Patents by Inventor Gregor Tuma

Gregor Tuma 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: 10368851
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for navigating a surgical instrument, wherein its position is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system and the position data is processed within the framework of medical navigation by means of a medical navigation system, wherein displays for navigation assistance and/or for assisting in image-guided surgery are provided on the instrument or on an element which is positionally assigned to the instrument or fastened to the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Timo Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20190142401
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for navigating a surgical instrument, wherein its position is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system and the position data is processed within the framework of medical navigation by means of a medical navigation system, wherein displays for navigation assistance and/or for assisting in image-guided surgery are provided on the instrument or on an element which is positionally assigned to the instrument or fastened to the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Timo Neubauer
  • Patent number: 9907622
    Abstract: A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Markus Bartenstein, Johannes Manus, Michael Gschwandtner, Fritz Vollmer
  • Patent number: 9907623
    Abstract: A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Markus Bartenstein, Johannes Manus, Michael Gschwandtner, Fritz Vollmer
  • Publication number: 20170281297
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for navigating a surgical instrument, wherein its position is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system and the position data is processed within the framework of medical navigation by means of a medical navigation system, wherein displays for navigation assistance and/or for assisting in image-guided surgery are provided on the instrument or on an element which is positionally assigned to the instrument or fastened to the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Timo Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20170281285
    Abstract: A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Markus Bartenstein, Johannes Manus, Michael Gschwandtner, Fritz Vollmer
  • Publication number: 20170281284
    Abstract: A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Markus Bartenstein, Johannes Manus, Michael Gschwandtner, Fritz Vollmer
  • Patent number: 9775684
    Abstract: A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Markus Bartenstein, Johannes Manus, Michael Gschwandtner, Fritz Vollmer
  • Patent number: 9730680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for navigating a surgical instrument, wherein its position is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system and the position data is processed within the framework of medical navigation by means of a medical navigation system, wherein displays for navigation assistance and/or for assisting in image-guided surgery are provided on the instrument or on an element which is positionally assigned to the instrument or fastened to the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Timo Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20170143443
    Abstract: A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Markus Bartenstein, Johannes Manus, Michael Gschwandtner, Fritz Vollmer
  • Patent number: 8948472
    Abstract: A device and method for capturing images of a specific part of an anatomical structure using a series of images, wherein an image is taken of the anatomical structure and is compared to a database of information is order to determine and optimize the imaging conditions used for taken subsequent images of the specific part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Richard Wohlgemuth, Gregor Tuma
  • Patent number: 8945130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tool attachment for medical applications, comprising: a connecting section which is at rest relative to the part of the bone while the part of the bone is being machined; at least one machining section for machining a part of the bone; a fastening facility for fastening the tool attachment to a control device, wherein the connecting section is designed to connect the tool attachment, such that it is stationary, to a tool attachment guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Gregor Tuma
  • Patent number: 8734432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for navigating a surgical instrument, wherein its position is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system and the position data is processed within the framework of medical navigation by means of a medical navigation system, wherein displays for navigation assistance and/or for assisting in image-guided surgery are provided on the instrument or on an element which is positionally assigned to the instrument or fastened to the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Timo Neubauer
  • Patent number: 8688409
    Abstract: A method for determining arrangement data which represents an arrangement of measurement points on an anatomical structure of a patient, wherein the arrangement data is individually determined for different regions of the anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Frank Grünschläger, Martin Adamski, Andreas Oschinski
  • Patent number: 8463004
    Abstract: A method for determining a characteristic axis of a body structure includes generating at least two two-dimensional recordings of an area of the body structure; comparing each of the at least two recordings of the area with a generic model of the area in question, said generic model containing information on the position of the characteristic axis; ascertaining a mapping protocol for mapping the respective generic model onto the respective recording of the area; using the ascertained mapping protocol to map the respective position of the characteristic axis in the respective generic model to obtain the respective position of the characteristic axis in the two-dimensional mapping of the body structure; and using rear projection to determine a three-dimensional position of the characteristic axis from the at least two characteristic axes in the two-dimensional mappings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Mario Schubert, Frank Gruenschlaeger, Martin Haimerl
  • Publication number: 20130093738
    Abstract: A system (1), in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices (2, 3); a position de-terminator (8) for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator (9) for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Johannes Manus, Fritz Vollmer, Michael Gschwandtner, Gregor Tuma, Markus Bartenstein
  • Patent number: 8382759
    Abstract: A tracking device for an intramedullary pin whose spatial position is determined and/or tracked in image-guided surgery, including a reference device at a proximal end of the intramedullary pin and a medical navigation system which locates the reference device and determines the orientation of the intramedullary pin from the proximal end. A deformation detection device detects deformations of the intramedullary pin and communicates the deformations to the navigation system. Also provided is a tracking method for determining or tracking the spatial position of an intramedullary pin in image-guided surgery, and to an intramedullary pin that includes a deformation detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Christian Wende
  • Patent number: 8308663
    Abstract: A device for determining the aperture angle of a joint includes a detection device for detecting positions of joint components and/or positions of structures connected to or to be connected to the joint and a computational unit for ascertaining the aperture angle of the joint based on the detected positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Mario Schubert, Claus Shaffrath
  • Patent number: 8231554
    Abstract: A method for registering an asymmetrical femur implant having a shaft and a collar includes ascertaining a position of a shaft axis associated with the shaft and ascertaining a position of a collar axis associated with the collar. A device for registering an asymmetrical femur implant connected to at least one reference marker is provided. The device includes a detection device for detecting a spatial position of the at least one reference marker and a database in which a geometry of the asymmetrical femur implant is stored. A processor ascertains the spatial position of the asymmetrical femur implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: BrainLAB AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Mario Schubert, Peter Drumm, Claus Schaffrath
  • Patent number: 8152816
    Abstract: The patent discloses a system and method for correcting changes in the shape of joint bones in a bone joint, including: providing a three-dimensional imaging data set of a bone joint; identifying the joint bones in the data set based on the shapes of the joint bones; inscribing a portion of a joint bone to be reconstructed with a base shape; determining contour deviations of the inscribed joint bone from the base shape by ascertaining contour distances between the base shape and the shape of the inscribed joint bone in different incision planes; determining a three-dimensional deviating volume using the contour deviations; and using the deviating volume for correction planning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Gregor Tuma, Florian Schindler, Marc Fricke, Martin Haimerl