Patents by Inventor Helmut Konig

Helmut Konig 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: 9754127
    Abstract: An apparatus, a method and a product for transferring security-critical medical data records via a public network are disclosed. In order to be able to transmit security-critical data sections in pseudonymized form, a pseudonymization function is adaptively applied to the data records. The pseudonymization function is in each case calculated dynamically on the basis of a processing context that has been read in and that takes account of the planned user role, the planned intended use of the data processing and an application context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut König, Andreas Pfeiffer, Vladyslav Ukis
  • Publication number: 20170065243
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a method, an analyzer, a radiation dose disturbance system, and a computer program for automatically calculating a target radiation dose of ionizing radiation. In this case, both patient-specific parameters and equipment-specific parameters are taken into account. On a cloud-based data store, reference images are read out that concern the same anatomical target region in which the imminent examination is also intended to be carried out. The anatomical target region is advantageously determined in a manner dependent on the clinical issue. The reference images are evaluated with regard to radiation dose and image quality in order to generate a target radiation dose with a corresponding control command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Helmut König
  • Patent number: 9545238
    Abstract: A method and system for the diagnosis of 3D images are disclosed, which significantly cuts the time required for the diagnosis. The 3D images are for example an image volume dataset of a magnetic resonance tomography system which is saved in an RIS or PACS system. In at least one embodiment, the diagnostic finding are partially automatically generated, and details of the position, size and change in pathological structures are compared to previous diagnostic findings are generated automatically. As a result of this automation the diagnostic work of radiologists is significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Rüdiger Bertsch, Roland Brill, Alexander Cavallaro, Maria Jimena Costa, Martin Huber, Michael Kelm, Helmut König, Sascha Seifert, Michael Wels
  • Patent number: 9020304
    Abstract: In order to enable improved or even optimized loading of medical image data, a data type representing the image data is determined in at least one embodiment from the image data in a first step and a data-type-specific default loading strategy is selected according to the data type. The default loading strategy may be refined, in at least one example embodiment, to produce a loading strategy based on additional context data. The context data is obtained for example during an initial assessment of the image data. For this purpose, provision is made in particular for a shared index to be generated in which the context data is stored together with further information associated with the image data of a plurality of objects that are to be examined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karlheinz Dorn, Helmut König, Vladyslav Ukis
  • Publication number: 20140379377
    Abstract: An apparatus, a method and a product for transferring security-critical medical data records via a public network are disclosed. In order to be able to transmit security-critical data sections in pseudonymized form, a pseudonymization function is adaptively applied to the data records. The pseudonymization function is in each case calculated dynamically on the basis of a processing context that has been read in and that takes account of the planned user role, the planned intended use of the data processing and an application context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut KÖNIG, Andreas PFEIFFER, Vladyslav UKIS
  • Patent number: 8610715
    Abstract: A method, a monitor control module and system are disclosed for displaying a medical image from a volume dataset on a monitor of a computer-aided device, whereby, in addition to the image a number of orientation images from the volume dataset are to be displayed. In at least one embodiment, the user determines an orientation measurement beforehand, on the basis of which orientation images will be selected from the volume dataset and presented for display with the image. The orientation measurement can be either based on distance or be the result of an anatomic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Roland Brill, Helmut König
  • Publication number: 20130266242
    Abstract: In order to enable improved or even optimized loading of medical image data, a data type representing the image data is determined in at least one embodiment from the image data in a first step and a data-type-specific default loading strategy is selected according to the data type. The default loading strategy may be refined, in at least one example embodiment, to produce a loading strategy based on additional context data. The context data is obtained for example during an initial assessment of the image data. For this purpose, provision is made in particular for a shared index to be generated in which the context data is stored together with further information associated with the image data of a plurality of objects that are to be examined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Karlheinz DORN, Helmut KÖNIG, Vladyslav UKIS
  • Patent number: 8165426
    Abstract: A method, an arrangement and a product are disclosed, where a multiplicity of nodes are provided which are designed for processing medical image data. Following determination of the specific workflow for processing the image data in at least one embodiment, local, relevant nodes are determined which have the functionality to execute the particular workflow. The image data are then split into image data subsets, on the basis of the workflow, and are forwarded in dedicated fashion to the relevant nodes for the purpose of processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Helmut König
  • Patent number: 8036434
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for selecting at least one post-processing method for the post-processing of medical measurement data. In this method, different post-processing components are registered. In addition to the measurement data, context data with respect to the measurement data are acquired and/or derived. Following this, a structured document is evaluated so that at least one post-processing method, for example an optimally designed method, can be selected for the respective measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andrew John Hewett, Helmut König
  • Publication number: 20110235887
    Abstract: A method and system for the diagnosis of 3D images are disclosed, which significantly cuts the time required for the diagnosis. The 3D images are for example an image volume dataset of a magnetic resonance tomography system which is saved in an RIS or PACS system. In at least one embodiment, the diagnostic finding are partially automatically generated, and details of the position, size and change in pathological structures are compared to previous diagnostic findings are generated automatically. As a result of this automation the diagnostic work of radiologists is significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Rüdiger Bertsch, Roland Brill, Alexander Cavallaro, Maria Jimena Costa, Martin Huber, Michael Kelm, Helmut König, Sascha Seifert, Michael Wels
  • Patent number: 7844571
    Abstract: To increase the efficiency of the management of image data in a data network including a multiplicity of network nodes, at least one embodiment of the present invention provides for image data, having been stored at a network node provided as a buffer store, to be transmitted for archiving to a network node provided as an archive store and to be stored there, with the storage of the respective image data in the buffer store and in the archive store involving a reference to the respective network node being recorded in an index in conjunction with an explicit identifier for the respective image data. Further, in at least one embodiment, the index is used when the stored image data are subsequently loaded to ascertain the respective at least one network node at which the respective image data are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Helmut König
  • Publication number: 20100171741
    Abstract: A method, a monitor control module and system are disclosed for displaying a medical image from a volume dataset on a monitor of a computer-aided device, whereby, in addition to the image a number of orientation images from the volume dataset are to be displayed. In at least one embodiment, the user determines an orientation measurement beforehand, on the basis of which orientation images will be selected from the volume dataset and presented for display with the image. The orientation measurement can be either based on distance or be the result of an anatomic model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Roland Brill, Helmut König
  • Publication number: 20080021931
    Abstract: To increase the efficiency of the management of image data in a data network including a multiplicity of network nodes, at least one embodiment of the present invention provides for image data, having been stored at a network node provided as a buffer store, to be transmitted for archiving to a network node provided as an archive store and to be stored there, with the storage of the respective image data in the buffer store and in the archive store involving a reference to the respective network node being recorded in an index in conjunction with an explicit identifier for the respective image data. Further, in at least one embodiment, the index is used when the stored image data are subsequently loaded to ascertain the respective at least one network node at which the respective image data are stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Helmut Konig
  • Publication number: 20070192408
    Abstract: A method, an arrangement and a product are disclosed, where a multiplicity of nodes are provided which are designed for processing medical image data. Following determination of the specific workflow for processing the image data in at least one embodiment, local, relevant nodes are determined which have the functionality to execute the particular workflow. The image data are then split into image data subsets, on the basis of the workflow, and are forwarded in dedicated fashion to the relevant nodes for the purpose of processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Helmut Konig
  • Publication number: 20070008172
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for selecting at least one post-processing method for the post-processing of medical measurement data. In this method, different post-processing components are registered. In addition to the measurement data, context data with respect to the measurement data are acquired and/or derived. Following this, a structured document is evaluated so that at least one post-processing method, for example an optimally designed method, can be selected for the respective measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Hewett, Helmut Konig
  • Patent number: 6550719
    Abstract: In order to provide a compact, high-performance drive device for aircraft, in particular for power gliders, which comprise a propeller which is driven by a motor, preferably by an electric motor, and the blades (6) of which can be tilted towards the propeller shaft (15) by way of a joint and in the tilted-out position pass through a running gap (5) for the propeller formed between the nose, in which the generally minimal conditions of space are utilized in an optimum manner and which ensures the necessary aerodynamic properties of the aircraft, the invention proposes that the motor (10) should be arranged in front of the propeller in the space bounded by the nose (4). In this way, the interior of the aircraft as far as the running gap (5) for the propeller is made available for the pilot or the aircraft passengers, so as to ensure optimum use of the said interior and the length of the aircraft can be kept short.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Helmut König
  • Publication number: 20030034420
    Abstract: In order to provide a compact, high-performance drive device for aircraft, in particular for power gliders, which comprise a propeller which is driven by a motor, preferably by an electric motor, and the blades (6) of which can be tilted towards the propeller shaft (15) by way of a joint and in the tilted-out position pass through a running gap (5) for the propeller formed between the nose (4) of the aircraft and the fuselage (2) by displacement of the said nose, in which the generally minimal conditions of space are utilized in an optimum manner and which ensures the necessary aerodynamic properties of the aircraft, the invention proposes that the motor (10) should be arranged in front of the propeller in the space bounded by the nose (4). In this way, the interior of the aircraft as far as the running gap (5) for the propeller is made available for the pilot or the aircraft passengers, so as to ensure optimum use of the said interior and the length of the aircraft can be kept short.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventor: Helmut Konig
  • Publication number: 20020158164
    Abstract: An instrument panel for use in light airplanes, particularly gliders and motorized gliders with small fuselage cross-sections and a cockpit which has little space available for the instrument panel. The instrument panel has at least one display (2) and several function keys (6) for selecting what is to be shown on the display, and indicators (7) which are associated with the individual function keys. The outer boundary of at least one side of the display, the function keys and the indicators is arcuate so that it follows the shape of the available space to thereby provide unobstructed sight to the outside from the cockpit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Helmut Konig
  • Patent number: 5486048
    Abstract: An apparatus for the treatment of dough, in particular portioning and kneading, has a drum (2) rotatable around a horizontal axis and provided on its periphery with receiving openings (3, 4) for the dough. In these receiving openings the dough is treated, for example by a kneading member. In each receiving opening (3, 4) a piston (43) is guided in radial direction of the drum along a restricted guidance (46) that on its entire is rotatable relative to the drum (2). The restricted guidance consists of at least two members (91, 92) adjustable relative to each other and completing each other effectively to the common restricted guidance (6) and always reliably guiding the pistons (43). By relative adjustment of the two members (91, 92), the treatment conditions on a station can be changed without influencing the other stations FIG. 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Inventor: Helmut Konig, deceased
  • Patent number: 5482366
    Abstract: An apparatus for stirring and, respectively, or kneading dough includes a frame (1) into which a receptacle (17) for the dough to be treated can be carried in by chassis (22). In its carried-in position, the receptacle (17) can be lifted by a lifting device (23) into a position in which at least one tool (15) extends from above into the receptacle (17). Each tool (15) is disposed eccentrically with respect to the axis (42) of the receptacle (17) and is carried by a tool carrier (4) driven around the axis (42) by a drive (41). In additon thereto, a further drive (50) for the tools (15) is provided which are movable relative to the tool carrier (4). The tool carrier (4) is bearingly supported with its periphery on a collar (2) of the frame and closes the upper opening of the receptacle (17) in its lifted position like a cover. Thereby a particular intensive and continuous treatment of the dough in the receptacle (17) is obtained and the stresses on the receptacle (17) are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Inventors: Helmut Konig, deceased, by Elisabeth Konig, administratrix