Patents by Inventor Matthias Baer

Matthias Baer 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: 20220338830
    Abstract: A method of adaption of a medical computed tomography imaging process to an individual respiration behaviour of a patient comprises: recording a respiratory movement of a patient by monitoring a respiratory surrogate, and adapting the medical computed tomography imaging process based on the recorded respiratory movement of the patient. An adaption device and a medical computed tomography imaging system are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias BAER-BECK, Christian HOFMANN
  • Publication number: 20220231497
    Abstract: An overcurrent protection device is for protecting a load arranged in a DC grid. The load is coupled to a supply busbar, which is connectable to a supply potential of the DC grid, in the DC grid via the overcurrent protection device. The overcurrent protection device is designed to ascertain a current trigger value based upon a detected value of a current flowing through the overcurrent protection device and a trigger characteristic which is assigned to the load and is based on the current; compare the current trigger value with a threshold, and either trigger the overcurrent protection device or not, based upon the result of the comparison. The current is taken into consideration together with a first or a second factor in the trigger characteristic based upon the current direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Behringer, Wolfgang Feil, Peter Kaluza, Annemarie Lehmeier, Matthias Meier, Josef Burger, Thomas Bär
  • Publication number: 20220229521
    Abstract: Electronic devices described herein are configured to display updated content associated with a first application having a first user interface element disposed in a background area of a display that is obscured by a second user interface element associated with a second application. Responsive to a command from the first application to notify the user of the updated content, the operating system displays at least a portion of a translucent version of the first user interface element with the updated content in the foreground display area, wherein the translucent version of the first user interface element obscures at least a portion of the second user interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventor: Matthias BAER
  • Publication number: 20220221970
    Abstract: A system for modifying a user interface described herein can include a processor to detect a plurality of display screens electronically coupled to the system. The processor can also detect a first gesture corresponding to an application window displayed in one of the display screens and generate a preview panel in response to detecting the first gesture, the preview panel to be displayed proximate the application window, wherein the preview panel is to display a real-time image comprising content displayed in each of the display screens. Furthermore, the processor can detect a second gesture to move the application window to a different display screen modify the user interface to display the application window in the different display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias BAER, Bryan K. MAMARIL, Isaiah NG, Garner B. THOMAS, Cassandra M. APRIL, Richard FANG, Matthew I. WORLEY
  • Patent number: 11370118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adjusting a protective function during operation of a machine (1), in which a transfer region (5) is monitored by a plurality of protective devices (L1, L2), the transfer region (5) being arranged between a risk region (2), in which a dangerous movement is performed by the machine (1), and a surrounding region (3), the transfer region (5) being monitored by first protective devices (L1) in respective first monitoring directions (UI) and, independently thereof, by second protective devices (L2) in respective second monitoring directions (U2), at least one of the first protective devices (L1) and at least one of the second protective devices (L2) being arranged relative to one another in such a way that the first monitoring direction (UI) of the at least one first protective device (L1) and the second monitoring device (U2) of the at least one second protective device (L2) have a point of intersection (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Felix Bär, Rene Graf, Ralf Gross, Matthias Loskyll
  • Publication number: 20220192612
    Abstract: A method is for actuating a medical imaging device including a radiation source, embodied during a rotational movement around an axis of rotation to irradiate an irradiation region from a plurality of angular positions. In an embodiment, the method includes capturing an object position of a moving object relative to the irradiation region. The Method further includes actuating the medical imaging device based upon the captured object position of the moving object, such that the intensity of the radiation emitted by the radiation source for a first partial number of the plurality of angular positions in a first angular range round the axis of rotation is reduced relative to a second partial number of the plurality of angular positions in a second angular range around the axis of rotation, he captured object position being included in the first angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Ute FEUERLEIN, Thomas ALLMENDINGER, Matthias BAER-BECK, Thomas FLOHR, Ulrich FOERNER
  • Publication number: 20220120680
    Abstract: A method for determining optical properties of a sample material includes: determining a first intensity of light in a first polarization state that was reflected by the sample material; determining a second intensity of the light in a second polarization state that was reflected by the sample material; forming the ratio between the first intensity and the second intensity, or vice versa. Further, an apparatus for determining optical properties of a sample material, comprising at least one detector device for determining a first intensity of light in a first polarization state that was reflected by the sample material and for determining a second intensity of the light in a second polarization state that was reflected by the sample material and at least one computing unit for forming the ratio of the first intensity and the second intensity, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Bernhard Lendl, Bernhard Schmauss, Matthias Bär
  • Patent number: 11301998
    Abstract: A method and a system are for calculating an output from a tomographic scrollable image stack, including a large number of generated sectional images of a tissue to be examined. In this context, a tomographic scrollable image stack is received. An output for a display is calculated. The output includes a primary image that is intended for representing the received image stack, and the output includes a secondary image with additional information. The secondary image is displayed overlaid on the primary image once an unhide signal or hide signal is received. In this context, a reference may be provided between the additional information of the secondary image and the slice of tissue for examination that is shown in the sectional image of the image stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Baer-Beck, Sebastian Faby, Rainer Raupach, Andre Ritter
  • Patent number: 11301124
    Abstract: A system for modifying a user interface described herein can include a processor to detect a plurality of display screens electronically coupled to the system. The processor can also detect a first gesture corresponding to an application window displayed in one of the display screens and generate a preview panel in response to detecting the first gesture, the preview panel to be displayed proximate the application window, wherein the preview panel is to display a real-time image comprising content displayed in each of the display screens. Furthermore, the processor can detect a second gesture to move the application window to a different display screen modify the user interface to display the application window in the different display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Baer, Bryan K. Mamaril, Isaiah Ng, Garner B. Thomas, Cassandra M. April, Richard Fang, Matthew I. Worley
  • Patent number: 11294530
    Abstract: Electronic devices described herein are configured to display updated content associated with a first application having a first user interface element disposed in a background area of a display that is obscured by a second user interface element associated with a second application. Responsive to a command from the first application to notify the user of the updated content, the operating system displays at least a portion of a translucent version of the first user interface element with the updated content in the foreground display area, wherein the translucent version of the first user interface element obscures at least a portion of the second user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Matthias Baer
  • Patent number: 11238627
    Abstract: A method is for the reconstruction of an image data set from projection images of an examination object recorded at different projection directions with a computed tomography apparatus. In an embodiment, the method includes establishing an item of contour information describing a contour of at least one of the examination object and the additional object; enhancing projection data of the projection images via forward projection in regions in which at least one of the examination object and the additional object was not acquired; and reconstructing the image data set based upon the projection data enhanced. The examination object and the additional object are acquired from sensor data of at least one camera. Finally, an item of sensor information at least partially describing at least one of the is of the examination object and of the additional object being established and used for establishing the contour information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Baer-Beck, Christian Hofmann, Harald Schoendube
  • Patent number: 11237699
    Abstract: A system for generating proximal menus described herein can include a processor to detect a location of a touch gesture on a display device coupled to the system. The processor can also determine a proximal menu is to be displayed at the location of the touch gesture and populate the proximal menu with at least one feature corresponding to a ring of an operating system. Furthermore, the processor can display the proximal menu with the at least one feature within an executed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan K. Mamaril, Matthias Baer, Gregory A. Howard, Jonathan M. Cain, Isaiah Ng, Jack B. Gerrits, Kiran Kumar, Jessica Bourgade, Michael C. Hilsdale
  • Publication number: 20210304461
    Abstract: A method is for providing a second artifact-reduced x-ray image dataset based on an artifact-affected x-ray image dataset of an examination object, the artifact being caused by an object at least one of on, outside of and within the examination object. In an embodiment, the method includes creating a first artifact-reduced x-ray image dataset based on the artifact-affected x-ray image dataset, based on which a second projection dataset is created; identifying an object area which maps the object in the at least one projection; creating a third projection dataset based on the first projection dataset; and crating the second artifact-reduced x-ray image dataset based on the third projection dataset, through which the second artifact-reduced x-ray image dataset is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Christian HOFMANN, Matthias BAER-BECK
  • Patent number: 10973604
    Abstract: A method is used to calibrate a light unit, including at least one light source, the light unit being part of a medical imaging apparatus. In an embodiment, the method includes positioning a calibration phantom at a calibration position, in particular a first calibration position; arranging the light source so that its beam illuminates the photodetector at least partially; starting or continuing the recording of light intensities using the photodetector; modulating the signal of the light source at least once; rotating the light beam around a given rotation axis while recording the rotational position; synchronizing the time values of the rotational position of the light beam and the acquired signal intensities using the modulation of the light signal; and mapping the rotational position, in particular the rotation angle, of the light beam to a spatial position using the light intensities recorded by the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Ferdinand Distler, Matthias Baer-Beck, Jochen Ostermaier, Volker That, Frauke Eenboom, Kay Uwe Seemann
  • Publication number: 20210093286
    Abstract: A method for correction of an input dataset is disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes acquisition of an input dataset comprising at least one data error; determination of a correction function; creation of a corrected output dataset by application of the correction function to the input dataset; and outputting of the corrected output dataset. The correction function is embodied to bring about a reduction of at least two data errors that mutually influence one another in the input dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Karl STIERSTORFER, Martin PETERSILKA, Martin HUPFER, Achim HILLENBRAND, Matthias BAER-BECK, Rainer RAUPACH
  • Publication number: 20210030512
    Abstract: A method is used to calibrate a light unit, including at least one light source, the light unit being part of a medical imaging apparatus. In an embodiment, the method includes positioning a calibration phantom at a calibration position, in particular a first calibration position; arranging the light source so that its beam illuminates the photodetector at least partially; starting or continuing the recording of light intensities using the photodetector; modulating the signal of the light source at least once; rotating the light beam around a given rotation axis while recording the rotational position; synchronizing the time values of the rotational position of the light beam and the acquired signal intensities using the modulation of the light signal; and mapping the rotational position, in particular the rotation angle, of the light beam to a spatial position using the light intensities recorded by the photodetector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Ferdinand DISTLER, Matthias BAER-BECK, Jochen OSTERMAIER, Volker THAT, Frauke EENBOOM, Kay Uwe SEEMANN
  • Patent number: 10852836
    Abstract: Techniques for visual transformation using a motion profile are described. According to one or more implementations, motion profiles are utilized that describe known motion patterns for different display devices. A motion profile for a particular display device, for example, can be leveraged for visually transforming visual objects that are displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Marshall Cain, Devin Antonio Decaro-Brown, Alyssa Ann Dunn, Bryan Kim Mamaril, Kae-Ling Jacquline Gurr, Matthias Baer, Andrew Porter Hurley, Ryan Eugene Whitaker, Scott David Schenone, Tsitsi Isabel Kolawole
  • Publication number: 20200349696
    Abstract: A method and a system are for calculating an output from a tomographic scrollable image stack, including a large number of generated sectional images of a tissue to be examined. In this context, a tomographic scrollable image stack is received. An output for a display is calculated. The output includes a primary image that is intended for representing the received image stack, and the output includes a secondary image with additional information. The secondary image is displayed overlaid on the primary image once an unhide signal or hide signal is received. In this context, a reference may be provided between the additional information of the secondary image and the slice of tissue for examination that is shown in the sectional image of the image stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias BAER-BECK, Sebastian FABY, Rainer RAUPACH, Andre RITTER
  • Patent number: 10809958
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for configuring a group of displays. A grouping of display devices that are to be combined to form an integrated display is identified. A prompt is generated for user input indicative of a spatial arrangement of the display devices. In response to the prompt, a series of user inputs is received by one or more input sensors. Based on the series of user inputs, the spatial arrangement of the display devices is estimated. Based on the estimated spatial arrangement of the display devices, portions of display data are mapped to the display devices. The mapped portions of the display data are rendered on the display devices to form an integrated display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Baer, Tyler White, Craig Thomas McIntyre, Gargee Sharma
  • Patent number: 10757057
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for providing a system to facilitate efficient management and prioritization of conversations, such as emails, in a communication application. Conversations may be prioritized according to user preferences, and an inbox may be rearranged to display important conversations in a user defined order. Conversations may also be associated together so that they may appear together and flow together in the inbox. Additionally, the system may enable a user to delay display of a conversation until a later time based on various criteria such as location, time, and client device. A user may also move important emails to the top of an inbox for prominent display. The system may perform the actions automatically based on observed user behavior. Furthermore, the system may enable touch interactions for interacting with and managing the conversations, and quick controls may be provided for executing commands to perform actions associated with the conversations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ned Bearer Friend, Matthias Baer, Nicholas Smith, Trevor Neil Lacey, Peter Loren Engrav, Michael Borysenko