Patents by Inventor Yulim Zingerman

Yulim Zingerman 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: 20190223816
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided that includes a gantry, at least five detector units mounted to the gantry, a corresponding collimator for each of the detector units, at least one processing unit, and a controller. Each collimator has septa defining plural bores for each pixel of at least some of a plurality of pixels of the detector unit. A corresponding interior septum of the collimator is disposed above an internal portion of a corresponding pixel of the at least some of the plurality of pixels. The at least one processing unit is configured to obtain object information corresponding to the object to be imaged. The controller is configured to control an independent rotational movement of each the detector units used to acquire scanning information by detecting emissions from the object, wherein the controller rotates each of the detector units at a corresponding sweep rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Tzachi Rafaeli, Gil Kovalski, Yariv Grobshtein, Riyad Mahameed, Yaron Hefetz, Einat Binyamin, Yulim Zingerman, Nurit Rivka Wartski
  • Patent number: 10209376
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Publication number: 20180188393
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Patent number: 9903962
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradeable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Publication number: 20170153338
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradeable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Patent number: 9606247
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Patent number: 9392982
    Abstract: A medical imaging system is provided that includes a first gantry having a plurality of first detector units coupled within a bore of the first gantry such that the first detector units form a first field of view (FOV) of the first gantry. The first detector units are configured to acquire SPECT data. Further, the medical imaging system includes a second gantry having a plurality of second detector units coupled within a bore of the second gantry such that the second detector units form a second FOV of the second gantry. The second detector units are configured to acquire x-ray CT data. The second gantry is positioned adjacent to the first gantry. The medical imaging system also includes a patient table movable through the bores and a controller unit configured to control a rotation speed of the first detector units and the second detector units around the examination axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Yulim Zingerman
  • Publication number: 20160047921
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Publication number: 20160038106
    Abstract: A medical imaging system is provided that includes a first gantry having a plurality of first detector units coupled within a bore of the first gantry such that the first detector units form a first field of view (FOV) of the first gantry. The first detector units are configured to acquire SPECT data. Further, the medical imaging system includes a second gantry having a plurality of second detector units coupled within a bore of the second gantry such that the second detector units form a second FOV of the second gantry. The second detector units are configured to acquire x-ray CT data. The second gantry is positioned adjacent to the first gantry. The medical imaging system also includes a patient table movable through the bores and a controller unit configured to control a rotation speed of the first detector units and the second detector units around the examination axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Yulim Zingerman
  • Patent number: 9213110
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements. The system can automatically adjust an imaging operation based on installation information related to partial population or other factors such as scan type or subject specific information. This system can be a Nuclear Medicine (NM) imaging system to acquire Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Patent number: 9192346
    Abstract: A medical imaging system is provided that includes a first gantry having a plurality of first detector units coupled within a bore of the first gantry such that the first detector units form a first field of view (FOV) of the first gantry. The first detector units are configured to acquire SPECT data. Further, the medical imaging system includes a second gantry having a plurality of second detector units coupled within a bore of the second gantry such that the second detector units form a second FOV of the second gantry. The second detector units are configured to acquire x-ray CT data. The second gantry is positioned adjacent to the first gantry. The medical imaging system also includes a patient table movable through the bores and a controller unit configured to control a rotation speed of the first detector units and the second detector units around the examination axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Yulim Zingerman
  • Publication number: 20150173696
    Abstract: A medical imaging system is provided that includes a first gantry having a plurality of first detector units coupled within a bore of the first gantry such that the first detector units form a first field of view (FOV) of the first gantry. The first detector units are configured to acquire SPECT data. Further, the medical imaging system includes a second gantry having a plurality of second detector units coupled within a bore of the second gantry such that the second detector units form a second FOV of the second gantry. The second detector units are configured to acquire x-ray CT data. The second gantry is positioned adjacent to the first gantry. The medical imaging system also includes a patient table movable through the bores and a controller unit configured to control a rotation speed of the first detector units and the second detector units around the examination axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Yulim Zingerman
  • Publication number: 20150177393
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements. The system can automatically adjust an imaging operation based on installation information related to partial population or other factors such as scan type or subject specific information. This system can be a Nuclear Medicine (NM) imaging system to acquire Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Patent number: 9029791
    Abstract: A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populated with detector columns and the detector columns can be partially populated with detector elements. The system can automatically adjust an imaging operation based on installation information related to partial population or other factors such as scan type or subject specific information. This system can be a Nuclear Medicine (NM) imaging system to acquire Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gil Kovalski, Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz
  • Publication number: 20150094571
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided including a gantry, a detector unit mounted to the gantry, at least one processing unit, and a controller. The at least one processing unit is configured to obtain object information corresponding to an object, and to automatically determine at least one first portion of the object and at least one second portion of the object. The controller is configured to control a rotational movement of the detector unit. The detector unit is rotatable at a sweep rate over a range of view of the object to be imaged, and the controller is configured to rotate the detector unit at an uneven sweep rate. The uneven sweep rate varies during the rotation from the, wherein a larger amount of scanning information is obtained for the at least one first portion than for the at least one second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Tzachi Rafaeli, Gil Kovalski, Yariv Grobshtein, Riyad Mahameed, Yaron Hefetz, Einat Binyamin, Yulim Zingerman, Nurit Rivka Wartski
  • Publication number: 20150085970
    Abstract: A system includes a detector and a processing unit. The detector includes multiple pixels configured to detect computed tomography (CT) events and nuclear medicine (NM) imaging events. The CT events correspond to X-rays emitted from a X-ray source through an object to be imaged, and the NM imaging events correspond to gamma rays emitted from a radiopharmaceutical that has been administered to the object. The detector is configured for photon counting detection of the CT events and the NM imaging events. The processing unit includes at least one processor and at least one memory comprising a tangible and non-transitory computer readable storage medium. The processing unit is configured to, based on corresponding energy levels of the CT events and the NM imaging events, identify CT information corresponding to the CT events and identify NM information corresponding to the NM imaging events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Bouhnik, Yulim Zingerman
  • Publication number: 20120256092
    Abstract: A computed tomography (CT) imaging system is disclosed. The CT imaging system may be used in a multi-modality imaging context or other context. In one embodiment, the CT imaging system provides for both fast rotation of the rotating X-ray source and detection components and low dose of X-rays generated by the source providing several clinical and economic benefits such as low dose and sufficient image quality and no or insignificant investment in room shielding associated with diagnostic CT dose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Yulim Zingerman