Patents by Inventor Robert Lapp

Robert Lapp 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: 10292674
    Abstract: A method and a system are disclosed for image acquisition, in which the protocol for controlling the CT scanner is computed automatically. The system includes a facility, which includes at least one CT scanner; a central PACS system in which image data and assigned metadata are stored as image data information, acquired with the facility; and an analysis unit, in terms of programming technology and/or circuit technology, for analyzing the captured image data information to automatically compute therefrom, the specific operating conditions and the facility-specific protocol parameters for the CT scanner protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Kaepplinger, Robert Lapp, Rainer Raupach
  • Publication number: 20180253842
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas ALLMENDINGER, Matthias BAER, Ute FEUERLEIN, Christiane KOCH, Stefan KAEPPLINGER, Robert LAPP, Christian TIETJEN, Rainer RAUPACH
  • Patent number: 9672613
    Abstract: A method and a system for monitoring a bolus value are disclosed. The method includes contrast-agent-assisted test recording of a time series of test images of a region under examination, wherein one bolus value is determined in each of the respective test images, together with the change in the bolus values between at least two test images. The method includes regulating the time interval between the recordings of individual test images as a function of the change in the bolus values, thereby enabling the temporal resolution for determining the bolus value to be selected in such a way that it corresponds to the change in the bolus values. In this way the temporal resolution in the monitoring of bolus values is improved with a view to avoiding both too high and too low a recording rate for the test images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ute Feuerlein, Robert Lapp
  • Patent number: 9636077
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for automatically selecting a scanning protocol for a tomographic recording of an X-ray image of a patient in that at least one patient-specific value is retrieved in the internal memory of a first computer. The patient-specific value can in particular be a measure of the anticipated X-ray absorption by the patient. The method includes automatically comparing the patient-specific value with retrievably stored reference values, wherein one scanning protocol can be associated with each reference value. Finally, a scanning protocol is automatically selected by way of the first computer using the comparison. Selection is simplified by automation of selection of the scanning protocol since no manual selection of the scanning protocol has to be made. Automatic selection of a suitable scanning protocol is also quicker than a manual selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christoph Braun, Dieter Böing, Christiane Koch, Robert Lapp, Michael Scheuering, Martin Sedlmair, Grzegorz Soza
  • Publication number: 20170105698
    Abstract: A method and a system are disclosed for image acquisition, in which the protocol for controlling the CT scanner is computed automatically. The system includes a facility, which includes at least one CT scanner; a central PACS system in which image data and assigned metadata are stored as image data information, acquired with the facility; and an analysis unit, in terms of programming technology and/or circuit technology, for analyzing the captured image data information to automatically compute therefrom, the specific operating conditions and the facility-specific protocol parameters for the CT scanner protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan KAEPPLINGER, Robert LAPP, Rainer RAUPACH
  • Publication number: 20150117738
    Abstract: An embodiment of a CT system includes a computer unit and at least one memory device for storing program code and projection data records, established during a CT scan and usable for reconstructing CT renderings. The computer unit is connected in a networked system with at least one external diagnosis computer including a memory with program code for diagnosing reconstructed visual CT renderings. A method for reconstructing and diagnosing visual CT renderings is also disclosed. In an embodiment, a request for reconstructing a CT data record with a projection data record stored in the computer unit is received, sent from a diagnosis computer in a diagnosis station, by the computer unit of the CT system via the communications network; the computer unit recognizes this request; the computer unit automatically executes the requested reconstruction and the reconstructed CT rendering is transmitted to the requesting diagnosis computer via the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph BRAUN, Robert LAPP, Michael SCHEUERING, Grzegorz SOZA, Johann UEBLER
  • Publication number: 20150085971
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for automatically selecting a scanning protocol for a tomographic recording of an X-ray image of a patient in that at least one patient-specific value is retrieved in the internal memory of a first computer. The patient-specific value can in particular be a measure of the anticipated X-ray absorption by the patient. The method includes automatically comparing the patient-specific value with retrievably stored reference values, wherein one scanning protocol can be associated with each reference value. Finally, a scanning protocol is automatically selected by way of the first computer using the comparison. Selection is simplified by automation of selection of the scanning protocol since no manual selection of the scanning protocol has to be made. Automatic selection of a suitable scanning protocol is also quicker than a manual selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph BRAUN, Dieter BÖING, Christiane KOCH, Robert LAPP, Michael SCHEUERING, Martin SEDLMAIR, Grzegorz SOZA
  • Publication number: 20140079307
    Abstract: A method and a system for monitoring a bolus value are disclosed. The method includes contrast-agent-assisted test recording of a time series of test images of a region under examination, wherein one bolus value is determined in each of the respective test images, together with the change in the bolus values between at least two test images. The method includes regulating the time interval between the recordings of individual test images as a function of the change in the bolus values, thereby enabling the temporal resolution for determining the bolus value to be selected in such a way that it corresponds to the change in the bolus values. In this way the temporal resolution in the monitoring of bolus values is improved with a view to avoiding both too high and too low a recording rate for the test images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ute FEUERLEIN, Robert LAPP
  • Publication number: 20100054567
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for interactive image reconstruction, in particular in computed tomography are disclosed. The method for interactive image reconstruction by calculating tomographic slice images from X-ray projection data is distinguished by the fact that only those grayscale images which the user wants visualized at a given time are calculated with the aid of a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: CT Imaging GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Hillebrand, Robert Lapp
  • Patent number: 7108097
    Abstract: An recumbent bicycle or tricycle, FIG. 1B, having an electric assist module mounted between the pedal mechanism and rear wheel gear mechanism. This mounting position allows the assist module to take advantage of the bicycle or tricycle's rear wheel gears to increase performance with the secondary advantage of reducing the length of the chain driving the rear wheel gears resulting in improved shifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventors: Brent Cecil Bolton, Wesley Robert Lapp
  • Patent number: 4068565
    Abstract: The following specification describes a method together with portable apparatus for forming on site test dummies of stacks of business forms to provide a facsimile of actual conditions under which the paper is imprinted. This is done by simultaneously manually perforating and crimping a stack of paper containing a desired number and type then aligning a plurality of serially arranged stacks in a web by means of a splicing jig to enable the simulation of an actual run. The portable apparatus includes a plate carrying perforating and crimping dies and punches together with the splicing jig. The punches are operated by a cam having a continuous surface engaged with a punch holder. The punches protrude from the holder by different distances so that they pierce the paper at different times to reduce the manual force required for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Inventors: Samuel R. Olsen, Robert Lapp