Patents by Inventor Anke Weissenborn

Anke Weissenborn has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8779771
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance marking system marking a flowing medium in a marking region, as well as in a magnetic resonance system with such a magnetic resonance marking system, a method to control a magnetic resonance marking system, and a method to generate magnetic resonance exposures, a radio-frequency transmission device generates marking radio-frequency signals, and a marking radio-frequency transmission coil emits the marking radio-frequency signals in the marking region. A magnetic field determination device determines a magnetic field strength in the marking region, and a control unit derives a marking transmission frequency from the determined magnetic field strength and to control the radio-frequency transmission device so that marking radio-frequency signals at the derived marking transmission frequency are emitted by the marking radio-frequency transmission coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bjoern Heismann, Sebastian Schmidt, Markus Vester, Anke Weissenborn
  • Patent number: 8712500
    Abstract: An image-monitoring method for an electroporation treatment with an electroporation appliance is provided. The electroporation appliance comprises at least two treatment electrodes and an image-monitoring appliance. At least one image monitoring measurement is performed by the image-monitoring appliance after the administration of a contrast agent and after the electroporation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmidt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Patent number: 8699775
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus to determine an examination image data set describing the temperature distribution within an examination subject (in particular a patient) using magnetic resonance an absolute temperature image data set of an examination region of the subject is acquired by magnetic resonance temperature imaging, a normal temperature data set of the examination region is determined, and the examination image data set is determined in a computerized processor by a comparison of the absolute temperature image data set with the normal temperature data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joerg Roland, Sebastian Schmidt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Patent number: 8436617
    Abstract: A compensation device to reduce the electromagnetic field load due to the presence of a medical intervention apparatus in magnetic resonance examinations, has: a control device that has a radio-frequency input and a radio-frequency output, an injection device that is connected with the radio-frequency output and that injects the radio-frequency power delivered by the control device into the medical intervention apparatus, a measurement device that measures at least one electrical variable at the intervention apparatus, and a regulator that is connected with the control device and the measurement device. The regulator adjusts the control device to deliver the radio-frequency power so that the electrical variable at the intervention apparatus is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Renz, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20120051616
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance method and apparatus to determine an examination image data set describing the temperature distribution within an examination subject (in particular a patient) using magnetic resonance an absolute temperature image data set of an examination region of the subject is acquired by magnetic resonance temperature imaging, a normal temperature data set of the examination region is determined, and the examination image data set is determined in a computerized processor by a comparison of the absolute temperature image data set with the normal temperature data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Joerg Roland, Sebastian Schmidt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20120043965
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance marking system marking a flowing medium in a marking region, as well as in a magnetic resonance system with such a magnetic resonance marking system, a method to control a magnetic resonance marking system, and a method to generate magnetic resonance exposures, a radio-frequency transmission device generates marking radio-frequency signals, and a marking radio-frequency transmission coil emits the marking radio-frequency signals in the marking region. A magnetic field determination device determines a magnetic field strength in the marking region, and a control unit derives a marking transmission frequency from the determined magnetic field strength and to control the radio-frequency transmission device so that marking radio-frequency signals at the derived marking transmission frequency are emitted by the marking radio-frequency transmission coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: BJOERN HEISMANN, SEBASTIAN SCHMIDT, MARKUS VESTER, ANKE WEISSENBORN
  • Publication number: 20120041306
    Abstract: In a method and system for administering a dispersible medical agent to a subject, a volume of medical agent is delivered in vivo to a subject in a substantially non-dispersed state, at a localized site in tissue of the subject. Contemporaneously with administration of the medical agent to the localized site, energy from an energy source is introduced into only adjacent tissue surrounding the localized site. The energy produces a cellular modification of the adjacent tissue that makes the adjacent tissue substantially impermeable to passage of the medical agent therethrough, so the medical agent is encapsulated and is prevented from dispersing into tissue outside of the encapsulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick Gross, Rares Salomir, Sylvain Terraz, Magalie Viallon, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20120022508
    Abstract: In a method for marking a predetermined guide path of a medical instrument in particular a needle, at least one guide path having an angle relative to vertical is indicated by means of at least one adjustable indicator unit such as a light source, and a one-dimensional or two-dimensional inclination sensor is used to adjust the at least one indicator unit with regard to the angle relative to vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick Gross, Martin Requardt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20110319747
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance device for use in a magnetic resonance-guided ultrasound treatment has a magnet housing defining a patient receptacle and including a primary magnet, and an ultrasound device, such as an HIFU device, with a transducer unit, The magnet housing has a receptacle therein for the transducer unit of the ultrasound device, in particular in the region of the homogeneity volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmidt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20110226260
    Abstract: A local coil positioning arrangement is proposed for positioning at least one local coil at an adjustable distance from a Mayfield head fixing arrangement. The local coil positioning arrangement has a local coil holder for accommodating a local coil and a fixing arrangement for fixing the local coil holder at an adjustable distance to the head fixing arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Hanns Eder, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20110144475
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus to regulate a vessel intervention conducted with a vessel intervention unit, wherein an intervention region of the vessel intervention is at least partially imaged by means of an imaging monitoring unit, and a monitoring region to monitor the vessel intervention is selected, and the vessel intervention is at least partially automatically regulated in the intervention region dependent on at least one characteristic variable identified in the monitoring region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Okan Ekinci, Friedrich Fuchs, Markus Schmidt, Sebastian Schmidt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20110144484
    Abstract: In a monitoring method and device for monitoring a medical procedure, in particular a vascular surgery operation, at least one monitoring measurement in a monitoring region is acquired by a medical imaging device, and the at least one monitoring measurement takes place essentially simultaneously with the medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmidt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20110125143
    Abstract: A thermal ablation device for introduction of heat or cold into the body of a patient has a first heating or cooling device to heat or cool the tissue to be ablated, as well as at least one additional cooling or heating arrangement that serves to cool or heat tissue surrounding the tissue to be ablated, and that can be introduced into a natural or latent cavity of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick Gross, Clifford Weiss, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20110082362
    Abstract: An image-monitoring method for an electroporation treatment with an electroporation appliance is provided. The electroporation appliance comprises at least two treatment electrodes and an image-monitoring appliance. At least one image monitoring measurement is performed by the image-monitoring appliance after the administration of a contrast agent and after the electroporation treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Sebastian Schmidt, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20100286511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for displaying image data of a part of a patient's body, in which the part of the patient's body comprising regions which are provided with a radiation-emitting contrast agent is detected in a first step by means of a detection device, wherein during the first step, the intensity of the radiation emitted by the regions provided with the contrast agent is higher than the intensity of other radiation which can be detected by the detection device and which is emitted by the detected part of the patient's body, wherein a patient image data set is produced on the basis of the detected radiation, and wherein the patient image data set is displayed to a user by means of an output device in a second step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Swen WOERLEIN, Anke Weissenborn, Ingmar Thiemann, Martin Mathis
  • Publication number: 20100194391
    Abstract: A compensation device to reduce the electromagnetic field load due to the presence of a medical intervention apparatus in magnetic resonance examinations, has: a control device that has a radio-frequency input and a radio-frequency output, an injection device that is connected with the radio-frequency output and that injects the radio-frequency power delivered by the control device into the medical intervention apparatus, a measurement device that measures at least one electrical variable at the intervention apparatus, and a regulator that is connected with the control device and the measurement device. The regulator adjusts the control device to deliver the radio-frequency power so that the electrical variable at the intervention apparatus is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Wolfgang Renz, Anke Weissenborn
  • Patent number: 7759056
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide from coryneform bacteria containing at least one polynucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of a) polynucleotide which is at least 70% identical to a polynucleotide which encodes a polypeptide containing the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID no. 2, b) polynucleotide which encodes a polypeptide which contains an amino acid sequence which is at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID no. 2, c) polynucleotide which is complementary to the polynucleotides of a) or b), and d) polynucleotide containing at least 15 successive nucleotides of the polynucleotide sequences of a), b) or c), and to a process for the fermentative production of L-amino acids, in particular L-lysine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Bettina Möckel, Anke Weissenborn, Walter Pfefferle, Michael Hartmann, Jörn Kalinowski, Alfred Pühler
  • Publication number: 20100177185
    Abstract: The application concerns a method of integrating image information (3, 5, 8, 9) from an external source, e.g. an imaging device (1), and an operating microscope (2) before or during an operative procedure on an object (18) or body parts of a patient comprising: positioning an operating microscope (2) before or in the course of said operative procedure at an operative location relative to the patient (18); establishing the spatial relationship among the image information, the patient (18), and the focal plane of a projector (7) or the projection space or the projector (7) itself; introducing the image information and spatial relationship to a computer and reformatting the image information to generate a computer-generated image of the body part at a determined area or plane related to or directly on the surface of the object (18); and projecting the computer-generated image onto the object (18) or patient for coordinated viewing (12) of the computer-generated image and the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Swen Woerlein, Ingmar Tiehmann, Martin Mathis, Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20080144910
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying at least two different image series obtained from the same region of interest of an object include fusing the a first image series and a second image series to obtain a spatial relationship between the first and second image series. Then, a first viewing operation performed on the first image series is automatically performed on the second image series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Anke Weissenborn
  • Publication number: 20060067475
    Abstract: A safety device for an imaging medical apparatus comprising a patient entrance, in particular for a computer tomograph, a nuclear spin tomograph, a PET apparatus or a mobile x-ray apparatus such as for example a C-arc or a fluoroscope, wherein a proximity or contact detector is arranged in the area of the patient entrance. Furthermore, a braking device for a system comprising such an imaging medical apparatus and a patient carrier, which can be moved relative to each other, and to correspondingly equipped imaging medical apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Bauch, Anke Weissenborn