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Inventor:
Hoctor; Ralph Thomas
Address:
Saratoga Springs, NY
No. of patents:
35
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8574157 Method and apparatus for generating an ultrasound image of moving objects using deformable model November 5, 2013
A method for producing a three-dimensional image (70) of an object. The method includes providing a model (8) of the object (62) (200), insonifying regions of the object from source transducers (58) external to the object (62) (202), receiving return echoes from the object (62) at re
8080800 Method and apparatus for image reconstruction for a synthetic aperture gamma ray imager December 20, 2011
An imaging system includes a platform having mounted thereon an imaging device. The imaging device includes a first detector and a second detector. The imaging system includes a mask having a first pattern of apertures therein, the mask positioned on a first side of the first detecto
8013310 Apparatus and method for image reconstruction for a synthetic aperture gamma ray imager September 6, 2011
An imaging system includes a platform having mounted thereon a coded-aperture imaging device and positioned to receive radiation over a baseline, and a computer configured to acquire a plurality of far-field datasets over the baseline, the plurality of far-field datasets comprising d
7925068 Method and apparatus for forming a guide image for an ultrasound image scanner April 12, 2011
A method for producing a three-dimensional guide image of an object to be scanned during an ultrasound scan. The method comprises insonifying the object, receiving return echoes from the object, processing the return echoes to generate a data set representing the object, comparing the da
7663105 Apparatus and method for image reconstruction for a synthetic aperture gamma ray imager February 16, 2010
An imaging system includes a platform having mounted thereon a coded-aperture imaging device and positioned to receive radiation over a baseline. The imaging system includes a computer configured to acquire a plurality of far-field datasets over the baseline, the plurality of far-fie
7573398 System and method of communicating signals August 11, 2009
A communication system is presented. The system includes one or more transmitters configured to transmit a signal, where each of the signals generated by the one or more transmitters corresponds to a respective frequency. Further, the system includes a plurality of receiver front-end
7548223 Reduced cost automatic meter reading system and method using locally communicating utility meter June 16, 2009
A low cost and easy to assemble communicating utility meter provides selectable measurement, calibration, display, and communications means so as to be re-configurable based on several factors including; harmonic content of the power signal measured, LCD display alternatives, time of
7499711 Transmitter location for ultra-wideband, transmitted-reference CDMA communication system March 3, 2009
A system and method involve determining the location of objects within an area of interest using wireless signals. The system includes at least three base stations communicating with a central processor and a plurality of mobile devices. Further, at least one fixed beacon transmitter
7466261 Method and system for radio detection and ranging intrusion detection system December 16, 2008
A RADAR system including a set of RADAR apparatuses is disclosed. Each apparatus includes a processor, a pulse unit in signal communication with the processor, a waveform signal generator in signal communication with the pulse unit, and a set of radar antennas in signal communication wit
7425199 Method and apparatus for ultrasonic continuous, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring September 16, 2008
Ultrasound is used to provide input data for a blood pressure estimation scheme. The use of transcutaneous ultrasound provides arterial lumen area and pulse wave velocity information. In addition, ultrasound measurements are taken in such a way that all the data describes a single, unifo
7385705 Imaging spectroscopy based on multiple pan-chromatic images obtained from an imaging system with June 10, 2008
Generating a multispectral or hyperspectral image of an image source with an optical system having an adjustable, wavenumber-dependent point spread function, by collecting panchromatic images of the image source, each of which corresponds to a selected point spread function and includes
7313127 Method and apparatus for synchronizing a radio telemetry system by way of transmitted-reference, December 25, 2007
A time-division-multiplexed radio communication system and method uses transmitted-reference, delay-hopped (TR/DH) ultra-wideband (UWB) broadcast signal to provide a pilot signal to all mobile devices in a coverage area from which time synchronization is derived. Using this TR/DH UWB
7269427 Transmitter location for ultra-wideband, transmitted-reference CDMA communication system September 11, 2007
A system and method involve tracking the location of objects within an area of interest using transmitted-reference ultra-wideband (TR-UWB) signals. The system includes at least three base stations communicating with a central processor, at least one mobile device and at least one fi
7262729 Radio detection and ranging intrusion detection system August 28, 2007
A radar system having a processor, a waveform generator, a plurality of antenna interfaces, a set of first antennas configured to transmit a waveform, and a set of second antennas configured to receive a reflected waveform is disclosed. The waveform generator and antenna interfaces are
7154934 Robust, low complexity communications system with interference mitigation December 26, 2006
A system for short range communications includes a transmitter capable of transmitting a colored noise-like preamble. A receiver receives the colored noise-like preamble and the receiver includes an antenna with an antenna pattern. A direction of the antenna is controllable by the re
7109920 Moving platform position determination system and method September 19, 2006
A system and method for determining a position of a moving platform are provided. The method includes transmitting a carrier signal from one of the moving platform and a stationary platform, receiving a received signal at the other of the moving and stationary platforms, deriving a f
7099422 Synchronization of ultra-wideband communications using a transmitted-reference preamble August 29, 2006
A method and apparatus of initial synchronization, or acquisition, of time modulated ultra-wideband (UWB) communications uses a transmitted-reference preamble. The method and apparatus require that the transmitter first send a time-reference, delay-hopped (TR/DH) burst; such a burst
7068715 Ultra-wideband communications system and method using a delay hopped, continuous noise transmitt June 27, 2006
An ultra-wideband (UWB) communications system combines the techniques of a transmitted reference (TR) and a multiple access scheme called delay hopping (DH). Combining these two techniques using UWB signaling using a continuous noise transmitted waveform avoids the synchronization di
6919835 Infinite electronic integrator July 19, 2005
An electronic integrator includes a compensation circuit which maintains an output of the integrator within a desired range. The compensation circuit includes a comparator which continuously compares the integrator output to a reference value, and a correction circuit which inputs a corr
6914539 System and method for a low rate, in-band broadcast communication for medical telemetry July 5, 2005
A medical telemetry system includes a central station having a central station receiver and a central station transmitter that both operate on a frequency bandwidth having frequency multiplexed transmission channels and guard bands. A guard band separates each of the frequency-multiplexe
6898460 Method and apparatus for uterine contraction monitoring using linear predictive modeling of abdo May 24, 2005
A system and a method are provided for processing electromyogram (EMG) input signals from an abdominal surface to detect uterine contractions. The system comprises a sensor configured to detect a uterine EMG signal and generate an EMG input signal. The system further includes a signal
6895362 Active broken rail detection system and method May 17, 2005
A system to monitor the integrity of a railway track is provided. The system comprises a mechanical signal source and a correlation detector. The mechanical signal source coupled to the railway track and is configured for generating a mechanical signal pulse train over the railway tr
6891909 Pro-active antenna switching based on relative power May 10, 2005
A system and a method for switching antenna fields without waiting until data packets containing errors are detected. This is accomplished by monitoring the signal power for each antenna field immediately after receipt of data packets via the currently active antenna field and then s
6816360 Reduced cost automatic meter reading system and method using locally communicating utility meter November 9, 2004
A low cost and easy to assemble communicating utility meter provides selectable measurement, calibration, display, and communications means so as to be re-configurable based on several factors including; harmonic content of the power signal measured, LCD display alternatives, time of
6810087 Ultra-wideband communications system October 26, 2004
An ultra-wideband (UWB) communications system combines the techniques of a transmitted reference (TR) and a multiple access scheme called delay hopping (DH). Combining these two techniques using UWB signaling results in a penalty in signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) over conventional pulse
6792058 Digital receiving system for dense environment of aircraft September 14, 2004
The capacity of a Mode-S ADS-B surveillance radar system is increased by sectorizing the radar system by the use of a directional array of Mode-S, quarter wavelength, single element, stub antennas. The ensemble of signals from the array of Mode-S antenna elements is processed electronica
6607489 Focus correction for ultrasound imaging through mammography compression plate August 19, 2003
A coherent imaging system includes a transmitter and a receive beamformer which are programmed with transmit and receive time delays, respectively, that take into account time-of-flight errors caused by an intervening mammography compression plate between the biological tissue being imag
6583392 Apparatus and method for determining properties of a cooktop using ultrasound techniques June 24, 2003
An apparatus for determining at least one property of a cooktop is provided. The cooktop includes a cooktop surface and a vessel selectively positioned on the cooktop surface. The apparatus comprises an ultrasound transducer contacting the cooktop surface. The ultrasound transducer i
6522243 Geometric harmonic modulation signaling and detection February 18, 2003
A communication system includes a transmitter configured to pulse shape a GHM signal to confine the frequency spectrum of the GHM signal within a predefined frequency range. A receiver is also included that receives the transmitted GHM signal. The receiver includes a processor for maximi
6506160 Frequency division multiplexed wireline communication for ultrasound probe January 14, 2003
Received echo data are transferred from an ultrasound probe to the signal processing circuitry of an ultrasound imaging system by use of a reduced number of multiple coaxial cables. The system operates by frequency division multiplexing of the analog output signals produced by multiple
6497656 Integrated wireless broadband communications network December 24, 2002
An integrated tracking, telemetry and local area networking system is provided. A communications system comprises a broadband subsystem comprising at least one UWB node including a first UWB transceiver and at least one application node linked to the UWB node by a broadband link. The
6480139 Jammer counting using cholesky factor diagonal elements November 12, 2002
A method and system for using the main diagonal elements of the Cholesky factor of the spatial covariance matrix to estimate the number of jammers present, by evaluating the AIC (or other) test function using the Cholesky diagonal elements in place of covariance eigenvalues. The Cholesky
6288632 Apparatus and method for power line communication (PLC) September 11, 2001
The invention provides a transmitter and a signal for communicating information via a power line. The signal comprises a superset and the superset comprises a plurality of tone sets. The superset is characterized by the relationship: ##EQU1##wherein t is time, i is a tone set index,
6262672 Reduced cost automatic meter reading system and method using locally communicating utility meter July 17, 2001
A low cost and easy to assemble communicating utility meter provides selectable measurement, calibration, display, and communications means so as to be re-configurable based on several factors including; harmonic content of the power signal measured, LCD display alternatives, time of
5903594 Power line communications spread spectrum protocol May 11, 1999
A spread spectrum protocol in a power line communication (PLC) system uses Harmonic Modulation (HM) as true spread spectrum modulation made up of a plurality of modulated tones spaced in frequency with equal distance between adjacent tones. The protocol incorporates the following modes:"










 
 
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