Patents by Inventor Paul Edgar Licato

Paul Edgar 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).

  • Publication number: 20190122401
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Patent number: 10186056
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Patent number: 9036879
    Abstract: A method for obtaining multi-material decomposition images of an object is presented. The method includes acquiring an image pair from a dual energy computed tomography scan of the imaged object. The method then includes selecting a material basis for multi-material decomposition of the image pair. The method further includes applying a physicochemical model for the material basis. Also, the method includes performing multi-material decomposition using at least one constraint imposed by the physicochemical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paulo Ricardo dos Santos Mendonça, Paul Edgar Licato, Rahul Bhotika, Brian William Thomsen
  • Patent number: 8626263
    Abstract: A method of evaluating tissue of an organ includes performing at least one of classification processing and clustering processing to obtain a processed dataset to visualize at least one of the imaging agent, blood, the contrast agent, and the biomedical agent distribution in the tissue, a relative regional uptake of the at least one of the imaging agent, blood, the contrast agent, and the biomedical agent in the tissue, relative regional flow of the at least one of the imaging agent, blood, the contrast agent, and the biomedical agent and the clearance or persistence of the at least one of the imaging agent, blood, the contrast agent, and the biomedical agent within the tissue and the characterization of elemental components of disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernice Eland Hoppel, Paul Edgar Licato, Amy Lynette Broadie, Tracy Quayle Callister
  • Publication number: 20120243761
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Publication number: 20100135453
    Abstract: A method for obtaining multi-material decomposition images is disclosed, the method comprising the steps of: acquiring an image pair from a dual energy computed tomography scan of an imaged object; selecting a material basis for multi-material decomposition of the image pair; applying a physicochemical model for the material basis; and performing multi-material decomposition using at least one constraint imposed by the physicochemical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Paulo Ricardo dos Santos Mendonça, Paul Edgar Licato, Rahul Bhotika, Brian William Thomsen
  • Patent number: 7606614
    Abstract: A method includes predicting a contrast bolus arrival time, and performing at least one of the following: a) automatically switching from a monitor phase to a scan phase at the predicted arrival time; and b) prompting a user to began a scan at the predicted arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Paul Edgar Licato, Marcela Alejandra Gonzalez, Mukta Chandrashekhar Joshi, Mark Vincent Profio
  • Patent number: 7466790
    Abstract: A method for improving a resolution of an image is provided. The method includes reconstructing an image of an initial portion of an object at an initial resolution, and reconstructing an additional portion of the object at an additional resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srikanth Suryanarayanan, Paul Edgar Licato, Yogisha Mallya, Tara Janen Mahan
  • Publication number: 20080097196
    Abstract: A method includes predicting a contrast bolus arrival time, and performing at least one of the following: a) automatically switching from a monitor phase to a scan phase at the predicted arrival time; and b) prompting a user to began a scan at the predicted arrival time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Edgar Licato, Marcela Alejandra Gonzalez, Mukta Chandrashekhar Joshi, Mark Vincent Profio
  • Patent number: 6788055
    Abstract: A technique is described for programming multiple axes or channels of a system, such as an MRI system. Modular component time masks are defined including information for activity on at least one axis and a time boundary for execution of the activity. The modular components may be stored in a library, and assembled to define desired control sequences. Activity may include pulse sequences for coils in the imaging system. The modular components facilitate definition of complex multi-axis control sequences while respecting inherent physical constraints of the system. Time optimized control sequences may be developed from the modular components by reference to beginning and ending times of a series of components, or to anchor time points associated with the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Graeme Colin McKinnon, Paul Edgar Licato, Qing Tan, Lawrence Edward Ploétz
  • Publication number: 20010016782
    Abstract: A technique is described for programming multiple axes or channels of a system, such as an MRI system. Modular component time masks are defined including information for activity on at least one axis and a time boundary for execution of the activity. The modular components may be stored in a library, and assembled to define desired control sequences. Activity may include pulse sequences for coils in the imaging system. The modular components facilitate definition of complex multi-axis control sequences while respecting inherent physical constraints of the system. Time optimized control sequences may be developed from the modular components by reference to beginning and ending times of a series of components, or to anchor time points associated with the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Inventors: Graeme Colin McKinnon, Paul Edgar Licato, Qing Tan, Lawrence Edward Ploetz
  • Patent number: 6249120
    Abstract: A technique is described for programming multiple axes or channels of a system, such as an MRI system. Modular component time masks are defined including information for activity on at least one axis and a time boundary for execution of the activity. The modular components may be stored in a library, and assembled to define desired control sequences. Activity may include pulse sequences for coils in the imaging system. The modular components facilitate definition of complex multi-axis control sequences while respecting inherent physical constraints of the system. Time optimized control sequences may be developed from the modular components by reference to beginning and ending times of a series of components, or to anchor time points associated with the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Graeme Colin McKinnon, Paul Edgar Licato, Qing Tan, Lawrence Edward Ploetz