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Parker Medical Imaging Research

Patents

Professor Parker holds 25 U.S. patents and 13 international patents that have been licensed to 25 companies. Patent portfolio in “imaging biomarkers” developed with VirtualScopics, LLC.

  • K. J. Parker, “Superresolution Imaging of Scatterers in Pulse-echo Imaging,” U.S. Patent No. 9,453,908, September 27, 2016.
  • K. Hoyt, K. J. Parker, “Sonoelastographic Shear Velocity Imaging Using Crawling Wave Excitation,” U. S. Patent No. 8,267,865, September 18, 2012.
  • Z. Wu, K. J. Parker, “Real Time Visualization of Shear Wave Propagation in Soft Materials with Sonoelastography,” U. S. Patent No. 7,444,875, November 4, 2008.
  • J. Tamez-Pena, S. M. S. Totterman, K. J. Parker, “System and method for reducing or eliminating streak artifacts and illumination inhomogeneity in CT imaging,” U. S. Patent No. 7,406,211, July 29, 2008.
  • J. Tamez-Pena, S. M. S. Totterman, K. J. Parker, “Method and System which Forms an Isotropic, High-Resolution, Three-Dimensional Diagnostic Image of a Subject from Two-Dimensional Image Data Scans,” U. S. Patent No. 6,998,841, February 14, 2006.
  • J. Tamez-Pena, S. M. S. Totterman, K. J. Parker, “Magnetic Resonance Method and System Forming an Isotropic, High Resolution, Three-Dimensional Diagnostic Image of a Subject from Two-Dimensional Image Data Scans,” U. S. Patent No.6,984,981, January 10, 2006.
  • J. Tamez-Pena, S. M. S. Totterman, K. J. Parker, “System and Method for Reducing or Eliminating Streak Artifacts and Illumination Inhomogeneity in CT Imaging,” U. S. Patent No. 6,801,646, October 5, 2004.
  • K. J. Parker, D. B. Phillips, “Thin Film Phantoms and Phantom Systems,” U. S. Patent No. 6,720,766, April 13, 2004.
  • K. J. Parker, H. T. Fung, “Document Data Compression System Which Automatically Segments Documents and Generates Compressed Smart Documents Therefrom”, U. S. Patent No. 6,307,962 B1 October 23, 2001.
  • K. J. Parker, S. M. S Totterman, J. Pena, “System and Method for 4D Reconstruction and Visualization,” U.S. Patent No. 6,169,817 January 2, 2001.
  • M. R. Violante and K. J. Parker, “Ultrasmall porous particles for enhancing ultrasound back scatter,” U. S. Patent No. 5,776,496 July 7, 1998.
  • K. J. Parker and D. Phillips, "Thin Film Phantoms and Phantom System," U.S. Patent No. 5,756,875 May 26, 1998.
  • M. R. Violante and K. J. Parker, "Ultrasmall Non-Aggregated Porous Particles of Uniform Size for Entrapping Gas Bubbles Within and Methods," U. S. Patent No. 5,741,522 April 21, 1998.
  • K. J. Parker, "System for Model-Based Compression of Speckle Images,” U.S. Patent No. 5,734,754 March 31, 1998.
  • K. J. Parker, T. Mitsa, "Method and Apparatus for Halftone Rendering of a Gray Scale Image Using a Blue Noise Mask," U. S. Patent No. 5,111,310 May 5, 1992; also subsequent U. S. Patent Nos. 5,477,305 December 19, 1995, 5,543,941 August 6, 1996,
  • 5,708,518 January 13, 1998, and 5,726,772 March 10, 1998.
  • J. Higgins, E. C. Everbach, K. J. Parker, “Infant Health Monitoring System,” U. S. Patent No. 5,479,932, January 2, 1996.
  • K. J. Parker, R. M. Lerner, and S. Huang, "Method and Apparatus for Breast Imaging and Tumor Detection Using Modal Vibration Analysis," U. S. Patent No. 5,099,848, March 31, 1992; and U. S. Patent No. 5,477,305, December 1995
  • K. J. Parker and S. K. Alam, "System for Estimating Target Velocity from Pulse Echoes in Response to their Correspondence with Predetermined Delay Trajectories Corresponding to Different Distinct Velocities (Butterfly Search Technique)," U.S. Patent No. 5,419,331, May 30, 1995.
  • K. J. Parker and T. Mitsa, "Color Halftoning," U. S. Patent No. 5,341,228, August, 1994
  • K. J. Parker and C. Miceli, "Inverse Halftoning and Fax Transmission," U.S. Patent No. 5,323,247, June 21, 1994.
  • K. J. Parker, R. M. Lerner, and S. Huang, "Method and Apparatus for Using Doppler Modulation Parameters for Estimation of Vibration Amplitude," U. S. Patent No. 5,086,775, February 11, 1992.