Patents by Inventor Patrick A. Helm

Patrick A. Helm 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: 10617477
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject. The plurality of orientations can include a first and final orientation and a predetermined path along which an image data collector or detector can move to acquire an appropriate image data set to allow for the model of construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Publication number: 20190311505
    Abstract: Selected artifacts, which may be based on distortions or selected attenuation features, may be reduced or removed from a reconstructed image. Various artifacts may occur due to the presence of a metal object in a field of view. The metal object may be identified and removed from a data that is used to generate a reconstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, Ali Uneri, Wojciech Zbijewski, Xiaoxuan Zhang, Joseph W. Stayman, IV
  • Publication number: 20190213073
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for generating probabilistic information for error correction using current integration are disclosed. An example method comprises sensing a first plurality of memory cells based on a first sense threshold, responsive to sensing the first plurality of cells, associating a first set of probabilistic information with the first plurality of memory cells, sensing a second plurality of memory cells based on a second sense threshold, responsive to sensing the second plurality of memory cells, associating a second set of probabilistic information with the second plurality of memory cells, and performing an error correction operation on the first and second pluralities of memory cells based, at least in part, on the first and second values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Khayat, Sivagnanam Parthasarathy, Mustafa N. Kaynak, Mark A. Helm, Aaron S. Yip
  • Publication number: 20190155486
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Patent number: 10289484
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for determining likelihood of erroneous data bits stored in a plurality of memory cells. A sense circuit to perform a coarse sense operation to detect first memory cells of the plurality of memory cells that stored charge sufficiently above a transition voltage threshold where the first memory cells are unlikely to be erroneous. The sense circuit further performs a fine sense operation to sense second memory cells of the plurality of memory cells having stored charge near the transition voltage between adjacent logic states. The first memory cells remain unsensed during the fine sense operation. The second memory cells detected during the fine sense operation may have an increased likelihood of being erroneous. Responsive to a number of sensed second memory cells near the transition voltage exceeding a threshold, additional sensing operations are performed by the sense circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Khayat, Sivagnanam Parthasarathy, Mustafa N. Kaynak, Mark A. Helm, Aaron S. Yip
  • Patent number: 10191615
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Publication number: 20180078226
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system having a detector able to move relative to the subject. A contrast agent can be injected into the subject and image data can be acquired with the contrast agent in various phases of the subject. A volumetric model of multiple phases can be reconstructed selected reconstruction techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick A. HELM, Shuanghe Shi
  • Publication number: 20180054880
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system with at least two different power characteristics. A volumetric model of multiple phases can be reconstructed using dynamic or enhanced reconstruction techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Patent number: 9883840
    Abstract: An x-ray imaging system for imaging a subject includes an x-ray source configured to project an x-ray radiation toward a portion of the subject and a panel detector positioned opposite the x-ray source relative to the subject and configured to receive x-ray radiation passing through the subject. The panel detector includes a scintillation layer converting x-ray radiation to light rays of a selected spectrum and a plurality of microelectromechanical scanners. Each microelectromechanical scanner includes a photodetector mounted on a corresponding movable platform and configured to detect light in the selected light spectrum. The panel detector includes a scanning control module configured to move each platform in a selected scan pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis J. Barbato, Patrick A. Helm, Jigney Shah
  • Patent number: 9880293
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging system can include an X-ray source that projects a beam of X-ray radiation and an X-ray detector positioned to receive the beam of X-ray radiation at a location. The X-ray detector can include: (i) a monolithic substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, (ii) a scintillation layer arranged upon the first side and including a first region and a second region, the first region having a first X-ray sensitivity and the second region having a second X-ray sensitivity different than the first X-ray sensitivity, and (iii) a photosensor array arranged upon the second side. The X-ray source and X-ray detector can be configured to adjust the location at which the X-ray detector receives the beam of X-ray radiation such that the location is primarily within the first region or the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Publication number: 20180007769
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system with at least two different power characteristics. The image data can be reconstructed using dynamic or enhanced reconstruction techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Patent number: 9819633
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure are directed to categorizing messages. A first server can receive, from a second server maintaining a plurality of social media messages, a message. The first server can categorize the message under a first category or a second category. The first server can process the message and determine a frequency of each of the words included in the processed message. The first server determines, using a probabilistic engine executing on the first server, a relevancy score of the modified message indicating a level of relevance between the message and the first category based on the determined frequency of each of the words. The first server, responsive to determining that the relevancy score satisfies a threshold, can categorize the message under the first category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Social Compass, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Matthew Root, Juan Francisco Leal, Wesley James Robinson, Hal Patrick Helms, Coral Adelaide Herman, Hal Bryant Helms
  • Publication number: 20170316561
    Abstract: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is efficacious. The efficacious result may be the desired placement of a device. The system and method can be used in confirming an efficacious result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick A. HELM, Andrew Bzostek, James Dustin Duckett, Steven L. Hartmann, Robert Teichman, David E. Macht
  • Patent number: 9807860
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system with at least two different power characteristics. A volumetric model of multiple phases can be reconstructed using dynamic or enhanced reconstruction techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Patent number: 9769912
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for acquiring image data of a subject. The image data can be collected with an imaging system with at least two different power characteristics. The image data can be reconstructed using dynamic or enhanced reconstruction techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Patent number: 9713505
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject. The plurality of orientations can include a first and final orientation and a predetermined path along which an image data collector or detector can move to acquire an appropriate image data set to allow for the model of construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Patent number: 9636183
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject. The plurality of orientations can include a first and final orientation and a predetermined path along which an image data collector or detector can move to acquire an appropriate image data set to allow for the model of construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Publication number: 20160341831
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging system can include an X-ray source that projects a beam of X-ray radiation and an X-ray detector positioned to receive the beam of X-ray radiation at a location. The X-ray detector can include: (i) a monolithic substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, (ii) a scintillation layer arranged upon the first side and including a first region and a second region, the first region having a first X-ray sensitivity and the second region having a second X-ray sensitivity different than the first X-ray sensitivity, and (iii) a photosensor array arranged upon the second side. The X-ray source and X-ray detector can be configured to adjust the location at which the X-ray detector receives the beam of X-ray radiation such that the location is primarily within the first region or the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: PATRICK A. HELM, SHUANGHE SHI
  • Publication number: 20160338780
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject. The plurality of orientations can include a first and final orientation and a predetermined path along which an image data collector or detector can move to acquire an appropriate image data set to allow for the model of construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi
  • Patent number: 9411057
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging system can include an X-ray source that projects a beam of X-ray radiation and an X-ray detector positioned to receive the beam of X-ray radiation at a location. The X-ray detector can include: (i) a monolithic substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, (ii) a scintillation layer arranged upon the first side and including a first region and a second region, the first region having a first X-ray sensitivity and the second region having a second X-ray sensitivity different than the first X-ray sensitivity, and (iii) a photosensor array arranged upon the second side. The X-ray source and X-ray detector can be configured to adjust the location at which the X-ray detector receives the beam of X-ray radiation such that the location is primarily within the first region or the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Helm, Shuanghe Shi