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Jean Paul Bouhnik, James William Hugg, Ira Blevis, Yaron Hefetz: Systems and methods for providing a shared charge in pixelated image detectors. General Electric Company, The Small Patent Law Group, Dean D Small, March 26, 2013: US08405038 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing a shared charge in pixelated image detectors are provided. One method includes providing a plurality of pixels for a pixelated solid state photon detector in a configuration such that a charge distribution is detected by at least two pixels and obtaining charge info ...


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Jean Paul Bouhnik, Yaron Hefetz: Apparatus and methods for computed tomography imaging. General Electric Company, Dean D Small, The Small Patent Law Group, July 21, 2015: US09084542 (4 worldwide citation)

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. The imaging detector includes a pixelated detector array. The met ...


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Gil Kovalski, Jean Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz: Imaging system using independently controllable detectors. General Electric Company, Lucas Divine, May 12, 2015: US09029791 (4 worldwide citation)

A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially populat ...


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Jean Paul Bouhnik, Alexander Gabriel Fishler, Hernan Altman, Uzi Dror, Ira Blevis: Method and apparatus for reducing polarization within an imaging device. GE Medical Systems Israel, The Small Patent Law Group, Dean D Small, April 7, 2009: US07514692 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reducing polarization within an imaging device are provided and include a method of controlling an image detecting device. The method includes applying heat to the image detecting device having at least one ohmic contact and controlling the applied heat to adjust a tempera ...


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Uzi Dror, Alexander Fishler, Jean Paul Bouhnik, Ira Blevis: Method and apparatus for acquiring radiation data. General Electric Company, Dean Small, The Small Patent Law Group, April 7, 2015: US09000385 (2 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for extending a count rate capability of a detector array. The method includes receiving photons at a detector array, counting the photons that are above a first energy threshold using a first counter, counting the photons that are above a different second energy threshold using ...


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Yaron Hefetz, Jean Paul Bouhnik, Nati Herman: Shielded radiation detector heads. General Electric Company, Dean D Small, The Small Patent Law Group, November 1, 2016: US09482562 (1 worldwide citation)

A radiation detector head assembly is provided that includes a detector housing and a detector unit. The detector housing defines a cavity therein. The detector housing includes a shell and a shielding body. The shell defines at least a portion of a perimeter surrounding the shielding body, and incl ...


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Leonid Tsukerman, Jean Paul Bouhnik, Yaron Hefetz: Methods and systems for controlling movement of detectors having multiple detector heads. General Electric Company, Dean D Small, The Small Patent Law Group, September 29, 2015: US09144411 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for controlling movement of detectors having multiple detector heads are provided. One system includes a gantry, a patient support structure supporting a patient table thereon, and a plurality of detector units. At least some of the detector units are rotatable to position the de ...


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Arie Shahar, Jean Paul Bouhnik: Systems and methods for sub-pixel location determination at sidewalls and corners of detectors. General Electric Company, Dean D Small, The Small Patent Law Group, December 18, 2018: US10156645

A radiation detector system is provided that includes a semiconductor detector, plural pixelated anodes, and a side anode. The semiconductor detector has a surface. The pixelated anodes are disposed on the surface, and are arranged in a grid defining a footprint. The side anode is disposed outside o ...


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Yaron Hefetz, Jean Paul Bouhnik: Systems and methods for dynamic scanning with multi-head camera. General Electric Company, Dean D Small, The Small Patent Law Group, December 4, 2018: US10143437

A nuclear medicine (NM) multi-head imaging system is provided that includes a gantry, plural detector units, and at least one processor. The gantry defines a bore configured to accept an object to be imaged. The plural detector units are mounted to the gantry. Each detector unit defines a correspond ...


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Gil Kovalski, Jean Paul Bouhnik, Jonathan Sachs, Yariv Grobshtein, Yulim Zingerman, Arie Eshco, Yaron Hefetz: Systems for image detection. General Electric Company, Lucas Divine, Dean D Small, The Small Patent Law Group, February 27, 2018: US09903962

A customizable and upgradeable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject. Imaging detector columns can extend and retract radially as well as be rotated orbitally around the gantry. The gantry can be partially popula ...