Patents by Inventor Rainer Nebosis

Rainer Nebosis 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: 11147530
    Abstract: A method and system for accurately determining the SID (source-image-distance) in a radiography configuration with a wireless radiographic detector, and a method and system for determining the thickness of a patient in a radiography configuration. The method for determining the SID is based on a method to accurately determine distances between a set of generator arrays and sensor arrays. The generator arrays and sensor arrays are preferably orthogonally arranged magnetic field generators and sensors that allow measurements of distances without being affected by presence of human tissue between the generator and sensor arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Michael Ted Ciona
  • Patent number: 11051784
    Abstract: A method and system for accurately localizing a wireless radiographic detector in a radiography system, based on a method to accurately determine distances between a set of generator arrays and sensor arrays. The generator arrays and sensor arrays are preferably orthogonally arranged magnetic field generators and sensors, that allow measurements of distances without being affected by presence of human tissue between the generator and sensor arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Roland Reuter
  • Patent number: 10993686
    Abstract: A phase contrast imaging (PCI) method in which, instead of using an analyzer grid, detector pixels are grouped and only a part of the total pixels are used to calculate a phase contrast image. In second, third, etc. steps, the pixels which were not used in the previous recalculation are used additionally to recalculate second, third, etc. phase contrast images. Finally the different phase contrast images are fused to result in a full image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Paul Leblans
  • Patent number: 10966672
    Abstract: A sliding arrangement for mobile X-ray devices enabling functionality for tomosynthesis acquisitions on systems without this functionality. The sliding arrangement substitutes a conventional X-ray collimator mount for fixing an X-ray collimator onto the gantry of a mobile X-ray system, and which adds the supplementary mechanical functionality that is required to perform tomosynthesis acquisitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Johannes Hoelzl, Vladimir Zemanek
  • Patent number: 10912533
    Abstract: Mechanisms for synchronizing the read-out sequence of non-tethered digital X-ray detectors in a radiography system with an X-ray generator or an X-ray source for use in digital wireless detectors where a synchronization of the digital wireless detector circuitry with the start of the actual exposure is required. The mechanisms can be applied in X-ray devices that are based on digital flat panel detectors, and wherein the digital detectors do not have a tethered connection with the modality for receiving the activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Dirk Vandenbroucke
  • Patent number: 10898156
    Abstract: A radiation image capturing system includes a processing unit that determines at least three distances between at least one first distance sensor provided at a radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at a detection unit based on one or more signals emitted by the first distance sensor, and that determines an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other based on inclination information provided by a first sensor unit provided at the radiation generation unit and a second sensor unit provided at the detection unit. Alternatively, the processing unit determines distances between at least three first distance sensors provided at the radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at the detection unit based on signals emitted by the at least three first distance sensors to determine an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AGFA Healthcare NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Vladimir Zemanek, Johannes Hoelzl, Georg Reiser, Roland Reuter
  • Publication number: 20200268340
    Abstract: Mechanisms for synchronizing the read-out sequence of non-tethered digital X-ray detectors in a radiography system with an X-ray generator or an X-ray source for use in digital wireless detectors where a synchronization of the digital wireless detector circuitry with the start of the actual exposure is required. The mechanisms can be applied in X-ray devices that are based on digital flat panel detectors, and wherein the digital detectors do not have a tethered connection with the modality for receiving the activation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Dirk VANDENBROUCKE
  • Publication number: 20200129135
    Abstract: A phase contrast imaging (PCI) method in which, instead of using an analyzer grid, detector pixels are grouped and only a part of the total pixels are used to calculate a phase contrast image. In second, third, etc. steps, the pixels which were not used in the previous recalculation are used additionally to recalculate second, third, etc. phase contrast images. Finally the different phase contrast images are fused to result in a full image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Paul LEBLANS
  • Publication number: 20200107799
    Abstract: A method and system for accurately determining the SID (source-image-distance) in a radiography configuration with a wireless radiographic detector, and a method and system for determining the thickness of a patient in a radiography configuration. The method for determining the SID is based on a method to accurately determine distances between a set of generator arrays and sensor arrays. The generator arrays and sensor arrays are preferably orthogonally arranged magnetic field generators and sensors that allow measurements of distances without being affected by presence of human tissue between the generator and sensor arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Michael Ted CIONA
  • Publication number: 20200107798
    Abstract: A method and system for accurately localizing a wireless radiographic detector in a radiography system, based on a method to accurately determine distances between a set of generator arrays and sensor arrays. The generator arrays and sensor arrays are preferably orthogonally arranged magnetic field generators and sensors, that allow measurements of distances without being affected by presence of human tissue between the generator and sensor arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Roland REUTER
  • Publication number: 20200008763
    Abstract: A sliding arrangement for mobile X-ray devices enabling functionality for tomosynthesis acquisitions on systems without this functionality. The sliding arrangement substitutes a conventional X-ray collimator mount for fixing an X-ray collimator onto the gantry of a mobile X-ray system, and which adds the supplementary mechanical functionality that is required to perform tomosynthesis acquisitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Johannes HOELZL, Vladimir ZEMANEK
  • Publication number: 20190343592
    Abstract: A protective bag dispensing system for a mobile x-ray apparatus includes a back panel element mountable against an external and operator-accessible side of a cart, the back panel element having dimensions which exceed the size of a protective bag being dispensed, a front panel element joined to the back panel element at the bottom side of both panels forming a cavity for supporting and accommodating an X-ray detector during the bagging process, a bag holder for hanging down a stack of multiple protective bags or feeding bags one by one into the cavity, the protective bags individually and removably attached from their top sides allowing an individual bag to be removed from the stack or roll while inserting the X-ray detector into the first available protective bag, the protective bags exceeding the size of the mobile x-ray detector being bagged, and the back panel element includes at least two segments arranged in a hinged configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sabina ELEN, Rainer NEBOSIS, Naser ELIAN, Paul LEBLANS
  • Publication number: 20190125292
    Abstract: A radiation image capturing system includes a processing unit that determines at least three distances between at least one first distance sensor provided at a radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at a detection unit based on one or more signals emitted by the first distance sensor, and that determines an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other based on inclination information provided by a first sensor unit provided at the radiation generation unit and a second sensor unit provided at the detection unit. Alternatively, the processing unit determines distances between at least three first distance sensors provided at the radiation generation unit and at least three second distance sensors provided at the detection unit based on signals emitted by the at least three first distance sensors to determine an orientation of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Vladimir ZEMANEK, Johannes HOELZL, Georg REISER, Roland REUTER
  • Publication number: 20190125285
    Abstract: A mobile radiation image capturing system includes a radiation generation unit that generates X-ray radiation; a mobile carriage on which the radiation generation unit is mounted; a drive unit that moves the carriage by linear motion in two dimensions and/or by rotation; at least one detection unit that captures a radiation image of an object; at least one sensor unit that determines an orientation and/or a position of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other; at least one output unit that output information to a user; and a processing unit that, based on the orientation and/or position of the radiation generation unit and the detection unit relative to each other, determines whether the radiation generation unit and the detection unit have a predetermined orientation and/or position relative to each other and, if not, determines a positioning information on how to move the carriage and/or the radiation generation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Rainer NEBOSIS, Vladimir ZEMANEK
  • Patent number: 9633424
    Abstract: A method and system for acquiring an image of an object using optical coherence tomography using an interferometer and a detector, wherein the object is irradiated with light emitted by the interferometer, light reflected by the object is fed back into the interferometer and detected by the detector, the image of the object is derived from the detected light, and a file containing information, in particular graphical information and/or photographic image information, relating to the object is assigned to and/or correlated with the image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Wolfgang Schorre
  • Patent number: 9551565
    Abstract: A method and corresponding system for optical coherence tomography includes optical coherence tomography equipment that acquires at least two two-dimensional initial images of an object in planes of the object that are spaced apart from one another, in particular running parallel to one another, wherein the initial images each include a plurality of initial image values. In order to assure an examination of the object in the case of medical applications that is as reliable as possible, an interpolation of the initial image values of the at least two two-dimensional initial images is performed in three-dimensional space, wherein interpolation values are obtained that form a two-dimensional final image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Roland Reuter
  • Patent number: 9200886
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding system for optical coherence tomography acquires a first image in a region of a first plane of an object by optical coherence tomography equipment, and the first image is displayed on a display device. To facilitate a reliable and time-saving examination with straightforward handling, a second plane of the object is selected on the basis of the first image that is displayed on the display device, wherein the second plane of the object is different from the first plane of the object, and a second image is acquired in the region of the selected second plane of the object by the optical coherence tomography equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Geert Wellens
  • Publication number: 20150248749
    Abstract: A method and system for acquiring an image of an object using optical coherence tomography using an interferometer and a detector, wherein the object is irradiated with light emitted by the interferometer, light reflected by the object is fed back into the interferometer and detected by the detector, the image of the object is derived from the detected light, and a file containing information, in particular graphical information and/or photographic image information, relating to the object is assigned to and/or correlated with the image of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Wolfgang Schorre
  • Publication number: 20150226537
    Abstract: A system and method for optical coherence tomography includes an interferometer and a sensor head which emits electromagnetic radiation toward an object to be examined and electromagnetic radiation reflected by the object is fed back into the interferometer; a positioning element configured to position the sensor head relative to the object to be examined and including a support which is provided at the object and on which the sensor head can be placed, a first area that is substantially transmissive to the radiation emitted by the interferometer and reflected by the object, and a second area having a transmittance to the radiation emitted by the interferometer and/or reflected by the object that is different from the transmittance of the first area; an image generator configured to generate one or more images on the basis of the electromagnetic radiation reflected by the object and/or by the positioning element; a display device configured to display the generated images; and a controller configured to contr
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schorre, Rainer Nebosis
  • Patent number: 9036156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a corresponding method having a light source (20) for emitting light, an interferometer (10), into which light emitted by the light source (20) is injected, for irradiating a sample (1) with light, and a, in particular spatially resolving, detector (40) for detecting interference patterns obtained by superimposing the light reflected from the sample (1) with a partial beam of the light injected into the interferometer (10) which is reflected at a reference mirror (16) of the interferometer (10). In order to obtain OCT images in the simplest way possible and with the highest possible resolution and image quality, the light source (20) comprises a radiation source (21) for generating spatially incoherent light, and an optical filter (22) with a bell-shaped or Gaussian-shaped spectral filter characteristic for filtering the light generated by the radiation source (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventor: Rainer Nebosis