Patents by Inventor Robert Kagermeier

Robert Kagermeier 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: 20190150874
    Abstract: A method is for a medical imaging X-ray device including an X-ray generator, to which the collimator is assigned, an X-ray detector, a patient table for positioning a patient to be X-rayed, and a wireless, hand-held operator device including a touchscreen. In an embodiment, the method includes generating a display, visualizing a current setting of the collimator, on the touchscreen; adjusting the collimator according to operating data describing a manipulation of display elements of the display; determining position information, describing at least one of a position and orientation of the operator, from sensor data of at least one sensor; selecting a perspective, using the position information determined, corresponding at least approximately to a viewing angle of an operator with respect to the patient table; and generating the display for three-dimensionally visualizing, showing an X-ray beam with the collimator settings adjusted, at the perspective selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Robert KAGERMEIER, Gerben TEN CATE, Asa MACWILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190150876
    Abstract: A method is for controlling operation of a medical technology device using a wireless, hand-held, mobile operator device including a touchscreen. The wireless, hand-held, mobile operator device including a touchscreen is also disclosed. The method includes using the mobile operator device for implementing a medical technology workflow including acquiring patient data of the at least one patient from an acquisition user interface; selecting, via a selection user interface, a medical technology protocol containing operating parameters to be carried out for the at least one patient; setting remote-controllably adjustable components of the medical technology device, according to the at least one patient positioned in the medical technology device and according to the medical technology protocol, using a settings user interface; and activating, with the at least one patient positioned and components set, the medical technology procedure in an activation user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: ROBERT KAGERMEIER, Gerben TEN CATE, Asa MACWILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20190150875
    Abstract: A method is for controlling an imaging device including at least one component, movable according to an operator input via a smart device including at least one smart device sensor. The method includes recording, via the at least one smart device sensor, sensor data defining at least one of movement and position of the smart device in a space of the imaging device where the smart device is situated; determining, from the sensor data recorded, position data defining the position and an orientation of the smart device relative to the at least one component, and/or movement data defining a movement relative to the at least one component; and evaluating the at least one of position data and movement data to select at least one of the at least one component, and/or determine an operator input in relation to at least one of the at least one component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Robert KAGERMEIER, Gerben TEN CATE, Asa MACWILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 10290373
    Abstract: A patient couch with a control system and a method for controlling the patient couch are provided. The control system is based on a three-dimensional (3D) camera for recording first 3D images of a recording area. The 3D camera is attached to the patient couch. An image processing unit for identifying at least one control gesture in the first 3D images allows a safe and fast control of the x-ray device. In order to carry out the control, the control system includes a control unit with a motor for controlling a movement of the patient couch based on the first control gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anja Jäger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20180206818
    Abstract: A portable expansion unit controls safety-relevant functions of a medical device. The expansion unit has a retaining device to be adjusted to the size of a flat, portable operating unit of the medical device. The retaining device mechanically connects the expansion unit detachably with the portable operating unit. A communication module establishes a safety-related data connection with the medical device. This combines a mobile, portable consumer operating device, such as a tablet computer or smartphone, which does not fulfill any particular safety-related requirements, with an expansion unit, which permits the control of safety-relevant functions with the aid of a safety-related radio protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: FRANZ DIRAUF, ROBERT KAGERMEIER, JOERG HOFMANN
  • Patent number: 9943271
    Abstract: A medical device is controlled as a function of a position of a control element projected onto a projection surface, wherein a geometric property of the projected control element is adjusted to the surface structure. The adjustment is accomplished by means of a transformation of projection data, the projection data corresponding to the control element that is to be projected. The optical projection of the control element is based on the transformed projection data. Such an adjustment and transformation are made possible by determining the surface structure of the projection surface. The control system has an image processor both for determining the surface structure and for transforming the projection data. The control system additionally has a projector for optically projecting the control element and a control unit for controlling the medical device based on the first position of the projected control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Dirauf, Thilo Hannemann, Anja Jaeger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20170354564
    Abstract: A mobile walker has a frame, at least two wheels which are embodied and arranged on the frame to move the mobile walker around on a ground surface, at least one hand grip embodied and arranged on the frame to be used by a user of the mobile walker as a support and pushing aid, at least one measured value recording unit embodied and programmed to record at least one vital parameter of the user, and a processor unit which is connected communicatively to the measured value recording unit and which is embodied and programmed to assess the recorded vital parameter and/or transmit the same to a control center arranged separately from the mobile walker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: FRANZ DIRAUF, ROBERT KAGERMEIER, VERENA SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 9720512
    Abstract: A device for the gesture-controlled setting of at least one setting variable on an X-ray source includes at least one recognition unit for anatomically recognizing a body part suitable for gesture control, at least one gesture detection unit for detecting at least one gesture of a body part recognized by the recognition unit, and at least one light source for displaying the at least one setting variable as feedback for a person making the gesture. The at least one setting variable was preset and/or set by using the at least one detected gesture. A method for the gesture-controlled setting of at least one setting variable on an X-ray source is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Fuhrmann, Anja Jaeger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20150363002
    Abstract: A device for the gesture-controlled setting of at least one setting variable on an X-ray source includes at least one recognition unit for anatomically recognizing a body part suitable for gesture control, at least one gesture detection unit for detecting at least one gesture of a body part recognized by the recognition unit, and at least one light source for displaying the at least one setting variable as feedback for a person making the gesture. The at least one setting variable was preset and/or set by using the at least one detected gesture. A method for the gesture-controlled setting of at least one setting variable on an X-ray source is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL FUHRMANN, ANJA JAEGER, ROBERT KAGERMEIER
  • Publication number: 20150351709
    Abstract: A medical device is controlled as a function of a position of a control element projected onto a projection surface, wherein a geometric property of the projected control element is adjusted to the surface structure. The adjustment is accomplished by means of a transformation of projection data, the projection data corresponding to the control element that is to be projected. The optical projection of the control element is based on the transformed projection data. Such an adjustment and transformation are made possible by determining the surface structure of the projection surface. The control system has an image processor both for determining the surface structure and for transforming the projection data. The control system additionally has a projector for optically projecting the control element and a control unit for controlling the medical device based on the first position of the projected control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Franz Dirauf, Thilo Hannemann, Anja Jaeger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20150320369
    Abstract: A patient couch with a control system and a method for controlling the patient couch are provided. The control system is based on a three-dimensional (3D) camera for recording first 3D images of a recording area. The 3D camera is attached to the patient couch. An image processing unit for identifying at least one control gesture in the first 3D images allows a safe and fast control of the x-ray device. In order to carry out the control, the control system includes a control unit with a motor for controlling a movement of the patient couch based on the first control gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Anja Jäger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20150216487
    Abstract: To enable simplified movement and/or control of a medical apparatus, the medical apparatus includes a traversing mechanism and at least one motor. The at least one motor is embodied to drive the traversing mechanism. The medical apparatus is characterized by at least one force sensor and a control apparatus. The at least one force sensor detects a force acting from the outside on the medical apparatus, and the control apparatus activates the at least one motor in dependence on the force detected by the at least one force sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Hanno Dotzel, Anjaü Jäger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20140306880
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for operating a controlled device in a sterile environment, a receiver detects contact-free user inputs respectively made by different users. A first operating mode of the receiver is activated after detection of an arbitrary contact-free user input of any of said users. The receiver is switched from the first operating to a second operating mode after detecting a predetermined contact-free user input. Upon switching from the first operating mode into the second operating mode, the predetermined contact-free user input can be made only by the user who last made a contact-free user input in the first operating mode. An additional operating mode can be activated under predetermined conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Peter Greif, Anja Jaeger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20140258917
    Abstract: In a method and interface to operate a device in a sterile environment that is controlled without contact via a display panel and/or operating field, a first position of a gesture command within an operating field is detected, the first position is projected onto a first interaction region of the display panel. A first task is associated with the first interaction region. A second position of the same or an additional gesture command within the same or an additional operating field is detected onto a second interaction region of the display panel. A tolerance region is established within the second interaction region, and the first object is associated with the second interaction region when the projection of the second position is situated within the tolerance region, and another, second object is associated with the second interaction region when the projection of the second position lies outside of the tolerance region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Greif, Anja Jaeger, Robert Kagermeier, Johann Maegerl
  • Patent number: 8536986
    Abstract: Medical examination or treatment device, in particular x-ray or CT device, comprising a control device controlling the operation of one or a number of device elements, as well as at least one mobile control element assigned to the control device, the control element communicating wirelessly with the control device for operating the examination or treatment device to issue control signals, with a detector element for detecting an item of information which can be read out or sent by a control element assigned to the control device during a movement of the control element from the room containing the medical examination or treatment device, the room communicating with the control device which disables the control operation as a function of the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Uwe Danzer, Robert Kagermeier, Judith Regn, Anton Schraufstetter, Dietmar Sierk, Reiner Staab
  • Patent number: 8463613
    Abstract: A system for controlling a diagnosis and/or therapy system is provided. The system may include a portable unit that includes at least one voice signal detection device and a transmission device for wireless transmission of data to a receiver unit of the diagnosis and/or therapy system. The portable unit includes a voice recognition unit that generates control signals depending on the voice signals arriving via the voice signal detection device. The control signals may be transmitted by the transmission device as commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Kagermeier, Dietmar Sierk
  • Patent number: 8457713
    Abstract: A medical treatment system is provided. The medical treatment system includes a medical imaging unit and a mobile display device mechanically disconnected from the medical imaging unit, a control unit, an input device. A data transmission device is operable to transmit data recorded by the medical imaging unit to the mobile display device. A vehicle supports the mobile display device and includes a drive unit. The control unit, operating in conjunction with the input device, is operable to control the display device and the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Robert Kagermeier
  • Patent number: 8437009
    Abstract: A system and method reconstruct an anatomical impression. The system contains a light signal generating device for generating a light signal directed toward a synthetic test body having the anatomical impression. The light signal is directed toward the synthetic test body such that the light signal is attenuated upon passing through the synthetic test body. A sensor captures the attenuated light signal through the synthetic test body and converts the captured attenuated light signal into digitized image information. The system further includes a digital reconstruction device for reconstructing the digitized image information based on measurement of light attenuation to generate a three-dimensional volume of the anatomical impression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Kagermeier, Volker Pritsching
  • Patent number: 8405490
    Abstract: A system for wireless operation includes a receiver and a mobile remote control unit having an acceleration sensor and a control unit. The mobile remote control unit is operable to wirelessly transmit control signals to the receiver. The control unit is operable to receive and evaluate measurement signals of the acceleration sensor, determine a connection quality between the mobile remote control unit and the receiver, and block the transmission of at least some of the control signals when a decision criterion determined by the measurement signals of the acceleration sensor and the connection quality is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Robert Kagermeier, Dietmar Sierk, Susanne Elisabeth Staab, Katharina Staab, Silvia Rachor
  • Patent number: 8391782
    Abstract: A system for wireless transmission of signals is provided. The system includes a mobile operator unit that is operable to transmit signals; and a base unit of a safety-critical device that is operable to receive signals from the mobile operator unit. The mobile operator unit is operable to categorize the signals to be transmitted as safety-relevant control signals and non-critical communication signals. Only the safety-relevant control signals are checked for error-free transmission. The non-critical communication signals are transmitted without error safety checking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Holstegge, Robert Kagermeier, Eike Rietzel, Steffen Schröter, Dietmar Sierk, Andres Sommer