Patents by Inventor Daniel Driemel

Daniel Driemel 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: 10379178
    Abstract: A head coil for an imaging magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) system is provided. The head coil includes a head coil upper part and a head coil lower part. The head coil lower part includes a lower part base and a movable lower part that may be moved relative to one another via a mechanism for setting a tilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 10349866
    Abstract: A strap-fastening apparatus for fastening safety straps is provided, wherein the strap-fastening apparatus has at least one fastening rail and at least one fastening clip. The at least one fastening clip has a strap-fastening element and the strap-fastening element, in a state of the at least one fastening clip arranged with the at least one fastening rail, is arranged within the at least one fastening rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 10345402
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a head coil for an imaging MRT system. The head coil includes a head coil upper part and a head coil lower part. At least the head coil upper part may be tilted relative to the head coil lower part, and an internal connecting cable of the head coil is embodied as a rigid-flex circuit board with a rigid region and a flexible region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 10295620
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance coil apparatus is provided, the apparatus having a posterior coil unit including a base unit and a further coil component, wherein the further coil component is arranged so as to be able to be tilted on the base unit with respect to the base unit and wherein the posterior coil unit includes a position acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Driemel, Jörg Rothard
  • Publication number: 20180351296
    Abstract: A plug connection, a first connecting part and a second connecting part of the plug connection, a patient couch, and a local coil are provided. The plug connection includes a first connecting part with at least one first contact module and a second connecting part with at least one second contact module. The first connecting part and the second connecting part are detachably connectable to one another. The first connecting part includes a housing. The first connecting part includes a displacement unit configured, during a connection of the first connecting part to the second connecting part, to move the at least one first contact module relative to the housing of the first connecting part in a direction of the at least one second contact module, in order to establish contact between the at least one first contact module and the at least one second contact module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 10111605
    Abstract: A positioning cushion for patient undergoing an imaging procedure in a medical imaging apparatus, with a first positioning unit that has a foam material and a second positioning unit, wherein the second positioning unit has at least one fluid cushion able to be filled with a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Lukas Endner, Hubertus Fischer, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 10004423
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a local coil arrangement for an imaging MRI system, where the system is a head local coil or a head/neck local coil, which includes a mirror housing that is mounted in a rotatable manner on the local coil arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 9848798
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus configured to actively assist the support, positioning, or support and positioning of a patient on a patient support apparatus is provided. The positioning apparatus includes a sliding bearing unit to allow the positioning apparatus to be supported in a movable manner on the patient support apparatus, and a bearing unit with at least two bearing regions. At least a first of the at least two bearing regions is configured to support and/or provide support on the patient support apparatus, and at least a second of the at least two bearing regions is configured to assist the positioning of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Hubertus Fischer, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 9841473
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) local coil includes at least two parts that may be moved relative to one another. At least one part of the at least two parts has elements that, in a closed state of the MRT local coil, presses directly or via pressure elements on at least one closed volume area in another part of the at least two parts. The at least one closed volume area is displaced by this in the closed state of the local coil into a coil interior space inside the local coil until the closed volume area rests against a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 9804237
    Abstract: A body coil for magnetic resonance imaging includes one or more coil elements incorporated in a shell material. The body coil has a rectangular basic shape. Two opposing edge sections of the body coil may be pivoted along one pivot axis, respectively, relative to a middle section. For this purpose, movement elements that effect pivoting are arranged on an edge section side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Publication number: 20170045597
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance (MR) antenna apparatus that is arrangeable in and/or on an MR local coil is provided. The MR antenna apparatus is arrangeable in and/or on an MR local coil. The MR antenna apparatus includes at least one rigid-flexible conductor plate with at least one antenna and a plurality of rigid partial conductor plates. The MR antenna apparatus has a form that is adaptable by a relative tilting of the plurality of rigid partial conductor plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Driemel, Thomas Kundner, Jörg Rothard
  • Patent number: 9547054
    Abstract: A local coil for magnetic resonance applications includes a rigid housing that radially surrounds a substantially cylindrical examination volume. Arranged in the rigid housing is a transmitting coil, by which an excitation signal may be applied to the examination volume. An object to be examined arranged in the examination volume may be excited by the excitation signal for emitting a magnetic resonance signal. The local coil includes a size-variable structure, in which an antenna assembly for receiving the magnetic resonance signal emitted by the object to be examined is arranged. The size-variable structure is arranged in the examination volume and is connected to the rigid housing. The size-variable structure is soft and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stephan Biber, Daniel Driemel, Stephan Zink
  • Publication number: 20160367167
    Abstract: A positioning cushion for patient undergoing an imaging procedure in a medical imaging apparatus, with a first positioning unit that has a foam material and a second positioning unit, wherein the second positioning unit has at least one fluid cushion able to be filled with a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Lukas Endner, Hubertus Fischer, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 9513351
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance coil for transmitting and/or receiving magnetic resonance signals is provided. The magnetic resonance coil includes at least two overlapping coil elements. Coil conductors of the at least two overlapping coil elements intersect in intersection regions and are arranged on a support. Mutually overlapping coil elements of the at least two overlapping coil elements are arranged on different sides of the support. The support is formed from at least three layers of a support material. A cavity that is filled with air or a filler material, the dielectric constant of the filler material being lower than the dielectric constant of the support material, is provided in the intersection regions in a middle layer of the at least three layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stephan Biber, Daniel Driemel, Helmut Greim, Steffen Wolf
  • Publication number: 20160216343
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance coil apparatus has a posterior coil unit. The magnetic resonance coil apparatus having a posterior coil unit includes a base unit, a tilting unit and a force transmission unit. The tilting unit, which includes at least one coupling element, is arranged on the base unit such that the tilting unit can tilt with respect to the base unit. For each coupling element of the tilting unit, the base unit includes at least one corresponding coupling element. The coupling state between the at least one coupling element of the tilting unit and the at least one corresponding coupling element of the base unit can be changed by actuating the force transmission unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 9285440
    Abstract: A local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography system includes an upper section and a lower section. The upper section is hingeable in relation to the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 9274190
    Abstract: A local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography device includes a plurality of antenna elements. Each antenna element of the plurality of antenna elements has two conductor tracks. The conductor tracks are disposed on opposite sides of an insulator and are connected electrically conductively to one another by plated through-holes through the insulator. In areas, in which conductor tracks of at least two antenna elements of the plurality of antenna elements cross, at least one antenna element of the at least two antenna elements only has a conductor track on one side of the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Driemel, Helmut Greim, Steffen Wolf
  • Publication number: 20160047868
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a head coil for an imaging MRT system. The head coil includes a head coil upper part and a head coil lower part. At least the head coil upper part may be tilted relative to the head coil lower part, and an internal connecting cable of the head coil is embodied as a rigid-flex circuit board with a rigid region and a flexible region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 9250302
    Abstract: An adapter for a local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography device is provided. The adapter is placeable on a patient support for the magnetic resonance tomography device. The adapter includes an adapter upper part that is removably connectable to the local coil. The adapter also includes an adapter lower part that is removably connectable to the patient support. The adapter also includes a tilt device, by which the adapter upper part is movable relative to the adapter lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Driemel, Hubertus Fischer
  • Publication number: 20160022170
    Abstract: A strap-fastening apparatus for fastening safety straps is provided, wherein the strap-fastening apparatus has at least one fastening rail and at least one fastening clip. The at least one fastening clip has a strap-fastening element and the strap-fastening element, in a state of the at least one fastening clip arranged with the at least one fastening rail, is arranged within the at least one fastening rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink