Patents by Inventor Oliver Meissner

Oliver Meissner 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: 20190266673
    Abstract: The present invention is a web-based mobile application, which would serve as a marketplace for agreed value and linear payout flood and other disaster-loss reimbursement protection system. The web application would integrate information about risk and disaster insurance products, including details relating to pricing, coverage and providers, from multiple providers into a single source on an online platform enabling risk-financing customers to compare and purchase risk-financing products entirely online. The web application would expedite the marketing and sale of flood and other disaster risk financing policies by insurance providers by creating a user-friendly, efficient marketplace for the listing and purchase of flood insurance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Rawle Oliver King, Oliver Robert Meissner
  • Publication number: 20190241874
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of reprogramming one or more somatic cells, e.g., partially differentiated or fully/terminally differentiated somatic cells, to a less differentiated state, e.g., a pluripotent or multipotent state. In further embodiments the invention also relates to reprogrammed somatic cells produced by methods of the invention, to uses of said cells, and to methods for identifying agents useful for reprogramming somatic cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Rudolf Jaenisch, Yaqub Hanna, Marius Wernig, Christopher J. Lengner, Alexander Meissner, Oliver Tobias Brambrink, G. Grant Welstead, Ruth Foreman
  • Patent number: 9821286
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transportable reformer for the catalytic primary reforming of hydrocarbons using steam at elevated pressure, comprising a reforming tube system, a furnace disposed about the reforming tube system, a plurality of manifolds in communication with the reformer tubes, a plurality of flue gas tunnels disposed beneath and in gaseous communication with the furnace, wherein each of the manifolds is integrally coupled to, disposed between, and supported by the opposing outer walls of an adjacent pair of flue gas tunnels such that the reformer is configured to be transportable as a single unit without additional support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG
    Inventors: Oliver Meissner, Falk Beyer
  • Patent number: 9067786
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactor for catalytic reformation of hydrocarbons with steam at elevated pressure, said reactor comprising a reaction space and a fire space, said reaction space comprised of a multitude of vertical tubes arranged in rows and suitable for being filled with a catalyst, and having facilities for feeding hydrocarbons and steam to be reformed to the reaction space, and furthermore comprising facilities for discharge of reformed synthesis gas from the reaction space, and furthermore comprising a multitude of firing facilities in the upper area of the firing space, said firing facilities being able to generate mainly downwardly directed flames that are suitable to heat the aforementioned reaction tubes, with the tube feeding air to the burner being equipped with a facility for adjusting and setting the air flow, and there being a secondary air feeder mounted additionally to this tube and branching-off from it and configured in various layouts and having an independently controllable facil
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Uhde GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Meissner, Silke Wodberg
  • Patent number: 8882866
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for catalytic primary reformation of hydrocarbons with steam at elevated pressure by means of a split tube reactor and a firing chamber. In the split tube system which can use a catalyst material, hydrocarbons to be reformed are converted by water steam to synthesis gas. The split tube system is heated by a plurality of firing facilities between the split tubes which include a plurality of burners arranged in series, the burners generating mainly downwardly directed flames. The relevant firing facilities are supplied with fuel and air, with the air being withdrawn from the relevant feeders. The flue gas thus evolving passes through the firing chamber from top to bottom and enters in the lower area of the firing chamber into horizontally arranged ceramic flue gas tunnels extending in parallel to each other and perpendicular to the vertical split tubes and being allocated to one firing facility each. The flue gas enters through apertures in the lateral walls of the flue gas tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG
    Inventors: Oliver Meissner, Thilo Von Trotha
  • Publication number: 20140314631
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transportable reformer for the catalytic primary reforming of hydrocarbons using steam at elevated pressure, comprising a reforming tube system, a furnace disposed about the reforming tube system, a plurality of manifolds in communication with the reformer tubes, a plurality of flue gas tunnels disposed beneath and in gaseous communication with the furnace, wherein each of the manifolds is integrally coupled to, disposed between, and supported by the opposing outer walls of an adjacent pair of flue gas tunnels such that the reformer is configured to be transportable as a single unit without additional support structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG
    Inventors: Oliver Meissner, Falk Beyer
  • Patent number: 8738115
    Abstract: In a method and system for planning and implementing a selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), the liver volume and the tumor volume are automatically calculated in a processor by analysis of items segmented from images obtained from the patient using one or more imaging modalities, with the administration of a contrast agent. The volume of therapeutic agent that is necessary to treat the tumor is automatically calculated from the liver volume, the tumor volume, and the body surface area of the patient and the lung shunt percentage for the patient. The therapeutic agent can be administered via respective feeder vessels in respectively different amounts that correspond to the percentage of blood supply to the tumor from the respective feeder vessels, this distribution also being automatically calculated by analysis of one or more parenchymal blood volume (PBV) images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jessica Amberg, Yu Deuerling-Zheng, Sigrid Ferschel, Stefan Lautenschlaeger, Oliver Meissner
  • Patent number: 8727618
    Abstract: A medical treatment suite and method of use is described, having a projection X-ray apparatus mounted to a robot. The robot positions the projection X-ray apparatus with respect to a patient and data is taken in a form that is suitable for synthesizing computed tomographic images. The patient may be supported by a patient support apparatus, which may be mounted to another robot, which cooperates with the other robot so as to position the patient according to a selected treatment protocol. Each of the robots may be mounted to one of a floor, a ceiling or a wall of the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Maschke, Oliver Meissner
  • Patent number: 8663300
    Abstract: A method for positioning a stent able to be deployed to support a vessel in a blood vessel, especially in the cardiology, with the stent after its provisional placement in a not yet deployed state in an area intended for the support of the vessel, being at least partly automatically deployed as a function of at least one triggering signal for final positioning in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Estelle Camus, Oliver Meissner, Andreas Meyer, Anton Nekovar, Martin Ostermeier, Thomas Redel
  • Patent number: 8606348
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application is directed to a method. The method includes performing at least one of, or a portion of one of, a vertebroplasty procedure, a kyphoplasty procedure, an electroencephalography (EEG) procedure and intraoperative electromyography (EMG) on a patient, and using an imaging system to image at least a portion of the patient during performance of at least a portion of this procedure), the imaging system being arranged on a robot including at least four, preferably six axes of rotation. In another embodiment of the present application, an x-ray system is disclosed. The x-ray system includes an imaging system including an x-ray source and an x-ray detector; a table; and at least two robots. The table is movable by the at least one robot and the at least one other robot includes at least four, preferably six axes of rotation and controls movement of the imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Maschke, Oliver Meissner
  • Patent number: 8553832
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining perfusion images is disclosed. The system and method includes hardware and software for determining physiological characteristics of a patient and determining imaging parameter values for an imaging modality based on the patient's physiological characteristics. The system also includes a controller operative to receive the imaging parameter values for controlling an X-ray device. The X-ray device is coupled with the controller and acquires projection images of the patient, and outputs the projection images to a perfusion evaluation computer for evaluating the perfusion of an region of interest represented in the projection images. The perfusion rate of the region of interest is then output to an output device, such as a display or printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Estelle Camus, Thomas Redel, Martin Ostermeier, Oliver Meissner
  • Patent number: 8538508
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for optically-based acquisition of slice images from a vessel of a subject, and for combining the slice images to provide an intuitively recognizable visualization of a pathology in the vessel, slice images of the vessel are acquired during pullback of an optical probe of the optically-based slice imaging system, while simultaneously acquiring an ECG signal from the subject. The slice images and the ECG signal are registered, and slice images acquired at a selected cardiac phase are combined into a scene. The slice images in the scene are subjected to a first data transformation to shift the vessel midpoint in each slice image to the image center of each slice image. After the first data transformation, the slice images in the scene are subjected to a second data transformation to produce the visualization. The second transformation, for example, can be a curved planar reformation to allow the vessel to be shown in longitudinal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Redel, Estelle Camus, Oliver Meissner, Klaus Klingenbeck-Regn
  • Patent number: 8386019
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for assisting a percutaneous intervention, comprising an imaging system for tomographic imaging, a robot registered therewith and devices for capturing movements of the patient. A processing unit registers a 4D image dataset recorded before the intervention with a 2D or 3D image dataset of the patient which was recorded immediately before the intervention by the imaging system at a defined respiratory position. From this image data, the access path is transmitted to the robot as a function of the movements captured during recording the 4D image dataset and registration, said robot in turn, depending on the instantaneous movement data, holding the instrument on a predetermined target path and preventing the instrument from being advanced by the person if and as long as the instantaneous movement data does not match the previously recorded movement data. The arrangement reduces the risk of puncture errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Estelle Camus, Oliver Meissner, Martin Ostermeier, Thomas Redel
  • Patent number: 8236252
    Abstract: Collecting line for removing hot process gases conducted in process gas tubes from tubular reformers, wherein the collecting line has on the inside at least one insulation layer made of fire-resistant concrete or fire-resistant brick, and on the outside a wall made of a metallic outer tube, comprises a plurality of stubs via which the process gas tubes of the tubular furnace can be connected to the collecting line, wherein in the region of the stubs, the process gas tubes are at least in part conducted in guide tubes, and each gas outlet connected to the respective process gas tube projects into the collecting line, by means of which the process gas is introduced into the collecting line in correct functioning, and at least one gas outlet is constructed as a pipe bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Uhde GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Meissner, Silke Wodberg
  • Publication number: 20120126177
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for catalytic primary reformation of hydrocarbons with steam at elevated pressure by means of a split tube reactor and a firing chamber. In the split tube system which can use a catalyst material, hydrocarbons to be reformed are converted by water steam to synthesis gas. The split tube system is heated by a plurality of firing facilities between the split tubes which include a plurality of burners arranged in series, the burners generating mainly downwardly directed flames. The relevant firing facilities are supplied with fuel and air, with the air being withdrawn from the relevant feeders. The flue gas thus evolving passes through the firing chamber from top to bottom and enters in the lower area of the firing chamber into horizontally arranged ceramic flue gas tunnels extending in parallel to each other and perpendicular to the vertical split tubes and being allocated to one firing facility each. The flue gas enters through apertures in the lateral walls of the flue gas tunnels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP UHDE GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Meissner, Thilo Von Trotha
  • Publication number: 20120014577
    Abstract: A method for indicating a feeding vessel of a malformation is presented. The method includes accessing a medical image with the malformation and segmenting the malformation in the medical image. Further, the method includes detecting the feeding vessel of the malformation and acquiring a live image, thereafter the method involves displaying the live image overlaid with the medical image as a displayed image and indicating the feeding vessel in the displayed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Sigrid Ferschel, Vera J√ľnnemann, Stefan Lautenschl√§ger, Oliver Meissner
  • Publication number: 20110282193
    Abstract: In a method and system for planning and implementing a selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), the liver volume and the tumor volume are automatically calculated in a processor by analysis of items segmented from images obtained from the patient using one or more imaging modalities, with the administration of contrast agent. In the processor, the volume of therapeutic agent that is necessary to treat the tumor is automatically calculated from the liver volume, the tumor volume, and the body surface area of the patient and the lung shunt percentage for the patient. The segmented tumor, as well as segmented feeder vessels are overlaid on a live fluoroscopic image of the patient during SIRT, to assist in positioning a catheter for administering the therapeutic agent, which is then administered according to the calculated volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Jessica Amberg, Yu Deuerling-Zheng, Sigrid Ferschel, Stefan Lautenschlaeger, Oliver Meissner
  • Patent number: 7778453
    Abstract: In a multi-modality method for representing functional and morphological exposures of an extremity of patients exhibiting arthritis/arthrosis, and corresponding computer software, images obtained with different imaging modalities are supplied to a computer and displayed at the computer with a default line model of the extremity superimposed on each of the images. A user interacts with the computer to modify the line model as necessary, so that each of the images has a modified line model associated therewith. The images obtained from the different imaging modalities are then superimposed and registered with each other by conforming the respective modified line models with each other. One of the images can be composed of a number of sub-images, obtained at respective joints in the extremity. These individual images of the joint can be fused with the image of the complete extremity, so that in a display of such a fused image, the individual joint images can be selected and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Estelle Camus, Oliver Meissner
  • Publication number: 20100193741
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactor for catalytic reformation of hydrocarbons with steam at elevated pressure, said reactor comprising a reaction space and a fire space, said reaction space comprised of a multitude of vertical tubes arranged in rows and suitable for being filled with a catalyst, and having facilities for feeding hydrocarbons and steam to be reformed to the reaction space, and furthermore comprising facilities for discharge of reformed synthesis gas from the reaction space, and furthermore comprising a multitude of firing facilities in the upper area of the firing space, said firing facilities being able to generate mainly downwardly directed flames that are suitable to heat the aforementioned reaction tubes, with the tube feeding air to the burner being equipped with a facility for adjusting and setting the air flow, and there being a secondary air feeder mounted additionally to this tube and branching-off from it and configured in various layouts and having an independently controllable facil
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: UHDE GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Meissner, Silke Wodberg
  • Patent number: 7729746
    Abstract: A method and appertaining system permit a co-registration between points in a three-dimensional model of a vessel and vascular images obtained by an imaging catheter within the vessel at the respective points. The three-dimensional model is created by utilizing information from at least two external two-dimensional images produced by, e.g., one or more x-ray devices. The three-dimensional model is displayed on an analysis workstation, and a user may view the vascular images at particular points by selecting the appertaining points on the three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Redel, Estelle Camus, Oliver Meissner