Patents by Inventor Rainer Koch

Rainer Koch 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: 10706537
    Abstract: A method is for checking a medical image with regard to a processing of the medical image via an image processing module. The method includes providing at least one input requirement of the image processing module relating to at least one image parameter of the medical image; providing the at least one image parameter of the medical image; and checking whether the at least one image parameter fulfills the at least one input requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Allmendinger, Matthias Baer, Ute Feuerlein, Christiane Koch, Stefan Kaepplinger, Robert Lapp, Christian Tietjen, Rainer Raupach
  • Publication number: 20200138596
    Abstract: An implant for insertion into the disc space between vertebrae. The implant including a spacer portion, a plate portion coupled to the spacer portion, a plurality of bone fixation elements for engaging the vertebrae and a retention mechanism for preventing the bone fixation elements from postoperatively uncoupling from the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: William P. McDonough, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher Bonner, Thomas Pepe, Ralph Meili, Markus Hunziker, Michael Jeger, Thomas Kueenzi, David Koch, Rainer Ponzer, Joern Richter, Roger Berger
  • Patent number: 10589588
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a transverse link for a wheel suspension of a vehicle that includes at least one wheel-side attachment structure and at least one structure-side attachment structure. The wheel-side and structure-side structures are connected to each other by a connection structure which extends therebetween. The connection structure and/or at least one of the attachment structures is/are produced by a generative production method. At least one of the attachment structures is constructed as a generatively produced bushing which has an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve surrounding the inner sleeve. The sleeves are connected to each other by a fold-like structure. The present disclosure further provides a method for producing such a transverse link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rainer Souschek, Raphael Koch, Daniel Mainz, Theo Kueppers
  • Publication number: 20200015980
    Abstract: An implant for insertion into a disc space between vertebrae, wherein the implant includes a spacer portion, a plate portion coupled to the spacer portion, two bone fixation elements for engaging the vertebrae and a retention mechanism for preventing the bone fixation elements from postoperatively backing-out of the plate portion. The retention mechanism may be in the form of a spring biased snapper element that is biased into communication with the bone fixation elements so that once the bone fixation element advances past the snapper element, the snapper element is biased back to its initial position in which the snapper element interfaces with the bone fixation elements. Alternatively, the retention mechanism may be in the form of a propeller rotatable between a first position in which the bone fixation elements are insertable to a second position where the bone fixation elements are prevented from backing-out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: William P. McDonough, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher Bonner, Thomas Pepe, Ralph Meili, Markus Hunziker, Michael Jeger, Thomas Kueenzi, David Koch, Rainer Ponzer, Joern Richter, Roger Berger
  • Patent number: 10531960
    Abstract: An implant for insertion into the disc space between vertebrae. The implant including a spacer portion, a plate portion coupled to the spacer portion, a plurality of bone fixation elements for engaging the vertebrae and a retention mechanism for preventing the bone fixation elements from postoperatively uncoupling from the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. McDonough, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher Bonner, Thomas Pepe, Ralph Meili, Markus Hunziker, Michael Jeger, Thomas Kueenzi, David Koch, Rainer Ponzer, Joern Richter, Roger Berger
  • Patent number: 10433976
    Abstract: An implant for insertion into a disc space between vertebrae, wherein the implant includes a spacer portion, a plate portion coupled to the spacer portion, two bone fixation elements for engaging the vertebrae and a retention mechanism for preventing the bone fixation elements from postoperatively backing-out of the plate portion. The retention mechanism may be in the form of a spring biased snapper element that is biased into communication with the bone fixation elements so that once the bone fixation element advances past the snapper element, the snapper element is biased back to its initial position in which the snapper element interfaces with the bone fixation elements. Alternatively, the retention mechanism may be in the form of a propeller rotatable between a first position in which the bone fixation elements are insertable to a second position where the bone fixation elements are prevented from backing-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. McDonough, William L. Strausbaugh, Christopher Bonner, Thomas Pepe, Ralph Meili, Markus Hunziker, Michael Jeger, Thomas Kueenzi, David Koch, Rainer Ponzer, Joern Richter, Roger Berger
  • Patent number: 10355892
    Abstract: A transmitter for transmitting an output signal includes first and second filter structures. The first filter structure includes a first combiner to extend a first data signal by a first reference signal to obtain a first extended data signal, and a first IIR filter for filtering the first extended data signal to obtain a first filtered data signal. The second filter structure includes a second combiner to extend a second data signal by a second reference signal, and a second IIR filter for filtering the second extended data signal. The transmitter includes a multiplexer for combining the first and second filtered data signals to obtain the output signal. A system response of the first IIR filter based on the first reference signal corresponds to a system response of the second IIR filter based on the second reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Rainer Hildinger, Andreas Tasch, Shahram Zarei, Conrad Zerna, Matthias Daeumler, Carlos Ruiz Cabrera, Robert Koch
  • Patent number: 10347514
    Abstract: A component-handling device for removing components from a structured component supply and for storing the removed components at a reception device, where the reception device is newly adjusted after being initially put into operation after the replacement of device components or after maintenance work, in order to comply with the precision requirements when handling the components. The component-handling device has a self-adjustment device which permits it to adjust the device efficiently in terms of time and with high precision without manual intervention by an operator. The self-adjustment device is composed of a multiplicity of optical sensors and a controller. Adaptation of the measurement results acquired by means of the optical sensors using position sensors and property sensors installed originally for component inspection during fabrication gives rise to a high degree of process reliability and at the same time permits device components to be inspected for damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Muehlbauer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Konstantin Koch, Markus Ferstl, Franz Brandl, Rainer Miehlich, Siarhei Lakhadanau
  • Publication number: 20190113226
    Abstract: A nozzle for a combustion chamber of an engine for providing a fuel-air mixture at a nozzle exit opening of the nozzle includes a nozzle main body including the nozzle exit opening and extends along a nozzle longitudinal axis. The nozzle main body has a first air guiding channel, a fuel guiding channel and a further, radially outwardly second air guiding channel. One end of the fuel guiding channel is positioned in front of the end of the second air guiding channel. A tapering channel portion with a shell surface inclined with respect to a nozzle longitudinal axis in the axial direction and connects to a radially outer shell surface of the fuel guiding channel is formed between the end of the fuel guiding channel and the end of the second air guiding channel at the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas DOERR, Sebastian BAKE, Thilo DAUCH, Rainer KOCH, Hans-Joerg BAUER
  • Patent number: 8697358
    Abstract: The present invention relates on a non-invasive method for diagnosing prostate cancer and/or assessing the risk of a subject acquiring prostate cancer comprising the analysis of the expression of the marker gene hepsin in an urine sample. It further relates on a non-invasive method for diagnosing prostate cancer and/or assessing the risk of a subject acquiring prostate cancer by determining the expression levels of the marker genes hepsin, EZH2, prostein and PCA3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Technische Universitaet Dresden
    Inventors: Manfred Wirth, Susanne Fuessel, Rainer Koch
  • Patent number: 8397610
    Abstract: Device (1) for separating a strand (3) of plastic material, which can be moved along a conveying passage (2), into longitudinal portions (3a), having at least one notching device (5) which on all sides of the passage (2) comprises in each case a notching tool (8a to 8d) which can be moved by means of a tool drive (18) in a tool guide (17) between an initial notching position and a notching position, wherein the cutting device (4) comprises two cutting wire holders (24) which are disposed in mutually opposite-lying boundary regions of the passage (2) and which can be moved transversely with respect to the passage (2) by means of a cutting drive (26) in a cutting guide (25), and wherein the notching device (5) with its notching tools (8a to 8d) are disposed its passage (2) the support module (9) which is moveable forwards and backwards [sic].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hans Lingl Anlagenbau und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rainer Koch
  • Publication number: 20130035250
    Abstract: The present invention relates on a non-invasive method for diagnosing prostate cancer and/or assessing the risk of a subject acquiring prostate cancer comprising the analysis of the expression of the marker gene hepsin in an urine sample. It further relates on a non-invasive method for diagnosing prostate cancer and/or assessing the risk of a subject acquiring prostate cancer by determining the expression levels of the marker genes hepsin, EZH2, prostein and PCA3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Technische Universitaet Dresden
    Inventors: Manfred Wirth, Susanne Fuessel, Rainer Koch
  • Publication number: 20100287873
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device for manufacturing a slab of extruded material, with a die relief, in which an outlet is arranged, of which the outlet edge determines an outlet cross-section with a given shape and size, wherein at least one peripheral portion of the outlet edge is arranged in a manner displaceable inwards and outwards transversely to the axis of the outlet and can be adjusted inwards and outwards by an adjustment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Hans Lingl Anlagenbau und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frank APPEL, Rainer KOCH
  • Publication number: 20100064871
    Abstract: Device (1) for separating a strand (3) of plastic material, which can be moved along a conveying passage (2), into longitudinal portions (3a), having at least one notching device (5) which on all sides of the passage (2) comprises in each case a notching tool (8a to 8d) which can be moved by means of a tool drive (18) in a tool guide (17) between an initial notching position and a notching position, wherein the cutting device (4) comprises two cutting wire holders (24) which are disposed in mutually opposite-lying boundary regions of the passage (2) and which can be moved transversely with respect to the passage (2) by means of a cutting drive (26) in a cutting guide (25), and wherein the notching device (5) with its notching tools (8a to 8d) are disposed its passage (2) the support module (9) which is moveable forwards and backwards [sic].
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Rainer Koch
  • Publication number: 20090309720
    Abstract: A device for detecting the stacked state of a container comprises a solar unit (1) that is connected to a charging unit (4) which supplies power to a locating device (7). The locating device (7) includes a transmitter (8) and a receiver (9) that communicate with a control center. A measuring device (10) is also provided which is used as a light indicator and generates an activation signal when the device is exposed to sunlight or daylight and the container is thus in a non-stacked state. The measuring device (10) supplies the activation signal to a CPU (12) that sends a non-stacked state signal to the locating device (7). The measuring device (10) feeds a deactivation signal to the CPU (12) when the device is dimmed. The CPU (12) sends a stacked-state signal indicating the stacked state of the container to the locating device (7) when the measuring device (10) determines that the device remains dimmed beyond the regular nighttime darkness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Rainer Koch
  • Publication number: 20090289786
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement for securing the contents of a container (1) comprises a housing part (18); a magnetic device (6, 7) for attaching the housing part (18) to a first door (11) of the container; a sensor (5) for monitoring the interior of the container; a first switch (30) which can be actuated when the housing part (18), including the magnetic device (6, 7), is attached to the first door (11); and a second switch (24) which is actuated when a second door (12) of the container, which is disposed next to the first door (11), is closed. The sensor arrangement further comprises a microprocessor (25) for evaluating the alarm signals of the sensor (5); a power supply (35) and a transmitter (26). The first switch (30) can be actuated when the housing part (18) is attached to the first door (11) in order to switch on the power supply for activating the sensor arrangement (1). The second switch (24) is actuated when the second door (12) is closed in order to activate the sensor (5) for monitoring the interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Rainer Koch
  • Publication number: 20090085241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the separation of a plastic clay strand (2), movable longitudinally of a transport passage (3), into green bodies (2a), having at least one notching device (1) for notching of the clay strand (2) and a cutting device for cutting the clay strand (2) in the notches, wherein the notching device (1) has notching strips (4) arranged on all sides of the transport passage (3). In order to improve the device with regard to the notching device (1), all notching strips (4) are mounted independently of one another and they are movable at the same time out of a release position into a notching position offset towards the middle axis (3a) of the transport passage (3), and back again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Rainer Koch, Frank Appel
  • Publication number: 20080124976
    Abstract: A tubular electromagnetic shielding sleeve has a longitudinal slit. The inventive sleeve includes a substrate (11) and a layer (12) of electrically-conductive material which is fixed to the inner face of the substrate (11), the layer (12) extending essentially from one edge (11a) to the other longitudinal edge (11b) of the substrate (11). Moreover, the substrate (11) and the layer (12) are separated from one another along a split segment (13) on at least one first longitudinal edge (11a). The invention can be used, for example, to protect bundles of electric cables (14) for use in aeronautics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Thierry Rodrigues, Andre Lernon, Fabrice Dumont, Rainer Koch
  • Publication number: 20060185872
    Abstract: A tubular electromagnetic shielding sleeve has a longitudinal slit. The inventive sleeve includes a substrate (11) and a layer (12) of electrically-conductive material which is fixed to the inner face of the substrate (11), the layer (12) extending essentially from one edge (11a) to the other longitudinal edge (11b) of the substrate (11). Moreover, the substrate (11) and the layer (12) are separated from one another along a split segment (13) on at least one first longitudinal edge (11a). The invention can be used, for example, to protect bundles of electric cables (14) for use in aeronautics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Thierry Rodrigues, Andre Lernon, Fabrice Dumont, Rainer Koch
  • Patent number: 4803905
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for cutting columnar articles, such as uncured ceramic (i.e., therefore plastic) web-type columns (e.g., which may typically be cured to a hardened state and coated with catalyst to form a catalytic converter), includes a cutting wire tensioned between a pair of spaced locations situated on the exterior side of the column to be cut. One of the locations (and thus one end portion of the cutting wire) is in a fixed position relative to the column, while the other location (and thus the other end portion of the cutting wire) is orbitally movable around the column. The cutting wire cuts the column along a plane established by such orbital movement while the length of the cutting wire is simultaneously continually varied so as to impart a benificial rectilinear (e.g., "saw-type") motion thereto so as to assist in the column cutting operation. A cleaning device in wiping contact with the wire cleans the same by virtue of such rectilinear motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: Lingl GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rainer Koch