Patents by Inventor Manuel Millahn

Manuel Millahn 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: 10342619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the mechanical axis of a bone using an electronic device which is rigidly attached to the bone and comprises a video camera, wherein: the mechanical axis is determined from the positions of two points which define the mechanical axis; the first of the two points is determined as the center of rotation when the bone is pivoted about the first point, the center of rotation being determined from an output signal of the camera which captures a stationary marker device; and the second point is the exit point of the mechanical axis on the outer surface at the opposite end of the bone to the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Bert Bracke, Christian Brack, Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn
  • Patent number: 9575306
    Abstract: An electronic stereoscopic microscope for detecting and reproducing pairs of stereoscopic part images comprises a camera unit having at least one electronic image sensor, a dog-leg objective for generating an image of an object on the image sensor, wherein the objective comprises a first leg facing the object to be imaged, a second leg facing the image sensor and including an angle with the first leg and deflection means provided between the legs, wherein the first leg extends along an imaging axis and the second leg extends along a detection axis. The microscope furthermore comprises an electronic viewfinder for reproducing stereoscopic part images detected by means of the image sensor, with the electronic viewfinder being arranged in an observation position or being movable into an observation position which is provided at a rear side of the objective in an extension of the imaging axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Hans Kiening, Manuel Millahn, Martin Kiening
  • Publication number: 20160106552
    Abstract: The present application relates to an endoprosthesis including a first member which is connected to a patient's bone; a second member which is adjustably coupled to the first member by a coupling device; wherein the coupling device configured to generate a movement of the second member relative to the first member. The present application also relates to an artificial joint including such an endoprosthesis and to an endoprosthesis placement system including such an endoprosthesis or artificial joint and a projection device which is configured to project visible light markings, acquired from pre-operational and/or intra-operational patient data, onto the patient and/or the endoprosthesis, thus enabling visible alignment markings of the endoprosthesis to be aligned with respect to projected visible light markings so as to allow a proper adjustment of the endoprosthesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: BRAINLAB AG
    Inventors: Philip CARDAMONE, Manuel MILLAHN, Martin IMMERZ
  • Patent number: 9271802
    Abstract: A malleolar registration clamp comprising a reference unit and a receiving portion for receiving the malleolus, wherein the receiving portion is designed to receive at least part of the malleolus in a defined position relative to the receiving portion, and the position of the reference unit relative to the receiving portion is defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn, Norman Plaβky
  • Patent number: 9095376
    Abstract: A device for fastening a marker device to a bone, comprising a fixing element including a mounting for the marker device, comprising a spring designed to contact an abutment for exerting a force between the abutment and the fixing element in the direction of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Norman Plaβky, Manuel Millahn, Blaine Warkentine
  • Patent number: 8945132
    Abstract: A positioning device for aligning at least one support on at least one structure includes a positioning tool configured to interface with a part of the structure, and a positioning element coupled to said positioning tool. The positioning element includes at least one holding part, wherein the at least one support is releasably coupled to said at least one holding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Norman Plaβy, Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn, Blaine Warkentine
  • Publication number: 20140327742
    Abstract: An electronic stereoscopic microscope for detecting and reproducing pairs of stereoscopic part images comprises a camera unit having at least one electronic image sensor, a dog-leg objective for generating an image of an object on the image sensor, wherein the objective comprises a first leg facing the object to be imaged, a second leg facing the image sensor and including an angle with the first leg and deflection means provided between the legs, wherein the first leg extends along an imaging axis and the second leg extends along a detection axis. The microscope furthermore comprises an electronic viewfinder for reproducing stereoscopic part images detected by means of the image sensor, with the electronic viewfinder being arranged in an observation position or being movable into an observation position which is provided at a rear side of the objective in an extension of the imaging axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Hans Kiening, Manuel Millahn, Martin Kiening
  • Publication number: 20140225999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the mechanical axis of a bone using an electronic device which is rigidly attached to the bone and comprises a video camera, wherein: the mechanical axis is determined from the positions of two points which define the mechanical axis; the first of the two points is determined as the centre of rotation when the bone is pivoted about the first point, the centre of rotation being determined from an output signal of the camera which captures a stationary marker device; and the second point is the exit point of the mechanical axis on the outer surface at the opposite end of the bone to the first point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Bert Bracke, Christian Brack, Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn
  • Patent number: 8715296
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical tracking reference, comprising a fastening arm and a reference array holding arm to which a reference array is or can be attached, and comprising a joint between the arms which can be fixed using a fixing array, wherein the fixing array of the joint comprises a bonding connection which can be fixed using a curable bonding agent. It also relates to a method for setting the alignment of a medical tracking reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Norman Plaβky, Manuel Millahn
  • Patent number: 8663204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical instrument, comprising a signal transmitter and at least one activating device for activating the transmitter which is provided on a transmitter unit which is separate from the instrument, wherein the transmitter unit is a unit which can be fastened to the exterior of the instrument. It also relates to a method for controlling a treatment-assisting medical software by means of a signal transmitter which is arranged on a medical instrument, wherein the instrument is positionally detected by means of a medical tracking system, and wherein the software assigns a different significance to the signal output by the transmitter depending on the position of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Christian Lechner, Norman Plaβky, Manuel Millahn, Georg Christian
  • Patent number: 8469965
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tool for detecting planes which are defined by anatomical landmarks, comprising a first and a second level abutment area for placing onto a body structure, wherein the first and second abutment areas have a predetermined position relative to each other, and comprising a tool marker device which has a stationary position relative to the first and second abutment areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn
  • Patent number: 8382766
    Abstract: The present application relates to a surgical connecting device for connecting a first and second cutting block which each serve to make an incision on a first and second anatomical structure, comprising: a first attaching section for attaching the surgical connecting device to the first cutting block by a mechanical connection; a second attaching section for attaching the surgical connecting device to the second cutting block by a releasable mechanical connection; and a spacing section which spaces the first attaching section away from the second attaching section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Blaine Warkentine, Norman Plaβky, Manuel Millahn
  • Publication number: 20120330135
    Abstract: A method for providing positional relationship data, which represent the position of a marker device relative to a bone which it is affixed to, to a medical navigation system, comprising the steps of: a) receiving bone registration data which represent locations of points on the surface of the bone; b) calculating, from the bone registration data, the current relative position between the bone and a medical instrument which bears the marker device; c) determining an offset between the current relative position and a desired relative position; d) outputting indication information which is based on the calculated offset; e) receiving bone re-registration data which represent locations of points on the surface of the bone; and f) calculating the positional relationship data from the bone re-registration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Manuel Millahn, Bert Bracke, Christian Brack
  • Patent number: 8303596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for positioning a jig at a structure using at least one fixing element comprising at least one adjusting element which can directly interact with or guide the at least one fixing element and which can interact with the jig, so that the relative position between the at least one fixing element and the jig can be adjusted by changing the position of the at least one adjusting element, as well as to a method for positioning a jig at a structure comprising two rotatable adjusting elements, wherein the resection plane of the jig can be moved along or in a first direction when the adjusting elements are moved in the same direction and wherein the resection plane is turned if the adjusting elements are moved in an opposite or different direction or only one adjusting element is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Norman Plaβky, Manuel Millahn
  • Patent number: 8207863
    Abstract: A measuring device for measuring geometric properties of a medical treatment device includes a measuring unit, a time detection unit, and an RFID writer. The measuring unit is configured to measure a relative position between at least a first part of the medical treatment device and at least a second part of the medical treatment device. The time detection unit configured to detect a time of the measurement, and the RFID writer configured to write a time, based on the detected time, to an RFID transponder of the medical treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Timo Neubauer, Norman Plaβky, Manuel Millahn
  • Publication number: 20120123299
    Abstract: A malleolar registration clamp comprising a reference unit and a receiving portion for receiving the malleolus, wherein the receiving portion is designed to receive at least part of the malleolus in a defined position relative to the receiving portion, and the position of the reference unit relative to the receiving portion is defined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn, Norman Plabky
  • Publication number: 20100286508
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tool for detecting planes which are defined by anatomical landmarks, comprising a first and a second level abutment area for placing onto a body structure, wherein the first and second abutment areas have a predetermined position relative to each other, and comprising a tool marker device which has a stationary position relative to the first and second abutment areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn
  • Publication number: 20100272442
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical instrument, comprising a signal transmitter and at least one activating device for activating the transmitter which is provided on a transmitter unit which is separate from the instrument, wherein the transmitter unit is a unit which can be fastened to the exterior of the instrument. It also relates to a method for controlling a treatment-assisting medical software by means of a signal transmitter which is arranged on a medical instrument, wherein the instrument is positionally detected by means of a medical tracking system, and wherein the software assigns a different significance to the signal output by the transmitter depending on the position of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Christian LECHNER, Norman Plaßky, Manuel Millahn, Georg Christian
  • Patent number: 7742801
    Abstract: A method for planning a bone implant ascertains a condition of a bone to be treated, and identifies a dysfunctional part of the bone. A free-form area then can be ascertained and registered, wherein the free-form area lies below the dysfunctional part. A control data set then is produced that forms the basis for ablating the bone on the ascertained free-form area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: BrainLAB AG
    Inventors: Timo Neubauer, Manuel Millahn
  • Publication number: 20100063511
    Abstract: A device for fastening a marker device to a bone, comprising a fixing element including a mounting for the marker device, comprising a spring designed to contact an abutment for exerting a force between the abutment and the fixing element in the direction of the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Norman Plassky, Manuel Millahn, Blaine Warkentine