Patents by Inventor Marek A. Wojtowicz

Marek A. Wojtowicz 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: 10751008
    Abstract: A medical imaging system for detecting ionizing radiation. The system includes one or more pixilated imagers positioned to acquire patient image data and one or more position sensors positioned to acquire patient position data. Once the patient image data and patient position data are acquired, one or more processors operably connected to each of the one or more pixilated imagers and one or more position sensors calculate a three-dimensional mass distribution based on patient image data and patient position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IMAGE INSIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Eric P. Rubenstein, Peter R. Solomon, Gordon A. Drukier, Marek A. Wojtowicz, Joseph E. Cosgrove, Michael A. Serio, James R. Markham, Kenneth W. Wang, William M. Pramenko
  • Publication number: 20190328342
    Abstract: A medical imaging system for detecting ionizing radiation. The system includes one or more pixilated imagers positioned to acquire patient image data and one or more position sensors positioned to acquire patient position data. Once the patient image data and patient position data are acquired, one or more processors operably connected to each of the one or more pixilated imagers and one or more position sensors calculate a three-dimensional mass distribution based on patient image data and patient position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Eric P. RUBENSTEIN, Peter R. SOLOMON, Gordon A. DRUKIER, Marek A. WOJTOWICZ, Joseph E. COSGROVE, Michael A. SERIO, James R. MARKHAM, Kenneth W. WANG, William M. PRAMENKO
  • Patent number: 10278656
    Abstract: A medical imaging system for detecting ionizing radiation. The system includes one or more pixilated imagers positioned to acquire patient image data and one or more position sensors positioned to acquire patient position data. Once the patient image data and patient position data are acquired, one or more processors operably connected to each of the one or more pixilated imagers and one or more position sensors calculate a three-dimensional mass distribution based on patient image data and patient position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: IMAGE INSIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Eric P. Rubenstein, Peter R. Solomon, Gordon A. Drukier, Marek A. Wojtowicz, Joseph E. Cosgrove, Michael A. Serio, James R. Markham, Kenneth W. Wang, William M. Pramenko
  • Publication number: 20170319155
    Abstract: A medical imaging system for detecting ionizing radiation. The system includes one or more pixilated imagers positioned to acquire patient image data and one or more position sensors positioned to acquire patient position data. Once the patient image data and patient position data are acquired, one or more processors operably connected to each of the one or more pixilated imagers and one or more position sensors calculate a three-dimensional mass distribution based on patient image data and patient position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Eric P. RUBENSTEIN, Peter R. SOLOMON, Gordon A. DRUKIER, Marek A. WOJTOWICZ, Joseph E. COSGROVE, Michael A. SERIO, James R. MARKHAM, Kenneth W. WANG, William M. PRAMENKO
  • Patent number: 9073039
    Abstract: A sorbent that is particularly effective for the efficient adsorption and subsequent desorption of ammonia is produced from a high-purity carbon material which is exposed to an oxidizing environment so as to produce an effective amount of at least one oxygen species on its exposed surfaces. The high purity carbon material may be produced by carbonizing a polymer material, and the sorbent may comprise a support having an open-cell, three dimensional, lattice-like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ADAVANCED FUEL RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Marek A. Wójtowicz, Joseph E. Cosgrove, Michael A. Serio
  • Publication number: 20140136135
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating multiple electronic devices are described herein. Such methods may include obtaining, by a processor, data from a plurality of reference electronic devices, analyzing, by a processor, the data and calibrating, by the processor, the electronic device based on the analyzed data obtained from the plurality of reference electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: IMAGE INSIGHT INC.
    Inventors: Gordon A. DRUKIER, Eric P. RUBENSTEIN, Yonatan B. RUBENSTEIN, Joshua C. KESSLER, Peter R. SOLOMON, Marek A. WOJTOWICZ
  • Publication number: 20140013942
    Abstract: A sorbent that is particularly effective for the efficient adsorption and subsequent desorption of ammonia is produced from a high-purity carbon material which is exposed to an oxidizing environment so as to produce an effective amount of at least one oxygen species on its exposed surfaces. The high purity carbon material may be produced by carbonizing a polymer material, and the sorbent may comprise a support having an open-cell, three dimensional, lattice-like structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek A. Wójtowicz, Joseph E. Cosgrove, Michael A. Serio
  • Patent number: 8615812
    Abstract: High-strength porous carbon and a method of its manufacture are described for multifunctional applications, such as ballistic protection, structural components, ultracapacitor electrodes, gas storage, and radiation shielding. The carbon is produced from a polymer precursor via carbonization, and optionally by surface activation and post-treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek A. Wójtowicz, Eric P. Rubenstein, Michael A. Serio, Joseph E. Cosgrove
  • Publication number: 20130015181
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that enable high efficiency microwave heating, for pyrolysis of low loss materials (i.e. poor absorbers of microwave energy). A unique microwave susceptor geometry is employed to enhance the heating of the low loss material. The geometry is such that the microwave radiation is caused to impinge upon the susceptor body, with the low loss material being effectively interposed between the microwave source and the susceptor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Joseph E. Cosgrove, Marek A. Wójtowicz, Michael A. Serio
  • Patent number: 8231712
    Abstract: The method enables control over carbon pore structure to provide sorbents that are particularly advantageous for the adsorption of specific gases. It involves preparation of a sorbent precursor material, carbonization of the precursor material, and, usually, activation of the carbonized material. The resultant material is subjected to heat treatment and/or to surface conditioning by a reducing gas at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek A. Wójtowicz, Eric Rubenstein, Michael A. Serio
  • Publication number: 20110167530
    Abstract: High-strength porous carbon and a method of its manufacture are described for multifunctional applications, such as ballistic protection, structural components, ultracapacitor electrodes, gas storage, and radiation shielding. The carbon is produced from a polymer precursor via carbonization, and optionally by surface activation and post-treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Marek A. Wojtowicz, Eric P. Rubenstein, Michael A. Serio, Joseph E. Cosgrove
  • Patent number: 7794862
    Abstract: The method for generating a hydrogen-rich stream from hydrocarbon fuels, ultimately to produce hydrogen gas, involves the following two steps performed in a cyclic fashion: (1) pyrolysis of the hydrocarbon fuel to obtain a carbon-rich fraction and a hydrogen-rich fraction; and (2) oxidation of the carbon-rich fraction, or a portion of it, for heat generation. The method involves the following optional steps: (3) steam gasification of part of the carbon-rich fraction to produce additional amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide; (4) water-gas shift reaction to convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide with the simultaneous formation of additional amounts of hydrogen; and (5) steam reforming of light hydrocarbons that may be produced in step (1) to produce more hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek A. Wojtowicz, Michael A. Serio, Erik Kroo, Eric M. Suuberg
  • Publication number: 20100116136
    Abstract: The method enables control over carbon pore structure to provide sorbents that are particularly advantageous for the adsorption of specific gases. It involves preparation of a sorbent precursor material, carbonization of the precursor material, and, usually, activation of the carbonized material. The resultant material is subjected to heat treatment and/or to surface conditioning by a reducing gas at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Marek A. Wójtowicz, Eric Rubenstein, Michael A. Serio
  • Publication number: 20080171246
    Abstract: The method for generating a hydrogen-rich stream from hydrocarbon fuels, ultimately to produce hydrogen gas, involves the following two steps performed in a cyclic fashion: (1) pyrolysis of the hydrocarbon fuel to obtain a carbon-rich fraction and a hydrogen-rich fraction; and (2) oxidation of the carbon-rich fraction, or a portion of it, for heat generation. The method involves the following optional steps: (3) steam gasification of part of the carbon-rich fraction to produce additional amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide; (4) water-gas shift reaction to convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide with the simultaneous formation of additional amounts of hydrogen; and (5) steam reforming of light hydrocarbons that may be produced in step (1) to produce more hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Marek A. Wojtowicz, Michael A. Serio, Erik Kroo, Eric M. Suuberg
  • Patent number: 7241323
    Abstract: Solid waste resource recovery in space is effected by pyrolysis processing, to produce light gases as the main products (CH4, H2, CO2, CO, H2O, NH3) and a reactive carbon-rich char as the main byproduct. Significant amounts of liquid products are formed under less severe pyrolysis conditions, and are cracked almost completely to gases as the temperature is raised. A primary pyrolysis model for the composite mixture is based on an existing model for whole biomass materials, and an artificial neural network models the changes in gas composition with the severity of pyrolysis conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Serio, Erik Kroo, Marek A. Wojtowicz, Eric M. Suuberg
  • Patent number: 7169197
    Abstract: Solid waste resource recovery in space is effected by pyrolysis processing, to produce light gases as the main products (CH4, H2, CO2, CO, H2O, NH3) and a reactive carbon-rich char as the main byproduct. Significant amounts of liquid products are formed under less severe pyrolysis conditions, and are cracked almost completely to gases as the temperature is raised. A primary pyrolysis model for the composite mixture is based on an existing model for whole biomass materials, and an artificial neural network models the changes in gas composition with the severity of pyrolysis conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Serio, Erik Kroo, Marek A. Wojtowicz, Eric M. Suuberg
  • Publication number: 20060185245
    Abstract: Solid waste resource recovery in space is effected by pyrolysis processing, to produce light gases as the main products (CH4, H2, CO2, CO, H2O, NH3) and a reactive carbon-rich char as the main byproduct. Significant amounts of liquid products are formed under less severe pyrolysis conditions, and are cracked almost completely to gases as the temperature is raised. A primary pyrolysis model for the composite mixture is based on an existing model for whole biomass materials, and an artificial neural network models the changes in gas composition with the severity of pyrolysis conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Serio, Erik Kroo, Marek Wojtowicz, Eric Suuberg
  • Publication number: 20050191531
    Abstract: The method for generating a hydrogen-rich stream from hydrocarbon fuels, ultimately to produce hydrogen gas, involves the following two steps performed in a cyclic fashion: (1) pyrolysis of the hydrocarbon fuel to obtain a carbon-rich fraction and a hydrogen-rich fraction; and (2) oxidation of the carbon-rich fraction, or a portion of it, for heat generation. The method involves the following optional steps: (3) steam gasification of part of the carbon-rich fraction to produce additional amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide; (4) water-gas shift reaction to convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide with the simultaneous formation of additional amounts of hydrogen; and (5) steam reforming of light hydrocarbons that may be produced in step (1) to produce more hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Marek Wojtowicz, Michael Serio, Erik Kroo, Eric Suuberg
  • Patent number: 6869580
    Abstract: The method for generating a hydrogen-rich stream from hydrocarbon fuels, ultimately to produce hydrogen gas, involves the following two steps performed in a cyclic fashion: (1) pyrolysis of the hydrocarbon fuel to obtain a carbon-rich fraction and a hydrogen-rich fraction; and (2) oxidation of the carbon-rich fraction, or a portion of it, for heat generation. The method involves the following optional steps: (3) steam gasification of part of the carbon-rich fraction to produce additional amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide; (4) water-gas shift reaction to convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide with the simultaneous formation of additional amounts of hydrogen; and (5) steam reforming of light hydrocarbons that may be produced in step (1) to produce more hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek A. Wojtowicz, Michael A. Serio, Erik Kroo, Eric M. Suuberg
  • Patent number: 6626981
    Abstract: A method for producing high capacity gas-storage microporous sorbents involves precursor carbonization under relatively severe heat-treatment conditions, normally followed by activation using a cyclic chemisorption-desorption process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek A. Wojtowicz, Michael A. Serio, Eric M. Suuberg