Patents by Inventor Stefan Kaepplinger

Stefan Kaepplinger 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8687762
    Abstract: A CT system for scanning a patient is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the system includes a tube/detector system, which can be set by a control device in respect of tube voltage and/or dose power; a patient couch, which can be displaced in a controlled fashion at least in the direction of a system axis; and a computer system, which can control the CT system. In at least one embodiment, the system includes an evaluation unit for a prescribed logical decision tree, which is integrated into the computer system, and which determines examination and scan parameters for the CT system on the basis of the input of at least one patient parameter described in a parameter list and operates the CT system using these examination and scan parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ute Feuerlein, Stefan Käpplinger
  • Patent number: 8160314
    Abstract: A system and method for linking volumes of interest (VOIs) across timepoints are provided. The method comprises: loading an image dataset of a first timepoint and an image dataset of a second timepoint; registering the image dataset of the first timepoint and the image dataset of the second timepoint; displaying the image dataset of the first timepoint and the image dataset of the second timepoint; selecting a VOI in the image dataset of the first timepoint and the image dataset of the second timepoint; and linking the VOIs in the image dataset of the first timepoint and the image dataset of the second timepoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkat Raghavan Ramamurthy, Arun Krishnan, Christian Beldinger, Juergen Soldner, Maxim Mamin, Axel Barth, Stefan Käpplinger, Michael Gluth, Peggy Hawman, Darrell Burckhardt, Axel Platz
  • Publication number: 20120014499
    Abstract: A CT system for scanning a patient is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the system includes a tube/detector system, which can be set by a control device in respect of tube voltage and/or dose power; a patient couch, which can be displaced in a controlled fashion at least in the direction of a system axis; and a computer system, which can control the CT system. In at least one embodiment, the system includes an evaluation unit for a prescribed logical decision tree, which is integrated into the computer system, and which determines examination and scan parameters for the CT system on the basis of the input of at least one patient parameter described in a parameter list and operates the CT system using these examination and scan parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Ute Feuerlein, Stefan Käpplinger
  • Patent number: 8000510
    Abstract: In a method and control device to control a slice image acquisition system, a scan protocol is initially selected from a number of scan protocols, and then an automatic control of the slice image acquisition system (13) ensues on the basis of the selected scan protocol by automatic receipt of previous information regarding the examination subject, automatic synchronization of the previous information with information regarding scan protocol-specific parameters of scan protocols, and automatic selection of the scan protocol, from among the number of scan protocols, that has parameters exhibiting the greatest compatibility with the received previous information according to an established rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Boeing, Bernhard Krauss, Stefan Kaepplinger, Bernhard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7869562
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for positioning a patient relative to radiographic equipment. The system includes: a 3D optical imaging system for optically scanning the patient, such 3D optical imaging system having a focal plane and providing, for each position on the object, data representative of the intensity of reflected energy received by the system from such position and data representative of distance from such position on the object to the focal plane; a table apparatus for supporting the patient and for moving the table relative to the radiographic equipment in response to positioning signals; and a processor responsive to data from the radiographic equipment and the data from the a 3D optical imaging system for producing the positioning signals. The system enables a method for displaying temporal changes in a patient positioned with a bore of radiographic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ali Khamene, Stefan Käpplinger, Gabriel Haras, Eike Rietzel
  • Publication number: 20100040268
    Abstract: In a method and control device to control a slice image acquisition system, a scan protocol is initially selected from a number of scan protocols, and then an automatic control of the slice image acquisition system (13) ensues on the basis of the selected scan protocol by automatic receipt of previous information regarding the examination subject, automatic synchronization of the previous information with information regarding scan protocol-specific parameters of scan protocols, and automatic selection of the scan protocol, from among the number of scan protocols, that has parameters exhibiting the greatest compatibility with the received previous information according to an established rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Dieter Boeing, Bernhard Krauss, Stefan Kaepplinger, Bernhard Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20090285357
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for positioning a patient relative to radiographic equipment. The system includes: a 3D optical imaging system for optically scanning the patient, such 3D optical imaging system having a focal plane and providing, for each position on the object, data representative of the intensity of reflected energy received by the system from such position and data representative of distance from such position on the object to the focal plane; a table apparatus for supporting the patient and for moving the table relative to the radiographic equipment in response to positioning signals; and a processor responsive to data from the radiographic equipment and the data from the a 3D optical imaging system for producing the positioning signals. The system enables a method for displaying temporal changes in a patient positioned with a bore of radiographic equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Khamene, Stefan Käpplinger, Gabriel Haras, Eike Rietzel
  • Patent number: 7616799
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring disease progression or response to therapy using multi-modal visualization are provided. The method comprises: selecting a first image dataset of a first timepoint; loading the first image dataset of the first timepoint; selecting a second image dataset of a second timepoint; loading the second image dataset of the second timepoint; registering the first image dataset of the first timepoint and the second image dataset of the second timepoint; and displaying the first image dataset of the first timepoint and the second image dataset of the second timepoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkat Raghavan Ramamurthy, Arun Krishnan, Christian Beldinger, Juergen Soldner, Maxim Mamin, Axel Barth, Stefan Käpplinger, Michael Gluth, Peggy Hawman, Darrell Burckhardt, Axel Platz
  • Publication number: 20080120781
    Abstract: A device for supporting of a patient on a patient positioning table that can be inserted into a scanner of a PET system in a PET examination has a vacuum mattress and has an electrically-operated compressor connected to the vacuum mattress. The compressor is controlled with a control device that can be activated with a foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Aulbach, Stefan Kaepplinger
  • Publication number: 20060030769
    Abstract: A system and method for loading a timepoint for comparison with a previously loaded timepoint are provided. The method comprises: selecting an image dataset of the timepoint; validating the image dataset of the timepoint against a validated image dataset of the previously loaded timepoint; and constructing a volume based on the image dataset of the timepoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Venkat Ramamurthy, Arun Krishnan, Christian Beldinger, Juergen Soldner, Maxim Mamin, Axel Barth, Stefan Käpplinger, Michael Gluth, Peggy Hawman, Darrell Burckhardt, Axel Platz
  • Publication number: 20060030768
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring disease progression or response to therapy using multi-modal visualization are provided. The method comprises: selecting a first image dataset of a first timepoint; loading the first image dataset of the first timepoint; selecting a second image dataset of a second timepoint; loading the second image dataset of the second timepoint; registering the first image dataset of the first timepoint and the second image dataset of the second timepoint; and displaying the first image dataset of the first timepoint and the second image dataset of the second timepoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Venkat Ramamurthy, Arun Krishnan, Christian Beldinger, Juergen Soldner, Maxim Mamin, Axel Barth, Stefan Käpplinger, Michael Gluth, Peggy Hawman, Darrell Burckhardt, Axel Platz