Patents by Inventor Holger Schmitt

Holger Schmitt 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).

  • Publication number: 20210143487
    Abstract: A battery system (100) which comprises a metallic battery housing (200) and a metallic component housing (300), wherein at least one battery module (10) having at least one battery cell (12) and a control unit (20) for controlling and monitoring the at least one battery module (10) are arranged in the battery housing (200) and wherein at least one electrical component (80) is arranged in the component housing (300), which electrical component is electrically connected to the at least one battery module (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Andre Gross, Felix Koehl, Henrik Wolfgang Behm, Holger Stegmueller, Markus Schmitt, Matthias Oechsle, Peter Kohn, Philipp Einsiedel, Robert Kohler, Stefan Baumann, Steve Kroeger, Thomas Dittert
  • Publication number: 20210110543
    Abstract: A computing system (118) includes a computer readable storage medium (122) with computer executable instructions (124), including a including a biophysical simulator (126) with a segmentor (202) and a boundary condition determiner (206). The computing system further includes a processor (120) configured to execute the biophysical simulator to compute a fractional flow reserve index with cardiac imaging data and at least one of an adapted coronary tree segmentation and an adapted boundary condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: HANNES NICKISCH, HOLGER SCHMITT
  • Publication number: 20210103904
    Abstract: In order to prevent stamps or indicia from being forged and in order to bill a logistics service between different postal service providers correctly to the user, a computer-implemented method for franking postal articles is implemented. The article's progress is recorded by readers and, together with the accompanying franking identification, is stored in blocks of a blockchain as a transaction. In doing so, the assignment of the readers to a postal service provider is recorded. The logistics service provided is billed correctly to the user by analyzing the transactions stored in the blockchain that are to be allocated to at least one postal service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Bayer, Michael Bueker, Monika Sturm, Michael Zettler, Jan Dodel, Holger Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20210100522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a determination of a physiological functional parameter of a living being. Ultrasound image data and Doppler image data of a vessel structure are provided (101) and registered (102). The vessel structure is segmented (103) to generate (104) a representation of the vessel structure. The flow velocity inside a vessel of the vessel structure is determined (105) based on the Doppler image data. A physiological functional parameter determination model defining a value of a functional physiological parameter in dependence of a representation of a vessel structure and a flow velocity inside a vessel of the vessel structure is used (106) to determine (107) the physiological functional parameter inside the vessel of the vessel structure. The representation of the vessel structure and/or the flow velocity values can be constantly updated upon receipt of further input images to provide an estimation of the functional physiological parameter in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Hannes NICKISCH, Michael GRASS, Christian HAASE, Holger SCHMITT
  • Patent number: 10968950
    Abstract: A sliding bearing includes a bearing surface which comprises a material in which an alloy material based on CuSnX (0.01<X<9), CuNi2Si, or CuFe2P is used. A method for producing such a sliding bearing and a use for CuNi2Si, CuFe2P, and CuSnX in a sliding bearing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden Gmbh
    Inventors: Holger Schmitt, Daniel Meister, David M. Saxton
  • Publication number: 20210073978
    Abstract: A system (100) includes a computer readable storage medium (122) with computer executable instructions (124), including: a predictor (126) configured to determine a baseline coronary state and a predicted coronaiy state from contrast enhanced cardiac computed tomography volumetric image data and a model of an effect of one or more substances on characteristics effecting the coronaiy state. The system further includes a processor (120) configured to execute the predictor to determine the baseline coronary state and the predicted coronary state from the contrast enhanced cardiac computed tomography volumetric image data and the model of the effect of one or more of the substances on the characteristics effecting the coronary state. The system further includes a display configured to display the baseline coronaiy state and the predicted coronaiy state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Holger SCHMITT, HANNES NICKISCH, TOBIAS WISSEL
  • Patent number: 10898267
    Abstract: Stenosis information is obtained by obtaining photographic image data (302) from a displayed image of a blood vessel (103, 203) containing the stenosis. Contours of the blood vessel and the stenosis are detected and dimensions are estimated from the photographic image data. A blood vessel model is reconstructed and fractional flow reserve data is calculated using the blood vessel model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Holger Schmitt, Christian Haase, Hannes Nickisch, Sven Prevrhal
  • Patent number: 10902606
    Abstract: A system (100) for segmenting a coronary artery vessel tree (182) of a patient heart in a three dimensional (3D) cardiac image (120) includes a coronary volume definition unit (150) and a coronary artery segmentation unit (180). The coronary volume definition unit (150) sets a spatial boundary (210, 220) from internal and external surfaces of heart tissues in the 3D cardiac image based on a fitted heart model (200). The coronary artery segmentation unit (180) segments the coronary artery vessel tree (182) in the 3D cardiac image using a segmentation algorithm with a search space limited by the spatial boundary set from the internal and external surfaces of the heart tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cristian Lorenz, Tobias Klinder, Holger Schmitt, Hannes Nickisch
  • Publication number: 20200337664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for fractional flow reserve determination. The device (1) comprises a model generator (10) configured to generate a three-dimensional model (3DM) of a portion of an imaged vascular vessel tree (VVT) surrounding a stenosed vessel segment (SVS), based on a partial segmentation of the imaged vascular vessel tree (VVT). Further, the device comprises an image processor (20) configured to calculate a blood flow (Q) through the stenosed vessel segment (SVS) based on an analysis of a time-series of X-ray images of the vascular vessel tree (VVT). Still further, the device comprises a fractional-flow-reserve determiner (30) configured to determine a fractional flow reserve (FFR) based on the three-dimensional model (3DM) and the calculated blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hanno Heyke HOMANN, Michael GRASS, Raoul FLORENT, Holger SCHMITT, Odlie BONNEFOUS, Hannes NICKISCH
  • Publication number: 20200281562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for guiding an intravascular ultrasound catheter device comprising an ultrasound probe to a potential lesion in a vascular tree (31). In the system, position information of the probe are provided for displaying to a user and/or for an automated processing of the position information. An evaluation unit is configured to receive a diagnostic image of the vascular tree, to determine values of at least one vessel parameter for a plurality of locations in the vascular tree, and to identify at least one location associated with an abnormal value of the at least one vessel parameter. Further, a mapping unit is configured to provide a visual indication (32) of the at least one location in the visualization of the vascular tree and/or to provide information about the at least one location for use in the automated processing of the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN HAASE, HOLGER SCHMITT, SVEN PREVRHAL
  • Publication number: 20200265958
    Abstract: An apparatus for assessing a patient's vasculature and a corresponding method are provided, in which the bifurcations in a vessel of interest are identified on the basis of a local change in at least one geometric parameter value of the vessel of interest and the fluid dynamics inside the vessel of interest are adjusted to take account for said bifurcations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Christian HAASE, Holger SCHMITT, Michael GRASS, Arjen VAN DER HORST
  • Patent number: 10729340
    Abstract: A medical system includes a medical instrument (102) configured for interventional deployment and a shape sensing system (104) mounted on or in the medical instrument and configured to measure a shape of the medical instrument during the interventional deployment. An imaging device (106) is mounted on or in the medical instrument and configured to image a lumen in which the imaging device is deployed. A registration module (140) is configured to register the shape of the medical instrument to an image of the lumen at a particular time to reconstruct a three-dimensional geometry of the lumen, accounting for motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tobias Klinder, Holger Schmitt, Michael Grass
  • Patent number: 10672135
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for processing CT imaging data, comprising a processing unit, which is configured to receive a plurality of sets of CT imaging data recorded at different imaging positions and at different points in time. Furthermore, the processing device is configured to provide a plurality of auxiliary sets of CT imaging data, each auxiliary set of CT imaging data comprising processed image data allocated to spatial positions inside a respective spatial section of the object space, wherein a given one of the spatial sections contains those spatial positions which are covered by those sets of CT imaging data acquired at a respective one of the imaging positions, and to generate the processed image data for a given spatial position using those of the sets of CT imaging data acquired at the respective one of the imaging positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Heike Carolus, Sven Kabus, Tobias Klinder, Holger Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20200060637
    Abstract: A computing system (118) includes a computer readable storage medium (122) with computer executable instructions (124), including a biophysical simulator (126), and a reference location (128), and a processor (120) configured to the biophysical simulator and simulate a reference FFR value at a predetermined location along a segmented coronary vessel indicated by the reference location. A computer readable storage medium encoded with computer readable instructions, which, when executed by a processor of a computing system, causes the processor to simulate a reference FFR value at a predetermined location along a segmented coronary vessel indicated by a predetermined reference location. A method including simulating a reference FFR value at a predetermined location along a segmented coronary vessel indicated by a predetermined reference location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: HOLGER SCHMITT, HANNES NICKISCH, MANINDRANATH VEMBAR
  • Patent number: 10559912
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrical assembly, in particular of a motor vehicle. A base body is provided and an electrical connector is provided. The electrical connector is positioned on the base body, wherein a section of the electrical connector is in mechanically direct contact with the base body to form a support surface and a free end of the electrical connector is spaced from the main body, and wherein a center of mass of the electrical connector is laterally offset with respect to a first spatial region located vertically above the support surface. The electrical connector is stabilized by a holder, and the electrical connector is attached to the base body by SMD soldering. An electrical assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
    Inventors: Steve Eberlein, Holger Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10552958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for fractional flow reserve determination, the device (1) comprising: a model source (10) configured to provide a first three-dimensional model (3DM1) of a portion of an imaged vascular vessel tree (VVT) surrounding a stenosed vessel segment (SVS) and configured to provide a second three-dimensional model (3DM2) of a pressure wire insertable into the vascular vessel tree (VVT); and a processor (20) configured to calculate a first blood flow (Q1) through the stenosed vessel segment (SVS) with the pressure wire (PW) inserted into the vascular vessel tree (VVT) based on the first and the second three-dimensional model and to calculate a second blood flow (Q2) through the stenosed vessel segment (SVS) without the pressure wire (PW) inserted into the vascular vessel tree (VVT) based on the first three-dimensional model (3DM1) and to determine a first fractional flow reserve value (FFR1) to be measured with the pressure wire (PW) inserted into the vascular vessel tree (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Eberhard Sebastian Hansis, Holger Schmitt, Michael Grass, Dirk Schaefer, Hanno Heyke Homann, Tobias Klinder, Christian Haase
  • Publication number: 20200029830
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a functional index for stenosis assessment of a vessel is provided. The apparatus comprises an input interface (40) and a processing unit (50). The input interface is configured to obtain image data (30) representing a two-dimensional representation of a vessel (6). The processing unit (50) is configured to determine a course of the vessel (6) and a width (w1, w2) of the vessel along its course in the image data and is further configured to determine the functional index for stenosis assessment of the vessel based on the width of the vessel in the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Christian HAASE, Michael GRASS, Bram Antonius Philomena VAN RENS, Roland Wilhelmus Maria BULLENS, Peter Maria Johannes RONGEN, Arjen VAN DER HORST, Raoul FLORENT, Romane Isabelle Marie-Bernard GAURIAU, Javier OLIVAN BESCOS, Holger SCHMITT, Vincent Maurice André AUVRAY
  • Patent number: 10508322
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copper alloy such as, for example, CuNi6Sn5Fe2P0.15, which has hard particles such as, for example, Fe3P or Fe2P and optionally solid lubricants such as, for example, hexagonal boron nitrides or graphite. The invention further relates to the use of said copper alloy for a bearing and to a bearing having said copper alloy. The invention further relates to a method for producing a bearing having a copper alloy, wherein a metal powder is produced, for example, by means of melt atomization, hard particles and optional solid lubricants are optionally added to said powder, and the powder is sintered onto a substrate. Finally, the invention relates to an alternative method for producing a bearing, wherein the copper alloy is applied to a substrate by means of casting or plating or wherein the bearing is made completely of the copper alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Schmitt, Daniel Meister, David M. Saxton
  • Publication number: 20190318475
    Abstract: A computing system (126) includes a computer readable storage medium (130) with computer executable instructions (128), including: a segmentation standardizer (120) configured to determine a standardized vascular tree from a segmented vascular tree segmented of volumetric image data and a predetermined set of pruning rules (206), and a biophysical simulator (122) configured to perform a biophysical simulation based on the standardized vascular tree. The computing system further includes a processor (124) configured to execute the segmentation standardizer to determine the standardized vascular tree from the segmented vascular tree segmented of volumetric image data and the predetermined set of pruning rules, and configured to execute the biophysical simulator to perform a biophysical simulation based on the standardized vascular tree. The computing system further includes a display configured to display at least one of the standardized vascular tree and a result of the biophysical simulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Hannes NICKISCH, Holger SCHMITT, Sven PREVRHAL, Mordechay Pinchas FREIMAN, Liran GOSHEN
  • Patent number: 10430947
    Abstract: A method generates and uses a correspondence probability map for visualization of two image datasets. The method includes obtaining two image datasets and obtaining an image registration algorithm that includes a correspondence model. The method further includes registering the two image datasets to generate a displacement vector field and generating a correspondence probability map, using the correspondence model, based on the two image datasets. The method further includes using the correspondence probability map to visualize the two image datasets. A computing system (120) includes a memory device (124) configured to store instructions, including a visualization module (130), and a processor (122) that executes the instructions, which causes the processor to generate and employ a correspondence probability map for visualization of two image datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Sven Kabus, Heike Carolus, Holger Schmitt