Patents by Inventor Bernhard Geiger

Bernhard Geiger 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: 10319384
    Abstract: An audio encoder has a first information sink oriented encoding branch, a second information source or SNR oriented encoding branch, and a switch for switching between the first encoding branch and the second encoding branch, wherein the second encoding branch has a converter into a specific domain different from the spectral domain, and wherein the second encoding branch furthermore has a specific domain coding branch, and a specific spectral domain coding branch, and an additional switch for switching between the specific domain coding branch and the specific spectral domain coding branch. An audio decoder has a first domain decoder, a second domain decoder for decoding a signal, and a third domain decoder and two cascaded switches for switching between the decoders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Bernhard Grill, Roch Lefebvre, Bruno Bessette, Jimmy Lapierre, Philippe Gournay, Redwan Salami, Stefan Bayer, Guillaume Fuchs, Stefan Geyersberger, Ralf Geiger, Johannes Hilpert, Ulrich Kraemer, Jeremie Lecomte, Markus Multrus, Max Neuendorf, Harald Popp, Nikolaus Rettelbach
  • Patent number: 10295657
    Abstract: A time of flight-based system is operable for ambient light measurements. A method of operation includes detecting, in at least one active demodulation detection pixel, a first particular wavelength and generating amplitude data of the first particular wavelength; and detecting, in at least one spurious reflection detection pixel, a second particular wavelength and generating amplitude data of the second particular wavelength. In a computational device that stores spectrum data corresponding respectively to a plurality of different ambient light source types, an ambient lighting condition is determined based on the amplitude data of the first particular wavelength, the amplitude data of the second particular wavelength and the spectrum data of a particular one of the ambient light source types associated with the amplitude data of the first particular wavelength and the amplitude data of the second particular wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bernhard Buettgen, Jens Geiger, Michael Kiy, Oliver Chidley, Markus Rossi
  • Patent number: 10231685
    Abstract: A method operates an x-ray system for examining an object. In order to optimize the operation of an x-ray system, in particular the dose regulation and/or the image processing, the following method steps are performed. Radiation is passed through the object to be examined and a number of fluoroscopic images of the object are generated. A relevant image region of a fluoroscopic image is selected by a user of the x-ray system. An image-based dose regulation of the radiation dose used for passing radiation through the object is carried out using the selected image region and/or image processing is carried out using the selected image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Bialkowski, Bernhard Geiger, Stefan Schneider, Jan Steinbrener
  • Patent number: 10188361
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing a multi-modality visualization of a patient includes receiving one or more image datasets. Each image dataset corresponds to a distinct image modality. The image datasets are segmented into a plurality of anatomical objects. A list of clinical tasks associated with displaying the one or more image datasets are received. A machine learning model is used to determine visualization parameters for each anatomical object based on the list of clinical tasks. Then, a synthetic display of the image datasets is created by presenting each anatomical object according to its corresponding visualization parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Carol L. Novak, Daguang Xu, David Liu
  • Patent number: 10190355
    Abstract: A window regulator for raising and lowering a windowpane in a motor vehicle, and a vehicle door having at least one window regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Andreas Bombardella, Bernhard Geiger-Reinbacher, Alexander Haselwanter, Alois Mayrhofer, Dirk Nellessen, Daniele Rossio
  • Publication number: 20180271460
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing a multi-modality visualization of a patient includes receiving one or more image datasets. Each image dataset corresponds to a distinct image modality. The image datasets are segmented into a plurality of anatomical objects. A list of clinical tasks associated with displaying the one or more image datasets are received. A machine learning model is used to determine visualization parameters for each anatomical object based on the list of clinical tasks. Then, a synthetic display of the image datasets is created by presenting each anatomical object according to its corresponding visualization parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Carol L. Novak, Daguang Xu, David Liu
  • Publication number: 20180267127
    Abstract: A medical imaging phantom (18) is three-dimensionally printed (36). In one specific approach, three-dimensional printing (36) allows for any number of variations in phantoms (18). A library of different phantoms (18), different inserts, different textures, different densities, different organs, different pathologies, different sizes, different shapes, and/or other differences allows for defining a specific phantom (18) as needed. The defined phantom (18) is then printed (36) for calibration or other use in medical imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Bernhard GEIGER, Shaohua Kevin ZHOU
  • Patent number: 10079071
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for whole body bone removal and vasculature visualization in medical image data, such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans, is disclosed. Bone structures are segmented in the a 3D medical image, resulting in a bone mask of the 3D medical image. Vessel structures are segmented in the 3D medical image, resulting in a vessel mask of the 3D medical image. The bone mask and the vessel mask are refined by fusing information from the bone mask and the vessel mask. Bone voxels are removed from the 3D medical image using the refined bone mask, in order to generate a visualization of the vessel structures in the 3D medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Nathan Lay, David Liu, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Bernhard Geiger, Li Zhang, Vincent Ordy, Daguang Xu, Chris Schwemmer, Philipp Wolber, Noha Youssry El-Zehiry
  • Publication number: 20180247427
    Abstract: For patient positioning for scanning, a current pose of a patient is compared to a desired pose. The desired pose may be based on a protocol or a pose of the same patient in a previous examination. Any differences in pose, such as arm position, leg position, head orientation, and/or torso orientation (e.g., laying on side, back, or stomach), are communicated. By changing the current pose of the patient to be more similar to the desired pose, a more consistent and/or registerable dataset may be acquired by scanning the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Atilla Peter Kiraly
  • Patent number: 10037603
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for whole body bone removal and vasculature visualization in medical image data, such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans, is disclosed. Bone structures are segmented in the a 3D medical image, resulting in a bone mask of the 3D medical image. Vessel structures are segmented in the 3D medical image, resulting in a vessel mask of the 3D medical image. The bone mask and the vessel mask are refined by fusing information from the bone mask and the vessel mask. Bone voxels are removed from the 3D medical image using the refined bone mask, in order to generate a visualization of the vessel structures in the 3D medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Nathan Lay, David Liu, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Bernhard Geiger, Li Zhang, Vincent Ordy, Daguang Xu, Chris Schwemmer, Philipp Wolber, Noha Youssry El-Zehiry
  • Publication number: 20170314308
    Abstract: A window regulator for raising and lowering a windowpane in a motor vehicle, and a vehicle door having at least one window regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas BOMBARDELLA, Bernhard GEIGER-REINBACHER, Alexander HASELWANTER, Alois MAYRHOFER, Dirk NELLESSEN, Daniele ROSSIO
  • Patent number: 9799135
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to cinematic volume renderings and volumetric Monte-Carlo path tracing. The present embodiments include systems and methods for integrating semantic information into cinematic volume renderings. Scan data of a volume is captured by a scanner and transmitted to a server or workstation for rendering. The scan data is received by a server or workstation. The server or workstation extracts semantic information and/or applies semantic processing to the scan data. A cinematic volume rendering is generated from the scan data and the extracted semantic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Klaus Engel, David Liu, Daphne Yu, Bernhard Geiger, Nathan Lay
  • Publication number: 20170061672
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to cinematic volume renderings and volumetric Monte-Carlo path tracing. The present embodiments include systems and methods for integrating semantic information into cinematic volume renderings. Scan data of a volume is captured by a scanner and transmitted to a server or workstation for rendering. The scan data is received by a server or workstation. The server or workstation extracts semantic information and/or applies semantic processing to the scan data. A cinematic volume rendering is generated from the scan data and the extracted semantic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Klaus Engel, David Liu, Daphne Yu, Bernhard Geiger, Nathan Lay
  • Publication number: 20170007194
    Abstract: A method operates an x-ray system for examining an object. In order to optimize the operation of an x-ray system, in particular the dose regulation and/or the image processing, the following method steps are performed. Radiation is passed through the object to be examined and a number of fluoroscopic images of the object are generated. A relevant image region of a fluoroscopic image is selected by a user of the x-ray system. An image-based dose regulation of the radiation dose used for passing radiation through the object is carried out using the selected image region and/or image processing is carried out using the selected image region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: JENS BIALKOWSKI, BERNHARD GEIGER, STEFAN SCHNEIDER, JAN STEINBRENER
  • Patent number: 9519981
    Abstract: A method for visualizing brain connectivity includes receiving image data including molecular diffusion of brain tissue, constructing a tree data structure from the image data, wherein the tree data structure comprises a plurality of network nodes, wherein each network node is connected to a root of the tree data structure, rendering a ring of a radial layout depicting the tree data structure, wherein a plurality of vertices may be traversed from the top to the bottom, duplicating at least one control point for spline edges sharing a common ancestor, and bundling spline edges by applying a global strength parameter ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Sandra Sudarsky, Mariappan S. Nadar, Shanhui Sun, Alban Lefebvre, Bernhard Geiger
  • Publication number: 20160328855
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for whole body bone removal and vasculature visualization in medical image data, such as computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans, is disclosed. Bone structures are segmented in the a 3D medical image, resulting in a bone mask of the 3D medical image. Vessel structures are segmented in the 3D medical image, resulting in a vessel mask of the 3D medical image. The bone mask and the vessel mask are refined by fusing information from the bone mask and the vessel mask. Bone voxels are removed from the 3D medical image using the refined bone mask, in order to generate a visualization of the vessel structures in the 3D medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Nathan Lay, David Liu, Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Bernhard Geiger, Li Zhang, Vincent Ordy, Daguang Xu, Chris Schwemmer, Philipp Wolber, Noha Youssry El-Zehiry
  • Publication number: 20160129637
    Abstract: The process of creating a 3D printer ready model of patient specific anatomy is automated. Instead of manual manipulation of the 3D mesh from imaging to create the 3D printer ready model, an automated manipulation is provided. The segmentation may be automated as well. In one approach, a transform between a predetermined mesh of anatomy and patient specific 3D mesh is calculated. The predetermined mesh has a corresponding 3D printer ready model. By applying the transform to the 3D printer ready model, the 3D printer ready model is altered to become specific to the patient. In addition, target manipulation that alters semantic parts of the anatomical structure may be included in 3D printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Shaohua Kevin Zhou, Bernhard Geiger
  • Patent number: 8862484
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing reports of medical procedures includes a biometric data recorder to record and transmit biometric data of a patient, the biometric data being transmitted with a medical report of the medical procedure. The medical report and biometric data are transmitted as an encrypted transmission to an information center for storage. The medical reports of steps in the medical procedure for a patient are linked using the biometric data even if performed by different medical service providers. Medical reports of plural patients undergoing the procedure are stored, linked according to patient using the patient biometric data. Reports generated from the linked data anonymously report a given patient's status following the procedure. Statistical reports are generated on plural patients undergoing the procedure, and competing procedures are compared using the statistical reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Rainer Kuth, James G. Reisman, Seiichi Tadano
  • Patent number: 8755635
    Abstract: A method and system for data dependent multi phase image visualization, includes: acquiring a plurality of series of image data acquisitions; registering the plurality of series of image data acquisitions to a same reference series to create a plurality of registered series; combining information from the registered series to create a new series; creating a further new series by a selection decision based on combination rules from information from the plurality of registered series and the new series; and displaying the further new series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Ernst Klotz, Christophe Chefd'hotel
  • Publication number: 20140043492
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to record at least a first and a second image of a marking on a surface of an object with a mobile computing device including a processor, a display and a camera with a lens. The lens and the display are located at the same side of the body of the computing device. The first image is taken with a first part of the display illuminating the object and the second image is taken with a second part of the display illuminating the object illuminating the object from different directions. Different illumination directions provide different shadow effects related to ridges and grooves on the surface. Processing the images which are substantially registered allows extraction of markings created by ridges and or grooves on the surface of the object. Computer tablets and smart phones perform the steps of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Corporation
    Inventors: Bernhard Geiger, Thomas O'Donnell