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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/27/2011 > 12 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110019791 - Selection of optimal views for computed tomography reconstruction: Methods of making iterative low-dose computed tomography (CT) efficient and applicable to clinical practice employ selection of optimal views for CT reconstruction. By optimizing the views for CT reconstruction, the method of the present invention can generate reconstructions at a pre-specified low radiation dose and/or in near real-time. A feature-oriented... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20110019792 - Waveguide and computed tomography system with a waveguide: The invention relates to a waveguide (24) for focusing electromagnetic energy on an area of interest, said waveguide (24) comprising outer walls forming a channel with a width (w) and a height (h) for the propagation of the electromagnetic waves. In order to be able to focus the EM waves... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110019793 - X-ray ct apparatus and method for controlling x-ray tube: This embodiment is provided with a detector configured to detect an X-ray radiated from an X-ray tube, a reconstructing part configured to reconstruct an image from projection data based on the detection by the detector, an acquiring part configured to acquire a parameter indicating the status of a scan, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110019794 - Electrical isolation of x-ray semiconductor imager pixels: To mitigate the influence of charge sharing occurring in semiconductor detectors, an improved semiconductor detector (200) is provided, which comprises: a plurality of anodes (210) arranged to form at least one opening (230), each opening being formed by two anodes in the plurality of anodes; at least one cathode (220);... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110019795 - Solid-state imager and x-ray ct apparatus including same: A solid-state imager has a structure for capturing a high-resolution image even if any of the read wiring and the column-selection wiring is disconnected. The solid-state imager (1) comprises a light-receiving part (10) having MN pixel portions (P1,1 to PM,N) two-dimensionally arrayed in a matrix of M lines and N... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20110019796 - Method and system for the automated testing and/or measuring of a plurality of substantially identical components using x-ray radiation: A method and system for automated testing and/or measurement of a plurality of substantially identical components by means of X-ray radiation comprises a testing/measuring device with an X-ray device, a protection cabin surrounding the testing/measuring device, a conveying device for continuously conveying components to or away from the testing/measuring device,... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20110019797 - X-ray tomographic inspection system for the identification of specific target items: The present invention provides for an improved scanning process with a stationary X-ray source arranged to generate X-rays from a plurality of X-ray source positions around a scanning region, a first set of detectors arranged to detect X-rays transmitted through the scanning region, and at least one processor arranged to... Agent: Novel Ip
20110019798 - X-ray imaging apparatus and method for reducing x-ray scattering: An X-ray imaging apparatus and method for reducing X-ray scattering are provided. The X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray source, a collimator, a detector, and a controller. The X-ray source emits X-rays, the collimator collimates the X-rays into an X-ray beam, and the detector may include a two-dimensional array of... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20110019799 - Spatial sequenced backscatter portal: Systems and methods for scanning an object in an inspection space are disclosed. The systems and methods generally incorporate spatially separated and sequenced Compton x-ray backscatter imaging techniques in a plurality of perspective planes. Such processes as time-gating detectors, weighting scintillation detections, and preferentially accepting signals that originate from a... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20110019800 - X-ray detector for recording x-ray images and x-ray recording system: An X-ray detector (10) for recording digital X-ray images, has a mobile design, with an energy supply unit (14) that has at least one chargeable high-power capacitor (15).... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110019801 - Method for producing a 2d collimator element for a radiation detector and 2d collimator element: A method is disclosed for producing a 2D collimator element for a radiation detector, in which crossing webs made of a radiation-absorbing material are formed, layer-by-layer, by way of a rapid manufacturing technique. In at least one embodiment, the webs are aligned along a φ- and a z-direction and form... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110019802 - Universal x-ray test bed: Systems and methods presented herein provide for the testing and reconfiguration of x-ray devices. In one embodiment, a test bed effectuates testing of an acquired x-ray device to determine a cause of the inoperability of the device. The x-ray device test bed may be provided to test a plurality of... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc01/20/2011 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110013742 - X-ray diagnosis apparatus and a method for controlling an x-ray irradiation region: An X-ray diagnosis apparatus and a method for controlling an X-ray irradiation region that can appropriately narrow down an X-ray radiation aperture so as to fit a configuration of a region of interest during acquisition of X-ray projection data for reconstructing tomography images of an object. Based on a plurality... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110013743 - Phase grating used for x-ray phase imaging, imaging apparatus for x-ray phase contrast image using phase grating, and x-ray computed tomography system: A phase grating used for X-ray phase imaging is provided, in which a pitch can be narrowed by using a diffraction grating with a low aspect ratio. A phase grating used for X-ray phase imaging, characterized in that the phase grating includes a first diffraction grating in which a first... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20110013744 - Optical positioner design in x-ray analyzer for coaxial micro-viewing and analysis: An X-ray analyzer includes a sample stage for holding and positioning a sample and an optical positioner assembly configured above the sample stage. The optical positioner assembly includes a body member having an opening; an optical positioner located within the opening; and at least one X-ray optic and an optical... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110013745 - Intraoral x-ray sensor with embedded standard computer interface: An intraoral x-ray sensor with embedded standard computer interface. The sensor includes a data transfer cable with improved mechanical strength and heat transferring properties. The cable is quad-twisted USB cable and includes two data lines, a ground line, and fillers twisted within a metallic sheath, e.g., a metal braided shield.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110013747 - Method for operating an x-ray image recording device having a moveable x-ray detector on the x-ray c-arm: A method for operating an x-ray image recording device having a movable x-ray detector on an-x-ray c-arm is provided. The x-ray C-arm supports an x-ray source and the x-ray detector which can be moved in the direction of the x-ray source. A variable is calculated which specifies the image quality... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110013746 - Triggering of intraoral x-ray sensor using pixel array sub-sampling: Automatic triggering of an intraoral x-ray sensor used in a dental x-ray imaging system. The intraoral sensor has an array of pixels. The array of pixels has a plurality of lines of pixels, and each of the pixels generates an electrical signal correlated to x-ray radiation that impinges that pixel.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110013748 - Radiation inspection apparatus: A radiation inspection apparatus includes a radiation source, a measurement radiation detecting unit being a rectangle having a long side, and a reference radiation detecting unit that is disposed between the radiation source and an inspection target, the reference radiation detecting unit being disposed near a path of a radiation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110013749 - High brightness x-ray generating device and method: A high brightness X-ray generator and a high brightness X-ray generating method are provided which are able to promote an increase in X-ray brightness (i.e., an increase in an X-ray output) while suppressing an excessive increase in the cost of optical elements such as a laser unit, a mirror, and... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20110013750 - Method and apparatus of differential pumping in an x-ray tube: An x-ray tube includes an anode, a first chamber enclosing the anode and having a first pressure therein, a cathode, and a second chamber enclosing the cathode and having a second pressure therein. A separator is positioned between the first and second chambers and has a conductance limiter therein.... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)
20110013751 - Cassette accommodating device, and radiation detection system: A cassette accommodating device accommodates casings of a plurality of sizes. Each casing is detachably inserted with a cassette installed with a rechargeable battery and a radiation detection unit that is supplied with power from the rechargeable battery and generates a radiographic image according to an amount of received radiation.... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20110013752 - X-ray imaging device, method for detecting deviation of flat panel detector, and program for the same: An X-ray imaging device includes an X-ray generator, a filter plate detachably attached to an X-ray outlet of the X-ray generator, and a FPD. The filter plate has a plurality of circular markers of different sizes. The smallest marker is disposed at the center of the filter plate. The other... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt01/13/2011 > 16 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110007864 - Method and apparatus for reorientated resconstruction of computed tomography images of planar objects: A system and method for micro computed tomography (CT) reconstruction of position scan data of planar objects, such as stacked integrated circuit chips and/or PCB, that automatically determines object orientation is disclosed for a preferred orientation of the reconstructed images. The object orientation of the sinogram of the scanning data... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110007865 - Radiation therapy device: A radiation therapy device includes a radiation application apparatus, which is used to direct a therapeutic beam along a therapeutic beam center axis onto a target volume to be irradiated. The radiation therapy device also includes a diagnostic radiation source for diagnostic x-ray radiation, is the diagnostic radiation source being... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110007866 - X-ray ct apparatus and method for correction of x-ray beam position: An X-ray tube 1 is heated under an X-ray scan condition (tube voltage V, tube current I, exposure time width t) and thus a focal point is shifted. Artifact occurs in a reconstructed image due to the focal point shift. The present invention has an object to enable correction of... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20110007867 - Radiation therapy system: A radiation therapy system including a radiation therapy apparatus for generating a therapeutic treatment beam, with which an object is irradiated, an imaging apparatus for generating a medical image of the object, and a positioning apparatus, with which the object is positioned in the radiation therapy system for irradiation and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110007868 - Support system for breast irradiation: A support system for breast irradiation including a turntable for supporting and rotating a patient about a generally vertical rotational axis, a body-leaning support for supporting the patient leaning thereupon throughout rotation of the patient about the vertical rotational axis, and a radiation shield arranged for shielding non-breast anatomy of... Agent: Dekel Patent Ltd., David Klein
20110007869 - Instrument and method for x-ray diffraction, fluorescence, and crystal texture analysis without sample preparation: An X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence instrument for analyzing samples having no sample preparation includes a X-ray source configured to output a collimated X-ray beam comprising a continuum spectrum of X-rays to a predetermined coordinate and a photon-counting X-ray imaging spectrometer disposed to receive X-rays output from an unprepared sample... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20110007871 - Conveyer belt with optically visible and machine-detectable indicators: A method for correlating optically visible objects with objects detectable through a non-invasive imaging system is described. The method includes conveying an object on a conveyer belt through the non-invasive imaging system. The conveyer belt can include optically visible indicia and machine-detectable indicia. The object and the machine-detectable indicia can... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20110007870 - Method and devices for assessing the threat status of an article at a security check point: A method for performing security screening at a checkpoint is provided. The method includes providing an X-ray imaging system having a scanning area and providing a supporting device for supporting articles to be scanned in the scanning area, wherein the supporting device has at least two reference areas manifesting respective... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20110007873 - Imaging array data acquisition system and use thereof: The present invention relates to an imaging system, computer readable medium, and method for dynamic imaging of an object to be examined. The imaging system includes detection array comprising an array of modular devices positioned such that one or more modular devices are capable of simultaneously receiving at least a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20110007872 - X-ray tube target and method of repairing a damaged x-ray tube target: An x-ray tube target and method of repairing a damaged x-ray tube target. The x-ray tube target includes an original substrate and a portion of the original substrate that includes a new portion of a substrate and a new target track that is attached to a void in the original... Agent: Ge Healthcare,IPDepartment
20110007874 - Multiple energy x-ray source: A source (19) for multiple energy X-ray generation in particular by field emitting carbon nanotubes (1, 2) is presented. In order to achieve a spatial overlap of the trajectories of the X-ray beams coming from different emitters, a focusing unit (7, 9) is supplied to the emitted electrons (28, 29).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110007875 - Device and method for adjusting collision timing between electron beam and laser light: An electron beam detection device (34) is arranged on an electron beam passing path so that a beam delay time tB from a passing moment of an electron beam (1) to a moment when the beam reaches a predicted collision point (9a) is longer than a laser delay time tL... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20110007876 - graphite backscattered electron shield for use in an x-ray tube: The present invention is a shielded anode having an anode with a surface facing an electron beam and a shield configured to encompass the anode surface. The shield has at least one aperture and an internal surface facing the anode surface. The shield internal surface and anode surface are separated... Agent: Novel Ip
20110007877 - Apparatus and method of cooling a liquid metal bearing in an x-ray tube: An x-ray tube includes a center shaft having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface forming a portion of a cavity therein, a mount having an inner surface, the mount having an x-ray target attached thereto, and a liquid metal positioned between the outer surface of the... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (gems)
20110007878 - imaging system using multisource collimation and a method assembly and system for providing multisource collimation: Disclosed is a collimator assembly for a multi-radiation-source medical imaging system (e.g. CT) and a medical imaging system utilizing the collimator. According to some embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a collimator assembly including at least two apertures, which apertures are adjustable substantially synchronously by one or more... Agent: Professional Patent Solutions
20110007879 - Dental radiograph sensor positioning device: A dental radiograph sensor positioning device utilizing an elongated member which is fixed to a pair of supports. The first and second supports include holders for the radiograph sensor and are used interchangeably for this purpose. When one of the supports is held to the sensor, the other support is... Agent: Theodore J. Bielen Jr. Bielen, Lampe, & Thoeming01/06/2011 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110002439 - Tetrahedron beam computed tomography: A method of imaging an object that includes directing a plurality of x-ray beams in a fan-shaped form towards an object, detecting x-rays that pass through the object due to the directing a plurality of x-ray beams and generating a plurality of imaging data regarding the object from the detected... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110002440 - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for increasing efficiency in computed tomography detection: Methods, computer-readable mediums, and systems are provided. In one embodiment, a method detects at least one faulty X-ray detector signal and adjusts a conveyor speed and/or a gantry speed in accordance with the detection to increase information for image reconstruction. In another embodiment, a method detects a high volume time.... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20110002441 - High-resolution quasi-static setup for x-ray imaging with distributed sources: A method for acquiring X-ray image data of an imaging volume is disclosed, the method using a detector and a distributed X-ray source structure having a plurality of single source elements, which are uniformly distributed with a common pitch to each other, the method comprises moving the distributed X-ray source... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110002442 - Circular tomosynthesis x-ray tube: Tomosynthesis system with a rotating anode X-ray tube enabling a circular scan trajectory, wherein the X-ray tube 1 may be equipped with a large number of cathodes (21, 22) distributed around an anode. This allows to generate X-rays (41, 42) at focal spot positions (11, 12), for example evenly distributed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110002443 - High voltage x-ray generator and related oil well formation analysis apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for determining the density and other properties of a formation surrounding a borehole using a high voltage x-ray generator. One embodiment comprises a stable compact x-ray generator capable of providing radiation with energy of 250 keV and higher while operating at temperatures equal to or greater... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20110002444 - Model based self-positioning patient table for x-ray systems: A System (24) for positioning a carrier (9) of an object (10) within a field of view of an imaging unit (7b), the system comprising: an imaging receiving interface unit (14) for receiving image data (22) representing an image (9) of the object (10) from an imaging unit (7b), an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110002445 - Dc/ac power inverter control unit of a resonant power converter circuit, in particular a dc/dc converter for use in a high-voltage generator circuitry of a modern computed tomography device or x-ray radiographic system: The present invention refers to a DC/AC power inverter control unit of a resonant-type power converter circuit (400), in particular a DC/DC converter, for supplying an output power for use in, for example, a high-voltage generator circuitry of an X-ray radio-graphic imaging system, 3D rotational angiography device or X-ray computed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110002446 - Computed tomography systems: A power delivery system for computed tomography includes at least one transformer (e.g., an isolation transformer, a coupling transformer, an adaptation transformer), a rotary transformer, and at least two power inverters. The rotary transformer includes a stationary winding disposed on a stationary side and a rotational winding disposed on a... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d PC
20110002447 - Method to control the emission of a beam of electrons in a cathode, corresponding cathode, tube and imaging system: A method for controlling emission of a beam of electrons in an X-ray imaging tube. The X-ray imaging tube has an anode and a cathode. The method comprises a step in which at least one emission device included in the cathode emits an accelerated incident beam of electrons onto an... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent OperationPrevious industry: Electrical pulse counters, pulse dividers, or shift registers: circuits and systems
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