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04/07/16
20160098774 
 Systems and methods for recommending a retail location patent thumbnailSystems and methods for recommending a retail location
A method and a system are disclosed for generating a recommendation of a retail location on a network-based system. For example, a system may obtain a retail location definition associated with a geographic location.
Ebay Inc.


03/31/16
20160089101 
 Controlling x-ray dose of ct scan patent thumbnailControlling x-ray dose of ct scan
A method for controlling an x-ray dose of a ct scan includes: setting an initial x-ray dose; performing a first ct scan with the initial x-ray dose to obtain an initial scan image; setting a region of interest (roi) in the initial scan image; calculating an subsequent x-ray dose with image values of the roi in the initial scan image; perform an additional ct scan with the calculated subsequent x-ray dose to obtain an average image; before receiving an end instruction, repeating the following operations: recalculating an subsequent x-ray dose with image values of the roi in the average image and performing an additional ct scan with the calculated subsequent x-ray dose to obtain a new average image; and saving the average image when receiving the end instruction.. .
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089096 
 Reconstructing computed tomography scan image patent thumbnailReconstructing computed tomography scan image
A method for reconstructing a ct scan image, comprising: performing a first scan to acquire a first projection data, wherein the first scan is a scan that a subject is covered by a low dose x-ray beam in an axial plane; performing a second scan to acquire a second projection data, wherein the second scan is a scan that a target portion of the subject is covered by a high dose x-ray beam in the axial plane; determining a data filling point in the second projection data, wherein the data filling point is located in a truncated region; and filling the data filling point in the second projection data with a data from the first projection data which corresponds to the data filling point; and reconstructing a second scan image based on the filled second projection data.. .
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089091 
 Computed-tomography apparatus including detectors with different sensitivities patent thumbnailComputed-tomography apparatus including detectors with different sensitivities
A computed-tomography (ct) apparatus including a ct scanner including a rotating x-ray source, and a plurality of photon-counting detectors (pcds) arranged in a fixed detector ring to capture incident x-ray photons emitted from the x-ray source. The plurality of pcds includes a first plurality of first pcds, each first pcd having a first collimator on a surface of the first pcd to block x-ray photons emitted from the x-ray source, the first collimator having openings of a first size, and a second plurality of second pcds, each second pcd having a second collimator on a surface of the second pcd to block the x-ray photons emitted from the x-ray source, the second collimator having openings of a second size, the first size being different from the second size..
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


03/24/16
20160081381 
 Saccharides and saccharide compositions and mixtures patent thumbnailSaccharides and saccharide compositions and mixtures
Described herein are products comprising a xylose (e.g., d-xylose or l-xylose and another sweetener such as glucose). Exemplary products include the following: ice cream, ice milk, sorbet, sherbet, gelatin candies, baby food, animal food, e.g., dog, cat, canine, or equine food, seasonings, sauces, cosmetics, dietary supplements, lip stick, lip gloss, face and body preparations, pharmaceuticals, such as flu and cold preparations, nutraceuticals, surgical preparations, procedure preparations, imaging preparations, e.g., ct scan imaging preparations, pain relievers, nasal spray, cheese, vegetables, mayonnaise, mustard, salad dressings, nuts and nut mixes, cookies, pastries, fruit flavored snacks, pancakes, waffles, hot cocoa mix, caramel, shampoo, dental floss, donuts, egg noodles, lollypops, frozen pops, soda pop, chips, potato chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, sports drinks, rice cakes, oatmeals, teas, cereals, rice mixtures, flavored water, alcohol, alcohol mixers, soaps, energy drinks, coffee, coffee flavored drinks, coffee products, cake mixes, chili, chip dip, chip sauces, fibers, such as cellulosic and lignocellulosic fibers and fiber supplements, meats, e.g., deli meats, drink mixes, pasta, meals ready to eat, coconut water, candies, e.g., hard and soft candies, chocolate, candy bars, sports bars and energy bars.
Xyleco, Inc.


03/17/16
20160074002 
 Anatomical imaging system with improved detector calibration process patent thumbnailAnatomical imaging system with improved detector calibration process
A method for calibrating detectors in a ct scanner, wherein the new calibration process uses a combination of slab-based and water-based calibrations. By combining both calibrations, the complexity of each procedure can be reduced which will reduce restrictions on the quality of detectors used in the scanner.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/10/16
20160067017 
 Blank with encoding and  manufacturing a molded dental component patent thumbnailBlank with encoding and manufacturing a molded dental component
A method for producing a dental shaped body from a blank that has a corpus of tooth restoration material by a tool adapted to remove the material. To detect a position of the corpus inserted in a machining device, contact scanning is performed on the blank by the tool.
Sirona Dental Systems Gmbh


03/03/16
20160058424 
 Image registration for ct or mr imagery and ultrasound imagery using mobile device patent thumbnailImage registration for ct or mr imagery and ultrasound imagery using mobile device
A method for fusion of live ultrasound imagery with computed tomography (ct) scan images or magnetic resonance images, the method comprising steps of acquiring a series of ct scan images or magnetic resonance images, acquiring a series of ultrasound images, applying a manual registration process on a computing device to register each of the ct scan images or magnetic resonance images with corresponding ultrasound images, and displaying on a display associated with the computing device the live ultrasound imagery and corresponding ct scan images or magnetic resonance images.. .
Rational Surgical Solutions, Llc


03/03/16
20160058400 
 Method and  controlling shape filter in ct scanning device patent thumbnailMethod and controlling shape filter in ct scanning device
The disclosure includes: judging whether a center line of an object to be scanned is deviated from a rotation axis of a gantry of a ct scanning device; determining a first distance by which the center line of the object to be scanned is deviated from the rotation axis in a case that the center line of the object to be scanned is deviated from the rotation axis; determining according to the first distance a second distance by which the shape filter is to be translated in each projection angle; and controlling the shape filter to make it translate by the second distance in each corresponding projection angle.. .
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160058347 
 Flowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation patent thumbnailFlowometry in optical coherence tomography for analyte level estimation
Optical coherence tomography (herein “oct”) based analyte monitoring systems are disclosed. In one aspect, techniques are disclosed that can identify fluid flow in vivo (e.g., blood flow), which can act as a metric for gauging the extent of blood perfusion in tissue.
Glt Acquisition Corp.


02/25/16
20160051843 

Heart tissue surface contour-based radiosurgical treatment planning


A system that generates a three-dimensional model of a tissue surface, for example the inner surface of the heart from two-dimensional image data slices. On this surface, one or more pattern lines are drawn, e.g., by a physician using a user interface, to designate desired lesion(s) on the surface.
Cyberheart, Inc.


01/28/16
20160024380 

Mixed oxide materials


The present invention relates to mixed oxide materials, methods for their preparation, detectors for ionizing radiation and ct scanners. In particular, a mixed oxide material is proposed having the formula (yw tbx)3al5-y gayo12:cez, wherein 0.01≦w≦0.99, 0.01≦x≦0.99, 0≦y≦3.5 and 0.001≦z≦0.10 and wherein w+x+3*z=1, whereby the mixed oxide material is doped with at least 10 ppm v..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/21/16
20160021219 

Method and high reliability wireless communications


A physiologic transmitter manages multiple communications between physiologic data acquisition devices attached to the patient and a receiver attached to an mri or ct scanner. The transmitter's processor is able to generate waveform data and trigger data based upon the acquired physiologic data and transmit the data to a physiologic receiver attached to the host scanner.
Neocoil, Llc


01/21/16
20160015352 

Wireless physiological data acquisition system


A physiologic transmitter manages multiple communications between physiologic data acquisition devices attached to the patient and a receiver attached to an mri or ct scanner. The transmitter's processor is able to generate waveform data and trigger data based upon the acquired physiologic data and transmit the data to a physiologic receiver attached to the host scanner.
Neocoil, Llc


01/14/16
20160011125 

Method for measuring volume ratio of each constituent medium existing in minimum unit of x-ray ct image for specimen formed of complex mediums


In performing an x-ray ct scan on a specimen, the volume which each constituent medium accounts for, that is, the volume ratio of the constituent medium mixed in a mixel can be calculated for the corresponding mixel, in which the constituent medium is mixed, among a voxel of the specimen, thereby measuring the volume ratio of each constituent medium existing in the minimum unit in the x-ray ct scan.. .
Korea Institute Of Construction Technology


01/07/16
20160005224 

Unified coordinate system for multiple ct scans of patient lungs


A ct alignment system includes a central processing unit (cpu) that processes a plurality of ct images. The cpu determines a location of a main carina from the plurality of ct images and sets the main carina as a point of origin.
Covidien Lp


01/07/16
20160000368 

Systems and methods for in vivo visualization of lymphatic vessels with optical coherence tomography


The present technology relates generally to systems and methods for in vivo visualization of lymphatic vessels. A system includes an optical coherence tomography (oct) device and a computing device coupled to the oct device configured to cause the oct device to perform an oct scan, generate image data in response to the oct scan, and apply an eigendecomposition filter to the image data to produce processed image data.
University Of Washington


12/31/15
20150379745 

Ct image calibration and ct system


The present invention provides a ct image calibration method and device and a ct system. The method includes: arranging a fixed calibration element at the outside of a channel area and within the maximal reconstruction area of a ct scanning device, and storing the theoretical value of the fixed calibration element; collecting the projection data of the fixed calibration element to obtain the actual reconstructed image of the fixed calibration element; and comparing the actual reconstructed image with the stored corresponding theoretical value, to establish a mapping function for correcting the actual reconstructed image into the theoretical value.
Nuctech Company Limited


12/24/15
20150369863 

Direct scan access jtag


The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing jtag tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected jtag tap domains. Direct scan access to a selected tap domain by a jtag controller is achieved using auxiliary digital or analog terminals associated with the tap domain and connected to the jtag controller.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


12/17/15
20150363947 

Spectral x-ray computed tomography reconstruction using a vectorial total variation


An apparatus and method of reconstructing a computed tomography (ct) image using multiple datasets of projective measurements, wherein the method of image reconstruction favors spatial correlations among the images respectively reconstructed from each of the corresponding multiple datasets. The multiple data sets each contain projective measurements of the same object taken in close temporal proximity, but taken with different detector type or configurations (e.g., different spectral components in spectral ct or different detector types in hybrid 3rd- and 4th-generation ct scanners).
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


12/17/15
20150362440 

Optimization of the source firing pattern for x-ray scanning systems


The present application discloses a computed tomography system having non-rotating x-ray sources that are programmed to optimize the source firing pattern. In one embodiment, the ct system is a fast cone-beam ct scanner which uses a fixed ring of multiple sources and fixed rings of detectors in an offset geometry.
Rapiscan Systems, Inc.


12/17/15
20150359493 

Adjustable head positioning device for use with cone beam ct scanner


A heading positioning apparatus and the method of use for cone-beam computed tomography (cbct), and single photon emission computed tomography (spect).. .

12/10/15
20150357660 

Pinhole detection system of fuel cell


The present invention features a pinhole detection system of a fuel cell that preferably includes a stage on which a fuel cell element unit is disposed to be detected, a drive portion that is configured to move the stage so as to rotate the fuel cell element unit, a x-ray source that is disposed at one side of the stage to apply x-ray to the fuel cell element unit that rotates, an image detector that detects x-ray penetrating the fuel cell element unit, and a computer tomography that reconstructs tormogram that is detected by the image detector to a three dimension. Preferably, the fuel cell element unit is rotated on the stage, x-ray is applied to the rotating unit to gain the tomogram thereof, and the tomogram is reconstructed to be a three-dimensional image through a computerized tomography (ct scanning) such that the pinhole formed within the unit can be effectively detected..
Hyundai Motor Company


12/10/15
20150356755 

Ct imaging systems and methods thereof


Ct imaging systems and methods thereof are disclosed. A common ct scanning is performed on an object to obtain a common ct imaging.
Tsinghua University


12/10/15
20150355114 

A spectral response effects (sre) compensation photon counting detectors (pcds)


An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a new sr compensation (src) method, using a more efficient conjugate gradient method. In this method, the first and second derivatives are directly calculated analytically.
The Johns Hopkins University


12/03/15
20150348287 

Devices, methods, and systems of functional optical coherence tomography


The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the determining a rate of change of one or more analyte concentrations in a target using non invasive non contact imaging techniques such as oct. Generally, oct data is acquired and optical information is extracted from oct scans to quantitatively determine both a flow rate of fluid in the target and a concentration of one or more analytes.
Northwestern University


12/03/15
20150342460 

Imaging and visualization systems, instruments, and methods using optical coherence tomography


Imaging and visualization systems, instruments, and methods using optical coherence tomography (oct) are disclosed. A method for oct image capture includes determining a location of a feature of interest within an operative field.
Duke University


12/03/15
20150342451 

Attenuation-based optic neuropathy detection with three-dimensional optical coherence tomography


Optical coherence tomography (oct) scan data of a subject is acquired over a region of interest which can include an optic disc or a macula of a retina. Layer boundaries of retinal layers are identified in the oct scan data to facilitate measurements.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


11/26/15
20150335815 

Radiopaque marker tool and use in a radiological medical imaging process


A marking tool for use in the context of radiological and other medical imaging is disclosed. The product is a marking tool for distributing an imaging material onto a patient's skin to mark that part of the patient's body for imaging.

11/19/15
20150332501 

Analysis-suitable geometry from discrete point sets using a mesh-free method


The present invention includes a method of creating analysis suitable models from discrete point sets. The proposed methodology is completely automated, requiring no human intervention, as compared to traditional mesh-based methods that often require manual input.
University Of South Florida


11/19/15
20150332498 

Image display methods


The present disclosure discloses an image display method in a ct system. The method comprises: implementing ct scanning on an inspected object, to obtain ct projection data; organizing the ct projection data according to a predetermined interval; extracting basic data from the organized ct projection data by using a fixed angle as a start angle and using 360 degrees as an interval; forming a dr image based on the extracted basic data; reconstructing a three-dimensional image of the inspected object from the ct projection data; and displaying the dr image and the reconstructed three-dimensional image on a screen at the same time.
Nuctech Company Limited


11/12/15
20150320519 

Method for selecting implant components


Methods of selecting or designing an implant to be used in a patient are provided. A ct scan of a patient's mouth is performed.
Biomet 3i, Inc.


11/05/15
20150313567 

Apparatus and methods for computed tomography imaging


Apparatus and methods for computed tomography (ct) imaging are provided. One method includes providing a patient table to move along an examination axis of a rotating gantry of a ct imaging system having at least one imaging detector.
General Electric Company


10/29/15
20150310609 

Systems and methods for regularized fourier analysis in x-ray phase contrast imaging


A method of regularization of x-ray phase contrast imaging (xpci) system measurement data includes obtaining air scan data of the xpci system prior to the presence of an object undergoing imaging, performing fourier analysis of the air scan data, computing air coefficients from the result of the performing step, obtaining object scan data of an object undergoing imaging on the xpci system, regularizing the object scan data, and calculating at least one of absorption image data, differential phase image data, and dark field image data by using object coefficients. A system configured to implement the method and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are disclosed..
General Electric Company


10/22/15
20150300963 

Computerized tomography detection of microbial damage of plant tissues


The present disclosure encompasses embodiments of x-ray computed tomography-based methods for the detection of onion quality factors. Such methods are advantageous in detecting internal damage to onion bulbs due to bacterial and fungal rots and mechanical damage while also providing for the overall assessment of onion bulb quality and market value.
University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.


10/01/15
20150279419 

Multi-sensor media defect scan


Apparatus and method for detecting media defects using a multi-sensor transducer. In some embodiments, a first pattern is written to a first track on a rotatable storage media and a second pattern is written to a second track on the media.
Seagate Technology Llc


10/01/15
20150278409 

Porous body, honeycomb filter, and producing porous body


A porous body has a flow-rate-weighted mean diameter ru of 10 μl or more and 24 μm or less, which is obtained as follows: with reference to porous-body data obtained by a ct scan in which positional information is associated with voxel-type information, a plurality of virtual curved surface solids, which are each a curved surface solid made up of a plurality of virtual spheres, are placed to fill space voxels (step s100); fluid analysis is carried out to obtain information regarding the flow rates of a fluid in individual space voxels during passing of the fluid through the porous body (step s110); and, the flow-rate-weighted mean diameter ru is obtained, which is a weighted mean obtained by weighting the equivalent diameter r′i of each virtual curved surface solid with the volume vi and average flow rate ui of each virtual curved surface solid (step s120).. .
Ngk Insulators, Ltd.


10/01/15
20150272532 

Dose-reduced ct scan using dynamic collimation


A computer tomograph, a method, and a computer program product are disclosed. A computer tomograph is disclosed for scanning an image of at least one examination region of a patient, including a scanning unit which can be rotated about a longitudinal axis.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


09/24/15
20150269549 

Synchronizing scan activity with loss prevention cameras


System, method, and computer program product to perform an operation comprising receiving, via a computer network connection, information for a product scan indicating that a product has been scanned for purchase by a mobile checkout application executing on a mobile device, and storing, in a computer-readable storage medium, a plurality of attributes describing the product scan and identification information of an image capture device in the retail store configured to capture video of the product scan.. .
Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation


09/24/15
20150268149 

Method for estimating porosity of a rock sample


A method for estimating porosity of a rock sample comprises the steps of defining a total mineral content of a sample, determining relative volume fractions for each mineral and determining x-ray attenuation coefficients for the defined minerals. Then, a first x-ray attenuation coefficient for a synthetic sample combined from the same minerals with the same volume fractions but with no pores is determined.
Schlumberger, Holdings Limited


09/24/15
20150265371 

Method of manufacturing guide stent of dental implant


Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a guide stent of a dental implant. The method includes a first step of obtaining a three-dimensional image of periodontal tissue in a mouth of a patient through an ct scan and a three-dimensional exterior image corresponding to the three-dimensional image through an oral scan; a second step of matching the three-dimensional image and the three-dimensional exterior image through a difference amp which overlaps the three-dimensional image and the three-dimensional exterior image and outputs a matching degree between the images, and obtaining a three-dimensional procedure guide image; and a third step of manufacturing a stent body having a through hole corresponding to a preset implant implantation position according to the obtained three-dimensional procedure guide image..
Dio Corporation


09/24/15
20150265225 

Portable head ct scanner


A portable ct scanner may include a rotatable frame with separable portions. An x-ray source may be coupled to one portion of the rotatable frame, and an x-ray detector may be coupled to another portion of the rotatable frame.
Tribogenics, Inc.


09/17/15
20150262417 

Method for building a 3d model of a rock sample


A method for building a 3d model of a rock sample comprises performing x-ray micro/nanoct scanning of a rock sample and obtaining its initial three-dimensional microstructure image in a gray scale. Then, an analysis of the obtained three-dimensional image of the rock sample is performed and a binarization method is selected in dependence of the image quality and properties of the rock sample.
Schkuberger Technology Corporation


09/17/15
20150262405 

Co-registration - simultaneous alignment and modeling of articulated 3d shapes


Present application refers to a method, a model generation unit and a computer program (product) for generating trained models (m) of moving persons, based on physically measured person scan data (s). The approach is based on a common template (t) for the respective person and on the measured person scan data (s) in different shapes and different poses.
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E. V.


08/27/15
20150243022 

Characteristic x-ray escape correction in photon-counting detectors


A method and an apparatus for determining primary and secondary escape probabilities for a large photon-counting detector without pile-up. A model for the detector with no pile-up is formulated and used for spectrum correction in a computed tomography scanner.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


08/27/15
20150238078 

Device for reliably determining biometric measurement variables of the whole eye


A device for determining biometric variables of the eye, as are incorporated in the calculation of intraocular lenses including a multi-point keratometer and an oct arrangement. The keratometer measurement points are illuminated telecentrically and detected telecentrically and the oct arrangement is designed as a laterally scanning swept-source system with a detection region detecting the whole eye over the whole axial length thereof.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag


08/20/15
20150234957 

Fenestration template for endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms


To provide simple yet accurate stent graft fenestration, a patient-specific fenestration template is used as a guide for graft fenestration. To generate the fenestration template, a patient's medical imaging data such as ct scan data may be used to generate a 3-d digital model of an aorta lumen of the patient.
University Of Washington


08/20/15
20150233708 

Method and optical non-contact scanning of surfaces


In order to be able to test completely transparent surfaces (22) as well as mirror surfaces (22) with optical testing methods in which light (3) is radiated onto the surface (22) to be tested and the light reflected by the surface (22) is checked by an optical test unit (6a, b) a precipitation of moisture is generated on the surface before optical testing, wherein the precipitation is generated in the form of plural small liquid droplets (8) on the surface (22) which causes a diffuse reflection of the irradiated light.. .
Smartray Gmbh


08/06/15
20150223045 

Ims/rcs wi-fi direct support


The invention is directed to communicating data from a first device to a second device. An exemplary method comprises transmitting first device information from the first device to the second device, the first device information comprising a first location and first device identification information associated with the first device; receiving, from the second device, second device identification information associated with the second device, the second device information comprising a second location and second device information associated with the second device; enabling wi-fi direct on the first device in response to determining, based on the first location and the second location, the first device is located less than or equal to a predetermined distance from the second device; initiating a wi-fi direct scan on the first device; discovering the second device information during the scan; connecting to the second device via wi-fi direct; and communicating data to the second device..
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150208994 

Ct/mri integrated system for the diagnosis of acute strokes and methods thereof


A dual modality ct/mri integrated system for the diagnosis of acute strokes and treating a patient and methods thereof. The method includes: immobilizing a patient or a portion thereof to a support; accommodating the patient or portion thereof in a ct device; scanning the same; placing the patient or portion thereof within an mri device and imaging the same such that the orientation of the patient or portion thereof in the ct scanning and the mri imaging is identical or at least spatially (2d or 3d) retrievable..
Aspect Imaging Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206164 

Payment process


A computer-implemented method and computing system includes receiving, at a server computing device, customer location information and at least one of a product scan or a product purchase amount. The method may further include storing at least one customer selected payment method at the server computing device and communicating at least one of the customer location information and the at least one product scan or product purchase amount to at least one third party server computing device.
Payment Power Technologies, Inc.


07/02/15
20150187252 

Driving display apparatus and display apparatus


A display apparatus includes a scan line driving circuit and a data line driving circuit. The scan line driving circuit supplies a scan signal to exclusively select scan lines in each of a plurality of horizontal periods.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185357 

Multi-spectral static ct apparatuses


Multi-spectral static ct apparatuses are disclosed. The apparatus includes a ray source in a form of multiple distributed spots, multiple columns of detectors, a data acquisition device, an article carrying and control device, and a multi-spectral projection data processing device.
Nuctech Company Limited


06/25/15
20150177165 

Ct scanning systems and methods using multi-pixel x-ray sources


A ct scanning system may include a multi-pixel x-ray source, and a detector array. The multi-pixel x-ray source may have a plurality of pixels that are disposed along a z-axis, and that are sequentially activated so as to controllably emit x-rays in response to incident electrons.
Analogic Corporation


06/25/15
20150173619 

Organ mapping system using an optical coherence tomography probe


Systems and methods for scanning an organ or other extended volumes of body tissue using one or more optical coherence tomography (oct) probes are presented. Some embodiments provide equipment for managing a plurality of oct penetrations into a tissue or organ, and provide some or all of the following: detection and/or control of oct probe positions and orientations (and optionally, that of other imaging modalities) detecting changes in body tissue positions, registering and mapping oct scan results and optionally input from other imaging modalities, integrating oct scan information and/or information from other modalities and/or recorded historical information, optionally some or all of the above with reference to a common coordinate system.
Collage Medical Imaging Ltd.


06/18/15
20150170363 

Generating an estimate of patient radiation dose from medical imaging scans


Techniques are disclosed for estimating patient radiation exposure during computerized tomography (ct) scans. More specifically, embodiments of the invention provide efficient approaches for generating a suitable patient model used to make such an estimate, to approaches for estimating patient dose by interpolating the results of multiple simulations, and to approaches for a service provider to host a dose estimation service made available to multiple ct scan providers..
Bayer Healthcare Llc


06/18/15
20150164460 

Method and controlling scanning preparation


A method for controlling scanning preparation includes: obtaining a first scanning protocol of a current ct examination, controlling a ct scanner to perform a scanning preparation for a first scanning series according to the first scanning protocol; in case that there are one or more subsequent scanning series, controlling ct scanner to perform scanning preparations for the subsequent scanning series according to the first scanning protocol, where for each subsequent scanning series, the scanning preparation is performed during time interval between end of exposure of scanning series previous to the subsequent scanning series and starting of the subsequent scanning series; and obtaining a second scanning protocol of next ct examination and controlling the ct scanner to perform a scanning preparation for a first scanning series according to the second scanning protocol.. .
Shenyang Neusoft Medical System Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150164454 

Method and computing unit for measuring and displaying the bone density of a patient


A method and a computing unit are disclosed for measuring and displaying the bone density of a patient. In at least one embodiment, separate projection data are used from a ct scan with at least two different x-ray energy regions; volume displays for bone material and at least one further material composition are generated; two dexa projection recordings with different x-ray energy spectra are simulated from these volume displays; the two simulated dexa projection recordings are used to determine the specific bone mass density according to the dexa method; and at least one projection recording and at least one average specific bone mass density are output..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/11/15
20150161787 

Object identification method in dual-energy ct scan images


A method is provided for processing a dual-energy ct scan image, which includes filtering the pixels in a dual-energy ct scan image to obtain pixels to be grouped; grouping the pixels to be grouped into a plurality of pixel groups based on the positions of the pixels to be grouped in the dual-energy ct scan image; performing material decomposition on the pixels in each pixel group; and determining the object corresponding to each pixel group based on the results of material decomposition. By using the method, the scan time and the x-ray dose radiated to a target (e.g., a user to be diagnosed) are reduced..
General Electric Company


06/11/15
20150157205 

Systems and methods for quantitative doppler optical coherence tomography


Methods of obtaining a measure of blood flow using a fourier domain optical coherence tomography (fdoct) system is provided. The method includes obtaining a first optical coherence tomography (oct) survey scan of a retina of a subject using an oct scan beam and obtaining a second oct scan of the retina.
Bioptigen, Inc.


05/28/15
20150148868 

System and methods for establishing a communication session between an implantable medical device and an external device


A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“imd”). The method includes configuring an imd and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel.
Pacesetter, Inc.


05/21/15
20150139519 

Dose estimation service system configured to support multiple computerized medical imaging scan providers


Techniques are disclosed for estimating patient radiation exposure during computerized tomography (ct) scans. More specifically, embodiments of the invention provide efficient approaches for generating a suitable patient model used to make such an estimate, to approaches for estimating patient dose by interpolating the results of multiple simulations, and to approaches for a service provider to host a dose estimation service made available to multiple ct scan providers..
Bayer Healthcare Llc


05/21/15
20150139384 

Method and reducing radiation from ct measurement of respiratory cycles and ct scanner


A method for reducing radiation from ct measurement of respiratory cycles and a corresponding ct scanner. The method includes: determining a lying direction of a patient to be measured; and setting a tube position for a first respiratory cycle measurement of the patient according to the lying direction..
General Electric Company


05/21/15
20150139381 

Parametric control of object scanning


A method of measuring an object having associated geometric data and material data receives the geometric data and material data relating to the object, and controls an x-ray device to scan the object. The x-ray device operates in accordance with a plurality of operating parameters.
Hexagon Metrology, Inc.


05/14/15
20150134303 

Three-dimensional scanning system and method with hole-filling function for point cloud using contact probe


A method for establishing a three-dimensional contour model of an object includes providing a contact probe which has a contact ball and three positioning dots. Then initial positions of the contact ball and positioning dots are established by measuring the contact probe by using a measuring device.

05/07/15
20150124927 

Dark field computed tomography imaging


A method includes obtaining a dark-field signal generated from a dark-field ct scan of an object, wherein the dark-field ct scan is at least a 360 degree scan. The method further includes weighting the dark-field signal.
Koninklijkie Philips N.v.


04/30/15
20150120138 

Path planning for evasive steering manuever employing a virtual potential field technique


A system and method for calculating a virtual target path that is used to calculate an evasive steering path around a target object, such as a target vehicle, stopped in front of a subject vehicle. The method includes determining a potential field using a plurality of scan points that is a summation of two-dimensional gaussian functions, where each gaussian function has center defined by target object scan points and other object scan points.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/30/15
20150120137 

Path planning for evasive steering maneuver in presence of target vehicle and surrounding objects


A method for calculating a virtual target path around a target object that includes providing scan points identifying detected objects and separating the scan points into target object scan points and other object scan points. The method identifies a closest scan point from the target object scan points and identifies a path point that is a predetermined safe distance from the closest scan point.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/30/15
20150117738 

Ct system with computer unit and reconstructing and diagnosing visual ct renderings


An embodiment of a ct system includes a computer unit and at least one memory device for storing program code and projection data records, established during a ct scan and usable for reconstructing ct renderings. The computer unit is connected in a networked system with at least one external diagnosis computer including a memory with program code for diagnosing reconstructed visual ct renderings.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


04/30/15
20150117732 

Method for statistical weights design in iterative reconstruction algorithms


A method of computing statistical weights for a computed tomography (ct) iterative reconstruction process is provided. The method includes obtaining detector count data from a ct scan of an object; calculating variance data based on the count data and an electronic noise variance; transforming the calculated variance data to obtain statistical weight data; and performing the ct iterative reconstruction process using the statistical weight data and raw projection data to obtain a reconstructed ct image..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


04/30/15
20150117593 

Method for spectral ct local tomography


A method for performing reconstruction for a region of interest (roi) of an object is provided. The method includes designating the roi within the object, the roi being located within a scan field of view (fov) of a combined third- and fourth-generation ct scanner, the ct scanner including fixed photon-counting detectors (pcds), and an x-ray source that rotates about the object in synchronization with a rotating detector.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


04/30/15
20150114404 

Sterile drape for an o-shaped ct scanner and draping an o-shaped ct scanner


A sterile drape for an o-shaped ct scanner and method of draping an o-shaped ct scanner therewith is provided. The sterile drape has a sterile, flexible tubular wall extending between opposite first and second ends.
Contour Fabricators, Inc.


04/16/15
20150106230 

Systems and methods for recommending a retail location


A method and a system are disclosed for generating a recommendation of a retail location on a network-based system. For example, a system may obtain a retail location definition associated with a geographic location.
Ebay Inc.


04/16/15
20150101204 

Method of finding a feature using a machine tool


A method of finding a feature of an object using an analogue probe mounted on a machine tool. The method includes the analogue probe and/or object following a course of motion which causes the analogue probe's surface sensing region to traverse across the feature to be found a plurality of times whilst approaching the feature over successive traverses so as to ultimately arrive in a position sensing relationship with the feature so as to collect scanned measurement data about the feature along at least part of a traverse..
Renishaw Plc


03/19/15
20150080719 

Oct probe with bowing flexor


An oct probe includes a cannula and includes a selectively displaceable light-carrying optical fiber disposed within the cannula. The optical fiber may be arranged to emit light from a distal end thereof.
Novartis Ag


03/19/15
20150076371 

Litho cluster and modulization to enhance productivity


The present disclosure relates to a lithographic tool arrangement for semiconductor workpiece processing. The lithographic tool arrangement groups lithographic tools into clusters, and selectively transfers a semiconductor workpiece between a plurality of lithographic tools of a first type in a first cluster to a plurality of lithographic tools of a second type in a second cluster.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


03/12/15
20150071400 

Method and x-ray system for dual-energy spectra ct scanning and image reconstruction


A method for dual-energy spectra ct scanning and image reconstruction of two tomographic image datasets from a higher-energy and a lower-energy x-ray energy spectrum is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, readings are taken with the different x-ray energy spectra during the scanning; the different x-ray energy spectra are also created at least by different acceleration voltages of the x-ray source; and the spatial distribution of the scanning x-rays per x-ray energy spectrum is undertaken randomly or pseudo-randomly (in the absence of a regular pattern).
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


03/05/15
20150067929 

Illumination for optical scan and measurement


Optical scanning with an optical probe composed of an elongated cylinder of transparent material mounted upon an optical scanner body; one or more sources of scan illumination mounted in the probe distally or proximally with respect to the scanner body and projecting scan illumination longitudinally through the probe; a radially-reflecting optical element mounted in the probe having a conical mirror on a surface of the radially-reflecting optical element, the mirror oriented so as to project scan illumination radially away from a longitudinal axis of the probe with at least some of the scan illumination projected onto a scanned object; a lens mounted in the probe between the radially-reflecting optical element and the scanner body and disposed so as to conduct to an optical sensor scan illumination reflected from the scanned object.. .
United Sciences, Llc


03/05/15
20150066196 

Method of measurement on a machine tool and corresponding machine tool apparatus


A method of scanning an object using an analogue probe mounted on a machine tool, so as to collect scanned measurement data along a nominal measurement line on the surface of the object, the analogue probe having a preferred measurement range. The method includes controlling the analogue probe and/or object to perform a scanning operation in accordance with a course of relative motion, the course of relative motion being configured such that, based on assumed properties of the surface of the object, the analogue probe will be caused to obtain data within its preferred measuring range, as well as cause the analogue probe to go outside its preferred measuring range, along the nominal measurement line on the surface of the object..
Renishaw Plc


03/05/15
20150065869 

Low noise transmission scan simultaneous with positron emission tomography


A method and device is described for correcting pet images for the attenuation of effects of the tissues and periodic movements of the patient. The device provides gamma-rays for image registration along with the ct scan.
Prescient Imaging Llc


03/05/15
20150062585 

Optical scanning and measurement


Apparatus and methods for optical scanning, including an optical probe capable of motion for optical scanning with respect to both the interior and the exterior of a scanned object, the optical probe also including light conducting apparatus disposed so as to conduct scan illumination from a source of scan illumination through the probe; light reflecting apparatus disposed so as to project scan illumination radially away from a longitudinal axis of the probe with at least some of the scan illumination projected onto the scanned object; optical line forming apparatus disposed so as to project scan illumination as a line of scan illumination with at least some of the scan illumination projected onto the scanned object; and a lens disposed so as to conduct, through the probe to an optical sensor, scan illumination reflected from the scanned object.. .
United Sciences, Llc


02/26/15
20150056721 

Sntf is a blood biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of sports-related concussion


The invention relates to methods for providing prognosis, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a mild traumatic brain injury (mtbi) in a subject, including a sports-related concussion. The invention further relates to assessing the severity of brain damage resulting from mtbi in a subject, including in a subject who has not undergone a ct scan following the injury.
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania


02/05/15
20150039121 

3d machine vision scanning information extraction system


A 3d machine vision scanning system having a scanner head for obtaining raw scan data from a target object, an information extraction module that processes and reduces the raw scan data into target object information that is to be used for automated control decisions in an industrial process, and a communication interface for transmitting the target object scan information to a controller.. .
Hermary Opto Electronics Inc.


02/05/15
20150036789 

Reconstruction with partially known attenuation information in time of flight positron emission tomography


Reconstruction in positron emission tomography is performed with partially known attenuation. A pet-ct scanner is used to generate a pet image with time of flight emission information.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.


02/05/15
20150036788 

Radiation image pick-up device and image processing method


Irrespective of the layout, moving path, and moving range of the x-ray source and the detector, a highly precise image is acquired, in a similar manner as an x-ray ct scanner that is capable of acquiring a measured image using a rotation angle of 180 degrees or more. A measured image detected by the detector is converted into a rotationally measured image that is acquired by rotationally moving the x-ray source and the detector along concentric circular paths.
Hitachi Medical Corporation


01/29/15
20150030995 

Method for calculating the final position of a dental implant to be implanted in a patient's mouth in a hole made with the aid of a surgical template


The method includes the steps of: a) providing a surgical template (10) having a bushing (12) positioned and orientated so as to define the axis of the hole, the bushing (12) being adapted to receive drill guide sleeves with which drills of progressively increasing diameter are to be guided for the making of the hole; b) performing a ct scan of the portion of the patient's cranium in which the hole is to be made, with the surgical template (10) positioned thereon; c) removing the surgical template (10) from the patient's mouth; d) performing a ct scan on the surgical template (10) only; and e) generating, from the ct scan obtained in steps b) and d), a three-dimensional model of the aforesaid portion of the patient's cranium, in which the surgical template (10), and therefore the axis of the aforesaid hole, are placed in the same position as that in which they were placed in step b).. .
Safe Surgery S.r.l.


01/22/15
20150025984 

Method for making orders without wired or wireless connection and without in person contact


An application for coding and decoding an order of product or service can be installed in a handheld device, such as a mobile phone or a tablet device, to help make an order with no need of talking with a clerk at the store. This application, after receiving the order, is able to convert the received order into a code, wherein the code may be a conventional bar code or a matrix bar code which is capable of storing more information.

01/22/15
20150025855 

Virtually designing a customized healing abutment


A method of virtually designing a customized healing abutment and a drill guide for a patient, where the method includes: obtaining a ct scan including at least part of the patient's jaw bone; virtually placing at least one implant relative to the jaw bone of the ct scan, such that a planned implant placement is defined; virtually designing: a drill guide for guiding the surgical drilling of a bore for the implant into the patient's jaw bone at the planned implant placement; and a customized healing abutment configured for shaping the soft tissue according to a target profile when arranged in the implant; where the design of the drill guide and of the customized healing abutment is at least partly based on the ct scan and on the planned implant placement.. .
3shape A/s


01/22/15
20150025666 

Three dimensional printed replicas of patient's anatomy for medical applications


A system and method of creating a 3-dimensional (3d) replica of a patient's anatomy. The method includes acquiring 3d echo images of the patient's anatomy using ultrasound waves, selecting a filter that reduces noise in the 3d echo images, selecting a segmentation algorithm to segment the filtered 3d echo images, selecting at least one additional segmentation algorithm to subsequently segment the segmented 3d echo images, creating a 3d digital model, and outputting the 3d digital model as the 3d replica of the patient's anatomy.
Children's National Medical Center


01/22/15
20150023336 

Communicating a headless onboardee device local wireless network scan to an onboarder device via a peer-to-peer protocol to assist an onboarding process


The disclosure relates to wireless communications. An aspect receives, by an onboarder device, a list of local wireless network scan results from an onboardee device, selects a local wireless network on the list of local wireless network scan results, and sends an indication of the selected local wireless network to the onboardee device, wherein the onboardee device attempts to connect to the selected local wireless network.
Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.


01/15/15
20150018842 

Systems and methods for frameless image-guided biopsy and therapeutic intervention


A system and a method of performing a frameless image-guided biopsy uses imaging, a six-dimensional robotic couch system, a laser guidance system, an optical distance indicator, and a needle control apparatus. A planning ct scan is made of the patient with stereotactic fiduciary markers to localize and produce digitally reconstructed radiographs.
Voxel Rad, Ltd.


01/15/15
20150018666 

Method and registering image data between different types of image data to guide a medical procedure


A method and apparatus are provided for registering image data between two different types of image data. The image data is obtained during two separate scanning processes.

01/08/15
20150011875 

Computed tomography (ct) - high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) system and/or method


A system (100) includes a ct scanner (101) with a radiation source (108) that emits radiation the traverses an examination region (112), a radiation sensitive detector array (110), located opposite the source across the examination region, which detects radiation traversing the examination region and a portion of a subject therein and generates a signal indicative thereof, and a subject support (114) that positions the subject in the examination. A hifu apparatus (124) includes an ultrasound probe (126).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/01/15
20150007329 

Browsing support infrastructure with tiered malware support


A network browser has a malware detection manager for direct or indirect scanning of files during an upload or download processes for viruses, adware, spyware, etc. The malware detection manager defines and employs a quarantine bin, which is an isolated and secure memory space or directory for temporary placement of file packets during the file transmission while malware detection can commence.
Enpulz, L.l.c.


12/25/14
20140376701 

Quantitative phantomless calibration of computed tomography scans


An apparatus, method, and computer program product for calibrating a ct scan without the use of an external calibration phantom, to enable quantitative assessment of internal body tissues and organs and additionally for any application that would benefit from a calibration of the scan attenuation data, such as viewing ct images in a consistent fashion. Embodiments are described with applications to quantitative assessment of bone density in the spine and hip, mineral content in blood vessels, hepatic-fat content in the liver, and gray-to-white matter ratio in the brain.
O.n.diagnostics, Llc


12/25/14
20140376692 

Mitigation of radiation leakage via entry port and/or exit port of radiation system


Among other things, an object scanner, such as an x-ray system, is provided, where the object scanner is configured to translate an object undergoing an examination along a non-linear path. For example, in some embodiments, an examination region of the object scanner is spatially offset, relative to an entry port and/or an exit port of the object scanner, such that there is little to no line of sight through the object scanner, from the entry port to the exit port.
Analogic Corporation


12/25/14
20140376688 

Method and apparatus that automates tube current and voltage selection for ct scans


A ct scanner and method of operating the ct scanner enables customized automated selection of tube current and peak tube voltage for a ct scan. The ct scanner receives data, each datum of which corresponds to a reference image quality (noise level at a certain tube voltage) for patient water equivalent diameter (“wed”) body size.
Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation


12/25/14
20140376685 

Method for 3d mineral mapping of a rock sample


The method for 3d mineral mapping of a rock sample comprises the steps of defining a total mineral content of a sample and calculating x-ray attenuation coefficients for the defined minerals. X-ray micro/nanoct scanning of the sample is performed and its three-dimensional microstructure image in gray scale is obtained.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation




Ct Scan topics: Tomography, Longitudinal Axis, Computed Tomography, Atrial Fib, Pulmonary Vein, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocardial, Fibrillation, Medical Procedures, Imaging System, Coordinates, Specifications, Sonic Energy, System Operator, Calibration

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