Patents by Inventor Rainer Kuth

Rainer Kuth 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: 20210278555
    Abstract: An example includes sensing radiation with a photo diode; storing, in a pixel capacitor electrically coupled to the photo diode, electric charge supplied by the photo diode in response to the sensed radiation; providing a pixel amplifier output signal at an output link of a pixel amplifier having an input link electrically coupled to the pixel capacitor, where the pixel amplifier output signal depends on an amount of the electric charge stored in the capacitor; providing, to analyzing circuitry of the image sensor apparatus, a pixel output signal at a pixel output link of the radiation sensing pixel element by a pixel selector transistor, the pixel output signal being dependent on the pixel amplifier output signal and a selector control signal provided by the analyzing circuitry; and controlling a gain defining a dependency between the pixel output signal and the amount of the electric charge stored in the capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Florian De Roose, Rainer Kuth, Soeren Steudel, Sandro Francesco Tedde
  • Patent number: 11021887
    Abstract: A method of constructing a tower is provided, the method including the steps of providing an elevation mechanism including a dynamic engaging mechanism realized to engage with a tower surface, arranging a 3D printing device on the elevation means, actuating the dynamic engaging mechanism to effect a vertical elevation of the elevation mechanism, actuating the 3D printing device to deposit an essentially horizontal material layer including at least a tower body region, and repeating the steps to obtain a tower structure. A tower constructed using such a method, and a 3D tower printing apparatus, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Keller, Rainer Kuth, Philip Mewes
  • Publication number: 20190088368
    Abstract: A method is for classifying a risk for thrombus formation in an organ, in particular during an atrial fibrillation. In an embodiment, the method includes providing a medical image data set via a medical imaging device; calculating a flow parameter based on the medical image data set; assigning a risk parameter based on the flow parameter calculated; and—providing the risk parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: David GRODZKI, Axel HEITLAND, Philipp HOELZER, Rainer KUTH, Sebastian SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10231606
    Abstract: In a method to obtain measurement data from the stomach of a patient using an endoscope, a degassed aqueous drink solution is administered to the stomach of the patient and the measurement data are acquired with the degassed aqueous drink solution present in the stomach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Glaesel, Rainer Kuth, Bernhard Roas
  • Patent number: 10049849
    Abstract: An x-ray emitter includes a housing. In an embodiment, the method for assembling the housing includes producing a housing of the x-ray emitter and assembling the housing. The producing includes providing a material including a plurality of ferromagnetic particles, aligning the ferromagnetic particles through a magnetic field, the material being in a flowable state, and solidifying the material and fixing the alignment of the ferromagnetic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Kuth, Nils Pickert
  • Publication number: 20180174793
    Abstract: An x-ray emitter includes a housing. In an embodiment, the method for assembling the housing includes producing a housing of the x-ray emitter and assembling the housing. The producing includes providing a material including a plurality of ferromagnetic particles, aligning the ferromagnetic particles through a magnetic field, the material being in a flowable state, and solidifying the material and fixing the alignment of the ferromagnetic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer KUTH, Nils PICKERT
  • Patent number: 9947503
    Abstract: An x-ray emitter includes a housing. In an embodiment, the housing includes a diamagnetic or paramagnetic housing material and a plurality of ferromagnetic particles. In an embodiment, the ferromagnetic particles are aligned substantially along closed paths. A medical device includes an embodiment of the x-ray emitter. A method is further for producing an embodiment of the x-ray emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Kuth, Nils Pickert
  • Patent number: 9827679
    Abstract: A robotic device includes a kinematic chain of a plurality of components, movable relative to each other; a sensor device configured to capture a force and/or moment exerted on at least one of the mobile components; a control device configured to control a movement of the at least one of the mobile components, in the direction of the force that is exerted, as a function of the force captured by the control device and/or of the moment captured by the control device; and a first capture device coupled to the control device and provided for the purpose of contactlessly capturing an operating action of an operator. In a normal operating mode, the control device is configured to specify a mobility of at least one of the mobile components as a function of the captured operating action, improving accuracy and reliability of the device in interaction with a human operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Rainer Kuth, Philip Mewes
  • Publication number: 20170016244
    Abstract: A method of constructing a tower is provided, the method including the steps of A: providing an elevation means including a dynamic engaging mechanism realized to engage with a tower surface B: arranging a 3D printing device on the elevation means); C: actuating the dynamic engaging mechanism to effect a vertical elevation of the elevation means; D: actuating the 3D printing device to deposit an essentially horizontal material layer including at least a tower body region; E: repeating steps C and D to obtain a tower structure. A tower constructed using such a method, and a 3D tower printing apparatus, is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: HENRIK KELLER, RAINER KUTH, PHILIP MEWES
  • Publication number: 20170018393
    Abstract: An x-ray emitter includes a housing. In an embodiment, the housing includes a diamagnetic or paramagnetic housing material and a plurality of ferromagnetic particles. In an embodiment, the ferromagnetic particles are aligned substantially along closed paths. A medical device includes an embodiment of the x-ray emitter. A method is further for producing an embodiment of the x-ray emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer KUTH, Nils PICKERT
  • Publication number: 20160353982
    Abstract: In a method to obtain measurement data from the stomach of a patient using an endoscope, a degassed aqueous drink solution is administered to the stomach of the patient and the measurement data are acquired with the degassed aqueous drink solution present in the stomach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Norbert Glaesel, Rainer Kuth, Bernhard Roas
  • Patent number: 9492061
    Abstract: An endoscopy system has an endo-robot that is navigable within an anatomical lumen of a patient by interacting with a magnetic field generated by an extracorporeal magnet system. The patient lies on a patient bed that is movable in one or more directions and/or orientations, and an obstacle detects objects in the movement path of the endo-robot in the anatomical lumen and produces a signal that causes the position and/or orientation of the patient bed to be altered dependent thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Rainer Graumann, Rainer Kuth, Johannes Reinschke, Rudolf Röckelein, Sebastian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20160310259
    Abstract: A method is disclosed where at least one first 3D image data set is received via a first interface, the first 3D image data set including 3D images of a vascular segment of a patient at different time points. On the basis of the first 3D image data set, both a first hemodynamic parameter of the vascular segment and the spatial course of the vascular segment are then determined. This additional information enables the calculation of a digital 3D model of the stent graft on the basis of the first hemodynamic parameter of the vascular segment and on the basis of the spatial course of the vascular segment. Hence, the 3D model takes into account the first hemodynamic parameter and the spatial course so that a stent graft based on the digital 3D model is adapted individually to the anatomy of a patient via a 3D printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan ASSMANN, Alexander GRAFENBERG, Jan HILLE, David-Amadeus KEIL, Rainer KUTH, Jochen RUSS
  • Publication number: 20160144504
    Abstract: A robotic device includes a kinematic chain of a plurality of components, movable relative to each other; a sensor device configured to capture a force and/or moment exerted on at least one of the mobile components; a control device configured to control a movement of the at least one of the mobile components, in the direction of the force that is exerted, as a function of the force captured by the control device and/or of the moment captured by the control device; and a first capture device coupled to the control device and provided for the purpose of contactlessly capturing an operating action of an operator. In a normal operating mode, the control device is configured to specify a mobility of at least one of the mobile components as a function of the captured operating action, improving accuracy and reliability of the device in interaction with a human operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Rainer KUTH, Philip MEWES
  • Publication number: 20160000375
    Abstract: An endoscopy capsule is provided for detecting a metabolic product of a bacterium located in a gastrointestinal tract, wherein the endoscopy capsule has a sensor unit with two electrodes and has a capsule shell that encloses a usable space, and wherein the electrodes are routed through the capsule shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Stefan FÖRTSCH, Rainer KUTH
  • Patent number: 9218584
    Abstract: A method is proposed for determining clinical study compliance. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study and accessing stored clinical data relating to the clinical study. Thereafter, the criteria and clinical data are correlated to determine a measure of compliance with the criteria of the clinical study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Patent number: 9208564
    Abstract: In a method and system for navigating an endoscopy capsule in a patient, wherein the endoscopy capsule includes a camera, a first image of an object in the interior of the patient is obtained with the camera, in which a re-identifiable structural feature of the object is identified. Successive images of the interior of the patient are then automatically obtained with the camera, and the endoscopy capsule is controlled, for each image, so that the position of the structural feature remains unchanged in the individual images while the image scale is intentionally enlarged or reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Achim Degenhardt, Clemens Jungkunz, Rainer Kuth
  • Patent number: 9152939
    Abstract: A method is proposed for determining clinical study compliance. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study and accessing stored clinical data relating to the clinical study. Thereafter, the criteria and clinical data are correlated to determine a measure of compliance with the criteria of the clinical study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20150238129
    Abstract: In a method for producing a sensor instrument (2) having an ammonia-sensitive sensor (8), said sensor being designed to examine the mucous membrane of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum of a patient for infection with bacteria, at least one electrically conductive wire (10) is embedded in a non-conductive matrix (12) and then an end of the wire (10) is exposed by way of grinding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Förtsch, Rainer Kuth
  • Publication number: 20150238128
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor instrument (2) for examining the mucous membrane of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum of a patient to see whether it is infected with bacteria. Said instrument comprises an evaluation unit (4) and a catheter probe (6) with an ammonia-sensitive sensor (8) and a catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Mario Bechtold, Stefan Förtsch, Rainer Kuth