John R Baldwin: Dual technology occupancy sensor and method for using the same. Hubbell Incorporated, Mark S Bicks, Peter Kendall, Alfred N Goodman, September 14, 2004: US06791458 (53 worldwide citation)

A dual technology motion or occupancy sensor, and a method for using the same, to control a lighting circuit to activate and deactivate lights in a monitored area. The sensor employs an infrared energy sensor, a microwave energy sensor, and a controller. The infrared energy sensor outputs an infrare ...

A Hans Vija, James T Chapman, Peggy Hawman, Ansgar Graw, John Thomas Pawlak, Guenter Hahn: Mobile camera for organ targeted imaging. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, November 2, 2010: US07825383 (16 worldwide citation)

A mobile detector system for use in the detection of radiation photons. The detector system includes an exterior casing, having an internal area. The internal area has an interior periphery and an exterior periphery, at least one rail, at least one mobile camera, that is movably mounted on the at le ...

George Kramp: ECG-based rotational angiography for cardiology. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, May 27, 2008: US07379532 (13 worldwide citation)

A C-arm X-ray system includes synchronized ECG gating for enhanced cardiac soft-tissue imaging. The system includes an X-ray source disposed on a C-arm for rotation in a circular path about a patient and configured to release X-ray radiation synchronously with an ECG-gating signal, an X-ray image se ...

Detlef Koertge: Collision resolution in x-ray imaging systems. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, May 27, 2008: US07379533 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and system for detecting a collision state between various elements of an x-ray imaging apparatus and/or a patient when they occur and resolving the collision state by reversing the movement of the x-ray imaging apparatus along the same path traveled which led to the collision state in the ...

David D Faul, Christian J Michel: Extension of truncated CT images for use with emission tomography in multimodality medical images. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, April 10, 2012: US08155415 (10 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for expanding the FOV of a truncated computed tomography (CT) scan. An iterative calculation is performed on the original CT image to produce an estimate of the image. The calculated estimate of the reconstructed image includes the original image center and a estimate of the ...

Merry Anna Koschan, Charles L Melcher, Lars A Erikkson, Harold E Rothfuss: Use of codoping to modify the scintillation properties of inorganic scintillators doped with trivalent activators. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Peter Kendall, December 31, 2013: US08617422 (8 worldwide citation)

Crystals with improved scintillation and optical properties are achieved by codoping with a trivalent dopant and a divalent and/or a monovalent dopant. Embodiments include codoping LSO, YSO, GSO crystals and LYSO, LGSO, and LYGSO crystals. Embodiments also include codoped crystals with a controlled ...

Thomas H Flores, William J Hanrahan: Photo-multiplier tube removal tool. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, April 13, 2010: US07694610 (7 worldwide citation)

A tool is provided including a ratchet assembly including a handle grip and a socket; and a clamping assembly including a clamp with a notch; wherein the ratchet assembly is configured to be affixed to the clamping assembly so that a rotatable force applied to the handle grip actuates the clamp.

Aaron McFarland, Stefan B Siegel, Danny F Newport, Robert A Mintzer: Method for energy calculation and pileup determination for continuously sampled nuclear pulse processing. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, December 25, 2012: US08340377 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for processing events in a medical imaging device may comprise the steps of receiving analog signals from at least one PMT into an Applied Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) comprising a Constant Fraction Discriminator (CFD) and transmitting analog outputs from the ASIC. Further, sampling t ...

James Frank Caruba, Patanit Sanpitak, Grant Arthur Albert, Darryl Hrdina, Roger E Arseneau, John P Valenta: Board-level partitioning in MR-PET imaging system integration. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, March 3, 2015: US08969816 (4 worldwide citation)

A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly of a data processing unit for an integrated magnetic resonance (MR) and positron emission tomography (PET) system, the PCB assembly includes a plurality of PCB layers disposed in a stacked arrangement, first and second PET signal processing circuits carried by ...

Charles C Watson: Spatially localized noise adaptive smoothing of emission tomography images. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Peter Kendall, November 30, 2010: US07844096 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and system for spatially localized, noise-adaptive smoothing of filtered back-projection (FBP) nuclear images includes smoothing a FBP image on a pixel-by-pixel basis using a shift-invariant kernel such as a Gaussian kernel. The width of the kernel may be varied on a pixel basis, such that ...

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