Patents by Inventor Roland Reuter

Roland Reuter 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140049781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method as well as a corresponding system for optical coherence tomography in which by means of an optical coherence tomography equipment at least two two-dimensional initial images (S) of an object are acquired in planes of the object that are spaced apart from one another, in particular running parallel to one another, wherein the initial images each comprise 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 (S) is performed in three-dimensional space, wherein interpolation values are obtained that form a two-dimensional final image (S?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: AGFA HEALTHCARE NV
    Inventors: Rainer Nebosis, Roland Reuter
  • Patent number: 5711215
    Abstract: Powdered substances are compressed by a process wherein the powdered substances are enclosed in a flexible receptacle, the receptacle is enclosed in a pressure vessel and the space between the wall of the receptacle and the wall of the pressure vessel is pressurized with compressed gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Sextl, Sabine Bartelt, Klaus Wilmes, Roland Reuter, Rudolf Schwarz, Friedel Worch
  • Patent number: 5580537
    Abstract: Powdered substances are compressed by a process wherein the powdered substances are enclosed in a flexible receptacle, the receptacle is enclosed in a pressure vessel and the space between the wall of the receptacle and the wall of the pressure vessel is pressurized with compressed gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Sextl, Sabine Bartelt, Klaus Wilmes, Roland Reuter, Rudolf Schwarz, Friedel Worch
  • Patent number: 5389420
    Abstract: A heat-insulator consisting ofa) A finely distributed, powdery or fibrous substance,b) A microporous casing andc) A gas- and watertight, metal-free casing.The heat insulator is manufactured by optionally drying the powdery or fibrous substance, optionally bringing it into a microporous casing, optionally pressing it and then optionally drying it. The powdery substance is then brought with the microporous casing into a gas- and watertight, metal-free casing. This gas- and watertight casing is optionally evacuated and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Sextl, Roland Reuter, Hans Strack, Peter Kleinschmit, Rudolf Schwarz
  • Patent number: 5362541
    Abstract: A preferably platelike form body for use as heat insulation, consisting of:a) a finely divided, powdery or fibrous material,b) a microporous casing andc) a gas and watertight casing.The form body is produced by optionally drying the powdery or fibrous material, optionally placing it into a microporous casing, optionally pressing it and then optionally drying it. Then, the powdery material is placed with the microporous casing into a gas and watertight casing. This gas and watertight casing is optionally evacuated and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Sextl, Roland Reuter, Peter Kleinschmit, Rudolf Schwarz, Ilona Sporys
  • Patent number: 5318765
    Abstract: A monoclinic zirconium dioxide with an SiO.sub.2 content below 1.0% by weight is provided which is characterized by dendrite-shaped particles with an average grain size (d.sub.50 value) in a range of 0.5 .mu.m to 3.0 .mu.m and a specific surface (BET) in a range of 3 to 15 m.sup.2 /g. This zirconium dioxide is produced by thermally splitting zirconium silicate in a high-frequency- or medium-frequency induction melting furnace with sintering crust crucible, quenching the melt by blowing on a stream of melt with air and/or spraying it with water and leaching out the thermally split zirconium silicate with concentrated alkali lye at 100.degree. 200.degree. C. The zirconium dioxide of the invention provides a material with improved suitability for the production of zirconium silicate pigments of the host lattice type and inclusion type so as to provide for more color-intensive pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Binder, Peter Kleinschmit, Hans Hoffmeister, Roland Reuter
  • Patent number: 5316816
    Abstract: A shaped body, preferably plate-shaped, for use as heat insulation, formed of (a) a finely distributed, powdery or fibrous substance, (b) a microporous casing, and (c) a gastight and watertight, metal-free casing. The shaped body is produced by drying a powdery or fibrous substance if necessary, optionally placing it into a microporous casing, optionally pressing and then optionally drying. Thereafter, the powdery substance is placed with the microporous casing into a gastight and watertight, metal-free casing. This gastight and watertight casing is optionally evacuated and sealed. Furthermore, a shaped article, preferably plate-shaped, for use as heat insulation, produced from (a) a finely distributed, powdery or fibrous substance with a water absorption capacity of 4 to 50% by weight at 23.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerhard Sextl, Hans Strack, Roland Reuter, Ilona Fuss, Peter Kleinschmit, Rudolf Schwarz
  • Patent number: 5236758
    Abstract: A heat-insulator consisting ofa) A finely distributed, powdery or fibrous substanceb) A microporous casing andc) A gas- and watertight, metal-free casing.The heat insulator is manufactured by optionally the powdery or fibrous substance, optionally bringing it into a microporous casing, optionally pressing it and then optionally drying it. The powdery substance is then brought with the microporous casing into a gas- and watertight, metal-free casing. This gas- and watertight casing is optionally evacuated and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Sextl, Roland Reuter, Hans Strack, Peter Kleinschmit, Rudolf Schwarz