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Andrew P Tybinkowski, Michael J Duffy, Lidia Nemirovsky, Eric M Bailey: X-ray collimator. Analogic Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, May 28, 2002: US06396902 (38 worldwide citation)

A collimator having slits of varied widths, wherein each slit includes a curved side profile having a common axis of curvature for providing a cross-section of an emitted beam of energy with a substantially uniform width when the common axis of curvature of the slit intersects a focal spot of a sour ...


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Andrew P Tybinkowski, Lidia Nemirovsky, Michael J Duffy, Jack M Tybinkowski: Adjustable x-ray collimator. Analogic Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, September 10, 2002: US06449340 (28 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides an adjustable collimator for collimating a beam of energy emitted from a focal spot of a beam source. The collimator is particularly intended for collimating an x-ray beam of a computed tomography scanner after the x-ray beam has passed through a patient being scanned ...


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Andrew P Tybinkowski, Michael J Duffy, Gilbert W McKenna: Computed tomography scanner drive system and bearing. Analogic Corporation, Lappin & Kusmer, November 9, 1999: US05982844 (27 worldwide citation)

In an improved computed tomography scanner drive system and bearing configuration, a gantry disk is sheaved about its perimeter such that the gantry is operable as a driven pulley rotatable about an object to be scanned. A motor assembly mounted to a stationary frame includes a similar sheaved drive ...


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Andrew P Tybinkowski, Michael J Duffy, Gilbert W McKenna: Rotary energy shield for computed tomography scanner. Analogic Corporation, Lappin & Kusmer, August 10, 1999: US05937028 (27 worldwide citation)

In a computed tomography (CT) scanner, an X-ray shield is mountable to a gantry for absorbing randomly scattered X-ray radiation. The shield is rotatable with the gantry disk for regulating the emission of X-ray radiation near its source. The shield is preferably lined with an energy-absorbent mater ...


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Andrew P Tybinkowski, Ronald E Swain, Michael J Duffy, Lidia Nemirovsky: System and method for mounting x-ray tube in CT scanner. Analogic Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, February 11, 2003: US06519312 (26 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a system for mounting an x-ray tube to a gantry disk of a CT scanner. The system is designed to make lifting and handling a heavy and cumbersome x-ray tube easier for a person removing or replacing the x-ray tube in a CT scanner. The system includes a harness adapted ...


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Michael J Duffy, Robert W Ladouceur: One step adjustable deck lid hinge. M & C Corporation, Brooks & Kushman P C, October 19, 1999: US05967586 (18 worldwide citation)

An adjustable hinge assembly and method for mounting a hinge strap of a deck lid to a vehicle body is disclosed. The assembly and method permit rapid adjustment of the deck lid to properly fit the vehicle body. The assembly includes a hinge box, a pivot pin, and an adjustment screw. The hinge box mo ...


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Andrew P Tybinkowski, Lidia Nemirovsky, Michael J Duffy: Rotary bearing assembly for CT scanner gantry. Analogic Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, January 8, 2002: US06337894 (17 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides a gantry of a CT scanner. The gantry includes an annular outer support having a radially inwardly facing, continuous circumferencial bearing chamber, an annular drum concentrically positioned within the outer support and having a continuous circumferential bearing lip ...


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Andrew P Tybinkowski, Ronald E Swain, Michael J Duffy: X-ray collimator and method of manufacturing an x-ray collimator. Analogic Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, April 29, 2003: US06556657 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing a collimator including providing a plate-like body, coating a predetermined portion of a surface of the body with an x-ray absorbing material, and machining at least one collimating slit through the coating and the plate-like body. According to one exemplary embodiment, the ...


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Michael J Duffy: Modular deck lid hinge with coil springs. M & C Corporation, Brooks Kushman P C, April 1, 2008: US07350845 (14 worldwide citation)

A vehicle body decklid hinge includes at least one hinge set carried by a bracket that retains a pivot pin and a retainer bar in a cantilevered manner. The pivot pin supports a lever, such as a gooseneck strap, that will be coupled to the hood, while the bracket includes a mount that will be carried ...