Patents by Inventor Sabina ELEN

Sabina ELEN 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: 20190343592
    Abstract: A protective bag dispensing system for a mobile x-ray apparatus includes a back panel element mountable against an external and operator-accessible side of a cart, the back panel element having dimensions which exceed the size of a protective bag being dispensed, a front panel element joined to the back panel element at the bottom side of both panels forming a cavity for supporting and accommodating an X-ray detector during the bagging process, a bag holder for hanging down a stack of multiple protective bags or feeding bags one by one into the cavity, the protective bags individually and removably attached from their top sides allowing an individual bag to be removed from the stack or roll while inserting the X-ray detector into the first available protective bag, the protective bags exceeding the size of the mobile x-ray detector being bagged, and the back panel element includes at least two segments arranged in a hinged configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sabina ELEN, Rainer NEBOSIS, Naser ELIAN, Paul LEBLANS
  • Patent number: 10067243
    Abstract: A scintillator includes CsBrxI(1-x) doped with Europium (CsBrxI(1-x):Eu) wherein x<0.5, and is obtained by annealing CsBrxI(1-x):Eu material at a temperature from 50° C. to 280° C. The EPR spectrum of the obtained scintillator measured at room temperature at a frequency of 34 GHz shows a maximum signal height at a magnetic field of 1200 mT, and the signal height at 1090 mT and 1140 mT does not exceed 40%, wherein the normalized signal height percentage at 1200 mT is calculated to be 100%. The scintillator is useful in a high energy radiation detection and radiography imaging apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Ilse Mans, Sabina Elen, Paul Leblans, Luc Struye, Freddy Callens, Henk Vrielinck
  • Patent number: 9831007
    Abstract: A radiographic flat panel detector includes a layer configuration in the order given: a) a radiation transparent substrate; and b) a scintillator layer applied by vapor deposition on the radiation transparent substrate; and c) an imaging array between the scintillator layer and a second substrate, characterized in that the radiation transparent substrate has on a side a layer including magnetisable particles and a method for producing the radiographic flat panel detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Paul Leblans, Luc Struye, Ilse Mans, Sabina Elen
  • Publication number: 20170168167
    Abstract: A scintillator includes CsBrxI(1-x) doped with Europium (CsBrxI(1-x):Eu) wherein x<0.5, and is obtained by annealing CsBrxI(1-x):Eu material at a temperature from 50° C. to 280° C. The EPR spectrum of the obtained scintillator measured at room temperature at a frequency of 34 GHz shows a maximum signal height at a magnetic field of 1200 mT, and the signal height at 1090 mT and 1140 mT does not exceed 40%, wherein the normalized signal height percentage at 1200 mT is calculated to be 100%. The scintillator is useful in a high energy radiation detection and radiography imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Ilse MANS, Sabina ELEN, Paul LEBLANS, Luc STRUYE, Freddy CALLENS, Henk VRIELINCK
  • Publication number: 20170040078
    Abstract: A radiographic flat panel detector includes a layer configuration in the order given: a) a radiation transparent substrate; and b) a scintillator layer applied by means of vapour deposition on the radiation transparent substrate; and c) an imaging array between the scintillator layer and a second substrate, characterised in that the radiation transparent substrate has on a side a layer including magnetizable particles and a method for producing the radiographic flat panel detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Paul LEBLANS, Luc STRUYE, Ilse MANS, Sabina ELEN
  • Publication number: 20160322418
    Abstract: A radiography flat panel detector and a method of producing the flat panel detector that includes, in order, a scintillating or photoconductive layer, an imaging array, a first substrate, an X-ray shield including a second substrate, and an X-ray absorbing layer on a side of the second substrate, wherein the absorbing layer includes a binder and a chemical compound having a metal element with an atomic number of 20 or more and one or more non-metal elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Paul LEBLANS, Dirk VANDENBROUCKE, Jean-Pierre TAHON, Sabina ELEN
  • Publication number: 20160322411
    Abstract: A radiography flat panel detector and a method of producing the flat panel detector including, in a scintillating or photoconductive layer, an imaging array, -a substrate, and an X-ray absorbing layer including a chemical compound having a metal element with an atomic number of 20 or more and one or more non-metal elements. The X-ray absorbing layer has a dimensionless absorption exponent of greater than 0.5 for gamma ray emission of Am241 at about 60 keV, wherein AE(Am241 60 keV)=t*(k1e1+k2e2+k3e3+ . . . ) and AE(Am241 60 keV) represents the absorption exponent of the X-ray absorbing layer relative to the about 60 keV gamma ray emission of Am241; t represents the a thickness of the X-ray absorbing layer; e1, e2, e3, . . . represent concentrations of the elements in the X-ray absorbing layer; and k1,k2,k3 . . . represent mass attenuation coefficients of the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Sabina ELEN, Luc STRUYE, Dirk VANDENBROUCKE, Jean-Pierre TAHON