Patents by Inventor Joseph Anthony Heanue

Joseph Anthony Heanue 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: 20170135666
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for adaptive exposure in imaging systems. An x-ray source for producing x-ray radiation and an x-ray detector for measuring amount of x-ray radiation passing through the human patient and striking the detector can be used. A tomographic image of the human patient or a tomosynthetic image of the human patient can be generated. Region of interest filtering and equalization filtering can be utilized. Filtering can be accomplished with a mechanical shield or shutter or with electronic control of the x-ray source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Steve Denis Burion, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Brian Patrick Wilfley, Augustus Percival Lowell
  • Patent number: 9554767
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for adaptive exposure in imaging systems. An x-ray source for producing x-ray radiation and an x-ray detector for measuring amount of x-ray radiation passing through the human patient and striking the detector can be used. A tomographic image of the human patient or a tomosynthetic image of the human patient can be generated. Region of interest filtering and equalization filtering can be utilized. Filtering can be accomplished with a mechanical shield or shutter or with electronic control of the x-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Steve Denis Burion, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Brian Patrick Wilfley, Augustus Percival Lowell
  • Publication number: 20160324453
    Abstract: An intraoperative tissue oximetry device includes a tissue marker that includes one or more pens or one or more similar ink sources, such that the tissue marker can mark tissue according to oxygen saturation measurements made by the tissue oximetry device, thereby visually delineating regions of potentially viable tissue from regions of potentially nonviable tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Lester John Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9409040
    Abstract: A device is used to precisely deliver the treatment plan created by an automatic planning system by positioning a single low energy radiation source, or a plurality of low energy sources connected to each other, in a predetermined parallel, planar, or similar geometry, each source equipped with blocking and attenuation mechanisms, thereby delivering a plurality of parallel overlapping beams indexed on a millimeter or submillimeter grid such that a concentration of dose is achieved at a variable depth in tissue relative to the dose where the radiation first enters the tissue. A plurality of overlapping beams indexed on a millimeter or submillimeter grid can converge on a target volume loaded with gold nanoparticles to deliver a tumorcidal dose of radiation in as little as a single session to tumor cells but not to normal cells or to deliver serial radiosurgical treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Philip Carol, Joseph Anthony Heanue
  • Patent number: 9408538
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for pressure sore detection. A modulated optical signal based on a digital code sequence is transmitted to human tissue. A temporal transfer characteristic is derived from the modulated optical signal. Tissue characteristics is determined based on the temporal transfer characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc., Ocela Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester John Lloyd, Kate Leeann Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 9392978
    Abstract: An intraoperative tissue oximetry device includes a tissue marker that includes one or more pens or one or more similar ink sources, such that the tissue marker can mark tissue according to oxygen saturation measurements made by the tissue oximetry device, thereby visually delineating regions of potentially viable tissue from regions of potentially nonviable tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Lester John Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20160166225
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for adaptive exposure in imaging systems. An x-ray source for producing x-ray radiation and an x-ray detector for measuring amount of x-ray radiation passing through the human patient and striking the detector can be used. A tomographic image of the human patient or a tomosynthetic image of the human patient can be generated. Region of interest filtering and equalization filtering can be utilized. Filtering can be accomplished with a mechanical shield or shutter or with electronic control of the x-ray source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Steve Denis Burion, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Brian Patrick Wilfley, Augustus Percival Lowell
  • Patent number: 9254114
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for adaptive exposure in imaging systems. An x-ray source for producing x-ray radiation and an x-ray detector for measuring amount of x-ray radiation passing through the human patient and striking the detector can be used. A tomographic image of the human patient or a tomosynthetic image of the human patient can be generated. Region of interest filtering and equalization filtering can be utilized. Filtering can be accomplished with a mechanical shield or shutter or with electronic control of the x-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Steve Denis Burion, Augustus Percival Lowell, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 9255907
    Abstract: A method includes assessing tumor margins and discriminating between tumor and non-tumor tissues by analyzing the compositional make-up of smoke produced during cautery resection of tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Heanue, Tobias Funk, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Amish Parashar
  • Publication number: 20160022816
    Abstract: A method includes assessing tumor margins and discriminating between tumor and non-tumor tissues by analyzing the compositional make-up of smoke produced during cautery resection of tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPEMENT LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Amish Parashar
  • Patent number: 9186524
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a system for electronic brachytherapy wherein a layer of target material can produce reflection and transmission X-rays when struck by electrons from a cathode. An alternative system can have a fixed-size containment structure around a miniature X-ray source, with X-ray attenuating coolant fluid between the source and containment structure. A balloon can be around the fixed-size containment structure and can be inflated with an X-ray inert gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Brian Patrick Wilfley, Joseph Anthony Heanue
  • Publication number: 20150313538
    Abstract: A method includes assessing tumor margins and discriminating between tumor and non-tumor tissues by analyzing the compositional make-up of smoke produced during cautery resection of tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Amish Parashar
  • Patent number: 9131844
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for pressure sore detection. A modulated optical signal based on a digital code sequence is transmitted to human tissue. A temporal transfer characteristic is derived from the modulated optical signal. Tissue characteristics is determined based on the temporal transfer characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Heanue, Lester John Lloyd, Kate Leeann Bechtel, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 9125570
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for delivering radiation to a human patient or other mammal. A scanning electron beam x-ray source is used and the detector can be a photon counting detector. The area of the detector is less than the area of field of view in the patient. Tomosynthesis can be used to generate images and images can be produced rapidly in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Joseph Pelc, Rebecca Fahrig, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 9107642
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Publication number: 20150102214
    Abstract: A method includes assessing tumor margins and discriminating between tumor and non-tumor tissues by analyzing the compositional make-up of smoke produced during cautery resection of tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Heanue, Tobias Funk, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Amish Parashar
  • Publication number: 20150055751
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for adaptive exposure in imaging systems. An x-ray source for producing x-ray radiation and an x-ray detector for measuring amount of x-ray radiation passing through the human patient and striking the detector can be used. A tomographic image of the human patient or a tomosynthetic image of the human patient can be generated. Region of interest filtering and equalization filtering can be utilized. Filtering can be accomplished with a mechanical shield or shutter or with electronic control of the x-ray source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: TRIPLE RING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Steve Denis Burion, Augustus Percival Lowell, Kate LeeAnn Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Publication number: 20150049855
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TRIPLE RING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley
  • Patent number: 8848867
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for adaptive exposure in imaging systems. An x-ray source for producing x-ray radiation and an x-ray detector for measuring amount of x-ray radiation passing through the human patient and striking the detector can be used. A tomographic image of the human patient or a tomosynthetic image of the human patient can be generated. Region of interest filtering and equalization filtering can be utilized. Filtering can be accomplished with a mechanical shield or shutter or with electronic control of the x-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Steve Denis Burion, Kate Leeann Bechtel, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Brian Patrick Wilfley, Augustus Percival Lowell
  • Patent number: 8848862
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for inverse geometry volume computed tomography medical imaging of a human patient. A plurality of stationary x-ray sources for producing x-ray radiation are used. A rotating collimator located between the plurality of x-ray sources and the human patient is also used. A rotating detector can also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Funk, Joseph Anthony Heanue, Waldo Stephen Hinshaw, Edward Gerald Solomon, Brian Patrick Wilfley