a distributed X-ray source placed proximal to the stationary detector for radiating an X-ray beam toward the stationary detector. A scatter control system is further provided that is configured to adaptively operate in cooperation with the stationary detector and the distributed X-ray source to focally align collimator septa contained therein to the X-ray beam at a given focal point and to provide X-ray beam scatter control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Peter Edic, Bruno Bernard De Man, Mark Vermilyea, Christopher Unger, John Tkaczyk, James LeBlanc, Samit Basu, William Ross, Jonathan Short, Scott Zelakiewicz
  • Patent number: 6920203
    Abstract: A technique for selectively attenuating a radiation exposure in which a configurable collimator is employed between the radiation source and the radiation target. The configurable collimator typically comprises an array of independently addressable elements each of which has at least a high and a low attenuation state, though intermediate states may also be accommodated. The elements of the array may be selectively addressed to determine their state and to determine the attenuation profile of the collimator. One embodiment of the technique employs an array of microactuated attenuating louvers which may be selectively actuated to determine their radiation transmittance. A second embodiment of the technique employs a suspension of attenuating nematic colloids which may be ordered by the application of an electric or magnetic field. The ordered state of the nematic colloids within an element determine the radiation transmittance of that element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Short, John Eric Tkaczyk, Brian David Yanoff, Loucas Tsakalakos
  • Publication number: 20040105525
    Abstract: A technique for selectively attenuating a radiation exposure in which a configurable collimator is employed between the radiation source and the radiation target. The configurable collimator typically comprises an array of independently addressable elements each of which has at least a high and a low attenuation state, though intermediate states may also be accommodated. The elements of the array may be selectively addressed to determine their state and to determine the attenuation profile of the collimator. One embodiment of the technique employs an array of microactuated attenuating louvers which may be selectively actuated to determine their radiation transmittance. A second embodiment of the technique employs a suspension of attenuating nematic colloids which may be ordered by the application of an electric or magnetic field. The ordered state of the nematic colloids within an element determine the radiation transmittance of that element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Jonathan Short, John Eric Tkaczyk, Brian David Yanoff, Loucas Tsakalakos