Patents by Inventor Martin Kleen

Martin Kleen 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: 8538504
    Abstract: A method for the merged display of first image information captured using a first imaging device with second image information captured using a second imaging device is provided. The first imaging device records fluorescence images of the area under examination. A second 3D image data record of the area under examination is recorded using an examination procedure based on electromagnetic radiation, such as computer tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The 3D fluorescence image data record and the second 3D image data record are registered with one another, and one or more fluorescence-optically marked, relevant areas of the examination volume, on the basis of the mapping rules determined by the registration process, are displayed on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Martin Kleen, Marcus Pfister, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7979106
    Abstract: In order, despite a plurality of terminals, to enable their freedom of movement on the one hand and an unimpeded treatment process on the other hand to be guaranteed, there is provision in accordance with the invention, for recording the devices in their envisaged spatial distribution, especially by at least one camera, to check this distribution as regards a sufficient freedom of movement of the devices, especially by a processing or control unit, and to feed back a corrected distribution, especially by at least one video projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Kleen, Rainer Kuth
  • Patent number: 7957790
    Abstract: Catheter for inserting into a hollow organ, in particular a blood vessel, wherein at least one tube- or balloon-like flexural element (12, 12a, . . . , 12l) which can be filled with a filling medium is provided inside the catheter, which flexural element is flexible in the non-pressurized state and stiffens as a result of pressure buildup internally and assumes a predetermined curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Martin Kleen
  • Patent number: 7844132
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for registering images of an object according to which a landmark that is common to the images is first identified, and the transformations in relation to the remaining degrees of freedom are determined by means of a position alignment that is not based on the landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7820954
    Abstract: A device for reproducing three-dimensional data has a plurality of image points(7) that include a plurality of laser light sources(2), in front of which is arranged a lens(4). Since the laser light sources(2) of an image point(7) radiate in different directions, different images can be projected in different radiation directions(12, 13). Since eyes (10, 11) of an observer perceive different images depending on the viewing direction, a spatial visual impression is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Martin Kleen
  • Patent number: 7794446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recording two-dimensional images on the interior of a perfused blood vessel by means of optical coherence tomography using a catheter with an integrated imaging device, via which light is radiated and light reflected from the vascular wall is recorded, whereby a fluid containing a medium having a higher refractive index than blood plasma and/or cytoplasm is injected, via the catheter, into the vascular area to be recorded, to enable imaging to be carried out, whereby said fluid is a mixture of autologous blood and the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen
  • Patent number: 7796796
    Abstract: A controller of an image-generating medical engineering assembly receives a selection of an image valuation method from a user. It subsequently automatically adjusts selection-specific, positioning-independent operating parameters of the recording arrangement and or provides the user with instructions for adjusting the positioning-independent operating parameters. In response to a user's start input the controller captures by means of a recording arrangement of the image-generating medical engineering assembly a sequence of successive two-dimensional images of an iteratively moving object being examined and capturing instants thereof as well as a phase signal of the object being examined and archives the sequence of images, capturing instants and the phase signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Estelle Camus, Martin Kleen, Thomas Redel
  • Patent number: 7792564
    Abstract: Device for determining the relative position of two or more catheters in the human body, there being disposed on each catheter (4, 5), preferably in the area of the catheter tip, at least one measuring electrode (ME1-ME8; ME9, ME10) which can be connected to a voltage source together with one or more measuring electrodes of a further catheter, wherein the resistance between the measuring electrodes, and hence the distance of the measuring electrodes, can be determined via a current measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7787941
    Abstract: Medical examination and/or treatment system, configured to capture and output at least one parameter to be monitored during examination and/or treatment, with the system being configured to evaluate the at least one captured parameter and to output an acoustic signal that can be modified as a function of the result of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7740589
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are used for training adjustment in sports, particularly in running sports, in which light is radiated into the body tissue of a test person by at least one light source, the light intensity reflected in the body tissue is measured via at least one light sensor, a temporally oscillating measurement quantity is derived from the measured light intensity via an evaluator, a minima in the time curve of the measurement quantity are determined, and a performance rating from which the current metabolic state of the test person can be read out is generated via analysis of a plurality of temporally successive minima and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Maschke, Martin Kleen
  • Patent number: 7706585
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for detecting the roughness of a vessel in a living subject, an in vivo image of an inner contour of the vessel wall is obtained using an imaging modality. A dimensional value characteristic of the complexity of the inner contour is calculated from the image information in the image describing the inner contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Martin Kleen
  • Patent number: 7706854
    Abstract: In order to improve the quality of cross-sectional images, which have been recorded along a longitudinal axis of a vessel of a body, it is proposed to add successive cross-sectional images to an overall cross-sectional image. Artifacts in the cross-sectional images are hereby weakened and pathological structures to be detected are high-lighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Kleen, Marcus Pfister
  • Patent number: 7664542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for registering intra-operative image data set with pre-operative 3D image data set, including: spatially calibrating an optical 3D sensor system with an intra-operative imaging modality, intra-operatively detecting the surface of an examination area of interest with the 3D sensor system to produce an intra-operative surface mask, intra-operatively recording the area of interest for examination with the intra-operative modality at least partly containing the intra-operative surface mask to obtain an intra-operative image data set, computing the same surface from the pre-operative 3D image data set containing the detected surface to obtain a pre-operative surface mask, registering the intra-operative and pre-operative surface mask with each other, determining a mapping specification between pre-operative 3D image data set and intra-operative image data set based on the calibration and the registration, and overlaying the intra-operative image data set with the pre-operative
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Klaus Klingenbeck-Regn, Marcus Pfister, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7657069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for imaging using an image-generating, endoluminal instrument (1) by means of which a sequence of 2D image data of a hollow channel (2), in particular a vessel, of an object under investigation is recorded, wherein the images are recorded in a known temporal relation to a periodic movement of the object under investigation and spatial coordinates of the image are captured by means of a position sensor during each recording of an image (5) and stored as position data (9, 10) together with the 2D image data of the image (5). The method is characterized in that first position data (10) which does not lie in a predefinable movement phase of the object under investigation is corrected, before or after being stored, by interpolation between second position data (9) which does lie in the specified movement phase and/or by subtraction or addition of predetermined values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Marcus Pfister, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7641650
    Abstract: The device according to the invention ensures accurate and in particular sensitive navigation of the probe, which can be inserted into a body, despite the fact that the remote control uses simple means, by means of a movement (MR;MB;MP) corresponding intuitively to the navigation of a probe using the control device (1). Intuitive operation can be converted in particular using an inventive U-shaped embodiment of the control device (1). Sensitive controllability can be increased by transmitting the mechanical interaction between the probe and an environment under examination to the control device (1) and thus directly to the operating hand (3) by means of inventive feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Marcus Pfister, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7620711
    Abstract: Method for the provision and use of configuration files for configuring technical devices. The present invention relates to a method for the provision and use of configuration files containing essential configuration data for configuring technical devices. With the method the configuration data is uploaded by one or more participants in the method via a network onto a server and downloaded by users of the technical devices as configuration files from the server via the network. When a configuration file is downloaded by a user or when a downloaded configuration file is used by a user to configure a technical device, the participant who uploaded the configuration data of the downloaded or used configuration file onto the server receives a reimbursement. The present method simplifies the configuration of units for the users of technical devices and represents an incentive for experienced users to make the configurations they have created themselves also available to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7602924
    Abstract: A reproduction device has at least one screen for displaying information, with at least four sound reproduction devices respectively at the corners of the screen, which are separately driven depending on the local screen position of a user-relevant item of information such that direction information relating to the screen information is conveyed to the user by the resulting acoustic signal that is produced by the combined, individual driving, which is perceivable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Martin Kleen
  • Patent number: 7596406
    Abstract: Device for recording electrophysiological signals and for displaying the signals or signal information elements which are derived therefrom, comprising a catheter which includes a plurality of electrodes arranged in a distributed manner for signal recording and a rendition device for displaying the signals or the individual signal information elements which relate to the respective electrodes and are derived from the signals, wherein the signals or the signal information elements can be displayed in a display which is modeled on the geometric arrangement of the electrodes at the catheter or on the geometric arrangement of the electrodes during the signal recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7593558
    Abstract: In a method for mathematical compensation of a periodic movement of an organ in a first image-generation method used to image said organ, two time series of three-dimensional image data are acquired using gating, one by the first image-generation method and one by the second image-generation method, the image data that have been acquired by the second image-generation method being used to calculate motion fields which are applied for the compensation of the data from the time series which was acquired by the first image-generation method. The compensation encompasses the mathematical inclusion of motion fields and the mapping of the image data to a reference time. All the image data mapped back to the reference time are added together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Marcus Pfister, Norbert Rahn
  • Patent number: 7590442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining the position of an instrument in a structure of an object with an x-ray system, in which a 3D image data record is provided for at least one area of the object relevant for determining the position, the x-ray system is registered with the 3D image data record, after the introduction of the instrument into the structure at least one 2D x-ray image of the relevant area is recorded from at least one direction of projection with a known projection geometry with the x-ray system and a 2D position of a first location of the instrument is recorded in the 2D x-ray image. In the method a projection line in accordance with the known projection geometry is placed through the 3D image data record at the 2D position and a 3D position of the first location of the instrument in the 3D image data record is determined from an intersection of the projection line with the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jan Boese, Martin Kleen, Norbert Rahn