Patents by Inventor Peter William Lorraine

Peter William Lorraine 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: 10603001
    Abstract: The present approach generally relates to systems and methods for implementing energy modulated tomographic imaging of nanoparticles. In certain embodiments, a first energy is used to activate probe particles labeling an anatomy or tissue of interest. The probe particles, once activated, emit photons at a different rate and/or spectrum in response to an underlying physiological event, such as action potentials propagating in the labeled anatomy or tissue. The emitted photons may then be detected and used to map or image the occurrence of the physiological event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert John Filkins, Ahmad Nadeem Ishaque, Alok Mani Srivastava, Peter William Lorraine, Holly Ann Comanzo, Xiaolei Shi, Vasile Bogdan Neculaes, Sam Joseph Camardello, Gregory Boverman, Ge Wang, Wenxiang Cong
  • Patent number: 10588541
    Abstract: A method and system for magnetically tracking a device of interest generating a plurality of pre-determined multi-frequency signals. The method and system transmits a plurality of magnetic fields from a transmitter circuit based on the corresponding pre-determined multi-frequency signals. The magnetic fields propagating through an area of examination encompassing the device of interest and a magnetic sensor coupled to the device of interest. The method and system generate a sensor signal at the magnetic sensor indicative of field strength of the magnetic fields transmitted by the transmitter circuit. Further, the method and system determine a position of the magnetic sensor relative to the transmitter circuit based on the multi-frequency signals and the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter William Lorraine, Floribertus P. M. Heukensfeldt Jansen
  • Publication number: 20190282194
    Abstract: A method for X-ray imaging includes determining one or more pre-shot parameters corresponding to a region of interest in a subject based on an optical image of the region of interest obtained from an optical sensor. The method further includes controlling an X-ray device to generate a pre-shot X-ray image using a first X-ray dosage, based on the one or more-pre-shot parameters. The method also includes determining at least one main-shot parameter based on the pre-shot X-ray image. The method includes controlling the X-ray device to generate a main-shot X-ray image using a second X-ray dosage greater than the first X-ray dosage, based on the at least one main-shot parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: John Eric Tkaczyk, David Allen Langan, Peter William Lorraine, Biju Jacob, Feng Pan, Hao Lai
  • Publication number: 20180291803
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method use an ultrasound probe, a coupling mechanism, and a controller to clean equipment of a vehicle system. The ultrasound probe enters into an engine. The ultrasound probe emits ultrasound pulses and the coupling mechanism provides an ultrasound coupling medium between the ultrasound probe and one or more components of the engine. The controller drives the ultrasound probe to deliver the ultrasound pulse through the coupling medium to a surface of the one or more components of the engine. The ultrasound probe delivers the ultrasound pulse to remove deposits from the one or more components of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Belay, Waseem Ibrahim Faidi, Peter William Lorraine, Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Siavash Yazdanfar, Ying Fan, Edward James Nieters, David Mills, Nicole Tibbetts, JR.
  • Patent number: 10076267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation are presented. First and second response signals received from at least one magnetic sensor operatively coupled to a target device in response to a magnetic field are measured at reference and reversed sensitivity while an alignment of magnetic domains corresponding to the magnetic sensor remains unchanged. A useful portion of the first response signal is determined by eliminating common-mode noise from the first response signal based on a difference between the first and second response signals. Alternatively, a bias signal having a desired bias frequency is applied to shift a signal frequency of a response signal of a magnetoresistance sensor that includes common-mode noise. A useful portion of the response signal is determined by measuring the response signal at a shifted frequency that is a sum of the signal and bias frequencies. A position of the subject is then determined based on the useful portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter William Lorraine, Floribertus P. M. Heukensfeldt Jansen
  • Patent number: 10018113
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method use an ultrasound probe, a coupling mechanism, and a controller to clean equipment of a vehicle system. The ultrasound probe enters into an engine. The ultrasound probe emits ultrasound pulses and the coupling mechanism provides an ultrasound coupling medium between the ultrasound probe and one or more components of the engine. The controller drives the ultrasound probe to deliver the ultrasound pulse through the coupling medium to a surface of the one or more components of the engine. The ultrasound probe delivers the ultrasound pulse to remove deposits from the one or more components of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Waseem Faidi, Peter William Lorraine, Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Siavash Yazdanfar, Ying Fan, Edward James Nieters, David Mills, Nicole Tibbetts
  • Patent number: 9995600
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a position and orientation sensor package having a reduced size in at least one dimension is disclosed. The position and orientation sensor package includes a dielectric substrate and a first magneto-resistance sensor chip attached to the dielectric substrate, the first magneto-resistance sensor chip including at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit. The position and orientation sensor package also includes a second magneto-resistance sensor chip attached to the dielectric substrate and positioned adjacent the first magneto-resistance sensor chip, the second magneto-resistance sensor chip including at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit. The position and orientation sensor package is constructed such that the at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit of the first magneto-resistance sensor chip is oriented in a different direction than the at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit of the second magneto-resistance sensor chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kaustubh Ravindra Nagarkar, Peter William Lorraine
  • Publication number: 20170130649
    Abstract: A cleaning system and method use an ultrasound probe, a coupling mechanism, and a controller to clean equipment of a vehicle system. The ultrasound probe enters into an engine. The ultrasound probe emits ultrasound pulses and the coupling mechanism provides an ultrasound coupling medium between the ultrasound probe and one or more components of the engine. The controller drives the ultrasound probe to deliver the ultrasound pulse through the coupling medium to a surface of the one or more components of the engine. The ultrasound probe delivers the ultrasound pulse to remove deposits from the one or more components of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Waseem Faidi, Peter William Lorraine, Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Siavash Yazdanfar, Ying Fan, Edward James Nieters, David Mills, Nicole Tibbetts
  • Publication number: 20170059361
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a position and orientation sensor package having a reduced size in at least one dimension is disclosed. The position and orientation sensor package includes a dielectric substrate and a first magneto-resistance sensor chip attached to the dielectric substrate, the first magneto-resistance sensor chip including at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit. The position and orientation sensor package also includes a second magneto-resistance sensor chip attached to the dielectric substrate and positioned adjacent the first magneto-resistance sensor chip, the second magneto-resistance sensor chip including at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit. The position and orientation sensor package is constructed such that the at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit of the first magneto-resistance sensor chip is oriented in a different direction than the at least one magneto-resistance sensor circuit of the second magneto-resistance sensor chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Kaustubh Ravindra Nagarkar, Peter William Lorraine
  • Publication number: 20170000438
    Abstract: The present approach generally relates to systems and methods for implementing energy modulated tomographic imaging of nanoparticles. In certain embodiments, a first energy is used to activate probe particles labeling an anatomy or tissue of interest. The probe particles, once activated, emit photons at a different rate and/or spectrum in response to an underlying physiological event, such as action potentials propagating in the labeled anatomy or tissue. The emitted photons may then be detected and used to map or image the occurrence of the physiological event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Robert John Filkins, Ahmad Nadeem Ishaque, Alok Mani Srivastava, Peter William Lorraine, Holly Ann Camanzo, Xiaolei Shi, Vasile Bogdan Neculaes, Sam Joseph Camardello, Gregory Boverman, Ge Wang, Wenxiang Cong
  • Publication number: 20160095536
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation are presented. First and second response signals received from at least one magnetic sensor operatively coupled to a target device in response to a magnetic field are measured at reference and reversed sensitivity while an alignment of magnetic domains corresponding to the magnetic sensor remains unchanged. A useful portion of the first response signal is determined by eliminating common-mode noise from the first response signal based on a difference between the first and second response signals. Alternatively, a bias signal having a desired bias frequency is applied to shift a signal frequency of a response signal of a magnetoresistance sensor that includes common-mode noise. A useful portion of the response signal is determined by measuring the response signal at a shifted frequency that is a sum of the signal and bias frequencies. A position of the subject is then determined based on the useful portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Peter William Lorraine, Floribertus P.M Heukensfeldt Jansen
  • Publication number: 20160015292
    Abstract: A method and system for magnetically tracking a device of interest generating a plurality of pre-determined multi-frequency signals. The method and system transmits a plurality of magnetic fields from a transmitter circuit based on the corresponding pre-determined multi-frequency signals. The magnetic fields propagating through an area of examination encompassing the device of interest and a magnetic sensor coupled to the device of interest. The method and system generate a sensor signal at the magnetic sensor indicative of field strength of the magnetic fields transmitted by the transmitter circuit. Further, the method and system determine a position of the magnetic sensor relative to the transmitter circuit based on the multi-frequency signals and the sensor signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Peter William Lorraine, Floribertus P.M. Heukensfeldt Jansen
  • Patent number: 8964183
    Abstract: A screening module configured to screen at least a portion of a biological sample disposed on an analysis surface is provided. The screening module comprises a laser source a scanning unit comprising one or more scanning devices, wherein the scanning devices are configured to rotate in an oscillatory scanning motion about an axis of rotation to scan the analysis surface in at least one direction, wherein the scanning unit is physically coupled to the laser source, and a detection unit comprising one or more detection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Chun Cheryl Zhan, Juntao Wu, Robert John Filkins, Peter William Lorraine
  • Patent number: 8830548
    Abstract: A component includes a micro-hologram layer, where the micro-hologram layer includes layers inert to light interleaved with layers of functional film. The functional film layers are made of a material that undergoes a change in its refractive index when illuminated by a light beam, yet undergoes no change in its refractive index when illuminated by a different light beam. The components may further include interleaved spacer films with multiple micro-hologram layers and other elements (e.g., servo layer, coatings, and the like) so as to comprise a data storage device. Methods of manufacturing the component and device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xiaolei Shi, Eugene Pauling Boden, Kwok Pong Chan, Peter William Lorraine, Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, Ri-an Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140036328
    Abstract: A component includes a micro-hologram layer, where the micro-hologram layer includes layers inert to light interleaved with layers of functional film. The functional film layers are made of a material that undergoes a change in its refractive index when illuminated by a light beam, yet undergoes no change in its refractive index when illuminated by a different light beam. The components may further include interleaved spacer films with multiple micro-hologram layers and other elements (e.g., servo layer, coatings, and the like) so as to comprise a data storage device. Methods of manufacturing the component and device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Xiaolei Shi, Eugene Pauling Boden, Kwok Pong Chan, Peter William Lorraine, Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, Ri-an Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130321814
    Abstract: A screening module configured to screen at least a portion of a biological sample disposed on an analysis surface is provided. The screening module comprises a laser source a scanning unit comprising one or more scanning devices, wherein the scanning devices are configured to rotate in an oscillatory scanning motion about an axis of rotation to scan the analysis surface in at least one direction, wherein the scanning unit is physically coupled to the laser source, and a detection unit comprising one or more detection devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Chun Cheryl Zhan, Juntao Wu, Robert John Filkins, Peter William Lorraine
  • Patent number: 8524348
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a substrate layer, made of a moldable non-photopolymer plastic substrate and having a servo layer, adjoined to a stacked film structure that is constructed of multiple functional films, having data layers, with spacer film(s) disposed between each of the functional films. Methods of manufacturing the data storage device include using a roll-to-roll system to adhere thin spacer film extrusions between the multiple functional film extrusions so as to construct the stacked film structure. An additional method uses an application of functional film coating to thin spacer films and a roll-to-roll system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: General Electronics Company
    Inventors: Xiaolei Shi, Peter William Lorraine, Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, Ri-an Zhao
  • Patent number: 7966883
    Abstract: An inspection system is provided to examine internal structures of a target material. This inspection system includes a generation laser, an ultrasonic detection system, a thermal imaging system, and a processor/control module. The generation laser produces a pulsed laser beam that is operable to induce ultrasonic displacements and thermal transients at the target material. The ultrasonic detection system detects ultrasonic surface displacements at the target material. The thermal imaging system detects thermal transients at the target material. The processor analyzes both detected ultrasonic displacements and thermal imagery of the target material to yield information about the target material's internal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Peter William Lorraine, Donald Robert Howard, Harry Israel Ringermacher, Marc Dubois, Thomas E. Drake
  • Patent number: 7690811
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a backlight housing, a plurality of light valves coupled to the backlight housing, and a plurality of light sources arranged in the backlight housing and optically coupled to the light valves. The illumination system may further include a light-scattering substrate optically coupled between the plurality of light sources and the light valves, and a plurality of light modulating dots patterned on the substrate to modulate transmitted intensity of light from the plurality of light sources to achieve increased luminance uniformity by decreasing banding caused by the separated light sources. The light modulating dots may include comprise reflective dots, transmissive dots, absorptive dots, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ravi Shankar Durvasula, Mark Marshall Meyers, Peter William Lorraine
  • Publication number: 20080280374
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting biological or biochemical analytes generally comprising, a metal film having one or more surfaces comprising one or more submicron structures; a device for applying one or more analytes to at least a portion of the film surface to interact with said metal film; a light source for illuminating a surface of the metal film so that at least some of the light is adapted to be optically altered by the functionalized metal film; and an optical detection subsystem for collecting the optically altered light, wherein the altered light is indicative of surface plasmon resonance on the film, and detecting one or more properties of the analytes based on the collected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: RADISLAV ALEXANDROVICH POTYRAILO, EUGENE BARASH, KATHERINE DOVIDENKO, PETER WILLIAM LORRAINE