Patents Assigned to European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM)
  • Patent number: 10980901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating PSMA expressing cancers, wherein the method comprises administering to patient in need thereof an effective amount of one or more Ac-225-radiopharmaceuticals, wherein the effective amount of said one or more Ac-225-radiopharmaceuticals is administered as a dosage of from 25 kBq to 400 kBq/kg of body weight of said patient or wherein the effective amount of said one or more Ac-225-radiopharmaceuticals is administered as a unitary dosage of from 3 MBq to 30 MBq to said patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), Represented by the European Commission, Universität Heidelberg
    Inventors: Alfred Morgenstern, Frank Bruchertseifer, Christos Apostolidis, Uwe Haberkorn, Frederik Giesel, Clemens Kratochwil
  • Patent number: 10552649
    Abstract: A sealing system for sealing a container lid to a container body includes at least three tags adapted to be mounted to the container lid or the container body, each tag having a unique ID and a first RF transceiver configured to transmit a first RF signal. The system includes at least three anchors adapted to be mounted to the other of the container lid and the container body, each anchor having a unique ID and a second RF transceiver configured to receive the first RF signals. A master unit is adapted to (i) determine, associated with the ID for each tag, a respective current 3D position, based on the first RF signals, (ii) store previously determined 3D positions for each tag, and (iii) generate an alert, timestamp and/or a log entry if separation between the current 3D position and a respective previously determined 3D position exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) Represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Claudio Bergonzi, Marco Parnisari, François Littmann
  • Patent number: 10518419
    Abstract: A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system comprising a robot manipulator. The manipulator has an effector unit equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom force/torque sensor and is configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument having a first end mounted to the effector unit and a second end located beyond an external fulcrum that limits the instrument in motion, usually to 4 DOF. The method comprising the steps: determining a position of the instrument relative to the fulcrum; measuring by means of the 6-DOF force/torque sensor a force and a torque exerted onto the effector unit by the first end of the instrument; and calculating by means of the principle of superposition an estimate of a force exerted onto the second end of the instrument based on the determined position, the measured force and the measured torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM), REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Inventors: Emilio Ruiz Morales, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Patent number: 10468147
    Abstract: A sealing bolt and a related system for sealing a container lid to a container body includes a seal stud mounted to the container body, a seal head connecting the container lid, and a pin connecting the seal head to the seal stud, where the container lid is connected to the container body by connecting the seal head to the seal stud, and a rupture cable is fed through a transverse passage in the pin and arranged such that any rotational or translational movement of the pin with respect to the seal head and/or the seal stud causes the rupture cable to break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM)
    Inventors: Marco Sironi, François Littmann
  • Patent number: 10304237
    Abstract: A method for constructing a 3D reference map useable in real-time mapping, localization and/or change analysis, wherein the 3D reference map is built using a 3D SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) framework based on a mobile laser range scanner A method for real-time mapping, localization and change analysis, in particular in GPS-denied environments, as well as a mobile laser scanning device for implementing said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Vitor Sequeira, Erik Wolfart, Pierluigi Taddei, Simone Ceriani, Carlos Sanchez-Belenguer, David Puig Alcoriza
  • Publication number: 20180194013
    Abstract: A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system comprising a robot manipulator (10). The manipulator has an effector unit (12) equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) force/torque sensor and is configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument (14) having a first end (16) mounted to the effector unit and a second end (20) located beyond an external fulcrum (23) that limits the instrument in motion, usually to 4 DOF. The method comprising the steps: determining a position of the instrument relative to the fulcrum; measuring by means of the 6-DOF force/torque sensor a force and a torque exerted onto the effector unit by the first end of the instrument; and calculating by means of the principle of superposition an estimate of a force exerted onto the second end of the instrument based on the determined position, the measured force and the measured torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM), REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Inventors: Emilio Ruiz Morales, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Publication number: 20180075643
    Abstract: A method for constructing a 3D reference map useable in real-time mapping, localization and/or change analysis, wherein the 3D reference map is built using a 3D SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) framework based on a mobile laser range scanner A method for real-time mapping, localization and change analysis, in particular in GPS-denied environments, as well as a mobile laser scanning device for implementing said methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Vitor SEQUEIRA, Erik WOLFART, Pierluigi TADDEI, Simone CERIANI, Carlos SANCHEZ-BELENGUER, David PUIG ALCORIZA
  • Patent number: 9855662
    Abstract: A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system comprising a robot manipulator (10). The manipulator has an effector unit (12) equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) force/torque sensor and is configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument (14) having a first end (16) mounted to the effector unit and a second end (20) located beyond an external fulcrum (23) that limits the instrument in motion, usually to 4 DOF. The method comprising the steps: —determining a position of the instrument relative to the fulcrum; —measuring by means of the 6-DOF force/torque sensor a force and a torque exerted onto the effector unit by the first end of the instrument; and —calculating by means of the principle of superposition an estimate of a force exerted onto the second end of the instrument based on the determined position, the measured force and the measured torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM), REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Inventors: Emilio Ruiz Morales, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Patent number: 9707684
    Abstract: A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system including a robot manipulator having an effector unit equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom force/torque sensor and being configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument having a first end mounted to the effector unit and a second end located beyond an external fulcrum that limits the instrument in motion, where the method includes determining a position of the instrument relative to the fulcrum, measuring by means of the 6 degrees of freedom force/torque sensor a force and a torque exerted onto the effector unit by the first end of the instrument, and calculating by means of the principle of superposition an estimate of a force exerted onto the second end of the instrument based on the determined position, the measured force and the measured torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM), REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Inventors: Emilio Ruiz Morales, Carlos Correcher Salvador
  • Patent number: 9405987
    Abstract: A non-contact identification and measurement method for identifying moving three-dimensional objects within an identification area, comprising the steps of detecting the presence of a moving object by scanning said identification area with a first eye-safe laser-based range detector system; discriminating between an object safe to be identified and an object not to be identified; for an object safe to be identified, activating a second laser-camera system and determining the speed and position of said object with said second laser-camera system; when said object safe to be identified reaches a position located in an active measurement area within said identification area, activating a third laser-camera system to acquire range data of said object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), Represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Vitor Sequeira, Gunnar Bostrom
  • Publication number: 20160217877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing bolt (2) for sealing a container lid (4) to a container body (6). The sealing bolt (2) comprises a seal stud (10) mounted to the container body (6), a seal head (8) connecting the container lid (4),and a pin (14) connecting the seal head (8) to the seal stud (10). The container lid (4) is connected to the container body (6) by connecting the seal head (8) to the seal stud (10). According to an aspect of the present invention, a rupture cable (30) is fed through a transverse passage (24) in the pin (14) and arranged such that any rotational or translational movement of the pin (14) with respect to the seal head (8) and/or the seal stud (10) causes the rupture cable (30) to break.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Marco SIRONI, François LITTMANN
  • Patent number: 9358682
    Abstract: A medical robotic system (10) for performing medical procedures comprises a robot manipulator (14) for robotically assisted handling of a medical instrument, in particular a laparoscopic surgery instrument (18). The robot manipulator (14) comprises a base (24); a manipulator arm (26) with an essentially vertical part (27) supported by the base and with an essentially horizontal part (29) supported by the vertical part (27); a manipulator wrist (28) supported by the manipulator arm (26); and an effector unit (30) supported by the manipulator wrist and configured for holding a medical instrument. The manipulator arm (26) has a cylindrical PRP kinematic configuration for positioning the manipulator wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM), REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Inventor: Emilio Ruiz Morales
  • Publication number: 20150157742
    Abstract: A method is described for producing a radioconjugate labeled with radionuclide Ac-225 comprising the step of chelating said radionuclide Ac-225 with a conjugated chelate compound in a chelation reaction mixture to obtain a radioconjugate labeled with Ac-225, wherein the pH of the chelation reaction mixture is comprised between 7.1 and 10, preferably between 8.0 and 9.5, more preferably about 9.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Alfred MORGENSTERN, Frank BRUCHERTSEIFER, Christos APOSTOLIDIS
  • Publication number: 20130286165
    Abstract: A non-contact identification and measurement method for identifying moving three-dimensional objects within an identification area, comprising the steps of detecting the presence of a moving object by scanning said identification area with a first eye-safe laser-based range detector system; discriminating between an object safe to be identified and an object not to be identified; for an object safe to be identified, activating a second laser-camera system and determining the speed and position of said object with said second laser-camera system; when said object safe to be identified reaches a position located in an active measurement area within said identification area, activating a third laser-camera system to acquire range data of said object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), Represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Vitor Sequeira, Gunnar Bostrom
  • Patent number: 8506555
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system for performing minimally invasive medical procedures includes a robot manipulator for robotically assisted handling of a laparoscopic instrument having a manipulator arm, a manipulator wrist supported by the arm and an effector unit supported by the wrist, wherein the manipulator arm provides three degrees-of-freedom by means of a first joint, a second joint and a third joint, each having an associated actuator, for robotically positioning the wrist, the wrist providing two degrees-of-freedom by means of a fourth joint and a fifth revolute joint having an associated actuator, for robotically setting the yaw angle and the pitch angle of the effector unit respectively; the effector unit includes a laparoscopic instrument actuator and provides one degree-of-freedom by means of a revolute sixth joint having an associated actuator for robotically setting the roll angle of the LIA which includes a seat, with an associated coupling mechanism for mounting an instrument stem adaptor to the ef
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)
    Inventor: Emilio Ruiz Morales
  • Patent number: 8498371
    Abstract: In a head-end process for the reprocessing of reactor core material with embedded fuel particles, reactor core material is arranged in a reactor containing a fluid. The reactor comprises a voltage discharge installation in the fluid. Voltage discharges are applied through the fluid for fragmenting the fuel particles into fragmentation products and the fragmentation products are segregated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), Represented by the European Commission
    Inventors: Michael A. Fütterer, Peter Hoppe, Josef Singer, Bluhm Hansjoachim
  • Publication number: 20130043379
    Abstract: Each pulse of a pulse sequence received from a neutron detector is set as a trigger pulse triggering a predefined gate, the multiplicity of pulses within this gate is determined, the pulse having triggered the gate is assigned to a multiplicity category corresponding to this multiplicity of pulses and the trigger-to-predecessor distances from the trigger pulse to pulses preceding the trigger pulse within a certain range in the pulse sequence are determined. The range within which one looks for predecessor pulses of each trigger pulse exceeds the dead time of the neutron detector. For each multiplicity category, the number of trigger pulses assigned thereto is determined. For each multiplicity category, one builds, based upon the trigger-to-predecessor intervals determined, a distribution in time after an arbitrary preceding pulse of trigger pulses assigned to that specific multiplicity category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: The European Atomic Energy Community(EURATOM)
    Inventors: Ludwig Holzleitner, Martyn T. Swinhoe
  • Publication number: 20130012930
    Abstract: A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system including a robot manipulator having an effector unit equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom force/torque sensor and being configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument having a first end mounted to the effector unit and a second end located beyond an external fulcrum that limits the instrument in motion, where the method includes determining a position of the instrument relative to the fulcrum, measuring by means of the 6 degrees of freedom force/torque sensor a force and a torque exerted onto the effector unit by the first end of the instrument, and calculating by means of the principle of superposition an estimate of a force exerted onto the second end of the instrument based on the determined position, the measured force and the measured torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM), REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Inventors: Emilio RUIZ MORALES, Carlos CORRECHER SALVADOR
  • Publication number: 20100204713
    Abstract: A medical robotic system (10) for performing medical procedures comprises a robot manipulator (14) for robotically assisted handling of a medical instrument, in particular a laparoscopic surgery instrument (18). The robot manipulator (14) comprises a base (24); a manipulator arm (26) with an essentially vertical part (27) supported by the base and with an essentially horizontal part (29) supported by the vertical part (27); a manipulator wrist (28) supported by the manipulator arm (26); and an effector unit (30) supported by the manipulator wrist and configured for holding a medical instrument. The manipulator arm (26) has a cylindrical PRP kinematic configuration for positioning the manipulator wrist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM)
    Inventor: Emilio Ruiz Morales
  • Publication number: 20100094312
    Abstract: A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system comprising a robot manipulator (10). The manipulator has an effector unit (12) equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) force/torque sensor and is configured to hold a minimally invasive instrument (14) having a first end (16) mounted to the effector unit and a second end (20) located beyond an external fulcrum (23) that limits the instrument in motion, usually to 4 DOF. The method comprising the steps: —determining a position of the instrument relative to the fulcrum; —measuring by means of the 6-DOF force/torque sensor a force and a torque exerted onto the effector unit by the first end of the instrument; and —calculating by means of the principle of superposition an estimate of a force exerted onto the second end of the instrument based on the determined position, the measured force and the measured torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: THE EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY (EURATOM), REPRESENTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Inventors: Emilio Ruiz Morales, Carlos Correcher Salvador