US Patent No: 8,076,943 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Impedance-based arc detector for computed tomography scanner and method of use thereof

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The present disclosure relates to an impedance-based arc detector for CT scanners and method of use and diagnosis therewith, and more specifically, to a two- or three-way conductive probe detector system and associated signal processing unit to distinguish the location of arc faults on a CT scanner at either the high-voltage cable of an x-ray tube, an anode connected to the x-ray tube, a cathode also connected to the x-ray tube, a high-voltage well, or a power distribution unit of the tube.

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GENESIS OPCO, LLCHUNTLEY, IL1

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Brach, William E Cary, IL 7 117

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
7,366,280 Integrated arc anode x-ray source for a computed tomography system 11 2003
6,975,698 X-ray generator and slip ring for a CT system 24 2003
* 7,114,850 Method for tube spit correction based on high voltage output 1 2003
 
LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC. (3)
6,972,572 Arc fault detector 22 2003
7,259,568 Arc fault detector 13 2005
2007/0262,780 ARC FAULT DETECTOR 16 2007
 
Picker International, Inc. (3)
5,305,363 Computerized tomographic scanner having a toroidal x-ray tube with a stationary annular anode and a rotating cathode assembly 48 1992
* 5,347,571 X-ray tube arc suppressor 12 1992
5,978,446 Arc limiting device using the skin effect in ferro-magnetic materials 9 1998
 
TELECT, INC. (3)
6,362,629 Electric arc monitoring systems 6 2000
6,747,459 Electric arc monitoring systems 3 2001
6,772,077 Electric arc monitoring systems 10 2002
 
GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (2)
5,105,456 High duty-cycle x-ray tube 34 1991
* 6,882,703 Electron source and cable for x-ray tubes 6 2002
 
HUETTINGER ELEKTRONIK GMBH + CO. KG (1)
* 7,640,120 Method and device for detecting arcs 3 2006
 
PASS & SEYMOUR, INC. (1)
6,987,389 Upstream/downstream arc fault discriminator 13 2001
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
7,302,041 Method for estimating the remaining life span of an X-ray radiator 2 2004
 
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (1)
5,432,455 Method and apparatus for detecting arcing in alternating current power systems by monitoring high-frequency noise 63 1994
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 4,520,495 Failure detection circuit for an X-ray tube 5 1982
 
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (1)
6,504,892 System and method for cone beam volume computed tomography using circle-plus-multiple-arc orbit 43 2000
 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1)
4,356,443 Detection of arcing faults in polyphase electric machines 55 1980
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
2006/0038,574 Method of detecting an arcing event and a printing machine arranged with the same 2 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
6,522,721 X-ray tube having spherical anode 9 2000
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