Patents by Inventor Dominik Paul

Dominik Paul 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: 10809088
    Abstract: A method for predicting a construction-related driving-route change of a driving route for a vehicle includes at least a step of reading in and a step of detecting. In the step of reading in, at least one image signal is read in, which represents an image, recorded by the vehicle, of a construction-site parameter in the environment of the driving route. In the step of detecting, the impending driving-route change is detected using the image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ali Alawieh, Carsten Hasberg, Danny Hiendriana, Fabian Dominik Reister, Jan-Hendrik Pauls, Muhammad Sheraz Khan, Philipp Rasp, Valentin Frommherz
  • Patent number: 10791959
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance apparatus has a scanner that has a patient receiving area, a position data acquisition unit, and a patient examination table of a patient positioning device. The table is movable within the patient receiving area. The position data acquisition unit detects a subarea, including an isocenter, of the patient receiving area, and provides position data to a speed regulating processor that regulates the speed of the table of patient positioning device depending on this position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Gall, Andreas Greiser, Dominik Paul, Steffen Schröter, Jens Thöne, Felix Wolf
  • Patent number: 10788554
    Abstract: A method for setting an operating parameter of a medical device is provided. The method includes determining a current operating mode of the medical device. A time span available for setting the operating parameter is derived from the determined current operating mode. A setting range of the operating parameter necessary for fulfilling a pre-determined criterion is determined. A setting time necessary for setting the operating parameter according to the determined setting range is determined, and the operating parameter is set according to the setting range, provided the time span available for the setting is at least as long as the necessary setting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Daniel Nico Splitthoff, Thorsten Feiweier
  • Publication number: 20200300953
    Abstract: For improving image quality in MRI, a method for magnetic of an object is provided that includes obtaining MRI data during at least a first and a second acquisition step. Each acquisition step includes at least two data acquisition periods. A movement of the object is monitored by a camera system during the acquisition steps. Data obtained during the acquisition periods is adjusted based on the monitoring. Data obtained during a first reference period of the first acquisition step is compared to data obtained during a second reference period of the second acquisition step. The obtained or adjusted data is corrected based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Raphael Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10782380
    Abstract: In trigger-adapted MR data acquisition, a trigger from the object undergoing investigation is detected, by which a periodically repeated procedure of the object is detected. An imaging sequence is performed multiple times dependent on the trigger in order to acquire MR data. The imaging sequence includes at least one preparation pulse and a subsequent readout module, the readout module ending a first time period before an end of the procedure. The respective imaging sequence is performed only if RR?RR(0)?(dRR?dRR(B1)), wherein dRR(B1) is a second time period, RR corresponds is a first time interval between a trigger that is currently being detected and a trigger that was detected immediately before the currently detected trigger, and RR(0) is a second time interval that corresponds to a predefined time interval between two directly succeeding triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Greiser, Dominik Paul, Thorsten Speckner
  • Publication number: 20200278412
    Abstract: A storage medium, a magnetic resonance apparatus, and a method for obtaining a correction factor to balance a mismatch between gradient moments are disclosed herein. The method includes providing a magnetic resonance raw dataset, the generation of which includes acquiring the k-space of the magnetic resonance raw dataset in several partial measurements, wherein in each partial measurement, several k-space lines are at least partially sampled by setting a given set of acquisition parameters, applying at least one radio frequency excitation pulse, applying a first gradient in a predetermined direction, applying a second gradient in the predetermined direction, and reading out the magnetic resonance signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 10761164
    Abstract: A method for generating a spatially resolved magnetic resonance dataset using a coil arrangement includes providing at least one correction datum based on receiver characteristics of the coil arrangement. The method also includes providing a magnetic resonance dataset with spatially resolved signal intensity data, and correcting the at least one signal intensity datum in the magnetic resonance dataset by the correction datum before or after providing the magnetic resonance dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Beckmann, Petra Bildhauer, Carsten Großhauser, Hubertus Fischer, Uvo Hölscher, Ralf Kartäusch, Jürgen Nistler, Dominik Paul, Dieter Ritter, Volker Weißenberger
  • Publication number: 20200271741
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for acquiring magnetic resonance data of an object with a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus. A slice group is imaged whose slices define a contiguous imaging volume and which contains a first number of slices. In a number of concatenations, the magnetic resonance data for subgroups of the slices, each containing a respective second number of slices depending on the first number of concatenations, are acquired, and shimming is performed to increase field homogeneity in the imaging volume. To define the subgroups, the imaging volume is subdivided into at least two disjoint contiguous sub-volumes, and at least two subgroups are defined for each sub-volume, each subgroup only containing non-adjacent slices in the sub-volume. During acquisition of the magnetic resonance data of each subgroup, shimming is at least restricted to the respective sub-volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Flavio Carinci, Wilhelm Horger, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20200249305
    Abstract: In a method for operating an MRI device, image data is acquired using a spin echo sequence with an additional readout per pulse train for acquiring correction data. By comparing subsequent correction data of later pulse trains to reference data acquired during a first pulse train of the sequence a difference indicating a parameter shift is determined. A corresponding compensation is then automatically determined in dependence on the difference and is applied to a set of predetermined parameters for at least a respective next pulse train and/or to the image data acquired in at least a respective next pulse train of the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20200233052
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating an MR image of an object using a multi spin-echo based imaging sequence with a plurality of k space segments using a preparation pulse. The technique included acquiring a first k-space dataset of the object using a first echo time and a first delay after the preparation pulse before the several spin-echoes are acquired. The technique further includes acquiring a second k space dataset of the object using a second echo time and a second delay after the preparation pulse, with at least one of the second echo time and the second delay time being different from the corresponding first echo time and the first delay time, generating a combined k space, and generating the MR image based on the combined k space dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Flavio Carinci, Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 10718844
    Abstract: In a method and magnetic resonance (MR) apparatus for avoiding artifacts in scan data recorded by execution of a spin-echo sequence, an excitation pulse is radiated, at least one refocusing pulse is radiated, and at least one echo signal is read out. Following the radiation of the excitation pulse and before the readout of the at least one echo signal, at least two artifact-avoidance gradients with different amplitudes are activated, wherein the moments of the artifact-avoidance gradients balance each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20200225306
    Abstract: A method for operating a magnetic resonance device is provided. The magnetic resonance device includes a component that has an operating limit in relation to a state parameter. The component uses a protocol to record magnetic resonance data. The protocol includes a magnetic resonance sequence and is described by protocol parameters. A protocol parameter set that, in relation to a protocol section, allows the protocol section to be repeated as often as desired without exceeding the operating limit is provided or determined. The method includes receiving a boost parameter from a user interface. At least for the protocol section, adaptation parameters are determined at least partially automatically based on the boost parameter, such that the desired number of repetitions described by the boost parameter is established while complying with the operating limit. Magnetic resonance data is recorded with the protocol using the determined adaptation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Thorsten Feiweier, Andreas Greiser, David Grodzki, Bernd Kühn, Mathias Nittka, Dominik Paul, Thorsten Speckner
  • Publication number: 20200192400
    Abstract: A method for operating a higher-level automated vehicle (HAV), in particular a highly automated vehicle, is provided, including: S1 for providing a digital map, which may be a highly accurate digital map, in a driver assistance system of the HAV; S2 for determining an instantaneous vehicle position and localizing the vehicle position in the digital map; S3 for providing an expected setpoint traffic density at the vehicle position; S4 for ascertaining an instantaneous actual traffic density in the surroundings of the HAV; S5 for comparing the actual traffic density to the setpoint traffic density and ascertaining a difference value as the result of the comparison; S6 for checking the vehicle position of the HAV for plausibility at least partially based on the difference value and/or S7 for updating the digital map at least partially based on the difference value. Also described are a corresponding driver assistance system and a computer program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Ali Alawieh, Carsten Hasberg, Danny Hiendriana, Fabian Dominik Reister, Jan-Hendrik Pauls, Muhammad Sheraz Khan, Philipp Rasp, Valentin Frommherz
  • Publication number: 20200191894
    Abstract: In a method for detecting MR signals of an object in an MR scanner, in which the MR signals of the object are detected with receiving channels at the same time using a parallel imaging technique, where the MR signals are spin-echoes generated with a spin-echo based imaging sequence, a first magnetic field gradient (MFG) is applied in a slice selection direction (SSD) while applying an RF excitation pulse of the spin echo based imaging sequence, the first MFG having a first polarity during the application of the RF excitation pulse, a second MFG is applied in the SSD while applying at least a first RF refocusing pulse of the spin echo based imaging sequence, the second magnetic field gradient has a second polarity opposite to the first polarity, and the MR signals of the spin echo are detected to generate an MR image based on the detected MR signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Flavio Carinci, Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20200182629
    Abstract: A method is described for verifying a digital map of a higher-level automated vehicle (HAV), in particular a highly automated vehicle, including the steps: S1 providing a digital map, preferably a highly accurate digital map: S2 determining an instantaneous reference position and localizing the reference position in the digital map; S3 establishing at least one actual feature property of a feature in the surroundings of the reference position, the establishment being carried out with the aid of at least one information source; S4 comparing the actual feature property to a setpoint feature property of the feature and ascertaining at least one difference value as the result of the comparison. A corresponding device and a computer program are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Ali Alawieh, Carsten Hasberg, Danny Hiendriana, Fabian Dominik Reister, Jan-Hendrik Pauls, Muhammad Sheraz Khan, Philipp Rasp, Valentin Frommherz
  • Patent number: 10677868
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance apparatus and method acquire magnetic resonance data with a recording technique in which the Cartesian scanning of k-space is carried out differently, by a rotation of gradient directions around the center of k-space, for different recording sections of a respective part of the magnetic resonance data, and this recording technique is combined with an accelerating imaging technique for which reference data completely describing a reference range around the center of k-space are used for each individual slice to be scanned. At the beginning of the recording, a calibration area of k-space, which includes all the reference ranges required in the course of recording, is determined and a calibration data set of k-space is recorded in a calibration measurement with complete, Cartesian scanning of the calibration area. Reference data for each recording section are determined from this calibration data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Flavio Carinci, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 10670683
    Abstract: In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for recording magnetic resonance data using a bSSFP sequence, a k-space line to be scanned in k-space is divided into at least two line sections, with at least two of the at least two line sections being scanned separately in different repetitions of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Dominik Paul
  • Publication number: 20200166595
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a magnetic resonance tomography system in context of a multi-echo imaging method, the method including exciting a multi-echo readout in the context of the multi-echo imaging method, and varying a phase encoding or slice encoding of temporally successive echoes of an echo train resulting from the multi-echo readout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Flavio Carinci, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 10663538
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a temporal change in a magnetic field in a magnetic resonance device, as well as an evaluation unit, a magnetic resonance device, and a computer program product for performing the method are provided. The method provides that a position-dependent magnetic field distribution that is produced by the plurality of gradient coils is provided with a plurality of monitoring points. In addition, time-dependent gradient values of the plurality of gradient coils are ascertained. Based on position-dependent magnetic field distribution and the time-dependent gradient values, the temporal change in the magnetic field is ascertained. The temporal change in the magnetic field is monitored by comparing the temporal change in the magnetic field with at least one limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bielmeier, Gerhard Brinker, Swen Campagna, Nikolaus Demharter, Bernd Erbe, Matthias Gebhardt, Helmut Lenz, Jürgen Nistler, Dominik Paul, Carsten Prinz, Gudrun Ruyters, Stephan Stöcker, Markus Vester
  • Patent number: 10649058
    Abstract: A method for recording a magnetic resonance data set relating to a region that is moved at least partly and periodically includes prompting a trigger signal. The method also includes emitting a saturation pulse to at least partially saturate magnetization of an examination region as a function of the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Kartäusch, Dominik Paul