Patents by Inventor Frank Hertel

Frank Hertel 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: 8725235
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying a portion of an image data is disclosed. The image data can include image data of an anatomy, such as a brain of a patient. The identified portion can be used for planning a procedure. The identified portions can include anatomical landmarks that can be used to determine anatomical targets of the patient. The plan can include a path or trajectory to reach the anatomical target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Publication number: 20120184844
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying a portion of an image data is disclosed. The image data can include image data of an anatomy, such as a brain of a patient. The identified portion can be used for planning a procedure. The identified portions can include anatomical landmarks that can be used to determine anatomical targets of the patient. The plan can include a path or trajectory to reach the anatomical target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8160677
    Abstract: A method for determining anatomical landmarks is provided. The anatomical landmarks can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The method may be used for planning a procedure and performing a procedure, such as performing a procedure in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8160676
    Abstract: A method for planning a procedure, which can include determining anatomical landmarks is disclosed. The anatomical landmarks can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The plan can include a path or trajectory to reach a selected target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8150497
    Abstract: A system including a processor and/or processor system can be used to create a plan for a procedure, such as a surgical procedure. The plan for the surgical procedure can be based on various elements, including determined anatomical landmarks that can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The planning processor can be used to determine the anatomical landmarks and identify anatomical targets in image data of a subject, even if the anatomical targets are indistinguishable in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Patent number: 8150498
    Abstract: A system including a processor and/or processor system can be used to identify landmarks in image data. The landmarks can be used to further identify anatomical targets. The landmarks and/or targets can be used to create a plan for a procedure, such as a surgical procedure. The processor can be used to determine the anatomical landmarks that can be used to identify anatomical targets in image data of a subject, even if the anatomical targets are indistinguishable in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L. H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Publication number: 20080123922
    Abstract: A method for planning a procedure, which can include determining anatomical landmarks is disclosed. The anatomical landmarks can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The plan can include a path or trajectory to reach a selected target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Publication number: 20080123921
    Abstract: A system for determining anatomical landmarks is disclosed. The anatomical landmarks can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The system can allow for the detection of landmarks in the brain or other appropriate anatomical regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Publication number: 20080123923
    Abstract: A method for determining anatomical landmarks is provided. The anatomical landmarks can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient. The method may be used for planning a procedure and performing a procedure, such as performing a procedure in the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt
  • Publication number: 20080097187
    Abstract: An apparatus can be used to navigate a planned procedure. The plan for the procedure can be based on various elements, such as anatomical landmarks that can be used to determine anatomical targets of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frans L.H. Gielen, Frank Hertel, Peter Gemmar, Peter Appenrodt