Patents by Inventor Frank Buerger

Frank Buerger 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).

  • Publication number: 20200315582
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system has a user control by which a user positions the user's selection of a heart chamber border in relation to two myocardial boundaries identified by a deformable heart model. The user's border is positioned by a single degree of freedom control which positions the border as a function of a single user-determined value. This overcomes the vagaries of machine-drawn borders and their mixed acceptance by clinicians, who can now create repeatably-drawn borders and exchange the control value for use by others to obtain the same results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: IRINA WAECHTER-STEHLE, FRANK MICHAEL WEBER, CHRISTIAN BUERGER, ROBERT JOSEPH SCHNEIDER, DAVID PRATER, SCOTT HOLLAND SETTLEMIER, MICHAEL DANIEL CARDINALE
  • Patent number: 10778073
    Abstract: An automotive auxiliary device includes an electric drive motor which is brushless and electronically commutated. The electric drive motor includes a rotatable motor rotor which defines a longitudinal rotor axis, a motor stator, and at least one stator-sided hall-sensor. The motor rotor includes a rotor shaft, a magnet carrier, and at least one permanent magnet which generates at least two rotor poles. The permanent magnet is fixed to the magnet carrier to provide a free inner space between the rotor shaft and the permanent magnet. The permanent magnet includes an axial protruding portion which axially protrudes from at least one side of the magnet carrier. The motor stator comprises at least two stator coils which are arranged radially around the rotatable motor rotor. The hall-sensor is arranged in the free inner space and is provided as a type of radial rotor detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Viktor Schroeder, Andreas Wulf, Frank Buerger, Alessandro Malvasi
  • Publication number: 20200251965
    Abstract: An electric fluid pump for a motor vehicle includes an electric drive motor which is brushless and electronically commutated. The electric drive motor includes a permanent-magnetic motor rotor having a motor shaft and at least two rotor poles, each of the at least two rotor poles having one permanent magnet embedded therein, a plurality of stator-side magnetic coils, at least two sensor magnets each of which emit an axial magnetic field, and at least one Hall sensor which is arranged to lie eccentrically in a transverse plane so that the at least one Hall sensor detects the axial magnetic fields of the at least two sensor magnets. The at least two sensor magnets are magnetized diametrically. The at least one Hall sensor is arranged so that during one revolution of the permanent-magnetic motor rotor, both polarities are detectable by each of the at least two sensor magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: ALESSANDRO MALVASI, CHRISTIAN SCHULZ, FRANK BUERGER, MARTIN GLOGASA, WITOLD JOSCHKO
  • Patent number: 10729406
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system has a user control by which a user positions the user's selection of a heart chamber border in relation to two myocardial boundaries identified by a deformable heart model. The user's border is positioned by a single degree of freedom control which positions the border as a function of a single user-determined value. This overcomes the vagaries of machine-drawn borders and their mixed acceptance by clinicians, who can now create repeatably-drawn borders and exchange the control value for use by others to obtain the same results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Irina Waechter-Stehle, Frank Michael Weber, Christian Buerger, Robert Joseph Schneider, David Prater, Scott Holland Settlemier, Michael Daniel Cardinale
  • Publication number: 20200195634
    Abstract: An authorization method for releasing or blocking resources includes, in case there is no connection between a provider and a resource owner: wirelessly transmitting a resource request from a client to the provider via an agent; wirelessly transmitting an authorization request from the provider to the client via the agent; wirelessly transmitting the authorization request from the client to the resource owner; wirelessly transmitting a receipt comprising an authorization response from the resource owner to the client; wirelessly transmitting the receipt from the client to the provider; and releasing or blocking a first resource in accordance with the authorization response comprised in the receipt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Danilo Buerger, Florian Puetz, Frank Angermann
  • Publication number: 20200074664
    Abstract: The application discloses a computer-implemented method (100) of providing a model for estimating an anatomical body measurement value from at least one 2-D ultrasound image including a contour of the anatomical body, the method comprising providing (110) a set of 3-D ultrasound images of the anatomical body; and, for each of said 3-D images, determining (120) a ground truth value of the anatomical body measurement; generating (130) a set of 2-D ultrasound image planes each including a contour of the anatomical body, and for each of the 2-D ultrasound image planes, extrapolating (140) a value of the anatomical body measurement from at least one of an outline contour measurement and a cross-sectional measurement of the anatomical body in the 2-D ultrasound image plane; and generating (150) said model by training a machine-learning algorithm to generate an estimator function of the anatomical body measurement value from at least one of a determined outline contour measurement and a determined cross-sectional me
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Michael Weber, Irina Waechter-Stehle, Christian Buerger
  • Publication number: 20200060660
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ultrasound system for imaging a volumetric region comprising a region of interest (ROI) (82?). The system comprises a probe (10); an ultrasound wave controlling unit adapted to control ultrasound wave transmission and provide ultrasound image data of the volumetric region (131); an image processor; and a ROI identifier, which is adapted to generate identification data indicating the ROI within the volumetric region; wherein the ultrasound wave transmission is configurable by a plurality of use cases in response to respective identifiers of said use cases, each use case being associated with a particular imaging procedure and comprising an anatomical model for said imaging procedure; and wherein the ROI identifier is configurable by the respective anatomical models of said use cases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Irina Waechter-Stehle, Frank Michael Weber, Christian Buerger, Thomas Heiko Stehle
  • Publication number: 20190326798
    Abstract: An automotive electrical gas pump includes an electronically commutated motor which drives a motor rotor to rotate within a motor can. The motor has a motor stator which comprises at least one static electro-magnetic coil. An electronic circuit board drives the at least one electro-magnetic coil. A mounting frame includes a motor can and a stator bed. The stator bed embeds the motor stator at least in part. The mounting frame is made of a plastic material which includes a thermally high-conductive filler material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: FRANK BUERGER, ANDREAS WULF, WOLFGANG PILENZ
  • Patent number: 10402970
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for performing a model-based segmentation of a medical image which only partially shows an anatomical structure. In accordance therewith, a model is applied to the image data of the medical image, the model-based segmentation providing an adapted model having a first model part having been adapted to the first part of the anatomical structure in the medical image of the patient, and a second model part representing the second part of the anatomical structure not having been adapted to a corresponding part of the medical image. Metadata is generated which identifies the first model part to enable the first model part to be distinguished from the second model part in a further processing of the adapted model. Advantageously, the metadata can be used to generate an output image which visually indicates to the user which part of the model has been personalized and which part of the model has not been personalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Michael Weber, Christian Buerger, Niels Nijhof, Philippe Paul Mazouer, Irina Waechter-Stehle
  • Publication number: 20190020255
    Abstract: An automotive electric fluidic pump includes a brushless and electronically commutated electric drive motor. The electric drive motor includes a permanent-magnetic motor rotor which rotates around a rotation axis and includes rotor poles, stator-sided electro-magnetic coils, a printed circuit board with openings, at least two stator-sided Hall sensors arranged on a proximal side of the printed circuit board to face the permanent-magnetic motor rotor, and a ferromagnetic back iron member arranged at a distal side of the printed circuit board to provide a direct magnetic coupling of the Hall sensors with each other. The Hall sensors are arranged eccentrically to detect axial magnetic fields of the rotor poles. The ferromagnetic back iron member comprises axial protrusions. An axial protrusion extends into an opening of the printed circuit board. Each axial protrusion faces a Hall sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: FRANK BUERGER, MARTIN SCHUMACHERS, MICHAEL HAASE, HARALD SPIERTZ, VIKTOR SCHROEDER, ALESSANDRO MALVASI, ANDREAS WULF
  • Publication number: 20180183309
    Abstract: An automotive auxiliary device includes an electric drive motor which is brushless and electronically commutated. The electric drive motor includes a rotatable motor rotor which defines a longitudinal rotor axis, a motor stator, and at least one stator-sided hall-sensor. The motor rotor includes a rotor shaft, a magnet carrier, and at least one permanent magnet which generates at least two rotor poles. The permanent magnet is fixed to the magnet carrier to provide a free inner space between the rotor shaft and the permanent magnet. The permanent magnet includes an axial protruding portion which axially protrudes from at least one side of the magnet carrier. The motor stator comprises at least two stator coils which are arranged radially around the rotatable motor rotor. The hall-sensor is arranged in the free inner space and is provided as a type of radial rotor detection sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: VIKTOR SCHROEDER, ANDREAS WULF, FRANK BUERGER, ALESSANDRO MALVASI
  • Patent number: 9692278
    Abstract: A DC motor for driving components of a motor vehicle includes a housing radially surrounding a stator and a rotor. An end plate axially bond to the DC motor comprises a center which has a drive shaft project there-through, and two connection contacts projecting therefrom which supply a voltage to the DC motor. A printed circuit board has electronic components providing an interference-suppression arranged thereon. The printed circuit board comprises conductor paths, a central opening having the drive shaft projects there-through, and two plug-through openings having the two connection contacts project there-through. An earth connection device producing an earth connection of the printed circuit board is provided as a metal sheet arranged axially between the printed circuit board and the end plate. The metal sheet comprises a first contact element connected to the housing, and a second contact element connected to the conductor paths of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PIERBURG GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Buerger, Norbert Simons, Rafael Soglowek
  • Publication number: 20160065037
    Abstract: An electronic vehicle fluid pump includes an electronically commutated drive motor. The electronically commutated drive motor includes an electronic motor control unit which includes a first main board, a second main board, at least one flexible conduction band, at least one intermediate board arranged between the first main board and the second main board and electrically connected with the first main board and the second main board via the at least one flexible conduction band, and at least one electronic component arranged on the at least one intermediate board. The first main board, the second main board, and the at least one intermediate board are respectively arranged at a different spatial level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: FRANK BUERGER, ALESSANDRO MALVASI, STEFAN OBERHOFF, MARTIN SCHUMACHERS, HARALD SPIERTZ, FELIX KOSMAS KOPMEIER, ANDREAS WULF, MICHAEL HAASE, VIKTOR SCHROEDER
  • Patent number: 8999399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel combined disinfection and decontamination agent comprising at least one vitamin, at least one metal ion, at least one active-surface compound, and at least one further antimicrobial active substance. The agent according to the invention surprisingly shows nearly complete nucleic acid disintegration in addition to an improved disinfectant effect. The agent can be successfully used as a combined decontamination and disinfection agent for skin, mucous membranes, hands, wounds, and/or hair, and instruments and surfaces of all kinds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lisowsky, Sven Eggerstedt, Richard Bloss, Christiane Ostermeyer, Karlheinz Esser, Frank Bürger, Barbara Krug, Yvonne Feil, Kai-Martin Mueller, Delphine Haase
  • Publication number: 20150091401
    Abstract: A DC motor for driving components of a motor vehicle includes a housing radially surrounding a stator and a rotor. An end plate axially bond to the DC motor comprises a center which has a drive shaft project there-through, and two connection contacts projecting therefrom which supply a voltage to the DC motor. A printed circuit board has electronic components providing an interference-suppression arranged thereon. The printed circuit board comprises conductor paths, a central opening having the drive shaft projects there-through, and two plug-through openings having the two connection contacts project there-through. An earth connection device producing an earth connection of the printed circuit board is provided as a metal sheet arranged axially between the printed circuit board and the end plate. The metal sheet comprises a first contact element connected to the housing, and a second contact element connected to the conductor paths of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Buerger, Norbert Simons, Rafael Soglowek
  • Publication number: 20120107415
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel combined disinfection and decontamination agent comprising at least one vitamin, at least one metal ion, at least one active-surface compound, and at least one further antimicrobial active substance. The agent according to the invention surprisingly shows nearly complete nucleic acid disintegration in addition to an improved disinfectant effect. The agent can be successfully used as a combined decontamination and disinfection agent for skin, mucous membranes, hands, wounds, and/or hair, and instruments and surfaces of all kinds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Lisowsky, Sven Eggerstedt, Richard Bloss, Christiane Ostermeyer, Karlheinz Esser, Frank Bürger, Barbara Krug, Yvonne Feil, Kai-Martin Mueller, Delphine Haase
  • Publication number: 20100119566
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a composition comprising a vitamin, a metal ion, and a surfactant, as a therapeutic agent or disinfectant. The composition has been known as a decontaminant because the same efficiently decomposes DNA. It has now been possible to demonstrate that the agent has surprisingly good compatibility while having a wide-ranging disinfecting effect and is therefore also suitable for other purposes, e.g., for disinfecting or dressing wounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicants: BODE CHEMIE GMBH, MULTIBIND BIOTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Barbara Krug, Sven Eggerstedt, Christiane Ostermeyer, Thomas Lisowsky, Karlheinz Esser, Frank Bürger, Richard Bloss
  • Patent number: 7705551
    Abstract: An actuating device for actuators, such as switching, throttle or swirl flaps, in internal combustion engines for motor vehicles comprises a shaft connected with an actuating motor. The shaft is connected with an actuator, such as a switching flap or the like. In a predetermined position relative to the shaft two pin-type magnets are arranged and preferably connected with a partly toothed gearwheel. When the shaft is rotated, the pin-type magnets move relative to a preferably fixed magnetic field sensor. The magnetic field sensor is a linear Hall sensor. Provision of a linear Hall sensor allows three different shaft positions to be determined. The positions are the two shaft positions defined by the pin-type magnets in which the magnets are arranged opposite the Hall sensor, and a position in which the location of the pin-type magnets does not allow the Hall sensor to detect a magnetic field. In the latter position the linear Hall sensor has a defined bridge voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Pierburg GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Buerger, Norbert Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20080258582
    Abstract: An actuating device for actuators, such as switching, throttle or swirl flaps, in internal combustion engines for motor vehicles comprises a shaft connected with an actuating motor. The shaft is connected with an actuator, such as a switching flap or the like. In a predetermined position relative to the shaft two pin-type magnets are arranged and preferably connected with a partly toothed gearwheel. When the shaft is rotated, the pin-type magnets move relative to a preferably fixed magnetic field sensor. The magnetic field sensor is a linear Hall sensor. Provision of a linear Hall sensor allows three different shaft positions to be determined. The positions are the two shaft positions defined by the pin-type magnets in which the magnets are arranged opposite the Hall sensor, and a position in which the location of the pin-type magnets does not allow the Hall sensor to detect a magnetic field. In the latter position the linear Hall sensor has a defined bridge voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Frank Buerger, Norbert Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20080191692
    Abstract: An actuating means for actuators, in particular flaps, arranged in motor vehicles comprises a driven shaft connectable with said actuator. Further, two magnets are connected with said driven shaft in spaced relationship to the latter. For measuring the magnetic field a stationary magnetic field sensor arranged in the housing, for example, is provided. For allowing measurements of the angular positions to be taken between said two magnets a connecting element, in particular a wire, is provided for the purpose of linearization of the magnetic field, said connecting element connecting said two magnets with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Frank Buerger