Patents by Inventor Georg Reiser

Georg Reiser 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: 10898156
    Abstract: A radiation image capturing system includes a processing unit that determines at least three distances between at least one first distance sensor provided at a radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at a detection unit based on one or more signals emitted by the first distance sensor, and that determines an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other based on inclination information provided by a first sensor unit provided at the radiation generation unit and a second sensor unit provided at the detection unit. Alternatively, the processing unit determines distances between at least three first distance sensors provided at the radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at the detection unit based on signals emitted by the at least three first distance sensors to determine an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA Healthcare NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Vladimir Zemanek, Johannes Hoelzl, Georg Reiser, Roland Reuter
  • Publication number: 20200385933
    Abstract: A device for moving a tongue rail of a railway switch, comprising at least two rollers arranged one behind the other and substantially parallel to the course of the rail, on which rollers the tongue rail can roll up from a lower abutting position on the stock rail and directly in front of the first roller onto the first roller, and can roll on to another roller until the tongue rail reaches an open switch remote, wherein at least one additional intermediate roller that is smaller than the rollers, is provided in the space between the rollers, and wherein the axis of rotation of the intermediate roller is arranged substantially parallel to the axes of rotation of the rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventor: Georg Reiser
  • Publication number: 20200063375
    Abstract: The invention relates to supporting a switch rail of a switch having a projecting leaf spring which can be pretensioned to the switch rail and on which the switch rail is displaceably arranged. Low friction and easy adaptation to the mounting position is possible in that the leaf spring is adjustably arranged in its longitudinal direction in a guide body which can be fastened to the stock rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Georg REISER, Rudolf REISER, Michael KAINZ, Robert KOLLOUCH
  • Publication number: 20190125292
    Abstract: A radiation image capturing system includes a processing unit that determines at least three distances between at least one first distance sensor provided at a radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at a detection unit based on one or more signals emitted by the first distance sensor, and that determines an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other based on inclination information provided by a first sensor unit provided at the radiation generation unit and a second sensor unit provided at the detection unit. Alternatively, the processing unit determines distances between at least three first distance sensors provided at the radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at the detection unit based on signals emitted by the at least three first distance sensors to determine an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Vladimir ZEMANEK, Johannes HOELZL, Georg REISER, Roland REUTER
  • Patent number: 9857481
    Abstract: An apparatus for reading out X-ray information stored in a storage phosphor layer includes a light source for generating stimulating light which can stimulate the storage phosphor layer to emit stimulated emission, an optical fiber, in particular a single mode fiber, which is optically coupled to the light source and generates a stimulating light beam from the stimulating light, and a deflection element for deflecting the stimulating light beam to move over the storage phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: AFGA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Georg Reiser, Stephan Mair, Bernhard Stadtmueller
  • Publication number: 20170031036
    Abstract: An apparatus for reading out X-ray information stored in a storage phosphor layer includes a light source for generating stimulating light which can stimulate the storage phosphor layer to emit stimulated emission, an optical fiber, in particular a single mode fiber, which is optically coupled to the light source and generates a stimulating light beam from the stimulating light, and a deflection element for deflecting the stimulating light beam to move over the storage phosphor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Georg REISER, Stephan MAIR, Bernhard STADTMUELLER
  • Patent number: 9551797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and to a corresponding method for reading out X-ray information stored in a storage phosphor layer (1) comprising a light source (2) for generating a stimulation light beam (3) which can stimulate the storage phosphor layer (1) to emit emission light, and a deflection element (4) for deflecting the stimulation light beam (3) in such a way that the deflected stimulation light beam (3?) is moved over the storage phosphor layer (1). In order to achieve the highest possible quality of the X-ray image obtained in the simplest and most cost-effective way possible, a drive device (5) is provided for driving the deflection element (4) by delivering drive energy to the deflection element (4) dependently upon a location of the deflected stimulation light beam (3?) and/or dependently upon a position, in particular an angular position, of the deflection element (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Georg Reiser, Stephan Mair
  • Publication number: 20160084966
    Abstract: A method and device for reading out X-ray image information stored in a storage phosphor layer with a stimulating light beam includes deflecting the stimulating light beam to alternately move it in a first direction and in a second direction, opposite to the first direction, across the storage phosphor layer. During the movements of the stimulating light beam in the first direction and the second direction, detection emission light emitted by the storage phosphor layer and converting them into corresponding first and second detector signals, respectively. The first and second detector signals are compared with each other. The first and/or second detector signals, which were obtained during the movements of the stimulating light beam across the storage phosphor layer in the first direction and second direction, respectively, are corrected dependent on the results of the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Georg REISER, Stephan MAIR, Malte SCHULZ, Ralph THOMA
  • Publication number: 20160061965
    Abstract: A method and device for reading out X-ray image information stored in a storage phosphor layer with a stimulating light beam includes deflecting the stimulating light beam to alternately move it in a first direction and in a second direction, opposite to the first direction, across the storage phosphor layer. During movements of the stimulating light beam in the first and second directions emission light emitted by the storage phosphor layer is detected and converted into corresponding first and second detector signals, respectively. The first and/or second detector signals are corrected with regard to influences from the stimulating light beam being alternately moved in the first direction and in the second direction across the storage phosphor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Georg REISER, Stephan MAIR, Malte SCHULZ, Ralph THOMA
  • Publication number: 20130234048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and to a corresponding method for reading out X-ray information stored in a storage phosphor layer (1) comprising a light source (2) for generating a stimulation light beam (3) which can stimulate the storage phosphor layer (1) to emit emission light, and a deflection element (4) for deflecting the stimulation light beam (3) in such a way that the deflected stimulation light beam (3?) is moved over the storage phosphor layer (1). In order to achieve the highest possible quality of the X-ray image obtained in the simplest and most cost-effective way possible, a drive device (5) is provided for driving the deflection element (4) by delivering drive energy to the deflection element (4) dependently upon a location of the deflected stimulation light beam (3?) and/or dependently upon a position, in particular an angular position, of the deflection element (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Georg Reiser, Stephan Mair
  • Patent number: 7633078
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for erasing a storage phosphor layer (2) includes a drive (5) for producing a relative movement between the storage phosphor layer (2) and the radiation source (8), the storage phosphor layer (2) lying or being moved in a holding plane (7), and a reflector (11) for reflecting radiation. The reflector (11) is arranged and designed to reflect erasing radiation reflected by the storage phosphor layer (2) in the direction of the storage phosphor layer (2). A width (14) of the reflector (11) in the direction (6) of the relative movement is at least ten times as great as a smallest distance (15) between the reflector (11) and the holding plane (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Andreas Bode, Georg Reiser, Marc Weber, Ralph Thoma, Stefan Stallmeister, Stephan Baunach, Heike Minwegen, Robert Fasbender, Rupert Dedler
  • Patent number: 7544962
    Abstract: In a method for reading out information stored in a phosphor layer whereby the phosphor layer is stimulated into emitting emission light by stimulation light produced from a light source, the emission light emitted from one or several areas of the phosphor layer is collected by a detector moved relative to the phosphor layer, and then converted into corresponding emission light signals. In order to improve the signal/noise ratio, the light source is momentarily switched off at least once during the movement of the detector relative to the phosphor layer. When the light source is switched off, a background, which is caused by the ambient light and/or dark currents in the detector, is collected by the detector and converted into a corresponding background signal. The background signal is then used for correcting the emission light signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert HealthCare GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Reiser
  • Patent number: 7532402
    Abstract: The invention relates to an imaging device for imaging a long object. The imaging device includes at least one vertical lens device which concentrates light from the long object in a vertical direction, and a plurality of lens elements which are arranged in the form of a matrix in at least one lens line behind the vertical lens device, the lens elements respectively concentrating light from the long object in a horizontal direction. In order to achieve optimum light intensity in a cost-effective manner, each lens element comprises at least one horizontal collecting layer which is transparent to the light from the long object and comprises a refractive index having a gradient in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Reiser
  • Patent number: 7507984
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for erasing a storage phosphor layer (2) with a holding plane (7) in which the storage phosphor layer (2) lies or can be moved, a radiation source (8, 9, 10) for irradiating the storage phosphor layer (2) with erasing radiation which is suitable for erasing the storage phosphor layer (2), and a reflector (11; 29, 30) for reflecting erasing radiation in the direction of the holding plane (7). In order to increase the erasing efficiency, provision is made such that the reflector (11; 29, 30) is arranged and/or designed such that it reflects erasing radiation, which is reflected by the storage phosphor layer (2), in the direction of the storage phosphor layer (2), and the radiation source (8, 9, 10) is disposed on a base (33; 48, 49), the base (33; 48, 49) being disposed closer to the holding plane (7) than at least part of the reflector (11; 29, 30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Bode, Georg Reiser, Marc Weber, Ralph Thoma, Stefan Stallmeister, Stephan Baunach, Heike Minwegen, Robert Fasbender, Rupert Dedler
  • Patent number: 7498597
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for erasing a storage phosphor layer (2) includes a radiation source (8) for producing and emitting erasing radiation, a drive (5) for producing a relative movement between the storage phosphor layer (2) and the radiation source (8), the storage phosphor layer (2) lying or being moved in a holding plane (7), and a reflector (11) for reflecting radiation. The reflector (11) is arranged and designed to reflect erasing radiation reflected by the storage phosphor layer (2) in the direction of the storage phosphor layer (2). A further reflecting surface (31) is provided for reflecting erasing radiation which is positioned opposite the reflector (11), as considered in a direction at right angles to the direction (6) of the relative movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Bode, Georg Reiser, Ralph Thoma, Marc Weber, Stefan Stallmeister, Stephan Baunach, Heike Minwegen, Rupert Dedler, Robert Fasbender
  • Patent number: 7485889
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for capturing information contained in a phosphor layer, comprising an irradiation device (4) for irradiating the phosphor layer (1) with stimulation light (3) which is adapted to stimulate emission light (7) in the phosphor layer (1), the irradiation device (4) including with the normal (L) on the phosphor (1) layer a first angle of inclination (?S), and comprising a detection device (10) for capturing emission light (7) stimulated in the phosphor layer (1), the detection device (10) including with the normal (L) on the phosphor layer (1) a second angle of inclination (?D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Reiser, Robert Fasbender, Magath Niang
  • Publication number: 20080054200
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for erasing a storage phosphor layer (2) includes a drive (5) for producing a relative movement between the storage phosphor layer (2) and the radiation source (8), the storage phosphor layer (2) lying or being moved in a holding plane (7), and a reflector (11) for reflecting radiation. The reflector (11) is arranged and designed to reflect erasing radiation reflected by the storage phosphor layer (2) in the direction of the storage phosphor layer (2). A width (14) of the reflector (11) in the direction (6) of the relative movement is at least ten times as great as a smallest distance (15) between the reflector (11) and the holding plane (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA HEALTHCARE N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Bode, Georg Reiser, Marc Weber, Ralph Thoma, Stefan Stallmeister, Stephan Baunach, Heike Minwegen, Robert Fasbender, Rupert Dedler
  • Publication number: 20080054202
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for erasing a storage phosphor layer (2) with a holding plane (7) in which the storage phosphor layer (2) lies or can be moved, a radiation source (8, 9, 10) for irradiating the storage phosphor layer (2) with erasing radiation which is suitable for erasing the storage phosphor layer (2), and a reflector (11; 29, 30) for reflecting erasing radiation in the direction of the holding plane (7). In order to increase the erasing efficiency, provision is made such that the reflector (11; 29, 30) is arranged and/or designed such that it reflects erasing radiation, which is reflected by the storage phosphor layer (2), in the direction of the storage phosphor layer (2), and the radiation source (8, 9, 10) is disposed on a base (33; 48, 49), the base (33; 48, 49) being disposed closer to the holding plane (7) than at least part of the reflector (11; 29, 30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA HEALTHCARE N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Bode, Georg Reiser, Marc Weber, Ralph Thoma, Stefan Stallmeister, Stephan Baunach, Heike Minwegen, Robert Fasbender, Rupert Dedler
  • Publication number: 20080054201
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for erasing a storage phosphor layer (2) includes a radiation source (8) for producing and emitting erasing radiation, a drive (5) for producing a relative movement between the storage phosphor layer (2) and the radiation source (8), the storage phosphor layer (2) lying or being moved in a holding plane (7), and a reflector (11) for reflecting radiation. The reflector (11) is arranged and designed to reflect erasing radiation reflected by the storage phosphor layer (2) in the direction of the storage phosphor layer (2). A further reflecting surface (31) is provided for reflecting erasing radiation which is positioned opposite the reflector (11), as considered in a direction at right angles to the direction (6) of the relative movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: AGFA HEALTHCARE N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Bode, Georg Reiser, Ralph Thoma, Marc Weber, Stefan Stallmeister, Stephan Baunach, Heike Minwegen, Rupert Dedler, Robert Fasbender
  • Patent number: 7247874
    Abstract: Device for detecting information which is contained in a phosphor layer, with multiple individual radiation sources for emitting stimulation light incident upon the phosphor layer along a stimulation line and suitable for stimulating emission light in the phosphor layer, and a detector for detecting the emission light which is stimulated in the phosphor layer. To ensure the highest possible quality of the detected image, an elongated concave mirror is provided, for focusing the stimulation light emitted by the individual radiation sources onto the phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert HealthCare GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Bode, Georg Reiser