Patents by Inventor José Maria Benlloch Baviera

José Maria Benlloch Baviera 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: 11448780
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the detection of gamma rays coming from a source without image truncation and without image overlapping, comprising, at least, two detection cells and each of said cells comprising a detection space adapted to receive the gamma rays that penetrate through an opening, wherein said detection space comprises one or more detection assemblies, with some of said assemblies being positioned such that they stand in the way of the gamma rays coming into the overlap volume thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA, CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC)
    Inventors: Victor Ilisie, Jose Maria Benlloch Baviera, Filomeno Sanchez Martinez
  • Publication number: 20220206168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the detection of gamma rays with the capacity to determine multiple interactions and the corresponding time sequence thereof. The method utilizes a device having: one or more detection means for detecting the energy load qi deposited on the coordinates (x, y, z) of a detecting element and the time instant ti corresponding to the detection of said deposition; electronic data reading and acquisition means connected to the detection means of the device, said electronic means being configured for capturing, digitizing, and transmitting the detection signals of the device; and at least one processing unit connected to the electronic means, configured with software and/or hardware means for recording and/or processing data generated by the electronic data reading and acquisition means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jose Maria BENLLOCH BAVIERA, Vicent GIMENEZ ALVENTOSA, Antonio Javier GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, Victor ILISIE
  • Publication number: 20220011451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the detection of gamma rays (1) coming from a source (2) without image truncation and without image overlapping, comprising, at least, two detection cells (3) and each of said cells comprising a detection space (7) adapted to receive the gamma rays (1) that penetrate through an opening (5), wherein said detection space (7) comprises one or more detection assemblies (8, 8?), with some of said assemblies (8?) being positioned such that they stand in the way of the gamma rays (1) coming into the overlap volume (11) thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Victor Ilisie, Jose Maria BENLLOCH BAVIERA, Filomeno SANCHEZ MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 11213264
    Abstract: A positron emission tomography (PET) assembly includes an annular housing and an annular scintillator disposed within the annular housing. The annular scintillator includes an annular, substantially continuous crystal scintillator tube configured to absorb ionizing radiation and to emit light energy. A plurality of photo detectors are annularly disposed around the annular scintillator within the annular housing and configured to detect the emitted light energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Stuart S. Berr, Stanislaw Majewski, JosE Maria Benlloch Baviera, Antonio Javier Gonzalez Martinez
  • Publication number: 20210396712
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a lens for an ultrasound apparatus, as well as to an apparatus comprising the lens. The method comprises choosing a source point, providing a treatment volume situated inside a bone tissue model, providing a plurality of nodes distributed inside the treatment volume, and simulating the emission of a spherical wave from each of the nodes. Thus, a simulated wave front is created, in which each spherical wave has an amplitude and a phase, there being at least two nodes with different amplitudes and/or phases. The simulated wave front is received on a receiving surface. On the basis of the processed results, a holographic lens surface is designed, which can generate a wave pattern equivalent to the simulated wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Noe JIMENEZ GONZALEZ, Francisco CAMARENA FEMENIA, Sergio JIMENEZ GAMBIN, Jose Maria BENLLOCH BAVIERA
  • Patent number: 11147523
    Abstract: A PET imaging device for observing a brain includes a hollow three-dimensional structure with a shape capable of housing a head. The PET imaging device comprising multiple independent gamma ray detection modules that together form a structure capable of surrounding the head, said detection modules comprise continuous scintillation crystal blocks, wherein “continuous” means that the crystal blocks can be continuous in one or in two directions, each of the continuous scintillation crystal blocks has a polygonal main cross-section, and said structure is an elongated structure having a major axis in a direction corresponding to the front-nape direction and a shorter axis in a direction corresponding to a straight line joining ears on the head. The continuous scintillation crystal blocks are positioned adjacent to fit laterally in an exact manner with each other throughout their entire thickness, building a mosaic, without gaps between adjacent crystal blocks and without overlapping each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: José María Benlloch Baviera, Antonio Javier González Martínez, Laura Moliner Martínez, Juan Vicente Catret Mascarell, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Patent number: 10838084
    Abstract: A read network topology for a matrix output device with a number of outputs determined by cross-joining “m” rows and “n” columns comprises a basic filtering block replicated for all the outputs and separately assigned to each of the outputs; each filtering block contains two filtering circuits that have a common input connection to the assigned matrix output and that provide two separate symmetrical and filtered outputs; all the row outputs (i) from the same row “i” but from different columns are interconnected to an input of an amplifier linked to row “i”, and all the column outputs (j) from the same column “j” but from different rows are connected together to an input of an amplifier linked to column “j”, the complete topology appearing when “i” and “j” are expanded in the respective intervals thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: General Equipment for Medical Imaging, S.A., Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Bruker Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Liczandro Hernández Hernández, Antonio Javier González Martínez, Albert Aguilar Talens, José María Benlloch Baviera, Noriel Pavón Hernández
  • Publication number: 20200305811
    Abstract: A PET imaging device for observing a brain includes a hollow three-dimensional structure with a shape capable of housing a head. The PET imaging device comprising multiple independent gamma ray detection modules that together form a structure capable of surrounding the head, said detection modules comprise continuous scintillation crystal blocks, wherein “continuous” means that the crystal blocks can be continuous in one or in two directions, each of the continuous scintillation crystal blocks has a polygonal main cross-section, and said structure is an elongated structure having a major axis in a direction corresponding to the front-nape direction and a shorter axis in a direction corresponding to a straight line joining ears on the head. The continuous scintillation crystal blocks are positioned adjacent to fit laterally in an exact manner with each other throughout their entire thickness, building a mosaic, without gaps between adjacent crystal blocks and without overlapping each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: José María Benlloch Baviera, Antonio Javier González Martinez, Laura Moliner Martinez, Juan Vicente Catret Mascarell, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Patent number: 10716520
    Abstract: The invention relates to a PET imaging device for observing the brain, characterised by comprising a structure with a shape that is capable of accommodating a human head, having independent gamma-ray detection modules, said detection modules having continuous scintillation crystals with a polygonal main section, wherein all together the detection modules form a hollow three-dimensional structure that can surround the head, and with said three-dimensional structure being elongated and having a main axis in the direction corresponding to the forehead-nape direction and a shorter axis in the direction corresponding to the straight line joining the ears, and with the adjacent scintillation crystals fitting together laterally in a precise manner along their entire thickness, forming a mosaic-like structure, i.e. without leaving gaps and without overlapping with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: General Equipment for Medical Imaging, S.A., Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universidad Politècnica de València
    Inventors: José Maria Benlloch Baviera, Antonio Javier González Martínez, Laura Moliner Martínez, Juan Vicente Catret Mascarell, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Publication number: 20190339346
    Abstract: The main object of the present invention relates to the design of magnetic coils. In particular, it is aimed at improving the design of magnetic coils to reach high and very fast magnetic fields. The present invention improves the design of one of the main components, gradient coils system, of imaging equipment based on the technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this invention, a magnetic coil with incomplete geometrical configuration is provided. The magnetic coil is characterized in that at least one of its spirals is incomplete. The manufacturing method is based on combinatorial filling. In addition, the magnetic coil presented in this invention can achieve intense and fast magnetic gradients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Grau Ruiz, Juan Pablo Rigla Pérez, Elena Díaz Caballero, José María Benlloch Baviera
  • Publication number: 20190146099
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method to reduce the number of signals to be read out in a detector characterized in that it comprises using a lower photosensor granularity at least at the center obtaining a granularity degree at the photosensor that is edge dependent, wherein the granularity at the detector corners can be higher than at any other detector zone or wherein the granularity at the detector edges can be higher than at any other detector zone, and wherein the number of signals to be read out is reduced by joining signals in at least the center zone of the detector, or is reduced by using different photosensor elements at the center of the photosensor with regard to the remaining photosensor zones, and its use in nuclear medicine imaging techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio Javier GONZÁLEZ MARTÍNEZ, Andrea GONZÁLEZ MONTORO, José Maria BENLLOCH BAVIERA, Liczandro HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ, Julio BARBERA BALLESTER
  • Patent number: 10281594
    Abstract: A gamma ray Compton TOF camera system includes multiple detector modules, each comprising a gamma radiation sensitive material and arranged in layers formed by one or more detector modules. The layers are placed such that they interfere an incoming gamma ray in order to completely or partially absorb it after one or more Compton interactions and are spatially separated in order to allow for the determination of the temporal order of each gamma ray interaction inside the camera system. The camera system also includes read out electronics and a Data Acquisition System where signals from the detector modules will be readout, digitized and sent to a processing unit, which is capable to obtain the 3D position, energy and temporal sequential order of the individual interactions produced by a single incident gamma ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia
    Inventors: José María Benlloch Baviera, Filomeno Sánchez Martínez, Antonio Javier González Martínez
  • Patent number: 10228471
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an imaging radiation detection module with novel configuration of the scintillator sensor allowing for simultaneous optimization of the two key parameters: detection efficiency and spatial resolution, that typically cannot be achieved. The disclosed device is also improving response uniformity across the whole detector module, and especially in the edge regions. This is achieved by constructing the scintillation modules as hybrid structures with continuous (also referred to as monolithic) scintillator plate(s) and pixelated scintillator array(s) that are optically coupled to each other and to the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: General Equipment for Medical Imaging S.A., West Virginia University, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Bruker BioSpin AG
    Inventors: Jose Maria Benlloch Baviera, Antonio Javier Gonzalez Martinez, Stan Majewski
  • Publication number: 20190053772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a PET imaging device for observing the brain, characterised by comprising a structure with a shape that is capable of accommodating a human head, having independent gamma-ray detection modules, said detection modules having continuous scintillation crystals with a polygonal main section, wherein all together the detection modules form a hollow three-dimensional structure that can surround the head, and with said three-dimensional structure being elongated and having a main axis in the direction corresponding to the forehead-nape direction and a shorter axis in the direction corresponding to the straight line joining the ears, and with the adjacent scintillation crystals fitting together laterally in a precise manner along their entire thickness, forming a mosaic-like structure, i.e. without leaving gaps and without overlapping with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: José María BENLLOCH BAVIERA, Antonio Javier González Martínez, Laura Moliner Martínez, Juan Vicente Catret Mascarell, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Patent number: 10197651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybrid medical PET-SPECT/MR imaging device comprising at least one scintillating crystal and at least one module for detecting radiation which contains at least one matrix of photodetectors and an electronics section, such that said module has a mechanical structure, the external, internal or both surfaces of which are divided into at least two sections, of which at least one is coated in graphene, and the rest in non-ferromagnetic conductive material, or all the sections are coated in graphene, and such that the coating forms a Faraday cage. The invention also relates to a shielding against radiofrequency for a medical imaging device, comprising a graphene coating, which is continuous or in bands, on all the faces of the mechanical structure of the detection module of the device, or a graphene coating, continuous or in bands, on at least one face, combined with a coating of non-ferromagnetic conductive materials on the remaining faces, and said shielding forming a Faraday cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: General Equipment for Medical Imaging S.A., Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Bruker BioSpin AG
    Inventors: Juan Pablo Rigla Perez, Antonio Javier Gonzalez Martinez, Jose Maria Benlloch Baviera
  • Publication number: 20190004188
    Abstract: A read network topology for a matrix output device with a number of outputs determined by cross-joining “m” rows and “n” columns comprises a basic filtering block replicated for all the outputs and separately assigned to each of the outputs; each filtering block contains two filtering circuits that have a common input connection to the assigned matrix output and that provide two separate symmetrical and filtered outputs; all the row outputs (i) from the same row “i” but from different columns are interconnected to an input of an amplifier linked to row “i”, and all the column outputs (j) from the same column “j” but from different rows are connected together to an input of an amplifier linked to column “j”, the complete topology appearing when “i” and “j” are expanded in the respective intervals thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Liczandro HERNÁNDEZ HERNÁNDEZ, Antonio Javier González Martínez, Albert Aguilar Talens, José María Benlloch Baviera, Noriel Pavón Hernández
  • Publication number: 20180252825
    Abstract: A gamma ray Compton TOF camera system includes multiple detector modules, each comprising a gamma radiation sensitive material, and arranged in layers formed by one or more detector modules, said layers are placed such that they interfere an incoming gamma ray, in order to completely or partially absorb it after one or more Compton interactions, and are spatially separated in order to allow for the determination of the temporal order of each gamma ray interaction inside the camera system; read out electronics; and a Data Acquisition System where signals from the detector modules will be readout, digitized and sent to a processing unit, and capable to obtain the 3D position, energy and temporal sequential order of the individual interactions—Compton and photoelectric—produced by a single incident gamma ray, allowing the determination of the full timing sequence of all gamma ray interactions inside the gamma ray detector volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: José María BENLLOCH BAVIERA, Filomeno SÁNCHEZ MARTÍNEZ, Antonio Javier GONZÁLEZ MARTÍNEZ
  • Patent number: 9915739
    Abstract: An apparatus to detect gamma rays, comprising a scintillator, a position sensitive photo sensor and a scintillation-light-incidence-angle-constraining, SLIAC, element, the scintillator has faces and the position sensitive photo sensor detects scintillation photons exiting a scintillation photons transparent face of the scintillator, and a portion of a scintillator face is covered with an absorbing layer, which absorbs scintillation photons created by scintillation events due to the interaction of incoming gamma rays with the scintillator, and the SLIAC element is optically coupled between a scintillation photons transparent face of the scintillator and the position sensitive photo sensor and the SLIAC element guides the scintillation photons exiting the scintillator towards the position sensitive photo sensor, and the SLIAC element restricts the maximum allowed half light acceptance angle for the scintillation light hitting the position sensitive photo sensor to less than 45°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: General Equipment for Medical Imaging S.A. (Oncovision), Bruker Biospin AG
    Inventors: Jose Maria Benlloch Baviera, Antonio Javier Gonzalez Martinez, Filomeno Sanchez Martinez, Cesar Molinos Sonsona, Juan Vicente Catret Mascarell, Carlos Correcher Salvador, Noriel Pavon Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20170299675
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybrid medical PET-SPECT/MR imaging device comprising at least one scintillating crystal and at least one module for detecting radiation which contains at least one matrix of photodetectors and an electronics section, such that said module has a mechanical structure, the external, internal or both surfaces of which are divided into at least two sections, of which at least one is coated in graphene, and the rest in non-ferromagnetic conductive material, or all the sections are coated in graphene, and such that the coating forms a Faraday cage. The invention also relates to a shielding against radiofrequency for a medical imaging device, comprising a graphene coating, which is continuous or in bands, on all the faces of the mechanical structure of the detection module of the device, or a graphene coating, continuous or in bands, on at least one face, combined with a coating of non-ferromagnetic conductive materials on the remaining faces, and said shielding forming a Faraday cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Juan Pablo RIGLA PEREZ, Antonio Javier GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, Jose Maria BENLLOCH BAVIERA
  • Publication number: 20170234991
    Abstract: This disclosure describes an imaging radiation detection module with novel configuration of the scintillator sensor allowing for simultaneous optimization of the two key parameters: detection efficiency and spatial resolution, that typically cannot be achieved. The disclosed device is also improving response uniformity across the whole detector module, and especially in the edge regions. This is achieved by constructing the scintillation modules as hybrid structures with continuous (also referred to as monolithic) scintillator plate(s) and pixellated scintillator array(s) that are optically coupled to each other and to the photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Jose Maria BENLLOCH BAVIERA, Antonio Javier GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, Stan MAJEWSKI