Patents by Inventor Paul E. Licato

Paul E. Licato 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: 9427173
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations changes in an aneurysm in a patient over time are identified by determining temporal differences between segmented aneurysms in a plurality of longitudinal exams and visually presenting the temporal differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Paul E. Licato, Gopal B. Avinash, Tamanna N. Bembenek
  • Patent number: 8732601
    Abstract: An image display system includes user configurable viewports for the review and analysis of image data. The user configurable viewports include a review viewport and an analysis viewport. The review viewport displays in a review mode, a plurality of image views of the image data. The analysis viewport displays in an analysis mode, a plurality of image views of the image data. The review viewport and the analysis viewport may be configured for simultaneous display of related image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Beth A. Heckel, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Matthieu Denis Ferrant, Bob L. Beckett
  • Patent number: 8229201
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which carotid plaque is classified in an image and visually displayed using an iterative adaptive process, such as an expectation maximization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Paul E. Licato
  • Patent number: 8155466
    Abstract: A method for enhancing images of an object includes registering a fixed image with cine images of the same object. Next, the fixed image and the cine images are transformed into frequency space representations thereof. A central portion of the frequency space cine images are merged with a peripheral portion of frequency space fixed image using a defined normalized response curve or a predefined normalized response curve (or both) to form a merged image. Finally, the method includes inversely transforming the merged image into enhanced cine images of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Tamanna Nanavaty Bembenek, Max Wintermark
  • Patent number: 8116542
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations changes in an aneurysm in a patient over time are identified by determining temporal differences between segmented aneurysms in a plurality of longitudinal exams and visually presenting the temporal differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gopal B. Avinash, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Tamanna N. Bembenek, Paul E. Licato
  • Patent number: 7983460
    Abstract: A method of evaluating changes in contrast of an image using a diagnostic imaging system is provided. The method provides acquiring raw image data of an organ or tissue, calculating a baseline of data based on the raw image data acquired before arrival of an agent, and determining changes in a signal intensity of the agent based on changes in the raw image data compared to the baseline. The agent may be an imaging agent, a contrast agent, a biomedical agent, a needle, a catheter, a biomedical device, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Bernice E. Hoppel
  • Patent number: 7933377
    Abstract: A CT system includes a scintillator array having a first length in an axial direction of the CT system, the scintillator array includes a plurality of scintillator cells along the first length. The CT system includes a controller configured to repeatedly position a subject fore and aft along the axial direction and over a second length of the CT system, the second length greater than the first length, energize an x-ray source to emit x-rays toward the subject while the subject is being repeatedly positioned, and obtain non-uniform projection data of the subject from the scintillator array, the non-uniform projection data comprising the x-rays received from the x-ray source while the subject is repeatedly positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jiang Hsieh, Paul E. Licato, Akira Hagiwara, Mark Vincent Profio, Karen Ann Procknow, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Srinivas Aluri, Olga Imas
  • Publication number: 20100310040
    Abstract: A CT system includes a scintillator array having a first length in an axial direction of the CT system, the scintillator array includes a plurality of scintillator cells along the first length. The CT system includes a controller configured to repeatedly position a subject fore and aft along the axial direction and over a second length of the CT system, the second length greater than the first length, energize an x-ray source to emit x-rays toward the subject while the subject is being repeatedly positioned, and obtain non-uniform projection data of the subject from the scintillator array, the non-uniform projection data comprising the x-rays received from the x-ray source while the subject is repeatedly positioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Jiang Hsieh, Paul E. Licato, Akira Hagiwara, Mark Vincent Profio, Karen Ann Procknow, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Srinivas Aluri, Olga Imas
  • Publication number: 20090310740
    Abstract: A method of computed tomography is disclosed herein. The method includes acquiring a first plurality of views during a first helical pass and acquiring a second plurality of views during a second helical pass. The method also includes generating an image based on both the first plurality of views and the second plurality of views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: PAUL E. LICATO, JIANG HSIEH, DARIN ROBERT OKERLUND, UWE WIEDMANN
  • Publication number: 20090279752
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations changes in an aneurysm in a patient over time are identified by determining temporal differences between segmented aneurysms in a plurality of longitudinal exams and visually presenting the temporal differences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Tamanna N. Bembenek, Gopal B. Avinash, Paul E. Licato
  • Publication number: 20090281423
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations changes in an aneurysm in a patient over time are identified by determining temporal differences between segmented aneurysms in a plurality of longitudinal exams and visually presenting the temporal differences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Paul E. Licato, Gopal B. Avinash, Tamanna N. Bembenek
  • Publication number: 20090232373
    Abstract: A method for enhancing images of an object includes registering a fixed image with cine images of the same object. Next, the fixed image and the cine images are transformed into frequency space representations thereof. A central portion of the frequency space cine images are merged with a peripheral portion of frequency space fixed image using a defined normalized response curve or a predefined normalized response curve (or both) to form a merged image. Finally, the method includes inversely transforming the merged image into enhanced cine images of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Tamanna Nanavaty Bembenek, Max Wintermark
  • Publication number: 20090129661
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which carotid plaque is classified in an image and visually displayed using an iterative adaptive process, such as an expectation maximization process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Paul E. Licato
  • Publication number: 20090129539
    Abstract: A method of diagnostic imaging is disclosed herein. The method includes acquiring CT projection data at a first x-ray energy level and a second x-ray energy level. The method includes reconstructing a first image pair using a basis material decomposition algorithm and the CT projection data. The method includes displaying a first image from the first image pair. The method includes transforming the first image pair into a second image using image data from the first image pair. The method also includes displaying a second image. A CT system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Brian Thomsen, Jaynne Leverentz, Boris Mudrik, Sardar Mal Gautham, Bradley Gabrielse, Yan Sorkin
  • Publication number: 20080304728
    Abstract: A method of evaluating changes in contrast of an image using a diagnostic imaging system is provided. The method provides acquiring raw image data of an organ or tissue, calculating a baseline of data based on the raw image data acquired before arrival of an agent, and determining changes in a signal intensity of the agent based on changes in the raw image data compared to the baseline. The agent may be an imaging agent, a contrast agent, a biomedical agent, a needle, a catheter, a biomedical device, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Bernice E. Hoppel
  • Patent number: 7047062
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for decreasing gradient field pulse sequence duration and reducing peripheral nerve stimulation with known gradient pulse areas for a magnetic resonance imaging system. The method comprising: receiving a first desired area corresponding to a first pulse; obtaining a second desired area corresponding to a second pulse; selecting the first pulse as a nested pulse if the first desired area is smaller than the second desired area, and establishing the second pulse as a nesting pulse, otherwise selecting the second pulse as the nested pulse and establishing the first pulse as the nesting pulse. The method also includes: determining an amplitude and pulse duration for the nested pulse and ascertaining an amplitude and pulse duration for the nesting pulse. Finally, the method includes arranging a plurality of gradient field pulse sequences to include the nested pulse and the nesting pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Steven Wolff
  • Patent number: 7020868
    Abstract: A workstation is programmed to operate as an application development system for a medical imaging system. Objects programmed in an object-oriented language are selected from a component library using a visual component assembler which enables them to be dragged from a framework area on a display to a workspace area. Properties of selected components may be edited, and the resulting collection of components may be graphically linked together and saved as an application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Josef P. Debbins, Kristine L. Gould, Paul E. Licato, Jason A. Polzin, Deepa Thomas, Mark T. Radick, Giora Sat
  • Patent number: 6757417
    Abstract: A method of defining a three-dimensional imaging section which comprises displaying a plurality of localizer images of the structure of interest, acquiring operator inputs that designate regions on the plurality of localizer images and that correspond to regions within the structure of interest, and determining a volume based on the regions designated by the operator inputs. The volume defines the three-dimensional imaging section, which is a three-dimensional section of a structure of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, James Kevin DeMarco
  • Publication number: 20030216633
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for decreasing gradient field pulse sequence duration and reducing peripheral nerve stimulation with known gradient pulse areas for a magnetic resonance imaging system. The method comprising: receiving a first desired area corresponding to a first pulse; obtaining a second desired area corresponding to a second pulse; selecting the first pulse as a nested pulse if the first desired area is smaller than the second desired area, and establishing the second pulse as a nesting pulse, otherwise selecting the second pulse as the nested pulse and establishing the first pulse as the nesting pulse. The method also includes: determining an amplitude and pulse duration for the nested pulse and ascertaining an amplitude and pulse duration for the nesting pulse. Finally, the method includes arranging a plurality of gradient field pulse sequences to include the nested pulse and the nesting pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, Steven Wolff
  • Publication number: 20020081009
    Abstract: A method of defining a three-dimensional imaging section which comprises displaying a plurality of localizer images of the structure of interest, acquiring operator inputs that designate regions on the plurality of localizer images and that correspond to regions within the structure of interest, and determining a volume based on the regions designated by the operator inputs. The volume defines the three-dimensional imaging section, which is a three-dimensional section of a structure of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Paul E. Licato, James Kevin DeMarco