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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090052610 - Intraoperative monitoring of temperature-induced tissue changes with a high-resolution digital x-ray system during thermotherapy: A method of thermally inducing and monitoring changes to localized regions of tissue illuminating a volume of tissue with a first beam of X-rays, detecting the portions of the first beam of X-rays that passed through the volume of tissue, generating a first X-ray image signal from the portions of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090052611 - Method and x-ray computed tomography system for visualizing at least two types of cardiac tissue: healthy tissue and diseased tissue: A method and an x-ray computed tomography system are disclosed for visualizing at least two different types of cardiac tissue, such as normally perfused tissue, hypoperfused tissue and scarred tissue. In at least one embodiment, this is done by use of an imaging tomographic recording technique with the aid of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090052612 - System and method of optimizing a monochromatic representation of basis material decomposed ct images: A system and method of a diagnostic imaging system includes a high frequency electromagnetic energy source that emits a beam of high frequency electromagnetic energy toward an object to be imaged, a detector that receives high frequency electromagnetic energy emitted by the high frequency electromagnetic energy source and attenuated by... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090052614 - Method for marking and visualizing an implant by way of an x-ray phase-contrast tomography examination and an implant: A method is disclosed for marking and visualizing an implant by use of an x-ray phase-contrast tomography examination. Further, an implant is also disclosed. In at least one embodiment, implants are used with specific characteristics which are as unambiguous as possible with regard to the phase shift generated by the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090052613 - Three dimensional image processing apparatus and x-ray diagnosis apparatus: A three dimensional image processing apparatus includes a storage unit storing data of images in different radiographing directions together with information concerning cardiac phases, a key image selection unit selecting key images from the images, a feature point designation unit designatting feature points on the selected key images in accordance... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090052615 - Imaging apparatus using distributed x-ray souces and method thereof: An imaging apparatus is disclosed. The imaging apparatus comprises a multidimensional assembly that further comprises a plurality of x-ray sources that are individually addressable. The plurality of x-ray sources is further configurable to simultaneously emit x-ray spectra at different mean energies. Furthermore, the multi-dimensional assembly further comprises a plurality of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090052616 - Unit for x-ray ct imaging and x-ray imaging apparatus: A unit for X-ray CT imaging to be set in a panorama X-ray imaging apparatus having a cassette holder has a digital sensor cassette for CT imaging to be set in the cassette holder, includes a two-dimensional X-ray detector for acquiring X-ray projection data for CT imaging of an object,... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges Koda/androlia

20090052617 - Image processing method, image display method, image processing program, storage medium, image processing apparatus and x-ray imaging apparatus: An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing method, etc. capable of producing a panorama tomogram with a simple operation whenever required by the operator. The present invention relates to an image processing method for producing a panorama tomogram of the dental arch using the X-ray... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090052618 - Rfid transducer alignment system: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system having the capacity to detect conditions of alignment, wherein the system may be used with hand-held, fixed-in-place, stationary, and permanently mounted apparatus. The system includes an RF interrogator configured for use with dental x-ray, medical imaging, film, and digital radiography apparatus, and may include... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090052619 - Fresnel zone plate and x-ray microscope using the fresnel zone plate: [Solution] A Fresnel zone plate 1 having a complex irradiation function according to the present invention has opaque bands 3 and transparent bands 4 arranged alternately in the radial direction from the center on a flat transparent substrate 2, and a transmission window 7 formed such that a portion of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090052620 - Apparatus and method for x-ray analysis of chemical state: A state analysis using characteristic X-rays of higher-order diffractions. The name of an element undergoing a state analysis, a species of characteristic X-rays, and a diffraction order are entered from an input device. A measurement control unit reads data about the wavelengths of first-order lines from a storage device in... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090052621 - Method and apparatus for basis material decomposition with k-edge materials: A diagnostic imaging system includes a high frequency electromagnetic energy source that emits a beam of high frequency electromagnetic energy toward an object to be imaged, a detector that receives high frequency electromagnetic energy emitted by the high frequency electromagnetic energy source, and a data acquisition system (DAS) operably connected... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090052622 - Nuclear material detection system: A method for automatically detecting nuclear material using radiographic images of a cargo container includes receiving a plurality of radiographic images of the cargo container and aligning the plurality of images with respect to each other to produce registered images. The method also includes segmenting the registered images using the... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090052623 - Virtual 4d treatment suite: A virtual 4D treatment suite includes a dose calculation module, a gating module, and a dose rate adjustment module. The 4D treatment suite may be used to virtually analyze the impact the motion of a target tissue has on therapy for a particular patient and a proposed treatment plan. For... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20090052624 - Conversion apparatus, radiation detecting apparatus, and radiation detecting system: A conversion apparatus of the present invention includes a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels are arranged. The pixels are including the switching elements and the conversion elements. The pixel region includes a switching element region in which the plurality of switching elements are arranged in row and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090052625 - Device for switching/generating x-rays for diagnosis and curing: There is disclosed a device including: an electron beam generation device 10 which accelerates a pulse electron beam 1 to transmit the beam through a predetermined rectilinear orbit 2; a laser generation device 20 which generates a pulse laser light 3; a laser light introduction device 30 which introduces the... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090052626 - X-ray tube and nondestructive inspection equipment: In an X-ray tube 1A that makes electrons emitted from an electron gun 17 into a target 9 of an anode 8 arranged in a tubular vacuum enclosure body 6, and extracts the X-rays through an X-ray exit window 18, the anode 8 is arranged on a tube axis C1... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090052627 - System and method for collecting backscattered electrons in an x-ray tube: A system and method for collecting backscattered electrons within a substantially evacuated vessel containing both an electron-emitting cathode assembly and an electron-attracting anode assembly. The system and method comprises an electron collector assembly including a first plate, a second plate, an internal member, a fluid inlet, and a fluid outlet.... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090052628 - Target foil for use in the production of [18f] using a particle accelerator: The invention is directed to a novel foil for use as an entrance window foil during the production of [18F] by irradiation of [18O] using a particle accelerator. The foil is a high strength cobalt based alloy foil, thin film coated with an inert and refractory metal such as niobium.... Agent: Edward Yoo C/o Bennett Jones

20090052630 - Bed for capturing radiation image and radiation image capturing system: A radiation detecting cassette is disposed in a desired position between a bed and a patient in an operating room. After a detector-side connector and a bed-side connector are connected to each other by a cable, an image capturing apparatus captures and records radiation image information of the patient in... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090052629 - Cassette: A cassette includes a main cassette body having a radiation detector for detecting radiation that has passed through a subject and converting the detected radiation into radiation image information, and a communication unit for wireless communications with a console. The communication unit is connected to the main cassette body by... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090052631 - System and method for information embedding and extraction in phantom targets for digital radiography systems: A system and method for embedding in a phantom target used in digital radiography systems information specific to the phantom target, such as serial number, phantom target type, precision landmarks, composition, physical properties of the dedicated targets and the like. The information is encoded and represented by small holes in... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090046828 - Radiation detecting cassette and radiation image capturing system: A radiation detecting cassette and a radiation image capturing system are provided. A radiation detecting cassette has a radiation detector for detecting a radiation having passed through a patient and converting the detected radiation into radiation image data, a transceiver for transmitting the radiation image data by way of wireless... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090046829 - Production of x-ray images containing a reduced proportion of scattered radiation: The invention relates to a method, to an X-ray apparatus for performing the method and to a detector arrangement intended for the latter, for producing X-ray images containing a reduced proportion of scattered radiation. The X-ray radiation is detected in this case by a detector arrangement comprising two X-ray detectors,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090046830 - Computerized tomography image reconstruction: Systems and methods include coordinated (KV) and megaelectronvolt (MV) computerized tomography (CT) imaging. KV and MV data are combined using a normalization process in order to generate CT images. The resulting CT images can include an improved signal to noise ratio in comparison to CT images generated using either KV... Agent: Gard & Kaslow LLP (varian)

20090046831 - Bench-top image-guided conformal irradiation system for laboratory animals: An image-guided irradiation system has a support stage, a stage-positioning assembly connected to the support stage, an x-ray source attached to a support arm in which the support arm is movable relative to the support stage, a flat-panel x-ray detector disposed proximate the support stage, and at least one of... Agent: Venable LLP

20090046832 - Well plate: The present invention includes an apparatus for preparing samples for measurement by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The apparatus comprises a plate having one or more holes passing through the plate. The holes are covered by a film on one side of the plate. The holes are less than 500 micrometers across... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.

20090046833 - X-ray ct apparatus: e

20090046834 - Radiation image capturing system and method of setting minimum transmission radio-field intensity in such radiation image capturing system: When a cassette transceiver starts to transmit radiation image information to a console transceiver, the cassette transceiver transmits a test radio wave, and the console transceiver calculates a minimum transmission radio-field intensity of said cassette transceiver which is required to receive the radiation image information from a received intensity of... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090046835 - X-ray ct apparatus: In an X-ray CT apparatus, an X-ray source and an X-ray detector mounted in a guide arm are freely movable in such a direction as to approach to and separate from a sample. With respect to this movement, the center of gravity of the whole containing respective constituent elements mounted... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090046836 - X-ray imaging system and method for defining or carrying out calibration processes: X-ray imaging systems can have different modes of operation. There is a calibration process for each mode of operation. Conventionally, the overall system is actuated during the calibration process in exactly the same way as when operating the x-ray imaging system (10) with the associated mode of operation. Individual calibration... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090041179 - Method for a three-dimensional representation of a moving structure: The invention relates to a method for three-dimensional representation of a moving structure by a tomographical method. Projection images are recorded by an image recording unit during a rotational run from recording angles between a start angle and an end angle, with a three-dimensional image data reconstructed from the projection... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041178 - Method for producing a three-dimensional digital x-ray image: The present invention relates to a method for producing a three-dimensional digital x-ray image by using digital x-ray images taken of the object from at least two different directions as input for a reconstruction algorithm. In the method, at least one of the images used as input is taken as... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090041180 - Radiographic imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: In a radiographic imaging apparatus capable of performing a first imaging in which radiographic imaging is performed with a first X-ray dose and a second imaging in which radiographic imaging is performed at a second X-ray dose that is less than the first X-ray dose, the timing corresponding to a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090041181 - Cooling system for gantry-mounted components of a computed tomography system: A computed tomography apparatus has a gantry for mounting components of an acquisition system that are arranged such that they can rotate around a system axis, and a stationary part in which the gantry is supported such that it can tilt. A device for cooling the components by airflow is... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090041182 - Illumination system for euv lithography: The disclosure relates to an illumination system for EUV lithography, as well as related elements, systems and methods. In some embodiments, an illumination system includes a first optical element and a second optical element. The first optical element can include a plurality of first facet elements configured so that, when... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090041183 - Radiation image capturing apparatus: A grid comprises an alternate assembly of radiation-permeable members and radiation-impermeable members which extend substantially parallel to the chest wall of a subject. When a radiation emitted from a radiation source is applied through a breast of the subject and the grid to a radiation detector, a radiation image of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090041184 - X-ray fluorescence spectrometer and program used therein: An X-ray fluorescence spectrometer which includes a calculating device (10) operable to calculate the theoretical intensity of secondary X-rays (6), emanated from each of elements contained in a sample (13), based on the assumed composition and then to successively approximately modify and calculate the assumed composition so that the theoretical... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090041185 - Angled-beam detection system for container inspection: A non-intrusive inspection system, including apparatuses and methods, for non-intrusively inspecting containers such as, without limitation, those employed to transport items in international commerce. The non-intrusive inspection system is configured to generate and scan a container with multiple bremsstrahlung, or x-ray, beams having multiple spectra and directed at the container... Agent: CourseyIPLaw, P.C.

20090041186 - Integrated carry-on baggage cart and passenger screening station: The present invention is directed towards apparatuses and methods for securing a location. Particularly, the present invention is directed towards methods, apparatuses, and integrated systems for the screening of individual passengers and their corresponding carry-on baggage carts with improved throughput, efficiency, and quality. In addition, the current invention is directed... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090041187 - Methods and systems for the rapid detection of concealed objects: The present invention provides for an improved scanning process having microwave arrays comprised of microwave transmitters in radiographic alignment with microwave receivers. The microwave array emits controllably directed microwave radiation toward an object under inspection. The object under inspection absorbs radiation in a manner dependent upon its metal content. The... Agent: Patentmetrix

20090041188 - Method and system for four dimensional intensity modulated radiation therapy for motion compensated treatments: A deliverable four dimensional (4D) intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning method is disclosed, for delivery using a linear accelerator with a dynamic multi-leaf collimator (DMLC). A 4D computed tomography (CT) scan is used for segmenting tumor anatomy on a reference phase of periodic motion of the tumor. Deformable registration... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20090041189 - Adaptive x-ray control: A method, apparatus and system for measuring the signal-to-noise ratio of x-ray images and to adaptively control x-ray exposure in response to image quality and patient movement.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090041190 - Apparatus for positioning standing persons in order to take x-ray pictures: An apparatus for positioning standing persons to produce X-ray shots comprises a movable frame on which a vertically displaceable standing area is arranged. The standing area has a holding apparatus connected to it which the person can hold onto. To produce optimum positioning in terms of weight too, the standing... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090041191 - Radiography apparatus with scout view function: An X-ray detecting section (13) comprises a first imaging means (S1) to generate an X-ray image in response to the X-ray slit beam (B) and a second imaging means (S2) to generate an X-ray image in response to the X-ray broad beam (BB). The radiography apparatus (M) displays a first... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090041192 - High voltage tank assembly for radiation generator: In one embodiment, a voltage rectifier circuit for a radiation generator is provided. The voltage rectifier circuit is configured to be used in a voltage multiplier circuit and a voltage doubler circuit. The voltage rectifier circuit comprises at least one first printed circuit board and at least one second printed... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20090041193 - Dose reduced digital medical image simulations: A method for providing a reduced exposure value for radiographic imaging obtains a set of flat-field images at two or more exposure values and measures the noise power spectra using the flat field images. At least one noise table is generated according to interpolated noise power spectra for a set... Agent: Susan L. Parulski Patent Legal Staff

20090041194 - X-ray generator using hemimorphic crystal: An X-ray generator uses a high electrical field generated when a hemimorphic crystal is heated or cooled. The crystal may be lithium niobate polarized in one direction. An X-ray target is placed inside a housing inside which a vacuum is maintained. A tungsten line containing thorium is placed between the... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.

20090041195 - Laser stimulated cathode:

20090041196 - X-ray tube and x-ray analysis apparatus: Provided are an X-ray tube and an X-ray analysis apparatus, which can be further reduced in size as well as in weight and more efficiently detect a fluorescent X-ray and the like to increase sensitivity. The X-ray tube includes: a vacuum casing (2) having an interior in a vacuum state... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090041197 - X-ray radiation sources with low neutron emissions for radiation scanning: A method of manufacturing a radiation source in one example comprises selecting at least one of a target, a collimator, and target shielding consisting essentially of at least one isotope having a neutron production threshold less than a peak acceleration energy of the source, and assembling the source including the... Agent: Brandon N. Sklar, Kaye Scholer, LLP (varian)

20090041198 - Highly collimated and temporally variable x-ray beams: Systems and methods for highly collimated and temporally variable X-ray beams. Disclosed herein is a system for producing a collimated X-ray beam, the system including one or more distributed electron sources configured to produce electron beams, one or more X-ray production targets configured to receive the electron beams and to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090041199 - Multileaf collimator and radiation therapy device: The invention relates to a multileaf collimator having a plurality of leaves mounted displaceably in an adjusting direction for establishing a contour of a beam path. Each displaceably mounted leaf is assigned at least one linear drive having at least one piezoelectric actuator for displacing the leaf in the adjusting... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041200 - Radiation therapy imaging and delivery utilizing coordinated motion of jaws, gantry, and couch: A method of delivering a radiation therapy treatment plan to a treatment area of a patient. The treatment plan is delivered using a radiation therapy system including a moveable support for supporting a patient, and a gantry moveable relative to the support. The gantry supports a radiation source, a set... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090041201 - Alignment apparatus for imaging system: An apparatus for aligning a radiation source with an image receiver. The apparatus includes first and second light sources. The first light source is coupled to the image receiver and actuable to direct a first pattern of light toward the radiation source. The second light source is coupled to the... Agent: Susan L. Parulski Patent Legal Staff

02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090034678 - Fifth generation x-ray computed tomography system and operating method: A fifth generation x-ray computed tomography system has at least one electron beam generator that generates at least one electron beam, an anode ring or partial anode ring arranged concentrically around a system axis, from which x-ray radiation can be generated at a number of focus positions by striking the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090034679 - Radiographic apparatus and radiation detection signal processing method: A radiographic apparatus according to this invention, when a predetermined operation relating to radiographic imaging is interposed during an emission of radiation, stops the emission temporarily, and also stops a recursive computation temporarily. With start of the predetermined operation, the emission is started again and also the recursive computation is... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20090034680 - Cts and inspecting method thereof: A substrate for inspecting a thickness of contacts at least includes a dielectric layer, a first metal layer, and a second metal layer. The first metal layer which includes a circuit region and a testing region is formed on an upper surface of the dielectric layer, and the circuit region... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090034681 - Characterization of three-dimensional distribution of defects by x-ray topography: Provided is a method of determining a three-dimensional distribution of structural defects in a single crystal material, the method comprising: (a) disposing a single crystal sample on a holder, the sample being set to a symmetric reflection in the Bragg Geometry; (b) projecting a beam of incident x-rays on a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090034682 - Adapting a high-performance pulse processor to an existing spectrometry system: A method of utilizing the output of a first pulse processor, such as processor designed for use with an SDD, to generate the input signal expected by the second pulse processor, such as an existing processor not designed for use with an SDD. In one embodiment, piled-up pulses which would... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090034683 - Radiation image acquisition apparatus and radiation image acquisition system: m

20090034684 - Method and system for displaying tomosynthesis images: An embodiment of a method for displaying a volume obtained by tomosynthesis includes displaying a two-dimensional image. It further includes receiving user input that defines on the displayed image at least one volume of interest associated with a two-dimensional region of interest located in a plane of the image. The... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090034685 - X-ray image processing system and method thereof: System is provided for having more instinct image of an orthopedics disease and an oral surgery disease by applying a series of image processing on a X-ray image and diagnosing more exactly an orthopedics disease and an oral surgery disease. This system comprising means for capturing simple X-ray image in... Agent: Judge Patent Associates

20090034686 - X-ray apparatus: An X-ray apparatus includes a converter into which there is integrated a control logic circuit configured to regulate the supply voltage of a high-voltage power supply source of the X-ray apparatus. To this end, the intelligent voltage-voltage, converter is placed between the power battery and the capacitor bank. This intelligent... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090034687 - Intraoral dental image sensor and radiological system using this sensor: The invention relates to intraoral radiological dental image sensors, i.e. ones placed in a patient's mouth, an X-ray source being placed outside the patient's cheek in order to emit X-rays in the direction of the sensor. According to the invention, the sensor comprises a light source which is modulated by... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090034688 - Mobile computed radiography and digital radiography: A mobile apparatus. The mobile radiography apparatus includes: a frame; a transport mechanism coupled to the frame, the transport mechanism adapted to facilitate transport of the mobile apparatus between locations; an x-ray source mounted to the frame; a computed radiography (CR) scanner coupled to the frame and adapted to acquire... Agent: Susan L. Parulski, Patent Legal Staff Carestream Health, Inc.

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