Patents by Inventor Gudrun Zahlmann

Gudrun Zahlmann 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: 9218584
    Abstract: A method is proposed for determining clinical study compliance. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study and accessing stored clinical data relating to the clinical study. Thereafter, the criteria and clinical data are correlated to determine a measure of compliance with the criteria of the clinical study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Patent number: 9152939
    Abstract: A method is proposed for determining clinical study compliance. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study and accessing stored clinical data relating to the clinical study. Thereafter, the criteria and clinical data are correlated to determine a measure of compliance with the criteria of the clinical study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Patent number: 9008379
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for facilitating the acquisition of medical images used as part of a clinical trials process by requiring Imaging Centers to compete with each other to supply the images. Agreements between the Sponsor and a plurality of Imaging Centers stipulate that the Sponsor is only required to accept a certain total number of medical images and is free to reject any medical images that either do not comply with the protocol, or which exceed the total number of medical images required for the study. This motivates the Imaging Centers to quickly obtain and transmit to the Sponsor high quality medical images that meet the basic requirements outlined in the clinical study protocol, since images are accepted and compensated for by the Sponsor on a first-come, first-served basis. A system for implementing this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Owens, Gudrun Zahlmann, Patrick K. DeGrouchy
  • Patent number: 8671160
    Abstract: In a method for admitting an information provider to transmit information, a transmission device receives test data transmitted by an information provider, and the transmission device evaluates the quality of the test data. The test data represents information offered by the information provider. Depending on the quality of the test data, the transmission device admits the information provider to a system for transmitting information between information providers and information seekers. The transmission device then matches one or more information seekers with the information provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20130253945
    Abstract: A method is proposed for determining clinical study compliance. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study and accessing stored clinical data relating to the clinical study. Thereafter, the criteria and clinical data are correlated to determine a measure of compliance with the criteria of the clinical study.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus ABRAHAM-FUCHS, Gudrun ZAHLMANN, Rainer KUTH, Eva RUMPEL, Siegfried SCHNEIDER, Markus SCHMIDT, Horst SCHREINER
  • Publication number: 20130253944
    Abstract: A method is proposed for determining clinical study compliance. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study and accessing stored clinical data relating to the clinical study. Thereafter, the criteria and clinical data are correlated to determine a measure of compliance with the criteria of the clinical study.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus ABRAHAM-FUCHS, Gudrun ZAHLMANN, Rainer KUTH, Eva RUMPEL, Siegfried SCHNEIDER, Markus SCHMIDT, Horst SCHREINER
  • Patent number: 8529446
    Abstract: In a method for determining a parameter in an automatic study and data management system, data is gathered in a knowledge database, and a parameter is determined based the data gathered in the knowledge database. The data is correlated to at least one of a configuration and implementation of a previous clinical study. The parameter is usable for configuring a future clinical study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Patent number: 8515774
    Abstract: A method is proposed for determining clinical study compliance. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study and accessing stored clinical data relating to the clinical study. Thereafter, the criteria and clinical data are correlated to determine a measure of compliance with the criteria of the clinical study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Patent number: 8447552
    Abstract: The invention refers to a computer implemented method, a computer system a test machine and a computer program product for executing conditioned and qualified test. An ordering instance may order a set of tests, comprising an initial test and a set of follow-up tests, wherein the execution of each of the follow-up tests is dependent of the result of the respective predecessor test, like the initial test. The conditions for executing the follow-up tests are dynamically definable and are analyzed automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Karsten Hiltawsky, Michael Maschke, Sebastian Schmidt, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Patent number: 8041783
    Abstract: A method is provided for configuring medical devices such as medical devices used in a clinical trial. Based on the needs of the clinical trial, a definition of a configuration of the medical devices to be used in the clinical trial is generated and the configuration data is transformed into a profile. The profile is distributed to sites at which the clinical trial will be conducted and the profile is applied to the medical devices at the sites to configure the medical devices. The medical devices are thereby capable of producing data that is comparable as between the sites used in the clinical trial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Rahn, Gudrun Zahlmann, Markus Schmidt, Ali-Nejat Bengi, Horst Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20100331833
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling interventional therapy is described, where the interventional therapy results in the destruction of tissue and the release of chemical markers. When interventional therapy results in destruction of a patient tissue, such as cancerous tissue, a variety of chemical markers may be released into the bloodstream. An in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device may be used to measure the concentration of an analyte representing a marker and compare the measured concentration with a predetermined set point so as to monitor or control the procedure. The blood for the analysis may be obtained either inter-procedurally or intra-procedurally depending on the promptness of the effect being measured and the speed of measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Maschke, Gudrun Zahlmann, Sebastian Schmidt, Karsten Hiltawsky
  • Publication number: 20100332254
    Abstract: A system and method of diagnosing kidney syndromes using an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) is described. The system includes an X-ray imaging device and an in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device. The IVD device is used to identify risk factors such as sensitivity to contrast agents, or to indicate or rule out other syndromes which may have symptoms similar to kidney malfunction. The level of blood components such as creatinine may be used, in conjunction with other medical data and IVD tests, to determine a risk score for the patient. The risk score may be used to recommend modifications to a baseline procedure such as change in the volume or type of contrast agent, the number of X-rays, or the performance of post-procedure dialysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Maschke, Sebastian Schmidt, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20100331673
    Abstract: A system and method for improving safety in medical procedures where a substance is introduced into a patient is described. An in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) device may be used to measure the concentration of an analyte representing a marker and compare the measured concentration with a predetermined set point so as to determine whether an adverse reaction to the substance may be anticipated. The test data may be obtained at the point-of-service or retrieved from a patient data base. The device for administering the substance is enabled when the comparison of the test data with the predetermined set point indicates that the procedure is expected to be performed with an acceptable risk of an adverse reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Maschke, Gudrun Zahlmann, Martin Hahn, Michael Pringle
  • Publication number: 20100174555
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the present invention refers to a method, a system, a computer readable medium and/or a computer program product for optimizing a clinical pathway. The clinical pathway includes a sequence of actions. In at least one embodiment, he method aims at finding the best suitable and optimal following action for a respective action. There is provided a set of rules, patient information data and optimization criteria. After having received a symptom or an action there is deduced a set of possible following actions. After having deduced all possible following actions, these possible following actions are evaluated by the optimization criteria. After evaluation the optimal following action is suggested as a result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Karsten Hiltawsky, Michael Maschke, Sebastian Schmidt, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20100174505
    Abstract: The invention refers to a computer implemented method, a computer system a test machine and a computer program product for executing conditioned and qualified test. An ordering instance may order a set of tests, comprising an initial test and a set of follow-up tests, wherein the execution of each of the follow-up tests is dependent of the result of the respective predecessor test, like the initial test. The conditions for executing the follow-up tests are dynamically definable and are analyzed automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Karsten Hiltawsky, Michael Maschke, Sebastian Schmidt, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20090112619
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for facilitating the acquisition of medical images used as part of a clinical trials process by requiring Imaging Centers to compete with each other to supply the images. Agreements between the Sponsor and a plurality of Imaging Centers stipulate that the Sponsor is only required to accept a certain total number of medical images and is free to reject any medical images that either do not comply with the protocol, or which exceed the total number of medical images required for the study. This motivates the Imaging Centers to quickly obtain and transmit to the Sponsor high quality medical images that meet the basic requirements outlined in the clinical study protocol, since images are accepted and compensated for by the Sponsor on a first-come, first-served basis. A system for implementing this method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Owens, Gudrun Zahlmann, Patrick K. deGrouchy
  • Publication number: 20080319793
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of a method for supporting a person involved in a clinical study in the adherence to a study protocol, an automatic communication system is disclosed which collects data correlated with the performance of the study in at least approximately real time from a data processing system concerned with the study, determines, by use of the data, a first future time for a study action to be performed according to the study protocol, and, by use of a planning criterion, a second future time which is before the first one. In at least one embodiment, the communication system, at the second time, sends a message concerning the study action to the person. A corresponding communication system contains, in at least one embodiment, an interface for collecting the data, a control and evaluating unit for determining the first and second time, and a communication interface for sending the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Helmut Myritz, Markus Schmidt, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20080194920
    Abstract: In a method for determining a parameter in an automatic study and data management system, data is gathered in a knowledge database, and a parameter is determined based the data gathered in the knowledge database. The data is correlated to at least one of a configuration and implementation of a previous clinical study. The parameter is usable for configuring a future clinical study.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Markus Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20080194921
    Abstract: In a method for automatically evaluating data from at least one clinical study, data may be assessed at a study management system based on at least one management criteria. At least one measured variable may be determined based on the assessed data, and at least one action correlated to at least one facility may be initiated based on the at least one measured variable. The at least one management criteria may be associated with the at least one clinical study.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Markus Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20080059241
    Abstract: A system provides a clinical trial or research process with access to, and use of information employed in patient care by facilitating access to information via a portal (e.g., a Web compatible portal) and providing automated transfer of data collected during patient care workflows for storage in clinical research information systems. An interface system enables bidirectional exchange of data between a hospital clinical information system and a clinical trial or research information system. The interface system employs at least one repository including information associating a clinical trial with patient identifiers, healthcare worker identifiers, an indicator of individual status of a patient in the clinical trial and an identifier of a site involved in the clinical trial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Gudrun Zahlmann, Andrew Wronka, Paul Brandon, Markus Schmidt