Patents by Inventor Stefan Vilsmeier

Stefan Vilsmeier 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: 10143855
    Abstract: A radiotherapy feedback device is provided which provides one of a plurality of indication signals for presentation to a surgeon based on the status of a current surgical procedure. In some aspects, an indication signal is provided to the surgeon if the surgical procedure on an anatomical structure is of sufficient status so as to respond well to subsequent radiotherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 10137315
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data processing method of determining a radiotherapy treatment plan for radiotherapy treatment of a treatment body part (P) of a patient's body, the method being executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring treatment target position data comprising treatment target position information describing the position of a treatment target (TT1, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 10055848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data processing method of determining a transformation for transforming medical image data into a positional reference system, the method being executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring, from a medical imaging apparatus (5), medical image data comprising medical image information describing a two-dimensional image of an anatomical body part (1); b) acquiring medical image selection data comprising medical image selection information describing a selection (4) from the medical image information; c) acquiring imaging apparatus characteristic data comprising imaging apparatus characteristic information describing an imaging characteristic of the medical imaging apparatus (5); d) determining, based on the medical image data, medical image selection data and imaging apparatus characteristic data, selection position data comprising selection position information describing a three-dimensional position of an anatomical structure (2) in the anatomical body part
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Juergen Gassner, Uli Mezger, Valentin Elefteriu, Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 10022559
    Abstract: A medical data processing method for determining a target set comprising at least one irradiation target in a patient's body for radiation therapy treatment by means of a treatment device constituted to treat the at least one target by means of one or more sub-beams during a treatment time, the one or more sub-beams constituting at least one treatment beam which is to pass through the at least one target in accordance with a treatment plan during the treatment time, the method comprising the following steps and being constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring (S 1.1) critical area; b) acquiring (S 1.2) target data; c) acquiring (S 1.3) treatment beam constraint data; d) acquiring treatment beam criteria data (S 1.4); and e) determining (S4), based on the critical area data, the target data, the treatment beam constraint data and the treatment beam criteria data, target set data describing spatial information on at least one irradiation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9928588
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of determining an image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring (S1) GP atlas data describing an image-based model of at least part of a human body comprising the anatomical structure; b) acquiring (S1) patient medical image data describing a patient-specific medical image of the anatomical structure in the patient's body, wherein the patient medical image data comprises in particular three-dimensional image information c) determining (S2), based on the atlas data and the patient medical image data, atlas-patient transformation data describing a transformation between the image-based model and the anatomical structure in the patient's body; d) acquiring (S3, S4) medical indication data describing a medical indication which the anatomical structure is subject to; e) acquiring (S7) imaging parameter data describing at least one imagi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9925392
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical data processing method of determining a transformation for determining a breathing state-dependent geometry of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: a) acquiring, at a processor, planning image data describing a set of tomographic medical planning images describing each a different part of the anatomical body part in the same respiratory state called reference planning respiratory state (y), wherein the anatomical body part is subject to respiratory movement and wherein the planning images comprise a planning image called reference planning image describing a part of the anatomical body part which is called reference planning body part; b) acquiring, at a processor, breathing image data describing a set (1) of tomographic medical breathing images of the anatomical body part, wherein the breathing images comprise a reference breathing image (A) describing the reference planning body part
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9911199
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining data referred to as target change data which can be used for performing radiotherapy treatment, the target change data describing information on the change of position of a target included in a body of a patient, the method being performed by a computer and comprising the following steps: acquiring determination rule data describing a rule for mapping an indicator change set to the target change data, the indicator change set being a set which comprises more than one element, the elements of the indicator change set respectively representing information on respective changes of positions of indicators, at least two of the indicators respectively indicating a change of position of different body structures referred to as indicator structures, acquiring set data describing an acquired indicator change set; and determining the target change data based on the determination rule data and the set data by applying the rule for mapping to the acquired indic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Publication number: 20180056092
    Abstract: A radiotherapy feedback device is provided which provides one of a plurality of indication signals for presentation to a surgeon based on the status of a current surgical procedure. In some aspects, an indication signal is provided to the surgeon if the surgical procedure on an anatomical structure is of sufficient status so as to respond well to subsequent radiotherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Stefan VILSMEIER
  • Publication number: 20170340902
    Abstract: The present application relates to a data processing method for determining the position of a soft tissue body part within a patient's body. The data processing method includes acquiring CT-image data including information about the position of the body part within a coordinate system assigned to a transportable CT-device, wherein the patient's body is positioned relative to the treatment device, and wherein the CT-device is configured to be positioned relative to the patient's body and/or relative to the treatment device, acquiring first transformation data including information about a first transformation between the coordinate system assigned to the CT-device and a coordinate system assigned to the treatment device, and determining, based on the CT-image data and the first transformation data, position data including information about the position of the body part within the coordinate system assigned to the treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Stefan VILSMEIER, Kajetan BERLINGER
  • Publication number: 20170311813
    Abstract: A medical image processing method performed by a computer, for measuring the spatial location of a point on the surface of a patient's body including: acquiring at least two two-dimensional image datasets, wherein each two-dimensional image dataset represents a two-dimensional image of at least a part of the surface which comprises the point, and wherein the two-dimensional images are taken from different and known viewing directions; determining the pixels in the two-dimensional image datasets which show the point on the surface of the body; and calculating the spatial location of the point from the locations of the determined pixels in the two-dimensional image datasets and the viewing directions of the two-dimensional images; wherein the two-dimensional images are thermographic images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Hagen KAISER, Stephen FROEHLICH, Stefan VILSMEIER
  • Patent number: 9788754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical method of managing a cerebrovascular insult, the method comprising the following steps in this order: a) placing a patient on a patient support unit; b) positioning a mobile tomographic imaging system in a predetermined position relative to the patient support unit with the patient placed on the patient support unit; c) imaging at least part of the patient's brain using an imaging unit of the tomographic imaging system, the imaging comprising in particular generating an image describing the functioning of the patient's blood vessel system; d) determining, in dependence on the result of the imaging, whether the patient support unit should be rotated relative to the tomographic imaging system with the patient placed on the patient support unit so that the patient is free of the imaging unit in order to conduct a medical intervention on the patient's blood vessel system, or whether the patient support unit may remain in its position relative to the tomographic imagi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Publication number: 20170246478
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical data processing method of determining a transformation for determining a breathing state-dependent geometry of an anatomical body part of target planning image reference planning image a patient's body, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: a) acquiring, at a processor, planning image data describing a set of tomographic medical planning images describing each a different part of the anatomical body part in the same respiratory state called reference planning respiratory state (y), wherein the anatomical body part is subject to respiratory movement and wherein the planning images comprise a planning image called reference planning image describing a part of the anatomical body part which is called reference planning body part; b) acquiring, at a processor, breathing image data describing a set (1) of tomographic medical breathing images of the anatomical body part, wherein the breathing images comprise a reference breathing image
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Publication number: 20170239493
    Abstract: A medical data processing method of determining a transformation for determining a breathing state-dependent geometry of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the method comprising: a) acquiring planning image data describing a set of tomographic medical planning images describing each a different part of the anatomical body part in the same respiratory state called reference planning respiratory state, wherein the anatomical body part is subject to respiratory movement and wherein the planning images comprise a planning image called reference planning image describing a part of the anatomical body part which is called reference planning body part; b) acquiring breathing image data describing a set of tomographic medical breathing images of the anatomical body part, wherein the breathing images comprise a reference breathing image describing the reference planning body part in a respiratory state called reference breathing respiratory state, which is different from the reference planning respiratory st
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9724539
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a data processing method of displaying a radiation dose distribution in tissue of a patient and a corresponding program and computer running the program, the steps of the method being executed by a computer and comprising: a) acquiring medical image data comprising medical image information describing an anatomical body part; b) acquiring, based on the medical image data, irradiation eligibility data comprising irradiation eligibility information describing an eligibility class to which the anatomical body part belongs, the eligibility class describing the eligibility of the anatomical body part for irradiation with treatment radiation; c) acquiring dose distribution data comprising dose distribution information describing a radiation dose distribution in the anatomical body part; d) displaying, on a display device, the dose distribution information in the medical image information based on the irradiation eligibility data and based on using a color range which represents the d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9679373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for correcting MRI image distortion, in which a distortion correction procedure is carried out on an acquired MRI image data set (1) of a body region by graphical data processing, characterized in that: —after the MRI image data set (1) has been acquired, its distortion is determined by carrying out an image registration process for registering the acquired MRI image data set (1) to a previously available, less distorted or undistorted image data set (2) of substantially the same body region; —a transformation is determined from the image registration process; and —by applying the transformation to the MRI image data set (1), its distortion is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Stefan Vilsmeier, Rainer Lachner
  • Patent number: 9662064
    Abstract: A data processing method for planning a medical treatment comprising following steps performed by a computer: acquiring reference patient data describing medical information on at least one reference patient including information on progression of the medical constitution of the at least one reference patient; acquiring current patient data describing medical information on a current patient; determining information on the progression of the medical constitution of the current patient based on the reference patient data and the current patient data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9622832
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion and a tip, wherein a tip sensor is provided on the handle portion. The tip sensor enables detection of when a tip is inserted into and/or removed from the handle. In addition, the tip sensor enables a navigation system to be notified when landmarks are probed with the surgical instrument, thereby ensuring accurate capture of the location of the landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Rainer Birkenbach, Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Publication number: 20170103173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of determining an outcome quality of a medical procedure, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring (S1) pre-completion medical image data describing an anatomical structure of a patient's body in a state before the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure, the anatomical structure being subject to the medical procedure; b) acquiring (S1) pre-completion non-image medical data describing a state and medical history of the patient before the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure; c) acquiring (S2) medical procedure planning data describing a plan for execution of the medical procedure to be carried out on the anatomical structure; d) determining (S2), based on the pre-completion medical image data and the medical procedure planning data, procedure application describing an application of the medical procedure planning data to the pr
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: BRAINLAB AG
    Inventors: Stefan Vilsmeier, Bálint Varkuti
  • Publication number: 20170084028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of determining an image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring (S1) GP atlas data describing an image-based model of at least part of a human body comprising the anatomical structure; b) acquiring (S1) patient medical image data describing a patient-specific medical image of the anatomical structure in the patient's body, wherein the patient medical image data comprises in particular three-dimensional image information c) determining (S2), based on the atlas data and the patient medical image data, atlas-patient transformation data describing a transformation between the image-based model and the anatomical structure in the patient's body; d) acquiring (S3, S4) medical indication data describing a medical indication which the anatomical structure is subject to; e) acquiring (S7) imaging parameter data describing at least one imagi
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9508144
    Abstract: A data processing method for determining data which are referred to as atlas data and comprise information on a description of an image of a general anatomical structure, wherein this image is referred to as the atlas image, the method comprising the following steps performed by a computer: acquiring patient data which comprise a description of a set of images of an anatomical structure of a set of patients, wherein the images are referred to as patient images and each patient image is associated with a parameter set which comprises one or more parameters which obtain when the patient images are generated, wherein the parameters influence representations of anatomical elements as expressed by image values in the patient images; acquiring model data which comprise information on a description of an image of a model of an anatomical structure of a (single or average or generic) patient which is referred to as the model image and is associated with the parameter set; determining matching transformations which ar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier