Patents by Inventor Gerald Panitz

Gerald Panitz 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: 10788311
    Abstract: A microscope system is made available, said microscope system including: a microscope with an observer beam path with at least one camera for obtaining at least one electronic image of an observation object with a deep channel with a base, a motor-driven mount and/or a motor-driven stand, on which the microscope is mounted, a detection unit for detecting the focal depth set at the microscope, an image processing unit connected to the detection unit for the receiving focal depth and connected to the at least one camera for receiving the at least one electronic image, which image processing unit establishes the image portion in the at least one electronic image constituting the base of the deep channel in the electronic image, and a control unit connected to the image processing unit for receiving the established alignment for outputting control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Christoph Hauger, Gerald Panitz, Marco Wilzbach, Stefan Saur
  • Publication number: 20200129049
    Abstract: A sterile sheath and methods for enclosing a confocal endomicroscopy (CEM) scanner probe with the sterile sheath are provided. The scanner probe includes a probe shaft, a probe tip, a probe body, and a probe umbilical. The sterile sheath for enclosing the CEM scanner probe includes a sheath tube configured to receive the probe shaft and has a distal tube end, a proximal tube end, a sheath tip mounted at the distal tube end of the sheath tube, and a sheath socket configured to receive the probe body. The sheath socket has a distal socket end and a proximal socket end. The proximal tube end of the sheath tube is fixed to the sheath socket at the distal socket end. The sterile sheath further includes a sheath lock ring and a sheath drape mounted on the sheath socket at the proximal socket end with the sheath lock ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gerald Panitz, Robert Pattie, Peter Maxwell Delaney, Christopher Byrne, Roderick Vance
  • Patent number: 10582856
    Abstract: A surgical assistance system includes an endomicroscope (4) and an imaging device (2) for capturing image data, and a transmission unit (63) for transmitting the image data. A pathology unit (70) includes a receiving unit (74) for receiving the image data and a display unit (76) displays the image data. A data connection (69) connects the transmission unit (63) to the receiving unit (74). The imaging device (2) and/or the endomicroscope (4) has at least one functional unit assigned to a functional control unit (65). A data receiving unit (64) receives data from the pathology unit (70). The pathology unit (70) has an input unit (77) for inputting functional control data for the functional control unit (65) and a transmitter unit (73) transmits the functional control data to the devices. The data receiving unit (64) receives and relays the functional control data to the functional control unit (65).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Christoph Hauger, Roland Guckler, Gerald Panitz
  • Patent number: 10413159
    Abstract: A visualization system includes a surgical microscope assembly for viewing a surgical region under magnification. The surgical microscope assembly is provided with a computer unit having a display for displaying image data. A detection arrangement is configured to detect endoscopic images in the surgical region and is operatively coupled to the surgical microscope assembly. A circuit actuable by a viewing person is configured to detect actuation data. The circuit is configured to set an operating state of the surgical microscope assembly matched to the detection arrangement in response to a presence of the actuation data for the surgical microscope assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Joachim Steffen, Gerald Panitz, Christoph Hauger, Roland Guckler, Konstantinos Filippatos
  • Publication number: 20190261831
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for operating a visualization system which includes a surgical microscope assembly for viewing a surgical region under magnification. The surgical microscope assembly is provided with a computer unit having a display for displaying image data. A detection arrangement is configured to detect endoscopic images in the surgical region and is operatively coupled to the surgical microscope assembly. A circuit actuable by a viewing person is configured to detect actuation data. The circuit is configured to set an operating state of the surgical microscope assembly matched to the detection arrangement in response to a presence of the actuation data for the surgical microscope assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim Steffen, Gerald Panitz, Christoph Hauger, Roland Guckler, Konstantinos Filippatos
  • Patent number: 10324281
    Abstract: A surgical system has a surgical microscope with an imaging optical unit and a control unit for setting imaging parameters of the microscope. The system further has an image processing device for overlaying an overlay image stored in the image processing device with an image generated by the microscope. A data processing unit is connected to the control unit of the microscope and to the image processing device. The control unit is configured such that, before a change of at least one imaging parameter of the microscope from a first value to a second value, it stores both the first value and the second value and makes them available to the data processing unit. The image processing device is configured in such a manner that it modifies the overlay image in a manner corresponding to the stored first and second values of the at least one imaging parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Marco Wilzbach, Stefan Saur, Gerald Panitz
  • Patent number: 10272220
    Abstract: An breathing or anesthesia apparatus and a process for operating a breathing or anesthesia apparatus are provided in which only a very low energy consumption occurs outside of the operating times. The breathing or anesthesia apparatus (1) is put into an energy-saving mode and a function pretest is performed before putting the apparatus into the energy-saving mode. A function self-test is carried out when the breathing or anesthesia apparatus is put into a standby mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Guido Wagener, Gerald Panitz, Jens Köhne
  • Patent number: 9801549
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an apparatus for finding a functional tissue area in a tissue region. The apparatus has a measurement illuminating device suitable for emitting measurement illumination to the tissue region and a camera which can capture light reflected by the tissue region. The camera has a green channel and/or a blue channel wherein there is a change in an optical property of the light reflected by the tissue region during the stimulation thereof which is undertaken at least intermittently. An evaluation unit captures the change in the optical property only by a signal of the green channel and/or of the blue channel of the camera. A display unit can display an output signal of the evaluation unit for the functional tissue area in the tissue region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Technische Universitaet Dresden Institut fuer Biomedizinische Technik, Technische Universitaet Dresden Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Neurochirurgie
    Inventors: Gerald Panitz, Christoph Hauger, Marco Wilzbach, Roland Guckler, Tobias Meyer, Martin Oelschlaegel, Ute Morgenstern, Stephan B. Sobottka, Gabriele Schackert
  • Publication number: 20170082847
    Abstract: A surgical system has a surgical microscope with an imaging optical unit and a control unit for setting imaging parameters of the microscope. The system further has an image processing device for overlaying an overlay image stored in the image processing device with an image generated by the microscope. A data processing unit is connected to the control unit of the microscope and to the image processing device. The control unit is configured such that, before a change of at least one imaging parameter of the microscope from a first value to a second value, it stores both the first value and the second value and makes them available to the data processing unit. The image processing device is configured in such a manner that it modifies the overlay image in a manner corresponding to the stored first and second values of the at least one imaging parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Marco Wilzbach, Stefan Saur, Gerald Panitz
  • Publication number: 20160266369
    Abstract: A microscope system is made available, said microscope system including: a microscope with an observer beam path with at least one camera for obtaining at least one electronic image of an observation object with a deep channel with a base, a motor-driven mount and/or a motor-driven stand, on which the microscope is mounted, a detection unit for detecting the focal depth set at the microscope, an image processing unit connected to the detection unit for the receiving focal depth and connected to the at least one camera for receiving the at least one electronic image, which image processing unit establishes the image portion in the at least one electronic image constituting the base of the deep channel in the electronic image, and a control unit connected to the image processing unit for receiving the established alignment for outputting control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph HAUGER, Gerald PANITZ, Marco WILZBACH, Stefan SAUR
  • Publication number: 20160235276
    Abstract: A visualization system includes a surgical microscope assembly for viewing a surgical region under magnification. The surgical microscope assembly is provided with a computer unit having a display for displaying image data. A detection arrangement is configured to detect endoscopic images in the surgical region and is operatively coupled to the surgical microscope assembly. A circuit actuable by a viewing person is configured to detect actuation data. The circuit is configured to set an operating state of the surgical microscope assembly matched to the detection arrangement in response to a presence of the actuation data for the surgical microscope assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Joachim Steffen, Gerald Panitz, Christoph Hauger, Roland Guckler, Konstantinos Filippatos
  • Publication number: 20150374948
    Abstract: An breathing or anesthesia apparatus and a process for operating a breathing or anesthesia apparatus are provided in which only a very low energy consumption occurs outside of the operating times. The breathing or anesthesia apparatus (1) is put into an energy-saving mode and a function pretest is performed before putting the apparatus into the energy-saving mode. A function self-test is carried out when the breathing or anesthesia apparatus is put into a standby mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Guido WAGENER, Gerald PANITZ, Jens KÖHNE
  • Patent number: 9205211
    Abstract: An breathing or anesthesia apparatus and a process for operating a breathing or anesthesia apparatus are provided in which only a very low energy consumption occurs outside of the operating times. The breathing or anesthesia apparatus (1) is put into an energy-saving mode and a function pretest is performed before putting the apparatus into the energy-saving mode. A function self-test is carried out when the breathing or anesthesia apparatus is put into a standby mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Guido Wagener, Gerald Panitz, Jens Köhne
  • Publication number: 20150346472
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope for generating a microscopic image of an observation region to be examined and a display unit for visualizing the microscopic image. The system further includes a registration unit and an evaluation unit. The registration unit is configured to register the three-dimensional structure of an observation object from available data to the position of the observation object in the observation region. The evaluation unit is configured to calculate a depth preview map of the three-dimensional structure of the observation object from available data and to transmit the depth preview map to the display unit for visualizing the three-dimensional structure in relation to the position of the observation object in the observation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Saur, Gerald Panitz, Roland Guckler
  • Publication number: 20150348311
    Abstract: A method for determining a surface topography of a body includes the following steps: recording a stereoscopic image of the surface of the body with an image recording device; and, generating a topography data set from the stereoscopic image in a coordinate system set by the image recording device. The invention further relates to apparatuses for determining a surface topography of a body in a coordinate system fixed in space and/or a coordinate system fixed on the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Saur, Marco Wilzbach, Gerald Panitz
  • Publication number: 20150289765
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an apparatus for finding a functional tissue area in a tissue region. The apparatus has a measurement illuminating device suitable for emitting measurement illumination to the tissue region and a camera which can capture light reflected by the tissue region. The camera has a green channel and/or a blue channel wherein there is a change in an optical property of the light reflected by the tissue region during the stimulation thereof which is undertaken at least intermittently. An evaluation unit captures the change in the optical property only by a signal of the green channel and/or of the blue channel of the camera. A display unit can display an output signal of the evaluation unit for the functional tissue area in the tissue region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Gerald Panitz, Christoph Hauger, Marco Wilzbach, Roland Guckler, Tobias Meyer, Martin Oelschlaegel, Ute Morgenstern, Stephan B. Sobottka, Gabriele Schackert
  • Patent number: 9133975
    Abstract: A device is provided for the output of medical data with an output device (1) for the output of medical data in a first output mode or in a second output mode different therefrom. The device includes a detection device (3, 4) for detecting an ambient parameter and an automatic switchover device for the output of medical data in the first output mode if the ambient parameter detected by the detection device is in a first range of values, and for the output of medical data in a second output mode if the ambient parameter detected by the detection device is in a second range of values different from the first range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Kelch, Gerald Panitz, Volker Schierschke
  • Publication number: 20150250387
    Abstract: A surgical assistance system includes an endomicroscope (4) and an imaging device (2) for capturing image data, and a transmission unit (63) for transmitting the image data. A pathology unit (70) includes a receiving unit (74) for receiving the image data and a display unit (76) displays the image data. A data connection (69) connects the transmission unit (63) to the receiving unit (74). The imaging device (2) and/or the endomicroscope (4) has at least one functional unit assigned to a functional control unit (65). A data receiving unit (64) receives data from the pathology unit (70). The pathology unit (70) has an input unit (77) for inputting functional control data for the functional control unit (65) and a transmitter unit (73) transmits the functional control data to the devices. The data receiving unit (64) receives and relays the functional control data to the functional control unit (65).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph Hauger, Roland Guckler, Gerald Panitz
  • Publication number: 20130118489
    Abstract: An breathing or anesthesia apparatus and a process for operating a breathing or anesthesia apparatus are provided in which only a very low energy consumption occurs outside of the operating times. The breathing or anesthesia apparatus (1) is put into an energy-saving mode and a function pretest is performed before putting the apparatus into the energy-saving mode. A function self-test is carried out when the breathing or anesthesia apparatus is put into a standby mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Drager Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Guido WAGENER, Gerald PANITZ, Jens KÖHNE
  • Patent number: 8302598
    Abstract: A breathing gas supply device is provided which can be taken apart for cleaning purposes. The breathing gas supply device has a modular design in the form of a breathing gas module (2) and a blower module (3), which are inserted together into a housing module (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Haase, Axel Schmitt, Henryk Schnaars, Uwe Schmid, Claus Bunke, Gerald Panitz, Hans-Ulrich Hansmann, Thomas Stepan