Patents by Inventor Siegfried Schneider

Siegfried Schneider 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: 7194119
    Abstract: In a method and system for retrieving a medical image from a data base, an image processing algorithm is applied to a first medical image. The result of the applied image processing algorithm to the first medical image is compared with a plurality of results being stored in a data base. Each result of the plurality of results is the result of the image-processing algorithm being applied to each medical image of a plurality of medical images which is stored in the data base. Then, a second medical image belonging to the plurality of medical images is determined and retrieved from the data base, wherein the relevant result is comparable to the relevant result related to the first medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gudrun Zahlmann, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider
  • Patent number: 7066883
    Abstract: In a method and system for monitoring the course of therapy administered to a patient, at least one information value that requires a therapeutic and/or diagnostic measure and that is a direct or indirect measure of the course of the therapy is registered continuously or in time intervals, and at least one comparison value, to be compared to the information value or to a calculated value determined based on the information value, is allocated to the information value. An alarm signal is emitted given an impermissible deviation of the information value or of the calculated value from the comparison value and is detected in the course of the comparison. The comparison value is varied dependent on the course of the therapy and is adapted to the course of the therapy, the adaptation of ensuing automatically or by means of an authorized person or entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Sven Tiffe
  • Patent number: 7020235
    Abstract: In a method for generating a volume dataset of a subject with a first X-ray system having an X-ray source and an X-ray receiver and with a second X-ray system having an X-ray source and an X-ray receiver, the first X-ray system is rotated around an axis and sweeps a first angular range. Substantially simultaneously, a second series of 2D projections of the subject is acquired with the second X-ray system at projection angles differing from one another, by the second X-ray system being rotated around an axis and sweeping a second angular range differing from the first angular range. A volume dataset of the subject is generated from the first and second series of 2D projections of the subject acquired by the two X-ray systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Hornegger, Siegfried Schneider
  • Publication number: 20050251011
    Abstract: A communication system connects clinical trial participants, managers, sponsors and associated systems and provides imaging-specific functions that enhance imaging systems. A patient clinical image data processing system includes an acquisition interface for acquiring patient medical image representative data from one or more sources. A processor automatically removes patient specific information from patient medical image representative data to provide patient non-specific medical image representative data and stores the patient non-specific medical image representative data. A communication interface communicates, via a network, the patient non-specific medical image representative data to a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Gudrun Zahlmann, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20050228223
    Abstract: A method is for obtaining medically relevant data from the gastrointestinal tract of a patient (human or an animal). The patient is orally administered with a transponder and signals emitted by the transponder during or after passage through the gastrointestinal tract are received, with the aid of a reading device for example. A measuring probe may be suitable for carrying out the method. The probe is designed as a transponder and includes a sensor unit for recording chemical, electrochemical or physical parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Markus Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Horst Schreiner, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20050182658
    Abstract: A method is proposed for improving a clinical study. The method includes obtaining criteria for the clinical study, and comparing clinical data to the obtained criteria using a computer device. Thereafter, using the computer device, performance measures are derived based upon the comparisons. These derived performance measures are then usable to improve the clinical study. For example, these performance measures may be used for ranking, and consequently improving, the clinical study.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20050182665
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and automated terminal are proposed for recruiting patients for at least one clinical study. The method includes screening for suitable clinical study patients in at least one public place, including obtaining information regarding potential patients for entry into a computer device. The method further includes determining, from information entered into the computer device, whether or not the potential patients qualify for at least one clinical study.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20050182663
    Abstract: A method is proposed for examining a plurality of sites for a clinical trial. The method includes obtaining criteria for clinical trial and determining, using a computer device, how information regarding each of a plurality of clinical trial sites relates to the obtained criteria. Based upon the determinations, a plurality of the clinical trial sites are ranked. Thereafter, the ranked clinical trial sites may be reported to a sponsor of the clinical trial, and payment may be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20050182664
    Abstract: A method is proposed for monitoring participation of a patient in at least one clinical trial. The method includes collecting data regarding at least one clinical trial for the patient. Using a computer device, the collected data is then compared to at least one threshold. Finally, the patient is rewarded upon the collected data at least meeting at least one threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20050182657
    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: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Gudrun Zahlmann, Rainer Kuth, Eva Rumpel, Siegfried Schneider, Markus Schmidt, Horst Schreiner
  • Publication number: 20040153353
    Abstract: The invention concerns methods for network-supported realization of a project based on a project proposal, for the realization of which a sequence of successive work steps to be implemented is provided. On a first computer, a first electronic page is provided that can be loaded onto a second computer via an information transmission network. The first electronic page comprises a field with which the project proposal is documented. After the documentation, an electronic file is created, and subsequently the persons provided for the processing of the project proposal are automatically informed about the project proposal with electronic messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Maschke, Siegfried Schneider
  • Publication number: 20040133082
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes an assistance device for assisting in a diagnosis, therapy and/or prophylactic treatment on a person who is in the vehicle. An electronic data processing device is for automatically actuating and/or interrogating the assistance device. The assistance device can automatically activate at least one device intended to prompt the person to perform an action, e.g. to take medicaments or to perform a physiological exercise. There can also be an identification device for identifying the person, in order to actuate and/or to interrogate the assistance device on the basis of the result of the identification of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Klaus Abraham-Fuchs, Tilo Christ, Markus Schmidt, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Sven Tiffe
  • Publication number: 20040102682
    Abstract: In a method and a system for supporting the evaluation of a picture of a patient's eye the picture is displayed on a screen. An image-processing algorithm from a number of image processing algorithms is selected due to a preliminary diagnosis selected from a number of diagnoses which are related to diabetes. Each image-processing algorithm of the number of image processing algorithms is associated with a diagnosis of the number of diagnoses and is designed to search for a pattern which is specific to the respective diagnosis. The selected image-processing algorithm then is applied to the picture and a pattern which is detected by the selected image-processing algorithm is marked on the screen in the picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Gudrun Zahlmann, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider
  • Publication number: 20040101177
    Abstract: In a method and system for retrieving a medical image from a data base, an image processing algorithm is applied to a first medical image. The result of the applied image processing algorithm to the first medical image is compared with a plurality of results being stored in a data base. Each result of the plurality of results is the result of the image-processing algorithm being applied to each medical image of a plurality of medical images which is stored in the data base. Then, a second medical image belonging to the plurality of medical images is determined and retrieved from the data base, wherein the relevant result is comparable to the relevant result related to the first medical image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gudrun Zahlmann, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider
  • Publication number: 20040066906
    Abstract: In a method for generating a volume dataset of a subject with a first X-ray system having an X-ray source and an X-ray receiver and with a second X-ray system having an X-ray source and an X-ray receiver, the first X-ray system is rotated around an axis and sweeps a first angular range. Substantially simultaneously, a second series of 2D projections of the subject is acquired with the second X-ray system at projection angles differing from one another, by the second X-ray system being rotated around an axis and sweeping a second angular range differing from the first angular range. A volume dataset of the subject is generated from the first and second series of 2D projections of the subject acquired by the two X-ray systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Hornegger, Siegfried Schneider
  • Publication number: 20030175174
    Abstract: A device for the additive-free, catalytically induced oxidation of solid carbon particles and the decomposition of chemical compounds, which are generated by diesel engines and other combustion carbon particles. A device (100) for burning exhaust gas particles, comprising a converter chamber (50), in which at least one or a large number of porous structure catalyst carrier matrix profiles (120) are accommodated. The catalyst carrier matrix profiles are mounted in the converter chamber, wherein the converter chamber is provided with compartments, so that the space between the internal diameter of the catalyst profiles is connected to an inlet connection of the converter chamber, and the space around the external diameter of the catalyst profiles is connected to an outlet connection into the catalyst chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Siegfried Schneider
  • Publication number: 20030167186
    Abstract: A computer-aided method is for documenting a medically insignificant finding. By way of example, a display device on the computer system is used to display an electronic form suitable for the documentation to a doctor. The doctor then need activate only a single input element on the computer system, so that the activated input element is used to complete the electronic form automatically using prescribed data which are stored on the computer system and associated with an insignificant medical finding. A computer-aided method is also for documenting a medical finding. For this method, a display device on a computer system is used to display an electronic form suitable for the documentation to the doctor, for example. When the electronic form has been completed using data associated with the medical finding, a single input element on the computer system is activated, and the activated input element automatically prompts performance of at least one action by the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Tilo Christ, Heinz Prihoda, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Hans-Dieter Schuell, Werner Striebel, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20030095712
    Abstract: In a method for determining a data-compression method from a set of data-compression methods for data compression of an image dataset allocated to an image, the image dataset is data-compressed at a first location, the data-compressed image dataset is transmitted via an information transmission network to a second location, and the data-compression methods from among the set of data-compression methods exhibit different compression factors, dependent on one or more criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Tilo Christ, Heinz Prihoda, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Hans-Dieter Schuell, Werner Striebel, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20030074221
    Abstract: In a method for a data processing facility to control and monitor the process sequence of a telemedical healthcare service which is to be provided. On the basis of at least one criterion, a service facility available for providing a particular subsidiary service of the healthcare service is automatically instructed by the central data processing facility to provide the particular subsidiary service. The central data processing facility then monitors whether the respective subsidiary service is provided and transmitted to the central data processing facility by the instructed service facility in good time on the basis of a time stipulation, and/or whether the respective subsidiary service provided satisfies a quality stipulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Tilo Christ, Heinz Prihoda, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Hans-Dieter Schuell, Werner Striebel, Gudrun Zahlmann
  • Publication number: 20030028400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for checking whether a contract on a telemedical healthcare service can be effected between a service provider of the telemedical healthcare service and a customer. In the course of the method, a data processing device (4) of an agent undertakes inquiries with a customer in relation to a telemedical healthcare service. Thereupon, the data processing device (4) makes contact with a first database (5), which includes information on service offers from service providers of telemedical healthcare services, and checks whether a substantially corresponding service offer of a service provider can be assigned to the inquiry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Tilo Christ, Heinz Prihoda, Volker Schmidt, Siegfried Schneider, Hans-Dieter Schull, Werner Striebel, Gudrun Zahlmann