Surface Film Tension Patents (Class 209/207)
  • Patent number: 11944471
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is for operating a medical imaging system. The imaging system includes an imaging unit and a positioning apparatus for positioning an examination object. In an embodiment, the method includes ascertainment of object information relating to the examination object; determination of a region of interest for the examination object, the region of interest being defined as a region of the examination object to be examined by the imaging unit in the context of an examination to be performed; arrival at a determination concerning a positional state of the examination object relative to the positioning apparatus and, to be precise, based on the region of interest and the object information; and provision of user output for a user of the imaging system based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Healthineers AG
    Inventors: Jumana Jaber, Carsten Thierfelder, Andreas Wimmer
  • Patent number: 11654304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an ROI of a subject are provided. In some embodiments, the system may obtain a target image including the subject situated on a table. The system may also obtain a focus position associated with the ROI of the subject to be scanned or treated by a medical device in the target image. The system may further determine a target table position based on the focus position. In some embodiments, the system may obtain a model image corresponding to the subject. The system may also obtain a virtual area corresponding to a virtual ROI in the model image. The system may also obtain a positioning image of the subject. The system may further determine, in the positioning image, a target area corresponding to the ROI of the subject corresponding to the virtual ROI based on the virtual area and the positioning image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Hushan Chen, Wensong Chen, Feng Yao, Siqi Guo, Wenbo Xue, Yang Wang, Zheng Zhang, Tingrong Shi, Ruiqi Song
  • Patent number: 9474652
    Abstract: A hemostatic agent delivery system includes a hemostatic agent which is inert and non-reactive yet is capable of forming a stable clot when applied to an actively bleeding wound. The system also includes a delivery assembly to structure to facilitate delivery of the hemostatic agent proximate the hemorrhage site. More specifically, the delivery assembly is structured to releasably contain the hemostatic agent via a release member which is disposed in cooperative relation with a support member which contains the amount of the hemostatic agent. The release member is structured of a soluble material such that it will at least partially dissolve and release the hemostatic agent upon disposition proximate the hemorrhage site. The delivery assembly further comprises a handle member structured to facilitate delivery of the hemostatic agent to the hemorrhage site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Jack Mentkow, Lisa Mentkow
  • Patent number: 7869562
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for positioning a patient relative to radiographic equipment. The system includes: a 3D optical imaging system for optically scanning the patient, such 3D optical imaging system having a focal plane and providing, for each position on the object, data representative of the intensity of reflected energy received by the system from such position and data representative of distance from such position on the object to the focal plane; a table apparatus for supporting the patient and for moving the table relative to the radiographic equipment in response to positioning signals; and a processor responsive to data from the radiographic equipment and the data from the a 3D optical imaging system for producing the positioning signals. The system enables a method for displaying temporal changes in a patient positioned with a bore of radiographic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ali Khamene, Stefan K├Ąpplinger, Gabriel Haras, Eike Rietzel
  • Patent number: 5219076
    Abstract: Fractionation apparatus (20) is disclosed which utilizes a rapidly rotating disk which receives a liquid suspension of particles to be separated onto its rotating face surface (35). When the film of liquid and particles on the rotating face surface (35) reaches the peripheral edge (38) of the face, particles having sufficient kinetic energy to overcome surface forces (e.g., above a certain size) are radially ejected while particles with less kinetic energy (e.g., smaller particles) and the liquid are carried over the edge onto the surface of a depending rim (39). The suspension of smaller particles and liquid is carried down the rim to the rim edge (40) at which point the smaller particles and liquid are disengaged. A separator wall (27) may be interposed between the two streams of particles emanating from the disk (24) to provide a physical separation of the larger and smaller particles once they have left the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Edwin J. Crosby, Anil R. Oroskar
  • Patent number: 4469591
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for separating low and high density particles from a mixture thereof. A foam is continuously generated and carried on the outer surface of a horizontal drum. The mixture of particles is deposited on top of the foam surface near the apex of the drum so that the dense particles fall through the foam while the less dense particles are supported on the upper surface of the foam. A first blade is provided to shear the upper surface of the foam and remove the less dense particles. A second blade engages the surface of the drum downstream from the first blade to remove the relatively dense particles. The system finds particular use in separating raisins (dense particles) from waste materials associated with raisins (less dense particles).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Sun-Maid Growers of California
    Inventors: William E. Coyle, Robert E. Gunnerson, Richard W. Shoults
  • Patent number: 4339042
    Abstract: There is described a process for separating from a mixture of mineral components at least one of the components. The process comprises the steps of (a) dispersing the mixture of mineral components in water so as to form an aqueous suspension containing said mixture of mineral components, (b) mixing together said aqueous suspension and a non-polar organic liquid in which there has been dissolved or suspended an anionic collector for at least one of the components of the mixture of mineral components, the volume ratio of said aqueous suspension to non-polar organic liquid being controlled and the conditions under which said aqueous suspension and non-polar organic liquid are mixed together being such that only a small amount of energy is dissipated therein in a short time in order to effect the mixing together thereof and one liquid is uniformly dispersed in the other but a stable emulsion is not formed and (c) thereafter separating, or allowing to separate, the two liquid phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1982
    Assignee: English Clays Lovering Pochin & Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: William Windle, Charles H. Lofthouse, Howard L. Shergold
  • Patent number: 4334987
    Abstract: The method of separating the solid phase in a drilling mud includes forming from the drilling mud an adhesion layer 2 on a rotated curvilinear closed surface 3 partly projected into the drilling mud. Then a portion of this adhesion layer is separated onto another rotated curvilinear closed surface 5 positioned to contact a portion of the adhesion layer 2. The respective linear speeds of the adhesion layer 2 and of said another rotating closed curvilinear surface 5 in the area of their contact are selected to be substantially equal. The method of the invention provides for regulating the separation of the solid phase in drilling mud within a wide range depending on the mineralogical composition thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Inventors: Ulmas D. Mamadzhanov, Vitold M. Bakhir, Vladimir I. Klimenko, Jury G. Zadorozhny, Stanislav A. Alekhin
  • Patent number: 4274948
    Abstract: A process is described for the separation of impurities from an aqueous slurry, dispersion or suspension. Streams of aqueous phase and an organic phase comprising a non-polar organic liquid are passed through a multi-compartment rotary contactor. A collector reagent is present during at least part of the passage of the streams through the contactor and gives the impurities a hydrophobic surface. The phases are contacted by continuously bringing the aqueous and solvent phases into contact with one another while maintaining an interface between the two phases. The two phases and the interfacial layer containing at least some of the impurities are independently withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: RTL Contactor Holding S.A.
    Inventor: Lee F. Robinson