Patents by Inventor Oliver Schütz

Oliver Schütz 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: 9779498
    Abstract: In the present embodiments, a statement related to an image point or an image region in a reconstructed x-ray image is made in relation to the reliability of the reconstructed grayscale value for the image points of a 2D/3D x-ray image. A confidence level is formed for the grayscale value from a first number of the available x-ray images in relation to a second number of required x-ray images for a complete reconstruction of the respective grayscale value of the 2D/3D x-ray image to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Dennerlein, Oliver Schütz
  • Publication number: 20160086329
    Abstract: In the present embodiments, a statement related to an image point or an image region in a reconstructed x-ray image is made in relation to the reliability of the reconstructed grayscale value for the image points of a 2D/3D x-ray image. A confidence level is formed for the grayscale value from a first number of the available x-ray images in relation to a second number of required x-ray images for a complete reconstruction of the respective grayscale value of the 2D/3D x-ray image to be imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Dennerlein, Oliver Schütz
  • Patent number: 8416916
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for representing an x-ray image of an examination subject, a measurement field is determined in the image field of the x-ray image, the measurement field being dependent on the position of a subject image region representing the examination subject in the image field and being essentially situated within this subject image region grey scale values for the image rendering are determined exclusively from the intensities measured within this measurement field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Schütz
  • Patent number: 8282155
    Abstract: A motor vehicle front end and a method for producing a motor vehicle front end are provided in accordance with embodiments of the invention. The motor vehicle front end has a front wall and the front wall girder, the front wall girder essentially being situated in the direction of a vehicle transverse axis. In addition, the motor vehicle front end has a first front wall girder, the first front wall girder being situated essentially in the direction of a vehicle vertical axis. The first front wall girder is supported on the front wall crossbeam in a first area of the front wall crossbeam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Matthias Hallik, Oliver Schütz, Stephan Rosenplänter, Stefan Gloger
  • Publication number: 20110025095
    Abstract: A motor vehicle front end and a method for producing a motor vehicle front end are provided in accordance with embodiments of the invention. The motor vehicle front end has a front wall and the front wall girder, the front wall girder essentially being situated in the direction of a vehicle transverse axis. In addition, the motor vehicle front end has a first front wall girder, the first front wall girder being situated essentially in the direction of a vehicle vertical axis. The first front wall girder is supported on the front wall crossbeam in a first area of the front wall crossbeam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthias HALLIK, Oliver SCHÜETZ, Stephan ROSENPLÄNTER, Stefan GLOGER
  • Patent number: 7822255
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for generation of an x-ray image of an examination subject, a subject image region exclusively reproducing the examination subject is identified in the image field of a first, complete x-ray image. A grayscale value range is identified in an intermediate image encompassing the entire image field and derived from the first x-ray image by digital image processing; and all image points whose grayscale value in the intermediate image lie within this grayscale value range are associated with the subject image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Schütz
  • Patent number: 6811313
    Abstract: A C-arm X-ray system has a C-arm that carries an X-ray source and a detector opposite one another at its ends and that can be swiveled around the subject in multiple axes. The detector is mounted so as to be rotatable around the proceeding axis therefrom to the X-ray source and/or to be displaceable parallel to the detector surface and/or along a arcuate path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Graumann, Oliver Schuetz, Norbert Strobel
  • Patent number: 6771734
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for generating a volume dataset of a subject taking a movement of the subject into consideration, a referencing base is arranged at the subject, so that the positions and the orientations of the referencing base can be acquired during a registration of a series of 2D projections of the subject. The volume dataset of the subject is generated on the basis of the series of 2D projections as well as based on the deviations of the positions and of the orientations of the referencing base from a fixed reference position of the referencing base that are determined for all 2D projections of the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Medivision AG
    Inventors: Axel Hebecker, Joachim Hey, Matthias Mitschke, Lutz-Peter Nolte, Oliver Schuetz, Heinz Waelti
  • Patent number: 6715918
    Abstract: A calibration phantom includes an arrangement of markings with a first X-ray absorption capability and a second X-ray absorption capability, with the arrangement of markings precluding superimposition of an image of a first marking with an image of a second marking for a sufficient number of successive markings for each projection condition, the physical embodiment of a marking representing a value assignment, and the value assignment of a respective specific first number of adjacent markings in each case forming first code information, with each of the first code information items being unique within the first code information which is formed in the totality of markings and in both reading directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Matthias Mitschke, Oliver Schuetz
  • Publication number: 20030152195
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for generating a volume dataset of a subject taking a movement of the subject into consideration, a referencing base is arranged at the subject, so that the positions and the orientations of the referencing base can be acquired during a registration of a series of 2D projections of the subject. The volume dataset of the subject is generated on the basis of the series of 2D projections as well as based on the deviations of the positions and of the orientations of the referencing base from a fixed reference position of the referencing base that are determined for all 2D projections of the series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Axel Hebecker, Joachim Hey, Matthias Mitschke, Lutz-Peter Nolte, Oliver Schuetz, Heinz Waelti
  • Publication number: 20030058996
    Abstract: A C-arm X-ray system has a C-arm that carries an X-ray source and a detector opposite one another at its ends and that can be swiveled around the subject in multiple axes. The detector is mounted so as to be rotatable around the proceeding axis therefrom to the X-ray source and/or to be displaceable parallel to the detector surface and/or along a arcuate path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengessellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Graumann, Oliver Schuetz, Norbert Strobel
  • Publication number: 20030058999
    Abstract: A calibration phantom includes an arrangement of markings with a first X-ray absorption capability and a second X-ray absorption capability, with the arrangement of markings precluding superimposition of an image of a first marking with an image of a second marking for a sufficient number of successive markings for each projection condition, the physical embodiment of a marking representing a value assignment, and the value assignment of a respective specific first number of adjacent markings in each case forming first code information, with each of the first code information items being unique within the first code information which is formed in the totality of markings and in both reading directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Matthias Mitschke, Oliver Schuetz
  • Patent number: 6470205
    Abstract: In a medical instrument for insertion into an examination subject, as well as a medical examination device or treatment device employing such an instrument, the instrument has an elongated instrument body formed by a number of successively arranged rigid sections, with respective, successive sections being connected to one another via articulated joints which can be angled relative to one another. At least one optical fiber supplied with light is conducted along the instrument body, and at least one fiber Bragg grating is fashioned in the optical fiber in a region adjacent to a joint which is deformed to a degree corresponding to angling of the adjacent sections to the joint, thereby modulating the light in the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Bosselmann, Oliver Schuetz
  • Patent number: 6379041
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus has an X-ray examination system with an X-ray source and an X-ray detector which can be displaced relative to a subject for the pickup of 2D projections, an arrangement for determining extrinsic imaging parameters and an arrangement for determining intrinsic imaging parameters, for determining the projection geometry in the examination system for each 2D projection, and having a control and computing stage for reconstructing 3D images from the 2D projections using the extrinsic and intrinsic imaging parameters. The arrangement for determining the intrinsic imaging parameters includes X-ray-positive marks which are allocated to the X-ray source and which are in the path of an X-ray beam emanating from the X-ray source, these marks following displacement of the X-ray system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oliver Schuetz, Matthias Mitschke
  • Publication number: 20010021843
    Abstract: In a medical instrument for insertion into an examination subject, as well as a medical examination device or treatment device employing such an instrument, the instrument has an elongated instrument body formed by a number of successively arranged rigid sections, with respective, successive sections being connected to one another via articulated joints which can be angled relative to one another. At least one optical fiber supplied with light is conducted along the instrument body, and at least one fiber Bragg grating is fashioned in the optical fiber in a region adjacent to a joint which is deformed to a degree corresponding to angling of the adjacent sections to the joint, thereby modulating the light in the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Bosselmann, Oliver Schuetz
  • Patent number: 6206566
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus has an X-ray examination system with an X-ray source and an X-ray detector which can be displaced relative to a subject for the pickup of 2D projections, an arrangement for determining extrinsic and intrinsic imaging parameters, and having a control and computing means stage for reconstructing 3D images from the 2D projections using the extrinsic and intrinsic imaging parameters. The arrangement for determining the intrinsic imaging parameters includes X-ray-positive marks which are allocated to the X-ray source and which are substantially in one plane and in the path of an X-ray beam emanating from the X-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Schuetz
  • Patent number: 6079876
    Abstract: An X-ray system has an X-ray apparatus, an X-ray source and an X-ray receiver on a carrier that is adjustable relative to a subject to be examined for registering 2D projections of a region of the subject from different projection angles with subsequent 3D image reconstruction of the region of the subject, and a position acquisition arrangement having at least one camera allocated to the X-ray apparatus that follows the movements of the X-ray apparatus, and having a position indicator arranged separate from the X-ray apparatus onto which the camera is directed for determining the positions of the X-ray source and the X-ray receiver and for determining the different projection angles of the 2D projections for the 3D image reconstruction. The camera and the position indicator are arranged outside the X-ray beam emanating from the X-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Schuetz