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Richard L Anderton, Steven E Curtis: Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, January 21, 1997: US05596228 (142 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for cooling charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging systems. The apparatus comprises a thermoelectric cooler thermally coupled to the imaging system for transferring heat away from and cooling the imaging system portion of the imaging system. The thermoelectric cooler has a cold side and an op ...


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R Larry Anderton, Steven E Curtis, R Bruce Spratt: Imaging chain with miniaturized C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western, June 24, 1997: US05642395 (108 worldwide citation)

A miniaturized C-arm and imaging apparatus for use with X-ray diagnostic equipment and the like. An X-ray imaging system is coupled to a C-arm, including an X-ray source and an image receptor mounted upon opposing locations, respectively on the C-arm. The image receptor includes a vacuum bottle type ...


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Joseph Allred, R Larry Anderton, Steven E Curtis, Barry K Hanover: Method and apparatus for reducing motion artifacts and noise in video image processing. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, September 7, 2004: US06788823 (33 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reducing noise and motion artifacts in pixels of a processed or displayed video image by filtering pixel values of the video image based on a first frame having currently stored (filtered) pixel values and a second frame having recently captured but not yet filtered pixel ...


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Steven E Curtis, R Larry Anderton: X-ray imaging optical camera apparatus and method of use. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, January 14, 2003: US06507638 (16 worldwide citation)

An electronic video camera apparatus is provided for focusing light rays from object plane proximate image intensifier of a medical x-ray imaging system onto an image plane proximate a light sensor. The electronic video camera includes a lens system located between the object and image planes to foc ...


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J Joseph Allred, Marc Kevin Uhrey, Steven E Curtis, Donley L Bush: Intelligent power management control system and method. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, April 15, 2008: US07360100 (7 worldwide citation)

Certain embodiments of the present invention relate to a dynamic power management system. The system includes a power input providing power to an imaging system, measurement unit(s) for measuring current and/or voltage in the imaging system, and a power management controller allocating available pow ...


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J Joseph Allred, Steven E Curtis, Dimitri Yatsenko: Methods and systems for controlling exposure for medical imaging devices. General Electric Company, The Small Patent Law Group, Dean D Small, September 25, 2007: US07274771 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for controlling exposure for medical imaging devices is provided. The method includes varying the exposure level of X-rays within an X-ray imaging system to generate a plurality of images having different exposure levels and combining the plurality of images in an additive proces ...


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Steven E Curtis: Methods and systems for reducing unintentional collisions. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, April 25, 2006: US07034492 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for differentiating if a feedback signal is a result of an unintentional collisions in a servo system includes injecting a feed forward term in the servo system.


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Vernon T Jensen, Steven E Curtis: Method and system for impact detection of an imaging system. General Electric Company, May 27, 2008: US07377172 (3 worldwide citation)

A system and method for detecting at least one force, impact, shock, or vibration event on an imaging system. The system comprises a main assembly, a support assembly coupled to the main assembly, and at least one sensor coupled to the imaging system. The at least one sensor is configured to detect ...


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Steven E Curtis, R Larry Anderton: Systems and methods for estimating presence of a material within a volume of interest using x-ray. General Electric Company, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, December 30, 2008: US07471768 (3 worldwide citation)

Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method for x-ray imaging including: exposing a volume of interest to a first technique level to obtain a first set of image data; exposing the volume of interest to a second technique level to obtain a second set of image data; and estimating wh ...


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Steven E Curtis: System and method for improved collision detection in an imaging device. General Electric Company, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, October 27, 2009: US07609813 (2 worldwide citation)

An imaging system that includes a radiation source. An image receptor is located to receive radiation emitted by the radiation source. The imaging system further has a servo system that includes a computer operationally coupled to a motor-load element. The servo system is configured to position the ...



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